UNDP Indonesia facilitates a strategic partnership at national level under a broader environmental finance programme, led by the Fiscal Policy Agency of Ministry of Finance. UNDP has two projects with the Ministry of Finance, namely the Sustainable Development Financing (SDF) and some portfolios of Innovative Financing Lab of UNDP. The National UN Volunteer will be hosted in UNDP and the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs to assist the implementation of these two projects.
The SDF project was set up in 2014 to strengthen the capacities of the Government of Indonesia to green the processes of policy decision making, budget planning and monitoring by focusing on the development and implementation of budget tagging and performance-based budgeting system.
Currently, the SDF and Innovative Financing Lab of UNDP is instigating the process of Blue Sukuk/ Bond Issuance which will supports life under water and feeds into the global program called blue economy programme. Beside tackling the issue of plastic waste, this program also promotes recycling and re-use of plastic waste towards a circular economy is also a big part of the solution.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the National Project Manager for SDF and Innovative Financing Lab Team Leader, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
Support for Project Implementation
- Assist project overall implementation and monitoring, including participation in field visits;
- Provision of support in organization of events/workshops/seminars, including preparation of ToRs and development of meeting notes;
- Create and maintain project database of meetings, workshops, seminars, trainings, etc.;
- Create and maintain stakeholders database;
- Research and analyse information on assigned topics/issues, as well as gather information from diverse sources;
- Assist in translating and proof-reading of reports and other documents;
- Actively support the project team in their efforts towards knowledge management and knowledge networking through writing articles, case studies, and other documents;
- Assist in the preparation of project reports for donors.
Support for Communication
- Research and development of communication strategy of SDF and Innovative Financing Team, in consultation with Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Bappenas, Ministry of Finance, UNDP Country Office Indonesia, and UNDP Regional Office;
- Provision of support in design and layout for all publications;
- Produce and communicate the results of the SDF and Innovative Financing Lab with various platforms of communication (press releases, newsletters, short story, brochure, leaflet, infograph, video, etc.) for relevant stakeholders and counterparts;
- Create and maintain project’s social media account (Facebook, Twitter, etc.);
- Support collecting information and preparation of materials of SDF and Innovative Financing Lab to feed into UNDP Country/Regional/Global websites;
- Liaise with the communication staff in the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Finance and UNDP Country Office as well as UNDP Regional Office in Bangkok.
furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:
- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
- Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
- Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
- Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
- Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
- Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
- Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
- Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
- Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious workingrelations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;
- Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
- Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;
- Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
Required Skills and Experience
- A Bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, such as psychology, communication, social, development, environment, engineering; or related fields;
- Demonstrated interest and/or experience (minimum 2 years) in development cooperation, environment, communication, or journalism;
- Experience in working with social media platforms would be an asset;
- Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
- Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
- Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
- Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
- Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
- Fluency in spoken and written Bahasa Indonesia and English is required;
- Previous experience as a volunteer or intern would be highly regarded;
- Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, website, social media, and others).