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Volunteer position: National Specialist (Guyana)

Country of Assignment:          Guyana

Host:                                          Institute United Nations Environment Programme

Volunteer Category:                 National Specialist

Number of Volunteer:              1

Duration:                                  Until 31-12-2019

Possibility of Extension:        Yes

Expected Starting Date          15-07-2019

Duty Station:                           Georgetown, Guyana

Assignment Place:                 Non-Family Duty station

Deadline for applications:     11 July 2019


Within the delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Resource Efficiency Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Project Manager of the UN Environment/GSDS Coordination Office, the UN National Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

1. Provide technical support to UN Environment/GSDS Coordination Office team and PAGE work in Guyana.

2.Provide support for managing website and social media content for public engagement and awareness raising of the Green State Development Strategy: Vision 2040 and for PAGE

3.Serve as the communications liaison for the UN Environment/GSDS National Coordination Office with UNEP Regional offices, the UN Country Team and others

Education -

Comments Bachelor´s degree in sustainable development, communications, graphic/computer aided design or a related area

Language Skills:

English (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent

AND - Spanish (Mandatory) , Level - Working Knowledge

Area of Expertise

Knowledge management, archiving and documentation Mandatory

Other communications related experience Mandatory

Other energy, environment and climate change related experience Mandatory

Link for more information - https://www.unv.org/special-calls/communications-and-technical-support-specialist


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UN Volunteer - Specialist for Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in the Caribbean (CRAIC) Project

Country of Assignment :Trinidad and Tobago

Host Institute:  United Nations University

Volunteer Category:  National Specialist

Number of Volunteer 1

Duration Until 14-01-2020P

Possibility of Extension Yes

Expected Starting Date 15-07-2019

Duty Station Port of Spain [TTO]

Assignment Place Family Duty Station

We are searching for one national specialist to work for the Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in theWe are searching for one national specialist to work for the Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in theCaribbean (CRAIC) project. The CRAIC project seeks to address climate change, adaptation andvulnerability by promoting weather-index based insurance as a risk management instrument in theCaribbean. The CRAIC project is being implemented by the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII).MCII works together with its project partners, the International Labour Organization’s Impact InsuranceFacility and CCRIF SPC, as well as their insurance and reinsurance partners, MunichRe, Grace Kennedyand EC Global, to implement the project activities.More information can be found here: http://www.climate-insurance.org/projects/climate-risk-adaptationand-insurance-in-the-caribbean/


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Message on the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

There are approximately 1 billion volunteers across the globe, who dedicate their time, skills and passion to make the world a better place. They are often the first to act in moments of crisis. They create social bonds and give a voice to marginalized and vulnerable groups. And as the theme of this year’s observance highlights, they help build resilient communities, equipping people against natural disasters, political instability, economic shocks and other pressures.

In Malawi, UN volunteers have worked as interpreters, connecting refugees to institutions that provide assistance. In Sri Lanka, they have helped develop a project to empower women and youth to participate in peacebuilding efforts. In Tuvalu, UN volunteers have collaborated with the Ministry of Health to strengthen community safeguards against tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

The diverse and dynamic role of volunteerism in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals merits strong support from Governments and other stakeholders. On this International Day, I thank volunteers for their efforts to leave no one behind.

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