Intern Online Volunteering Platform The United Nations General Assembly defines volunteerism as an activity undertaken out of free will, for the general public good, and where monetary reward is not the principal motivating factor. It is expressed through a wide range of activities, including traditional forms of mutual aid and self- help, formal service delivery, campaigning and advocacy, as well as other forms of civic participation.
The Government of India recognizes the importance of engaging young people and opening avenues for their participation in development initiatives that affect their communities and their country. A growing body of research and studies, points to the benefits volunteerism accrues to a youths own development and to societies at large. Firstly, volunteerism can support young people to become active leaders and citizens and serves as an important tool for engagement in society. Secondly, youth volunteerism strengthens the bond between young people and their communities. And finally, volunteerism helps young people improve their employment prospects through practical experiences which enhance both hard and soft job- related skills. According to theState of the Worlds Volunteerism Report 2011, healthy societies need young people who are involved with their communities. Volunteer action can be a highly effective route towards such involvement.
UNVcontributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers. UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co- workers, host agencies and local communities. In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive. Duties and Responsibilities Under the overall supervision of the Programme Officer, UN Volunteers in India and directly reporting to the Project Manager, of the project Strengthening NYKS and NSS, the intern will provide support in carrying out activities relating to promotion of OV platform. Specific task will include but not be limited to: Reaching out to potential users both Volunteers and NGOs/ CSOs to motivate them to utilize the OV platform; Assist in resolving issues related to the registration the Platform Working with the social media team of UNV to promote and share stories about the OV platforms; Designing learning templates for users; Providing assistance over phone call and through mails about the OV platform to NGOs/ CSOs and other users. Reporting the success stories of the OV platform; Any other operational assistance as deemed appropriate for running the OV platform. Competencies Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; Continuous learner; to be able to learn new things for personal and professional growth Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, Technical Skills Social media platforms like Facebook, twitter, Instagram, designing tools, MS office suite, google tools. Required Skills and Experience Masters in Development Studies, Social Work or other related Social Science background and any other relevant field. Excellent writing skills. Fluency in written and oral English. Knowledge of Hindi desirable. Excellent knowledge and skills in computer applications of MS Office and web applications UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. 2016 United Nations Development Programme,
Role:Intern Online Volunteering Platform
SALARY: As per norms
Key Skills: ms office suite social media social work young people social science ms office general public resolving issues technical skills service delivery
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