UNICEF Indonesia Volunteering Program 2021


Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Under the general supervision of the Social Policy Specialist and the guidance of the Chief Social Policy, the UNV Subnational Planning Officer will provide direct support building the capacity of subnational government on the use of evidence in child-focused policy planning and budgeting. The UNV Subnational Planning for Children Officer will be responsible for contributing to subnational programme implementation efforts through working together with UNICEF Field Offices and subnational implementing partners to encourages adolescent and young people’s participation in subnational planning and budgeting processes

Subnational Planning for Children

  • Provides substantive support to UNICEF on subnational planning, specifically including inputs to the programme design and implementation at the subnational level.
  • Assisting the team in plans and facilitates workshops and other interactive sessions on subnational planning issues at the subnational level; assists in developing action plans that the subnational government will use to manage change.
  • Support the team to initiates and coordinates outreach activities at the subnational level; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Assisting the team in coordinating activities at the subnational level related to planning and budgeting issues and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

Technical support for Program Implementation

  • Support and contribute to research and analysis on subnational planning issues and help the team to presents information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Support the team to develop draft policy recommendations on subnational planning issues, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies,
  • Support the team with substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations on sustainable development issues.
  • Support the team in liaising with relevant stakeholders and potential partners, including national and subnational government, business sectors, and CSOs
  • Participate in field missions, including the provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Assisting the team in designing, managing and monitoring the implementation of capacity building on subnational planning.

Other programme areas

 Bachelor degree or equivalent
Education - Additional Comments:
  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, economics, political/social science, development, child development, or related field;
 24 Months
Experience remark:
  • At least 2 years of work experience at the national or international level, in implementing development programmes at the subnational levels;
  • Experience of working in the government, UN or other international development organizations is an asset. Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
Language skills:
  • Indonesian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
 Development programme/project administration, Public information and reporting, Capacity building of non-governmental organizations
Area of expertise details:
  • Excellent oral and written skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in programme management and reporting;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; capacity to function effectively in a multicultural team of international and national staff;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in a variety of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimal oversight; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity along with or interest in children and youth development, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Skills in photography/videography will beneficial.
Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at

Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Indonesia and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 19 May 2021