AIS Program Development Support Officer

United Nations Volunteers, Jamaica

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th March, 2021

Job Description

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of AIS Project Coordinator based in Jakarta, Indonesia, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Lead on the youth engagement and representation in the Caribbean including to compile relevant contacts, creating a database of AIS’ stakeholders (start-up, universities, academic institutions) and liaising with relevant partners.
  • Support AIS Secretariat team members in implementing of AIS program including the preparation the events, development the program activities, and writing AIS program documents.
  • Support AIS Secretariat team members in undertaking desk research and analysis of the regional blue economy responses, including identifying data gaps, opportunities and priorities for action, as needed.
  • Support AIS team members in conducting social media and website management tasks especially for Caribbean contents (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn).
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Eligibility criteria

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.


  • Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferably in the field of Social Sciences, International Relations, Environment studies, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Sciences, Marine Studies or related field.

Experience remark:

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant professional experience

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Area of expertise: Development programme/project administration

Area of expertise details:

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in (specific thematic/technical area required).
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others.
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills, research and analytical thinking.
  • 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 English required.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • Currently resides and is a citizen of Jamaica.


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