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Youth and Communications Officer UNEP Samoa
VMAM Code
WSMR000033-10571
Open

Youth and Communications Officer

Youth and Communications Officer

Especialista internacional
Entidad Anfitriona
UNEP
País
Samoa
Location, Country
Apia (WSM)
Habilidades Lingüísticas
Inglés
Francés
Expected Starting Date
Inmediatamente
Duración
12 meses
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento abierto a todas las nacionalidades, excepto a nacionales del país de asignación.
Descripción de las Tareas

Under the overall guidance of the Unit Chief and the supervision of theJPO;

  • Project Design: With the YEA team in Nairobi, to oversee the Tide Turners Plastic Challenge Programme in the Pacific Region with the aim of securing 150,000 youth to participate in the programme in 10 countries in the region in accordance with the ISLANDS project in close coordination with SPREP and UNEP Pacific Office.
  • Partner mapping: Identify relevant implementing partners and youth and advocacy networks in 10 countries in the region that have strong youth networks in the target countries that can support the rollout of the programme in the region;
  • Project management: Support the implementing partners in the region to deliver on the objectives of the programme and to report back per the requirements of the funding agreements so that key KPIs are met;
  • Advocacy and communications: Support the UNEP Pacific Office in digital communications and in advocacy and ensure that the delivery of the Tide Turner programme is amplified through advocacy and communications plan across the region;
  • Donor reporting and evaluation: Oversee reporting and monitoring of partners' performance.
  • Support: When required, to support the Samoa office in its daily tasks.
Nivel Educacional Requerido
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Environmental Affairs, Communications

Experiencia Necesaria
36 Months
Comentarios sobre la experiencia

3 years of working with multi-stakeholder project coordination or youth organisations, communications, advocacy, and social media.

Habilidades Lingüísticas
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Área de Experiencia
Other communications related experience
Requisito de área de experiencia

Youth organisations, Communications, Advocacy, and Social Media.

Necesita Licencia de Conducir
Competencias y Valores
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams
Procedimiento de postulación
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage 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 https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 27 September 2021
Procurement Analyst PNUD Iraq
VMAM Code
IRQR000416-10640
Open

Procurement Analyst

Procurement Analyst

Especialista internacional
Entidad Anfitriona
PNUD
País
Iraq
Location, Country
Erbil (IRQ)
Habilidades Lingüísticas
Inglés
Árabe
Expected Starting Date
Inmediatamente
Duración
12 meses with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento abierto a todas las nacionalidades, excepto a nacionales del país de asignación.
Descripción de las Tareas

Under the Guidance and Supervision of the Procurement Specialist/Team Leader the IUNV Procurement Analyst works for the successful and timely completion of procurement services for the UNDP Service Centre by undertaking the following tasks;

  1. Ensures elaboration and implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  1. Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; elaboration of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.
  2. Elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies.
  3. Conceptualization, elaboration and implementation of contract strategy in the stabilization project including tendering processes and evaluation, contractor appraisal, evaluation and negotiation of offers, management of the contract and contractor, legal considerations and payment conditions, risk assessment and developing mitigation strategies.
  4. Conceptualization, elaboration and implementation of strategic procurement for the office and projects including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, e-procurement introduction and promotion, performance measurement.

  1. Ensures efficient management of procurement processes focusing on achievement of the following results:

  1. Ensure quality in the preparation of all procurement documentation including organization of RFQ, ITB, RFP and IC Notices, receipt and evaluation of quotations, bids and proposals, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulation.
  2. Establishment and implementation of proper monitoring system and control of procurement processes;
  3. Preparation and submissions of procurement cases to the UNDP review Committees (CAP/RACP/ACP).
  4. Management of procurement contracts and perform functions of a Buyer in Atlas.
  5. Elaboration and implementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase Orders (PO) are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.
  6. Management of the implementation of the procurement processes monitoring system and mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in procurement.
  7. Ensures timely delivery of procurement processes for the assigned Projects, which constitute the bulk of the procurement requests.

  1. Ensures elaboration, introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:

  1. Development and management of the rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.
  2. Management of the e-procurement system in the CO.
  3. Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in Procurement.
  4. Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Nivel Educacional Requerido
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.

Experiencia Necesaria
24 Months
Comentarios sobre la experiencia
  • 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in procurement management.
  • CIPS II is compulsory and required.
  • Experience in Crisis country is a tremendous asset.
Habilidades Lingüísticas
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Área de Experiencia
 Adquisiciones y contrataciones
Requisito de área de experiencia
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web based management systems.
Necesita Licencia de Conducir
Competencias y Valores
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams
Procedimiento de postulación
Application procedure * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage 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? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 27 September 2021
Clinical Psychologist UNITAD Iraq
VMAM Code
IRQR000400-9949
Open

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

Especialista internacional
Entidad Anfitriona
UNITAD
País
Iraq
Location, Country
Dohuk (IRQ)
Habilidades Lingüísticas
Inglés
Árabe
Expected Starting Date
Inmediatamente
Duración
12 meses with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento abierto a todas las nacionalidades, excepto a nacionales del país de asignación.
Descripción de las Tareas

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Clinical Psychologist and in close cooperation with the Lead Clinical Psychologist, the UN Volunteer will contribute to the provision of psychosocial support to victims and witnesses interacting with UNITAD. More specifically, the UN Volunteer will:

  • The incumbent conducts pre-interview psychological assessments in accordance with the UNITAD protocol in particular on vulnerable witnesses such as children, women and victims of conflict -related sexual violence. The assessments are to identify and recommend measures for the Investigative Team to facilitate the testimony of such witnesses to the fullest possible extent in emotionally safe and reassuring environment without suffering further harm. The incumbent conducts also post-interview debriefings of vulnerable witnesses.
  • Where appropriate, the incumbent assists investigators to interview traumatized or vulnerable witnesses, in particular children and survivors of conflict-related sexual violence.
  • Participates in the provision appropriate assistance during interviews and monitors the wellbeing of all witnesses during interviews where appropriate.
  • Trains UNITAD staff members on issues relevant to witnesses' and victims' mental health and psychosocial support, secondary victimization and trauma especially with regard to children, survivors of conflict-related sexual violence and other vulnerable groups.
  • Cooperates with competent Iraqi authorities providing psychosocial, medical and mental health services. Participates with capacity-building trainings for Iraqi judicial and investigative authorities and other relevant national entities with respect to support and psychosocial assistance, and sensitivity to the needs of victims and witnesses.
  • Cooperates with the network of governmental, international and CSO service providers who have a mandate to provide psychosocial, medical and mental health services, for the purpose of facilitating access of witnesses to such services. The incumbent participates in the training and capacity-building activities for the network.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Nivel Educacional Requerido
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UNITAD with professionalism, dedication and client orientation. The following qualifications are required:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in the field of Clinical or Forensic Psychology in combination with a specific expertise and/or post graduate studies on psychological trauma, especially on victims of sexual violence. A valid certification (or eligibility for licensing) to practice at national level in clinical psychology is required.
Experiencia Necesaria
24 Months
Comentarios sobre la experiencia
  • Minimum of 24 month’s experience of direct assessment and treatment of vulnerable groups, such as victims of sexual violence and traumatized children and adults, within criminal justice system structures.
  • Experience in the Middle East and North Africa is desirable. Field experience and/or experience with working with victims in conflict-affected settings is an asset.
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic and/or Kurdish is desirable.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, and good general computer literacy;
  • Ability to travel throughout the Republic of Iraq;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Habilidades Lingüísticas
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Área de Experiencia
Mental health, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
Necesita Licencia de Conducir
Competencias y Valores
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Procedimiento de postulación
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage 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? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 28 September 2021
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist PNUD República Democrática Popular Lao
VMAM Code
LAOR000609-10610
Open

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Especialista internacional
Entidad Anfitriona
PNUD
País
República Democrática Popular Lao
Location, Country
Vientiane (LAO)
Habilidades Lingüísticas
Inglés
Laosiano
Expected Starting Date
01 noviembre 2021
Duración
6 meses
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento abierto a todas las nacionalidades, excepto a nacionales del país de asignación.
Descripción de las Tareas

Under the direct supervision of Head of UXO Unit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Support the development of the M&E results framework to formulate the UXO Project Document 2022-26
  • The UN volunteer will work closely with UNDP CO staff, government counterparts, and technical advisors/consultants in UNDP to formulate the UXO Project Document.
  • The M&E results framework will need to be aligned with the results framework of new 10-year national UXO strategy - SPF III (2021-30), SDGs, UNPF 2022-26, UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) 2022-26, findings from the Capacity Needs Assessment of NRA, and recommendations and lessons learnt from the Mid-Term Evaluation and Final Evaluation of the current Project (2017-21).

  1. Support the development of Monitoring & Evaluation functions at UXO Sector level, through the capacity building support to the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector in Lao PDR (NRA).
    • In 2022, with the support of UNDP, the NRA Office is planning to create and develop a new Monitoring & Evaluation Unit, to benefit all operators / operatiions of the UXO Sector. The UN Volunteer will support UNDP and national counterparts in developing the unit’s systems and procedures.

  1. Support the review of the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) Operational plans and the operational records in the national database (Information Management System for Mine Action = IMSMA).
    • The UN volunteer will support this in-depth joint review of the UXO Lao Operational Work Plans (Survey & Clearance tasks). S/he will also support the review within UXO Lao Vientiane of the operational records in IMSMA of UNDP-funded operations, before UXO Lao Vientiane transfers the data to the NRA National Database. This will include the desk review of all supporting documents, in preparation of the field monitoring missions, and to report after the field monitoring missions.

  1. Support the joint field monitoring missions among UNDP / NRA / UXO Lao.
    • The UN volunteer will be required to undertake missions to project sites as required and approved by the UNDP Country Office. Regular field monitoring of UXO operators would assist the NRA & UXO Lao to:
      • Reinforce good working relationships and mutual understanding between UXO operators, provincial NRA offices and local authorities;
      • Support in the assessment of the compliance of UXO operators with the activities and approaches outlined in the project documents and operational work plans;
      • Collect valuable local context information and feedback about the effects of implementation of the NRA’s official policies and technical guidelines, and how NRA policies interact with those of other Government of Lao PDR sectors;
      • Support the assessment of the satisfaction of local authorities and individual landowners with the UXO sector’s contribution to rural development and community health and safety;
      • Gather information (task work plans and reports, photographs and testimony from UXO operator staff, local authorities and/or landowners) to produce case studies for use in internal and external reports and presentations.

The UNV will also support the preparation of improved plans and develop project proposals in the future, based on practical information gathered during field monitoring missions.

Nivel Educacional Requerido
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s degree with 4+ year of professional experience will be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.

Experiencia Necesaria
36 Months
Comentarios sobre la experiencia

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Habilidades Lingüísticas
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Laotian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Área de Experiencia
Monitoring and evaluation, Other development programme/project experience
Requisito de área de experiencia

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Necesita Licencia de Conducir
Competencias y Valores
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Vision, Working in Teams
Procedimiento de postulación
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage 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 https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 28 September 2021
Technical Officer - HSEL OMS Egipto
VMAM Code
EGYR000971-10615
Open

Technical Officer - HSEL

Technical Officer - HSEL

Especialista internacional
Entidad Anfitriona
OMS
País
Egipto
Location, Country
Cairo (EGY)
Habilidades Lingüísticas
Inglés
Árabe
Expected Starting Date
Inmediatamente
Duración
6 meses with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento abierto a todas las nacionalidades, excepto a nacionales del país de asignación.
Descripción de las Tareas

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Regional Adviser and Head of Health Systems in Emergencies Lab (HSEL) at the Department of Universal Health Coverage/Health Systems (UHS), World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO EMRO), the UN Volunteer International Specialist will:

  1. Provide support in the implementation and monitoring of the HSEL work plan in collaboration with other technical units at teams at WHO Regional Office and Country Offices.
  2. Support implementation of the country support projects including pilot of health systems recovery toolkit, health systems resilience toolkit, capacity building programs, etc.
  3. Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports and communications required for advocacy, resource mobilization, and strategic decision making.
  4. Assist in coordinating and facilitating information and knowledge management related to the HSEL areas of work for the purpose of monitoring, evaluation and organizational learning.
  5. Support in development of the HSEL annual report including documenting success stories and lessons learned in the context of key areas of work including humanitarian-development-peace nexus, health system recovery, health systems resilience, and refugee and migrant health.
Nivel Educacional Requerido
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Master’s degree Public Health, Emergency Management, Health Care Management or Epidemiology from an accredited academic institution.
Experiencia Necesaria
60 Months
Comentarios sobre la experiencia
  • A minimum of five years' experience, at the national and/or international levels, emergency programmes and/or countries in the Region. Working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.

  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in project management in a Public Health or Emergency Management related field.

Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.
  • 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; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health and humanitarian volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Habilidades Lingüísticas
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Área de Experiencia
Monitoring and evaluation, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations, Healthcare administration
Necesita Licencia de Conducir
Competencias y Valores
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams
Procedimiento de postulación
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage 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? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 28 September 2021
Information Management Officer (IMO) OCHA Fiji
VMAM Code
FJIR000135-10639
Open

Information Management Officer (IMO)

Information Management Officer (IMO)

Especialista internacional
Entidad Anfitriona
OCHA
País
Fiji
Location, Country
Suva (FJI)
Habilidades Lingüísticas
Inglés
Francés
Expected Starting Date
Inmediatamente
Duración
3 meses with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento abierto a todas las nacionalidades, excepto a nacionales del país de asignación.
Descripción de las Tareas

Under the direct supervision of OCHA Senior Information Management Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Web Management - Manage content on relevant web platforms, provide overall quality control for the platform and ensure content is current, comprehensive and follows relevant metadata standards; work with external counterparts on related web platforms such as agency and cluster websites and ReliefWeb to facilitate cross-site search and interoperability.

    Data Management - Design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools; understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability; consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis.

    Data Analysis - Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of location specific datasets through meaningful statistical techniques; participate in the development and revision of data standards (e.g. the Humanitarian Exchange Language) and advise on the application of these standards into local systems and processes; participate in the development, implementation and management of new indicators, together with its accompanying data, to be included in a Common Humanitarian Dataset; understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability.

    Assessment Analysis - Support assessment and needs analysis activities, including humanitarian needs overviews, secondary data reviews, preliminary scenario definitions and multi-cluster initial rapid assessments; provide advice on assessment design to ensure data quality; manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis such as KoBo Toolbox and Open Data Kit (ODK).

    Geographic Information System (GIS) & Mapping Develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance; produce and update high-quality map products and online services; maintain a repository of spatial data and ensure that the data are documented and accessible to all humanitarian partners through local and/or online services.

    Visualization - Produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy materials including posters, presentations and other visual materials.

    Emergency response - Be available for immediate deployment to support coordination and information management needs in emergencies in Pacific Island countries.

    Training - Support capacity building and humanitarian coordination in National Disaster management offices in Pacific Island countries. Train counterparts to use information management tools as platforms such as HumanitarianResponse.info.

  • Perform other related duties as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Nivel Educacional Requerido
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

First level degree in information management, information systems, social science or related field.

Experiencia Necesaria
36 Months
Comentarios sobre la experiencia

2-3 years of work experience in information management, information systems, web management, data management, geographic information systems & mapping, data visualization, or other related area.

Habilidades Lingüísticas
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Área de Experiencia
Database design, administration and maintenance, Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, Other development programme/project experience
Requisito de área de experiencia
  • Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations Mandatory.
  • Crisis management and emergency relief.
Necesita Licencia de Conducir
Competencias y Valores
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Procedimiento de postulación
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage 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 https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 28 September 2021
Data Science Specialist UNODC Austria
VMAM Code
AUTR000128-10644
Open

Data Science Specialist

Data Science Specialist

Especialista internacional
Entidad Anfitriona
UNODC
País
Austria
Location, Country
Vienna (AUT)
Habilidades Lingüísticas
Inglés
Expected Starting Date
Inmediatamente
Duración
3 meses with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento abierto a todas las nacionalidades, excepto a nacionales del país de asignación.
Descripción de las Tareas

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Drug Control and Crime Prevention Officer of the Data Development and Dissemination Section or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Data Science Specialist will:

  • Expand and refine terminology ‘dictionary’ key word search terms to improve data harvesting algorithms results and expand event identification with a focus on high frequency crime and drug statistics to monitor the impact of drug trafficking.
  • Develop software to access live unstructured data with pre-defined frequency and put in place necessary infrastructure for subsequent data handling and extraction.
  • Maintain and regularly update a central repository of sources used for ‘web scraping’ activities used to develop datasets.
  • Support communication and coordination with data harvesting providers and assist with the refinement of existing data sources.
  • Design and develop software applying Machine Learning techniques (including Natural Language Processing) for extracting quantitative information and other relevant variables from unstructured data (textual articles publicly available on the web); ensuring a high-quality output through ‘noise’ elimination’ and de-duplication from within the resulting dataset; conduct iterative testing of software.
  • Adapt Machine Learning models to account for multiple language text and drug/crime lexicon.
  • Ensure software’s full text extraction capabilities from relevant internet pages and related sources.
  • Maintain and regularly update the central repository of sources used for ‘web scraping’ activities used to develop datasets.
  • Set up categorial codes creations to convert text into qualitative information; utilize standardized vocabulary to parse expressions which indicate quantitative information.
  • Collaborate with DMP team members working on Platform front end production to define data schemas, including provision of insight on possible data structure changes needed, for automatic uploading of resulting datasets into the Platform and ensure quality assurance prior to Platform visualization.
  • Conduct in-team and inter-section capacity building on data science practices as needed.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Nivel Educacional Requerido
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. data science, statistics, mathematics, computer science and social sciences; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

Experiencia Necesaria
36 Months
Comentarios sobre la experiencia

At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in research methods and applied knowledge of big data analytics and artificial intelligence such as machine learning and data mining is required; experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset;

Experience in managing large datasets, software development, including iterative design and execution, and data analysis through programming languages (R or Python);

Knowledge of the concepts related to database management systems, including SQL and coding;

Experience manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, unstructured data from varying sources;

Habilidades Lingüísticas
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Área de Experiencia
Database design, administration and maintenance
Requisito de área de experiencia

Excellent programming, statistical reasoning, analytical, planning and organizational skills;

Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

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;

Demonstrated skills in research, communication and project management are an asset;

Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner;

Experience in analytical work based on quantitative methods, preferably in data science methods, drug and or crime data and quantitative analytic approaches (e.g. natural language processing);

Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; Extensive experience with statistical packages (R and/or Python);

Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

Have affinity with or interest in drugs, crime and related issues, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Fluency in spoken and written English is required;

Working knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage;

Necesita Licencia de Conducir
Competencias y Valores
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Procedimiento de postulación
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage 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? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 28-09-2021
Associate Programme Officer ACNUR Venezuela
VMAM Code
VENR000310-10677
Open

Associate Programme Officer

Associate Programme Officer

Especialista internacional
Entidad Anfitriona
ACNUR
País
Venezuela
Location, Country
Caracas (VEN)
Habilidades Lingüísticas
Español
Inglés
Expected Starting Date
01 enero 2022
Duración
12 meses with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento abierto a todas las nacionalidades, excepto a nacionales del país de asignación.
Descripción de las Tareas

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative (Operations) the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Act as inter-agency liaison through the Programme Inter-Agency Group (outcomes: CCA, new Country Cooperation Framework, extended UNDAF up to the end of 2022, among other).
  • Assist in the provision of broaden partnerships with key stakeholders within the United Nations Country Team in the preparation of the Common Country Assessment (CCA) in order to maximize the protection and solutions response for persons of concern of UNHCR.
  • Participate in the different sub groups of the UN Country Analysis Team (CAT) representing UNHCR and liaising with the corresponding UNHCR focal points
  • Provide support on programmatic aspects of developing multi-year protection and solutions strategies and annual plans with corresponding priorities taking into account corporate priorities.
  • Support Results Based Management and programme capacity in light of evolving requirements, programming approaches and gaps.
  • Support the revision and analysis of plans, mid-year and year-end reports of UNHCR office(s) in the Area of Responsibility AoR), ensure quality assurance and compliance with established policies, guidelines, procedures and standards.
  • Contribute to ensure consistent and coherent monitoring approaches, tools and systems, in line with global standards and polices and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).
  • Actively contribute to UNHCRs programming of community of practice and continuously contribute to improvements of programming tools and processes.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Nivel Educacional Requerido
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

International Relations; Development Studies; Economics; Business Administration; Social Sciences; or other relevant field.International Relations; Development Studies; Economics; Business Administration; Social Sciences; or other relevant field.

Experiencia Necesaria
36 Months
Comentarios sobre la experiencia

Demonstrated experience in coordination within an inter-agency context and other actors, in a refugee or humanitarian context. Sound experience in program management training and capacity building activities.

Habilidades Lingüísticas
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Área de Experiencia
Other development programme/project experience, Other finance, economics and administration related experience, Other legal experience
Requisito de área de experiencia

Additional Requirements for Area of Expertise:

International Relations

Inter-Agency Coordination

Necesita Licencia de Conducir
Competencias y Valores
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams
Procedimiento de postulación
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage 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? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 28 September 2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time