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Associate Project Control Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001537-10143
Open

Associate Project Control Officer

Associate Project Control Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
South Sudan
Location, Country
Yida (SSD)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of Sub Office or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Project Control Officer will:

  • Participate in the annual assessment and planning cycle.

  • Review that project agreements are in conformity with Country Operation Plans and UNHCR’s rules, policies, and procedures.

  • Formulate and implement a performance project monitoring plan in collaboration with the Programme Unit and MFT.

  • Participate in the development of the direct implementation monitoring plan in collaboration with the Programme Unit and other relevant functions.

  • Support Programme and other relevant functions in the selection of implementation modalities.

  • Track the management of project and direct implementation risks in collaboration with the Programme Unit, and report major risks to senior management.

  • Review, analyze and verify Financial and Performance Partner Reports (PFR and PPR), and check accuracy and consistency between PFR and PPR, in accordance with partnership agreements.

  • Undertake missions within the geographical area of responsibility.

  • Monitor, track and verify that expenditure for direct implementation by UNHCR is in line with the approved budget.

  • Conduct reviews of the internal control systems of partners and provide advice as required.

  • Provide feedback and recommendations of identified variants, risks and issues to the partner, Programme Unit and escalate to management as required.

  • Prepare project control reports with the status of programme implementation and financial status.

  • Support out timely project closure in coordination with the programme unit.

  • Provide input to the mid- and end-year programme review process on issues related to project control and risk management.

  • Maintain professional relationships with partners and UNHCR’s contractors.

  • Keep up-to-date with all UNHCR rules, regulations and procedures necessary to perform these duties.

  • Report on financial and operational performance and risks related to projects and activities under direct implementation and escalate issues to senior management.

  • Recommend acceptance or non-acceptance of Partner Reports and payment of instalments.

  • Advise on improvements related to implementing partnership and direct implementation management and internal controls.

  • Contact partners for project related matters.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Accounting, Auditing, or area related to Risk Management; an associate chartered certificate accountant in addition to a bachelor’s degree in any of the listed fields is an asset.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in accounting, finance, or risk management, or other relevant programmes; experience with project monitoring and international auditing standards is an asset.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Finance, accounting and audit
Area of expertise details
  • Professional work experience at the national and/or international level in accounting, finance, or risk management, or other relevant programmes; experience with project monitoring and international auditing standards is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;

  • 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;

  • < > valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)

    Sound security awareness;

  • Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Driving license
Competencies values
Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
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’ 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: 04 August 2021
Associate Project Control Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001538-10144
Open

Associate Project Control Officer

Associate Project Control Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
South Sudan
Location, Country
Maban (SSD)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of Sub Office or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Project Control Officer will:

  • Participate in the annual assessment and planning cycle.

  • Review that project agreements are in conformity with Country Operation Plans and UNHCR’s rules, policies, and procedures.

  • Formulate and implement a performance project monitoring plan in collaboration with the Programme Unit and MFT.

  • Participate in the development of the direct implementation monitoring plan in collaboration with the Programme Unit and other relevant functions.

  • Support Programme and other relevant functions in the selection of implementation modalities.

  • Track the management of project and direct implementation risks in collaboration with the Programme Unit, and report major risks to senior management.

  • Review, analyze and verify Financial and Performance Partner Reports (PFR and PPR), and check accuracy and consistency between PFR and PPR, in accordance with partnership agreements.

  • Undertake missions within the geographical area of responsibility.

  • Monitor, track and verify that expenditure for direct implementation by UNHCR is in line with the approved budget.

  • Conduct reviews of the internal control systems of partners and provide advice as required.

  • Provide feedback and recommendations of identified variants, risks and issues to the partner, Programme Unit and escalate to management as required.

  • Prepare project control reports with the status of programme implementation and financial status.

  • Support out timely project closure in coordination with the programme unit.

  • Provide input to the mid- and end-year programme review process on issues related to project control and risk management.

  • Maintain professional relationships with partners and UNHCR’s contractors.

  • Keep up-to-date with all UNHCR rules, regulations and procedures necessary to perform these duties.

  • Report on financial and operational performance and risks related to projects and activities under direct implementation and escalate issues to senior management.

  • Recommend acceptance or non-acceptance of Partner Reports and payment of instalments.

  • Advise on improvements related to implementing partnership and direct implementation management and internal controls.

  • Contact partners for project related matters.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Accounting, Auditing, or area related to Risk Management; an associate chartered certificate accountant in addition to a bachelor’s degree in any of the listed fields is an asset.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in accounting, finance, or risk management,or other relevant programmes; experience with project monitoring and international auditing standards is an asset.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Finance, accounting and audit
Area of expertise details
  • Professional work experience at the national and/or international level in accounting, finance, or risk management,or other relevant programmes; experience with project monitoring and international auditing standards is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;

  • 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;

  • < > valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)

    Sound security awareness;

  • Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Driving license
Competencies values
Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
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’ 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: 04 August 2021
Urban Development Specialist Nat. Specialist UN-HABITAT Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001905-10155
Open

Urban Development Specialist

Urban Development Specialist

National Specialist
Host entity
UN-HABITAT
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
9 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of [Programme Management Officer-Human Settlements] or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [Urban Development Specialist] will:

  • Provide technical support in the development of urban governance platforms and networking between governments, institutions, businesses and communities of interest and practice within the system of cities and towns in Turkana West to foster trade, investment, knowledge and information exchange, innovation, and collaborative governance.
  • Organize three Corridor Development Forums in Turkana West involving government, businesses, international agencies, NGOs, community representatives and stakeholders with interest in the long-term development of the corridor
  • Support the establishment of at least three local industry associations, communities of interest or practice in the Kakuma-Kalobeyei cluster. These might include ITC, energy, education, health, design, food and/or construction.
  • Develop mechanisms to support the development of an enterprise hub and catalyst for economic activities to facilitate the connection of the Kakuma-Kalobeyei cluster into the economic development corridor of Turkana West
  • Provide report upon conducting survey and collecting data with experts on the ground for sustainable economy for corridor development in Turkana county
  • Draft report of sustainable economy for corridor development in Turkana county
  • Draft a policy paper on sustainable economy of corridor development in Turkana county.
  • Update and draft bi-monthly donor report.
  • Finalize a paper on participatory planning process of UN-habitat in Kakuma
  • Conduct Capacity building workshops of Turkana county government to integrate migration into city development approaches
  • Conduct surveys on capacity assessment of Turkana county government and draft a report.
  • Develop a concept note for future programme in Turkana county.
  • Support EUTF, GOJ projects in Kakuma field office especially in linking the projects with the county Government, UN agencies and other humanitarian partners and supporting any participatory workshops/meetings with partners.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • University degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) in Rural development, Agricultural science, Social Studies, or related field that is relevant in sustainable urban development.
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in dealing with sustainable urban development is required. Relevant experience in architecture, design and urban designing such as public space, sustainable construction, infrastructure and community development is desirable. Working experience in conducting social economic survey and analyzing is an advantage.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of urban planning theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban planning and urban policy development.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in design research and implementation of design projects related to urban planning issues preferably in developing countries will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with national or local government urban planning departments or project implementation is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable experience in designing, developing, and implementing advocacy materials in urban planning fields
  • Strong networking, teamwork, and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in diverse environments
  • Demonstrable effective written communications skills including the ability to prepare and present reports, proposals, and procedures
  • Effective public relations and public speaking skills
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Architecture and urban planning
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
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’ 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: 04 August 2021
Urban Planner Nat. Specialist UN-HABITAT Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001920-10156
Open

Urban Planner

Urban Planner

National Specialist
Host entity
UN-HABITAT
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
9 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Programme Management Officer-Human Settlements or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [Urban Planner] will:

  • Develop updated Kalobeyei/Kakuma Spatial plan for the communities’ neighborhoods to be coordinated in the field level with different partners.
  • Support the implementation of public space facilities that include construction of physical facilities and coordination with the implementation partner.
  • Development of Kalobeyei Settlement rehabilitation plan through carrying out detailed survey for public infrastructure, utilization of FGDS and key informants and prioritization of action areas for construction and rehabilitation.
  • Support in installation of underground water tank within the Kalobeyei Settlement.
  • Coordination with UN agencies and other partners on technical matters
  • Draft substantive and technical advisory reports for on-going project on the field
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

in urban planning and design or urban studies

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least three years’ experience in urban planning and development in an organizational environment or private sector on spatial planning.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of urban planning theories, concepts and approaches relevant to urban planning and urban policy development.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in design research and implementation of design projects related to urban planning issues preferably in developing countries will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with national or local government urban planning departments or project implementation is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable experience in designing, developing and implementing advocacy materials in urban planning fields
  • Strong networking, team work and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in diverse environments
  • Demonstrable effective written communications skills including the ability to prepare and present reports, proposals, and procedures
  • Effective public relations and public speaking skills
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Architecture and urban planning, Other development programme/project experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
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’ 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: 04 August 2021
Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Assistant Nat. Specialist UNHCR Mozambique
VMAM Code
MOZR000751-10159
Open

Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Assistant

Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Mozambique
Location, Country
Pemba (MOZ)
Language skills
English
Portuguese
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 31 December 2021 with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Associate Livelihoods Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Assistant will:

Explore partnerships with relevant stakeholders to enhance economic inclusion of UNHCR PoC. This includes working with economic development agencies to adapt their programmes to become inclusive of UNHCR PoC, working with the private sector to enhance inclusion of UNHCR PoC in their labour force and supply chains, working with financial service providers to enhance financial inclusion, and working with public and private sector service providers to include UNHCR PoC in

  • supporting services (business development, micro-finance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social protection, etc.).
  • Support work with the multi-functional team, more specifically with the Protection Unit, to collect information about the legal framework for the right to work and rights at work.
  • Support the implementation of socioeconomic and wealth ranking surveys to inform targeting, monitoring and facilitation of the engagement of development programmes.
  • Participate in necessary assessments in collaboration with relevant private and public stakeholders, including impact assessments on local economies and surveys that help to inform interventions and identify investment and funding opportunities that enhance the economic inclusion of UNHCR PoC.
  • In case UNHCR is implementing specific livelihoods activities, work closely with and provide technical assistance on livelihoods interventions to help ensure they are market-based, and that the role of UNHCR has been strategically determined in consideration of its comparative advantage vis-à-vis other partners.
  • Prepare field reports and other relevant reports relating to livelihoods and make recommendations for interventions that enhance PoC economic inclusion to the designated officer.
  • Provide overall support to the supervisor including assistance in the organization of meetings, workshops and working sessions.
  • Organize and participate in workshops, training programmes, monitoring visits and working groups with regards to livelihood programming.
  • Draft routine documents contribute to assessments and participate in inter-agency meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Required degree level
Secondary education
Educational additional comments

2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

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;

Have affinity with or interest in protection, economic development, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Other development programme/project experience
Area of expertise details

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

Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;

Working knowledge of local languages used in Cabo Delgado is an advantage.

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;

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;

Sound security awareness;

Driving license
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’ 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: 04 August 2021
Programme Assistant Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001921-10157
Open

Programme Assistant

Programme Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

These posts are located in UNEP’s Economy Division, Energy and Climate Branch, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Climate Change Mitigation Unit at the Nairobi duty station. Under the direct supervision of UNEP Task Manager, the UNV Programme Assistants will be responsible for the following duties:

Project Design (concept phase):

Project/Programme Development

  • Verify Project Identification Forms (PIFs): grammar, spelling, acronyms, uniformity in presentation / formatting, consistency of information in tables and text, completeness of all required sections and ensure that all necessary corrections are incorporated.
  • Draft Letters of Endorsement (LoE) using the GEF approved templates for signing by the National GEF Operational Focal Points
  • Upload PIFs and responses to GEF Sec reviews on the GEF Portal.
  • Ensure all documents are properly archived in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database, using the standard file naming convention.
  • Ensure the project developers have the latest templates to prepare the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Endorsement Requests, including all required GEF and UNEP annexes / appendices.
  • Verify CEO Endorsement Request and annexes: grammar, spelling, acronyms, uniformity in presentation / formatting, consistency of information in tables and text, completeness of all required sections and ensure that all necessary corrections are incorporated.
  • Perform consistency checks on the information provided in the different interlinked CEO Endorsement Request annexes (i.e. Budget, Workplan, and Terms of References).
  • Upload CEO Endorsement Requests and responses to GEF Sec reviews on the GEF Portal.
  • Support the Task Manager in coordinating with other UNEP units / teams, whenever needed.
  • Ensure all documents are properly archived in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database, using the standard file naming convention.

Project Implementation:

  • Assist the Task Manager and Administrative Officer in preparing Project Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) and/or Internal Cooperation Agreements (ICAs) as well as compiling the standard appendices for the upcoming CEO endorsed GEF projects under the enabling activities portfolio.
  • Track circulation of new project internalizations and all projects revisions for the enabling activities portfolio through UNEP clearance and approval process.
  • Assist the Task Manager in reviewing project implementation plans, work plans and budgets; verify availability of funds; ensure necessary approval and entry in computerized budget system.
  • Assist the Task manager in reviewing agendas, terms of reference, presentation slides, and other documents prepared by the Executing Agencies for project inception workshops.
  • Assist the Task Manager and Administrative Officer in communicating / coordinating with Executing Agencies on timelines to submit all required UNEP/GEF reports as per the requirements of the PCA / ICA.
  • Ensure the Executing Agencies use the right templates to meet these reporting requirements, and that all sections of the reports are duly completed.
  • Support the Task Manager in reviewing the required GEF/UNEP reports submitted by the Executing Agencies under the enabling activities portfolio.
  • Support the Task Manager in reviewing budget and workplan revisions and provide guidance to the Executing Agencies as necessary for them to complete the documents correctly.
  • Draft correspondence on budget-related issues and prepare and update periodic reports, briefing notes, graphic and statistical summaries, accounting spreadsheets.
  • Assist in the follow-up on outstanding financial and progress reports with the Executing Agencies.
  • Support the Task Manager in coordinating with other UNEP units / teams, whenever needed.
  • Ensure all project reports for enabling activities portfolio are properly named and filed in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database.
  • Track the submission, review and approval of all required GEF/UNEP reports of enabling activities portfolio and ensuring that the tracking tool is up to date.
  • Support the Task Manager in preparation of annual reports on status of NC & BUR/BTR for submission to the GEF, as and when needed

Project Evaluations and Closure:

  • Assist in creating / populating the evaluation database / repository with relevant project information, reports, deliverables and documents.

General:

  • Provide general administrative and coordination support to the Task Manager and the Administrative Officer.
  • Maintain and keep up-to-date project folders / files.
  • File and archive documentation and reports in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database, following the standard file naming convention.
  • Support the Task manager in organization of meetings within the climate mitigation unit as well as with national partners
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Task Manager.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental policy, environmental engineering, natural resources management, natural sciences, physical sciences, economics or in a related field;
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in providing support in programme/project planning, development, implementation and monitoring. Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholder groups including national governments.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation, Development programme/project administration
Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
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’ 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: 05 August 2021
Programme Assistant Nat. Specialist UNWomen Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001922-10158
Open

Programme Assistant

Programme Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNWomen
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Kiswahili
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
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 overall guidance of the Team Leader-Women Economic Empowerment, the programme Assistant-Private Sector shall be responsible for; driving the Unstereotype Alliance and Women Empowerment Principles programme.

  1. Programme Management Support:

  • Drive growth of UA and WEPs membership in Kenya, including engaging new and old members, developing and updating member databases, conducting due diligence, following up with member payment, sharing materials and tools from HQ and best practices’ from membership, for purposes of learning;
  • Provide programme and administrative support to UA and WEPs programmes in the preparation of programme work plans, budgets, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements;
  • Lead the implementation of the programmes and their workplans including timely communication to partners, convening of meetings both virtual and physical;
  • In a timely manner, lead in preparation of UN Women quality internal reports on WEPs and UA including following up with members for their reports, collating the same and synthesizing into a comprehensive KCO report;
  • Engage with and monitor the partners and their WEPs and UA commitments;

  1. Administrative Support to UA and WEPs
  • Provide administration/procurement support to the project: organization of conferences, workshops, seminars, missions, budget the events;
  • Make travel arrangements as necessary including preparation of travel requisitions and claim.
  • Organize and coordinate filing of correspondence/documents and ensure up-to- date filing. Maintain both hard copies and electronic copies of the office records and reference files on various subjects.
  • Create and maintain appropriate folders for reference materials received electronically.
  • Prepare presentation material/slides in Power-point for presentations for the meetings/workshops and keep all papers ready for meetings.

  1. Technical and Advisory Support
  • Supervise closely, the roll out of UA and WEPs;
  • Maintain relationships with UA and WEPs members to support implementation KCO’s private sector engagement programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and together with HQ, facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings including in Gender Responsive Procurement, tools to unstereotype media and advertising etc;
  • Provide technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners as the case might be.

  1. Provide Substantive Inputs to Building Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Strategies
  • Forge strategic partnerships and maintain relationships with private sector companies, corporations and associations of women and businesses, to support implementation UA dn WEPs;
  • Lead UN Women’s participation in policy dialogues at country level, on issues related to Gender Equality, Women Empowerment and private sector engagement;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Identify donors and participate in donor meetings and public information events related to WEPs and UA, as delegated.

  1. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Organize advocacy campaigns at county/country, events, trainings, seminars, and knowledge products;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement, uptake of UA and WEPs and strategy planning;
  • Contribute to develop knowledge management strategies, products, and methodologies on the UA and WEPs programmes;
  • Participate in UA and WEPs donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor Degree in, International Development, International Relations, Business, Communication, Marketing or related disciplines

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant private sector work or development work experience managing partnerships or in charge of communication, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Providing administrative and logistical support
  • Experience in gender is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and civil society
  • Computer Skills: Excellent computing and IT skills, with full competency of office software packages.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Administration and administrative assistance, Logistics and supply management
Area of expertise details

Development work experience, Managing partnerships or in charge of communication, Monitoring and Evaluation, Donor Reporting and Capacity Building

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
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’ 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: 05 August 2021
Associate Resettlement Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Burundi
VMAM Code
BDIR000736-10162
Open

Associate Resettlement Officer

Associate Resettlement Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Burundi
Location, Country
Bujumbura (BDI)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task
  • Conduct casework by interviewing identified refugees for resettlement. Assess the resettlement needs and complete RRF (Resettlement Registration Forms) and refer cases for review to the Resettlement Officer;
  • Research country of origin information to support and strengthen resettlement cases;
  • Support and assist in the preparation of and facilitation of resettlement country missions;
  • Assist Resettlement Officer with the organizing of training workshops and seminars on resettlement related issues for UNHCR staff;
  • Manage in a fair manner refugees’ resettlement expectations through information sharing, outreach and counselling;
  • Regularly liaise with Protection, Community Services and other relevant Units to individual case processing within the Office;
  • Regularly update ProGres database with resettlement events and maintain own statistical data for reporting purposes;
  • Participate at the Resettlement Unit, Protection Section and Office meetings when requested;
  • Undertake support resettlement missions to the field when required.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Type of Degree: University degree in Law, Social Sciences, Sociology or related field

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Minimum 2 years of work experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required, especially in conducting RSD (Refugee Status Determination) and resettlement interviews.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Field experience;
  • Flexibility and ability to provide support and oversight to numerous projects at once and willingness to undertake some related administrative tasks;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to complete tasks within a set time frame;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Ability to work effectively and with minimum supervision.

Interview skills:

  • General computer literacy (word, email, internet) and good knowledge of the basic data-management programs; Excel, Access, ProGres (asset).
  • Very good communication and drafting skills in both English and French. RRFs will be drafted in English however French is the working language in Burundi and all other documents and communication are written in French.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

    Language: Fluency in English is required while working knowledge of French is desirable.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
Area of expertise details

- Protection capacity

- RSD (Refugee Status Determination) and resettlement interviews.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
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’ 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: 05 August 2021
Associate Programme Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Zambia
VMAM Code
ZMBR000242-10163
Open

Associate Programme Officer

Associate Programme Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Zambia
Location, Country
Solwezi (ZMB)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 September 2021
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer and in close coordination with the Head of Field Office, the Associate Programme Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Through a consultative process within the country and field visits, stay abreast with latest information and be involved in the development of strategies, methodologies and contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges for the country;
  • Assist in ensuring that global strategic priorities (GSP) and regional priorities as well as information on projected resource availability guide the planning parameters;
  • Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan in compliance with global strategic priorities and regional priorities as well as with annual programming/planning instructions;
  • Assist in organizing a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the organization’s criteria and policies for the selection of implementing and operational partners;
  • Assist in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the development of partner capacities;
  • Assist in training UNHCR as well as implementing partners (IP) staff in UNHCR standard procedures related to the Results Based Programme (RBM) management;
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators to measure and analyze UNHCR’s performance, trends and target interventions;
  • Undertake field visits to evaluate and improve planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of assistance projects;
  • Assist in implementing the establishment of sound monitoring processes, reviewing final reports and tracking progress in order to advise on any corrective actions required or the need for additional resources to reach planned target levels;
  • Apply UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client, MSRP, and COMPASS) to record data and assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level;
  • Assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports;
  • Assist in monitoring compliance to the organization’s resource allocation framework, providing support and assisting in corrective action where required;
  • Assist in establishing and handling Implementing Partners Reports;
  • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners;
  • Monitor the implementation of IP Risk Management techniques and tools;
  • Assist in monitoring compliance to the organization’s resource allocation framework, providing support and taking corrective action where required;
  • Performs other duties related to programme as required.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Advanced University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Development, Social Sciences or related fields.
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 3 years of work experience relevant to the function, in programme management, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Previous field experience is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with UNHCR’s Results Based management (RBM) approach and use of project/software is an asset;
  • Completion of the UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position;
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programming tools (MSRP, Focus, etc.) is an asset;
  • Good knowledge of international auditing standards;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Area of expertise details
  • Demonstrated interest and or experience in management of developmental programmes.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Vision, Working in Teams
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’ 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: 05 August 2021
Case Management Officer Nat. Specialist WHO Uganda
VMAM Code
UGAR000735-10194
Open

Case Management Officer

Case Management Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
WHO
Country
Uganda
Location, Country
Kampala (UGA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
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 supervision of the WHO Country Representative and reporting to the Incident Manager (IM), the incumbent shall perform the following tasks;

Support clinical management, including participating in direct clinical care of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases while observing effective Infection Prevention and Control measures (IPC).

Develop and implement drills on specific skills that enhance the capabilities of ​the health workers at the COVID-19 treatment centres.

Develop and implement appropriate trainings to enhance case management and IPC skills ​among the health workers in the treatment centres.

Support health facilities in upgrading standards and practice in IPC treament centres.

Improve by appropriate means the availability, quality, presentation and utilization of clinical date ​and information and to recommend appropriate priority actions to WHO, Ministry of Health, and districts.

Use the results of analysis of clinical data to identify priority areas and actions to reduce the risk of amplification of outbreak prone diseases in the health facilities.

Support monitoring of the health of health workers working in COVID -19 treatment centres and districts in line with WHO and MOH guidance.

Support the collection of daily statistics on case management from the centres where deployed as well as other treatment centres if needed.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Candidate must possess minimum of a MBChB degree or its equivalent from a recognized University/Institution. He/she must be registered with Medical & Dental Practitioners Council.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

Prior humanitarian working experience at field level with WHO, other UN agency or with an international Non-Governmental organziation.

Training in the clinical management of COVID-19 or related infection prevention is higly desirable.

At least one year of clinical practice experience post internership in a busy setting involiving management of all range of patients including paediatrics and adult patients.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other emergency management experience, General human medicine (with clinical experience), Other health related experience
Area of expertise details

Clinical practice experience/post internship in a busy setting involving management of all range of patients including paediatrics and adult patients.

Driving license
Competencies values
Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management
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’ 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: 05 August 2021