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Agente de Atendimento Local Floresta+ Nat. Youth UNDP Brazil
VMAM Code
BRAR000564-10655
Open

Agente de Atendimento Local Floresta+

Agente de Atendimento Local Floresta+

National Youth
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Brazil
Location, Country
Manaus (BRA)
Language skills
Portuguese
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, Project Management Unit, or their designated representative(s) and the Local Forest+ coordinator, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for the execution at the state level of the actions of the Plan to Support the States of the Legal Amazon, and for the implementation of the Floresta+ Amazônia Pilot Project, including the following activities:

  • To prepare the Working Plan altogether with the Project Management Unit and the Forest+ Local Coordinator, and to execute it as established;
  • To provide face-to-face and remote assistance to owners of rural properties with up to 4 fiscal modules, for access to the owner/possessor center in the Rural Environmental Registry System (SICAR). This service may take place at the Departments of Agriculture, Departments of the Environment, Federations, Unions and Rural Cooperatives and other institutions, according to the activity planning;
  • To help small family farmers of rural properties with up to 4 Fiscal Modules to carry out the declaration of their rural properties in the "CAR - Cadastro Ambiental Rural" and/or the correction of their registers;
  • To support the Local Coordinator in technical training events at the State Secretariats for the Environment and Agriculture, as well as at institutions supporting rural property owners and holders on procedures for joining the Forest+ Amazonia pilot project;
  • To support, within the scope of State Secretariats, Federations, Unions and Rural Cooperatives, among other institutions, the owners and holders of rural properties of up to 4 fiscal modules, in the process of meeting the notifications and rectification of the CAR;
  • To inform procedures for complying with CAR analysis notifications and the environmental regularization process;
  • To answer doubts regarding the implementation of the "Lei de Proteção da Vegetação Nativa (Código Florestal Brasileiro)", focusing on the possible benefits of recovering areas or forest assets existing in the property;
  • To engage owners and holders to join the Forest+ Amazonia Pilot Project;
  • To assist potential beneficiaries of the Forest+ Amazonia Pilot Project in joining the project;
  • Other related tasks may be requested or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Technical/Vocational diploma
Educational additional comments
  • Technical degree in relevant area, e.g. Environment, Environmental Management, Agronomy or related fields is required . Technologist degree will be accepted, e.g. Environmental Management, Agro-computing, Surveying, Agriculture, Agroecology or related areas; and also Bachelor's degree in Geography, Environmental Engineering, Forestry Engineering, Agronomy, Environmental Management, Biology or related fields ;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of "Lei de Proteção da Vegetação Nativa (Código Florestal Brasileiro)" and related regulations is desirable;
  • Certification in courses related to the registration and analysis of rural properties in the "CAR - Cadastro Ambiental Rural" is desirable
Required experience
18 Months
Experience remark
  • Proven professional experience of minimum 18 months in executing services similar and compatible with the assignment is required
  • Proven professional experience in the "CAR - Cadastro Ambiental Rural", for instance, with registration, analysis and assistance to the owner/holder of rural property is required;
  • Experience with federal and/or state public administration institutions is an asset.
Language skills
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Sustainable natural resources management and climate change adaptation
Area of expertise details

Skills and competencies

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent writing, formulation and reporting skills;
  • Rigor and professionalism in the production and editing of documents;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cultural and social awareness;
  • Ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a variety of partners, including members of the grassroots community, religious and youth organizations and authorities at different levels;
  • Familiarity with communication for development (C4D) tools and approaches;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national staff;
  • Solid computer knowledge, including proficiency with MS Office tools (Excel, Word, Power Point etc.) and email / internet;
  • Familiarity with database management and office technology equipment;
  • Motivation, ability to work with minimal supervision, and ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • Sound understanding of security requirements.
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* 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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Brazil and legal residents in Brazil with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.” Application deadline: 26 October 2021, 23:59 Germany time
Expert Project Engineer Nat. Expert UNDP Zambia
VMAM Code
ZMBR000249-10681
Open

Expert Project Engineer

Expert Project Engineer

National Expert
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Zambia
Location, Country
Mporokoso, Solwezi (ZMB)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 35 years old. Applicants must nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the overall supervision of the Governance and Gender Advisor and the direct supervision of Gender Programme Coordinator, the Project Engineer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Project implementation:
    • Execute the project according to the project plan and supervise daily works;
    • Develop forms and records to document project activities and set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured;
    • Monitor the progress of the project and adjust as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project;
    • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project;
    • Review the quality of works completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards.
  • Design Development:
    • Establish and coordinate the formal and informal communication structure, processes, and procedures for the design development of the project;
    • Prepare a detailed construction design and supportive documents based on an updated indicative construction programme;
    • Manage, coordinate and integrate the construction design in a sequence to suit the project design and quality requirements in two sites – one after another;
    • Conduct and record the appropriate planning, design, coordination, and management meetings, including facilitating inputs for the design on constructability;
    • Manage, coordinate and expedite the preparation of all ‘as-built’ drawings and design documentation.
  • Tender documentation and procurement:
    • Provide support in the development of the procurement strategy for contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers;
    • Ensure appropriate insurances required for the implementation of the project by the contractor(s) are provided during the procurement stage;
    • Conduct the reconciliation of tender prices within the project budget;
    • Establish the format and procedures for monitoring and control of the cost of the works;
    • Facilitate the approval of the tender recommendation(s) by stakeholders.
  • Construction documentation and management:
    • Review detailed architectural or engineering designs prior to mobilization of works, manage all site instructions issued to the contractor and coordinate the handover of the site to the contractor;
    • Regularly monitor the performance of the contractor against the Programme of Works and Method Statement and report on any review and/or adjudication circumstances and entitlements that may arise from any changes required to the Contract Programme and Method Statement;
    • Establish efficient procedures for quality assurance, verifying contractor performance, reporting progress and problems in a timely manner, including quality control reports and quantity survey records;
    • Establish effective procedures for monitoring and controlling cost variations, including, but not limited to requests for variation or change orders, requests for time extension, and contractor’s claims and invoices;
    • Monitor and certify all necessary testing and commissioning conducted by the contractors, review and manage any adjudicated contractual claims and monitor long lead items and off-site production by the contractors and suppliers;
    • Prepare fortnightly project reports;
    • Facilitate and monitor the issuance of Works Completion Lists and the Certificate of Work Completion in the two project sites.
  • Cost Management:
    • Prepare and submit periodic cost reports during construction and conduct valuations for all submitted claims by the contractor and certify payment claims;
    • Track changes to design and/or construction works and adjust budget projections accordingly.
  • Evaluation:
    • Ensure that project deliverables are met on time, within budget and at the required level of quality;
    • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.
  • Project close out:
    • Ensure and review the issuance of the Works Completion Certificates;
    • Oversee handover of all operating and maintenance manuals, warranties and guarantees;
    • Manage and expedite the procurement of all statutory compliance certificates and documentation;
    • Manage the finalization of the Health and Safety File for submission to the client;
    • Coordinate and manage the rectification of defects during the Defects Liability Period;
    • Manage the preparation of the final account at project completion;
    • Coordinate and review the issuance of the Final Completion Defects list and Certificate of Final Completion;
    • Prepare and present the Project Closeout Report.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master's degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering, Building Science, Structural Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field. Professional Body Membership is an added advantage.

Required experience
180 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in construction management or related field;
  • Experience in engineering design, management and reporting using results framework is desirable;
  • 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;
  • 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 UNDP, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Civil engineering and construction supervision
Area of expertise details
  • Demonstrated interest and or experience in construction management and supervision.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, 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, Technological Awareness, 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: 27 September 2021