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Property Control and Inventory Assistant Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
VMAM Code
MLIR001035-10423
Open

Property Control and Inventory Assistant

Property Control and Inventory Assistant

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSMA
Country
Mali
Location, Country
Gao (MLI)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 30 June 2022
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 Chief Property Management Unit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assists the Supervisor with planning of the property management operations, monitor progress through statistical analysis of database records and monthly progress reports for the Unit;
  • Assist with monitoring ongoing operations of the Unit, undertaking regular site visits of field mission offices and carries out physical inspections and verification of UN property;
  • Liaises with the Technical Sections, Procurement Section and Movement Control Section at the mission on matter related to Inventory Control, Receiving and Inspection as well as Disposal activities of UN Property;
  • Maintain accurate and auditable records, in both hard and electronic format, for accountability of UN Property at mission location in conformance with Administrative Instructions Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance(DMSPC) guidelines and mission Property Management standard operating procedures (SOP);
  • Assists in the utilization and enhancement, as required, of the established business intelligence and management tools to monitor and evaluate the overall progresses of the Mission’s property management;
  • Monitors the Inventory Management database, ensuring anomalies are identified in Discrepancy Reports and addressed immediately;
  • Assist with preparation of periodic performance reports in line with Global Assets Management Policy Service (GAMPS) quarterly reporting regime, reviews and ensures accuracy of data;
  • Assist preparation of accurate and auditable statistical reports for management in missions and drafts correspondence, as required;
  • Assists the Chief of the Unit in compilation and drafting the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and flow charts relating to all aspects of Property Management activities within the context of the overall mandate of the Unit, including terms of reference and job descriptions for the Staff in the Unit;
  • Identifies issues and implements solutions to problematic areas related to Property Management.
  • Ensures accurate tracking of existing fixed assets, implements and monitors the periodic physical verification process;
  • Assists with the preparation of periodic IPSAS financial reports on property and equipment and Inventory (year-end reports, monthly reports), ensures timely submission as per the GAMPS Guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Business Administration, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management or related fields is required.

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in property management, property control and asset management is required. Experience in support services, logistics and supply chain management is desirable. Experience UN peacekeeping or field mission operation is also desirable.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Logistics and supply management
Area of expertise details
  • Microsoft Office – (Excel, Power BI, Word, PowerPoint, Projects) is mandatory.
  • SAP is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of French is an advantage.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, 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’ 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: 08-09-2021
Project Assistant Int. Specialist WHO Congo
VMAM Code
COGR000179-10492
Open

Project Assistant

Project Assistant

International Specialist
Host entity
WHO
Country
Congo
Location, Country
Brazzaville (COG)
Language skills
English
French
Portuguese
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
  • Provide the Assistant Regional Director’s (ARD) office and administrative staff with support (e.g. filing, emailing and data entry)
  • Aide with preparation of technical documents, reports, talking points, work plans and other program supports related to cluster activities
  • Relay stakeholder concerns to the appropriate senior staff
  • Review and submit documents to procurement, travel, human resources and other administrative support departments as directed
  • Schedule and organize meetings for ARD and office team
  • Create and maintain program filing system and corresponding records, and add new information as it becomes available
  • Help cluster teams complete paperwork and attend to correspondence related to reporting, events, administration, etc.
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies and materials
  • Support coordination for workshop and other cluster events through coordination of logistics activities such as reserving work spaces, providing supplies, printing and distribution of materials, development of presentations, etc.
  • Update computer and hard copy file systems on a weekly basis
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A first-level university degree in Business Administration, Communications, or related field or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience;

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

At least two years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in public or private organization; experience with health programs, advocacy or communications is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Portuguese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration, Other health related experience
Area of expertise details

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting and presentation 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;
  • Familiarity with virtual collaboration tools such as Skype, WebEx, MS Teams, and Zoom.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, health systems and/or scientific research, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Driving license
Competencies values
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’ 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: 19-09-2021
Gender Specialist Int. Specialist UNDP Liberia
VMAM Code
LBRR000195-10511
Open

Gender Specialist

Gender Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Liberia
Location, Country
Monrovia (LBR)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months with possiblity of extension
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 guidance of the UNDP Chief Technical Advisor for Elections, the UNV Gender Specialist will provide technical support to the NEC, and other counterparts, to promote the inclusion of marginalized groups including women and people living with disabilities, throughout the ongoing electoral cycle.

  • Work directly with NEC Director of Programs, the Gender and CVE sections to mainstream gender within NEC policies, processes, and activities.
  • Provide expert support to timely planning and delivery of public outreach and CVE specifically targeting women, youth, persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable and marginalized groups.
  • Provide strategic advice to NEC based on an in-depth analysis of the political, social, and economic challenges faced by women, and marginalized groups, in electoral and peacebuilding processes.
  • Conduct comprehensive gender-sensitive needs assessment and advise NEC and other stakeholders accordingly, on possible revision of the gender mainstreaming policies and practices.
  • Support the CVE section to develop public outreach strategies responsive to gender, persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups. Help design and adapt materials for CVE, public information, and stakeholder engagement.,
  • Advise on implementation of the Gender Policy and Strategy to ensure prioritization of gender in the work of all NEC departments and sections.
  • Review NEC capacity-building policy, tools, and materials to ensure that they are gender sensitive.
  • Provide technical support to NEC gender and CVE focal persons in the execution of their duties in terms of mainstreaming gender in the electoral process.
  • Support NEC to assess institutional structures, processes, rules, and norms to help identify ways and means to increase women’s participation in the election process.
  • Support Political Affairs liaison within the NEC in implementation of Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol, and national laws provisions by NEC and political parties.
  • Contribute to the capacity-building of other electoral stakeholders on gender and elections, as required.
  • Support NEC in the collection of gender and disability disaggregated data at all stages of electoral process.
  • Ensure that all NEC departments and sections mainstream gender and disability in its activities, policies, and processes.
  • Advise NEC Board of Commissioners on policies to profile NEC as inclusive institutions and a champion in promoting participation of women and vulnerable groups.
  • Map and analyze CVE activities at national and regional / county level and advise on synergies and collaborative practices to increase effectiveness of LESP implementation.
  • In close collaboration with Peacebuilding Office, advise on integrating VAWIE/P and women-led electoral violence prevention platforms into early warning mechanism led by the Peacebuilding Office (PBO).Work closely with UN Women to increase women participation in elections, politics, and peacebuilding, including through early warning and response mechanisms.
  • Work with NEC and other actors to enhance compliance of political parties with Article 4.5 of the elections law calling for voluntary 30% gender quota.
  • Work with NEC and other actors to promote temporary special measures to increase women political participation.
  • Advise on strengthening and review of NEC disability policy and action plan and support its implementation.
  • Support establishment and operations of CVE Cells and Gender Election Coordination Groups.
  • Support capacity strengthening of at least two women leadership platforms to enhance their contribution to women participation in politics and prevention of electoral and political violence against women.
  • Advise on nationwide campaigns to promote inclusive electoral rights.
  • Ensure that gender and inclusion are mainstreamed in all LESP activities.
  • Provide regular updates to UNDP and NEC on progress indicators for gender mainstreaming in the electoral, political, and peacebuilding processes
  • Perform other relevant tasks assigned by the CTA.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant area, e.g., gender studies, political/social sciences, development, law, international relations, etc.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • Extensive experience at the national or international level in implementing gender-sensitive programmes and projects; experience in advising Electoral Management Body (EMB) will be an asset.
  • Experience in public outreach and/or civic and voter education is desirable.
  • Extensive technical knowledge regarding gender in post-conflict and development setting, gender analysis, rapid assessment, etc.
  • In conflict/post-conflict situations: experience with women participation conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and conflict-sensitive development is an asset.
  • Experience in public outreach and/or civic and voter education is desirable.
  • Desirable: experience with training and facilitation (including participatory approaches), project development and management, monitoring and evaluation, human rights-based approaches
  • Desirable: experience in early warning and response and in dealing with violence against women in elections
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of graphic design will be an asset.
  • Experience in Africa / Western Africa will be an asset.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Election management, Gender equality and the advancement of women, Election support activities
Area of expertise details
  • Gender in post-conflict and development setting, gender analysis, rapid assessment
  • Experience in civic and voter education
  • Gender analysis and gender mainstreaming in elections
  • Violence against women in elections
  • Gender-sensitive programmes and projects
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, 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’ 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: 19-09-2021
UNV Education Cluster Coordinator Int. Specialist UNICEF Democratic Republic of Congo
VMAM Code
CODR000879-10494
Open

UNV Education Cluster Coordinator

UNV Education Cluster Coordinator

International Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Location, Country
Goma (COD)
Language skills
French
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

Under the direct supervision of the Education Specialist (P3) based in the UNICEF Goma Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Supporting service delivery

  • Provide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities.
  • Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery.

  1. Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response

  • Conduct needs assessment and gap analysis (across other sectors and within the education sector).
  • Carry out analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues.
  • Ensure prioritization, grounded in response analysis.

  1. Planning and strategy development

  • Contribute to the design of education action plan where applicable, monitor the implementation objectives and indicators directly support realization of the HC/HCT strategic priorities.
  • Strongly ensure application and adherence to existing standards and guidelines.
  • Clarify funding requirements, prioritization, and Cluster contributions to HC’s overall humanitarian funding considerations.

  1. Advocacy

  • Identify advocacy concerns to contribute to HC and HCT messaging and action.
  • Undertake advocacy activities on behalf of Cluster participants and the affected population.
  • Coordinate advocacy for resource mobilization to support the implementation of Cluster’s Education in Emergency (EiE) strategy and the operationalization of the action plans.

  1. Monitoring and reporting

Conduct monitoring and reporting the implementation of the Cluster strategy and results as well as recommending corrective action where necessary.

  1. Preparedness and response

Support contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent disasters whenever feasible and relevant.

  1. Accountability

Ensure accountability to affected education population.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University degree in a subject area relevant to the Cluster work: education, social sciences, development, psychology, political science, international relations.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

At least 2 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including programme management and/or coordination in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the Cluster.

Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Other educational, teaching or training experience
Area of expertise details

Education,

Social sciences,

Development,

Psychology,

Political science,

International relations.

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’ 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: 20-09-2021
Women Protection Advisor (WPA) Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
VMAM Code
CODR000849-10088
Open

Women Protection Advisor (WPA)

Women Protection Advisor (WPA)

International Specialist
Host entity
MONUSCO
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Location, Country
Bukavu (COD)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 30 June 2022 with possiblity of extension
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 Unit coordinator, the UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Supports the unit coordinator to ensure an adequate information management system for Conflict Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) in the JHRO database.

  • Contributes to the review of CRSV information at a field level for R&I Unit and MARA coordinator.

  • Ensures a regular information exchange, close coordination and collaboration with the Child Protection Section.

  • Provides expertise and develops assessments on CRSV as part of protection plans in the framework of Protection of Civilians (through participation in the Early Warning Cell, SMGP-P, Protection Cluster and other platforms).

  • Supports and/or participates in the work of Joint Protection Teams, Joint Investigation Missions, Joint Assessment Missions, and Ad hoc Missions and ensures that CRSV is consequently and systematically integrated into reports and follow up/action plans.

  • Provides training to MONUSCO’s civilian, police and military components on the prevention of and response to CRSV. WPA is expected to closely coordinate and collaborate with each mission component in order to ensure mainstreaming of CRSV concerns in mission policies and activities, supporting the inclusion of prevention and response activities on CRSV in strategies, Standard Operating Procedures, etc.

  • Strengthens and supports the work of JHRO in the provision of CRSV training for non-UN actors including for FARDC (Forces Armées de la RDC) and PNC (Police Nationale Congolaise);

  • Works within the existing Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) coordination mechanism to contribute to the development and strengthening of the referral pathway for survivors in line with Standard Operating Procedures for the SGBV Prevention and Response (IASC, 2008);

  • Participates in all SGBV fora (Protection Cluster, FAI, AMS, PP, Data and Mapping, etc)

  • Supports the Government of DR Congo with the implementation of the National Strategy against Gender Based Violence (GBV) where needed and coordinates this support with relevant UN agencies such as UNICEF, UNFPA and UNHCR.

  • Supports capacity building for local authorities on CRSV prevention awareness and on early warning and response to CRSV.

  • Provides expertise to and supports the development and implementation of programs addressing sexual violence, funded by the International Support and Stabilization Strategy (ISSSS).

  • Works as a focal point for planning and implementation of Quick Impact Projects (QIPs)related to CRSV.

  • Coordinates and shares sexual violence data with the ISSSS Monitoring & Evaluation Support Unit (EEST) where relevant and monitors the impact of ISSSS Sexual Violence interventions in the stabilization priority zones.

  • Performs any other duties and ad hoc task as may be required.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Law, Humanitarian affairs, international relations, or related field; Master’s Degree will be an advantage

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

2 years of professional working experience

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Human rights, Other rule of law or governance related experience
Area of expertise details

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations/MONUSCO therefore fluency in oral and written French and English is mandatory;

Excellent computer skills, mainly Microsoft Office

Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, 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’ 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: 21-09-2021
Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Mali
VMAM Code
MLIR000972-8790
Open

Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer

Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Mali
Location, Country
Bamako (MLI)
Language skills
French
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
  • Keep abreast all developments in operations to prepare appropriate briefings and reports.
  • Prepare periodic reports, i.e. donor updates, internal sitreps, briefing notes for senior managers, and activity-specific reports as required.
  • Prepare funding submissions for donors, and draft any required after-action reports.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the government, NGOs, and UN agencies to ensure cooperation in inter-related activities.
  • Support the UNHCR-led Cluster activities by preparing and distributing minutes, assisting in the organization of meetings; occasionally chairing meetings, and serving as the general secretariat for the relevant Cluster.
  • Support the supervisor in preparation for meetings and missions drafting of talking points.
  • Organize and accompany missions for VIP visitors, delegates to visit refugee sites or the activities of UNHCR implementing partners.
  • If there is no Public Information (PI) focal point in country, serve as PI focal point, contributing to and coordinating press events, interviews, PI missions and other activities related to information dissemination to the general public to promote UNHCR activities.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Type of Degree: International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, Communications, Business of Public Administration.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

A minimum 2 years of experience in a field related to external relations, communications, media relations or reporting.

Computer skills: Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
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’ 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: 21-09-2021
UNV Communications Specialist Int. Specialist UNICEF Democratic Republic of Congo
VMAM Code
CODR000881-10540
Open

UNV Communications Specialist

UNV Communications Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Location, Country
Goma (COD)
Language skills
French
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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Communication Specialist based in Goma and in close collaboration with all programme sections, the UN Volunteer Communications Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

General public communications activities:

  • Produce high-quality communication documents in French and English;
  • Research, draft and edit communication materials (articles, press releases, human interest stories, fact sheets and others) for both traditional and modern media for advocacy, social mobilization and resource mobilization activities; contribute to the qualitative aspects of production (e.g. translation, graphic design);
  • Work on the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences, and participate in the evaluation of their impact;
  • Help in the planning and organizing as well as generating public support for special events and activities to promote country programme goals;
  • Monitor the public perception of UNICEF in the country; recommend appropriate action to maintain a positive image for the organization; evaluate the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences; and participate in the evaluation of their impact;
  • Develop close collaboration with mass media through activities such as organizing visits to project sites, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage, and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate to generate and maintain public interest in children's issues and tell the story of UNICEF's cooperation to a wider audience;
  • Assist in identifying and obtaining feature stories and other material to facilitate advocacy and fund-raising activities;
  • Assist in the development of work plans that are consistent with UNICEF communications strategies, goals, objectives and activities; monitor compliance and provide support and guidance to ensure objectives are met, including performance planning, monitoring and appraisal; plan and monitor the use of communication budgetary resources;

Advocacy support:

  • Provide internal office support to programme staff on the production of quality advocacy, information and communication materials to strengthen programme visibility;
  • Participate in global advocacy activities by planning visits of goodwill ambassadors, National Committee representatives and Executive Board members, including preparation of information materials (e.g. press releases, programme summaries, country fact sheets and media kits) and necessary logistic arrangements;
  • Take responsibility where required to adapt and disseminate advocacy materials from the Country Office, NY HQ, Geneva HQ and the respective Regional Office to identified target audiences, arranging translation into local language(s) as necessary; identify the need for additional materials/activities, such as radio and television programmes, publications, photographs, websites, etc., to advocate and promote organizational goals within the country, and manage their production and distribution to the target audiences;
  • Develop partnerships with individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives (i.e. media), and strengthen their capacity through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to updated information, supplies and equipment and through experience-sharing.

Communication support:

  • Support the Communication team in its day-to-day activities, including but not limited to, contributing to outreach through organizing events and setting up activities (retreats, meetings and task forces);
  • As required, prepare background communication and advocacy materials for briefings and visits of media, goodwill ambassadors, donors, national committee representatives and other special interest groups;
  • Ensure quality, consistency, accuracy and ethics of all communication tools and materials (press releases, videos, social media posts, Human Interest Stories, SitRep, Blog articles, Reports, etc.);
  • Ensure language quality in English and French of all communication tools and materials.

Children’s engagement support

  • Accompany the Child Reporters and members of the Goma Children's Committee in their work of producing written and audio materials, and in organizing advocacy activities;

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or similar field; 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

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

minimum 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in communication, print and broadcast media, interactive digital media, public information, or other relevant programmes; experience with peacebuilding or child-focused programming in conflict-affected countries is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
Area of expertise details
  • Communication strategy implementation and monitoring;
  • Excellent writing abilities in French;
  • Media liaison.

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UNICEF with professionalism, dedication and client orientation, and who must be willing both to work on programmatic/substantive aspects and to provide operational/logistical services. The following qualifications are required:

  • Excellent writing skills in French and proven experience in writing for different target audiences;
  • Good level of written and spoken English;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, multi-task and work effectively under pressure and in a proactive manner;
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment;
  • Ability to build and maintain partnerships with UNICEF’s partners (government, implementing partners, private sector, other UN agencies, etc) and excellent working relationships with colleagues across all UNICEF’s sections in the DRC;
  • Willingness to travel within Eastern DRC, often in uncomfortable conditions;
  • Experience of working in emergency settings is an asset.
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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: 21-09-2021
Associate Reporting Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Nigeria
VMAM Code
NGAR000176-10584
Open

Associate Reporting Officer

Associate Reporting Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Nigeria
Location, Country
Maiduguri (NGA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 October 2021
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
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 the Snr Protection Cluster Coordination Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

In particular, s/he will:

  • Provide support to the protection sector in advocating for the rights of the displaced populations in North East Nigeria by advocating for the fundamental human rights of persons of concern to UNHCR; In performing protection work, inculcate a right based approach in the provision of services, advocate for the respect international human rights law; international humanitarian law and refugee law.
  • Draft, formulate policies, guidelines, advocacy notes, position papers and provide guidance aimed at improving the delivery of protection services, by the protection sector in keeping with Global Protection Cluster standards.
  • Foster and create strategic partnerships with the government, INGO, civil society groups, human rights institutions; to advance the rights of the most vulnerable groups amongst the IDP, host communities community-based, local, national, and international organizations.
  • Promote and ensure protection mainstreaming by integrating Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach across all sectors as health, WASH, nutrition and food security.
  • Coordinate (under the supervision of the sector coordinator) multi sector needs assessments to the field and liaise closely with the local coordination groups established at various Local Government Areas.
  • Provide support to the coordination mechanisms in place including attending the monthly meetings convened by the subsectors and AoR, CP, HLP and GBV and work closely with all the subsector leads;
  • Establish a database on Protection of Civilians to record civilian casualties analyze trends of the effects of the protracted conflict on civilians. This database will inter-alia provide evidence-based protection monitoring to improve quality of reports produced by PSWG;
  • Support the PSWG implement the HCT Centrality of Protection Strategy; plan regular monitoring of the performance indicators; lobby members to provide updates on progress on a monthly basis; Liaise and network closely with Areas Of Responsibility on Child Protection, CP, Housing Land and Property, HLP; Gender Based Violence, GBV and Humanitarian Mine Action, HMA as well as other stakeholders to improve referral mechanisms and pathways to enhance coordinated responses and improved service delivery;
  • Collect, collate, analyze information and manage data, work closely with information management team to streamline information and make it user friendly for all protection actors;
  • Prepare regular situation reports, flash information, ad hoc reports, Protection Analysis Framework (PAF) thematic and analytical reports including the Secretary-General’s Annual Report;
  • Provide briefing notes, draft talking points for senior management and give presentation to donors and visiting missions to the North East on the operational context;
  • Collaborate with all sections in UNHCR to understand the operational context; the UNV will also receive guidance from the Senior Protection Officer and National Sector Coordinator and the NPSWG Secretariat in Abuja and international colleagues in Maiduguri

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University in Mass Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences, Social Work, Anthropology, Community Development and or related fields

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience in Information Management, reporter/ journalism, social worker and researcher.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Social work
Area of expertise details
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of international protection, investigative journalism coupled with excellent drafting/reporting skills is desirable.
  • Working experience with refugees, internally displaced populations and other people of concern in a protection capacity is an added asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and negotiation skills in a cross-cultural environment and the ability to assist in communication of technical and non-technical details with Government technical staff as well as NGO staff and local authorities.
  • Previous significant work experience with reporting on human rights violations, Working in conflict and post conflict environment.
  • Sound knowledge of the humanitarian community and ability to work with all relevant actors and stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft computer programs including Access, Excel, outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. Information and data base management;
  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures: Field experience
  • Fluency in English.

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Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, 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’ 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: 22-09-2021
Associate Settlement Planning Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Nigeria
VMAM Code
NGAR000177-10583
Open

Associate Settlement Planning Officer

Associate Settlement Planning Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Nigeria
Location, Country
Maiduguri (NGA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 October 2021
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
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 Senior Shelter Cluster Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Settlement Planning officer will undertake the following tasks:

In particular, s/he will

  1. Coordinate and lead the shelter cluster technical working group on sites and settlement planning, refining the scope of the WG, defining and implementing a workplan and plan of action.
  2. Establish systems to identify track and monitor emergency settlement planning needs and activities across NE Nigeria. This will focus on displacement sites, both existing and requiring decongestion strategy.
  3. Work with other clusters to ensure that relevant standards are developed adapted and effectively communicates.
  4. Develop sound technical guidance on site planning including emergency minimum standards with a view of long-term implications and future urban development.
  5. Actively work to ensure that physical site planning takes account protection concerns, including where relevant, deconfliction and security, access to services for those living with disabilities and reduced risk of GBV issues relating to poor site planning.
  6. Ensure that each site has planning to reduce key risks including wind, flooding and fire.
  7. Build partner technical capacity, systems and tools in site planning through coaching, training and workshops
  8. Perform other duties as may be required.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelors Degree in Architecture or Civil-Engineering is required for this position

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience with a Master’s degree or 4 years of relevant professional experience with a Bachelor’s degree.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other human settlement related experience
Area of expertise details
  • Relevant professional experience includes management of humanitarian shelter or settlement programs / projects or a combination of experience in the humanitarian sector and construction related activities outside of the humanitarian sector such as supervision of construction works.

  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and negotiation skills in a cross cultural environment and the ability to assist in communication of technical and non-technical details with Government technical staff as well as NGO staff and local authorities.

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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’ 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: 22-09-2021
Associate ICT Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Nigeria
VMAM Code
NGAR000181-10582
Open

Associate ICT Officer

Associate ICT Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Nigeria
Location, Country
Maiduguri (NGA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 December 2021
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
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 Admin Officer and the overall supervision of the Division of Information Systems and Telecoms (DIST) Chief ICT Field Operations, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Oversee daily Business-As-Usual operational decisions, including incident, problem, change, service request, and asset management.
  • Prepare an IT Operations Plan and forecast annual IT budget needs, including lifecycle management, application licensing, maintenance, recurring, and capital expenditures providing input to the Annual Programme Review
  • Ensure compliance with Service Management and IT security policies and standards, technical architecture, and service level agreements reporting non-compliance as appropriate
  • Assist and advise offices in the recruiting and providing training to ICT staff and End Users.
  • Leverage the broader IT community (UNHCR, UN agencies, partners, and external providers) to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to the business. May represent UNHCR IT in inter-agency and other external meetings
  • Serve as primary escalation point for end-user and operational issues (Incidents & Service Requests) not resolved within established SLA's; coordinate with MSPs to expedite resolution including prioritization and escalation of SLA performance breaches to supervisor or responsible service tower owner
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on system and infrastructure performance and capacity in a timely manner and ensure that service owner take appropriate action.
  • Recommend, and implement approved, service delivery process improvements. Define support processes in accordance with ITIL best-practices.
  • Actively participate in ICT related meetings to ensure that all decisions taken meet UNHCR’s operational and security requirements.
  • Ensure solutions are of high-quality from a technical perspective and that end-user support is responsive and effective
  • Maintain accurate inventory of all IT equipment for all sites and ensure relevant Asset Management policies and guidelines are followed and the ITSM databases are up to date.
  • Provide coaching and training to ICT staff, end-users and raft procedures and instructions to promote a better understanding of the use of the ICT equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with Service Management and IT security policies and standards, technical architecture, and service level agreements reporting non-compliance as appropriate.
  • Work closely with UNHCR SDMs and MSPs to carry out problem management and root cause analysis and prevent recurrence of critical problems by executing approved changes.
  • Liaise and negotiate, when necessary, with relevant regulatory bodies to ensure all required permissions to operate UNHCR networks are granted
  • Act as a Service Delivery Manager (SDM) and oversees the delivery of technology services to customers. The manager follows established ICT principles, operational guidelines, and service level agreements to ensure consistently high-level service performance.
  • Provide accurate and timely information on operational status and reports to management.
  • Perform other related duties assigned.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related fields with good knowledge of ICT networks, Microsoft applications, Satellite and security telecommunications, CISCO networking devices; ITIL certification to the V3 Foundation level will be an added advantage.

Required experience
48 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum 4-year experience in IT including managing IT service delivery with SLA based delivery of both centralized and decentralized applications, systems, and services
  • Good understanding and practical experience of ITIL Service Operations processes driven by continuous improvement
  • Experience working in a matrixed team to ensure collaborations and effective operations across multiple organizations.
  • Good understanding of energy/power related systems.
  • Good analytical, Innovation and Creativity and Technological Awareness skills.
  • Ability to influence, manage and lead negotiations with stakeholders. Strong interpersonal skills that include effective communications (both verbally and written) at all levels, to technical and non- technical audiences.
  • Practical experience working in the deep field.
  • Experience working with an external managed service provider for ICT infrastructure maintenance and support.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Telecommunications systems
Area of expertise details
  • Experience working with an external managed service provider for ICT infrastructure maintenance and support.
  • Good understanding and practical experience of ITIL Service Operations processes driven by continuous improvement

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Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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’ 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: 22-09-2021