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Procurement Associate Nat. Specialist UNDP Nigeria
VMAM Code
NGAR000182-10592
Open

Procurement Associate

Procurement Associate

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Nigeria
Location, Country
Abuja (NGA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
15 September 2021
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

As the project enters into the midterm in which huge procurements are necessary, the NCE unit would like to recruit a procurement officer to assist with the huge procurement that is being anticipated. The Procurement Officer is responsible for the procurement management of the GEF-UNDP Sound Management & Disposal of PCBs in Nigeria project being implemented by the Federal Ministry of Environment, Department of Pollution Control and Environmental Health S/he will provide support to PCB PMU in managing the procurement requirements of works, professional services, and equipments in accordance with the UNDP requirements. The Procurement Officer will work under the direct supervision of, and be accountable to the Team Leader, Nature, Climate Change and Energy Unit. The Procurement Officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Prepare a detailed procurement plan in line with the directives of proposed and approved AWPBs, in consultation with the GEF-UNDP PCB Project Coordinator and the Nature, Climate Change & Energy Team.
  • Draft bidding documents; prepare bill of quantities and scope of work of the planned work constructions, professional services, and equipment procurements, in accordance with the UNDP requirements.
  • Assist with the preparation of request for proposals (RFP), request for quotations (RFQ), Standard Bidding Documents, minutes of bid/proposal conferences, and negotiation meetings; issuing of bidding documents, issuing of request for clarification.
  • Prepare and publish bidding announcements following the Service Center clearance.
  • Receive, open, screen, log and date stamps bid responses/quotations, mail as required and organize bids for review by the respective project expert.
  • Take part into the tender evaluation committee works, including drafting the tender selection/ evaluation forms, announcing tender results, and preparing the procurement provisions that will be included in the contracts.
  • Review periodically the implementation of the works that shall be in compliance with the procurement provisions, in close collaboration with PCB Coordinator and the Programme Manager at the country office.
  • Organize and maintain computerized records containing vendor and bid information.
  • Process requisitions into purchase orders using the UNDP Atlas platform
  • Correspond with vendors regarding prices, product availability, and delivery.
  • Respond to inquiries from PMU staff regarding requisitions, purchase orders, contracts and pricing information.
  • Take part into the provisional and final acceptance works including the preparation of the respective committees and the acceptance of the works/professional services/equipment delivered.
  • Monitor, in consultation with the Procurement Analyst at the Service Center to ensure conformity UNDP procurement rules.
  • Assist with the preparation of advertisements and procurement notices and arrange to have these published both locally and internationally.
  • Organize and coordinate bid opening and bid evaluation processes through the preparation of bid opening documents and minutes, and the preparation of evaluation reports and proposals to the CAP committee

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance, or a relevant field is required. An advance degree would be an added advantage

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark
  • 3-5 years of experience continuous implementation of procurement procedures with big organizations/firms.
  • Extensive knowledge of procurement & asset management processes
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular mastery of all applications of the MS Office package;
  • Excellent written communication skills; and
  • Ability to carry out tasks independently,
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Procurement and contracting
Area of expertise details

Extensive knowledge of procurement & asset management processes

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Creativity, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management, 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. ! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY (remove for international assignments): ! This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (enter the Programme Country) and legal residents in (enter the Programme Country or territory) 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: xx-xx-201x * 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. ! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY (remove for international assignments): ! This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (enter the Programme Country) and legal residents in (enter the Programme Country or territory) 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: xx-xx-201x * 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. ! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY (remove for international assignments): ! This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Nigeria and legal residents in Nigeria 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: 20-09-2021 Applications from women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
Admin/Pharmacist Assistant Nat. Specialist UNRCO Nigeria
VMAM Code
NGAR000184-10629
Open

Admin/Pharmacist Assistant

Admin/Pharmacist Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNRCO
Country
Nigeria
Location, Country
Abuja (NGA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
15 October 2021
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

Summary of Key Functions:

Within delegated authority and under the guidance of the UN Clinic Health Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

Medico-Administrative Functions:

• Developing, updating and implementing a mission list for drugs and medical consumables, based on generic drugs produced according the World Health Organization (WHO) standards;

• Develops and maintains a system for ongoing inspections of drug safety in all duty station medical facilities;

• Offers day-to-day advice on pharmaceutical issues including evaluating different antibiotics for impact on the local microbiological situation, and secures that mission personnel do not unnecessarily influence the ecological balance through the use of antibiotics;

• Responsible for advising the UN Clinic Health Manager in the specification of drugs to be requisitioned, and for offering a prudent scale of issue for the planning of re-supply;

• Through proactive planning and facilitation of an unimpeded supply of drugs, medical supplies, medical consumables, vaccines, condoms (male and female) and blood in the field mission.

• Prepare Annual Procurement Plan for procurement of medicines, Diagnostics and medical supplies and follow up on its implementations

• Monitoring the consumption of drugs, laboratory reagents, medical and surgical consumables at the UN Clinic; prepare monthly/quarterly stock reports

• Assisting the health team in the treatment and side effect monitoring;

• Dispensing valid prescriptions and medical supplies to patients of UN Clinic;

• Storing and record keeping of stocks; following international standards

• Accounting for the applicable medical supplies and equipment according to recommended guidelines;

• Participating in logistics operations pertaining to the management of expired supplies and re-distribution of medical supplies in the UN clinic;

• Follow up in ensuring that supplies contracts are prepared, signed and issued to winning parties.

• Carries out post award activities of establishing import declaration forms and forms of payment to suppliers.

• Prepares timely and accurate reports

• Ensure a proper and safe disposal of hazardous material and medical waste in close coordination with the UN Clinic Health Manager and Nurses and Lab technicians,

• Performs other duties as required.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

First Level University degree in pharmaceutical sciences or related fields from an accredited university

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • The length of technical studies is expected to be at least three years;
  • Diploma/certificate in a relevant health-related field, e.g. Public Health, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Economics or equivalent is desirable.
  • Computer literate. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Pharmacy and medical supply
Area of expertise details

Diploma/certificate in a relevant health-related field, e.g. Public Health, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Economics or equivalent is desirable

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness
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. ! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Nigeria and legal residents in Nigeria 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: 20-09-2021
Evaluation Officer Int. Expert UNICEF Thailand
VMAM Code
THAR000461-10529
Open

Evaluation Officer

Evaluation Officer

International Expert
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Thailand
Location, Country
Bangkok (THA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 35 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 Regional Adviser - Evaluation (please complete with the function of the supervisor), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

The post provides support to the evaluation portfolio as it relates to EAPRO’s regional evaluation strategy and its associated Annual Workplan. The UNV Evaluation Officer will be tasked with the following:

  1. Support the RA-Ev (and / or MCES) on major evaluations and related evaluative work
  • Gather key background documents for use in the scoping and execution of evaluations
  • Support the process for the development of evaluation terms of reference, which includes managing and/or guide consultants in delineating the scope of the evaluation and engaging in consultations with evaluation stakeholders
  • Participate in procurement and recruitment of the evaluation team, which includes reviewing of proposals submitted by preparing tabulation of applicants background, skills and experience that will feed into the selection process;
  • Collect and present relevant information for all phases of the evaluation in a concise and digestible format for use by consultants
  • Examine interim products and drafts report; consolidate comments by all reviewers for transmission to the consultants
  • Support evaluation report editing and formatting for publication
  • Knowledge management (KM): help develop the electronic repository of evaluation-related publications (UNICEF uses SharePoint for its KM), reports and data sets for use in the evaluation and maintain until project finalization
  • Provide quality professional support to ongoing EAPRO Evaluation section activities, including background research and scoping for upcoming evaluations.

  1. Provide support in the management of ad-hoc evaluative work as stipulated in the Regional work plan:
  • To provide quality support to drafting concept notes, dissemination of reports, including contributing to scanning of recent articles and publications to keep abreast of new approaches in evaluation and partnership for evaluation
  • Gathering research evidence, and other inputs to support evaluations, including design and support to colleagues in online polling, surveying, and rapid data collection
  • Support methodology related work in the evaluation section of EAPRO
  • Promote the evaluation function in the region
  • Undertake other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

  1. Provide support to systems development and maintenance of performance data and reporting for the evaluation function:
  • Further develop team performance monitoring systems and ensure these are updated on a regular basis against workplan objectives and targets
  • Support the evaluation function’s annual reporting requirements, and providing comments and analysis on country annual reports
  • Organize evaluation workshops as required.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master's degree in Statistics, Monitoring, and Evaluation, or Social Sciences.

Required experience
180 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 15 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level with experience of the UN or other international development organizations
  • Experience in fields such as monitoring, evaluation, systems development or performance assessment would be an advantage
  • Excellent English 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, other UN organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of humanitarian and development evaluations and evaluative initiatives
  • 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; office technology equipment; experience (or an aptitude to learn) in IT applications for surveying is desirable; familiarity with database management is also desirable
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Sound security awareness
  • Have affinity with or interest in UNICEF’s commitments for a better future for children, and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Monitoring and evaluation
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, 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. Application deadline: 22 September 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.

Driving license
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.

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: 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

Driving license
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
Communications Specialist Int. Specialist UNDP Nigeria
VMAM Code
NGAR000172-10136
Open

Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Nigeria
Location, Country
Abuja (NGA)
Language skills
English
French
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 Project Manager or his/her appointed delegated representative(s), the UNV Communication Specialist will:

  •  Support the implementation of the project's communication strategy and annual plan
  • Design, produce, write and/or edit communication and advocacy materials, flagship reports, and studies; in doing so the incumbent will also facilitate the management and dissemination of knowledge products 
  • Support the project's online visibility on social media channels, and on the UNDP Africa website, blog platforms, and e-newsletters 
  • Promote the achievements of UNDP and its partners in the regional context of disaster risk management in the Western Sahel and Lake Chad Basin 
  • Help improve the project’s outreach and promote the agenda of UNDP and its partners towards a risk-informed development trajectory

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Media, Journalism, International Relations, or a related field. A Master's degree is desirable, but it is not a requirement.
Minimum 3 years (5 years desirable but it is not a requirement) of experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications, or advocacy, including

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • Experience in developing communication and media materials, and online publications 
  • Experience in preparing presentations, briefing notes, talking points, and fact sheets 
  • Experience in media relations 
  • Knowledge of and experience with photography and video 
  • Knowledge of and experience as an influencer or with blogging and social media 
  • Advanced user level in graphic design software packages (Adobe Creative Suite) 
  • Good knowledge of handling web-based management systems (AEM, Drupal) 
  • Experience in working at the UN and/or with NGOs in the field of development is an asset
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
Area of expertise details

Expertise in the design and production of communication and advocacy materials including excellent knowledge and skills in photography and video production​

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Knowledge Sharing, 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: 23-09-2021
Programme Support Associate for Afghanistan Int. Specialist UNV Thailand
VMAM Code
THAR000464-10657
Open

Programme Support Associate for Afghanistan

Programme Support Associate for Afghanistan

International Specialist
Host entity
UNV
Country
Thailand
Location, Country
Bangkok (THA)
Language skills
English
Dari
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
4 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 Regional Manager for Asia and the Pacific or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Programme Support Associate will:

Support to UN Volunteer mobilization and management

  • Ensure an understanding of UNV’s mandate, key offers and the added value that UN Volunteer assignments by UN Agencies;
  • Support identification of volunteer placement opportunities and present UNV value proposition and volunteer modalities with the objective of maximizing international and national volunteer presence, including collaboration in the preparation of descriptions of assignment, with partner agencies and other partners;
  • Support briefings and debriefings for incoming and outgoing UN Volunteers, including personal support and guidance to UN Volunteers serving in the country;
  • Work closely with the Field Security Officer and provide support to the UN Designated Official to ensure a detailed understanding among UN Volunteers on all security-related issues;
  • Monitor the well-being and performance of serving UN Volunteers;
  • Support the deployment and assignment management of all UN Volunteer modalities;
  • Support the recruitment of national and international UN Volunteers as well as other administrative duties for placement and management of UN Volunteers assigned to the country in line with the conditions of service and in close coordination with the relevant organizational units;
  • Participate in UN thematic forces, conflict and post-conflict needs assessments to identify opportunities for volunteer placement;
  • Support development and implementation of the UNV country programme’s annual work plan, including reporting on UNV support funds and budget;
  • Assist on the logistical and travel arrangements of arriving UN Volunteers and his/her recognized dependents;
  • Maintain up to date contact records of all serving UN Volunteers, including their recognized dependents;
  • In close coordination with the Communications Associate in the Regional Office, support in the preparation, dissemination and presentation of country-specific promotional information on the mandate and work of UNV with relevant development partners and the media.

Emergency Support

  • Ensure regular monitoring of well-being and duty of care of the UN Volunteers;
  • Analyse the situation in the country and suggest respective actions to the supervisor;
  • Act as an emergency contact point for information updates on the safety and whereabouts of the UN Volunteers under any emergency conditions;
  • In close coordination with relevant organizational units and in contact with the Host Entities, update the lists of emergency entitlements and other allowances for the UN Volunteers;
  • Consolidate and update the lists of the UN Volunteers and their whereabouts in case of emergency;
  • Support evacuation and relocation of UN Volunteers, if applicable;
  • Keep updated on the continuity plans of the Host Entities;
  • Collect and analyze information of re-purposing of the UN Volunteer assignments.

Administrative and logistical support

  • Maintain inventories of all UNV-supplied, non-expendable equipment, and ensure records of all items purchased for UNV-executed projects are submitted to UNV headquarters;
  • Maintain general office files and keep information and reference material in a manner that allows easy reference and retrieval.

  • Perform other duties as may be required.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in programme management support services;
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of volunteerism and previous experience in a volunteer organization is an advantage;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Dari(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration, Volunteer programmes and volunteer management, Other development programme/project experience
Area of expertise details
  • Knowledge of volunteerism and previous experience in a volunteer organization is an advantage;
  • 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;
  • Desirable: 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
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, 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. Application deadline: 26 September 2021
Associate Policy Officer Nat. Specialist DSS Thailand
VMAM Code
THAR000465-10668
Open

Associate Policy Officer

Associate Policy Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
DSS
Country
Thailand
Location, Country
Bangkok (THA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
3 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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Senior Policy Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Associate Policy Officer will:

  • Assist in policy development with the aim to support security professionals deployed in the field in the implementation of UNSMS policy guidance;
  • Monitor and respond, in a timely manner, to policy queries from field security personnel;
  • Support the identification, development and management of strategic partnerships to improve safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel in the field;
  • Carry out research and analysis on policy issues to support the development of policies, programmes and activities while taking note of operational requirements and inputs from the field;
  • Provide support towards the development and management of intergovernmental dialogue;
  • Conduct research on a diverse range of assigned issues in security and other area(s) of specialization using multiple research sources; select relevant material, analyze information and present findings for internal review;
  • Assist in the preparation of drafts of background papers, studies, reports, etc. on a wide range of security issues;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in security, political science, human rights, international affairs, law or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in security, political science, international relations, law, human rights or related area
  • Prior experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset
  • Excellent oral and written skills, excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision and with tight deadlines
  • Sound security awareness.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other security and protective services experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams