Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Associate Supply Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001554-10536
Open

Associate Supply Officer

Associate Supply Officer

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

Under the direct supervision of please complete with the function of the supervisor the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Strategy:

  • Prepare plans for delivery of relief items according to operational needs.
  • Apply UNHCR's procurement strategy when planning for purchase of important commodities and services.
  • Through regular physical verification of Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE) establish their status, propose old and obsolete PPE for disposal and plan for the arrival of replacement items.

Operational Support:

  • Contributing within the Multifunctional team to Identify partners, in particular for supply chain projects, based on objectives, priorities, strengths and resources of the partner and/or contractor, according to criteria consistent with UNHCR rules and regulations.
  • Resolve difficulties in the local supply chain by finding solutions to problems and bottlenecks, and provide regular reports on supply chain activities, the status of requests and the availability of items in the supply chain.
  • Ensure timely customs clearance of consignments, and manage storage of goods according to "best practices" and UNHCR rules and regulations.
  • Maintain an efficient system for the release, distribution and redeployment of goods.
  • Coordinate transportation and distribution of relief items.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records on logistical activities and provide timely reports and updates both periodically and on request.
  • Coordinate activities of implementing partners and/or contractors performing supply related activities, and ensure that they understand and adhere to relevant UNHCR rules and procedures.
  • Through regular physical verification of PPE establish their status.
  • Propose old and obsolete PPE for disposal and plan for arrival of replacement items.

Infrastructure Support:

  • Evaluate purchase requisitions to ensure that specifications, delivery dates and all other requirements are in order.
  • Draft and dispatch quotation requests and/or tenders, assist in the evaluation of offers and draft bid-tabulations, and prepare proposals for award of contracts to the Committee on Contracts.
  • Prepare Purchase Orders and send confirmations, requests for inspection and other correspondence;
  • Monitor the manufacture/transport of ordered goods to ensure timely delivery.
  • Analyse matters relating to procurement activities, and deliver information on all procurement activities within area of responsibility. Provide guidance and advice on UNHCR procurement policies and procedures to support and assist requesting sections.
  • Implement effective asset and fleet management that regularly monitors the asset/fleet pool, saves cost and safeguards the investment of the organisation including receipt, inspection, registration and marking of new PPE, and organisation of the physical verification of PPE.
  • Ensure that PPE agreements are properly issued and signed.
  • Ensure proper preparation of disposal forms and cases for the Asset Management Board.
  • Organise the disposal of PPE, according to Asset Management Board decisions.
  • Provides asset management reports, customised reports, and gathers information on all assets and provides in-depth reports periodically and when requested.
  • Analyse the quality of commodities and services delivered in relation to the needs of the location and established quality standards. Establish a local quality assurance process.
  • Business Support:

  • Analyse the existing infrastructure and ensure that it is optimally aligned with the operational needs.
  • Implement practical projects to improve supply performance that has clear objectives, timescales, tasks and resources defined. Monitor the project implementation and report on progress.
  • Monitor the quality and accuracy of supply chain related data in relevant business systems. Compile and analyse statistical information, identify trends and developments in supply chain related matters that will assist in decision making.
  • Disseminate, promote commitment to and monitor compliance with UNHCR's global policies, standards and guidance on supply chain management.
  • Adapt local supply chain structures to be consistent with the operational needs. Ensure effective information flow in the supply chain and adapt local process to the prevailing environment.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Engineering, Logistics, Mathematics or related field.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

A minimum 3 years of relevant professional job experience preferable in public procurement.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Logistics and supply management
Area of expertise details
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position such as the Supply Chain Learning Programme (SCLP) is an asset.
  • Other UN procurement and logistics trainings – such as IAPSO and UNPD – is an asset.
  • Knowledge and working experience of PeopleSoft/MSRP Supply Chain applications is an asset.
  • Computer skills: Solid knowledge of Microsoft computer programmes including Acces, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
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 September 2021
Midwifery Analyst Nat. Specialist UNFPA Sudan
VMAM Code
SDNR000452-10210
Open

Midwifery Analyst

Midwifery Analyst

National Specialist
Host entity
UNFPA
Country
Sudan
Location, Country
Khartoum (SDN)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of head of reproductive health unit, reproductive health specialist the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

· Closely with the program analysts and specialists ensuring the implementation of the program activities for the assigned projects (FP, HIV/AIDS, MH, MISP, RHCS & STI), through regular follow up with the implementing partners, advocacy efforts, coordination mechanisms and providing technical assistance

· Facilitate the work of consultants, advisors and experts involved in the implementation of the program under her/his responsibility

· Assist the program analysts and specialist in developing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework for each grant/project,

· Support the program analysts and specialist to analyze and report on implementation of the assigned program activities, measure progress, identify obstacles/challenges in the implementation of projects that needs to be addressed and document the impact and achievements of each project in line with the annual work plans targets, and UNFPA strategic targets,

· Provide on timely basis up to date summary sheet for progress against all relevant indicators at both outputs and process levels including reproductive health commodities, to facilitate the relevant decisions associated with planning, reporting, funding allocation, and prioritization.

· Support the program analysts and specialists in the analysis of processed data and information and perform data quality and consistency control to analyze and report on implementation of the assigned program/project activities, measure progress, identify obstacles/challenges in the implementation of projects that need to be addressed and document the impact and achievement of each project in line with the annual work plans targets, and UNFPA strategic targets,

· Contribute to development of reports to SRH programme in humanitarian settings including Emergency RH Kits Coordinate with partners to ensure that monitoring system are properly designed, and that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized to feed into to program performance monitoring.

· Build the capacity of implementing partners on grant management with focus on Midwifery portfolio including monitoring and reporting (through formal and intensive on-job trainings);

· In the event of establishing an SRH WG: Design, build, and maintain health information systems for the SRH Working Group to enable regular SRH data compilation across the Health Cluster Facilitate information exchange to promote inter cluster activities including but not limited to: GBV Sub cluster, & Health Cluster.

· Provide other forms of assistance as required and instructed by the direct supervisors

· Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

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

Bachelor or technical diploma in midwifery

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Relevant experience in Tutoring in Midwifery.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Nursing and midwifery
Area of expertise details

At least two years of relevant experience in tutoring in midwifery, or implementing any reproductive health program, at national, or regional, or state level.

Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? 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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sudan and legal residents in Sudan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 22-09-2021
Programme Support Officer Int. Specialist UNDP Sudan
VMAM Code
SDNR000418-9483
Open

Programme Support Officer

Programme Support Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Sudan
Location, Country
Khartoum (SDN)
Language skills
English
Arabic
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 direct supervision of the Community Security and Stabilization Programme Manager and Project Coordinator, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Programme Management:

  • Support programme implementation of a wide range of community stabilization programmes
  • Support with drafting and revision of programme related documentation relevant to project implementation
  • Take roles in different operations processes relevant to project implementation
  • Support the conceptualization, drafting and execution of different documents and visibility materials supporting resource mobilization strategies
  • Coordinate efficiently with stakeholders, including support programme management in various coordination and representation forums
  • Identify potential entry points through networking and outreach and work with them to develop proposals/concept notes and activities under the overall strategic guidance of the team leader
  • Identify and conceptualize potential activities that respond appropriately to the current political situation and established program goals and objectives
  • Prepare, present, analyze, and evaluate grant concepts, applications, and grant agreement/award documents to ensure consistency with program priorities, goals, and objectives
  • Develop and finalize multiple grant agreements and other activities on an ongoing basis in a fast-paced and highly changeable environment

Assist in developing technical presentations and other content, rolling assessments, and other planning exercises under the overall guidance of the team leader

  • Assist with responding to internal and external requests for updates on the implementation of the project;
  • Support the commissions and field offices to improve their programming and reporting capacity;
  • Undertake field visits to gather information and results related to the programme;

Communications:

  • Support external communications work of the project by preparing articles, drafting newsletters and other relevant communication materials in coordination with senior management;
  • Advise and support national Communications/PI officer on the communications work (both for internal and external stakeholders);
  • Assist in drafting and preparing official communications of the project (i.e. to government counterparts, external partners and donors).
  • Any other tasks relevant to reporting and communications work.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • 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;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • 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
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Type of Degree: International Development, Social Science, Communications, International Relations or other related fields.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Experience in working in post-conflict context for at least 2 years is preferred; Previous experience in project management.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? 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 September 2021
ICT Specialist / Disaster Recovery Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001495-9259
Open

ICT Specialist / Disaster Recovery

ICT Specialist / Disaster Recovery

International Specialist
Host entity
UNMISS
Country
South Sudan
Location, Country
Juba (SSD)
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 responsible SMU Team Leader, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Maintenance of UN House Data Center and all servers infrastructure from UN House including HP Encloser C7000, HP DL 380 G9 servers, HP 4330/4730/4500/2040 SAN Storage, HP 6600 Switch, HP Virtual Connect and others as required;
  • Coordinate with other units regarding essentials needed for Data center to operate smoothly such as replacing faulty air condition, power supply with backup generator, UPS and networking for connectivity;
  • Maintain VMware Replication between UN House and Tomping for disaster recovery and Business continuity on installed and configured VMware Replication appliance such as HP 2040 SAN Storage for replication;
  • Identify and rectify any replication issues such networking and other errors;
  • Maintenance of all installed and configured VMware Horizon 7.4 VDI infrastructure with its components like Horizon View Administrator, View Composer and SQL database;
  • Provide full range of technical assistance in the area of server operation and administration such as installed, configured and deployed Virtual Infrastructure such as VMware Esxi, vCenter, VDI, Active Directory administration such as set account expiry for user account upon checkout, IP address assignment, DNS and DHCPconfiguration, Internet Proxy settings and SEP antivirus servers/clients update;
  • Monitor and act as required regarding deployment of O365 and windows updates via Microsoft SCCM;
  • Provide 2nd level of support to helpdesk and regional office as required;
  • Perform other related duties as may be required from time to time by FTS Management.
Required degree level
Technical/Vocational diploma
Educational additional comments

Type of Degree: Electronic/Telecommunications Engineering.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the management and deployment of Blade server systems; VDI Infrastructures; Active Directory; IP address assignments; DNS, DHCP, SCCM configurations as per the description of tasks.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other information and telecommunications technology experience
Area of expertise details
  • Good technical knowledge of ICT matters and associated equipment;
  • Basic knowledge of Umoja and iNeed is desirable.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ 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 September 2021
Civil Affairs Reports Officer Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001510-9638
Open

Civil Affairs Reports Officer

Civil Affairs Reports Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNMISS
Country
South Sudan
Location, Country
Juba (SSD)
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 Senior Civil Affairs Officer/Civil Affairs Director, Civil Affairs HQ Information and Analysis Cell Team Leader, or the relevant State Office Team Leader, or periodically their respective designate, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Producing accurate, timely and edited consolidated daily reports based on inputs received from the state and HQ offices or from within a state office. Producing consolidated thematic weekly and monthly reports on the central themes, issues and associated Civil Affairs actions based on inputs received from state and HQ offices, or from within a state office. Reporting to adhere to the key aspects of the UNMISS Civil Affairs mandate, guided by UNSC Resolutions 2304 to assist the protection of civilians and support implementation of peace agreements with emphasis on conflict management including early warning and interventions at the local and state levels;
  • Maintain a mechanism to track use of Result Based Budgeting (RBB) tools and maintenance of the RBB database;
  • Establish and maintain a Civil Affairs Division (CAD) partners/contacts database;
  • Provide of briefings and other analytic reports as required on political developments, peace processes, conflict and insecurity;
  • Working with designated information technology staff to manage Civil Affairs information and produce summary reports;
  • Consolidate for market information received from or produced by a state office(s) and incorporating into a database that produces trends and other summary information;
  • Participate in meetings on behalf of CAD with other UN Agencies, civil society organisations and other partners, both local and international;
  • Liaise with partners to disseminate the UNMISS and CAD mandate;
  • Support the organisation of workshops and other team building activities;
  • Perform and supervise national personnel, governmental or non-governmental counterparts for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;
  • Perform other related tasks as directed by the supervisor, Senior Civil Affairs Officer and/or Director of the Civil Affairs Division.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Conflict management, political science, international relations, public administration, social sciences, anthropology, law, economics or related area;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least minimum three years relevant experience in coordination and liaison with partners and stakeholders;
  • Analytical skills in relation to political, security, social and economic dynamics;
  • Proven report-writing in the official language of the mission without the need of further grammatical editing is mandatory;
  • Knowledge management, archiving and documentation is mandatory;
  • Experience in working in the area of conflict management: prevention, mitigation, resolution is preferred.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Political affairs and political reporting
Area of expertise details
  • Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.) and other IT applications and office technology equipment;
  • Experience working in conflict situations an asset;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Sound security awareness.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ 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 September 2021
Associate Information Analyst Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001555-10602
Open

Associate Information Analyst

Associate Information Analyst

International Specialist
Host entity
UNMISS
Country
South Sudan
Location, Country
Juba (SSD)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
06 October 2021
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 Chief Joint Mission Analysis Centre, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Maintain an understanding of the political, security, social-economic, and humanitarian situation in the Mission area and in the region.
  • Identify emerging issues, trends and dynamics that may have implications on the country and ability of the Mission to fulfil its mandate.
  • Collate, analyze and synthesize information to produce accurate and timely JMAC analytical products and briefings.
  • Deliver oral briefings, present visual presentations, and provide decision making advice to diverse audiences in various forums.
  • Assist in the maintenance and coordination of JMAC tools, including “Priority Information Requirements”.
  • Foster effective working relationship within JMAC and with Mission components, UNCT, and other partners.
  • Participate in fact-finding and other missions to the field.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Degree in Political science, Social Science, International Relations, Intelligence and International Security, Journalism, Humanities, Law or related fields.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

Minimum three (3) years experience working with security and politically related matters.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Political affairs and political reporting
Area of expertise details
  • Advanced computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Power BI, etc.) are required.
  • Familiarity with mapping software (ARC GIS, etc.) is desired.
  • Excellent drafting skills, reporting, analytical and editing skills are required.
  • Good oral briefing skills are required.
  • Previous international experience in sub Saharan Africa is desirable.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ 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: 26 September 2021
Translation/Communication Specialist Nat. Specialist UNDP Sudan
VMAM Code
SDNR000463-10600
Open

Translation/Communication Specialist

Translation/Communication Specialist

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Sudan
Location, Country
Khartoum (SDN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
20 October 2021
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

The Translation Specialist/Communication Associate works in close collaboration with the Strategic Planning Partnership and Communications (SPPC), programme, projects, and operations teams to provide high-quality translation services to the entire CO, as well as some communications support.

Under the direct supervision of the SPPC Coordinator, the position is responsible for the following:

A. Summary of Key Functions:

· Written translation services for UNDP Sudan Country Office.

· Oral interpretation service (Arabic-English and English-Arabic).

· General support for UNDP communications activities.

B. Written Translation services for UNDP Sudan Country Office

· Translate a wide range and variety of documents (including, but not limited to, website content, press releases, newspapers, articles, excerpts from publications, official correspondence, official documents, applicable legislation etc.) from Arabic to English and English to Arabic to ensure a finished product ready for use and dissemination, as required.

· Resolve language and translation related issues (i.e. clarification on ambiguities, technical meaning, etc) in documents, rules, regulations, etc., through consultation with authors and relevant reference material.

· Assist in matters of terminology and style to ensure uniformity and quality of documents produced by the unit.

· Work with counterpart translators within the UNDP/UN family in Sudan from time to time and submit all translated documents for final translation, checking and proof-reading as necessary.

· Liaise with Arabic translation services in the UNDP HQ and the UN HQ offices for communication, as needed.

· Proof-read the Arabic translation work of other translators on UNDP CO related documents, as needed.

· Research specific subjects, including terminological research for incorporation into the Organization's terminology database.

C. Oral interpretation service (Arabic-English and English-Arabic) and assistance

· Interpretation - from Arabic to English and vice versa - at meetings with national interlocutors, federal and state governments, and other external partners in civil society and academia.

· Provide interpretation for key international non-Arabic CO staff.

· Other interpretation tasks as needed within project implementation.

· Attend meetings as part of a team, take notes - whether directly from statements delivered in English and Arabic or from the interpretation - and subsequently use the notes to produce draft summary records.

· Provide oral language support, interpreting and translation services for senior management at public events, as needed.

D. Planning and implementation of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach focusing on:

· Creating, promoting, and disseminating corporate advocacy materials, including for flagship initiatives and publications such as the Human Development Report.

· Supporting bespoke, multi-channel communications campaigns around key UNDP themes and activities.

· Ensuring strong understanding of UNDP’s work in the country through regular national, regional and global media contacts and the provision of newsworthy information to the media, the public, international partners and other audiences.

· Developing and implementing donor visibility campaigns and activities and supporting HQ-driven donor visibility efforts.

· Reporting on the effectiveness of communications activities and outreach, and proposing new innovations and approaches.

· Supporting “One UN” and UNDP-specific activities and programmes, including joint UN information campaigns (UN Day, World AIDS Day, etc.)

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University Degree in languages, translation, marketing, communications, media or related field is desired.

Translator/interpreter diploma from a recognized university is desirable but not a requirement.

Required experience
48 Months
Experience remark

· (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience in translation/ text editing/interpretation; demonstrated proficiency in English/Arabic. Experience in communications, marketing, advocacy and/or media is desired. Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization is required.

· Experience in instant typing while hearing an audio (English/Arabic – Arabic/English).

· Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with fast learning ability. Effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner. Ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Translation and interpretation
Area of expertise details

Translation

Communication

Marketing and advocacy

Media

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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sudan and legal residents in Sudan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 28-09-2021
Software Developer Nat. Specialist UNDP Sudan
VMAM Code
SDNR000464-10601
Open

Software Developer

Software Developer

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Sudan
Location, Country
Khartoum (SDN)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 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 Head of Exploration or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Visual Anthropology Officer will:

o Researching, designing, implementing, and managing exploration software programs.

o Writing and implementing efficient code

o Deploying and training team on software tools.

o Maintain, upkeep, manage, upgrade, and regulate information and data flows of websites and apps.

o Work closely with exploration team members to support the software and data analysis related tasks for exploration products.

o Preparing materials for data communication.

o Desk research, Data collection and information management tasks.

o Help in building Sudan Horizon Scanners software, methodology, community, and virtual space.

o Coordination and facilitation for workshops and training for different exploration products and activities.

o Create and deliver tailored training on software development and data analysis and visualization tools and languages such as SQL, Python, Tableau/PowerBI, and Apache Hadoop.

o Assist in the logistics and administrative aspects of projects assigned by supervisor

o Support other programme related 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

University degree in related fiels and certficates in software development is required.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

· Ability to liaise and communicate with a range of national and international partners;

· Excellent spoken and written communication skills.

· Being comfortable around ambiguity and have a grasp on topics entertaining complexity science and system thinking.

· Previous experience in coordination or program management is an asset.

· Excellent spoken and written communication skills.

· Proven record of working individually and in teams.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? 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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sudan and legal residents in Sudan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 28-09-2021