Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Associate Project Control Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001537-10143
Open

Associate Project Control Officer

Associate Project Control Officer

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

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

  • Participate in the annual assessment and planning cycle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Undertake missions within the geographical area of responsibility.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Contact partners for project related matters.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

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

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

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

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

  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;

  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;

  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

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

    Sound security awareness;

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

Driving license
Competencies values
Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 04 August 2021
Associate Project Control Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001538-10144
Open

Associate Project Control Officer

Associate Project Control Officer

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

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

  • Participate in the annual assessment and planning cycle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Undertake missions within the geographical area of responsibility.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Contact partners for project related matters.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

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

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

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

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

  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;

  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;

  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

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

    Sound security awareness;

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

Driving license
Competencies values
Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 04 August 2021
Associate External Relations Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001539-10201
Open

Associate External Relations Officer

Associate External Relations Officer

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

Under the direct supervision of the Communication Officer the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Keep abreast all developments in operations to prepare appropriate briefings and reports.

  • Prepare periodic reports, i.e. donor updates, internal sitreps, briefing notes for senior managers, and activity-specific reports as required.

  • Prepare funding submissions for donors, and draft any required after-action reports.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the government, NGOs, and UN agencies to ensure cooperation in inter-related activities.

  • Support the Representative such as drafting memos, talking points and meeting notes, organising and scheduling meetings, maintaining accurate records, and preparing communications on the Representative’s behalf.

  • Organize and accompany missions for VIP visitors, delegates to visit refugee sites or the activities of UNHCR implementing partners.

  • If there is no Public Information (PI) focal point in country, serve as PI focal point, contributing to and coordinating press events, interviews, PI missions and other activities related to information dissemination to the general public to promote UNHCR activities.

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
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

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

Required experience
2 Months
Experience remark

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

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Other communications related experience, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
Area of expertise details
  • Experience in a field related to external relations, communications, media relations or reporting.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
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’ 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: 12 August 2021
Associate Information Management Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001540-10202
Open

Associate Information Management Officer

Associate Information Management Officer

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

Under the direct supervision of Associate Data Management Officer with focus on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Spoteneous Refugee Return (SRR) the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in the recruitment and training ofdata collectors and data entry personnel, if requested

  • Supporting data collection for spontaneous refugee return (SRR) monitoring and IDP movement through designing data collection tools, supervising data collection and performing data quality check.

  • Performing data analysis/visualization for SRR and IDP and develop the needed IM products.

  • Responding to report requests from UNHCR units and partners regrading SRR and IDPs.

  • Participating in internal/external SRR and IDP meetings and presentations.

  • Participate in IM coordination activities with partners such as cross-border and IMWG meetings.

  • Acting a data/information visualization and GIS focal point and support different units with standard and ad-hoc infographics and maps in addition to building capacities in this regard.

  • Design and develop questionnaire in Kobo and train data collectors on use of data collection methodologies, tools and techniques

  • Provide technical support related to Spontaneous Refugee Returnees to SO, FO’s and FU’s in South Sudan.

  • Conduct the verification/screening of PSNs in Collective Sites/IDP Camps in SO’s, FO’s and FU’s in South Sudan

  • Support the design and deployment of CBI Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) tool as part of support to both Livelihoods and Community Based Protection (CBP) team.

  • Consolidate and analyse the Quarterly direct implementation and partners datasets including reports generation for all the field offices and country level consolidation.

  • Support the verification and return/relocation of IDPs Protection of Civilian Site (POCs) to various destinations in the country

  • Consolidated, designed and maintained datasets for IDP returns/relocations request from all the field offices and Juba and publish dashboard on a monthly basis.

  • Developed a one pager dashboard for IDP statistics in the country on a monthly basis.

  • Supported IDP unit in compilation of midyear statistics.

  • Design and develop various maps/dashboard using ArcGIS, PowerBI and Advance Excel

  • Participate actively in the various Solutions Working Groups meetings to discuss returns.

  • Represented the IDP unit in the IDP displacement tracking led by OCHA and in Information Management Working Group.

  • Generated maps and conducts frequent updates such as IDP returnee’s location, IDP statistics in the country, IDP operation presence as well as UNHCR offices including pillar IV implementing partners.

  • Support partners with the installation of Kobo collect on tablets and uploaded with Protection Monitoring Tools and PSNs verification and screening tools.

  • Provide support and guidance to partners on how to use the protection cluster 5Ws Kobo tool and consolidated datasets on a monthly basis.

  • Assisit with drafting of country/operation-specific Information Management Strategy and define operational and funding requirements for the implementation of the strategy.

  • Support the promotion of data and information sharing within the humanitarian community as well as the adoption of global data standards, and where appropriate, the establishment of country-specific common data standards.

  • Identify and obtain the needed data and information elements required to produce standardized information products and design and manage respective data/information collection plans for baseline and context-specific data.

  • Assist or maintain effective linkage to cluster coordination processes;

  • Undertake field missions and support field offices as deemed necessary by the senior management.

  • Build the Information Management Capacity of national and local government, partners and civil society to assume their responsibilities vis-à-vis all persons of concern through training on operations data management and Information Management, mainstreaming and related activities.

  • In South Sudan humanitarian cluster system, contribute to protection information management through provision of disaggregated data on populations of concerns and their problems through collection and dissemination of relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery and provide technical advice where necessary.

  • Other duties as required.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Information technology, demography, statistics, social sciences or any related area.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

Minimum of 2-3, in very exceptional cases 4 years of relevant experience in international organizations of which two must be in the field

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Software and applications development and analysis
Area of expertise details

Experience with relevant software such as: ArcGIS, Mapinfo, SPSS, EpiInfo6, HTML, PHP, ASP, Java, Ms Access, SQL, progress) is desirable.

Free text to add other skills/experience and qualifications.

  • Knowledge of the UN system and the humanitarian community

  • Knowledge of protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators

  • Successful participation in the Operational Data management Learning Programme is desirable or related cources

  • Proven skill to analyse statistical information

  • Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures.

  • Ability to translate planning-specifications into technical briefs for data capture and analysis, and vice versa.

  • Ability to compile and holistically analyse diverse datasets.

  • Experience with handling confidential data.

  • Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies.

  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.

  • Successful participation in the Operational Data management Learning Programme is desirable.

  • Experience in web design and software development is an asset.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 12 August 2021