Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
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
Expert Project Engineer Nat. Expert UNDP Zambia
VMAM Code
ZMBR000249-10681
Open

Expert Project Engineer

Expert Project Engineer

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

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

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

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

Required experience
180 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in construction management or related field;
  • Experience in engineering design, management and reporting using results framework is desirable;
  • Excellent oral and written skills;
  • Excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Have affinity with or interest in UNDP, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Civil engineering and construction supervision
Area of expertise details
  • Demonstrated interest and or experience in construction management and supervision.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 27 September 2021