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Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Mali
VMAM Code
MLIR000972-8790
Open

Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer

Associate External Relations and Reporting Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Mali
Location, Country
Bamako (MLI)
Language skills
French
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task
  • Keep abreast all developments in operations to prepare appropriate briefings and reports.
  • Prepare periodic reports, i.e. donor updates, internal sitreps, briefing notes for senior managers, and activity-specific reports as required.
  • Prepare funding submissions for donors, and draft any required after-action reports.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the government, NGOs, and UN agencies to ensure cooperation in inter-related activities.
  • Support the UNHCR-led Cluster activities by preparing and distributing minutes, assisting in the organization of meetings; occasionally chairing meetings, and serving as the general secretariat for the relevant Cluster.
  • Support the supervisor in preparation for meetings and missions drafting of talking points.
  • Organize and accompany missions for VIP visitors, delegates to visit refugee sites or the activities of UNHCR implementing partners.
  • If there is no Public Information (PI) focal point in country, serve as PI focal point, contributing to and coordinating press events, interviews, PI missions and other activities related to information dissemination to the general public to promote UNHCR activities.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

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

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

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

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

  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 21-09-2021
UNV Communications Specialist Int. Specialist UNICEF Democratic Republic of Congo
VMAM Code
CODR000881-10540
Open

UNV Communications Specialist

UNV Communications Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Location, Country
Goma (COD)
Language skills
French
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

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

General public communications activities:

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

Advocacy support:

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

Communication support:

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

Children’s engagement support

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

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

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

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or similar field; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

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

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

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

  • Excellent writing skills in French and proven experience in writing for different target audiences;
  • Good level of written and spoken English;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, multi-task and work effectively under pressure and in a proactive manner;
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment;
  • Ability to build and maintain partnerships with UNICEF’s partners (government, implementing partners, private sector, other UN agencies, etc) and excellent working relationships with colleagues across all UNICEF’s sections in the DRC;
  • Willingness to travel within Eastern DRC, often in uncomfortable conditions;
  • Experience of working in emergency settings is an asset.
Driving license
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 21-09-2021
Assistant programme population et développement Nat. Specialist UNFPA Senegal
VMAM Code
SENR000598-9592
Open

Assistant programme population et développement

Assistant programme population et développement

National Specialist
Host entity
UNFPA
Country
Senegal
Location, Country
Dakar (SEN)
Language skills
French
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 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

Sous la supervision générale de la Représentante Résidente et la supervision directe du chargé de l’Unité population et développement, le/la Volontaire des Nations Unies effectuera les tâches suivantes :

  1. Contribution technique et appui programmatique aux activités du volet PD : 50%
    1. Assister le NPO Population Policy Specialist dans la programmation, le suivi, l’évaluation stratégiques des PTAs du volet PD, en facilitant la soumission à temps des WPRs et DAFs de tous les partenaires du volet PD.
    2. Préparer et participer à la revue des documents techniques et apporter sa contribution ;
    3. Apporter un appui technique à l’élaboration des propositions de projet de l’unité PD ;
    4. Préparer les briefings note pour les activités en relation avec population et développement ;
    5. Préparer et participer aux réunions du groupe sectoriel des PTF sur la statistique et produire les PV ;
    6. Préparer et participer aux réunions du comité de pilotage de l’EDS continue ;
    7. Préparer et participer aux réunions de préparation du RGPH 2023 ;
    8. Préparer et participer aux différentes réunions avec les partenaires et produire les PV ;
    9. Préparer les lettres de réponses des courriers adressé à l’unité P&D ;
    10. Contribuer au suivi de la mise en œuvre du plan d’action de la CIPD+25 ;
    11. Contribuer à la préparation des activités de mobilisation des ressources et d’engagement des partenaires.

  1. Contribution aux activités de suivi évaluation, appui opérationnel, plaidoyer/partenariat et communication dans le volet PD : 40%
    1. Contribuer aux activités de planification avec partenaires d’exécution ;
    2. Contribuer au suivi de la mise en œuvre des PTA et à la revue trimestrielle des rapports de progrès des PTAs ;
    3. Préparer les mémos de transmission des demandes d’avance de fonds ;
    4. Exploiter les rapports des partenaires de mise en œuvre pour une documentation des bonnes pratiques ;
    5. Contribuer aux activités de communication en relation avec les autres unités ;
    6. Contribution à la production de Policy Brief pour éclairer les discussions stratégiques nationales avec les principaux décideurs ;
    7. Participer à la production d’articles de presse sur le RGPH 2023 ;
    8. Faire le suivi et documenter les activités des réseaux nationaux sur les questions de population et développement.
    9. Préparer et participer aux activités préparatoires des missions de terrain et ateliers de l’unité population et développement et y prendre part.
    10. Appuyer le renseignement trimestriel de la matrice de planification du bureau.
    11. Assister le NPO PD à bien documenter la performance des IPs du volet PD (DDCH, ANSD, CREFAT, RPPD etc)

  1. Autres : Effectuer toute autre tâche sur demande du superviseur ou du Management :5%
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Être titulaire d’un diplôme supérieur (au moins BAC+2) en statistique, démographie, genre, économie, ou tout autre domaine connexe

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • Expérience professionnelle d’au moins 3 ans dans la gestion de projet de développement et ou de collecte et analyse des données multisectorielles quantitatives et qualitatives.
Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Statistics, Development programme/project administration, Monitoring and evaluation
Area of expertise details
  • Disposer d’une expérience sur les questions de population et développement ;
  • Expérience avérée sur les questions de recensement de population et dans l’analyse de données démographiques ;
  • Expérience dans la gestion et le suivi-évaluation des projets multipartenaires ;
  • Expérience dans la gestion axée sur les résultats et la gestion des performances ;
  • Compétences rédactionnelles avérées.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Pas encore enregistré/e dans la banque de candidats VNU ? Veuillez d’abord enregistrer votre profil sur le site : https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important : Une fois votre compte crée, veillez à compléter toutes les sections de votre profil et le soumettre. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’. Enfin, sélectionnez l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler. * Vous avez déjà un profil dans la banque de candidats VNU ? Veuillez d’abord mettre à jour votre profil sur le site : https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’ pour sélectionner l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler. Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens du Sénégal et les résidents légaux du Sénégal ayant une carte de résident de ce pays, le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. N’oubliez pas de cocher oui pour : « Je voudrais être considéré/e pour le volontariat dans mon pays. » Date limite pour postuler : 22-09-2021 Les candidatures féminines et les personnes vivant avec handicap sont fortement encouragées.
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
Child Protection Specialist Nat. Specialist UNICEF Gambia
VMAM Code
GMBR000048-10550
Open

Child Protection Specialist

Child Protection Specialist

National Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Gambia
Location, Country
Banjul (GMB)
Language skills
English
Wolof
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of PIC manager or his designated mandated representative, the UN Volunteer Child Protection Specialist will fulfill below

  • Support the implementation of the Birth Registration Program
  • Support the consolidation of the case management system installed in two districts and the extension at National Level. This includes organization of trainings using the case management tools and monitoring of implementation
  • Support the implementation of the FGM programming in collaboration with UNFPA
  • Support the implementation of a Safe to Learn program in collaboration with the Education component
  • Support the strengthening of the data collection program
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree in social sciences or related field

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark
  • Professional work experience in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Five years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language. Fluency in the national language of the duty station an asset.
  • 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;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point 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;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Wolof(Optional), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration, Social inclusion, Human rights
Area of expertise details

interest promoting child rights,

Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Vision, 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 This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Gambia and legal residents in Gambia 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: 23-09-2021 Applications from women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
Analyste chargé/e de l’Unité Financière d’Appui en Gestion Financière des Programmes (PMSU) Int. Specialist UNWomen Mali
VMAM Code
MLIR001044-10624
Open

Analyste chargé/e de l’Unité Financière d’Appui en Gestion Financière des Programmes (PMSU)

Analyste chargé/e de l’Unité Financière d’Appui en Gestion Financière des Programmes (PMSU)

International Specialist
Host entity
UNWomen
Country
Mali
Location, Country
Bamako (MLI)
Language skills
French
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

Sous la supervision directe de la Deputy Resident Representative, le/la Volontaire des Nations Unies effectuera les tâches suivantes :

  1. Gestion financière des programmes/des projets, recouvrement des coûts en soutien aux coordonnateurs de programmes et projets
  2. Mise en œuvre des procédures NIM
  3. Contribution à la préparation des budgets des projets et programmes
  4. Renforcement des capacités des partenaires d’exécution et au partage des connaissances
  5. Appui /conseils à la supervision et à la coordination budgétaires des programmes

  • Analyser le suivi financier en appui aux Coordonnateurs des Programmes :
    1. Vérifier la fiabilité des données financières des projets enregistrées dans les rapports financiers
    2. Suivre la gestion des ressources financières des projets suivant les directives établies par le Bureau du Mali et le siège ;
    3. Conseiller sur les allocations des budgets des programmes, appuyer les révisions budgétaires ;
    4. Contrôler la mise à jour des états de recouvrement des charges sur les programmes et projets et s'assurer que cela est en lien avec la politique de recouvrement des couts du bureau ;
    5. Contrôler à posteriori la conformité des demandes de paiement direct et d'avance de fonds aux partenaires d’exécution en lien avec les manuels et procédures en vigueur ;
    6. Contribuer à la préparation de la revue du Programme pays.

  • Apporter l’appui nécessaire aux partenaires d’exécution des organisations de la société civile et aux partenaires gouvernementaux dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre des projets et programmes :

  • Appuyer la mise en œuvre au niveau des partenaires d’une organisation comptable conforme aux règles de gestion de ONU Femmes ;

  • S’assurer que les dépenses effectuées par les partenaires d’exécution sont conformes aux procédures de gestion de ONU Femmes ;
  • Conduire des formations régulières sur le rapportage financier (FACE Form) à l’endroit des partenaires d’exécution et mettre à leur disposition les outils nécessaires ;

  • Assurer que les partenaires d’exécution et le Bureau d’ONU Femmes disposent d’un système de classement harmonisé des pièces justificatives ;

  • Assurer que les copies des pièces justificatives des dépenses réglées en paiement direct, sont communiquées et disponibles auprès des partenaires d’exécution ;

  • Appuyer la réalisation des audits NEX pour qu’ils sont certifiés conformes et accompagner l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre des plans de renforcement de capacité des partenaires d’implémentation, s’assurer que les plans de mise sont disponibles aux niveaux des partenaires d’exécution (IPs) et faire un suivi de leur mise en œuvre.

  • Appuyer le suivi de la mise en œuvre des recommandations des audits

  • Tenir des tableaux de bord et préparer les rapports mandataires sur les ressources du Programme pays et les analyser (ressources centrales du Programme, fonds administrés, autres fonds mobilisés par le Bureau, etc.) à partir des rapports, informations fournies par les unités concernées :

  1. Les outstanding avances ;
  2. Le taux de delivery du Programme ;
  3. Le suivi des recommandations des audits NEX
  4. Le suivi des rapports d’exécution financière globale par composante

  1. Les rapports financiers à soumettre aux bailleurs ;

  1. L’exactitude des dépenses inscrites sur ces rapports y inclus ceux reçus sur papier.

  • Etre le point focal de ONU Femmes dans le cadre du processus HACT (Approche harmonisée du transfert d’espèces) :

  1. Assurer la participation de ONU Femmes aux différentes rencontres inter-agences ;
  2. Assurer l’élaboration et l’exécution/suivi du plan d’assurance institutionnelle d’ONU Femmes ;
  3. Appuyer la réalisation des vérifications ponctuelles et autres activités d’assurance si applicable ;
  4. Conduire les activités d’évaluation des capacités des potentiels/actuels partenaires d’exécution ;
  5. Conduire les vérifications des pièces justificatives transmises par les partenaires d’exécution dans les délai impartis en collaboration avec les assistant-e-s de programmes ;
  • Contrôler la certification les révisions budgétaires réalisées par les Coordinateurs de Programme en assurant le respect des niveaux d'engagement établis dans le cadre de la planification financière et aviser la Direction des erreurs et dépassements des budgets ;

  • Corriger les exceptions du tableau de bord de suivi financier (Dashboard Finance), relatives aux projets sous NEX, les déficits sur les projets en frais partagés et en faire le suivi ;

  • Analyser l'impact des dépenses sur la planification de l'ensemble des ressources, détecter les problèmes de taux d'exécution facilitant la prise de décision et conseiller la Direction sur les actions nécessaires ;

  • Etre Point focal pour le suivi des contributions au niveau du Programme en collaboration avec l’unité M&E ;

  • Participer à la préparation du budget administratif du Bureau (sur financement des ressources régulières et extra-budgétaires) en fournissant des analyses de coût, des projections de dépenses, des revenus sur ressources mobilisées et toute autre donnée liée à cet exercice ;

  • Renforcer les capacités des Coordinateurs et des Assistant(e)s au programme dans la gestion financière des projets et programmes, notamment en matière d'utilisation optimale d'Atlas, et veiller à leur maitrise du suivi budgétaire ;

  • Participer activement aux réseaux de connaissances et d'échanges de ONU Femmes sur les questions de gestion financière des projets et partager l'information avec les collaborateurs et partenaires,
  • Exécuter toute autre activité demandée par le Superviseur.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Diplôme universitaire (Maitrise) en Economie ou un diplôme professionnel en Comptabilité, en Finance ou tout autre diplôme reconnu équivalent.

Required experience
48 Months
Experience remark

4 ans d’expérience professionnelle dans l’appui aux activités relatives aux programmes idéalement dans le cadre des Nations Unies ou d’ONG internationales.
Parfaite maîtrise des applications informatiques Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Une expérience avérée dans les processus d’évaluation et de renforcement de capacités des partenaires d’exécution de la société civile et du Gouvernement.
Une expérience avec le Système des Nations Unies et la connaissance du progiciel de gestion ATLAS sont un atout.

Exigences requises pour l’utilisation de l’outil informatique :

• Aisance dans l'utilisation d'ordinateurs et de logiciels de bureautique (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) et internet.

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Finance, accounting and audit
Area of expertise details
  1. Gestion financière des programmes/des projets, recouvrement des coûts en soutien aux coordonnateurs de programmes et projets
  2. Mise en œuvre des procédures NIM
  3. Contribution à la préparation des budgets des projets et programmes
  4. Renforcement des capacités des partenaires d’exécution et au partage des connaissances
  5. Appui /conseils à la supervision et à la coordination budgétaires des programmes
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 26-09-2021
Spécialiste en Communication/Média Int. Specialist WHO Guinea
VMAM Code
GINR000151-10654
Open

Spécialiste en Communication/Média

Spécialiste en Communication/Média

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

Sous la supervision directe du Responsable chargé des relations extérieures le/la Volontaire des Nations Unies effectuera les tâches suivantes :

  • Elaborer et mettre en œuvre un plan de communication qui comprend un calendrier des principaux produits de communication,
  • Identifier les moyens de communication les plus adaptés pour une plus large diffusion de l’information et la promotion des activités de l’OMS
  • Appuyer la conception et la mise en œuvre de différents outils et supports de communication permettant d’améliorer la visibilité de l’OMS et ses partenaires (vidéo, photo, notes d’information, réseaux sociaux) ;
  • Rédiger des communiqués de presse, des histoires d’impact, des messages sur les médias sociaux et d’autres documents de communication sur des événements importants au niveau Pays pour diffusion sur les sites Web du bureau pays
  • Préparer des produits et des déclarations de communication et de plaidoyer qui seront utilisés par l’équipe de mobilisation des ressources pour convaincre et encourager les donateurs à financer rapidement la réponse globale du secteur de la santé,
  • Prendre des photos d’événements importants, du personnel et du travail de l’OMS sur le terrain pour les publier sur les plateformes de médias sociaux et les sites Web de l’OMS
  • Appuyer le responsable des relations extérieure dans l’élaboration des notes d’information, propositions des projets et le rapportage,
  • Rédiger et réviser les articles et les publications produits par les différents programmes en anglais et en français,
  • Développer les différents matériels de visibilité pour chaque programme,
  • Appuyer l’équipe de communication du bureau dans l’organisation des évènements organisés par OMS
  • Collaborer avec tous les acteurs concernés, y compris le groupe de la santé, les bureaux régionaux et extérieurs, d’autres départements de l’OMS, les organismes des Nations Unies et d’autres partenaires pour identifier et créer des opportunités de communication et préparer des campagnes de communication sur des sujets spécifiques en concertation avec le responsable de la communication du bureau,
  • Effectuer toute autre tâche liée aux communications, selon les besoins du superviseur fonctionnel.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master en: Communication, journalisme, relations internationales, lettres, sciences humaines ou sociales ou équivalent.

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark

Au moins 5 ans d’expérience professionnelle en matière de communication institutionnelle.

Maîtrise des logiciels informatiques : Microsoft Word, Excel et certains logiciels de base de données et l’Infographie.

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Other information and telecommunications technology experience
Area of expertise details

Communication

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Leadership, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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’ 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: 26-09-2021