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Project Support Officer Int. Specialist UNODC Somalia
VMAM Code
SOMR000568-9766
Open

Project Support Officer

Project Support Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNODC
Country
Somalia
Location, Country
Mogadiscio (SOM)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
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 project coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Project Support Officer will assist in the implementation of activities that are carried out under the “GMCP GARS” dealing with maritime crime and criminal justice chain. In particular the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Development, implementation and evaluation of the programme activities under the Global Maritime Crime Programme particularly those related to Maritime Crime, and Criminal justice, including support to prisons holding piracy prisoners transferred from third party states and other criminal justice support delivered in the region and broader prison reform in Somalia, e.g Joint Correction Programme;
  • Support identifying technical assistance needs for capacity building and develop sustainable strategies to reform and strengthen thecapacity of maritime law enforcement and other criminal justice authorities in the region, including on improved detention and transfer activities;
  • Support input on project/programme and/or budget revisions, the preparation and dissemination of costed work plans, terms of references and other related project documentation on maritime crime and detention and transfer;
  • Contribute with substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies;
  • Related to the above task, support monitoring and evaluation activities of the GARS Programme support by developing, participating and supporting evaluation of prison support activities, including compiling and collating information to be submitted to UNODC prison experts and management for further analysis;
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc, relating to maritime crime issues in the region;
  • Provide administrative and substantive support to the regional programme coordinator in view of consultative and other meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing back-ground documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc;
  • Provide administrative action related to the procurement of equipment and services including drafting of TOR for procurements, contracts for consultants, related payment requests, and monitoring and follow-up on such requests in line with UN financial rules and regulations;
  • Support field missions to locations in the region where GMCP carries out programme activities, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc; Perform any other duties as required/assigned.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in justice, or development sectors, or other relevant programmes;
  • Experience in related programming in post-conflict environments and least developed countries is an asset.
  • Experience in criminal justice is an asset, as is experience in martime law
  • Experience project management and programme support in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required. Working knowledge of other United Nations official languages is highly desirable.
  • 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;
  • Sound security awareness;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Criminal law, Legal research, Legal training
Area of expertise details

Justice, law, criminology, international relations, business and administration or other relevant social science area.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, 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: 28 July 2021
Health Policy, Practice and Management Specialist Int. Specialist WHO Rwanda
VMAM Code
RWAR000599-10105
Open

Health Policy, Practice and Management Specialist

Health Policy, Practice and Management Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
WHO
Country
Rwanda
Location, Country
Kigali (RWA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
20 September 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

The Rwanda health priorities are aligned to the global and regional policies and commitments, including Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2030), African Union (AU) Agenda 2063, East African Community Vision 2050, Abuja Declaration (2005), Paris Declaration (2005), the Accra Agenda for Action (2008) and the Busan Declaration (2011). Furthermore, they are also well aligned to the Nation policy documents such as EDPRSIII, Vision 2050 and the current Health Sector Strategic Plan IV.

The mentioned National Health Strategies adhere to the Universal Health Coverage principles (UHC) towards realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All Strategies are designed in anticipation to the epidemiological transition of the country, the increase in population, life expectancy and the expected increase of the health needs of the elderly and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

To this end, WHO is responsible for supporting Rwanda through the Ministry of Health in strengthening the various health system components (policies, resources and management), and ensuring effective governance of the health sector (decentralization, partnership, and aid effectiveness).

Under the direct supervision of WHO Representative and the Health System Strengthening Technical Advisor, the UN Volunteer - Public Health Policy, Practice and Management Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

Policy and research

  • Support the SDG domestication work of WHO Rwanda;
  • Assist with review of the literature on the SDGs and health and development of innovative strategies for accelerated attainment of the health-related SDGs;
  • Contribute to building the capacity of Ministry of Health, partners, WHO Country Office staff etc., on health system strengthening especially in the areas of human resources for health;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of ongoing health-related SDG domestication activities;
  • Contribute to the review and development of a new WHO Rwanda country cooperation strategy;
  • Assist in coordination of WHO’s participation in the delivering as one UN activities including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the UNDAF;
  • Assist with research, generation of evidence, and its use for decision making;
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of the WHO Rwanda biennial plans;
  • Provide public health policy advice and guidance to the WHO Country Office and Ministry of Health as required;
  • Collaborate with and support other WHO Country priority programmes in articulating effective health policies, strategies, and guidelines.

Coordination and partnerships

  • Build partnerships and proactively engage development partners, health stakeholders, Local Government, national and international NGOs, Community Based and other Civil Society Organizations;
  • Support WHO Country Offices work on health governance through strengthening leadership, and coordination roles (Health Sector Working Groups - HSWG, Technical Working Groups - TWGs, Joint Sector reviews, etc.);

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Degree in Medicine, Public health, Health Policy or related field;

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

At least 2-5 years working in Public Health, Policy Formulation and Programme Monitoring and Evaluation; Previous working experience with WHO or another International Organization will be an added advantage;

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Public health
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Planning and Organizing, 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: 29 July 2021
Site Engineer Nat. Specialist UNDP Mozambique
VMAM Code
MOZR000749-10109
Open

Site Engineer

Site Engineer

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Mozambique
Location, Country
Pemba (MOZ)
Language skills
English
Portuguese
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of international senior engineer, National Volunteer Site Civl Engineer will undertake the following tasks:

The main obligation of the youth volunteers is to supervise the construction and the rehabilitation works of stabilization projects in Cabo Delgado Province.

  1. Supervision of Stabilization projects:
  • Assist in assessment processes of the targeted locations in order to identify the needed plan including the procedures, items and equipment. Assist the program team to perform daily supervision tasks needed to properly implement the project and raise relevant issues to senior supervisor.
  • Conduct field visits to the different sites in order to identify issues to be followed by the senior engineers and /or to accomplish daily tasks related to the implementation including providing technical advice to the beneficiaries.
  • Assist in submission of the required Bill of Quantities (BoQs) of the relevant renovation and construction activities in coordination and cooperation with the technical teams from the Government.
  • Participate in pre-bid meetings and respond to queries from pot national bidders if related to BoQs and technical specifications.
  • Participate in Technical Review panels for submitted bids and review all bids against the approved BoQs and technical specifications.
  • Assist in the supervision all locations of building and provide updates, recommendation to UNDP accordingly.
  • Assist in Evaluate, check and verify Contractor’s measurements on Site.
  • Assist in Construction Inspection including inspection of materials, equipment’s to be installed.
  • Assist in checking materials received at construction/renovation sites against damages, missing parts and appropriate ratings; ensuring that the materials/equipment provided by the Contractor meets UNDP requirement and standards.
  • Assist in checking construction progress/ completion and the corresponding payments.
  • Assist in Maintaining project construction/rehabilitation records and issue correspondence, certificates, notices and instructions on behalf of UNDP to the contractor as may be required by the provisions of the construction contract documents.
  • Assist the projecr team in preparing daily and progress reports;
  • Follow up on different materials testing and relevant approvals in case needed;
  • Inspection of submitted materials, and follow up on the approval process till finalized;
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Technical assistance for the UNDP stabilization Program in Pemba.
  • Participate in the assessment processes of the targeted locations in order to identify the needed plan including the procedures, items and equipment.
  • Participate in preparing the required tender documents including Bill of Quantities (BoQs), drawings, scope of work, specific conditions and specifications of the relevant renovation and construction activities.
  • Assist in responding to queries arise from procurement unit and review committees related to BoQs and technical specifications.
  • Participate in pre-bid meetings and assist in responding to queries from pot national bidders if related to BoQs and technical specifications.
  • Participate in Technical Review panels for submitted bids and review all bids against the approved BoQs and technical specifications.
  • Assist in supervise all locations of building and provide updates, recommendation to UNDP
  • participate in checking materials received at construction/renovation sites
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Civil engineer or architect

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience Civil / Arch engineering or architecture is required
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Knowledge of Emakua and/or Shimakonde
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other engineering and construction related experience
Area of expertise details
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
Driving license
Competencies values
Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, 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: 29 July 2021
Regional Electoral Officer Int. Specialist AMI Iraq
VMAM Code
IRQR000380-9205
Open

Regional Electoral Officer

Regional Electoral Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
AMI
Country
Iraq
Location, Country
Baghdad, Basrah, Mosul, Erbil (IRQ)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
8 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 delegated authority, the Regional Electoral Operations Advisor will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support the Regional Operations Advisor (ROA) by ensuring the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) implement operational plans;
  • Provide advice to the IHEC Governorate Election Offices on all electoral operational activities.
  • Support the development and capacity building of the IHEC Governorate Elections Offices (GEOs);
  • Establish and maintain professional and productive partnerships with the IHEC GEOs ;
  • Establish effective communication mechanisms with the national officers embedded with the IHEC GEOs;
  • Provide regular reports to the ROA about the GEO’s progress in operational preparations for elections;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • A first-level university degree, in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Public Administration, or a related field.
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in electoral assistance; supervising, implementing, supporting or advising on Field and Operations processes is required;

  • Experience in developing countries is required, and experience in post-conflict situations is desirable;

  • Experience providing services to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is an advantage;

  • Knowledge of UN rules, regulations, policies and procedures an asset;

  • Previous experience of managing a team of different backgrounds and the ability to manage and coordinate complex projects is desirable;

  • Have affinity with or interest in UNAMI’s mandate, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development and the UN system.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Election support activities, Election management
Area of expertise details

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point;

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, 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: 31 July 2021
Administrative Assistant Nat. Specialist WHO Egypt
VMAM Code
EGYR000952-10123
Open

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Regional Adviser, Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI), UHC/Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (UHC/NMH) the UNV will:
• Provide full administrative support including drafting, reviewing and dispatching of correspondence, reports, documents, etc.
• Receive, screen and log all incoming correspondence, search for information and attach background, provide unofficial translation, if needed.
• Follow up on the implementation of programme activities and ensure timely submission of unit’s contributions, inform and remind professional staff in the unit of deadlines, provide supporting material as appropriate.
• Provide full administrative support to the unit’s meetings, draft rationale and cost, compile and process all necessary documentation and liaise with participants.
• Carry out the function of project administrator, monitoring availability of funds and financial expenditures according to the approved workplan, and coordinating with country offices on the implementation of the workplan related to the concerned programme.
• Perform other requested administrative functions related to running the administrative work of the unit.
• Coordinate with other units to finalize and complete administrative tasks where needed.
• Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Education: University degree in business administration, social sciences or related field

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark

• Experience: At least five years’ progressive administrative experience, and relevant experience in the UN system is an asset.
• 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;

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Administration and administrative assistance, Development programme/project administration, Other finance, economics and administration related experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Communication, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, 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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Egypt and legal residents in Egypt with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 31-07-2021
Human Rights Officer Int. Specialist AMI Iraq
VMAM Code
IRQR000404-10124
Open

Human Rights Officer

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
AMI
Country
Iraq
Location, Country
Baghdad (IRQ)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
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 overall supervision of the Chief, UNAMI Human Rights Office or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the International UN Volunteer Human Rights Officer will:

  • Conduct proactive outreach and relationship-building through individual meetings and focus groups with demonstrators and activists of different ages and genders; members of organizing committees; representatives of political and civil society organizations involved in the protests as well activists with no such affiliation; journalists, doctors and others actively involved in either participating in demonstrations or promoting the goals of the protesters particularly through social media;
  • Conduct human rights monitoring interviews with victims of arbitrary and incommunicado detention, abduction, torture and enforced disappearance;
  • Undertake monitoring visits to places of detention;
  • Proactively monitor all forms of traditional and new media, including social media, in order to monitor threats and intimidation against those participating in or supporting protests;
  • Through individual and group meetings with community leaders, victims’ representatives and civil society organizations develop and deepen existing information gathering networks within the communities affected by disappearances;
  • Support OHCHR/UNAMI engagement with relevant United Nations Treaty Body mechanisms and Special Procedures mandate holders, including facilitating the submission of Urgent Appeals and Urgent Actions on behalf of victims of arbitrary detention, enforced disappearances and torture;
  • Engage with government and non-governmental organizations to support the submission of state reports and stakeholder reports to UN human rights mechanisms and treaty bodies dealing with torture and enforced disappearance
  • Draft, review as appropriate, and ensure timely delivery of a variety of reports, briefings, analysis and other types of communications in compliance with established standards;
  • Ensure the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into an established database in compliance with established standards;
  • Performs other duties as required.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

*An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in human rights, law, political science, international relations, social sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with relevant training and/professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

*At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in the fields of human rights protection, international humanitarian law, or other relevant field is required; experience of conducting human rights interviews with vulnerable victims is desirable. Experience of OHCHR methodologies on human rights monitoring reporting and investigation is desirable;

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including civil society organizations, grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Experience of working in a conflict or post conflict environment;
  • 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;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Human rights, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
Area of expertise details

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;

Driving license
Competencies values
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: 31 July 2021
UNV Budget Officer Int. Specialist UNISFA Sudan
VMAM Code
SDNR000385-9274
Open

UNV Budget Officer

UNV Budget Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNISFA
Country
Sudan
Location, Country
Abyei (SDN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 July 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 Budget Officer (CFBO), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

- Prepares and submits draft cost estimates for review/finalization by the CFBO;

- Analyses and approves the requirements submitted by the mission’s administrative sections and

substantive offices;

- Manages and prepares the allotments, sub-allotments and redeployment of funds when necessary in

order to ensure that funds are available to carry out the mission’s activities;

- Assist the CBO in the preparation of budget performance reports and other reports as required;

- Liaises with section chiefs, substantive offices and the office of the Head of the Mission to coordinate

on budgetary matters;

- Keeps record of requisition and purchase orders raised by Account Holders;

- Review and monitor budget expenditures;

- Assist CFBO in elaboration of resource agreements;

- Undertake research and provide support to CFBO;

- Monitor budget implementation;

- Completes monthly staffing incumbency reports;

- Produces monthly expenditure reports for distribution to Section Chiefs

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree from accredited university is required, preferably in Finance, Business

Administration, Accounting, Economics, or related field.

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark

At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in budget or finance. Experience in the area of

Budgeting and Financial management systems is required.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other finance, economics and administration related experience
Area of expertise details

Area of Budgeting and Financial management systems.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Integrity
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: 01 August 2021
Project Liaison Officer Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001919-10126
Open

Project Liaison Officer

Project Liaison Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Kenya Country Programme of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), this position is hosted by the Ministry of Devolution and the ASALs of Kenya. The UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Establish a link and act as a liaison between the Ministries of Devolution & ASALs, Water and Irrigation and Environment, the county governments, the UN Country Team and other partners;
  • In liaison with UNEP, the Cabinet Secretary (CS) and all partners establish the team’s work plans and set objectives & performance indicators for achievement of planned results;
  • Promote teamwork and partnerships to facilitate harmonization, integration & linkages;
  • Handle all correspondences under the program;
  • Coordinate all the meetings workshops and travel arrangements for the technical teams;
  • Coordinate personnel in all the counties targeted by the program;
  • Continuously update the CSs, UN Kenya Country Team and other partners on the status progress and workplans of the program;
  • Prepare reports as required and stipulated in the concept note on a rapid water resources assessment in the ASAL counties of Kenya;
  • Provide first level technical assistance in the preparation and executing of the assessment, including support in data collection and data analysis on water resources and water resources management in ASAL counties;
  • Prepare information, communication and outreach products resulting from the project;
  • Facilitate meetings with governors of the targeted counties and follow up on public participation;
  • Provide strategic advice to the UNRC, CS and UNCT and relevant partners on identification and establishment of innovative partnership modalities, exploring new partners (e.g., emerging donors, CSOs, academic institutions, private partnerships and fund mechanisms);
  • Undertakes other tasks as may be requested by UNEP and CS as directly relates to the project.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Water Science, Environment, or Natural Resources; or related discipline

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of five (5) years of professional working experience relating to project or programme management in the water or environmental sector including at least three (3) at the international level is required.

Proven technical skills in the area of Project Management including but not limited to Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Risk Management, Socioeconomic Surveys and Quantitative Data Analysis is desired.

Work experience in managing government water infrastructure projects and conducting rapid assessment of water resources will be an advantage

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme management, Water, sanitation and environmental engineering, Monitoring and evaluation
Area of expertise details

technical skills and experience in project or programme management in the area of water or environmental sector

Monitoring and evaluation skills and experience

Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, 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: 01 August 2021
Youth Peace Officer Nat. Specialist UNDP South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001505-10125
Open

Youth Peace Officer

Youth Peace Officer

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

Under the direct supervision of the PaCC Project Manager, the Youth Peace Officer will undertake the following tasks:

Support the implementation of peace and community cohesion related activities:

  • Support the development ofYouth, Peace and Security (YPS)-related programming in UNDP

  • Coordinate mainstreaming of youth-related perspectives within PaCC overall programming

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    Support a gender-inclusive approach to YPS policy and programming, particularly in relation to young women and the intersection of the YPS and WPS agendas

  • Support to PaCC to ensure the project is responsive to national policies, priorities, and strategic plans on youth

  • Support implementation, monitoring and reporting of youth projects and initiatives within PaCC

  • Support the projects being implemented by PaCC youth partners and support capacity strengthening of youth and youth organisations on YPS and related issues

  • Review implementing partners’ financial and narrative reports

Support conflict analysis, research, assessments, monitoring and evaluation:

  • Conduct YPS context analysis in order to advance UNDP’s YPS-related agenda by regularly reviewing the national, regional, continental and international policies, priorities, strategic plans and developments on youth and produce reports on periodic updates and briefs to inform the PaCC work on youth, peace and security

  • Coordinate and support research, assessments, monitoring and evaluations on youth, peace, and security and other PaCC thematic areas

    Support communication and documentation

  • Coordinate information sharing, exchange and documentation of good practices, tools and approaches on youth, peace and security among youth organizations and other relevant stakeholders

  • Contribute to online and offline campaigns and communication on YPS Agenda for projects within PaCC

  • Support preparation of reports

    Strengthen synergies, partnerships and collaborations on Youth, Peace and Security:

  • Coordinate the development of a collaborative platform to amplify youth voices and advance the YPS agenda

  • Facilitating collaboration and partnership with youth organizations, other organizations working on youth, peace and security andgovernment counterparts

  • Maintain regular communication and coordination with other UN Agencies,youth CSOs, national and state Government counterparts in charge of youth to ensure timely implementation of project activities

  • Participate in different working groups and interagency working groups,

  • Contribute to sub-regional, regional, and inter-agency initiatives related to youth issues.

Other tasks:

  • Support resource mobilization on youth and related issues

  • Perform other duties and tasks as may be assigned

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, international development, conflict studies, public policy or another related field– Master’s degree is an asset.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience onyouth, peace and security, and/or peacebuilding, developmental or humanitarian work.

  • Demonstrated experience in conflict analysis, research, report writing and presentation.

  • Demonstrated experience in working inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, and youth organizations/networks, and authorities at different levels.

  • Demonstrated experience in working and adapting professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; and ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.

  • Strong understanding of the local context and experience and/or interest on youth inclusion.

  • Good oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.

  • Experience and/or familiarity with database management.

  • Experience in supporting knowledge management and learning efforts.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive.

  • Familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.

  • Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms

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

  • Handles confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner

  • Experience with International Organizations and UN is an asset.

  • Demonstrates ability to extract, interpret, analyse data and present it in a comprehensive and reader-friendly way.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Area of expertise details
  • Experience on youth, peace and security, and/or peacebuilding, developmental or humanitarian work.

  • Demonstrated experience in conflict analysis, research, report writing and presentation.

  • Demonstrated experience in working inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, and youth organizations/networks, and authorities at different levels.

  • Demonstrated experience in working and adapting professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; and ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.

  • Strong understanding of the local context and experience and/or interest on youth inclusion.

  • Good oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.

  • Experience and/or familiarity with database management.

  • Experience in supporting knowledge management and learning efforts.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive.

  • Familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.

  • Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms

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

  • Handles confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner

  • Experience with International Organizations and UN is an asset.

  • Demonstrates ability to extract, interpret, analyse data and present it in a comprehensive and reader-friendly way.

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: 01 August 2021
Finance Assistant, UN REDD Secretariat Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001902-9739
Open

Finance Assistant, UN REDD Secretariat

Finance Assistant, UN REDD Secretariat

National Specialist
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
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

Under the direct supervision of the Fund Management Officer and Seniour Programme Assitant , UN-REDD Programme, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide support with regard to the review, analysis and preparation of the project budgets and the revisions (periodic, completion and closure) for the Nature based solution in UMOJA.
  • Assit in tracking additional UN-REDD+ and Nature based solution project funding status on a regular basis.
  • Assist in preparing contractual documents in UMOJA for partners including memos, small scale funding agreements, etc.
  • Create journal adjustments in UMOJA as assigned .
  • Assist in analysing variances between actual expenditures in Business Intelligence and ECC.
  • Maintain excel files for tracking UN-REDD+ , Nature based solutions, Norway/SIDA commitments for vendors , Consultants and ensure there are offset every quarter.
  • Verify accuracy of input data, ensuring consistency of data for UN-REDD+ and nature based solutions.
  • Use UN ERP system to prepare periodic reconciliation of project accounts reports.
  • Review incoming expenditure reports and upon certification by the programme officer, record expenditures in the UN ERP system, prepare payment request.
  • Create Advances for Vendors/ IP and Notify payees on status of payments.
  • Assist with queries on budget, payment and deposit related issues for additional Funding for the Nature based solutions NFL/SIDA and FEL
  • Raise I need tickets for closure of all UN-REDD projects grants and requesting for financial reports.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Undergraduate university degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in business administration or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Certified Public Accountant certificate is an added advantage
  • Over 2 years’ experience in Financial accounting
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Candidates with accounting experience

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
General business management
Area of expertise details

Business Administration or a related field

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, 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: 02 August 2021