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ICT in Education Curriculum Specialist Int. Specialist UNESCO Samoa
VMAM Code
WSMR000029-9021
Open

ICT in Education Curriculum Specialist

ICT in Education Curriculum Specialist

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

Development of the learning management platform and deployment of a learning management system:

  • Collaborate with the LMS Administrator and MESC curriculum division in populating the LMS system for Samoa using e.g. Moodle with content
  • Undertake a need assessment inquiry to support development of content and training that are demand responsive.
  • Identify knowledge gaps of staff in the effective implementation of the learning management system and support capacity development through appropriate training programmess.
  • Provide technical support in maintaining content within the learning management system by creating and uploading modules and courses, granting access and role-based user permissions, updating course content, and running reports.
  • Develop and publish course templates for reuse by educators in designing courses for online and blended learning delivery.
  • Support subject matter experts in the design and creating of learning materials and maintenance processes.
  • Periodically Monitor the quality of courses hosted on the learning management system with time-bound reviews/audit of course status, and coordination to eliminate duplication, conflicting or redundant content.
  • Create and Manage community/discussion forum/ social media feed system within the learning management system including functionality, appearance, tabs, and settings.
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for process and quality improvements, provide feedback on usage, defects, and suggest enhancements.
  • Seek and promote collaborative partnerships to meet training needs and opportunities for the professional development of teachers and in MESC and education sector.
  • Analyze data and recommend solutions to utilize the LMS to deliver, track training and measure performance of users.
  • Create and update resources to train and support learners on how to use the technology for online and professional development.

User Management:

  • Work with subject matter experts, provide design support in developing online course materials to facilitate learning.

Course Management:

  • Publish and archive online or blended learning solutions.
  • Assigns training curricula for professional development of educators
  • Work with the Information Technology and Curriculum department of MESC to develop relevant learning outcomes and corresponding modes of delivery
  • Analyze reporting data and recommend strategic direction for MESC and education sector, or others, as appropriate.
  • Create and manage the overall course structure and sets up courses based on specifications from the curriculum staff.
  • Manage tracking of course revisions and history.
  • Build online assessments and evaluations in the learning management system for courses.

Troubleshooting:

  • Work with the curriculum staff to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to accessing the learning management system and course content, in particular for persons with disabilities.

Training of trainers for teachers, key personnel nominated by education sector and the librarians:

  • Together with the LMS Administrator, conduct basic training in using digital technologies for education for 100 students with disabilities
  • Conduct capacity development training for trainers of teachers, teachers, and MESC curriculum division staff, NUS nominated staff and others from the education sector on the preparation and delivery of online content and e-assessment of learners.
  • Conduct training of trainers in designing and delivering online courses using Moodle LMS
  • Together with the LMS Administrator, support training of 100 teachers from 20 schools to use assistive technologies for ensuring inclusion of the students with disabilities.
Required degree level
Doctoral degree
Educational additional comments

Education:

  • Advanced degree (a Masters’ or a PhD) in instructional design, educational design, ICT in education technologies, education pedagogies, or other related fields.
Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark

Experience:

  • Over five years’ work experience in instruction design/ LMS:
    • ICT for education with practical experience in online learning using the Moodle LMS
    • Learning design and/or curriculum development.
    • Teaching or Training Background beneficial and passion for learning

Skills and competencies:

  • Good knowledge of multiple web design technologies, such as HTML, Web 2.0
  • Previous experience in learning management system administration.
  • Good knowledge of online teaching and learning, products and systems requirement.
  • Good knowledge of the LMS and technical competence to curate contents for LMS
  • Ability to develop instructional guidebooks and training manuals
  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and able to exchange information on complex issues;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural environment with external and internal partners;
  • Excellent organization and planning skills, including the ability to organize own work priorities and deadlines. Discretion and maturity of judgement are required;
  • Ability to work under pressure;

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
IT architecture and IT project management
Area of expertise details

Communication and Information Sector and Education Sector.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, 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? 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. The Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) is about USD 2,418.72 and an additional monthly family allowance will be paid for recognized dependents as per the UNV Conditions of Service. Please note that this assignment is in-situ and requires presence in Samoa immediately subject to approval of temporary resident permit/entry permission by the Government of Samoa. IMPORTANT NOTICE Travelers are NOW required to be fully vaccinated before entry into Samoa with any vaccine pre-qualified by the World Health Organization (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, & Janssen). A legitimate vaccine certificate is required for boarding. Fully vaccinated implies completion of the required prescribed doses per vaccine used. All should have completed 2 weeks post vaccination prior to travel. A hard copy must be presented on arrival into Samoa Passengers who haven't been vaccinated or failed to complete required doses of vaccination will be denied boarding. Children under 18 years are exempted from the requirement above. A Negative rtPCR copy test is still required to be taken within 72 hours of departure from originating airport. The lab result must be presented in hard copy on arrival into Samoa. Application deadline: 24th June 2021
Ending Violence against Women Research and Programme Development Officer Int. Specialist UNWomen Thailand
VMAM Code
THAR000440-9792
Open

Ending Violence against Women Research and Programme Development Officer

Ending Violence against Women Research and Programme Development Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNWomen
Country
Thailand
Location, Country
Bangkok (THA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 30 June 2022
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of EVAW Regional Programme Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Ending Violence against Women Research and Programme Development Officer will:

The purpose of this assignment is to support the Ending Violence against Women unit in the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and Pacific through research; drafting proposals, concept notes for activities, briefs and presentations; monitoring and reporting on progress; as well as support the implementation of the EVAW programming and technical support to country offices in the region.

Research, Knowledge Management and Documentation:

    • Assist in preparation of knowledge resources, communications and background material for internal and external use, including concept notes and fact sheets on thematic issues;
    • Support planning, coordination and monitoring of research and training materials such as the costs to business studies, training materials for prosecutors and the adaptation of prevention and monitoring guidance (coordination, planning and technical inputs and review) (implemented by specialists on contract);
    • Support, review, contribute to, and edit research and knowledge products such as narrative reports, research reports, evaluation reports etc. for projects on Ending Violence against Women supported by the ROAP EVAW team;
    • Collate and organize knowledge resources, including for purposes of project filing and record keeping, and facilitate dissemination of knowledge resources (for instance through the organisation of webinars);
    • Provide support to resource mobilization efforts with the drafting of concept notes, briefings notes, talking points and other documents as needed;

  • Project planning, implementation and monitoring:
  • Support prevention efforts in the region, sharing resources and guidance, coordination, planning and support to countries, with regular coordination with HQ;
  • Support the implementation of the Stepping Up project and other EVAW programming, including organisation of meetings and events, support to country offices and coordination with UN Women partners such as ASEAN (emails, calls, concept notes, terms of reference, PowerPoints, talking points and briefing notes, technical review, coordination, planning, organisation of meetings and events);
  • Draft presentations, meeting minutes, and briefs for and from workshops, meetings and consultations with stakeholders;
  • Support monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the Stepping Up and other EVAW programming (regional component, and in Viet Nam);
  • Support coordination among countries in the region on EVAW work- including Spotlight countries- and organize dialogues based on country interest.

Use of project-level monitoring tools to track progress and inform unit reporting throughout the year.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master’s degree in the field of international development, gender studies, social science or other related area.

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in research and programme development on gender equality and violence against women.
  • Experience working on ending violence against women is an advantage.
  • Experience with proposal writing, donor reporting and resource mobilisation is an asset.
  • Experience working on or in the Asia-Pacific region is an asset.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Gender equality and the advancement of women
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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. Application deadline: 24 June 2021
UNV Programme Support Officer- Women’s Economic Empowerment Nat. Specialist UNWomen Bangladesh
VMAM Code
BGDR000635-9880
Open

UNV Programme Support Officer- Women’s Economic Empowerment

UNV Programme Support Officer- Women’s Economic Empowerment

National Specialist
Host entity
UNWomen
Country
Bangladesh
Location, Country
Dhaka (BGD)
Language skills
English
Bengali
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

The UNV will work under the direct supervision of Programme Coordinator – WING, UN Women Bangladesh, in close consultation with the WING Programme team at UN Women and partner UN agencies: UNDP and UNCDF:

  • Provide knowledge management support to the WING team.
  • Provide inputs to policy briefs, letters, reports and briefing papers for WING.
  • Provide inputs to various tasks such as workshops, research, guidelines, strategies, analyses, and publications.
  • Maintain liaison with and assist in onboarding of private sector enterprises, business associations, local government and other stakeholders for WING.
  • Provide inputs to development of training or capacity building materials for WING.
  • Prepare briefing notes and speaking points, stories, reports, feature articles, etc.
  • Support for the development and dissemination of knowledge products and communications products.
  • Translate and/or review translation of required key programme-related documents, and knowledge products from English to Bangla, and from Bangla to English
  • Maintain database of projects-related documentation on the shared platforms
  • Organize and coordinate events and campaigns through organization of media and events.
  • Support WING team in the conceptualization, organization and coordination of key advocacy / awareness raising events and trainings / capacity development workshops in close cooperation with the programme staff.
  • Work closely with the communications analyst to enhance the visibility of BCO’s efforts on WING through social media and digital platforms.
  • Provide inputs to development of ToRs, concept notes, MoUs and budgets.
  • Participate at internal and external meetings as required and prepare minutes, including preparation of background documents for the meetings.
  • Communicate requirements with consultants, consulting firms and vendors.
  • Conduct field visits as required, especially in WING project districts i.e. Manikganj, Thakurgaon, Jashore, Cox’s Bazar, and Kurigram.
  • Perform other duties as may be directed by the supervisor and other team members as and when required.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Development Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Public Administration, Social Work, Public Policy and Governance, Related Social Science or Business Discipline.

A recognized Bachelor’s degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • 02- 05 years of experiences required in relevant development field, especially in Women’s Economic Empowerment, private sector development or local economic development.
  • Experience is Programme and Knowledge management support (mid-level experience).
  • Experiences in Communications would be considered as an added advantage.
  • Excellent Communication and Presentation skills.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly of MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Bengali(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Knowledge management, archiving and documentation, Other communications related experience, Gender equality and the advancement of women
Area of expertise details
  • Organized and efficient in preparing and managing project documents.
  • Accomplished writing skills (English) with experience in writing briefing notes and speeches, stories, reports, feature articles and content for the media and programmetic purpose.
  • Translate and/or review translation of required key programme-related documents.
  • Organization of different events( meetings, workshsops etc.)
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
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 UN National Volunteer Specialist assignment, therefore only nationals of (Bangladesh) and legal residents in (Bangladesh) with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
Project Manager Nat. Specialist UNDP China
VMAM Code
CHNR000161-9231
Open

Project Manager

Project Manager

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
China
Location, Country
Beijing, Taipei, Jinan, Kunming, Hefei, Chongzuo, Nanning (CHN)
Language skills
English
Chinese
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 overall supervision of UNDP and CICETE, as well as the direct supervision of the National Project Director of Project Management Office (PMO) for Neixiang Project, the National UN volunteer’s (NUNV) work will mainly focus on the local implementation of a poverty reduction and sustainable development demonstration project in impoverished area, and support projects relevant to rural capacity building. She/he oversees the advocating and mainstreaming of SDGs in local policy-making and implementation. The job involves maintaining constructive relationships with local partners in Henan, goverenments, private sector, civil society organizations, other UN agencies, and donors, coordinating related issues to ensure smooth and high-quality project delivery.

Specifically, the NUNV is expected to perform the following functions:

  • Guiding the project implementation
  • Oversee the project activity planning and implementation and ensure the planned activities delivered at timely manner with high quality
  • Support and quality assure implementing partners to complete formal management, implementation, and other related regulations.
  • Report to CICETE and UNDP on any irregularity of implementation in a timely manner.

  • Project Monitoring
  • Monitor and record project activities, output, impact qualitatively and quantitatively, as well as related risks with special attention to involvement of low-income families and women).
  • Complete project progress report, monthly, quarterly and annually to CICETE and UNDP both in Chinese and English.
  • Attend project implementation assessment meeting
  • Monitor the whole implementing process and make adjustment and provide solution to ensure the delivery rate of the project.

  • Case Summary
  • Provide relevant cases of poverty alleviation work (at least monthly)
  • Provide case report, including helpful experience summary, problem analysis, policy advocacy (at least one report per year)

  • Partnership management

Maintain sound relationship with various stakeholders, including but not limited to UNDP, CICETE, governments at all levels, local project implementation agencies, cooperation units, domestic and foreign experts, audit and assessment agencies.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor degree or above, major in relevant subjects, such as rural development, economic management, public management, social work, etc.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

Professional experience:

· At least three years of working experience in program management in rural China

· Previous community work experience with CSOs, NGOs in China would be an asset

· Previous experience in/with the UN, including solid knowledge of UN/UNDP programme and operations, policies and procedures an asset.

Qualification:

  • Knowledge and understanding of China rural cultures and able to perform efficiently and professionally in local government office
  • Possess volunteer spirit and passion
  • Strong communication and coordination skills
  • Good health condition and able to adapt to the difficult conditions in less developped areas

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chinese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Other development programme/project experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management, 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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of China and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Please note that international travel to the duty station is not covered by UNV. Application deadline: 20 April 2021
WASH officer (Hygiene) Nat. Specialist UNICEF Indonesia
VMAM Code
IDNR000188-9407
Open

WASH officer (Hygiene)

WASH officer (Hygiene)

National Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Indonesia
Location, Country
Jakarta (IDN)
Language skills
Indonesian
English
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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of WASH Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV WASH officer will work with a team of experts to addresses challenges in achieving WASH universal access through the following main components:

  • Support the coordination of the Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap (PPP-HWWS) through regular bi-weekly meetings involving the Steering Committee members, facilitate discussions among the group, produce and disseminate minutes of the meeting and follow-up on action points
  • Maintain good working relationship with the government, private sector and development partners to understand their businesses and areas of work/responsibility; and explore opportunities for collaboration and partnership to drive Handwashing with Soap (HWWS) initiatives that contributes to the overall national goal along with strengthening the agenda of all stakeholders involved.
  • Draft/ Finalise annual workplan of the PPP-HWWS in discussion with the members
  • Explore discussions with other potential private sector companies to involve them in the PPP-HWWS
  • Maintain close coordination with the Ministry of Health (Kesling and Promkes directorates) including participating in meetings to ensure that the PPP-HWWS supports the overall implementation of the Pillar 2 (Handwashing)of STBM
  • In close coordination with MOH, actively coordinate with the nine ministries who signed the Call to Action for HWWS last year to enable their active participation in the National Workshop for HWWS which will be led by MOH and supported by UNICEF. This includes collating all relevant data on HWWS in discussion with the various ministries, preparing the ministries for discussions at the National workshop, and supporting the overall coordination and management of the workshop
  • Coordinate closely with the Consultant developing the Roadmap for HWWS/ODF to enable participation from the relevant stakeholders in the consultation meetings
  • Work closely with Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to collect, analyse and disseminate HWWS data available from different monitoring systems such as STBM Smart, Dapodik (for schools), 3M monitoring (for public places) for informed decision-making in addition to contributing to needed assessment tools/surveys
  • Provide coordination support among the government, private sector and development partners for rolling-out of the hygiene behaviour change training programme
  • Ensure that the PPP-HWWS initiative compliments, is aligned with and contributes to other ongoing initiatives within UNICEF (e.g. WASH4WORK, WASH in Schools and health care facilities)
  • Identify and draft best practices and learnings from implementation of PPP-HWWS at national/ sub-national level
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Marketing, Business development, development studies, environment sanitation or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance. Master or higher qualification is preferable

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas will be preferred: Hygiene Promotion, multistakeholder partnership building, developing communication strategies, developing technical guidance notes, liasioning with the government on technical issues

  • At least three years of professional work experience in international development or private sector and national government and some exposure to field work experience.
Language skills
  • Indonesian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Public health, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Other communications related experience
Area of expertise details
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong workshop facilitation and presentation skills and ability to work with all partners in order to act as an effective catalyst.

  • Strong data analysis and IT skills; familiarity with online facilitation tools

  • Excellent oral and written English and Bahasa is essential

  • The individual should be pro-active with a strong motivation to engage the stakeholders, lead discussions, follow up on action points and achieve high quality results
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, 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, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure
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Web Developer Int. Specialist UNCTAD Malaysia
VMAM Code
MYSR000032-9837
Open

Web Developer

Web Developer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNCTAD
Country
Malaysia
Location, Country
Kuala Lumpur (MYS)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the relevant Information Systems Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Develop responsive front-end applications using JavaScript, Typescript, HTML5, CSS;
  • Develop new user-facing features;
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability;
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use;
  • Design, develop and maintain, test and document code / configuration for applications and platforms. Code will adhere to internal coding standards;
  • Contribute towards the development of our tools, services and platforms;
  • Participate in the creation of attractive interfaces, focusing on driving customer engagement through intuitive, coherent and elegant user experience;
  • Ensure the technical solution is in line with the system architecture;
  • Marinate existing code and propose changes and improvements based on best practices;
  • Review development deliverables (during design and code reviews);
  • Develops creative approaches to problem resolution. Develops partnerships and interacts effectively with colleagues and users internally and externally
  • Supervises and guides other team members
  • Undertake activities, including inter-alia, through coaching or mentoring, on-the-job training, to develop capacity when working with national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Information technology, computer science, electrical engineering or similar area.
  • Masters degree would be considered as an advantage.
Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark
  1. Minimum 5 years of work experience with analysis, design and development of web applications;
  2. Minimum 3 years of work experience in designing and developing responsive web applications with HTML5, CSS and JavaScript (TypeScript);
  3. Experience of front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap;
  4. Proven experience with Angular or React is an asset.
  5. Experience data analysis and proposing analytical dashboard and data visualization solutions is desirable;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
IT architecture and IT project management, Development programme management, Software and applications development and analysis
Area of expertise details

  • Knowledge of another UN official language (Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French) is desirable.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, 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, Technological Awareness, 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. Application deadline: 29 June 2021
Java Developer Int. Specialist UNCTAD Malaysia
VMAM Code
MYSR000033-9838
Open

Java Developer

Java Developer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNCTAD
Country
Malaysia
Location, Country
Kuala Lumpur (MYS)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the relevant Information Systems Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Participate in the development of a Cloud native platform using microservice-centered principles.
  • Design and develop Microservices in Java. Code will adhere to internal coding standards.
  • Ensure the technical solution is in line with the system architecture.
  • Maintain, test and document code / configuration for applications and platforms.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Information technology, computer science, electrical engineering or similar area.
  • Masters degree would be considered as an advantage.
Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark
  1. Minimum of 5 years of proven practical experience in Information Technology or related field;
  2. At least 3 years of experience in software development using Java or Java EE;
  3. Proven practical experience in development of Web Services using SOAP and REST.
  4. Proven experience in development using SQL.
  5. Proven experience in work with team;
  6. Experience in NOSQL is a plus
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
IT architecture and IT project management, Development programme management, Software and applications development and analysis
Area of expertise details
  • Knowledge of information technology/information management, particularly in systems analysis, database design and programming.
  • Knowledge of programming languages for development of web applications such as JavaScript, Java, or jQuery.
  • Knowledge of Object-Relational Mapping frameworks such as Hibernate or any persistence framework for NoSQL databases.
  • Knowledge of frameworks for development of restful web services using an agile methodology.
  • Must have good communication skill as the role might require direct communication with the stakeholders.
  • Ability to undertake complex data analysis, understand data and to propose analytical dashboard and effective data visualizations.
  • Familiar with the Project Lifecycle process from requirements gathering, development, testing, user acceptance, deployment and support.
  • Knowledge of interactive systems.
  • Good knowledge of organization’s information infrastructure and IT strategy as it relates to user area(s).
  • Knowledge of microservices architecture is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, to include proficiency in the development and implementation of systems of moderate size/complexity.
  • Demonstrated ability to persuade others to accept systems recommendation or modifications.
  • Ability to independently maintain assigned systems and develop innovative approaches to resolve a wide range of issues/problems.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.

  • Knowledge of another UN official language (Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French) is desirable.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, 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, Technological Awareness, 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. Application deadline: 29 June 2021
Partnerships Specialist Nat. Specialist UNV China
VMAM Code
CHNR000168-9658
Open

Partnerships Specialist

Partnerships Specialist

National Specialist
Host entity
UNV
Country
China
Location, Country
Beijing (CHN)
Language skills
English
Chinese
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 overall leadership of the ERCS Partnerships Specialist and under the direct supervision of the Country Coordinator in China, the UN Volunteer Partnerships Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

· Support strengthening and enhancement of UNV partnerships with Chinese stakeholders, including resource mobilization, deployment of FF and partner funded UN Volunteers, thematic and operational support (including to Assignment Preparation Traninings), follow up, etc.;

· Support targeted outreach to attract the right talent for Chinese fully funded assignments and into the UNV global talent pool;

· Support information and awareness raising about the UNV modalities and opportunities to prospective Chinese applicants;

· Assist with translation and proof-reading of relevant partnership UNV materials into English and Chinese;

· Facilitate surveys to gather information from the Chinese fully funded International UN Volunteers on their experience, without duplicating the UNV Annual Volunteer Survey, and its contribution to their professional development as well as reporting;

· Lead the development and implementation of communications and advocacy strategies for partnerships building and expansion, includind dedicated strategy to increase contributions to UNV’s Special Voluntary Fund; Assist in UNV’s learning session and retreat and corporate events;

· Support missions to China of UNV management staff;

· Assist with partnerships mapping, including private sector partners and subsequent Due Diligence preparation;

· Provide logistics in organizing IVD celebration and country-level volunteerism knowledge sharing, advocacy and partnership events;

· Assist engagement with partners for collaboration and promotion of South-South Cooperation and Triangular Cooperation;

· Monitor and review budgets for fully funded UN Volunteer assignments and provide relevant advice to the supervisor;

· Support event-related public awareness campaign and UNV social media platforms on fully funded partnerships;

· Backstop UNV’s Programme Assistant, if necessary;

· Perform any other related duties as requested by the direct supervisor.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • University degree in communications and journalism, social work, international relations, public administration, partnerships or any related field;
  • Excellent writing and communications skills in English and Chinese.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Previous experience with the UN system and government agencies is an asset;
  • Relevant experience in partnerships building;
  • Relevant experience in administrative support, and public outreach
  • Experience in public policy and/or youth development is an asset;
  • Advanced computer skills.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chinese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Development programme/project administration, Volunteer programmes and volunteer management
Area of expertise details

Competencies:

  • Good communications and interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with different stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment and be an effective team player
  • Proactive, organized and self-motivated
  • Innovative, forward-thinking, sound coordination and organizational skills, teamwork.

Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of China and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Advisor - Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction Int. Specialist WFP Cambodia
VMAM Code
KHMR000114-9874
Open

Programme Advisor - Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction

Programme Advisor - Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction

International Specialist
Host entity
WFP
Country
Cambodia
Location, Country
Phnom-Penh (KHM)
Language skills
English
Japanese
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 30 September 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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of International Programme Policy Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Programme Advisor - Community based Disaster Risk Reduction will:

  • Support the coordination of WFP’s community-based disaster risk reduction programmes aimed at enhancing preparedness to disasters.
  • Lead in the coordination and management of WFP’s work on flood recovery and preparedness supported by the Government of Japan, including project and budget management, and coordinating across project components. Support the development of WFP’s work in relation to climate change adaptation, including in relation to project design, partnership building and resource mobilisation.
  • Support the integration of climate change adaptation and DRR into sub-national development planning processes.
  • Provide technical and advisory assistance to the government and civil society organization partners in technical areas and project cycle management.
  • Liaise with internal and external counterparts as well as donors to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
  • Support the collective knowledge of WFP and partners through gathering and documenting best practices/evidence base on the project for the government to use in the future, including on risk assessments, preparedness, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction.
  • Support effective and regular collaboration and communication with donors and development partners, especially the Government of Japan who are a significant supporter of this work.
  • Represent WFP as requested in meetings and missions with government counterparts, donors, other UN agencies and other stakeholders related to relevant programme areas.
  • Development communication products, such as factsheets, briefs, reports, proposals and other documentation relevant to this area of work.
  • Other tasks as required.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in International Development, Economics, Agriculture, Nutrition, Environmental Science or other relevant disciplines. 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
72 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 6 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in disaster risk reduction, community resilience building or preparedness or other relevant programmes; experience with community-based planning is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organizations;
  • 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;
  • Have affinity with or interest in food security and nutrition, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Japanese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Disaster risk reduction
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
EN * 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. Application deadline: 30 June 2021
Emergency Nurse (Paramedic) Int. Specialist UNAMA Afghanistan
VMAM Code
AFGR001620-9863
Open

Emergency Nurse (Paramedic)

Emergency Nurse (Paramedic)

International Specialist
Host entity
UNAMA
Country
Afghanistan
Location, Country
Mazar-I-Sharif, Herat, Kandahar, Jalalabad, Bamyan, Kunduz, Gardez (AFG)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 August 2021
Duration
until 31 December 2021
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 MERT Doctor and Head Nurse or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Emergency Nurse will:

The Emergency Nurse/Paramedic task is to do day to day clinic activities as directed by the MERT doctor and head nurse, receiving patients, take vital signs, assist in emergency management of patients, provide first aid, provide basic life support and CPR when required; taking ECG, establish IV lines; provide in training of the staff, In Sum:

  • Recognize a medical emergency; assess the situation; manage emergency care and, if needed, extricate; coordinate efforts with those of other agencies that may be involved in the care and transportation of the patient; and establish rapport with the patient and significant others to decrease their state of anxiety.
  • Give priorities to emergency treatment as per designated medical command authority and provide emergency treatment.
  • Provide medical escort in aeromedical evacuations within Afghanistan.
  • Record and communicate pertinent data to the designated medical command authority.
  • Direct and coordinate the transport of the patient by selecting the best available method(s) in conjunction with medical command authority.
  • Ensure the maintenance and preparation of emergency care equipment and supplies, if needed together with the pharmacist for requisitioning and replenishing expired items/ drugs.
  • Assist the MERT Doctor, Head Nurse and other medical staff on patient care and other duties as deemed necessary.
  • Be prepared to cover duties in UNOCA, Alpha and Icon Compounds while transiting in Kabul.
  • Actively participate in the mass casualty incident management trainings, exercises, and activities.
  • Prepare and update MCI boxes, IFAKs and arrange drugs and supplies in field locations stations whenever necessary.
  • Do other activities related to the above as assigned by the MERT Doctor, head nurse or chief of section.
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training.
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training.

Other Duties and Functions:

  • Provide UN Buddy First Aid Course to all staff members in the region.
  • Assists the head nurse in the preparation and arrangement of Q&A/Staff Coordination Meetings and MST Case Presentations.
  • Conduct periodic inventory of Expendable and Non-Expendable assets of UNAMA Medical Section.
  • Attends weekly DHMOSH Global Meetings on COVID-19 and other relevant topics.
  • Provides first-aid services during Welfare Section sponsored social and recreational activities in UNOCA compounds during weekends.
  • Participates actively in various UNV activities like Blood Donation Campaign.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Associate degree or bachelor’s degree in Paramedics or Nursing diploma or equivalent deegree from recognized institution. Additional training in EMS, Advanced Trauma life Support (ATLS); Basic Cardiac Life support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS); and disaster management is an advantage.

Required experience
72 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of three years of progressively responsible clinical experience in emergencies. Experience in working in emergency department is an advantage

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
General human medicine (with clinical experience), Paramedical experience, Nursing and midwifery
Area of expertise details

  • Critical Emergency Care and administration
  • Knowledge in the following continuous medical education and certification is highly desirable as this experience will ensure that training can be given to staff members as well as experience in stabilization and referral of medical and trauma emergencies.
  • Advanced Trauma life Support (ATLS).
  • Basic Cardiac Life support (BCLS).
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).
  • Knowledge in clinical and occupational, tropical/travel medicine and emergency responses.
  • Aeromedical evacuations.
  • Ability to provide first aid training to staff members.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, 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. Application deadline: 01 July 2021