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Associate Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Mali
VMAM Code
MLIR001020-9802
Open

Associate Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer

Associate Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Mali
Location, Country
Bamako (MLI)
Language skills
French
English
Expected Starting Date
01 July 2021
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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Programme Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer will:

  • Maintain close contact and cooperation with partners to facilitate the economic inclusion of refugees, such as line ministries, private sector and development actors in accordance with UNHCR Global and Country level policies, priorities, and strategies, in particular the Global Compact on Refugees. This includes advocating with public and private sector services providers to include UNHCR POC in supporting services (business development, micro-finance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social protection, etc.).
  • Work with the multi-functional team, more specifically with the Protection Unit, to assess the legal framework for the right to work and rights at work and recommend/implement advocacy initiatives and policy reforms to improve UNHCR POC’s economic inclusion, rights and access to work.
  • Build on UNHCR databases to support regular information sharing and coordination among different humanitarian, developmental and governmental stakeholders. This includes supporting the implementation of socioeconomic and wealth ranking surveys utilising community-based strategies to inform targeting, monitoring and facilitation of development programmes.
  • Conduct necessary assessments in collaboration with relevant private and public stakeholders, including impact assessments on local economies and surveys that help to identify investment and funding opportunities that enhance the economic inclusion of UNHCR POC.
  • In case UNHCR is implementing specific livelihoods activities, strengthen, guide and monitor the livelihoods interventions to help ensure they are market-based, and that the role of UNHCR has been strategically determined in consideration of its comparative advantage vis-à-vis other partners.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Type of degree: Business Management; Socio-Economic Development; Economics/International Economics; Rural Development; Financial Management; or other relevant field.

Language skills

Fluency in spoken and written (FRENCH is required);

Working knowledge of ENGLISH is an advantage;

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Essential:

  • Technical competencies in sub-sectors relevant to economic development e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.
  • Experience in facilitating the economic inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized groups in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, ideally in varied field contexts.
  • Experience in working with and developing partnerships with private sector, NGOs, UN organisations, and government authorities in sub-sectors relevant to livelihood programming e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.

    Desirable:
  • Knowledge about latest development in the livelihoods sector, including broader UN processes on the SDGs and the Global Compact on Refugees.
  • 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;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in Livelihoods, Sustainable Development, Programme Management], volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
General business management, Other finance, economics and administration related experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Pas encore enregistré/e dans la banque de candidats VNU ? Veuillez d’abord enregistrer votre profil sur le site https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important : Une fois votre compte crée, veillez à compléter toutes les sections de votre profil et le soumettre. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’. Enfin, sélectionnez l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler. * Vous avez déjà un profil dans la banque de candidats VNU ? Veuillez d’abord mettre à jour votre profil sur le site https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’ pour sélectionner l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler. Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens de Haiti et les résidents légaux de (pays ou territoire du programme) ayant le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. Date limite pour postuler : 24-06-2021
Electro-Medical Technician Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
VMAM Code
CAFR000800-9425
Open

Electro-Medical Technician

Electro-Medical Technician

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSCA
Country
Central African Republic
Location, Country
Bangui (CAF)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
3 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 overall supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (MINUSCA), the Electro-medical Technician shall carry out the following tasks:

  • Apply theories and techniques of hospital and electro-medical engineering by managing, maintaining and repairing hospital equipment of all MINUSCA UNOE medical facilities.
  • In collaboration with the MINUSCA Medical Cell Property Management Assistant, keep record of stocks and account for all dental, radiological, laboratory and theatre machines/equipment and other related equipment according to recommended guidelines.
  • Ensure the installation and efficient performance of newly acquired hospital equipment in the MINUSCA Hybrid facilities and other UNOE clinics.
  • Ensure the routine maintenance and repairing of dental, laboratory, radiological and other hospital equipment/machines in order to ensure their efficient performance in MINUSCA UNOE medical facilities.
  • Assist the MINUSCA Medical Cell Pharmacist in the requisition of spare or replacement parts for faulty hospital equipments/machines and other matters related to hospital/electro-medical engineering.
  • Carry out relevant and regular reporting as required for proper management of all hospital equipment of MINUSCA UNOE medical facilities.
  • Assist in the organisation of continuous training on hospital equipment/machines and other related matters to related medical personnel of the MINUSCA UNOE medical facilities.
  • Carry out other related tasks and duties as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer MINUSCA.
  • The Electro-medical Technician shall not communicate to anyone whatsoever or use to his/her advantage any information, documents, facts and communication which shall come to your knowledge in the course of this appointment, except with the permission of the Chief Medical Officer MINUSCA
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, the incumbent should set aside dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Diploma Program (4 years), Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate or Bachelor's Degree in hospital engineering or electro-medical engineering from an accredited tertiary institution.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

At least 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and/or international level in electro-medical engineering and logistics management. Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirable. Previous experiences from UN missions or any UN agency are an asset.

Also required:

- Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.

- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team of international and national personnel.

- Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Electrical engineering, Paramedical experience, Other premises management/maintenance, supply, or purchasing related experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Communication, Judgement and Decision-making, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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. Application deadline: 27-06-2021
Medical Nurse (Public Health) Nat. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
VMAM Code
CAFR000801-9428
Open

Medical Nurse (Public Health)

Medical Nurse (Public Health)

National Specialist
Host entity
MINUSCA
Country
Central African Republic
Location, Country
Bangui (CAF)
Language skills
French
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
3 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the MINUSCA Medical Officer/Chief Medical Officer, the National UN Volunteer Medical Nurse (Public Health) will be responsible for:

  • Performing epidemiological and COVID-19 health information/data work including tracking of all UN system cases, deaths in all duty stations and entities, related data analytics, creation and improvements of dashboard and interpretation and publication of data products for UN senior management.

  • Conducting outbreak preparedness and response activities to halt transmission of the virus amongst UN personnel and dependents in each locality. Following up on overarching systems like comprehensive preparedness checklists and initiatives to forecast COVID-19 hot spots and systematically prepare duty stations for COVID- 19 resurgence locally.

  • Following up and implementing the UN System COVID-19 technical and staff guidelines related to COVID-19 preparedness and response issued by MINUSCA (Division of Healthcare Management And Occupational Safety and Health) for both UN medical staff as well as UN personnel-at-large.

  • Following up and implementing guidelines for the vaccination deployment effort roll outs from Bangui to all the mission duty stations in Central African Republic.

  • Training and communicating with UN medical staff and UN personnel needs to be conducted continuously. COVID-19 communication products such as, presentations, FAQs, briefing notes, need to be developed and published to keep UN medical staff and UN personnel abreast of the latest scientific information.

  • Providing COVID-19 technical advice to staff, constant 24/7 surveillance of the latest scientific research and evidence needs to be conducted.

  • Review of lessons learned for future pandemic preparedness There is a necessity for MINUSCA to review what would be the “new normal” following this pandemic, and to embed the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 experience to create new and better structures and frameworks for outbreak/pandemic response in the future.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Nursing degree and advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. public health, epidemiology, or infectious diseases; a combination of relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

At least 3 to 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in public health, outbreak management, health policy, and/or epidemiology; experience with communicable disease surveillance and epidemiologic/outbreak investigations is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization; current registration as a nurse is required. Practical working experience in a cross-cultural environment would be an advantage.

Also required:

- Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate orally effectively;

- Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Nursing and midwifery, Public health, General human medicine (with clinical experience)
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Communication, Judgement and Decision-making, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Pas encore enregistré/e dans la banque de candidats VNU ? Veuillez d’abord enregistrer votre profil sur le site https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important : Une fois votre compte crée, veillez à compléter toutes les sections de votre profil et le soumettre. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’. Enfin, sélectionnez l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler. * Vous avez déjà un profil dans la banque de candidats VNU ? Veuillez d’abord mettre à jour votre profil sur le site https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’ pour sélectionner l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler. Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens Central African Republic de et les résidents légaux de Central African Republic ayant le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. Date limite pour postuler : 27-06-2021
Medical Nurse Nat. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
VMAM Code
CAFR000807-9488
Open

Medical Nurse

Medical Nurse

National Specialist
Host entity
MINUSCA
Country
Central African Republic
Location, Country
Bangui (CAF)
Language skills
French
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 30 June 2022
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 direction of the Mission’s Chief Medical Officer, the NUNV Medical Nurse will perform the following tasks:

· Attend to the MINUSCA UNOE Level 1 Clinic on a full-time basis and assist the medical officer(s) in the provision of both primary and secondary health care to all Mission personnel.

· Provide necessary primary healthcare care for minor injuries.

· Perform nursing care and generally all activities related to his/her professional capacity.

· Administer vaccinations to UN Mission personnel;

· Respond to emergency calls during and after office hours when necessary.

· Asist the Medical Officer(s) in providing adequate care, including stabilization of emergency cases;

· Ensures adequate requisition, storage and maintenance of accurate records of medical equipment, drugs and other consumables in the UNOE Level 1 Clinic and ambulances at all times.

· Ensure 24/7 serviceability of the UNOE Level 1 Clinic’s ambulances including medical equipment, consumables and pharmaceuticals.

· Conduct medical escorts for sick UN personnel from their accommodations to different medical facilities in Bangui.

· Assists in providing medical support during referrals and medical evacuation exercises when required

· Conduct medical escorts for very sick UN personnel during medical evacuations.

· Perform Infection control measures before and after transporting patients to/from the medical facilities.

· Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

· Calling for assistance from health care support personnel.

· Assists in maintaining records of patients' medical data, including consultations and treatment and maintains strict confidentiality with regards to patients’ medical records

· Document services provided to patients by charting in patients’ and section’s records.

· Under the supervision of the Head Nurse/ Chief Medical Officer, the NUNV will be responsible for provision of quality nursing services that will contribute to the good physical and mental health, i.e. general wellbeing, of the MINUSCA personnel.

· Provide Health Education and advise to the Mission personnel in addition to the general group health briefings.

· On-call as required and Cover for absences.

· Perform other health related activities and duties as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer.

Required degree level
Technical/Vocational diploma
Educational additional comments

Bachelor degree or equivalent

National registration and license are required.

Additional qualification in Emergency Medical Care is an advantage.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of 3-5 years of consistent practical experience as a nurse. Knowledge of life saving procedure is essential. Practical working experience in a cross-cultural environment would be an advantage.

Also required:

Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team of international and national personnel.

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Nursing and midwifery, Public health, General human medicine (with clinical experience)
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Communication, Judgement and Decision-making, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Pas encore enregistré/e dans la banque de candidats VNU ? Veuillez d’abord enregistrer votre profil sur le site https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important : Une fois votre compte crée, veillez à compléter toutes les sections de votre profil et le soumettre. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’. Enfin, sélectionnez l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler. * Vous avez déjà un profil dans la banque de candidats VNU ? Veuillez d’abord mettre à jour votre profil sur le site https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’ pour sélectionner l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler. Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens de Central African Republic et les résidents légaux de (Central African Republic) ayant le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. Date limite pour postuler : 27-06-2021
Innovation Support Officer Int. Specialist UNDP Senegal
VMAM Code
SENR000594-9543
Open

Innovation Support Officer

Innovation Support Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Senegal
Location, Country
Dakar (SEN)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the overall supervision of the Hub Manager and the direct supervision of the Programme Advisor/Manager a.i. of the Sahel Governance Offer/Promise in collaboration with the Governance and Peacebuilding Team and with other Hub Units working on the Sahel, the Innovation Support Officer will support the implementation and delivery of results of the Sahel Governance Offer/Promise and perform the following tasks:

  1. Be responsible for developing and managing innovative digital projects and undertaking policy-focused research, data analysis and advocacy in line with the UNDP Governance Offer and Strategic Plan to accelerate sustainable development in the targeted countries with the help of innovation, partnerships and digital tools and technology.
  2. Identify, initiate, implement and facilitate innovative projects activities in cooperation with key stakeholders and partners.
  3. Track and analyze developments related to public innovation, digital transformation, innovation ecosystems, digital governance, and progress on the Sustainable Development Goals through the Governance Programme.
  4. Identify and develop research-led content, data visualizations, thought leadership and interactive tools particularly relevant to policy and decision-making purposes.
  5. Facilitate the delivery of innovation and digital transformation and technical assistance initiatives.
  6. Identify and forge good working relationships with key stakeholders and partners at the regional and national levels.
  7. Help develop and manage a UNDP Innovation Awards and Innovation Newsletters.
  8. Identify and explore new technical cooperation and innovation funding opportunities.
  9. Support the identification of new sources of evidence and insights, analyse and visualize patterns in unstructured sources of data, present new insights in accessible and comprehensive ways to enable sensemaking and analysis.
  10. Proactively explore and identify the new methods/approaches and frontier knowledge to tackle development challenges, collaborate with the communication and M&E colleagues to turn these into learning options and opportunities for addressing specific policy issues in the targeted Sahel countries.
  11. Contribute to the strengthening of the country offices Accelerator Labs’ service lines in connection with the RP and the Sahel Governance Offer/Promise based on findings from horizon scanning, systems’ mapping, and local knowledge.
  12. Explore the diversification of funding and investment sources through proactively mapping potential partners and building value proposition for their investment in the CO Labs and portfolio of experiments.
  13. Share findings from the exploration on future trends, new methodologies/approaches, potential partnership, funding opportunities, and others within UNDP and with partners.
  14. Proactively use blog posts and social media to share insights, attract partners and help position Accelerator Lab at the forefront of the exploration of new trends.
  15. Explore, document and increase understanding on emerging methods of tapping into collective intelligence for sustainable development.
  16. Advise on the COs accelerator lab’s experiment portfolio on Governance to ensure experiments are designed based on people’s knowledge, behaviours and peer to peer methods of managing and diffusing knowledge about sustainable development issues.
  17. Provide technical guidance for experiment design, roll-out and validation based on the experiment conditions, resources available, and requirements.
  18. Proactively manage risks within experiments including those related to ethics and privacy.
  19. Examine the results from the testing of prototypes and translate them into programmatic decisions on next steps and implications for improvement, spin-offs and scaling-up where warranted.
  20. Support lab partners to develop an emerging pipeline of new initiatives, support other activities related to the design and operationalization.
  21. Provide technical consultation and training for national partners and the COs through various phases including asset mapping, developing a strategic portfolio logic, experiment design, prototype testing, and evaluation
  22. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Business Administration, Information Systems, Economics, Development Studies, or other related Social sciences study.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

3 years of work experience in a similar position.

Experience Remark: Relevant experience in Information Communication and Technology (ICT), design research, innovation and entrepreneurship or related fields. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), experience in handling web-based management systems.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
Area of expertise details

Information Communication and Technology (ICT), design research, innovation and entrepreneurship or related fields

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
EN * 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: 27-06-2021
Innovation and Technology Assistant Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
VMAM Code
MLIR000944-7930
Open

Innovation and Technology Assistant

Innovation and Technology Assistant

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

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Innovation and Technology Unit within the Field Technology Section, the Innovation and Technology Assistant will be required to operate as part of the Innovation and Technology Unit team supporting the Mission. Major responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and manage Commercial Contracts for Surveillance and Protection Technology;
  • Assist with spare parts management for Surveillance and Protection Technology;
  • Oversee and manage manufacturer repairs and maintenance activities for Surveillance and Protection Technology;
  • Ensure that Issue and Incident registers are properly maintained by the support personel for Surveillance and Protection Technology;
  • Assist with drafting SOPs and various correspondence;
  • Research and evaluate new technologies in the context of the Mission Mandate;
  • Follow-up with Procurement Section and MOVCON on status of acquisitions and shipping;
  • Travel to other field stations/locations as and when required;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in Telecommunications/Information Technology related field.

Relevant Military training/certification acceptable.

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience with Surveillance and Protection Technology, preferably in a military/law enforcement context/environment.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Telecommunications systems, Other information and telecommunications technology experience
Area of expertise details

Essential Technical Skills:

  • Working knowledge of geographic information principles and data analysis tools,
  • Very strong computer literacy with word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets and databases.

Desirable Skills:

  • Ability to work as a team member is as critical as acting independently.
  • Demonstrate willingness to succeed in an independent management setting and take upon self-created initiatives in building job performance.
  • Knowledge of French language
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, 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 for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 27/06/2021
Procurement Assistant Nat. Specialist UNDP Ghana
VMAM Code
GHAR000349-9847
Open

Procurement Assistant

Procurement Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Ghana
Location, Country
Accra (GHA)
Language skills
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 the Procurement Associate or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Procurement Assistant will:

Supports procurement processes for CO, NIM/DIM projects and at the request of other Agencies focusing on the following:

  • Provision of inputs to preparation of procurement plans for the office.
  • Support to organization of procurement processes including preparation of RFQs, ITBs or RFPs documents, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their preliminary evaluation.
  • Preparation of micro-purchase document and shopping letters
  • Preparation for Purchase orders and contracts outside the ERP system, preparation for Recurring Purchase orders for contracting of services,
  • Maintenance of the filing system in the procurement Unit.
  • Implementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase orders are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely identification of issues and escalation for resolution
  • Provision of information for preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for the procurement services provided by UNDP to other Agencies

Contributes to implementation of sourcing strategy focusing on the following:

  • Update of the rosters of suppliers
  • Support identification of new suppliers and assessing them against UNDP requirements
  • Collaborate with IT colleagues on the update of online inventory catalogue in relation to available goods and their specifications

Ensures proper control of CO Assets focusing on achievement of the following result:

  • Preparation of inventory reports.
  • Implementation of Inventory and physical verification check-up in the CO and projects

Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor Degree in Business or Public Administration, specialized training in procurement is desirable

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in procurement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of clients
  • Detail orientation and accuracy
  • Ability to work in a multinational team
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Affinity for database management development of user friendly online system for task management is desirable
  • Working knowledge of local languages is an advantage
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Procurement and contracting, Logistics and supply management, Other premises management/maintenance, supply, or purchasing related experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, 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? 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 Ghana and legal residents in Ghana with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.” Application deadline: 27-06-2021
Administrative Assistant Nat. Specialist UNDP Ghana
VMAM Code
GHAR000350-9848
Open

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Ghana
Location, Country
Accra (GHA)
Language skills
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 the Operations Analyst or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Administrative Assistant will:

  1. Ensure functioning of registry system focusing on the following:
  1. Supporting the IT Associate and technical staff in moving from a physical filing system to a fully electronical filing system
  2. Archiving of physical files as per UNDP retention policy
  3. Management of incoming and outgoing mail, including DHL and diplomatic pouch, liaising with other UN agencies who receive their mail through UNDP
  4. Custodian and manager of registry@undp.org email address ensuring timely information flow to relevant colleagues
  5. Preparation of invoices to other agencies for pouch services

  1. Provide effective administrative and logistical support, focusing on the following:
    1. Fleet management including vehicle/driver roster for transportation, regular vehicle maintenance and insurance.
    2. Checking and recording of vehicle daily log and gas consumption, update of online vehicle report.
  1. Regular analysis on vehicle efficiencies, e.g. gas consumption, frequency of repairs
  1. Preparation of non-PO payment documentation for office management related invoices.

  1. Support office maintenance and inventory management, focusing the following:
  1. Focal point for premises maintenance, including liaison with contractors
  2. Timely arrangement of any needed repairs as reported through daily security reports or by any colleague in the premise
  3. Proactive monitoring of the functioning of the facilities and state of building components, such as lights, doors, windows, water supply, generator etc.
  4. Systematic oversight of the functioning and state of office furniture and equipment (where necessary in consultation with IT) to identify obsolete or broken item, preparing a monthly list for management decision making
  5. In collaboration with the IT team establish an electronic inventory system and be its custodian, including management of stock, distribution of items, update of system, timely re-order

Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

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

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor’s degree with administration focus is desirable
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in office administration or office management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of clients
  • Detail orientation and accuracy
  • Ability to work in a multinational team
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Affinity for database management development of user friendly online system for task management is desirable
  • Working knowledge of local languages is an advantage
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Administration and administrative assistance, Other premises management/maintenance, supply, or purchasing related experience, Other finance, economics and administration related experience
Area of expertise details
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of clients
  • Detail orientation and accuracy
  • Ability to work in a multinational team
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Affinity for database management development of user friendly online system for task management is desirable
  • Working knowledge of local languages is an advantage
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, 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? 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 Ghana and legal residents in Ghana with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.” Application deadline: 27-06-2021
Logistics Officer Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
VMAM Code
CODR000837-9853
Open

Logistics Officer

Logistics Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
MONUSCO
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Location, Country
Entebbe (UGA)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
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

Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the Entebbe Support Base Logistics Operations Officer the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Act on the advice and guidance of the ESB Logistics Officer for provision of logistics support within the following parameters: UN’s Financial Rules and Regulations, Staff Rules, administrative policies, instructions, technical guidance from MSC and specific delegations of authority from Chief Ops & Coord or Chief MSC;

  • Assist the ESB Logistics Officer in preparing the short, medium and long-term plan support requirements of the Field Office to identify the resource requirements and factoring additional resources for any circumstances unforeseen at the current stage but will likely arise in the foreseeable future;

  • Assist ESB Logistics Officer to liaise with Military contingents, FPU, UNPOL and substantive personnel at the field office level, reviewing plans and operational requirements to deliver requisite resources in a timely and cost-effective manner;

  • Assist ESB Logistics Officer to provide timely advice and technical input in terms of providing logistics support in accordance with the approved MOU of the military/police contingents, UN regulations & rules, policies and procedures;

  • Coordinate the provision of adequate logistics support to designated sub-offices and other locations within the Field Office Area of Responsibility (AOR);

  • Assist the ESB Logistics Officer to oversee the proper utilization of all UN Owned Equipment (UNOE), Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) and assets, as well as premises leased by the Mission, in conformity with UN Financial Regulations, Rules and established policies, procedures and guidelines in the Field Office AOR;

  • Liaise with ESB Operations Resource Management (ORM), Service Delivery (SD) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) representatives for technical advice in all matters pertaining to their specific areas or expertise;

  • Contribute to the analysis of HR data provided by RSSC Entebbe for business cases and feasibility studies prepared by CORM office;

  • Attend the any logistics coordination meetings, under supervision of the ESB Logistics Officer, involving all ORM, SD and SCM Section representatives in the field office to discuss the status / progress of on-going support or projects including preparations for any future projects or support requirements;

  • Provide regular and accurate feedback on all logistic support issues within the ESB AOR to the ESB Logistics Officer and Chief Ops & Coord;

  • When tasked, act as the focal point on behalf of the MSC Field Office OSM to liaise with UN Agencies, non-UN entities and local authorities in the provision of approved logistics support in the field office.

  • Provide feedback / status of support provided to the ESB Logistics Officer;

  • Be ready to assume the responsibility as OIC MSC Field Office during the period of absence owing to leave, sickness or official business out of the duty station of the incumbent;

  • Implement and adhere to the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) developed by MSC Field Office OSM.

  • Provide necessary feedback in order to measure the logistic support performance of the field office as against the established strategic goals and objectives;

  • When working with 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;

  • Perform any other related duties as and when assigned by the MSC Field Office

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • University degree in Business Administration, Operations, Supply Chain Management; and Logistics or related field is required.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • Basic knowledge of logistics operations and several years of progressively responsible experience, including at least Three (3) years in the field of Logistics or Administrative functions related to the fields;

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Logistics and supply management, Administration and administrative assistance
Area of expertise details
  • Knowledge of logistics operations, operations and performance management, business management and several years of progressively responsible experience, including at least five (5) years in the field of Logistics, Operations and supply chain management or Administrative functions related to the fields:

  • Proven ability to effectively analyse, assess and quantify requirements to generate planning information for multi-functional logistics support to clients and previous experience in working with or working in armed forces will be an added advantage;

  • Ability to produce high quality complex documents under pressure and cope with deadlines;

  • Working knowledge of M S Office packages including proficiency in MS Project

Driving license
Competencies values
Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 27-06-2021
Media and Communication Specialist Int. Specialist UNCDF Senegal
VMAM Code
SENR000604-9855
Open

Media and Communication Specialist

Media and Communication Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
UNCDF
Country
Senegal
Location, Country
Dakar (SEN)
Language skills
English
French
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 Regional Digital Hub Manager and the Global Communication Associate, the Media & Communication Specialist will be responsible for:

  • designing and implementing communication plans
  • recording the research journey and human story telling of the customer journey
  • coordination and knowledge dissemination of the study; 4) reviewing and editing research and communication material
  • supporting in content development for knowledge products
  • organising webinar
  • organising 2 round table workshops
  • contribute to drafting the study
  • Promote a better understanding of access to grid electricity and electric equipment for women and youth issues as well as the work conducted to assist states in countering these thematic in the region with a focus on Senegal by carrying out media, information and communication campaigns on various platforms
  • Draft and edit key external information material, including brochures, web stories, press releases, briefing points and official discourses
  • Designing Survey and sampling, coordinate launch of surveys and qualitative interviews in close collaboration with UNCDF Communication department
  • Coordination and knowledge dissemination to private sector (e.g. FSPs, energy companies) and public sector stakeholders (e.g. Central Bank and regulators) in data analytics, usage and monitoring
  • Supporting the development of publications on digital finance and economies, energy finance including working paper, blog, and donor reporting. Support in content development for knowledge products including working papers, dashboard, blogs, website materials, presentations etc. Review and edit, working papers, research and communications materials
  • Update website and Social Media Management: prepare new material and update daily and weekly content for the unit’s website and Social Media platforms.
  • Assist in media monitoring on issues related to access to electricity (online, print and broadcast).
  • Sorting, production and maintenance of a photo and video gallery with content from unit’s projects
  • Assist with designing, production and dissemination of unit’s publications and reports;
  • Participate in key events and conferences as needed.
  • Assist with development and implementation of communication and sensitization activities
  • Establish unit’s database (Media and Stakeholders) for information and media dissemination.
  • Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers from other agencies and UNCDF HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Maintain close collaboration with local media and influencers.
  • Attend UN Communications Group meetings and participate in joint activities as required.
  • Respond to other media and communication related requests as needed.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A Master’s degree or equivalent in journalism, communication, media with a strong interest for social science, international relations, political science, law, public administration or related fields is mandatory

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 3 years of work experience in communication and media
  • Demonstrated experience in financial inclusion and/or the energy sector
  • Demonstrated experience in using computer and software packages and (advanced) Excel
  • Experience in West Africa is preferable but not mandatory.
  • Photography and video editing are an asset
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
Area of expertise details

journalism, communication, media with a strong interest for social science, international relations, political science, law, public administration or related fields is mandatory

Driving license
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 27-06-2021