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Associate Resettlement Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Burundi
VMAM Code
BDIR000736-10162
Open

Associate Resettlement Officer

Associate Resettlement Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Burundi
Location, Country
Bujumbura (BDI)
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
  • Conduct casework by interviewing identified refugees for resettlement. Assess the resettlement needs and complete RRF (Resettlement Registration Forms) and refer cases for review to the Resettlement Officer;
  • Research country of origin information to support and strengthen resettlement cases;
  • Support and assist in the preparation of and facilitation of resettlement country missions;
  • Assist Resettlement Officer with the organizing of training workshops and seminars on resettlement related issues for UNHCR staff;
  • Manage in a fair manner refugees’ resettlement expectations through information sharing, outreach and counselling;
  • Regularly liaise with Protection, Community Services and other relevant Units to individual case processing within the Office;
  • Regularly update ProGres database with resettlement events and maintain own statistical data for reporting purposes;
  • Participate at the Resettlement Unit, Protection Section and Office meetings when requested;
  • Undertake support resettlement missions to the field when required.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Type of Degree: University degree in Law, Social Sciences, Sociology or related field

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Minimum 2 years of work experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required, especially in conducting RSD (Refugee Status Determination) and resettlement interviews.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Field experience;
  • Flexibility and ability to provide support and oversight to numerous projects at once and willingness to undertake some related administrative tasks;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to complete tasks within a set time frame;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Ability to work effectively and with minimum supervision.

Interview skills:

  • General computer literacy (word, email, internet) and good knowledge of the basic data-management programs; Excel, Access, ProGres (asset).
  • Very good communication and drafting skills in both English and French. RRFs will be drafted in English however French is the working language in Burundi and all other documents and communication are written in French.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

    Language: Fluency in English is required while working knowledge of French is desirable.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
Area of expertise details

- Protection capacity

- RSD (Refugee Status Determination) and resettlement interviews.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 05 August 2021
Associate Political Affairs Officer Int. Specialist DPPA Botswana
VMAM Code
BWAR000010-9628
Open

Associate Political Affairs Officer

Associate Political Affairs Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
DPPA
Country
Botswana
Location, Country
Gaborone (BWA)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 31 December 2021 with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Head of SALT (Senior Political Affairs Officer) and under the overall supervision of the Team Leader for GLSAT, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the on-going analysis of political developments in the SADC region and assist in the drafting of substantive documents and reports (analytical notes, talking points, etc);

  • Assist SALT in on-going liaison work with the SADC Secretariat;

  • Contribute to thematic/comparative reports on regional dynamics on topics such as land rights, youth and the Women, Peace and Security agenda;

  • Closely monitor news in countries covered by the Team and draft comprehensive news clippings and other media analysis reports;

  • Maintain close working relations with UN Country Teams, PBF and other relevant UN partners active in the region;

  • As required, undertake missions in the region to support UN delegations, UN Country Teams and DPPA projects or workshops;

  • Play a proactive role in reaching out to think tanks, academia and civil society in the SADC region to enhance the quality and breadth of political analysis;

  • Provide administrative and substantive support to various workshops, events, XB projects, and other activities implemented by DPPA in the region;

  • Service substantive meetings as required, including note-taking;

  • Provide support to RC’s offices and UNCTs in the region as well as internal United Nations coordination mechanisms;

  • Undertake other relevant tasks and assignments as requested.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master's degree in International Relations, Political Science or related discipline.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

At least 3 years of relevant work experience in political affairs, government, diplomacy, peacebuilding, conflict resolution or international development. Prior experience in political analysis and reporting is essential. Field experience and knowledge of the context of Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Africa is mandatory. Proven ability or interest to work with government officials or International, Regional or Sub-Regional organisations is an asset.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Political affairs and political reporting
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, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 26 July 2021
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Security Sector Reform (SSR) Officer Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
VMAM Code
CAFR000812-9567
Open

Security Sector Reform (SSR) Officer

Security Sector Reform (SSR) Officer

International 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 with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief SSR, the UN Volunteer SSR Officer will be responsible for the following duties:


• Assists in the development of key components of the approved SSR Programme, including overall policy and legal framework, implementation strategy, operational modalities and action plans, taking into account national programme priorities and targets.
• Substantively participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned projects, monitors and analyzes project development and implementation, reviews relevant documents and reports, identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties, and identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
• Provides technical inputs to ongoing projects, as well as technical advice and assistance to key parties (e.g.: SSR unit management, established Commissions, or government officials); consults with relevant stakeholders through inclusive and participatory processes; and undertakes continuous monitoring of project activities.
• Organizes or undertakes research on various aspects of SSR work; analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources; identifies problems and issues to be assessed and proposes corrective actions.
• Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies, and so on.
• Undertakes survey initiatives; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions.
• Participates in field missions, including provision of guidance to government officials and other parties; drafts mission summaries, and so on.
• Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; contribute to conduct training workshops and seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics or activities.
• Comtributes to coordinates activities related to budget and funding (project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, and so on) and prepare related documents and reports (pledging, work, programme budget, and so on).
• Liaises closely with others relevant parties to ensure that SSR activities are well integrated and coordinated.
• Prepares various written outputs, like draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, and similar.
• Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, and so on.
• When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development.
• Performs other related duties as required by direct supervisor

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are expected to:

• 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;
• Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
• 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
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, law, criminology, public security sector management, development science, sociology, anthropology, international relations, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in peacekeeping/peace-building or development work with specific focus on SSR, inter-agency coordination, political analysis, institutional development, or a related area. Previous experience in policy coordination or project management is required. Previous experience working in a conflict or post-conflict setting is required. Previous experience in SSR with professional experiences in advising, guiding, or mentoring defense or security forces is required. Previous experience in the UN common system is desirable. Proven experience gained in a professional capacity in drafting high quality, analytical reports is desirable.

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform, Other rule of law or governance related experience, Police, protective and security services
Driving license
Competencies values
Building Trust, Client Orientation, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 30-07-2021
Human Rights Officer Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
VMAM Code
CAFR000813-9568
Open

Human Rights Officer

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSCA
Country
Central African Republic
Location, Country
Bangui, Kaga Bandoro (CAF)
Language skills
French
English
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

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Human Rights Officer and his designated official in the Sector and/or Officer in Charge Human Rights Office and within delegated authority, the UN Volunteer Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Researches and collects information pertaining to human rights matters, including their gender dimensions, from a variety of data sources; assists in the analysis of information, to include the impact on the human rights situation in CAR.
  • Enter all cases on the human rights database according to human rights standards and its methodology.
  • Maintains awareness of current human rights issues in the Region assigned to include relevant political and legal developments.
  • Contributes to the identification of human rights issues/problems, including their gender dimensions, through good research and analysis and timely preparation of reports, etc.
  • Liaises with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners to create baseline data on the human rights situation in the Region assigned with special attention to vulnerable groups.
  • Participates with other Human Rights Officers in discussions with relevant authorities and other influential actors with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeks other remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future.
  • Drafts a variety of types of reports relating to human rights matters.
  • Participates in human rights training programmes for national law enforcement officials, representatives of the civil society and human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in order to promote national capacity building.
  • Reviews human rights issues, including their gender dimensions, and participates in discussions with other Human Rights Officers on the integration of these issues into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programmes.
  • Contributes to formulating courses of action that aim to alleviate immediate and long-range human rights problems.
  • Demonstrates effective interaction with colleagues and other concerned parties internally and externally.
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training.
  • Performs other related duties as required by direct supervisor

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are expected to:

  • 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;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • 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
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience can be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or a related area.

  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is required. Experience in working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) – or similar international organization or non-governmental organization – in a conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage. Experience working on thematic issues relevant to the MINUSCA mandate and/or work experience in Central Africa is desirable.

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Human rights, Other civil society or community development experience, Other development programme/project experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Professionalism, Self-Management, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ 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: 27-07-2021
UNV Environment Officer Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
VMAM Code
CAFR000824-10118
Open

UNV Environment Officer

UNV Environment Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSCA
Country
Central African Republic
Location, Country
Kaga Bandoro (CAF)
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

Under the supervision of the Chief of Operations and Resource Management and Chief Environment Unit, the Environment Officer will be responsible for managing the Environment Unit in the sector and for coordinating and managing actions on environmental and cultural issues in the mission, establishing, implementing, monitoring and revising as necessary the mission's Environmental Management System (EMS). The duties listed below are part and parcel of this task on the mission's EMS:

Policy and Guidance:

  • Support the Chief of Operations and Resource Management and the Chief Environment Unit in review and/or development and implementation of the mission's environmental policy and objectives (including directives, audit follow-up, Mission Environmental Action Plan, Standard Operating Procedures, etc.);
  • Conduct environmental assessments and surveys of operations in the mission, including Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA);
  • Liaise with Military at camps to assure assessment actions are completed;
  • Provide environmental support and guidance to clients within the mission;
  • Produce the mission's Environmental Baseline Study (EBS), if no such study has been done, or update existing EBS as necessary;
  • Implement the Environmental Action Plan in the sector of responsibility;
  • Implement and collect data for the environmental Action Planning and Performance (eAPP)
  • Produce the Environmental Emergency Preparedness Plan with relevant offices;

Management of Environmental Unit:

  • Manages the Environment Unit of the Sector. Incumbent will be the sole person in Environment Unit in the Sector and will need to be creative, motivated, and somewhat self-directed;
  • Oversees the execution of all environmental actions in the sector;

Environmental Action Plan - Implementation:

  • Lead, coordinate and monitor the implementation of the environmental Action Planning and Performance (eAPP) including data collection and reporting
  • conducting regular environmental inspections and risk assessment
  • Maintain a record of environmental issues and actions thereon at the mission, including, for example, a list of potentially hazardous installations within the mission (e.g. petrol station, warehouse storing flammables) in cooperation with fire marshals or other staff at the mission designated to deal with emergencies;
  • Investigate complaints or reports of pollution, contamination, health hazards and other environment-related incidents;
  • Submit periodic reports on environmental issues at the mission, to the Chief Environment Unit including policy compliance status reports as required for DOS;
  • Recommend to the Chief Environment Unit to undertake such measures as may be required to prevent or mitigate environmental problems;
  • Advise relevant officers or offices on environmental issues arising from the assessments, studies and plans, including environmental information relevant to the operations of the mission;

Awareness and Training:

  • Promote awareness on environmental issues;
  • Provide an environmental briefing to all mission personnel including police and military contingents during their induction training and as needed;
  • Conduct environmental training to all mission personnel.

Coordination and Partner Relations:

  • Liaise on environmental issues with local authorities and the office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator and relevant United Nations bodies and agencies present in the country or region hosting the mission;
  • Carry out any other tasks required to support the DPO/DOS Environmental Policy for UN Field Missions and the environmental objectives of the mission as directed by the Director of Mission Support.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree (Bachelor degree or equivalent) in environmental management, science, engineering or related area. A first university 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

A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in the environmental management field with a national government/administration, a non-governmental organisation, the private sector or an international organization is required. Experience in project planning, evaluation and oversight of environmental compliance is desirable. Experience of coordination of multi stakeholders initiative within a post conflict environment is desirable. Experience in wastewater, solid and hazardous waste management, or enviromental auditing is desirable. Experience in Energy including renewable energy is desirable. Experience in management of data or database is desirable.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Other energy, environment and climate change related experience, Policy, regulation, planning and education and capacity building, Development programme management
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ 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: 30-07-2021
UNV Environment Officer Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
VMAM Code
CAFR000825-10117
Open

UNV Environment Officer

UNV Environment Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSCA
Country
Central African Republic
Location, Country
Bangui (CAF)
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

Under the supervision of the Chief of Operations and Resource Management and Chief Environment Unit, the Environment Officer will be responsible for managing the Environment Unit in the sector and for coordinating and managing actions on environmental and cultural issues in the mission, establishing, implementing, monitoring and revising as necessary the mission's Environmental Management System (EMS). The duties listed below are part and parcel of this task on the mission's EMS:

Policy and Guidance:

  • Support the Chief of Operations and Resource Management and the Chief Environment Unit in review and/or development and implementation of the mission's environmental policy and objectives (including directives, audit follow-up, Mission Environmental Action Plan, Standard Operating Procedures, etc.);
  • Conduct environmental assessments and surveys of operations in the mission, including Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA);
  • Liaise with Military at camps to assure assessment actions are completed;
  • Provide environmental support and guidance to clients within the mission;
  • Produce the mission's Environmental Baseline Study (EBS), if no such study has been done, or update existing EBS as necessary;
  • Implement the Environmental Action Plan in the sector of responsibility;
  • Implement and collect data for the environmental Action Planning and Performance (eAPP)
  • Produce the Environmental Emergency Preparedness Plan with relevant offices;

Environmental Action Plan - Implementation:

  • Lead, coordinate and monitor the implementation of the environmental Action Planning and Performance (eAPP) including data collection and reporting
  • conducting regular environmental inspections and risk assessment
  • Maintain a record of environmental issues and actions thereon at the mission, including, for example, a list of potentially hazardous installations within the mission (e.g. petrol station, warehouse storing flammables) in cooperation with fire marshals or other staff at the mission designated to deal with emergencies;
  • Investigate complaints or reports of pollution, contamination, health hazards and other environment-related incidents;
  • Submit periodic reports on environmental issues at the mission, to the Chief Environment Unit including policy compliance status reports as required for DOS;
  • Recommend to the Chief Environment Unit to undertake such measures as may be required to prevent or mitigate environmental problems;
  • Advise relevant officers or offices on environmental issues arising from the assessments, studies and plans, including environmental information relevant to the operations of the mission;

Awareness and Training:

  • Promote awareness on environmental issues;
  • Provide an environmental briefing to all mission personnel including police and military contingents during their induction training and as needed;
  • Conduct environmental training to all mission personnel.

Coordination and Partner Relations:

  • Liaise on environmental issues with local authorities and the office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator and relevant United Nations bodies and agencies present in the country or region hosting the mission;
  • Carry out any other tasks required to support the DPO/DOS Environmental Policy for UN Field Missions and the environmental objectives of the mission as directed by the Director of Mission Support.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree (Bachelor degree or equivalent) in environmental management, science, engineering or related area. A first university 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

A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in the environmental management field with a national government/administration, a non-governmental organisation, the private sector or an international organization is required. Experience in project planning, evaluation and oversight of environmental compliance is desirable. Experience of coordination of multi stakeholders initiative within a post conflict environment is desirable. Experience in wastewater, solid and hazardous waste management, or enviromental auditing is desirable. Experience in Energy including renewable energy is desirable. Experience in management of data or database is desirable.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Other energy, environment and climate change related experience, Policy, regulation, planning and education and capacity building, Development programme management
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ 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: 30-07-2021
Associate Policy and Best Practices Officer Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
VMAM Code
CAFR000826-10116
Open

Associate Policy and Best Practices Officer

Associate Policy and Best Practices Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSCA
Country
Central African Republic
Location, Country
Bangui (CAF)
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

This position is located in Bangui, in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Associate Policy and Best Practices Officer (APBPO) reports to the Mission’s Chief of Staff through the Policy and Best Practices Officer (PBPO).

Under the direct supervision of the PBPO, the APBPO will carry out the following duties:

Promote and facilitate organization learning and the sharing of knowledge within the Mission and between the Mission and other missions and UNHQ:

• In consultation with the PBPO and the Chief of Staff and assisted by the Policy and Best Practices Service at UN Headquarters, support the knowledge management action plan that will address the Mission's operational learning needs;

• Promote the active use throughout the Mission of the DPO-DOS knowledge-sharing tools and systems, such as the Policy and Practice Database, End of Assignment Reports, Surveys of Practice and After-Action Reviews, including through the establishment and support of a network of best practices focal points within the Mission;

• Support the Mission Chief of Staff and other senior Mission managers upon request, in identifying gaps in existing official guidance, as identified through needs assessments, evaluations, lessons learned studies, etc., and developing guidance where needed, based on identified gaps;

• Provide inputs to draft guidance as needed, when consulted by UNHQ offices;

• Initiate and coordinate outreach activities, conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on policy, best practices and lessons learning issues;

• Facilitate and/or generate good practices and lessons learned on various Mission work processes, operational responses, organizational systems, mandate implementation, etc.;

• Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources;

• Collect, store and share best practice materials originating in the Mission with UNHQ and other Missions through the Policy and Practice Database, Communities of Practice and other channels and information-sharing fora;

• Prepare and share with Mission leadership syntheses of lessons learned and recommendations documented in the Mission's knowledge sharing reports, as required;

• Organize follow-up action as required on studies undertaken, seminars or workshops on Mission-specific best practices and lessons learned activities;

• Liaise and coordinate with UN partner organizations, national and international organizations and academic institutions on all issues related to lessons learning and knowledge sharing;

• Provide other learning and research services to the Mission as required.

Support the establishment of a Mission-wide system of guidance development based on lessons learned and good practice:

• Promote the integration of lessons learned, good practices and other operational knowledge into work processes, guidance, and planning scenarios;

• Develop, on behalf of the Mission management, an appropriate mechanism for considering and, following up on local-level recommendations generated by knowledge sharing mechanisms;

• Take an active part in the network of Policy and Best Practices Officers and in developing and maintaining the network of Mission focal points;

• In consultation with the Mission Chief of Staff and the senior Mission leadership and supported by the Policy and Best Practices Service (UNHQ), assist the Mission with designing and implementing a mission-specific guidance development process;

• Support the Mission Chief of Staff and other senior Mission managers upon request, with the development, review, approval and dissemination of mission-specific guidance;

• Support alignment of DPO-DOS policy development priorities with Mission guidance development priorities;

• In consultation with the Mission Chief of Staff and the senior Mission leadership, and assisted by the Policy and Best Practices Service (UNHQ), support coordination of and/or implement policy reviews and studies;

• Coordinate policy development on cross-cutting issues, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies;

• Liaise with UN partner organizations, national and international organizations and academic institutions on all issues related to policy/guidance development.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University degree (Bachelor’s or Master's degree or equivalent) in Political Science, International Relations, International Economics, Law, Business Administration and Management, Public Administration, Human Resources, social studies or other humanities-related fields.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience in international affairs, preferably in the area of knowledge management, organizational learning, policy development or evaluation. Experience with coordinating and communicating change management with diverse stakeholders is highly desirable. Experience in programme management/evaluation is desirable. Experience working in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable. Experience in a conflict or post-conflict environment is desirable.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Monitoring and evaluation, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation, Crisis and conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution and reconciliation
Driving license
Competencies values
Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ 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: 30-07-2021
Contingent-Owned Equipment (COE) Assistant Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
VMAM Code
CAFR000827-10138
Open

Contingent-Owned Equipment (COE) Assistant

Contingent-Owned Equipment (COE) Assistant

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSCA
Country
Central African Republic
Location, Country
Bangui, Bouar (CAF)
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

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Unit, and his / her deputy, the incumbent will have to provide general administrative and operational support by performing the following tasks and responsibilities:

• Assisting day-to-day office operations/office tasks, including technical and clerical functions
• Updating and maintaining the COE daily and weekly agenda
• Keeping of electronic and hard copies of files up-to-date.
• Providing support for Verification Reports (VRs) processing, tracking the VRs provided by COE teams, collecting all necessary signatures and provide inputs to operations/database manager for VR status report.
• Ensure soft copies of all verification reports are uploaded accurately to the COE shared drive (COSMOS).
• Maintain hardcopy archives of verification reports and executive summaries.
• Coordinating the receipt and processing of Monthly Equipment Status Reports sent by respected contingents.
• Liaising ith COE team members and acquire daily tasks for submission of DDMS weekly activities report
• Ensuring the Troop Strength Reports are submitted to COE by the Military FHQ and Police Coordination cells and assisting in the reports’ validation and monthly submission process
• Monitoring the status of vehicle Maintenance and Leave Plans
• Ensure that stationary and general office supplies stocks are maintained and replenished in a timely manner.
• Assisting inspection teams when necessary to raise MOPs and travel authorization requests.
• Preparing all necessary documentation for Inspectors in relation with pre-inspection briefings and worksheets to conduct verification Inspections
• Data entry to the COE database and shared drive update under the supervision of the Database Manager
• Participate in COE verification inspections when required;
• Assist with remote administrative support to COE Inspection teams while in the sectors when required
• Perform other related duties as required by Chief COE Unit.

Required degree level
Technical/Vocational diploma
Educational additional comments

Business Administration, technical degree, or any other relevant field.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

At least two years of relevant professional experience (previous working experience with UN or international organization is desirable).

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Other premises management/maintenance, supply, or purchasing related experience, Administration and administrative assistance, Other security and protective services experience
Area of expertise details

Experience in data collection and database management . Ability to generate various reports.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Communication, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management, Technological Awareness
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 02-08-2021
Centralized Warehouse Assistant Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
VMAM Code
CAFR000828-10139
Open

Centralized Warehouse Assistant

Centralized Warehouse Assistant

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSCA
Country
Central African Republic
Location, Country
Kaga Bandoro, Bambari, Bouar (CAF)
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 delegated authority and under the supervision of Warehouse Operations Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Warehouse Assistant will:

  • Supervise the receiving, inspection and issuance of Supply items; Prepare and submit Cargo Movement Requests (CMRs) to MOVCON for transfers of materials from one location to another; Prepare cargo in line with convoy schedules.
  • Review approved requests for all commodities, and issue them in accordance with approved quantities, appropriate scales of issue, mission priorities and stock availability; All transfers orders (TOs) and issues of items are done through UMOJA – the organization uses an ERP called UMOJA for the management of its inventory.
  • Supervise the receipt/deliveries of all stock from/to sectors and the accuracy of the delivery against database; Participate in Receipt and Inspection of items delivered by vendors.
  • Maintain inventory accuracy for stock on hand through the assigned Storekeeper; Coordinate with Regional Technical Units (Engineering, Transport, and Supply) representative and the Regional Administration Officers (RAOs) on materials requirements for new, ongoing and planned projects and activities.
  • Coordinate the conduct of cycle counts, bring any noted discrepancies to the attention of the Supervisor;
  • Establish and maintain appropriate warehouse facilities for commodities, control all items subject to storage expiration and assist operating a commodity disposal system in accordance with UN regulations;
  • Ensure safe working environment in the warehouses.
  • Collect and collate, on a monthly basis, all documentations (e.g. delivery notes, CMRs, etc.) for onward submission to the Centralized Warehouse main Office in Bangui for further processing; prepare monthly reports as required;
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or similar relevant subjecrt matter.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

At least 3 years of post-school experience in the Warehouse environment, Property Control work, Inventory Management, Receiving & Inspection in a reputable organization. Relevant experience in Warehouse/Inventory Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Administration.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Inventory, asset and warehouse management, Logistics and supply management, Administration and administrative assistance
Area of expertise details

Inventory, Assets and Warehouse Management mandatory.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Integrity, 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: 02-08-2021
Judicial Affairs Officer Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
VMAM Code
CAFR000829-10137
Open

Judicial Affairs Officer

Judicial Affairs Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSCA
Country
Central African Republic
Location, Country
Bangui, Bouar (CAF)
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

Under the general supervision of the Chief of MINUSCA Justice and Corrections Section (JCS), and the direct supervision of a senior Judicial Affairs Officer or a regional Head of Justice team, the UN Volunteer Judicial Affairs Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Gather and analyze information and report on developments in the national Justice and Rule of Law institutions as well as MINUSCA activities in these fields.
  • Draft and edit daily and weekly reports for the JCS, incorporating contributions from all parts of the section.
  • Assist with the preparation and implementation of strategic planning documents, including Results-Based Budgeting.
  • Prepare and maintain statistical tables on the justice sector in the CAR.
  • Support technical level coordination with other components of the mission aiming at advancing justice-related issues.
  • Conduct legal research and prepare legal opinions on a variety of issues relating to the justice sector in the CAR on the basis of the applicable law, international law and international human rights law.
  • Draft training modules and participate in training activities for the magistrates and other judicial personnel.
  • Participate in the advisory support to the local judicial institutions in the framework of MINUSCA support to the rule of law institutions.
  • Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing.
  • Perform other related duties as required by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master’s degree or equivalent in Law or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of 3 years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience as a practicing lawyer, prosecutor, judge, legal academic or advisor in the field of justice at the national or international level, either as a magistrate, in Government, or in a law firm, with experience in criminal law matters.

Field experience is required, including preferably at least one year of work experience in a transitional, developmental or post-conflict setting.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Criminal law, Other legal experience, Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Empowering Others, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 02-08-2021