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WASH Specialist Int. Specialist UNICEF Turkey
VMAM Code
TURR000486-9800
Open

WASH Specialist

WASH Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Turkey
Location, Country
Gaziantep (TUR)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 September 2021
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

Under the direct supervision of P4 WASH Specialist , the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Programme development and planning
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  3. Technical and operational support for programme implementation
  4. Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response
  5. Networking and partnership building
  6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, international relations, behaviour change communication, sanitary engineering, or another relevant technical field.

Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark

DEVELOPMENTAL: a minimum of five years of professional experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.

One year of deployment in a developing country is required.

HUMANITARIAN: At least one year of deployment mission in a humanitarian situation (with UN-Govt-INGO) is required. Work experience in middle east countries, or Cross-Border operations work experience in NW Syria is preferable.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Public health
Area of expertise details
  • Crisis management and emergency relief operations
  • Additional Requirements for Area of Expertise: public health, social sciences, behaviour change communication, sanitary engineering

Competencies and Values:

Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Core Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional Competencies

  • Analyzing (3)
  • Applying technical expertise (3)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (2)
Driving license
Application procedure
If you have not yet registered in the UNV Talent pool, please apply by registering your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: Once you have created your UNV account by validating your email address, please complete all sections of your profile. Go to‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply. If you are registered in the UNV database, please update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profileGo to ‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply. Application deadline: 27-06-2021 Disclaimer United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals.
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
Associate Supply Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001444-8616
Open

Associate Supply Officer

Associate Supply Officer

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of Sub Office or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Supply Officer will:

  • Prepare plans for delivery of relief items according to operational needs.
  • Apply UNHCR's procurement strategy when planning for purchase of important commodities and services.
  • Through regular physical verification of Property, Plant and Equipment (PPE) establish their status, propose old and obsolete PPE for disposal and plan for the arrival of replacement items.
  • Contributing within the Multifunctional Team to identify partners, in particular for supply chain projects, based on objectives, priorities, strengths and resources of the partner and/or contractor, according to criteria consistent with UNHCR rules and regulations.
  • Resolve difficulties in the local supply chain by finding solutions to problems and bottlenecks, and provide regular reports on supply chain activities, the status of requests and the availability of items in the supply chain.
  • Ensure timely customs clearance of consignments and manage storage of goods according to "best practices" and UNHCR rules and regulations.
  • Maintain an efficient system for the release, distribution and redeployment of goods.
  • Coordinate transportation and distribution of relief items.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records on logistical activities and provide timely reports and updates both periodically and on request.
  • Coordinate activities of implementing partners and/or contractors performing supply related activities and ensure that they understand and adhere to relevant UNHCR rules and procedures.

  • Through regular physical verification of PPE establish their status.
  • Propose old and obsolete PPE for disposal and plan for arrival of replacement items.
  • Evaluate purchase requisitions to ensure that specifications, delivery dates and all other requirements are in order.
  • Draft and dispatch quotation requests and/or tenders assist in the evaluation of offers and draft bid-tabulations and prepare proposals for award of contracts to the Committee on Contracts.
  • Prepare Purchase Orders and send confirmations, requests for inspection and other correspondence;
  • Monitor the manufacture/transport of ordered goods to ensure timely delivery.
  • Analyze matters relating to procurement activities and deliver information on all procurement activities within area of responsibility. Provide guidance and advice on UNHCR procurement policies and procedures to support and assist requesting sections.
  • Implement effective asset and fleet management that regularly monitors the asset/fleet pool, saves cost and safeguards the investment of the organization including receipt, inspection, registration and marking of new PPE, and organization of the physical verification of PPE.
  • Ensure that PPE agreements are properly issued and signed.
  • Ensure proper preparation of disposal forms and cases for the Asset Management Board.
  • Organize the disposal of PPE, according to Asset Management Board decisions.
  • Provides asset management reports, customized reports, and gathers information on all assets and provides in-depth reports periodically and when requested.
  • Analyze the quality of commodities and services delivered in relation to the needs of the location and established quality standards. Establish a local quality assurance process.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Engineering, Supply and Logistics, Mathematics or related field is required.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

At least 3 years of professional work experience in public procurement working experience in the UN or other international organization is an asset.

Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position such as the Supply Chain Learning Programme (SCLP) is an asset.

Other UN procurement and logistics trainings – such as IAPSO and UNPD – is an asset.

Knowledge and working experience of PeopleSoft/MSRP Supply Chain applications is an asset.

Excellent interpersonal skill, culturally and socially sensitive; ability to collaboratively work a team of various background

Proficient in use of computer including various MS Office applications

Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision, ability to work with tight deadlines

Sound security awareness

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Marketing and advertising, Logistics and supply management, Procurement and contracting
Area of expertise details

Professional work experience in public procurement working experience in the UN or other international organization is an asset.

Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position such as the Supply Chain Learning Programme (SCLP) is an asset.

Other UN procurement and logistics trainings – such as IAPSO and UNPD – is an asset.

Knowledge and working experience of PeopleSoft/MSRP Supply Chain applications is an asset.

Excellent interpersonal skill, culturally and socially sensitive; ability to collaboratively work a team of various background

Proficient in use of computer including various MS Office applications

Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision, ability to work with tight deadlines

Sound security awareness

  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNHCR; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNHCR procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;

  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNHCR in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;

  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;

  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.

  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;

  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;

  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;

  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNHCR’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Leadership, 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: 27 June 2021
Gestor/a de casos de emergencias y asistencia humanitaria Nat. Specialist IOM Peru
VMAM Code
PERR000454-9832
Open

Gestor/a de casos de emergencias y asistencia humanitaria

Gestor/a de casos de emergencias y asistencia humanitaria

National Specialist
Host entity
IOM
Country
Peru
Location, Country
Puno (PER)
Language skills
Spanish
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

En el marco de la autoridad delegada y bajo la supervisión de La Coordinadora de Proyectos o su representante designado en la oficina de la OIM ubicada en Tacna, el Voluntario de la ONU llevará a cabo las siguientes tareas:

  • Contribuir con la identificación, entrevista, y verificación de duplicidad de asistencia humanitaria de la población venezolana que va a ser asistida por OIM.
  • Brindar asistencia a personas migrantes y refugiadas en situación de vulnerabilidad, a través de las estrategias de asistencia humanitaria establecidas por la OIM.
  • Asistir con la recopilación de información diaria sobre la asistencia de OIM y el trabajo realizado en campo.
  • Asistir con la recopilación de fotografías o videos sobre la asistencia de OIM y el trabajo realizado en campo.
  • Realizar un monitoreo constante de la calidad, cantidad y pertinencia de la asistencia humanitaria entregada por la OIM, mediante matrices, encuestas y mecanismos de retroalimentación.
  • Participar activamente mantener la interacción con las otras áreas de la OIM, para mantener un continuo contacto con las acciones desarrolladas desde la oficina Nacional y desde la oficina en Tacna.
  • Otras tareas que le sean asignadas por el jefe de misión y/o supervisor directo.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Título universitario de grado de bachiller en un tema relevante a trabajo social, psicología, abogacía, sociología o ciencias humanas y sociales; afines.
  • Mínimo 1 año de experiencia práctica y demostrable en desarrollo e implementación de proyectos en asistencia humanitaria, trabajo con población vulnerable.

Experiencia deseable a nivel laboral o de voluntariado:

  • Experiencia en trabajo con población vulnerable;
  • Experiencia en la conducción de entrevistas de profundidad a población vulnerable;
  • Experiencia la asistencia humanitaria a población vulnerable (por ejemplo, entrega de kits, etc.)
  • Experiencia en entrega de información y orientación a población vulnerable;
  • Experiencia en trabajo con contraparte de gobierno o de cooperación internacional

Habilidades:

  • Precisión y profesionalismo en la producción y edición de documentos;
  • Excelentes aptitudes interpersonales; sensibilidad cultural y social; capacidad de trabajar de manera inclusiva y colaborativa con una variedad de interesados, incluyendo miembros de la comunidad de base, organizaciones religiosas y juveniles, y autoridades en distintos niveles; familiaridad con herramientas y abordajes de la comunicación para el desarrollo;
  • Capacidad de trabajar y adaptarse de manera profesional y efectiva en un ambiente desafiante; capacidad de trabajar efectivamente en un equipo multicultural de personal nacional e internacional;
  • Conocimientos informáticos sólidos, incluyendo manejo avanzado de varias aplicaciones de Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) así como email/internet; familiaridad con gestión de bases de datos y equipamiento tecnológico de oficina;
  • Capacidad de trabajar con mínima supervisión; capacidad de trabajar con plazos ajustados;
  • Conciencia acerca de cuestiones de seguridad;

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Título universitario de grado de bachiller en un tema relevante a trabajo social, psicología, abogacía, sociología o ciencias humanas y sociales; afines.
  • Mínimo 1 año de experiencia práctica y demostrable en desarrollo e implementación de proyectos en asistencia humanitaria, trabajo con población vulnerable.
Language skills
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
Area of expertise details
  • Título universitario de grado de bachiller en un tema relevante a trabajo social, psicología, abogacía, sociología o ciencias humanas y sociales; afines.
  • Mínimo 1 año de experiencia práctica y demostrable en desarrollo e implementación de proyectos en asistencia humanitaria, trabajo con población vulnerable.

Experiencia deseable a nivel laboral o de voluntariado:

  • Experiencia en trabajo con población vulnerable;
  • Experiencia en la conducción de entrevistas de profundidad a población vulnerable;
  • Experiencia la asistencia humanitaria a población vulnerable (por ejemplo, entrega de kits, etc.)
  • Experiencia en entrega de información y orientación a población vulnerable;
  • Experiencia en trabajo con contraparte de gobierno o de cooperación internacional.
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
PROCEDIMIENTO DE POSTULACIÓN *¿Aún no se ha registrado en nuestra Bolsa para la Gestión de Talentos? Primero registre su perfil en https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup . Es importante considerar que después de la creación de su cuenta, debe completar todas las secciones de su perfil y presionar el botón “someter”. Después pase a “Mi página” en https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage y haga click en “Special Calls” o “Convocatorias Especiales”. Finalmente, seleccione la convocatoria a la cual desea aplicar. Watch this video for the specific steps you must follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT5uJ_FolWU *¿Ya se encuentra registrado en nuestra Bolsa para la Gestión de Talentos? Por favor actualice su perfil en https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Después pase a “Mi página” en https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage y haga click en “Special Calls” o “Convocatorias Especiales” y seleccione la convocatoria a la cual desea aplicar. Esta es una convocatoria Nacional, sólo nacionales de Perú y residentes legales en Perú con un estatus de refugiado o con estatus de Apátrida son elegibles para aplicar.
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
Communications Assistant Nat. Specialist UNDP Brazil
VMAM Code
BRAR000554-9849
Open

Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant

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

Under the direct supervision of the Communication and Advocacy Strategy Specialist and in coordination with the other professionals of the “ Fazendo Justiça ” Programme communication team, the UN Volunteer will support communication activities to reinforce the programme's image and narratives, as well as knowledge management.

The UN Volunteer will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Management of operations related to contracts for graphic production
  • Support information management activities and internal communications, through development of products such as newsletters and clipping.
  • Support the production of general content for external communications, including texts/ articles on programme actions/ activities, pieces for social media, audio-visual material, among others.
  • Support in meeting the communication demands of the national team and the state teams, as well as programme partners.
  • Other communication activities as required by the supervision.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s degree in Communications/ Journalism

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
    • At least 2 years of professional work experience in activities relevant to the assignment
    • Experience in following established communication processes
    • Proven experience and ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners including government officials
    • Have affinity with or interest in Peace and Justice, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System
Language skills
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
Area of expertise details

Additional Requirements for Area of Expertise:

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and flow guarantee
  • Excellent ability to respond quickly and flexibly to necessary adjustments in flows and processes to better meet the program needs;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Good reading of the communication vehicles and understanding of agenda, benchmarks and trends related to the program;
  • Knowledge of the national and international context in the field of criminal policies and the justice system;
  • General knowledge / computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and equipment / programs for finalizing video, image, audio products;
  • Knowledge about the functioning and use of social media and new technologies in communication.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup . Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile . Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. After applying in VMAM, you will need to submit a motivation letter. The letter must be sent to unvbrasil@gmail.com within the application deadline (27 June 2021). In the message object, please indicate the application code BRAR000554 and your roster number (personal registration number in the talent base UNV - VMAM). Letters sent after the deadline, as well as letters from people without registration in the UNV talent base (VMAM), will not be considered. The motivation letter, written in Portuguese, must be maximum 2 pages long and include the following points: a) Explain your interest and motivation to apply for this volunteering opportunity with the UN; b) Explain which points of your professional experience can collaborate to the performance of the tasks and responsibilities foreseen in this assignment, considering the challenges inherent to the function; c) Present what you expect from the experience in general. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Brazil and legal residents in Brazil with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Do not forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.” Application deadline: 27 June 2021, 23h59 Germany Time
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
Project Manager Nat. Specialist UNDP China
VMAM Code
CHNR000161-9231
Open

Project Manager

Project Manager

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
China
Location, Country
Beijing, Taipei, Jinan, Kunming, Hefei, Chongzuo, Nanning (CHN)
Language skills
English
Chinese
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

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

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

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

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

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

  • Partnership management

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

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

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

Professional experience:

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

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

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

Qualification:

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

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chinese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Other development programme/project experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of China and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Please note that international travel to the duty station is not covered by UNV. Application deadline: 20 April 2021