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Business Operations Specialist Nat. Specialist IOM Egypt
VMAM Code
EGYR000970-10599
Open

Business Operations Specialist

Business Operations Specialist

National Specialist
Host entity
IOM
Country
Egypt
Location, Country
Cairo (EGY)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
6 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task
  1. Support in the review and assessment of existing processes, in close coordination with Country Offices (CO) management and the Regional Office (RO), and recommend and lead successful implementation of process improvements in line with the emerging Business Transformation
  2. Organize monthly meetings with the 15 Country Offices in MENA (FP nominated by COs management), including preparation of agenda, recording of minutes, preparing and delivering presentations underscoring pain points, challenges, areas of improvement, best practices and how best to support the field offices.
  3. Undertake desk research and analysis in the area of COs’ internal capacity enhancement and checking data and references to contribute to policy briefs, information materials, presentations and other visibility materials for reports, plans, studies, briefings, training, meetings/conferences, etc
  4. Identify and implement key performance management metrics into current and future programming and process design to enhance results-based programming.
  5. Assist with training Development, user documentation and system implementation based on COs requests and in coordination with relevant officers at RO level
  6. Facilitate knowledge sharing and knowledge management efforts, including through the production and maintenance of knowledge management tools related to the project in coordination with the Regional Staff Development Officer
  7. Prepare and send on a regular basis personalized correspondences to each country office, signaling discrepancies and advising on appropriate corrective actions to be taken.
  8. Provide general support to the Project Team in the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the project, in compliance with the donor administrative, legal and procedural requirements.
  9. Maintain an updated tracking of the project’s progress, and draft as well as contribute to regular reports in line with IOM standards and donor requirements.
  10. In close coordination with Project coordinator, ensure strategic and efficient management of project’s financial resources while advising on corrective actions and proposing alternative solutions to meet outcomes and needs of COs.
  11. Perform other relevant duties as assigned.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Master’s degree in business administration, organizational development, operations management, project management, or other related technical field from an accredited academic institution with three years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with five years of relevant professional experience.
Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark
  • five years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in leading strategy development and business transformation;
  • Experience in the planning, coordination and / or monitoring of capacity building activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to present a significant amount of information from various sources in a concise way
  • Ability to plan activities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Familiarity with UN common system or similar systems.
  • High level of computer literacy, knowledge of SAP is a distinct advantage and experience using Articulate Storyline, WebEx and Cornerstone (or other Learning Management System software) is desirable.
  • International setting and/or multicultural environment in other missions/other countries is an added advantage.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Political affairs and political reporting, Legal research, Monitoring and evaluation
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Client Orientation, Communication, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Egypt and legal residents in Egypt with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 28-09-2021
Translation/Communication Specialist Nat. Specialist UNDP Sudan
VMAM Code
SDNR000463-10600
Open

Translation/Communication Specialist

Translation/Communication Specialist

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Sudan
Location, Country
Khartoum (SDN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
20 October 2021
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

The Translation Specialist/Communication Associate works in close collaboration with the Strategic Planning Partnership and Communications (SPPC), programme, projects, and operations teams to provide high-quality translation services to the entire CO, as well as some communications support.

Under the direct supervision of the SPPC Coordinator, the position is responsible for the following:

A. Summary of Key Functions:

· Written translation services for UNDP Sudan Country Office.

· Oral interpretation service (Arabic-English and English-Arabic).

· General support for UNDP communications activities.

B. Written Translation services for UNDP Sudan Country Office

· Translate a wide range and variety of documents (including, but not limited to, website content, press releases, newspapers, articles, excerpts from publications, official correspondence, official documents, applicable legislation etc.) from Arabic to English and English to Arabic to ensure a finished product ready for use and dissemination, as required.

· Resolve language and translation related issues (i.e. clarification on ambiguities, technical meaning, etc) in documents, rules, regulations, etc., through consultation with authors and relevant reference material.

· Assist in matters of terminology and style to ensure uniformity and quality of documents produced by the unit.

· Work with counterpart translators within the UNDP/UN family in Sudan from time to time and submit all translated documents for final translation, checking and proof-reading as necessary.

· Liaise with Arabic translation services in the UNDP HQ and the UN HQ offices for communication, as needed.

· Proof-read the Arabic translation work of other translators on UNDP CO related documents, as needed.

· Research specific subjects, including terminological research for incorporation into the Organization's terminology database.

C. Oral interpretation service (Arabic-English and English-Arabic) and assistance

· Interpretation - from Arabic to English and vice versa - at meetings with national interlocutors, federal and state governments, and other external partners in civil society and academia.

· Provide interpretation for key international non-Arabic CO staff.

· Other interpretation tasks as needed within project implementation.

· Attend meetings as part of a team, take notes - whether directly from statements delivered in English and Arabic or from the interpretation - and subsequently use the notes to produce draft summary records.

· Provide oral language support, interpreting and translation services for senior management at public events, as needed.

D. Planning and implementation of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach focusing on:

· Creating, promoting, and disseminating corporate advocacy materials, including for flagship initiatives and publications such as the Human Development Report.

· Supporting bespoke, multi-channel communications campaigns around key UNDP themes and activities.

· Ensuring strong understanding of UNDP’s work in the country through regular national, regional and global media contacts and the provision of newsworthy information to the media, the public, international partners and other audiences.

· Developing and implementing donor visibility campaigns and activities and supporting HQ-driven donor visibility efforts.

· Reporting on the effectiveness of communications activities and outreach, and proposing new innovations and approaches.

· Supporting “One UN” and UNDP-specific activities and programmes, including joint UN information campaigns (UN Day, World AIDS Day, etc.)

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

University Degree in languages, translation, marketing, communications, media or related field is desired.

Translator/interpreter diploma from a recognized university is desirable but not a requirement.

Required experience
48 Months
Experience remark

· (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience in translation/ text editing/interpretation; demonstrated proficiency in English/Arabic. Experience in communications, marketing, advocacy and/or media is desired. Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization is required.

· Experience in instant typing while hearing an audio (English/Arabic – Arabic/English).

· Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with fast learning ability. Effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner. Ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Translation and interpretation
Area of expertise details

Translation

Communication

Marketing and advocacy

Media

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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sudan and legal residents in Sudan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 28-09-2021
Software Developer Nat. Specialist UNDP Sudan
VMAM Code
SDNR000464-10601
Open

Software Developer

Software Developer

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Head of Exploration or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Visual Anthropology Officer will:

o Researching, designing, implementing, and managing exploration software programs.

o Writing and implementing efficient code

o Deploying and training team on software tools.

o Maintain, upkeep, manage, upgrade, and regulate information and data flows of websites and apps.

o Work closely with exploration team members to support the software and data analysis related tasks for exploration products.

o Preparing materials for data communication.

o Desk research, Data collection and information management tasks.

o Help in building Sudan Horizon Scanners software, methodology, community, and virtual space.

o Coordination and facilitation for workshops and training for different exploration products and activities.

o Create and deliver tailored training on software development and data analysis and visualization tools and languages such as SQL, Python, Tableau/PowerBI, and Apache Hadoop.

o Assist in the logistics and administrative aspects of projects assigned by supervisor

o Support other programme related activities

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

University degree in related fiels and certficates in software development is required.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

· Ability to liaise and communicate with a range of national and international partners;

· Excellent spoken and written communication skills.

· Being comfortable around ambiguity and have a grasp on topics entertaining complexity science and system thinking.

· Previous experience in coordination or program management is an asset.

· Excellent spoken and written communication skills.

· Proven record of working individually and in teams.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sudan and legal residents in Sudan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 28-09-2021
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Int. Specialist UNDP Lao People's Democratic Rep
VMAM Code
LAOR000609-10610
Open

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Lao People's Democratic Rep
Location, Country
Vientiane (LAO)
Language skills
English
Laotian
Expected Starting Date
01 November 2021
Duration
6 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Head of UXO Unit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Support the development of the M&E results framework to formulate the UXO Project Document 2022-26
  • The UN volunteer will work closely with UNDP CO staff, government counterparts, and technical advisors/consultants in UNDP to formulate the UXO Project Document.
  • The M&E results framework will need to be aligned with the results framework of new 10-year national UXO strategy - SPF III (2021-30), SDGs, UNPF 2022-26, UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) 2022-26, findings from the Capacity Needs Assessment of NRA, and recommendations and lessons learnt from the Mid-Term Evaluation and Final Evaluation of the current Project (2017-21).

  1. Support the development of Monitoring & Evaluation functions at UXO Sector level, through the capacity building support to the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector in Lao PDR (NRA).
    • In 2022, with the support of UNDP, the NRA Office is planning to create and develop a new Monitoring & Evaluation Unit, to benefit all operators / operatiions of the UXO Sector. The UN Volunteer will support UNDP and national counterparts in developing the unit’s systems and procedures.

  1. Support the review of the Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) Operational plans and the operational records in the national database (Information Management System for Mine Action = IMSMA).
    • The UN volunteer will support this in-depth joint review of the UXO Lao Operational Work Plans (Survey & Clearance tasks). S/he will also support the review within UXO Lao Vientiane of the operational records in IMSMA of UNDP-funded operations, before UXO Lao Vientiane transfers the data to the NRA National Database. This will include the desk review of all supporting documents, in preparation of the field monitoring missions, and to report after the field monitoring missions.

  1. Support the joint field monitoring missions among UNDP / NRA / UXO Lao.
    • The UN volunteer will be required to undertake missions to project sites as required and approved by the UNDP Country Office. Regular field monitoring of UXO operators would assist the NRA & UXO Lao to:
      • Reinforce good working relationships and mutual understanding between UXO operators, provincial NRA offices and local authorities;
      • Support in the assessment of the compliance of UXO operators with the activities and approaches outlined in the project documents and operational work plans;
      • Collect valuable local context information and feedback about the effects of implementation of the NRA’s official policies and technical guidelines, and how NRA policies interact with those of other Government of Lao PDR sectors;
      • Support the assessment of the satisfaction of local authorities and individual landowners with the UXO sector’s contribution to rural development and community health and safety;
      • Gather information (task work plans and reports, photographs and testimony from UXO operator staff, local authorities and/or landowners) to produce case studies for use in internal and external reports and presentations.

The UNV will also support the preparation of improved plans and develop project proposals in the future, based on practical information gathered during field monitoring missions.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s degree with 4+ year of professional experience will be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Laotian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Monitoring and evaluation, Other development programme/project experience
Area of expertise details

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

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, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 28 September 2021
UN Country Team (UNCT) Disability Inclusion Focal Point Nat. Specialist UNRCO Viet Nam
VMAM Code
VNMR000113-10611
Open

UN Country Team (UNCT) Disability Inclusion Focal Point

UN Country Team (UNCT) Disability Inclusion Focal Point

National Specialist
Host entity
UNRCO
Country
Viet Nam
Location, Country
Hanoi (VNM)
Language skills
Vietnamese
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Important notice:

* This is a National UN Volunteer assignment for a person with disability.

* Only persons with disabilities who is a national of Vietnam are eligible to apply.

Task description:

The UN in Viet Nam is looking for a highly qualified, professional UN Volunteer with disabilities to take the lead in the implementation of the UNDIS, as well as its Action Plans, in UN Viet Nam. The objective of this assignment is to provide technical inputs, coordination and administration for the implementation of the UNDIS Action Plan.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of RCO, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Conduct research to provide technical inputs to ensure the disability inclusion in major UN documents, including the Common Country Analysis, One Strategic Plan, UN Development Cooperation Framework, One UN Report, BOS (Business Operation Strategy) and other strategies and policies of different departments;
  • Provide inputs and updates in regular UN Country Team (UNCT) meetings on the progress of the UNDIS Action Plan implementation, as well as regular OMT meetings on the progress of the disability inclusion component in the BOS;
  • Promote disability inclusion in UNCT programming, BOS annual workplan, Common Back Office service, and other operational agendas;
  • Provide support to the UN Disability Inclusion Coordination Mechanism in implementing key activities outlined in the current UNDIS Action Plan;
  • Provide Secretariat support for the Coordination Mechanism, including following up with stakeholders to ensure implementation of the current UNDIS Action Plan, and other related duties as required;
  • Liaise with, collect and compile input from UN Agencies, Coordination Mechanism members, external consultants and other actors;
  • Support drafting of reports, articles and other documents relating to activities within the current UNDIS Action Plan;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support/arrangements in preparing events under the current UNDIS Action Plan, in coordination with other actors;
  • Assist with relevant communication activities;
  • Provide an interim report on the UN in Viet Nam’s implementation of the UNDIS, according to the UNCT’s accountability scorecard on disability inclusion;
  • Develop and finalize the next UNDIS Action Plan together with Coordination Mechanism members;
  • Undertake other relevant responsibilities under the UNDIS as necessary.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Human rights, development studies, disability studies, social work, sociology, laws, or related fields.
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least two years of experience in the area of development and/or human rights, out of which at least 1 year of experience specifically in relation to persons with disabilities;
  • Proven experience and skills in advocacy;
  • Proven experience working with government partners and organizations of persons with disabilities;
  • Proven experience in organizing and coordinating events and activities, and in liaising with different stakeholders;
  • Proven experience in leading and coordinating a team to execute a project/campaign.
Language skills
  • Vietnamese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Social work, Human rights, Social inclusion
Area of expertise details
  • Solid knowledge in the rights of persons with disabilities, disability policies, and disability network;
  • Good research, analytic and drafting skills;
  • Good understanding of the UN system;
  • Proven excellent work in a team and independently;
  • Proven ability to work with colleagues and collaborators of diverse disability status and national and cultural backgrounds, and;
  • Proficient in both English and Vietnamese.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams
Technical Officer - HSEL Int. Specialist WHO Egypt
VMAM Code
EGYR000971-10615
Open

Technical Officer - HSEL

Technical Officer - HSEL

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Regional Adviser and Head of Health Systems in Emergencies Lab (HSEL) at the Department of Universal Health Coverage/Health Systems (UHS), World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO EMRO), the UN Volunteer International Specialist will:

  1. Provide support in the implementation and monitoring of the HSEL work plan in collaboration with other technical units at teams at WHO Regional Office and Country Offices.
  2. Support implementation of the country support projects including pilot of health systems recovery toolkit, health systems resilience toolkit, capacity building programs, etc.
  3. Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports and communications required for advocacy, resource mobilization, and strategic decision making.
  4. Assist in coordinating and facilitating information and knowledge management related to the HSEL areas of work for the purpose of monitoring, evaluation and organizational learning.
  5. Support in development of the HSEL annual report including documenting success stories and lessons learned in the context of key areas of work including humanitarian-development-peace nexus, health system recovery, health systems resilience, and refugee and migrant health.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Master’s degree Public Health, Emergency Management, Health Care Management or Epidemiology from an accredited academic institution.
Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of five years' experience, at the national and/or international levels, emergency programmes and/or countries in the Region. Working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.

  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in project management in a Public Health or Emergency Management related field.

Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Sound security awareness.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health and humanitarian volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Monitoring and evaluation, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations, Healthcare administration
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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: 28 September 2021
Online Volunteering Programme and Service Coordinator Nat. Specialist UNV Turkey
VMAM Code
TURR000507-10618
Open

Online Volunteering Programme and Service Coordinator

Online Volunteering Programme and Service Coordinator

National Specialist
Host entity
UNV
Country
Turkey
Location, Country
Istanbul (TUR)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 December 2021
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 Regional Manager for Europe and CIS and within the coordination of OV Team Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

a. Coordinating the Online Volunteering programme and service in Europe and CIS countries and focusing on:

  • Coordinate the engagement and promotion of online volunteering by contributing to networking efforts and building relationships with relevant organizations, delivering information meetings and workshops for target organizations and providing relevant information and assistance;
  • Assist with planning and organizing series of on-site and online public events on promoting volunteer modalities of UNV among UN Agencies, NGOs, UN Volunteers and other target groups, including in close coordination with ROECIS and UNV global teams;
  • Support ROECIS portfolio team to combine online volunteer services with onsite UN Volunteer services by coordinating the relationships management with UN partners;
  • Develop creative business solutions to extend the operation in the region.

b. Providing support to the users of UNV’s Online Volunteering service focusing on achieving the following results:

  • Respond to general queries including updating of standard messages;
  • Screen organizations’ applications from a given portfolio of countries submitted ensuring required information is complete, assessing compliance with established criteria, e.g. adherence to UN policies, accreditation with ECOSOC, verifying applicant organizations’ goals and activities through Internet research, and getting timely feedback from field teams, other;
  • Assist with organization and volunteer feedback monitoring and take action as and when relevant;
  • Screen online volunteering opportunities by organizations, ensuring clear task descriptions, context and expected development impact;
  • Guide users on other website-related issues and problem solving;
  • Actively participate in developing / reigning business requirement for continuous systems optimization (from the end -user and service administrator perspective).

c. Supporting Knowledge Management:

  • Support regional manager and UNV in delivering webinars, producing visibility tools, drafting knowledge products;
  • Generate and prepare data sheets, presentations on OV together with an analysis and evaluation including sharing information for RBM processes;
  • Regular follow-up the trend and brief regional manager and UNV team by proposing mitigation measures or new business solutions in OV;
  • Close follow-up online volunteering services providing to the partners and support Communication team to collect information, draft stories, articles, social media posts and other relevant materials for website, social media channels etc and knowledge sharing;
  • Edit and translate documents related to user journey guidance and other online volunteering content.

  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. social sciences, development studies, marketing, international relations or area related to developing business and programme management.
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in programme management, implementation, business development, partnerships relation or other relevant programmes; experience with online/digital platforms and volunteerism are an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Knowledge of work with United Nations is an advantage;
  • Experience in volunteer mobilization or working with civil society organizations of Europe and CIS region highly desirable;
  • Experience working in international organizations is an asset;
    • Excellent oral and written skills in English; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Have affinity with or interest in relationships management, programme implementation, business development with marketing, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is mandatory;
  • Working knowledge in another UN language (mainly Russian, French, Spanish) is an asset.

Others:

  • Proficiency in using computers and office software packages (MS Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Advance experience with database management and in handling of web-based management systems.

Competencies and values (in addition to the list in the following section):

  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Strong client oriented manner is mandatory.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Volunteer programmes and volunteer management, Development programme/project administration, Human resources management and development
Area of expertise details

Assignment Remarks:

National UN Volunteer assignments are only open for Turkish citizens who have work permit in Turkey. Other countries’ citizens are not eligible to be shortlisted in NUNV assignments.

The duration of this assignment will be extended upon the successful deliverables of UN Volunteers in line with the expectations and targets of the assignment described in this Call for Application.

The current monthly living allowance of a national UN Volunteer in Turkey is TRY 7133 with a full coverage of private insurance and additional benefits ie access to learning platforms. There is an increase in monthly living allowance in each May. There is no pension and social security payment in UN Volunteer assignments, these costs are belonging to the person. The candidate can find the details of entitlements in the UNV Conditions of Service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified after the application deadline and will have information about written test and interview.

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Competencies values
Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, 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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Turkey and legal residents in Turkey with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 28-09-2021
Forensic Pathologist Int. Expert UNDP Trinidad and Tobago
VMAM Code
TTOR000037-10619
Open

Forensic Pathologist

Forensic Pathologist

International Expert
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Trinidad and Tobago
Location, Country
Port of Spain (TTO)
Language skills
English
Spanish
Expected Starting Date
10 October 2021
Duration
24 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 35 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 Director, TTFSC or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Forensic Pathologist will:

  • Perform post mortem examinations, both external examinations and autopsies, in cases submitted to the Forensic Science Centre by official and private clients;
  • Complete Medical Certificates of Cause of Death as required for the registration of deaths cases, at any crime scene, facility or location in Trinidad and Tobago;
  • Prepare and issue reports to the Coroner and Police Investigators on examinations performed, including observations made and opinions as to the cause of death;

Submit samples taken in the course of post mortem examinations to various laboratories for specific analyses;

  • perform microscopic examination of specimens;
  • complete Proof of Death Certificates for submission to insurance companies and other agencies by persons claiming life insurance benefits;
  • testify in criminal and civil courts and at Coroner Inquests in relation to professional findings and opinions;
  • visit scenes of suspected homicide where such visits would be of assistance to investigators;
  • direct and supervise junior staff, including Mortuary Attendants and Autopsy Technicians;
  • assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of standardized policies, protocols and procedures for the delivery of pathology services;
  • contribute to decision making in matters involving, inter alia, staffing, training, and procurement of equipment and materials for the Forensic Pathology Subdivision;
  • lecture to medical practitioners, law enforcement officers, legal officers, students and other groups on various aspects of forensic pathology;
  • represent the Forensic Science Centre, as required, at conferences, meetings and discussions on forensic pathology matters;
  • advise on improvements and best practices in pathology for the TTFSC;
  • any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Advanced higher degree/ fellowship in forensic pathology (Master’s or equivalent) in Forensic Pathology (e.g. FRCA, MMed, etc); Medical Degree (e.g. MBBS, MD, MBCh, etc). Also see comparative table below;

  • Comparative Qualifications Relevant to this Assignment

The table below identifies the qualifications required across various countries that would qualify a person to work as a Forensic Pathologist in Trinidad and Tobago. Candidates should have these qualifications or equivalents to these to work as Forensic Pathologists in Trinidad and Tobago.

Comparative Guideline on Qualifications Required by a Medical Doctor to Work as a Forensic Pathologist in Trinidad and Tobago

No.

Country/ Training and qualifications

Country/ Training and qualifications

Country/ Training and qualifications

United States/Canada/North America

United Kingdom

Trinidad and Tobago/Medical Board

1

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Medical Degree 5 years

Medical Degree

Medical Degree MBBS

2

Residency or equivalent

Residency or equivalent

Residency or equivalent

Residency for 4 years

-2 years in anatomical pathology -2 years in clinical pathology

Wrote and passed the American Board of Pathology exams written in Tampa Florida USA

Residency

-2 years training in anatomical / histopathology at the Royal college of Pathology and after exams a certificate is issued,

Residency and/or experience in general pathology inclusive of anatomical and clinical pathology

3

FELLOWSHIP OR EQUIVALENT

FELLOWSHIP OR EQUIVALENT

FELLOWSHIP OR EQUIVALENT

1 year fellowship in forensic pathology subspecialty with an accredited Medical Examiners Office.

Wrote and passed exams and issued a Board certification I and a Certificate also issued for having passed the exams after fellowship complete.

-3 years advanced training in Forensic Pathology at the Royal college of Pathology where oral and written exams are written and issue of a certificate or diploma issued

Training and Schooling in Forensic Medicine from an accredited University with success in examinations and an award of a diploma in Forensic Medicine

Registered with the British or American/Canadian Medical Board will be an asset

Required experience
120 Months
Experience remark

  • Working experience as a Forensic Pathologist minimum 1-2 year;
  • Completion of a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology or anatomic pathology and a fellowship in forensic pathology or equivalent;
  • Must be eligible for Specialist Registration License by the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago (requirements can be found at http://www.mbtt.org/ ;
  • Knowledge of professional standards in forensic pathology;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Specialized human medicine (with clinical experience), Other health related experience
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Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 28 September 2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time
Information Management Officer (IMO) Int. Specialist UNOCHA Fiji
VMAM Code
FJIR000135-10639
Open

Information Management Officer (IMO)

Information Management Officer (IMO)

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

Under the direct supervision of OCHA Senior Information Management Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Web Management - Manage content on relevant web platforms, provide overall quality control for the platform and ensure content is current, comprehensive and follows relevant metadata standards; work with external counterparts on related web platforms such as agency and cluster websites and ReliefWeb to facilitate cross-site search and interoperability.

    Data Management - Design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools; understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability; consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis.

    Data Analysis - Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of location specific datasets through meaningful statistical techniques; participate in the development and revision of data standards (e.g. the Humanitarian Exchange Language) and advise on the application of these standards into local systems and processes; participate in the development, implementation and management of new indicators, together with its accompanying data, to be included in a Common Humanitarian Dataset; understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability.

    Assessment Analysis - Support assessment and needs analysis activities, including humanitarian needs overviews, secondary data reviews, preliminary scenario definitions and multi-cluster initial rapid assessments; provide advice on assessment design to ensure data quality; manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis such as KoBo Toolbox and Open Data Kit (ODK).

    Geographic Information System (GIS) & Mapping Develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance; produce and update high-quality map products and online services; maintain a repository of spatial data and ensure that the data are documented and accessible to all humanitarian partners through local and/or online services.

    Visualization - Produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy materials including posters, presentations and other visual materials.

    Emergency response - Be available for immediate deployment to support coordination and information management needs in emergencies in Pacific Island countries.

    Training - Support capacity building and humanitarian coordination in National Disaster management offices in Pacific Island countries. Train counterparts to use information management tools as platforms such as HumanitarianResponse.info.

  • Perform other related duties as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

First level degree in information management, information systems, social science or related field.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

2-3 years of work experience in information management, information systems, web management, data management, geographic information systems & mapping, data visualization, or other related area.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Database design, administration and maintenance, Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, Other development programme/project experience
Area of expertise details
  • Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations Mandatory.
  • Crisis management and emergency relief.
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, 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. Application deadline: 28 September 2021
Data Science Specialist Int. Specialist UNODC Austria
VMAM Code
AUTR000128-10644
Open

Data Science Specialist

Data Science Specialist

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Drug Control and Crime Prevention Officer of the Data Development and Dissemination Section or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Data Science Specialist will:

  • Expand and refine terminology ‘dictionary’ key word search terms to improve data harvesting algorithms results and expand event identification with a focus on high frequency crime and drug statistics to monitor the impact of drug trafficking.
  • Develop software to access live unstructured data with pre-defined frequency and put in place necessary infrastructure for subsequent data handling and extraction.
  • Maintain and regularly update a central repository of sources used for ‘web scraping’ activities used to develop datasets.
  • Support communication and coordination with data harvesting providers and assist with the refinement of existing data sources.
  • Design and develop software applying Machine Learning techniques (including Natural Language Processing) for extracting quantitative information and other relevant variables from unstructured data (textual articles publicly available on the web); ensuring a high-quality output through ‘noise’ elimination’ and de-duplication from within the resulting dataset; conduct iterative testing of software.
  • Adapt Machine Learning models to account for multiple language text and drug/crime lexicon.
  • Ensure software’s full text extraction capabilities from relevant internet pages and related sources.
  • Maintain and regularly update the central repository of sources used for ‘web scraping’ activities used to develop datasets.
  • Set up categorial codes creations to convert text into qualitative information; utilize standardized vocabulary to parse expressions which indicate quantitative information.
  • Collaborate with DMP team members working on Platform front end production to define data schemas, including provision of insight on possible data structure changes needed, for automatic uploading of resulting datasets into the Platform and ensure quality assurance prior to Platform visualization.
  • Conduct in-team and inter-section capacity building on data science practices as needed.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. data science, statistics, mathematics, computer science and social sciences; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in research methods and applied knowledge of big data analytics and artificial intelligence such as machine learning and data mining is required; experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset;

Experience in managing large datasets, software development, including iterative design and execution, and data analysis through programming languages (R or Python);

Knowledge of the concepts related to database management systems, including SQL and coding;

Experience manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, unstructured data from varying sources;

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Database design, administration and maintenance
Area of expertise details

Excellent programming, statistical reasoning, analytical, planning and organizational skills;

Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;

Demonstrated skills in research, communication and project management are an asset;

Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner;

Experience in analytical work based on quantitative methods, preferably in data science methods, drug and or crime data and quantitative analytic approaches (e.g. natural language processing);

Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; Extensive experience with statistical packages (R and/or Python);

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

Have affinity with or interest in drugs, crime and related issues, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Fluency in spoken and written English is required;

Working knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage;

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Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 28-09-2021