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Communications Specialist 03 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNRCO Fiji
Open

Communications Specialist

International Specialist
UNRCO
Fiji
Suva (FJI)
English
Immediate
12 months
03 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within delegated authority, the IUNV, Communications Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • With a focus on the implementation of sustainable development programmes in the Pacific, takes the lead in strategy, planning, development and implementation of large, complex communications strategies and campaigns with both traditional and social media components;
  • Works UN Communications Group (UNCG), to develop and implement system-wide campaigns and to incorporate the campaign message and themes into all relevant events and products;
  • Provides advice and expertise to the RC and the UN Country Team (UNCT) on a range of communications and public affairs issues, methods, and approaches; anticipates and resolves communications/public relations issues/problems, to include the provision of an effective crisis communications support;
  • Supports the work of the UN Communications Group (UNCG) and development of the joint UNCG annual workplan including establishment of the communication performance indicators;
  • Develops and coordinates strategic partnerships with key constituencies, including members of the UNCG, to elicit support for and maximize impact of promotional objectives;
  • Develops of a diverse range of information and communications products in support of major campaign initiatives;
  • Prepares official briefing materials, talking points, speeches, statements, op-eds and presentations as necessary.
  • Drafts complex material for traditional and social media platforms, to include website, official social media accounts, newsletters, periodicals, reports and books, etc.;
  • Evaluates results and impact of communications activities; reports on developments, trends and attitudes regarding the UN;
  • In collaboration with the UNCG, and in coordination with the RCO colleagues supports results reporting and prepare the annual communication plan to publicize and communicate results with a focus on the UN’s development impact.
  • Supports the day-to-day operation of the RCO including participating in coordination of substantive and administrative activities of the office related to communications and advocacy;

Performs other related duties, as required.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, public information or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

60 Months

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public information or related area is required.

Two years of experience developing and implementing strategic, multimedia and public information campaigns for a diverse audience is required.

Two years of experience interacting with and managing relations with the media is required

Experience working with digital communication platforms in an official capacity, including on content creation, audience engagement and results in monitoring is desirable.

Experience with inter-agency or inter-organizational collaboration in the development sector is desirable.

Experience managing resources, including personnel and budget, to support communications and advocacy activities, is desirable.

Experience working in the political, social and economic context of the region of responsibility is desirable.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 3-12-2020

Information Management Officer 03 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Afghanistan
UNDP
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
03 December 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of Communications or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Information management officer Information management officer will:

  • Act as the main focal point between the core communications team and the COVID-19 components of the projects to collect data and support communications products.
  • Act as the partnerships and communications focal point for the intra-office COVID taskforce.
  • Collect data for press releases, success stories, articles and other web content and make these available in English, Dari and Pashto to facilitate their broader dissemination for the programme pillar;
  • Support the CO and UNDP projects in the design and branding of outreach-oriented print materials.
  • Increase visibility of UNDP's mandate and SDGs through public website and social media use.
  • Produces internal communication on COVID (preventing, social distancing etc.) and external materials what effect the COVID crisis has had on development.
  • Produce high quality photography, videography and other digital media products for CO and projects
  • Pitch UNDP successes to the media and manage dissemination of information to the public; including oversee the development of TV spots and radio announcements.
  • Support Country Office programme pillars in designing and developing publications and other information management products, when required.
  • Provide support on translation to Pashto and Dari when required.
  • Support event planning to promote UNDP messages among partners, beneficiaries and other.
  • Undertake field visits to collect data, document donor specific UNDP’s work and success and produce beneficiary films from the field for different projects and for donors.
  • Provide support on designing infographics, filming, photography or any digital media work.
  • Provide support on drafting of minutes of meetings, reports, speeches, talking points, press statements, newsletter and website articles.
  • Develop sustainable relationships with representatives of the press at the local, national, and international levels
  • Liaise with projects in UNDP country office to ensure cooperative approach to partnerships and communications, contributes to the “partnerships” database / platform.
  • Undertake data collection and management of UNDP COVID-19 response at the country level.
  • Represents UNDP in UN task team on COVID.
  • Any other tasks as required to support partnerships and communications unit.

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.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in Communications, Media, Journalism, Literature, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Political Science or related field

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in communications or related field is required.
  • Good understanding and familiarity of the current development and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, particularly COVID-19.
  • Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information, and knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is an asset.
  • UN experience desirable.
  • Good writing and editorial skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in communications or related field is required.
  • Good understanding and familiarity of the current development and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, particularly COVID-19.
  • Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information, and knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is an asset.
  • UN experience desirable.
  • Good writing and editorial skills
No

Accountability, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Procurement Officer 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Djibouti
Open

Procurement Officer

International Specialist
UNDP
Djibouti
Djibouti (DJI)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
06 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager, and overall supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Ensure elaboration and implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following:

  • Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
  • Market research of local vendors, analyzing their capacity and ensuring that an updated, viable vendor database is routinely monitored.
  • CO Procurement business processes mapping and control of the workflows in the Procurement Unit.
  • Identification of cost saving and cost reduction strategies.
  • Implementation of a well-functioning vendor management system from market research, sourcing, pre-qualification, management of local long term agreements and management of a routinely updated vendor database.
  • Training and capacity building for all CO staff in the processing of e-procurement modalities, receiving, e-bidding mechanisms and payment of vendors as per responsibilities outlined in the internal control framework.

Procurement management

  • Ensures efficient management of procurement processes for timely and efficient delivery of the goods and services as defined in the procurement plan.
  • Ensures proper monitoring of the procurement processes to eliminate deficiencies in procurement.
  • Monitors supplier’s performance with respect to the quality and timely delivery of goods and services
  • Ensures proper tendering and bidding procedures, including submissions to the Local Contracts Committee and the Advisory Committee on Procurement, when needed.
  • Ensures the methodical keeping of files as necessary for audit purposes.
  • Promote and monitor the transparency of the procurement and contractual processes, and the use of international best practices.
  • Promote the incorporation of standard procurement forms within the unit and the use of instruments for planning and scheduling processes.

Quality Control

  • Reviews the requests for procurement, specifications, and evaluation reports, and participate in contractual negotiations when required.
  • Promotes and supervises compliance with the regulations established by the Contracts, Assets and Procurement Committee (“CAP”) and the Advisory Committee on Procurement (“ACP”) and ensures quality review of submissions for the ACP.
  • Implements recommendations from internal and external audits assuring that corrective measures are placed in practice, when necessary.

Human Resources

  • Customizes and develops procurement-related training material to contribute to capacity building of all clients.
  • Shares experience/ best practices on the procurement network.
  • UNDP Procurement Certification programme (Mandatory)

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to lead procurement processes using specific procurement methods (RFQ, ITB, and RFP).
  • Ability to introduce and implement strategic procurement, contract and sourcing strategy
  • Demonstrates a complete in-depth grasp of procurement rules and practices
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Knowledge Management Competencies:

  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.

60 Months
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; of which, 2 years at the international level in procurement management and 2 years in UNDP are desirable;
  • Excellent knowledge of tools, procedures and international standards for the purchase of goods and services within the context of development support programs;
  • Knowledge of UNDP administrative and financial management procedures is highly desirable;
  • Procurement certification is highly desirable;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web based management systems
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft ERP (ATLAS) is highly desirable prerequisite
  • Fluency in written and spoken French is required and good knowledge in English. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Procurement and contracting
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 06 December 2020

Human Rights Officer 07 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba, Aweil, Yambio, Malakal, Rumbek OLS, Bentiu (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
07 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Field office Team Leader and the regional coordinator, or Thematic Team leader, and overall supervision of Director of the Human Rights Division or his/her designate, the UNV Human Rights Officer will be responsible for implementing the Division’s work plans, including assisting, in conducting monitoring/ fact-finding missions, as well as reporting and advocacy activities in the area of assignment as mandated in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2514 (2020). In particular, the incumbent will:

General activity: Please note that this job description is generic and therefore, activities listed below may not be carried out by all Human rights officer.

  • Contribute to and/or draft communications, briefing notes, talking points, press releases, statements, bullet points, or other products;
  • Draft various internal and external reports on the human rights situation in South Sudan covering specific timeframes (e.g., daily, weekly, monthly) or themes (e.g., freedom of expression) based on submissions from colleagues based in the field and HQ. The candidate may be asked to draft reports during evening hours (i.e., daily) or weekends (i.e., weekly);
  • Provide guidance to relevant colleagues to ensure submissions from field teams are in line with OHCHR methodology on human rights reporting;
  • Provide and prepares legal analysis and research, and outputs, such as work unit reports and assessments, policy documents and guidelines, briefings, etc
  • Participate in legislative reviews and drafts commentaries and other relevant documents;
  • Conduct capacity building activities in areas of administration of justice and transitional justice which include advising national counterparts, facilitating and organizing workshops, supporting national criminal justice system organization, training of national actors and/or monitoring of the court and legal system.
  • Facilitate the implementation of the human rights mandate in the designated area of conflict-related violations;
  • Gather information, analyse and report on the situation of human rights in relation to the armed conflict, including through close cooperation with field teams, other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Support HRD’s analysis by maintaining a proactive situational awareness of human rights and political developments for the purpose of gathering data on hotspots and early warning mapping and support in HRD’s information analysis;
  • Identify incidents requiring further monitoring and/or investigation, co-ordinate with field teams regarding follow-up, and analyse the potential impact of reported incidents on the human rights situation;
  • Monitor and follow up on incidents of denial of access by armed groups to locations where human rights monitoring and investigation activities are planned to take place, and coordinate with field teams and the Legal Affairs to identify possible courses of action in response;
  • Assist in developing the profiles of alleged perpetrators of human rights violations in close coordination with field teams;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions and investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law
  • Establish and maintain contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;
  • Ensure, coordinate and supervise the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into an established database; conduct quality control and deliver statistics and trend reports as required;
  • Undertake risk assessment in the framework of Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) and monitor implementation of mitigating measures;
  • Ensure the integration of gender perspectives, with specific attention to issues related to women and girls, including conflict-related sexual violence, within all assigned human rights activities;
  • Represent the UNMISS human rights office at working level meetings, as relevant;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree level: Minimum First-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations, or social science, or related discipline, with a specialization in human rights preferred.

24 Months
  • Two years of work experience related to the field of human rights.
  • Experience working in regional countries is desirable.
  • Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights
  • Knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights is required.
  • Willingness to work in hardship duty stations is required.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian law is desirable.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is desirable.
  • Experience in research and drafting documents, such as reports, is desirable.
Yes

Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism

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Application deadline: 07-12-2020

Procurement Assistant 08 December 2020 Nat. Specialist WHO Thailand
WHO
Thailand
Bangkok (THA)
English,Thai
Immediate
6 months
08 December 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Administrative Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Procurement Assistant will:

  1. Assist in preparing Invitations to Bid (ITB), Requests for Proposals (RFP) and other bidding documents calling for the supply of goods, works and services on competitive basis ensuring full compliance of procurement activities with WHO rules, regulations, policies and strategies;
  2. Assist in managing bidding processes, bid evaluations and supplier selections;
  3. Correspond with vendors regarding prices, product availability, and delivery.
  4. Prepare purchase requisitions and contracts for the review and approval of relevant authorities, in full compliance with WHO regulations and rules;
  5. Prepare adjudication reports and documents for the Contract Review Committee (CRC)
  6. Track and update the suppliers’ database, prepare suppliers' performance evaluations, identify and take appropriate action regarding suppliers who repeatedly fail to comply with the terms and conditions of their contracts.
  7. Work closely with the WHO Global Service Center (GSC), Regional Office and HQ Procurement Teams to follow up on shipments and provide updates on delivery status or delays; resolve any outstanding issues;
  8. Provide notice of shipment to consignees; prepare claims for lost, damaged or incorrect shipments and assist in obtaining settlements as necessary; coordinate the resolution of claim issues with suppliers concerning their non-compliance with contractual terms and conditions.
  9. Provide updated information on procurement cases status to relevant colleagues.
  10. Process the purchase of a variety of commodities for the Organization; analyze purchase authorizations for adequacy of specifications and other requirements; work with domestic and international vendors to provide overall order fulfilment; negotiate and analyze costs; select or recommend sources of supply, as necessary, to ensure effective competition;
  11. Review bids or quotations; analyze them for conformity to specified requirements and for price, delivery and other considerations such as warranty, maintenance, compatibility, etc.; negotiate with suppliers and award contracts based on considerations of all factors;
  12. Review and issue purchase orders, contracts and amendments; ensure inclusion of complete and accurate specifications, terms and conditions;
  13. Prepare justification and analysis reports for procurement to be submitted to the Contract Review Committee (CRC) for approval;
  14. Contact vendors to obtain product price and availability information to facilitate identification and selection of suppliers, evaluation of specifications; provide technical advice to requisitioners regarding appropriate products, substitutes or alternatives; keep informed of new products and market conditions, etc.;
  15. Participate in the review, analysis and evaluation of procurement systems for modifications, improvements and streamlining of processes
  16. Perform any duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in a relevant area, such as Business Administration.

36 Months

3 years at the national level in planning, implementing and monitoring procurement services.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Thai(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Procurement and contracting
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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This is an announcement for a national UNV assignment. Therefore, only citizens of Thailand and legal residents of Thailand with refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 8-12-2020