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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Public Information Specialist 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNICRI Italy
UNICRI
Italy
Turin (ITA)
English,Arabic,French
04 January 2021
until 31 December 2021 with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Associate Public Information Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Public Information Specialist will:

Contribute to the development and implementation of communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans

  • Design, develop, and implement communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans tailored to the different stakeholders;
  • Monitor and analyse print, visual and social media and prepare reports.

Contribute to the development and dissemination of communication materials globally

  • Develop and produce communication materials, including briefing materials, press releases, newsletters and articles and support their dissemination through effective channels;
  • Support the editing, proofreading and review process of publications and other communication material produced by UNICRI;
  • Translate documents into English from one or more of the other official languages of the United Nations. (In particular, Arabic and French);
  • Design and production of videos, photo-reportages and raising awareness campaign on UNICRI’s work;
  • Identify relevant stakeholders to be engaged;
  • Prepare related correspondence, talking points and background information;
  • Support the organization of roundtable discussions and interviews.

Contribute to UNICRI’s web/ online activities

  • Support the management of UNICRI’s websites, including developing the design and content;
  • Contribute to the management of UNICRI’s social media, including preparing posts in line with the corporate social media policy.

Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned from UNICRI’s programmes and ensure exchange of information;
  • Support the organization of events;
  • Liaise with and provide support to the partners and experts involved in the events of UNICRI;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree or equivalent in communication, linguistics, public relations, journalism or relevant field is required; a first-level university degree in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

60 Months

Experience

At least 5 years of professional work experience at national or international level in public information and reporting. The following experience is also required:

  • Extensive experience in media;
  • Experience in document production and editing;
  • Experience in the use of social media and in websites management;
  • Experience in the production of audiovisual materials.

Experience working in the UN system or other similar international organization is desirable.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent researching, drafting, formulation and reporting skills.
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including media professionals, grassroots organizations, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
  • 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;
  • Have affinity with or interest in UNICRI and in particular topics related to crime prevention and justice, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required;
  • Working knowledge of French or Arabic is desirable.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 29 November 2020

Communications Expert (Population & Development) 30 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNFPA Kazakhstan
UNFPA
Kazakhstan
Almaty (KAZ)
Russian,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
30 November 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Regional Communications Advisor or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and in consultation with the Programme Manager, the UN Volunteer Communications Expert (Population & Development) will:

1. Design, plan and implement communication and advocacy materials

  • Develop and implement a communication strategy for the “CISPop; Better data for better policies” Programme;
  • Lead the development, translation and production of communication and advocacy materials on the programme and related population issues in the CIS region, including briefing papers, press releases, news items and articles, and ensure wide dissemination of communication and advocacy materials through effective channels;
  • Generate brochures, factsheets, stories, photos and videos from the field to inform the media and general public of the programme, its results and ensure donor visibility at national and regional levels;
  • Coordinate the implementation of visibility, communications, and outreach activities with UNFPA Regional and Country Offices, and IPs;
  • Lead monitoring and evaluation of communication and visibility campaigns as well as media materials;
  • Support the organization of meetings and other project-related workshops and events and ensure proper communication and dissemination of relevant information;
  • Support the positioning of the Programme, its donors and partners in the public and media, as a reference project that promotes evidence-based policy-making;

2. Manage media relations

  • Lead relationship-building with the press, especially in the CIS region, and maintain and update a database of relevant press in line with the project objectives/priorities;
  • Respond timely and clearly to media inquiries, in consultation with the Regional Communications Adviser, and to a variety of inquiries and information requests; prepare related correspondence; identify topics, background information, news-related development and coverage of interest;
  • Facilitate interviews.

3. Build and maintain communication-related partnerships

  • Identify and develop communication-related partnerships and alliances to enhance visibility, including with relevant influencers;
  • Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors;
  • Collaborate closely with communication colleagues in the country offices to ensure consistency with corporate policies, messaging and initiatives.

4. Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

  • Ensure wide dissemination and visibility of project progress and achievements;
  • Identify, compile, and document success stories and best practices, and manage knowledge sharing among IPs;
  • Provide training and workshops on communication and advocacy as appropriate;
  • Manage and document Knowledge Management products, developed during the implementation of the Programme.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Communications, development studies or related relevant field; 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;

60 Months

At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in communications in a development context.

  • Demonstrated experience and affinity with population issues, (official) statistics and data;
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is considered an asset;
  • Excellent social media skills, and familiarity with Russian-language social media channels and culture
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting

Developing and implemention of a communication strategy

No

Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity

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Application deadline: 30 November 2020

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