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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Donor Relations and Reporting Specialist 09 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Sierra Leone
UNDP
Sierra Leone
Freetown (SLE)
English
Immediate
12 months
09 May 2021

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

· Ensure substantive donor outreach and reporting to donors on qualitative and quantitative performance of UNDP Sierra Leone Programme

· Support in developing and enhancing strategic partnerships with Government counterparts, UNCT agencies, donors and other development actors relevant to Sierra Leone for the purposes of coordination, joint programming and mobilizing resources

· Lead and provide support in resource mobilization planning and implementation and strongly position UNDP in the UN family in Sierra Leone

· Facilitation of knowledge building and management

Master degree or equivalent

Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Relations, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, or related field.

60 Months

: 3-5 years of relevant experience

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Public information and reporting, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation

relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in managing donor relation, resource mobilization and reporting of development results and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

No

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Application deadline: 09-05-2021

Procurement Assistant 12 May 2021 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
Open

Procurement Assistant

International Specialist
MINUSMA
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2022
12 May 2021

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 Procurement Officer the UN Volunteer will undertake the

following tasks:

  • Review, record and prioritize purchasing requests and obtain additional information/ documentation as required; provide assistance to requisitioners in preparing scope of work and specifications of goods and services;
  • Propose product substitutions consistent with requirements to achieve cost savings, determine the availability of funding sources;
  • Identify and recommend sources of procurement; and interview potential suppliers. Produce tender documents (e.g. Invitations to Bids, Requests for Proposals and Request for Quotation) based on the nature of the requirements and cost of procurement involved;
  • Prepare abstracts of offers and compile data contained in quotations, proposals and bids to determine which supplier can deliver the required goods/services at the best terms and costs possible with due consideration to quality, delivery time, prompt payment and other discounts, transportation costs, etc.;
  • Enter into negotiation of terms and conditions of orders under the guidance of Procurement Officers;
  • Obtain credit and other information on proposed suppliers;
  • Finalize purchase orders and contracts for approval of the Procurement Officer;
  • If required, in cases where the procured value is above the threshold as set in the Procurement Manual, prepare case submissions to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official;
  • Resolve issues/problems related to delivered goods, including discrepancies between purchase orders and items/quantities shipped or received;
  • Prepare and sign Return to Vendor forms for unacceptable and/or damaged goods received;
  • Maintain relevant internal databases and files;
  • Keep track of any contractual agreements, direct provisioning contracts, etc. and inform affected users of contractual rights and obligations;
  • Research, retrieve and present information from a variety of internal and external sources on sources of supply vendors by commodity, etc.;
  • Obtain specifications for new products and equipment on the market;
  • Draft a variety of correspondence;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned;
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce, Engineering, Law, or other relevant discipline.

36 Months

3 years of professional experience in procurement or contracting work in private industry, government, or international organization.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Procurement and contracting

Microsoft Office, familiarization with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Management software

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 12-05-2021

Fire Safety Officer 20 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Fire Safety Officer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Bor (SSD)
English
01 October 2021
until 30 June 2022 with possibility of extension
20 May 2021

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 OIC Air Operations Bor and in coordination with Aviation Fire Safety Officer/Marshal, supporting UNMISS Aviation operations by providing firefighting and rescue services in accordance with established rules and regulations, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Responsible in instal, inspect and maintain of UNMISS firefighting equipment and materials at airfields and helipads;
  • Ensure intergrity of all firefighting equipment and materials at airfileds and helipads;
  • Conduct relevant trainings for all firefighters and drivers on the proper operation of all firefighting equipment at airfields and helipads;
  • Conduct fire investigations to establish causes of fires and make appropriate preventive recommendations for future uses;
  • Perform for fire safety surveys at airfileds/helipads and making recommendations to the fire safety officer for effective fire prevention and protective measures;
  • Keeping records of all firefighting equipment and materials at different airfields and helipads and advising the Aviation fire Safety officer on the improvement, replenishment and replacement of fire equipment , materials and chemicals;
  • Respond to aircraft fires, hazardous spills and structural fires on airport/airfield or helipad property;
  • Assist for Aviation Fire safety officer in his day to day duties
  • Perform other duties related to fire fighting and prevention as directed by the supervisor.
Secondary education
  • Basic certificate in aviation firefighting and rescue (ICAO 111 or equivalent).
  • Basic First Aid/Life Support qualification is an asset
  • Training in basic instructional techniques is an asset
36 Months
  • At least 03 years professional experience in firefighting operations in the field of aviation, prefereably at level of leading Fireman/Crash tender Operator
    • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
    Firefighting and rescue services
    • General knowledge of international procedures and regulations for firefighting operations, airside vehicle operations and aviation operations required.
    • Basic Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting certificate and basic First AId certificate are mandatory
    • Experience in VHF radio communications.
    • Experience with a large international organization is an added asset.
    • Valid driving license for cars, trucks and fire rucks/heavy equipment with safe driving record.
    • Computer skills: Proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.)
    Yes

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    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: 20 May 2021