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Air Operations Assistant 02 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan

Air Operations Assistant

International Specialist
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
until 30 June 2021
02 March 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 Chief Airfields Support Unit, Wau , the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Plan and resurvey the landing sites every four months while ensuring that airfields data bank is updated daily. Also ensure daily that the Chief-AATU (C-AATU) is updated accordingly;
  • In coordination with other stake holders, Plan and carry out survey of other landing sites as may be required by respective users of such landing sites;
  • Be vigilant and make a close follow up with Air Operations planning cell and Flight following unit to get latest information or survey reports submitted by flight crews and process such reports/information accordingly;
  • Timely response to queries from stations in the States/Regions, other UNMISS Sections or other Organizations, regarding issues related to UNMISS landing Sites;
  • Ensure that NOTAMS are collected from SSCAA and timely disseminated while the C-AATU remains updated accordingly;
  • Assist the C-AATU in coordinating with Engineering Section and CITS Personnel, for the installation and operability of all Radio Navigational Aids and other essential electronic and engineering equipment where applicable while keeping the C-AATU timely updated accordingly;
  • In consultation with the Unit Training Officer and C-AATU Carry out actual Trainings of UNMISS and non - UNMISS personnel requiring entry into the airside for the purpose of performing their duties;
  • In consultation with the C-AATU and coordination with the Aviation Section Training Officer, prepare materials and participate in the Training for Air Liaison Officers;
  • Coordinate with the supplies unit and collect all supplies, equipment and protective gears that have been ordered by AATU;
  • In consultation with OICs of other out stations/ landing sites, distribute the required AATU equipment and protective gears and ensure the items are received in good order;
  • Attend to queries from stations in the regions regarding provision of AATU equipment and protective gears for Aviation personnel working in those areas;
  • In the absence of other colleagues, ensure that all new arrivals to the Aviation Section and Aircraft flight crew are briefed accordingly. Also, attend Aviation briefings;
  • In the absence of other colleagues, perform all the duties that normally go under their responsibilities;
  • Keep the Chief Airfields/Air Terminals Unit updated of all essential information related to the Unit or Aviation section;
  • Monitor of the Crew visas, IDs, Driving Permits, Airport Passes, Vehicle access passes requests are processed on time; the crew qualification documents, Licenses, medical certificates and all related paperwork are saved on the shared drive and Lotus database;
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the Chief Airfields/Air Terminal Unit and or other relevant senior AATU officials.
Secondary education

Should have proven training in the Aviation Industry, Ramp Operations, Dispatch , Flight Operations.

36 Months

At least 3 Years of experience in the Aviation industry, (Flight Operations/Dispatch certificate, Air traffic Control certificate are desirable).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Air transport, air traffic control and safety

Computer skills: Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.)


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

* 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: 02 March 2021

Digital & Social Media Specialist 09 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Kazakhstan
Nur-Sultan (KAZ)
6 months with possibility of extension
09 March 2021

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

  1. Under the supervision of the Communications and Advocacy Officer, the International UN Volunteer/ Specialist will undertake the following tasks:


    Social media management and visualization:

    • Manage UNDP Kazakhstan social media - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: a) develop content strategy; b) plan content posting; c) perform regular engagement monitoring and analysis;

    • Develop and design the (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) ;

    • Undertake social media audit at the end of 2021;

    • Design infographics, presentations and other corporate material (leaflets,

      brochures, manuals) disseminated to the Government, partners, donors, public;

    • Identify innovative ways and new communications tools to display / promote the work of UNDP Kazakhstan;

    • Support the communication team in developing digital content such as videos, photo exhibits, podcasts, etc. to promote key themes (climate change, inequalities, gender equality), major events and key programme results.

      Website management:

    • Regularly update UNDP Kazakhstan website content based on the corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT and communication team;

    • Contribute to the UNDP Kazakhstan website content development and design;

    • Build the research and publications section on the website as a repository of

      the knowledge materials produced by UNDP Kazakhstan.

      Communication and advocacy materials/capacity building:

    • Identify innovative opportunities and new communications tools and platforms to display the key work of the UNDP Kazakhstan;

    • Assist the Communication team with any tasks related to communication and advocacy (producing stories, press releases, speeches, etc.);

    • Provide trainings for UNDP Kazakhstan staff on communications and advocacy for further development.

      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
  1. Type of degree: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Marketing, Social Sciences, or similar.

36 Months
  1. Years of work experience: 3 years of professional experience relevant to communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, at either the national or international level.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
  • Strong copywriting, editing skills;

  • Advanced user level in social media management and monitoring tools and

    instruments, hashtag monitoring for campaigns, influence management, etc

    (e.g. Hootsuit, Tweetdeck, etc);

  • Portfolio of implemented social media campaigns, including with the participation of social media influencers; website optimization for search engines (social media assets, visuals, videos, human interest stories, etc. should be uploaded to a cloud and a link can be shared with the recruiter);

    • Experience with development and implementation of communication


    • Proficiency in using the following applications:

      o Microsoft Office Suite, email/Internet, Teams, Zoom;

      o Canva, Piktochart, Adobe Photoshop, Prezi, Adobe Illustrator, etc.

    • Creative skills & nature.


    • Skilled in web and graphic design;

    • Video editing and design.

    Fluent in English, advanced knowledge of Russian is an asset.


Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Working in Teams

If you have not yet registered in the UNV Talent pool, please apply by registering your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: Once you have created your UNV account by validating your email address, please complete all sections of your profile.

Go to‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply.

If you are registered in the UNV database, please update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profileGo to ‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 09-03-2021


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