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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Interpreter 03 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Rwanda
Open

Interpreter

National Specialist
UNHCR
Rwanda
Nyamata (RWA)
English,Sudanese,Arabic
Immediate
12 months
03 March 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of Protection Officer or his/herdesignate (please complete with the function of the supervisor) the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • The Interpreter will be assigned to work with one of the ETM/Protection Units, namely either Child Protection/BID, RSD, Resettlement, or Field (Protection)/Community Services. The interpreter will report to the Head of the pertinent Unit;
  • The Interpreter will provide operational support to registration, protection, refugee status determination (RSD),), child protection, resettlement (RST)and field staff of UNHCR and to the staff of partner organizations through language support services for evacuees from Libya;
  • Under supervision of the Protection Officer or his/her designate; the Interpreter is expected to provide interpretation and translation in the following languages:
  1. Sudanese Arabic to English and vice versa
  2. Fur to English and vice versa
  3. Zaghawa to English and vice versa

  • The interpreter may be asked to translate written documents or statements as necessary;
  • Assist in the translation of all office documents including general correspondence, manuals ass required;
  • The interpreter is required to read, understand and comply with UNHCR’s Code of Conduct and realizes that he/she shall be expected to work in the spirit of the principles set forth therein;
  • The interpreter is required to read and understand the Undertaking of Confidentiality and Impartiality and understands that he shall be expected to respect the principle of confidentiality and remain impartial in his/her work;
  • The interpreter is required to read and understand and agree to abide by the standards of conduct set forth in the Secretary- General’s Bulletin, ST/SGB/2003/13 of 9 October 2003, concerning “Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse”;
  • The Interpreter must observe total confidentiality regarding information obtained in the performance of his/her duties.

In doing so, s/he will:

  • be expected to be equipped with relevant knowledge and skills on the UNHCR’s protection mandate;
  • be expected to recognize, understand and – in a split second - have a word in another language for any one of a myriad of issues. The range of interpretation subjects is broad, including politics, legal affairs, economic and social issues, human rights, finance and administration;
  • A wide-ranging knowledge of world affairs, subjects (including technical terms) and United Nations processes is essential for all interpreters.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • 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 IVD);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • 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

Humanities,Social Sciences,Arts,Intepretation,Letters and Arts.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of work experience as translator/interpreter
  • Practical experience in translation/interpretation using technical terminology.
  • Written and spoken skills required in English
  • Strong skills in the use of computers for word processing, spreadsheets and common business Internet usage
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Sudanese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
No

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

* 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.

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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: 3rd March 2021

Associate WASH Officer 10 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Uganda
Open

Associate WASH Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Uganda
Gulu (UGA)
English
01 April 2021
until 31 March 2022
10 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 Head of Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical support and guidance to UNHCR sub-office, field offices and partners on activities within the areas of WASH.
  • Undertake needs and resource assessments with sub-office and field offices to prioritize needs and activities in the provision of WASH services refugees and returnees.
  • Make provisions for the installation of WASH services in any new camp or camp extension identified for the settlement of refugees in direct coordination and collaboration with the designated site planner or shelter officer.
  • Contribute to the scale up of the UNHCR WASH monitoring framework in projects and keep the records updated.
  • Assist in and check engineering calculations leading to detailed drawings for required WASH infrastructures and activities and associated cost estimates for camps/settlements, transit centers, etc.
  • Contribute to develop training plans and tools and provide inputs in training sessions to ensure that implementing partners, refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR acquire the needed knowledge and skills.
  • Represent the WASH sector internally and externally, in particular in the WASH cluster with other relevant actors/technical coordination platforms as necessary.
  • Emergency response: Willing to be deployed for the first phase emergency response to carry out needs assessment and support the country to develop a WASH strategic plan of response.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: Engineering (preferably MSc) in hydrology, hydrogeology, hydraulics, water/sanitation management or environmental sciences.

24 Months

A minimum 2 years of experience in water supply and sewerage works, water purification systems, pump installations and associated electrical works, etc.; experience in project cycle management, partnerships, disengagement strategy and sustainability of WASH projects is essential.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Water quality control
No

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

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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: 10 March 2021

Field Monitor- Protection 11 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Zambia
UNHCR
Zambia
Lusaka (ZMB)
English
Immediate
12 months
11 March 2021

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

Under the overall supervision of the Protection Associate and as a member of the Protection Unit, the UN Volunteer will provide assistance to the UNHCR Country Office in Lusaka in the areas of protection and voluntary repatriation through the following specific actions:

  • Support the Protection Unit with the processing of requests from refugees in urban areas and the settlements for voluntary repatriation through Lusaka;
  • Update repatriation-related events in the ProGres registration database;
  • Support the Office with the dissemination of information to refugees residing in the urban area, particularly on voluntary repatriation;
  • Provide counseling, referral and protection services to persons of concern presenting themselves at the Office, particularly those in need of help with family tracing and reunification, travel documents or social support;
  • Support with the identification of refugees with specific needs using, inter alia, the Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming Strategy, conduct assessments and refer them to relevant bodies, in consultation with the Protection Associate and other relevant staff in the Protection Unit as well as AAHI and Caritas Czech Republich as relevant to ensure an adequate response is made;
  • Receive applications for UN Convention Travel Documents from refugees, verify the information provided and prepare requests to the Commissioner for Refugees;
  • Facilitate the family reunification of refugees, including through the International Commitee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in Harare;
  • Draft and type routine correspondence, counseling reports, documents and reports and keep the Office’s individual case filing system up-to-date;
  • Assist the Protection Unit with the preparation of protection trainings;
  • Receive and counsel asylum seekers, refugees and other spontaneous visitors seeking protection information or interventions;
  • Performs other duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Psychology, Development Economics or related fields;
  • Diploma holders with substantial work experience will also be considered.
24 Months
  • 2 or more years of previous experience in refugee protection, community development, or social work;
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel essential);
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills in English;
  • Knowledge of Swahili, French, Kinyarwanda, and/or Zambian languages is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
  • Demonstrated interest and or experience in the field of protection.
No

* 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: 11th March 2021