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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Construction Engineer 31 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Afghanistan
UNICEF
Afghanistan
Kandahar (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
31 January 2021

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

The main responsibilities of the Construction Engineer will include but not limited to the following:

  • Provide overall technical assistance to UNICEF construction projects, from their planning to their implementation and monitoring.
  • Responsible to ensure that effective implementation, monitoring and supervision tools are developed and implemented.
  • Responsible to ensure effective quality control systems are in place and contractor and engineering consultancy companies work in compliance with technical specifications and UNICEF quality standards
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of service providers.
  • Take responsibility for overall progress and use of resources.
  • Coordinate with Operations and programmes required activities ensuring proper and timely actions from both, UNICEF’s and Government’s side
  • Monitor and analyse contract performance against agreed benchmarks and through agreed reporting mechanism. Advise Project Manager on any potential issues and recommend remedial actions or solutions.
  • Ensure a sound handing over of facilities to project beneficiaries.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • University degree in Civil/Architecture Engineering
36 Months
  • At least three years’ experience in building construction and project management,
  • Experience in managing and supervising medium to large-scale construction works in the public sector
  • Excellent and proven experience in dealing with contractors and local partners; Working experience within the area of preparation, implementation and monitoring of technical/(re)construction projects; methodological and calculation skills

Knowledge of the UN rules, procedures and regulations would be an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision
  • At least three years’ experience in building construction and project management,
  • Experience in managing and supervising medium to large-scale construction works in the public sector
  • Excellent and proven experience in dealing with contractors and local partners; Working experience within the area of preparation, implementation and monitoring of technical/(re)construction projects; methodological and calculation skills

Knowledge of the UN rules, procedures and regulations would be an asset.

No

Accountability, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

Private Partnerships Associate 27 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Lebanon
UNICEF
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
Arabic,English,French
Immediate
12 months
27 January 2021

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

Under the supervision of Private Partnerships Specialist, the UNV Private Partnerships Associate will:

Communication for Private Sector donor Visibility and Trust Building

  • Organize and participate in communication/content production missions in the field (storytelling, photography and video recording) to produce content mainly for private sector donors, human interest stories, and produce ad hoc requests by private sector partners/donors;
  • Create, edit, repurpose and publish a wide variety of engaging content for digital channels, using audiovisual products (videos, photos, newsletters etc.) targeting the private sector;
  • Ensure the accurate, timely and effective delivery of digital content, optimized for search and audience engagement, working closely with the digital team;
  • Create and document best practices on LinkedIn and support the office’s efforts in communicating on the platform;
  • Provide support in creating and curating content to be disseminated through UNICEF Lebanon platforms contributing to trust building, brand positioning and donor visibility, among other strategies linked to UNICEF Lebanon Private Fundraising and Partnerships Strategy;
  • Analyze what works and what does not on LinkedIn, share findings with the digital team and coordinate initiatives to enhance reach and engagement with target audiences through this platform;
  • Identify articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to share on LinkedIn, highlighting UNICEF Lebanon results;
  • Assist in mapping/identifying major LinkedIn UNICEF accounts and private sector accounts of relevance to the private sector strategy;
  • Generate weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on the social media key performance indicators (LinkedIn and Twitter);
  • Monitor targeted private sector accounts, UNICEF accounts and other UN accounts on LinkedIn to identify partnerships, inspiring content, etc.;
  • Assist with logistics and coordination of LinkedIn activities and live coverage events;
  • Under the coordination of the Digital Officer, produce a LinkedIn content plan to be shared on a weekly basis;

Conduct Research and due diligence on Local Private Sector Prospects

  • Monitor communication of partner organizations, UN agencies, relevant to the area of private partnerships and fundraising;
  • Implement in-depth open-source research on prospect local organizations and feed into the overall local due diligence process;

Administrative support

  • Support in private sector event coordination;
  • Support in completion of the Contribution In-Kind process liaising with the Supply section as needed;
  • Under the coordination of the section’s focal point for partners field visits, support with private sector donor field visits;
  • Liaise with Supply and programme colleagues to get updates on private sector related operations, (e.g. Distribution of in-kind donations, etc.);Other tasks related to the area of private partnerships might be required depending on updated plans or areas of the UNV’s interest.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Communication Arts, Marketing, Advertising, Audio visual, Journalism, Mass Media, Psychology, Sociology or any area related;
24 Months
  • At least two years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in communication, advertising, content production, marketing. or other relevant programmes; experience with event management is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization, corporate sector, etc.;
  • Proficiency in digital storytelling, photo and video editing software (final cut pro X, Adobe Premiere, Lightroom)
  • Excellent knowledge and writing skills for social media platforms (particularly LinkedIn and Twitter)
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • 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;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in human rights advocacy, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
No

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

1.Go to https://vmam.unv.org/

2.If not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool, please register your profile following below steps:

a. Click on “Candidate Signup”, enter your basic personal information and click “Sign Up”.

b. You will receive a notification e-mail to your registered e-mail

c. Click on the link in the e-mail to validate the e-mail address

d. Complete all the required sections under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.

e. If you have more than one nationality, make sure to add Lebanon as your current nationality otherwise your application will not be considered for national UNV assignments

f. Click “Submit my profile”

g. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Private Partnership Associate (LBNR000387), click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

3.If already registered in the UNV Talent Pool:

a. Update your profile under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.

b. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Private Partnership Associate (LBNR000387)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Field Civil Engineer 27 January 2021 Nat. University UNDP Mozambique
Open

Field Civil Engineer

National University
UNDP
Mozambique
Beira (MOZ)
Portuguese,English
Immediate
3 months with possibility of extension
27 January 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment. Candidates must be students of any academic program (BA/BSc, Masters, PhD) and keep this status during the whole period of the volunteer assignment.

Under the direct supervision of senior civil engineer , National UN Youth Volunteer will:

The main obligation of the youth volunteers is to supervise the construction and the rehabilitation works of housing in the mentioned above locations.

  1. House construction:
    • Observe and supervise the work performed by the labours (skilled and unskilled) for reconstruction compliance with the drawings and specifications, in line with PALPOC 's resilient construction standards
    • Assist in approving standards of construction materials and tools before being used in the work.
    • Guide to technical person of Implementing Partner (IP) (NGO/CSOs) where require, request material testing to the designated Laboratory to test for compliance with quality standards and technical specifications.
    • Identify potential variations between program and probable completion dates and propose corrective measures to ensure effective and quality delivery of the planned tasks.
    • Assist in performing final inspections of each component of the work for compliance certification.
    • Ensure that the construction/renovation sites are neat and clean as far as possible.
    • Provide inputs in preparing the monthly report of the NGO/CSOs.
    • Guide, recommend and supervise to labors (skilled and unskilled) to ensure safety measures are implemented.
    • supervise, monitor, provide guidance and recommendations based on the agreed standards of resilient construction of PALPOC. Additionally, provide recommendations on the spot to the communities and Artisan for any issues they may face.
    • Provide technical assistance for the design of BOQs, drawings and project requirements to be implemented by the Mozambique Recovery Facility Program in BEIRA.
  • House self-repair.
    • Assist to conduct the comprehensive door-to-door damage assessment covering the entire targeting areas for houses repair. The assessment should occur once and be accurate and conclusive. A detailed survey is important for assessing the degree and scale of damage to the housing stock under consistently applicable engineering requirements and according the standards of resilient construction of PALPOC.
    • Prepare BOQs according to the result of assessment.
    • Observe and supervise closely work performed by the labours (skilled and unskilled) to repair houses compliance as the drawings and specifications, in line with PALPOC 's resilient construction standards
    • Assist in approving standards of construction materials and tools before being used in the work.
    • Guide to technical person of Implementing Partner (IP) (NGO/CSOs) where require, request material testing to the designated Laboratory to test for compliance with quality standards and technical specifications.
    • Identify potential variations between program and probable completion dates and propose corrective measures to ensure effective and quality delivery of the planned tasks.
    • Assist in performing the final inspections of each component of the work for compliance certification.
    • Ensure that the construction/renovation sites are neat and clean as far as possible.
    • Guide and recommend to labors (skilled and unskilled) to ensure safety measures are implemented
    • supervise, monitor, provide guidance and recommendations based on the agreed standards of resilient construction of PALPOC. Additionally, provide recommendations on the spot to the communities and Artisan for any issues they may face.
  1. Technical assistance for the UNDP Mozambique Recovery Facility Program in BEIRA.
    • Participate in the assessment processes of the targeted locations in order to identify the needed plan including the procedures, items and equipment.
    • Participate in preparing the required Bill of Quantities (BoQs) of the relevant renovation and construction activities.
    • Respond to queries arise from procurement unit and review committees related to BoQs and technical specifications.
    • Participate in pre-bid meetings and respond to queries from potential national bidders if related to BoQs and technical specifications.
    • Participate in Technical Review panels for submitted bids and review all bids against the approved BoQs and technical specifications.
    • To participate in supervise all locations of building and provide updates, recommendation to UNDP
    • To participate in checking materials received at construction/renovation sites.
    • Monitor Recovery activities with NGOs and report the progress to the project management.
    • Participate in Coordination between UNDP and local authorities and civil society on all the ongoing activities
Secondary education

Last semester in university /or fresh graduate (Civil engineer or architect)

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience Civil engineering or architecture is required
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision

Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Self-Management, 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: 27 January 2021

External relations and reporting analyst 31 January 2021 Int. Youth UNFPA Sudan
UNFPA
Sudan
Khartoum (SDN)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
31 January 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. 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 MSU Program Associate or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the External Relations and Reporting UNV will:

1. Support the oversight of quality donor reports through substantive inputs and editing, focusing on achievement of the following results:

· High-quality donor reports produced according to the standard UNFPA formatting and style, customized to donor interests and requirements

· Technical units responsible for drafting and reviewing donor reports informed in a timely fashion of specific issues that require re-drafting of the donor report

· Any Cover letter to the donor report drafted, summarizing achievements of the reporting period, commenting on future plans

· Success stories, project/program results and other outcomes of special interest or note identified and brought to attention of supervisor and management for advocacy and donor relations purposes

· other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

2. Manages the process and flow of donor reporting and other donor-related matters, including support to donor relations and fundraising, focusing on achievement of the following results:

· Efficient and effective production of quality donor reports in a timely fashion and with a results-based focus; reports issued on DARTS.

· Donor reporting systems regular updated and maintained; management of reporting infrastructure refined and strengthened;

· Donor report origination, review and clearances and sign-off on narrative report monitored for timeliness; liaison with Finance unit and alignment of financial reporting with narrative report

· Routine and extraordinary donor correspondence as needed, including acknowledgements for contributions and pledges, requests for no-cost extensions

· Monitor earmarking level of funding for UNFPA Country operation and ensure appropriate visibility for donor contributions in compliance with UNFPA guidelines and specific donor requirements.

3. Support to strengthen internal donor reporting capacity, focusing on achievement of the following results:

· Donor reporting process codified, including areas of responsibility and timeframes for actions, in consultation with other responsible technical units; disseminated and updated, as necessary

4. Provides support to UNFPA’s advocacy, and resource mobilization activities, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

· Editorial support to proposals, ensuring proposals are clear and technical input by GBV and RH and PD units is coherent and clear to a non-technical audience

· Management of proposal writing, including coordination of input by different technical units, finance and other

· Monitoring and tracking of proposals submitted to donors, and tracking newly-signed agreements; responding to capacity needs of information sharing and quality control to support improved and more coherent donor relations

· Assist in the dissemination of information to internal and external audiences, by keeping mailing lists up to date, and disseminating key documentation and information to support country operations and corporate communication processes and priorities.

· Promote visibility of UNFPA’s work and donor support, and advocate for support for the people of concern through ensuring on-site visibility, external reporting and inputs for online/digital content (including leading and supervising multi-media production).

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

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Social Science, International Relations or other related area.

24 Months

2 years of professional work experience at the international level or with international exposure. Experience within donor organizations is an asset, as is experience working in other UN agencies or other international development organization; previous experience with UNFPA is an added value.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
No

Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
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?
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: 31 January 2021