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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Associate Political Affairs Officer 02 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNRCCA Turkmenistan
UNRCCA
Turkmenistan
Ashkhabad (TKM)
English,Russian
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
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 the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Asia and Head of UNRCCA or his/her designated representative, the UN Volunteer will:

  • Support the UNRCCA youth initiative, inter alia, by following up on implementation, coordinating with partners and UN Country Teams in the region, accessing regional networks, etc.;

  • Monitor and analyse political developments in Central Asia and identify regional trends particularly related to youth and gender issues;

  • Network and build relationships with relevant local and regional actors, including government, civil society, youth leaders, the international community and academia;

  • Develop and maintain a database of youth agencies, organizations and leaders to facilitate UNRCCA’s outreach on youth-related issues;

  • Provide support to the mainstreaming of youth-related and gender issues throughout UNRCCA’s work;

  • In coordination with the UNRCCA Public Information Unit, prepare regular updates, press releases, social media posts, etc. on youth-related and gender-related events and other relevant developments;

  • Participate in conferences, seminars and academic fora as appropriate;

  • Support the monitoring of results against strategic outcomes and as per approved plans;

  • Contribute to reporting obligations for donors and outreach to new donors, including the development of resource mobilization strategies;

  • Work with the regional office of UN Volunteers to better integrate UNV’s work and initiatives into UNRCCA’s preventive diplomacy work.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field is required.

24 Months
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other development programme/project experience
No

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

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

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Application deadline: 02-03-2021

Disclaimer

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals.

Operations Specialist 03 March 2021 Nat. Expert UNFPA Senegal
UNFPA
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
03 March 2021

Minimum age: 35 years old, unless specified otherwise below. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the International Operations Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Operations Specialist will:

ensures a fully accountable, well-managed and results-oriented Regional Office with efficient and effective support to Country Offices. You will contribute with your operational expertise to facilitate programme and project implementation in close collaboration with the Regional Office, Headquarters and field offices staff. The incumbent provides expert guidance and leadership on the Business Operations Strategy (BOS) implementation.

You would be responsible for:

  • Reviews and analyses issues, trends and financial reports received from Finance Branch or other related documents from Headquarters pertaining to the Regional Office and Country Offices dashboards.
  • Prepares and sends on a regular basis personalized correspondences to each country office, signaling discrepancies and advising on appropriate corrective actions to be taken.
  • Follows up and monitors with each country office on any bottlenecks and proposes proper solutions.
  • Supports the achievement of programme and project results for both Regional Office and Country Offices through your operational expertise, including Human Resources, Administration, Procurement, Information Technology and other project-related events.
  • Ensures strategic and efficient management of financial resources pertaining to the Regional Office and Country Offices through tracking of available resources, ensuring financial policy compliance, advising on corrective actions and proposing alternative solutions to meet outcomes.
  • Organizes monthly meetings with the 23 Country Offices, including preparation of agenda, recording of minutes, preparing and delivering presentations underscoring pain points, challenges, areas of improvement, best practices and how best to support the field offices.
  • Organizes training to keep Country Offices staff abreast of latest developments, tools and IT applications in the field of finance, procurement, Human Resources and any other related areas.
  • Coordinates with Country Offices focal points, maintaining direct and regular contact with Headquarters resource staff alerting on issues faced by COs in order to find the best way forward.
  • Assists in Implementing partner management both for RO and COs, e.g. HACT compliance, spot checks, regular monitoring of IPAS or any other related issues.
  • Follows up with the Country Offices on pending audit recommendations under Team Central as well as Remote Audit results.
  • Supports IOM in reviewing and approval of transactions, e.g. purchase orders in Atlas, vendors portal, AODOCs internal systems.
  • Carry any other duties as may be required by the Management.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University degree (Master’s) in business administration, operations management, public administration, financial management or other related disciplines.

180 Months
  • At least fifteen years of progressively responsible professional experience in administration, finance or office management at the national and international level. This should ideally include direct field or country experience.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit, Administration and administrative assistance, Other finance, economics and administration related experience
  • At least fifteen years of progressively responsible professional experience in administration, finance or office management at the national and international level. This should ideally include direct field or country experience.
  • Strong analytical and leadership skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • UN common system knowledge and work experience with the United Nations Efficiency Agenda including BOS implementation is highly desirable.
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (in particular, applications related to database and data analysis), Atlas (PeopleSoft or alternatively Oracle), E-filing system and other current office software applications and corporate IT systems is an asset.
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, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

* 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.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Senegal and legal residents in Senegeal with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.”

Application deadline: 03-03-2021

Programme Assistant 10 March 2021 Nat. Youth UNDP Saudi Arabia
UNDP
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh (SAU)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
10 March 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.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Conduct research on topics related to sustainable development at large and on a number of thematic issues in particular;
  • Support to formulation of new project ideas and documents in the Governance portfolio;
  • Prepare presentations and collect material and information on UNDP projects at a national level to promote SDGs in the country;
  • Support the revision/formulation of Concept Notes and Project Documents;
  • Summarize UN and Government reports;
  • Translate and/or proofread documents such as workplans and Terms of Reference (TORS);
  • Draft letters in Arabic and/or English addressed to national counterparts;
  • Support to financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions;
  • Support on progress reporting of projects;
  • Draft agenda, follow-up on logistics of meetings and inform both parties of participation in the meetings. Attend these meetings when required;
  • Take minutes of meetings;
  • Maintain and follow-up on decisions and actions agreed;
  • Maintain the electronic filing system to ensure thematic organization and availability of documents, correspondences and reference materials;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in business administration, social studies, political science, development studies or another related field of expertise.

12 Months
  • Up to 2 years of relevant experiance;
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • 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;
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is required
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, 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.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Saudia Arabia and legal residents in Saudia Arabia with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 10-03-2021