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Category Host entity Country
Peacebuilding Fund Web Developer 03 March 2021 Int. Specialist DPPA United States of America
DPPA
United States of America
New York (USA)
English
Immediate
12 months
03 March 2021

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

Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Financing for Peacebuilding Branch, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Web Application Development:
  • Assist in the design, development, and maintenance of Drupal based websites;
  • The UNV will help to improve the end-user experience for the PBF website and adoption of web applications.
  • Design new webpages as required for greater visibility and results reporting;
  • Update and maintain end-to-end solutions based on functional requirements.
  1. Data and content maintenance:
  • Post and update website content including Country specific pages;
  • Upload documents to the website including the country briefs;
  • Ensure the quality of the data before inserting or migrating
  • Regularly update photo library and other organizational databases with information received from Regional/Country Offices;
  • Perform other data and content maintenance related tasks as required
  1. Documentation, outreach and user support:
  • Draft, write, design and produce various types of documentations, such as user manual or guidelines to support country office colleagues; outreach or awareness materials, including e-flyers, and simple video clips; minutes of meetings; and systems documentation.
  • Produce regular easy to read and appealing reports and statistics on data status and application usage, making use of Google Analytics.
  • Support the implementation of the Advocacy and Communication Strategy with a focus on redesigning the PBF website and regularly updating content on the website for greater advocacy and donor communications.
  • Assist in running a series of webinars using the standard platforms in PBF
  • Perform other documentation and outreach related tasks as required.
  1. Other tasks as required.

Promotion of the United Nations Volunteers Programme mandate.

UN volunteers are expected to integrate the UN Volunteers Programme mandate within their assignment as well as promote voluntary action through engagement with communities (urban and rural) in the course of their work. As such, the incumbent UN Volunteer should dedicate a proportion of his/her working week to the following in support of and in synergy with his/her primary role as Peacebuilding Support Volunteer:

  • Strengthen knowledge and understanding of the influence and impact of voluntary action by communities in monitoring processes related to their recovery and development through local/municipal level peacebuilding and participatory governance initiatives and programmes focused on building community level capacity to engage in peacebuilding and conflict prevention;
  • Promote and/or advise local groups in the use of OV (online volunteering), and encourage relevant local individuals and groups to use OV whenever technically possible;
  • Contribute to articles/write-ups on the work of the PBF portfolio and the above-outlined activities and submit them to UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.
Master degree or equivalent
  • A master’s degree in web design, web management, communications or a related field;
  • At least two years progressively responsible experience in website related management, preferably in an international context, preferably in peacebuilding;
24 Months
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of another official language an advantage;
  • Experience working in challenging international environments an advantage;
  • Computer skills: proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Have affinity with or interest in post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Web and graphic design

The incumbent must be a team-oriented, flexible and results-driven person who is prepared to operate in an extremely challenging personal and professional environment

  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of another official language an advantage;
  • Experience working in challenging international environments an advantage;
  • Computer skills: proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Have affinity with or interest in post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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 for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 03-03-2021

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

* 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: 10 March 2021