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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
External Communications Assistant 15 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP China
UNDP
China
Beijing (CHN)
English,Chinese
01 April 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
15 March 2021

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

Under the supervision of Assistant Resident Representative, Head of the CIP Team:

  • Draft, polish and edit external outreach and communications materials, including speeches, Op-Eds, press releases, media talking points, website write-ups, etc.
  • Drafts international social media (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and/or other platforms) articles and posts;
  • Create multimedia content (videos, photo stories, interactive articles, etc.)
  • Assists with managing and updating the UNDP China website
  • Assists in conducting research, compiling background materials, statistical data and briefing notes for media events;
  • Monitors media exposure, drafts media summaries and conduct basic analysis
  • Other Ad Hoc Task Forces Requested by the Supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international relations, communications, journalism, or other relevant fields or related fields is highly favoured.
  • Candidates with undergraduate degrees with extensive relevant experience will also be considered.
36 Months
  • Minimum 3-5 year’s working experience. Previous working experience in a research institute or media would be desirable;
  • Demonstrable ability to maintain effective communications with international stakeholders;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chinese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
  • Good analytical skills for carrying out innovation-related research;
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Sound judgment, diplomacy and sensitivity in confidential matters;
  • Good coordination and organizational skills, teamwork;
  • Proactive, organized and self-motivated.
  • Excellent written communication skills in both English and Chinese;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, proven ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Thailand and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of
refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
Application deadline: 15 March 2021

Supervising Engineer 29 March 2021 Int. Expert UN-HABITAT Iraq
Open

Supervising Engineer

International Expert
UN-HABITAT
Iraq
Erbil (IRQ)
English,Arabic
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
29 March 2021

Minimum age: 35 years old. 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 Head of UN-Habitat Iraq or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Supervising Engineer will:

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of UN-Habitat Kurdistan Re-gion of Iraq Office, and/or his/her designate, the Supervising Engineer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide technical and management support in projects related to shelter, WASH, public facilities, open spaces and informal settlements;
  • Provide technical guidance and line supervision of field engineers to assure quality and timely implementation of ongoing and upcoming activities in coordination with relevant col-leagues;
  • Support relevant project managers to develop and monitor project work plan and budget plan, and to prepare and finalize progress reports;
  • Provide technical supervision and inputs to bidding process, including preparation of the bid documents and Bill of Quantities as well as bid evaluations;
  • Conduct frequent field missions to supervise field activities and construction/rehabilitation works in liaison with UN-Habitat Field Engineers;
  • Ensure effective and efficient execution of urban recovery and human settlements pro-grammes within the limits of the allocated resources, by providing appropriate technical support through field visits, coordination and monitoring activities;
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned pro-grammes/projects; monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties and ensure follow-up actions are undertaken where necessary;
  • Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources;
  • Assist in policy and programme development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies;
  • Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.;
  • Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.;
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and regular communication with project stakeholders such as local authorities, counterparts, implementing partners, contractors, beneficiaries and relevant UN agencies;
  • Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc. and deliver presentations on assigned topics/activities;
  • Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc;
  • Assist in facilitating partnerships with relevant cluster coordinators and partners such as Shelter/NFI, WASH and CCCM;
  • Coordinate activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and sub-missions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related docu-ments/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.); and
  • Assist in responding to the Clusters' needs for information collection and sharing.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in civil engineering or a relevant area.
180 Months
  • Experience in supervision of civil engineering-related projects, projects/programme design and implementation, and data management for the reporting of work progress;
  • Experience in supervising off-site field engineers and field teams is desirable;
  • Confident computer user, particularly in Word, Excel, and email functions;
  • Experience in crisis-affected field environment is desirable;
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Excellent 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; and
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.
  • Minimum age criteria established at 35 years of age.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Civil engineering and construction supervision, Volunteer programmes and volunteer management
  • Experience in civil engineering, or other relevant field is required;
  • Experience in supervision of civil engineering-related projects, projects/programme design and implementation, and data management for the reporting of work progress;
  • Experience in supervising off-site field engineers and field teams is desirable;
No

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

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* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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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: 29 March 2021