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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
ICT in Education Curriculum Specialist 26 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNESCO Samoa
UNESCO
Samoa
Apia (WSM)
English
Immediate
12 months
26 April 2021

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

Development of the learning management platform and deployment of a learning management system:

  • Collaborate with the LMS Administrator and MESC curriculum division in populating the LMS system for Samoa using e.g. Moodle with content
  • Undertake a need assessment inquiry to support development of content and training that are demand responsive.
  • Identify knowledge gaps of staff in the effective implementation of the learning management system and support capacity development through appropriate training programmess.
  • Provide technical support in maintaining content within the learning management system by creating and uploading modules and courses, granting access and role-based user permissions, updating course content, and running reports.
  • Develop and publish course templates for reuse by educators in designing courses for online and blended learning delivery.
  • Support subject matter experts in the design and creating of learning materials and maintenance processes.
  • Periodically Monitor the quality of courses hosted on the learning management system with time-bound reviews/audit of course status, and coordination to eliminate duplication, conflicting or redundant content.
  • Create and Manage community/discussion forum/ social media feed system within the learning management system including functionality, appearance, tabs, and settings.
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for process and quality improvements, provide feedback on usage, defects, and suggest enhancements.
  • Seek and promote collaborative partnerships to meet training needs and opportunities for the professional development of teachers and in MESC and education sector.
  • Analyze data and recommend solutions to utilize the LMS to deliver, track training and measure performance of users.
  • Create and update resources to train and support learners on how to use the technology for online and professional development.

User Management:

  • Work with subject matter experts, provide design support in developing online course materials to facilitate learning.

Course Management:

  • Publish and archive online or blended learning solutions.
  • Assigns training curricula for professional development of educators
  • Work with the Information Technology and Curriculum department of MESC to develop relevant learning outcomes and corresponding modes of delivery
  • Analyze reporting data and recommend strategic direction for MESC and education sector, or others, as appropriate.
  • Create and manage the overall course structure and sets up courses based on specifications from the curriculum staff.
  • Manage tracking of course revisions and history.
  • Build online assessments and evaluations in the learning management system for courses.

Troubleshooting:

  • Work with the curriculum staff to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to accessing the learning management system and course content, in particular for persons with disabilities.

Training of trainers for teachers, key personnel nominated by education sector and the librarians:

  • Together with the LMS Administrator, conduct basic training in using digital technologies for education for 100 students with disabilities
  • Conduct capacity development training for trainers of teachers, teachers, and MESC curriculum division staff, NUS nominated staff and others from the education sector on the preparation and delivery of online content and e-assessment of learners.
  • Conduct training of trainers in designing and delivering online courses using Moodle LMS
  • Together with the LMS Administrator, support training of 100 teachers from 20 schools to use assistive technologies for ensuring inclusion of the students with disabilities.
Doctoral degree

Education:

  • Advanced degree (a Masters’ or a PhD) in instructional design, educational design, ICT in education technologies, education pedagogies, or other related fields.
60 Months

Experience:

  • Over five years’ work experience in instruction design/ LMS:
    • ICT for education with practical experience in online learning using the Moodle LMS
    • Learning design and/or curriculum development.
    • Teaching or Training Background beneficial and passion for learning

Skills and competencies:

  • Good knowledge of multiple web design technologies, such as HTML, Web 2.0
  • Previous experience in learning management system administration.
  • Good knowledge of online teaching and learning, products and systems requirement.
  • Good knowledge of the LMS and technical competence to curate contents for LMS
  • Ability to develop instructional guidebooks and training manuals
  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and able to exchange information on complex issues;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural environment with external and internal partners;
  • Excellent organization and planning skills, including the ability to organize own work priorities and deadlines. Discretion and maturity of judgement are required;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
IT architecture and IT project management

Communication and Information Sector and Education Sector.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 26 April 2021

Digital specialist 28 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Mali
Open

Digital specialist

International Specialist
UNDP
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
28 April 2021

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

Under direct supervision of the Deputy Country Director (Operations) and in coordination with the Head of IT, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Assess and measure end-user adoption levels of the digital skills, identify training needs for increased awareness, or end-user skills training through e.g. daily liaison with users, end-user surveys.
  • Engage with respective units to coordinate a task force in the office to ensure digital transformation
  • Help taskforce to formulate training plans for end users, digital champions, and others
  • Organize the delivery digital tools trainings, including to new staff, new users, new SharePoint champions trainings
  • Facilitate workshop with CO units to define their SharePoint organization and ensure migration of the relevant documents on SharePoint.
  • Conduct SharePoint research, in collaboration with CO ICT, and UNDP ICT peers e.g. in HQ, to understand potential solutions, and formulate SharePoint technical solutions. In collaboration with ICT team, formulate proposals for technical upgrades, new functionality, features, automations.
  • Upon endorsement of DCD-O, develop in collaboration with CO ICT follow ups documentation for implementation planning including project planning, ToRs etc.
  • Be in charge of responsible for implementation of technical changes to the SharePoint, in close collaboration with CO ICT, including technical documentation, testing, and release planning to ensure well prepared introduction of new features/ functions to end users.
  • Report on implementation and adoption progress of digital tools, by documenting (trends) in issues, tracking these changes and developing and maintaining a risk log.
  • Document good digital practices, including produce / share relevant documentation with other CO's and UNDP colleagues.
  • Facilitate process review workshop in the different unit and identify opportunity for simplification, digitization and automatization.
  • Identify opportunity and gaps to develop innovation methodology trainings (human-centered design, agile methodology, etc.)
  • Develop communication tools around digital transformation and digital culture
  • Identify opportunity to organize digital trainings with UNDP partners
  • Support the CO to better conduct / carry out daily work processes within the SP environment. For this the Specialist will need to keep his/herself abreast with knowledge on the latest developments, innovation trends in office productivity, including of all matters Microsoft SharePoint online and other Office365 solutions, as well as other tools e.g. Slack, Trello, Yammer for online social, knowledge networking, and collaboration.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree level: Bachelor's degree.

Master’s Degree or professional certification in ICT , Business or Public Administration would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Type of Degree: ICT, Archives or Records Management, Business or Public Administration or other related fields

Degree level: Bachelor's degree.

Master’s Degree or professional certification in ICT , Business or Public Administration would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Type of Degree: ICT, Archives or Records Management, Business or Public Administration or other related fields

60 Months

Minimum of 5 years' experience in business process analysis, process mapping, requirements gathering and analysis; and/ or in IT advisory / consulting in international working environment;

Good understanding of information management fundamentals (or demonstrated ability to quickly learn) incl. document, records management, retention, taxonomy, e-discovery, enterprise content management;

Previous experience in international organizations, preferably with UNDP, is highly desirable.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
IT architecture and IT project management
No

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Application deadline: 28-04-2021

Programme Support Officer 28 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNOCT United States of America
Open

Programme Support Officer

International Specialist
UNOCT
United States of America
New York (USA)
English
Immediate
6 months
28 April 2021

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

UN Volunteers should be provided equal duty of care as extended to all host entity personnel. Host entity support to the UN Volunteer includes, but is not limited to:

  • Introductory briefings about the organization and office-related context including security, emergency procedures, good cultural practice and orientation to the local environment.
  • Support with arrival administration including setting-up of bank accounts, residence permit applications and completion of other official processes as required by the host government or host entity.
  • Structured guidance, mentoring and coaching by a supervisor including a clear workplan and performance appraisal.
  • Access to office space, equipment, IT support and any other systems and tools required to complete the objectives of the assignment including a host entity email address.
  • Access to shared host entity corporate knowledge, training and learning. ​
  • Inclusion of the volunteer in emergency procedures such as evacuations.
  • Leave management.
  • DSA for official travel, when applicable​.
  • All changes in the Description of Assignment occurring between recruitment and arrival or during the assignment need to be formalized with the United Nations Volunteer Programme.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Program Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Programme Support Officer will:

Support the Chief of UNOCT External Partnerships Section, SPIB by:

I. Contributing to the outreach and partnership-building activities

  • As part of a team, contributing to the partnership-building activities of the Chief of Section, inter alia identifying new strategic partnerships in support of the work of UNOCT and maintaining relations with stakeholders in various organizations and with relevant networks and platforms;
  • Contributing to the outreach activities of the Chief of Section, inter alia serving as the focal point for select initiatives/events with Member States, international organizations, civil society organizations and academic and private sector entities.
  • Supporting the preparation of a partnership strategy for External Partnerships Section;
  • Developing and preparing communications and partnerships materials (e.g. factsheets, brochures, presentations) for communications, briefings, meetings, trainings and other events;

II. Partnership Development and Analysis:

  • Providing support to the Chief of Section in the identification of new partnerships for newly established UNOCT field offices and exploring areas of collaboration which intersect with UNOCT mandate and capacity;
  • Advising during formulation MoUs for partners and keeping track of them;
  • Developing guidance on partner engagement;
  • Maintaining institutional databases such as directories of key contacts of strategic partners.

III. Research, analysis and reporting on political matters for the Chief of Section

  • Preparing background and briefing papers as well as talking points for the Chief of Section in preparation for meetings; assisting in the organization of such meetings;
  • Participating in the Chief of Section’s meetings; preparing notes on the meetings and, as required, and reviewing reports upon request;
  • Drafting correspondence, background material, reports and notes on counter-terrorism matters; Providing inputs to reports, studies, papers on counterterrorism and P/CVE;
  • Preparing various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc
  • Contributing to the organization of meetings facilitated by the Chief of Section, including regular briefings and joint events with partner organizations.
  • Assisting other staff members in activities of ongoing projects, in which SPIB of the UNOCT is involved;
  • Conducting research, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Assisting in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies;
  • Undertaking survey initiatives; designing data collection tools; reviewing, analyzing and interpreting responses, identifying problems/issues and preparing conclusions.
  • Providing substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Undertaking outreach activities; making presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Coordinating activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Developing a database of strategic partners
  • Carrying out other ad hoc tasks, as may be required by the Chief of Section.

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

Master degree or equivalent

Master’s in the international relations, political science or area related to law, preferably international law; or equivalent academic training/education from a recognized university.

48 Months
  • Two years mandatory UN experience in counter-terrorism related area supported by at least two years of experience in administrative field that involved advanced drafting and report writing within private sector
  • Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge includes:
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
  • 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 UN Counter Terrorism activities, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management

Professional work experience at the national and/or international level in a UN capacity and capability building programme, or other relevant programmes; experience with supporting programme delivery and technical assistance is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organizations

No

Accountability, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 28/04/2021