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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Procurement Assistant 12 May 2021 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
Open

Procurement Assistant

International Specialist
MINUSMA
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2022
12 May 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 Procurement Officer the UN Volunteer will undertake the

following tasks:

  • Review, record and prioritize purchasing requests and obtain additional information/ documentation as required; provide assistance to requisitioners in preparing scope of work and specifications of goods and services;
  • Propose product substitutions consistent with requirements to achieve cost savings, determine the availability of funding sources;
  • Identify and recommend sources of procurement; and interview potential suppliers. Produce tender documents (e.g. Invitations to Bids, Requests for Proposals and Request for Quotation) based on the nature of the requirements and cost of procurement involved;
  • Prepare abstracts of offers and compile data contained in quotations, proposals and bids to determine which supplier can deliver the required goods/services at the best terms and costs possible with due consideration to quality, delivery time, prompt payment and other discounts, transportation costs, etc.;
  • Enter into negotiation of terms and conditions of orders under the guidance of Procurement Officers;
  • Obtain credit and other information on proposed suppliers;
  • Finalize purchase orders and contracts for approval of the Procurement Officer;
  • If required, in cases where the procured value is above the threshold as set in the Procurement Manual, prepare case submissions to the Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized official;
  • Resolve issues/problems related to delivered goods, including discrepancies between purchase orders and items/quantities shipped or received;
  • Prepare and sign Return to Vendor forms for unacceptable and/or damaged goods received;
  • Maintain relevant internal databases and files;
  • Keep track of any contractual agreements, direct provisioning contracts, etc. and inform affected users of contractual rights and obligations;
  • Research, retrieve and present information from a variety of internal and external sources on sources of supply vendors by commodity, etc.;
  • Obtain specifications for new products and equipment on the market;
  • Draft a variety of correspondence;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned;
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce, Engineering, Law, or other relevant discipline.

36 Months

3 years of professional experience in procurement or contracting work in private industry, government, or international organization.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Procurement and contracting

Microsoft Office, familiarization with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Management software

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 12-05-2021

Network Coordination Officer 12 May 2021 Int. Specialist UN-HABITAT Kenya
Open

Network Coordination Officer

International Specialist
UN-HABITAT
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
12 May 2021

Minimum age: 25 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 the Programme Officer or his/her designated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Network Coordination Officer will:

  • Assist the Programme Officer and Congress team to develop the event programme that accounts for and incorporates, where possible, the requests and inputs from the entire GWOPA network. This may include, developing session timings to allow for maximum regional participation, defining language needs, linking thematic sessions where possible and avoiding overlap.
  • Support the planning and coordination of creative key moments during the Congress. These may include but are not limited to the launch of new projects, virtual networking events, online exchange.
  • Promote, coordinate, and manage the event series titled Operators Stage – a unique space offered to water and sanitation operators during the Congress to exchange their experiences of peer-to-peer support, learning, cooperation, and solidarity.
  • Assist the GWOPA Secretariat in identifying, planning and managing session, taking advantage of the possibilities offered by technology and online event hosting.
  • Advise and lead on the ‘out-of-the-box’ session formats that promote exchange, learning and interaction.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A first-level degree in communication, journalism, international relations, or area related to urban development.

48 Months
  • At least 4 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in stakeholder engagement, event planning, network or community management or other relevant programmes; experience within the water and sanitation space is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Demonstrated experience of virtual and online event management and mobilization;
  • 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;
  • Able to work under tight deadlines and situations of pressure
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting

Communication, Journalism, International Relations, or area related to Urban Development.

No

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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: 12 May 2021

Strategic Health Information Officer- Communication and advocacy 16 May 2021 Int. Youth WHO Congo
WHO
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
English,French
Immediate
24 months
16 May 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.

During deployment, the duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

Reporting to the Team Lead, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management, and working closely with counterparts at the respective Regional Office and HQ, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Coordinate health information communication with countries, partners and other stakeholders
  • Develop advocacy plans for the WHO Regional Office for Africa on its technical work in health information, including for the Africa Health Observatory
  • Facilitate development of research products based on the work in health information for the WHO African Region
  • Review and support strengthening of the legal and regulatory environment for health information in the WHO African Region
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Essential

  • Training in a public health field including at least 2 areas from governance, research, communication and/or legal systems

Desirable

  • Masters degree training
24 Months
  • 2 years of professional work experience at the national level, in external communications. Proven experience in writing engaging communications materials.

Desirable Experience: Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international nongovernmental organization; experience in organizing advocacy campaigns and experience in managing publishing processes. Proven experience in writing advocacy documents. Proven experience in taking photographs or filming video which are of professional quality

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting

Computer skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of word processing, sharepoint, R studio, and web tools

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience of work in health sector in the African Region, specifically in Universal Health Coverage implementation
  • Writing, and publishing health research articles

Competencies and Values:

  • Communication: expresses oneself clearly in conversation and interaction with others; actively listens. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: is open to, and proposes, new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning: invigorates the Organization by building a culture which encourages learning and development. Sponsors innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: demonstrates ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Vision

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Application deadline: 16-04-2021