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Deadline
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Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Officer 21 October 2020 Nat. Expert UNICEF Philippines
UNICEF
Philippines
Manila (PHL)
English,Filipino
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
21 October 2020

Minimum age: 35 years old. Applicants must nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Chief of Social Policy Section or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV DRR Officer will:

  1. Provide technical assistance and support the implementation of the Project Cooperation Agreements with Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) and University of the Philippines Visayas Foundation, Inc. (UPVFI), including:
    • Ensuring that a unified/common approach to implementing child-centered DRR initiatives is observed in all project areas
    • Ensuring that regular reports (FACE/Funding Authorization and Certificate of Expenditure, CAS/Cash Assistance Summary, Quarterly Progress Reports, Activity Implementation Reports) are regularly submitted by partners
    • Conducting project monitoring meetings to monitor project activities, identify challenges and bottlenecks in project implementation and take key actions to ensure fun expenditure and timely delivery of results

  1. Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the workplan with DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), OCD (Office of the Civil Defense) and CCC (Climate Change Commission), with a particular focus on the following activities:
    1. Youth and Climate Change Behavior Change Campaign
    2. Establishment of the Gawad KALASAG Seal of Disaster Resilience (ongoing finalization)
    3. Documentation of CC-DRR strategies for replication and dissemination and updating of the CC-DRR Mainstreaming Toolkit
  2. Coordinate with government partners to communicate progress of initiatives, identify challenges and bottlenecks in project implementation and take key actions; and strengthen partnership on child-centered DRR-CCA
  3. Collect, collate, and organize relevant data and information from implementing partners and government partners for the preparation of relevant reports (internal and external)
  4. Provide over-all programme support to UNICEF Philippines and Social Policy programme priorities related to DRR and CCA, including follow-up actions on the Management Response Plan to the CC-DRR Evaluation.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Given COVID-19 considerations, unless otherwise permitted according to UN approved and compliance to Philippine National Government health protocols, all activities performed during this assignment will be done remotely / via teleworking.
  • UNV DRR Officer will report to the Chief of Social Policy, in close coordination with the DRR Programme Officer.
  • Travel and Funding: All travels shall go through approval of the Supervisor and according to the approved workplan. Funding for travel that would be carried out as part of the approved workplan during the duration of the stretch assignment shall be covered by Social Policy Section (under Output 4.1).
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent
  • An advanced university degree with one of the following fields is required: Social Sciences, Public Administration, Community Development, International Relations, or another relevant technical field.
180 Months
  • Professional work experience at the national and/or international level in programme/project development and management or other relevant programmes; experience with working with government (national and sub-national) and CSO partners is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization.
  • Experience working in the Philippine disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation will be highly valued.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Filipino(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Disaster risk reduction, Public information and reporting, Monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
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, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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This is an announcement for a national UNV assignment. Therefore, only citizens of the Philippines and legal residents of the Philippines with refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 21-10-2020

UN Clinic Physician 21 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Somalia
Open

UN Clinic Physician

International Specialist
UNDP
Somalia
Hargeisa, Dolow (SOM)
English,French,Somali
Immediate
12 months
21 October 2020

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

  • Attend to the United Nations Clinic on a full-time basis
  • Respond to acute emergencies in line with international protocols such as advanced trauma life support management and advanced cardiac life support. or Pre-Hospital Trauma life support
  • Be able to do triage and primary stabilization.
  • Undertake day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations and immunizations;
  • Provide health education;
  • Participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues
  • Undertake medical examinations for UNDP and UN Agencies international and local staff and dependents.
  • Diagnose and recommend treatment to all staff visiting the Clinic on daily basis.
  • Be on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the UN Clinic. Undertake house calls when required.

2. Medical Administrative Duties:

  • Liaise with other UN Clinics, host-nation medical facilities and medical facilities abroad to coordinate medical evacuations.
  • Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations.
  • Recommend medical evacuation when required to RR (the doctor recommend as the medical expert, submit evacuation request to UN Clinic Health Manager (Case Manager) for authorization and facilitate medical evacuations of UN staff and their dependents). Responsible for all paperwork and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with UN Rules and procedures.
  • Ensure proper follow up on all cases.
  • Application of terms of reference in UNDP POPP for rules and regulations regarding UN Clinic operations.
  • Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks and local physician, including UNEP if available.
  • Keep constant contact with the United Nations Designated Examining Physicians to facilitate their availability as and when required;
  • Ensure that proper medical records are kept in a strictly confidential manner.
  • Maintain emergency medical supplies and equipment to be used in case of emergency situations.
  • Replenish first aid kits and other essential medical supplies kept in other duty stations within the country.
  • Recommend procurement of vaccines, medical supplies and equipment, and ensure that inventory is kept.
  • Maintain medical records of all United Nations personnel and advise health precautionary steps to new staff members; already include above
  • Prepare and send periodic (quarterly) reports of functions, visits, medical evacuations and treatments to the UN Clinic Health Manager.
  • Advise on health precautionary steps to be undertaken at the duty station, perform any other duties as considered necessary by the UN Clinic Health Manager and/or the UN Resident Coordinator.

3. Supervisory Administration: (Restricted Supervisory roles, only when delegated authority given by the UN Clinic Health Manager)

  • Supervise, distribute work to the nurse (s) and other staff of the United Nations Clinic.
  • Manage day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment;
  • Ensure that appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR).
  • Responsible for regular reporting on UN Clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required.
  • Provide and design effective budget models for each departments of the clinic, analyzing financial information (e.g. expenditures, direct billing claims and financial statement analysis).
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A university degree (MBBS/MBChB/MD) in combination with post graduate experience to be able to practice medicine without supervision in a UN Member State; Must have acute trauma care and life support (ATLS) certification with validity covering the deployment period. Pre-hospital trauma life support (PHTLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) or equivalent certifications are desirable with validity covering the deployment period; Must be currently registered by a national medical board or council to practice medicine in their own country or another UN member state. License validity should cover the deployment duration; Knowledge of clinical, occupational, tropical, travel medicine.

36 Months

At least 3 years progressive experience and practice in general medicine in developing countries or countries in conflict, of which at least one year should be in Trauma and Emergency care and two years in Internal Medicine;

• Surgical, ICU, aeromedical or anesthetic experience is an advantage;

• Experience in Tropical Medicine, Occupational Health,

• Previous UN medical system/international medical experience is desirable.

• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is expected

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Somali(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health, Occupational health and safety, General human medicine (with clinical experience)

Surgical,Intensive care, aeromedical,occupational health, and or tropical medicine.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness

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Application deadline: 21 October 2020

Education in Emergency/Information Management Officer 21 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF Mauritania
UNICEF
Mauritania
Nouakchott (MRT)
French,English,Arabic
30 November 2020
12 months
21 October 2020

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

The overall purpose of the assignment is to ensure a coherent and effective education response by mobilizing groups stakeholders to respond in a strategic manner to a humanitarian crisis. The role of the Education in Emergency/Information Management Officer, is to ensure effective education management and analysis for effective strategic decisions on the impact of the response. Under the guidance of the Chief Education (P4), the UNV, based in Nouakchott will work in close collaboration with the UNICEF Education team members and the staff based in the field office in Bassiknou, in order to provide technical expertise in assessing, planning, implementing, monitoring and coordinating the Education in emergency response in Mauritania.

Assist the Education in Emergency Working Group (EiEWG) identifying and draft documents reflecting humanitarian needs and response gaps in order to ensure a more effective inter-agency response.

Provides training on data collection, analysis and management to government counterparts and EiE partners on a regular basis.

Map out, maintain information on all current and potential EiE partners, their capacities and areas of work.

Provide programme information for the production of EiE advocacy materials.

Work with EiE partners to have a well-prioritised plan of information management activities that provide all the relevant and strategic information needed to manage the EiE activities, and achievement of sector targets.

Development and maintenance of standardized databases which can be used to capture relevant information for monitoring and planning purposes.

Identify innovative ways for sharing information within the EiE working group members and regularly share sector information with partners and relevant stakeholders as necessary.

Share with partners on a monthly basis the collated country/region/partner-wide education statistic against agreed performance indicators.

Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners/donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on education and related issues to support program management, implementation and delivery of results.

Actively monitor programs/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.

Master degree or equivalent

Masters or advanced degree in education, statistics social sciences, international development, humanitarian response or a related field.

Previous experience in education in emergency and information management

24 Months

2-3 years of relevant work experience in the field of international development with a focus on education in emergency;

Minimum 2-3 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in the field of education.

Experience in complex emergencies (especially protracted refugee crisis) and experience with either the UN and/or NGO strongly preferred.

Technical experience and knowledge in the area of EiE response, including bottleneck analysis, monitoring and evaluation, supply management and partnership coordination.

Strong qualitative and quantitative research skill for evidence generation is an asset.

Proven experience of high quality report writing and documentation.

Strong facilitation and training are strongly preferred.

Resourcefulness, flexibility, creativity and the ability to prioritize large amounts of work while under pressure in high hardship level duty station.

Excellent communication, analytical, facilitation, and presentation skills.

Politically and culturally sensitive, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

Knowledge of the context of Mauritanian and/or Malian education is an asset

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other educational, teaching or training experience, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs

Other Skills:

· proven ability to engage effectively at community level;

· sensitivity to local cultures, and understanding of community level drivers of political and conflict dynamics

· strong networking skills: able to negotiate effectively and engage diverse stakeholders (private sector, Government, religious, youth, community based organizations)

· familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;

· able to work with initiative and drive forward programmes with minimal support

· have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

No

Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 21-10-2020

Human Rights Officer 21 October 2020 Int. Specialist OHCHR Honduras
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
OHCHR
Honduras
Tegucigalpa (HND)
Spanish,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
21 October 2020

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 coordinator of the assigned unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Human Rights Officer will:

  • Gather information on the human rights situation related to the assigned thematic area(s) (inclusive of legislation, policies and programmes), including through contacts with State authorities and institutions, civil society, other United Nations actors, and other stakeholders;
  • Participate in and conduct monitoring missions and report thereon;
  • Receive complaints of alleged human rights violations, interview victims and advise them and/or their families on possible courses of action;
  • Document allegations of human rights violations and abuses, including by entering them in OHCHR’s database;
  • Contribute to the analysis of human rights concerns, violations and abuses in light of international human rights norms and standards, including with the objective of contributing to prevention and early warning;
  • Draft and contribute to drafting a variety of reports and correspondence relating to assigned thematic area(s);
  • Support the design and delivery of technical assistance and capacity building to State institutions, civil society and other stakeholders on the assigned thematic area to strengthen the promotion and protection of human rights in the country;
  • Participate in meetings, working groups, seminars, etc., on assigned thematic area(s);
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of OHCHR’s strategy in relation to the assigned thematic area;
  • Ensure the integration of a gender perspective and attention to gender and women’s human rights in all activities;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

Degree level: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, preferably with a specialization in human rights. A first-level university degree in combination with relevant training and/or qualifying professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Type of degree: Law, political science, international relations, social science, or another discipline relevant to human rights.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional experience at the national and/or international level in the fields of human rights, rule of law and/or conflict prevention is required; experience working in or knowledge of the Latin American region would be an asset.
  • Solid knowledge of international human rights law and mechanisms is required.
  • Experience working with human rights defenders and on issues related to the democratic space is desired.
  • Experience working on access to justice, accountability for human rights violations and other rule of law issues is desired.
  • Experience working on women’s rights and gender-related issues is desired.
  • Experience working on conflict prevention and human rights issues in electoral context would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication, advocacy and written skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including human rights defenders, grassroots community members, women, LGBTI and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels.
  • 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.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Have affinity with or interest in the promotion and protection of the human rights of all, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) is required. Experience entering, managing and analysing large quantities of data/case information, including in databases, is desirable.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 21-Oct-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Assistant Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Officer 21 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Panama
UNHCR
Panama
Panama City (PAN)
English,Spanish
Immediate
12 months
21 October 2020

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 RSD Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Strategic Direction and Coordination:

  • Stay abreast of legal, political, security and other developments which impact on the protection environment, and in particular, on protection delivery through RSD.
  • Assist in the development of the RSD strategy of the operation and in the annual planning exercise.

Response and Advice:

  • Conduct RSD interviews and draft RSD Assessments in accordance with applicable standards and guidelines.
  • Review RSD decisions and provide appropriate feedback and guidance to RSD staff.[1]
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date records and data related to all work on individual cases.
  • Provide counselling to asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Systematically apply an age, gender and diversity (AGD) perspective in the performance of assigned functions.
  • Assist in monitoring RSD trends and in compiling and analysing RSD statistics related to RSD case processing to identify and respond to developments or issues impacting on the efficiency or quality of RSD decision-making, and to propose remedial measures.

Advocacy, Information Management and Research:

  • Conduct research on country of origin information (COI) and legal issues related to RSD and assist in maintaining a local repository of relevant information, guidelines and standards accessible to RSD staff in the operation.
  • Ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and legal partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policy and practice.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining processes to ensure that persons of concern, Government authorities and partners have accurate information on the RSD procedures, including UNHCR standards, policies and practice.
  • Assist in initiatives to advocate with and support Government authorities and legal partners to establish and strengthen fair and efficient RSD procedures and RSD decision-making.
  • Assist in evaluating and projecting RSD staffing needs using the RSD Staffing Benchmark.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • 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;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • 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.

[1] Note: RSD UN Volunteers are not authorized to endorse and co-sign RSD decisions.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations or another related field

24 Months

Years of work experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant professional job experience, preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law.

  • Knowledge of International Refugee Law and Human Rights Law and ability to apply the relevant legal principles.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • The ability to work effectively under stress and in crisis situations.
  • Working experience with procedures and principles related to RSD is highly desirable.
  • Experience as a decision-maker in UNHCR or Government RSD procedures.
  • Experience in counselling asylum seekers or refugees.
  • Experience in working with vulnerable or traumatized individuals.
  • Completion of UNHCR's RSD Learning Programme, COI Learning Programme, or Protection Learning Programme.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Human rights

Relevant professional job experience, preferably in the area of refugee protection, human rights or international humanitarian law.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 21-Oct-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

UNV Fire Safety Officer 21 October 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
Open

UNV Fire Safety Officer

International Specialist
MINUSMA
Mali
Menaka (MLI)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
21 October 2020

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

Under the overall supervision of the Principal Security Advisor (PSA) and the direct supervision of the Chief Fire Safety Unit and within limits of delegated authority, the UNV Fire Safety Officer may be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be performed by all Fire Safety Officers):

  • Assists the PSA/CSO/FSO in the establishment and planning process of and for a structural fire service including mobile elements as required for the field mission;
  • Assists the Officer in Charge of the Fire Safety Unit in the management of all aspects or supervises a Fire Unit and/or performs Officer in Charge functions for a medium scale fire service;
  • Establishes and maintains productive liaison with authorities of host government fire, disaster relief and emergency services;
  • Ensures the establishment and effective management of a 24/7 Fire Service capable of controlling fire incidents, HAZMAT spills, vehicle accidents and other emergency situations; drafts the Fire Safety Plan and Emergency Evacuation Plan;
  • Coordinates and supervises drills and training sessions;
  • Provides supervision, monitoring and coordination in accordance with the Fire Safety Plan and Emergency Evacuation Plan;
  • Ensures the coordination of fire safety issues with facilities mission’s personnel, host country authorities and organization management;
  • Coordinates professional fire safety risk assessments and fire safety inspections; reports all shortcomings and supervises the timely rectification of such;
  • Conducts technical assessments/evaluations of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (FDAS);
  • Drafts specifications for all equipment and devices, including FDAS and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as: protective clothing, self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA including filling compressors and testing devices), fire extinguishers, hoses and nozzles, portable pumps, immobile and fixed pumps, rescue equipment, etc., as well as fire service vehicles and provides for the maintenance of their continuous full state of readiness;
  • Plans static installations and systems such as: FDAS standpipes, water supply, hydrant systems, extinguishing systems, spill basins, construction components (for fire partition), lightning protection, explosion proof installations, smoke extraction systems, public address systems, etc. and drafts technical specifications thereof;
  • Establishes, maintains and supervises a functional Fire Warden System;
  • Conducts fire safety awareness briefings and training for mission’s staff and other UN personnel;
  • Conducts fire prevention, suppression and rescue training for unit’s personnel as part of the Fire Safety Plan;
  • Plans and supervises facility evacuation / fire drill rehearsals at least twice a year;
  • Actively leads fire/emergency intervention activities;
  • Coordinates and conducts specialized (advanced) trainings on fire safety.
  • Responsible and Focal point of all the sectors.
  • Supervises inspection and maintenance of all systems, installations and devices within the area of responsibility.
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development.
  • Performs other fire safety and/or emergency response related duties as directed by direct supervisor.
Technical/Vocational diploma
  • A minimum of high school diploma is required,
  • Firefighting and Rescue Academy Diploma is required,
  • Basic First Aid/Life Support qualification is an asset,
  • Training in basic instructional techniques is an asset.
36 Months

Physically fit for long firefighting operations under full Personal Protective Equipment and SCBA in harsh weather conditions.

Heavy duty driving license required.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Firefighting and rescue services

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PPT) Intermediate

Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 21 October 2020

Associate Protection Officer 21 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Mauritania
Open

Associate Protection Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Mauritania
Bassikounou (MRT)
French,English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months
21 October 2020

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 Protection Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Through relationships with persons of concern, authorities and network of partners stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on the protection environment and provide advice to senior management.
  • Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Utilize the IDPs footprint during the planning process;
  • Coordinate the promotion of international refugee law principles and standards and also IDP legislation or policies ensuring that all sectors and clusters fulfill their responsibilities mainstreaming protection;
  • Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of programmes ensuring that identified protection needs, including an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach, are adequately addressed;
  • Provide policy guidance and operational support to UNHCR and partners on all protection related issues;
  • Provide legal advice and guidance on protection issues to internal and external interlocutors; ensure legal assistance is accessible to persons of concern; liaise with competent authorities to ensure the issuance of personal and other relevant documents to persons of concern (civil documentation, in particular birth certificates);
  • Monitor, and assist with the intervention in cases of refoulement, expulsion and other protection incidents through working relations with governments and other partners;
  • Assist in the coordinated implementation and oversight of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all protection/solutions activities;
  • Ensure that durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local integration and where appropriate, resettlement are sought and provided to the largest possible number of persons of concern;
  • Ensure through direct action and advocacy with more senior protection staff that the necessary resources are allocated to enable protection activities to identify and address protection and assistance gaps;
  • Support a consultative process with government counterparts at local levels, partners and persons of concern to develop and implement integrated strategies that address the key protection priorities, including, for example, child protection, education and SGBV, and solutions approaches;
  • Promote confidence building and conflict resolution among populations of concern, authorities and host communities;
  • Maintain protection presence through regular field missions and reports, making direct contact with persons of concern, host communities, local authorities and partners. In operations applying the humanitarian cluster system, contribute to ensuring that the response of the Protection Cluster is grounded in an AGD-compliant strategy which covers all assessed and prioritized protection needs of the affected populations;
  • Contribute to the Protection team's information management component which: provide disaggregated data on populations of concern and their problems; researches, collects and disseminates relevant protection information and good practices to enhance protection delivery and provide technical advice if necessary;
  • Ensure participatory, community-based protection and AGD approaches are included in, strategies and plans in the country operation;
  • Support persons of concern to develop structures that enhance their participation and protection.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in Law, International Law, International Relations, Social Sciences, Political Sciences or related field.

24 Months

· Minimum 2 years of experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required;

· Field experience;

· Commitment to help persons of concern and willingness to cooperate with counterparts.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Human rights

Competencies and values:

  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
  • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working

relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;

  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
No

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Application deadline: 21-10-2020

Procurement Officer 22 October 2020 Int. Specialist WHO Congo
Open

Procurement Officer

International Specialist
WHO
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
French,English
01 July 2020
24 months
22 October 2020

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 Operations Officer in the WHO Country Office or the Chief Procurement Officer in the Regional Office, the UN Volunteer will:

  1. Support the procurement and contracting activities. This includes preparing cost estimates and procuring equipment and supplies locally and through the Global Management System (GSM).
  2. Review procurement requests and contractual documents for compliance with contract specifications; authorize the payment of suppliers.
  3. Monitor the preparation and distribution of invitations for bids and requests for quotation to qualified suppliers. Review offers and provide input on contract awards, in compliance with the WHO standards, policies and procedures.
  4. Track and update the suppliers’ database, prepare suppliers' performance evaluations, identify and take appropriate action regarding suppliers who repeatedly fail to comply with the terms and conditions of their contracts.
  5. Draft audit responses, review and follow- up on any outstanding audit recommendations related to the procurement of goods or services.
  6. Work closely with the Global Service Center (GSC), Regional Office and HQ Procurement Teams to follow up on shipments and provide updates on delivery status or delays; resolve any outstanding issues.
  7. Provide notice of shipment to consignees; prepare claims for lost, damaged or incorrect shipments and assist in obtaining settlements as necessary; coordinate the resolution of claim issues with suppliers concerning their non-compliance with contractual terms and conditions.
  8. Set up and maintain an appropriate documentation and archiving system to allow easy retrieval and use of purchase authorization/purchase orders and reports received.
  9. Perform any duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Required Education: First level university degree in business, public administration, procurement, logistics or a field related to purchasing, from a recognized university
36 Months
  • Required Experience: At least 3 - 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in procurement or contracting operations.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Logistics and supply management
  • Skills: Thorough knowledge in procurement operations and supply chain services.
  • Language Skills: The positions will require purely francophone candidates and anglophone candidates. Bilingual candidates will be an advantage.
No

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This assignment is in the framework of the Africa Women Health Champions to improve health and gender equality initiative. African female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. French speaking candidates are particularly needed.

Application deadline: 22 October 2020

Medical Laboratory Technician 22 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNAMID Sudan
UNAMID
Sudan
El Fasher (SDN)
English,Arabic
Immediate
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
22 October 2020

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

Under the supervision of Chief Medical Officer the Laboratory Technician will carry out the following duties:

  • Conduct chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood and urine, using microscope or automatic analyzer to detect abnormalities or diseases, and enter findings into computer.
  • Set up, adjust, maintain and clean medical laboratory equipment.
  • Analyze the results of tests and experiments to ensure conformity to specifications, using special mechanical and electrical devices.
  • Analyze and record test data to issue reports that use charts, graphs and narratives.
  • Perform medical research to further control and cure disease.
  • Conduct blood tests for transfusion purposes and perform blood counts.
  • Obtain specimens, cultivating, isolating and identifying microorganisms for analysis.
  • Examine cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities.
  • Collect blood or tissue samples from patients, observing principles of asepsis to obtain blood sample.
  • Consult with a pathologist to determine a final diagnosis when abnormal cells are found.
  • Inoculate fertilized eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms.
  • Cut, stain and mount tissue samples for examination by pathologists.
  • Supervise and instruct other technicians and laboratory assistants.
  • Prepare standard volumetric solutions and reagents to be combined with samples, following standardized formulas or experimental procedures.
  • Maintains files and records; records data.
  • Makes Orders, maintains inventories and issues medical and office supplies.
  • Sample taking and testing for COVID-19, handeling of PCR test machines.

Perform any other related duties as may be required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of a first University degree or its equivalent in the field of Medical Laboratory
  • A fully registered member/fellow of a duly recognized and accredited Medical Laboratory Program.
36 Months
  • Minimum of three (3) years cognate working experience in a busy hospital laboratory is also essential.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, and service mindedness is essential; ability to work effectively in a team of international and national staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Office suites – Word, Power-Point and excel spreadsheets including intermediate programming is an advantage. Knowledge of other UN supported software may be desirable but not mandatory.
  • Conversant with with the PCR machines
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Medical laboratory testing, Other health related experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years cognate working experience in a busy hospital laboratory is also essential.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, and service mindedness is essential; ability to work effectively in a team of international and national staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Office suites – Word, Power-Point and excel spreadsheets including intermediate programming is an advantage. Knowledge of other UN supported software may be desirable but not mandatory.
  • Conversant with with the PCR machines
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is mandatory. Knowledge of Arabic will be an added advantage.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 vehicles;
  • Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a as a mechanism for durable peace and development and the UN System;
  • Sound security awareness.
Yes

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Application deadline: 22 October 2020

Gender Programme Officer 22 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Papua New Guinea
Open

Gender Programme Officer

International Specialist
UNDP
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby (PNG)
English
Immediate
until 31 December 2021 with possibility of extension
22 October 2020

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 Resident Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Gender Programme Officer will:

  • Effective application of RBM tools, annual report of results and supporting establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of results for the gender projects: EU/UN Spotlight Initiative on Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Women in Leadership.
  • Contribute to the formulation of programs and projects in the areas of Democratic Governance for UNDP within the framework of the Common Country Program Document (CCDP). This will involve: research, preparation of concept notes; organization of project formulation and appraisal process including managing consultants and coordinating with UN agencies, government implementing partners, donors, civil society, etc.; ensuring quality and compliance of project design; managing the process of final appraisal and approval of the projects.
  • Support monitoring and quality assurance activities through participation in programme meetings, field visits; assistance to project reviews and mandatory annual external audit, etc., so as to ensure that projects are implemented effectively, and their outputs and impact being assessed in pursuance of the stated objectives of the projects.in the duties for this assignment.
  • Contribute through reporting and information sharing on UNDP’s Gender and Governance programme as required under Peace, People and Prosperity Pillars under the PNG Delivering as One UN Development Assistance Framework 2018-2022.
  • Coordinate with other UN Agencies, bilateral and multilateral donors for the objectives of the program.
  • Liaise with government and development partners for knowledge sharing on gender and democratic governance
  • Explore programme linkages with other on-going initiatives between the Governance and Environment Portfolio
  • Continuously review and analyse the political, economic and social developments in the country.
  • Keep an up-to-date library of knowledge on gender and governance portfolio, proactively sharing documents with team members and responding to their specific requests for information.
  • Contribute to the development and review of knowledge products by analysing and sharing lessons learnt and programme evaluation results as well as targeted interventions.
  • Facilitate innovation and knowledge sharing mechanisms within the CO to contribute to internalizing improved practices within teams and foster higher levels of engagement among colleagues.
  • Support the Governance Portfolio comprising of staff and consultants on implementation of projects and initiatives in compliance with the UNDP POPP.
  • Support process for Annual Workplan development, monitoring and reporting. These include UNDP’s corporate requirement on Atlas and UNDAF reporting.
  • Support the Governance Portfolio to prepare regular updates on programme and financial delivery including identification of any risks and bottlenecks.
  • Support senior management in briefing the Bureau leadership, liaising regularly with the regional hub team for their input and sharing information as requested by supervisors as well as representation as required in internal and external meetings.
Master degree or equivalent
60 Months

A minimum of two years of paid working experience in a relevant field

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Gender equality and the advancement of women, Monitoring and evaluation, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation
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, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 22-10-2020