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UNV Interpreter English/Somali and Amharic/Oromo/Tigrinya/Arabic 29 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Libya
UNHCR
Libya
Tunis (TUN)
English,Somali,Arabic,Amharic,Oromo,Tigrinya
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
29 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 Durable Solutions Officer or The RSD Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [interpreter] will:

Be assigned to work with one of the Protection Units, namely either RSD, Resettlement, Child Protection/BID or Community Based Protection. The interpreter will report to the Head of the pertinent Unit. The Interpreter and Translator will provide remote operational support to protection, refugee status determination, resettlement, child protection/BID through language support services for persons of concern to UNHCR Libya. The Interpreter will translate oral statements remotely on TEAMs/Skype between English and Somali for RSD, RST, BID interviews as well as for counselling sessions. The interpreter/translator may be asked to translate written documents or statements as necessary. The interpreter will also be requested to support with interpretation/translation in at least one of the following languages: Amharic/Oromo/Tigrinya/Arabic.

Major Responsibilities:

- Act as an interpreter during RSD, RST and BID interviews, training, and counselling, including counselling, for UNHCR Libya. The interviews take place remotely from Tunisia via Skype/TEAMs with the persons of concern in Libya. The interpreter will also translate documents from target languages (Somali and one of the following languages: Amharic/Oromo/Tigrinya/Arabic) to English and/or Arabic and vice versa as necessary. In the fulfilment of his/her duties the interpreter must abide by relevant standards. In particular:

- The interpreter is required to read, understand and comply with UNHCR’s Code of Conduct and realizes that he/she shall be expected to work in the spirit of the principles set forth therein.

- The interpreter is required to read and understand the Undertaking of Confidentiality and Impartiality and understands that he shall be expected to respect the principle of confidentiality and remain impartial in his/her work.

- The interpreter is required to read and understand, and agree to abide by the standards of conduct set forth in the Secretary- General’s Bulletin, ST/SGB/2003/13 of 9 October 2003, concerning “Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse”.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. languages or relevant area (e.g. law, political science, social sciences – preferably in social work etc.);
24 Months
  • Mandatory proficiency in English, Somali, and at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional work experience at the national and/or international level; experience working for a humanitarian organization or related activities required, experience working as an interpreter and/or translator strongly preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Somali(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Amharic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Oromo(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Tigrinya(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Translation and interpretation, Administration and administrative assistance
No

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

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Application deadline: 29-10-2020

UNV Interpreter English/Tigrinya 29 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Libya
UNHCR
Libya
Tunis (TUN)
English,Tigrinya,Arabic,Amharic,Oromo,Somali
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
29 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 Durable Solutions Officer or The RSD Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [interpreter] will:

Be assigned to work with one of the Protection Units, namely either RSD, Resettlement, Child Protection/BID or Community Based Protection. The interpreter will report to the Head of the pertinent Unit. The Interpreter and Translator will provide remote operational support to protection, refugee status determination, resettlement, child protection/BID through language support services for persons of concern to UNHCR Libya. The Interpreter will translate oral statements remotely on TEAMs/Skype between English and Tigrinya for RSD, RST, BID interviews as well as for counselling sessions. The interpreter/translation may be asked to translate written documents or statements as necessary.

Major Responsibilities:

Act as an interpreter during RSD, RST and BID interviews, training, and counselling, including counselling, for UNHCR Libya. The interviews take place remotely from Tunisia via Skype/TEAMs with the persons of concern in Libya. The interpreter will also translate documents from target languages (Tigrinya) to English and/or Arabic and vice versa as necessary. In the fulfilment of his/her duties the interpreter must abide by relevant standards. In particular:

- The interpreter is required to read, understand and comply with UNHCR’s Code of Conduct and realizes that he/she shall be expected to work in the spirit of the principles set forth therein.

- The interpreter is required to read and understand the Undertaking of Confidentiality and Impartiality and understands that he shall be expected to respect the principle of confidentiality and remain impartial in his/her work.

- The interpreter is required to read and understand, and agree to abide by the standards of conduct set forth in the Secretary- General’s Bulletin, ST/SGB/2003/13 of 9 October 2003, concerning “Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse”.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. languages or relevant area (e.g. law, political science, social sciences – preferably in social work etc.);
24 Months
  • Mandatory proficiency in English, Tigrinya, desirable language skills: Arabic, Amharic, Oromo, Somali
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional work experience at the national and/or international level; experience working for a humanitarian organization or related activities required, experience working as an interpreter and/or translator strongly preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Tigrinya(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Amharic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Oromo(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Somali(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Translation and interpretation, Administration and administrative assistance
No

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

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Application deadline: 29-10-2020

Technical Officer 29 October 2020 Int. Specialist WHO Egypt
Open

Technical Officer

International Specialist
WHO
Egypt
Cairo (EGY)
English,Arabic
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
29 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 Team Lead at Regional Emergency Director (RED) or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Technical Officer will:

  • Provide support in collaboration with technical leads and other teams, in the development, implementation and monitoring of the technical, operational, and HR work plans under WHO Health Emergencies;
  • Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports and communications required for strategic decision making;
  • Assist in coordinating and facilitating improved information and knowledge management within WHE for the purpose of monitoring and evaluation, organizational learning and reporting, with a particular responsibility for maintaining and improving the activities databases;
  • Facilitate communication between Regional Emergency Director and Incident Management Support Team (IMST) technical leads and country support teams and route relevant requests;
  • Support in the development of action plans, analysis and monitoring of COVID-19 response at country and regional level;
  • Support in documenting success stories and lessons learned in the context of WHE’s areas of work.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher technical diploma in International Relations, social sciences, public policy, public health, or other related field from an accredited academic institution.
60 Months
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Monitoring and evaluation, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations, Other emergency management experience
  • A minimum of five years' experience, at the national and/or international levels, emergency programmes and/or countries in the Region. Working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. Public Health, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases or area related to emergency;
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in project management in a public health or closely related field;
  • 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 Public Health and humanitarian volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Communication, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 29-10-2020

UNV Welfare Officer 29 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNISFA Sudan
Open

UNV Welfare Officer

International Specialist
UNISFA
Sudan
Abyei (SDN)
English
01 July 2021
until 30 June 2022 with possibility of extension
29 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 Chief Human Resources Officer or their designate, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Improve the recreational and social opportunities for staff by convening representative Staff Welfare Committees;

  • Develops programmes designed to improve the quality of life of staff members within the mission area.

  • Monitors environmental factors that could lead to unhealthy life style.

  • Collaborate with the mission’s Staff Welfare Committees to develop programmes designed to improve the quality of life for staff members within the mission area through organizing regular recreational activities for staff (such as outings, sporting, and other social events);

  • Increase staff awareness and information about social and recreational opportunities available in the mission through contributing to the induction training of new staff, producing guides to local amenities, regularly updating information posted on the mission intranet, facilitating access to housing information, and development links with local resources as appropriate.

  • Collaborate with the mission Training Officer to implement “Cultural Awareness” training for staff in the mission.

  • Establish an information resource center and organizes a book/DVD library for staff.

  • Facilitate increased welfare initiatives in the team sites through offering support to committees and fostering the development of new committees.

  • Participate in developing the expertise, profile, and capacity of the Welfare Unit by identifying funding opportunities.

  • Assesses welfare needs within the mission and provides a focal point for welfare initiatives within the mission.

  • Acts as a non-clinical counselling resource to any staff member within the mission area requiring non-judgmental support and assistance in resolving any personal and/or work-related problem(s) in consultation with the Staff Counsellor as necessary.

  • Organizes memorial services for international civilian staff in cases of death in the mission area and acts as focal point/resource person for these families.

  • Oversees planning, management, and accounting of staff welfare funds; provides financial accountability for all funds received, held or disbursed for welfare activities and be accountable for all facilities or property received and under their control for implementing welfare and recreation activities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Sociology, Social Work, Social Science or similar discipline. A relevant combination of two years related experience and education an in a closely related area of expertise can be considered in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Additional training in counselling, psychology, or a related field is an advantage

36 Months

A minimum of 1-3years of progressively responsible experience in event management, including but not limited to the planning of recreational and welfare events or conferences is, or related relevant experience is required. Experience in administration, logistics, or procurement is an added advantage.

Proficiency in the use of relevant software, including Microsoft Office Suite and

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other civil society or community development experience

Experience in event management, including but not limited to the planning of recreational and welfare events or conferences is, or related relevant experience is required. Experience in administration, logistics, or procurement is an added advantage.

Proficiency in the use of relevant software, including Microsoft Office Suite and

Yes

Accountability, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism

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Application deadline: 29 October 2020

Communication Specialist 03 November 2020 Nat. Expert UNDP Yemen
UNDP
Yemen
Sana'a (YEM)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
03 November 2020

Minimum age: 35 years old, unless specified otherwise below. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of ERRY Project Manager and the UNDP Communication Team Leader, the Communication Specialist will undertake the following tasks: Social Media
 Assist in the implementation of the project communications Strategy with focus on the social media tools.
 Prepare and implement social media campaigns in consultations and guidance with UNDP communication team and communication specialist of joint coordination unit. This includes content preparation and dissemination as well as media outreach.
 Generate posts/tweets sheets on a daily basis to ensure frequent updates for ERRYJP1, UNDP Yemen Facebook page and Twitter accounts.
 Follow-up with the ERRY project technical specialists on the most recent and cleared updates from the field and use them for social media and website updates in quarterly basis after the clearance from the communication team of UNDP and JCU. General Communication
 Contribute to start and scale up an interactive communication-model that gives ERRY, SIDA and Famine response beneficiaries a voice.
 Plan, draft and prepare press releases, success stories and articles in consultation with the project team members and implementing partners. Media Monitoring
 Generate/translate media products project activities and events.

Visual Communication
 Demonstrate good skills in video-editing to respond to urgent and ad-hoc changes in videos products. Ensure content updates to UNDP Yemen YouTube Channel.
 Demonstrate good capacity in designing infographics and information visual content for social media, website and publications.
 Demonstrate good skills in photography and photo-editing skills to keep project products and webpages fresh.
 Maintain project photo database, in CO SharePoint, using a systematic approach while ensuring the accessibility and diversity of project photos.
 Translate between English and Arabic for an ad-hoc small-scale publications (including social media clippings) and meetings
 Conduct capacity building of IPs in terms of ensuring proper visibility and products such as photo, videos etc.
 Regular updates on communication plan and implementation of activities.
 Communication risks log update on quarterly basis for all projects. 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.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. Communication, Jounalism, International Relations or area related to the Communication.

84 Months

7 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in story writing, photo editing, social media marketing and website or other relevant programmes; working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset;
 Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, stories 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 Communication at UNDP, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
No

Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams, Building Trust

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Yemen and legal residents in Yemenwith the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 03-11-2020

Technical Education Officer - National Blended Learning Programme 08 November 2020 Nat. Expert UNICEF Jordan
UNICEF
Jordan
Amman (JOR)
English,Arabic
03 January 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
08 November 2020

Minimum age: 35 years old, unless specified otherwise below. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNICEF Education Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV will:

  • Provide technical support and assistance to the development of Learning Bridges’ materials and resources (both online and print) for students and teachers in coordination with the MOE counterparts, UINCEF education section and other stakeholders;
  • Work with stakeholders to support the process of material procurement, delivery to schools, end-user monitoring and reporting for Learning Bridges;
  • Support the development of induction training package for MOE staff, principals, teachers and other stakeholders and support the implementation of induction sessions;
  • Facilitate external and internal coordination with Learning Bridges partners, stakeholders and UNICEF sections (including Communications Section, IT etc.;
  • Provide support to any other related tasks as required or assigned by the supervisor;
  • Input into website development from an educational perspective and monitor an entire engagement on Facebook pages and other resources that support Learning Bridges;
  • Work with UNICEF’s other sections and external partners involved in community support arrangements for Learning Bridges - such as UNICEF Makani centres, youth centres etc.;
  • Participate in field monitoring activities;
  • Analyze and present both quantitative and qualitative data about the programme and online learning more widely in coordination with UNICEF.
Master degree or equivalent
180 Months
  • Master’s degree with 15 years in a relevant area, e.g. education, teacher development, pedagogy, or area related to teaching and learning;
  • At least 8 years of professional work experience at the national level in education, teaching and learning, or other relevant education programmes; experience with blended learning and ICT education is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written skills in Arabic and English; 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 online distance education and blended learning, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Education policy and planning, curriculum development and teacher training
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Jordan and legal residents in Jordan with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 08-11-2020

Project Support Officer 23 November 2020 Int. Specialist UN-HABITAT Egypt
Open

Project Support Officer

International Specialist
UN-HABITAT
Egypt
Cairo (EGY)
English,Arabic,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
23 November 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 Land Specialist, within the Regional Office for Arab States or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Project Support Officer will undertake the following tasks:
1. Organize events in the region, supporting the preparation of knowledge exchange events, expert group meetings, twinning arrangements, training events and other events that will be organized as part of the ongoing land-related projects in the Arab region and conflict-affected countries.
2. Support the preparations of the second Arab Land Conference, scheduled to take place in Cairo, Egypt in February 2021.
3. Ensure that the implementation of country level activities related to the implementation of the Social Tenure Domain Model tool is on track and proceeds according to plans by having frequent discussions with country programme managers and partners.
4. Support the Land Specialist in the management of land-related projects, including through drafting and monitoring the implementation of contracts, support the identification of suitable implementing partners and guide them in their work, prepare project updates and reports, and other related tasks.
5. Expand the land governance network for Arab States by continuously update the existing regional Arab land stakeholder database, identify new opportunities for engagement, and reach out to new partners and land experts.
6. Ensure that UN-Habitat country offices partners are frequently updated about relevant new documents, materials, events and information on land governance and tenure security.
7. Develop and share communication materials on the work of UN-Habitat and the Arab Land Initiative in English, French and Arabic, in collaboration with the communication team and through the relevant UN-Habitat, GLTN, Arab Land Initiative platforms.
8. Undertake capacity needs assessments, design and deliver training events and prepare capacity development materials on land and HLP rights.
9. Develop and provide inputs into documents, reports, project documents and concept notes on land and HLP issues in Arab States and conflict-affected countries.

Master degree or equivalent

• Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. international development, international relations, law, urban or land management or related social sciences; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

60 Months

• At least five (5) years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in urban development, land administration and management, partnership development, capacity building or related areas; working experience in the UN or other international development organizations and familiarity with working in the Arab region and conflict-affected countries are important assets;
• Good understanding of concepts and practices related to land management, housing land and property rights, human rights, urban development, gender and youth empowerment, and partnership development.
• Very good oral and written communication skills and able to tailor the communication style to the intended audience;
• Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
• Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; able to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious 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;
• 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;
• Affinity with or interest in promoting transformative changes in human settlements through collaborative actions and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, multilateralism and the UN System, knowledge and capacity development and partnership building.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Administration and administrative assistance, Monitoring and evaluation, Database design, administration and maintenance
No

Accountability, Communication, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 23 November 2020