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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Human Rights Associate 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist OHCHR State of Palestine
OHCHR
State of Palestine
Ramallah (PSE)
English,Arabic
15 November 2020
6 months with possibility of extension
30 September 2020

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

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Head of Office/Head of Monitoring, and the direct guidance of the Human Rights Officer responsible for the monitoring of the West Bank, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in the gathering of information and documentation of specific cases of human rights violations, including supporting in the interviewing of victims and witnesses;
  • Assist in the compilation and analysis of situational information on the human rights situation in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, including for the daily situation reports, biweekly reports and other internal reporting;
  • Assist in the compilation, organisation and analysis of data on human rights issues in the oPt;
  • Assist the office in the maintenance of a strong network of local partners for the regular exchange of information, including through social media and other means;
  • Assist upon request in the capacity-building and protection cluster activities, including organisation of meetings and field visits, communication with partners, and related tasks;
  • Assist the office to ensure the integration of gender perspectives and attention to specific women rights issues within all OHCHR activities;
  • Assist in drafting and preparing public information material including social media updates, PowerPoint presentations and other written material.
Master degree or equivalent

Master degree preferably in law, human rights, political or social sciences or other relevant field

36 Months
  • Knowledge of human rights and experience in monitoring human rights issues is required
  • Knowledge of and experience working on women’s rights issues desirable.
  • Fully proficient computer skills including use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases, internet mining, etc;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

This is a National Specialist UN Volunteer assignment with monthly VLA payment of ILS 4724.83. Only applications from “Palestinians” living in Jerusalem and West Bank will be considered.

Application procedure:

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Knowledge Management/Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNWomen South Sudan
UNWomen
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months
30 September 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 Deputy Country Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Lead knowledge management and information sharing initiatives:
  1. Develop and implement the Knowledge Management Strategy to share public information, good practices and lessons learned across relevant communities of practice (COP), stakeholders and academia in collaboration with other partners in the UN system;
  2. Conduct research for knowledge and information needed for effective advocacy of the UN Women Country Office (CO)’s programme and gender equality and women empowerment overall;
  3. Provide technical support to the programme team to produce knowledge products;
  4. Identify and form lessons learned from evaluations and studies to be integrated into broader CO’s knowledge management;
  5. Facilitate programme team’s application of best practices and advocate the CO’s successful experiences in results-based monitoring and evaluation as well as substantive areas of expertise through global knowledge networks;
  6. Manage a presence on UN Women’s SharePoint, internet pages and social media with a focus on internal and external knowledge sharing, partnerships and COP.
  1. Ensure compliance with corporate programme and project management requirements (including planning, monitoring, evaluation and research plan, results management system (RMS), donor agreement management system (DAMS) and LEADS):
  1. Coordinate and support Result Based Management (RBM) and M&E based programme and project formulation including annual work-planning and reporting exercises in line with UN Women corporate requirements, the CO’s SN and Annual Workplans;
  2. Maintain, coordinate and ensure compliance of the programme and project setup and in Atlas and other corporate systems (such as RMS, DAMS, LEADS, etc.) and provide accurate and timely input information into these systems as required.

  1. Effective monitoring and reporting of the country programme and related projects:
    1. Establish and manage internal systems for effective and efficient programme and project monitoring and reporting, both internal to UN Women and for Implementing Partners;
    2. Monitor on a regular basis country programme including annual and quarterly reports, ongoing monitoring of overall financial status of country programming;
    3. Undertake regular field visits to ensure compliance and timely execution of the planned monitoring and evaluation by various programme team and partners;
    4. Support the programme staff with effective use of tools and methodologies for planning, monitoring and reporting;
    5. Ensure that projects are set up in line with approved project documents, all Atlas attributes are created accordingly and maintained regularly;
    6. Provide technical advice and support at the design stage of programmes/projects to facilitate monitoring during programme implementation;
    7. Develop, update, manage and monitor monitoring frameworks for the key programme cycle documents such as the UN Cooperation Framework, and SN, and participate in the UN M&E Working Group;
    8. Ensure Quarterly monitoring in RMS are done timely and accurately;
    9. Support to value-for-money monitoring, including tracking of resources towards outcomes;
    10. Coordinate timely and appropriate reporting.

  1. Implementation and management of audit and evaluation policies, strategies and processes:
  1. Direct responsibility and accountability for planning, management and oversight of thematic, country programme/project evaluations and other types of evaluations conducted in the CO;
  2. Keep track of all planned activities in the monitoring, evaluation and research plan (MERP) ;
  3. Follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations. Ensuring the optimal use of evaluations by providing guidance in preparation of timely management response to all mandatory evaluations and by developing a communication plan;
  4. Serve as the CO focal point to the Evaluation Unit in the Regional Office;
  5. Develop evaluation tools and processes, innovative approaches in evaluation that meet the requirements of UN Women and train staff and partners to use it;
  6. Promote evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the CO;
  7. Provide evaluation feedback into policy/project/programme design, including comments on various documents.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, M&E, gender/women’s studies, international development, public policy, international relations.

60 Months

1. At least 5 years of work experience in gender related field and a previous experience in working in a post conflict situation preferable. Experience in South Sudan will be a value added;

2. Work experience in the field of communication, electronic knowledge network, monitoring and evaluation and project management;

3. Knowledge of methodologies and best practices for promoting gender equality, equity and women empowerment in general and in South Sudan in particularly;

Experience working within the UN is an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation
  1. Work experience in the field of communication, electronic knowledge network, monitoring and evaluation and project management;
  2. At least 5 years of work experience in gender related field and a previous experience in working in a post conflict situation preferable. Experience in South Sudan will be a value added;
  3. Knowledge of methodologies and best practices for promoting gender equality, equity and women empowerment in general and in South Sudan in particularly;
  4. Experience working within the UN is an asset.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30th September 2020

Public Information Assistant 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Cameroon
UNHCR
Cameroon
Bertoua (CMR)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
30 September 2020

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

Sous la supervision du Chef de Sous Delegation de Bertoua et en etroite collaboration avec le Public Information Officer de Yaounde, le Public Information Assistant a Bertoua effectuera les taches essentielles suivantes:

  • Communication sur les projets du HCR : planification, mise en œuvre, et évaluation des actions de communication et de visibilité des projets mis en œuvre./veiller à la visibilité des bailleurs
  • Relations Presse : Mise en place et maintien d’une collaboration étroite avec les mass médias ainsi et les organisations dont l’appui est essentiel à la réalisation des objectifs de plaidoyer et de communication. Comme activités: organisation des couvertures médiatique des activités du HCR et de ses partenaires ; Organisation conférences/voyage de presse et briefings avec les médias, Veille médiatique quotidienne et rédaction des articles;
  • Relations publiques : organisation des évènements grand public pour la promotion des activités du HCR en vue du soutien du public et de l'intégration sociale du réfugié
  • Production et diffusion des matériels de visibilité destinés aux différents publics : Participation au renforcement de la présence de l’UNHCR sur les réseaux sociaux, notes conceptuelles, analyses, rapports, contributions à des publications sur le plan national , au sein du système des NU et autres plateformes
  • Production et et edition de reportages de terrain multimédias (photo, vidéo, radio, texte)
  • Appui à la coordination avec les acteurs humanitaire et du gouvernement (Préparer des kits d’information (cartes, statistiques, notes d’information, profils de sites, etc; Mise à jour régulière des listes de contact en assistant dans les réunions de coordination et en assistant dans le partage des produits d’informations
  • Appui au rapportage externe : assister /contribuer à la préparation des rapports interagences, assister à la gestion et la mise à jour régulière des outils de monitoring et suivi sectoriel, rédaction des procès-verbaux des réunions, rédaction de SitReps, partage des comptes rendus des réunions de coordination, des profils de site, des statistiques, etc. avec les autorités locales et les partenaires, etc.)
  • Appui à toute autre tâche selon le besoin
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Diplôme post-secondaire en communication, journalisme, ou dans un domaine connexe.
24 Months
  • Au moins 2 ans d'expérience professionnelle en communication ou journalisme; competences techniques en prise de vue photo et vidéo;
  • Avoir d’excellentes aptitudes en communication;
  • Bonne maîtrise de l’outil informatique; en particulier dans les applications Microsoft ;
  • Une familiarisation aux procédures des Nations Unies constitue un avantage supplémentaire ;
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Other communications related experience, Public information and reporting
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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NB: Il s'agit d'un poste pour les Volontaires des Nations Unies Nationaux. Seuls les ressortissants du pays de programme ou les résidents légaux du pays de programme avec le statut de réfugié ou encore les résidents légaux du pays ou du territoire de programme avec le statut d’apatride sont admissibles à déposer leur candidature

Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

Date limite de candidature : 30/09/ 2020

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APPLICATION PROCEDURE

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

1. Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

2. Important : After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it.

3. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool ?

1. Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

2. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and

3.Click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Note: This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (the Programme Country) and legal residents in (the Programme Country or territory) with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Application deadline : 30/09/ 2020

Executive Assistant 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Cameroon
Open

Executive Assistant

International Specialist
UNHCR
Cameroon
Yaounde (CMR)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
30 September 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 MCO Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in managing the flow of information to the supervisor, in identifying priority matters that need to be urgently addressed by the supervisor and in proposing actions;
  • Analyze supporting documentation and summarize most relevant points for the supervisor; contribute to ensuring that appropriate action is taken by responsible Section Heads on matters brought to the attention of the supervisor;
  • Assist in following-up on policies and instructions presented by the supervisor.
  • Keep the Supervisor of developments in UNHCR’s major operations in the West and Central Africa regions, and of policies issues related directly to UNHCR or to humanitarian issues under the broader UN system.
  • Assist the supervisor in the preparation of statements that represent UNHCR’s overall policies and which highlight specific areas of concern. Propose and draft substantive correspondence for the supervisor. (SMC notes, talking points, meeting notes).
  • Confer with Section Heads to secure timely and authoritative information relevant to matters requiring action, decisions or the signature of the supervisor.
  • Ensure that the supervisor is prepared for meetings and missions by drafting talking points, by researching relevant information; and by establishing contacts (within and outside UNHCR) on the subject matters to be discussed.
  • Accompany the supervisor to meetings and on missions in order to prepare notes on the discussions, ensure follow-up in matters raised, and support the supervisor with any relevant input.
  • Support the supervisor in efforts to raise the profile of UNHCR and the agency’s concerns within the context of the broader United Nations system.
  • Contribute to coordinating drafts of position papers and other documents relevant to the activities of the Office.
  • Ensure that high-level visitors are appropriately addressed, that they receive background information as necessary, and that protocol is respected.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Political Science, International Relations, Law or other related fields.

Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.

36 Months
  • Minimum 3 years of previous work experience relevant to the function;
  • Proven drafting and editing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A proven ability to act with discretion and diplomacy is essential for this function;
  • Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point), and Internet browsing;
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages such as Spanish and/or Portuguese is an asset
  • Strong skills on social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
  • Good knowledge and experience of UN operations.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
International law, Political affairs and political reporting
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
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Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Shelter Assistant 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Cameroon
Open

Shelter Assistant

National Specialist
UNHCR
Cameroon
Meiganga (CMR)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
30 September 2020

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

Under the Coordination of the Head of the Meiganga Sub-Office and under the functional supervision of the Assistant WASH Officer, the incumbent will have for main tasks to:

  • Conduct, in liaison with the heads of other sections, Comprehensive and priority needs assessments in terms of housing and essential infrastructures for refugees in sites as well as those outside the sites in their area of ​​intervention, to ensure the most effective response.
  • Contribute to the collection of both qualitative and quantitative datas and information on the profiles / needs and living conditions of refugees and host populations, particularly in the area of ​​housing. Regularly update datas and the situation of access, quality and housing conditions of refugees.
  • Ensure the implementation of UNHCR's Shelter and site planning Strategy; contribute to the analysis of the impact and relevance of this strategy in light of the changes that occurred in the operational context. Participate in updating the shelter strategy, taking into account the local context, age, gender, climate, environmental protection, available resources and skills.
  • Monitor projects and activities of the partners in charge of shelters and infrastructures to ensure compliance with national and international standards in their implementation.
  • Follow up and technical control of the infrastructure projects implemented.
  • Provide advice, technical guidance on infrastructure issues and projects to UNHCR management and sectoral staff and partners.
  • Organize and provide training in construction techniques and practices leading to more sustainable solutions and draw on local construction practices and materials. Produce/examine the drawing, plans, and contribute to the writing of technical specifications for infrastructure construction / rehabilitation on behalf of UNHCR.
  • Monitor the results of projects to ensure that the work is completed in accordance with the plans and completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure a reliable, regular and timely reporting on the housing situation of refugees and on the infrastructure works undertaken and on the indicators trends.
  • Participate in the coordination of humanitarian interventions in ​​housing assistance and in the planning and programming exercises.
  • Respect and implement, in collaboration with the Programme Officer, the Assistant WaSh-Shelter Officer, the Admin Finance Officer, the Supply Associate and the Multifunctional team, all the procedures put in place.
  • Perform other related duties as required
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Hold a Degree or an Advanced technician Diploma in civil engineering, rural engineering or architectural work.
  • Have knowledge of humanitarian operations / knowledge of intervention areas would be an asset
48 Months
  • Have a professional experience of at least 4 years in one of the fields mentioned above
  • Knowledge of Fufulde and Sango languages would be an asset
  • Have a good command of the use of MS Offices softwares (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), computer assisted drawing softwares (AutoCAD 2D and 3D, ArchiCAD, Adobe Illus-trator ...) and Geographic Information Systems softwares (Map Info, ArcGIS, Arcview ...).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other human settlement related experience, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
No

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

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3. Ensuite, allez à 'Ma page' à https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup , cliquez sur le lien « Recrutement spécial » et sélectionnez l'appel spécial auquel vous souhaitez postuler.

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3. et cliquez sur le lien « Recrutement spécial » et sélectionnez l'appel spécial auquel vous souhaitez postuler

NB: Il s'agit d'un poste pour les Volontaires des Nations Unies Nationaux. Seuls les ressortissants du pays de programme ou les résidents légaux du pays de programme avec le statut de réfugié ou encore les résidents légaux du pays ou du territoire de programme avec le statut d’apatride sont admissibles à déposer leur candidature

Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

Date limite de candidature : 30 /09 / 2020

*********************************************************

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

1. Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

2. Important : After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it.

3. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool ?

1. Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

2. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and

3.Click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Note: This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (the Programme Country) and legal residents in (the Programme Country or territory) with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Application deadline : 30/ 09/ 2020

Media and Communication Specialist 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNCDF Senegal
UNCDF
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
30 September 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 Regional Digital Hub Manager and the global Result Management Analyst, the Media & Communication Specialist will be responsible for:

  • designing and implementing the communication plan
  • recording the research journey and human story telling of the customer journey
  • coordination and knowledge dissemination of the study; 4) reviewing and editing research and communication material
  • supporting in content development for knowledge products
  • organising webinar
  • organising 2 round table workshops
  • contribute to drafting the study
  • Promote a better understanding of access to grid electricity and electric equipment for women and youth issues as well as the work conducted to assist states in countering these thematic in Senegal by carrying out media, information and communication campaigns on various platforms
  • Draft and edit key external information material, including brochures, web stories, press releases, briefing points and official discourses
  • Designing Survey and sampling, coordinate launch of surveys and qualitative interviews in close collaboration with UNCDF Communication department
  • Coordination and knowledge dissemination to private sector (e.g. FSPs, energy companies) and public sector stakeholders (e.g. Central Bank and regulators) in data analytics usage and monitoring
  • Supporting the development of publications on digital finance and economies, energy finance including working paper, blog, and donor reporting. Support in content development for knowledge products including working papers, dashboard, blogs, website materials, presentations etc. Review and edit, working papers, research and communications materials
  • Update website and Social Media Management: prepare new material and update daily and weekly content for the unit’s website and Social Media platforms.
  • Assist in media monitoring on issues related to access to electricity (online, print and broadcast).
  • Sorting, production and maintenance of a photo and video gallery with content from unit’s projects
  • Assist with designing, production and dissemination of unit’s publications and reports;
  • Participate in key events and conferences as needed.
  • Assist with development and implementation of communication and sensitization activities
  • Establish unit’s database (Media and Stakeholders) for information and media dissemination.
  • Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers from other agencies and UNCDF HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Maintain close collaboration with local media and influencers.
  • Attend UN Communications Group meetings and participate in joint activities as required.
  • Respond to other media and communication related requests as needed.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

A Master’s degree or equivalent in journalism, communication, media with a strong interest for social science, international relations, political science, law, public administration or related fields is mandatory

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of work experience in communication and media
  • Demonstrated experience in financial inclusion and/or the energy sector
  • Demonstrated experience in using computer and software packages and (advanced) Excel
  • Experience in West Africa is preferable but not mandatory.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Public law

Journalism, communication, media with a strong interest for social science, international relations, political science, law, public administration or related fields is mandatory

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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* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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Application deadline: 30-09-2020

Special Assistant to the Team Leader/Director/ UNISS/ISU 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Senegal
UNDP
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
30 September 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 UNISS/ISU Director or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Special Assistant will be part of the ISU team based in Dakar and she/he report to the Team Leader/Director. She/he liaise with key partners such as UNOWAS, UN Agencies, DCO, R-UNDG, etc. in discharging the following duties and responsibilities:

1) Provides effective executive-level support to the ISU Team Leader/Director

  • Synthesizes and summarizes information for the Director to facilitate decision-making;
  • Prepares and/or coordinates preparation of, substantive policy briefs, speeches and detailed presentations and other materials as needed for the Director’s internal and external use;
  • Facilitates the flow of communication between teams, particularly between Dakar, New York and regional entities to ensure establishment of efficient workflows;
  • Manages the communication linkages within the ISU;
  • Contributes to aligning business processes and the rationalization of workflows where needed;

2) Manages the flow of communication and data in and out of the ISU and the efficient and strategic use of the Director’s time

  • Serves as the chief aide and liaison to the ISU Director and as primary manager of the director’s daily agenda;
  • Uses sound judgment to sort through issues requiring the ISU Director’s attention as well as other demands on the Director’s time, to prioritize decision-making by the ISU Director;
  • Develops and maintains a tracking system to assist the ISU Director in following up on assignments and confidential correspondence;
  • Liaises with ISU partners and other relevant parties to ensure proper coordination of and preparation for the Director’s official missions and visits;
  • Prioritizes and coordinates travel plans for the ISU Director and oversees meeting arrangements;
  • Drafts and/or assists in the drafting of correspondence at the request of the ISU Director for their clearance and signature;
  • Staffs key meetings with/in support of the ISU Director and prepares relevant notes for file.

3) Supports the ISU Director’s relations with UNWOAS, DCO, R-UNDG, and external partners

  • Prepares the ISU Director for core meetings by soliciting and compiling inputs and talking points;
  • Manages and coordinates the ISU Director’s relations with other regional partners and initiatives;
  • Manages the preparation of briefs, correspondence, and other documentation for the ISU Director ensuring quality control and timely submission;
  • Supports the ISU Director in fulfilling corporate responsibilities related to new initiatives.

4) Strategic planning

  • Initiates, plans and manages special assignments/projects for the ISU Director and serves as his/her representative at meetings with other counterparts for planning and coordination purposes;
  • Organize and keep on track meetings minutes which involve the participation of the ISU Director;

5) Knowledge development and management

  • Contributes to relevant UNISS pillar working groups;
  • Stimulates the use of blogs, social media, community of practice to ensure wide dissemination of positions, events, debates on the topics covered by the ISU team;
  • Ensures the continuous collation of lessons learnt and best practices in the areas of partnerships and communications for development;

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
  • Master’s degree or post graduate diploma in development studies, international relations, public administration, business administration, economics, law, social sciences or related field.
60 Months
  • Minimum of five years (5) of relevant work experience in national and international development or related fields;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Macroeconomics and public finance, Administration and administrative assistance, Other finance, economics and administration related experience
  • Demonstrated experience providing management advisory support in the United Nations system, NGOs, or public-sector organizations;
  • Demonstrated strategic planning experience;
  • Experience in inter-agency work in UN coordination would be an asset;
  • Field or regional-level experience would be an asset.
No

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

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Application deadline: 30-09-2020

Civil Engineer 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Civil Engineer

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bunia (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
30 September 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 Field Engineering Officer / Chief of Unit person the duties of the Civil Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of construction projects documents including structural details, sketches, bill of quantities, specifications, cost analysis and cost estimations.

  • Managing the whole life cycle of the project from design stage up to finalization of the execution with different stakeholders and clients involved.

  • Experience in preparing technical documents for procurement solicitations as per Engineering Section requirements.

  • Prepare structural calculations and specifications for aboveground and undergrounds structures in reinforced concrete, steel, wood, masonry and stone;

  • Analyzes project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and to ensure that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources;

  • Preparation of monitoring reports and reporting tools of the progress of the construction activities on sites.

  • Coordinate the above-mentioned tasks with other works and other engineers included in the project such as electrical engineers, water sanitation, environmental engineers.

  • Assist other units such as Operations, Infrastructure, etc. when required and liaise frequently with the Building Maintenance Unit Supervisor

  • Conducts preliminary site investigations to obtain field data such as soil characteristics, plot dimensions, existing structuresdrainage and other data required for building site selection;

  • Ensure that the works meet the engineering standards in accordance with international codes and regulations and internal SOPs of the sections

  • Ensure that the works meet the environmental procedures within the mission;

  • Prepare material specifications for the purpose of raising requisitions of materials; ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained at all times;

  • Ensure that quality control procedures are in place during implementation of the works on site.

  • When working with national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;

  • Perform other related duties as may be required.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineer / Architecture or similar discipline related to construction.

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

60 Months

At least 5 year experience in development, management and implementation of construction projects .

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision
  • Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineer / Architecture or similar discipline related to construction.

    An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

  • Experience in preparation of project documents such as bill of quantities, technical specifications, layouts, cost analysis.

  • Experience in managing construction project with different stakeholders

  • Experience in basic calculation of underground and above grounds structures.

  • Very good computer skills especially for sketching layouts;

  • Technological awareness: Experience with MS office software and MS Projects, ability to develop and operate common office management database, engineering and spread sheet applications, CAD software for basic layouts.

  • Client orientation: Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement;

  • A valid vehicle driving license;

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;

  • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable.

  • MS Project, AutoCAD, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).

  • Fluency in English mandatory.

  • Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory)

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Waste Management/Environmental Engineer 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Goma, Beni (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
30 September 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 Engineer (CE) the duties of the Waste Management/Environmental Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Implements the Environmental Guidelines and Policies in the mission;

  • Supports the implementation of the Environmental Guidelines and Mission Waste Management Plan by providing technical support to field locations on request in the areas of waste management in particular;

  • Prepares consolidated reports on environmental actions of all mission locations, sites and identifies problem areas to be addressed by the relevant Sections and Units within the mission.

  • Reviews statements of work, contracts and services for engineering projects related to the disposal of solid waste in accordance with international, local and mission environmental standards;

  • Formulates and evaluates waste procedures and projects for accuracy, soundness, feasibility and cost;

  • Develops conceptual designs, feasibility studies and multi-year plans of waste management systems to be implemented in field locations;

  • Prepares an environmental action plan, guidance materials and instructions aimed at achieving environmental objectives.

  • Assesses existing waste management infrastructure in mission (including, but not limited to, local infrastructure) and proposes innovative technical solutions to reduce waste-related risks;

  • Supports the development of training activities aimed at building mission capacity to meet mission environmental objectives;

  • Keeps up to date on environmental developments.

  • Any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Environmental Specialist, Architectural, or other relevant discipline.

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years implementing similar projects related to environment and waste management.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
  • Good understanding of the environmental and waste management issues related to construction projects including water and sanitation and electrical projects.

  • Knowledge of architectural, engineering and construction principles and practices as well as international environmental codes, standards and guidelines applicable to the construction industry.

  • Experience in monitoring, reporting, development, and coordination in either public or private sector organizations is an asset.

  • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable.

  • MS Project, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).

  • Fluency in English mandatory.

  • Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory)

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Electrical / Mechanical Engineer 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Goma (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
30 September 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 Field Engineering Officer / Chief of Unit person the duties of the Electrical/Mechanical Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of electrical projects documents including diagrams, sketches, calculation of requirements, bill of quantities, specifications and estimations related to the electrical and HVAC projects.

  • Monitoring on site the installation of new electrical networks and systems and maintenance of existing systems by guiding, instructing and clarifying doubts to contractors, manpower, subcontractors involved in the implementation.

  • Preparation of monitoring reports and reporting tools of the progress of electrical tasks on sites.

  • Coordinate the above-mentioned electrical tasks with other construction works and other engineers included in the project.

  • Ensure that the works meet the electrical, safety and environmental standards in accordance with international codes and regulations;

  • Install and carry out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on submersible and centrifugal pump stations, motors, AMF (Automatic Mains Failure) panels, lifts, car washers, water filtration and purification plants, alternators and generator control panels, generators, ACs, HVAC installation systems;

  • Carry out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on all overhead, underground and buildings electrical installations and equipment;

  • Analyze and correct distortion on loads;

  • Perform surveys and prepare technical reports; design and prepare drawing of electrical installations;

  • Prepare material specifications for the purpose of raising requisitions of materials; ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained at all times;

  • Assist other units such as Water and Sanitation, Operations, Infrastructure, etc. when required; Liaise frequently with the Building Maintenance Unit Supervisor;

  • When working with national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;

  • Perform other related duties as may be required.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering;

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

60 Months

At least 5 year experience in development and implementation on site of electrical and HVAC projects .

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Electrical engineering
  • Experience in planning and estimation of electrical projects and HVAC projects;

  • Very good computer skills especially for drawing of electrical diagram, sketches and;

  • Technological awareness: Experience with MS office software and MS Projects, ability to develop and operate common office management database, engineering and spread sheet applications;

  • Client orientation: Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement;

  • A valid vehicle driving license;

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;

  • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable;

  • Fluency in English mandatory;

  • Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory);

  • MS Project, AutoCAD, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020