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Category Host entity Country
Communication Specialist 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Ethiopia
Open

Communication Specialist

International Specialist
UNDP
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English
Immediate
until 28 February 2021
27 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 the Project Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Ensure visibility and manage all aspects of awareness raising and communication of the Project;
  • Enhance visibility of the Project, and, where relevant, other Regional Programme initiatives key activities and results through UNDP Africa’s website and social media channels as relevant, UNDP Africa’s internal and external platforms, and other innovative channels including multi-media platforms;
  • Producing press-releases for major events;
  • Develop a professional media package to provide background information about the project, and establish processes for regular communication with media contacts, regular production of press releases and other communication-related processes;
  • Produce weekly media-monitoring compilations, bringing together relevant reporting from the project region;
  • Deliver concrete visibility promotion activities for the Project;
  • Identify appropriate suppliers for the provision of goods and services for activities under the communication plan;
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate rules and regulations of EU and UNDP in the field of communication and visibility promotion and reporting, specifically the Joint Visibility Guidelines for EC-UN Actions in the field;
  • Produce relevant reports according to the rules and procedures of EU and UNDP; Support joint advocacy, in relation to the Project, and, where relevant, other Regional Programme initiatives, with and for regional partners; production of two newsletters on SECCCI activities for other European Union Trust Fund parterns working in the region;
  • Implementation of COVID-19 awareness raising campaign;
  • Producing bi-annual communication report on communication-related activities and visibility at the end of the project implementation period (February 2021).
Master degree or equivalent

Communications or similar field

60 Months
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: public relations, marketing, communications, journalism or advocacy;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in media relations and/or advocacy campaigns, using traditional and social media;
  • Experience with communications requirements of European Union funded Projects; Previous experience in the development field.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
  • Public information and reporting Mandatory
  • Journalism, mass media and broadcasting Mandatory
  • Other communications related experience Optional
No

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Application deadline: 27 September 2020

Information Management Specialist 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Panama
UNDP
Panama
Panama City (PAN)
English,Spanish
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
27 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 Senior Global Technical Advisor or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer International Specialist will:

  1. Technically support the Climate and Forests Programme in the process of populating the turbo version of the excel rubric tool focusing on the following results:
  • Insert information from all countries in the Climate and Forests Programme portfolio into the latest version of the excel rubric;
  • Cross check and verify all the existing information already inserted into the tool;
  • Provide inputs to improve the accessibility and usability of the country-based tool and to protect its content from unwanted changes;
  • Develop an online solution to make the tool available to partners and also for a simple version of the tool with summary information to also be available online to external audiences;
  • Continuously update the information from all countries to ensure that the tool is filled with the latest data.
  1. Support the process of making the turbo version of the excel rubric tool more dynamic and accessible
  • Develop dashboards to make the information on countries more accessible;
  • Develop graphs and other visual representation for the information in the tool;
  • Create more direct links between the country-based tools and the global database;
  • Protect the information on the tool to allow for it to be shared with external audiences without compromising the tool itself;
  • Think creatively and pro-actively identify and address emerging problems to ensure timely and efficient use of the tool by all team members;
  • Provide inputs for linking the tool with the Climate Promise database;
  • Provide inputs for linking this tool with other existing UN-REDD+ tools.
  1. Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing as required focusing on the following results
  • Identification and synthesis of the best practices and lessons learned in the use of similar tools;
  • Prepare briefs, presentations, technical reports, blog posts, etc, using the information from the tool;
  • Linking the information from the tools and assessments with latest UNFCCC discussions and other relevant climate and forest forum discussions;
  • Prepare information to be added to the Climate and Forests website;
  • Prepare webinars for country offices and counterparts using information from the tool.
  1. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

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.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

The UNV must have bachelor degree preferably in statistics, economics, data management, software development, IT, engineering, geography, environmental management and other related fields.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/ or international level in GHG emissions and removals estimates for the forest sector, carbon markets, safeguards, REDD+ or other relevant programs.
  • Advance knowledge and experience working on excel, programming, macro and online tools is required.
  • Understanding of carbon accounting methodologies, carbon markets standards and data analysis is an advantage.
  • 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;
  • Mus be fluent in English, advanced knowledge in Spanish or French is desired.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Energy and environmental economics, carbon market mechanisms, Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
  • Advance knowledge and experience working on excel, programming, macro and online tools is required.
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/ or international level in GHG emissions and removals estimates for the forest sector, carbon markets, safeguards, REDD+ or other relevant programs.
No

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: 27-Sep-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone

Health Products Procurement Specialist 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Denmark
UNDP
Denmark
Copenhagen (DNK)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
27 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 Procurement Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide administrative support to Country Offices with development and periodic updates of Health Procurement Action Plans and support with consolidation of the plans received from COs;
  • Develop demand projections for health products to be shared with UNDP suppliers;
  • Support market research for pharmaceuticals and other health products contributing to different sourcing strategies and procurement approaches; the search and analysis will focus on potential suppliers for specific medicines, prices, quality requirements according to the UNDP QA Policy for health products, shelf life, supply terms and conditions and other related aspects;
  • Assist in comparing the procurement efficiencies for the new country demands received;
  • Assist in monitoring negotiated prices against international referenced prices;
  • Present the collected analytical data (e.g. new suppliers, products, pricing, delivery lead times etc.) in a structured way;
  • Provide support in the technical evaluation of bids for medicines and contribute to the adjudication reports;
  • Support the development and monitoring of the contracts with the suppliers based on information collected from COs;
  • Assist in updating the internal database based on the information received from COs, ERP system and ongoing transactions, with the list of eligible suppliers and related information;
  • Contribute in capturing the challenges during the implementation of procurement processes, helping in re-designing existing business processes and the revision of the SOPs and tools;
  • Maintain up to date shipments’ tracking system and monitor the timely implementation of contracts;
  • Maintain the database of supplier key performance indicators up to date (KPI) and provide regular consolidated reports;
  • Assist in collaborating with relevant stakeholders on procurement processes, including but not limited to country offices, suppliers, service providers;
  • Monitor timely submission of monthly insurance declaration;
  • Follow up with different suppliers on periodic reporting;
  • Support team with e-filing, maintain filing system and optimization of filing system;
  • Organize and co facilitate learning sessions and webinars, where applicable;
  • Perform any other tasks delegated by the Supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s Degree or Diploma/Certificate in Social Science, Law, Economic, International Development or other related fields, Degrees in Pharmacy, Public Health is an asset.

60 Months
  • 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in health procurement more particularly in developing countries;
  • Certification on procurement (more particularly, procurement of pharmaceuticals or CIPS) an asset;
  • At least 2 years of experience with local or international NGOs;
  • Experience of UN or UNDP and GF procurement policies and procedures is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Procurement and contracting
No

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

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Application deadline: 27 September 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

Logistics and Procurements Officer 11 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Palau
UNDP
Palau
Koror (PLW)
English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
11 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 Country Project Coordinator and Project Manager, the Logistics & Procurement Officer will perform the following duties:

Manage all logistics operations required to ensure the delivery of goods, supplies, and services to the project focusing on the following;

- Support monitoring and performance evaluation of service and goods providers in the country;

- Design and implement appropriate logistics actions; e.g. warehousing, in-country transport, customs clearance, and distribution.

- Establish and implement routing and scheduling plans for in-country distribution;

- Support the Country Project Coordinator with the development of a logistic plan to transport the goods to outer islands.

- Support the installation of all equipment purchased by the project within the respective government offices;

- Prepare a proposal to ensure an effective transfer of goods acquired with the Project resources;

- Advise the Country Project Coordinator and the Project Manager of any delay and possible deviations from the plan and possible corrective action;

- Support the Country Project Coordinator to monitor project risks and development of mitigation measures thereof, relaying information to Country Project Coordinator.

- Facilitates the logistics of different trainings within the scope of the activities of the project.

- Participates in meetings with different counterparts to ensure the specifications of goods/ services respond are in accordance with end-user requirements.

Support efficient and effective procurement of goods and services focusing on the following:

- Support the preparation and implementation of the Country project procurement plan; PROMPT;

- Support the analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals for cost-saving and reduction strategies;

- Support the Country Project Coordinator, in the preparation of the TORs/Specifications for the goods/services to be acquired by the Project in the assigned country;

- Full compliance of procurement activities with UNDP rules, regulations, policies, and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system;

- Support the synthesis of proposals and implementation of contract strategy including tendering processes and evaluation/desk review, contractor performance appraisal, managing the contract and contractor (including evaluation and negotiation to the award of contract and contract management stages), legal considerations and payment conditions, and risk assessment;

- Drafting and maintaining procurement templates including notices, bidding documents, evaluation documents, and supply contracts;

- Coordination with UNDP Pacific Operations Office to ensure integrated internal controls, timely payment of vendors, and full, auditable support documentation;

- Formulates strategies and designs innovative solutions to resolve issues/conflicts for complex procurement projects.

- Efficient and effective support of finance operations

Whenever is needed the officer will also support the following duties:

- Ensure Project is operating within budget;

- Assist CPC in coordination with PM on the preparation of Project Budget (2020-2021)

- Assisted in monitoring Project financial records to ensure Project is operating within the Budget.

- Support efficient and effective administrative operations

Master degree or equivalent
  • Master's Degree in business administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field / or;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
60 Months

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Logistics and supply management, Procurement and contracting, Finance, accounting and audit
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Operations, logistics and/or Procurement management. Experience in planning, developing and managing procurement and contractual aspects of projects of significant complexity related to procurement of diverse services and commodities.
  • Experience in an international setting with the UN or with international organizations an asset.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with other colleagues from various cultures and professional backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral and written skills;
  • 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;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Valid national driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the Pacific or willing to learn and work with the Pacific Islands country is desirable

Yes

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 11 -10 - 2020