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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
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

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

GIS Specialist

International Specialist
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 Chief of GIS, duties of the GIS Specialist will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in timely preparation, maintenance and provision of geographic information and maps in support of the mission’s operations;

  • Collect, process and evaluate geographic data, including vector, raster and thematic data;

  • Compile large-scale operation maps and small-scale briefing/report maps;

  • Archive mission geographic data and maintain and update geo-database system;

  • Assist in providing geographic information training and education programmes for mission staff;

  • Participate in field recognizance survey, road assessment and preparation of reports;

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

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Geography, GIS and/or related field

24 Months

2 years experience in GIS and geo-spatial related information technology are required;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, Other information and telecommunications technology experience
  • Experience with database management and geo-database systems is desirable;

  • Practical experience in image processing using software ArcGIS and ERDAS software is required;

  • Knowledge and practical experience of using various types of GPS for data collection; Knowledge and practical experience with MS Office, ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView, and its extensions is desirable;

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Resource Mobilization Officer 01 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF Afghanistan
UNICEF
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
01 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 Resource Mobilization Manager, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support to Donor recognition and engagement: ensure donor requirements are met, and UNICEF’s profile and reputation is enhanced, by supporting the development and implementation of each programme section’s donor recognition and visibility plans and briefs, the development of the regular donor newsletter, and donor engagement briefs
  • Support to donor submissions: Support the timeliness and quality of all donor submissions, such as donor reports, amendments, and proposals, by consolidation and editing of programmatic, financial and narrative information, ensuring high-quality layout and branding, compliance with donor requirements and results-based management tools
  • Fundraising systems administration and maintenance: Administer, monitor and strive to improve resource mobilization and grant management systems, processes, and information in line with agreed standards; this might include donor profile and contact information, donor submissions, and fundraising guidelines

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
  • Regular partnerships newsletter produced and delivered;
  • Donor recognition plans reviewed and supported;
  • Donor engagement briefs or consultations supported and developed
  • Donor submissions consolidated and reviewed
  • Pipeline and grant management/information systems updated and administered
  • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
  • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
  • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
Master degree or equivalent

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant field.

24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: fundraising, public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area.
  • Experience working with multi-lateral or bilateral donors; grant management skills; drafting, editing and proof-reading skills; production of newsletters and communications products desirable.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination

A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: fundraising, public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area”

No

Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 1-10-2020

Political Affairs Officer 01 October 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
Open

Political Affairs Officer

International Specialist
MINUSCA
Central African Republic
Obo (CAF)
French,English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
01 October 2020

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

The UN Volunteer Political Affairs Officer will report directly to the Director of the Political Affairs Division or a designated officer and will be responsible for the following duties:

1) Political Analysis and Advice

  • Provide country-specific and regional analysis on the impact of developments in CAR and in the region and make policy recommendations for UN response.

  • Identify, analyze and monitor political developments and emerging issues with respect to the

  • implementation of the Mission’s mandate assesses implications and make recommendations on policies, strategies and other measures to address the issues of concern and to advance mandated objectives.

  • Provide support to the follow-up and implementation of the Political Peace Agreement signed on 6 February 2019.

2) Reporting and Information Management

  • Prepare summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to, daily and weekly situation reports, briefing notes, options papers, code cables and input for the reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council, General Assembly or other bodies.

  • Prepare contextual information material, such as background notes, political profiles, and databases of relevance to the assigned portfolio.

  • Manage information to ensure its accessibility and utility.

3) Planning, Coordination and Facilitation

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with UN Common System colleagues and counterparts, Government representatives, civil society actors, military and law enforcement actors, academic and research institutions, and other national and international partners on information sharing, policy and coordination matters.

  • Support prefectural efforts to develop inclusive political dialogue through the follow-up and implementation mechanisms of the Political Peace Agreement to address root causes of conflict with all main stakeholders, including signatories.

  • Consult and cooperate with partners to develop strategies and plans of action to address political challenges, in pursuit of shared objectives. Monitor, evaluate and report on implementation.

  • Assist in the organization of meetings and mission events, prepare written summaries and conduct follow-up activities as appropriate and draft correspondence, political reports, analyses and talking points for Mission Leadership.

  • Draft programmatic funding project proposals in support to Mandate implementation.

  • Facilitate project implementation either directly or through implementing partners, throughout the project implementation cycle.

  • Prepare narrative and financial reports on project implementation, as required by PAD guidelines.

  • Participate in fact-finding and other missions.

  • Prepare written summaries of meetings/visits and assist with follow-up activities, as appropriate.

  • Perform other relevant duties as required.

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

Master degree or equivalent

A degree in law, political sciences or international relations is highly desirableponent..

36 Months

A minimum of three (03) years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, diplomacy, conflict resolution, development, disarmament or related field. Experience in political analysis and outreach, solid report writing skills (on political issues) is required, and Relevant experience in international organization or nongovernmental organization- in a conflict or post-conflict setting is highly desirable.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Crisis and conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution and reconciliation, Other emergency management experience

Political science, international relations, international economics, law, public

administration or related fields. A first-level university degree (BA) in combination with qualifying

experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Yes

Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 01-10-2020

Child Protection Reporting and Database Manager 01 October 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
01 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 terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the reporting chief of unit in Goma, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Child protection Monitoring and reporting

  • Contribute to developing and implementing the Child Protection Section work plan under the guidance of the Child Protection Advisor and in close collaboration with other partners

  • Assist in the identification of protections issues related to children and armed conflict falling within

    MONUSCO’s overall protection of civilians (PoC) mandate and within the mandate of the Children and Armed Conflict agenda under Security Council Resolutions 1539, 1612, 1882, 1998, 2427;

  • Contribute towards the mainstreaming of child protection in the work of all the Components/Sections within MONUSCO, including the Force, JHRO, POC, Civil Affairs, Gender, Sexual Violence, UNPOL and Justice Support Section.

    Collection of information, insertion to database and data management

  • Management of database in which highly confidential information relevant to the collection of data on grave child rights violations are stored; ensure that information in the database is analyzed, in narrative and through illustrations for reporting purposes

  • Ensure verified data is accurately documented and submitted in incident reports to the central database daily

  • Review, analyze and validate data to ensure consistency, reliability, accuracy based on MRM guidelines

  • Provide contributions to all reports that the section is mandated to deliver, such as SG reports, thematic reports, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

  • Coordinates the Country Task Force on Children and Armed Conflict with UNICEF to harmonize data and prepares presentations for the monthly meetings and any other relevant platforms and partners.

  • Provide guidance to staff on the management of electronic records

  • Assist in standardizing data management procedures such as documentation and reporting as per UN standards Monitor and report on the six grave child rights violations by parties to the conflict (killing & maiming, recruitment, attacks on schools and hospitals, abductions, sexual violence and denial of humanitarian access). This includes taking part in joint investigations, interviewing children and witnesses.

    Action plan implementation and working with partners

  • Contribute towards the implementation of the Government of DRC/UN Action Plan to prevent and stop child recruitment and other grave child rights violations by armed forces and groups; this includes: separation of children from armed forces and groups and documentation of their cases; negotiating release of children from detention and documenting their cases; developing outreach materials and activities to prevent violations; contributing to the fight against impunity of perpetrators responsible for grave child rights violations; advocacy with government partners;.

  • Assist in building local and national capacity for towards the protection of children affected by armed conflict through training, mentoring and awareness raising activities.

  • Any other related duties as may be required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • University, master’s degree or, any first level University degree, combined with at least 2 years’ practice in Human rights or child protection at international or national level.

36 Months

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports the Child Protection Section-MONUSCO with professionalism, dedication and client orientation. The following qualifications are required:

  • University, master’s degree or, any first level University degree, combined with at least 2 years’ practice in Human rights or child protection at international or national level.

  • Child protection or human rights former experience required.

  • Practical experience in child rights and their application and implementation in armed conflict situations.

  • Experience with UN Peacekeeping Operations, UN agencies or protection NGOs highly desirable.

  • Practical experience in the use of office databases, Microsoft access, ITEM, excel sheets, etc.

  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English is essential.

  • Driving license is required.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights, Monitoring and evaluation, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
  • Practical knowledge on protection issues in armed conflict situations is highly desirable;
  • Very strong experience in databases, reporting and making presentations;
  • Knowledge of human rights and child protection issues or interest in acquiring necessary understanding of these. Practical experience in child rights and their application and implementation in armed conflict situations.
  • Practical experience in monitoring, investigation and reporting
  • Experience in applying international standards on child rights and human rights in conflict situations
  • Practical experience in human rights/ child rights programming, advocacy and training
  • Field experience in armed conflict situations. Experience with UN Peacekeeping Operations and/or UN Country Offices highly desirable.
  • Ability to work in a team but also under own initiative in sometimes difficult circumstances within a multidisciplinary and diversified team.
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Practical experience in the use of office databases, Microsoft access, word, and excel;
  • The priority for the volunteer is to be able to manage a Database, analyze data and write reports on grave child rights violations. The priority is not knowledge of child protection, it is the ability to write good reports in English and French based on data that is analysed by the volunteer. An understanding of Human Rights or Child Rights is an advantage, but not crucial.
Yes

Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 1st October 2020

Civil Engineer 04 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Civil Engineer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
04 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 Project Manager and/or in close coordination with the State Engineer, Engineering Section, the UNV Project Engineer (Civil Engineer) is responsible for the following duties:

  • Applying of commonly used engineering calculations, practices and precedents in completing portions of larger projects related to the design, construction, or repair of buildings, roads, bridges, airfields, helipads, railways, docks, waste disposal systems, and other related structures and activities in the field;
  • Planning and designs specifications for projects;
  • Preparing BOQ, cost estimates, drawings, Statement of Works (SOW), technical specifications and bidding documents for both in-house/outsourced Mission engineering project;
  • Undertaking frequent site visits to monitor the project activities and advise on technical matters;
  • Conducting for Technical Evaluation of Bids and prepare Technical Evaluation Reports for projects;
  • Representing on behalf of operational unit on Local Committee on Contracts (LCC) and Headquarters Committee on Contracts (HCC) giving responses to technical matters;
  • Developing technical data regarding materials, sizes, dimensions, and quantities and costs to be incorporated in formal specifications;
  • Preparing for Estimates costs of repairs of damaged buildings, facilities and systems to determine feasibility of repairs or replacement;
  • Liaise with other engineers and Mission specialists responsible for related specialized phases to arrive at mutually satisfactory approaches to problems by exchanging and comparing data;
  • Conducting investigations to develop improved designs and construction techniques;
  • Prepare and produce cost data and estimates on engineering-related requirements of current and planned field missions;
  • Analyzing project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources;
  • Identify all routine engineering operational requirements within Engineering Section; preparing; implementing; and controlling appropriate methods to cater for them, ensuring optimal utilization of available resources in order to provide engineering project management support to Mission clients and Field Locations;
  • Monitoring, reviewing and coordinating project design and construction in Engineering Operations and work with Field Engineers in Project Management and reporting of all on-going Mission Priority Projects within the Mission;
  • Maintaining of accurate project records and files;
  • Performing other duties of a similar nature or level as requested by the State Engineer;
  • Traveling to various locations in the area of operations to plan and monitor road work maintenance and repairs;
  • Providing coaching, mentoring and on-the-job training to national personnel;
  • Performing other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree in civil engineering from an accredited and internationally or nationally recognized university.

36 Months
  • Three years of active professional experience with consulting architects/engineers and international construction business;
  • Project management experience;
  • Experience in a multi national organisational environment is desirable;
  • Able to communicate well in written and spoken English;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and abilityto prioritise tasks, and handle confidential and sensitive material with discretion;
  • Have a valid driver’s license and proven ability to drive a manual 4x4 vehicle.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Civil engineering and construction supervision
  • Solid computer skills in MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc);
  • Proficiency in AutoCad;
  • Microsoft Project;
  • Prince 2 or PMP Certification is desirable.
Yes

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

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Application deadline: 04-10-2020

Regional Global Adaptation Network (GAN) Liaison 04 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
04 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 direct supervision of the GAN Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Regional Climate Change Coordinator in Africa, the UNV Regional GAN Liaison for Africa will be:

  • Supporting the regional adaptation networks for Africa (Ebafosa, AAKNet and EPIC Africa) and supporting bi-directional connections between regional networks and GAN (exploring ways for GAN to work to support and connect the regions)
  • Liaising and reaching out to other actors and networks in the region to strengthen, consolidate and expand the regional presence of GAN
  • Gathering information about initiatives, activities and adaptation tools and resources (e.g. webinars, publications and guidelines) carried out by in the region and feeding the information from stocktaking into GAN knowledge platform
  • Convening stakeholders into regional meetings (webinars, sessions) to exchange information and practical examples about barriers to the uptake of nature-based solutions to adaptation (NBS for adaptation), otherwise known as ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA), to feed into the recommendations for the Global EbA Fund.
  • Developing surveys, conducting research and outreach to gather information, evidence, synthesize knowledge and create case studies from regional adaptation work including projects in the regions on best practices, barriers to EbA adoption and uptake, for feeding into the Global EbA Fund, UNEP normative work and global processes including UNFCCC
  • Supporting and organizing virtual or in-person adaptation events, webinars, seminars or sessions
  • Writing press releases that cover CCAU projects in the Africa region
  • Writing blog posts that capture the success stories from CCAU projects in the Africa region
  • Writing the text for project webpages for CCAU’s projects in the Africa region
  • Writing project factsheets/briefing notes for CCAU projects to capture and communicate the key information and approaches of the project
  • Gathering information on regional adaptation reading to feed into regular GAN reading lists Developing reports on latest activities of updating GAN’s regional networks and partners on GAN’s latest activities
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree related to environmental management, communications and/or journalism, climate change, natural resources management or other relevant area.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in support of environmental or science networks or other relevant programmes; experience with adaptation, in particular ecosystem-based adaptation or nature-based solutions, is desired, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Required: Excellent proven written and oral communication skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting and analytical skills in English;
  • Desired: Experience in communication, preferably including producing press releases
  • Desired: for Latin America: knowledge of Spanish; for Africa, knowledge of French and/or Arabic;
  • 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;
  • Have affinity with or interest in adaptation, in particular ecosystem-based adaptation, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Sustainable natural resources management and climate change adaptation, Other energy, environment and climate change related experience, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
No

Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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apply.

Application deadline: 04 October 2020

UNV Child Protection Specialist 05 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF Djibouti
UNICEF
Djibouti
Djibouti (DJI)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
05 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 Head of Section or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and in close collaboration with all programme sections, the UN Volunteer Child Protection Specialist will undertake the following tasks, under the supervision and technical guidance of the Child Protection Specialist:

  • Support the child protection section in the overall monitoring of the implementation of the 2020-21 rolling work plans with the following implementing partners:
    • Ministry of Women and Family, including technical support to the consultation for the development of the National Policy on Child Protection and to the initiative on capacity-building of social workers, including the operationalisation of referral and case management systems;
    • Ministry of Interior, including support to the specialised training of juvenile brigades of the security forces; the establishment of a digital vital registration system and the supplementary judgments for the children without birth certificates;
    • Ministry of Justice, for the validation of law enforcement decrees on alternative measures to detention and legal aid;
    • City Hall, including support to the design of the Child-Friendly Cities Initiative;
    • UNFD, including technical support to the community-based component of the programme for the abandonment of FGM.

  • Support the section to organize and document meetings of child protection implementing partners;
  • Contribute to organising and facilitating monthly meetings of the Working Group on the Protection of Refugee Children in collaboration with UNHCR;
  • Contribute to designing, monitoring and implementing the humanitarian response in child protection to children affected by displacement, flooding or other emergencies;
  • Contribute to mid-year and annual reviews with child protection partners;
  • Contribute to the drafting of the annual report and other key programmatic documents (including Sitrep, HAC, mid-term review, donor reports, funding proposals and human interest stories);
  • Undertake field visits to monitor programmes, as well as conduct periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners;
  • Effectively promote knowledge management through drafting/finalizing key project documents and reports, documenting good practices, lessons learned, and promoting knowledge/information exchange.
Master degree or equivalent

Advnaced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: social science, law, political science, psychology, or any other related field related to assistance in international development. 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
  • 5 years of professional experience at the national and/or international level in child protection or human rights programming; experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset;
  • Proven experience in implementing Child Protection interventions, including any of the following: strengthening of child protection systems, birth registration, child-sensitive justice, capacity-building of specialized child protection services;
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage;
  • Solid understanding of child rights, including human rights-based programming and results-based management;
  • Excellent writing skills, including strong drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Outstanding oral communication skills, including presentations on technical issues to a range of audiences;
  • Have affinity with or interest in children’s issues, issues related to peacebuilding and children affected by armed conflict, international development, humanitarian action, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 5th October 2020

Administration and Budget Assistant 06 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
06 October 2020

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

Under the supervision of the Unit Supervisor within the Field Technology Section (FTS), the Administration and Budget Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Administrative duties, including liaison and coordination functions directly in support of the Office of the Chief FTS and ensures that timely and efficient support are provided to all FTS Operations and Service Delivery units;
  • Draft the Section’s Inter-office Memos, Mission Broadcast, Administrative Instructions, Information Circulars for the Chief of FTS;
  • Manage and keep track of Contracted personnel Attendance and entitlement records;
  • File, record and assist in creating the Section’s budget requirements in the near and medium terms and providing advance information of such requirements to relevant FTS Managers;
  • Assist in the preparation of the procurement plan, cost estimates and assets management reports;
  • Provide support to Managers and supervisors in documenting the evaluation of goods and services delivered by commercial vendors and prepare Vendor Performance Reports, end-user agreements, staff contract extensions, personnel action forms, MOP’s, accommodation requests, etc;
  • Verify the receipt of goods or services against the associated purchase order or contract and certify invoices in Umoja through the relevant Certifying Officers;
  • Assist in completing forms for the Acquisition of goods and services; maintain electronic procurement and financial records;
  • Assist in the management of MOUs (Memorandums of Understanding) and FTS services contracts;
  • Establish and maintain confidential information such as the Section’s personnel files and relevant Mission documents;
  • Compile proposals and records of the ection’sTraining requirements;
  • Coordinate process and submit Section training requests to the Mission’s IMTC.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Management, Administration or equivalent is required.

36 Months

3 years experience in office and assets management administration; including budgeting, accounting, financial management or equivalent in an international environment.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit

Solid computer skills, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc) and other UN centralized service applications such as Umoja, FSS; office equipment such as digital senders; multifunction printers.

Yes

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 04-10-2020

Associate Officer / Information Analyst 06 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
UNMISS
South Sudan
Wau (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
06 October 2020

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

  • Analyze, collect, coordinate, disseminate and manage information to identify conflict related trends, patterns and dynamics to be used as a decision-making and planning tool for the Field Integrated Operations Centre (FIOC);
  • Collate, coordinate, corroborate and analyze information from a wide range of sources, including UNMISS Civil and Political Affairs Division personnel, Human Rights, Military, Police, Security, UN Humanitarian Agencies, International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) and Local Government Authorities;
  • Produce forward looking reports within the context of the UNMISS Early Warning Strategy and Protection of Civilian Matrix that integrates and considers all the information gathered, resulting in clearly identifying the priorities where the Field Office should focus its efforts;
  • Build effective networks with Mission components, state authorities, international partners, civil society and the humanitarian community;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of political, socio-economic and security issues;
  • Maintain reporting database/platform with incident reports and update casualty and fatality database regularly;
  • Monitor and provide analysis on events, incidents, trends and dynamics that may affect the implementation of the Mission mandate and safety and security of staff and operations;
  • Support the planning and implementation of Mission priorities as directed by Head of Field Office;
  • Support the Field Office Security Management Team, Security Management Meetings, the Crisis Management Team, and respond to specific incidents as required;
  • Share all analysis and information with Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) as guided by the Chief JMAC;
  • Document information, Field Office activities and internal strategic coordination among substantive sections and decision making by taking minutes of meetings;
  • Support the coordination of programs for visiting delegations involving the Head of Field Office;
  • Undertake other related responsibilities as tasked by the Team Leader.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Political science, International Relations, Law, Conflict Management, Security or any related field with three (3) or more years of experience in the field.

36 Months

Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience in information analysis in conflict or post-conflict environment. Experience in or knowledge of the conflict dynamics in the region (East and Central Africa) is highly desirable; previous experience in a Joint Operations Centre or Joint Mission Analysis Cell would be an added advantage.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Crisis and conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution and reconciliation
  • Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Power point, etc.).
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Professional reporting and writing skills.
Yes

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

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Application deadline: 06-10-2020