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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
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

* Si vous n’êtes pas encore enregistré(e) dans la base des données du programme VNU :

1. Veuillez d'abord enregistrer votre profil de l'adresse https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

2. Après avoir créé votre compte, complétez toutes les sections de votre profil et soumettez-le.

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.

* Si vous êtes déjà enregistré(e) dans la base des données du programme VNU :

1. Veuillez d'abord mettre à jour votre profil à l'adresse https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile

2. Ensuite, allez à 'Ma page' à https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage

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

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

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.

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

Si vous n’êtes pas encore enregistré(e) dans la base des données du programme VNU :

1. Veuillez d'abord enregistrer votre profil de l'adresse https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

2. Après avoir créé votre compte, complétez toutes les sections de votre profil et soumettez-le.

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.

* Si vous êtes déjà enregistré(e) dans la base des données du programme VNU :

1. Veuillez d'abord mettre à jour votre profil à l'adresse https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile

2. Ensuite, allez à 'Ma page' à https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage

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

Programme Assistant 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
Open

Programme Assistant

National Specialist
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
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.

Under the direct supervision of the Head, Nairobi Convention Secretariat, the national UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Providing support to the Nairobi Convention in tasks related to the implementation of the EU funded project entitled “Enforcing Environmental Treaties in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries (ACP-MEA Phase III)” focused on capacity building and reinforcing the Nairobi Convention governance frameworks and associated protocols, including the current work programme of the Nairobi Convention,
  • Contribute to preparation of briefing notes, concept notes and presentations on the ACP-MEA Phase III project in synergy with related projects of the Convention,
  • Assist to prepare legal agreements such as Small Scale Funding Agreements (SSFA) and Project Cooperation Agreements (PCA) with partners for implementation of project activities and processing through the UN Environment Partnership Portal,
  • Assist to keep track of legal agreements for the ACP-MEA Phase III project and related projects and follow-up on their deliverables, associated payments and closure,
  • Support organization of meetings and contribute to preparation of meeting agendas, meeting concept notes, identifying participants, preparation of background and working documents, meeting reports and where appropriate, handling logistics and preparing mission reports,
  • Create and maintain an experts and institutional database on ocean governance and marine spatial planning, database on the Protocol concerning protected areas and wild fauna and flora in relation to coastal and marine ecosystems health and indicator monitoring, database on ocean acidification in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region, database on marine litter in the WIO region,
  • Upload project data into the Nairobi Convention clearinghouse mechanism, undertake data analysis and trends, visualization of scenarios and identify emerging issues,
  • Draft and/or contributing to quarterly, mid-year and annual reporting on the progress in implementation of the ACP-MEA Phase III project,
  • Represent the Nairobi Convention at various partners’ meeting and make presentations on the Nairobi Convention’s work and its linkages to other initiatives in the Western Indian ocean region,
  • Contribute to technical reporting on project activities and global reporting on activities related to marine and coastal management, as well as reporting on progress in attainment of relevant sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) arising from the activities of the Nairobi Convention,
  • Contribute to development of new projects to promote project sustainability through preparation of project ideas and proposals,
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Post-graduate university degree in marine sciences, environmental studies specialising in marine and coastal environment or discipline related to the work of marine biology and/or coastal ecosystems, or related area. A first-level university degree with additional technical training in marine science in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

24 Months

24 months. Experience working in coastal and marine conservation and management, experience on ocean governance will be an added advantage. Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Chemistry and biology

marine conservation and management

No

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. 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.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline:30-09-2020

Asistente de Comunicación con Comunidades 01 October 2020 Refugee UNHCR Ecuador
UNHCR
Ecuador
Quito (ECU)
Spanish
Immediate
until 31 December 2020
01 October 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be refugees in the country of assignment.

Dentro de la autoridad delegada y bajo la supervisión del Oficial de Protección / Asistente de Comunicación, el Asistente de Comunicación con Comunidades del Programa VNU deberá:

  • Apoyar a las Unidades de Información Pública y de Protección Comunitaria para desarrollar estrategias de comunicación con comunidades en Ecuador, especialmente enfocadas en la juventud.
  • Apoyar a las Unidades de Información Pública y Protección de Base Comunitaria en la elaboración de mensajes y materiales de comunicación dirigidos a los refugiados (que se distribuirán a través de SMS, WhatsApp, folletos, sitios web).
  • Bajo la supervisión de las Unidades de Información Pública y Protección Comunitaria, coordinar y dirigir las reuniones en el marco del proyecto Dale Play.
  • Bajo la supervisión de las Unidades de PI y CBP, gestionar la cuenta de Dale Play en YouTube e Instagram (incluye la producción y edición de material para estas cuentas).
  • Apoyar la participación de jóvenes refugiados y migrantes en la elaboración de mensajes de comunicación.
  • Supervisar las necesidades de información y protección de los jóvenes refugiados y migrantes a través de redes sociales y los canales de comunicación.
  • Cualquier otra tarea relacionada que se requiera o sea asignada por el supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Conocimientos en el campo de las comunicaciones

24 Months
  1. Al menos 2 años de experiencia profesional (nacional o internacional) en el campo de las comunicaciones y/o programas/organizaciones de la comunidad juvenil.
  2. Se valorará la experiencia en la gestión de medios sociales, habilidades básicas de diseño y edición de vídeo.
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience, Other civil society or community development experience, Other development programme/project experience
  1. Excelentes habilidades interpersonales; sensibilidad cultural y social; capacidad para trabajar de forma inclusiva y en colaboración con una serie de socios, incluyendo miembros de la comunidad y organizaciones juveniles.
  2. Capacidad de trabajar y adaptarse profesional y eficazmente en un entorno difícil; capacidad de trabajar eficazmente en un equipo multicultural de personal internacional y nacional;
  3. Sólidos conocimientos generales de informática, incluido el dominio de las aplicaciones de MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) y del correo electrónico/Internet.
  4. Automotivación, capacidad de trabajar con un mínimo de supervisión y con plazos ajustados;
  5. Tener afinidad o interés en cuestiones relacionadas con el desplazamiento forzado y la comunicación para el desarrollo, el voluntariado como mecanismo para el desarrollo sostenible, y el Sistema de Naciones Unidas
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity

¿Aún no se ha registrado en la reserva de candidatos de VNU?

Por favor, primero registre su perfil en https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Importante: Después de crear su cuenta, complete todas las secciones de su perfil y envíelo. Luego diríjase a “Mi Página” a través del siguiente enlace https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage y seleccione la opción de “reclutamiento especial”. Finalmente seleccione el reclutamiento especial al cual usted desea aplicar.

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Por favor, primero actualice su perfil en https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Luego diríjase a “Mi Página” a través del siguiente enlace https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage y seleccione la opción de “reclutamiento especial”. Finalmente seleccione el reclutamiento especial al cual usted desea aplicar.

* Esta posición es únicamente para personas reconocidas como refugiadas por parte del Estado ecuatoriano. Al realizar su aplicación debe indicar claramente en el campo de motivación que cuenta con el estatus refugiado/a otorgado por Ecuador.

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Communications Assistant 04 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
04 October 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of the Public Information Officer for the Nairobi Convention, the UNV will assist in the following tasks:

  • Support the update and launch of the Nairobi convention website; include writing articles and website articles and other content for SAPPHIRE/WIOSAP
  • Lead team in compiling weekly News Round-up for regional and international readership;
  • Maintain the Nairobi Convention experts’ database and support communication with the Government focal points and Institution partners;
  • Assist with Newsletters for the Nairobi Convention Projects, presentations, briefing notes and other informational materials;
  • Provide technical, administrative and logistical support to carry out social media campaigns. This includes recommending strategy and procedures to ensure effective implementation, online community engagement and participation, and optimum outreach and impact;
  • Liaise with different offices to ensure smooth delivery of communications strategy, i.e. Communications, Publishing, etc.
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs supporting the Nairobi Convention WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Prepare reports for internal and external requests; and procedural monthly and quarterly reporting;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of Communications strategy. Document best practices, stories and lessons learnt and disseminate them;
  • Ensure documentation and reporting compliance with internal policies and external requirements;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in communications, international relations, political science, English, or a related field.
24 Months
  • Professional experience: at least two years of experience in a communications role, preferably at an international organization, governmental institution, or non-governmental organization.
  • High level of spoken and written English fluency required. Knowledge of French would be an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

communication

No

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. 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.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline:04-10-2020

Application Development and Support 04 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
10 months
04 October 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of an Officer in the section, the UN Youth Volunteer will be part of a team implementing an Evaluation Module for the monitoring and conducting of evaluations as part of the assessment of project performance within the project cycle (for the Evaluation Office); and developing a system for the Safeguard Risk Identification System (Policy and Programme Division). The specific tasks of the UN Youth Volunteer include the following:

1. Evaluation Module (Evaluations Office)

  • Develop the Evaluation Module as per the requirements
  • Ensure linkages to other UNEP-wide applications where required (PIMS, etc)
  • Draft, write and produce other standard application documentations, such as user manual or guidelines.
  • Support with data fixes and issue resolution (bugs) raised once system is launched.
  • At the request of the Evaluation Office, liaise with other departments on technical issues related to the Module
  • Perform other data related tasks as required.
  • Perform other documentation related tasks as required.

2. Safeguard Risk Identification System (Policy and Programme Division)

  • Develop the Safeguard Risk Identification website
  • Ensure linkages to other UNEP-wide applications where required (PIMS, etc)
  • Draft, write and produce other standard application documentations, such as user manual or guidelines, minutes of meetings.
  • Review data migration requirements and perform the necessary actions to ensure data is complete and accurate.
  • Support with data fixes and issue resolution (bugs) raised once system is launched.
  • Perform other data related tasks as required.
  • Perform other documentation related tasks as required.

3. Outreach, training and user support:

  • Perform other training and support related tasks as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • A first level university (Bachelors’) degree in Computer Science; Information Technology &Communication, Web design and/or related area.
24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in dev-ops, client support, training and outreach work. Experience in the following development technologies: PHP and relevant frameworks, Javascript, MySQL databases, linux-based OS (CentOS, Debian) will be given preference.

Skills:

  • 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;

Language:

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat For this particular assignment, fluency in oral and written English is required.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Software and applications development and analysis, Other information and telecommunications technology experience

Computer Science; Information Technology &Communication, Web design and/or related area.

development technologies: PHP and relevant frameworks, Javascript, MySQL databases, linux-based OS (CentOS, Debian)

No

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

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Application deadline:04-10-2020

Programme Assistant 04 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
Open

Programme Assistant

National Specialist
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,French
Immediate
6 months
04 October 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the UNEP Climate Change Mitigation Unit Task Manager for Africa or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Programme Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

Project Design (concept phase):

  • Verify Project Identification Forms (PIFs): grammar, spelling, acronyms, uniformity in presentation / formatting, consistency of information in tables and text, completeness of all required sections and ensure that all necessary corrections are incorporated.
  • Upload PIFs and responses to GEF Sec reviews on the GEF Portal.
  • Ensure all documents are properly archived in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database, using the standard file naming convention.

Project Development (PPG phase):

  • Assist the Task Manager and Administrative Officer in preparing Small Scale Funding agreements (SSFAs) / Terms of Reference for Project Preparation Grants (PPGs).
  • Ensure the project developers have the latest templates to prepare the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Endorsement Requests, including all required GEF and UNEP annexes / appendices.
  • Verify CEO Endorsement Request and annexes: grammar, spelling, acronyms, uniformity in presentation / formatting, consistency of information in tables and text, completeness of all required sections and ensure that all necessary corrections are incorporated.
  • Perform consistency checks on the information provided in the different interlinked CEO Endorsement Request annexes (i.e. Budget, Workplan, Procurement Plan and Terms of References).
  • Upload CEO Endorsement Requests and responses to GEF Sec reviews on the GEF Portal.
  • Support the Task Manager in coordinating with other UNEP units / teams, whenever needed.
  • Ensure all documents are properly archived in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database, using the standard file naming convention.
  • Review PPG expenditure reports submitted by partners, whenever applicable.

Project Implementation:

  • Assist the Task Manager and Administrative Officer in preparing Project Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) and/or Internal Cooperation Agreements (ICAs) as well as compiling the standard appendices for recently CEO endorsed GEF projects in the Africa portfolio.
  • Track circulation of new project internalizations and all projects revisions for the Africa portfolio through UNEP clearance and approval process.
  • Assist the Task Manager in reviewing agendas, terms of reference, presentations slides, participant lists and other documents prepared by the Executing Agencies for project inception workshops and steering committee meetings of the Africa portfolio.
  • Assist the Task Manager and Administrative Officer in communicating / coordinating with Executing Agencies on timelines to submit all required UNEP/GEF reports as per the requirements of the PCA / ICA.
  • Ensure the Executing Agencies use the right templates to meet these reporting requirements, and that all sections of the reports are duly completed.
  • Support the Task Manager in reviewing the required GEF/UNEP reports submitted by the Executing Agencies from the Africa portfolio.
  • Support the Task Manager in uploading the annual PIR information on the GEF Portal.
  • Support the Task Manager in reviewing budget and workplan revisions for assigned projects from the Africa portfolio, and in providing guidance to the Executing Agencies as necessary for them to complete the documents correctly.
  • Assist in the follow-up on outstanding financial and progress reports with the Executing Agencies.
  • Support the Task Manager in coordinating with other UNEP units / teams, whenever needed.
  • Ensure all project reports from the Africa portfolio are properly named and filed in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database.
  • File and archive by Component and Output all project deliverables developed / issued by the Executing Agencies from the Africa portfolio into the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database.
  • Develop a tool/worksheet to track the submission, review and approval of all required GEF/UNEP reports of projects from the Africa portfolio, and keep the tracking tool up-to-date.

Project Evaluations and Closure:

  • Assist in creating / populating the evaluation database / repository with relevant project information, reports, deliverables and documents.

General:

  • Provide general administrative and coordination support to the Task Manager and the Administrative Officer.
  • Maintain and keep up-to-date project folders / files.
  • File and archive documentation and reports in the Climate Mitigation Unit shared database, following the standard file naming convention.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Task Manager.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental policy, environmental engineering, natural resources management, natural sciences, physical sciences, economics or in a related field

36 Months
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional work experience at the national level; experience in assisting with project administration / coordination is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • 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;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in climate change related issues, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme/project administration
No

Accountability, 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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Application deadline: 04 October 2020

Communications Assistant 07 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Ukraine
UNHCR
Ukraine
Kyiv (UKR)
English,Ukrainian
30 November 2020
6 months
07 October 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Associate Communication/PI Officer, UNHCR Ukraine, the UNV Communications Assistant will:

  1. Search for new digital communication instruments to use while carrying out UNHCR Ukraine special events and campaigns, including but not limited to the #IBelong campaign, observance of the 25th Anniversary of the UNHCR Ukraine, #UN75, 16 Days of Activism; World Refugee Day. In the view of COVID-19 pandemics, search for news digital ways to communicate and organize events;
  2. Provide support in updating of the mass media database; liaise with mass media in order to produce media materials; conduct research on new media;
  3. Provide support to UNHCR communications team with drafting information materials and knowledge products for public outreach; ensure proper storage and issuance of the information products and promo materials;
  4. Work with vendors to ensure high quality of produced publications, visibility materials and other branded products;
  5. Assist in UNHCR Ukraine digital activities, production of social media and multimedia products (design, adaptation, video/audio products development, social media analytics and promotion tools).
Bachelor degree or equivalent

BA/BSc degree (or equivalent) in communications, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or a related field;

24 Months
  • 2 years of relevant experience in communications support;
  • User level of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator (Adobe Premier (or equivalent) would be an asset)
  • Experience in working with mass media and writing materials for mass media are important. Event management, online outreach and multimedia would be an asset.
  • Experience in usage of computers, including databases and office software packages;
  • Understanding of the situation of refugees, IDPs and stateless people in Ukraine.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Ukrainian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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

Application deadline: 07-10-2020