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Deadline
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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

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Application deadline:30-09-2020

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

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

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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

Climate Mitigation Finance Expert 08 October 2020 Nat. Expert UNEP Brazil
UNEP
Brazil
Brasilia (BRA)
Portuguese,English,Spanish
16 November 2020
12 months
08 October 2020

Minimum age: 35 years old. Applicants must nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the supervision of the UNEP Climate Mitigation Unit Administrative Officer (AO) Nairobi, and with local supervision of the UNEP Climate Mitigation Unit Task Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for the following duties:

Project Design And Development:

  • Verify documents for overall accuracy, consistency and uniformity in presentation and ensure comprehensiveness and compliance, cross-check consistency of figures in tables with the text of the reports, and verify references to other reports and documents and ensure that all necessary corrections are incorporated.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets with respect to project documents.
  • Initiate set up of third party banking details for executing agencies.

Project Implementation:

  • Provide guidance to Executing Agencies on financial reporting as per the project cooperation agreement with that agencies, and on the templates to be used for meeting these reporting requirements
  • Track circulation of new project internalizations and all projects revisions through UNEP clearance and approval process
  • Prepare fund documents for budget allocations and prepare the necessary documents in the ERP Operating system.
  • Provide guidance to Executing Agencies on the expenditure report template; review expenditure reports to ensure (a) correct amount and objects of expenditures have been charged (b) validity of charges (c) availability of funds; provide feedback to Executing Agencies as necessary in order for the agency to complete the document correctly.
  • Initiate processing of expenditure recording.
  • Assist in the follow-up on outstanding financial and technical reports with the executing agencies.
  • Develop tools on tracking the financial report of all Executing Agencies, and keep these tools up-to-date
  • Provide guidance to Executing Agencies on the cash advance template, review cash advances received and provide feedback to Executing Agencies as necessary in order for them to complete the document correctly.
  • Process cash advances and follow up on remittances of funds, process UNDP fax authorizations and sub-allotments to Executing Agencies
  • Notify payees on status of payments and investigate complaints of non-receipt.
  • Prepare budget revision templates, provide guidance to Executing Agencies on the budget revision template, review budget revisions received and provide feedback to Executing Agencies as necessary in order for them to complete the document correctly.
  • Create Special Service Agreements/ Purchase Orders /Travel Requests (TVRQ)/Travel advances (RCTAs).
  • Assist in the Reconciliation of project accounts against independent audit certificates received from executing agencies.

Inform Executing Agencies of upcoming financial reporting requirements

Project Evaluation And Closure:

  • Update project database with relevant project information on revision/closure of project.
  • Assist in provision of financial information required in Project Implementation Review (PIR), Mid-term review/Evaluation and Terminal Evaluation.
  • Assist in the preparation of project completion and closing revision and supporting schedules.
  • Prepare request for refund of unspent balances.

General

  • Provide general administrative support.
  • Maintain and keep up-to-date project files
  • File and archive documentation in soft and hard copies and keep log of archived files.
  • Draft/prepare routine correspondence with respect to enquiries related to relevant financial and budget matters.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Master´s Degree in business administration, finance, accounting or actuarial studies OR Bachelor´s Degree in business administration, finance, accounting or actuarial studies with 2 additional years of work experience in the area.

Additional technical qualifications, certified public account (CPA) or equivalent are desired.

Candidates with les than35 years of age that meet the education/experience criteria may be considered.

96 Months
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in finance, budget, accounting, administrative services or related area.
  • Experience with finance or administration within the UN system is an asset
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Finance, accounting and audit, Development programme/project administration, Other finance, economics and administration related experience

Computer skills: Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel is required.

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

No

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Application deadline: 08 October 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Implementation Specialist in Marine Litter 11 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNEP Greece
UNEP
Greece
Athens (GRC)
English,French
01 November 2020
until 30 July 2021 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 MED POL Programme Management Officer, the International UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Collect available/existing information on measures/instruments to prevent, control and monitor discharges of marine litter from wastewater treatment plants, aquaculture activities, riverine inputs, and ships, with a particular focus on microplastics, emerging pollutants and packaging waste in the Mediterranean.
  1. Collect available/existing information on sources of plastic pollution and their pathways and propose measures to prevent and reduce generation of plastic waste in the Mediterranean.
  1. Provide technical and administrative support to MED POL activities related to marine litter management, with a focus on:
  1. Marine litter monitoring
  2. Upgrading the Regional Plan for Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean, and in particular in coordinating the tasks/activities of the Working Group for Marine Litter Management; supporting aspects related to planning, preparations and convening of the “best practices meeting on the implementation of the regional plan on marine litter to prevent/reduce plastic pollution;” and assisting in matters related to marine litter to be addressed in UNEP/MAP’s institutional meetings (MED POL, MAP Focal Points meetings and COP22)
  3. Supporting MEDPOL on aspects related to the Plastic Waste Partnership initiative; Global Partnership for Marine Litter and the Mediterranean Node; Regional Cooperation Platform on Marine Litter Management; Technical Group on Marine Litter (TGML); Marine Litter MED II Project including deliverables of legal instruments to be concluded with the Contracting Parties in the framework of this project

  1. Prepare a final report on tasks completed and summary outputs achieved in the framework of this Terms of Reference (ToR) with regards to technical and administrative tasks.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental management, science or related field, with a particular focus on marine litter, marine litter management measures or related disciplines. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

60 Months
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management, administration or related area.
  • Knowledge and experience in marine litter assessment and monitoring;
  • Good communication skills, ability to write reports and to speak in public;
  • Good knowledge in office automation software (Word, Excel, Power Point) required;
  • Fluency (both oral and written) and excellent writing skills in English are required. Working knowledge of French is highly desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other energy, environment and climate change related experience, Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation
No

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

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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.

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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: 11 October 2020