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Workshop Manager / Chef d'Atelier 24 January 2021 Int. Specialist WFP Haiti
WFP
Haiti
Port-au-Prince (HTI)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
24 January 2021

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

Sous la supervision directe du Gestionnaire de la Flotte des Camions du PAM le/la Jeune Volontaire des Nations Unies effectuera les tâches suivantes :

General description:

Responsible for the Workshop Management and oversight of all WFP fleet assets in Haiti; and co-ordinate these activities in accordance to the Procedures, Normative Guidelines and Business Rules as set by WFP.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Fleet Manager and in co-ordination with all Fleet staff, the incumbent shall perform the following duties:

  1. Carry out Scheduled Maintenance & Repair, Overhaul, Reconditioning, Modifications, in a most efficient manner with the ultimate objective to ensure that all vehicles are maintained to a high standard and roadworthy condition.
  2. Responsible to oversee the Materials Management aspect of the operation and in particular the controlling, justification and issuance of Spare Parts, tyres, lubricants & Consumable Materials.
  3. Responsible for forecasting and requisitioning of spare parts: Preparation of orders for spare parts / tires and materials required for the operation.
  4. Carefully record and maintain an Inventory list of all Tools & Workshop Equipment.
  5. Provide oversight and supervision to all staff and ensure that the work is carried out to a satisfactory standard as required by the Organisation; including strict time-keeping and completion of timesheets.
  6. Involved in the control and cost effectiveness of the vehicles and prepare recommendations for write-offs, where necessary.
  7. Investigate means to constantly reduce the operational costs of the Fleet pertaining to maintenance activities.
  8. Responsible for the management of tyres which include maintenance practices, controlling mechanisms and performance monitoring.
  9. Ensure that proper Workshop Administration, record keeping & vehicle History Records are well maintained via the Fleet Management System.
  10. Ensure that timely accurate data is entered into the FMS for the Repairs.
  11. Responsible to Manage and ensure that all reports and information as required by the Organisation are produced promptly on a timely basis via FMS. Additionally analyze information and quality of reports prior to distribution.
  12. Responsible for the Management of Oil & Lubricants ensuring that the quality / quantities of the supply of lubricants are in accordance to standards set.
  13. Implement Best Practices established and ensure that KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) are maintained with parameters set.
  14. Ensure that minimum Health and Safety requirements are met in full, together with considerations for environmental needs.
  15. Responsible to ensure that all staff (Persons Reporting) carries out their duties in accordance to their Job Descriptions set.
  16. Continuously collect and collate valuable data or information relating to improvements required for Standardisation and Development purposes for Fleet Management and communicate this information to other staff in the Fleet Section.
  17. Share experiences gained with other staff members and strive towards creating good team building and harmonious atmosphere.
  18. Travel occasionally, as required by the Organisation.
  19. Will perform any other duties as requested by immediate Supervisor.

En plus de ce qui précède, les Volontaires des Nations Unies sont censés :

  • Renforcer leurs connaissances et compréhension du concept du volontariat en lisant la documentation mise à disposition par le programme VNU, les publications externes et prendre activement part aux activités du programme VNU, par exemple s’impliquer dans les activités commémoratives de la Journée internationale des Volontaires (JIV), le 5 décembre.
  • Se familiariser et développer toute forme de volontariat traditionnel et/ou local au niveau du pays d’accueil.
  • Refléter le type et la nature des actions volontaires qu’ils entreprennent, y compris leur participation dans les réflexions substantielles.
  • Contribuer à la rédaction des articles sur les expériences de terrain à soumettre pour la publication du programme VNU/ site web, bulletin et notes de presse, etc.
  • Contribuer au Programme d’accueil des Volontaires des Nations Unies nouvellement arrivés dans le pays d’affectation ;
  • Promouvoir ou conseiller les groupes locaux dans l’utilisation des volontaires en ligne ou encourager les individus et les organisations à utiliser les services de volontaires en ligne quand cela est techniquement possible.
Technical/Vocational diploma

Niveau de qualifications: Brevet de technicien superieur

Domaine de qualification(s): Logistique / mécanique / gestion

Expérience requise: 5 ans d’expérience dans le domaine de gestion de garage et mécanique générale

60 Months
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Mechanical engineering

Gestion de Garage, mécanique générale, Gestion de stock de pièce détaches, informatique.

Mécanique Générale

Obligatoire

Gestion de Garage

Obligatoire

Gestion stock Pieces détaches

Obligatoire

Compétences informatiques

Obligatoire

Yes

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

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Date limite pour postuler : 24-01-2021

Associate Finance and Budget Officer 20 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
20 January 2021

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 Budget Officer/Fund Management Officer, the UN Volunteer Project Management Assistant will:

BUDGET MANAGEMENT:

  • Prepare cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of office resource requirements such as staff and non-staff requirements, including programmatic aspects; reviews, analyses and revises data with respect to the finalization of the budget proposals.
  • Provide support to programme officers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
  • Administer the allotments in accordance with the established procedures including redeployment/reallocation of funds.
  • Administer and monitor extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
  • Monitor budget implementation and determine/recommend reallocation of funds when necessary.
  • Monitor expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized/approved levels.
  • Review all requisitions generated by the Umoja system for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged and confirm availability of funds.
  • Prepare relevant documentation with respect to budget performance submissions.
  • Review and make appropriate recommendations with respect to the finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Provide substantive support to intergovernmental and legislative bodies.
  • Act as certifying officer, certifying the availability of adequate funds, under Financial Rule 105.5 in adherence with the UN Regulations and Rules

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:

  • Assist in the preparation of the Science Division project budgets and reports:
  • Assist in the coordination of project implementation of the Science Division Programme
  • Monitor expenditures on a timely basis, ensuring that they are within the approved budget
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports to be submitted to donors.
  • Assists staff members, Fund Management Officers and donors regarding queries on payment and deposit-related issues.

GENERAL:

  • Keep up to date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
  • Provide data for the preparation of bids, purchase orders, consultant contracts and commercial contracts, as relevant.
  • Participate in meetings, assisting in the presentation of financial reports and progress reports to project teams and donors.
  • Provides guidance, training and daily supervision to other general service staff in the area of responsibility.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Finance/Accounting, Economics, Public administration. Professionally qualified accountants from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience in a Finance/Accounting role in a large organization preferably in an NGO;
  • Demonstrated experience using an ERP financial system
  • Experience in providing financial and budget support to programme/projects;
  • Demonstrated experience at developing financial reports for senior management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IPSAS/IFRS
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners;
  • 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;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling web-based management systems.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit
No

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

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Application deadline: 20 January 2021

Project Management Assistant(A6) 20 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
20 January 2021

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 Senior Programme Officer/Portfolio Manager/Project Manager, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support oversight, revision and monitoring of project “716.1: Capacity building for national and regional environmental information and knowledge management” and its activities to ensure they are on track and any issues are resolved promptly.
  • Maintain an overview of the status of project activities in different regions, issue alerts and propose remedial measures when necessary.
  • Coordinate periodic progress reporting in required formats, portals and platforms.
  • Maintain close communication with project focal points in different Regional Offices and ensure responsiveness to their requests.
  • Facilitate the project’s internal liaison and coordination within the Division and with other relevant technical teams in UNEP
  • Drafting, reviewing and editing a variety of reports, studies and other documents.
  • Documenting lessons learnt in the implementation the project activities.
  • Support administrative coordination of projects implementation activities, involving extensive liaison with the diverse organizational units to initiate requests, obtain necessary clearances.
  • Support the development of a coherent strategy for Capacity Development for the Science Division.
Master degree or equivalent

​Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) related to sustainable development, environment and/or climate change;

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in project design, climate services or other relevant programmes;
  • Expertise in Environment/ Climate Change an advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience, Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
No

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

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Application deadline: 20 January 2021

Project Support Officer 22 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
22 January 2021

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

Given the current working arrangements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tasks described here-below will have to be undertaken remotely in whichever country the selected candidate is based, until further notice.

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Environmental Governance and Conventions Branch, Law Division, and direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer, the UN Volunteer, in close collaboration with the Project Assistants in the Division, will ensure effective and timely implementation of the activities of the African Elephant Fund by:

  • Assisting in coordination of activities related to the African Elephant Fund, providing administrative and substantive support to the meetings of the steering committee of the fund e.g. proposing agenda topics, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
  • Assisting in monitoring the implementation/execution of project activities of the African Elephant Fund; reviewing relevant documents and reports;
  • Assisting in activities related to budget funding, project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc. and preparation of documents/reports relating to the activities of the African Elephant Fund and liaises with the Fund Management Officer to ensure direct payments to executing partners and prepare project budget revisions as necessary.
  • Assisting in managing specific aspects of project activities relating to the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in the Branch.
  • Providing administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences and side events of MEA-related projects and activities of the Branch.
  • Performs other duties in the Law Division as required.
Master degree or equivalent

Masters degree in Administration, Project Management, Economics, International Relations, Environmental Management or the equivalent combinations of education and experience in a related area.

24 Months
  • Experience at the national or international level in project planning and management and analysis.
  • Experience in the management of environmental projects, including monitoring and evaluation would be considered an advantage.
  • Previous experience at the United Nations, UNEP or other international organizations on administration, or on environment would be considered an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience, Other energy, environment and climate change related experience, Monitoring and evaluation
  • Project planing and management in environment related field
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
No

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

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Application deadline: 22 January 2021

Environment Governance Associate 24 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNEP Bahrain
UNEP
Bahrain
Manama (BHR)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
24 January 2021

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 general supervision of the Officer overseeing the environment governance subprogramme or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Research the environment governance situation in the region and propose entry points for planning and conducting activities to enhance the legislative and institutional capacities in countries of the region
  • Provide support and review for environmental legislations
  • Support the engagement of the regional office in the environment dimension of sustainable development, SDGs and the Voluntary National reviews through the substantive review of relevant documents, reports and processes
  • Support the development, planning and coordination of projects under the subprogramme (in particular Green Gulf Initiative and the NGO Capacity Building projects)
  • Prepare comprehensive and detailed progress reports on the assigned projects and activities
  • Provide operational support to the implementation of the assigned projects, facilitating project missions, meetings and workshops
  • Identify and prepare partners profiles with potential to contribute to subprogramme development and implementation
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. environment law, project management or area related to environmental management; 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
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in project- and programme management or resources mobilization or other relevant programmes; experience with environmental projects 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;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • 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;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in the environment, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is required.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Energy and environmental economics, carbon market mechanisms
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 24 January 2021

UNV Budget and Finance Assistant 29 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
01 February 2021
12 months
29 January 2021

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 Senior Administrative Officer, or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV - Budget and Finance Assistant will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in the preparation of a results-based budget for the Ozone Secretariat for submission to the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and Vienna Convention
  • 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.
  • Review budget utilization on a monthly basis and assist with the preparation of the report for management review and on yearly basis for submission to the parties
  • Review income and analyse ageing of contributions on a monthly basis and assist with the preparation of the report for management review
  • Review financial transactions every month for accuracy and correctness and propose accounting adjustments, if required
  • Provide logistics support in the meetings as required
  • Provide guidance to Implementing Partners on financial reporting as per the legal agreement and on the templates to be used for meeting the reporting requirements
  • Initiate processing of cash advances and expenditure recording and follow up on remittances of funds and liquidation of purchase orders.
  • Assist in the follow-up on outstanding financial and technical reports with the executing agencies.
  • 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.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A bachelor's degree in business administration, finance or accounting is required

36 Months
  • Additional technical qualifications, certified public account (CPA) or equivalent are desired.
  • Demonstrated experience of up to 3 years in preparing budget and financial reports for large organizations.
  • Excellent writing skills and knowledge of budget preparation process desired.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and MS Word is required.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit, Administration and administrative assistance, Other finance, economics and administration related experience

Finance, Accounting, Business Administartion, CPA

No

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

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Application deadline: 29th January 2021