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Chef de sous-bureau 29 October 2020 Int. Specialist WFP Madagascar
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Chef de sous-bureau

International Specialist
WFP
Madagascar
Manakara (MDG)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
29 October 2020

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 Chef de Programme, le/la Volontaire des Nations Unies
effectuera les tâches suivantes :
Management
1. Fournir un soutien à la gestion de projet pour des programmes et projets spécifiques et définis,
en assurant une approche coordonnée avec un programme plus large conforme aux normes
et procédures du PAM
2. Appuyer l’identification, le développement et la gestion de partenariats potentiels pour le travail
en collaboration menant à l’amélioration des programmes d’aide alimentaire.

3. Guider et superviser une équipe de personnel local chargée de la mise en oeuvre et du suivi
des programmes.
4. Veiller à l’utilisation efficace et transparente des fonds alloués au sous-bureau.
Opérations
5. Contribuer à l’élaboration d’une grande variété de projets, de plans et de processus, en assurant
l’alignement sur les politiques et les orientations plus larges des programmes.
6. Élaborer et coordonner des systèmes de collecte et de surveillance des données en veillant à
ce que des normes de qualité rigoureuses soient maintenues.
7. Étudier et analyser un éventail de questions stratégiques et opérationnelles pour éclairer l’élaboration
de politiques, de programmes et d’activités.
8. Contribuer à la préparation de rapports précis et opportuns sur les programmes et les activités
qui permettent la prise de décisions éclairées et la cohérence des informations présentées
aux parties prenantes.
9. Assurer la liaison avec ses homologues internes pour assurer une collaboration efficace, surveiller
les projets en cours et souligner les risques potentiels pour la réalisation des projets.
10. Soutenir le renforcement des capacités du personnel et des partenaires du PAM
11. Autres tâches si nécessaire
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.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Licence/Maitrise dans les domaines: Affaires internationales, économie, nutrition/santé, agriculture,
sciences de l’environnement, sciences sociales ou autre domaine pertinent

36 Months

- plus de 3 années d’expériences probantes
- Expérience préalable de la gestion de bureaux ou de programmes humanitaires ou de
développement
- Leadership avéré dans la mise en oeuvre des programmes et la coordination
- Connaissance technique des programmes de sécurité alimentaire et de nutrition
- Capacité de travailler sous pression dans un environnement inconnu

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Development programme/project administration, Other development programme/project experience

Maîtrise des outils et logiciels en bureautique

Yes

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Managing Performance, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Date limite pour postuler : 29-10-2020

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer/Vulnerable Analysis Mapping (VAM). 01 November 2020 Int. Specialist WFP Cameroon
WFP
Cameroon
Bamenda (CMR)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
01 November 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 Head of VAM/M&E and with the administrative facilitation of the Heads of Field Office, the UNV will be responsible for the following, with a focus on the South West and North West (SW/NW) region:

  • Data collection, management, analysis, visualisation and reporting for monitoring purposes;
  • Coordination and provision of technical support for vulnerability and/or market assessment and mapping;
  • Capacity building and coordination on issues related to monitoring and assessments.

The UNV will perform the following tasks for the Country Office and Field Offices:

Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Develop and follow up the monitoring and evaluation workplan, coordinate M&E activities, and implement monitoring activities on effectiveness of all food assistance interventions in the SW/NW (e.g. post-distribution monitoring, process monitoring, beneficiary needs and status, food security status, programme modalities, implementation challenges, etc.), ensure the quality of Third-Partner Monitoring.
  2. Ensure the functioning of local committees/helpdesks for the Beneficiary and Complaints Feedback Mechanism (BCFM) in the SW/NW and follow-up on the timely management of hotline complaints.
  3. Contribute to the improvement of WFP’s monitoring and assessments systems and data collection, analysis and reporting as required to support the evaluation of WFP’s impact.
  4. Participate in any targeting related activity, including CP capacity strengthening/ development
  5. Maintain and control data quality in the Country Office Monitoring and Evaluation Tool (COMET).

Vulnability Analysis and Mapping

  1. Coordinate planning and implementation of food and nutrition vulnerability assessments (e.g. EFSA, mVAM and market price monitoring), design and implement quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis activities as needed by the WFP Country Office with contribution of the Field Office and cooperating partner, apply innovative tools and ensure timely results visualization and reporting.
  2. Manage and provide technical inputs for the generation of the VAM evidence base supporting food security and nutrition policies and programmes (e.g. rapid needs assessment, situation analyses, programme design, targeting, cost effectiveness and operational efficiency).
  1. Keep up to date with and report on the latest food security and nutrition developments, and the potential impact upon WFP activities to enable timely and appropriate programme evolution and intervention.

Capacity-Building and Coordination

  1. Participate to and report on relevant coordination forums and clusters, monitoring missions, assessments, working groups and/or other technical meetings in the NW/SW, contribute to technical discussions and ensure regular reporting to the Country Office.
  2. Ensure that the quality of data collection management and analytical outputs produced for M&E and VAM in the SW/NW are in line with WFP’s standards and practices and build the capacities of staff and partners to contribute to the production of high-quality monitoring, data management and analysis, and reporting.
  3. Any other duty as required.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced university degree (or first level university degree with training/courses and additional relevant work experience) in one or more of the following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Data Science, Food Security, Nutrition, Geography, Social Science or related field.
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in collecting geospatial and socioeconomic food security data, conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, and reporting findings to senior leaders and donors, database development, visualization, or other related areas.
  • Ability to conduct data collection using various methods and strong experience in conducting primary quantitative and qualitative data collection, survey implementation and qualitative and quantitative analysis, particularly in crisis contexts and/or food security and nutrition programmes.
  • Proficiency in Windows MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Database design, administration and maintenance, Food safety and nutrition
No

Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Leadership, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 01-11-2020

Social Inclusion Officer 02 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Pakistan
UNDP
Pakistan
Islamabad (PAK)
English,Dari,Pashto
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
02 November 2020

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

The Social Inclusion Officer will report the Senior Social Inclusion Officer and undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the Senior Social Inclusion Officer in the design and implementation of activities programmed under the Annual Work Plan with particular focus on how to ensure inclusion of marginalized groups (especially young refugees as well as youth in prisons, universities and madaris)
  • Support research and analysis on the situation of marginalized youth in Pakistan, with particular reference to the following groups (young refugees, religious minorities, incarcerated youth) and provide recommendations to be incorporated into the project strategy.
  • Support advocacy activites carried out by the project to pomote inclusive behaviour among youth in Pakistan (to be carried out in universities/colleges/religious seminaries/technical training institutes/workplaces and online).
  • Engage regularly with project partners to promote inclusion of young refugees in all programme activities.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Hold a Bachelor degree in development, social studies, education or related field.
24 Months
  • Work experience will be an advantage but not a requirement.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Dari(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Pashto(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Social inclusion
  • Demonstrated commitment to social inclusion and knowledge of the challenges faced by marginalized groups
  • Interest in the UN and adaptability to a multicultural environment
  • Strong commitment to working for sustainable development and human rights
  • Interest in developing project management, policy and advocacy skills
No

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This is an announcement for a national UNV assignment. Therefore, only citizens of Pakistan and legal residents of Pakistan with refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 2-11-2020

Project Coordination Assistant 02 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP China
UNDP
China
Beijing (CHN)
English,Chinese
01 September 2020
12 months with possibility of extension
02 November 2020

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

The United Nations national volunteers will work in the project management office of the China Soong Ching Ling Science & Culture Centre for Young People in China. Under the management of project managers, UNV national volunteers will work closely with the UNV in the China office and the staff in the UNV project office to undertake the following tasks:

Assist the responsible person in the management and implementation of the project

  • Assist in project planning and implementation, participate in the research and development of sustainable development courses and volunteer service courses, including annual work plans, terms of reference and other project management documents.
  • Design and support the implementation of project activities.

  • Guarantee the timely implementation of the project and monitor its quality.

  • Make timely financial reports and expenditure plans.

  • Produce project progress reports and project adjustment report based on activity results and activity summary.

  • Submit a draft of the quarterly and annual progress report to UNDP/UNV, China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchange, China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, China Soong Ching Ling Science & Culture Centre for Young People.
  • Complete other tasks assigned by the Project Office.

Promote supervision and communication among project partners and participate in project activities involving or organized by partners

  • Regular project reporting mechanisms are guaranteed through daily communication and monthly project meeting arrangements between the Project Management Office (PMO), the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchange(CICETE), the United Nations Development Programme Representative Office in China (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers Organization (UNV).

  • Develop and implement the annual work plan framework to ensure regular, mid-term and year-end monitoring and evaluation by coordinating the output and results of the project plan, and make technical recommendations for adjustment.

  • Ensure internal communication with other departments of the China Soong Ching Ling Science & Culture Centre for Young People and the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, so as to effectively plan and implement project activities.

  • Ensure regular communication between the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchange (CICETE), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Volunteers Organization (UNV), China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (SCLF) and other major stakeholders in project financial management.

  • Promote the cooperation and publicity of this project by participating in and organizing various activities of the China Soong Ching Ling Science & Culture Centre for Young People

Promote the management of knowledge products and the sharing and learning of multilateral knowledge

  • Collect, analyze and compile relevant data and information in this field to contribute to the initiative of international and transnational learning and sharing.

  • Coordinate academic circles, UNV organizations and local governments in drafting the Report on the Current Situation of Volunteer Activities in China, putting forward policy recommendations and conducting research on international cooperation plans.

  • Promote the organization of international conferences and forums, and support multilateral knowledge exchange and experience sharing.

  • Provide translation support and assistance to important activities, publications, daily exchanges with UNV headquarters and regional offices, and other special translations.

  • Promote project outcomes and encourage youths to participate in overseas volunteer service schemes through new social media platforms and websites where the Project Management Office formulates a project promotion strategy.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

  • Undergraduate and/or postgraduate education in education, social work, international relations, public administration, Chinese, journalism, or related majors.
  • Good English and Chinese oral and writing skills.
  • Experience in government and private enterprises is preferred.
  • Experience in financial, technical and administrative development projects is preferred.
  • Be good at maintaining relationships with different "stakeholders", such as government agencies, academia, international and national volunteer organizations.
  • Have innovative thinking, good coordination, organizational skills and be good at teamwork.

24 Months
  • At least two years of work experience, with international or national development project planning, implementation, and regulatory experience are preferred.

  • Experience in working with United Nations systems and government agencies (including the United Nations/UNDP project plans, operational policies, project implementation) is preferred.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chinese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration, Administration and administrative assistance
  • Familiar with project management and international project management experience is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and expression skills.
  • Establish good relations with internal and external counterparts.
  • Excellent organizational ability.
  • Always work in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Be good at dealing with new things and have the ability to deal with complex situations (events).
  • Good computer skills.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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This is an announcement for a national UNV assignment. Therefore, only citizens of China and legal residents of China with refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 2-11-2020

Hub Coordinator for the Caribbean 02 November 2020 Nat. Expert UNDP Barbados
UNDP
Barbados
Bridgetown (BRB)
English,Spanish
Immediate
12 months
02 November 2020

Minimum age: 35 years old, unless specified otherwise below. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the UNV Regional Portfolio Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Hub Coordinator will:

UN Volunteer mobilization and management

  • Liaise with UN agencies in the Caribbean to ensure an understanding of UNV’s mandate, key offers and the added value that UN Volunteer assignments bring in support to the achievement of their respective mandates;
  • Maintain business intelligence on UN agencies, identifying specific entry points to diversify partnerships with the key result of increased volunteer assignments, including the assessment and reporting on the forecast demand for UN Volunteers in the Caribbean;
  • Identify volunteer placement opportunities and present UNV value proposition and volunteer modalities with the objective of maximizing international and national volunteer presence, including collaboration in the preparation of descriptions of assignment, with partner agencies and other partners;
  • Ensure that incoming and outgoing UN Volunteers are adequately briefed and debriefed and extend personal support and guidance to UN Volunteers serving in the Caribbean;
  • Work closely with the Field Security Officer and provide support to the UN Designated Official to ensure a detailed understanding among UN Volunteers on all security-related issues;
  • Monitor the well-being and performance of serving UN Volunteers through routine field visits to their duty stations and discussions with their supervisors and counterparts;
  • Oversee and approve UN Volunteers’ entitlements as delegated, authorized, or needed;
  • Provide overall management and administrative support to UN Volunteers and;
  • In the event where no UNV Programme Assistant/Associate is present, support the recruitment of national and international UN Volunteers as well as other administrative duties for placement and management of UN Volunteers assigned to the Caribbean in line with the conditions of service and in close coordination with the relevant organizational units.

Advocacy, partnership building, and UNV programme integration

  • Lead UNVs’ field efforts as the representative of the organization in the Caribbean, ensuring key results and delivery of the Strategic Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Establish, foster and maintain effective outreach and relationships, including the formalization of partnerships and other exchanges of confidence such as inclusion in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), as well as with government, UN agencies, NGOs, the private sector and other relevant development partners;
  • Participate in UN thematic forces, UN-led assessments, Programme Management Team (PMT) meetings, post-conflict needs assessments, UNSDCF planning processes, technical missions and funding appeals to identify opportunities for volunteerism and volunteer placement;
  • Establish, foster and maintain effective outreach and relationships with local civil society organizations, prioritizing those focused on volunteerism, to contribute to community-led sustainable development in the Caribbean;
  • Encourage national and local actors to establish a framework on volunteer infrastructure that supports volunteerism for peace and development, including the adoption of relevant policies and legislation;
  • Strengthen and determine business intelligence related to partnerships, promotion of volunteerism and shaping and delivering volunteer infrastructure advisory services and conduct Caribbean scans as input for corporate planning processes;
  • In close coordination with the Regional Office and the Communications Section at headquarters, prepare, disseminate and present Caribbean-specific promotional information on the mandate and work of UNV with relevant development partners and the media;
  • Coordinate activities and plan events, in collaboration with other agencies, for annual, national and UN-recognized international celebrations, including the International Volunteer Day (IVD);
  • Encourage and monitor serving UN Volunteers to embrace the ideals of volunteerism, act as advocates for volunteer action, and document their experiences in promoting volunteerism; and
  • Support, in the case of UNV-funded projects UNV programmatic engagement.

Management

  • Develop and manage the implementation of the Field Unit’s annual work plan, including management and reporting on UNV support funds and budget;
  • Lead the UNV Caribbean-presence to ensure coordinated and effective delivery of services as well as enable a supportive and collaborative work environment;
  • Manage any UNV assigned personnel within the FU including supervision, performance assessment and capacity development; and
  • Establish and monitor implementation of the FU’s annual work plan and set performance indicators.

Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the Caribbean;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

The key benefit of being a UN Volunteer is the personal satisfaction the volunteer assignment brings you as you make a positive impact on peace and development. However, UNV supports you during your assignment in several ways.

UNV programme will provide:

A monthly Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of ** BBD 5,600.00** to cover the costs of accommodation, housing and regular living expenses.

Health insurance (including dental and up to three dependants) [specialists and experts], life and permanent disability insurance are included, as well as a resettlement allowance upon satisfactory completion service.

Annual, medical and parental leave (if applicable), e-learning courses and training allowance (reimbursement).

[National assignments, except community]

Reimbursement of up to $400 US dollars regarding national travel costs to the duty-station, as well as settling-in grant and repatriation grant are provided in case the duty-station is not within a commuting distance from the volunteer’s place of residence.

Full time availability is required

Master degree or equivalent
  • Master´s degree in social sciences, international development, project management, public/business administration or related fields.
  • Candidates with less than 35 years of age that meet the education/experience criteria may be considered.
96 Months
  • At least 8 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level. Relevant work experience preferably in a humanitarian, development and/or peace related field;
  • Experience in partnerships and/or inter-agency cooperation is essential;
  • Work experience with the United Nations is an asset;
  • Previous experience in a civil society setting and/or as a volunteer with volunteer management and/or promotion of volunteerism is a distinct advantage.
  • Fluency in English. Working knowledge of Spanish is desirable.
  • Experience in Microsoft office and internet;
  • Openness to embrace Digital Transformation and use of new technologies.
  • 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;
  • Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
  • At least 8 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level. Relevant work experience preferably in a humanitarian, development and/or peace related field;
  • Experience in partnerships and/or inter-agency cooperation is essential;
No

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

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Application deadline: 02 November 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Ingénieur Eau et Electricité 02 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Niger
UNDP
Niger
Diffa (NER)
French,English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
02 November 2020

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 Chargé de projet Stabilisation le/la Volontaire des Nations Unies effectuera les tâches suivantes :

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.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Diplôme universitaire supérieur dans le domaine de l’ingénierie de l’eau, de l’électricité et l’environnement ou autres domaines pertinents par rapport à la mission.
60 Months
  • Au moins 5 années d’expérience dans la réalisation et la supervision de chantiers, la coordination des agences et firmes d’exécution d’infrastructures électriques et hydrauliques, y compris en hydraulique pastorale.
  • Bonne maîtrise de l'outil informatique, MS Project, NEPLAN.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Water, sanitation and environmental engineering
  • Other science experience.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 02-11-2020

Urban Risk Management Specialist 02 November 2020 Int. Expert UNDP Ethiopia
UNDP
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
02 November 2020

Minimum age: 35 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 UNDP Resilience Project Manager and the the overall guidance of the Head of Division for Environment, Climate Change, Water and Land Management and the day-to-day direction of the Technical Coordinator of the Disaster Risk Reduction Unit, the Urban Risk Management Specialist will provide high quality technical support in areas such as urban risk assessment, early warning systems, preparedness for response and recovery as well as integration of disaster and climate risks in urban planning, infrastructure development and recovery, through coherent policy, strategic and programme advisory services, at the regional and national level, as per the requirements of the AUC.

The UNV will support the AUC in establishing an interdepartmental taskforce on Disaster Risk Reduction with focus on urban resilience and mainstreaming of DRR in relevant AUC Departments, developing an African roadmap on urban risk management, developing and rolling out guidelines for Regional Economic Commissions (RECs) and Member States on urban risk management.

The UNV Urban Risk Management Specialist will be responsible but not limited to the following:

  1. Substantive delivery of urban risk management related technical assistance, and policy and programme support
  • Provide technical support to the development of the AUC guidelines for Urban Risk Management.
  • Provide technical inputs for the design, development, and implementation of urban risk management and resilience building programmes at regional and national levels through the RECs as required.
  • Develop an African roadmap on urban risk management and guidelines, and support rolling out of the guidelines in RECs and Member States with initial piloting in the Sahel;
  • Support AUC to implement the project “strengthening capacities for disaster risk reduction and adaptation for Resilience in the Sahel Region: fostering risk-informed solutions for sustainable development”.
  • Support mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction in general and Urban Risk Management in particular into AUC Departments.
  • Support integration of risk reduction in sustainable urban development and urban risk management at sub-regional and national level.
  • Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, prepare evaluations or other research activities and studies related to urban risk management.
  • Ensure the integration of cross-cutting issues, such as gender, peace building, rights of persons with disabilities, human rights, and resilience into all urban risk management-related activities, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Assist DRR Unit with the delivery of policy and technical support in the area of urban risk management and resilience building, in contribution to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR and the Africa Programme of Action.
  • Participate in field missions, when required, including in post-disaster situations and provide technical and coordination support for the conduct of Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA) and the development of Recovery Frameworks (RF) as it relates to urban risk reduction and recovery.
  • Appraise country requests for support in case of disasters and contribute to the preparation of project proposals and funding requests related to urban recovery and resilience building in post-disaster situations, in consultation with national and regional partners, ensuring that the needs of the vulnerable populations are adequately reflected.
  • Collaborate with AUC, RECs, specialized agencies as well as other thematic teams on programmes related to urban risk management and resilience building, including linkages to climate change, livelihoods, displacement, fragility and gender issues.
  • Contribute to the development of strategy and approaches to increase regional and national capacities for urban risk management and risk-informed urban development, including its integration in national and regional disaster risk reduction and recovery strategies, policies and legislative system, or developing standalone urban risk management strategies.
  • Support the implementation of regional urban risk management, resilience building and recovery programmes and projects.
  • Serve as AUC’s resource person for the project “strengthening capacities for disaster risk reduction and adaptation for Resilience in the Sahel Region: fostering risk-informed solutions for sustainable development”.
  1. Substantive development of urban risk management related tools and resources
  • Develop a continental framework that offers systematic and pragmatic approaches and tools for assessing urban resilience and for developing urban risk management plans in Africa.
  • Support the development and delivery of urban risk management related training modules/guidance/tools for regional entities and Member States to facilitate the practice of urban risk analyses/assessments, early warning systems, preparedness in response and recovery, integration of risks in urban planning/infrastructure development, and post-disaster recovery in urban areas.
  • Provide technical expertise in developing tools, methodologies and producing knowledge management products on urban risk management, with linkages to disaster risk reduction, resilience, climate change and other relevant themes.
  • Provide technical expertise, as required, on the content development for regional/country-level knowledge products through the analysis of data, case evidence, and research findings on urban risk management.
  • Promote and enhance urban risk management approaches that link climate change adaptation with disaster risk reduction and risk-informed programming.

  1. Knowledge management and community of practice for urban resilience and risk management
  • Build the knowledge base and documented experience to further substantiate the link between urban disasters, urbanization processes, urban governance, development planning, infrastructure development and basic services in Africa.
  • Compile, analyze, report and codify urban risk management and recovery experiences and lessons learned in Africa.
  • Support the development and effective application of knowledge products and policy documents.
  • Provide relevant substantive inputs to build and strengthen a regional Community of Practice on urban resilience in Africa, including with the UN system, the EU, the World Bank, other Regional Intergovernmental Organizations, Regional Development Banks, bilateral partners, external experts, etc.
  • Advocate and enable facilitation of exchanges and experiences sharing related to urban risk management and resilience between institutions and specialized agencies, among Member States, between RECs within Africa as well as through South-South cooperation, where valuable.
  • Support capacity building of AUC DRR Unit and other departments and Specialised Agencies, Member States (including national disaster management institutions, urban local bodies), and other governmental and non-governmental stakeholders such as the academia/research institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector in urban risk management, including in the application of urban risk management tools and practices.
  • Strengthen linkages with DRR and climate change communities of practice, both inside the AUC, with relevant entities within the RECs and Member States.
  • Support the DRR Unit and the AUC in responding to RECs and Member State requests for information on global/regional/national best practices and experiences on urban risk management together with partners and expert institutions.
  1. Advocacy and partner engagement for effective policy positioning on urban risk management
  • Work in close collaboration with members of the DRR Unit, DREA and other relevant Departments of the AUC to promote urban risk management at the Regional, National and sub-national/local levels.
  • Support AUC in leveraging its policy leadership and convening power in advocating for and ensuring that the Member States take into account the multi-dimensional risks (disaster, climate and conflict) in urban planning, infrastructure development and urban risk management processes.
  • Contribute to the development and nurturing of partnerships between RECs and between Member States (especially on cross-border processes related to urbanization, migration, risk reduction and recovery), different organs of the AUC, and with the EU, World Bank, UN agencies and regional intergovernmental organizations, bilateral partners, think tanks, academic institutions and non-governmental organizations to foster and strengthen the practice of urban risk management and sustainable urban development.
  • Participate in consultations and drafting of joint agreement and MOUs and statements of intent on urban risk management and resilience building.
  • Foster partnership through attendance in regular meetings, contributions to joint knowledge products and joint conferences and workshops on urban risk management and resilience building/recovery or relevant areas.
  • Support AUC in its engagement in partnerships on urban risk management and resilience building through reporting and developing briefing notes and background information when required.
  • Support resource mobilization efforts for urban risk management and resilience building through development of project concept notes and proposals.
  • Support establishment of interdepartmental task force at AUC to facilitate mainstreaming DRR, including urban resilience in AUC department.
  • Carry out any other relevant tasks assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), preferably in urban planning, civil engineering, disaster management, geography, development studies, social sciences, public policy or related field is required
  • Working knowledge of any other African Union official language is an additional advantage
180 Months
  • A minimum of 15 years of professional work experience of which minimum 7 years’ experience in urban risk management/related aspects; experience in providing technical advice in the development and implementation of policies and programmes, including the review of policy documents and programmes in the area of disaster risk reduction, climate change, recovery and/or closely related fields is required.
  • Experience in the application of global and regional frameworks for disaster risk reduction and climate change to the urban context, including the domestication of the Sendai Framework, is preferred.
  • Experience in providing regional policy advice, regional technical assistance, and capacity development to support to multi stakeholder institutions in establishing and coordinating multi-partner interventions is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in West Africa on urban risk reduction, climate change adaptation and/or recovery is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working with an international or regional organization or multilateral, including UN is preferred.
  • Coordination experience working directly with governments, development partners, and international organizations would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of and experience within the AU system would be an asset
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Disaster risk reduction, Climate change mitigation and mechanisms for technology transfer
  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in urban risk reduction and resilience building, including in urban risk analysis/assessments, early warning systems/preparedness initiatives, capacity building of urban local governments and other key stakeholders in urban risk management, mainstreaming risk reduction in urban planning and development strategies/policies/plans, development of urban recovery and risk reduction plans and programmes in crisis contexts is required.
  • Urban Risk Management: Knowledge of urbanization processes, urban development and management, and urban risk reduction concepts, frameworks and principles and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

Technical Competencies:

  • Disaster Risk Reduction: Knowledge of DRR concepts, frameworks and principles and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
  • Recovery: Knowledge of core recovery principles and frameworks, and ability to guide delivery at regional, national and community levels.
  • Resilience: Knowledge of how multiple risks and impact on development, and the delivery of resilience to communities and countries through reducing vulnerability and reducing risk.
  • Representation: Ability to productively share AU knowledge, experience and activities at international, regional and national platforms.
  • Partnerships: Ability to engage with, mobilize support from and forge productive working relationships with a wide range of partners at the regional, national and local levels (public, private, academic, civil society, business community leaders).

Other Functional Competencies:

  • Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work, including stakeholder-centered approaches for office/division
  • People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction by:
    • involving team members in different stages of work and decision making;
    • promoting independent thinking and action; and
    • following high professional standards and motivating excellence in others.
  • Delivery: Ability to get things done by:
    • meeting goals, timelines and quality requirements;
    • accepting accountability for the outcomes of programme delivery; and
    • facilitating improvement and innovation in the delivery of products and services.
  • Advocacy: Ability to advocate a point of view and influence others.
  • Resource Mobilization: Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources.
  • Trends and emerging areas analytics: Ability to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design.
No

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Project Coordinator - COVID-19 Social & Economic Response and Recovery Project 02 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Thailand
UNDP
Thailand
Bangkok (THA)
English,Thai
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
02 November 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 Project Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Project Coordinator will:

  • In-charge of coordinating technical substance, ensuring high quality, efficient and effective output/project delivery;
  • Liaise with the project team and stakeholders for the coordination and results of the assigned outputs/activities;
  • Support and facilitate coordination of all technical and logistic arrangements for timely project implementation and activities.
  • Support the Project Team in the daily coordination of project activities with UNDP staff, government agencies, NGOs, academia;
  • Maintain regular contact with focal persons of partners and project service providers such as academic institutes, consultants;
  • Facilitate communications and advocacy of the project results;
  • Keep the Project Team updated on issues and potential delays and risks to the work schedule and other operational and budgetary issues.
  • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day project implementation and ensure achievement of targets;
  • Assist in reviewing the study, Business Continuity Pan, needs assessment, feasible studies, developed by consultants;
  • Support the mobilization of competent national and international experts as needed;
  • Assist in preparing meeting minutes, mission reports, project progress reports
  • Participate in M&E activities as required;
  • Strengthen knowledge networks and organize knowledge sharing sessions;
  • Compile success stories;
  • Undertake any other duties as required by his/her supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, Economics, Public Management, International Development or related fields

60 Months
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in development areas at the national or international level;
  • Experience in project coordination especially with government agencies;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, producing quality results.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Working experience with UNDP or other UN Agency will be considered as an asset;
  • Experience of working in international organizations/projects will be considered as an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Thai(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration
No

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

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Application deadline: 02-11-2020

Communication Specialist 03 November 2020 Nat. Expert UNDP Yemen
UNDP
Yemen
Sana'a (YEM)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
03 November 2020

Minimum age: 35 years old, unless specified otherwise below. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of ERRY Project Manager and the UNDP Communication Team Leader, the Communication Specialist will undertake the following tasks: Social Media
 Assist in the implementation of the project communications Strategy with focus on the social media tools.
 Prepare and implement social media campaigns in consultations and guidance with UNDP communication team and communication specialist of joint coordination unit. This includes content preparation and dissemination as well as media outreach.
 Generate posts/tweets sheets on a daily basis to ensure frequent updates for ERRYJP1, UNDP Yemen Facebook page and Twitter accounts.
 Follow-up with the ERRY project technical specialists on the most recent and cleared updates from the field and use them for social media and website updates in quarterly basis after the clearance from the communication team of UNDP and JCU. General Communication
 Contribute to start and scale up an interactive communication-model that gives ERRY, SIDA and Famine response beneficiaries a voice.
 Plan, draft and prepare press releases, success stories and articles in consultation with the project team members and implementing partners. Media Monitoring
 Generate/translate media products project activities and events.

Visual Communication
 Demonstrate good skills in video-editing to respond to urgent and ad-hoc changes in videos products. Ensure content updates to UNDP Yemen YouTube Channel.
 Demonstrate good capacity in designing infographics and information visual content for social media, website and publications.
 Demonstrate good skills in photography and photo-editing skills to keep project products and webpages fresh.
 Maintain project photo database, in CO SharePoint, using a systematic approach while ensuring the accessibility and diversity of project photos.
 Translate between English and Arabic for an ad-hoc small-scale publications (including social media clippings) and meetings
 Conduct capacity building of IPs in terms of ensuring proper visibility and products such as photo, videos etc.
 Regular updates on communication plan and implementation of activities.
 Communication risks log update on quarterly basis for all projects. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
 Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
 Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
 Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
 Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
 Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
 Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. Communication, Jounalism, International Relations or area related to the Communication.

84 Months

7 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in story writing, photo editing, social media marketing and website or other relevant programmes; working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset;
 Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, stories 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;
 Have affinity with or interest in Communication at UNDP, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
No

Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams, Building Trust

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

Application deadline: 03-11-2020

International Admin, Finance and Procurement Specialist 04 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Timor Leste
UNDP
Timor Leste
Dili (TLS)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
04 November 2020

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

Under the supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) and National Project Manager (NPM) in close consultation with the Financial Operation Unit of the UNDP Country Office, the International Admin, Finance and Procurement Specialist will execute and ensure that all financial and related activities of decentralisation project are implemented in a timely manner in strict accordance with UNDP’s set rules, guidelines and procedures.

1. Ensure administration of budgets and implementation of finance processes are in line with UNDP operational procedures and donor requirement:

  • Prepare and modify budgets in the operational system as per orientation of the CTA and NPM
  • Monitor all expenditures through a shadow accounting-tracking mechanism so the precise financial status of the project is maintained.
  • Support NPM initiate project annual budget, review and perform budget revision and reversal.
  • Monitor budget delivery and implementation in order to alert the NPM for timely modifications.
  • Prepare budget reports - quarterly and annual financial reports as per agreed work plan.
  • Prepare financial ad-hoc reports upon request of NPM or by UNDP Management.
  • Maintenance of accounts receivables for the project and inform NPM on need to follow up on contributions.
  • Establish and promote inside the office financial guidelines and procedures as per UNDP rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Advise the project team on the specific EU financial guidelines.
  • Proactively monitor Finance Dashboard and take corrective action.
  • Provide financial input to prepare the Work Plan of the Programme.

2. Principle accounting, cash management and administrative support functions:

  • Review and ensure all request for payments, requisitions and required vouchers, all payments and receipts are compliance with the UNDP Rules and Regulations.
  • Ensure control of supporting documents for payments
  • Maintenance of internal expenditures control system, which ensures that vouchers and all transactions are correctly processed and recorded in Atlas system.
  • Ensure that payrolls, travel claims, or any other financial entitlement are duly processed and ensure timely correction actions on any financial or budget errors
  • Process and monitor petty cash and cash advance management
  • Act as focal point for internal and external audits and accounts examinations
  • Ensure proper filling and record of all financial transactions
  • Assist all project staff on financial management related issues
  • Full compliance of administrative management and inventory ensuring that proper asset management is performed in adherence to UNDSS/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies
  • Perform any other tasks as required by the NPM or designated programme official

3. Procurement

  • Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; elaboration of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system
  • Prepare and update the multi-year and annual Procurement Plan for all purchasing and procurement activities needed by the Project
  • Set up and maintain an effective monitoring and recording system for procurement;
  • Manage procurement processes for goods and services according to the Procurement Plan, that includes: (i) Ensure all necessary preparations for procurement are finalized, such as Terms of Reference for technical specifications of goods/services, Evaluation Criteria, Market Research, Evaluation Panel set-up; (ii) Advertise of the Invitation for Bids/Quotations; (iii) Prepare documents for the Evaluation Panel (iv) Prepare bidding documents/request for quotations, bids/quotations evaluation reports, contract conditions including issues of performance guarantee, advance payment guarantee, insurance, liquidated damages, contract execution schedule, payments, delays, compensation events, contract extension, quality control, disputes, claims parties' obligations and so on in accordance with the sample documents applied for this Project; (v) Review and certification of submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP), Reginoal Committee on Procurement (RACP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP) ; (vi) Implementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase orders are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems; (vii) Monitor and supervise the contract implementation, including issues off claims and disputes, compensation events and so on;
  • Successful implementation of e-procurement including e-tendering module
  • Liaise with Procurement Officers in the UN organizations as needed
  • Monitor and support partners in Project activities, especially related to procurement
  • Participate in procurement training courses if necessary;
  • Maintain a repository for various Terms of References, and other relevant documents used for the Procurement processes
  • Be proactive in identifying sources where potential suppliers can be reached, including the use of social media
  • Maintain lists of the potential suppliers, and performance of previous suppliers

4. Support capacity building and knowledge transfer for National Admin/Finance staff and implementing partners in project operations:

  • Regular hands on and structured training programmes for national admin/finance staff of the project.
  • Capacity building and guidance of implementing partners, including government institutions and CSOs.
  • Development of SOPs and checklists, as well as training materials as needed to fill the capacity gaps.
  • Participate in trainings related with administration/management/procurement and finance.
  • Contribute to sharing lessons learned and knowledge with the project staff or related CO staff

Functional Competencies and Critical Success Factors:

In addition to specific tasks, the International Admin, Finance and Procurement Specialist is expected to carry out work with professional standards demonstrating the skills and behaviors as listed below.

Operational Effectiveness:

  • Providing guidance on policies and procedures.
  • Time management for tasks’ deadline.
  • Strong IT skills, knowledge of office software packages and Atlas.
  • Ability to perform a variety of standard specialized and non-specialized tasks and work processes that are fully documented, researched, recorded and reported.
  • Ability to review a variety of data identifies and adjusts discrepancies, identify and resolve operational problems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to handle visitors, phone calls with tact and courtesy.

Self-Management:

  • Responsibility for one’s own work and actions.
  • Focusing on results for the project implementation and responding positively to feedback.
  • Working with energy and a positive and constructive attitude.
  • Good self-control even under pressure.
  • Interacting with others in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Managing own time and tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Carefully checking own work in terms of accuracy and completeness.
  • Highly self-motivated.

Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Sharing knowledge and experience with colleagues.
  • Actively working towards continuing personal learning and applying newly acquired skills.
  • Demonstrating openness to improve and ability to manage complexities.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree in finance, management and business administration or equivalent.

36 Months
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in finance, accounting and audit, or other relevant programmes; experience with finance, economics and administration is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Experience in resource management or related functions;
  • Must have proven experience in capacity building or provision of training;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrable analytical, communication, coordination and teamwork skills; culturally and socially sensitive;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • 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.); advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages; and office technology equipment; experience in handling of web-based management systems, especially Atlas and ERP financials, preferably PeopleSoft;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have knowledge of or experience in gender equality and the elimination of violence against women and girls, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other finance, economics and administration related experience, Finance, accounting and audit

* Finance

* Accounting and audit

* Economic and administration

* Web-based management systems, especially Atlas and ERP financials, preferably PeopleSoft

No

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

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Application deadline: 4-11-2020