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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Implementation Specialist in Marine Litter 01 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNEP Greece
UNEP
Greece
Athens (GRC)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 July 2021 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 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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Application deadline: 1 November 2020

Motor Vehicle Electrician (Electronic Vehicle Management System / Carlog System) 01 November 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Goma (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
01 November 2020

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

Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of Chief workshop Unit the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Complete maintenance and repairs of all United Nations light vehicles/equipment operated by MONUSCO in assigned area in accordance with the manufacturer’s specs and to the highest standard.

  • Assist in workshop management on a broader scale in all related Transport sub units in supervisory capacity;

  • Identify spare parts from the manufacturer parts reference book.

  • Ensure that all spare parts, filters, lubricants etc. required for each repair are correctly documented in the vehicle work order.

  • Ensure that presence within the workshop is consistent with working hours and all inspections/repair tasks assigned are completed in a timely manner.

  • Assist in recovering / repairing vehicles on-site which cannot be recovered to workshop for repairs.

  • Ensure the security of all equipment provided for use within the workshop area.

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

  • Any other related duties as may be required.

Technical/Vocational diploma

Diploma and or Technician’s Certificate in Motor Vehicle. •Basic knowledge related to workshop management, automotive spare parts management, inventory and warehousing. Driving License up to at least ‘C’ class as well as MHE operator.

72 Months

At least six (6) years of progressive experience in maintenance and repairs of light and heavy vehicle/equipment. At least, two years (2) supervisory responsibilities. Familiarity with United Nations electronics systems and procedures in the field is desirable.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Vehicle and fleet operation and maintenance, Other transport related experience
  • Vehicle Mechanic/Electrical - Diploma/Technical Certificate.

  • At least five years of post-training experience.

  • Knowledge with the basics of automotive parts management, inventory, and warehousing.

  • National/International Vehicle Driving License up to C class.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a must; Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

  • Demonstrated experience in training / coaching or the interest to do so is essential.

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System

  • Knowledge in Microsoft excel, word and outlook.

Yes

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

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Application deadline: 1st November 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

Transport Assistant 02 November 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Transport Assistant

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bunia (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 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.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Transport Officer (CTO) and Regional Transport Officer, the UN Volunteer “Transport Assistant “will undertake the following Fleet Vehicle Inventory duties:

  • Redistribute transport assets meet variations in demand, ensuring maximum economy and efficiency at all times, as directed by CTO and Regional Transport Officer. Keep evidence and monitors the of assets;

  • Maintain vehicle and transport equipment inventory records for both United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE) and Contingent Owned Equipment (COE).

  • Assist in the Bi-annual physical inventory of non-expendable transport assets in accordance with the established procedures and deadlines;

  • Assist Fleet Manager in preparation of the Mission Vehicle Establishment Committee (VEC) meetings;

  • Assist Fleet manager on issues related to life management of the UN-owned vehicle fleet and implementation of the Vehicle Replacement Policy;

  • Ensures that vehicle write-off cases ;

  • Coordinate with logistic supply chain management on vehicle inventory issues;

  • Coordinate with MOVCON for urgent delivery of Transport shipments by air, land or internal waterways;

  • Assist in the provision of inputs for reports on transport fleet and composition;

  • Assist in ensuring the constant availability of vehicles for assignments in support of one-off and emergency tasks as directed by the CTO;

  • As directed by the Fleet Manager, issue official registration (license) plate numbers to vehicles and trailers brought into the area of operation, including all UN-owned , contingent-owned vehicles, vehicles leased/ rented by the Mission, vehicles provided by the host Government and provided by any other source for the exclusive use of the Mission;

  • Maintain license plate number database;

  • Assist in the Driving Test and Driving Permit Unit:

  • Keep evidence and advise the Fleet on COE vehicles matters;

  • Assist in performing other related duties as required.

Technical/Vocational diploma

Transport and Logistics related diploma. Technical or Vocational Certificate in Logistic and Transport or other relevant fields is desirable. A valid driver’s license is required. Experience in Familiarity with United Nations systems and procedures in the field is desirable. Working within DPKO, Police or Military background is desirable.

60 Months

A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in motor vehicle transport operations, vehicle fleet management or related area.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Vehicle and fleet operation and maintenance, Other transport related experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in motor vehicle transport operations, vehicle fleet management or related area.

  • Transport Logistics working experience with UN DPKO missions to include Military Component or Civilian Police.

  • Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable.

  • Knowledge in Microsoft excel, word and outlook

Yes

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

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Application deadline: 2 November 2020

Environment Governance Associate 02 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNEP Bahrain
UNEP
Bahrain
Manama (BHR)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 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.

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 is required, fluency of spoken and written Arabic is desirable.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), 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: 02 November 2020

Administrative Associate 03 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
03 November 2020

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 direct supervision of Head – Programme Coherence/Assurance Unit the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Monitors project review processes and schedules related to the unit’s outputs; where applicable, assists in the verification of receipt and accuracy of requisite documents, approvals, signatures, etc. to ensure compliance with relevant administrative requirements.
  • Maintains calendar/schedules; monitors change and communicates relevant information to appropriate staff inside and outside the immediate work unit.
  • Supports a wide range of administrative roles such as recruitment, procurement, contract administration, travel and consultant payments as per UN administrative and financial rules, regulations and guidelines.
  • Provides secretarial and administrative support to Project Review Committee (PRC) meetings, conferences.
  • Monitors the UNEP-PRC email to ensure PCAU actions on requests within set timelines.
  • Responds or drafts responses to routine correspondence and other communications; uses standard word processing package to produce a wide variety of communication documents, memos and reports.
  • Support tracking project submissions to PRC Secretariat.
  • Performs data entry and extraction functions on Microsoft excel.
  • Generates a variety of standard statistical reports, etc., using various databases.
  • Maintains files (both paper and electronic) and databases for work unit.
  • Tracks email communications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Education - Additional Comments: Business Administration, Project Management or related area
24 Months
  • Experience in business administration support or related area is required.
  • Experience working on projects and project data management is desirable.
  • Proven experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel is desirable.
  • Experience working with Enterprise Resource Platform ERP systems e. g umoja is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience at the United Nations, UNEP or other international organizations on administration, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or environment would be considered an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration, Administration and administrative assistance, Other development programme/project experience

Project administration support

No

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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

Application deadline:-03-11-2020

Information Technology Assistant 03 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
03 November 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of Secretary of Governing Bodies and Deputy Secretary of Governing Bodies, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in organizing and supporting the meetings of the UNEP Governing Bodies, in particular OECPR and UNEA.
  • Support the staff of the unit in all matters related to the application of Information Technology, including user support, and the application of social media
  • Provide IT support to the servicing of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and the Open-ended CPR.
  • Contribute to the regular update of unit website contents and that of marine litter.
  • Develop and maintain mobile application for UNEA delegates
  • Maintain the Paper smart portal by troubleshooting and solving bugs in the system
  • Develop new modules as required by the secretary of the governing bodies for the paper smart portal
  • Prepare questionnaires, surveys etc. in their design and online mode.
  • Manage the GoToMeeting or any virtual meeting tool that the secretariat uses in its meetings

Support virtual meetings held by the secretariat

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree in Information Technology, Information System Technology, Computer Science or relevant area of study

Education - Additional Comments: A diploma/certificate in graphic/web design will be desirable

36 Months
  • 3 years working in a busy web development environment with extensive experience with Drupal platforms.
  • Strong programing skills in PHP and for Drupal modules
  • 3 years of working experience
  • Strong ability to work and interact well with diverse groups;
  • Collaborative work approach and team spirit;
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Web and graphic design, IT architecture and IT project management
  • Programming
  • Web/graphic design
  • PHP
  • Drupal Modules
No

Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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

Application deadline:-03-11-2020

Communication Associate 09 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNEP Bahrain
Open

Communication Associate

International Specialist
UNEP
Bahrain
Manama (BHR)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
09 November 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 general supervision of the Officer overseeing the respective projects or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Development and production of communication and advocacy instruments and materials for marketing and awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and press releases and media outputs in coordination with the projects team
  • Identify key outreach opportunities and media networks and contacts in West Asia region such as other related events for dissemination of products;
  • Conceptualize, format and prepare content for all outreach materials including:
    • Pamphlets on projects and specific topics for the region in both languages: Arabic and English
    • Advertising material including but not limited to banners, brochures, pamphlets, billboards, OPEDs, web campaign, campaigns for broadcast TV and Radio spots, print and social media (in both Arabic and English)
  • Develop a series of stories from projects and related environment topics in the region that can be used for the website, social media, and other media (in both Arabic and English)
  • Develop and deliver promotional videos on environment topics in the region that can be used on social media and other communication channels.
  • Editing content of strategic information materials including press releases, press kits, and other information material (in both languages Arabic and English) targeting national and local government officials, ministries and leaders, international and regional organizations, donors, private sector, civil society, NGOs and research. Assist in their publication and dissemination.
  • Identify and collate a database of regional and international media outlets with which UNEP could build links to enhance advocacy, outreach and strategic communications;
  • Produce, in infographics forms, regular and annual progress reports capturing all deliverables, achievements and impact of the awareness activities against a baseline to be established at the beginning of the assignment.
  • 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 communication, marketing in environment or related fields. 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;

36 Months
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in communication, public information, marketing or other relevant fields. 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.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Vision, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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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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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: 9 November 2020

Air Operations Assistant 10 November 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Air Operations Assistant

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Goma (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
10 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 Chief Air Region/Unit Chief the duties of the Operations Coordinator will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans and coordinates air transportation activities in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures, UN directives, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Aviation Manual, UN Aviation Standards for Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Air Transport Operations (UN AVSTADS), ICAO standards and recommended practices and the host country's Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs).

  • Ensure that air operations are conducted in compliance with Air Tasking Orders (ATOs)/Daily Flight Schedule (DFS), DPKO Aviation Manual, MONUSCO Aviation SOP and other relevant SOPs, UN directives, ICAO, IATA and the host country’s aviation standards, practices, procedures and regulations.

  • Review all operational and logistical mission requests sent by JMCC/MOVCON and Force Air Operations.

  • Manage CASEVAC/MEDEVAC flights, VIP flights and other special missions.

  • Participate in the integrated Search and Rescue operations for MONUSCO air assets and other aircraft upon request.

  • Review, plan and coordinate daily projected task orders and air support requirements.

  • Conduct risk analysis and determine risk mitigation measures in order to bring risks to acceptable levels.

  • Ensure airframes are selected and allocated to achieve maximum cost effectiveness in mission support.

  • Any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Technical/Vocational diploma

Technical or vocational Diploma/License in Air Transport/Flight Operations, Air Traffic Control or graduation from equivalent military establishment is required.

36 Months

3 Years experience in related field.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Air transport, air traffic control and safety
  • Air transport, air traffic control or safety are mandatory;

  • Other transport related experience Optional;

  • Computer skills: Proficient in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word,) and other IT applications;

  • Language skills: A good command of spoken and written English is required, and knowledge in French is an advantage;

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Technical or vocational certificate in Air Transportation at Commercial Pilot License level as a minimum, Safety Management, Air Traffic Control or graduation from equivalent military establishment or military/air traffic control training is required;

    • At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in aviation or related field;

    • Relevant training/experience in flight operations management, scheduling and support is highly desirable.

    • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

    • Good knowledge of Aviation and of the recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is needed.

    • Receptiveness towards client needs is very important, including the ability to maintain tact and diplomacy always.

    • Solid computer skills including proficiency and in-depth knowledge of MS office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point); High school diploma or equivalent.

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 10 November 2020

PROGRAMMME POLICY OFFICER 10 November 2020 Int. Specialist WFP Central African Republic
Open

PROGRAMMME POLICY OFFICER

International Specialist
WFP
Central African Republic
Kanga Bandoro (CAF)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
10 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 Field Office and working in close collaboration with programme unit in the Country Office, the incumbent will be in charge of the overall programme operations management in the field office. He/she will Organize, plan, implement and coordinate all WFP programme activities in order to meet the desired programme objectives, in accordance with the strategy agreed by the Country Office Programme Unit. He/she will closely supervise the Field Office

operations to ensure timely planning and delivery of food assistance and cash-based transfer to the beneficiaries. He/she will ensure Programme and Supply Chain Units’ interaction/coordination and strictly implement WFP’s policies, rules and regulations related to Programme, according to corporate guidelines and technical guidance from the country office. The UNV Programme Policy Officer will therefore be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contribute to the development of projects, concepts, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
  • Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
  • Follow up on data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
  • Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and government counterparts to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.
  • Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.
  • Identify areas of intervention for WFP in close collaboration with local authorities and cooperating partners.
  • Participate and contribute to overall humanitarian coordination mechanisms at the level of the field office; Liaise with government authorities, international and local NGOs, UN agencies, beneficiaries and pipeline agencies with a view to harmonizing and coordinating ongoing and future food assistance activities.
  • Regularly meet with and brief the above-mentioned stakeholders in order to discuss new findings and corrective actions, when required.
  • Transmit clear, comprehensive and yet concise information to the Country Office. Facilitate public information on food assistance activities.
  • Ensure the timely Monitoring and Evaluation of WFP activities
  • Coordinate and supervise the duties assigned to the Programme Assistants and Monitoring Assistants.
  • Ensure that proper monitoring, data collection and reporting of WFP food assistance supported activities are planned and carried out in collaboration with stakeholders providing relevant quantitative and qualitative information.
  • Undertake field visits and spot-check visits to view projects outputs and beneficiaries, inspect storage places, extended and final delivery points where WFP commodities are received in the country.
  • Evaluate the performance and capacities of the cooperating partners, and review agreements accordingly.
  • Liaise with supply chain team in the field office and ensure timely delivery of food to the Cooperating partners and beneficiaries.
  • Ensure timely provision of the following reports Weekly/Monthly Activities Report as required;
  • Other as required.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses. Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
36 Months
  • Has gained experience in implementing programmes with cooperating partners.
  • Proven experience in working in humanitarian operations implementing General Food Distribution, nutrition, resilience, and school feeding activities using in kind and Cash based Transfers with Internal Displaced People, refugees and host populations.

Has gained some exposure in field operations, preferably in a hardship duty station or emergency situation.

  • Experience in implementing and managing programmes, as well as providing inputs into programme design. Specific experience with General Food Distribution, Nutrition, Food for Assets, school-based Programmes and capacity building will be further valued.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relations with internally and externally counterparts, partners and stakeholders with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Result oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Other development programme/project experience, Monitoring and evaluation
  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to WFP; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to WFP procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and WFP in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.

Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan

coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;

  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;

Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards WFP’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

No

Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 10-11-2020