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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Junior Officer, in the Tobacco Free Initiative 28 February 2021 Int. Youth WHO Egypt
WHO
Egypt
Cairo (EGY)
English,Arabic
01 March 2021
10 months with possibility of extension
28 February 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Advisor, Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI), the International
UN Youth Volunteer - Junior officer Tobacco Free Initiative will:
- Complete, in full coordination with TFI team and in collaboration with the country focal points
in both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance, the country sheet of GTCR, through
regular follow up with countries and collection of all supporting documents;
- Validate the information collected with HQ and EMRO team;
- Make sure that the sign-off process is completed with the relevant national authorities; follow
up with WRs and focal points on the completion of the process;
- Provide regional material as follows: country factsheet - country presentation for each country
in coordination with TFI EMRO;
- Contribute to the implementation of the TFI workplan;
- Provide technical support to countries for implementing their plans;
- Support Member States in the finalization of national action plans and national targets in the
area of ‘NCD’ Best Buys;
- Provide support to countries to adopt and implement the highest measures in the MPOWER
policy;
- Develop technical material to support EMR countries as required by the Unit;
- Provide technical assistance for national and regional initiatives on strengthening the
MPOWER and NCD Best Buys at country level;
- Support other activities related to technical side of the programme; and
- Support other activities related to the project’s management as requested.
- Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

- Bachelor's degree in social studies.

- Highly recommended for this assignment University of Cambridge.

12 Months

- Required Experience: 1 up to 2 years of experience.

- Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
- Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
- Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
- Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
- Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
- Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer
work, internship) would be highly regarded;
- Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health

- Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 1 years) in tobacco control.

- Requirements for Area of Expertise: Public health - Tobacco control.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Vision

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select the special call to which you would like to apply.
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Application deadline: 28 Feb 2021

UNV Youth Specialist in Communication 28 February 2021 Nat. Youth WHO Senegal
WHO
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
6 months
28 February 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Cluster, the UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the development of a communication strategy and implementation plan for the country office in line with the Global Communication Strategy.
  • Provide sound advice and analytical inputs that contribute to strengthening institutional relations with partners and increase WHO visibility.
  • Support communication for meetings, seminars and high-level WHO events on high priority public health issues and health partner coordination meetings.
  • Conduct adequate research and write articles, reports, newsletters, update web and social media content, ensuring that the material is accurate and posted/published in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate in editorial processes to produce publications, IEC and training materials, monitoring the work of designers, printers, etc., ensuring that the material produced is of the highest technical quality and excellence.
  • Support the documentation of the WHO country office success.
  • Design and execute action to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services in information management and public communication
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Advance degree in communication, Journalism, social science or equivalent preferred.

24 Months

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in communications, media engagement, marketing, and social media.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience

Expertise

Mandatory yes/no

Media liaison

Yes

Managing organization’s corporate image

Yes

Drafting of newsletters and articles

Yes

  • Analytic skills
  • Networking and relationship building skills
  • Interpersonal and team work skills
  • Computer and management of social media skills
  • Layout and graphic design skills will be an added advantage
No

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

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First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Senegal and legal residents in Senegal with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.”

Application deadline: 28-02-2021

Air Operations Assistant 02 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Air Operations Assistant

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
02 March 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of Chief Airfields Support Unit, Wau , the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Plan and resurvey the landing sites every four months while ensuring that airfields data bank is updated daily. Also ensure daily that the Chief-AATU (C-AATU) is updated accordingly;
  • In coordination with other stake holders, Plan and carry out survey of other landing sites as may be required by respective users of such landing sites;
  • Be vigilant and make a close follow up with Air Operations planning cell and Flight following unit to get latest information or survey reports submitted by flight crews and process such reports/information accordingly;
  • Timely response to queries from stations in the States/Regions, other UNMISS Sections or other Organizations, regarding issues related to UNMISS landing Sites;
  • Ensure that NOTAMS are collected from SSCAA and timely disseminated while the C-AATU remains updated accordingly;
  • Assist the C-AATU in coordinating with Engineering Section and CITS Personnel, for the installation and operability of all Radio Navigational Aids and other essential electronic and engineering equipment where applicable while keeping the C-AATU timely updated accordingly;
  • In consultation with the Unit Training Officer and C-AATU Carry out actual Trainings of UNMISS and non - UNMISS personnel requiring entry into the airside for the purpose of performing their duties;
  • In consultation with the C-AATU and coordination with the Aviation Section Training Officer, prepare materials and participate in the Training for Air Liaison Officers;
  • Coordinate with the supplies unit and collect all supplies, equipment and protective gears that have been ordered by AATU;
  • In consultation with OICs of other out stations/ landing sites, distribute the required AATU equipment and protective gears and ensure the items are received in good order;
  • Attend to queries from stations in the regions regarding provision of AATU equipment and protective gears for Aviation personnel working in those areas;
  • In the absence of other colleagues, ensure that all new arrivals to the Aviation Section and Aircraft flight crew are briefed accordingly. Also, attend Aviation briefings;
  • In the absence of other colleagues, perform all the duties that normally go under their responsibilities;
  • Keep the Chief Airfields/Air Terminals Unit updated of all essential information related to the Unit or Aviation section;
  • Monitor of the Crew visas, IDs, Driving Permits, Airport Passes, Vehicle access passes requests are processed on time; the crew qualification documents, Licenses, medical certificates and all related paperwork are saved on the shared drive and Lotus database;
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the Chief Airfields/Air Terminal Unit and or other relevant senior AATU officials.
Secondary education

Should have proven training in the Aviation Industry, Ramp Operations, Dispatch , Flight Operations.

36 Months

At least 3 Years of experience in the Aviation industry, (Flight Operations/Dispatch certificate, Air traffic Control certificate are desirable).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Air transport, air traffic control and safety

Computer skills: Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.)

Yes

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

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Application deadline: 02 March 2021

Epidemiologist 28 February 2021 Nat. Specialist WHO Zimbabwe
Open

Epidemiologist

National Specialist
WHO
Zimbabwe
Harare (ZWE)
English
01 March 2021
3 months
28 February 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of the World Health Organization Representative and working within the WHO Health Emergency Cluster, the UN Volunteer - Medical Epidemiologist will undertake the following tasks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Provide technical advice to the MOHCC IDSR and partners, in the development and implementation of strategies and programmes related to the epidemiological needs for priority diseases, conditions and events. Under the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) and International Health regulations (2020).
  • Conduct real-time analysis of outbreak intelligence data on COVID-19, with other team members, for epidemic forecasting and detection, guide national and districts on data quality improvement, use of data for monitoring of trends, ALERT and ACTION thresholds (triggers), as well as methodologies for performing Data Quality Audit (DQA) at district and health facility level.
  • Synergize surveillance and response data received from multiple sources including Health Information Systems, vertical reporting programmes, community Based Surveillance and IDSR. Improve on efficiency of data collection, correlation, analysis, interpretation and timely action.
  • Provide technical support for the establishment and functionality of Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) and Public Health Management Committee (PHEMC) for potential hazards like Infectious diseases, Zoonotic events, Food safety events and chemical events at the district level as per the national guidance and standards.
  • In collaboration with the MOHCC Directorates of Disease Prevention and Control (DPC) and Primary Health care, strengthen the implementation of Community Based Surveillance (CBS) for priority diseases, conditions and events including Points of entry/cross border surveillance, where applicable.
  • Provide technical guidance for the establishment, implementation and maintenance of the electronic IDSR (e-IDSR) as well as related descriptive and analytical studies.
  • Support the MOHCC in the production of information products and reports including weekly newsletters, quarterly bulletins, annual reports, IHR reports, outbreak situation reports, etc.
  • Contribute to capacity building of the surveillance workforce at national and district levels to enhance IDSR/IHR implementation
  • Timely reporting to WHO on a variety of epidemiologic data needs on daily/weekly/ monthly basis as required.
  • In cooperation with MOHCC IDSR Programme, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the planned surveillance activities, as well as alert and response capacities for event detection, verification and response in compliance with IHR 2020.
  • Support the conceptualization, design, execution and analysis of communicable and non-communicable disease prevention and control related operational research
Master degree or equivalent

A university degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Community Health or equivalent. Desirable: Master's degree in Epidemiology, Public Health or Community Health.

60 Months
  • At least five years related experience, at the district or national level, in implementation of public health surveillance, outbreak investigation and response.
  • Previous experience in implementation of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) is necessary.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Disaster risk reduction, Public health, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
No

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

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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: 28 February 2021