En

UNV Regional Websites

UNV works in 150 countries and territories, deploying UN Volunteers to advance sustainable development at grassroots level. Explore our work in the different regions of the world.

view
East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
view
West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa
view
Arab States
Arab States
view
Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
view
Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean
view
Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific
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

* 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: 28 Feb 2021

Judicial Affairs Officer 07 March 2021 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
Open

Judicial Affairs Officer

International Specialist
MINUSMA
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
07 March 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Chief of Justice and Correction Section or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Judicial Affairs Officer will:

  • Contribute to the development of the rule of law strategic plans and serve as primary reporting officer for the Section.
  • Contribute to the coordination of the section's activities and assist in the day-to-day coordination of key activities with other mission components (e.g., human rights, political affairs, police, gender) and UN entities.
  • Draft budget documents, planning documents, talking points, speeches, reports, etc. for the Section.
  • Implements legal and judicial programmes of the work unit and advises on the relevant legal frameworks, institutional reform of the judiciary, prosecutions and law enforcement, and legal representation or aid.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relations with the police, the prosecution and prison services, the judiciary and other Government officials as well as with the respective mission components;
  • Conduct research and analysis and provide expert advice and technical assistance to national counterparts on legal and judicial systems, including on legal and institutional reform;
  • Participate in the mapping and assessment of the judicial and legal systems, with on the functioning of the judiciary in the North of the country as well as in factors in rule of law progress in the field (rule of law indicators);
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, the incumbent should set aside dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development.
Master degree or equivalent
36 Months

At least 3 years of work experience preferably in the field in one or some of the following is highly desirable: reporting, planning or project manager in a national system, international organization, an international or mixed criminal court, or assessment of factors in rule of law progress in the field (Rule of Law Indicators); informal or traditional justice and traditional/informal justice authorities;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform

Fluency in French is an advantage

Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, 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: 07-03-2021

Innovation and Technology Assistant 07 March 2021 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
MINUSMA
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
07 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 the Chief of the Innovation and Technology Unit within the Field Technology Section, the Innovation and Technology Assistant will be required to operate as part of the Innovation and Technology Unit team supporting the Mission. Major responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and manage Commercial Contracts for Surveillance and Protection Technology;
  • Assist with spare parts management for Surveillance and Protection Technology;
  • Oversee and manage manufacturer repairs and maintenance activities for Surveillance and Protection Technology;
  • Ensure that Issue and Incident registers are properly maintained by the support personel for Surveillance and Protection Technology;
  • Assist with drafting SOPs and various correspondence;
  • Research and evaluate new technologies in the context of the Mission Mandate;
  • Follow-up with Procurement Section and MOVCON on status of acquisitions and shipping;
  • Travel to other field stations/locations as and when required;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in Telecommunications/Information Technology related field.

Relevant Military training/certification acceptable.

60 Months

A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience with Surveillance and Protection Technology, preferably in a military/law enforcement context/environment.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Telecommunications systems, Other information and telecommunications technology experience

Essential Technical Skills:

  • Working knowledge of geographic information principles and data analysis tools,
  • Very strong computer literacy with word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets and databases.

Desirable Skills:

  • Ability to work as a team member is as critical as acting independently.
  • Demonstrate willingness to succeed in an independent management setting and take upon self-created initiatives in building job performance.
  • Knowledge of French language
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, 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 for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 07/03/2021

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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?

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

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

* 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: 28 February 2021