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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
GIS Specialist 18 May 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

GIS Specialist

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Kinshasa, Beni (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2022 with possibility of extension
18 May 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 GIS, duties of the GIS Specialist will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in timely preparation, maintenance and provision of geographic information and maps in support of the mission’s operations;

  • Collect, process and evaluate geographic data, including vector, raster and thematic data;

  • Compile large-scale operation maps and small-scale briefing/report maps;

  • Archive mission geographic data and maintain and update geo-database system;

  • Assist in providing geographic information training and education programmes for mission staff;

  • Participate in field recognizance survey, road assessment using the Global Position System (GPS), the mobile data collection solutions and preparation of reports;

  • Conduct aerial missions using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or Drones) to collect aerial photography of the areas of Interest for MONUSCO’s operations.

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

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in GIS, Surveying, Geography and/or related field

48 Months

At least 4 years in GIS and geo-spatial related information technology are required;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing

Computer and related Skills:

  • Experience with database management and geo-database systems is desirable;

  • Practical experience in image processing using software ArcGIS and ERDAS software is required;

  • Practical experience for conduction air missions using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or Drones) is desirable;

  • Knowledge and practical experience of using various types of GPS for data collection; Knowledge and practical experience with MS Office, ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView, and its extensions such as 3D analyst or Spatial analyst is desirable;

Yes

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

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Application deadline: 18-05-2021

Rations Assistant 18 May 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Rations Assistant

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bunia (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2022 with possibility of extension
18 May 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 Rations Unit through the Rations Operations Officer the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Monitor contractors’ performance;

  • Examine, verify and review the contract terms in respect of food rations items supplied by the contractors to ensure that they respects terms and conditions;

  • Perform quality control and quality assurance for all work and/or services provided by the contractor;

  • Monitor shipments of incoming containers and inspect the rations on arrival, including accompanying documentation as required, i.e., health and safety certifications to conform to UN Standard.

  • Conduct regular inspections/site visits at contractor's facility (warehouse & vehicles) to check cleanliness, validation and warranty of fresh, frozen and dry items and subsequent submission of reports to Chief Rations Unit;

  • Conduct follow-up inspections to ensure compliance with directives/instructions given during previous inspections;

  • Conduct scheduled and unannounced inspections at all unit/contingent's rations stores, reefers, kitchens and dining halls to ensure compliance with ration management guidelines and procedures, hygienic and safety standards of both food handlers and equipment;

  • Conduct periodic inspections at sub-contracted local bakeries and suppliers to ascertain compliance with hygienic and quality standards of products provided to military units/contingents;

  • Assist food officers (contingents) in resolving ration quality complaints;

  • Participate in regular training programs, i.e., Electronic Rations Management System Training, food seminars and food conferences for contingent's food officers organized by rations unit or locally by Sector Rations Unit.

  • Provide suggestions and solutions on quality problems revealed and provide input to the reports;

  • Monitor the cold chain used by the contractor so that food is stored in acceptable conditions of storing;

  • Monitor and advice accordingly on pest control in the contractor’s facility;

  • Perform other related functions as assigned by the Chief of Unit.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Technical training in food rations inspection, operations and contract administration is essential.

36 Months

At least 3 years of experience in food industry (production, processing, management, supply) progressively responsible experience in food storage, delivery standards, and quality control is essential.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Inventory, asset and warehouse management, Logistics and supply management

- Proficient in various MS office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and the ability to generate ad hoc electronic documents, spreadsheets and databases.

- A good command of spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of French is an advantage. For candidates with no knowledge of French, refer to point 13.

- At least 3 years of experience in food industry (production, processing, management, supply) progressively responsible experience in food storage, delivery standards, and quality control is essential;

Yes

Client Orientation, 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.

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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: 18-05-2021

ICT in Education Curriculum Specialist 24 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNESCO Samoa
UNESCO
Samoa
Apia (WSM)
English
Immediate
12 months
24 May 2021

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

Development of the learning management platform and deployment of a learning management system:

  • Collaborate with the LMS Administrator and MESC curriculum division in populating the LMS system for Samoa using e.g. Moodle with content
  • Undertake a need assessment inquiry to support development of content and training that are demand responsive.
  • Identify knowledge gaps of staff in the effective implementation of the learning management system and support capacity development through appropriate training programmess.
  • Provide technical support in maintaining content within the learning management system by creating and uploading modules and courses, granting access and role-based user permissions, updating course content, and running reports.
  • Develop and publish course templates for reuse by educators in designing courses for online and blended learning delivery.
  • Support subject matter experts in the design and creating of learning materials and maintenance processes.
  • Periodically Monitor the quality of courses hosted on the learning management system with time-bound reviews/audit of course status, and coordination to eliminate duplication, conflicting or redundant content.
  • Create and Manage community/discussion forum/ social media feed system within the learning management system including functionality, appearance, tabs, and settings.
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for process and quality improvements, provide feedback on usage, defects, and suggest enhancements.
  • Seek and promote collaborative partnerships to meet training needs and opportunities for the professional development of teachers and in MESC and education sector.
  • Analyze data and recommend solutions to utilize the LMS to deliver, track training and measure performance of users.
  • Create and update resources to train and support learners on how to use the technology for online and professional development.

User Management:

  • Work with subject matter experts, provide design support in developing online course materials to facilitate learning.

Course Management:

  • Publish and archive online or blended learning solutions.
  • Assigns training curricula for professional development of educators
  • Work with the Information Technology and Curriculum department of MESC to develop relevant learning outcomes and corresponding modes of delivery
  • Analyze reporting data and recommend strategic direction for MESC and education sector, or others, as appropriate.
  • Create and manage the overall course structure and sets up courses based on specifications from the curriculum staff.
  • Manage tracking of course revisions and history.
  • Build online assessments and evaluations in the learning management system for courses.

Troubleshooting:

  • Work with the curriculum staff to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to accessing the learning management system and course content, in particular for persons with disabilities.

Training of trainers for teachers, key personnel nominated by education sector and the librarians:

  • Together with the LMS Administrator, conduct basic training in using digital technologies for education for 100 students with disabilities
  • Conduct capacity development training for trainers of teachers, teachers, and MESC curriculum division staff, NUS nominated staff and others from the education sector on the preparation and delivery of online content and e-assessment of learners.
  • Conduct training of trainers in designing and delivering online courses using Moodle LMS
  • Together with the LMS Administrator, support training of 100 teachers from 20 schools to use assistive technologies for ensuring inclusion of the students with disabilities.
Doctoral degree

Education:

  • Advanced degree (a Masters’ or a PhD) in instructional design, educational design, ICT in education technologies, education pedagogies, or other related fields.
60 Months

Experience:

  • Over five years’ work experience in instruction design/ LMS:
    • ICT for education with practical experience in online learning using the Moodle LMS
    • Learning design and/or curriculum development.
    • Teaching or Training Background beneficial and passion for learning

Skills and competencies:

  • Good knowledge of multiple web design technologies, such as HTML, Web 2.0
  • Previous experience in learning management system administration.
  • Good knowledge of online teaching and learning, products and systems requirement.
  • Good knowledge of the LMS and technical competence to curate contents for LMS
  • Ability to develop instructional guidebooks and training manuals
  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and able to exchange information on complex issues;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural environment with external and internal partners;
  • Excellent organization and planning skills, including the ability to organize own work priorities and deadlines. Discretion and maturity of judgement are required;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
IT architecture and IT project management

Communication and Information Sector and Education Sector.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, 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.

The Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) is about USD 2,418.72 and an additional monthly family allowance will be paid for recognized dependents as per the UNV Conditions of Service.

Please note that this assignment is in-situ and requires presence in Samoa immediately subject to approval of temporary resident permit/entry permission by the Government of Samoa.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Travelers are NOW required to be fully vaccinated before entry into Samoa with any vaccine pre-qualified by the World Health Organization (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, & Janssen).

A legitimate vaccine certificate is required for boarding. Fully vaccinated implies completion of the required prescribed doses per vaccine used. All should have completed 2 weeks post vaccination prior to travel.
A hard copy must be presented on arrival into Samoa
Passengers who haven't been vaccinated or failed to complete required doses of vaccination will be denied boarding.
Children under 18 years are exempted from the requirement above.
A Negative rtPCR copy test is still required to be taken within 72 hours of departure from originating airport. The lab result must be presented in hard copy on arrival into Samoa.

Application deadline: 24th May 2021