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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

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

Experto-a en Género y DDHH en honor a Marion Buller 02 November 2020 Nat. Expert OHCHR Guatemala
OHCHR
Guatemala
Guatemala City (GTM)
Spanish,English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
02 November 2020

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

En el marco de la autoridad delegada y bajo la supervisión de la coordinadora de la Unidad de Género o su representante designado/a y en estrecha coordinación con la Analista Legal y de Género, el/la Voluntario/a de la ONU llevará a cabo las siguientes tareas:

·         Facilitar la implementación del mandato de OACNUDH en el área de responsabilidad designada (AdR). 
  • Asegurar la integración de las perspectivas de género y de pueblos indígenas, dentro de todas las actividades de derechos humanos asignadas, incluyendo la estrategia de género de OACNUDH-Guatemala.
·          Apoyar en las estrategias de asistencia técnica en derechos humanos y especialmente las actividades relacionadas con el proyecto PROFEM.
  • Establecer y mantener contactos con representantes gubernamentales, autoridades indígenas, organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG), organizaciones de la sociedad civil, agencias de la ONU y de cooperación internacional y otros aliados que operan en el AdR.
·          Asistir en la redacción de informes, notas informativas y otros documentos que puedan ser requeridos.
·          Cualquier otra actividad que se requiera o sea asignada por la supervisora. 
              
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Título de Grado (Licenciatura/Ingeniería/Etc.): en Derecho, Ciencias Políticas, Relaciones Internacionales, Ciencias Sociales u otra disciplina relevante para los derechos humanos.

96 Months
  • Experiencia laboral en derechos humanos desde una perspectiva de género y/o interculturalidad, es requerida.
  • Experiencia en mecanismos internacionales de monitoreo de derechos humanos, es deseable.
  • Experiencia y/o conocimiento de la situación de los derechos humanos en Guatemala será considerada una ventaja.
  • Experiencia laboral a nivel nacional y/o internacional en el ámbito de los derechos humanos de las mujeres, incluidas mujeres indígenas, garífunas y/o personas LGBTI, es altamente deseable.
  • Experiencia de trabajo con organizaciones de sociedad civil, idealmente a nivel comunitario, es deseable.
  • Experiencia en redacción y en elaboración de informes o notas de análisis.
  • Conocimientos informáticos sólidos, incluyendo manejo avanzado de varias aplicaciones de Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) así como email/internet; familiaridad con gestión de bases de datos y equipamiento tecnológico de oficina;
  • Fluidez en español oral y escrito es requerido. Conocimiento del inglés será valorado. Se podrá dar preferencia a candidatos/as que tengan conocimientos de un idioma maya, xinca o garífuna.
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights, International law

al menos 8 años de experiencia profesional progresiva, responsable y relevante en el campo de los derechos humanos o la justicia a nivel nacional y/o estándares internacionales de derechos humanos.

No

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

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Fecha límite para postularse: 02/11/2020

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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.

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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.

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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

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Application deadline: 9 November 2020