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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Public Information Assistant 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Cameroon
UNHCR
Cameroon
Bertoua (CMR)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
30 September 2020

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

Sous la supervision du Chef de Sous Delegation de Bertoua et en etroite collaboration avec le Public Information Officer de Yaounde, le Public Information Assistant a Bertoua effectuera les taches essentielles suivantes:

  • Communication sur les projets du HCR : planification, mise en œuvre, et évaluation des actions de communication et de visibilité des projets mis en œuvre./veiller à la visibilité des bailleurs
  • Relations Presse : Mise en place et maintien d’une collaboration étroite avec les mass médias ainsi et les organisations dont l’appui est essentiel à la réalisation des objectifs de plaidoyer et de communication. Comme activités: organisation des couvertures médiatique des activités du HCR et de ses partenaires ; Organisation conférences/voyage de presse et briefings avec les médias, Veille médiatique quotidienne et rédaction des articles;
  • Relations publiques : organisation des évènements grand public pour la promotion des activités du HCR en vue du soutien du public et de l'intégration sociale du réfugié
  • Production et diffusion des matériels de visibilité destinés aux différents publics : Participation au renforcement de la présence de l’UNHCR sur les réseaux sociaux, notes conceptuelles, analyses, rapports, contributions à des publications sur le plan national , au sein du système des NU et autres plateformes
  • Production et et edition de reportages de terrain multimédias (photo, vidéo, radio, texte)
  • Appui à la coordination avec les acteurs humanitaire et du gouvernement (Préparer des kits d’information (cartes, statistiques, notes d’information, profils de sites, etc; Mise à jour régulière des listes de contact en assistant dans les réunions de coordination et en assistant dans le partage des produits d’informations
  • Appui au rapportage externe : assister /contribuer à la préparation des rapports interagences, assister à la gestion et la mise à jour régulière des outils de monitoring et suivi sectoriel, rédaction des procès-verbaux des réunions, rédaction de SitReps, partage des comptes rendus des réunions de coordination, des profils de site, des statistiques, etc. avec les autorités locales et les partenaires, etc.)
  • Appui à toute autre tâche selon le besoin
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Diplôme post-secondaire en communication, journalisme, ou dans un domaine connexe.
24 Months
  • Au moins 2 ans d'expérience professionnelle en communication ou journalisme; competences techniques en prise de vue photo et vidéo;
  • Avoir d’excellentes aptitudes en communication;
  • Bonne maîtrise de l’outil informatique; en particulier dans les applications Microsoft ;
  • Une familiarisation aux procédures des Nations Unies constitue un avantage supplémentaire ;
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Other communications related experience, Public information and reporting
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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NB: Il s'agit d'un poste pour les Volontaires des Nations Unies Nationaux. Seuls les ressortissants du pays de programme ou les résidents légaux du pays de programme avec le statut de réfugié ou encore les résidents légaux du pays ou du territoire de programme avec le statut d’apatride sont admissibles à déposer leur candidature

Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

Date limite de candidature : 30/09/ 2020

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2. Important : After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it.

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3.Click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Note: This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (the Programme Country) and legal residents in (the Programme Country or territory) with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Application deadline : 30/09/ 2020

Executive Assistant 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Cameroon
Open

Executive Assistant

International Specialist
UNHCR
Cameroon
Yaounde (CMR)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
30 September 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 MCO Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in managing the flow of information to the supervisor, in identifying priority matters that need to be urgently addressed by the supervisor and in proposing actions;
  • Analyze supporting documentation and summarize most relevant points for the supervisor; contribute to ensuring that appropriate action is taken by responsible Section Heads on matters brought to the attention of the supervisor;
  • Assist in following-up on policies and instructions presented by the supervisor.
  • Keep the Supervisor of developments in UNHCR’s major operations in the West and Central Africa regions, and of policies issues related directly to UNHCR or to humanitarian issues under the broader UN system.
  • Assist the supervisor in the preparation of statements that represent UNHCR’s overall policies and which highlight specific areas of concern. Propose and draft substantive correspondence for the supervisor. (SMC notes, talking points, meeting notes).
  • Confer with Section Heads to secure timely and authoritative information relevant to matters requiring action, decisions or the signature of the supervisor.
  • Ensure that the supervisor is prepared for meetings and missions by drafting talking points, by researching relevant information; and by establishing contacts (within and outside UNHCR) on the subject matters to be discussed.
  • Accompany the supervisor to meetings and on missions in order to prepare notes on the discussions, ensure follow-up in matters raised, and support the supervisor with any relevant input.
  • Support the supervisor in efforts to raise the profile of UNHCR and the agency’s concerns within the context of the broader United Nations system.
  • Contribute to coordinating drafts of position papers and other documents relevant to the activities of the Office.
  • Ensure that high-level visitors are appropriately addressed, that they receive background information as necessary, and that protocol is respected.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Political Science, International Relations, Law or other related fields.

Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.

36 Months
  • Minimum 3 years of previous work experience relevant to the function;
  • Proven drafting and editing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • A proven ability to act with discretion and diplomacy is essential for this function;
  • Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point), and Internet browsing;
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages such as Spanish and/or Portuguese is an asset
  • Strong skills on social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
  • Good knowledge and experience of UN operations.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
International law, Political affairs and political reporting
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Shelter Assistant 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Cameroon
Open

Shelter Assistant

National Specialist
UNHCR
Cameroon
Meiganga (CMR)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
30 September 2020

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

Under the Coordination of the Head of the Meiganga Sub-Office and under the functional supervision of the Assistant WASH Officer, the incumbent will have for main tasks to:

  • Conduct, in liaison with the heads of other sections, Comprehensive and priority needs assessments in terms of housing and essential infrastructures for refugees in sites as well as those outside the sites in their area of ​​intervention, to ensure the most effective response.
  • Contribute to the collection of both qualitative and quantitative datas and information on the profiles / needs and living conditions of refugees and host populations, particularly in the area of ​​housing. Regularly update datas and the situation of access, quality and housing conditions of refugees.
  • Ensure the implementation of UNHCR's Shelter and site planning Strategy; contribute to the analysis of the impact and relevance of this strategy in light of the changes that occurred in the operational context. Participate in updating the shelter strategy, taking into account the local context, age, gender, climate, environmental protection, available resources and skills.
  • Monitor projects and activities of the partners in charge of shelters and infrastructures to ensure compliance with national and international standards in their implementation.
  • Follow up and technical control of the infrastructure projects implemented.
  • Provide advice, technical guidance on infrastructure issues and projects to UNHCR management and sectoral staff and partners.
  • Organize and provide training in construction techniques and practices leading to more sustainable solutions and draw on local construction practices and materials. Produce/examine the drawing, plans, and contribute to the writing of technical specifications for infrastructure construction / rehabilitation on behalf of UNHCR.
  • Monitor the results of projects to ensure that the work is completed in accordance with the plans and completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure a reliable, regular and timely reporting on the housing situation of refugees and on the infrastructure works undertaken and on the indicators trends.
  • Participate in the coordination of humanitarian interventions in ​​housing assistance and in the planning and programming exercises.
  • Respect and implement, in collaboration with the Programme Officer, the Assistant WaSh-Shelter Officer, the Admin Finance Officer, the Supply Associate and the Multifunctional team, all the procedures put in place.
  • Perform other related duties as required
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Hold a Degree or an Advanced technician Diploma in civil engineering, rural engineering or architectural work.
  • Have knowledge of humanitarian operations / knowledge of intervention areas would be an asset
48 Months
  • Have a professional experience of at least 4 years in one of the fields mentioned above
  • Knowledge of Fufulde and Sango languages would be an asset
  • Have a good command of the use of MS Offices softwares (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), computer assisted drawing softwares (AutoCAD 2D and 3D, ArchiCAD, Adobe Illus-trator ...) and Geographic Information Systems softwares (Map Info, ArcGIS, Arcview ...).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other human settlement related experience, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
No

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

Si vous n’êtes pas encore enregistré(e) dans la base des données du programme VNU :

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3. Ensuite, allez à 'Ma page' à https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup , cliquez sur le lien « Recrutement spécial » et sélectionnez l'appel spécial auquel vous souhaitez postuler.

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3. et cliquez sur le lien « Recrutement spécial » et sélectionnez l'appel spécial auquel vous souhaitez postuler

NB: Il s'agit d'un poste pour les Volontaires des Nations Unies Nationaux. Seuls les ressortissants du pays de programme ou les résidents légaux du pays de programme avec le statut de réfugié ou encore les résidents légaux du pays ou du territoire de programme avec le statut d’apatride sont admissibles à déposer leur candidature

Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

Date limite de candidature : 30 /09 / 2020

*********************************************************

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

1. Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

2. Important : After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it.

3. 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 ?

1. Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

2. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and

3.Click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Note: This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (the Programme Country) and legal residents in (the Programme Country or territory) with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Application deadline : 30/ 09/ 2020

Media and Communication Specialist 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNCDF Senegal
UNCDF
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
30 September 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 Regional Digital Hub Manager and the global Result Management Analyst, the Media & Communication Specialist will be responsible for:

  • designing and implementing the communication plan
  • recording the research journey and human story telling of the customer journey
  • coordination and knowledge dissemination of the study; 4) reviewing and editing research and communication material
  • supporting in content development for knowledge products
  • organising webinar
  • organising 2 round table workshops
  • contribute to drafting the study
  • Promote a better understanding of access to grid electricity and electric equipment for women and youth issues as well as the work conducted to assist states in countering these thematic in Senegal by carrying out media, information and communication campaigns on various platforms
  • Draft and edit key external information material, including brochures, web stories, press releases, briefing points and official discourses
  • Designing Survey and sampling, coordinate launch of surveys and qualitative interviews in close collaboration with UNCDF Communication department
  • Coordination and knowledge dissemination to private sector (e.g. FSPs, energy companies) and public sector stakeholders (e.g. Central Bank and regulators) in data analytics usage and monitoring
  • Supporting the development of publications on digital finance and economies, energy finance including working paper, blog, and donor reporting. Support in content development for knowledge products including working papers, dashboard, blogs, website materials, presentations etc. Review and edit, working papers, research and communications materials
  • Update website and Social Media Management: prepare new material and update daily and weekly content for the unit’s website and Social Media platforms.
  • Assist in media monitoring on issues related to access to electricity (online, print and broadcast).
  • Sorting, production and maintenance of a photo and video gallery with content from unit’s projects
  • Assist with designing, production and dissemination of unit’s publications and reports;
  • Participate in key events and conferences as needed.
  • Assist with development and implementation of communication and sensitization activities
  • Establish unit’s database (Media and Stakeholders) for information and media dissemination.
  • Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers from other agencies and UNCDF HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Maintain close collaboration with local media and influencers.
  • Attend UN Communications Group meetings and participate in joint activities as required.
  • Respond to other media and communication related requests as needed.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

A Master’s degree or equivalent in journalism, communication, media with a strong interest for social science, international relations, political science, law, public administration or related fields is mandatory

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of work experience in communication and media
  • Demonstrated experience in financial inclusion and/or the energy sector
  • Demonstrated experience in using computer and software packages and (advanced) Excel
  • Experience in West Africa is preferable but not mandatory.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Public law

Journalism, communication, media with a strong interest for social science, international relations, political science, law, public administration or related fields is mandatory

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30-09-2020

Special Assistant to the Team Leader/Director/ UNISS/ISU 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Senegal
UNDP
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
30 September 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 supervision of UNISS/ISU Director or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Special Assistant will be part of the ISU team based in Dakar and she/he report to the Team Leader/Director. She/he liaise with key partners such as UNOWAS, UN Agencies, DCO, R-UNDG, etc. in discharging the following duties and responsibilities:

1) Provides effective executive-level support to the ISU Team Leader/Director

  • Synthesizes and summarizes information for the Director to facilitate decision-making;
  • Prepares and/or coordinates preparation of, substantive policy briefs, speeches and detailed presentations and other materials as needed for the Director’s internal and external use;
  • Facilitates the flow of communication between teams, particularly between Dakar, New York and regional entities to ensure establishment of efficient workflows;
  • Manages the communication linkages within the ISU;
  • Contributes to aligning business processes and the rationalization of workflows where needed;

2) Manages the flow of communication and data in and out of the ISU and the efficient and strategic use of the Director’s time

  • Serves as the chief aide and liaison to the ISU Director and as primary manager of the director’s daily agenda;
  • Uses sound judgment to sort through issues requiring the ISU Director’s attention as well as other demands on the Director’s time, to prioritize decision-making by the ISU Director;
  • Develops and maintains a tracking system to assist the ISU Director in following up on assignments and confidential correspondence;
  • Liaises with ISU partners and other relevant parties to ensure proper coordination of and preparation for the Director’s official missions and visits;
  • Prioritizes and coordinates travel plans for the ISU Director and oversees meeting arrangements;
  • Drafts and/or assists in the drafting of correspondence at the request of the ISU Director for their clearance and signature;
  • Staffs key meetings with/in support of the ISU Director and prepares relevant notes for file.

3) Supports the ISU Director’s relations with UNWOAS, DCO, R-UNDG, and external partners

  • Prepares the ISU Director for core meetings by soliciting and compiling inputs and talking points;
  • Manages and coordinates the ISU Director’s relations with other regional partners and initiatives;
  • Manages the preparation of briefs, correspondence, and other documentation for the ISU Director ensuring quality control and timely submission;
  • Supports the ISU Director in fulfilling corporate responsibilities related to new initiatives.

4) Strategic planning

  • Initiates, plans and manages special assignments/projects for the ISU Director and serves as his/her representative at meetings with other counterparts for planning and coordination purposes;
  • Organize and keep on track meetings minutes which involve the participation of the ISU Director;

5) Knowledge development and management

  • Contributes to relevant UNISS pillar working groups;
  • Stimulates the use of blogs, social media, community of practice to ensure wide dissemination of positions, events, debates on the topics covered by the ISU team;
  • Ensures the continuous collation of lessons learnt and best practices in the areas of partnerships and communications for development;

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Master degree or equivalent
  • Master’s degree or post graduate diploma in development studies, international relations, public administration, business administration, economics, law, social sciences or related field.
60 Months
  • Minimum of five years (5) of relevant work experience in national and international development or related fields;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Macroeconomics and public finance, Administration and administrative assistance, Other finance, economics and administration related experience
  • Demonstrated experience providing management advisory support in the United Nations system, NGOs, or public-sector organizations;
  • Demonstrated strategic planning experience;
  • Experience in inter-agency work in UN coordination would be an asset;
  • Field or regional-level experience would be an asset.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30-09-2020

Civil Engineer 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Civil Engineer

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bunia (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
30 September 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 Field Engineering Officer / Chief of Unit person the duties of the Civil Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of construction projects documents including structural details, sketches, bill of quantities, specifications, cost analysis and cost estimations.

  • Managing the whole life cycle of the project from design stage up to finalization of the execution with different stakeholders and clients involved.

  • Experience in preparing technical documents for procurement solicitations as per Engineering Section requirements.

  • Prepare structural calculations and specifications for aboveground and undergrounds structures in reinforced concrete, steel, wood, masonry and stone;

  • Analyzes project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and to ensure that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources;

  • Preparation of monitoring reports and reporting tools of the progress of the construction activities on sites.

  • Coordinate the above-mentioned tasks with other works and other engineers included in the project such as electrical engineers, water sanitation, environmental engineers.

  • Assist other units such as Operations, Infrastructure, etc. when required and liaise frequently with the Building Maintenance Unit Supervisor

  • Conducts preliminary site investigations to obtain field data such as soil characteristics, plot dimensions, existing structuresdrainage and other data required for building site selection;

  • Ensure that the works meet the engineering standards in accordance with international codes and regulations and internal SOPs of the sections

  • Ensure that the works meet the environmental procedures within the mission;

  • Prepare material specifications for the purpose of raising requisitions of materials; ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained at all times;

  • Ensure that quality control procedures are in place during implementation of the works on site.

  • When working with 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;

  • Perform other related duties as may be required.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineer / Architecture or similar discipline related to construction.

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

60 Months

At least 5 year experience in development, management and implementation of construction projects .

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision
  • Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineer / Architecture or similar discipline related to construction.

    An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

  • Experience in preparation of project documents such as bill of quantities, technical specifications, layouts, cost analysis.

  • Experience in managing construction project with different stakeholders

  • Experience in basic calculation of underground and above grounds structures.

  • Very good computer skills especially for sketching layouts;

  • Technological awareness: Experience with MS office software and MS Projects, ability to develop and operate common office management database, engineering and spread sheet applications, CAD software for basic layouts.

  • Client orientation: Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement;

  • A valid vehicle driving license;

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

  • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable.

  • MS Project, AutoCAD, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).

  • Fluency in English mandatory.

  • Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory)

Yes

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

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Waste Management/Environmental Engineer 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Goma, Beni (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
30 September 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 Engineer (CE) the duties of the Waste Management/Environmental Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Implements the Environmental Guidelines and Policies in the mission;

  • Supports the implementation of the Environmental Guidelines and Mission Waste Management Plan by providing technical support to field locations on request in the areas of waste management in particular;

  • Prepares consolidated reports on environmental actions of all mission locations, sites and identifies problem areas to be addressed by the relevant Sections and Units within the mission.

  • Reviews statements of work, contracts and services for engineering projects related to the disposal of solid waste in accordance with international, local and mission environmental standards;

  • Formulates and evaluates waste procedures and projects for accuracy, soundness, feasibility and cost;

  • Develops conceptual designs, feasibility studies and multi-year plans of waste management systems to be implemented in field locations;

  • Prepares an environmental action plan, guidance materials and instructions aimed at achieving environmental objectives.

  • Assesses existing waste management infrastructure in mission (including, but not limited to, local infrastructure) and proposes innovative technical solutions to reduce waste-related risks;

  • Supports the development of training activities aimed at building mission capacity to meet mission environmental objectives;

  • Keeps up to date on environmental developments.

  • Any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Environmental Specialist, Architectural, or other relevant discipline.

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years implementing similar projects related to environment and waste management.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
  • Good understanding of the environmental and waste management issues related to construction projects including water and sanitation and electrical projects.

  • Knowledge of architectural, engineering and construction principles and practices as well as international environmental codes, standards and guidelines applicable to the construction industry.

  • Experience in monitoring, reporting, development, and coordination in either public or private sector organizations is an asset.

  • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable.

  • MS Project, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).

  • Fluency in English mandatory.

  • Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory)

Yes

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

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Electrical / Mechanical Engineer 30 September 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
30 September 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 Field Engineering Officer / Chief of Unit person the duties of the Electrical/Mechanical Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of electrical projects documents including diagrams, sketches, calculation of requirements, bill of quantities, specifications and estimations related to the electrical and HVAC projects.

  • Monitoring on site the installation of new electrical networks and systems and maintenance of existing systems by guiding, instructing and clarifying doubts to contractors, manpower, subcontractors involved in the implementation.

  • Preparation of monitoring reports and reporting tools of the progress of electrical tasks on sites.

  • Coordinate the above-mentioned electrical tasks with other construction works and other engineers included in the project.

  • Ensure that the works meet the electrical, safety and environmental standards in accordance with international codes and regulations;

  • Install and carry out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on submersible and centrifugal pump stations, motors, AMF (Automatic Mains Failure) panels, lifts, car washers, water filtration and purification plants, alternators and generator control panels, generators, ACs, HVAC installation systems;

  • Carry out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on all overhead, underground and buildings electrical installations and equipment;

  • Analyze and correct distortion on loads;

  • Perform surveys and prepare technical reports; design and prepare drawing of electrical installations;

  • Prepare material specifications for the purpose of raising requisitions of materials; ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained at all times;

  • Assist other units such as Water and Sanitation, Operations, Infrastructure, etc. when required; Liaise frequently with the Building Maintenance Unit Supervisor;

  • When working with 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;

  • Perform other related duties as may be required.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering;

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

60 Months

At least 5 year experience in development and implementation on site of electrical and HVAC projects .

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Electrical engineering
  • Experience in planning and estimation of electrical projects and HVAC projects;

  • Very good computer skills especially for drawing of electrical diagram, sketches and;

  • Technological awareness: Experience with MS office software and MS Projects, ability to develop and operate common office management database, engineering and spread sheet applications;

  • Client orientation: Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement;

  • A valid vehicle driving license;

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

  • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable;

  • Fluency in English mandatory;

  • Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory);

  • MS Project, AutoCAD, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).

Yes

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

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Political Affairs Officer 01 October 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
Open

Political Affairs Officer

International Specialist
MINUSCA
Central African Republic
Obo (CAF)
French,English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
01 October 2020

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

The UN Volunteer Political Affairs Officer will report directly to the Director of the Political Affairs Division or a designated officer and will be responsible for the following duties:

1) Political Analysis and Advice

  • Provide country-specific and regional analysis on the impact of developments in CAR and in the region and make policy recommendations for UN response.

  • Identify, analyze and monitor political developments and emerging issues with respect to the

  • implementation of the Mission’s mandate assesses implications and make recommendations on policies, strategies and other measures to address the issues of concern and to advance mandated objectives.

  • Provide support to the follow-up and implementation of the Political Peace Agreement signed on 6 February 2019.

2) Reporting and Information Management

  • Prepare summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to, daily and weekly situation reports, briefing notes, options papers, code cables and input for the reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council, General Assembly or other bodies.

  • Prepare contextual information material, such as background notes, political profiles, and databases of relevance to the assigned portfolio.

  • Manage information to ensure its accessibility and utility.

3) Planning, Coordination and Facilitation

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with UN Common System colleagues and counterparts, Government representatives, civil society actors, military and law enforcement actors, academic and research institutions, and other national and international partners on information sharing, policy and coordination matters.

  • Support prefectural efforts to develop inclusive political dialogue through the follow-up and implementation mechanisms of the Political Peace Agreement to address root causes of conflict with all main stakeholders, including signatories.

  • Consult and cooperate with partners to develop strategies and plans of action to address political challenges, in pursuit of shared objectives. Monitor, evaluate and report on implementation.

  • Assist in the organization of meetings and mission events, prepare written summaries and conduct follow-up activities as appropriate and draft correspondence, political reports, analyses and talking points for Mission Leadership.

  • Draft programmatic funding project proposals in support to Mandate implementation.

  • Facilitate project implementation either directly or through implementing partners, throughout the project implementation cycle.

  • Prepare narrative and financial reports on project implementation, as required by PAD guidelines.

  • Participate in fact-finding and other missions.

  • Prepare written summaries of meetings/visits and assist with follow-up activities, as appropriate.

  • Perform other relevant duties as required.

  • 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

Master degree or equivalent

A degree in law, political sciences or international relations is highly desirableponent..

36 Months

A minimum of three (03) years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, diplomacy, conflict resolution, development, disarmament or related field. Experience in political analysis and outreach, solid report writing skills (on political issues) is required, and Relevant experience in international organization or nongovernmental organization- in a conflict or post-conflict setting is highly desirable.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Crisis and conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution and reconciliation, Other emergency management experience

Political science, international relations, international economics, law, public

administration or related fields. A first-level university degree (BA) in combination with qualifying

experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Yes

Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 01-10-2020

Child Protection Reporting and Database Manager 01 October 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 October 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 the reporting chief of unit in Goma, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Child protection Monitoring and reporting

  • Contribute to developing and implementing the Child Protection Section work plan under the guidance of the Child Protection Advisor and in close collaboration with other partners

  • Assist in the identification of protections issues related to children and armed conflict falling within

    MONUSCO’s overall protection of civilians (PoC) mandate and within the mandate of the Children and Armed Conflict agenda under Security Council Resolutions 1539, 1612, 1882, 1998, 2427;

  • Contribute towards the mainstreaming of child protection in the work of all the Components/Sections within MONUSCO, including the Force, JHRO, POC, Civil Affairs, Gender, Sexual Violence, UNPOL and Justice Support Section.

    Collection of information, insertion to database and data management

  • Management of database in which highly confidential information relevant to the collection of data on grave child rights violations are stored; ensure that information in the database is analyzed, in narrative and through illustrations for reporting purposes

  • Ensure verified data is accurately documented and submitted in incident reports to the central database daily

  • Review, analyze and validate data to ensure consistency, reliability, accuracy based on MRM guidelines

  • Provide contributions to all reports that the section is mandated to deliver, such as SG reports, thematic reports, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

  • Coordinates the Country Task Force on Children and Armed Conflict with UNICEF to harmonize data and prepares presentations for the monthly meetings and any other relevant platforms and partners.

  • Provide guidance to staff on the management of electronic records

  • Assist in standardizing data management procedures such as documentation and reporting as per UN standards Monitor and report on the six grave child rights violations by parties to the conflict (killing & maiming, recruitment, attacks on schools and hospitals, abductions, sexual violence and denial of humanitarian access). This includes taking part in joint investigations, interviewing children and witnesses.

    Action plan implementation and working with partners

  • Contribute towards the implementation of the Government of DRC/UN Action Plan to prevent and stop child recruitment and other grave child rights violations by armed forces and groups; this includes: separation of children from armed forces and groups and documentation of their cases; negotiating release of children from detention and documenting their cases; developing outreach materials and activities to prevent violations; contributing to the fight against impunity of perpetrators responsible for grave child rights violations; advocacy with government partners;.

  • Assist in building local and national capacity for towards the protection of children affected by armed conflict through training, mentoring and awareness raising activities.

  • Any other related duties as may be required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • University, master’s degree or, any first level University degree, combined with at least 2 years’ practice in Human rights or child protection at international or national level.

36 Months

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports the Child Protection Section-MONUSCO with professionalism, dedication and client orientation. The following qualifications are required:

  • University, master’s degree or, any first level University degree, combined with at least 2 years’ practice in Human rights or child protection at international or national level.

  • Child protection or human rights former experience required.

  • Practical experience in child rights and their application and implementation in armed conflict situations.

  • Experience with UN Peacekeeping Operations, UN agencies or protection NGOs highly desirable.

  • Practical experience in the use of office databases, Microsoft access, ITEM, excel sheets, etc.

  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English is essential.

  • Driving license is required.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights, Monitoring and evaluation, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
  • Practical knowledge on protection issues in armed conflict situations is highly desirable;
  • Very strong experience in databases, reporting and making presentations;
  • Knowledge of human rights and child protection issues or interest in acquiring necessary understanding of these. Practical experience in child rights and their application and implementation in armed conflict situations.
  • Practical experience in monitoring, investigation and reporting
  • Experience in applying international standards on child rights and human rights in conflict situations
  • Practical experience in human rights/ child rights programming, advocacy and training
  • Field experience in armed conflict situations. Experience with UN Peacekeeping Operations and/or UN Country Offices highly desirable.
  • Ability to work in a team but also under own initiative in sometimes difficult circumstances within a multidisciplinary and diversified team.
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Practical experience in the use of office databases, Microsoft access, word, and excel;
  • The priority for the volunteer is to be able to manage a Database, analyze data and write reports on grave child rights violations. The priority is not knowledge of child protection, it is the ability to write good reports in English and French based on data that is analysed by the volunteer. An understanding of Human Rights or Child Rights is an advantage, but not crucial.
Yes

Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 1st October 2020