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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
International UNV Administrative and Budget Officer 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
MINUSCA
Central African Republic
Bangui (CAF)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
27 September 2020

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

  • Maintain an accurate staffing table and contacts list for all personnel employed within the section.

  • Keep a contact list for key mission staff/offices, governmental offices, local and international

  • companies and UN Agencies.

  • Prepare all correspondence (including administrative documents) of the Section and ensure distribution.

  • Coordinate and monitor all administrative issues and requirement of Transport Section (e.g. Stationeries, Office Equipment).

  • Process all incoming and outgoing correspondences (memo, fax, reports) and ensure the distribution to other offices/units according to importance and urgency.

  • Take notes and prepare minutes of meetings.

  • Arrange and maintain the CTO calendar.

  • Maintain the filing system (electronic & hard copy) of the office, reference materials and be responsible of the archive system.

  • Ensure the attendance of the Transport Section, e.g. sick leave; leave requests.

  • Distribute all relevant correspondences from the Mission Administration or the CTO to all the Units / Personnel of Transport Section.

  • Coordinate all official regional and international travel arrangements (MOP, PT8, F10 etc.).

  • Assist and give guidance on Personnel issues to national staff.

  • Supervise one local staff (Office Assistant).

  • Assist the Chief Transport Officer by providing input for the formulation of Transport operation and acquisition plans for the year.

  • Assist in providing input that contributes to the raising the annual budgets for the Section.

  • Process payment of invoices related to the Section.

  • Produce relevant budget reports on status of the budget and related to the establishment of the yearly budget.

  • Support the development and implementation of the budget.

  • Carry out Service Entry Sheets in UMOJA and pursue all R&I reports to ensure that payments to vendors, consultants and contractors are made on time and as per the contract.

  • Follow the costs recovery of the Section and raise the corresponding documents in UMOJA.

  • Send out monthly and annual insurance reports to the UNHQ regarding Transport Section’s assets.

  • Assist in the registration and insurance of vehicles in accordance with the local laws.

  • Provide statistical input and prepare reports by use of reporting tools available in UMOJA.

  • Manage the petty cash of the Transport Section.

  • Carry out all other tasks and responsibilities as directed by the chief of the section

  • When working with national personnel or (non-)governmental counterparts, the Volunteer is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development.

Technical/Vocational diploma

Secretarial, Office Administration, Business management or financial & budget

Diploma or equivalent

24 Months

At least 2 years of relevant working experience in budget and administrative work.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Crisis and conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution and reconciliation

Secretarial, Office Administration, Business management or financial & budget Diploma or equivalent

Yes

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Application deadline: 27-09-2020

Legal Affairs Officer 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
Open

Legal Affairs Officer

International Specialist
MINUSMA
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
27 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 overall supervision of the Senior Legal Advisor and the direct supervision of the Legal Affairs Officer, the UNV volunteer will be responsible for:

  • Conducting legal research and analysis about UN rules and regulations (including those concerning claims against the Mission), SC Resolutions, peace agreements and Mission’s compliance with international and national law;
  • Advising the Mission vis-à-vis local and government authorities, including on issues relating to UN privileges and immunities, as set out by the relevant UN Conventions and the Status of Forces Agreement;
  • Assisting Procurement Section in negotiations on contracts with suppliers of goods and /service providers ensuring that contractors respect UN rules and regulations and national laws;
  • Advising on, drafting, and/or reviewing drafts of contracts, agreements, communications opinion, minutes, reports, notes, orders, institutional and operational modalities, and other legal documents;
  • Conducting comparative legal research on issues of Public International Law including the interpretation and application of constitutional, legislative and other instruments governing Mali, as well as United Nations peace-keeping operations;
  • Liaising and coordinating legal research and analysis with other Sections/Units/Divisions, as appropriate;
  • Undertaking extensive analysis and research of legislation and jurisprudence relevant to the different legal opinions requested from the Office;
  • Serving as member on committees and ad hoc task forces, as appropriate;
  • Performing other related duties as required;
  • Contribute to articles/write-ups on the peacebuilding and development process and experiences from the above outlined activities and submit them to UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Promote and/or advise CSO’s and Citizens groups in the use of OV (online volunteering), and encourage relevant - groups to use OV whenever – technically possible;
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree Degree in Law (J.D, LLB or equivalent). License to practice as a lawyer would be an asset.

36 Months
  • At least 3 years of working experience as legal officer/researcher focused on, drafting agreements or similar instruments, contracts, as well as conduct of analysis, preparation of advice and opinions on international law issues, with an emphasis on public international law, including the law of international organizations. Previous work experience in international organizations and/or governmental foreign affairs or related services is desirable. Previous experience in developing countries, preferably in a post-conflict situation, as well as knowledge of UN rules, regulations and practices would be an asset. Solid legal analytical and drafting skills are required.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information; excellent communications skills; excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize; adaptability to conditions of hardship/hazard.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public law, International law, Other legal experience
  • Good working knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet and internet software applications; excellent electronic legal research skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information; excellent communications skills; excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize; adaptability to conditions of hardship/hazard.
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 27 September 2020

Writer/Editor 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist WHO Congo
Open

Writer/Editor

International Specialist
WHO
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
English,French,Portuguese
Immediate
12 months
27 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 Senior Writer/Editor or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Writer/Editor will:

  • Work with External Communications and WHO AFRO Clusters to update the regional website by researching and writing texts on health topics and other areas of the website
  • Support the coordination of content on the website by being an active member of the Website Committee and under the supervision of the Senior Writer/Editor coordinate the structure and organization of content on the website and update inks to other websites
  • Proactively keep abreast of success stories, upcoming events and other potentially significant developments across the AFRO region to develop content for the website
  • Research health impact stories and interview WHO experts, WHO beneficiaries, health officials, service providers and others in country offices to develop and write feature stories for the website, newsletters and other WHO platforms
  • Support the WHO/AFRO social media officer in developing content for WHO AFRO social media platforms
  • Provide backup support to the WHO Senior Writer/Editor on other communications products such as press releases
  • Support the management of editorial duties such as story planning, assignment, follow-up and support to country offices
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in a relevant area e.g: English, History, Social Studies, Journalism, Writing

An Advanced University Degree in Journalism from a recognized school of journalism can serve in lieu of one year of the required years of professional experience

36 Months

At least three years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level as a writer/Editor preferably for a reputable media outlet

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Portuguese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Arts, music, photography and film

Other desired skills

  • Experience in photography, videography and editing, graphic design software is an asset
  • Experience working in an international organization is an asset
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including authorities at different levels;
  • 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 health issues and development, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Competencies and values:

  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to WHO; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to WHO procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and WHO in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards WHO’smission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.
No

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

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Application deadline: 27-09-2020

Public Information Officer 28 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNOCHA Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Public Information Officer

International Specialist
UNOCHA
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bukavu (COD)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
28 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 Head of Office or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks :

  • Monitor and analyze current events, public opinion and press, identify issues and trends, and advise management on appropriate action/response. Draft analytical reports on the humanitarian situation in the area, as requested;
  • Research, report, write and produce text stories, audio and video reports. Prepare news reports, features and materials on main events and issues affecting humanitarian and transitional issues in the DRC;
  • Liaise with provincial, national and international media where necessary to provide them with relevant humanitarian information and facilitate media coverage of needs, constraints and humanitarian response. Prepare / conduct activities such as "press cafés", field visits, or other activities specifically dedicated to the media;
  • Use/support use of social media, such as Twitter and Facebook to inform humanitarian partners, media and other stakeholders on developments in South Kivu;
  • Prepare weekly updates and monthly consolidated inter-agency reports (English and French) on the humanitarian situation in the area;
  • Co- organize and co- chair information-sharing meetings for humanitarian partners;
  • Closely liaise with UN agencies, NGOs, international organizations and other relevant entities, including donors and media, to enhance information gathering and dissemination and ensure prompt and accurate dissemination of information on the situation;
  • Prepare and implement public information campaigns aimed at increasing the awareness of the local population and civil society of humanitarian issues and principles guiding humanitarian action;
  • Issue monthly inter-agency humanitarian updates and disseminate them among local officials and civil society and the humanitarian community;
  • Contribute to the production of internal daily and weekly updates, snapshots, maps and other visual products;
  • Conduct or participate to the field missions/ visits to collect first-hand information and feed the chain of production of the Organization's information and to conduct awareness/advocacy ("outreach") to various audiences.
  • Perform any other related tasks as requested by the supervisors.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Journalism, Communication or a related field
24 Months
  • Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in public information and/or humanitarian affairs. Good knowledge and prior usage of social media such as Twitter is essential. Experience in the context of international development, humanitarian relief or complex emergencies are strong assets. Familiarity with the UN system and the Great Lakes region would also be of advantage.
  • Computer skills: Expertise in word processing; strong computer literacy and IT communication skills.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • 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;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Other information and telecommunications technology experience

Political or Social Sciences, Journalism, Communication or a related field

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 28-09-2020

Research and Results Measurement Analyst 28 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNCDF Senegal
UNCDF
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
28 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 Research and Results Measurement Analyst will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing results measurement frameworks and learning strategies for UNCDF activities related to energy finance and digital (financial) inclusion in West Africa. Use insights to support overall program development and inform the UNCDF digital strategy and research agenda. (30%).
  • Designing, coordinating and supporting quantitative and qualitative research in the field of energy finance and financial inclusion. Survey design and sampling, coordinate launch of surveys and qualitative interviews in close collaboration with survey company. (30%).
  • Conducting data analysis to identify program priorities, inform market engagements and capture UNCDF results and impact. Analyse, consolidate and communicate data and insights on financial and energy market supply and demand with focus on sex, youth, and other demographic and geographic disaggregated data analytics. (20%).
  • 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 (10%).
  • 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 (10%)
Master degree or equivalent
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, public/business administration, social sciences, environmental studies, technology or related discipline is mandatory

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of work experience in designing and implementing results measurement systems;
  • At least 2 years of work experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative research in the context of inclusive development;
  • Demonstrated experience in financial inclusion and/or the energy sector;
  • Demonstrated experience in using computer and software packages such as Stata, RStudio, Power BI, Tableau, Nvivo, and (advanced) Excel;
  • Experience in West Africa is preferable but not mandatory.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Macroeconomics and public finance, Energy and environmental economics, carbon market mechanisms, Other information and telecommunications technology experience

Economics, public/business administration, social sciences, environmental studies, technology or related discipline

No

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

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Application deadline: 28-09-2020

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

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

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

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