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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

* 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

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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

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
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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 :

1. Veuillez d'abord enregistrer votre profil de l'adresse https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

2. Après avoir créé votre compte, complétez toutes les sections de votre profil et soumettez-le.

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.

* Si vous êtes déjà enregistré(e) dans la base des données du programme VNU :

1. Veuillez d'abord mettre à jour votre profil à l'adresse https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile

2. Ensuite, allez à 'Ma page' à https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage

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

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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

PROGRAMME ASSISTANT 08 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Cameroon
Open

PROGRAMME ASSISTANT

National Specialist
UNHCR
Cameroon
Douala (CMR)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
08 October 2020

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

Sous la supervision du chef du bureau de Douala et supervision fonctionnelle de l’Administrateur National de Programme basé à Yaoundé, le titulaire du poste aura pour principales tâches :

  • D’examiner des propositions et préparer/vérifier les premières moutures des budgets par rapport aux objectifs, préparer les outils opérationnels, les accords et les amendements, comme prescrits;
  • Evaluer les besoins des véhicules, des motos, et biens domestiques pour les partenaires Opérationnels /bureau HCR;
  • Contrôler et faire des rapports au programme, projeter les activités, réviser les plans de contrôle, les rapports de progression, les besoins des projets en budget, et les dépenses financières en faisant usage du système requis ;
  • Vérifier et faire le monitoring mensuel des biens domestiques se trouvant dans les entrepôts et transmettre les rapports au bureau de Yaoundé;
  • Participer aux inventaires physiques des équipements, matériels et stocks confiés aux partenaires opérationnels;
  • Documenter les informations et les discussions et contribuer à la préparation des rapports, des documents de projets, correspondances et soumissions aux gouvernements, autres organisations intéressées et le management principal du HCR,
  • Réaliser les opérations administratives particulières, des tâches de contrôle pour le projet et les activités du programme;
  • S’acquitter de toute autre tâche selon le besoin.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Diplôme universitaire Bac+ 3 ou équivalent en gestion, administration, comptabilité, finance.
24 Months
  • Une familiarisation aux procédures des Nations Unies constitue un avantage supplémentaire
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration, Finance, accounting and audit
No

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

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

1. Veuillez d'abord enregistrer votre profil de l'adresse https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

2. Après avoir créé votre compte, complétez toutes les sections de votre profil et soumettez-le.

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.

* Si vous êtes déjà enregistré(e) dans la base des données du programme VNU :

1. Veuillez d'abord mettre à jour votre profil à l'adresse https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile

2. Ensuite, allez à 'Ma page' à https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage

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 : 08 /10 / 2020.

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* 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 : 08/ 10 / 2020

Assistant(e) Logistique électorale 28 September 2020 Community Volunteer UNDP Burkina Faso
UNDP
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou, Dori, Kaya, Bobo-Dioulasso, Koudougou, Ouahigouya (BFA)
French
15 October 2020
3 months
28 September 2020

Minimum age: 18 years old. Applicants must be local residents in the community of assignment.

Sous l’autorité du Team Leader Gouvernance et la supervision directe du Spécialiste Logistique et Coordonnateur Terrain, le Volontaire des Nations Unies aura pour tâches d’appuyer sur le terrain les démembrements de la CENI (CEPI, CECI et CEIA) pour suivre les activités du processus électoral. A cet effet et pour sa zone géographique d’action, le/la Volontaire des Nations Unies Communautaire :

  • Assiste à la réception du matériel et des documents électoraux dans les démembrements.
  • Assiste et aide au conditionnement du matériel et des documents électoraux de son ressort.
  • S’assure de l’enlèvement et de la distribution effective du matériel et imprimés électoraux destinés aux bureaux de vote.
  • Vérifie l’opérationnalité des bureaux de vote de son ressort.
  • Recense les difficultés rencontrées en rapport avec les présidents des bureaux de vote de son ressort et les transmet aux cadres d’appui, a la cellule stratégique et de suivi logistique de la Direction de la Logistique et du Matériel.

En plus de ce qui précède, les Volontaires communautaires des Nations Unies sont censés :

  • Renforcer leurs connaissances et compréhension du concept du volontariat en lisant la documentation mise à disposition par le programme VNU, les publications externes et prendre activement part aux activités du programme VNU, par exemple s’impliquer dans les activités commémoratives de la Journée internationale des Volontaires (JIV), le 5 décembre.
  • Se familiariser et développer toute forme de volontariat traditionnel et/ou local au niveau du pays d’accueil.
  • Refléter le type et la nature des actions volontaires qu’ils entreprennent, y compris leur participation dans les réflexions substantielles.
  • Contribuer à la rédaction des articles sur les expériences de terrain à soumettre pour la publication du programme VNU/ site web, bulletin et notes de presse, etc.
  • Contribuer au Programme d’accueil des Volontaires communautaires des Nations Unies nouvellement arrivés dans le pays d’affectation ;
  • Promouvoir ou conseiller les groupes locaux dans l’utilisation des volontaires en ligne ou encourager les individus et les organisations à utiliser les services de volontaires en ligne quand cela est techniquement possible.
Secondary education

· Être de nationalité Burkinabè

· Être âgé de 18 ans au moins au moment du dépôt de sa candidature

· Être titulaire du BAC ou tout autre diplôme équivalent

· Disposer d’un moyen de déplacement

· Être réside (e) dans la commune d’affection au moment du recrutement

· Motivation à contribuer à la paix et au développement et à servir les autres

· Bonne aptitude interpersonnelle

· Volonté à contribuer au travail en tant que membre d’une équipe

· Flexibilité et ouverture à l’apprentissage et aux nouvelles expériences

· Avoir le sens de la responsabilité et de la redevabilité

· Disposer d’une capacité à développer et maintenir les partenariats locaux

· Capacité à travailler en équipe, à s’autogérer et à gérer ses relations

· Avoir une bonne connaissance de l’outil informatique notamment les logiciels de traitement de données ;

· Être capable de travailler sous pression, en équipe et dans un environnement multiculturel

· Une expérience en planification (élaboration des PLD, etc.), suivi et l’évaluation, appui aux Collectivités locales est un atout

12 Months
  • Avoir au minimum 1 années d'expérience de travail
  • Disposer d'un moyen de deplacement
  • Avoir une expérience dans l'appui aux élections sera un atout
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Election support activities

Appui aux Elections

Appui aux collectivités locales

No

Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Working in Teams

* Pas encore enregistré/e dans la banque de candidats VNU ?

Veuillez d’abord enregistrer votre profil sur le site : https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important : Une fois votre compte crée, veillez à compléter toutes les sections de votre profil et le soumettre. Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’. Enfin, sélectionnez l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler.

* Vous avez déjà un profil dans la banque de candidats VNU ?

Veuillez d’abord mettre à jour votre profil sur le site : https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Puis, connectez-vous à ‘Ma Page’ sur https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage et cliquez sur le lien ‘Recrutement spécial’ pour sélectionner l’annonce de recrutement spécial à laquelle vous souhaitez postuler.

Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens du Burkina Faso et les résidents légaux du Burkina Faso ayant une carte de résident de ce pays, le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. N’oubliez pas de cocher oui pour : « Je voudrais être considéré/e pour le volontariat dans mon pays. »

Date limite pour postuler : 29- 09 - 2020

Les candidatures féminines sont vivement encouragées.

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

Programme Coordination Specialist 29 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNODC Senegal
UNODC
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
French,English
Immediate
6 months
29 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 Deputy Regional Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Assist in the Coordination of the UNODC Regional Programme for West Africa (2016-2020):

  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to collect, analyze and disseminate data related to programme outcomes and outputs;
  • Prepare various written outputs, e.g. background documentation, talking points, proposals, concept notes, analysis, reports, inputs to publications, etc.;
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the UNODC Regional Programme;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the annual reports of the UNODC Regional Programme, including on the Sustainable Development Goals, Gender and Human Rights;
  • Organize, participate in and provide substantive input to donor meetings and to the Steering Committee meetings of the Regional Programme;
  • As part of a team, promote knowledge management to ensure access to best available expertise and facilitate organizational learning.
  • Participate in the development of the new 2021-2025 Regional Programme for West Africa.

Assist in the Development of the UNODC Regional Programme for Central Africa:

  • Ensure coordination and coherence in the delivery of UNODC’s Programming in Central Africa.
  • Administrative support of UNODC project offices in Central Africa (Bangui and Libreville).
  • Preparation of a mapping of activities carried out in Central Africa.
  • Prepare various written outputs, e.g. background documentation, talking points, proposals, concept notes, analysis, reports, inputs to publications, etc.;
  • Furthermore, UN Youth Volunteers are required to: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;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • 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 Youth 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
24 Months
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management, Development programme/project administration
No

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

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Application deadline: 29 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

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

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