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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Coordination Officer for Local Governance 29 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UN-HABITAT Lebanon
UN-HABITAT
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
English,Arabic,French
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of Governance Unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Coordination Officer for Local Governance will be:

  • Consult with select municipalities in key Lebanese cities, take stock of existing COVID-19 prevention and response advocacy and communication campaigns with a view to identify areas to enhance and improve targeting of urban communities;
  • Design, develop and implement, in line with the COVID-19 Lebanon Emergency Appeal (LEA) implemented by the UN and humanitarian community, targeted advocacy and communication campaigns in identified Lebanese cities and municipalities – while coordinating with other key advocacy and communication leads, including UNICEF, WHO and UNDP;
  • Act as a COVID-19 coordinator, sharing best practices and ideas across local authorities in Lebanon, with a view to replicate proven practices;
  • Participate in LEA pillar coordination meetings, particularly concerning advocacy and communication, relaying the additional needs of local authorities to major COVID-19 actors in this particular area (WHO, UNICEF) and facilitating the needed support;
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations in key urban settings, including women, children, disabled, LGBTQI, elderly and propose appropriate advocacy and communication to raise awareness accordingly;

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Adapt and translate global messaging on COVID-19 in urban areas to the Lebanese context;
  • Support projects implementation by providing guidance and advice related to COVID19;
  • Raise awareness of local authorities, partners, contractors, beneficiaries to ensure Covid-19 precautionary measures are adopted through the implementation of projects;
  • Ensure coordination with DRR or other COVID19 cells within the local authorities to provide support and feedback on response when it is needed;
  • Maintain relationship with governors and other partners through sharing relevant information/periodic report;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in areas related to social, political, and developmental studies, or similar;
48 Months
  • At least 4 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in community, advocacy and governance or other relevant programmes; experience with local government is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • 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;
  • Sound security awareness;

Have affinity with or interest in Governance, Advocacy, Shelter and Emergency response, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other development programme/project experience
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

1.Go to https://vmam.unv.org/

2.If not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool, please register your profile following below steps:

a. Click on “Candidate Signup”, enter your basic personal information and click “Sign Up”.
b. You will receive a notification e-mail to your registered e-mail
c. Click on the link in the e-mail to validate the e-mail address
d. Complete all the required sections under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.
e. If you have more than one nationality, make sure to add Lebanon as your current nationality otherwise your application will not be considered for national UNV assignments
f. Click “Submit my profile”
g. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Coordination Officer for Local Governance (LBNR000367) click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

3.If already registered in the UNV Talent Pool:

a. Update your profile under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.
b. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Coordination Officer for Local Governance (LBNR000367)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Epidemiologist 02 December 2020 Nat. Specialist WHO Egypt
Open

Epidemiologist

National Specialist
WHO
Egypt
Cairo (EGY)
English,Arabic
01 April 2021
6 months with possibility of extension
02 December 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of Team Lead, Detection, Verification and Risk Assessment the Epidemiologist will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in the detection of COVID-19 cases through the official MoH websites and other sources of information;
  • Prepare relevant report with regard to COVID-19;
  • Assist in the data management of COVID-19;
  • Collect indicators relevant to COVID-19;
  • Act as country focal point for COVID-19 in selected countries;
  • Assist in the conduct of risk assessment for COVID-19.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor of Science in Public Health or Doctor of Medicine or Veterinary Medicine.

24 Months
  • At least two-year work in Public health, epidemiology or Information Management either in Public or Private sector. Has been working mainly with issues on communicable and non-communicable diseases and its relation to public health in general. Data management work includes data collection, cleaning, analysis and report generation is an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health, Other health related experience
  • Basic Epidemiology.
No

Accountability, Building Trust, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Instructions for application:
1. Go to https://vmam.unv.org/
2. Click on “Candidate Signup”
3. Register with UNV database by entering basic personal information
4. Click “Sign Up”
5. Receive notification e-mail to your provided e-mail
6. Click on the link in the e-mail to validate the e-mail address
7. Complete all the required sections (experience, education, languages, etc.) under “My Profile”
(Congratulations! Your profile was successfully entered into UNV database and will be considered for future Assignments in Jordan and internationally.
8. Go to “My Page” -> continue to “Special Calls” -> click “Apply” for the assignment -> press "Submit my Application”

IHP Technical Officer 03 December 2020 Int. Specialist WHO Egypt
Open

IHP Technical Officer

International Specialist
WHO
Egypt
Cairo (EGY)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
03 December 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 Programme Area Management, Infectious Hazard Preparedness Unit (IHP) of WHO Health Emergencies, the IHP Technical Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals,

reports and communications required for strategic decision making.

  • Design and support case studies to document success stories, best practices and lessons learned concerning the COVID-19 pandemic response and other emerging infectious diseases in EMR context;
  • Support and coordinate evidence gathering exercise/studies on COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases;
  • Support the monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the priority activities under COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases;
  • Prepare and disseminate disease outbreak news, technical documents, updates and assessments to key stakeholders, as required using standard tools and templates
  • Compile and synthesize existing reports and produce manuscripts for knowledge dissemination on COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases in EMR context in scientific journals;
  • Participate in developing and conducting training activities with Member States on management of disease outbreaks and other acute emergencies;
  • Provide input to communications and information products related to COVID-19 and other diseases outbreaks as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher technical diploma in International Relations, social sciences, public policy, public health, or other related field from an accredited academic institution.
60 Months
  • A minimum of five years' experience, at the national and/or international levels, emergency programmes and/or countries in the Region.
  • Working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. Public Health, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases or area related to emergency;
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in project management in a public health or closely related field;
  • 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;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in Public Health and humanitarian volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health, Development programme/project administration, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations

- Infectious Hazard Prevention and Preparedness.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 03 December 2020

Sub-National Health Cluster Coordinator 05 December 2020 Nat. Specialist WHO Yemen
WHO
Yemen
Sana'a (YEM)
English,Arabic
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
05 December 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of [Health Cluster Coordinator] or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [Sub-National Health Cluster Coordinator] will:

In the context of COVID-19 disease:

  1. Promote rational use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease 2019 in line with WHO Guidelines including WHO-recommended types of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used in the context of COVID-19 disease, according to the setting, personnel and type of activity across the Health Cluster.
  1. Provide awareness to Health Cluster members about the safe supportive management of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 in line with international protocols.

Needs assessment and gap analysis:

  1. Manage and coordinate within the health cluster- or at inter cluster level for rapid health needs assessments, as well as participatory assessments (multi-cluster/sector initial rapid assessments and humanitarian needs overviews, post-event risk assessment, or post disaster/post conflict needs assessment); be familiar with and ready to choose from existing tools to confirm that the health cluster covers all identified humanitarian health needs of the affected population.
  1. Collect information from all health partners on Who’s Where, since and until When, doing What (4Ws), and regularly feed the database managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA). Provide consolidated feedback to all partners and the other clusters. Strategic planning

3. Liaise with the health cluster members on the development of the health sector components of the humanitarian needs overview (HNO), humanitarian response plan (HRP), as well as contingency planning for potential new events and other interagency planning, and ensure proper linkages with the incident management system, disaster risk reduction, relief and recovery to complement national health sector response plans.

4. Ensure full compliance with national and international norms and standards, oversee that crosscutting issues are mainstreamed in the health cluster response and implementation plans, taking into account the need for local adaptation.

Management of the health cluster:

5. Ensure health partner’s involvement in health sector assessments, planning, information, interventions, monitoring and quality assurance, and regularly report on health services delivered to the affected population.

6. Identify urgent training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the delivery of key health services to ensure their adoption and uniform application by all health cluster partners.

7. Ensure appropriate links among humanitarian actions and longer-term health sector plans, incorporating the concept of “building back better” and specific risk reduction measures.

8. Convene and facilitate consultative and results-oriented meetings in line with the principles of partnership. Organize and conduct joint support missions to field operations. 9. Contribute to the development of a functional information management mechanisms for the health cluster to facilitate information sharing as well as monitoring and reporting; ensure that the health cluster produces and disseminates to partners, donors, government and other stakeholders regular updates, technical reports, bulletins and briefings on the health status of the affected people, response activities, achievements, challenges and the remedial actions when necessary.

Monitoring and evaluation:

10. Support the adaptation and implementation of an indicators’ monitoring framework to ensure adequate implementation of the health cluster plans; ensure partners’ active involvement in joint monitoring of individual and common plans of action for health interventions and peer exchange of experiences and lessons learned within the cluster partnership.

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

A university degree (Master’s level or above), in public health, medicine or international relations, social sciences or management or related field, from an accredited/recognized institute.

48 Months

At least four years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships in emergency and humanitarian relief operations, including experience in managing and coordinating health programmes in chronic and acute, sudden-onset emergencies.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public health, Other health related experience
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, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Yemen and legal residents in Yemen with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 05-12-2020