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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
National Specialist 04 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Somalia
Open

National Specialist

National Specialist
UNFPA
Somalia
Hargeisa, Garoowe (SOM)
English,Somali
Immediate
12 months
04 October 2020

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

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office and the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, Youth, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Review the political, social and economic environment relevant to Youth and Innovation, and pursue opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention, assess implications of new policy developments and strategies on programme execution and ensure appropriate implementation.
  • Support the implementation of youth programme activities, in particular the EU-funded project and ensure services are delivered on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Ensure that Youth Programme Implementing Partners’ management and field staff understand the technical requirements for project implementation.
  • Support needs assessment, beneficiary selection and follow ups.
  • Ensure that the youth programme-related activities are implemented in ways responsive to communities, partners and youth in line with UNFPA principles, values and procedures.
  • Work with Youth Programme implementing partners’ staff to develop work-plans and follow up actions to ensure that activities are on track.
  • Work closely with monitoring teams to monitor programme progress against both programmatic and budgetary targets, making adjustments to programme design where necessary.
  • Support capacity building, entrepreneurship training and design thinking workshop.
  • Support program partners to prepare timely and high quality programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with UNFPA requirements and any other relevant external donor requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate, timely and accurate data collection against agreed indicators to enable both internal and external reporting.
  • Liaise and consult with internally-displaced person (IDP) communities, refugee communities and relevant organizations about the needs of IDP and refugee young people, identify gaps in services and advocate for the development of appropriate services to address those needs.
  • Proactively engage with the youth to strengthen youth networks to actively lobby and advocate for participation in decision making regarding issues that affect them.
  • Support youth in planning and organizing appropriate youth and community events meant to make their voices heard by the power holders.
  • To help build productive relationships between youth and stakeholders in order to ensure that issues specific to the youth are considered in the planning processes.
  • Work closely with the operations team to support regular spot checks on youth partners in the field and provide routine supportive supervision.
  • Assist in the preparations of country events within the thematic area of responsibility, namely youth and innovation.
  • Contribute to the youth programme visibility by contributing articles for newsletters, human interest stories, and the website.
  • Support efforts to build the capacity of UNFPA field office partners on core issues such as social economic empowerment of youth, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, Youth, peace and security, and young people in fragile contexts.
  • Supervise logistical arrangements for visiting missions, ensure briefing kits are compiled, liaise with field security coordination officer (FSCO) and ensure security clearances and visas are obtained for all staff and consultants travelling to the field.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be required by the Programme Manager.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in social sciences, High-Tech Entrepreneurship, Digital Business, Design and Innovation and economics .

24 Months

Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience at the national level in Youth Programming or other relevant programmes; experience working with UN/International organizations is an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Somali(Optional), Level - Fluent
Volunteer programmes and volunteer management, Youth and sports, Social work
  • Experience in design thinking approach and management of youth fund is an added advantage.
  • 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 sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, Youth issues, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
No

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

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Application deadline: 04 October 2020

Administrative Support Assistant 13 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNSOS Somalia
UNSOS
Somalia
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
13 October 2020

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

Under the overall guidance of Head of Common Service and Coordination Unit (CSCU) (the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Serve as one of the focal points for all finance bank reconciliation of customer paid services to UNSOS for the cost recovery bills.
  • Ensure that the cost recovery and cost sharing activities meet IPSAS compliance. The services rendered are verified as acceptable and according to the MOU/agreements, within Financial Rules and Guidelines. As well as complete the timely cost recovery to generate the revenue to the UNSOS.
  • On monthly basis, coordinate service delivery offices to collect the user records for the billing. Generates the billing documents for each service and consolidate all services to each customer by creating sales order for external clients, service delivery for internal clients.
  • Request Finance Section to issue invoices from Sales orders or other UN secretariat offices to approve Service orders.
  • Respond all the billing inquires and/or organize the meeting with the customers for reconciliation.
  • Follow up on the outstanding statements and closely engage with clients. Solve the dispute cases with the clients.

Assist the unit head for preparing of various reports and attend the meetings (Operation management team, various working groups internally and inter-agencies).

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor Degree in Finance/Accounting/Business Administration

60 Months

Minimum five (5) years of working experience.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit, Administration and administrative assistance, Other finance, economics and administration related experience
  • Progressive experience in finance, accounting, business management or experience related to this fields are a requirement.
  • UMOJA or other SAP knowledge/experience.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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.

Application deadline: 13 October 2020

Security Sector Reform Officer 13 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNSOM Somalia
UNSOM
Somalia
Mogadiscio (SOM)
English
Immediate
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
13 October 2020

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

Under the immediate supervision of the Senior Security Sector Reform Officer and the direct supervision of the Strategic Security/Maritime Adviser, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

The UN Volunteer will support development and implementation of a comprehensive national security strategy. Within delegated authority, s/he will be required to undertake the following:

  • Support the work of the Comprehensive Approach to Security (CAS) relating to Strand 2, Security, Justice and Rule of Law, centred around the National Security Architecture Agreement, and the UN Country Team (UNCT) in relation to Pillar 2 (Security) of the National Development Plan.
  • Research and provide advice on sector-wide strategies and policies, mission plans and directives, best practice and technical standards in relevant area(s) within the UN’s overall framework and for security sector reform; Drafts various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Work on generating technical inputs for all aspects of SSR programmes/projects and related activities, as well as technical advice and assistance to key parties (e.g. Rule of Law pillar, established Commissions, government officials, UN entities, donors, etc.); consults with relevant stakeholders through inclusive and participatory processes, ensuring appropriate integration and linkages with critical areas/components of the SSR process;
  • Initiate and coordinate outreach activities relating to training workshops and budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.);
  • Participate in programmes/projects, field missions, etc., including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be assessed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions;
  • Establish and maintain contacts and partnerships with key officials and other actors (national and international) inside and outside the organization in assigned areas of responsibility with a view to pursuing SSR objectives;
  • Perform other related duties as required or directed by Director ROLSIG and Senior SSR Officers;

When working with (including supervising) 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

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in security sector studies, social sciences, political science, law, international relations, development studies, administration, finance or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

36 Months
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in development work generally, and in peacekeeping/peace-building operations in the field particularly is desirable.
  • Previous experience in Security Sector Reform policy development and/or programme/project planning, management, review and evaluation, or related areas is required.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other security and protective services experience
  • Previous experience in United Nations peacekeeping missions, including in supporting the transition of security functions from peacekeeping to national security agencies, is desirable.
  • Work experience with national security architecture or small arms management is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience of Office software, especially Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Yes

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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.

Application deadline:13 October2020