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Country Coordination Officer 28 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Algeria
UNICEF
Algeria
Algiers (DZA)
Arabic,French,English
01 December 2020
6 months
28 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 Deputy Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer (Monitoring Officer) will support:

  1. Coordination and collaboration with UN Agencies and Government partners to advance on the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs and to deliver UN comprehensive response to Covid-19:
  • Support design, formulation, and implementation, monitoring and reporting of UN joint programmes, and joint programming processes amongst UN entities with a view for joint resource mobilization;
  • Provide technical support to UN Social Development Results Group chaired by UNICEF in close collaboration with participating agencies and Government departments for UN Strategic Cooperation Framework (CdCS);
  • Support design, formulation, and implementation, monitoring and reporting of UNICEF response to COVID-19 aligned with the United Nations response to COVID-19;
  • support internal coordination work of UN Social Development Results Group chaired by UNICEF and the formulation and development of the Joint Work Plans through organizing meetings and maintaining records, and meeting the requirements of the to RCO from UNICEF in a timely manner maintaining quality in all aspects of planning and reporting;
  • Through active participation in RCO meetings as well as other inter-agency working groups providing updates on UN’s engagement in Algeria, provide inputs and recommendations to inform decision-making by the UNCT in relation to repositioning of the UN System in Algeria.
  1. Undertake Advocacy and Communication activities in Algeria
  • Contribute and provide inputs to strategic advocacy and communication advise to UNICEF on the 2030 Agenda considering Algeria country context and boost impact of programmatic objectives particularly related to response plan to Covid-19;
  • Together with UNICEF communication for development officer and UN communication colleagues, support of the COVID-19 risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) response;
  • Together with UN communication colleagues in Algeria, work on messaging for social media posts, review and provide inputs to advocacy materials considering Algeria context;
  • Monitor media in the areas related to the UNICEF's mandate and programmes in Algeria, as well as other issues relevant to the UNICEF brand and positioning;
  • In line with the UN Communication Strategy and Workplan, participate in organization of UN Day event and / or other international events in Algeria
  • Give presentations and conduct outreach activities as required (e.g. in schools).
  1. Coordination of the Research, Evaluation and quality assurance work within and outside the organization:
  • Support the design and implementation of the study on socioeconomic impact of the Covid-19 and other relevant UN analytical work in close coordination with the RCO and UN agencies;
  • extend technical support and contribute significantly to “Evaluation” work being undertaken by the ACO which entails strengthening the evaluation systems and processes within the office and working with the Government and the partners to strengthen the national evaluation capacities in Algeria;
  • Support additional activities relating to quality assurance, Results Based Management and planning and monitoring.
Master degree or equivalent
  • A Master degree in a relevant field of expertise (e.g. Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or other related fields);
24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in working with UN agencies and/or the government, with an understanding of the UN coordination /reporting and coordinating Evaluation related work.
  • Experience in programme planning and reporting at national and/or international setting desirable
  • Excellent technical capacities (proven by 2 or more years of relevant work experience) in strategic planning and monitoring, Results Based Management & specifically in Design and use of Evaluations.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • 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;
  • Have affinity with or interest in working for children, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Monitoring and evaluation
No

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

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Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens de Algerie et les résidents légaux de (Algerie) ayant le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce.

Date limite pour postuler : 28-11-2020

Public Health Officer 29 November 2020 Nat. Specialist WHO Morocco
WHO
Morocco
Rabat (MAR)
French,English
01 December 2020
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 the WHO Representative in Morocco or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and under the overall guidance of the Incident Manager and Head, the WHO Country Office (WCO), and working closely with respective technical leads at the respective WHO Regional Office and WHO HQ, the UN Volunteer will:

  • Assess threats to human life and health, damage to health infrastructure for primary and secondary care, the state of health referral and support systems, including cold chain, laboratory, essential drugs and health information systems, and the vital needs of the affected populations;
  • Collaborate with national authorities and health partners to coordinate and implement public health response activities as part of the health cluster’s strategic response; analyse existing coordination mechanisms, designing and recommending improvements;
  • Provide analysis of the public health risks, needs and capacities and advise on priority interventions for WHO and partners; challenges and operational course correctors, as applicable;
  • Monitor progress towards achievement of universal health coverage; analyse social determinants of health and their impact on the incident management system, including identifying inequities, gaps in the delivery of health services or emergency interventions, recommending appropriate actions and innovative approaches to improve the situation;
  • Facilitate the implementation of effective, evidence-based policies, public health programmes and interventions through all life cycles, this might include maternal and new born health, health promotion and education, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the elderly, social determinant of health, violence and injury prevention including road safety, gender and health equity and other related areas;
  • Secure information from a broad range of health sectors, analysing such and consolidating health data in trends and trends assessment, with particular attention to surveillance, monitoring and early warning;
  • Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Master's degree or equivalent in public health and/or health-related field, from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required;
    or
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Post graduate studies or specialized training in epidemiology, health system development, health system research is desirable.
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national level in public health and health sector coordination.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public health, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Development programme/project administration
  • Past experience, developing and promoting collaborative partnerships, is required;
  • Prior relevant work experience in WHO/UN system, health cluster partners, relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations, is desirable;
  • Experience in planning/development, project management, monitoring and evaluation, is desirable.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Vision, Working in Teams

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Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens de Maroc et les résidents légaux de (Maroc) ayant le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce.

Date limite pour postuler : 29-11-2020

Focal Point for the UN Common Country Analysis 02 December 2020 Int. Specialist WFP Algeria
WFP
Algeria
Algiers (DZA)
French,English
01 January 2021
6 months
02 December 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 WFP Country Director or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer specialist will:

  1. Act as focal point and support the Country Director and the UN Country team (UNCT) in the formulation and update of the Common Country Analysis (CCA) as well as of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF);
  2. Engage the Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) and UNCT members as well as the RCO/CCA/UNSDCF consultants about the CCA/UNSDCF deliverables and processes.
  3. Engage with FAO, UNICEF, IFAD and other food security and nutrition actors to jointly advocate for the inclusion of SDG2 related issues in the CCA/UNSDCF, based on quality data.
  4. During the CCA/UNSDCF process, ensure that SDG2 elements are taken into consideration and well-captured. Make available any WFP-supported reports and assessments.
  5. Proactively support the CD to contribute to UNCT discussions and comment on the emerging CCA report.
  6. Support the Country Director in deciding whereas any food security assessment is needed for the CCA formulation/update and for UNSDCF design and draft required concept notes as needed.
  7. Support the Country Director in his approach to the Government to clarify whether a Zero Hunger strategic review (ZHSR) is desired. Where relevant, introduce or build on the ZHSR approach as a key analytical input for the CCA.
  8. Support the implementation of the ZHSR process and advocate for the establishment of a follow-up mechanisms, to ensure that SDG2 analysis is an ongoing function (like the CCA), while consistently examining and providing a planning horizon up to 2030.
  9. Assist counterparts in governments and other partners in identifying where food assistance can be usefully employed and provide support and technical expertise for the planning, formulation and implementation of moderately complex food assistance programmes to strengthen government and community ownership and effectiveness of food security and nutrition programmes at national and sub-national levels.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A Bachelor degree is required in international development, public affairs, international relations, political science or other related fields.

60 Months
  • Has experience working across the WFP Program portfolio including VAM/Nutrition and social safety net;
  • Has engaged in policy discussions and provided input into policy decisions;
  • Has engaged with UNCT and government counterparts on policy discussions including United Nations Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCFs - previously named UNDAFs), Common Country Analysis (CCAs);
  • Has experience with complex analysis and has a sound understanding of methodologies of data collection.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Food safety and nutrition, Monitoring and evaluation
No

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

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Application deadline: 02 December 2020

Associate in Human Rights 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist OHCHR Colombia
Open

Associate in Human Rights

International Specialist
OHCHR
Colombia
Cucuta (COL)
Spanish,English
Immediate
12 months
06 December 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 Coordinator of the field presence, the UN Volunteer contribute to the following tasks:

  • Facilitate the implementation of human rights mandate in the designated area of responsibility (AOR);
  • Monitor the human rights situation from a given thematic priority and geographical responsibility;
  • Prepare and undertake fact-finding field missions including the timely drafting of reports and follow-up;
  • Follow up on individual cases and issues with authorities with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeking remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future;
  • Establish and maintain contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;
  • Assist in conducting human rights capacity-building activities and in developing and implementing human rights training programmes;
  • Contribute to and/or draft various reports, communications, briefing notes, statements or other products;
  • Ensure the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into an established database; conduct quality control and deliver statistics and trend reports as required;
  • Ensure the integration of gender perspectives, with specific attention to issues related to women and girls, including conflict related sexual violence, within all assigned human
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor´s degree or equivalent combined with two years of relevant qualifying experience might be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Law, Political Science, International Relations or any other discipline relevant to human rights.
24 Months
  • Experience working in Colombia is an asset.
  • Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.
  • 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;
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights, Monitoring and evaluation
  • At least 2 years of progressively professional experience in a field related to human rights.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights is required.
No

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Application deadline: 06-Dec-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone

Mental Health Officer 08 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNVMC Colombia
UNVMC
Colombia
Bogota (COL)
English,Spanish
Immediate
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
08 December 2020

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

Within delegated and hierarchical authority in UNVMC Medical Unit or its designated representative, the UNV will be responsible for the following duties:

Medical Duties:

  • Conduct clinical evaluations and develop a suitable support plan.
  • Formulate personalized care plans for beneficiaries according to established procedures.
  • Provide appropriate mental health support through individual sessions for UNVMC staff and their dependants.
  • Provide personalized group support and psychological education sessions for UNVMC staff and their dependants.
  • Ensure adequate identification, referral and follow-up of the emergency.
  • Perform stress support therapy for critical incidents (e.g. individual and/or group) when and wherever there is a need.
  • Identify and refer cases to appropriate psychiatric service providers and ensure follow-up.
  • Coordinate referrals to specialized services with UNVMC Medical Unit.
  • Work directly with the UNVMC Medical Unit team to map mental health services available in each region in Colombia where the UN has presence.
  • Coordinate referrals with designated personnel.
  • Participate in UNVMC Medical Unit discussions about cases.
  • Assist in the creation of effective internal and external referral systems.
  • Contribute to the creation of assessment tools and guides in accordance with established procedures.
  • Assist Medical Unit team in creating and documenting a replicable model of psychological support for the management of Mission cases.
  • Seek technical support in case management from designated counsellors.
  • Advise Medical Officer and other personnel officers, as needed, on individual cases where an identified problem is likely to have a professional, vocational, and/or counselling effect (e.g., work-related issues due to a mental health problem, conflict resolution, need for medication, etc.).
  • Liaise with members of the Staff Welfare Committee and Medical Unit to draw up programs aimed at improving quality of life of staff members within the Mission area.
  • Provide training sessions on “crisis and stress management” and “conflict resolution” as needed.
  • Serve as UNVMC mental health focal point, responsible for assisting in the assessment of available services and the establishment of the mental health care and support network for staff and their dependants.
  • Provide administrative guidance according to patients’ medical care insurance policy.
  • Provide administrative orientation to staff regarding sick leave, follow up on cases, and submit relevant documentation to Medical Unit for registration on Earthmed’s database.
  • Treat cases with the highest standards of confidentiality, ethics, and professionalism.

Occupational health and administrative duties:

  • Lead the Mission's psychosocial risk assessment, as per the criteria and tools provided by the UN Division of Health Care and Safety at Work in New York.
  • Propose an intervention plan for the mitigation of psychosocial risks that may affect UNVMC staff, in accordance with the procedures in place.
  • Coordinate preventive activities for the psychosocial risks identified.
  • Responsible for the implementation, monitoring and assessment of the UNVMC Occupational Health Program.
  • Review the Mission's current Occupational Health Plan, update it, and propose an implementation plan.
  • Review and update the Mission's physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, mechanical risk assessment in accordance with UN standards.
  • Responsible for the Occupational Health Activities monthly report submitted to UN Division of Health Care and Safety at Work in New York.
  • Schedule Mission's Occupational Health Committee meetings and regular reports of activities.
  • Encourage the involvement of Mission personnel in risk assessments and prevention activities in all Mission’s premises.
  • Actively participate in risk assessments and control in all Mission’s premises in the country.
  • Responsible for updating Medical Unit’s SharePoint.
  • Liaise with Medical Unit and the Mission's Mail and Pouch Office.
  • Provide administrative support within Medical Unit when needed (receipt, review, processing and approval of medical accounts), shipment of packages to the field.
  • Actively participate in training activities for Mission personnel in his/her area of expertise.

Additionally: Any other activity that is required or assigned by his/her supervisor.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Desirable experience or postgraduate diploma in Occupational Health.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, as well as good clinical interviewing with adults, and cultural awareness;
  • Knowledge of national laws and regulations for case management is an advantage.
  • Interest in mental health risk assessment and development of prevention strategies. Volunteering as a mechanism for sustainable development and the United Nations system.
  • Accuracy and professionalism in the production and editing of documents;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; cultural and social awareness; ability to work inclusive and collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, including local community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; knowledge of communication for development tools and approaches.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of national and international staff;
  • Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of various Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) as well as email/internet; knowledge of database management and office equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimal supervision; ability to work on tight deadlines;
  • Awareness of security issues;
60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at national and/or international level in individual clinical work, critical event or emergency care, psychological support to people with trauma experiences, referral of patients or other relevant programs; experience with psychosocial interventions and group support sessions is valued, as well as experience working in the UN or other international development organizations;
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in Occupational Health with emphasis on psychosocial risk and psychosocial interventions and group support sessions, as well as experience working at the UN or other international development organizations;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Occupational health and safety, Mental health, Healthcare administration
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Respect for Diversity

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Application deadline: December 8th 2020

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Colombia and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.”