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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
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

Finance Assistant 06 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
Open

Finance Assistant

National Specialist
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
06 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 the Programme Officer and Portfolio Manager and in close cooperation with the Administrative and Fund Management Officers, the UNV Finance Assistant will:

  • Provide support with regard to the review, analysis and preparation of the project budgets and the revisions.
  • Prepare supporting documents (narrative and supporting tables) with respect to GEF submissions and UNEP Programme of Work.
  • Assist in preparing contractual documents for Executing Agencies.
  • Monitor expenditures and compare with approved budgets; prepare adjustments as necessary.
  • Assist in preparation of budget performance submissions and finalization of budget performance reports, analyse variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Monitor integrity of various financial databases.
  • Verify accuracy of input data, ensuring consistency of data.
  • Periodic reconciliation of accounts.
  • Review cash advance requests and upon certification by the fund management officer prepare payments for final disbursement by cashier.
  • Review incoming expenditure reports and upon certification by the fund management officer input in relevant databases/systems.
  • Notify payees on status of payments.
  • Assist fund management officers regarding queries on budget, payment and deposit related issues and draft related correspondence.
  • Maintain updated files and archives as required.
  • Prepare project completion and closing revisions including all supporting documents.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. finance or area related to business administration

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in financial analysis, or other relevant programmes; experience in working on GEF or GCF projects is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Additional experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems;
  • 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;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit
No

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

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Application deadline:-06-12-2020

Programme Assistant 06 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
Open

Programme Assistant

National Specialist
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
06 December 2020

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

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Nairobi Convention, the national UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Providing support to the Nairobi Convention in tasks related to ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities (WIOSAP) focusing broadly focusing broadly on demonstration projects support, development of project Guidelines and other regional frameworks,
  • Contribute to preparation of briefing notes, concept notes and presentations on the WIOSAP project in synergy with related projects of the Convention,
  • Assist to prepare legal agreements such as Small Scale Funding Agreements (SSFA) and Project Cooperation Agreements (PCA) with partners for implementation of project activities and processing through the UN Environment Partnership Portal,
  • Assist to keep track of legal agreements for the project and related projects and follow-up on their deliverables, associated payments and closure,
  • Support organization of meetings and contribute to preparation of meeting agendas, meeting concept notes, identifying participants, preparation of background and working documents, meeting reports and where appropriate, handling logistics and preparing mission reports,
  • Create and maintain an experts and institutional database of partners implementing interventions related to the WIOSAP project and other initiatives of the Convention,
  • Upload project data into the Nairobi Convention clearinghouse mechanism, undertake data analysis and trends, visualization of scenarios and identify emerging issues,
  • Draft and/or contributing to quarterly, mid-year and annual reporting on the progress in implementation of the WIOSAP project,
  • Represent the Nairobi Convention at various partners’ meeting and make presentations on the Nairobi Convention’s work and its linkages to other initiatives in the Western Indian ocean region,
  • Contribute to technical reporting on project activities and global reporting on activities related to marine and coastal management, as well as reporting on progress in attainment of relevant sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) arising from the activities of the Nairobi Convention,
  • Contribute to development of new projects to promote project sustainability through preparation of project ideas and proposals,
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Post-graduate university degree in marine sciences, environmental studies specialising in marine and coastal environment or discipline related to the work of marine biology and/or coastal ecosystems, or related area. A first-level university degree with additional technical training in marine science in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

24 Months

2 years’ experience working in coastal and marine conservation and management, experience on ocean governance will be an added advantage.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Chemistry and biology

Marine conservation

Ocean governance

No

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

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Application deadline:-06-12-2020

Associate Programme Officer 06 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
06 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 the Regional Development Coordination Officer for Africa, the UNV is responsible for the following duties:

  1. Perform a wide array of complex responsibilities in support of program activities, projects and programmes planning and monitoring, specialized communications, and special projects.
  2. Initiate and maintain contact with internal and external departments, units, and/or organizations to help coordinate program details, identify and resolve problems, and provide specialized program information.
  3. Assist in the provision of technical advisory services to the Office projects and programmes under implementation;
  4. Support collecting, research and analysis of information on various thematic issues to support coordination activities .
  5. Compile background materials and prepare draft reports, analytical briefs, information notes, and draft letters on various topics related to the Office’s activities.
  6. Identify and develop possible environmental project concepts, in partnership with relevant agencies and institutions, and assist with Africa Office activities including resource mobilization to enhance activities of the Office;
  7. Analyse trends and emerging issues on environment in African countries and identify existing and planned initiatives and programmes of other institutions that are relevant to UN Environment programme of work;
  8. Create and prepare documents, such as agendas, presentations, reports, correspondence, and curriculum/course materials, by using business or academic program standards and/or technical/scientific protocols.
  9. Initaite budget revisions and analysis and monitor the use of the project resources.
  10. Support work relating to UNDAF and UN country activities and the ongoing UN reforms.
  11. Engage in consolidation work in support to the Regional development Coordination Officer.
  12. Communicate, interpret, and clarify program related matters and specific policy information; recommend updating and/or developing policies and procedures draft.
  13. Arrange schedules, appointments, conference calls, and skype meetings with country actors to speed office projects and programmes implementation.
  14. Support conferences and events organisation, including making arrangements for staffing and technical support, facilities, registration, and catering; and providing information to participants.
  15. Maintain database, perform data entry and retrieval, create spreadsheets and reports, and compile statistics.
  16. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Education: An advanced university degree in International Development, Public Administration, Environmental sciences, Chemistry, Environmental management, or in a related field is required. A first level university degree in combination with two years qualifying professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

60 Months

Experience: 5 years of relevant professional experience and proven track record in progressively responsible in international environmental management; Experience in planning and project management would be an asset. Work experience with the United Nations is highly desirable

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Sustainable natural resources management and climate change adaptation, Other development programme/project experience, Energy and environmental economics, carbon market mechanisms
  • International environmental management;
  • Experience in planning and project management
No

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

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Application deadline:-06-12-2020

Infection Prevention and Control Specialist 07 December 2020 Int. Specialist WHO Kenya
WHO
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
07 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 WHO IPC Team Lead or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Infection Prevention and Control Specialist will:

  • Implement health worker’s protection strategy at country level
  • Conduct IPC needs assessment at country level
  • Conduct IPC needs assessment in high-risk facilities at all levels of the healthcare system, including public and private spaces, communities, traditional practices, and pharmacies.
  • Increase standard and administrative precautions awareness at the health facility level.
  • Strengthen capacity of health workers in charge on triage activities at the healthcare facility level.
  • Support cascade training on COVID-19 Wash/IPC at sub-national levels.
  • Monitor, report, and analyze data on healthcare-associated infections among health workers and patients.
  • Contribute to the support for establishment and implementation of IPC measures in refugee camps, IDPs, and urban slums.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

First level university degree in nursing, medicine, pharmacy, microbiology or epidemiology. Certified training in the area of IPC from an accredited/recognized institute*.

Desirable

Master’s level degree in public health or related field

60 Months

At least five years of experience in developing, implementing and evaluating infection and prevention control policies, procedures and tools in low resource settings, and outbreaks and or health emergency response.

Related experience in managing resources and working effectively in a multi-stakeholder international environment including developing and promoting collaborative actions with national authorities.

Desirable

Previous experience with WHO, in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions, health cluster partners, humanitarian organizations or nongovernmental organizations, particularly in developing countries

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other health related experience, Public health, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
No

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

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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.

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apply.

Application deadline: 07 December 2020

Programme assistant 10 December 2020 Int. Youth UNWomen Morocco
Open

Programme assistant

International Youth
UNWomen
Morocco
Rabat (MAR)
English,French
04 January 2021
12 months
10 December 2020

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

1. Support the formulation and the effective implementation of the programmes:

  • Support the planning, implementation and monitoring phases of programmatic activities;
  • Support the development of programme work plans and budgets and in their quarterly updates;
  • Assist in collecting data, assessing and reporting key results for progress reportin and support production of periodic reports (quarterly and/or annual);
  • Support documentation for best practices and lessons learned linked tostrategic and operational objectives of the programmes and assist in writing success stories about results achieved and efforts;
  • Support quality assurance in the review of documentation, reports and e-mails and initiate corrective actions;
  • Support in the preparation of terms of reference for the consultants needed in order to achieve the work plan deliverables;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to programmes meetings and committees;
  • Maintain an efficient filing/documentation system of programme documents, ensuring their safekeeping;
  • Maintain good relations and effective coordination between institutional partners, civil society, and the United Nations development system.

2. Support the financial monitoring of programme activities:

  • Formulate the budget, control allotments, monitor expenditures, and prepare revisions according to the needs of the programmes;
  • Create projects, perform budget revisions in Atlas, and determine unutilized funds;
  • Monitor the setup of budgets in ATLAS to ensure their accordance with budgets agreed with donors and are input into ATLAS;
  • Contribute to the preparation of regular financial reviews and reports of the programmes;
  • Prepare the supporting documents and requests for procurement and payments;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor;
Master degree or equivalent

International Development, International Relations, Political Sciences; Economics, Finance or Equivalent.

12 Months

Up to a 1 year of experience

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration, Monitoring and evaluation
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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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.

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Application deadline: 10 December 2020