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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communication and Partnerships Coordinator 25 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Afghanistan
UNDP
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
25 April 2021

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

  • Act as the main focal point between the core communications team and programme clusters.

  • Provide support on the drafting of minutes, reports, speeches, talking points, success stories, press statements, newsletter and website articles.
  • Coordinate, organize and facilitate meetings; Prepare agendas, minutes, and follow-ups with relevant partners.
  • Assist with production of English language donor materials such as briefing notes, "thank you letters", and donor visibility materials.
  • Act as the focal point for supporting the fast and efficient follow up with partners (Donors, Vertical Funds, Government, IFI's, Private Sector, Foundations and UN agencies)
  • Maintains the Donor database and support the production of concept notes and proposals for potential new partners.
  • Support coordination of Government counterparts and maintains the Government counterpart database.
  • Liaise with projects to ensure a cooperative approach towards communications and partnership.

  • Support the CO with national and international media engagement and mobilization.
  • Develop sustainable relationships with representatives of the press at the local, national, and international levels.
  • Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and management by regularly organizing trainings to project staff on communications and partnership.

  • Support design and implementation of the CO communication strategy based on the corporate communications strategy.
  • Support the CO and UNDP projects in the design and branding guidelines of other outreach-oriented print materials.
  • Increase visibility of UNDP's mandate and goals through contributing to the public website and social media use.
  • Produce high-quality photography, videography and other digital media products for CO and the programme pillar, as required.
  • Pitch UNDP successes to the media and manage dissemination of information to the public; including oversee the development of TV spots and radio announcements.
  • Support Country Office communications unit in designing and developing publications when required.
  • Translate English material translation to Pashto and Dari and vice-versa.
  • Support event planning to promote UNDP messages among partners, beneficiaries and other.
  • Coordinate with online UNVs to support the CO written materials.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, business administration, or any other bachelor's degree accepted with a diploma or certificate in relevant field.
36 Months
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing skills
No

Accountability, Building Trust, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Leadership, Professionalism, Self-Management, Working in Teams

ICT in Education Curriculum Specialist 26 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNESCO Samoa
UNESCO
Samoa
Apia (WSM)
English
Immediate
12 months
26 April 2021

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

Development of the learning management platform and deployment of a learning management system:

  • Collaborate with the LMS Administrator and MESC curriculum division in populating the LMS system for Samoa using e.g. Moodle with content
  • Undertake a need assessment inquiry to support development of content and training that are demand responsive.
  • Identify knowledge gaps of staff in the effective implementation of the learning management system and support capacity development through appropriate training programmess.
  • Provide technical support in maintaining content within the learning management system by creating and uploading modules and courses, granting access and role-based user permissions, updating course content, and running reports.
  • Develop and publish course templates for reuse by educators in designing courses for online and blended learning delivery.
  • Support subject matter experts in the design and creating of learning materials and maintenance processes.
  • Periodically Monitor the quality of courses hosted on the learning management system with time-bound reviews/audit of course status, and coordination to eliminate duplication, conflicting or redundant content.
  • Create and Manage community/discussion forum/ social media feed system within the learning management system including functionality, appearance, tabs, and settings.
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for process and quality improvements, provide feedback on usage, defects, and suggest enhancements.
  • Seek and promote collaborative partnerships to meet training needs and opportunities for the professional development of teachers and in MESC and education sector.
  • Analyze data and recommend solutions to utilize the LMS to deliver, track training and measure performance of users.
  • Create and update resources to train and support learners on how to use the technology for online and professional development.

User Management:

  • Work with subject matter experts, provide design support in developing online course materials to facilitate learning.

Course Management:

  • Publish and archive online or blended learning solutions.
  • Assigns training curricula for professional development of educators
  • Work with the Information Technology and Curriculum department of MESC to develop relevant learning outcomes and corresponding modes of delivery
  • Analyze reporting data and recommend strategic direction for MESC and education sector, or others, as appropriate.
  • Create and manage the overall course structure and sets up courses based on specifications from the curriculum staff.
  • Manage tracking of course revisions and history.
  • Build online assessments and evaluations in the learning management system for courses.

Troubleshooting:

  • Work with the curriculum staff to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to accessing the learning management system and course content, in particular for persons with disabilities.

Training of trainers for teachers, key personnel nominated by education sector and the librarians:

  • Together with the LMS Administrator, conduct basic training in using digital technologies for education for 100 students with disabilities
  • Conduct capacity development training for trainers of teachers, teachers, and MESC curriculum division staff, NUS nominated staff and others from the education sector on the preparation and delivery of online content and e-assessment of learners.
  • Conduct training of trainers in designing and delivering online courses using Moodle LMS
  • Together with the LMS Administrator, support training of 100 teachers from 20 schools to use assistive technologies for ensuring inclusion of the students with disabilities.
Doctoral degree

Education:

  • Advanced degree (a Masters’ or a PhD) in instructional design, educational design, ICT in education technologies, education pedagogies, or other related fields.
60 Months

Experience:

  • Over five years’ work experience in instruction design/ LMS:
    • ICT for education with practical experience in online learning using the Moodle LMS
    • Learning design and/or curriculum development.
    • Teaching or Training Background beneficial and passion for learning

Skills and competencies:

  • Good knowledge of multiple web design technologies, such as HTML, Web 2.0
  • Previous experience in learning management system administration.
  • Good knowledge of online teaching and learning, products and systems requirement.
  • Good knowledge of the LMS and technical competence to curate contents for LMS
  • Ability to develop instructional guidebooks and training manuals
  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and able to exchange information on complex issues;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural environment with external and internal partners;
  • Excellent organization and planning skills, including the ability to organize own work priorities and deadlines. Discretion and maturity of judgement are required;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
IT architecture and IT project management

Communication and Information Sector and Education Sector.

No

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

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Application deadline: 26 April 2021

Infrastructure Administrator 18 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNICC Spain
Open

Infrastructure Administrator

International Specialist
UNICC
Spain
Valencia (ESP)
English,Spanish
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
18 April 2021

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 Team Leader and/or Head of the Unit or her/his designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Infrastructure Administrator will act as and perform the following duties and tasks:

  • Administrator – The incumbent is responsible for the continuous operation of the Infrastructure in ICC Data Centers and partners organizations. The incumbent is responsible for managing and maintaining SAN Storage, Backup and Virtualization Infrastructures’ systems, standard configurations, and enhancements. Installation and upgrade as well as assisting with the resolution of incidents and problems, and fulfils users request as a part of ISO 20000 established processes.

  • Deployment Team Member – The incumbent is responsible for final testing and deployment Infrastructure and underlying services, and solutions as well as all related technical documentation. She or he may participate in vulnerability and remediation and technical review related to ICT security initiatives.

  • Operational Support – The incumbent is responsible of providing on-going support at the T2 to ICC Infrastructure environment and related services and will participate in the automation projects and tasks for ICC and Partners. In addition, the incumbent will manage the backup clients, schedules and retentions; monitor and evaluate the performance of virtualization, storage and backup services. Coordinate the replacement of failed Backup, Storage & SAN components, and service restoration.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
60 Months

Required Experience: Infrastructure administrator with 5+ years of proved hands-on experience working on market leader solutions on SAN storage (DELL EMC, HPE, Netapp, Cisco, Brocade etc.), Virtualization (VMware or Hyper-V or OVM/KVM) and backup solutions (EMC, Veeam, Veritas, etc.) and good understanding of enterprise networking (Ethernet and TCP/IP) is a plus. Daily activities include monitoring, configuring and troubleshooting.

Qualifications, skills, experience:

Essential qualifications:

  • Proved experience administering and troubleshooting storage arrays from different vendors (i.e., HPE 3PAR, DELL Compellent and Netapp, etc.)
  • Good understanding and knowledge of storage technologies (Fabric switches, VSANs, WWPNs, NPIV, multi-pathing, Fiber channel, iSCSI, etc.)
  • Sound technical knowledge of storage replication technologies
  • Hands-on experience administering fiber channel fabrics (Cisco MDS and Brocade)
  • Good knowledge of VMware 6.x infrastructure including ESXi, vCenter, and Horizon View
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Hyper-V and SCVMM is a plus
  • Knowledge of Linux and MS Windows Operating Systems and Windows Clusters administration including multipath implementation and configuration
  • Extensive knowledge in the installation and administration of Enterprise Backup systems (i.e., EMC Avamar, EMC Data Domain and EMC ECS)
  • Knowledge of Automated Tape Libraries and Tape/Disk Backup Management products.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of networking technologies (Ethernet, Routing, ARP, TCP/IP, LACP, etc.)
  • Experience in shell scripting and automation tools (Python, Perl, Bash, Ansible…)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English with ability to prepare technical documentation

Desirable qualifications:

  • Hyper Converged Infrastructure or Software Defined Storage solutions
  • Knowledge and experience with Oracle VM/KVM
  • Knowledge in the installation and administration of Backup systems like EMC Networker, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam B&R and Spanning for O365
  • Experience supporting, HPE Blade and Rack systems, HPE OneView.
  • Knowledge of Spanish
  • EMC Avamar, Data Domain or Networker
  • HPE 3PAR, EMC storage specialist / DELL SC series
  • CISCO MDS switches
  • VMware (VCP or similar) or Microsoft Hyper-V or equivalent storage and backup certifications

Soft Skills:

  • Customer facing experience and good communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision
  • Ability to write documentation and reports
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts, logical and analytical approach to solving problems.
  • Willingness to learn on the job
  • Experience working within remote and virtual teams
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
IT architecture and IT project management
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 18-04-2021

Network Administrator 18 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNICC Spain
Open

Network Administrator

International Specialist
UNICC
Spain
Valencia (ESP)
English,Spanish
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
18 April 2021

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 Team Leader and/or Head of the Unit or her/his designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Network Administrator will act as and perform the following duties and tasks:

  • Administrator – The incumbent is responsible for the continuous operation of the Network in ICC Data Centers and partners operations. The incumbent is responsible for managing and maintaining Network standard configurations and enhancements, installation and upgrade as well as assisting with the resolution of incidents and problems, and fulfils users request as a part of ISO 20000 established processes.
  • Deployment Team Member – The incumbent is responsible for final testing and deployment of Network and underlying services, and solutions as well as all related technical documentation. She or he may participate in network vulnerability and remediation and technical review related to ICT security initiatives.
  • Operational Support – The incumbent is responsible of providing on-going support at the T2 to ICC Network environment and related services and will participate in the automation projects and tasks for ICC and Partners.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
60 Months

Required Experience: Network Technician with more than 5 years of proved experience working on IT preferably in large Datacenter environment. The resource is required to be able to effectively work with minimum supervision. The resource is required to have strong communication and interpersonal skills to actively contribute to the team resolving the network related issues and customers’ requests.

Qualifications, skills, experience:

Essential qualifications:

  • Proved experience administering and troubleshooting Cisco networking products
  • Good knowledge and experience with network routing protocols like OSPF, BGP and MPLS
  • Good knowledge and experience with network switching
  • Good knowledge and experience with network security
  • Ability to manage, configure and troubleshoot advanced F5 configurations with two-factor authentications implementations and improved security with web application firewalls
  • Ability to integrate F5 with products from other vendors and achieve high availability, security, and application performance optimization
  • Ability to update F5 to incorporate new features and bug fixes
  • Ability to manage, configure and troubleshoot Checkpoint Firewalls
  • Experience with Cisco ASA and/or Firepower Firewalls
  • Ability to configure and troubleshoot VPN site-to-site implementations
  • Ability to perform network traffic packet capture and analysis
  • Ability to provide comprehensive analysis of different services and protocols like SMTP, HTTPS, and DNS
  • Experience in shell scripting and automation tools (Python, Perl, Bash, Ansible…)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience and familiarity with ITIL and/or ISO20000 best practices
  • Excellent knowledge of English (both written and verbal)

Desirable qualifications:

  • Ability to install and configure network tools on Linux based machines
  • Knowledge of Cloud like AZURE and AWS
  • Knowledge of Spanish
  • Desirable certifications:
  • Cisco CCNA
  • Cisco CCNP Enterprise or equivalent
  • Checkpoint training certifications
  • F5 training certifications

Soft Skills:

  • Customer facing experience and good communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to write documentation and reports
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts, logical and analytical approach to solving problems.
  • Willingness to learn on the job
  • Experience working within remote and virtual teams
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
IT architecture and IT project management
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 18-04-2021

Platform Administrator 18 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNICC Spain
Open

Platform Administrator

International Specialist
UNICC
Spain
Valencia (ESP)
English,Spanish
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
18 April 2021

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 Team Leader and/or Head of the Unit or her/his designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Platform Administrator will act as and perform the following duties and tasks:

  • Administrator – The incumbent is responsible for the continuous operation of the operating systems and directory services in ICC Data Centers and partners operations. The incumbent is responsible for managing and maintaining OS standard configurations (Windows/Linux/Unix) and enhancements, as well as assisting with the resolution of incidents and problems as a part of ISO 20000 established processes.
  • Deployment Team Member – The incumbent is responsible for final testing and deployment operating systems, underlying services, and solutions as well as all related technical documentation. She or he may participate in vulnerability and remediation and technical review related to ICT security initiatives.
  • Operational Support - The incumbent is responsible of providing on-going support to ICC Unix/Linux/Windows environment and related services and will participate in the automation projects and tasks for ICC and Partners.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
60 Months

Required Experience: UNICC is looking for highly qualified and motivated Platform Administrators to support the global operations of platform services hosted at UNICC Data Centre’s and partners. The selected candidate will join the T2 platform operations team of UNICC.

Qualifications, skills, experience:

Essential qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Windows/Linux Server Administration and systems support in large environments.
  • Extensive knowledge of Windows Server patching technologies as well as best practices using WSUS, SCCM and SCOM monitoring
  • Good understanding of Directory Services components, such as Active Directory, GPO, FSMO roles, DNS and DHCP.
  • Knowledge of Linux systems (Red Hat, Oracle Enterprise Linux, CentOS)
  • Experience with the common Linux service (Apache, MySQL, SMB, postfix, …)
  • Good knowledge of PowerShell and scripting
  • Linux management tools (e.g. Red Hat Satellite, RH IDM, etc.)
  • Extensive experience troubleshooting OS and communication issues (TCP/IP)
  • Experience with reporting and monitoring tools
  • Good knowledge of networking protocols
  • Fluent level of English, good level of Spanish spoken and written is an advantage
  • Require ITIL v3 foundation certification

Desirable qualifications:

  • Good understanding of Virtualization technologies such as VMware and Hyper-V
  • Experience with Puppet, ANSIBLE and automation tools
  • Good knowledge of TCP/IP stack
  • Industry related certifications

Soft Skills:

  • Customer facing experience and good communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision
  • Ability to write documentation and reports
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts, logical and analytical approach to solving problems.
  • Willingness to learn on the job
  • Experience working within remote and virtual teams
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
IT architecture and IT project management
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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apply.

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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: 18-04-2021

Strategic Health Information Officer- Communication and advocacy 16 May 2021 Int. Youth WHO Congo
WHO
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
English,French
Immediate
24 months
16 May 2021

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.

During deployment, the duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

Reporting to the Team Lead, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management, and working closely with counterparts at the respective Regional Office and HQ, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Coordinate health information communication with countries, partners and other stakeholders
  • Develop advocacy plans for the WHO Regional Office for Africa on its technical work in health information, including for the Africa Health Observatory
  • Facilitate development of research products based on the work in health information for the WHO African Region
  • Review and support strengthening of the legal and regulatory environment for health information in the WHO African Region
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Essential

  • Training in a public health field including at least 2 areas from governance, research, communication and/or legal systems

Desirable

  • Masters degree training
24 Months
  • 2 years of professional work experience at the national level, in external communications. Proven experience in writing engaging communications materials.

Desirable Experience: Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international nongovernmental organization; experience in organizing advocacy campaigns and experience in managing publishing processes. Proven experience in writing advocacy documents. Proven experience in taking photographs or filming video which are of professional quality

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting

Computer skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of word processing, sharepoint, R studio, and web tools

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience of work in health sector in the African Region, specifically in Universal Health Coverage implementation
  • Writing, and publishing health research articles

Competencies and Values:

  • Communication: expresses oneself clearly in conversation and interaction with others; actively listens. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: is open to, and proposes, new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning: invigorates the Organization by building a culture which encourages learning and development. Sponsors innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: demonstrates ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Vision

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Application deadline: 16-04-2021