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Administrative Officer 16 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Administrative Officer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Torit (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
16 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 Field Administrative Officer, Reporting directly the day-to-day management of a UN base and provision of support to Mission Support Department (MSD) clients, The UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Work closely with clients, identification and implementation of improvements to services and maintenance at the Field Office, under the leadership of the Field Administrative Officer;
  • Support the execution of all administration activities such as daily attendances in the Field Office and monitoring attendance for both International Volounteers and National individual contractors;
  • Generate and reviewing monthly reports for Field Administrative Officer;
  • Provide advise to staff members on Multiple Entry Visas to UNMISS;
  • Draft memorandums and other correspondences for the Field Administrative Officer;
  • Follow up on and taking minutes/note for various meetings held by the Field Administrative Officer and Unit heads;
  • Monitor the usage of petty cash;
  • Request for repleshiment when required and follow up with Finance Juba on issuance;
  • Send Petty Cash monthly report to Finance Section Juba HQ;
  • Assist in the keeping of accurate accounts concerning cash transactions;
  • Sell coupons for use on the UN shuttle bus to National staff, IC’s, Contractors and Contracted personnel;
  • Coordinate activities of Welfare in Torit field office include financial management and reporting;
  • Coordinate welfare cafeteria, staff food orders and collect payments to be made to ESKO;
  • Manage the accommodation list prepared according the seniority of the arrival;
  • Prepare the interview schedule; ensuring that recruitments are carried out in accordance with the overall recruitment plan, incorporate gender perspectives; participate in interview panels and complete interview reports for local recruitment;
  • Initiate contact with job applicants and provide guidance and feedback to internal and external candidates on matters related to the recruitment process and employment with UNMISS;
  • Prepare progress and statistical analysis reports on recruitment activities and track progress to ensure that staffing metrics are met;
  • Provide guidance to staff with respect to administrative and Logistical procedures, processes and practices;
  • Prepare training activities for subordinates to improve their technical awareness and competencies;
  • Competence in Umoja and creating shopping cart for national individual contractors (IC’s);
  • Raise service entry sheets (SES) for all national invidiual contractors for all Mission Support Department (MSD) in the field office sections such as Transport, Supply Chain and Engineering;
  • Process monthly Payroll Drop off for all International and National staff in the Field Office;
  • Coordinate with Human Resources Section at HQ Juba concerining Purchase Orders for National Individual Contractors (IC’s);
  • Facilitate with reporting for the Field Administrative Officer and HQ Finance Officer, tracking and implementing financial transactions such as payment of salaries, vendors, individual contractors, etc;
  • Provide support, as focal point, for asset verification activity of the Property Control and Inventory Unit (PCIU).

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Administration & Human Resources

36 Months
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in administration, management, human resources or related fields;
  • Experience in a multi-national organisational environment is desirable.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Administration and administrative assistance
  • Prior experience in administrative and logistics related activities in peacekeeping or other field operations is desirable;
  • Broad knowledge and several years’ experience in administration and logistics;
  • Solid knowledge of office procedures;
  • Strong organization skills with a problem-solving attitude;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.);
  • Knowledge of UN IT applications and software desirable;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Proven work experience as an Administrative Officer, Administrator or similar role;
  • Has a sound security awareness.
Yes

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

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Application deadline: 16-12-2020

Air Operations Assistant 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Air Operations Assistant

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English
16 January 2021
until 30 June 2021
06 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 Chief Technical Compliance Unit , the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Receive and verify aircrews Licenses, currency of medical certificates, proficiencies, currencies, trainings, validations, etc. for acceptance;
  • Monitor crew rotations, attendance/ hours flown, flight and duty time limitations;
  • Identify any discrepancies / omissions in the crews’ paperwork and inform the Chief for immediate action;
  • Saving crews paperwork in the shared drive and lotus notes Database;
  • Closely monitor the in-coming crews to ensure that they are not included on UNHQ “Persona Non Grata” list;
  • Assists site managers requesting visas, IDs, vehicle passes to UN compounds, with procedural explanations in relation to Aviation Section policies and procedures as required;
  • Prepare Movement of Personnel (MOPs) requests of Air Carriers’ workers for endorsement;
  • Receive from Air Carriers copies of hard Aircraft Use Reports (AUR’s) and ensure that documents (fuel slip, passenger and cargo manifest, Air Tasking Orders (ATO), etc. are attached as indicated on the AURs;
  • Process AURs and accompanying documentation in accordance with UN requirements;
  • Process monthly AirTransport Section (ATS) reports and other documents as required in a timely manner;
  • Receive invoices, receipts and other documents received from Contractors and Aviation Military Unit, check that all required documents are submitted and forward to the Budget/Accounting Unit;
  • Generate aircraft utilization statistics as required;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Chief Technical Compliance Unit.
Secondary education

Should have proven training in the Aviation Industry, Ramp Operations, Dispatch , Flight Operations.

36 Months

At least 3 Years of experience in the Aviation industry, (Flight Operations/Dispatch certificate, Air traffic Control certificate are desirable).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Air transport, air traffic control and safety

Computer skills: Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.)

Yes

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

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Application deadline: 06-12-2020

Air Operations Assistant 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Air Operations Assistant

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English
01 February 2021
until 30 June 2021
06 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 Chief Airfields Support Unit, Wau , the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Plan and resurvey the landing sites every four months while ensuring that airfields data bank is updated daily. Also ensure daily that the Chief-AATU (C-AATU) is updated accordingly;
  • In coordination with other stake holders, Plan and carry out survey of other landing sites as may be required by respective users of such landing sites;
  • Be vigilant and make a close follow up with Air Operations planning cell and Flight following unit to get latest information or survey reports submitted by flight crews and process such reports/information accordingly;
  • Timely response to queries from stations in the States/Regions, other UNMISS Sections or other Organizations, regarding issues related to UNMISS landing Sites;
  • Ensure that NOTAMS are collected from SSCAA and timely disseminated while the C-AATU remains updated accordingly;
  • Assist the C-AATU in coordinating with Engineering Section and CITS Personnel, for the installation and operability of all Radio Navigational Aids and other essential electronic and engineering equipment where applicable while keeping the C-AATU timely updated accordingly;
  • In consultation with the Unit Training Officer and C-AATU Carry out actual Trainings of UNMISS and non - UNMISS personnel requiring entry into the airside for the purpose of performing their duties;
  • In consultation with the C-AATU and coordination with the Aviation Section Training Officer, prepare materials and participate in the Training for Air Liaison Officers;
  • Coordinate with the supplies unit and collect all supplies, equipment and protective gears that have been ordered by AATU;
  • In consultation with OICs of other out stations/ landing sites, distribute the required AATU equipment and protective gears and ensure the items are received in good order;
  • Attend to queries from stations in the regions regarding provision of AATU equipment and protective gears for Aviation personnel working in those areas;
  • In the absence of other colleagues, ensure that all new arrivals to the Aviation Section and Aircraft flight crew are briefed accordingly. Also, attend Aviation briefings;
  • In the absence of other colleagues, perform all the duties that normally go under their responsibilities;
  • Keep the Chief Airfields/Air Terminals Unit updated of all essential information related to the Unit or Aviation section;
  • Monitor of the Crew visas, IDs, Driving Permits, Airport Passes, Vehicle access passes requests are processed on time; the crew qualification documents, Licenses, medical certificates and all related paperwork are saved on the shared drive and Lotus database;
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the Chief Airfields/Air Terminal Unit and or other relevant senior AATU officials.
Secondary education

Should have proven training in the Aviation Industry, Ramp Operations, Dispatch , Flight Operations.

36 Months

At least 3 Years of experience in the Aviation industry, (Flight Operations/Dispatch certificate, Air traffic Control certificate are desirable).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Air transport, air traffic control and safety

Computer skills: Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.)

Yes

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

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Application deadline: 06-12-2020

Air Operations Assistant 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Air Operations Assistant

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Wau, Malakal (SSD)
English
01 February 2021
until 30 June 2021
06 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 OIC Air Operations, Malakal and Wau, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Pre-Planning activities within the state, which is submitted to Mission Air Operations Center(MAOC) for approval;
  • Preparing Air tasking Orders(ATOs) from the daily flight schedule (DFS) and providing them to crew for execution;
  • Processing Daily Flight schedule into AIMS;
  • Monitoring all Flights in the states and those transisting from Juba or other Air Regions and providing timely resources to enable turn round;
  • Coordinating with Local Civil Aviation Officials for smooth and efficient air operations;
  • Briefing Aircrew and state aviation personnel on Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) and other available information concerning flight operations;
  • Liaising with the Field State administrator (FAO) re all aviation requirements for the state and any TOB/COB/CSB within the state;
  • Securing mine and security clearance, and threat assessment reports;
  • Taking charge of of all aviation property in the state including air assets and aviation equipment;
  • Providing weather reports at destinations and alternate airfields;
  • Reporting all changes and deviations to OIC Air Operations Malakal, MAOC duty officer and Chief Air Operations;
  • Reporting and filing all observed safety hazards in the state;
  • Maintaining a database of crew lists and Risk/Threat assessment forms;
  • Checking Fuel status and availability both in the state and any relevant TOB/CSB;
  • Preparing daily Sitreps and submit to Juba after last flght;
  • Verifying the Aircraft Use Reports for state based air assets on daily basis and file information in the relevant Electronic databases in accordance with UN requirements;
  • Ensure all AUR’s are forwarded to Technical Compliance Unit in Juba on time;
  • Monitoring crew duty times and air assets flight hour utilization;
  • Participate in capacity building to National staff members;
  • Check serviceability of aviation Equipment on daily basis;
  • Check Runway condition and submit HLS & Ramp hazard report to Juba before flight Operations;
  • Provide apron management and bay allocation for accommodating different categories of aircraft during peak Hour;
  • .Performing any other duties as assigned by the OIC Air operations, Chief Air opertaions or the Chief Aviation Officer.
Secondary education

Should have proven training in the Aviation Industry, Ramp Operations, Dispatch , Flight Operations.

36 Months

At least 3 Years of experience in the Aviation industry, (Flight Operations/Dispatch certificate, Air traffic Control certificate are desirable)

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Air transport, air traffic control and safety

Computer skills: Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.)

Yes

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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.

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Application deadline: 06-12-2020

Air Operations Assistant 15 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Air Operations Assistant

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Bentiu (SSD)
English
05 May 2021
until 30 June 2022
15 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 OIC Air Operations Bentiu, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Pre-Planning activities within the state, which is submitted to Mission Air Operations Center(MAOC) for approval;
  • Preparing Air tasking Orders (ATOs) from the daily flight schedule (DFS) and providing them to crew for execution;
  • Processing Daily Flight schedule into AIMS;
  • Monitoring all Flights in the states and those transisting from Juba or other Air Regions and providing timely resources to enable turn round;
  • Coordinating with Local Civil Aviation Officials for smooth and efficient air operations;
  • Briefing Aircrew and state aviation personnel on Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) and other available information concerning flight operations;
  • Liaising with the Field State administrator (FAO) re all aviation requirements for the state and any TOB/COB/CSB within the state;
  • Securing mine and security clearance, and threat assessment reports;
  • Taking charge of of all aviation property in the state including air assets and aviation equipment;
  • Providing weather reports at destinations and alternate airfields;
  • Reporting all changes and deviations to OIC Air Operations Bentiu, MAOC duty officer and Chief Air Operations;
  • Reporting and filing all observed safety hazards in the state;
  • Maintaining a database of crew lists and Risk/Threat assessment forms;
  • Checking Fuel status and availability both in the state and any relevant TOB/CSB;
  • Preparing daily Sitreps and submit to Juba after last flght;
  • Verifying the Aircraft Use Reports for state based air assets on daily basis and file information in the relevant Electronic databases in accordance with UN requirements;
  • Ensure all AUR’s are forwarded to Technical Compliance Unit in Juba on time;
  • Monitoring crew duty times and air assets flight hour utilization;
  • Participate in capacity building to National staff members;
  • Check serviceability of aviation Equipment on daily basis;
  • Check Runway condition and submit HLS & Ramp hazard report to Juba before flight Operations;
  • Provide apron management and bay allocation for accommodating different categories of aircraft during peak Hour;
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the OIC Air operations Bentiu, Chief Air operations or the Chief Aviation Officer;
Secondary education

Should have proven training in the Aviation Industry, Ramp Operations, Dispatch , Flight Operations.

36 Months

At least 3 Years of experience in the Aviation industry, (Flight Operations/Dispatch certificate, Air traffic Control certificate are desirable)

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Air transport, air traffic control and safety

Computer skills: Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.)

Yes

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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.

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Application deadline: 15-12-2020

Human Rights Officer 07 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba, Aweil, Yambio, Malakal, Rumbek OLS, Bentiu (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
07 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 Field office Team Leader and the regional coordinator, or Thematic Team leader, and overall supervision of Director of the Human Rights Division or his/her designate, the UNV Human Rights Officer will be responsible for implementing the Division’s work plans, including assisting, in conducting monitoring/ fact-finding missions, as well as reporting and advocacy activities in the area of assignment as mandated in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2514 (2020). In particular, the incumbent will:

General activity: Please note that this job description is generic and therefore, activities listed below may not be carried out by all Human rights officer.

  • Contribute to and/or draft communications, briefing notes, talking points, press releases, statements, bullet points, or other products;
  • Draft various internal and external reports on the human rights situation in South Sudan covering specific timeframes (e.g., daily, weekly, monthly) or themes (e.g., freedom of expression) based on submissions from colleagues based in the field and HQ. The candidate may be asked to draft reports during evening hours (i.e., daily) or weekends (i.e., weekly);
  • Provide guidance to relevant colleagues to ensure submissions from field teams are in line with OHCHR methodology on human rights reporting;
  • Provide and prepares legal analysis and research, and outputs, such as work unit reports and assessments, policy documents and guidelines, briefings, etc
  • Participate in legislative reviews and drafts commentaries and other relevant documents;
  • Conduct capacity building activities in areas of administration of justice and transitional justice which include advising national counterparts, facilitating and organizing workshops, supporting national criminal justice system organization, training of national actors and/or monitoring of the court and legal system.
  • Facilitate the implementation of the human rights mandate in the designated area of conflict-related violations;
  • Gather information, analyse and report on the situation of human rights in relation to the armed conflict, including through close cooperation with field teams, other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Support HRD’s analysis by maintaining a proactive situational awareness of human rights and political developments for the purpose of gathering data on hotspots and early warning mapping and support in HRD’s information analysis;
  • Identify incidents requiring further monitoring and/or investigation, co-ordinate with field teams regarding follow-up, and analyse the potential impact of reported incidents on the human rights situation;
  • Monitor and follow up on incidents of denial of access by armed groups to locations where human rights monitoring and investigation activities are planned to take place, and coordinate with field teams and the Legal Affairs to identify possible courses of action in response;
  • Assist in developing the profiles of alleged perpetrators of human rights violations in close coordination with field teams;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions and investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law
  • Establish and maintain contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;
  • Ensure, coordinate and supervise 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;
  • Undertake risk assessment in the framework of Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) and monitor implementation of mitigating measures;
  • 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 rights activities;
  • Represent the UNMISS human rights office at working level meetings, as relevant;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree level: Minimum First-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations, or social science, or related discipline, with a specialization in human rights preferred.

24 Months
  • Two years of work experience related to the field of human rights.
  • Experience working in regional countries is desirable.
  • Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights
  • Knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights is required.
  • Willingness to work in hardship duty stations is required.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian law is desirable.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is desirable.
  • Experience in research and drafting documents, such as reports, is desirable.
Yes

Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism

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Application deadline: 07-12-2020

Support officer for the coordination of the Blue Peace/ OMVG project 07 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNCDF Gambia
UNCDF
Gambia
Banjul (GMB)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
07 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 UNCDF, the UN Volunteer will assist in the program management, particularly PDDI, an OMVG innovative projects implemented by the UNCDF in collaboration with Geneva Water Hub (GWH) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and in support of OMVG, which aims at developing and mobilising innovative financing for the implementation of OMVG's Integrated Development Master Plan (IDMP) for the development of the Gambia River Basin.

Under the direct supervision of the UNCDF Regional Coordinator, the UN Volunteer will carry out the following tasks.

  • Ensure good coordination/information transmission between technical and financial partners (Geneva Water Hub, SDC, ...) and stakeholders at local level (Municipalities…);
  • Provide technical support to the overall management of OMVG project, including the day-to-day operation, monitoring and evaluation of work plans, in order to ensure the implementation of OMVG project in Gambia; particularly in the localities concerned by the Project;
  • Communication on the actions carried out by UNCDF in Gambia (specially in targeted localities), in line with the Project's plan;
  • Facilitation of stakeholder relations Organising and participating in scoping missions and meetings as part of project implementation;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programme activities with OMVG and technical and budgetary reporting according to the required formats and highlighting the effects of UNCDF's intervention on the targets;
  • Monitor projects’ progress related to established work plans and Project Documents;
  • Identify risks and possible issues and formulate management responses where relevant.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in social sciences (local development, regional integration, territorial planning, development studies or other related technical fields).

24 Months

24 months. Experience within the UN system will be valued.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme/project administration, Other development programme/project experience, Community participation and development

A minimum of two years progressively work experience in programme planning

Excellent writing, organizational and planning skills

Experience in data management and reporting.

Experience in local development, decentralization and/or asset management.

No

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! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Gambia and legal residents in Gambia 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.”

Application deadline : 07-12-2020

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.

UNDP South Sudan Accelerator Lab 16 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP South Sudan
UNDP
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
6 months
16 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 Communications and Innovation Team Leader, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

1. Provide administrative and communications support to the Communications and Innovation unit (including the Accelerator Lab), focusing on the following:

  • Conduct research to identify the most appropriate organizations, websites and blogs to engage with the Accelerator Lab and establish relationships with key influencers;
  • Support the maintenance of the Country Office media database with regular updates of leading English and vernacular language journalists, media outlets and publishing houses;
  • Compile social media updates and media coverage clippings into regular updates and distribute press briefs to relevant staff;
  • Support the professional use of social media by executing monthly social media editorial calendars with various online activities including Twitter chats, Facebook Lives and others, in line with UNDP’s advocacy campaigns and events;
  • Administrative and logistical support including the dissemination of information and publications; assistance at public events such as roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, and interviews;
  • Research and retrieval of statistical data from internal and external sources;
  • Budgetary support in Atlas, including extraction of project information and budget revisions, as required;
  • Assist in the day-to-day administrative requirements for the Communications and Innovation Unit, such as booking meetings, filling out forms, maintaining work unit files, etc.

2. Assist in UNDP South Sudan’s in-house audio-visual productions, focusing on the following:

  • Assist with filming and coverage of key events for multiple purposes and audiences, such as campaigns, digital outreach, resource mobilization, etc;
  • Edit short videos for use on the UNDP website, social media and at events, in addition to short video messages from senior management and programme staff;
  • Compile b-roll material and photographs of UNDP’s Accelerator Lab and priority areas of intervention;
  • Assist in developing and designing social media packs, infographics and other visual materials that showcase UNDP’s work in South Sudan;
  • Assist with implementation of corporate guidelines for audio-visual material in line with UNDP’s overall branding guidelines;
  • Ensure administrative arrangements for consultancies and external productions carried out in close collaboration with relevant programme and operations staff.

3. Assist in the implementation of the overall Communications Strategy of UNDP South Sudan’s work focusing on:

  • Assist in the implementation of Accelerator Lab activities and initiatives to promote public awareness of, and access to, information and publicity materials;
  • Assist in effectively liaising with local media, NGO’s, civil society, and other partners;
  • Assist in information gathering for the updating of the corporate UNDP website;
  • Develop and maintain an adequate network of national media contacts, communications contacts within UNDP/UN, and international media partners;
  • Transform text-based communications materials into visual graphic design form, as needed.

4. Assist in the facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on the following:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of Accelerator Lab and Communications training activities;
  • Sound contributions to Accelerator Lab and Communications knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in Communications, Digital Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Political or social sciences, or similar degree.

24 Months

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UNDP South Sudan with professionalism, dedication and client orientation. The following qualifications are required:

  • University degree in Communications, Digital Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Political or social sciences, or similar degree.

  • Two years of professional work experience in communication, with a focus on editing and production of social media, video and short documentaries, new technology or public relations.

  • Excellent drafting skills and ability to convey messages in a very simple, yet inspiring way.

  • Be fully proficient in Microsoft Office, web-based platforms and social media.

  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or other photo/video editing software a distinct advantage.

  • Have affinity with or interest in development, humanitarian relief, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English required. Knowledge of Arabic a distinct advantage.

  • Competencies and values:

  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of Communications, Digital Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Political or social sciences and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially.

  • Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda: Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences; makes research of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors, other agencies, civil society in other stakeholders for UNDP’s advocacy efforts.

  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment; strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;

  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;

  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;

  • proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;

    Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;

  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Web and graphic design
  • professional work experience in communication, with a focus on editing and production of social media, video and short documentaries, new technology or public relations.

  • Excellent drafting skills and ability to convey messages in a very simple, yet inspiring way.

  • Be fully proficient in Microsoft Office, web-based platforms and social media.

  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or other photo/video editing software a distinct advantage.

  • Have affinity with or interest in development, humanitarian relief, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English required. Knowledge of Arabic a distinct advantage.

No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 16 December 2020