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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Information Management Officer 26 February 2021 Int. Specialist UNOCT United States of America
UNOCT
United States of America
New York (USA)
English
Immediate
9 months
26 February 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 the Chief of OUSG or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Information Management Officer will:

  • Provide expertise on the use and development of information management tools and platforms and identify new data analysis process improvement opportunities
  • Participate in information management networks and processes to facilitate the exchange of information and the promotion of data and information standards, common platforms, and the exchange of information.
  • Engage with UNOCT staff and counterparts to identify appropriate data sources for analytics projects and ensure that information activities are coordinated and consistent with relevant standard and practices
  • Collaborate with programme management officers to improve data flows, data quality, etc.
  • Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
  • Develop and implement various analysis, reporting and quality control capabilities
  • Produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a story-line
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers.
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, data science, analytics, statistics, information management, information systems or a related field. first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

60 Months
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in information management, information systems, applied analytics, business intelligence, statistics, data management, GIS & mapping, data visualization, or other related area, is required.
  • Experience in using data to inform decisions, strategies and execution is required.
  • Experience with self-service analytics and data visualization applications (MS PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau or similar), or business intelligence tools (SAP Business Objects, etc.) is required.
  • Experience in tools managing version control such as Git is highly desirable.
  • Experience with database or programming languages (SQL, Python, R) is desirable.
  • 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.
  • Have affinity with or interest in UN Counter Terrorism activities, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
IT architecture and IT project management
  • Experience in using data to inform decisions, strategies and execution is required.
  • Experience with self-service analytics and data visualization applications (MS PowerBI, Qlik, Tableau or similar), or business intelligence tools (SAP Business Objects, etc.) is required.
  • Experience in tools managing version control such as Git is highly desirable.
  • Experience with database or programming languages (SQL, Python, R) is desirable.

Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills

No

Client Orientation, Communication, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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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: 26/02/2021

Operations Specialist 03 March 2021 Nat. Expert UNFPA Senegal
UNFPA
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
03 March 2021

Minimum age: 35 years old, unless specified otherwise below. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the International Operations Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Operations Specialist will:

ensures a fully accountable, well-managed and results-oriented Regional Office with efficient and effective support to Country Offices. You will contribute with your operational expertise to facilitate programme and project implementation in close collaboration with the Regional Office, Headquarters and field offices staff. The incumbent provides expert guidance and leadership on the Business Operations Strategy (BOS) implementation.

You would be responsible for:

  • Reviews and analyses issues, trends and financial reports received from Finance Branch or other related documents from Headquarters pertaining to the Regional Office and Country Offices dashboards.
  • Prepares and sends on a regular basis personalized correspondences to each country office, signaling discrepancies and advising on appropriate corrective actions to be taken.
  • Follows up and monitors with each country office on any bottlenecks and proposes proper solutions.
  • Supports the achievement of programme and project results for both Regional Office and Country Offices through your operational expertise, including Human Resources, Administration, Procurement, Information Technology and other project-related events.
  • Ensures strategic and efficient management of financial resources pertaining to the Regional Office and Country Offices through tracking of available resources, ensuring financial policy compliance, advising on corrective actions and proposing alternative solutions to meet outcomes.
  • Organizes monthly meetings with the 23 Country Offices, including preparation of agenda, recording of minutes, preparing and delivering presentations underscoring pain points, challenges, areas of improvement, best practices and how best to support the field offices.
  • Organizes training to keep Country Offices staff abreast of latest developments, tools and IT applications in the field of finance, procurement, Human Resources and any other related areas.
  • Coordinates with Country Offices focal points, maintaining direct and regular contact with Headquarters resource staff alerting on issues faced by COs in order to find the best way forward.
  • Assists in Implementing partner management both for RO and COs, e.g. HACT compliance, spot checks, regular monitoring of IPAS or any other related issues.
  • Follows up with the Country Offices on pending audit recommendations under Team Central as well as Remote Audit results.
  • Supports IOM in reviewing and approval of transactions, e.g. purchase orders in Atlas, vendors portal, AODOCs internal systems.
  • Carry any other duties as may be required by the Management.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University degree (Master’s) in business administration, operations management, public administration, financial management or other related disciplines.

180 Months
  • At least fifteen years of progressively responsible professional experience in administration, finance or office management at the national and international level. This should ideally include direct field or country experience.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit, Administration and administrative assistance, Other finance, economics and administration related experience
  • At least fifteen years of progressively responsible professional experience in administration, finance or office management at the national and international level. This should ideally include direct field or country experience.
  • Strong analytical and leadership skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • UN common system knowledge and work experience with the United Nations Efficiency Agenda including BOS implementation is highly desirable.
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (in particular, applications related to database and data analysis), Atlas (PeopleSoft or alternatively Oracle), E-filing system and other current office software applications and corporate IT systems is an asset.
No

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Senegal and legal residents in Senegeal 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: 03-03-2021