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Project Engineer 08 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Project Engineer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba, Bor (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2022 with possibility of extension
08 March 2021

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 Project Manager and/or in close coordination with the State Engineer, Engineering Section, the UNV Project Engineer (Civil Engineer) is responsible for the following duties:

  • Apply commonly used engineering calculations, practices and precedents in completing portions of larger projects related to the design, construction, or repair of buildings, roads, bridges, airfields, helipads, railways, docks, waste disposal systems, and other related structures and activities in the field.
  • Plan and design specifications for projects.
  • Prepare BOQ, cost estimates, drawings, Statement of Works (SOW), technical specifications and bidding documents for both in-house/outsourced Mission engineering projects.
  • Undertake frequent site visits to monitor the project activities and advise on technical matters.
  • Conduct Technical Evaluation of Bids and prepare Technical Evaluation Reports for projects.
  • Represent on behalf of operational unit on Local Committee on Contracts (LCC) and Headquarters Committee on Contracts (HCC) giving responses to technical matters.
  • Develop technical data regarding materials, sizes, dimensions, and quantities and costs to be incorporated in formal specifications.
  • Estimate costs of repairs of damaged buildings, facilities and systems to determine feasibility of repairs or replacement.
  • Liaise with other engineers and Mission specialists responsible for related specialized phases to arrive at mutually satisfactory approaches to problems by exchanging and comparing data.
  • Conduct investigations to develop improved designs and construction techniques.
  • Produce cost data and estimates on engineering-related requirements of current and planned field missions.
  • Liaise with Procurement Section on the status of engineering solicitation.
  • Analyze project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources.
  • Update the project DASH board on weekly basis and report to unit heads.
  • Identify all routine engineering operational requirements within Engineering Section; preparing; implementing; and controlling appropriate methods to cater for them, ensuring optimal utilization of available resources in order to provide engineering project management support to Mission clients and Field Locations.
  • Monitor, review, and coordinate project design and construction in Engineering Operations and work with Field Engineers in Project Management and reporting of all on-going Mission Priority Projects within the Mission.
  • Maintain accurate project records and files.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as requested by the State Engineer.
  • Travel to various locations in the area of operations to plan and monitor road work maintenance and repairs.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and on-the-job training to national personnel;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Degree in civil or structural engineering from an accredited and internationally or nationally recognized university;
  • Registered Engineer with an internationally recognised body is desirable.
36 Months
  • Three years of active professional experience with consulting architects/engineers and international construction business;
  • Project management experience;
  • Experience in a multi-national organisational environment is desirable;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to prioritise tasks and handle confidential and sensitive material with discretion;
  • Have a valid driver’s license and proven ability to drive a manual 4x4 vehicle.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Civil engineering and construction supervision
  • Solid computer skills in MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc);
  • Proficiency in AutoCad;
  • Microsoft Project;
  • Prince 2 or PMP Certification is desirable.
Yes

Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 08 March 2021

Geospatial Information Assistant 10 March 2021 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
MINUSMA
Mali
Gao (MLI)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
10 March 2021

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 Geospatial Information Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Design, produce and update thematic and operational maps for Mission clients.
  • Process and maintain geographic data and metadata for the Mission’s geodatabases and map products.
  • Assist in data validation and quality control of GIS products.
  • Assist in gathering requirements and project specifications.
  • Assist in printing and dissemination of maps as required.
  • Conduct GPS field survey.
  • Conduct advanced geoprocessing, including spatial and image analysis
  • Assist in providing training (GPS, QGIS, Google Earth, Drone) to Military, Police and Civilian components.
  • Travel to other field stations/locations as and when required.
  • Assist in operating mini-UAS (drones) for data collection, compilation and ingestion to improve mapping products.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in Geography, Cartography, Remote Sensing, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), or related fields.

60 Months

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of geospatial information (e.g. geospatial information applications, geospatial database management, geospatial/terrain analysis, cartography and mapping, image processing, GPS and surveying) or related fields is required.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing are mandatory
  • Ability to work with Esri products: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online
  • Knowledge of geographic information principles and data analysis tools
  • Good knowledge of cartographic principles and application
  • Familiarity with photogrammetry and image analysis software
  • Experience with satellite imagery interpretation/manipulation and some knowledge of imagery analysis
  • Good understanding of GPS applications and data development
  • Strong computer literacy with word processing, email, spreadsheets and databases
  • Ability to work as a team member is as critical as acting independently

Desirable skills:

  • Demonstrate willingness to succeed in an independent management setting and take upon self-created initiatives in building job performance
  • Knowledge of French
Yes

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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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Please 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: 10/03/2021

Project Engineer 14 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UN-HABITAT Yemen
Open

Project Engineer

National Specialist
UN-HABITAT
Yemen
Aden (YEM)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
14 March 2021

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

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Country Programme and close coordination with the International Shelter/WASH Specialist and National Engineer, he/she will implement the construction work undertaken by UN-Habitat partners with the aim of accomplishing the task in the most effective manner on agreed time schedule and ensure the facilitation of and smooth implementation of UN-Habitat programmes/projects. “Response to the Socio-Economic Impact of Flash Flooding through Rehabilitation of Damaged Houses and Upgrading Stormwater Facilities in Aden and Al-Hawtah in Yemen” aiming at mitigating the impact of flash flooding and reducing the risk of climate induced natural disasters to enhance resilience of vulnerable communities in Aden and Al-Hawtah Cities from recent flooding.

The National Engineer represents UN-Habitat in the site level coordination meetings at the local level and ensure proper advocacy for the UN-Habitat roles and responsibilities and shares information on the progress of works on different projects on the ground, the National Engineer will:

Specifically, the he/she shall:

  • Assess the condition of shelters/houses damaged in Aden and Al-Hawtah project sites
  • Follows up with contract related to activities and construction of drainage systems and damaged houses rehabilitation,
  • Prepare detailed design, drawings and Bills of Quantities required
  • Prepare regular and ad-hoc reports on the progress of works of different activities implemented at the state and locality levels;
  • Check and verify payments made by the different counterparts, contractors and suppliers and office operations related payments and provide recommendations to Yemen office to process payments; and
  • Support regular meetings in Aden and Al-Hawtah shelter/housing sector coordination meetings and provide information on the progress of works at the state level.
  • Assess the needs and resources of beneficiaries in terms of shelter/housing with participation of the community and taking into consideration the implementing partners’ views and in defining appropriate solutions;
  • Make recommendations on the procurement of all the required shelter/housing materials, equipment and tools to ensure timely implementation of plans and functioning of the rehabilitated shelter/housing.
  • Provide technical guidance and supervision in Aden and Al-Hawtah shelter/housing projects and related activities. This includes developing standard designs for shelter and providing technical details on layout of the IDP site (streets, alleys, drainage, etc.) and bill of quantities;
  • Liaise with the other UN agencies, Government ministries and implementing partners in order to coordinate activities encompassing shelter/housing rehabilitation activities including drainage structures
  • Regularly liaise and coordinate with the sector specialists and host authorities and other agencies and maintain close working relationship with the specialists in the Aden Hub through coordination and information sharing mechanisms;
  • 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. Civil or environmental Engineering;

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in Civil Construction Works, including drainage works and familiarity with housing and water/drainage design and construction.
  • Basic understanding/experience of urban planning, housing, basic infrastructure and related issues is desirable.
  • Proficiency in computers; good working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs, particularly MS Word and MS Excel.
    • 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;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in housing and infrastructure, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision
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, Vision, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Yemen and legal residents in Yemen with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 14-03-2021

Program Assistant – Ending Violence Against Women and Girls 10 March 2021 Nat. Youth UNWomen United Republic of Tanzania
UNWomen
United Republic of Tanzania
Dar es Salaam (TZA)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
10 March 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Reporting to EVAW/G Program Specialist (Team Leader), the Programme Analyst provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Tanzania by contributing in the programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

  • Supports the implementation of the EVAWG ongoing programme initiatives, in line with UNDAP II.
  • Assists in the development of project documents on EVAWG through research, mapping of existing initiatives and discussions with partners;
  • Supports the development of briefing papers and background documents to highlight progress of implementation of the UN Joint Programs in the country;
  • Supports the development of project agreements with community-based organizations, regional authorities, other government institutions and civil society organistions;
  • Participates in UN Women and other UN agency meetings relevant to the thematic areas of EVAWG and supports development of reports on key points and follow up actions;
  • Supports the tracking of partnership agreements, their implementation and adherence by partners to timelines and UN Women standards, rules and regulations;
  • Supports the drafting of internal reports and reports to development partners as per reporting requirements and timelines;
  • Supports the organisation of meetings and conferences, including compilation of relevant documentation and communication with partners;
  • Participates in meetings of UN Women, other UN agencies and development partners, produces reports and contributes to discussions on the advancement of UN Women’s programmatic portfolio in this area;
  • Supports review and quality assurance of project partner agreements and monitoring reports and assists in the provision of feedback and comments to partners;
  • Supports the development of knowledge products on the Kigoma Joint Programme, highlighting the key successes and lessons learnt;
  • Supports the review of financial reports and the provision of inputs and comments to partner organisations as per agreements with UN Women
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor Degree in Gender, Development Studies, Community Development or other related fields;

24 Months

Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in the areas of EVAW;

Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;

Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;

Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;

Flexible and open to learning and new experiences

Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;

Fluency in spoken and written Kiswahili and English (language) are required, and knowledge of advocacy, lobbying and negotiation is an asset;

Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;

Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Gender equality and the advancement of women

.

No

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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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.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please 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: 10 March 2021