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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
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

* 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.

* 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: 10/03/2021

UNV Youth Specialist in Communication 28 February 2021 Nat. Youth WHO Senegal
WHO
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
6 months
28 February 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.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Cluster, the UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the development of a communication strategy and implementation plan for the country office in line with the Global Communication Strategy.
  • Provide sound advice and analytical inputs that contribute to strengthening institutional relations with partners and increase WHO visibility.
  • Support communication for meetings, seminars and high-level WHO events on high priority public health issues and health partner coordination meetings.
  • Conduct adequate research and write articles, reports, newsletters, update web and social media content, ensuring that the material is accurate and posted/published in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate in editorial processes to produce publications, IEC and training materials, monitoring the work of designers, printers, etc., ensuring that the material produced is of the highest technical quality and excellence.
  • Support the documentation of the WHO country office success.
  • Design and execute action to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services in information management and public communication
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Advance degree in communication, Journalism, social science or equivalent preferred.

24 Months

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in communications, media engagement, marketing, and social media.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience

Expertise

Mandatory yes/no

Media liaison

Yes

Managing organization’s corporate image

Yes

Drafting of newsletters and articles

Yes

  • Analytic skills
  • Networking and relationship building skills
  • Interpersonal and team work skills
  • Computer and management of social media skills
  • Layout and graphic design skills will be an added advantage
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Leadership, 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 Senegal 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: 28-02-2021