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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Interpreter 13 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Rwanda
Open

Interpreter

International Specialist
UNHCR
Rwanda
Nyamata (RWA)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months
13 April 2021

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

The Interpreter will be assigned to work with one of the ETM/Protection Units, namely either Child Protection/BID, RSD, Resettlement, or Field (Protection)/Community Services. The interpreter will report to the Head of the pertinent Unit.

The Interpreter will provide operational support to registration, protection, refugee status determination (RSD), child protection, resettlement (RST) and field staff of UNHCR and to the staff of partner organizations through language support services for evacuees from Libya.

Under supervision, the Interpreter is expected to provide interpretation in the following languages:

  1. Sudanese Arabic, English
  2. Fur, English
  3. Zaghawa, English,

  • The interpreter may be asked to translate written documents or statements as necessary.
  • Assist in the translation of all office documents including general correspondence, manuals ass required.
  • The interpreter is required to read, understand and comply with UNHCR’s Code of Conduct and realizes that he/she shall be expected to work in the spirit of the principles set forth therein.
  • The interpreter is required to read and understand the Undertaking of Confidentiality and Impartiality and understands that he shall be expected to respect the principle of confidentiality and remain impartial in his/her work.
  • The interpreter is required to read and understand and agree to abide by the standards of conduct set forth in the Secretary- General’s Bulletin, ST/SGB/2003/13 of 9 October 2003, concerning “Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse”.
  • The Interpreter must observe total confidentiality regarding information obtained in the performance of his/her duties

In doing so, s/he will:

  • be expected to be equipped with relevant knowledge and skills on the UNHCR’s protection mandate
  • be expected to recognize, understand and – in a split second - have a word in another language for any one of a myriad of issues. The range of interpretation subjects is broad, including politics, legal affairs, economic and social issues, human rights, finance and administration.
  • A wide-ranging knowledge of world affairs, subjects (including technical terms) and United Nations processes is essential for all interpreters.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • 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;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • 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.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Any type of degree with experience in translation but priority may be given to BA in Interpretation, Letters arts, etc with the same experience

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of work experience as translator/interpreter
  • Practical experience in translation/interpretation using technical terminology.
  • Written and spoken skills required in English
  • Strong skills in the use of computers for word processing, spreadsheets and common business Internet usage
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other emergency management experience

Crisis management and emergency relief operations

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 13 April 2021

UN Clinic Physician 26 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP South Sudan
Open

UN Clinic Physician

International Specialist
UNDP
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English,Arabic
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.

  • Undertakes day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, emergencies& stabilization of critical patients. Overall supervision, management, coordination clinical operations of the Fever Clinic, Isolation ward during the outbreak/pandemic.
  • Follow up and tracking of the positive cases and direct contacts.
  • Undertake day-to-day occupational health duties: pre-placement and periodic medical examinations prepare UN staff for travelling providing immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travel kits, unless otherwise advice by the UN Health Manager.
  • Refers staff to outside specialists as necessary.
  • Follows-up with outside specialists
  • Provides health education and health promotion programs, with special emphasis to the prophylaxis of the relevant diseases of the outbreak.
  • Organizes/Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.

Medico Administrative Duties:

  • Advises Administration on medical standards for recruitment, sick leave, and medical evacuations/repatriations as per United Nations policies and guidelines.
  • Participates in drafting and implementation of business continuity and crises preparedness plans for the duty station/mission.
  • Manages/Supports day-to-day operations.
  • Deputizes for the UN Health Manager during his/her absence, when applicable.
  • Supervisory Administration of the Fever Clinic:
  • Supervises laboratory technicians’ nurses and medical administrative staff; ensures availability of drugs and medical supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment.
  • Ensures appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, dedicated training related to the pertaining outbreak) health education, health promotion and prevention, first aid and CPR).
  • Organised the shift roster to ensure coverage of the fever clinic 24/7
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

Doctorate (MD) or equivalent in medicine, including residency/internship in one of the medical specialties, preferably internal medicine, ICU, Emergency Department or Family Medicine with one-year relevant experience in Emergency Room or ICU

84 Months

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible clinical experience in one of the areas of medicine ( UN field experience is highly desirable. Previous experience in humanitarian crisis and infectious diseases is highly desirable. Proven experience of a minimum of one year at an Intensive Care Unit or Emergency Room in the past 5 years is highly desirable.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Specialized human medicine (with clinical experience)
  1. Professionalism: Knowledge of clinical and tropical/travel medicine. ACLS or equivalent experience in emergency medical care/intensive care unit. Proven experience of a minimum of one year at an Intensive Care Unit/Emergency Department in the past 5 years. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  2. Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    : Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

  3. : Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

    : Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

  4. Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

  5. Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Yes

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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Application deadline: 26 April 2021

Associate Environmental Law Specialist 13 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
13 April 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of the International Environmental Law Unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Associate Environmental Law Specialist will:

  • Assist in performing UNEP’s roles and functions as Secretariat under the Montevideo Programme V – a global program on supporting countries to advance environmental rule of law – including the servicing of meetings, preparation of background documents, and preparing meeting reports;
  • Keep the UNEP-Law and Environment Assistance Platform up to date with environmental law news and knowledge products, and perform relevant data analysis;
  • Keep the UNEP Global Judicial Portal up to date with knowledge products, membership lists, case law, and other relevant information;
  • Support the Law Division with legal research for the Second Global Environmental Rule of Law Report to be published in 2021;
  • Support the Law Division with technical support and legal research relating to the intersection of trade and the environment;
  • Support the Law Division with technical support and legal research relating to environmental impacts of marine litter and marine litter legislation;
  • Assist in administering technical support and capacity building programmes for Member States on environmental law under the Montevideo Programme V;
  • Assist in the review of legal documents, instruments, or other material on environmental law and related areas under the Montevideo Programme V;
  • Assist in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on a wide range of environmental law issues under the Montevideo Programme V; and
  • 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. Law Degree
24 Months
  • At least a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in specialization in environmental law, international law, or related field a distinct advantage; experience with environmental law is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
International law

Environmental Law, International Law

No

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

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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: 13 April 2021