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Public Information Officer 08 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNMIK Kosovo (UNSC 1244)
Open

Public Information Officer

International Specialist
UNMIK
Kosovo (UNSC 1244)
Pristina (KOS)
English,Albanian,Serbian
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
08 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 Head of UNMIK Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs (OSCPA), the UN Volunteer undertakes the following tasks:

  • Drafts engaging human interest stories, features and multimedia scripts about the mission and its implementing partners’ activities and their impact, for dissemination on the mission public platforms (e.g. mission website and social media platforms);
  • Drafts complex and politically sensitive material such as press releases, if-asked lines, press packs, messages, talking points, and responses to media enquiries;
  • Proofreads and copyedits drafts prepared by other officers;
  • Plays a leading role in implementing the digital communications strategy of the office; keeping the mission website and social media platforms updated on a regular basis; provides support to other offices to keep information about their office and activities up-to-date on the mission digital platforms;
  • Assists the section chief in planning, coordinating and overseeing the production of a range of multi-media content (ex. photo stories and videos) in promoting issues in support of the mission’s mandate and its communications strategy;
  • Assists the section chief in designing and implementing public information campaigns, outreach events and programmatic activities in support of the mission mandate;
  • Contributes to internal communications of the mission and the office administrative tasks (ex. Drafting staff broadcasts, memos and reports);
  • Assists the section chief in designing and implementing programmatic activities (ex. drafting project proposals; liaising with implementing partners);
  • Represents the head of the office in meetings and events if and when required;
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or related field.

  • This job requires excellent storytelling and writing skills and practical knowledge of news writing conventions, including but not limited to ability to draft human-interest stories and edit/proofread and summarise English documents.
  • This job requires knowledge of media relations, international relations and public information and public interest communications in the context of international organisations
36 Months

At least three years of experience in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field.

Minimum two years of international and/or media/communications experience.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Albanian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Serbian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
  • Excellent storytelling, writing, proofreading and copyediting skills as well as practical knowledge of news writing conventions are required;
  • Social media management skills, including ability to tailor language and content for social media platforms are required;
  • Basic knowledge of working with Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel and Outlook are required;
  • Knowledge of public information and strategic communications in the context of international relations, especially in the context of the UN is desirable;
  • Videography, filming, picture editing, photography and/or graphic design skills are not required but would be an advantage.
Yes

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

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Application deadline: 08 December 2020

Cloud ERP Developer Analyst 16 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP United States of America
Open

Cloud ERP Developer Analyst

International Specialist
UNDP
United States of America
New York (USA)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
16 December 2020

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 Chief, Business Solution Services or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Cloud ERP Developer Analyst will:

Be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining expert level skills on Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC). The Analyst will focus on cloud architecture, application integration, and cloud application development using Oracle's Cloud Integration Platform OIC. Areas of development will include application integration between Oracle Cloud ERP SaaS Apps, external vendors such as banks, insurance companies, and other internal or UN 3rd party systems. In addition, developers will be called to build applications using the Oracle PaaS which will complement the SaaS ERP.

These positions will be reporting to the Project Technical Manager and will be under the general guidance of the Chief, Business Solution Services.

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

Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Business Administration or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or bachelor’s degree in the same disciplines with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.

24 Months

Two years’ experience developing integrations or custom applications

A minimum of one full lifecycle Oracle Cloud deployment or two Oracle legacy cloud deployments (PeopleSoft or eBusiness preferably) working as part of an integration or development team

Proven ability to deliver custom Oracle enterprise applications and integrations

Experience developing system processes, procedures, and practices for maintaining the application systems, and their infrastructure and architecture environments

Experience with global international deployments is a plus

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, knowledge of other official UN language(s) is desired

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
IT architecture and IT project management

Specialized knowledge:

  • Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) ideally with integration to/from Oracle Cloud Applications including creating connections, integrations, map data, create lookups, error management, adapters usage and monitor integrations
  • Should be able to transform COA values using OIC
  • Ability to generate outbound interfaces with OIC
  • Oracle VBCS and building custom applications using full stack frameworks
  • SQL, XML, BI Publisher, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence Web Services, SOAP and Restful, Java or JavaScript
  • Various SDLC lifecycle phases including requirements gathering, analysis and design, build, deployment, testing and support.
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 16 December 2020

Economics Specialist 08 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Ukraine
Open

Economics Specialist

National Specialist
UNDP
Ukraine
Kyiv (UKR)
English,Russian
Immediate
6 months
08 December 2020

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 Early Recovery Advisor or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Economics Specialist will:

Provide high quality economic analysis to UNDP and UNCT as it relates to COVID-19 assessments and related programmes and ensures that UNDP programmes are in line with Global commitments, National policies and priorities through:

  • Assisting in the design of socio-economic impact assessments of COVID-19 on MSMEs in the formal and informal economy;
  • Providing input and recommendation on primary data collection (qualitative and quantitative) for socio-economic impact assessments;
  • Providing input and recommendation and analysis for conducting secondary data collection (desk research);
  • Assisting in developing and utilizing digital solutions for collecting primary data, such as surveys and monitoring progress and impact;
  • Undertaking of studies/research on aligning with the country context of the current crisis in collaboration with other Development Partners;
  • Researching, analysing and presenting macro-economic trends and data, as well as information on emerging best practices in collection and interpretation of economic data on key issues related to COVID-19;
  • Analysing and reporting on economic and statistical data on key issues related to COVID-19 and of relative importance to the country through preparation of briefs and policy notes;
  • Providing technical and analytical leadership and/or drafting support for the preparation of UNDP reports or knowledge products prepared by UNDP programmes;
  • Creating, managing, and regularly updating an electronic database of socio-economic impact assessments and socio-economic impact data on key issues related to COVID-19;
  • Providing data excerpts and analysis, per the requests of Innovations for Development Specialist;
  • Providing analysis and substantive inputs to COVID-19 related Assessments, UNDP Country Programme Documents, project and programme documents and other strategic documents;
  • Conducting regular horizon scans on trends and good practices on socio-economic assessment methodologies and tools;
  • Assisting in writing up analyses of the socio-economic impact assessments (updates and policy briefs) for internal and external audiences;
  • Providing support to monitoring and reporting on the affects and impacts of COVID-19;
  • Assisting the UNDP country office in resource mobilization efforts as an Upper MIC and HIC;
  • Providing oversight support to the programme teams in conducting sector specific analytical works where required to realign current programmes as needed.
  • Supporting the monitoring of progress and formulation of strategies toward the achievement of the SDGs in relation to the current crisis;
  • Managing of events and publications on COVID-19 economic issues; Representing UNDP in different working groups.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. Economics, Econometrics, Finance or a related area; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

36 Months
  • Minimum 3 years of experience ( up to 15 years) professional work experience at the national and/or international level in research and policy-level analysis, or other relevant programmes; experience with socio-economic assessments is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization (depending on the qualifications/experience of the selected candidate, the assignment might be considered as UN Volunteer Specialist (min. 3 years of experience), as UNV Expert or as UNV Senior Expert (15 years), with higher levels of Volunteer Living Allowance for Experts and Senior Experts).
  • 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 international development, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other finance, economics and administration related experience

As an active UNDP team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNDP and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:

  • A Work Plan at the outset of the assignment;
  • Methodology to evaluate and assess social-economic studies and feasibility of future COVID19 developmental projects;
  • High-quality, professional, timely and efficient support in developing, conducting and finalizing socio-economic impact assessment, Programme Documents, project and programme documents and other strategic documents is provided;
  • Provides timely input and support for the following: Surveys, focus group questionnaires are developed in line with the methodology provided, distributed via designated digital tools, the results are collected in timely and efficient manner;
  • Provides timely input and support in relation to the Database of survey results which is compiled, managed, ensuring that it is updated on a regular basis, in line with the needs of socio-economic impact assessment;
  • Analyses of socio-economic impact assessments are presented for a wide range of internal and external audiences;
  • Monthly progress reports.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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 Ukraine and legal residents in the Ukraine with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Candidates with long-term experience are encouraged to apply. Provided that the respective requirements are met, the assignment might be considered as UN Volunteer expert, including 40% additional VLA or as UN Volunteer Senior Expert (15 years of experience incl. international experience), including 100% additional VLA.

Application deadline: 8 December 2020