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Writer/Editor 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist WHO Congo
Open

Writer/Editor

International Specialist
WHO
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
English,French,Portuguese
Immediate
12 months
27 September 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 Senior Writer/Editor or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Writer/Editor will:

  • Work with External Communications and WHO AFRO Clusters to update the regional website by researching and writing texts on health topics and other areas of the website
  • Support the coordination of content on the website by being an active member of the Website Committee and under the supervision of the Senior Writer/Editor coordinate the structure and organization of content on the website and update inks to other websites
  • Proactively keep abreast of success stories, upcoming events and other potentially significant developments across the AFRO region to develop content for the website
  • Research health impact stories and interview WHO experts, WHO beneficiaries, health officials, service providers and others in country offices to develop and write feature stories for the website, newsletters and other WHO platforms
  • Support the WHO/AFRO social media officer in developing content for WHO AFRO social media platforms
  • Provide backup support to the WHO Senior Writer/Editor on other communications products such as press releases
  • Support the management of editorial duties such as story planning, assignment, follow-up and support to country offices
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in a relevant area e.g: English, History, Social Studies, Journalism, Writing

An Advanced University Degree in Journalism from a recognized school of journalism can serve in lieu of one year of the required years of professional experience

36 Months

At least three years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level as a writer/Editor preferably for a reputable media outlet

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Portuguese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Arts, music, photography and film

Other desired skills

  • Experience in photography, videography and editing, graphic design software is an asset
  • Experience working in an international organization is an asset
  • 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 authorities at different levels;
  • 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 health issues and development, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Competencies and values:

  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to WHO; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to WHO procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and WHO in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards WHO’smission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.
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Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 27-09-2020

Climate Mitigation Finance Expert 08 October 2020 Nat. Expert UNEP Brazil
UNEP
Brazil
Brasilia (BRA)
Portuguese,English,Spanish
16 November 2020
12 months
08 October 2020

Minimum age: 35 years old. Applicants must nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the supervision of the UNEP Climate Mitigation Unit Administrative Officer (AO) Nairobi, and with local supervision of the UNEP Climate Mitigation Unit Task Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for the following duties:

Project Design And Development:

  • Verify documents for overall accuracy, consistency and uniformity in presentation and ensure comprehensiveness and compliance, cross-check consistency of figures in tables with the text of the reports, and verify references to other reports and documents and ensure that all necessary corrections are incorporated.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets with respect to project documents.
  • Initiate set up of third party banking details for executing agencies.

Project Implementation:

  • Provide guidance to Executing Agencies on financial reporting as per the project cooperation agreement with that agencies, and on the templates to be used for meeting these reporting requirements
  • Track circulation of new project internalizations and all projects revisions through UNEP clearance and approval process
  • Prepare fund documents for budget allocations and prepare the necessary documents in the ERP Operating system.
  • Provide guidance to Executing Agencies on the expenditure report template; review expenditure reports to ensure (a) correct amount and objects of expenditures have been charged (b) validity of charges (c) availability of funds; provide feedback to Executing Agencies as necessary in order for the agency to complete the document correctly.
  • Initiate processing of expenditure recording.
  • Assist in the follow-up on outstanding financial and technical reports with the executing agencies.
  • Develop tools on tracking the financial report of all Executing Agencies, and keep these tools up-to-date
  • Provide guidance to Executing Agencies on the cash advance template, review cash advances received and provide feedback to Executing Agencies as necessary in order for them to complete the document correctly.
  • Process cash advances and follow up on remittances of funds, process UNDP fax authorizations and sub-allotments to Executing Agencies
  • Notify payees on status of payments and investigate complaints of non-receipt.
  • Prepare budget revision templates, provide guidance to Executing Agencies on the budget revision template, review budget revisions received and provide feedback to Executing Agencies as necessary in order for them to complete the document correctly.
  • Create Special Service Agreements/ Purchase Orders /Travel Requests (TVRQ)/Travel advances (RCTAs).
  • Assist in the Reconciliation of project accounts against independent audit certificates received from executing agencies.

Inform Executing Agencies of upcoming financial reporting requirements

Project Evaluation And Closure:

  • Update project database with relevant project information on revision/closure of project.
  • Assist in provision of financial information required in Project Implementation Review (PIR), Mid-term review/Evaluation and Terminal Evaluation.
  • Assist in the preparation of project completion and closing revision and supporting schedules.
  • Prepare request for refund of unspent balances.

General

  • Provide general administrative support.
  • Maintain and keep up-to-date project files
  • File and archive documentation in soft and hard copies and keep log of archived files.
  • Draft/prepare routine correspondence with respect to enquiries related to relevant financial and budget matters.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Master´s Degree in business administration, finance, accounting or actuarial studies OR Bachelor´s Degree in business administration, finance, accounting or actuarial studies with 2 additional years of work experience in the area.

Additional technical qualifications, certified public account (CPA) or equivalent are desired.

96 Months
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in finance, budget, accounting, administrative services or related area.
  • Experience with finance or administration within the UN system is an asset
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Finance, accounting and audit, Development programme/project administration, Other finance, economics and administration related experience

Computer skills: Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel is required.

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

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Application deadline: 08 October 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time