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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Information Management Specialist 27 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Panama
UNDP
Panama
Panama City (PAN)
English,Spanish
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
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 Global Technical Advisor or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer International Specialist will:

  1. Technically support the Climate and Forests Programme in the process of populating the turbo version of the excel rubric tool focusing on the following results:
  • Insert information from all countries in the Climate and Forests Programme portfolio into the latest version of the excel rubric;
  • Cross check and verify all the existing information already inserted into the tool;
  • Provide inputs to improve the accessibility and usability of the country-based tool and to protect its content from unwanted changes;
  • Develop an online solution to make the tool available to partners and also for a simple version of the tool with summary information to also be available online to external audiences;
  • Continuously update the information from all countries to ensure that the tool is filled with the latest data.
  1. Support the process of making the turbo version of the excel rubric tool more dynamic and accessible
  • Develop dashboards to make the information on countries more accessible;
  • Develop graphs and other visual representation for the information in the tool;
  • Create more direct links between the country-based tools and the global database;
  • Protect the information on the tool to allow for it to be shared with external audiences without compromising the tool itself;
  • Think creatively and pro-actively identify and address emerging problems to ensure timely and efficient use of the tool by all team members;
  • Provide inputs for linking the tool with the Climate Promise database;
  • Provide inputs for linking this tool with other existing UN-REDD+ tools.
  1. Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing as required focusing on the following results
  • Identification and synthesis of the best practices and lessons learned in the use of similar tools;
  • Prepare briefs, presentations, technical reports, blog posts, etc, using the information from the tool;
  • Linking the information from the tools and assessments with latest UNFCCC discussions and other relevant climate and forest forum discussions;
  • Prepare information to be added to the Climate and Forests website;
  • Prepare webinars for country offices and counterparts using information from the tool.
  1. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

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.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

The UNV must have bachelor degree preferably in statistics, economics, data management, software development, IT, engineering, geography, environmental management and other related fields.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/ or international level in GHG emissions and removals estimates for the forest sector, carbon markets, safeguards, REDD+ or other relevant programs.
  • Advance knowledge and experience working on excel, programming, macro and online tools is required.
  • Understanding of carbon accounting methodologies, carbon markets standards and data analysis is an advantage.
  • 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;
  • Mus be fluent in English, advanced knowledge in Spanish or French is desired.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Energy and environmental economics, carbon market mechanisms, Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
  • Advance knowledge and experience working on excel, programming, macro and online tools is required.
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/ or international level in GHG emissions and removals estimates for the forest sector, carbon markets, safeguards, REDD+ or other relevant programs.
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Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 27-Sep-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone

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