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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
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

National Specialist 04 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Somalia
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National Specialist

National Specialist
UNFPA
Somalia
Hargeisa, Garoowe (SOM)
English,Somali
Immediate
12 months
04 October 2020

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

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office and the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, Youth, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Review the political, social and economic environment relevant to Youth and Innovation, and pursue opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention, assess implications of new policy developments and strategies on programme execution and ensure appropriate implementation.
  • Support the implementation of youth programme activities, in particular the EU-funded project and ensure services are delivered on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Ensure that Youth Programme Implementing Partners’ management and field staff understand the technical requirements for project implementation.
  • Support needs assessment, beneficiary selection and follow ups.
  • Ensure that the youth programme-related activities are implemented in ways responsive to communities, partners and youth in line with UNFPA principles, values and procedures.
  • Work with Youth Programme implementing partners’ staff to develop work-plans and follow up actions to ensure that activities are on track.
  • Work closely with monitoring teams to monitor programme progress against both programmatic and budgetary targets, making adjustments to programme design where necessary.
  • Support capacity building, entrepreneurship training and design thinking workshop.
  • Support program partners to prepare timely and high quality programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with UNFPA requirements and any other relevant external donor requirements.
  • Ensure appropriate, timely and accurate data collection against agreed indicators to enable both internal and external reporting.
  • Liaise and consult with internally-displaced person (IDP) communities, refugee communities and relevant organizations about the needs of IDP and refugee young people, identify gaps in services and advocate for the development of appropriate services to address those needs.
  • Proactively engage with the youth to strengthen youth networks to actively lobby and advocate for participation in decision making regarding issues that affect them.
  • Support youth in planning and organizing appropriate youth and community events meant to make their voices heard by the power holders.
  • To help build productive relationships between youth and stakeholders in order to ensure that issues specific to the youth are considered in the planning processes.
  • Work closely with the operations team to support regular spot checks on youth partners in the field and provide routine supportive supervision.
  • Assist in the preparations of country events within the thematic area of responsibility, namely youth and innovation.
  • Contribute to the youth programme visibility by contributing articles for newsletters, human interest stories, and the website.
  • Support efforts to build the capacity of UNFPA field office partners on core issues such as social economic empowerment of youth, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, Youth, peace and security, and young people in fragile contexts.
  • Supervise logistical arrangements for visiting missions, ensure briefing kits are compiled, liaise with field security coordination officer (FSCO) and ensure security clearances and visas are obtained for all staff and consultants travelling to the field.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be required by the Programme Manager.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in social sciences, High-Tech Entrepreneurship, Digital Business, Design and Innovation and economics .

24 Months

Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience at the national level in Youth Programming or other relevant programmes; experience working with UN/International organizations is an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Somali(Optional), Level - Fluent
Volunteer programmes and volunteer management, Youth and sports, Social work
  • Experience in design thinking approach and management of youth fund is an added advantage.
  • 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 sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, Youth issues, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
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Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, 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: 04 October 2020