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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Public Information Officer 28 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNOCHA Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Public Information Officer

International Specialist
UNOCHA
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bukavu (COD)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
28 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 Head of Office or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks :

  • Monitor and analyze current events, public opinion and press, identify issues and trends, and advise management on appropriate action/response. Draft analytical reports on the humanitarian situation in the area, as requested;
  • Research, report, write and produce text stories, audio and video reports. Prepare news reports, features and materials on main events and issues affecting humanitarian and transitional issues in the DRC;
  • Liaise with provincial, national and international media where necessary to provide them with relevant humanitarian information and facilitate media coverage of needs, constraints and humanitarian response. Prepare / conduct activities such as "press cafés", field visits, or other activities specifically dedicated to the media;
  • Use/support use of social media, such as Twitter and Facebook to inform humanitarian partners, media and other stakeholders on developments in South Kivu;
  • Prepare weekly updates and monthly consolidated inter-agency reports (English and French) on the humanitarian situation in the area;
  • Co- organize and co- chair information-sharing meetings for humanitarian partners;
  • Closely liaise with UN agencies, NGOs, international organizations and other relevant entities, including donors and media, to enhance information gathering and dissemination and ensure prompt and accurate dissemination of information on the situation;
  • Prepare and implement public information campaigns aimed at increasing the awareness of the local population and civil society of humanitarian issues and principles guiding humanitarian action;
  • Issue monthly inter-agency humanitarian updates and disseminate them among local officials and civil society and the humanitarian community;
  • Contribute to the production of internal daily and weekly updates, snapshots, maps and other visual products;
  • Conduct or participate to the field missions/ visits to collect first-hand information and feed the chain of production of the Organization's information and to conduct awareness/advocacy ("outreach") to various audiences.
  • Perform any other related tasks as requested by the supervisors.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Journalism, Communication or a related field
24 Months
  • Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in public information and/or humanitarian affairs. Good knowledge and prior usage of social media such as Twitter is essential. Experience in the context of international development, humanitarian relief or complex emergencies are strong assets. Familiarity with the UN system and the Great Lakes region would also be of advantage.
  • Computer skills: Expertise in word processing; strong computer literacy and IT communication skills.
  • 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;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Other information and telecommunications technology experience

Political or Social Sciences, Journalism, Communication or a related field

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 28-09-2020

Knowledge Management/Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist UNWomen South Sudan
UNWomen
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months
30 September 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 Deputy Country Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Lead knowledge management and information sharing initiatives:
  1. Develop and implement the Knowledge Management Strategy to share public information, good practices and lessons learned across relevant communities of practice (COP), stakeholders and academia in collaboration with other partners in the UN system;
  2. Conduct research for knowledge and information needed for effective advocacy of the UN Women Country Office (CO)’s programme and gender equality and women empowerment overall;
  3. Provide technical support to the programme team to produce knowledge products;
  4. Identify and form lessons learned from evaluations and studies to be integrated into broader CO’s knowledge management;
  5. Facilitate programme team’s application of best practices and advocate the CO’s successful experiences in results-based monitoring and evaluation as well as substantive areas of expertise through global knowledge networks;
  6. Manage a presence on UN Women’s SharePoint, internet pages and social media with a focus on internal and external knowledge sharing, partnerships and COP.
  1. Ensure compliance with corporate programme and project management requirements (including planning, monitoring, evaluation and research plan, results management system (RMS), donor agreement management system (DAMS) and LEADS):
  1. Coordinate and support Result Based Management (RBM) and M&E based programme and project formulation including annual work-planning and reporting exercises in line with UN Women corporate requirements, the CO’s SN and Annual Workplans;
  2. Maintain, coordinate and ensure compliance of the programme and project setup and in Atlas and other corporate systems (such as RMS, DAMS, LEADS, etc.) and provide accurate and timely input information into these systems as required.

  1. Effective monitoring and reporting of the country programme and related projects:
    1. Establish and manage internal systems for effective and efficient programme and project monitoring and reporting, both internal to UN Women and for Implementing Partners;
    2. Monitor on a regular basis country programme including annual and quarterly reports, ongoing monitoring of overall financial status of country programming;
    3. Undertake regular field visits to ensure compliance and timely execution of the planned monitoring and evaluation by various programme team and partners;
    4. Support the programme staff with effective use of tools and methodologies for planning, monitoring and reporting;
    5. Ensure that projects are set up in line with approved project documents, all Atlas attributes are created accordingly and maintained regularly;
    6. Provide technical advice and support at the design stage of programmes/projects to facilitate monitoring during programme implementation;
    7. Develop, update, manage and monitor monitoring frameworks for the key programme cycle documents such as the UN Cooperation Framework, and SN, and participate in the UN M&E Working Group;
    8. Ensure Quarterly monitoring in RMS are done timely and accurately;
    9. Support to value-for-money monitoring, including tracking of resources towards outcomes;
    10. Coordinate timely and appropriate reporting.

  1. Implementation and management of audit and evaluation policies, strategies and processes:
  1. Direct responsibility and accountability for planning, management and oversight of thematic, country programme/project evaluations and other types of evaluations conducted in the CO;
  2. Keep track of all planned activities in the monitoring, evaluation and research plan (MERP) ;
  3. Follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations. Ensuring the optimal use of evaluations by providing guidance in preparation of timely management response to all mandatory evaluations and by developing a communication plan;
  4. Serve as the CO focal point to the Evaluation Unit in the Regional Office;
  5. Develop evaluation tools and processes, innovative approaches in evaluation that meet the requirements of UN Women and train staff and partners to use it;
  6. Promote evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the CO;
  7. Provide evaluation feedback into policy/project/programme design, including comments on various documents.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, M&E, gender/women’s studies, international development, public policy, international relations.

60 Months

1. At least 5 years of work experience in gender related field and a previous experience in working in a post conflict situation preferable. Experience in South Sudan will be a value added;

2. Work experience in the field of communication, electronic knowledge network, monitoring and evaluation and project management;

3. Knowledge of methodologies and best practices for promoting gender equality, equity and women empowerment in general and in South Sudan in particularly;

Experience working within the UN is an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation, Knowledge management, archiving and documentation
  1. Work experience in the field of communication, electronic knowledge network, monitoring and evaluation and project management;
  2. At least 5 years of work experience in gender related field and a previous experience in working in a post conflict situation preferable. Experience in South Sudan will be a value added;
  3. Knowledge of methodologies and best practices for promoting gender equality, equity and women empowerment in general and in South Sudan in particularly;
  4. Experience working within the UN is an asset.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, 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: 30th September 2020

Civil Engineer 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Civil Engineer

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bunia (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
30 September 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 Field Engineering Officer / Chief of Unit person the duties of the Civil Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of construction projects documents including structural details, sketches, bill of quantities, specifications, cost analysis and cost estimations.

  • Managing the whole life cycle of the project from design stage up to finalization of the execution with different stakeholders and clients involved.

  • Experience in preparing technical documents for procurement solicitations as per Engineering Section requirements.

  • Prepare structural calculations and specifications for aboveground and undergrounds structures in reinforced concrete, steel, wood, masonry and stone;

  • Analyzes project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and to ensure that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources;

  • Preparation of monitoring reports and reporting tools of the progress of the construction activities on sites.

  • Coordinate the above-mentioned tasks with other works and other engineers included in the project such as electrical engineers, water sanitation, environmental engineers.

  • Assist other units such as Operations, Infrastructure, etc. when required and liaise frequently with the Building Maintenance Unit Supervisor

  • Conducts preliminary site investigations to obtain field data such as soil characteristics, plot dimensions, existing structuresdrainage and other data required for building site selection;

  • Ensure that the works meet the engineering standards in accordance with international codes and regulations and internal SOPs of the sections

  • Ensure that the works meet the environmental procedures within the mission;

  • Prepare material specifications for the purpose of raising requisitions of materials; ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained at all times;

  • Ensure that quality control procedures are in place during implementation of the works on site.

  • When working with national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;

  • Perform other related duties as may be required.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineer / Architecture or similar discipline related to construction.

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

60 Months

At least 5 year experience in development, management and implementation of construction projects .

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision
  • Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineer / Architecture or similar discipline related to construction.

    An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

  • Experience in preparation of project documents such as bill of quantities, technical specifications, layouts, cost analysis.

  • Experience in managing construction project with different stakeholders

  • Experience in basic calculation of underground and above grounds structures.

  • Very good computer skills especially for sketching layouts;

  • Technological awareness: Experience with MS office software and MS Projects, ability to develop and operate common office management database, engineering and spread sheet applications, CAD software for basic layouts.

  • Client orientation: Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement;

  • A valid vehicle driving license;

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;

  • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable.

  • MS Project, AutoCAD, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).

  • Fluency in English mandatory.

  • Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory)

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Waste Management/Environmental Engineer 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Goma, Beni (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
30 September 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 Chief Engineer (CE) the duties of the Waste Management/Environmental Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Implements the Environmental Guidelines and Policies in the mission;

  • Supports the implementation of the Environmental Guidelines and Mission Waste Management Plan by providing technical support to field locations on request in the areas of waste management in particular;

  • Prepares consolidated reports on environmental actions of all mission locations, sites and identifies problem areas to be addressed by the relevant Sections and Units within the mission.

  • Reviews statements of work, contracts and services for engineering projects related to the disposal of solid waste in accordance with international, local and mission environmental standards;

  • Formulates and evaluates waste procedures and projects for accuracy, soundness, feasibility and cost;

  • Develops conceptual designs, feasibility studies and multi-year plans of waste management systems to be implemented in field locations;

  • Prepares an environmental action plan, guidance materials and instructions aimed at achieving environmental objectives.

  • Assesses existing waste management infrastructure in mission (including, but not limited to, local infrastructure) and proposes innovative technical solutions to reduce waste-related risks;

  • Supports the development of training activities aimed at building mission capacity to meet mission environmental objectives;

  • Keeps up to date on environmental developments.

  • Any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Environmental Specialist, Architectural, or other relevant discipline.

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years implementing similar projects related to environment and waste management.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
  • Good understanding of the environmental and waste management issues related to construction projects including water and sanitation and electrical projects.

  • Knowledge of architectural, engineering and construction principles and practices as well as international environmental codes, standards and guidelines applicable to the construction industry.

  • Experience in monitoring, reporting, development, and coordination in either public or private sector organizations is an asset.

  • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable.

  • MS Project, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).

  • Fluency in English mandatory.

  • Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory)

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Electrical / Mechanical Engineer 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Goma (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
30 September 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 Field Engineering Officer / Chief of Unit person the duties of the Electrical/Mechanical Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of electrical projects documents including diagrams, sketches, calculation of requirements, bill of quantities, specifications and estimations related to the electrical and HVAC projects.

  • Monitoring on site the installation of new electrical networks and systems and maintenance of existing systems by guiding, instructing and clarifying doubts to contractors, manpower, subcontractors involved in the implementation.

  • Preparation of monitoring reports and reporting tools of the progress of electrical tasks on sites.

  • Coordinate the above-mentioned electrical tasks with other construction works and other engineers included in the project.

  • Ensure that the works meet the electrical, safety and environmental standards in accordance with international codes and regulations;

  • Install and carry out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on submersible and centrifugal pump stations, motors, AMF (Automatic Mains Failure) panels, lifts, car washers, water filtration and purification plants, alternators and generator control panels, generators, ACs, HVAC installation systems;

  • Carry out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on all overhead, underground and buildings electrical installations and equipment;

  • Analyze and correct distortion on loads;

  • Perform surveys and prepare technical reports; design and prepare drawing of electrical installations;

  • Prepare material specifications for the purpose of raising requisitions of materials; ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained at all times;

  • Assist other units such as Water and Sanitation, Operations, Infrastructure, etc. when required; Liaise frequently with the Building Maintenance Unit Supervisor;

  • When working with national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;

  • Perform other related duties as may be required.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering;

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

60 Months

At least 5 year experience in development and implementation on site of electrical and HVAC projects .

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Electrical engineering
  • Experience in planning and estimation of electrical projects and HVAC projects;

  • Very good computer skills especially for drawing of electrical diagram, sketches and;

  • Technological awareness: Experience with MS office software and MS Projects, ability to develop and operate common office management database, engineering and spread sheet applications;

  • Client orientation: Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement;

  • A valid vehicle driving license;

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;

  • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable;

  • Fluency in English mandatory;

  • Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory);

  • MS Project, AutoCAD, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

GIS Specialist 30 September 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

GIS Specialist

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Goma (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
30 September 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 Chief of GIS, duties of the GIS Specialist will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in timely preparation, maintenance and provision of geographic information and maps in support of the mission’s operations;

  • Collect, process and evaluate geographic data, including vector, raster and thematic data;

  • Compile large-scale operation maps and small-scale briefing/report maps;

  • Archive mission geographic data and maintain and update geo-database system;

  • Assist in providing geographic information training and education programmes for mission staff;

  • Participate in field recognizance survey, road assessment and preparation of reports;

  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Geography, GIS and/or related field

24 Months

2 years experience in GIS and geo-spatial related information technology are required;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, Other information and telecommunications technology experience
  • Experience with database management and geo-database systems is desirable;

  • Practical experience in image processing using software ArcGIS and ERDAS software is required;

  • Knowledge and practical experience of using various types of GPS for data collection; Knowledge and practical experience with MS Office, ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView, and its extensions is desirable;

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30 September 2020

Civil Engineer 04 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Civil Engineer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
04 October 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 Project Manager and/or in close coordination with the State Engineer, Engineering Section, the UNV Project Engineer (Civil Engineer) is responsible for the following duties:

  • Applying of commonly used engineering calculations, practices and precedents in completing portions of larger projects related to the design, construction, or repair of buildings, roads, bridges, airfields, helipads, railways, docks, waste disposal systems, and other related structures and activities in the field;
  • Planning and designs specifications for projects;
  • Preparing BOQ, cost estimates, drawings, Statement of Works (SOW), technical specifications and bidding documents for both in-house/outsourced Mission engineering project;
  • Undertaking frequent site visits to monitor the project activities and advise on technical matters;
  • Conducting for Technical Evaluation of Bids and prepare Technical Evaluation Reports for projects;
  • Representing on behalf of operational unit on Local Committee on Contracts (LCC) and Headquarters Committee on Contracts (HCC) giving responses to technical matters;
  • Developing technical data regarding materials, sizes, dimensions, and quantities and costs to be incorporated in formal specifications;
  • Preparing for Estimates costs of repairs of damaged buildings, facilities and systems to determine feasibility of repairs or replacement;
  • Liaise with other engineers and Mission specialists responsible for related specialized phases to arrive at mutually satisfactory approaches to problems by exchanging and comparing data;
  • Conducting investigations to develop improved designs and construction techniques;
  • Prepare and produce cost data and estimates on engineering-related requirements of current and planned field missions;
  • Analyzing project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources;
  • Identify all routine engineering operational requirements within Engineering Section; preparing; implementing; and controlling appropriate methods to cater for them, ensuring optimal utilization of available resources in order to provide engineering project management support to Mission clients and Field Locations;
  • Monitoring, reviewing and coordinating project design and construction in Engineering Operations and work with Field Engineers in Project Management and reporting of all on-going Mission Priority Projects within the Mission;
  • Maintaining of accurate project records and files;
  • Performing other duties of a similar nature or level as requested by the State Engineer;
  • Traveling to various locations in the area of operations to plan and monitor road work maintenance and repairs;
  • Providing coaching, mentoring and on-the-job training to national personnel;
  • Performing other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree in civil engineering from an accredited and internationally or nationally recognized university.

36 Months
  • Three years of active professional experience with consulting architects/engineers and international construction business;
  • Project management experience;
  • Experience in a multi national organisational environment is desirable;
  • Able to communicate well in written and spoken English;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and abilityto prioritise tasks, and handle confidential and sensitive material with discretion;
  • Have a valid driver’s license and proven ability to drive a manual 4x4 vehicle.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Civil engineering and construction supervision
  • Solid computer skills in MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc);
  • Proficiency in AutoCad;
  • Microsoft Project;
  • Prince 2 or PMP Certification is desirable.
Yes

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

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Application deadline: 04-10-2020

Administration and Budget Assistant 06 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
06 October 2020

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

Under the supervision of the Unit Supervisor within the Field Technology Section (FTS), the Administration and Budget Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Administrative duties, including liaison and coordination functions directly in support of the Office of the Chief FTS and ensures that timely and efficient support are provided to all FTS Operations and Service Delivery units;
  • Draft the Section’s Inter-office Memos, Mission Broadcast, Administrative Instructions, Information Circulars for the Chief of FTS;
  • Manage and keep track of Contracted personnel Attendance and entitlement records;
  • File, record and assist in creating the Section’s budget requirements in the near and medium terms and providing advance information of such requirements to relevant FTS Managers;
  • Assist in the preparation of the procurement plan, cost estimates and assets management reports;
  • Provide support to Managers and supervisors in documenting the evaluation of goods and services delivered by commercial vendors and prepare Vendor Performance Reports, end-user agreements, staff contract extensions, personnel action forms, MOP’s, accommodation requests, etc;
  • Verify the receipt of goods or services against the associated purchase order or contract and certify invoices in Umoja through the relevant Certifying Officers;
  • Assist in completing forms for the Acquisition of goods and services; maintain electronic procurement and financial records;
  • Assist in the management of MOUs (Memorandums of Understanding) and FTS services contracts;
  • Establish and maintain confidential information such as the Section’s personnel files and relevant Mission documents;
  • Compile proposals and records of the ection’sTraining requirements;
  • Coordinate process and submit Section training requests to the Mission’s IMTC.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Management, Administration or equivalent is required.

36 Months

3 years experience in office and assets management administration; including budgeting, accounting, financial management or equivalent in an international environment.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit

Solid computer skills, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc) and other UN centralized service applications such as Umoja, FSS; office equipment such as digital senders; multifunction printers.

Yes

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 04-10-2020

Associate Officer / Information Analyst 06 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
UNMISS
South Sudan
Wau (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
06 October 2020

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

  • Analyze, collect, coordinate, disseminate and manage information to identify conflict related trends, patterns and dynamics to be used as a decision-making and planning tool for the Field Integrated Operations Centre (FIOC);
  • Collate, coordinate, corroborate and analyze information from a wide range of sources, including UNMISS Civil and Political Affairs Division personnel, Human Rights, Military, Police, Security, UN Humanitarian Agencies, International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) and Local Government Authorities;
  • Produce forward looking reports within the context of the UNMISS Early Warning Strategy and Protection of Civilian Matrix that integrates and considers all the information gathered, resulting in clearly identifying the priorities where the Field Office should focus its efforts;
  • Build effective networks with Mission components, state authorities, international partners, civil society and the humanitarian community;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of political, socio-economic and security issues;
  • Maintain reporting database/platform with incident reports and update casualty and fatality database regularly;
  • Monitor and provide analysis on events, incidents, trends and dynamics that may affect the implementation of the Mission mandate and safety and security of staff and operations;
  • Support the planning and implementation of Mission priorities as directed by Head of Field Office;
  • Support the Field Office Security Management Team, Security Management Meetings, the Crisis Management Team, and respond to specific incidents as required;
  • Share all analysis and information with Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) as guided by the Chief JMAC;
  • Document information, Field Office activities and internal strategic coordination among substantive sections and decision making by taking minutes of meetings;
  • Support the coordination of programs for visiting delegations involving the Head of Field Office;
  • Undertake other related responsibilities as tasked by the Team Leader.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Political science, International Relations, Law, Conflict Management, Security or any related field with three (3) or more years of experience in the field.

36 Months

Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience in information analysis in conflict or post-conflict environment. Experience in or knowledge of the conflict dynamics in the region (East and Central Africa) is highly desirable; previous experience in a Joint Operations Centre or Joint Mission Analysis Cell would be an added advantage.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Crisis and conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution and reconciliation
  • Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Power point, etc.).
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Professional reporting and writing skills.
Yes

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 06-10-2020

Child Protection Reporting and Database Manager 01 October 2020 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Goma (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
01 October 2020

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

Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the reporting chief of unit in Goma, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Child protection Monitoring and reporting

  • Contribute to developing and implementing the Child Protection Section work plan under the guidance of the Child Protection Advisor and in close collaboration with other partners

  • Assist in the identification of protections issues related to children and armed conflict falling within

    MONUSCO’s overall protection of civilians (PoC) mandate and within the mandate of the Children and Armed Conflict agenda under Security Council Resolutions 1539, 1612, 1882, 1998, 2427;

  • Contribute towards the mainstreaming of child protection in the work of all the Components/Sections within MONUSCO, including the Force, JHRO, POC, Civil Affairs, Gender, Sexual Violence, UNPOL and Justice Support Section.

    Collection of information, insertion to database and data management

  • Management of database in which highly confidential information relevant to the collection of data on grave child rights violations are stored; ensure that information in the database is analyzed, in narrative and through illustrations for reporting purposes

  • Ensure verified data is accurately documented and submitted in incident reports to the central database daily

  • Review, analyze and validate data to ensure consistency, reliability, accuracy based on MRM guidelines

  • Provide contributions to all reports that the section is mandated to deliver, such as SG reports, thematic reports, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

  • Coordinates the Country Task Force on Children and Armed Conflict with UNICEF to harmonize data and prepares presentations for the monthly meetings and any other relevant platforms and partners.

  • Provide guidance to staff on the management of electronic records

  • Assist in standardizing data management procedures such as documentation and reporting as per UN standards Monitor and report on the six grave child rights violations by parties to the conflict (killing & maiming, recruitment, attacks on schools and hospitals, abductions, sexual violence and denial of humanitarian access). This includes taking part in joint investigations, interviewing children and witnesses.

    Action plan implementation and working with partners

  • Contribute towards the implementation of the Government of DRC/UN Action Plan to prevent and stop child recruitment and other grave child rights violations by armed forces and groups; this includes: separation of children from armed forces and groups and documentation of their cases; negotiating release of children from detention and documenting their cases; developing outreach materials and activities to prevent violations; contributing to the fight against impunity of perpetrators responsible for grave child rights violations; advocacy with government partners;.

  • Assist in building local and national capacity for towards the protection of children affected by armed conflict through training, mentoring and awareness raising activities.

  • Any other related duties as may be required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • University, master’s degree or, any first level University degree, combined with at least 2 years’ practice in Human rights or child protection at international or national level.

36 Months

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports the Child Protection Section-MONUSCO with professionalism, dedication and client orientation. The following qualifications are required:

  • University, master’s degree or, any first level University degree, combined with at least 2 years’ practice in Human rights or child protection at international or national level.

  • Child protection or human rights former experience required.

  • Practical experience in child rights and their application and implementation in armed conflict situations.

  • Experience with UN Peacekeeping Operations, UN agencies or protection NGOs highly desirable.

  • Practical experience in the use of office databases, Microsoft access, ITEM, excel sheets, etc.

  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English is essential.

  • Driving license is required.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights, Monitoring and evaluation, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
  • Practical knowledge on protection issues in armed conflict situations is highly desirable;
  • Very strong experience in databases, reporting and making presentations;
  • Knowledge of human rights and child protection issues or interest in acquiring necessary understanding of these. Practical experience in child rights and their application and implementation in armed conflict situations.
  • Practical experience in monitoring, investigation and reporting
  • Experience in applying international standards on child rights and human rights in conflict situations
  • Practical experience in human rights/ child rights programming, advocacy and training
  • Field experience in armed conflict situations. Experience with UN Peacekeeping Operations and/or UN Country Offices highly desirable.
  • Ability to work in a team but also under own initiative in sometimes difficult circumstances within a multidisciplinary and diversified team.
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Practical experience in the use of office databases, Microsoft access, word, and excel;
  • The priority for the volunteer is to be able to manage a Database, analyze data and write reports on grave child rights violations. The priority is not knowledge of child protection, it is the ability to write good reports in English and French based on data that is analysed by the volunteer. An understanding of Human Rights or Child Rights is an advantage, but not crucial.
Yes

Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 1st October 2020