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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Information Systems Assistant 19 January 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Beni (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
19 January 2021

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 ICT Operations Officer, the duties of the Information Technology Assistant will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Install, configure, test and deploy server systems hardware and software, to include Local Area Network infrastructure, Operating Systems (Unix, Linux, Mac OS), Electronic mail, Citrix, Database systems, Web Development software, Firewall systems, Network Services Server systems (DNS, DHCP, NFS, CIFS/SMB, mail relay, and various security software.

  • Assist in the installation and administration of LAN systems, including installation of hardware and software, user access to shared resources and information systems, and data security;

  • Carry out delivery of the Work Order for computers, accessories and related equipment, as deemed necessary, and follow up on the Work Orders;

  • Carry out configuration of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) before issuance to the users, setup of user Local Area Network (LAN) account, access to shared resources and information systems after ghosting of the machine with an updated image;

  • Provide technical and client-oriented operational support to users;

  • Identifying and eliminating bottlenecks to ensure long-term network efficiency.

  • Assist clients in the daily maintenance of voice and data network infrastructure including LAN, MAN, WAN, WiFi, VOIP and NICs. Serves as tier 1, 2 and/or tier 3 resource for trouble tickets and work orders for voice and data networks and related network infrastructure devices.

  • Perform mid to advanced level Cisco UC administration, implementation and troubleshooting of CUCM, CUC, UCCX, CUPS, CUBE, Jabber, Gateways MGCP, H323, SIP, CTI integration to switching platforms, dialers, call recorders and desk top platforms, and supporting infrastructure

  • Contribute to Problem Management and the Knowledgebase e.g. by assisting in creating-materials to expedite service request fulfilments/incident resolutions, and training manuals;

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

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s Degree/ Diploma in Communications Engineering/Business Information Technology/Business Systems Engineering/Computer Science/Software Engineering/Information Technology or related discipline

24 Months

2 years in the delivery of ICT services and provision of client support

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
IT architecture and IT project management, Telecommunications systems

Computer skills:

  • In depth knowledge of Microsoft and Cisco Technologies is desired

  • Possession of either Microsoft Certified Engineer (MSCE) / Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) / Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) qualifications are an asset.

Yes

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

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Application deadline: 19-01-2021

Microwave Technician 19 January 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Microwave Technician

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bukavu (COD)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
19 January 2021

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 organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of ICT Operations Officer for Kinshasa, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Coordinates with supervisor regarding installation of microwave equipment and implementation of projects.
  • Implements regular and preventive maintenance for all microwave equipment and accessories in the mission area.
  • Plans and designs the initial microwave network proposal, taking into account path profile assessments, frequency surveys, Fresnel zones and transmission limitations, for final approval by the supervisor.
  • Assists in microwave pre-deployment surveys/feasibility studies and site preparation including installation of shelters, towers/antennas and associate power supply related accessories.
  • Aligns and optimizes microwave dishes in order to maximize overall performance.
  • Interfaces multiplexing equipment and configures connectivity to PABX, routers, switches and bridges.
  • Monitors the health of the Microwave network using SNMP protocol-based software.
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training.
  • Any other related duties as may be required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Telecommunications, or equivalent diploma/certificate from Polytechnic or college

36 Months

At least 3 years’ experience in working with microwave systems.

Be conversant with safety guidelines on working at height and be able to carry out tasks at heights of up to 100m.

Technological background and experience in radio systems installation and maintenance specializing in microwave fields in particular.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
IT architecture and IT project management, Telecommunications systems

- Good knowledge of Windows Microsoft Office programs such as Access, Word, Excel and other Microsoft professional programs.

  1. College Diploma or equivalent post-secondary education certificate.

  2. Fully proficient and familiar with Windows programs, especially Access, Word, Excel and other

  3. Must have at least 5 years working experience with computers.

  4. Prior Military or Police Communications Center experience would be an asset.

  5. Previous working knowledge with radio communications equipment desirable or.

  6. Valid driving license.

  7. Must be fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French is an advantage.

  8. Computer literacy, ability to manage and adopt new procedures.

Yes

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

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This is an announcement for a national UNV assignment. Therefore, only citizens of Haiti and legal residents of (program country or territory) with refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 19-01-2021

Procurement Specialist 20 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Mozambique
Open

Procurement Specialist

International Specialist
UNDP
Mozambique
Maputo (MOZ)
English,Portuguese
Immediate
12 months
20 January 2021

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 Recovery Facility PMU Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Procurement Specialist will:

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Elaboration and implementation of operational strategies in procurement;
  • Management of procurement processes;
  • Introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools;
  • Logistical Services;
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

Detailed tasks:

  1. Ensures elaboration and implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system;
  • Provide support and propose project Procurement business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Procurement and Logistics, control of the workflows for the Procurement Unit;
  • Elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies;
  • Implementation of contract strategy in the Project including tendering processes and evaluation, contractor appraisal, managing the contract and contractor, legal considerations and payment conditions, risk assessment;
  • Implementation of the strategic procurement in the recovery facility Project including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, e-procurement introduction and promotion, performance measurement.

  1. Manages and guides procurement processes for the UNDP Recovery Facility focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Timely and duly preparation of procurement plans for the Recovery Facility and monitoring its implementation;
  • Implementation of proper monitoring and control of procurement processes including organization of RFQ, ITB or RFP, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulation;
  • Management of procurement contracts for the Recovery Facility project and propose improvements of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase orders are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems;
  • Establishment of the procurement processes monitoring system and mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in procurement for the Recovery Facility project;
  1. Ensures introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Development and management of the rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.
  1. Ensures organization of logistical services focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Coordination of travel management, shipments arrangements, vehicle maintenance, conference facilities arrangements related to the Recovery Facility;
  • Timely conducted DSA, Travel Agencies, vehicle maintenance, hotel and conference facilities surveys for the Recovery Facility;
  1. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the Project focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on Procurement;
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in Procurement;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Master’s or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field. A Degree in procurement CIPS certification would be an added value.
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in procurement management and in civil works procurement.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English;
  • Mandatory proficiency of Portuguese language (oral, spoken and written);
  • Accuracy and professionalism in writing draft contracts, reports, and other official documents;
  • 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;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of web-based management systems;
  • 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;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Procurement and contracting, Other development programme/project experience
No

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Application deadline: 20 January 2021

Assistant au Programme/Laboratoire d'accélération du Développement 20 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Democratic Republic of Congo
UNDP
Democratic Republic of Congo
Kinshasa (COD)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
20 January 2021

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

Le Volontaire national des Nations Unies, sous la supervision directe du chef de l'expérimentation et coordinateur et sous la direction de l'équipe AccLab en général. Elle/il aura entre autres tâches suivantes :

  • Rechercher et identifier les points d'entrée liés aux tendances émergentes du développement, aux données, aux technologies et aux problèmes ; et cartographier leurs impacts sur l'économie, l'environnement et la société ;
  • Soutenir le Laboratoire d’accélération du développment (Acc-Lab) dans la conception de recherches de terrain spécifiques et de méthodes participatives pour identifier les points d’entrée ;
  • Identifier et soutenir la cartographie, l'évaluation et le test des solutions locales pour les défis rencontrés par les communautés ;
  • Soutenir la conception d'expériences pour valider les hypothèses et tester l'efficacité des solutions identifiées ;
  • Soutenir la génération de produits de connaissance capturant les résultats et apprenant des expériences pour une réflexion et une adaptation rapides;
  • Apporter un appui technique au processus d'identification des innovateurs / « faiseurs des changements » locaux et engagement avec les acteurs stratégiques et les partenaires non traditionnels relatifs aux travaux de l'Acc-Lab: start-ups locaux, incubateurs, institutions de recherche, universités ...
  • Fournir un autre soutien lié à la cartographie de solutions, à l'exploration et à la cartographie et l'expérimentation des concentrés
  • Toute autre assistance demandée pour soutenir et faire progresser la mission de l'Accelerator Lab en RDC
Bachelor degree or equivalent

• diplôme universitaire en sociologie, droit, education, gestion du développement, sciences commerciales, gestion et informatique, sciences sociales, ingénierie ou toute autre discipline pertinente

• Expérience professionnelle d'au moins 2 ans; et

• Un diplôme de Master ou inscrit à un programme de Master dans les domaines ci-dessus est un avantage supplémentaire.

• Pour pouvoir postuler au Programme de talents PNUD-VNU pour les jeunes professionnels avec handicap, les candidats/es doivent être des personnes vivant avec handicap.

24 Months

Minimum 2 ans d'expérience professionnelle.

Autres:

Obligatoire)

• Expérience de la conception et dans la réalisation de recherches et d'analyses qualitatives et quantitatives;

• Expérience de la création de partenariats, de l'utilisation de méthodes participatives et de la participation de diverses parties prenantes telles que la société civile, le monde universitaire, les secteurs privé et public; et

• Expérience des approches innovantes / activités d'entrepreneuriat en RDC.

(Souhaitable)

• Expérience de la programmation de développement ou de l'élaboration de politiques;

• Expérience dans des approches telles que l'ethnographie et les connaissances comportementales,la conception de la pensée;

• Expérience de travail sur l'entrepreneuriat social, les modèles commerciaux inclusifs, les produits et services innovants, l'incubation, etc. et

• Expérience de l'identification des lacunes et des opportunités dans l'écosystème de l'innovation au Pakistan.

Compétences:

• Communication solide (verbale et écrite) avec divers intervenants;

• Capacité à travailler efficacement en équipe;

• Sortir des sentiers battus et proposer des idées créatives non conventionnelles;

• Adaptabilité à un environnement multiculturel, respectant la diversité des origines et des points de vue; et

• Ouverture au changement et capacité à gérer les complexités.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Other business related experience

Obligatoire)

• Expérience de la conception et dans la réalisation de recherches et d'analyses qualitatives et quantitatives;

• Expérience de la création de partenariats, de l'utilisation de méthodes participatives et de la participation de diverses parties prenantes telles que la société civile, le monde universitaire, les secteurs privé et public; et

• Expérience des approches innovantes / activités d'entrepreneuriat en RDC.

(Souhaitable)

• Expérience de la programmation de développement ou de l'élaboration de politiques;

• Expérience dans des approches telles que l'ethnographie et les connaissances comportementales,la conception de la pensée;

• Expérience de travail sur l'entrepreneuriat social, les modèles commerciaux inclusifs, les produits et services innovants, l'incubation, etc. et

• Expérience de l'identification des lacunes et des opportunités dans l'écosystème de l'innovation au Pakistan.

Compétences:

• Communication solide (verbale et écrite) avec divers intervenants;

• Capacité à travailler efficacement en équipe;

• Sortir des sentiers battus et proposer des idées créatives non conventionnelles;

• Adaptabilité à un environnement multiculturel, respectant la diversité des origines et des points de vue; et

• Ouverture au changement et capacité à gérer les complexités.

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY

Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens de la République Démocratique du Congo et les résidents légaux de la République Démocratique du Congo ayant une carte de résident de ce pays, le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. N’oubliez pas de cocher oui pour : « Je voudrais être considéré/e pour le volontariat dans mon pays. »

Date limite pour postuler : 20-01-2021

Les candidatures des personnes vivant avec handicap sont fortement encouragées.

Field Civil Engineer 27 January 2021 Nat. University UNDP Mozambique
Open

Field Civil Engineer

National University
UNDP
Mozambique
Beira (MOZ)
Portuguese,English
Immediate
3 months with possibility of extension
27 January 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment. Candidates must be students of any academic program (BA/BSc, Masters, PhD) and keep this status during the whole period of the volunteer assignment.

Under the direct supervision of senior civil engineer , National UN Youth Volunteer will:

The main obligation of the youth volunteers is to supervise the construction and the rehabilitation works of housing in the mentioned above locations.

  1. House construction:
    • Observe and supervise the work performed by the labours (skilled and unskilled) for reconstruction compliance with the drawings and specifications, in line with PALPOC 's resilient construction standards
    • Assist in approving standards of construction materials and tools before being used in the work.
    • Guide to technical person of Implementing Partner (IP) (NGO/CSOs) where require, request material testing to the designated Laboratory to test for compliance with quality standards and technical specifications.
    • Identify potential variations between program and probable completion dates and propose corrective measures to ensure effective and quality delivery of the planned tasks.
    • Assist in performing final inspections of each component of the work for compliance certification.
    • Ensure that the construction/renovation sites are neat and clean as far as possible.
    • Provide inputs in preparing the monthly report of the NGO/CSOs.
    • Guide, recommend and supervise to labors (skilled and unskilled) to ensure safety measures are implemented.
    • supervise, monitor, provide guidance and recommendations based on the agreed standards of resilient construction of PALPOC. Additionally, provide recommendations on the spot to the communities and Artisan for any issues they may face.
    • Provide technical assistance for the design of BOQs, drawings and project requirements to be implemented by the Mozambique Recovery Facility Program in BEIRA.
  • House self-repair.
    • Assist to conduct the comprehensive door-to-door damage assessment covering the entire targeting areas for houses repair. The assessment should occur once and be accurate and conclusive. A detailed survey is important for assessing the degree and scale of damage to the housing stock under consistently applicable engineering requirements and according the standards of resilient construction of PALPOC.
    • Prepare BOQs according to the result of assessment.
    • Observe and supervise closely work performed by the labours (skilled and unskilled) to repair houses compliance as the drawings and specifications, in line with PALPOC 's resilient construction standards
    • Assist in approving standards of construction materials and tools before being used in the work.
    • Guide to technical person of Implementing Partner (IP) (NGO/CSOs) where require, request material testing to the designated Laboratory to test for compliance with quality standards and technical specifications.
    • Identify potential variations between program and probable completion dates and propose corrective measures to ensure effective and quality delivery of the planned tasks.
    • Assist in performing the final inspections of each component of the work for compliance certification.
    • Ensure that the construction/renovation sites are neat and clean as far as possible.
    • Guide and recommend to labors (skilled and unskilled) to ensure safety measures are implemented
    • supervise, monitor, provide guidance and recommendations based on the agreed standards of resilient construction of PALPOC. Additionally, provide recommendations on the spot to the communities and Artisan for any issues they may face.
  1. Technical assistance for the UNDP Mozambique Recovery Facility Program in BEIRA.
    • Participate in the assessment processes of the targeted locations in order to identify the needed plan including the procedures, items and equipment.
    • Participate in preparing the required Bill of Quantities (BoQs) of the relevant renovation and construction activities.
    • Respond to queries arise from procurement unit and review committees related to BoQs and technical specifications.
    • Participate in pre-bid meetings and respond to queries from potential national bidders if related to BoQs and technical specifications.
    • Participate in Technical Review panels for submitted bids and review all bids against the approved BoQs and technical specifications.
    • To participate in supervise all locations of building and provide updates, recommendation to UNDP
    • To participate in checking materials received at construction/renovation sites.
    • Monitor Recovery activities with NGOs and report the progress to the project management.
    • Participate in Coordination between UNDP and local authorities and civil society on all the ongoing activities
Secondary education

Last semester in university /or fresh graduate (Civil engineer or architect)

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience Civil engineering or architecture is required
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision

Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Self-Management, 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.

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apply.

Application deadline: 27 January 2021