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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Project Manager /Cost Accountant 03 December 2020 Int. Expert ECA Ethiopia
ECA
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
03 December 2020

Minimum age: 35 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 Director of Administration and the Chief Finance and Budget or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer UNV Project Manager /Cost Accountant will:

  • Develop and document a standard service costing methodology used to cost (unit and composite costs) and explain the total cost of service provision to internal clients;
  • Build costing spreadsheet/database that can be linked to service catalogue;
  • Actively communicate with service providers and management. Help establish understanding momentum for a maintained, central service catalogue;
  • Work with focal points to ensure catalogue service details are provided and verified;
  • Provide guidance to DoA focal points on providing service costing details and on starting service and activity costing as part of their Annual Business Plans;
  • Support the Director in interagency advisory groups focusing on administration and operational support, such as Business Operation Strategy (BOS), common premises, and Common Back Offices (CBOs);
  • In relation to the UNDS reform, contribute actively in developing, documenting and executing detailed project work plans and schedule;
  • Assists with developing project status reports to communicate project performance to senior management;
  • Anticipates and evaluates potential risk areas throughout the duration of the project and proposes/pursues mitigation, avoidance, and corrective action plans to management as necessary, escalates issues to Unit Head’s/Director’s attention for guidance and assistance in reaching a resolution;
  • Assists in scheduling planning, status, design review, and issue management meetings for key unit projects;
  • Manage project updates and related documentation, and
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor
Master degree or equivalent
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, and/or Finance
180 Months
  • At least 15 years of professional mixed work experience in: conducting service costing exercises; cost accounting, budget planning, operational support, and project management;
  • PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner certification (or equivalent) is required;
  • Advanced skills in working in Excel and MS project is required;
  • Excellent English oral and written skills is a must;
  • Experience in service management is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of IFRS/IPSAS an advantage;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners;
  • 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;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other finance, economics and administration related experience
  • Experience in conducting service costing exercises; cost accounting, budget planning, operational support, and project management
  • PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner certification (or equivalent) is required;
  • Advanced skills in working in Excel and MS project is required
No

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Application deadline: 03 December 2020

Associate Communications Officer 26 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Ethiopia
UNHCR
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English
Immediate
12 months
26 November 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 Senior External Relations Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Implement the communication strategy to promote a better understanding of UNHCR’s objective and activities in the host country.
  • Ensure appropriate multimedia coverage of events. This includes the production of quality videos, photographs and other related content for different channels including social media about UNHCR’s work and engagement with refugees.
  • Plan and execute campaigns and events with organized groups and local authorities to disseminate information on UNHCR and raise public awareness on refugee issues;
  • Draft and regularly update pamphlets, operational updates, briefing kits, web stories and other articles for publication in coordination with the Assistant Communications and Public Information Officer
  • Design and oversee the production of communications materials; this includes providing support to other units in producing communications materials.
  • Manage and ensure appropriate content is disseminated through UNHCR Ethiopia’s social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook), in accordance with UNHCR’s global social media strategy.
  • Maintain close working relations with External Relations and Communications focal points in the field for content gathering and mission coordination.
  • Support the unit in planning and preparing content for donor/partner meetings.
  • Keep abreast of developments on UNHCR activities in the country and respond to donor and public queries for information on all aspects of the organization’s work.
  • Arrange timely distribution of outputs and regularly update the list of donors and individuals who should receive timely information;
  • Coordinate donor/external missions to the field.
  • Attend the UN Communications Group and provide follow-up actions for joint communication endeavors. Work with UNICEF in particular on the communications aspects of the Joint UNHCR/UNICEF Blueprint.
  • Coordinate and maintain relations with the local UNHCR High Profile Supporter (HPS) – Betty G – in coordination with the Assistant Communications and Public Information Officer and ensure content around her engagement with refugees and UNHCR is produced and published in a timely manner. In addition, ensure the HPS has access to the necessary UNHCR content for publication in her social media channels.
  • Carry out other tasks as necessary.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or Advertising

24 Months
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the production of public information materials and multimedia production.
  • Proficiency in image and video production; good knowledge of multimedia software (Photoshop, Indesign, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, MS Office Suite, etc.)
  • Ability to present verbal and written information to different audience
  • Demonstrated high-level writing skills (e.g. operational updates, briefing notes, press briefings and articles).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting
No

Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 26 November 2020

IT Project Officer/ Business Analyst 26 November 2020 Int. Specialist ECA Ethiopia
ECA
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
26 November 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 Chief Human Resources Officer of ECA or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer IT Project Officer/ Business Analyst will:

  • Manage the full project life cycle for the Staff Services Gateway Project and any other assigned projects including the clear definition of work scope, deliverables, schedule, resource requirements, and establishment of cost baselines.
  • Contribute actively in developing, documenting and executing detailed project work plans and schedule;
  • Assist with developing project status reports to communicate project performance to senior management and project governance boards on a regular basis for all projects within the unit;
  • Anticipate and evaluate potential risk areas throughout the duration of the project and proposes/pursues mitigation, avoidance, and corrective action plans to management as necessary, escalates issues to the Chief HR Officer’s attention for guidance and assistance in reaching a resolution;
  • Assist in scheduling planning, status, design review, and issue management meetings for key unit projects;
  • Work in close coordination with the assigned project Business Analyst to analyze Business Requirements Documents (BRD) and ensure the accurate capture of the business’s functional and non-functional requirements, business rules as well as document use cases for both business and system aspects for the unit’s main projects;
  • Serve as DoA’s interface between business units, technology teams and support teams and effectively coordinate communication to deliver;
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information technology or in field related to the post description. A first level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and experience in information and communications technology may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner certification is highly desirable.
60 Months
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in project management and/or business analysis, preferably in an international environment and on cross functional projects with diverse personnel.
  • Proven ability to assist coordination of enterprise application deployments.
  • Advance knowledge of Project Management tools and methodologies, Visual modelling and other business analysis tools, and application development life cycle.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft server technologies and Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of other IT domains such as virtualization and network infrastructure would be an asset.
  • Ability to undertake business process mapping and drafting of SOPs is an advantage.
  • Experience with Agile Software development methodology is an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme/project administration, Other development programme/project experience, Development programme management
  • Advance knowledge of Project Management tools and methodologies, Visual modelling and other business analysis tools, and application development life cycle.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft server technologies and Microsoft SharePoint.
No

Client Orientation, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism

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Application deadline: 26 November 2020

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 26 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP South Sudan
UNDP
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months
26 November 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 PMSU Team Leader or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer M&E Officer will perform the following tasks:

  1. Implementation of M&E systems, policies and strategies:
  • Promote effective application of results-based management tools in programme and project cycle management.
  • Support the development and approval of project documents and annual workplans for assigned projects, ensuring adoption of plausible theories of change and logical frameworks.
  • Lead in the design and implementation of project M&E frameworks and plans with defined indicators to facilitate monitoring and evaluation.
  • Based on the project M&E frameworks and plans, develop methodologies and tools to collect data on project indicators to assess; a) whether the projects are on track to achieve intended results; b) projects’ contribution towards country programme outcomes; c) lessons learned, best practices to inform the country programme.
  • Lead implementation of the programme evaluation plan - develop evaluation terms of reference in line with UNDP policies and guidelines, constitute evaluation reference group and serve as evaluation task manager, review and quality assure evaluation tasks deliverables, develop management responses and follow up on implementation of evaluation recommendations.
  • Provide technical inputs to progress reports (quarterly, annual and donor), results oriented annual reports (ROAR), integrated work plan updates, and other accountability reports on results achieved, ensuring adherence to and compliance with programme/project design documents and templates.
  • Support the conduct of conflict sensitivity and gender assessments to strengthen the projects’ conflict and gender sensitive programming.
  1. Support quality assurance
  • Regularly monitor the Business Intelligence Dashboard and STREAM, identify gaps if any and follow up with remedial action.
  • Provide quality assurance support on partner agreements, project reports and office publications.
  • Advise project staff and implementing partners on control systems and ensure general operational compliance with UNDP rules, regulations and policies.
  1. Facilitate knowledge-building and management.
  • Ensure that project lessons learned, and best practices are captured, documented and periodically shared to inform wider policies and programmes.
  • Initiate innovative ways of project data management in line with CPD and Project indicators and track the changes in order to support evidence-based planning, implementation, reporting and learning.
  • Maintain regular communication and coordination with relevant partners, including CSOs and UN agencies, to ensure M&E activities are conducted in a timely manner.
  • Capacity building of UNDP and partners’ staff in RBM
  • Participate in UNCT M&E working group, HACT taskforce meeting and other relevant events and networks related to the specific scope of work to build/share knowledge related to peacebuilding.
  • Carry out other related duties as required by the PMSU Team Leaders.
    Master degree or equivalent
    • Master's degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies, Economics, International Relations, Public Administration or related field.

    36 Months
    • Minimum five years working experience, preferably in a multi-cultural environment. At least two years should have been spent performing design, monitoring, evaluation of development projects responsibilities;

    • Extensive experience in research and policy-level analysis;

    • Prior experience working in post conflict environments will be handy. Expert knowledge in results-based management and working with International Organizations is highly desirable.

    • 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;

    • motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

      Sound security awareness;

    • Have affinity with or interest in early recovery, governance, poverty eradication, development and as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

    • Driving license required: No

    b) Competencies and values:

    • demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNDP; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNDP procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented; demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNDP in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;

      Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;

    • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.

    • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;

    • proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;

      Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNDP’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

    • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
    • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
    Monitoring and evaluation, Development programme management, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
    • Master's degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Development Studies, Economics, International Relations, Public Administration or related field.

    • Minimum five years working experience, preferably in a multi-cultural environment. At least two years should have been spent performing design, monitoring, evaluation of development projects responsibilities;

    • Extensive experience in research and policy-level analysis;

    • Prior experience working in post conflict environments will be handy. Expert knowledge in results-based management and working with International Organizations is highly desirable.

    • 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;

    • motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

      Sound security awareness;

    • Have affinity with or interest in early recovery, governance, poverty eradication, development and as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

    No

    Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Judgement and Decision-making, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

    * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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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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    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: 26 November 2020

    Associate Political Affairs Officer 03 December 2020 Int. Specialist DPA Ethiopia
    DPA
    Ethiopia
    Addis Ababa (ETH)
    English
    Immediate
    12 months
    03 December 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 The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

    • Conduct research on issues pertaining to peace and security as well as political developments in assigned countries in the Horn of Africa Region;
    • Prepare a range of internal reports and briefing papers, including but not limited to situation reports, political profiles, notes to file, background papers, briefing notes, code cables and talking points for the Special Envoy and other senior staff;
    • Develops and maintain professional relationships, which support the work of the Office, including representatives of international organizations and other relevant partners;
    • Monitor information and news sources for the production of daily news clippings as well as media reports;
    • Follow up on political and security developments in assigned countries in the Horn region;
    • Reach out to Civil Society Organizations, think thanks, academia in the Horn Region for in-depth analysis of the political and security situation;
    • Undertake other relevant tasks and assignments as requested.
    Master degree or equivalent

    Master's degree in International Relations, Political Science or related discipline.

    36 Months
    • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in political affairs, government, diplomacy, peacebuilding, conflict resolution or international development.
    • Prior experience in political analysis and reporting is essential, preferably in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Proven ability or interest to work with government officials or International, Regional or Sub-Regional organizations is an asset.
    • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
    Political affairs and political reporting

    Computer skills: 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.

    No

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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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    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: 03 December 2020