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Project Support Officer 29 October 2020 Int. Specialist UN-HABITAT Kenya
Open

Project Support Officer

International Specialist
UN-HABITAT
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months
29 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 delegated authority and under the supervision of the Land Specialist, within the Land, Housing and Shelter Section or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the International Specialist UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Organize events in the region, supporting the preparation of knowledge exchange events, expert group meetings, twinning arrangements, training events and other events that will be organized as part of the ongoing land-related projects in the Arab region and conflict-affected countries.
  2. Support and coordinate the preparation of the second Arab Land Conference, scheduled to take place in Cairo, Egypt in February 2021.
  3. Ensure that the implementation of country level activities related to the implementation of the Social Tenure Domain Model tool is on track and proceeds according to plans by having frequent discussions with country programme managers and partners.
  4. Expand the land governance network for Arab States by continuously update the existing regional Arab land stakeholder database and reach out to new partners and land experts.
  5. Ensure that UN-Habitat partners are frequently updated about relevant new documents, materials, events and information on land governance and tenure security.
  6. Develop and share communication materials on the work of UN-Habitat and the Arab Land Initiative in English, French and Arabic, in collaboration with the communication team.
  1. Undertake capacity needs assessments, design and deliver training events and prepare capacity development materials on land.
  2. Develop project documents and concept notes on land issues in Arab States and conflict-affected countries.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. international development, international relations, law, finance management, urban or land management or related social sciences; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
60 Months
  • At least five (5) years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in urban development, land administration and management, partnership development, capacity building or related areas; working experience in the UN or other international development organizations and familiarity with working in the Arab region and conflict-affected countries are important assets;
  • Good understanding of concepts and practices related to land management, housing land and property rights, human rights, urban development, gender and youth empowerment, and partnership development.
  • Very good oral and written communication skills and able to tailor the communication style to the intended audience;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; able to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
  • 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;
  • Affinity with or interest in promoting transformative changes in human settlements through collaborative actions and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, multilateralism and the UN System, knowledge and capacity development and partnership building.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Architecture and urban planning, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Cartography, surveying and land registration
  • Land administration and Management
  • Urban development.
No

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: 29 October 2020

Associate Officer / Information Analyst 01 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
UNMISS
South Sudan
Torit (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
01 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 FIOC Team Leader, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following:

  • Manage, collect, coordinate, analyze, report and disseminate information to be used as a decision-making and planning tool for the Field Integrated Operation Center (FIOC);
  • Collect information from a wide range of sources, including UNMISS Civil and Political Affairs, Human Rights, Gender, Child Protection, Relief, Reintegration and Protection personnel, Military, Police, Security, Humanitarian Agencies, International Non-Governmental Organization (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 identification of priorities where the state should focus it’s efforts;
  • Build effective networks through mission components with state authorities, international partners, civil society and humanitarian community;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of political, socio-economic and security issues;
  • Monitor and gather information on events or incidents that may affect the implementation of the safety of the Mission and it’s mandate;
  • Support the Field Office Security Management Team, Security Management Meetings, Crisis management Team and respond to specific incident as required;
  • Share all information with Join Analysis Center (JMAC) as guided by Chief JMAC;
  • Undertake other related responsibilities as tasked by the Team Leader and Head of office.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Political science, International Relations, Human Rights Conflict Management, Security or any related field.

36 Months
  • Three (3) or more years experience in the field;
  • Previous experience in Joint Operation Centre or Joint Analysis Cell would be an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Political affairs and political reporting
  • Professional reporting and writing skills.
  • Affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief; post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN system.
Yes

Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 01-11-2020

Knowledge Management/Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 26 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNWomen South Sudan
UNWomen
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months
26 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 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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Application deadline: 26 October 2020

Associate Operations Data Management Officer (PRIMES) 04 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Kenya
UNHCR
Kenya
Dadaab (KEN)
English
01 January 2020
12 months
04 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 Anchor Registration Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Manage the use, maintenance and technical support of PRIMES core applications in the Country Operations, including monitoring the quality of data collection and ensuring consistency with standards and guidelines.
  • Perform database administrator functions in relation to local PRIMES field server machines, including RApp, BIMS and the Global Distribution Tool.
  • Respond and manage user access permissions for UNHCR staff, local government and NGO partners to PRIMES applications in accordance with the Data Protection Policy and regional or local country data protection protocols.
  • Monitor PRIMES user management and conduct regular clean-up of user accounts and PRIMES access permissions in accordance with relevant guidance and procedures.
  • Monitor device and user management within local PRIMES client and field server solutions, including monitoring frequency of data synchronization to prevent and mitigate data loss.
  • Provide support to the creation and management of standard reports, templates and forms, while ensuring consistency with global guidance and policies, and in consultation with relevant stakeholders, including business module owners.
  • Identify, diagnose and escalate for the resolution of technical user errors, bugs and queries related to PRIMES core applications, in consultation with PRIMES Support in Headquarters, external developers and support teams.
  • Provide technical user and administrator training and guidance, including provision of training materials and remote webinars and training session for technical staff related to data management, data query and report-building.
  • Analyse and respond to user requests and queries, including compilation and assessment of PRIMES applications enhancements and change requests.
  • Assist with data quality assessment, data clean-up and data mapping from legacy database systems to the PRIMES applications, as required.
  • Assist with field testing of new functionalities within PRIMES applications, as required.
  • Support the design and strengthening of operational reports and statistics generated from the PRIMES Data Port, including provision of training and user guidance.
  • Take part in discussions of business requirements for interoperability of local tools and applications within the PRIMES ecosystem, in consultation with business owners and the PRIMES Steering Committee in Headquarters.
  • Keep apprised of evolving technology and new business needs to support registration, identity and population data management in the country operations.

In addition, at a regional role:

  • Support local operations with necessary user access permission clean-up in PRIMES applications, in accordance with Data Protection procedures.
  • Support standardization of case processing procedures mapped to PRIMES applications across the region.
  • Support monitoring of the quality of operational data collected in PRIMES and provide guidance and support for data clean-up.
  • Design and generate regional reports from the PRIMES Data Port.
  • In consultation with PRIMES Support in Headquarters, provide capacity development and training on new functionalities of PRIMES, including deployment and support to new PRIMES applications.
  • Propose local processes and workflow triggers for operational or regional-specific business processes, in consultation with PRIMES Central and business owners.
  • Provide business analysis for operational needs.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education- Computer Science; Information Technology; Economics; Statistics; Social Science; or other relevant field

36 Months

3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree.

Previous experience in registration or individual case management, including use of UNHCR progress (asset) and/or BIMS software (required). Completion of UNHCR learning programmes (asset) or specific training relevant to functions (required) of the position.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Database design, administration and maintenance
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline:04 November 2020

Legal Officer 03 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Legal Officer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
03 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 legal adviser or a legal officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assists other members of the Legal Affairs Unit in reviewing legal documents, instruments, or other material, identifying important issues, similarities and inconsistencies, etc.
  • Assists in preparing drafts of background papers, studies, and reports.
  • Conducts legal research and assist in preparing legal opinions/advice on a wide range of international public and private law issues, including the United Nations Charter, General Assembly and Security Council Resolutions, UN/UNMISS internal Rules and Regulations, UNMISS Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), UNMISS mandate, particularly its protection of civilians aspect, privileges and immunities, peace and security, institutional questions, treaty law and practice, UN administrative law;
  • Assists in preparing agreements, Memorandums of Understanding and contracts with governments, international organisations, and other public or private entities including drafting and resolving claims and disputes.
  • Assists in providing legal advice on human resources and other administrative matters.
  • Assists in servicing and advising as well as serving as a member of, as appropriate, diplomatic conferences, commissions, committees, boards, task forces and other bodies, including preparing background materials, summaries of issues and views of delegations, etc.
  • Assists with presenting the UNMISS induction programme on UNMISS SOFA and distribution of information and sensitizing local authorities and the local population to SOFA.
  • Perform or undertake other duties as requested by other members of the Legal Affairs Unit.
Master degree or equivalent

An advanced university degree (i.e. master’s degree or equivalent) in law or a relevant related field is required. A first level university degree (i.e. bachelor’s degree) in law in addition to two extra years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

24 Months

At least two years of progressive responsible professional legal experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing, at a law firm, governmental legal office, legal office of an international organization or of an NGO.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform, Other legal experience

Computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PPT, etc.) and other IT applications and office technology equipment.

Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (the Programme Country) and legal residents in (the Programme Country or territory) with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: xx-xx-2020

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Application deadline: 03-11-2020