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Anti-Corruption Expert 12 July 2020 Int. Expert UNODC Myanmar
Open

Anti-Corruption Expert

International Expert
UNODC
Myanmar
Yangoon (MMR)
English
01 September 2020
6 months
12 July 2020

Minimum age: 35 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Anti-Corruption Programme Manager, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support UNODC anti-corruption prevention activities in Myanmar as reflected in the UNCAC Chapter II (Preventive Measures). This includes, but is not limited to, whistle-blower protection, asset declaration, anti-corruption strategies, codes of conduct, corruption risk assessments, prosecutorial and judicial integrity;
  • Work in close cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Programme Manager and provide advice on Myanmar anti-corruption policies, laws and regulations to ensure compliance with UNCAC;
  • Work with non-governmental stakeholders, including NGOs, private sector, professional associations and media, to determine how to build/strengthen coalitions and capacity to participate in the fight against corruption;
  • Support and implement capacity development initiatives in the areas of anti-corruption, integrity, transparency and public and private sector accountability based on the needs of national partners, CSOs and other stakeholders;
  • Support the development of knowledge products, based on instructive experiences and lessons learned at the national and international levels in the anticorruption domain;
  • Assist UNODC in planning, organizing and carrying out conferences, workshops and training events;
  • Assist UNODC in its fundraising efforts on anti-corruption work and considering further opportunities to promote transparency in relevant sectors in Myanmar;
  • Conduct research and propose international best practices for anti-corruption work, including to raise awareness and define grass-root initiatives targeting both the prevention and the reduction of corruption with a specific focus on the corruption in the fishery sector;
  • Others tasks which might be required.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, international relations, governance, rule of law or related area.

180 Months
  • At least 15 years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in international development in the field of anti-corruption;
  • Familiarity with UNCAC implementation, review, and self-assessment processes is essential;
  • 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;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
International law, Other development programme/project experience
  • Experience with the administration of development programmes, including planning, budgeting, monitoring, reporting would be an advantage;
  • 5 year experience providing technical assistance to governmental institutions and in an international setting in corruption essential.
  • Solid practical experience advising upon and applying international legal frameworks, standards and best practices in the field of anti-corruption required.
  • Practical operational experience working in an anti-corruption agency, or an international organization, on prevention of corruption an asset.
  • Up-to-date knowledge and practical experience of UN programmes, policies, guidelines and procedures are an asset.
  • 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, Universities and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
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Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 12-07-2020

Human Rights Officer 12 July 2020 Int. Expert MINUSCA Central African Republic
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Expert
MINUSCA
Central African Republic
Bria (CAF)
French,English
01 July 2020
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
12 July 2020

Minimum age: 35 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of Chief Human Rights officer and his designated official in the Sector and/or Officer in Charge Human Rights Office and within delegated authority, the UN Volunteer Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Researches and collects information pertaining to human rights matters, including their gender dimensions, from a variety of data sources; assists in the analysis of information, to include the impact on the human rights situation in CAR.
  • Enter all cases on the human rights database according to human rights standards and its methodology.
  • Maintains awareness of current human rights issues in the Region assigned to include relevant political and legal developments.
  • Contributes to the identification of human rights issues/problems, including their gender dimensions, through good research and analysis and timely preparation of reports, etc.
  • Liaises with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners to create baseline data on the human rights situation in the Region assigned with special attention to vulnerable groups.
  • Participates with other Human Rights Officers in discussions with relevant authorities and other influential actors with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeks other remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future.
  • Drafts a variety of types of reports relating to human rights matters.
  • Participates in human rights training programmes for national law enforcement officials, representatives of the civil society and human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in order to promote national capacity building.
  • Reviews human rights issues, including their gender dimensions, and participates in discussions with other Human Rights Officers on the integration of these issues into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programmes.
  • Contributes to formulating courses of action that aim to alleviate immediate and long-range human rights problems.
  • Demonstrates effective interaction with colleagues and other concerned parties internally and externally.
  • 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 by direct supervisor

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are expected to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Master degree or equivalent

An advanced university degree ( Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is also accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

36 Months
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or a related area.

  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is required. Experience in working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) – or similar international organization or non-governmental organization – in a conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage. Experience working on thematic issues relevant to the MINUSCA mandate and/or work experience in Central Africa is desirable

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights
Yes

Communication, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 12-07-2020

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Telecommunications Technician 15 July 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
15 July 2020

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

The incumbent will report to the Telephone Unit Supervisor and will perform the following of the technical functions:

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of Cisco Unified Communication infratucture;
  • Provides support to the Mission staff at assigned duty station through CUCM / switches configuration, installation of end user terminal (VOIP), installation of cabling infrastructure, and UCM network troubleshooting;
  • Use network management tools to monitor, analyse, and report resources utilization;
  • Implement and support network security features on CUCM network infrastructure;
  • Assist on the preparation of specifications for the requisition of equipment related to the CUCM operation;
  • Work with the networking management unit to implementation and support IP telephony services based on Cisco infrastructure;
  • Perform other related duties as directed by the technical Supervisor;
  • Assisting with the UNV ‘buddy programme” for newly arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Dedicated time for training and capacity-building of national staff in the Telephone unit.
Technical/Vocational diploma

Higher secondary school or technical/vocation diploma is required or university and other courses/trainings related to work are desirable.

48 Months
  • Minimum 4 years experience working with Cisco hardware configuration and implementation.
  • Experience with Unified Communications system (Voice over IP and video) systems integration.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Telecommunications systems
  • Minimum level of Cisco Certification at the Professional level (CCNP or CCDP) is required and certification / experiance on Mitel mxone is desired;
  • Hands on experience with configuring Cisco routers and switches in a VOIP system integration;
  • Working experience on implementing and supporting a Unified Communications infrastructure in a cisco environment (video and Voice);
  • Implementation of QoS features as they pertain to VoIP implementation;
  • Good knowledge of IP telephony protocols such as MGCP, H323, SIP, SCCP, ISDN, E1 and QoS features as they pertain to VoIP implementation;
  • Excellent written and spoken English, and ability to write technical documents;
  • Have a valid driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 vehicles;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Yes

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

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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Application deadline: 15-07-2020

Oficial de Terreno 19 July 2020 Int. Specialist UNVMC Colombia
Open

Oficial de Terreno

International Specialist
UNVMC
Colombia
Apartado, Remedios, Quibdo, Anori, Fonseca, Sincelejo, San Vicente del Caguan (COL)
English,Spanish
06 September 2020
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
19 July 2020

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

Bajo la coordinación y supervisión del líder de equipo local, el/la VNU llevará a cabo las siguientes tareas:

  • Visitar con frecuencia áreas de reunión y poblados cercanos para familiarizarse con las dinámicas que operan en el terreno, identificar desafíos que enfrentan las partes firmantes, preocupaciones de las comunidades afectadas y apoyar en su resolución;
  • Construir relaciones sólidas y productivas con las contrapartes, los actores y comunidades locales, en coordinación con sus supervisores;
  • Brindar apoyo a su equipo en la implementación de todas las actividades relacionadas con el mandato de la Misión: relacionamiento con y de las partes y comunidades, actividades de monitoreo y verificación, actualización de bases de datos, elaboración de informes, seguimiento de incidentes y presuntas violaciones del Acuerdo, recomendación y ejecución de acciones preventivas y correctivas y asesoramiento a sus supervisores;
  • Redactar informes diarios, quincenales y mensuales de gran calidad, tanto en forma como en contenido, sobre las actividades y los resultados correspondientes de su equipo;
  • Servir de enlace entre contrapartes de la ONU y otros actores presentes en el área de responsabilidad;
  • Informar sobre el mandato de la Misión y el alcance de sus actividades;
  • Desempeñar funciones adicionales, de ser necesario, según lo indicado por sus supervisores.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Carrera: Sociología, Ciencias Políticas, Derecho, Economía, Relaciones Internacionales, Administración de Empresas y otras Ciencias Sociales o carreras afines en el campo de Humanidades.
36 Months
  • Requisito de un mínimo de 3 años de experiencia en un nivel progresivo de responsabilidad en el áreas específica (prevención, mitigación, resolución y reconciliación en situaciones de crisis y de conflictos) u otras relacionadas (ej. relacionamiento con comunidades, sociedad civil, autoridades locales, ONGs, misiones políticas o de mantenimiento de la paz y/o derechos humanos y operaciones de desarrollo o humanitarias);
  • Experiencia (deseable) en realizar múltiples funciones simultáneas bajo estrés, en entornos inseguros y potencialmente hostiles, en condiciones de vida austeras y durante períodos prolongados de tiempo;
  • Experiencia (deseable) trabajando en entornos multiculturales y dinámicos, relacionándose con personas de origen cultural y opiniones diferentes y con condiciones contractuales distintas;
  • Experiencia (deseable) en manejo de la confidencialidad de la información;
  • Experiencia (deseable) en la inclusión de enfoques de género y étnico.
  • Experiencia (deseable) en America Latina.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights, Political affairs and political reporting, Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations
  • Competencias informaticas: Habilidades en informática, incluyendo la plena competencia en diversas aplicaciones de MS Office (Excel, Word, etc.) y otras aplicaciones de tecnología informática y equipos de tecnología de oficina.
Yes

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

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Application deadline: 19-July-2020 at 23:59hrs (Germany time zone)

Motor Vehicle Technician 12 July 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Motor Vehicle Technician

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Torit (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
12 July 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 Motor Transport Officer,Torit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Conduct repair and maintenance services on United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE) including 4x4s, Bus Light & Medium (Ford/Nissan), Trucks Medium/Heavy (Renault/Iveco) and Forklifts in accordance with manufacturer specifications, ensuring all safety procedures are followed when repairing and fitting replacement spare parts;
  • Perform routine/emergency related to electrical, vehicle air-conditioning and hydraulic repairs as well as maintenance of the United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE);
  • Check and install Carlog as required, downloading data/updating vehicle Carlog system and following maintenance to the same;
  • Conduct vehicle/truck recoveries and roadside repairs in the field or area of responsibilities;
  • Assist in vehicle road test upon completion of vehicle maintenance;
  • Ensure that workshop is adequately equipped with safety tools/equipment, and ensure those equipment are in compliance with the approved existing health and safety guidelines and regulations;
  • Assist in vehicle maintenance and repair documentation, assigning spare parts and manpower cost to service orders through Umoja system;
  • Coach, mentoring and sharing experience with national colleagues to develop their work performance and professional skills in the respective specialized area;
  • Prepare and maintain warehouse inventory records, weekly and monthly technical reports and submitting to the workshop supervisor in accordance with the established UN procedures and deadlines;
  • Process of vehicle write-off cases in accordance to the established procedures;
  • Conduct vehicle inspection during handover of vehicles to UN staff. This inspection involves capturing of vehicle details , checking for damages, checking for missing tools and other fitted equipment eg. communication equipment;
  • Perform additional related duties as and when assigned by the Supervisor.
Technical/Vocational diploma
  • Degree or appropriate technical qualification in vehicle transport maintenance management, or equivalent combination of education, relevant professional training in ground transport operations.
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in ground transport operations.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Vehicle and fleet operation and maintenance
  • Technical knowledge (mechanical, hydraulic and electrical) for all types of light and heavy vehicles and vehicular equipment such as Material Handling Equipment (MHE), engineering, airport ground handling, and all types and make of Caterpillar machines and armored vehicles;
  • General knowledge of transport operations and fleet management and spare parts warehouse management with working knowledge of past UN field mission and self-supportive computer literacy is an added asset;
  • Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications; Excel, Word and other IT applications;
  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Sound security awareness.
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: 12-07-2020

Project Officer 15 July 2020 Int. Specialist UNSCEAR Austria
Open

Project Officer

International Specialist
UNSCEAR
Austria
Vienna (AUT)
English,German
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
15 July 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 Secretary of UNSCEAR or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Plan, organize, and coordinate multidisciplinary work to support the development of the UNSCEAR evaluation of public exposure due to natural and artificial sources, based on approved project plan and feedback from the Committee and its secretariat;
  • Liaise with organizations and experts of the UNSCEAR expert group on public exposure, the Committee and international organizations to collect and collate updated published information related to public exposure from natural and artificial radiation sources;
  • Support the secretariat and the UNSCEAR expert groups in data collection, analysis and evaluation of trends of exposure worldwide with focus on the general public;
  • Collect, collate, analysis, and document published information on public exposure, as well as support and disseminate this information to relevant UNSCEAR expert group members;
  • Arrange meetings and document records and proceedings of the UNSCEAR expert group on public exposure, as appropriate;
  • Systematically archive published information and records, including associated documentation and procedures for their sharing with the expert group, and the UNSCEAR secretariat;
  • Support the development and review of draft progress reports to ensure accuracy and traceability;
  • Conduct periodic internal review of data collection and support the expert group work with respect to adherence to data and information guidelines, appropriate conduct of experts, and application of methodology;
  • Assists the UNSCEAR secretariat in preparing outreach activities related to the sources and effects from exposure of public to ionizing radiation and -on request- in other relevant matters;
  • Support the expert group and the secretariat in updating and developing guidance on quality criteria for public exposure assessment, as well as methodological approaches by various experts conducting scientific data analysis and dose assessments;
  • Assist the secretariat, on request, in matters related to the Committee’s work, including participation in technical working group sessions and other inter-sessional work;
  • Support the UNSCEAR Secretary with coordination within the expert working groups; and keep the secretariat of the Committee informed about all developments of the public exposure project;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the UNSCEAR Secretary.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor degree or equivalent (preferably Masters) in a relevant area, e.g. physics, chemistry, biology or medicine.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in radiation science, radiation protection, nuclear industry, or use of radioactive material outside nuclear fuel cycle;
  • Working experience in the UN or other international organization is an asset;
  • Excellent oral and written English is required;
  • Excellent drafting, formulation, and reporting skills;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a dynamic environment; and ability to work effectively in a multicultural team;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; and familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; and ability to respect deadlines;
  • German language is an asset and working knowledge of other languages of the United Nations is an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • German(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Chemistry and biology

Experience in radiation science, radiation protection, nuclear industry, or use of radioactive material outside nuclear fuel cycle.

No

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: 15th July 2020

Associate Durable Solutions Officer 12 July 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Congo
UNHCR
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
French,English
01 August 2020
12 months
12 July 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 Snr Development Officer, the UNV Associate Durable Solutions Officer will:

  • Fill in the duties for this of assignment

  • Provide guidance and input to the annual programme planning to identify adequate resources and means to implement the programme in the field office.
  • Participate in the planning of, and advice on opportunities for alternative solutions, including available regional and national legal frameworks.
  • Participate in consultative processes within UNHCR and with a broad range of regional and national external partners to promote voluntary repatriation, local integration and resettlement.
  • Implement activities in accordance with the comprehensive solutions strategy, with a view to finding durable solutions to the maximum number of PoCs.
  • Monitor the design/implementation of the durable solutions strategy and provide advice for improvements.
  • Contribute to fostering and maintaining strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Advise on populations of concern’ appropriate engagement for the identification of the most appropriate solutions, including through participatory assessments and other forms of community based assessments.
  • Advise on the integration and mainstreaming of self-reliance as a key component of a durable solutions strategy and ensure the involvement of PoCs in transition projects, peace-building and development initiatives.
  • Analyses statistics, trends, and other documents, and draft reports regarding durable solutions.
  • Conduct training activities aimed at the capacity building of UNHCR and partner staff on durable solutions, peace building/coexistence and partnership.
  • Interview candidates for local integration and prepare the appropriate documentation for onward submission to local authorities or partners, in line with Local Integration SOPs.
  • Implement and contribute to the designing of national and regional comprehensive durable solutions strategies
  • Engage national and local interlocutors on durable solutions issues.

  • Any other duties in relations to Durable Solutions given by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in Law, Political Science, Social Science, International Relations, International Law, Economics or other relevant field.

Training Certificates and/or Licenses below is an asset:

HCR Protection Learning Programme

HCR Resettlement Learning Programme

HCR RSD Learning Programme

36 Months

Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience with at 2 years field experience in local integration or implementing livelihoods with development agencies, and NGOs which includes working on local economic development and community-based development projects; excellent policy and development programming skills, strong and up-to date knowledge of development; community and peace-building in fragile and conflict-affected situations.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights, Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs, Other emergency management experience

Area of Expertise

  • Human rights Mandatory
  • Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs Optional
  • Other Emergency management experience Optional:
  • Durables solutions and Resettlement.
  • Computer skills in MS Office, including Excel, World and PowerPoint and Data management.
  • Competence in planning of reintegration activities and sustainable development;
  • Field experience is Africa is a plus;
  • Knowledge and exposure to the social and cultural values of the region concerned is a distinct asset.
No

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

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Application deadline: 12 July 2020

Programme Policy Officer, Peace Building Fund 12 July 2020 Int. Specialist WFP Gambia
WFP
Gambia
Banjul (GMB)
English,Ful/Fulani,Wolof
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
12 July 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 Country Director (please complete with the function of the supervisor), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Responsibilities

  1. Project coordination: Coordinate the consortia and keep the PBF Secretariat informed, to ensure that the project activities are implemented jointly and that each of the consortia members is contributing according to the proposal and deliverables.
  2. Project Workplans: Develop, manage and carry out an overall joint project work plan that is developed with participation and consultation with all consortia members and abides to the PBF timelines.
  3. Financial management, coordination and reporting: Ensure that project finances and narratives are in order and on track for the project in conjunction with each of the consortias finance and implementation focal points. Further ensuring that a joint financial and narrative report is submitted to the donor as per reporting timelines and is developed in collaboration with all consortia agencies.
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Develop and coordinate a joint monitoring framework for the project in keeping with UN PBF guidelines/ frameworks and ensuring that the results are appropriately reported to the donor reports. The role will also contract the external evaluator of the project at the end of project implementation, ensuring that the considerations of the consortia and the donor requirement are taken into account to evaluate the project achievement towards the results.
  5. Donor management and reporting: Ensure that all deliverables required by the donor reports are met, and act as the focal point of the consortia in dealing with any queries/ information that the donor may need through the PBF Secretariat under the RCO Office.
  6. General support: Provide technical assistance and support in areas such as designing and conducting analyses, assessments and implementation in regard to the project activities.
  7. Technical Representation: Represent the project in climate/ conflict workshops and symposiums for learning and sharing purposes towards positioning the project/ organization as key focal point in the Gambia and globally.
  8. Other WFP duties as assigned.

Specific tasks will include

  1. Holding regular meetings with each of the consortia focal points to ensure that the project is aligned and that the consortia is moving forwards together.
  2. Update the project committee at regular intervals on the progress of the project and its risks - adapting the workplan according to their advice and guidance.
  3. Create and maintain a partnership with the Ministry of Environment for the Gambia who is the supporting government agency for this project – keeping them up to date with progress and ensuring that they are informed.
  4. Design manage and lead consultations with persons and groups in order to better implement the project and ensuring that it is relevant for the beneficiaries.
  5. Write the quarterly reports to the donor, by consolidating each of the consortia agency inputs – and ensuring that the report is representative of the entire project.
  6. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Political Science, International Relations, conflict/peace studies, Gender or other relevant disciplines

48 Months
  • At least 3 years of knowledge and experience of the political, social and environmental factors and issues related to climate change adaptation in the Gambia/ West Africa, preferably in Upper River Region and Central River Region of the Gambia;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in project management with substantial experience in the design of projects and ensuring gender issues are mainstreamed in programs and projects;
  • Previous experience of working with civil society organizations and implementing partners;
  • Experience in mainstreaming climate change into relevant sectors such as energy, forestry, agriculture, water, etc.;
  • Experience in facilitation and development of broad-based consultative processes/ programmes/project documents on climate change, natural resources and/or environment-related discipline;
  • Previous experience with the UN system or international organization is considered an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Ful/Fulani(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Wolof(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme/project administration, Sustainable natural resources management and climate change adaptation
  • Proven ability to coordinate and write project reports and develop/complete and implement M&E frameworks for an ongoing project;
  • Experience in mainstreaming climate change into relevant sectors such as energy, forestry, agriculture, water, etc.;
  • Experience in mainstreaming climate change into relevant sectors such as energy, forestry, agriculture, water, etc.;
  • A high level of communication skills, capacity to both lead and work as part of a team and good interpersonal skills are essential;
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender mainstreaming;
  • Strong communication and consultation skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders and supportive of vulnerable demographics;
  • Experience in facilitation and development of broad-based consultative processes/ programmes/project documents on climate change, natural resources and/or environment-related discipline;
  • Additional training in relevant subject areas such as civic education, citizen participation methodology and with women in particular is considered an advantage;
No

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Application deadline: 12-07-2020

The International UN Volunteer on Digital Transformation of Rural Economy in Aral Sea Region 13 July 2020 Int. Specialist UNDP Uzbekistan
UNDP
Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Nukus (UZB)
English
03 August 2020
12 months
13 July 2020

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

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Project Manager, in close cooperation with the Team Leader on Income Generation and other relevant project team, the International UN Volunteer on Digital Transformation of rural economy in Aral Sea region will contribute in the delivery of the new innovative projects (with focus to youth and rural women) in the project target districts to be implemented within the frame of the Government of Japan funded - UNDP and UNFPA Joint Programme “Building the Resilience of Local Communities Against Health, Environmental and Economic Insecurities in the Aral Sea Region” , specifically this will include:

  1. Strategic advice on the digitalization and its impact on regional economy of the Aral Sea Region focusing on the following results:
  • Analyses global, regional trends and dynamics, and practical solutions and successful initiatives in the digitalization of economy and advises programme on how these could be potentially utilized in the context of the Aral Sea Region;
  • Capitalizing on advantages of digitalization develops strategic value proposition for digital development (smart communities, e-commerce, fin-tech, agritech, etc.) and puts forward a concrete action plan for its implementation in the Aral Sea Region;
  • Seeks opportunities for engagement in the digital economy and advises programme on how to leverage its programme in the Aral Sea Region to promote digital development for the SDG;
  • Builds partnership with line ministries and other stakeholders to enable digitalization processes in the Aral Sea Region;

2) Technical support to Aral Sea Region programme on digital development in rural areas focusing on the following results:

  • Taking into account regional specifications together with programme team designs rural digitalization tools, approaches that best addresses community needs in employment, job creation with focus to future jobs, education, integration of SME in digitalization, social services and community centred initiatives;
  • Develops list of critical enablers to implement digitalization process in rural areas and transforms knowledge and skills in a way that, mechanism is clear and simple to implement, while ensuring sustainability of the process;
  • Deploys consistent, result oriented and practical interventions in the field, which generates rapid transformation of pilot communities;
  • Provide capacity building trainings in the areas of digital development.

3) Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing on digitalization as required by the organization, focusing on the following results:

  • Identification and synthesis of the best practices and lessons learned on digitalization development directly linked project activities in the Aral Sea region;
  • Researches, maps and scans opportunities in the context of digitalization in the Aral Sea region and shares findings regularly with relevant project team;
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice on digitalization;
  • Think creatively and pro-actively to identify and address emerging problems to ensure timely and efficient delivery of the project.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree in ICT, Innovation Technologies, Development Studies, Business Administration International Relations, or related field or equivalent.

24 Months

Relevant experience at international level in development work. Experience in innovation, ICT, Digitalization of business processes (public and private) , Fintech, Advanced Technologies, Start-ups. Proven experience in digital transformation of public or private sector institutions. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), experience in handling of web-based management systems.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management

Private Sector and Entrepreneurship development

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 13 July 2020

UNV Human Rights Officer / Defenders, Freedom of Expression and Democratic Space 20 July 2020 Int. Specialist OHCHR Mexico
OHCHR
Mexico
Mexico City (MEX)
English,Spanish
01 September 2020
12 months with possibility of extension
20 July 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 Democratic Space Unit Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Human Rights Officer / Defenders, Freedom of Expression and Democratic Space will:

  • Research and collect information pertaining to human rights issues through monitoring human rights situations at the field level and from a variety of data sources (e.g. publications and the press) to keep abreast of issues/events and provide up-to-date information;
  • Interviews human rights victims, particularly human rights defenders and journalists, relevant authorities and civil society organizations as part of the documentation of cases;
  • Assist in the analysis of information regarding substantive matters in the field of human rights, particularly related to human rights defenders, journalists and freedom of expression, and recommend actions to be taken;
  • Participate in the thematic tasks forces which have been created within OHCHR Mexico to coordinate activities and strategies related to priority issues;
  • Establish working relationships with state and federal authorities and provide them with technical assistance, to strengthen the level of compliance with international human rights obligations;
  • Document cases of women´s human rights violations;
  • Draft a variety of reports and correspondence relating to human rights matters/cases;
  • Participate in human rights training programmes for government officials, representatives of the civil society and human rights non-governmental organizations (in order to promote national capacity building;
  • Participate in United Nations interagency groups and other meetings, fora, seminars, etc;
  • Work with UN and non-governmental partners in the country to integrate human rights, including gender considerations, in their programmes;
  • Assist in the consolidation of knowledge and necessary tools within the United Nations system in Mexico in order to mainstream human rights in its actions;
  • Assist in establishing working level cooperation with relevant government ministries and State institutions to assist in strengthening their capacity for protection and promotion of human rights;
  • Receive complaints of alleged human rights violations and give legal advice to victims;
  • Perform other tasks as required.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced degree in law (Masters or equivalent), international relations, social/political science or a related field, preferably with a specialization in human rights. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
24 Months
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in the protection/promotion of human rights and related areas. Field experience and knowledge of the Latin American Region and women´s rights is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in the protection/promotion of human rights and related areas. Field experience and knowledge of the Latin American Region and women´s rights is an asset.
Yes

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

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