Expert – Mainstreaming Earth Observation data for global environmental projects

Application closing date: 7 April 2019

Background Information – Job-specific

Routine data collection and analysis are essential to applying the analytic rigor to support evidence-based decision-making and adaptive management. Mainstreaming geospatial data in planning, implementing, monitoring and adapting GEF projects and programs will help achieve greater impact by increasing operational efficiency.

Over the past 5 years, the availability and accessibility of geospatial data has risen dramatically due to greater computational capabilities and the proliferation of open source and user-friendly, web-based platforms. Information derived from space-based Earth Observation systems is particularly useful for assessing and monitoring environmental change[1] and there are numerous potential applications of remotely-sensed data in GEF investments.

Several GEF Agencies, including the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Environment Program, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and Conservation International (CI) are already incorporating geospatial data and analysis into their programming, including through the development of platforms and tools such as the UN Biodiversity Lab, Collect Earth, Earth Trends, Spatial Agent, etc. The GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) is similarly using geospatial data to conduct impact evaluations for specific projects and for entire portfolios. For example, a 2015 IEO evaluation of protected areas recommended using geospatial technology to target GEF interventions more effectively. In addition, a 2016 GEF report on Biodiversity Mainstreaming concluded that, “Modest and targeted investments in spatial and land-use planning can be quite impactful and set the stage for future mainstreaming work.”

[1] For example, to protect, restore and promote: 1) sustainable use of terrestrial and marine ecosystems; 2) sustainably managed forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss; 3) assessment of forest and above ground carbon stocks; 4) land productivity and vegetation trend analysis; 5) land use/land cover change; soil organic carbon estimations; 6) land degradation trends; agricultural monitoring; 7) monitoring of water-related ecosystems; 8) mapping urban growth; and 9) monitoring air quality; monitoring marine ecosystem health and inshore water quality.

However, the uptake of geospatial data in the design, implementation and monitoring of projects and programs is by no means widespread in the GEF Agencies. And there is a new requirement for GEF-7 to include geo-referenced information and a map showing where a project is located.

STAP intends to develop a guidance document to help GEF Agencies, in-country partners, and practitioners to mainstream geospatial information in developing, implementing and monitoring GEF programs and projects.

This will include:

(i) a scientific primer on geospatial concepts including Earth Observation, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems to improve the understanding of these concepts, how they can be deployed in projects of relevance to the GEF, and to encourage their uptake in GEF-7 projects and programs. This section should provide GEF and non-GEF existing case studies and include references and sources of information for additional learning.

(ii) guidance to help project managers fulfil the requirements under PART II: PROJECT JUSTIFICATION 1b) when completing their Project Information Forms (PIFs).[1] This information will take into account existing guidance provided by the GEF Portal, and will recommend additional, more detailed methods for collecting and displaying relevant geospatial information.

(iii) signposting of geospatial data sets, data products, platforms and tools that are relevant to GEF-7 investments, with a focus on GEF-7 programming and performance indicators.

(iv) recommendations to the GEF on how to mainstream remote sensing and other geospatial data to maximize global environmental benefits and enhance knowledge management.

Functional Responsibilities

The Consultant will develop a detailed outline of the components listed above. This will include a short description of how the information will be obtained (i.e. literature review, interviews, etc.), the expected length of each section, and how each section will contribute to the overall objectives of the guidance.

Deliverable: Detailed outline of STAP Guidance Document

When the outline has been agreed, the Consultant will draft the report.

Deliverable(s): Draft Guidance Document

The Consultant will incorporate comments from external experts, the GEF and its Agencies, and a Science Editor to produce the final Guidance Document.

Deliverable: Final Guidance Document, ready for layout and design

The STAP Secretariat should be consulted as needed for relevant input during the development of the guidance, and for comment at each stage. Skype, or conference calls, will be held at regular intervals to discuss progress, major findings and any difficulties. Modifications to the details of the report may be discussed and agreed during these calls.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

Advanced university degree in Geography, Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Management or related degree with extensive experience in remote sensing and GIS for environmental applications required ((MA or Ph.D. preferred).

Work Experience:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of seven years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of remote sensing, GIS required. Experience working with various data sets, platforms and tools related to conservation is necessary.
  • A good understanding of environmental issues of importance to the GEF (e.g. biodiversity, water, land degradation, climate change, etc.) and how remote sensing and GIS are commonly used in these fields highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of the GEF is desirable, but not essential.
  • Experience using geospatial data for land use or other type of spatially-explicit planning purposes and an understanding of the processes involved in planning, implementing and monitoring projects using these data and associated methods is preferred.
  • Experience in writing papers on the application of geospatial information (including remote sensing data) for environmental purposes is highly desirable

Languages:

Fluency in both written and oral English. Required.

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Intern – Engineering

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

We are currently looking for Afghan nationals with a strong sense of professional and social commitment to join the Kabul Security Infrastructure Project (KSIP) team as Interns. In the Project context, Interns will participate in and contribute to the design, construction and refurbishment of buildings for government counterparts as a part of a team of professional engineers and architects. The Interns will support the experienced professionals by assisting them in various design and construction related tasks, while developing their practical engineering skills to help them in future career development. The Interns will be engaged in activities such as (but not limited to) the following:

  • Site visits with other members of the team to assess the current situation of buildings to be refurbished, taking detailed notes and assist senior team members in preparing reports.
  • Assist in design drawings and other documentation for building refurbishment work.
  • Assist in review of design documentation for building refurbishment and new construction work.
  • Assist in supervision of site work conducted by Contractors.
  • Assist in contract management including taking site measurements, contract variations, QA/QC inspections, keeping site records, Health, safety and environmental inspections.
  • Assist in project procurement matters such as preparing tender documents, tendering, contract negotiations and award.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education and Qualifications

  • Applicants must be (or have been) completing a degree in civil engineering within no more than the last 3 years (before application) from a recognized University in Afghanistan.
  • Preferred ‘major area/fields’ of such degree studies are building design and construction.
  • Proficiency in contemporary computer applications is required, including sound knowledge of Microsoft Office tools / applications.

Experience:

No specific experience is required for this position.

Language requirements

  • Fluency in English – both written and oral
  • Fluency in Dari and Pashtu – written and oral
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Road Engineer

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Road Engineer will assist the Project Manager with technical documentation produced by engineers and the Contractor, and specifically work with the Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager to review drawings, assessment of structures, quantity of work, daily progress and assist in the daily activities based on the specifications and work methodologies according to the National and International Standards.

Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager to ensure the overall and timely delivery of UNOPS-JICA VI Project in Kabul Province;
  • The preparation of BoQs and technical documentation in accordance with UNOPS standards;
  • In collaboration with the Surveyor and JICA VI Project Team, advice on the appropriate location and alignment of the roads to be constructed;
  • Provide advice and coordination of the construction of the roads in conjunction with the Contract Management Section and the Contractor;
  • Assist the QA/QC, Monitor Engineers and Bridge Engineer on monitoring the works of the Contractor;
  • Checking and reviewing the contractors’ drawings and other design documentations as per specifications to ensure adherence to AASHTO, MoPW standards and National Rural Access new standards;
  • Assisting to ensure all designs and construction works are completed to the highest standards;
  • Assist the Procurement Management Section with all contractual matters in the completion of the respective Contracts;
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to the Contractor to ensure that quality materials are used;
  • Monitor the implementation of the works by conducting site visits and provide guidance for improvement and good results;
  • Review QA/QC site visit and materials testing reports to ensure sampling, testing and inspection of materials are carried out regularly and works are implemented in compliance with design specifications;
  • Providing advice and direction on ensuring good environmental practices and control during construction and mitigate environmental impacts of the works;
  • Assisting to establish and ensure adherence to regular communication protocols between project engineers and the Contractor;
  • Assisting to ensure the timely submission of reporting and input to the Project Manager and facilitating the collection of inputs for monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Preparing and checking timely submission of payment requests by the contractors;
  • Providing advice and coordination of the construction of the roads in conjunction with the JICA VI Project Engineering teams and the Contractor;
  • Assisting the JICA VI Project Engineering teams with monitoring the works of the contractor.
  • Reviewing the existing practice of local contractors and conventional methodology of road construction; making recommendations that will increase safety in the construction of roads undertaken by UNOPS-JICA VI;
  • Reviewing the construction programme and ensuring that the work plan is implemented accordingly;
  • Reviewing and endorsing any design changes;
  • Assisting the contractors’ surveyors and ensuring that road alignments and elevations are according to the designs provided;
  • Assist with building the capacity UNOPS-JICA VI Engineers in road construction techniques including good practices and troubleshooting methods;
  • Assisting with building the capacity Kabul Municipality Project Engineering teams in construction techniques including good practices and troubleshooting methods;
  • Attending and supporting weekly progress meetings between UNOPS and the Contractor;
  • Assisting in the submission of daily progress reports and records;
  • Assisting in the submission of weekly progress reports;
  • Assisting in the delivery of field visit reports to the Project Manager;
  • Supporting to ensure technical specifications are adhered to by Contractors
  • Performing any other duties requested by the Project Manager

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A. Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering is required. Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or similar field would be an asset;

B. Work Experience

  • At least 4 years’ experience as a supervisory Road Engineer or equivalent position required;
  • Experience in a large scale road construction project(s) preferred;
  • Previous experience working with the UN/UNOPS or International organization on road project(s) preferred;
  • Previous experience in supervising a team of Engineers preferred;
  • Previous experience in mentoring and training counterparts is seen as an asset;
  • Proficient in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and experience in handling web-based management systems;
  • Proven experience of project implementation in close collaboration with the Government authorities and community organizations required;
  • Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations preferred;

C. Languages

Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English and Dari is required;

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QA/QC Engineer

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Reporting directly to the JICA VI Project Manager, the QA/QC Engineer is expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare QA/QC plans for new construction and refurbishment work.
  • Ensure the establishment of quality procedures including time limits for inspection, sampling and testing of works and other QA/QC requirements.
  • Oversee and manage quality assessment of materials through regular and rigid laboratory tests.
  • Ensure specific quality standards are constantly met at all levels of construction projects.
  • In consultation with the project staff, review technical specifications and recommend standard construction specifications for all items of works for their effective use in projects’ works.
  • Review all standard test forms to be used during laboratory tests, QA testing schedules and procedures and evaluate results as appropriate.
  • Review contractor practices and conventional methodologies and make recommendations where remedial action is required.
  • Work with project engineers and design consultants for establishing procedures with time limits for the inspection, sampling and testing of works and all other QA/QC requirements.
  • Conduct initial survey queries on sources to materials, ensuring quality and quantity is of economic value to the project.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Establishment of procedures with time limits for inspection, sampling and testing of works and all other QC/QA requirements.
  • Implementation and monitoring of quality assessments.
  • Monthly QA/QC report to the Project Manager on project QA/QC activities.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with an additional 5 years of relevant experience in Engineering & Construction.

b. Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience in construction work with emphasis on materials testing, quality control and assurance, laboratory testing and a firm understanding of requirements and specifications of testing and materials.
  • Demonstrated experience in pre-stressing works and quality control, and experience in different classes of concrete mix-design, under different condition of construction procedures.
  • Knowledge of procurement practices an advantage.
  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations highly advantageous.
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Project Management Specialist

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

Background Information – Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Functional Responsibilities

The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) of the Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the World Bank (WB), aims to construct the Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP). This includes improving and upgrading the 156km Baghlan to Bamyan Highway, rehabilitation of the 86km Salang Pass and developing new modalities to ensure sustainable future maintenance of this critical infrastructure. This road has a significant role to play, not only for the current traffic movement, including strategic movement of goods and freight between Northern provinces and Capital of the Country, but also as part of a wider regional resource corridor, which is already targeted as a priority to construct.

The overall objectives are to improve the Trans-Hindukush road connectivity in order to provide all year-round access and enhance local as well as international trade and regional integration. Furthermore, the improved roads will increase security by reducing the time to respond to local, regional, or national incidents, facilitate access to social services and provide new regional trade opportunities including agriculture and mining.

UNOPS has been selected as the Implementation Consultant (IC) to support the government Project Management Team (PMT) who are tasked with the design, implementation and overall management of the THRCP. This UNOPS IC remit includes technical assistance, capacity building and institutional strengthening of the PMT, along with supporting overarching strategic development needs of the Ministry of Public Works as appropriate.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Project Management Specialist reports to the International Project Management Specialist as her/his primary supervisor and to the Capacity Building Specialist as second supervisor. Working under the Ministry of Public Works (MPW), the Project Management Specialist is responsible for supporting the government Project Management Team (PMT) to assure effective, efficient and professional development and delivery of the THRCP mandated program of projects to the expected quality, standard and timeline. They will be responsible for representing all aspects of project management best practices and to support development of sustainable approaches to capacity building and institutional strengthening of the government PMT and wider central MPW.

Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide project management support for the planning, design, implementation and closure of projects.
  • Provide technical advice in relation to quality assurance for program and project management.
  • Support, advise and guide on implementation of Project Management Standards.
  • Support and advise on scheduling of works, estimation of costs, budgeting, preparation of contracts, negotiation of contracts, contract disputes resolution, performance regime and monitoring of implementation.
  • Support strengthening of sustainable project management best practices.
  • Promote the value of good practices in program and project management; drive and support world-class performance, organizational excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Lead and support strengthening of project governance structures and processes.
  • Identify challenges and provide recommendations to manage project risks to ensure smooth implementation of the project.
  • Assisting in the identification of operational and financial project related issues and developing solutions to address these issues in an effective manner.
  • Take the lead in conducting capacity needs assessment, developing and implementing training plans to strengthen the project management capacity of the PMT and MoPW as required.
  • Provide key support in the implementation of project monitoring and preparation of reports and briefings to management, client and donor.
  • Undertake monitoring mission to field locations.
  • Conduct annual project reviews, annual audits and programme evaluations.
  • Work with the IC Team Leader and senior colleagues to develop an overarching capacity development plan and training schedule across the full breadth of highway development and implementation needs for the THRCP.
  • Support and advise to achieving maximum efficiency in the allocation of resources and skills within the programme and projects.
  • Works closely with the project managers to identify potential project-cost overruns, time delays or quality deficiencies, and implementation of actions for rectification.
  • Provides timely and accurate project tracking, analysis of outputs, and reporting.
  • Help to develop and drive a culture of excellence, continuous improvement and performance optimization across all projects in the programme.
  • Support establishment of performance objectives with appropriate measures for project managers and other programme staff.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education

A first-level university degree or equivalent (bachelor’s degree / first level) in Project Management, Civil Engineering, Contract Management or related field.

b. Work Experience

  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience in project management of related works, particularly within construction and rehabilitation projects;
  • Experience in conducting training on subjects related to project management activities.
  • Experience in implementation of World Bank or similar projects in infrastructure and rural rehabilitation is considered an asset.
  • Previous work experience in similar rural rehabilitation and/or road construction field in Afghanistan highly desirable.
  • Previous work experience in Afghanistan or similar conflict/post-conflict environment an asset.
  • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations, administrative and programme practices is preferred.
  • Relevant certification in project management a distinct advantage.

c. Languages

  • Fluency in English both written and verbal is required.
  • Ability to communicate in local languages (Dari/Pashto) is required.
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Quality Assurance/Quality Control Specialist

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Background Information – Job-specific

The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) of the Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the World Bank (WB), aims to construct the Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP). This includes improving and upgrading the 156km Baghlan to Bamyan Highway, rehabilitation of the 86km Salang Pass and developing new modalities to ensure sustainable future maintenance of this critical infrastructure. This road has a significant role to play, not only for the current traffic movement, including strategic movement of goods and freight between Northern provinces and Capital of the Country; but also as part of a wider regional resource corridor, which is already targeted as a priority to construct.

The overall objectives are to improve the Trans-Hindukush road connectivity in order to provide all year-round access and enhance local as well as international trade and regional integration. Furthermore, the improved roads will increase security by reducing the time to respond to local, regional, or national incidents, facilitate access to social services and provide new regional trade opportunities including agriculture and mining.

UNOPS has been selected as the Implementation Consultant (IC) to support the government Project Management Team (PMT) who are tasked with the design, implementation and overall management of the THRCP. This UNOPS IC remit includes technical assistance, capacity building and institutional strengthening of the PMT, along with supporting overarching strategic development needs of the Ministry of Public Works as appropriate.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the direct supervision, guidance and direction of the International QA/QC Specialist as primary supervisor and to the Capacity Building Specialist as second supervisor and the leadership of the IC Team Leader/Project Manager (PM), the local national QA/QC Specialist will contribute to ensuring that the project is performing at highest quality in all aspects and meeting the agreed standards, achieving the project objectives and are in compliance with UNOPS and up to date. The QA/QC Specialist will responsible to oversee all technical issues, act as a reference person for any engineering issue and provide recommendations to the International QA/QC Specialist/IC Team Leader as appropriate to enable them to take relevant decisions.

The QA/QC Specialist will support implementation of the IC mandate, working as part of the IC Team and contributing to the development of the PMT, CSU and MoPW resources as appropriate. The QA/QC Specialist is expected to have good background experience and working knowledge of developing, implementing and monitoring QA/QC processes to support THRCP needs. They will also support, develop and implement capacity building, training and institutional strengthening activities as part of the IC mandate to support development and future sustainability of the PMT, CSU and MoPW.

Functional Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the IC Team Leader in ensuring overall and timely delivery of the UNOPS project implementation
  • Responsible for the timely completion of various QA/QC activities according to approved work plans, specified quality standards and development needs.
  • Control and appraise work progress, review contractors’ work plans and provide recommendations to the Project Manager on ways to overcome issues, challenges and needs.
  • Provide guidance to and mentor as appropriate PMT and CSU colleagues.
  • Conduct quality control reviews and prepare related reports for design and construction of works as required and facilitate the compilation of inputs for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide expert advice to PMT, CSU and MoPW as appropriate.
  • Review the existing practices of the PMT, CSU, local contractors and the conventional methodology of construction and make recommendations that will increase the level of QA/QC practices and compliance in line with international best practices.
  • Provide technical input and assist the Procurement Management Section with all contractual matters for the completion of the respective contracts
  • Monitor the implementation of the works by conducting site visits and provide guidance for improvement and good results
  • Provide technical assistance and coaching/guidance of PMT, CSU and MoPW engineers and local Afghan construction companies in terms of Quality Control and Quality Assurance aspects.
  • Support development of Quality System for MoPW, including Quality Plans flow charts and QA specifications and training of staff for use.
  • Support development of quality assurance in investigation, design and documentation with consultation of PMT, CSU and MoPW engineers.
  • Providing technical advice and assistance to CSU and Contractors to ensure that economical and quality materials are purchased, Quality Plans flow charts and QA specifications
  • Create a system for keeping record of all documentation regarding QA/QC, including tracking and reporting all non-conformances.
  • Support development and introduction of data system for QA/QC works for report generation and related activities; development and presentation of training programs.
  • Review all standard test forms to be used during laboratory tests, QA/QC testing schedules and procedures and evaluate results as appropriate.
  • Provide technical expertise for the project implementation ensuring compliance of quality control plans, materials, test procedures, specifications and work methodologies with the American Association of State Highway and
  • Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standards as well as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, Asphalt Institute and Afghanistan National standards
  • Ensure the establishment of quality procedures including time limits for inspection, sampling and testing of works, materials and other QA/QC requirements
  • Assist and train with the development, and subsequent oversight of project QA/QC plans and protocols for construction, construction equipment and materials for Local Contractor organisations
  • Support development and functioning of QA/QC model/system that reflects the needs of the PMT, CSU and MoPW as appropriate; is user friendly in operation and embeds the ethos of continuous improvement for management of all projects from inception to completion.
  • Support achievement of raised awareness and understanding of QA/QC processes, procedures, systems and benefits for all staff within MoPW.
  • Undertake work to develop a QA manual and its introduction to support work across MoPW.
  • Support training of Local Contractors to use Quality Assured Contract systems.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the IC Team Leader.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a) Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Road Construction, Civil Engineering, Quality Management or a relevant field from a recognized university required.
  • Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/ or a Master’s Degree will be a distinct advantage.

b) Work Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in the field of construction quality, preferably in paved roads construction and vertical structure projects.
  • The candidate MUST have experience in QA / QC construction Management related roles, minimum 2 years.
  • Previous work experience with the UNOPS or any of the United Nations agencies is preferred.
  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations is a distinct advantage.

C. Languages

Fluency in English both written and verbal is required.

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Traffic Management and Road Safety Officer

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

Background Information – Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Functional Responsibilities

The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) of the Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the World Bank (WB), aims to construct the Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP). This includes improving and upgrading the 156km Baghlan to Bamyan Highway, rehabilitation of the 86km Salang Pass and developing new modalities to ensure sustainable future maintenance of this critical infrastructure. This road has a significant role to play, not only for the current traffic movement, including strategic movement of goods and freight between Northern provinces and Capital of the Country, but also as part of a wider regional resource corridor, which is already targeted as a priority to construct.

The overall objectives are to improve the Trans-Hindukush road connectivity in order to provide all year-round access and enhance local as well as international trade and regional integration. Furthermore, the improved roads will increase security by reducing the time to respond to local, regional, or national incidents, facilitate access to social services and provide new regional trade opportunities including agriculture and mining.

UNOPS has been selected as the Implementation Consultant (IC) to support the government Project Management Team (PMT) who are tasked with the design, implementation and overall management of the THRCP. This UNOPS IC remit includes technical assistance, capacity building and institutional strengthening of the PMT, along with supporting overarching strategic development needs of the Ministry of Public Works as appropriate.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the direct supervision, guidance and direction of the International Traffic Management and Road Safety Specialist and leadership of the IC Team Leader, the Traffic Management and Road Safety Officer will perform the following duties.

Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:

  • Review existing design of the roads with the specific purpose of detecting and remedying any potential design deficiencies in terms of road safety.
  • Preparation of training material, conduct / assist in conduct of training on road safety and traffic management of engineers at MPW. Provide necessary reports for inclusion in the capacity building component.
  • Design communications and outreach campaign for road safety awareness among road users. This includes studying the effectiveness of various programs, selecting target groups for each program, and selecting of appropriate communication method for the outreach.
  • Provide assistance to Traffic Management and Road Safety Specialist in promotion of road safety in MPW. This includes review of existing policies, legislations, assist in drafting new policies, legislations and curriculum etc.
  • Review and evaluate the traffic management plan during and after the construction of the project in coordination with other team members and contractors.
  • Support Traffic Management and Road Safety Specialist in acquisition and analysis of data on road safety and traffic management and preparation of plans for improvements.
  • Coordinate stakeholders’ consultation activities on the projects. Present relevant information to stakeholders, and respond to their queries, comments and suggestions. Disseminate the outcomes among all the stakeholders.
  • Undertake / assist in the review and design of the traffic control and traffic management devices. Provide technically sound suggestions for optimum utilization of resources for efficient traffic management.
  • Prepare periodic inputs on traffic management and road safety aspects into project progress reports.
  • Furnish fortnightly comprehensive report on all activities pertaining to traffic management and road safety to Traffic Management and Road Safety Specialist.
  • Visit project site for carrying out road safety audit, inspecting implementation of traffic management plan, assessing road safety and traffic management measures, as and when necessary or instructed by Traffic Management and Road
  • Safety Specialist / Team Leader. Prepare comprehensive reports on such visits and disseminate among the concerned stakeholders.
  • Advise site staff on field data collection such as traffic data and inventory of road furniture and road markings that pertain to road safety and traffic management. Analyze such data and provide inputs for improvements to project management team for necessary improvements.
  • To execute any other task related to traffic management and road safety assigned by Traffic Management and Road Safety Specialist or Team Leader.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships and communication with clients, donors, site staff and other concerned organizations / personnel.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering is required.
  • Mater Degree will be an advantage.

b. Work Experience

  • At least 2 years of related experience in design and implementation of road safety and traffic management in projects.
  • Proven experience of project implementation in close collaboration with the Government authorities and community organizations.
  • Previous work experience with the United Nations or any of its agencies, partners and affiliates is desirable but not a requirement;
  • Working knowledge of MS Word and Excel required. Knowledge of GIS and other statistical analysis software such as SPSS is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations is an advantage.

c. Languages

Fluency in English both written and verbal is required.

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Highway Design Engineer

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Functional Responsibilities

The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) of the Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the World Bank (WB), aims to construct the Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP). This includes improving and upgrading the 156km Baghlan to Bamyan Highway, rehabilitation of the 86km Salang Pass and developing new modalities to ensure sustainable future maintenance of this critical infrastructure. This road has a significant role to play, not only for the current traffic movement, including strategic movement of goods and freight between Northern provinces and Capital of the Country; but also as part of a wider regional resource corridor, which is already targeted as a priority to construct.

The overall objectives are to improve the Trans-Hindukush road connectivity in order to provide all year-round access and enhance local as well as international trade and regional integration. Furthermore, the improved roads will increase security by reducing the time to respond to local, regional, or national incidents, facilitate access to social services and provide new regional trade opportunities including agriculture and mining.

UNOPS has been selected as the Implementation Consultant (IC) to support the government Project Management Team (PMT) who are tasked with the design, implementation and overall management of the THRCP. This UNOPS IC remit includes technical assistance, capacity building and institutional strengthening of the PMT, along with supporting overarching strategic development needs of the Ministry of Public Works as appropriate.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the direct supervision, guidance and direction of the International Senior Highway Design Engineer and leadership of the IC Team Leader/Project Manager (PM), The Highway Design Engineer will assist with all Designs and Technical documentation produced by the Road Design Unit, and specifically Designs and reviews Drawings, specifications and work methodologies according to AASHTO and MPW Design standards. Additionally, the Road Design Unit provides capacity building and mentoring to MPW Civil Servant counterparts.

Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to;

  • Assist the Head of Technical Section with the output of Road Design Unit.
  • Assist the technical team with the design of rigid and flexible pavements by AASHTO method
  • Assist the performance of geometric design and assist with technical section head for prepare the complete set of drawings and technical documents and review the outsource survey and design.
  • Review technical specifications to ensure adherence to AASHTO and MoPW standards
  • Ensuring that all designs are completed to the highest standards, based on initial survey data provided to the Road Design Unit by the Surveyors, Regional Engineers, and environmental and social inclusion (ESMF) Specialists.
  • Assist with the preparation of BoQs and technical documentation in accordance with UNOPS and World Bank standards.
  • Provide advice and coordination of the construction of the roads in conjunction with the Contract Management Section and the Contractor.
  • Assist the Contract Management Section and QA/QC and Regional Engineers with monitoring the work of the contractor.
  • Assist the Senior Highway Design Engineer with reviewing the existing practice of local contractors and conventional methodology of road construction; make recommendations that will increase safety (taking budget constraints into account) in the construction of roads undertaken by UNOPS.
  • Review QA/QC site visit and materials testing reports to ensure sampling, testing and inspection of materials are carried out regularly and works are implemented in compliance with design specifications.
  • Coordinate with the Contract Management Section and the Procurement Management Section on all contractual matters in the completion of the respective Contracts.
  • Coordinate on design changes that are processed by the Contract management Section.
  • Building the capacity of MPW Counterpart Engineers in road design and construction techniques including good practices and troubleshooting methods.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to contractors to ensure that economical and quality materials are purchased.
  • Assist with the provision of social-economic analysis of the respective road designs. This entails using Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) modelling processes, such as cost per person that the road will benefit.
  • Monitor the implementation of the works by conducting site visits and provide guidance for improvement and good results.
  • Perform any other duty in line with these ToR’s as directed by the Program manager and Head of Technical Section.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Weekly meeting with Technical Unit for reporting on the progress and completion of works according to project requirements.
  • Regular submission and updating of all designs, and technical documentation.
  • MPW Civil Servant counterparts demonstrate an increase in technical expertise and skill.

Final Product

  • Roads are constructed in adherence to AASHTO and/or MPW standards and use of materials according to technical specifications in BOQ.
  • Specifications are adhered to by Contractors.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a) Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Construction Engineering.

b) Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience in Road Design Engineering.
  • Previous work experience with Road Design large scale project.
  • Previous work experience in Road Design with Civil 3d.
  • Experience with AutoCAD is desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a UNOPS project is advantageous.

c) Languages

Advanced verbal and written English skills, fluency in Dari/Pashto.

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Environmental and Social Management Officer

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

Background Information – Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Background Information – Job-specific

The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) of the Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the World Bank (WB), aims to construct the Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP). This includes improving and upgrading the 156km Baghlan to Bamyan Highway, rehabilitation of the 86km Salang Pass and developing new modalities to ensure sustainable future maintenance of this critical infrastructure. This road has a significant role to play, not only for the current traffic movement, including strategic movement of goods and freight between Northern provinces and Capital of the Country; but also as part of a wider regional resource corridor, which is already targeted as a priority to construct.

The overall objectives are to improve the Trans-Hindukush road connectivity in order to provide all year-round access and enhance local as well as international trade and regional integration. Furthermore, the improved roads will increase security by reducing the time to respond to local, regional, or national incidents, facilitate access to social services and provide new regional trade opportunities including agriculture and mining.

UNOPS has been selected as the Implementation Consultant (IC) to support the government Project Management Team (PMT) who are tasked with the design, implementation and overall management of the THRCP. This UNOPS IC remit includes technical assistance, capacity building and institutional strengthening of the PMT, along with supporting overarching strategic development needs of the Ministry of Public Works as appropriate.

Functional Responsibilities

  • The ESM Officer will work under the direct supervision of the UNOPS IC International Environmental and Social Safeguard Specialist, along with the leadership of the IC Team Leader. They will be the focal point to coordinate between PMT, CSU, IC, MoPW, Contractors and other relevant agencies all ESM management procedures, activities and monitoring requirements, both in Kabul and on-site during implementation of THRCP contracts, along with supporting electronic systems for donor requirements. Duties include, but not limited to:
  • Providing support, assistance and coordination of daily ESM activities under the PMT, CSU, IC, Contractors and wider government agencies and stakeholders engaged in the process.
  • Assisting with collection of required ESM data and information from external parties and organizations.
  • Contributing to the ESM management and reporting processes, including the elaboration, monitoring and implementation of ESM activities for monthly operations, coordination to resolve issues, training workshops and other related activities.

Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance of all records and files related to ESM activities
  • Assist in preparation of ESM requests and processing through PMT, CSU, IC, MoPW and other agencies/stakeholders as required.
  • Coordinate all ESM reports and findings between CSU and PMT for ensuring implementation of ESIA provisions especially social development issues during RAP and ESMP implementation.
  • Coordinate and ensure that all project activities and their implementation are in compliance with approved ESIA, ESMP and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP)
  • Carry out consultation with ESM section and CSU for the unification of the reports and findings.
  • Support and facilitate the ESM section of PMT and CSU ESM Officers in implementing completion audits upon completion of the projects and facilitate women’s participation in completion audits.
  • Support the ESM Unit and provide input related to gender issues and mainstreaming within project activities into any ad hoc progress reports, briefs, periodical reports and statistical data as required by the PMT, Donor and MPW.
  • Identify training needs of the key counterparts and support the ESMU in the development and delivery of identified trainings.
  • Provide input on gender-specific activities into Regional monthly reports on project progress highlighting relevant implementation challenges and measures to address such challenges as they arise and ensure timely reporting to the ESMU at all times.
  • Assistance to PMT ESM Team on preparation of reports.
  • Assist with maintaining all documentation related ESM for World Bank and regional office of UNOPS. Coordinate closely with the PMT/CSU to ensure timely, effective and efficient reporting
  • Arrange ESM meetings with THRCP stakeholders, including the World Bank, MoF, MPW and other agencies as needed to support development, implementation and monitoring of ESM activities.
  • Assist PMT/CSU for the timely and regular submission of reports to the management and donors as per the agreed reporting schedules.
  • Research and assess best practice and knowledge from other ministry offices, donors and international sources that could be utilized by MPW to improve its performance.
  • Any other duties commensurate with role as may be required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A. Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering or Social Science is required.
  • ESM WB training is an advantage.

B. Experience

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience in Environmental Engineering Management.
  • Previous experience in ESM in any one of the following: Government Offices, Banks, NGOs, UN Agencies or an International Organization.
  • Previous experience working in a UN project is advantageous.
  • Previous experience in mentoring and training counterparts an asset.
  • Previous experience working in post conflict countries will be an advantage.
  • Excellent English skills, both written and verbal.

C. Languages

Fluency in English both written and verbal is required.

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Dispatcher

Application closing date: 5 April 2019 

Background Information – Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the supervision of the Head of Support, the Dispatcher shall perform the following duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Responsible for the daily movement of personnel from the compound, both national and international, to their specific destinations
  • Monitor the movement of the personnel and the daily attendance record of drivers
  • Conduct training for the drivers; ensuring all drivers comply with UNOPS Administrative Instruction on ‘Road and Driving Safety’ and other relevant Organizational
  • Directives/Administrative Instructions. Conduct AV driving courses/training.
  • In cooperation with HR, maintain roster of drivers
  • Manage UNOPS vehicles fleet and vehicle distribution
  • Ensure all supporting documentation for travels/road missions (travel authorization, security clearance etc.) are duly signed and completed prior to travel
  • Responsible for, and maintain, the vehicle maintenance filing system
  • Maintain vehicle history forms with expenditure accord on their repairs and maintenance
  • Maintaining transport Excel spread sheet of trip tickets, fuel usage and vehicle history
  • Ensuring daily and weekly vehicle care and maintenance of the vehicle fleet
  • Supervision of the drivers to ensure that UNOPS rules and regulations are complied with and the drivers have valid driving permits
  • Controlling vehicle trip sheets and regular check on those documents to ensure fuel consumption is in line with the specifications of the relevant model
  • Making arrangements for the regular servicing and maintenance of all vehicles
  • Maintaining a sound and accurate filling system
  • To carry out quality check for vehicles and file all the relevant documentations
  • Ensuring that all project vehicles have relevant and updated documentation and are in roadworthy condition
  • Normal daily driver duties are carried out in a timely manner
  • Assist in the implementation of safety and security guidelines (MOSS) for the personnel and project office premises in according with AFOC security.
  • Conveying security advices and other important instructions received from AFOC security from time to time to the project personnel
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Monitoring and Progress Controls

Submit quarterly reports of expenses in relation to car maintenance

Final Product

  • Proper maintenance of the vehicle fleet; ensuring the vehicles are in safe and road worthy condition at all times.
  • Security of premises.
  • Report any irregularities to shift Supervisor.
  • Efficient provision of reliable and secure transport services

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education/Experience/Language

  • High School certificate required
  • Minimum 3 years of driving experience
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license essential
  • Driving certificates including armored vehicles/B6 an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of Afghanistan roads and traffic rules essential
  • Previous relevant experience with UN/UNOPS, local or international organizations an asset
  • Fluent in the local language of the duty station
  • Intermediate English skills (speaking, reading and writing) a must

b. Key Competencies

  • Integrity and professionalism in performing routine and core functions
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2003 and/or newer versions)
  • Excellent communication and team-building skills
  • Ability to work long hours and under pressure in a stressful and multi-cultural environment
  • Values equality with respect to gender, race, nationality and culture
  • Ability to apply sound judgment and decision in accordance to established SOPs and rules and regulations
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
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Health Management Information Systems Officer

Jhpiego seeks Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Officers to provide individual and institutional capacity building in HMIS for an anticipated USAID-funded project.  The five-year project has the goal of improving the capacity of the public health system to sustainably deliver quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, adolescent, and child health, and nutrition (RMNCAH+N) services across the continuum of care in four provinces of Zambia. This position will be based at the District urban center and will support Provincial and District level institutions.

The HMIS Officer will provide technical and programmatic support to district and provincial health information officers and health facility staff to strengthen data quality and use for decision making. Responsibilities include supporting health office and health facility staff to develop and use RMNCAH+N performance dashboards; expand and strengthen the use of DHIS2; and strengthen the effectiveness of data collection, analysis and reporting systems, within districts and facilities. S/he will work closely with a team of technical experts to ensure project objectives are achieved and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate.

This position is contingent upon award from USAID.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support, coaching and mentoring to Provincial and District Health Information Officers (HIO) to improve data systems, quality and use.
  • Improve capacity of health facility staff to measure and use data to identify gaps and monitor performance
  • Support HIOs to develop, customize, and implement RMNCAH+N data dashboards.
  • Strengthen the use of and systems integration with DHIS2
  • Build P/DHO and health facility capacity to conduct data quality assessments and data quality improvement.
  • Design and facilitate systems performance assessments with the P/DHO
  • Conduct regular performance assessment and monitoring visits to supported sites
  • Capture and synthesize recommended solutions for identified performance gaps and translate them into actionable remedial strategies
  • Coordinate with a team of technical experts to effectively and efficiently plan and implement project activities
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Contribute to annual work planning
  • Contribute to the development of accurate and timely project reports to USAID, in line with reporting requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in computer science, Informatics or a related field, Masters preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in HMIS and strategic information
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in HMIS, data quality assessments, and data quality improvement
  • Experience working with DHIS2
  • Strong skills in data visualization and use of dashboards
  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity of local partners and sub-national government institutions
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity of health office and health facility staff. Previous experience building the capacity of government staff preferred
  • Expertise in translating evidence into practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior level health professionals and other partners
  • Ability to be based in a District urban center and to travel to Lusaka and to supported provinces frequently
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Head of Administration

Application closing date: 14 April 2019

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a world-leading international life sciences research organization with its main laboratory situated in Heidelberg, Germany and five laboratories at other sites in Europe. In Grenoble, France, EMBL employs approximately 90 people and has a world-wide reputation for research and service activities in structural molecular biology. EMBL Grenoble shares the European Photon and Neutron (EPN) Campus with two other international organizations, the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) as well as the French Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS).

The post holder will, together with a team of 3 / 4 administration officers, be responsible for the management, organization and delivery of all administrative services at EMBL Grenoble. These services cover inter-institutional contracts, scientific grants, public relations and communications, finances (purchasing, inventory, budget control), human resources, travel arrangements and meetings organisation. S/he will ensure that the services are performed in an effective and efficient manner and within all legislative, policy and procedural guidelines. S/he will report to the Head of the Grenoble site and have a close working relationship with the central services under the Administrative Director at the EMBL main Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany.

Your role

  • Lead EMBL Grenoble’s administration team.
  • Advise the Head of EMBL Grenoble in administrative, institutional, legal and policy matters.
  • Contribute to strategic decision-making and implementing decisions as they relate to the EMBL Grenoble.
  • Oversee negotiation of new contracts with scientific and other partners
  • Ensure that the services are performed in an effective and efficient manner, within all legislative, policy and procedural guidelines and according to EMBL best practices.
  • Ensure that EMBL privileges and immunities are respected and properly implemented.
  • Establish and maintain constructive relationships with the national and local authorities of France, the host member state.
  • As a member of the EPN science campus, foster constructive working relationships with other research institutes on site and advice in setting up new collaborations.
  • Oversee and implement the administration control framework including risk management.
  • Participate in internal and external working groups and advisory committees as appropriate.
  • Human Resources: Ensure correct interpretation and application of the EMBL Staff Rules and Regulations, participate in the resolution of staff disputes, oversight of local recruitment, and proposal of on-site-specific HR measures and rules, including training.
  • Finance: Budgets, finance, taxes and grants management: Oversee the development of the EMBL Grenoble budget, down to group leader level, and ensure that these are agreed with the Head of Site and regularly reported. Ensure that applications for grant funding are properly co-ordinated and support provided for awarded grants. Advise on tax matters and implement procedures for the recovery of paid taxes.
  • Purchasing: Oversee the work of the administration team on the purchasing activities of the EMBL Grenoble site in accordance with EMBL Financial Regulations and other applicable rules, advice on commercial contracts and activities.
  • Facility Management: Oversee space planning, allocation and office moves, works and maintenance.
  • Health & Safety: Ensure that proper processes and procedures are implemented to secure the well-being and safety of personnel and visitors.
  • Establish and maintain relations with other international organisations.

You have

Applicants should have an advanced university degree in Business Administration, Public Management or other relevant area, and have at least 7 years of progressively responsible international experience in a senior position.

S/he should be capable of adopting a forward looking and solution oriented attitude within the context of administration within an international organisation. The post holder should have demonstrated general managerial competences in a multi-national environment, enjoy working independently as well as possess excellent communication, networking and computer skills. S/he has an analytical and numerical mind-set with attention to detail.

Fluency in spoken and written English and French are essential for this position.

You might also have

In addition to having the competence and stature to direct all aspects of the work, the successful candidate must have specific knowledge and experience in at least one of the following fields:

  • negotiating and drafting contracts,
  • finance and budget control,
  • scientific grants management.
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Deputy Head of Legal Services

Application closing date: 22 April 2019

Given EMBL’s status as an International Organisation, its operation is governed by the rules of Public International and Private Law. The activities and decisions have to comply with the applicable regulations and rules in all countries in which EMBL has a presence. The unit “Legal Services” is located in EMBL’s Headquarter in Heidelberg and has overall responsibility for all legal matters involving EMBL, both nationally as well as internationally.

Your role

You will report to and deputize for the Head of Legal Services. You will be exposed to a wide variety of legal matters and be required to perform a broad range of legal work, including research, drafting, negotiations, etc. including in the following fields:

  • Provide research, reports and advice on EMBL’s legal responsibilities, such as its status and related institutional matters (e.g. privileges and immunities);
  • Advise on relations with EMBL’s host countries and the implementation of the Headquarters Agreements;
  • Assist in and advise on all matters related to international, research or commercial matters and organisations;
  • Structure, draft, negotiate and revise complex legal agreements in relation to the above matters;
  • Advise on matters related to EMBL Human Resources, development of Internal Policies, the interpretation and implementation of EMBL’s Staff Rules and Regulations and on national labour law in the countries in which EMBL is located;
  • Advise on matters related to EMBL Finance, including the interpretation and implementation of the Financial Regulations and Rules;
  • Prepare EMBL’s submissions in administrative cases or any other dispute, litigation, or arbitration;
  • Act as a focal point for matters of Legal Compliance, Data Protection, Research Grants, Industry Relations, and various other functions;
  • Draft and revise (scientific) cooperation agreements and agreements related to research grants;
  • Review and advise on relations with other international, research or commercial organisations;
  • Provide legal advice on other operational activities such as for the procurement of supplies and services, interpretation and implementation of the Financial Regulations and Rules;
  • Prepare legal advice on relations with EMBL’s host countries and the implementation of the Headquarters Agreements; Manage the engagement of outside legal counsel, where required;
  • Supervise legal trainees and other interns;
  • Pursue legal and other relevant training.

You have

As our ideal candidate you will be qualified to practice law in Germany, have an advanced university degree in law and a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in international law, and knowledge of international legal procedures and instruments. Your academic and professional background is a blend of exposure to both the public international sphere as well as the commercial world. Excellent (English and German) legal drafting skills are required, and related thereto familiarity with both Common law (including practical experience with English contract law) as well as Civil law legal documents being a strong asset.

You will bring strong analytical skills and the ability to identify problems and offer pragmatic options for solutions. You will have demonstrated ability to work in a multi cultural environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. You are client-focussed and – if required – can work to tight deadlines and handle a multitude of legal matters in parallel. Excellent legal drafting and communication skills in English and German are mandatory. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office has to be given.

You might also have

A thorough knowledge of public international and private law, in particular contract law is desirable. Working knowledge of French, Italian, or Spanish would be an asset.
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HR Officer – Systems, Pay and Benefits

Application closing date: 1 April 2019 

We are looking for a highly motivated HR Officer who is excited by the challenge of providing an excellent HR service in a stimulating international environment, working for a world-leading scientific institute.

Reporting to the Senior HR Officer you will be working in a small operational HR team at EMBL-EBI alongside generalist colleagues. You will also be a member of the wider EMBL-EBI Administration team and the EMBL HR team, with close links to colleagues in EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany.

Your role

Responsibilities include

  • advise staff, supervisors and HR colleagues on EMBL pay and benefits
  • oversee monthly payroll preparation
  • handle claims for EMBL benefits – education grant, home leave and others
  • work closely with the respective HR pay and benefits responsible colleagues in the EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany to ensure consistency of practice, contribute to projects and cover for absence as required
  • provide a full generalist and recruitment service to a few assigned groups and teams, including – advising on employment contracts and performance management and carrying out related tasks – creating and maintaining HR and payroll records in SAP – advising managers on recruitment and overseeing the selection process – making employment offers and being the main point of contact for new joiners before they arrive
  • contribute to the overall performance of the HR function by proposing solutions and participating in improvement projects and by liaising with other functions in the administration and external service suppliers
  • actively build trust and rapport throughout EMBL-EBI in order to keep abreast of and be responsive to the concerns of both managers and staff

You have

  • A track record of delivering in multicultural environments.
  • A university degree and training in human resources management or equivalent and several years of /or experience in a relevant field such as business administration.
  • Conscientious attitude, high numerical accuracy and good organisational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a team and the desire to provide a high quality service for staff at all levels in the organisation.
  • You will be able to identify and respond to priorities and work independently in your area of responsibility, while also supporting the team.
  • Good computer skills including advanced Excel.
  • Excellent spoken and written English is essential and a good working knowledge of another European language will be an asset.

You might also have

  • Experience of working outside your home country.
  • SAP experience.
  • A good working knowledge of a European language other than English.
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Financial Assistant

Application closing date: 8 April 2019

1. The Job

The Financial Assistant will work in the Directorate of Submission and Interaction of the Agency within the Submission and Processing Unit as part of the SME Verification Team. This team assesses the self-declared SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise) status of registrants to ensure its compliance with the Commission Recommendation (2003/361/EC).

She/he will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Analysing the registrant’s size based on supporting documentation and evidence on companies’ ownership structure, annual accounts and headcount data;
  • Supporting and advising the registrants during the SME verification procedure on the interpretation of the Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC, as well as the REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 and the Fee Regulation (EC) No 340/2008;
  • Liaising with other units on issues related to invoicing, legal questions, budget and accounting;
  • Drafting decisions, letters and interacting with registrants by emails and phone calls;
  • Following up the deadlines given to industry for the submission of supporting documents;
  • Recording the assessment performed as well as the relevant supporting documents;
  • Planning, implementing and monitoring appropriate electronic archiving of the financial files in line with the Agency’s general principles and guidance;
  • Filing and document management;
  • Internal reporting within the team, unit and management on specific cases or issues as well as overall progress of the work;
  • Assisting the invoicing team, as required.

2. Minimum Qualifications

a) Successful completion of post-secondary level education attested by a diploma;

Or

b) Successful completion of secondary education giving access to post-secondary education and appropriate professional experience of at least three (3) years.

Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities or EEA authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU or EEA Member State authorities will be accepted.

3. Professional Experience 

To qualify for this profile, you must have at the closing date for applications a total professional experience of at least one (1) year acquired after achieving the minimum requirements stated out in 2.2 a) and b).

4. Selection Criteria 

If you meet the eligibility criteria set out in section 2, you will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria. The candidates who are judged to be the most suitable on the basis of the selection criteria will be invited to an interview.

  • Your academic and professional qualifications and their relevance to the main areas of work listed in section 1. Preference will be given to qualifications obtained in the following fields:
  1. Finance and/or accounting;
  2. Economics;
  3. Business management.
  • Your professional experience: the range of fields covered; the type and level of work done and its relevance to the areas of work listed in section 1.

The following will be considered as assets:

  • Advanced user of MS Excel, Word and SharePoint or any other document management system;
  • Knowledge of more than two (2) EU languages with at least B2 level;
  • Work experience gained in a similar multicultural environment. Preference will be given to work experience abroad.
  • The academic and professional qualifications, professional experience and experience considered as an asset must be described as precisely as possible in your application.
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Scientific Officer – Data Management

Application closing date: 10 April 2019

1. The Job

The Computational Assessment Unit develops methods and tools for data collection, data mining, data delivery, chemical grouping and priority setting. The Unit provides expert advice and support for their use within and outside the Agency. In addition, alternative hazard assessment approaches are being developed, using New Approach Methods (NAM) strategies, as well as other alternative methods (e.g. QSAR).

In the role of Scientific Officer – Data Management, you will have the opportunity to perform one or more of the following tasks, depending on the operational needs:

  • Assist the design, planning and coordination of the Agency’s integrated screening programme for prioritising dossiers, substances and substance groups in close collaboration with Units in the Prioritisation and Integration, Hazard Assessment and Risk Management Directorates;
  • Assist the development of in-house computational tools and methods for extracting and analysing registration data from databases and maintaining these tools so that they remain compatible with the evolving IT systems of the Agency;
  • Analyse complex (eco)toxicological/exposure data sets (including data generated from ‘-omics’ systems) with algorithms to analyse, aggregate, and visualise the data using analytics platforms, such as KNIME, RapidMiner, or Pentaho or languages used in data analysis, such as Python;
  • Generation of substance groups and computational support for assessing the hazard and exposure potential of the groups;
  • Contribute to the collection and definition of scientific requirements for developing algorithms based on input from experts from other Units, Member State Competent Authorities and the European Commission;
  • Collection of user requirements for developing applications related to the job;
  • Liaise with the IT-Directorate to ensure that the computational infrastructure to scientifically process the REACH, CLP and Biocides data is available, and coordinate the procurement of necessary missing components and/or applications to external contractors;
  • Perform other duties as required.

2. Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for this profile, you must have completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma and appropriate professional experience of at least one (1) year.

Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities or EEA authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU or EEA Member State authorities will be accepted.

3. Selection criteria

If you meet the eligibility criteria set out in section 2, you will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria. The candidates who are judged to be the most suitable on the basis of the selection criteria will be invited to undergo a written test prior to the interview.

  • Your academic and professional qualifications and their relevance to the main areas of work listed in section 1. Preference will be given to qualifications obtained in the following fields:
    • University degree and/or post-graduate education in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, biology, life sciences or similar.
  • Your professional experience: the range of fields covered; the type and level of work done and its relevance to the areas of work listed in section 1.

The following will be considered as assets:

  • Experience in areas related to chemicals management systems, such as preparation of safety data sheets, preparation of REACH registration dossiers (IUCLID) or for other regulatory obligations, or supply chain communication;
  • Work experience gained in a similar multicultural environment. Preference will be given to work experience abroad.

The academic and professional qualifications, professional experience and experience considered as an asset must be described as precisely as possible in your application.

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Communications Associate

Location : Khartoum, SUDAN
Application Deadline : 04-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 15d 17h 5m
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required : Arabic   English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-May-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : ONE YEAR
Expected Duration of Assignment : 12 Months

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women is mandated to lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It is also mandated to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN-Women Sudan’s Strategic Note (SN) 2018-2021 was approved in 2017. The overall development objective of the Country Programme (2018-2021) has been “to consolidate efforts that contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in Sudan. Key strategies for the implementation of the programme include capacity building, advocacy, gender mainstreaming, evidence, information and data collection and the use of media to highlight and inform the general population of Sudan. The SN outlines the overall strategy and plan of action for the UN-Women Sudan Country office for the years 2014-16 and includes a Development Results Framework (DRF) and an Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency Framework (OEEF) with expected results and targets/ indicators/ baselines. The SN 2018-2021 covers three impact areas, namely: 1) Women, especially the poorest and most excluded, are economically empowered and benefit from development; 2) Women and girls live a life free from violence; 3) Peace and security and humanitarian action are shaped by women’s leadership and participation.

It is to support the establishment of a sound Monitoring and Evaluation framework that UN Women in Sudan has decided to hire a Monitoring Evaluation Associate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision and overall guidance of the Country Representative, in permanent consultation with the Programme and Operations teams, the Communications Associate will work to support implementation of UN Women Communication Strategy in Sudan:

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Support effective implementation of communications strategy;
  • Technical support in organizing public events; managing and supporting effective media relations and information dissemination;
  • Support development of publication and communication materials;
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

Support effective implementation of UN Women Sudan communications strategy:

  • Support development of communications plans and strategies;
  • Support designing and development of communication tools and materials for effective communication and publications;
  • Preparation and organization of events e.g. workshops, high level events, conferences, IPs and partners’ meetings;
  • On-going liaison, support and facilitation between the UN Women CO and Regional Communication Officers in preparing information-related materials;
  • Attend to UN Women’s visibility and work in Sudan and the East African Region;
  • Compile information/content for UN Women CO and partners through outlets such as the online newsletter, and submission to other appropriate information-sharing tools;
  • Ensure that updated documentation and communication on UN Women CO activities and achievements is available and accessible;
  • Support in development of content, publishing and dissemination of documents and materials on UN Women in Sudan and East Africa Region;
  • Prepare quality materials for presentation, press releases, speeches talking points and concept notes;
  • Contribute meaningfully, on behalf of UN Women, to the work of UNCT Communication task forces and thematic groups, as required.

Technical support organizing public events; and manage; and supports effective media relations and information dissemination:

  • Provide communications advice and support to the country office as required, including media relations, documentation and reporting of success stories and events, quality control of branding and documentation, and generally improve communications capacity;
  • Maintain and develop effective working relationships with media representatives;
  • Organize media meetings such as press conferences, press briefings for the CO events;
  • Provide and update media kits;
  • Support UN Women partners in media relations, ensuring that supported activities receive media attention;
  • Provide media relations support (including training), and develop and maintain database of media contacts;
  • Enhance media coverage for targeted events and stakeholders, including social media;
  • Support the designing and development of a website of UN Women Sudan CO;
  • Manage photos’ production and storage of UN Women CO initiatives and event.
  • Maintain and update automated database and mailing list of UN Women CO target audiences/IPs/partners;
  • Distribute and disseminate advocacy and public information materials.

Support development of publication and communication materials:

  • Support development/production of communication and advocacy materials for awareness-raising and communication for and about results, including briefing materials and press releases in coordination with the Programme Specialists and project officers;
  • Support management of some CO communication and advocacy activities, such as drafting concept notes, terms of references, supporting design of print and visual media material, planning media engagement, maintenance of regular contact with printers, photographers and other vendors to ensure production and dissemination;
  • Assist with the development and management of internal communications systems.

Support effective knowledge building and sharing on communication:

  • Ensure that Sudan Country office activities and programmes are publicized in the UN Sudan newsletter;
  • Support identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to UN Women Sudan Country programme goals and activities;
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including the ones established by UN Women regional and HQ on communications repositories;
  • Contribute to provision of trainings to UN Women staff and IPs on communications for development;
  • Professional growth through active learning.

Results/Expected Output:

The incumbent is expected to contribute to the creation of effective communications and dissemination of information on UN Women in Sudan, advocate as knowledge provider on gender equality. In particular, ensure the key results have an impact on the implementation of UN Women communications and advocacy strategies across the main impact areas of UN Women Sudan AWP 2019; which will in turn impact the overall effectiveness of UN Women’s programmes in the Sudan CO.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

University degree or equivalent in social sciences, journalism, media relations, development, gender studies or a related field.

Experience:

  • At least 4 years’ experience in development work, communication or advocacy with specific emphasis on gender equality and women’s empowerment, preferably in the context of humanitarian, peace and security, economic empowerment, or EVAW/G;
  • Recognized experience in the field of gender and development;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems;
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in development, monitoring the implementation and the evaluation of development projects and capacity building
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Country Representative

Location : Tirana, ALBANIA
Application Deadline : 04-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 16d 12h 56m
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-5
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Reporting to the Regional Director, Europe and Central Asia the Country Representative is responsible for leading and managing the Albania Country Office (CO) portfolio and for translating the UN Women’s Strategic Plan (SP) in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programmes and projects under the Albania CO; and developing effective partnerships with Government counterparts, UN system agencies and organizations, civil society organizations, and with bilateral and non-traditional donors in order to promote inter-agency partnerships, support for UN reform, and mobilization of visibility and resources to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage the strategic country programme planning and development:

  • Develop and implement strategic direction of the Country Office (CO);
  • Lead the design, planning, formulation, preparation and development of the Country Strategic Note;
  • Provide substantive advice to the Executive Director, Regional Director and Senior Management on the regional strategy, direction and planning of programmes and projects;
  • Manage and ensure the quality of results-based and rights-based programming for the CO; Finalize the annual work plan and budget;
  • Lead the monitoring of the results-based management approach to programme planning and design.

Manage the Albania Country Office:

  • Lead the office in the delivery of operational goals; Finalize the annual work plan and budget; and oversee the implementation, including providing direction, guidance and technical support;
  • Oversee and approve programme work plans and monitor the overall progress and compliance of the Albania CO;
  • Manage the preparation of UN Women mandated country reports;
  • Manage the audit review process and timely response to audit reports;
  • Manage the performance of staff under his/her supervision; provide managerial direction, guidance and leadership to staff and provide performance feedback and coaching to staff under supervision;
  • Maintain and update CO security strategy, plan, and measures to ensure full compliance with UN security policies, procedures and requirements.

Represent UN Women in UN system coordination:

  • Serve as member of the UN Country Team (UNCT) under the strategic guidance and coordination of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC)/Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and support UNCT programming and advocacy to ensure gender equality and women’s empowerment issues are fully integrated into UN programming processes, including the Common Country Assessment (CCA) and United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and in an enhanced response to national partners;
  • Partner with RC and UN system partners to strengthen UN system interagency coherence, collaboration, planning, cooperation, resource mobilization, advocacy, common services, and operations; Facilitate joint programming and promote UN competencies to advance gender equality and women’s human rights; report to the UN RC on these issues as required
  • Ensure UN Women’s active participation in UN system thematic and other working groups to establish effective networks and keep abreast of ongoing debates and thinking on development.

Represent UN Women and lead advocacy strategies:

  • Represent UN Women in intergovernmental forums, public information/relations events and key meetings, participate in policy dialogue; discuss policy initiatives, report on progress achieved and/or present policy papers/ideas;
  • Build relations and partnerships with high level and senior government officials as well as multi-lateral, bi-lateral agencies and NGOs; and participate in regional, country and other critical meetings and events;
  • Lead and support advocacy for gender equality and women’s empowerment to ensure that UN support towards realization of the national plans and priorities are done in a gender responsive manner, and within agreed international frameworks that promote and protect gender equality.

Create and maintain strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies:

  • Lead the development of resource mobilization strategies and manage the implementation of resource mobilization strategies, plans, and efforts;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with government, partners, stakeholders and donors to achieve active collaboration, cooperation and alliances on programme development and implementation and resource mobilization;
  • Finalize donor reports and negotiate and/or approve cost-sharing agreements with donors; Establish reporting accountability framework to ensure that donors are duly informed on a timely basis.

Knowledge management, innovation and capacity building:

  • Manage the development and implementation on CO communication plans, based on UN Women’s communication strategy;
  • Approve the implementation of innovation and best practices in the CO;
  • Promote learning and development by providing opportunities for training and capacity guiding to enhance the competencies/productivity of staff members;
  • Lead the production of knowledge products.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality development and implementation of the Country Strategic Note and Annual Workplan
  • Timely and quality delivery on operational goals
  • Timely submission of UN Women Country Reports, donor reports, and audit responses
  • Quality and level of engagement with UNCT, including joint planning joint programming, joint resource mobilization, joint advocacy, working groups
  • UN Women is seen as a reliable and trustworthy partner by governments, donors and civil society
  • Timely development and implementation of CO resource mobilization strategy
  • Performance of staff, security plans are in place and up to date, office produces quality knowledge products

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in development related disciplines, economics or public policy or other social science fields is required;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in aid development cooperation, some of which is in gender and women’s issues programming, at the international level, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programmes or UN Mission;
  • Field based experience working with multi-cultural teams;
  • Experience in leading a team.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN official language will be an asset.
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Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security

Location : Mogadiscio, SOMALIA
Application Deadline : 08-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 20d 15h 39m
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-4
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. UN Women operationalizes this through Flagship Programming Initiatives (FPIs) developed to achieve transformative results for gender equality and women empowerment. The overall framework for UN Women’s support to Somalia is reflected in the 2017-2019 Strategic Note with the main objective to improve security for women.

Reporting to Country Program Manager, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio. He/ She will also manage the Political Empowerment and Leadership, Enablers and Rule of Law Joint Programmes. He/she will also work in collaboration with programme staff in other UN Agencies, the ESA Regional Office and HQ staff and Government officials to successfully deliver UN Women Somalia’s Strategic Note for 2017-2019.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide programme development advisory services and develop programmes in Women Peace and Security:

  • Oversee and manage the design and formulation of programme proposals and initiatives; Identify programmatic areas for support and interventions within the Women Peace and Security areas;
  • Finalize country strategy documents, programme/ project proposals, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to Women Peace and Security areas;
  • Organize periodic consultations with key stakeholders, women leaders, human rights experts and UN partners to gather inputs on programme design, as necessary.

Manage the implementation and management of the Women Peace and Security programme:

  • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;
  • Provide programme advisory support to the Office Management within the Women Peace and Security areas;
  • Manage the technical implementation of the programme/ project; provide technical advice; ensure synergies with other teams;
  • Review the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports as required;
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;
  • Lead Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings.

Oversee technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:

  • Provide technical advice to partners; oversee the provision of technical guidance by the team
  • Build, manage, and expand relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Women Peace and Security programme; respond to any potential problems;
  • Serve as an expert resource to partners on Women Peace and Security;
  • Implement and oversee capacity building opportunities and initiatives;
  • Provide partners with advanced technical assistance, training and capacity development initiatives.

Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/project:

  • Manage the process of monitoring the programme/ project implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Finalize quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;
  • Write office donor and UN Women reports.

Manage the people and financial resources of the Women Peace and Security programme:

  • Manage the programme budget and finalize financial reports;
  • Manage Programme Analyst and Technical Specialists; mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments;
  • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and develop potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, finalize substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

Manage inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for the Women Peace and Security in Somalia:

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Regional Director and Country Program Manager on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts;
  • Take part in country level Common Country Assessment (CCA)/ United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) processes and similar exercises related to the RC system;
  • Prepare substantive inputs to CCA/ UNDAF and other documents, as necessary.

Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Women Peace and Security;
  • Manage advocacy strategies and their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Lead the development of knowledge management strategies and methodologies and products on Women Peace and Security.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality programme strategies and contributions to Strategic Note;
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget, workplans and the Strategic Note;
  • Strong and clear leadership/ supervision of team;
  • Partners and other stakeholder provide positive feedback on advisory and technical services;
  • Quality reports and timely submission;
  • Quality of advocacy, communication and knowledge management initiatives;
  • Resources mobilized;
  • Strong relationships with donors, partners and other stakeholders.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them;
  • Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Excellent knowledge in thematic area;
  • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation;
  • Strong networking skills;
  • Ability to negotiate and interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising;
  • Knowledge of post-conflict context is an asset.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Technical experience in Women Peace and Security;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of Arabic language is an asset
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Associate Gender Officer

Application closing date: 6 April 2019

Peace and Security Centre

The UNOPS Peace and Security Centre (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners. The Centre is responsible to administer, provide support and oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations. It is headed by the Centre Director who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of the Peace and Security Centre on behalf of its clients.

Background Information – Job-specific

Background – UNMAS

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is a division of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). UNMAS is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly (RES/68/72) to ensure an effective, proactive and coordinated response to the problem posed by a wide range of explosive hazards. Legislative mandates also recognize UNMAS technical expertise in responding to threats posed by unsecured and unsafe conventional weapons and ammunition stockpiles. As an office within DPKO, UNMAS supports peacekeeping and special political missions in accordance with Security Council mandates.

Background – UNMAS Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) was established in 1997, by the General Assembly, and as per the UN Policy on Mine Action and Effective Coordination (A/53/496, 1998) is the established coordinator of mine action within the United Nations system. UNMAS supports the UN’s vision of “a world free of the threat of landmines and unexploded ordnance, where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to development, and where mine survivors are fully integrated into their societies.”

UNMAS is a unit within the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). UNMAS main headquarters is in the UN Secretariat, New York with a sub-office in Geneva. UNMAS provides direct support and assistance in the areas of Explosive Hazard (EH) mitigation to 18 countries/territories/missions, has a standby rapid response capacity and global technical advisors in the field of Improvised Explosive Devices and (IED) Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM).

The UNMAS Iraq programme was formally established in June 2015, at the request of the UN Under-Secretary General for Peace Operations (DPO) and the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq, to lead the UN efforts to mitigate explosive threats in the country, as well as to support the enhancement of national and regional mine action capacities. UNMAS is supporting multiple layers of operations under the UNMAS Iraq Strategic Plan which focusses on three main components:

  1. Explosive Hazard Management;
  2. Capacity Enhancement, and
  3. Risk Education.

Functional Responsibilities

The Associate Gender Officer’s (AGO) primary function is to provide technical and administrative support to the Senior Gender Advisor (SGA) within gender mainstreaming of UNMAS’ operations and coordination duties. The AGO will support the SGA within all tasks necessary to appropriate implementation of programme activities and actions. The AGO will also work in close collaboration with the Service Support Section, the Strategic Communications advisor and Communications Officer as well as the Project Managers to ensure that the administrative work necessary for optimal implementation of gender related activities is completed. The AGO actively supports knowledge building, sharing and applying in UNMAS Iraq. The incumbent will need to support all necessary communication, and translation tasks and facilitate meetings, networking and advocacy actions as requested by the SGA.

The AGO will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the UNMAS Senior Gender Advisor. Their main functional responsibilities are as following:

  • Provide ongoing technical support to the SGA in the implementation of the Gender Strategy and Gender Action Plan, and withingender mainstreaming of UNMAS operations and in the implementation of gender responsive Capacity
  • Enhancement Programme of national authorities on Explosive Hazard Management (EHM);
  • Support in training of local and international staff (UNMAS and UNMAS IPs) on gender & diversity in EHM, when required;
  • Support the SGA to liaise closely with government partners at various levels, state institutions and other partners assisting them to strengthen gender equality and women’s empowerment, in particular in EHM; in particular, relate and build fruitful relationships with DMA (gender unit) and IKMAA representatives in order to advance gender mainstreaming of EH response;
  • Stay abreast of all relevant developments, programmes, projects and activities pertinent to the UNMAS mandate in the political, constitutional, electoral, human rights, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction and development areas;
  • Support in undertaking ongoing analysis on gender issues in Iraq to inform policy decisions and activities of UNMAS Iraq;
  • Support the appropriate inclusion of a gender perspective in all UNMAS operations, proposing innovative and gender /cultural sensitive ideas and actions;
  • When requested, participate and make contributions on gender mainstreaming and partner with UN agencies including UN Women, UNAMI and UNDP in particular in the areas of security and women’s participation in EHM;
  • Support in establishing contact and maintaining a contact data base of key strategic partners within the Government, civil society and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs);
  • Support in identifying and working with Civil Society Organizations, women groups, religious leaders, community leaders and other partners to promote women’s participation in security and advocate for women’s role recognition in the framework of UNSCR 1325 and its National Action Plan;
  • Organize and participate in working groups, meetings, conferences, consultations, workshops and training programmes with other agencies and partners on gender issues, upon request from SGA;
  • Collaborate with UNMAS communication experts in the realization of communication tools related to gender & diversity in EHM;
  • Perform other relevant duties as required and requested by the supervisor.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education and relevant years of experience

  • Advanced University Degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in Gender Studies, Business Administration, Law or Social Science or any other related field; or
  • First level University degree (Bachelors Degree or equivalent) in Gender Studies, Business Administration, Law or Social Science or any other related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or
  • High school (secondary school) with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.

Work Experience

  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in Gender Mainstreaming or Gender Analysis
  • Experience working in conflict or post-conflict environments with international organizations is desired
  • Experience working with government counterparts and civil society is desired
  • Proficiency in computers and office software packages (MS Office) is required

Language

  • Fluency in English and Arabic (speaking, reading and writing) is required
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is desired
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Mine Action Sub-Cluster Coordinator

Application Closing Date – 27 March 2019

Peace and Security Cluster

The UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners. The Head of Cluster is responsible to administer, provide support and oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations. It is headed by the Head of Cluster who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of the Peace and Security Cluster on behalf of its clients.

Functional Responsibilities

The Mine Action Sub-Cluster (MASC) Coordinator is accountable to the Head of Program Office/Senior Program Officer and the Protection Cluster Coordinator and is responsible for representing the interests of the sub-cluster members (UN, NGO and other) and cluster system as a whole to the Government and other stakeholders. This post will be required to travel outside Erbil, by air and vehicle, to attend coordination forums as relevant and required, specifically in Mosul, Duhok, Kirkuk, Baghdad, and other locations.

A. Support a coordinated approach

  • Maintain coordination mechanisms through a platform of information sharing, both at the national and regional levels, in close collaboration with government counterparts.
  • Meet with the Mine Action Authorities on a monthly basis to brief them on current and planned MASC activities to support the coordinated response.
  • Assist the relevant government counterparts in the articulation of humanitarian requirements in liberated areas to provide adequate emergency mine action responses to affected populations (both IDPs and refugees).
  • Interface between the humanitarian mine action partners and the UN system and government counterparts to ensure mine action related needs of the affected population are properly covered.
  • Proactively engage with other clusters (including through inter-cluster coordination fora), humanitarian actors, donors and government counterparts for operational planning, engagement and active contribution of operational partners.
  • Ensure effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination with national cluster and other sub-national cluster coordinators and focal points under the Protection Cluster.
  • Maintain a close link with the Global Mine Action AoR though its Coordinator (Geneva office), including for seeking technical and political advice when appropriate.

B. Coordination of needs assessment and gap analysis and prioritization to support the HCT:

  • Ensure mine action is included in multi-sector needs assessments and secondary data reviews.
  • Ensure mine action is relevant and represented in discussions and documents submitted to the Protection Cluster, ICCG, and the Humanitarian Country Team.
  • To track, collate and analyse needs assessments and field visit reports in order to form an understanding of the situation in specified governorate’s with respect to mine action and make recommendations to the Protection Cluster Coordinator and sub-cluster members.
  • Coordinate with other relevant clusters (especially HLP Sub Cluster, as well as Shelter, Child Protection, CCCM, Education, Returns Working Group, Access Working Group, Assessment Working Group, Advocacy Working Group, CCS, and Communication with Communities (CwC)) on field level to ensure targeted and comprehensive assistance.
  • Cooperation with the REACH Initiative is encouraged with respect to developing relevant indicators for country-wide assessments (i.e. Multi-Cluster Needs Analysis) and iMMAP.

C. Planning and strategy development:

  • Support process for prioritization of mine action interventions, in collaboration with government counterparts, for pooled funding mechanisms such as the IHPF.
  • Ensure inclusion of mine action in relevant United Nations Iraq planning and strategy documents.
  • Lead on the compilation and drafting of the mine action component of the Humanitarian Needs Overview, Humanitarian Response Plan and Mine Action Portfolio, in collaboration with government counterparts and sub-cluster members.

D. Advocacy:

  • Identify advocacy concerns, including resource requirements and contribute to broader advocacy initiatives.
  • Advocacy to address identified concerns on behalf of cluster participants and on behalf of the affected population.
  • Ensure all sub-cluster members and government counterparts, are aware of and utilizing the Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programs to mainstream gender considerations and strive for gender balance in the planning, implementation and evaluation of mine action programs.

E. Monitoring and reporting:

  • Monitoring and reporting on the mine action strategy, humanitarian response plan and results, highlight gaps and recommend options for addressing the gaps.
  • Support the collection of information for vital Information Management (IM) tasks and functions carried out by the Cluster IM colleagues, to support the information needs of Cluster partners’ and OCHA, including monthly dashboards, mapping of 3W data, full reporting on activity info, maintaining an updated contact list, etc.
  • Support liaison into Government information management databases.
  • Update the necessary Protection Cluster websites.
  • Ensure that adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place to review the outcome of cluster member activities and the progress against implementation plans.
  • In close collaboration with the sub-cluster members, collect information and data to effectively feed in the Cluster’s reporting systems and tools.

F. Contingency planning/preparedness/capacity building:

  • Work with partners and government counterparts to ensure that cluster guidelines and technical notes are understood and respected.
  • Link into sub-cluster member initiatives for opportunities for capacity development of government coordination mechanisms.
  • Support training of government counterparts on the humanitarian program cycle and the mine action portfolio.
  • Ensure mine action is mainstreamed in other cluster response plans.
  • Implement any other tasks requested.

Expected output:

The MA Sub-Cluster Coordinator is responsible for facilitating a process aimed at ensuring the achievement of the following results:

  1. Represent the interests of humanitarian mine action partners into the cluster system, the government and other stakeholders.
  2. In collaboration with the relevant government entities, support a coordinated response to humanitarian needs in liberated areas, with a specific focus on supporting IDPs.
  3. Support relevant government entities involved in mine action coordination in liberated areas to engage with and utilize the cluster system.

Project reporting:

The MA Sub-Cluster (MASC) Coordinator is accountable to the Head of Program Office/Senior Program Officer and the Protection Cluster Coordinator.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education and Minimum Years of Experience:
  • Advanced university degree (master or equivalent) in Emergency or Humanitarian Programming, Conflict Studies, International Relations, Project Management, Social Sciences or any other related field with 5 years relevant experience; OR
  • First level university degree (bachelor or equivalent) in Emergency or Humanitarian Programming, Conflict Studies, International Relations, Project Management, Social Sciences or any other related field with 7 years relevant experience.
Experience:
  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in the mine action sector or the cluster system with UN, NGO or other relevant mine action organizations
  • Experience in hostile/conflict environments is required.
  • Experience in inter-agency coordination of mine action in emergency response or emergency response coordination (e.g. clusters or sectors) is desired
  • Experience with the use of international mine action standards, relevant treaties, global trends and coordination mechanisms is desired
  • Experience in advocacy is desired
  • Knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law, particularly concerning the protection of IDPs and refugees, is desirable.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic (reading, writing and speaking) is required
  • Fluency in another UN official language is desired
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Especialista Senior / Especialista de Infraestructura

Application closing date: 10 April 2019

Context:

We are looking for a senior specialist/infrastructure specialist to lead the operationalization of the sector innovation and technology agenda, and to generate specialized knowledge in the application of new technologies, such as the Internet of Things, Big Data, Blockchain, collaborative platforms, autonomous vehicles , 3D printing or additive manufacturing (“additive manufacturing”), among others, to services and infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean, with emphasis on the transport sector but in an articulated manner and applicable to the other infrastructure sectors (Water and Sanitation (WSA), Energy (ENE), Social Infrastructure (INE) and others). In addition, lead the identification of applications of technologies such as those mentioned to projects, products and services of the Bank,

The mission of the team:

The Transportation Division and the Infrastructure Department promote the economic development and quality of life of its inhabitants through transport and infrastructure activities in an efficient, affordable, sustainable and safe manner.

What you will do:

  • Lead operations from the Transportation Division with a multisectoral vision of the technological application, concentrating on partnerships with the other divisions of the Infrastructure Department.
  • Generate knowledge, create the digital agenda of the INE Department and identify opportunities for the application of new technologies to projects of TSP, WSA, ENE and INE based on experiences of the ICT industry in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and research of the State of the art of other technologies with potential impact on the development of the sector
  • Analyze the services that different companies and startups/incipient companies offer to the infrastructure industries, and evaluate the feasibility of application of said services in infrastructure projects.
  • Advise and accompany the Department of Infrastructure in the interaction with firms and service providers for the application of new technologies in infrastructure and transportation projects in LAC, as well as academic organizations and leading universities in technology.
  • Advise the infrastructure sectors in the design of products, services and/or projects that make use of new technologies, assisting the Bank in the relationship with firms specialized in these technologies.
  • Actively participate in the development of test prototypes of management models, projects, products or services.
  • Organize the knowledge acquired and generate a system for disseminating information so that innovation becomes “mainstream” within the INE Department and in accordance with the Bank’s corporate guidelines.
  • Work multisectoral with other departments of the Bank.

What you will need:

Citizenship:

You are a citizen of one of our 48 member countries. We can offer assistance with transfer and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.

Consanguinity:

you have no relatives (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including the spouse) who work in the IDB Group.

Education:

Master’s degree, with seven or more years of experience in engineering training, preferably in Innovation Management, Technology Management, Technology Strategy or Intelligent Transportation Systems applied specifically in any of the infrastructure sectors (transport, water and sanitation, and energy) or telecommunications.

Experience:

Must have international experience in Latin America and the Caribbean, preferably in telecommunications and technology markets, managerial experience in the public and/or private sectors are desirable. Languages: Proficiency in English and Spanish, highly desirable Portuguese.

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Assistant Professor, Maritime Education and Training

Application closing date: 15 April 2019

Job title: Assistant Professor, Maritime Education and Training

Organizational Unit: Faculty, Maritime Education and Training Specialization

Grade: P2

Duty Station: Malmö, Sweden

Duration of contract: Two-year fixed-term appointment

1. Organizational setting

The World Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate and research university established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization, the maritime agency of the United Nations. WMU offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Professional Development Courses (PDCs) with the highest standards in maritime and oceans education and training. WMU also has a highly respected research programme supported by specialized research groups across the maritime and ocean fields.

The Assistant Professor position is located in the Faculty unit at WMU’s headquarters in Malmö, Sweden.

2. Main purpose

The position works under the supervision of the Vice President Academic, and functionally with the Head of the MSc. Specialization – Maritime Education and Training (MET). As a faculty member at the World Maritime University, the Assistant Professor is expected to provide services in teaching, mentoring, research-based publishing, and the promotion of inter- university cooperation in the maritime education and training, leadership and human resource management fields.

The Assistant Professor, MET, will focus on the areas of seafarer education and training, education for a sustainable maritime future, technology and the human element, as well as leadership and human resource development in a maritime context. The position requires in- depth knowledge of the International Maritime Organization, its conventions and their aims as well as an understanding of the technical operation of ships within the legal framework of these conventions. The faculty member must be knowledgeable and supportive of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their relationship to IMO and to the university’s mandate and goals. Work involves teaching regularly both introductory and specialization courses, mentoring PhD and M.Sc. students, serving on committees and panels, and providing service to WMU, IMO, and the maritime and oceans community.

Duties include engaging in maritime research projects and scholarship leading to the publication of peer-reviewed articles, reviewing scholarly publications, and assisting in the development and execution of research projects and the subsequent dissemination of findings in a scholarly manner.

As a member of the faculty and professional staff at WMU, he/she will work to keep WMU positioned as an academic institution of excellence and help advance the institution, encourage inter-university research cooperation, and build its reputation in the field of expertise.

3. Working relationships

Internal contacts – Incumbent liaises and interacts with all faculty members on a regular basis as well as with support staff as required.

External contacts – Incumbent liaises with global maritime and ocean/marine industries and communities, research organizations, government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, as well as scientific journals and publishing entities.

4. Duties, responsibilities

  • Teaching and assessing students in the University’s Masters level programmes in Malmö, and in other locations, in particular in the Maritime Education and Training specialization and in Postgraduate Diploma Programmes by distance learning;
  • The delivery of the University’s Executive Professional Development Courses (EPDC) in different locations both physically and via e-learning;
  • Mentoring of PhD and MSc students and supervision of research theses/dissertations in the relevant subject area;
  • Coordinating and participating (as accompanying person) on student field studies;
  • Coordination of visiting faculty and researchers within the related budgets;
  • Service, as required, on WMU committees and work groups with active participation in administrative, academic and curriculum duties;
  • The development of projects, submission of project proposals, and delivery of such projects;
  • Participating in the organizing and hosting of conferences, seminars, etc.;
  • Undertaking substantive research, individually or in collaborative teams and the presentation of research findings at professional conferences and meetings:
  • Other duties as may be required to attain the University’s vision and carry out its capacity building mandate.

5. Minimum requirements – education, experience and language skills

Education

Essential

  • A Ph.D. in a maritime affairs subject area relating to education, leadership, human resource management.

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in teaching at the postgraduate level, preferably within themaritime education and training field;
  • Certificated sea experience in vessels to which the STCW Convention 1978 apply, preferably at a management level;
  • A track record of academic achievement in teaching, curriculum development, academic supervision, research and publication in the fields of education, leadership and/or human resource management appropriate for the level of appointment;
  • Experience in research projects and in knowledge transfer as well as in capacity-building programmes at a country level.

Desirable

  • Professional experience in working within or with maritime administrations;
  • Professional experience in an internationally diverse context;
  • Experience in organizing conferences and seminars and fund-raising.

Languages

Essential

  • High-level fluency in spoken and written English.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of another UN language would be an advantage.

6. Knowledge, skills and attitudes

Essential

  • In-depth knowledge of the IMO system and of other UN institutions and an understanding of the duties and obligations of member states in those contexts.
  • Excellent knowledge of the principles of human resource development and leadership in the maritime sector and of the international legal and administrative framework of overseeing maritime education and training standards.
  • An understanding of and familiarity with current maritime industry challenges and change- driving trends in the sector, particularly as they relate to the UN Sustainability Development Goals and technology.
  • An understanding of WMU and its mission, and a strong commitment to the delivery of the highest practicable standards in pursuing the University’s mandate;
  • A commitment to academic excellence in the international maritime sector;
  • Excellent teamworking (including communication) skills in an internationally diverse academic context with evidence of gender-sensitivity and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a professional/academic team;
  • High-level computer literacy.

This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. WMU seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and, therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. WMU will make every effort to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.

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Human Resources and Information Technology (HRIT) Coordinator Directorate of Human Resources

Application closing date: 5 April 2019 

(Group IV, B5/B6)

Vacancy notice n°18/2018 REOPENING

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) is a multilateral development bank with a social mandate. The CEB contributes to financing the implementation of socially oriented investment projects through four sectoral lines of action, namely: strengthening social integration; managing the environment; supporting public infrastructure with a social vocation; supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The Bank also plays an active role in the response to the migrant and refugee challenge in Europe.

Functions

The incumbent will report to the Deputy Director of Human Resources (HR). Working independently or within a team, as directed, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in identifying, evaluating, proposing and selecting the appropriate options for ensuring that the HRIT technologies, systems and processes meet business needs in a cost-effective and user-friendly fashion.
  • Write functional requirements regarding the specification, design, selection, implementation, and maintenance of information technology related HR policies, processes and systems;
  • Provide an interface between the Information Technology (IT) and HR to implement and maintain applications, infrastructure and compliance systems necessary to protect information;
  • Report incidents, follow-up on their resolution and respond to user inquire on HR tools.
  • Analyze production system data and generate reports.
  • Write and follow standard operating procedures.
  • Represent HR on cross-organizational teams established to ensure enterprise business support on HRIT projects.
  • Assist with support escalations, documenting support processes, coordination of integration testing across applications, and assisting with capturing requirements for both units in the Directorate.
  • Provide HR Director and/or Deputy Director with a status report on project implementation.

More generally, the incumbent will collaborate in any other task that may be requested of him/her within the framework of the Directorate’s activity.

Profile

Studies: The candidate must a secondary level education, complemented with a 2-year certification in the field of computer science or equivalent work experience.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years of HRIT or HR generalist experience.
  • Experience in IT or HR project management.
  • Experience in IT Systems implementation.
  • Strong documentation skills related to support process and incident reporting resolution. Experience in supporting HCM/HRIT application

Professional skills:

  • Proficiency in standard office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as specific HRIT solutions.
  • Planning and work organisation: ability to manage own portfolio of assigned files.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work to challenging deadlines.
  • Analytical skills: capacity to analyse, structure and summarise information; ability to assess implications; attention to accuracy and detail in documents.

Linguistic skills: The minimum requirement is fluency in one of the Bank’s two official languages (English/French) and basic knowledge in the other.

Core competencies:

  • Innovation
  • Adaptability
  • Client Orientation
  • Result Orientation
  • Team Work
  • Communication

Nationality: Citizen of one of the Bank’s Member States.

Employment Conditions

1- Contract: the CEB offers a 4-year appointment (including a one-year probationary period) with, under certain conditions, the possibility of renewal.

2- Grade and salary:

  • Grade B5/B6
  • The remuneration package is composed of a tax-free basic salary and applicable benefits.

3-Benefits (determined by the candidate’s personal situation):

  • basic family allowance
  • expatriation
  • dependent child supplement
  • one additional monthly dependent child supplement for a single-parent family
  • supplement for a disabled and dependent parent subject to certain conditions
  • supplements for a disabled or severely disabled child subject to certain conditions
  • education allowance (children) for expatriate staff members
  • installation allowance and reimbursement of travel and removal expenses subject to certain conditions

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IDB Invest Investment Management Lead Officer – Infrastructure & Energy

 

Application closing date: 25 March 2019

Background:

Are you passionate about leading the origination, structuring, negotiation, approval and closing of infrastructure projects in the Latin America and the Caribbean region? If so, we may be looking for you!

Investment Operations Department follows a matrix model, with three Segment Divisions covering Infrastructure and Energy (IEN), Financial Institutions and Corporates, and three transversal areas such as the Financial Products and Services Division the Advisory Services and Blended Finance Team, and the Portfolio Management Division.

Our Department’s goal is to generate sustainable projects with significant development impact from the prospecting stage through closing and monitoring.

The Team: Our IEN Division encompasses four main sectors: Transport, Water and Sanitation, Energy and Social Infrastructure (Education & Health).

You will be reporting to one of the four Industry Heads of the sectors covered by the Division, in full coordination with the Division Chief and the other three Industry Heads.

What you’ll do:

You will have responsibility for the origination and customer relationship management for Central America (ex-Mexico) and lead the structuring, negotiation, approval, and closing of infrastructure projects in the sectors covered by our division.

You will co-lead the outreach in Central America with current and potential clients, with a transactional objective. You could be asked to support in the origination and structuring efforts in the Caribbean, depending on the workload and deal pipeline of the Division.

Main Functions:

  • Lead and co-ordinate the origination of infrastructure projects from the prospecting stage, and lead the team through origination, structuring, negotiation, approval, and closing;
  • Maintain constant dialogue with local partners (i.e. infrastructure developers and investors, governmental and regulatory agencies at the sovereign and sub-sovereign levels, public and private sector institutions in the financial markets, and industry associations in the infrastructure space), seeking to build new relationships and generate new business opportunities;
  • Develop and promote the participation of the local and international institutional investors in the financing of infrastructure projects in Central America (and eventually in the Caribbean) by structuring credit enhancement products, catalyzing funding resources from pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers and family offices;
  • Provide local insight during origination, initial screening, and the overall structuring process- including environmental, social and corporate governance safeguards, development effectiveness, legal, risk, and integrity issues- as part of the overall structuring of highly developmental and risk-sound transactions;
  • Demonstrate IDBG’s ability to collaborate with both the public and private sectors to offer the best solutions to clients, in order to catalyze financing for the growing demand for sustainably focused infrastructure in Central America;
  • Interact with the IDB teams in your region with a view to contribute to Governments and Authorities, ensuring that the applicable regulatory frameworks and national/regional infrastructure investment plans enable the structuring of financially viable and bankable projects;
  • Actively liaise with the Portfolio Management and/or the Special Assets Division to assist in problematic or impaired projects within all the Infrastructure & Energy sectors, and help in the negotiation of potential restructurings as needed;
  • Stay ahead of industry and regulation dynamics in Central America that could impact the Infrastructure & Energy sectors, sharing market intelligence across the sectors and within the IDBG, as relevant.

Education:

You hold an advanced degree (at least Master’s, MBA, or equivalent) in Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, International Development and/or other relevant fields. Academic specialization in infrastructure development and/or transaction management is desirable.

Experience:

You have at least 6 + years of relevant professional experience in loan origination, structuring complex non-recourse transactions with a validated track-record of working with a broad range of financial instruments and products (including equity and mezzanine). Ideally, you have expertise working with domestic institutional investors. Understanding of client needs and challenges, market idiosyncrasies, and drivers of change in Latin America and the Caribbean shall be highly valued. Confirmed experience in a similar role in an investment or advisory firm, bank or infrastructure company would be desirable. Relevant client relationship experience and skills are highly valued.

Languages:

You are proficient in oral and written English and Spanish; knowledge of Portuguese or French is a plus.

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Principal Information Management Expert

 Reference: 2019-045-EXT

Type of contract: Fixed-term contract until 31 July 2021, which may be extended subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Who can apply: EU nationals

Salary: H band and benefits

Working time: Full-time

Place of work: Frankfurt, Germany

Closing date for applications: Monday, 1 April 2019

Your team

You will be part of the Information Governance (IGO) Division in the Directorate General Secretariat. Our Division has 45 staff providing the framework, policies and procedures to ensure ECB information is of high quality so that staff and EU citizens can rely on it now and in the future.

You will contribute to the development of the ECB’s Enterprise Information Management Strategy, which includes the digital preservation of its information assets and opening its archives to the general public. You will bring in robust and innovative ways to ensure ECB information and knowledge is archived and preserved effectively.

In your role as a Principal Information Management Expert you will play a key role in strengthening the ECB’s ability to effectively manage, preserve and provide access to its archives (both digital and physical) over the medium to long term. You will facilitate open collaboration between archivists and records managers to further enhance the ECB’s information management life cycle, archival processes and procedures. You may also be required to coordinate the work of eight to ten colleagues working in the Archives. You will work closely with your Head of Section and colleagues across the Division, as well as all ECB business areas (especially within the Directorate General Information Systems, Data Protection Office, Compliance and Governance Office and the Directorate General Legal Services), in order to deliver the team’s work programme.

The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply, irrespective of your gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other characteristics.

Your role

As Principal Information Management Expert you will:

  • review the ECB’s current archiving policies, procedures and standards to ensure they are fit for purpose, comparable with those in benchmark organisations, and in line with the ECB’s obligations and with industry best practices;
  • lead and/or provide expertise for activities that further enhance the management and long-term preservation of digital material in various formats (e.g. audio-visual, born-digital holdings, web archiving);
  • work with the team to develop and implement a framework to enable the ECB to seamlessly open its archives to the general public (e.g. an online digital catalogue and holdings, as well as related archival services, software and systems);
  • provide and coordinate effective and efficient day-to-day archival operations (i.e. acquisition, appraisal, retention, description, preservation and disposition of digital and physical material);
  • support team members in their professional development, in particular to expand their digital archiving knowledge and skills;
  • contribute to the Division’s strategic planning by identifying particular trends and opportunities in the area of information governance and archiving.

The position offers an excellent opportunity to lead the digital transformation of a dynamic team. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills

Essential: 

  • a master’s degree or equivalent in archiving, information management or another relevant field (for details on degree equivalences, read more);
  • a minimum of three years’ experience in the development and implementation of archival policies, processes and procedures;
  • a comprehensive knowledge of archival concepts, principles, functions, techniques, methods and international standards, and proven experience applying them to archives;
  • a sound experience in appraisal, disposition and preservation of records (both physical and digital);
  • strong organisational and planning skills;
  • an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of at least one other official language of the EU.

Desired: 

  • the ability to interact with and influence stakeholders at different levels to adopt and support effective archival initiatives;
  • experience in coordinating teams and projects;
  • an understanding of change management principles and experience in leading change initiatives;
  • advanced user-level skills with standard MS Office applications (such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs. You are skilled at encouraging people to develop their abilities and are able to build high-performing teams.

Further information

The contract(s) offered will be fixed-term, the appointment being for two years as of the exact starting date of the selected person.Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent subject to organisational needs and budgetary constraints. This may result in a staff member with a non-convertible fixed-term contract being offered a convertible contract in accordance with the ECB Conditions of Employment.The recruitment process for this position may include an online interview via WebEx at the pre-selection stage and – if you are invited to participate further in the selection procedure – an on-site written exercise, a presentation and interviews.

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Deputy Project Manager

Application closing date: 20 March 2019

Background Information – Afghanistan

With more than 15 years of experience in the country, the UNOPS Afghanistan Operations Centre (AFOC) supports national reconstruction and development efforts by delivery of projects: from stand-alone, one-off solutions to long-term management and capacity development support. Based in Kabul, UNOPS AFOC has sub-offices in every region of the country. The AFOC team implements projects in support of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy, in a wide range of sectors including infrastructure, education, environment and agriculture, and governance and rule of law.

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager (PM), the Deputy Project Manager (DPM) will be required to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

General Functions

  • Deputize for the PM as and when required;
  • Serve as the focal point for liaison and coordination with the client regarding project matters;
  • Manage public relations aspects of the project;
  • Assure the project’s compliance with the terms of agreement;
  • Coordinate with the AFOC Programme Management Office (PMO) to formulate project monitoring and evaluation frameworks and data gathering;
  • Keep abreast of developments with client priorities and assistance in country;
  • Collect/update information related to other client-funded opportunities and analyse the possibilities to develop projects in Afghanistan;
  • Contribute to the development of proposals and budgets, in response to client requirements;
  • Support the PM in the development, maintenance and strengthening of key strategic partnerships with the client, and other potential donors;
  • Support project planning at all times, and lead on monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of the project;
  • Assist the PM in identifying, mitigating, and managing project risks;
  • Assume additional responsibilities as may be required by the PM and / or Project Executive.
  • Supporting the PM, the DPM will assist with all aspects of the project life cycle. S/he must be able to apply, with some degree of autonomy, the below duties and responsibilities of the project success criteria:

Stakeholder Management:

  • Establish solid working relationship with the project board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders;
  • Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products;
  • Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance);
  • Manage the information flows between the Project Board/OC Director and the project;
  • Draft, edit and manage the compilation and submission of periodic project progress reports to donors in a timely manner;

Delivery and Performance:

  • Assist with the production of budget estimates for project deliverables;
  • Analyse requirements for clarity, completeness and consistency;
  • Support the development of coherent work plans and budgets for all activities in the project;
  • Upon commencement of project implementation, assists in the management of finance, human and information resources to maintain a good project management system;
  • Assist with the preparation of Terms of Reference for project staff, manage staff recruitment and performance reviews;
  • Where required, prepare technical specifications, bidding documents; manage tendering process, tender evaluation and contractor selection.
  • Assist with and participate in internal and external reviews;
  • Provide quality assurance support;
  • Support the maintenance of all works efforts, to ensure they are delivered on time, to cost and quality standards;
  • Seek to identify any project obstacles, barriers or any unanticipated risk events;
  • Assist the PM to plan, monitor and evaluate project procurement and contracting processes;
  • Ensure the integrity of financial and administrative operations in the project area by oversight of financial and budgetary aspects of the project, in consultation with the PM, Head of Programme and the PMO;
  • Ensure strict and consistent application of UNOPS rules and regulations and ensure the implementation of clear accountability mechanisms throughout the project portfolio;
  • Ensure human resources needed for project implementation are identified, recruited and managed in accordance with the project staffing requirements and UNOPS Rules and Regulations;
  • Ensure the highest possible quality of delivery and devise strategies for increased program delivery and quality programming.
  • Manage the public relations aspects of the programme, e.g., project start-up and closure ceremonies.

Project Control

  • Track project execution by ensuring timely and adequate reporting, for the PM, against plans including providing timely and articulate progress reports;
  • Monitor all project activities in relation to the respective project work plans and take corrective action, when necessary, to ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of project outputs;
  • Assist the PM with the maintenance and dissemination of the project’s communication management plan, to facilitate the dissemination of information and reports to all key stakeholders;
  • Monitor project progress, identify improvement opportunities, assist with the revision of work plans and advice the project manager of possible adjustments to meet the project objectives;
  • Monitor contract obligations, develop management systems and accountabilities to ensure all contract obligations are tracked and met, including UNOPS, contractor and client/donor contract obligations.

Project Close-out

  • Participate in lessons learned sessions;
  • Identify ways to improve project processes or products;
  • Handover all project documentation to the PM for archiving.

Other

  • Assist with the management of personnel allocation;
  • Where authorized, seek to promote business development and stakeholder relationships;
  • Undertake occasional mission travel in and outside the country when required;
  • Prepare comprehensive technical reports and project proposal documentation, to support technical presentations and briefings to donors and other stakeholders as required;
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Knowledge Management:

  • Participate in the relevant UNOPS Communities of Practice (COP);
  • Actively interact with other PMTs and the PMT community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System;
  • Complete lessons learned as per reporting format;
  • Incorporate lessons learned from others as per planning format;

Personnel Management:

Under the overall supervision and guidance from the PM, assist with the following:

  • Lead and motivate the project management team;
  • Ensure that behavioural expectations of team members are established;
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted;
  • Identify outstanding staff and bring them to the attention of the OC Director;
  • Perform the Team Manager role as for defined Work Packages, as required by the PM;
  • Ensure safety and security for all personnel and comply with UNDSS standards;

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Advanced University Degree in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Political/Security/Development Studies, or other relevant discipline;
  • University Degree (bachelor’s degree / first level) with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Political/Security/Development
  • Studies, or other relevant discipline, may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree;
  • A relevant combination of academic credentials and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university education;

Languages

Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Work Experience

Standard:

Minimum 5 years of relevant progressive experience in project development and management, with focus on monitoring, reporting, development and coordination in either public or private sector organizations;

Additional Requirements:

  • Competent in the use of all commonly used computer software – spreadsheets and other computer programmes;
  • Knowledge of the UN system and familiarity with UNOPS procedures an advantage;
  • Certification in Prince2 Foundation and Certification in PRINCE2 Practitioner desirable;
  • Experience of working with UNOPS is desirable;
  • Experience in post conflict /conflict situations is required and experience in Afghanistan is an advantage.
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Director, Defence Institution and Capacity Building

Applications closing date – 11 April 2019

SUMMARY

The mission of the Operations Division of the International Staff is to prepare NATO for the defence of Alliance territory, to respond to crises at home and abroad, and to strengthen the capabilities of partners. The Operations Division advances the core tasks of the Alliance (Collective Defence, Crisis Management, Cooperative Security) by providing situational awareness, advance planning, well-exercised and executed crisis-response, and outcome-oriented defence and related security cooperation programmes.

Within the Operations Division, the Director, Defence Institution and Capacity Building facilitates political-military decision-making and programme implementation with partner nations to strengthen resilience, promote integrity, transparency, accountability and good governance in the defence and related security sector, and enhance the institutional and defence capabilities of partner nations so that they can better respond to crises at home and abroad. As the focus for NATO defence and related security cooperation initiatives, the Directorate uses an integrated set of planning and programme implementation tools to develop effective and efficient state defence institutions under democratic control that comply with international norms and practices, and to develop forces and capabilities that can operate effectively with NATO forces when and where appropriate. The Directorate plays a substantial role in the NATO “one country team” concept to ensure coherence of programme implementation, and it collaborates closely with the Political Affairs and Security Policy (PASP) Division which leads on partnership policy and political engagement with partner nations.

The Defense Institution and Capacity Building Directorate fulfils the following key functions:

  •   partner nation capacity building – provides practical, tailored support, including education, training and exercises for civilian and military personnel, to assist partner nations strengthen resilience, promote integrity, transparency, accountability, and good governance in the defence and related security sector, and enhance the institutional and defence capabilities of partner

    nations so that they can better respond to crises at home and abroad;

  •   partner nation defence planning – assists partners to develop forces and capabilities that can

    operate effectively with NATO forces, when and where appropriate.

    The capability to perform tasks at short notice and under pressure are fundamental requirements for the post holder to successfully perform her/his responsibilities.

    Key challenges facing the successful candidate for the Director during the next 3-5 years will include:

  1. unifying the development, planning, implementation and assessment of NATO’s partnership programmes;
  2. aligning NATO’s partnership programmes with the core interests and priorities of the Alliance, as well as with the available resources;
  3. developing objective measurement tools for assessing the effectiveness of NATO’s partnership programmes.
  4. Candidates are requested to send their essay by latest 11 April 2019, 23h59 CEST.
  5. The title of the email must include the vacancy reference (190222) and the words “Key challenges”.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

The incumbent must:

 have a university degree (Master’s level preferred) in a relevant field;  have civilian experience in defence and related security policy matters working in an

International Organisation, at a Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or at a Ministry of Defence; 2

As part of this application, candidates are kindly requested to send by email – to

recruitment@hq.nato.int – one MS Word document summarising their views on the key challenges (see p. 2) and how they would address them if selected for the position. Essays should be limited to

maximum one A4 page (800 words per page) per challenge.

  •   have at least 15 years of experience in progressively senior posts, including recent experience in senior management and leadership positions;
  •   have a proven track record in the development, planning, implementation and assessment of partner capacity building and good governance initiatives;
  •   have experience of financial management and programme budgeting;
  •   be familiar with NATO policies and partnership programmes;
  •   have experience in partner defence planning;
  •   have a proven track record of creating a high-level vision and directing organisations to develop

    and implement the necessary policies;

  •   have experience in developing and maintaining a network of stakeholders drawn from

    International Organisations, national administrations, the private sector, as well as from

    academia, Non-Governmental Organisations and civil society;

  •   have experience working in a multilateral environment or an environment with a variety of

    stakeholders from multi-cultural backgrounds;

  possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): V

(“Advanced”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

Policy Development

Provide advice and political-military assessments to the Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) Operations and Deputy Assistant Secretary General (DASG) Operations on defence institution and capacity building.

Planning and Execution

Oversee the development, planning, implementation and assessment of NATO’s defence institution and capacity building programmes.

People Management

Lead and oversee a team of international staff. Set objectives and establish priorities, taking corrective action when necessary. Encourage the professional development of all Directorate staff. Coach and mentor relevant staff to improve and develop their managerial skills.

Stakeholder Management

Coordinate closely with other Divisions of the International Staff (IS), the International Military Staff (IMS), Allied delegations, and partner nations on matters related to defence institution and capacity building.

Expertise Development

Apply knowledge and experience to support the Secretary-General and the ASG and DASG Operations in the management of NATO defence institution and capacity building. Present clearly, concisely and effectively to senior NATO and national officials.

Representation of the Organization

Support the Secretary-General and the ASG and DASG Operations by carrying out representational tasks on their behalf associated with defence institution and capacity building.

Vision and Direction

Play an important role in the decision-making process on the development, planning, implementation and assessment of NATO’s partnership programmes and contribute to the development of NATO’s overall partnership policy.

Knowledge Management

Oversee the development of programmes of work, concept or options papers and strategies in the area of defence institution and capacity building and prepare items to be discussed at the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and subordinate groups and committees.

Project Management

Ensure that the Directorate meets its objectives through successful preparation for and execution of programmes with regard to defence institution and capacity building.

Financial Management

Integrate and endorse the long-term financial plans and the annual budgets of the Directorate under her/his supervision, setting and allocating funding for the strategic priorities, as directed by the ASG and DASG Operations, and in accordance with the Financial Regulations. Ensure budget priorities are established and followed, and take corrective action as necessary.

Organisational Efficiencies

Provide appropriate support to the Directorate and seek further development and improvement in the delivery of advice on defence institution and capacity building. Allocate resources efficiently and effectively.

Perform any other related duty as necessary.

INTERRELATIONSHIPS

The incumbent reports to the DASG Operations and manages the work of the Directorate. S/he will maintain close working relationships within the Operations Division and liaise with other NATO divisions, NATO Military Authorities, NATO delegations, partner nations, and the International Military Staff in order to ensure proper coordination and communication regarding work activities and accurate development, planning, implementation and assessment of NATO’s defence institution and capacity building programmes. The incumbent will also maintain regular contact with officials from other International Organisations, national administrations, the private sector, as well as from academia, Non-Governmental Organisations and civil society.

Direct Reports: 2 Indirect Reports: 15

COMPETENCIES

The incumbent must demonstrate:

  •   Achievement: Sets and works to meet challenging goals;
  •   Change Leadership: Champions change;
  •   Conceptual Thinking: Creates new concepts;
  •   Developing Others: Provides in-depth mentoring, coaching and training;
  •   Impact and Influence: Uses complex influence strategies;
  •   Initiative: Plans and acts for the long-term;
  •   Leadership: Communicates a compelling vision;
  •   Organisational Awareness: Understands underlying issues;
  •   Self-Control: Stays composed and positive even under extreme pressure.

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Head, Data Policy

Application Closing Date – 11 April 2019

SUMMARY

The Emerging Security Challenges Division (ESCD) provides a coordinated approach for NATO to the challenges of the 21st century. It serves as the NATO HQ’s focal point for counter-terrorism, cyber, hybrid, energy, data science, and innovation. The Division also promotes security cooperation through a variety of programmes within NATO, with partner nations and with other international organisations.

The new Data Policy Unit will be responsible for advocating, leading, and helping manage the use of data as a strategic asset for NATO. It will provide policy leadership, establishing high-level frameworks and policies to enable NATO to draw value from data, generated by NATO and its Allies, with a focus on Alliance operations and missions. The Unit will work very closely with a set of stakeholders across the Organization as well as with Allies, bringing leadership and ensuring 1

the coherence of NATO’s data efforts. The Unit will ensure that NATO fully understands and can implement relevant standards on data use and protection, and is able to play a part in the broader discussions beyond the Alliance on data. It will support decision makers in understanding the potential and limitations of data science to support political and operational decision-making.

While the initial focus will be on policy development, the work of the section will constantly expand to encompass the full range of issues around data science. This position for a Head Data Policy is a new position and represents an important opportunity for the successful candidate to shape NATO’s overall approach to the collection, use and exploitation of data.

Key challenges for the first three-five years include:

  1. Establishing a top-level overarching data policy for the organisation, which can drive forward NATO’s approach to data as a strategic asset;
  2. Understanding the needs of the Alliance and translating these into programmes to use data in driving insights and actions;
  3. Establishing resilient and robust working relationships with key stakeholders, who are already working on data management issues, including NATO’s Strategic Commands, Agencies and relevant Boards.

In addition to the application form, candidates are expected to submit a Word or pdf document, maximum of two A4 pages, summarising their views on the key (and possibly other) challenges, and how they would address them if selected for the position.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL

The incumbent must:

  •   possess a university degree from an institute of recognized standing or equivalent qualification;
  •   have at least 8 years’ experience in the field of data science, or related field, including dealing

    with high-level policy issues concerning data;

  •   have an in-depth knowledge of the employment of data algorithms as well as understanding

    broader issues concerning the development and employment of artificial intelligence;

  •   be conversant with the Alliance’s political and military consultative processes and key security

    policy issues on its agenda;

  •   have previous managerial experience;
  •   be able to draft quickly, clearly and concisely, give convincing presentations and negotiate at

    senior level;

  •   be able to chair committees and task forces in a result-oriented manner;
  •   possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): V

    (“Advanced”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other.

DESIRABLE

The following would be considered an advantage:

  •   substantive experience in major contemporary international political, politico-military and defence questions, and the ability to analyse and assess these issues and prepare competent products under time pressure;
  •   a capacity for independent conceptual analysis and intellectual leadership on issues affecting the Alliance’s capabilities;
  •   professional experience in similar work in a national administration, or international organisation or specialised body;
  •   certified project and/or programme management skills. 3. MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

    Policy Development

    Be the key driver for advocating, leveraging, and managing the use of data as a strategic asset for NATO. Draft and develop high-level frameworks and policies to enable NATO to draw value from data, with a focus on Alliance operations and missions.

    Expertise Development

    Ensure that NATO fully understands and can implement relevant standards on data use and protection, and is able to play a part in broader discussions beyond the Alliance on the use of data. Support decision makers in understanding the potential and limitations of data science to support political and operational decision making and advise on general questions with regards to data science. As well as maintain a forward-looking focus. Be innovative and ensure the vision is translated into concrete objectives to be carried out by the section. Align policies and objectives with the vision of the Alliance.

    Draft reports and documents for the Council and subordinate committees, prepare briefing materials for the Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary General (ASG) and other high-level officials, and write speeches and articles in his/her area of expertise.

    Project Management

    Ensure that the Unit meets its objectives through successful preparation for and execution of projects and programmes with regard to data science. Proactively identify potential obstacles and associated issues, and develop courses of action aimed at resolving them. Recommend appropriate allocation of resources in support of on-going and planned programmatic activities, and manage financial resources using available mechanisms, such as common, joint or multinational funding for those activities.

    Knowledge Management

    Oversee the development of projects/programmes of work, concept or options papers and strategies in the area of data science and prepare items to be discussed at the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and subordinate groups and committees.

Stakeholder Management

Establish resilient and robust working relationships with key stakeholders who are already working on data management issues, including NATO’s Strategic Commands and Agencies. Collaborate and coordinate work very closely with all identified stakeholders across the Organization as well as with Allies, bringing leadership and ensuring coherence of NATO’s efforts.

Representation of the Organization

Contribute to public information aspects of issues, relating to data science, including by making presentations to visitors to NATO Headquarters, providing briefings to the media, and by representing the Alliance at international conferences and symposia. Prepare briefing materials for the Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary General (ASG) and other high-level officials, and write speeches and articles in his/her area of expertise.

Information Management

Ensure cross-sectional and divisional collaboration. Analyse ongoing and completed projects and programmes, identifying innovations to improve working practices, procedures and performance. Oversee the work of the team, improving workflow, enhancing coordination and harmonising the different aspects of work.

Perform any other related duty as assigned.

INTERRELATIONSHIPS

The incumbent reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary General (DASG), Emerging Security Challenges and coordinates and directs the work of permanent and temporary staff. S/he will maintain close relations with national delegations to NATO and with officials in NATO and partner capitals, as appropriate, and will work in close coordination with other stakeholder in other Divisions in the International Staff and with the NATO Military Authorities and Agencies. S/he will also maintain good working relations in her/his field of competence with other International Organisations.

Direct reports: 3 Indirect reports: temporary support, consultants and Voluntary National Contributions.

COMPETENCIES

The incumbent must demonstrate:

  •   Analytical Thinking: Makes complex plans or analyses;
  •   Clarity and Accuracy: Monitors others’ work for clarity;
  •   Conceptual Thinking: Clarifies complex data or situations;
  •   Customer Service Orientation: Makes things better for the customer, addressing underlying

    customer needs;

  •   Impact and Influence: Uses indirect influence;
  •   Initiative: Plans and acts up to a year ahead;
  •   Organisational Awareness: Understands organisational politics;
  •   Teamwork: Solicits inputs and encourages others.

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Portfolio Analyst/ Officer

 

Application closing date: 25 March 2019  

The EIB, the European Union’s bank, is seeking to recruit for its Finance Directorate (FI) – Treasury Department (TRE) – Portfolio Management Division (PM), at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:

Liquidity and Portfolio Management Analyst/Officer

This is a full time position at grade 4/5

The term of this contract will be 4 years

The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs,

with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.

Panel interviews are anticipated for end of April 2019

Purpose

As Liquidity and Portfolio Management Analyst/Officer, you will provide high standard, dedicated and frequent analysis to the Portfolio Managers to support the Bank’s management of assets and management activities by implementing and developing an Advanced Analytical Tool and reporting that will allow Front Officers to handle and protect their portfolio with a greater efficiency.

 Operating network

You will report directly to the Head of Division and support of the full division composed of 6 professional staffs.

The EIB’s Treasury manages the liquidity requirements of the bank within strict guidelines. In 2018, average liquidity has exceeded the equivalent of EUR 60 billion in different currencies. Approximately between EUR 5 to EUR 8 billion has been specifically allocated for longer-term portfolio management activities. This comprises of government and credit bonds, derivative instruments for hedging operations and structured products. Long-term portfolios are diversified in four asset classes: SSA, Covered Bond, Financials and Corporates with the purpose to build a better balance of return and volatility. Additionally, somewhat over EUR 10 billion of 3rd party mandated portfolios also require monitoring and management. Finally, following ALM desk requests, EUR 0.8 m are bought-and-hold in the Long Term Hedge Portfolio.

You will closely cooperate with the other division members, and other Treasury staff including Liquidity management. You will also have regular contacts with other Directorates in the Bank like RM, IA, IT, FI/PRO, in particular the BOT and FI/SPBS. Externally, you will develop relationship with other European public institutions, central banks and international financing institutions.

Accountabilities

  • Contribute to the development of the strategy and the formulation of policies for own domain by proving management and portfolio managers with regular reporting, analysis, etc.
  • Propose new initiatives and projects in own specific domain.
  • Implement policies for your domain and guarantee that the qualitative and quantitative objectives are realised: – By providing sound transversal market analysis to the division for the asset management of the EIB or third parties. – By providing advice on market opportunity to the portfolios managers to identify common assets that are liquid and could be sold and continuous improvement in relation to PM processes and procedures closely linked with RM, IT, FI Middle and Back Offices.
  • Propose improvement and implement processes, procedures, tools, etc. for dedicated  domain (e.g. contribute to the optimisation of the Information system used in the activity of the division)
  • Participate proactively to the implementation of specific initiatives in a specific domain of Liquidity Management.

 Qualifications

  • University degree in finance with focus on derivatives, credit and quantitative methods
  • Ideally Postgraduate or Professional Qualification CFA, FRM, CAIA (PM)
  • At least 3 years professional experience gained in a portfolio management environment (public sector experience advantageous) (PM)
  • Deep understanding of how financial markets function
  • Understanding of key financial principles used for valuing financial instruments
  • Good knowledge of the mathematics of financial instruments
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Bank’s procedures in assigned domain
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of Excel programming
  • Knowledge of Front Office applications
  • Fluent in English and a good command of French (*)

Competencies

  • Achievement Drive: continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting  with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.

(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank’s working languages

We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (*).

The level of functions in the job vacancy is only indicative and will be adjusted accordingly taking into account, among other things, the business need, as well as the selected candidate’s experience and expertise.

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(Senior) Transaction Management Officer

 

Application closing date: 26 March 2019 

The EIB, the European Union’s bank, is seeking to recruit for its Transaction Management & Restructuring Directorate (TMR) – Counterparty Management Department (CM) – Public Sector Division (PS), at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:

(Senior) Transaction Management Officer This is a full position at grade 5/6

The term of this contract will be 4 years

Panel interviews are anticipated for beginning of May

The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.

Purpose

The (Senior) Transaction Management Officer, internally referred to as (Senior) Officer, Financial Monitoring will carry out the regular financial monitoring (from first disbursement) of a portfolio of signed EIB Public Sector operations. You will manage event resolutions for standard and complex post first disbursement events, including negotiation and implementation of solutions.  You will be responsible for the relationship with counterparts and contribute to the understanding of EIB’s exposure to on-going financial risks thereby ensuring the stability and solidity of the Bank’s portfolio of outstanding loans. You will monitor intensive care cases in order to protect the EIB’s financial interest and reputation.

Operating Network

You will report to the Head of Unit, under the authority of the Head of Division.  Internally, you will cooperate closely with other Directorates across the Bank, in particular with the Origination, Project, Legal, Finance and Credit Risk teams, and with the other Divisions in TMR.  You will also have external contacts with counterparts, borrowers and/or primary guarantors (public enterprises or Ministries) as well as with the co-lenders, sector specialists and/or technical assistance consultants.  The composition of the portfolio will ultimately depend on specific language skills and the specific needs of the Division as a whole. The non-EU Public Sector Unit will be split in two Units.

Accountabilities

  • Independently carry out, according to an agreed programme, reviews of counterparts and transaction contracts in the public sector (mainly outside the EU, although also operations/counterparts in the EU and Candidate Countries) assess their credit standing as well as their contractual compliance.
  • To undertake credit counterpart reviews in line with the guidelines of the bank.
  • Propose internal counterpart ratings.
  • Prepare and lead projects and counterpart contacts, visits, and financial reviews in coordination with relevant Bank Services (i.e. Project Directorate (PJ) and the regional offices).
  • Monitor project progress, through monitoring missions with colleagues from the technical Projects Directorate (mainly Engineers and Economists), and the fulfilment of Borrower/Promoter’s contractual obligations, conditions and covenants, in accordance with internal approvals and procedures.
  • Prepare annual Project Monitoring Reports based on an established working programme and deadlines.
  • Handle autonomously relations and represent the Bank vis-à-vis borrowers, guarantors, co-financiers, Governments and EU institutions, as required by the senior officer’s portfolio.
  • To the extent required, review disbursement conditions and the processing of disbursements (i.e. in case of specific contractual amendments and/or waivers) in coordination with the Disbursement Analyst.
  • Autonomously identify and negotiate, whenever required, resolution of post signature events: assess the situation, propose a solution/remedy/strategy to contractual breaches, prepare the necessary internal documentation, coordinate approval and participate in their implementation, working with colleagues in other EIB Directorates and with external co-financiers as appropriate.
  • Monitor and follow-up the repayment of the loans in the portfolio as they become due.
  • Cooperate and coordinate with colleagues in the Project Directorate, Credit Risk, Origination, Legal, and other Directorates/Departments, as well as with other TMR divisions.
  • Contribute to the Division’s regular reports, in particular Watch List reports.
  • Check and, when necessary, update in a timely and accurate manner the data related to own portfolio in the Bank’s IT systems.
  • Ensure that the administrative procedures during the various stages of project implementation are respected.

Qualifications

  • University degree, preferably Finance, Economics, Law or in Business Administration, Civil Engineering, ideally supplemented by post-graduate studies and/or relevant training in Public Sector analysis
  • 5 years of relevant professional experience in financial and project analysis, ideally including a solid track record in Public Sector loans, with minimum 5 years of solid experience in  structuring, origination, negotiation, credit, and transaction monitoring.
  • The ability to handle and negotiate complex and/or sensitive event resolutions for public sector operation and to process waivers and amendments of contractual clauses.
  • Interest and experience of emerging markets would be a strong advantage.
  • Understanding of the EU institutional and political framework in which the Bank operates and of the EU External Objectives Policy supported by the Bank’s activity is key.
  • Knowledge of standard computer tools, particularly electronic document management systems. Experience and deep knowledge of Excel and/or other financial modelling systems and techniques, would be an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of English and French*, with a good knowledge of the other. Knowledge of other languages – such as Russian, Ukrainian or Turkish –will be an asset.

Competencies

  • Achievement Drive: continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals
  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting  with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.

(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank’s working languages

We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business.  As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (*).

The level of functions in the job vacancy is only indicative and will be adjusted accordingly taking into account, among other things, the business need, as well as the selected candidate’s experience and expertise.

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Associate Human Rights Officer

 

ISSUED BY: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

VACANCY NUMBER: VNODIS00742

VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded

FIELD OF EXPERTISE: Human Rights

GRADE: S

NUMBER OF POSTS: 1

DUTY STATION: Warsaw

DATE OF ISSUE: 4 February 2019

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 1 April 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Background

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at OSCE/ODIHR must be borne by their authorities. Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR’s assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s mandate.

The ODIHR Human Rights and Anti-Terrorism Programme operates under the auspices of ODIHR’s Department of Human Rights. The Programme’s principle objective is to assist OSCE participating States in developing and implementing innovative, effective and human rights-compliant counter-terrorism measures by facilitating cooperation between state and non-governmental actors and by promoting States’ compliance with international human rights standards and OSCE human dimension commitments.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervison of the Adviser on Anti-Terrorism Issues, the Associate Human Rights Officer shall perform the following functions and duties:

  1. Monitoring and analysing national anti-terrorism legislation and practices and country-specific developments with regard to factors that may violate human rights or engender terrorism or relate to the prevention of terrorism and of violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERLT);
  2. Preparing general and issue-specific reports and/or other background materials related to human rights in the prevention and combating of terrorism for ODIHR management;
  3. Assisting with identifying, developing and implementing programmatic activities and projects, including training on key human rights issues arising in the anti-terrorism context for/with non-governmental and inter-governmental organisations, governmental authorities and OSCE staff and missions;
  4. Responding to requests to ODIHR for information about the implementation of OSCE human dimension commitments in preventing and countering terrorism and VERLT;
  5. Building alliances and networks with independent experts, international and national governmental and non-governmental actors;
  6. Performing other related duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications

  • First-level university degree in law or related field, preferably with a specialization in human rights;
  • At least four years of progressively responsible experience in the field of human rights and/or criminal justice, including experience at the international level;
  • Excellent knowledge of UN and CoE human rights standards and OSCE human dimension commitments;
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing projects and delivering presentation at conferences; ability and experience in designing and providing training is an asset;
  • Familiarity with capacity building initiatives in the criminal justice, police and/or security sectors, or working knowledge of international legal standards as applied in terrorism, war crimes or serious organised crime cases is an asset;
  • Professional fluency in the English langauge; working knowledge of Russian and/or other OSCE languages is an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to work in a team and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national, cultural and professional backgrounds;
  • Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications.
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Chief of Mission Security

ISSUED BY: OSCE Mission in Kosovo

VACANCY NUMBER: VNKOSS02136

VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded

FIELD OF EXPERTISE: Security

FUNCTIONAL LEVEL: Senior management

GRADE: S4

NUMBER OF POSTS: 1

DUTY STATION: Prishtine / Pristina

DATE OF ISSUE: 1 March 2019

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 26 March 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

DIRECT APPLICATION PROJECT

This vacancy is part of a pilot project with a number of participating States to assess a new sequence of applications for select secondment opportunities. If you are applying as a national of one of the following countries:

Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Republic of North Macedonia, United Kingdom

General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship, willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure

Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • Second-level university education in a field related to security and safety matters
  • Ability to identify and analyse emerging security problems and propose solutions

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

Education:

Second-level university degree in a relevant field.

Experience:

Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Experience in the field of Security Management;
  • Evidence of specialised training or proven experience in law enforcement, security and safety matters in a civilian or military environment;
  • Experience with drafting security plans, Standard Operating Procedures and conducting security assessments;
  • Experience of managing a security warden System and/or Emergency Communication System
  • Professional fluency in oral and written English
  • Proven leadership and staff management skills
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure within limited time frames
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail

Desirable:

  • Police or Military background
  • Experience in working with an International Organization field Mission
  • Experience with working in Database Management
  • Holder of a ‘C’ category driving licence
  • Working knowledge of the local language(s) in the Mission area
  • Contextual knowledge of the region

Tasks and Responsibilities

In close co-operation with the Head of Security Management at the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  1. Planning, developing views and approving or proposing for approval, security strategies, concepts, policies, adapted to the specific needs of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo in order to ensure appropriate security arrangements for the Mission. This includes: a) The Risk Assessment and Preparedness Plan, b) The Emergency Evacuation Plan, and c) Revision of Mission’ security plans and policies;
  2. Supervising, coordinating and assigning investigation tasks for violation of security matters and illegal activities, as per Head of Mission decisions;
  3. Providing strategic and operational advice and guidance to ensure the safety and security of the Mission and its staff;
  4. Monitoring and evaluating office physical security measures, and conducting security surveys of installations and facilities;
  5. Co-ordinating implementation of security arrangements, as recommended by the security risk assessment and approved by Senior Management Team;
  6. Ensuring oversight over the work of all security personnel working in specialized teams (protection team, security control room team) and 24-hour shift teams both at Mission Headquarters and the Regional Centres;
  7. Acting as a second-level approver of the monthly 24-hour coverage plans for the security force protecting Mission’s Headquarters and related buildings in Prishtinë/ Priština and for the Security Operations Room;
  8. Establishing human resources requirements and managing the staffing table;
  9. Identifying areas for additional trainings and redeployment of staff in line with special skills acquired;
  10. Co-ordinating all IT, financial and administrative issues, with the technical and substantive departments in the Mission on behalf of the security division;
  11. Supervising, providing guidance to, and co-ordinating all important aspects of work performed by the Deputy Chief of Security and the Regional Safety and Security Officer;
  12. Co-operating closely with the security information centres of UNMIK, EULEX, KP and KFOR to be aware of all security issues relevant to the Mission area and neighbouring States;
  13. Managing the Mission’s Risk Management Register;
  14. Initiating meetings and facilitating the work of the Security Management Team and implementing its conclusions and recommendations;
  15. Performing related duties as required.
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Associate Extra-Budgetary Contributions Officer

ISSUED BY: OSCE Secretariat

VACANCY NUMBER: VNSECS01333

VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded

FIELD OF EXPERTISE: Budget and Finance

GRADE: S

NUMBER OF POSTS: 1

DUTY STATION: Vienna

DATE OF ISSUE: 27 April 2018

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 1 April 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Background

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs related to assignment at the Secretariat must be borne by their authorities.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verifying with their respecting nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

The Department of Management and Finance (DMF) is the largest department in the OSCE Secretariat and is responsible for managing the material and financial resources of the Organization. It provides policy guidance on the management of OSCE financial and material resources and develops and maintains OSCE Financial Regulations and Rules and Financial Administrative Instructions. The Budget and Finance Services Section consists of the Accounts Unit, Budget Unit and Treasury.

The Budget and Finance Services section is responsible for co-ordinating and supporting the programme planning and budgeting process in general, including providing advice to relevant stakeholders. It is also the focal point for support to the field Finance Administration Units, providing on-site assistance and training in business application systems and associated controls which are designed to strengthen the internal control environment and reduce risk through effective mitigation measures.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Extra-budgetary Contributions Officer the incumbent performs the following duties:

  1. Participating in negotiations with Donors and other OSCE units on pledge letters and grant agreements to ensure that they are in line with OSCE Rules and Regulations;
  2. Liaising with the Legal Services on the grant agreement review;
  3. Providing guidance and advice to Donors and OSCE delegations regarding making pledges to extra-budgetary projects;
  4. Providing guidance and advice to OSCE Project Managers regarding fulfilling Donors requirements set forth in grant agreements, pledge letters and Diplomatic Notes;
  5. Contacting potential Donors regarding funding for special projects upon request from the Senior Management and Project Managers;
  6. Developing and implementing procedures to enhance ExB management based on best practices;
  7. Reviewing and commenting on draft project proposals;
  8. Registering extra-budgetary pledges in the Grants Module of Oracle;
  9. Preparing pledge acceptance and re-allocation letters;
  10. Preparing receipt acknowledgement letters to donors for income received;
  11. Performing other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see: http://www.osce.org/secretariat

Necessary Qualifications

  • First-level university degree in Business Administration, Law or other related fields; Minimum of four years of professional experience in budgeting, accounting or finance in an intergovernmental, governmental or commercial organization;
  • Experience reviewing Extra-budgetary agreements and assessing risks in contracts would be beneficial;
  • Understanding the European Union legal framework and contracting modalities;
  • Experience in the use of computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets and database software;
  • Professional fluency in the English language; knowledge of another OSCE official language would be an asset.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.

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Head, Human Dimension Department

ISSUED BY: OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina

VACANCY NUMBER: VNBAHP00878

VACANCY TYPE: International Contracted

FIELD OF EXPERTISE: Political Affairs

GRADE: P5

NUMBER OF POSTS: 1

DUTY STATION: Sarajevo

DATE OF ISSUE: 18 February 2019

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 1 April 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

DATE OF ENTRY ON DUTY: 1 June 2019

Background

The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

The OSCE Mission’s principal aim is to promote stability and reconciliation while assisting Bosnia and Herzegovina on its path to regional political, economic and social integration. Mission activities seek to foster systems of governance, justice and education that uphold human rights and the rule of law for all citizens. Moreover, the Mission supports the development of an effective, responsive, and inclusive security sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in keeping with international standards.

The Human Dimension Department at OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently composed of one hundred and sixty-two team members.

The OSCE Gender Action Plan is committed to increasing the number of female staff in all areas of the OSCE’s work. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this management opportunity.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Head of Human Dimension Department (HDD), as a senior programmatic mission member, is responsible for shaping the strategic direction of the largest department of the Mission, as it re-prioritises and reduces in size and scope. Reporting through the Deputy Head of Mission (DHOM) to the Head of Mission (HOM), the incumbent will be responsible for advising both on programmatic issues and ensuring that their guidance and direction is reflected in programme implementation. The post holder is the Mission’s primary interface with external interlocutors on HDD programmatic issues. S/he is responsible for co-ordination with a wide range of international and domestic organizations. Head of HDD holds delegated responsibility for the Mission’s HDD programme budget and bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the HDD’s work is relevant, effective and consistent with the Mission’s mandate. The Head of HDD is responsible for the continued consolidation of HDD through further integration of its core functions of Rule of Law, Human Rights, Education and Governance. The incumbet will be responsible for:

  • Setting the strategic direction of the Human Dimension Department and determines priorities in consultation with the HOM and DHOM, ensuring consistency with, and relevance to, the Mission’s mandate, and direction provided by participating states and the conditions prevailing in BiH;
  • Carrying out the responsibilities of Programme Manager for budgetary and administrative oversight of the Department’s activities and staff, including co-ordination of all proposals for extra-budgetary funding with relevant Mission elements and exercising overall responsibility for programme implementation, including the management of the Department’s financial and human resources in line with the authority delegated by the HOM;
  • Ensuring that Department staff in head office and the field work is a coherent team focused on achieving agreed objectives, including regular visits to the field and establishing effective coordinating mechanisms;
  • Analysing the Department’s effectiveness in achieving Mission objectives, complementarity with the activities of other organizations, adherence to accepted sectoral best practices, and identifying measures to improve and streamline programme implementation, in order to achieve greater coherence and synergy;
  • Maintaining regular contact with international and domestic high level authorities in order to ensure effective programmatic co-ordination, a clear understanding of the Mission’s Human Dimension Programme and, where necessary, effective advocacy for political or financial support;
  • Performing other duties as required.

Necessary Qualifications 

  • Citizenship of an OSCE participating State, excluding citizenship or permanent residency of the country of the duty station;
  • Second-level university degree in law, international relations,  public policy, political or social sciences;
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible management experience preferably in an international set up, with a good established understanding of the complex political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and of  the role of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Professional fluency in English both written and oral; knowledge of other OSCE working languages would be an asset;
  • A good working knowledge of the BiH official languages is highly desirable;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure;
  • Computer literacy, with practical experience with Microsoft packages; ability to use and knowledge of an ERP system, preferably ORACLE, would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Possession of a valid driving licence and ability to drive using manual transmission.

Required Competencies

Core values

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package

Monthly remuneration subject to social security deductions is about US$ 7,128.58 to which is added Board and Lodging Allowance (currently EUR 113 per day subject to change without prior notice). Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

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Director, Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media

 

ISSUED BY: OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

VACANCY NUMBER: VNSECP01411

VACANCY TYPE: International Contracted

FIELD OF EXPERTISE: Political Affairs

GRADE: D1

NUMBER OF POSTS: 1

DUTY STATION: Vienna

DATE OF ISSUE: 5 March 2019

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 16 April 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Background 

The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

Free expression and free media are basic human rights. To ensure compliance with media-freedom commitments agreed upon by participating States, the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM) was established in December 1997. The function of the Representative is to observe relevant media developments in OSCE participating States with a view to providing early warning on violations of freedom of expression. The Representative concentrates on rapid response to serious non-compliance with OSCE principles and commitments by participating States. In case of serious problems caused, for instance, by obstruction of media activities and unfavourable working conditions for journalists, the Representative seeks direct contacts with the participating State and other parties involved, assesses the facts and contributes to the resolution of the issue. Another task is to assist participating States by advocating and promoting full compliance with OSCE principles and commitments regarding freedom of expression and free media. Assistance is typically provided in the form of legal analyses of legislation, organizing conferences and roundtables during which best practices are shared and promoted, preparing topical publications and guidebooks on media freedom matters and providing training seminars for media and government officials.

The OSCE is committed to gender equality. This is a senior management role and women are currently underrepresented in senior management grades across the Organization. Women candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Representative on Freedom of the Media, the successful candidate will be tasked with:

  1. Organizing and managing the team of RFoM, including reporting lines, procedures, respecting deadlines, and the proactive planning of office activities;
  2. Co-ordinating the work of the Representative with OSCE institutions, field operations, other international organizations and international media NGOs; co-ordinating with the Secretary-General and the Chairmanship when required;
  3. Overall responsibility for budgetary and personnel-related issues, including liaising with the respective units of the Secretariat;
  4. Assessing and responding to major policy issues, procedures and practices to improve the effectiveness and to increase the visibility of the RFoM; managerial follow-up on the implementation of its media-related decisions and policies;
  5. Maintaining the political calendar; keeping deadlines and organizing the Office in a way that allows the Representative to fulfil her/his political mandate;
  6. Screening and commenting on proposals submitted for the decision of the Representative including complex and sensitive issues requiring action in relation to the functions, structure and activities of this independent OSCE Institution;
  7. Overseeing and contributing to the report writing of the Office and maintaining the necessary contacts to diplomatic representations of OSCE participating States;
  8. Developing and maintaining a network in support of the wide range of tasks, drawing on extensive diplomatic and multilateral experience and representing the Representative by attending high level meetings on her/his behalf, as required;
  9. Performing other related duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Second-level university degree in communications, political science, international relations, journalism or a related field; a first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree;
  • A minimum of twelve years of progressively responsible experience, including at management level, in a governmental, intergovernmental or international organization;
  • Experience in the promotion/protection of human rights, especially in the freedom of expression field, profound knowledge, proven adherence and practice of international standards in that respect;
  • Knowledge of the OSCE’s activities, and demonstrated experience in budgetary and personnel related matters;
  • Political sensitivity and mature judgement; strong analytical and/or negotiation skills;
  • Ability to master a wide range of administrative and political issues simultaneously;
  • Ability to identify and analyse emerging problems and propose solutions;
  • Professional fluency in English, with excellent communication skills and drafting and editing ability; knowledge of other OSCE languages is an asset;
  • Media and/or communications experience;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing, internet and other software applications.

Required Competencies

Core values

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package 

Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 10,512, depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.

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Banking and Finance Lawyer – Qualified in Greek Law

 

Application closing date: 25 March 2019

The EIB, the European Union’s bank, is seeking to recruit for its Legal Directorate (JU) – Legal Department, Operations 2 (OPS 2) – South East Europe Division (SEE), at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:

Banking and Finance Lawyer – Qualified in Greek Law

This is a full time temporary position at grade 4/5

The term of this contract will be until 31/12/2020; as this is a temporary replacement assignment, no extension or conversion of the contract is foreseen

Panel interviews are anticipated for end of April.

Purpose

The South East Europe (SEE) Division deals with the legal documentation and legal issues for projects in the following countries: Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania.  Together with other legal counsels, and under the authority of the Head of Division and Head of Department, you will deliver legal support to the operational directorates.

Operating Network

As a Banking and Finance Lawyer, internally referred as a (Associate) Officer Legal Services, you will act under the authority of the Head of Division, in cooperation with the other lawyers of the SEE Division. You will also collaborate with all other Divisions in the Legal Department – Operations 2, depending on the project.

Accountabilities

  • You will carry out work related to all of the Division’s responsibilities and work independently on financing operations in particular, with relation to projects in Greece and Cyprus. The post may involve a certain amount of travel for negotiations and signatures of legal documentation. You will:
  • Draft and negotiate legal documentation for financing operations and guarantees for:
  • projects in the aforementioned countries, notably bilateral loans with banking sector and/or corporates and/or public sector counterparties;
  • structured finance (including securitisations), project finance and PPP transactions, with or without the assistance of external legal counsel.
  • This involves: drafting of documents, legal advisory support, execution of contracts, completion of all related legal formalities and legal monitoring (including loan restructuring and other post-signature tasks).
  • Manage contacts and negotiations with the EIB’s clients and their legal counsels.
  • Take care of the selection and appointment of, liaise with and supervise the Bank’s external legal counsels, whenever necessary.
  • Take care of the administrative formalities vis-à-vis clients (public institutions and private enterprises) which have legal nature of have legal implications.
  • Undertake research and conduct legal studies on issues of law arising in connection with the Bank’s operations and in the context of developing new financial instruments.
  • Maintain and build relationships within the Bank and represent EIB externally where necessary

 Qualifications

  • 4-year university degree in law in Greece; professional legal qualification as “dikigoros” in Greece. An additional qualification as an English solicitor or under New York law (or another US jurisdiction) would be considered an advantage.
  • Post-graduate legal studies (LLM or equivalent) in a university of international reputation would also be an advantage. It is specified that to this end an LLM degree is considered as one achieved after and on top of the basic 4-year legal studies in Greece.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a major international law firm or a domestic Greek law firm of international standing and reputation.
  • Significant professional experience in the field of banking, structured finance and/or project financing/PPP transactions, preferably acquired with a law firm of international reputation. In particular expertise in the area  of project finance would be a significant advantage.
  • Significant experience in the drafting and negotiation of finance documentation in Greek and in English, ability to argue convincingly and achieve consensus among colleagues and third parties on legal problems.
  • Excellent knowledge of Greek and English and good knowledge of French (*). Knowledge of other EU languages will be an asset.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

Competencies

  • Achievement Drive: continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.

(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank’s working languages

We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business.  As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (*).

The level of functions in the job vacancy is only indicative and will be adjusted accordingly taking into account, among other things, the business need, as well as the selected candidate’s experience and expertise

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Credit Risk Software Specialist

 

Application closing date: 25 March 2019

The EIB, the European Union’s bank, is seeking to recruit for its Corporate Services (CS) – Information Technology (IT) – Business Services Department (BSD) – Risk Management and Best Banking Practices Division (RB) – Credit Risk & Regulatory Unit (CRR), at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a: 

Credit Risk Software Specialist

This is a full-time position at grade 4/5,

with possibility to work part time (80% min.)

The term of this contract will be 4 years

The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.

Panel interviews are anticipated for end of April/ beginning of May 2019.

Purpose

You will support and initiate the development, implementation and maintenance of credit risk management solutions, covering a mix of off-the-shelf applications and bespoke solutions. These solutions ensure that the computations required for our Bank’s reporting are consistent, accurate and aligned with the standards outlined by the Basel Supervisory Committee.

Operating Network

You will report to the Head of Credit Risk & Regulatory Unit and closely cooperate with counterparties from Risk Management to ensure our Bank’s internal IT applications/solutions and controls are maintained.

Accountabilities

Your main responsibilities:

  • Handle a portfolio of numerous IT projects taking project management responsibilities for assigned risk application projects and ensure their completion within the set schedule, budget and quality objectives;
  • Maintain a portfolio of several risk applications and ensure that software solutions are in line with IT policies and that qualitative and quantitative objectives are achieved;
  • Analyse, propose, build and implement possible technical solutions or customisations improvements, including the necessary processes, procedures, standards, methodologies and working tools in own domain;
  • Highlight issues for complex operational and technical problemson assigned projects and act  as a central coordinator ensuring  delivery of expected risk solutions;
  • Translate user specifications (detailed functional specifications) into programme code and produce the related documentation;
  • Provide advice and recommendations following EIB/IT standards and methodologies in the risk applications field to ensure that IT solutions are conceived, developed and managed in line with business requirements.

Qualifications

  • University degree in Information Technology, Mathematics or related fields.
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience in an IT function, either in the coordination, design, development, implementation or maintenance of risk management software such as Moody’s Analytics Risk Authority, CreditMetrics, SAS OpRisk or similar tools.
  • Deep understanding of finance and risk management, including Basel regulatory frameworks, quantitative finance principles, ALM, credit and liquidity risk.
  • Practical experience in software development life cycle and project management, experience in supervision of development teams would be an advantage.
  • Experience with relational databases and development languages e.g. Unix scripting, Python, P/L SQL, PHP, Java/J2EE.
  • Excellent knowledge of English, with a good command of French(*). Knowledge of other EU languages is a plus.

Competencies

  • Achievement Drive: continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting  with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.
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Market Operations Experts

Application Closing Date: 28 March 2019

Your team

You will be part of the Money Market and Liquidity Division in the Directorate General Market Operations. Our Division has 30 staff members who implement the ECB’s monetary policy by conducting decentralised open market operations, aggregating the consolidated Eurosystem balance sheet, forecasting autonomous factors for calculating banking system liquidity, and providing analysis and reports on money market developments. We are currently working on improving our money market knowledge using transaction-level data and facilitating the reform of the euro money market benchmark rates.

In your role as Market Operations Expert (ESCB/IO) you will be part of a team responsible for the Division’s core operational and market monitoring activities. You will also prepare analyses, reports and policy dossiers related to the Division’s main tasks. You will work closely with colleagues from the national central banks and other ECB business areas, and maintain relationships with market participants.

To further enhance the diversity of our team, we particularly encourage applications from female candidates.

Your role

As a Market Operations Experts (ESCB/IO) you will:

  • participate in the preparation and implementation of monetary policy operations;
  • aggregate and analyse data on Eurosystem balance sheet developments and banking sector liquidity;
  • participate in the regular market monitoring activities of the Division, including contributing to briefings and reports in the Division’s area of responsibility;
  • contribute to analyses of operational issues and market developments, with a view to supporting policy analysis work in the Division’s area of responsibility;
  • maintain and develop relationships with a broad range of market counterparties.

These positions offer you excellent opportunities to further develop your skillset in the area of central bank monetary policy implementation and money market analyses based on a unique set of transaction-level data. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills

Essential:

  • a master’s degree or equivalent in business administration, economics, finance, mathematics, statistics or a related field (for details on degree equivalences, read more);
  • an in-depth understanding of the functioning of financial markets in general, and of money markets in particular;
  • an ability to extract policy messages from analyses of market and operational developments;
  • experience in drafting management briefings or policy notes;
  • a good knowledge of the ECB’s operational and liquidity management framework;
  • a working knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of at least one other official language of the EU.

Desired:

  • experience in applying quantitative methods and tools relevant to analysing money markets, or in participating in central bank operations or the preparation of liquidity forecasts;
  • experience with Reuters and Bloomberg.

You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.

Working modalities

To enable the Division to monitor money market activity during the entire trading day, perform operational tasks related to Eurosystem liquidity management and calculate the euro overnight index average (EONIA), you will be expected to work on a shift system to ensure the Division is staffed from 08:00 to 19:00 on all TARGET2 working days.

To enable the Division to maintain its business continuity capability, you will occasionally be expected to perform work during non-standard working hours and work at the ECB’s standby sites.

We are willing to discuss part-time arrangements.

Further information

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can contact Holger Neuhaus, Head of Division, via email at holger.neuhaus@ecb.int and Julija Jakovicka, Deputy Head of Division, via email at julija.jakovicka@ecb.int.

The contract offered will be a fixed-term position available as of 1 June 2019 for 12 months, which may be extended up to 36 months subject to individual performance and organisational needs.

The recruitment process for this position may include a remote written exercise/an online interview via WebEx at the pre-selection stage and – if you are invited to participate further in the selection procedure – an on-site written exercise, a presentation and interviews.

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Facility Management Expert (part-time, 50%)

Closing Date for applications – Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Your team

You will be part of the Administrative Services Division, which is part of the Directorate General Corporate Services. Our Directorate has about 200 staff providing infrastructural, technical and security-related facility management services as well as real estate, space and construction project management services. In addition, it coordinates the ECB’s environmental management system, as well as all occupational health and safety activities. We are currently working on streamlining our processes and procedures and introducing innovative workplace solutions.In your role as Facility Management Expert, you will be part of a team of highly motivated staff planning for the ECB’s furniture-related needs, including furniture layout, and preparing and carrying out tender procedures for furniture and relocation services. The team works closely with the relocation planning team.To further enhance the diversity of our team, we particularly encourage applications from female candidates.

Your role

As a Facility Management Expert you will:

  • develop and maintain the ECB’s furniture concept and standards;
  • coordinate and contribute to furniture and relocation-related tender procedures;
  • carry out quality checks and supervise external suppliers;
  • contribute to budget planning and monitoring in relation to furniture and relocation planning;
  • manage and support project activities with regard to furniture and relocation planning;
  • coordinate the relocation team on an occasional basis, as required.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to use your interior design skills in an office setting with more than 5,000 workspaces. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills

Essential:

  • a master’s degree or equivalent in interior design, architecture or another relevant field (for details on degree equivalences, read more);
  • in addition to the above, at least four years’ professional experience in office and furniture planning, as well as relocation planning;
  • at least four years’ experience in preparing and carrying out tender procedures;
  • a sound understanding of facility management processes within an office environment;
  • an advanced command of German, i.e. C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and at least an intermediate command (B1) of English.

Desired:

  • experience in project management;
  • experience in construction management;
  • experience as a team leader.
  • You engage collaboratively with others.You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.German language skills are a requirement for this position. The position holder will be required to interact with German authorities and local suppliers as well as deal with ECB-related documents in German. English language skills are also required, as English is the common vehicle language of the ECB.Candidates’ language abilities will be tested as part of the recruitment process. A successful candidate who has only an intermediate command of English will be expected to take language tuition to bring this level up to at least an upper intermediate command of the language (equivalent to level B2). Tuition will be organised and paid for in full by the ECB. Lessons will take place during working hours, unless agreed otherwise.The language abilities of the successful candidate will also be tested at the end of the probationary period to assess whether adequate progress has been made, which is a precondition for the successful completion of the probationary period. If progress is slower than expected, the ECB may consider extending the probationary period.

Working modalities

To enable the Section to maintain its business continuity capability, you will occasionally be expected to perform work during non-standard working hours and work at the ECB’s standby sites.

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IT Expert – Technical Coordinator

 

Reference:2019-042-EXT

Type of contract:Fixed-term contract which may be converted into a permanent contract after three years subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Who can apply: EU nationals

Salary:F/G band and benefits

Working time:Full-time

Place of work: Frankfurt, Germany

Closing date for applications: Monday, 25 March 2019

Your team

You will be part of the Data Analytics Domain Services Division in the Directorate General Information Systems (DG/IS). We are a team of around 40 colleagues responsible for delivering data-centric services and applications, a number of which are business critical, to the ECB and the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) in the fields of statistics, economics and research. We focus on collecting, processing, analysing and disseminating data. These IT services are based on traditional database technologies as well as on the latest big data techniques delivered by a transversal Data Intelligence Service Centre.

In your role as IT Expert – Technical Coordinator you will be responsible for coordinating technical project tasks across large ESCB and/or ECB projects and activities, as well as liaising with the DG/IS divisions Infrastructure & Operations Services, Innovation & Architecture Services and Digital Security Services and coordinating activities with vendors’ technical experts to develop and deploy technical solutions in line with DG/IS tools and standards. You will help to ensure that the required solution is properly designed, delivered, maintained and supported in accordance with the scope, strategy and level of quality set out in the acceptance criteria.

To further enhance the diversity of our team, we particularly encourage applications from female candidates.

Your role

As IT Expert – Technical Coordinator you will:

  • analyse functional and non-functional requirements, design solutions, guide development, develop solution proof of concepts and supporting pilots, perform technical and performance testing during the preparation of new, or maintenance of existing, IT applications, which typically include relational database, Web applications and business intelligence components;
  • design data models, including the development and maintenance of the formal description of the data and data structures;
  • write and/or review functional and technical (including security-related) specifications to form the basis for the work of external IT service providers or IT operational support functions;
  • investigate and troubleshoot application behaviour issues (including performance) in coordination with the relevant support teams;
  • coordinate test and production deployments of application patches and new releases;
  • produce technical and operational documentation;
  • contribute to the implementation of the Division’s data centricity vision.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to contribute to the development and delivery of IT services supporting highly business critical processes using state-of-the-art IT tools and infrastructure. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills

Essential: 

  • a master’s degree or equivalent in information systems or another relevant field (for details on degree equivalences, read more);
  • in addition to the above, a minimum of three years’ experience in developing business intelligence and data analytics solutions;
  • sound experience of systems architecture, design, development and integration;
  • good understanding of IT project management methodologies and IT project execution processes;
  • experience in drafting technical scope of work proposals and in presenting them orally;
  • an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of at least one other official language of the EU.

Desired: 

  • an advanced knowledge of relational database systems, preferably Oracle RDBMS and SQL, and practical experience with Oracle PL/SQL;
  • an advanced knowledge of architecture and design of Java-Tomcat applications;
  • exposure to high data volume environments, as well as experience in data warehouse performance tuning;
  • experience with automated code quality verification and continuous integration solutions, preferably based on SonarQube and Jenkins;
  • experience with service management procedures and standards (e.g. ITIL and ISO20000).

You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs. You are skilled at encouraging people to develop their abilities and are able to build up high-performing teams.

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Technical Advisor

Application closing date: 1 April 2019 

Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate

Group II – A2/A4

Vacancy Notice 04/2019

The Directorate for Technical Assessment and Monitoring (TAM) is responsible for the CEB’s entire technical analytical and support work for projects, throughout all phases of the project cycle, from identification (pre-appraisal), detailed technical preparation (appraisal), implementation and through to completion. In this work, the TAM ensures that the projects financed comply with evolving IFI standards and requirements; this includes issues such as climate change adaptability, development of social safeguards and related aspects. One of TAM’s key responsibilities is to help develop project performance indicators so as to ensure effective measurement of the impact of the Bank’s projects.

TAM is comprised of Technical Advisors, senior experts in their respective sectors: Technical (civil engineering and related), Social/Economic (i.e. health, education, migrant and refugee issues) and Environment (water and sanitation, environments and energy efficiency).

Functions

The incumbent will report to the Director of the Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate. Working independently or within a team, as directed, he/she will have the following responsibilities:

  • The appraisal/preparation of new projects and the follow-up of projects under implementation or just completed on a broad range of social infrastructure and environmental protection investments (such as health and education facilities, social housing, flood management schemes, etc.). Aspects to be covered by this work include: definition of overall project scope and objectives as part of an investment programme, review of the existing policy and sector context to ensure appropriate fit and feasibility of the investment, assessment of the institutional framework and design of implementation arrangements to support project implementation, assessment and recommendations regarding technical aspects of construction, project construction cost and financing plan including recommendations to increase cost efficiency, economic, social and environmental impact, identification of technical assistance needs, and indicators to assess the social impact of projects.
  • As part of project appraisal and monitoring, particular attention is to be paid to identifying issues that could affect the timely implementation of the project, in particular with regards to environmental and social risks, and proposing adequate solutions to manage and mitigate these issues while supporting project implementation.
  • Advise the Borrower on sector and project issues, agree on solutions to support project implementation.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of complex construction projects in a variety of sectors as may be necessary and as directed.
  • Provide expertise on CEB sectors of operations; contribute to developing knowledge products based on rigorous data analysis, and to fostering knowledge sharing on projects results within and outside the Bank.
  • Liaise with other specialists, inside and outside the Bank, to develop and promote the use of consistent approaches to the social and environmental impact of CEB investment.
  • Provide general and specific policy advice (both written and oral) as necessary, including through the preparation of Technical and Policy Notes as may be required by the Director.

Profile

Academic Background: The candidate must have a University Degree in Architecture, Civil or Environmental Engineering or Economics, with appropriate recognised accreditation (such as a professional license) where relevant. A strong understanding of project finance and economics, preferably gained through a postgraduate (MBA-type) programme, would be desirable.

Professional skills:

  • Proven relevant hands-on experience –at least eight years – in managing or overseeing the construction and commissioning of public social infrastructure projects (such as health and education facilities, social housing, flood management schemes, etc.) is essential. This experience could have been acquired in the context of a large design and engineering construction firm or consulting firm with strong involvement in these sectors; or a public sector or international organization.
  • Strong, verifiable project management and communication skills are expected.
  • Experience in assessment and management of social and environmental risks and impacts of infrastructure projects, including in-depth knowledge of relevant EU Directives (e.g. on SEA, EIA, Water Framework etc.) and their application in CEB member countries would be considered an advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake significant international travel (30%) in CEB member countries.
  • Proven capacity to work with a wide range of stakeholders, governments, beneficiaries of projects implemented through financial intermediaries, international organisations.
  • Proven ability to manage independent third-party consultants.
  • Sound analytical skills, capacity to conduct social development analyses, structure ideas, synthesise complex information and translate analytical findings into practical recommendations.
  • Strong writing skills in English.
  • Practical experience gained in the Bank’s target countries would be a plus.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and multicultural environments. Strong ability to influence others and to share knowledge and to communicate on social, economic and financial issues effectively and persuasively, both within the CEB and with clients.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, pre-empt and proactively address issues as they emerge on complex projects, and manage a variety of activities concurrently.
  • Results focus (including respect for deadlines).
  • Ability to identify and find solutions to technical, governance and legal issues related to his/her assigned field of competence.

IT skills: Sound knowledge of MS Office applications, including spreadsheets; experience in working with database software would be a plus.

Language skills: Perfect command of written and spoken English, knowledge of French, the other Bank’s official language, would be an asset.

Core competencies:

  • Innovation
  • Adaptability
  • Client Orientation
  • Result Orientation
  • Team Work
  • Communication

Nationality: Citizen of one of the Bank’s member states.

Employment Conditions

1) Contract: the CEB offers a 4-year appointment (including a one-year probationary period) with, under certain conditions, the possibility of renewal.

2) Grade and salary:

  • A2/A4
  • The remuneration package is composed of a tax-free basic salary and applicable benefits.

3) Benefits (determined by the candidate’s personal situation):

  • basic family allowance
  • expatriation
  • dependent child supplement
  • one additional monthly dependent child supplement for a single-parent family
  • supplement for a disabled and dependent parent subject to certain conditions
  • supplements for a disabled or severely disabled child subject to certain conditions
  • education allowance (children) for expatriate staff members
  • installation allowance and reimbursement of travel and removal expenses subject to certain conditions

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Cash-Based Interventions Officer Profile

 

Various Locations

Grade: Junior (P2), Mid (P3) Level Positions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. Given the nature of UNHCR’s work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfil its mandate. UNHCR is committed to systematically considering and scaling-up the use of Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs) to offer refugees and other Persons of Concern a cost-effective means of assistance that can empower them to determine and meet their own needs.

UNHCR is looking for talented individuals for the Cash-Based Interventions Officer profile to enhance its ability to implement CBIs. The CBI Officer supports the planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of CBIs. The incumbent ensures that cash and vouchers are routinely considered as a response option in the respective UNHCR operation(s), assesses the suitability of CBIs for said operation(s) and monitors their implementation and impact. S/he ensures that CBIs are in line with best practice and organizational guidance, and take protection concerns into consideration. The incumbent plays an important role in building the capacity of UNHCR personnel and partners, equipping operations with the means to implement CBIs. S/he advocates for the use of CBIs, and shares information related to cash and vouchers with UNHCR and partners. Incumbents may be based in the field, in the Regional Offices or at the Headquarters.

Typical functions may include:

Strategies, Policies and Guidelines

  • Support the development and strengthening of cash-based approaches, operational arrangements and procedures based on existing corporate guidance and standards. Liaise with technical sectors (shelter, public health, livelihoods, energy, registration, data management, etc.) and protection staff to mainstream CBIs into their respective approaches and strategies.
  • Assist UNHCR offices with the development of integrated operational plans by advising on context-specific assistance modalities to efficiently meet programme objectives.
  • Assist with the documentation, application and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Establish and maintain a network of strategic and operational partners (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, research institutions, private entities) to ensure complementarity and efficiency gains in the assessment, design and implementation of CBIs.

Technical Support and Implementation

  • Provide technical assistance and advice to field operations on CBIs in emergencies and protracted displacement situations.
  • Coordinate, facilitate and implement assessments/response analysis, planning, budgeting, coordination, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of CBIs.
  • Liaise with all relevant units to ensure coordinated planning and implementation of CBIs.
  • Draft, negotiate and establish agreements with implementing partners and financial service providers, in collaboration with relevant units.
  • Draft, review and provide technical feedback on CBI Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), reports and proposals.
  • Collate and review information on financial infrastructure and available delivery mechanisms and advise UNHCR offices on related opportunities and constraints.
  • Support the establishment of standardized data management, data sharing and data protection arrangements.

Capacity Building

  • Identify skill and knowledge gaps related to CBIs among UNHCR and partners, and address these through training and capacity building.
  • Help establish a network of UNHCR staff and managers that are familiar and confident with the use of CBIs with the objective of mainstreaming CBIs within UNHCR.

Inter-Agency Coordination

  • Ensure an inter-agency coordination mechanism on CBIs is established and functioning.
  • Coordinate inter-agency activities on CBIs, including representing UNHCR at cash-related working group meetings and help create linkages with sector/cluster plans and programmes, where applicable.

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

For positions at the P2 level

Education: Degree.

Job experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant job experience with a graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) or 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS).

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P3 level

Education: Degree.

Job experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant (international) job experience with a graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) or 6 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS); at least 2 years of international working experience; at least 2 years of experience with CBIs.

Languages: Proficiency in English is required

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Livelihoods Officer Profile

Various Locations

Grade: Junior (P2), Mid (P3) and Senior (P4) Level Positions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. Given the nature of UNHCR’s work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfil its mandate.

While UNHCR’s primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees, our ultimate goal is to help find durable solutions that will allow them to rebuild their lives in dignity. There are three durable solutions pursued by UNHCR for 6.4 million refugees in protracted situations: voluntary repatriation; local integration; or resettlement to a third country. While pursuing durable solutions, UNHCR works to increase the self-reliance and livelihood opportunities of refugees.

While pursuing durable solutions, UNHCR works with multiple stakeholders to promote the economic inclusion of refugees, hereby preparing them for their future whether it be a whether it be in a return home, or in their countries of asylum or in a third country.

Typical functions may include:

  • Assessments and Strategic Planning
  • Working with the multi-functional team to assess the legal framework for the right to work and rights at work and recommend advocacy initiatives and policy reform to improve economic inclusion.
  • Building strong relationships with relevant stakeholders, including economic development agencies to adapt their programmes to become inclusive of UNHCR persons of concern; private sector to enhance inclusion in their labour force and supply chains; financial service providers to enhance financial inclusion; and private sector service providers to include UNHCR persons of concern in supporting services (business development, microfinance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social protection, etc.).
  • Building on UNHCR databases to support the regular information sharing and coordination among different humanitarian, developmental and governmental stakeholders. This includes supporting the implementation of socioeconomic and wealth ranking surveys to inform targeting, monitoring and facilitation the engagement of development programmes.
  • Conducting necessary assessments in collaboration with relevant private and public stakeholders. This includes impact assessments on local economies and surveys that help to inform interventions and identify investment and funding opportunities that enhance the economic inclusion of UNHCR person of concern.
  • In case UNHCR is implementing specific livelihoods activities, the Livelihoods Officer will strengthen, guide and monitor the livelihoods interventions and ensure compliance with UNHCR Minimum Criteria for Livelihoods programming.

Four Main Areas of Concentration

First Area: Global

Livelihoods Officer – Global/Senior Livelihoods Officer – Global

a. University degree in Development Studies, Economy or Socio-Economic Development, Business Administration, or another related field.

b. Experience with advocating, mobilizing and with working with multiple stakeholders, including private sector, development agencies, government authorities, NGOs and social enterprises, in sub-sectors relevant to livelihood engagement e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, micro-finance, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.

c. International experience.

Second Area: Rural

Rural Development Officer/Senior Rural Development Officer

a. University degree in Development Studies, Economy, Socio-Economic Development, Business Administration, or another related field.

b. Experience with advocating, mobilizing and with working with multiple stakeholders, including private sector, development agencies, government authorities, NGOs and social enterprises, on agricultural and rural development programmes.

c. International experience

Third Area: Urban

Livelihoods Officer – Urban/Senior Livelihoods Officer – Urban

a. University degree in Development Studies, Economy, Socio-Economic Development, Business Administration, or another related field.

b. Experience with advocating, mobilizing and with working with multiple stakeholders, including private sector, development agencies, government authorities, NGOs and social enterprises, in sub-sectors relevant to urban livelihoods livelihood engagement e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, urban economic development, micro-finance, poverty reduction, vocational and technical education and training, etc.

c. International experience.

Fourth Area: Livelihoods specialists in one or more areas

Livelihoods Specialist

a. University degree in Development Studies, Economy, Socio-Economic Development, Business Administration, or another related field.

b. Solid, documented experience in one or more of the following areas: relevant strategic planning, livelihoods market analysis, value chain development, socio-economic assessment and wealth ranking, and M&E.

c. International experience

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

For positions at the P2 level

Education: Degree.

Job experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS).

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P3 level

Education: Degree.

Job experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant (international) job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 6 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS).

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P4 level 

Education: Degree.

Job experience: Minimum 8 years of relevant (international) job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 9 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS).

Languages: Proficiency in English and knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic/ Chinese/French/Russian/Spanish) at B2 is required.

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ICT Officer (Infra) Profile

Various Locations

Grade: Junior (P2) and Mid (P3) Level Positions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. Given the nature of UNHCR’s work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfil its mandate. In this regard, the ICT Unit at UNHCR is looking for talented individuals for the ICT Infrastructure Division to compliment the team.

Typical Functions may include:

  • Participate/develop (as appropriate) in the assessment of operational and security infrastructure needs in each UNHCR office in the region.
  • Supervise the implementation of the ICT operations plan and thereafter ensures that all equipment is in good working conditions at all times as to meet the ICT needs of the offices in the region.
  • Discuss infrastructure needs with the Head of offices in the Area of Responsibility (AOR) and provide input for the budget submission.
  • Monitor and coordinate the work of other ICT staff as directed by the Head of Offices in accordance with the standards set by Headquarter.
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of all infrastructure equipment under AOR.
  • Assist and advise offices in the recruiting, provide coaching, and training to ICT staff and users.
  • Draft procedures and instructions to promote a better understanding of the use of the ICT equipment.
  • Participate in the assessment of security related projects in coordination with the Field Security Advisor and assists in the formulation of recommendations for security communications.
  • Promote relation with UNHCR Partners to enhance communication and avoid duplication of efforts.
  • Liaise with the National Regulatory Authority to ensure that licenses and permissions required to operate UNHCR Networks are granted.
  • Liaise directly with end users to clarify, analyse and resolve reported issues, delivering high standards of customer service.

General Requirements for both levels: 

  • Knowledge of radio systems.
  • Knowledge of LAN configuration and network implementation and LAN installation and support
  • Knowledge of different satellite and terrestrial communications and network systems.

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

For positions at the P2 level

Education: Degree in Information Systems, Telecommunication or related fields.

Job experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS). Hands-on experience with wireless and VOIP systems and knowledge of Windows 2000/2003 Server, Linux Server, and network monitoring software an asset.

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P3 level

Education: Degree in Information Systems, Telecommunications or related fields.

Job experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant (international) job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 6 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) of which at least 2 years in an inter-governmental organization, such as the UN.
  • Possess relevant experience to promote a competent and motivated workforce trained to understand and use infrastructure facilities, who are aware of the correct procedures and practices.
  • Experience in identifying ways to continually improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the infrastructure and its support with their region.

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

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WASH Officer Profile

 

Various Locations

Grade: Junior (P2), Mid (P3) and Senior (P4) Level Positions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. Given the nature of UNHCR’s work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfil its mandate.

The WASH Officer will support the UNHCR Country Operation, in coordination with the Government, to assess needs and coordinate the provision of WASH services to persons of concern to UNHCR. This will include WASH contingency and preparedness planning, assessment and development of long term WASH Strategy and operational plans. Coordination or WASH partners in conjunction with the government authorities, and monitoring progress of WASH programme implementation to ensure that an adequate level of WASH service is provided at each site in accordance with the UNHCR WASH Manual and Technical Guidelines, and applicable UNHCR Standards and/or National Standards.

Responsibilities include:

Leadership and Coordination

  • Lead the delivery of WASH services for refugees to meet the UNHCR standards and / or the national WASH standards, depending on the context.
  • Act as a focal point for WASH issues within UNHCR and liaise with UN and international agencies, Government and Non-governmental counterparts.
  • Coordinate the activities of WASH Partners, together with other UN agencies, governmental and non-governmental counterparts and local authorities to ensure delivery of WASH services to beneficiaries meet UNHCR standards of assistance, depending on the context.

WASH Strategy, Planning and Programme Support

  • Actively participate in drafting WASH strategies, and operational plans for UNHCR WASH programme at the country level.
  • Jointly with technical staff of implementing partners and other WASH actors, update detailed needs and resource assessments and revise designs of technical plans as necessary, taking into account practical aspects of implementation, long-term sustainable solutions, and relevant technical specifications and guidelines.
  • Advise and assist the UNHCR programme staff on the development of WASH aspects of the programme including planning, budgeting and input to financial management of the programme.

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

  • Provide technical guidance and support to partners on all water, sanitation, hygiene promotion related issues, to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness, sustainability and impact soundness in their implementation and in accordance with UNHCR policies, standards and priorities.
  • Facilitate capacity strengthening activities of national UNHCR WASH staff and, if applicable, of staff of implementing/operational partners to address key areas of WASH importance to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Assurance

  • Supervise and monitor the implementation of the ongoing water, sanitation, hygiene projects administered directly by UNHCR and its partners.
  • Ensure that mechanisms to monitor the performance of UNHCRs partners on WASH activities in the refugee camps / settlements / host community are in place.
  • Ensure that the WASH Monitoring System data collection and reporting is carried out systematically, properly and timely with quality information

Reporting

  • Report regularly on WASH activity implementation by all WASH partners, while maintaining accurate records of all relevant WASH performance indicators.
  • Prepare regular sectorial reports and submit material for preparation of periodic project monitoring reports as required by the office at country level.
  • Maintaining regular contact with the WASH Unit, Public Health Section in Geneva regarding all technical matters.

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

For positions at the P2 level

Education: Degree in Civil/Environmental/Water/Public Health Engineering or related field.

Job experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS).

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P3 level

Education: Degree in Civil/Environmental/Water/Public Health Engineering or related field.

Job experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant (international) experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 6 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) of which a minimum of 2 years of international field experience.

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P4 level

Education: Degree in Civil/Environmental/Water/Public Health Engineering or related field.

Job experience: Minimum 8 years of relevant (international) experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 9 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) of which a minimum of 4 years of international field experience.

Languages: Proficiency in English and knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic/ Chinese/French/Russian/Spanish) at B21 is required.

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Shelter Cluster Coordinator Profile

 

Various Locations

Grade: Mid (P3), Senior (P4) and Management (P5) Level Positions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. Given the nature of UNHCR’s work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfil its mandate.

In complex humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters where UNHCR is designated as the Shelter Cluster (SC) Lead Agency under the Cluster Approach, the Cluster Coordinator performs a dedicated coordination, strategy development and advocacy function. The Senior Cluster Coordinator (Shelter) reports directly to the UNHCR Representative who has final accountability for the performance of UNHCR as Cluster Lead Agency. Also the SC coordinator liaises with the Global Shelter Cluster Coordinator who has global responsibility for the performance of UNHCR as Global Cluster Lead Agency.

The Cluster Coordinator (Shelter) effectuates UNHCR’s commitment to work within the framework of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the Cluster Approach. The Cluster Coordinator (Shelter) is expected to perform UNHCR’s lead role in the SC and to impartially represent the interests of the members of the Shelter Cluster, including the provision of active support, as applicable, to sub-national clusters which may be coordinated by other Agencies. As a result, the Cluster Coordinator (Shelter) leads an inter-agency team in an environment that requires high standards of accountability and demonstrable leadership, coordination, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, and in which the principles of partnership and collaboration are essential.

The Cluster Coordinator (Shelter) represents the SC in Inter-Cluster Coordination mechanisms. S/he ensures appropriate cross-sectoral coordination with other related clusters such as WASH, CCCM, Protection and others, advocates for shelter in the humanitarian response, leads the mainstreaming of early recovery activities in the Shelter Cluster, and spearheads the integration of cross-cutting issues into the work of the Shelter Cluster, especially age, gender, diversity, HIV, environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a SC Strategy in a consultative process with SC partners including the local government and ensure that the shelter response is driven by this strategy. Update as appropriate the SC Strategy: ensure proper linkages with disaster risk reduction, relief, and recovery and development efforts. Ensure that appropriate transitional measures are in place for handing over to recovery and development actors.
  • Provide coordination services, including meetings, in line with the Principles of Partnership, ensuring that cluster coordination is inclusive, consultative and resultsoriented.
  • Ensure coordination with government counterparts and other relevant authorities.
  • Ensure that contingency planning and emergency preparedness measures are updated and developed.
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of the cluster structure including the cluster core documents as defined by the Global Shelter Cluster guidance: Strategy, Technical Standards, and Factsheet.
  • Lead, coordinate and conduct within the SC or at Inter-Cluster level shelter needs assessments, including participatory assessments.
  • Provide transparent strategic direction to development of common funding criteria, resource mobilisation and prioritization within the SC for inclusion in Humanitarian Response Plans, other appeals and pooled funds processes.
  • Coordinate the delivery of shelter training activities for SC members, other local partners, relevant authorities, and civil society.
  • Ensure that the shelter response is informed by appropriate relevant Technical Standards including among others Sphere, and good practice.
  • Ensure appropriate collaboration with shelter response-related clusters of CCCM, Early Recovery, Education, Health, Logistics, Protection and WASH in the work of the Shelter Cluster.
  • Coordinate the integration of cross-cutting issues in the work of the Shelter Cluster, including age, gender, environment, diversity.
  • Through Cluster-wide consultative processes, provide input into the development of global shelter policy and standards led by the Global Shelter Cluster.
  • Ensure that the SC has a functional information management strategy and mechanism to report and share information within the Shelter Cluster, with the other clusters, with the government, with the overall humanitarian community including donors, with UNHCR internal mechanisms, and with the Global Shelter Cluster.
  • Ensure that the SC produces analytical shelter reports, including the Factsheet; Promote that information on affected population is disaggregated by sex and age.
  • Ensure that the SC maintains an updated website and produces regular updates on the shelter concerns of the affected population, the response by the shelter actors, the gaps, challenges and recommendations.
  • Promote and ensure monitoring and evaluation of the impact of operations carried out by cluster members and the performance of the coordination team.
  • Appraise the performance of any directly supervised personnel of the SC coordination team.
  • Identify core advocacy concerns for the SC through a consultative process: develop joint cluster/ inter-cluster initiatives to ensure regular and consistent advocacy.

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

For positions at the P3 level

Education: Degree, preferably in shelter-related sciences (e.g. Civil or Architecture Engineering)

Job experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant (international organization – UN Agencies, INGOs, IOs, Donors, Red Cross Red Crescent) job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 6 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS).

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P4 level

Education: Degree, preferably in shelter-related sciences (e.g. Civil or Architecture Engineering)

Job experience: Minimum 8 years of relevant (international organization – UN Agencies, INGOs, IOs, Donors, Red Cross Red Crescent) job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 9 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of BA/BS).

Languages: Proficiency in English and knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic/ Chinese/French/Russian/Spanish) at B21 is required.

For positions at the P5 level

Education: Degree, preferably in shelter-related sciences (e.g. Civil or Architecture Engineering)

Job experience: Minimum 11 years of relevant (international organization – UN Agencies, INGOs, IOs, Donors, Red Cross Red Crescent) job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 12 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS). Management experience in emergency situations.

Languages: Proficiency in English and knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic/ Chinese/French/Russian/Spanish) at B22 is required.

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Information Technology Professionals Pipeline

 

Application closing date: 30 April 2019

Background: Our Information Technology Department (ITE) is looking for junior and senior women in technology professionals who want to take their careers to an international level, having an impact in people’s lives across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Register today in this Candidate Pipeline and we may contact you in the next months to discuss your background and interest in greater detail, and/or once a position becomes available for which your profile is relevant.

This can be a great opportunity for those who have an innovative and intrapreneurial mindset and want to work in a team that is constantly innovating. We encourage women from afro-descendants and indigenous origins, and with disabilities to register.

If you are a national of one of our 48-member countries and you live outside of the United States, we can assist you with the visa request and relocation process.

The team: Our ITE department is responsible for formulating the Bank’s IT Strategy, its implementation, and providing related technology, solutions and services. It provides all IT services (infrastructure and applications), architecture, policies and security to the IDB Group. Our department is made up of six groups, the IT Policy and Planning Division, the IT Operations Division and four Business Partners areas that serve as a liaison between ITE and all the Bank Operational and Corporate functions to implement solutions for the Bank and the region.

What we are looking for: Dynamic professionals to work in the following areas:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Information Security
  • Systems integration
  • Data management
  • Web development
  • Corporate Solutions, such as SAP, Hyperion, Salesforce, Microsoft, ServiceNow and others
  • Operations solutions

What you’ll need:

  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.
  • Languages: You speak English and a second language of the Bank (Spanish, Portuguese, and/or French)
  • Education: You hold a Master’s Degree from an accredited university in Information Technology, Business Administration or another discipline in the field of engineering. We may also consider candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree in the above areas, when relevant certificates and demonstrable experience in IT fields (programming, software, infrastructure, etc.) are held by candidates.
  • Experience: You have between 2 and 10 years of experience. For senior positions, experience in project management (IT or Business Transformation) and/or IT Management is required.
  • Engagement: We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate experience in finding innovative ways to do their job and/or innovative ways to deliver the mission of the Bank, and who can contribute to a knowledge-sharing environment.

Our inclusive culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee, you can be part of three resource groups: The Afro-Descendant Alliance Group, GLOBE (LGBT), and our Professional Women’s Network.

About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills but also are passionate about improving lives.

We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package, and support in the visa and relocation process.

The IDB offers competitive benefits and compensation package. The IDB is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.

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Accounting professionals Candidate Pipeline

Application closing date: 30 April 2019

Background: Our Finance Department is building a pipeline of accounting professionals who want to have an impact on people’s lives and take their careers to an international level.

Register today in this Candidate Pipeline and we may contact you in the next months to discuss your background and interest in greater detail, and/or once a position becomes available for which your profile is relevant.

This can be a great opportunity for those who have an innovative and intrapreneurial mindset and want to work in a team that is constantly innovating. We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities to register.

The team: We make the IDB’s development projects and ideas a reality by working with our internal and external clients to mobilize the Bank’s strong financial resources through effective, innovative and integrated financial solutions. This includes the investment of Bank’s financial resources, accounting and financial reporting, and overseeing the relations with financial markets and intermediaries.

The Accounting Division is responsible for preparing all financial statements and other related internal and external financial reports for the Bank’s main funds and other funds under its administration, establishing accounting policies and procedures, managing all accounting operations, and monitoring and ensuring that the accounting and financial reporting is in compliance with US GAAP or other special basis of accounting.

What we are looking for: Dynamic professionals to work in the following areas:

  • Bank’s Funds financial reporting in accordance with U.S. GAAP or other special bases of accounting; participation in the external annual audit process of the Bank’s funds.
  • Accounting activities related to payroll, fixed assets, administrative accounts and cash reconciliations.
  • Accounting activities of the Bank’s subsidiary ledgers related to Loans, Grants, Investments, Borrowing and derivatives.
  • Controls to support management assertion on the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Compliance, interpretation and implementation of accounting policies, standards and procedures.
  • Monitoring the execution of financial transactions throughout the Bank for compliance with accounting policies, procedures, and standards.

What you’ll need:

  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.
  • Languages: You speak English and a second language of the Bank (Spanish, Portuguese or French).
  • Education: Master’s Degree (or equivalent level of education) in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration. Certification to practice public accounting in a member country (CPA, Contador Público) may be considered in lieu of a Master’s Degree, provided the candidate holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • Experience: You have between 2 and 10 years of experience in accounting/auditing and experience acquired in a Big 4 accounting firm and/or multinational environment.
  • Engagement: We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate experience in finding new ways to do their job, and who can contribute to a knowledge-sharing environment.

Our inclusive culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of three resource groups: The Afro-Descendant Alliance Group, GLOBE (LGBT), and our Professional Women’s Network.

About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills but also are passionate about improving lives.

The IDB offers competitive benefits and compensation package. The IDB is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.

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Shelter Officer Profile

 

Various Locations

Grade: Junior (P2), Mid (P3) and Senior (P4) Level Positions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. Given the nature of UNHCR’s work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfil its mandate.

The Shelter Officer conducts comprehensive sectoral needs assessments in liaison with other relevant sectors such as protection, programme, community services, Public Health, WASH, administration and supply. To ensure the most effective response, both quantitative and qualitative data should be gathered on the profile/needs and living conditions of both the displaced population and host community. In a first instance, the incumbent ensures that UNHCR Field operations are supported in carrying out shelter and settlement needs assessments taking into account the current situation, projected population planning figures and the expected scale of returns.

The Shelter Officer also ensures that the development of shelter strategies take into account the local context, age and gender, culture, climate, environmental protection available resources and skills. In addition, the incumbent ensures that shelter responses evolve according to the changing nature of the situation, progressively working towards more durable solutions and drawing from local building practices and materials.

Within an urban context, it is essential that shelter responses take into consideration urban planning strategies, including an analysis or residential areas, housing affordability and availability. In addition, regardless of the context, shelter assistance should at all times minimize the risk of eviction, exploitation and abuse, overcrowded living conditions, limited access to services and unhygienic conditions.

Specialized functions to be dealt with by the incumbent in this post include shelter planning/design and construction monitoring, which imply that the person should have a strong academic qualification in civil engineering or architecture

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that UNHCR Field operations are supported in carrying out shelter needs assessments taking into account the current situation, projected population planning figures and the expected scale of returns.
  • Development of country level shelter strategies which are framed by UNHCR’s Global Strategy for Settlement and Shelter (2014-2018) and take into consideration the local context, age and gender, culture, climate, environmental protection and the availability of local resources, including materials, capacities and existing infrastructure.
  • Provide clear guidance on standards for shelter, including minimum emergency standards to meet basic and essential needs as well as guidance for phased improvement of shelter conditions that will be necessary as the duration of the displacement prolongs.
  • Together with UNHCR’s implementing partners, compiling, analysing and mapping available information on shelter options in country taking into account relevant policies adopted by the Government. When planning shelter works, ensuring that the technical component reflects UNHCR minimum standards for the provision of emergency and other types of shelter assistance and is within the budgetary requirements. Due consideration should be given to standards in other relevant sectors such as water and sanitation.
  • Ensuring the shelter strategy is periodically reviewed to reflect the evolving situation in country and progressively transitioning to more sustainable shelter solutions. This process should be done in close collaboration with the beneficiaries and the host Government while bearing in mind the shelter needs of people upon their eventual return to their country of origin.
  • Ensuring that specifications, bills of quantities and drawings are produced in a technically sound and standardised manner. Establish monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure that works are implemented according to plans and completed within the designated timeframe.
  • Promoting the sustainability of technical interventions through local capacity building and self-help in collaboration with local partners in the field. Ensure that local communities have been consulted on all activities so as not to create unnecessary tension between the displaced and host populations.
  • Monitor all shelter and infrastructure activities through Implementing Partners and ensure compliance with strategies and guidance provided and agreed.
  • In consultation with UNHCR’s implementing partners and local communities themselves, identifying the need for community based Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) that can benefit the local and displaced communities.
  • When identifying beneficiaries, ensure that the needs of the most vulnerable population of concern (POC) and host families are addressed. UNHCR’s vulnerability indicators should be applied in a participatory manner during the beneficiary selection.
  • When planning shelter works, ensure that the technical component reflects UNHCR minimum standards for the provision of emergency and other types of shelter assistance and is within the budgetary requirements. Standards for other sectors such as water and sanitation should be taken into consideration also.
  • The position requires regular contact with programme, protection and field staff in country in order to ensure technical support related to shelter and construction activities.
  • Close and regular contact with technical and non-technical staff of UN Agencies, Implementing Partners, National and International NGOs and Government Authorities, is essential to discuss matters relating to shelter and infrastructure coordination and provision.
  • Maintaining regular contact with the Shelter and Settlement Section in Geneva regarding all technical matters.

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

For positions at the P2 level

Education: Degree in Architecture or Civil-Engineering

Job experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS).

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P3 level

Education: Degree in Architecture or Civil-Engineering

Job experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant (international) experience with graduate degree (equivalent of Master’s), 6 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) of which a minimum of 2 years of international field experience.

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P4 level

Education: Degree in Architecture or Civil-Engineering.

Job experience: Minimum 8 years of relevant (international) experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 9 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) of which a minimum of 4 years of international field experience.

Languages: Proficiency in English and knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic/ Chinese/French/Russian/Spanish) at B21 is required.

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Treasury Professionals Candidate Pipeline

Application closing date: 31 March 2019

Background: Our Finance Department is building a pipeline of treasury professionals who want to have an impact on people’s lives and take their careers to an international level.

Register today in this Candidate Pipeline and we may contact you in the next months to discuss your background and interest in greater detail, and/or once a position becomes available for which your profile is relevant.

This can be a great opportunity for those who have an innovative and intrapreneurial mindset and want to work in a team that is constantly innovating. We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities to register.

The team: We make the IDB’s development projects and ideas a reality by working with our internal and external clients to mobilize the Bank’s strong financial resources through effective, innovative and integrated financial solutions. This includes the investment of Bank’s financial resources, accounting and financial reporting, and overseeing the relations with financial markets and intermediaries.

The Treasury Division procures funds from financial markets, manages the Bank’s liquid assets and cash resources, and administers the Bank’s loan portfolios. The Bank has a loan portfolio of around U$90 billion, and our clients are governments across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Who we are looking for: Dynamic professionals to work in the following areas:

  • Investment in fixed income portfolio, particularly high-grade and across multiple asset classes and jurisdictions; this includes credit assessment of specific investments and instruments, measuring reporting and ensuring compliance with investment guidelines.
  • Issuance of bonds and short-term funding instruments to fund the Bank, providing support to the Bank’s investor relationship efforts with different types of investors and diversified geographic coverage.
  • Support these two activities, including asset valuation, treasury compliance and reporting.
  • Distribute financial solutions to our clients (primarily federal and local governments in Latin America and the Caribbean), including facilitating communication with the Bank’s treasury to execute currency conversions, interest rate fixings and the use of other derivatives optionality available to our clients.
  • Innovate in our treasury back office, processing corporate payments and loan disbursements, monitoring and managing the Bank’s intraday and overnight cash positions.

What you’ll need:

  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.
  • Languages: You speak English and a second language of the Bank (Spanish, Portuguese or French).
  • Education: You have earned a Master’s in finance or hold a CFA or similar financial industry certification.
  • Experience: You have between 2 and 5 years of experience in finance or treasury activities at a public or private financial institution.
  • Engagement: We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate experience in finding new ways to do their job, and who can contribute to a knowledge-sharing environment.

Our inclusive culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee, you can be part of three resource groups: The Afro-Descendant Alliance Group, GLOBE (LGBT), and our Professional Women’s Network.

About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills but also are passionate about improving lives.

The IDB offers competitive benefits and compensation package. The IDB is committed to diversity and inclusion and to providing equal opportunities in employment. We embrace diversity on the basis of gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and HIV/AIDs status. We encourage women, Afro-descendants and persons of indigenous origins to apply.

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Physical Site Planner Officer Profile

 

Various Locations

Grade: Junior (P2), Mid (P3) and Senior (P4) Level Positions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. Given the nature of UNHCR’s work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfil its mandate.

The Physical Site Planner provides specialised support to emergency operations in designing and developing sustainable settlements to host people of concern to UNHCR. Within the context of UNHCR’s Global Strategy for Settlement and Shelter (2014-18), a settlement should take into consideration the spatial allocation of functions while addressing the needs of the population, the availability of resources, the amelioration of living conditions, the provision of services, enhancing transportation networks as well as recreational spaces.

In the past, the functions of the physical site planner were largely limited to designing new and isolated settlements in rural environments. Nevertheless, largely due to the global trend of increasing urbanization, the majority of the world’s refugees now live outside of camps. Consequently, many refugees share accommodation, live in non-functional public buildings, collective centres, in slums and informal types of settlements. The incumbent will therefore be expected to analyse the variety of settlement options available to accommodate the population of concern, be it in a rural or urban context. Settlement solutions may range from the development of a planned settlement, hosting arrangements, collective centres or rental accommodation. Taking into account factors such as the population size/profile, local context, culture, available resources, absorption capacity and skills, the physical site planner will advise and subsequently support the implementation of the most suitable settlement option.

The incumbent for this position should possess a strong academic qualification in architecture or civil engineering, demonstrated professional experience of physical site planning and knowledge of the variety of settlement options available within the specific context.

Responsibilities include: 

  • UNHCR’s country operation is technically sound in the field of site planning and thus better able to meet the needs of persons of concern.
  • Ensure that selection of sites for refugees and other persons of concern (POC) are based on approved technical guidelines, giving full consideration to relevant factors like land availability, accessibility, security, water resources and absorption capacity.
  • Conduct technical feasibility studies (site assessments) for identification of adequate sites in close coordination with Local Authorities at Provincial, District and Divisional levels, as well as with the concerned line Ministries and implementing partners.
  • Ensure that basic technical criteria of land availability/property, accessibility, security, topography, water resources, absorption capacity, and adequate terrain for proper sanitation facilities are taken into consideration while selecting potential sites. Other factors such as national reserves, migration corridor, and flooding, possible conflict with local population (grazing land) have also to be taken into consideration when identifying potential settlement solutions.
  • Within an urban context, assess the structural safety of public buildings, measure the absorption capacity within a community for host arrangements while ensuring that humanitarian standards are met to ensure dignified living conditions.
  • Develop, in close coordination with implementing partners and other concerned parties, settlement plans and their implementation modalities, including construction/rehabilitation of communal infrastructures (latrines, water points, etc.), taking into account the overall needs of target groups, their cultural preferences and the concerns of the local communities.
  • Ensure that settlement designs take into consideration protection oriented issues such as sexual and gender based violence and the specific needs of women, men, girls and boys. The security and privacy of all people of concern, the adequate location of sanitary/health/education facilities, communal services and distribution areas should also be addressed.
  • Coordinate with the affected committees, Local Authorities and other partners the identification of potential needs related to shelter and NFIs and ensure that NFI identification/distribution is coordinated among all the actors.
  • Advise on matters related to the procurement of sector related materials or equipment, including the development of technical specifications for bid documents, technical evaluation of bids, review/inspection of the quality of products/works.
  • Assist Programme colleagues in analysing budgetary implications of technical components, as well as ensuring the technical integrity of all sectoral interventions.
  • Work in close coordination with all functional Units in UNHCR (Protection, Programme, Community Services, Field, Administration, and Supply) for all issues related to protection, population of concern figures and assistance.
  • Maintain regular contact with the Shelter and Settlement Section in Geneva regarding all technical matters.

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

For positions at the P2 level

Education: Degree in Architecture or Civil-Engineering

Job experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS).

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P3 level

Education: Degree in Architecture or Civil-Engineering.

Job experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant (international) job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 6 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) of which a minimum of 2 years of international field experience.

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P4 level 

Education: Degree in Architecture or Civil-Engineering.

Job experience: Minimum 8 years of relevant (international) job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 9 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) of which a minimum of 4 years of international field experience.

Languages: Proficiency in English and knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic/ Chinese/French/Russian/Spanish) at B21 is required.

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Senior Technical Advisor

Vacancy Number: A39/1218

Post Number: OSC CYXX 0020

Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor NATO Grade: A-4

Basic Monthly Salary (12 x per year): 7.839,42 €, tax free

Closing Date: Sunday 31 March 2019

SHAPE is looking for a Senior Technical Advisor to support ACO senior leadership on Cyberspace strategy, operations, capabilities, policies and resources and to represent ACO interests in formal and informal meetings of NATO governance bodies.

GENERAL BACKGROUND:

SHAPE, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, is the Headquarters of Allied Command Operations (ACO), one of the two major military commands of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). ACO safeguards an area extending from the northern tip of Norway to the eastern border of Turkey. This equates to nearly two million square kilometres of land, more than three million square kilometres of sea, and a population of about 320 million people.

POST DESCRIPTION:

Location: Casteau/Mons, 60 Km south of Brussels (Belgium) Division: J6 Cyberspace

POST CONTEXT/POST SUMMARY

SHAPE is the strategic level command responsible for the planning, preparation, conduct and execution of NATO operations, missions, activities and tasks as directed by Council in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the Alliance. As a directorate uniquely established at the strategic level, the Cyberspace Directorate has oversight of all cyberspace activities across ACO, at all levels of command.

The J6 Cyberspace Division provides the strategic staff functions for cyberspace aspects within ACO’s strategic direction, planning and risk management to support NATO-led operations, initiatives, exercises and activities. The post is responsible for advising ACOS J6 Cyberspace on ACO Cyberspace strategy, for representing ACO positions and concerns regarding Cyberspace operations, capabilities and resources in formal and informal meetings of NATO governance bodies, and for providing coherent and consistent technical advice to the ACO MB, SHAPE MB and Command Group as well as the management and leadership of the directorate.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

The incumbent’s duties are:

1) To act as ACO’s subject matter expert on the full range of Cyberspace technical matters;

2) To provide enterprise-wide technical guidance for ACO on behalf of ACOS J6 Cyberspace;

3)  To resolve differing technical viewpoints among the ACO Cyberspace community;

4)  To interact at the most senior levels with technical experts from other NATO Cyberspace Stakeholders, particularly the NATO C&I Agency;

5) To monitor and evaluate, from a high-level view, the performance of the C&I Agency in the performance of Service Level Agreements, project implementation, and similar matters, allowing ACO to act as an intelligent customer of all communications and information services;

6) To attend senior working groups and committee meetings on key technical issues for SHAPE and ACO;

7)  To maintain a technical overview of the ACO Cyberspace requirements;

8)  To co-ordinate and provide technical advice to the leadership and management of ACO, as well as the Cyberspace Directorate;

9) To maintain a technical overview of all Cyberspace capabilities in development and use;

10) To provide overall Cyberspace related direction and guidance within SHAPE, in the conduct of capability management functions and responsibilities Develop ACO policy, directives, and procedures for Cyberspace Capability management and Cyberspace related programme and project management;

11) To act as CP member (CP Coordinator, Mission Sponsor, Operational Coordinator, Subject Matter Expert – CAPCO, MISPO, OCO, SME) to ensure coherence, in the development and implementation of CPs and Projects in the J6Cyberspace Division’s area of responsibility;

12) Internal-coordination authority.

Committee Participation:

  • National C3 Representatives – Member/Representative
  • Working Group of National Technical Experts – Member/Representative • Cyber Defence Management Board – Observer

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND ADDITIONAL DUTIES

The incumbent may be required to undertake TDY assignments to areas of military operations and exercises, both within and without NATO’s boundaries. Such assignments are unlikely to exceed 7 days duration but may be on short notice. For NATO International Civilian staff, acceptance of an employment contract linked to this post constitutes agreement to deploy in excess of 30 days if required.

He/she may be required to formally represent ACOS J6 Cyberspace at NATO, Bi-SC and ACO meetings and may be required to makes presentations on behalf of ACO at NATO, Bi-SC and ACO meetings. The post holder may be required to organize and lead cross- functional teams in support of ACOS J6 Cyberspace taskings.

The work is normally performed in a Normal NATO office working environment. Normal Working Conditions apply. The risk of injury is categorised as: No risk / risk might increase when deployed.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

A. Professional/Experience

1) Minimum of 10 years’ experience in military communications and information systems at both the operational and staff level.

2) Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a NATO communications and information systems organizational element (NATO Command Structure, NATO HQ staff, NATO Communications and Information Agency or its predecessors).

3) Minimum of 3 years’ experience in NATO common-funded resource matters (Military Budget, NATO Security Investment Programme, or both).

4) Minimum of 3 years’ experience in project, programme and/or portfolio management related to communications and information systems.

5) Minimum of 3 years’ experience in policy development, policy analysis and/or support of a NATO governance body (e.g., Military Committee).

B. Education/Training

University Degree in information technology, information systems engineering, business administration, quality engineering or related discipline, or Higher Secondary education and completed advanced vocational training.

C. Language

English – SLP 4343 (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing)

NOTE: The work both oral and written in this post and in this Headquarters as a whole is conducted mainly in English.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

A. Professional Experience

1. Experience in developing, operating or supporting both static and deployable military communications and information systems.

2. Experience in the operation or management of an enterprise-wide network and/or information system.

3. Experience in planning, operating or testing communications and information systems in multi-national exercises and / or operations.

4. Experience in the development, management or reporting of Service Level Agreements or Memoranda of Understanding for communications and information services.

5. Experience in managing contracts for the development, implementation, operation and/or support of communications and information systems.

B. Education/Training

1. Advanced university degree or post graduate diploma in management information technology, information systems engineering, business administration, quality engineering or other scientific or engineering field or equivalent experience.

2. Professional certification in Computer Security (CISSP, CISM or equivalent).

3. Certification in Programme Management (Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner Level, or equivalent).

4. Certification in Project Management (PRINCE 2, Practitioner Level or equivalent).

5. Certification in service management (ITIL or equivalent).

6. NATO Staff Officer Orientation Course or national equivalent.

7. NATO C4ISR Orientation or equivalent.

8. Resource Management Education Programme or equivalent.

9. NATO Consultation, Command and Control (C3) Course, or NATO Command and Control (C2) Course.

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Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy

LOCATION: NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

DIVISION: Political Affairs and Security Policy (PASP)

TITLE: Assistant Secretary General (ASG)

GRADE: Unclassified

COMPENSATION: shortlisted candidates will be provided with a simulation of the compensation package for this post.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: CTS

VACANCY N°: 190186

Closing date for applications: 14 April 2019, 23h59 CEST

1. SUMMARY

The Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy leads the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division. Within the NATO International Staff, the Assistant Secretary General (ASG) is responsible for the policy development of NATO’s partnerships, as well as advising on the political aspects of NATO’s security tasks.

This is a broad and varied portfolio, covering the following principal issues:

  • General political affairs within NATO;
  • NATO’s Enlargement Policy;
  • Building relationships with:
  1. international organisations and institutions, in particular with the European Union, the United Nations, and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe;
  2. Partnership for Peace countries;
  3. Mediterranean Dialogue partners;
  4. Istanbul Cooperation Initiative partners;
  5. Partners across the globe – which includes Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Colombia, New Zealand and Pakistan;
  • NATO’s policy and relationship with Russia;
  • Conventional Arms Control Policy.

The ASG reports to the Secretary General of NATO and advises the Secretary General on political affairs and security policy issues. There are 8 Assistant Secretaries General, all of whom report to the NATO Secretary General and are also accountable to the North Atlantic Council. As a member of the Secretary General’s senior management team, each Assistant Secretary General is also expected to contribute to overall policy development and delivery, including in areas beyond their direct set of responsibilities.

The ASG PASP manages the Division (presently approximately 65 staff members) and will be supported by a Deputy ASG and two subordinate Directors.

2. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The candidate must possess:

  • a strong background in political affairs, international relations and security policy, developed through 10-15 years of experience;
  • a proven track record of successfully developing key relationships with NATO partner countries, in both bilateral and multinational settings; a proven track record of working with key international organisations;
  • a university degree (Master’s level preferred) in a relevant field;
  • experience working in a multilateral environment or an environment with a variety of stakeholders from multi-cultural backgrounds;
  • a proven track record of experience in progressively senior posts, recent experience in senior-level leadership positions and significant professional experience in managerial positions;
  • a proven track record of creating a high-level vision and directing organisations to develop and implement the necessary policies;
  • the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): VI (“Proficiency”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other.

3. ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Assistant Secretary General chairs and co-chairs high-level committees composed of NATO Nations and partners.

These committees include the Deputy Permanent Representatives Committee, the Political Committee and the Political and Partnerships Committee. Several years’ experience of facilitating high-level dialogue and consensus is essential.

 ASG PASP will also be called upon to represent the Secretary General at high-level meetings. Experience of working in a multilateral environment or an environment with a variety of stakeholders from multi-cultural backgrounds is important. A proven management track record is also critical.

ASG PASP will speak in public fora and to the Press on behalf of the Secretary General. There is a substantial representation function associated with this appointment.

In his/her role as manager of the Division, the incumbent will lead and oversee a team of International staff officials who are under the direct supervision of the Heads of Section. Specifically, the ASG will:

  • Attract Staff: Ensure recruitment panels for posts in his/her Division are fair and objective; Serve on the Establishment Committee and make selection recommendations with the best interests of the Organization in mind;
  • Develop Staff: Adhere to sound management principles with staff, and provide in depth mentoring, coaching and training opportunities; Be available for guidance at critical moments; Ensure that all Divisional staff are clear on Organizational and Divisional objectives; Provide regular and fair feedback on performance, informally as appropriate and via the performance management system;
  • Monitor and Promote Performance: Participate in a collegial review of performance at divisional level to discuss possible development and mobility opportunities for individuals, identify high potentials and help ensure common standards are applied in the process across the Organization;
  • Foster Continual Improvement: Serve on internal strategy, policy, and coordination boards, as required. Actively contribute to the improvement of the Organization; Participate in the Senior Leader Orientation Programme, the Chairman Training Programme, and other programmes related to the successful execution of his/her duties.

4.COMPETENCIES

Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Achievement
  • Change Leadership
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Clarity and Accuracy
  • Developing Others
  • Impact and Influence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Awareness

5. KEY CHALLENGES

Key challenges facing the successful candidate for ASG, PASP during the next 3 years will likely include:

  1. In the field of security policy, and arms control policy, leading NATO’s policy response to current security challenges;
  2. Building deep relationships with the European Union, the United Nations, and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe;
  3. Ensuring the prioritisation of clearly defined partnership objectives in a resource constrained environment.
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Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management

LOCATION: NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

DIVISION: Executive Management (EM)

TITLE: Assistant Secretary General (ASG)

GRADE: Unclassified

COMPENSATION: shortlisted candidates will be provided with a simulation of the compensation package for this post

SECURITY CLEARANCE: CTS VACANCY N°: 190185

Closing date for applications: 14 April 2019, 23h59 CEST

1. SUMMARY

The Executive Management Division provides human resources, information technology, facilities and conference management, budgetary planning and guidance, and change management to enable NATO HQ to function effectively and efficiently in support of the North Atlantic Council, its subordinate committees and to the International Staff (IS).

The Assistant Secretary General of Executive Management (ASG/EM) will report to the Secretary General of NATO and advises him/her on internal and broader NATO-wide management issues. He/she will have broad delegated authority from the Secretary General on a number of topics related to his/her areas of responsibility. He/she will manage NATO’s largest Division (approximately 390 staff members) and will be supported by Deputies and Office Directors in the fields of Human Resources, Headquarters Support, Financial Resources and Information Technology.

There are 8 Assistant Secretaries General, all of whom report to the NATO Secretary General and are also accountable to the North Atlantic Council. As a member of the Secretary General’s senior management team, each Assistant Secretary General is also expected to contribute to overall policy development and delivery, including in areas beyond their direct set of responsibilities.

2. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The candidate must:

  • have a strong background in human and financial resources, preferably with both private and public sector experience, developed through 10-15 years of experience;
  • have a university degree (Master’s level preferred) in a relevant field;
  • have experience working in a multilateral environment or an environment with a variety of stakeholders from multi-cultural backgrounds;
  • have a proven track record of experience in progressively senior posts, recent experience in senior-level leadership positions and significant professional experience in managerial positions;
  • have experience facilitating high-level dialogue and consensus;
  • have experience championing organisation-wide change and revitalisation projects in IT, finance, HR, and/or facilities
  • the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): VI (“Proficiency”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other.

3. ACCOUNTABILITIES

The ASG/EM is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing the human, financial, information and structural resources of the Organization. He/she will be required to lead the identification and implementation of efficiencies and management reform initiatives on an on-going basis.

When required, the ASG/EM will speak in public fora and to the Press on behalf of the Secretary General. There is a representation function associated with this appointment within NATO HQ, NATO-wide, with nations and with the public. He/she has primary responsibility for relations with staff in the IS and NATO-wide, as well as for addressing staff- related issues with stakeholder nations.

In his/her role as manager of the Division, the incumbent will lead and oversee a team of international staff who are under the direct supervision of the Heads of Section. Specifically, he/she will:

  • Attract Staff: Ensure recruitment panels for posts in his/her Division are fair and objective; Serve on the Establishment Committee and make selection recommendations with the best interests of the Organization in mind;
  • Develop Staff: Adhere to sound management principles with staff, and provide in- depth mentoring, coaching and training opportunities; Be available for guidance at critical moments; Ensure that all Divisional staff are clear on Organizational and Divisional objectives; Provide regular and fair feedback on performance, informally as appropriate and via the performance management system;
  • Monitor and Promote Performance: Participate in a collegial review of performance at divisional level to discuss possible development and mobility opportunities for individuals, identify high potentials and help ensure common standards are applied in the process across the Organization;
  • Foster Continual Improvement: Serve on internal strategy, policy, and coordination boards, as required. Actively contribute to the improvement of the Organization; Participate in the Senior Leader Orientation Programme, the Chairman Training Programme, and other programmes related to the successful execution of his/her duties.

4. COMPETENCIES

Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Achievement
  • Change Leadership
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Clarity and Accuracy
  • Developing Others
  • Impact and Influence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Awareness

5. KEY CHALLENGES

Key challenges facing the successful candidate for ASG/EM during the next 3 years will likely include:

  1. Implementing an ambitious programme of change mandated under the NATO Headquarters Functional Review;
  2. Leading the International Staff in improving working methods, making best use of the new NATO Headquarters, and improving Alliance-wide coherence in management;
  3. Ensuring NATO hast he necessary human capital and HR policies to meet all Alliance priorities.
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Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment

 

LOCATION: NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

DIVISION: Defence Investment (DI)

TITLE: Assistant Secretary General (ASG)

GRADE: Unclassified

COMPENSATION: shortlisted candidates will be provided with a simulation of the compensation package for this post.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: CTS

VACANCY N°: 190184

Closing date for applications: 14 April 2019, 23h59 CEST

1. SUMMARY

The Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment (ASG/DI) leads the Defence Investment Division of the NATO International Staff. It is at the forefront of the development and delivery of capabilities covering the full range of military missions. The Division provides policy, technical and procedural expertise relating to armaments, air defence, missile defence, airspace management, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Command, Control, and Communication. Particular focus is put on the development of common funded capabilities.

The Division has the overall responsibility within the NATO International Staff for the development of the NATO Ballistic Missile Defence capability, related work in support of NATO-Russia cooperation as well as possible activities with third States.

It exercises similar responsibilities in the Joint ISR field by exercising coordination and oversight of contributions by all involved NATO entities.

The Division is the NATO HQ focal point for NATO Agencies and provides advice and policy guidance to the agencies through the Office of the Secretary General’s Liaison Officer to the NATO Agencies. It also covers, for the International Staff, policy aspects of armaments cooperation and the relationship with both Industry and the Science and Technology communities. It plays an important role in promoting multinational cooperation through concrete projects, as well as in developing cooperation with Partner nations in the different NATO agreed frameworks.

The ASG/DI manages the Division (composed of approximately 95 staff members), and is supported in this task by one Deputy ASG who also leads the Division’s Strategy Directorate and also functions as the Secretary General’s Liaison Officer to the NATO Agencies, one Director who is in charge of the Armaments and Aerospace Capability Directorate, and a Director who leads the new NATO Headquarters Project Office. ASG/DI also jointly leads, with the Director General of the International Military Staff, the NATO Headquarters Consultation Command and Control Staff, composed of approximately 80 civil and military staff.

There are 8 Assistant Secretaries General, all of whom report to the NATO Secretary General and are also accountable to the North Atlantic Council. As a member of the Secretary General’s senior management team, each Assistant Secretary General is also expected to contribute to overall policy development and delivery, including in areas beyond their direct set of responsibilities.

2. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The candidate must possess:

  • a solid background in defence matters, specifically in the field of armaments and defence systems developed through a minimum of 10-15 years of experience; direct change management experience; and a proven track record in successfully implementing complex programmes;
  • a university degree (Master’s level preferred) in a relevant field;
  • experience working in a multilateral environment or an environment with a variety of stakeholders from multi-cultural backgrounds including the military, the industry and the science and technology communities;
  • a proven track record of experience in progressively senior posts, recent experience in senior-level leadership positions and significant professional experience in managerial positions;
  • a proven track record of creating a high-level vision and directing organisations to develop and implement the necessary policies;
  • the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): VI (“Proficiency”) in one; I (“Beginner”) in the other.

3. ACCOUNTABILITIES

The ASG/DI deals directly with NATO members and partners as well as other international organisations on issues relating to delivery of military capabilities. He/she, chairs and co- chairs high-level committees composed of NATO Nations and partners:

  • The ASG is the Chairman of NATO’s Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD), which oversees systems and equipment programmes such as Missile defence and Joint ISR, as well as promotes multinational cooperation;
  • The ASG is the Chairman of the NATO Consultation, Command, and Control Board (C3B), which defines NATO Policy in the field of Communication and Information Systems and technically supports NATO Cyber Defence activities;
  • The ASG is the Chairman of the Deputy Permanent Representatives Committee when it considers the new NATO HQ, as well as when it considers institutional adaptation issues;
  • The ASG is the co-chairman, with the Deputy Chairman of the Military Committee, of the NATO Standardization Committee, which oversees production of norms and standards in interoperability;
  • The ASG chairs the Defence Policy and Planning Committee when it addresses Agency Reform and political-military aspects of Missile Defence.

ASG/DI will speak in public fora and to the Press on behalf of the Secretary General. There is a substantial representation function associated with this appointment.

In his/her role as manager of the Division, the incumbent will lead and oversee a team of International Staff officials which are under the direct supervision of the Heads of Section. Specifically, the ASG will:

  • Attract Staff: Ensure recruitment panels for posts in his/her Division are fair and objective; Serve on the Establishment Committee and make selection recommendations with the best interests of the Organization in mind;
  • Develop Staff: Adhere to sound management principles with staff, and provide in depth mentoring, coaching and training opportunities; Be available for guidance at critical moments; Ensure that all Divisional staff are clear on Organizational and Divisional objectives; Provide regular and fair feedback on performance, informally as appropriate and via the performance management system;
  • Monitor and Promote Performance: Participate in a collegial review of performance at divisional level to discuss possible development and mobility opportunities for individuals, identify high potentials and help ensure common standards are applied in the process across the Organization;
  • Foster Continual Improvement: Serve on internal strategy, policy, and coordination boards, as required. Actively contribute to the improvement of the Organization; Participate in the Senior Leader Orientation Programme, the Chairman Training Programme, and other programmes related to the successful execution of his/her duties.

4. COMPETENCIES

Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Achievement
  •  Change Leadership
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Clarity and Accuracy
  • Developing Others
  • Impact and Influence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Awareness

5. KEY CHALLENGES

Key challenges facing the successful candidate for ASG/DI during the next 3 years will likely include among others:

  1. Ensuring delivery and interoperability of current and future defence capabilities with a specific focus on Missile Defence and the broad Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance domain;
  2. AdvancingtheAlliance’stransformationbypromotingandimplementingcapabilities initiatives;
  3. Ensure NATO effectively promotes multinational cooperation in the defence industry;
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Technical ICT Expert (Satellite Transmission/Data Security)

ISSUED BY: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

VACANCY NUMBER: VNSMUS00570

VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded

FIELD OF EXPERTISE: Information Technology and Information Management

FUNCTIONAL LEVEL: Senior professional

GRADE: S2

NUMBER OF POSTS: 6

DUTY STATION: Ukraine

DATE OF ISSUE: 8 June 2017

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open until filled

General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure

Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • University education in computer science or related field or proven 2 years’ professional experience in managing information systems and supporting users
  • Experience of Windows XP 2003 workstation and server, MS Office Suite, Internet with emphasis on network administration
  • Demonstrated planning and organisational skills in a technology environment with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, demanding environment with multiple priorities

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

Education:

Advanced degree in a relevant field

Experience:

Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Advanced university degree in computer science, engineering, telecommunications, business administration, international relations, operations management, or related field, or graduate of a national military, police or emergency response academy at officer level with subsequent experience running 24/7 watch or control centres or a related discipline;
  • Minimum 6 years documented experience being employed in a similar role or position;
  • Proficient skills in computer hardware and software, network administration and maintenance, preferably in an international or public sector environment, practical experience in working with LAN/WAN networking systems;
  • Sound understanding of Information Technology and Surveillance Systems application in field conditions with minimal or no existent infrastructure;
  • High degree of familiarity and experience with Microsoft environment (Windows 7, Windows 2008 and 2012 Server, SCCM, AD), UNIX, network and server hardware devices, telecommunication systems, VPN and VLAN administration, extensive experience in Cisco hardware and software, VoIP services; Checkpoint products knowledge is a strong benefit;
  • Ability to produce basic scripts and automatize routine tasks;
  • Ability to make concrete sound decisions in a field environment with minimum external support in a team of people with a variety of competency portfolios and national background, and lead the team on video surveillance matters;
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environments;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including MS Word, Excel, Outlook as well as familiarity with internet search engines and techniques; experience with Access or other commercial databases is desirable;
  • Ability to assess situations and react rapidly, as well as to adjust and cope with changing tasks and priorities;
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written;
  • Experience managing operations conducted on a 24 hour basis, including coordination of shift workers;
  • Good knowledge of telecommunication systems, VPN and VLAN administration, extensive experience in Cisco hardware and software;
  • Experience in installing operating systems, software and other applications;
  • Understanding of network protocol TCP/IP, network topology;
  • Very good communication skills and competence in handling user’s problems;
  • Proven ability to carry out basic troubleshooting related to surveillance systems designed to perform in an autonomous mode (unattended surveillance systems), requirements to support them and maintain their operational lifetime;
  • Proven ability to draft, edit and produce concise, coherent daily and weekly reports incorporating narrative, visual and tabular data, meeting tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure.

Desirable:

  • Possession of a valid automobile ‘Class C’ driving license is a definite advantage;
  • Experience in off-road driving is an advantage;
  • Experience in living and working in adverse or kinetic environments;
  • Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian languages is a distinct advantage;
  • Experience of working in an international environment, Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Initial duration of assignment for this post is for a period of 12 months, with a possibility of extension, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

Please note that the recruitment for this position will be done in batches.

In an effort to build an effective and continually operating technical monitoring capability, the SMM is developing a robust sustainment program under the direction and supervision of the Fund Administration and Information and Communication Technologies Section (ICT). The technology which is being sustained directly in operated at the Technical Monitoring Centre.

The selected candidate may be deployed in the Donetsk or Luhansk region. Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Fund Administration and direct supervision of the Chief of ICT, the Technical ICT Expert performs the following specific functions:

  • Acting as focal point for all Surveillance technologies related issues in conjunction with ICT equipment; responding to requests for assistance from users; logging calls in a database; maintaining accurate log entries of requests with fault details;
  • Facilitating effective operation of OSCE Cameras installed at Observation Point in the Area of Operations (AOR) of Monitoring Team (MT) and providing recommendations on and supporting installation and maintenance of the network and communications systems;
  • Carrying out basic troubleshooting of surveillance systems designed to perform in an autonomous mode (unattended surveillance systems), requirements to support them and maintaining their operational lifetime;
  • Monitoring software applications used to control the operation of surveillance camera packages ¿ ranges for detection, identification and recognition of objects;
  • Ensuring uninterrupted and efficient operation of IT infrastructure and delivery of high quality standards of the ICT services for daily activities of the Mission and Technical Monitoring equipment at remote sites;
  • Performing installation, configuration, testing and deployment of hardware and software, including Local Area Network, Operating Systems, Electronic mail, Database systems, and security software;
  • Performing regular backup procedures and retrieving the archived data as necessary; maintaining library of associated materials for all equipment, processes, and procedures;
  • Developing and maintaining existing services and ICT infrastructure related to monitoring technology and sensors; analysing the set-up of Internet Protocol infrastructure and data traffic between camera and sensor sites and the
  • Technical Monitoring Centre;
  • Developing and ensuring necessary security of Mission’s ICT systems including proper access control for ICT resources – specifically to data repositories and internal ICT services, co-ordinating the establishment and maintenance of security related services such as antivirus software, firewalls, content scanning and intrusion detection systems;
  • Performing periodic quality tests of Camera site ICT Systems (Switches, Firewalls, 3G modems, Microwave links, Internet and leased lines, etc.);
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
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Camera/Sensor Expert

ISSUED BY: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

VACANCY NUMBER: VNSMUS00569

VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded

FIELD OF EXPERTISE: General Staff / Monitoring Functions

FUNCTIONAL LEVEL: Senior professional

GRADE: S2

NUMBER OF POSTS: 6

DUTY STATION: Ukraine

DATE OF ISSUE: 8 June 2017

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open until filled

General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure

Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Depending on the field activity’s mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

Education:

Advanced degree in a relevant field

Experience:

Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Advanced university degree in Information technology, electronics, business administration, international relations, operations management or graduate of a national military, police or emergency response academy at officer level with subsequent experience running 24/7 watch or control centres or other relevant field;
  • Minimum 6 years documented experience being employed in a similar role or position;
  • Sound understanding of Information Technology and Surveillance Systems (primarily video surveillance) application in field conditions with minimal or no existent infrastructure;
  • Expert knowledge/understanding of video cameras for surveillance systems especially daylight cameras with optical sensors, thermal vision cameras (cooled or uncooled technology), their fundamental features and areas of application, functionality;
  • Understanding of basic functional feature of software applications used to control the operation of surveillance camera packages, ranges for detection, identification and recognition of objects;
  • Ability to make concrete sound decisions in a field environment with minimum external support in a team of people with a variety of competency portfolios and national background, and lead the team on video surveillance matters;
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of electrical power systems based on solar and/or wind sources of energy;
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environments;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including MS Word, Excel, Outlook as well as familiarity with internet search engines and techniques; experience with Access or other commercial databases desirable;
  • Ability to assess situations and react rapidly, as well as to adjust and cope with changing tasks and priorities.

Desirable:

  • Possession of a valid automobile ‘Class C’ driving license is a definite advantage;
  • Experience in off-road driving is an advantage;
  • Experience in living and working in adverse or kinetic environments;
  • Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian languages is a distinct advantage;
  • Experience of working in an international environment;
  • Experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Initial duration of assignment for this post is for a period of 12 months, with a possibility of extension, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

Please note that the recruitment for this position will be done in batches.

In an effort to build an effective and continually operating technical monitoring capability, the SMM is developing a robust sustainment program under the direction and supervision of the Fund Administration and Information and Communication Technologies Section (ICT). The technology which is being sustained directly in operated at the Technical Monitoring Centre.

The selected candidates may be deployed either in the Donetsk or Luhansk region.

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Fund Administration and direct supervision of the Chief of ICT, the Camera/Sensor Expert will perform the following specific functions:

  1. Managing the surveillance maintenance team and providing expert advice on fundamental features, areas of application and functionality of the surveillance equipment;
  2. Assisting the Chief of ICT in building a robust sustainment programme;
  3. Providing recommendations and advises on mission-specific common technological surveillance standards;
  4. Contributing to the development of plans on, inter alia, command and control, operational support, technical and expert support deployment, personal security (in co-ordination with the SMM’s regional security advisors), logistics and administration as they relate to technical monitoring;
  5. Providing recommendations on and supporting installation and maintenance of the monitoring systems;
  6. Contributing to the development of various technical monitoring concepts for the SMM;
  7. Participating in and providing input to periodic planning and information meetings designed to develop short- and long-range strategies to resolve issues, developing requirements and/or system integration support;
  8. Developing and updating Electro Optical Infra Red (O/IR) and associated systems sustainment Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  9. Developing work plans and weekly schedules for the deployment of a maintenance team;
  10. Drafting daily, weekly and monthly activity reports;
  11. Working in conjunction with Technical Monitoring Centre (TMC) to monitor the status of sensors and sensor-related equipment and accessories;
  12. Carrying out basic troubleshooting of surveillance systems designed to perform in an autonomous mode (unattended surveillance systems), requirements to support them and maintain their operational lifetime;
  13. Monitoring software applications used to control the operation of surveillance camera packages ¿ ranges for detection, identification and recognition of objects;
  14. Performing other duties as assigned.
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Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Application closing date: 31 March 2019

Summary

The incumbent is responsible to the General Manager (GM) for Information Technology (IT), Information Systems (IS) and Information Resource Management (IRM). More precisely, he/she is responsible for performing the following functions:

Responsibilities 

Command Responsibilities

  • Directing the activities of the NSPA Information and Communication Technology (ICT) function, including the responsibility for all ICT personnel, processes and policies across the Agency.
  • Formulating ICT vision, strategy, policy and plans to be approved by the GM and the NSPO Agency Supervisory Board (ASB).

Functional and Staff Responsibilities

  • Acting as the senior advisor to the GM and Executive Management Board (EMB) on information technology (IT), Information Systems (IS) and Information Resource Management (IRM).
  • Developing an annual ICT Plan and overseeing its execution; ensuring compliance with governing standards.
  • Controlling the overall ICT budget.
  • Ensuring that IT provision by third parties is cost effective.
  • Contributing to NSPA’s corporate planning and development efforts, in particular ensuring that the Agency’s ICT capability is continuously updated and is integrated into the activities of the Business Units and Support Functions.
  • Directing, managing and providing policy, guidance and oversight of the Agency’s cyber security, information assurance, network infrastructure and operations, telecommunications and information security.
  • As the designated Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Operational Authority, acting as the main NSPA Point of Contact (POC) for all ICT matters including CIS security and Cyber Defence.
  • Chairing the NSPA information Systems Committee (ISC); serving on committees and other groups pertaining to the ICT function.
  • Coordinating and exchanging information with the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) and other NATO officials having similar or related responsibilities and functions; representing the GM on ICT matters outside the Agency.
  • Working closely with other EMB members to create strategic plans.
  • Establishing the strategic and tactical goals, policies and procedures for the Information Systems Division (IS).
  • Aligning IT objectives and programmes to Agency objectives and strategies.
  • Defining metrics based on overall business objectives.
  • Aligning IT risk management with Agency risk management.
  • Approving IT standards and technologies.
  • Monitoring Agency business trends and related technological trends in the computer industry and, where appropriate, recommending suitable modification to high level plans.
  • Supporting, through the provision of ICT services, NSPA’s strategic objectives of efficiency, effectiveness and cost-control.
  • Endorsing the IS Services Portfolio, setting priorities for the provision of ICT services and selecting the optimum balance between organic and outsourced support resources.
  • Providing advice and guidance concerning the integration, efficiency and effectiveness of Business Processes (BP) and Information/Knowledge Management (IKM).

Other Responsibilities

  • The incumbent is further responsible for administrative management and supervision of the CIO Office and the accuracy of advice provided to the GM on all IT matters.
  • In accordance with NATO policy, conducting duty travel, as required in support of NAC approved operations and missions, on a case-by-case basis, by travelling to associated theatre/mission locations, especially where NSPA personnel are/will be serving.
  • Managing employee performance in line with applicable governing instructions.
  • Performing other related functions as required in peacetime and any other appropriate functions assigned in times of crisis or war.
  • In the event of crisis or war the incumbent will, subject to the agreement of his/her national authorities, remain in the service of the Agency

Qualifications

General Qualifications

  • Master’ s degree (or higher) in computer science, computer engineering, information technology or information science.
  • Fifteen years of proven IS management experience at senior staff or management level in a sizeable organisation, preferably one in the government defence sector or in an international organisation, a national public administration (civil or military), or the private sector.
  • Previous responsibility for budgeting and financial management at senior level.
  • Demonstrable success in managing a large IT staff in a complex operational environment.
  • Knowledge of IS including software development and infrastructure.
  • Senior management experience of leading and implementing change.
  • Proven experience of using effective negotiation skills to gain buy-in and achieve desired outcomes, including business growth.
  • Proven experience of managing time and work effectively under pressure while producing high-quality products under short-notice deadlines.
  • Proven experience of mitigating risk by developing resourceful and effective solutions to complex problems (including HR).
  • Proven ability to set and implement performance goals and expectations, with relevant metrics, and to redirect and improve performance where needed.
  • Proven performance in building, leading and participating in high-performing teams.

Specific Qualifications

  • Experience with modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and management systems, preferably SAP.
  • Experience with comprehensive office information system support, preferably Microsoft software based.
  • Experience with all aspects of applications exposed on public and private networks (such as the internet), specifically IS security, reliability and availability.
  • Successful Project Management experience in an international environment.

Language Qualifications

  • NATO’s two official languages are English and French. The work of this post is mainly conducted in English, therefore fluency in that language is essential and working knowledge of French is desirable.
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Senior Mechanical Engineer – Generic Profile

 

Post Information

Post Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer

Level: ICS-11

Functions / Key Results Expected

To assist projects from conceptual through detailed design and project implementation, the home-based Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the provision of mechanical engineering services to IPMG work streams, country offices, and project teams. The scope of these services will be defined with each request for services and may include technical review, design, and guidance.

The Mechanical Engineer will play a key role in ensuring the safety and quality of UNOPS infrastructure works.  On a request basis from IPMG and country offices, the Mechanical Engineer will be expected to fulfil the following responsibilities in line with industry standards and applicable national and international codes and guidelines:

  1. Technical review of design documentation.
  2. Support to design development.
  3. Application of professional judgment.
  4. Application of professional judgment.

Technical review of design documentation

Review mechanical design drawings, technical specifications, and BOQs in terms of accuracy and suitability to overall design requirements, identifying aspects where designs do not comply with minimum codes, standards, and IPMG policies, and providing practical guidance for design improvement.

Support to design development

Applying technical expertise and professional experience, the Mechanical Engineer will support projects by providing guidance in the design development of mechanical works to achieve technical objectives.

Application of professional judgment

To ensure the safety, functionality and fitness of infrastructure while recognizing the circumstances and constraints of the UNOPS operational context, the Electrical Engineer will be required to apply professional judgment in the application of relevant codes, standards, and IPMG policies.

Independence, integrity, and objectivity

In the performance of professional services, the Mechanical Engineer will act as an independent technical expert, free of conflicts of interests, and must be able to maintain the integrity of his/her technical opinion.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university, professional certification in mechanical engineering, or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of Master’s Degree (total of 9 years of experience).

Experience:

At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in mechanical engineering with strong knowledge of industrial equipment and machinery and heating/cooling systems, particularly in the design and installation of HVAC systems is required. Understanding of and experience with health clinics and TB treatment facilities is highly desired. Understanding of and experience in development infrastructure sector is desired. Knowledge of sustainable and resilient approaches to mechanical engineering and green technologies is an asset Knowledge of electromechanical interfaces in wastewater treatment plans etc. is an asset.

Key Competencies

Technical expertise in infrastructure engineering design and review practices. Knowledge of industry and international standards in mechanical engineering. Knowledge of mechanical exhaustion and ventilator systems and supporting devices. Ability to assess and verify the suitability of technical specifications of mechanical products, services, and associated materials. Knowledge of building heating systems, lifts and other necessary hoist arrangements. Time management, ability to manage competing priorities. Excellent analytical ability. Report writing. Professionalism. Integrity. Results focused with ability to deliver.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English required. Knowledge of French, Spanish and/or lesser-known languages is highly desired.

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Senior Electrical Engineer – Generic Profile

 

Post Information

Post Title: Senior Electrical Engineer Level: ICS-11

Functions / Key Results Expected

The Electrical Engineer will play a key role in ensuring the safety and quality of UNOPS infrastructure works. On a request basis from IPMG and country offices, the Electrical Engineer will be expected to fulfil the following responsibilities in line with industry standards and applicable national and international codes and guidelines:

  1. Technical review of design documentation.
  2. Support to design development.
  3. Application of professional judgment.
  4. Independence, integrity, and objectivity.

Technical review of design documentation

Review electrical design drawings, technical specifications, and BOQs in terms of accuracy and suitability to overall design requirements, identifying aspects where designs do not comply with minimum codes and standards and IPMG policies, and providing practical guidance for design improvement.

Support to design development

Applying technical expertise and professional experience, the Electrical Engineer will support projects by providing guidance in the design development of electrical works to achieve technical objectives.

Application of professional judgment

To ensure the safety, functionality and fitness of infrastructure while recognizing the circumstances and constraints of the UNOPS operational context, the Electrical Engineer will be required to apply professional judgment in the application of relevant codes, standards, and IPMG policies.

Independence, integrity, and objectivity

In the performance of professional services, the Electrical Engineer will act as an independent technical expert, free of conflicts of interests, and must be able to maintain the integrity of his/her technical opinion.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university, professional certification in electrical engineering, or equivalent. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with two additional years of relevant experience  may be accepted in lieu of advanced Master’s Degree (total 9 years of experience).

Experience:

At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in electrical engineering with strong knowledge of design, installation, operation and monitoring of electrical power supply and distribution systems, especially building wiring installations, is required. Understanding of and experience with renewable energy solutions, including solar and wind, as well as stand-alone power systems and microgrids, is highly desired. Understanding of and experience with electrical works for hospitals, health clinics, and waste water treatment plants is desired. Understanding of and experience in development infrastructure sector is desired. Knowledge of sustainable and resilient approaches to electrical engineering and green technologies is an asset.

Key Competencies

Technical expertise in infrastructure engineering design and review practices. Knowledge of industry and international standards in electrical engineering. Knowledge of power generation, transmission, and distribution, including low voltage systems, distribution boards and switchgear. Knowledge of loads, cable sizing calculations and cable schedules. Ability to assess and verify suitability of technical specifications of electrical products, services, and associated materials. Facility drawing and evaluating single-line diagrams. Knowledge of natural and artificial lighting; security and alarm systems; communication lines, telephones, and it networks; and lightning protection. Time management, ability to manage competing priorities. Excellent analytical ability. Report writing. Professionalism. Integrity. Results focused with ability to deliver.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English required. Knowledge of French, Spanish and/or lesser-known languages is highly desired.

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Project Manager – Infrastructure Generic Profile

 

Post Information

Post Title: Project Manager – Infrastructure

Supervisor/Grade: Programme / Senior Project Manager

Level: ICS- 11

Functions / Key Results Expected

  1. General construction.
  2. Feasibility study/needs assessment.
  3. Design Management.
  4. Construction supervision.
  5. Knowledge management.

General Construction

  • Plan and coordinate work activities with the Project Manager /Programme Manager.
  • Take timely action to prevent potential delays and/or cost overruns that can be avoided.
  • Report and recommend remedial actions regarding potential delays and/or cost overruns to the Project Manager/ Programme Manager.
  • Provide supervision of project work progress and quality for on-time project delivery.
  • Prepare project related documentations such as periodic progress reports, site monitoring reports, stakeholder meeting minutes, engineer’s instructions and variation orders, contractor’s bills review reports, certifications, client hand-over documents and contracts close-out reports.
  • Manage final hand over and acceptance report based on technical specifications against the approved project. Provide data and information about project work to Project Manager/ Programme Manager for reporting purposes.
  • Ensure UNOPS FIDIC contracts are administered appropriately.
  • Ensure proper liaison, coordination and exchange of information with the Municipal Authority
  • Accompany all site visits by any Authority and Donor representatives.
  • Provide a monthly report to the Project Manager/ Programme Manager, detailing all project matters including quality, health and safety, environmental and financial, as well as any issues relating to possible delays, cost overruns, variations and any other matter as agreed with the Project Manager.

Feasibility /needs assessment

  • Complete needs assessment, organize preliminary studies and monitor/supervising consultants. Support the review of requests for new construction and rehabilitation works.
  • Carry out assessments and prepare reports with recommendations for follow up actions.
  • Assist the Project Manager/ Programme Manager in redacting the tender dossier, with particular focus to the technical documents (drawings, BoQ, technical specification and standards).

Design Management

  • Outline design requirements (e.g. timeline) to procure design services, including concept, preliminary and final stages where applicable.
  • Manage the design plan ensuring deliverables are available on time, and to the required quality.
  • Review and approve the BoQ.
  • Assist the procurement team with technical assistance in the preparation of tender documentation and bid analysis where required.

Construction supervision

  • Supervise construction works and administer works execution as per the contractual provisions and the design specifications.
  • Ensure quantity/quality control and time schedule consistency.
  • Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications and inform promptly of eventual deviations.
  • Ensure constructions works are completed on time, within budget and to quality standards. Provide regular supervision of the project work progress and quality for on-time delivery.

Knowledge management

  • Provide training and technology transfer to national personnel and contractor’s personnel and advice on good construction practices, good environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for development planning and knowledge building.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education: A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field is required. A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Certification: AutoCAD certification is desirable. Project Management certification (for example PRINCE2® Foundation is desirable)

Experience: A minimum of 7 years of experience, related to the project requirements, in civil engineering construction management is required. Work experience in post-conflict/ fragile environments is desirable. Some experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable.

Language Requirements: Full working knowledge of English/French/Spanish/Arabic is essential. Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is desirable.

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Head of Support Services – Generic Profile

Post Information

Post Title: Head of Support Services

Level: ICS-11

Functions / Key Results Expected

UNOPS Country Offices /Multi-Country Offices are responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost-effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results. There are currently 19 of these Country Offices / Multi-Country Offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Head of Support Services is a critical leadership role in the Country Offices / Multi-Country Offices / Global Clusters, reporting to the Director, who provides general guidance and supervision. The role is responsible for providing an efficient and integrated support service for the Country Office / Multi-Country Office / Global Cluster dealing on a daily basis with a diverse team of national and international professionals.

  1. Operational leadership, advisory and technical support.
  2. Project planning and coordination support.
  3. Procurement.
  4. Financial and compliance management.
  5. Human resource management.
  6. Administration and information technology.
  7. Knowledge management and innovation.

 

Operational leadership, advisory and technical support

As a key leadership role for the Country/Multi-Country Office, the Head of Support Services monitors and supervises teams as well as all aspects of operations (Finance, HR, Procurement, Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE), Information Technology (ICT) and Administration) to ensure achievement of results whilst driving compliance with corporate strategies, UNOPS rules, regulations, policies, and standards of accountability, ethics and integrity.

Monitor support services to ensure continuously improving client service and satisfaction, including liaising with appropriate Headquarters Practice Groups and IPAS for required support.

Contribute to the formulation of Country Office/Multi-Country Office strategies and policies through advisory services to the Country Office/Multi-Country Office Director.

Provide technical advice and operational guidance on innovative approaches to project financing, risk assessment/mitigation and use of financing structures, mechanisms instruments and guarantees.

Collaborate with colleagues to identify the need, determine the cost and plan all Country Office/Multi-Country Office support services, including Procurement, Finance, Human Resources and administrative services. 
Assist the Country Office/Multi-Country Office Director in setting goals, targets and performance standards for projects, and recommend tools for monitoring, evaluation and auditing.

At the request of the Country Office/Multi-Country Office Director participate in any UN forum discussions and planning to ensure UNOPS position, interests and priorities are fully considered.

Lead on Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) matters to ensure they are integrated into all aspects of the operations and that related risks are managed effectively.

Project planning and coordination support

Provide assistance and support to programme and project budget preparation, revisions and work planning. 
Provide input into project engagement and acceptance documents including assisting with contract negotiations.

Provide advice on goal setting, targets and performance standards for projects and recommend tools for monitoring, evaluation and auditing.

Monitor project financial projections, take decisions and/or refer critical issues to the Country Office/Multi-Country Office Director and/or other stakeholders for action.
Provide advice on programme and project cost sharing, deployment of funds and closure.
Constantly monitor and analyze the operating environment to identify potential risks and take action/refer critical issues for intervention to ensure delivery of results. 
Closely liaise with the Field Offices (within the Country Office/Multi-Country Office) in order to troubleshoot any issues that might cause interruption in the support services management.

Procurement

Oversee and supervise Country Office/Multi-Country Office procurement processes, including tendering processes and evaluation and supplier selection, to ensure viable procurement solutions that meet operational needs and compliance with UNOPS procurement procedures, regulations and standard of accountability, ethics, integrity and performance.

Evaluate contractual arrangements and legal commitments/risks for appropriate action.
In consultation with relevant colleagues, review, administer and issue contracts, agreements/amendments with institutions and UN agencies. 
Oversee the logistics of goods and equipment on project sites to confirm delivery and safe warehousing.

Evaluate, list, update and monitor the performance of the roster of service providers of suitable firms or institutions.

Financial and compliance management

Prepare the Country Office/Multi-Country Office financial plan and manage the budget process/cycle to ensure timely revisions and reallocation of funds.
Oversee the Support Services Finance Unit and ensure compliance with the UNOPS/Financial Rules & Regulations and Finance procedures.
Monitor, track and control expenditure to ensure optimum and appropriate use of resources.

Ensure the availability of required financial reports and exception reports including investigating anomalies to resolve problems, reporting or recommending any action required to relevant stakeholders.

Supervise the timely review, posting and closure of accounts. Certify/verify accuracy and compliance with standards of accountability framework. Submit/prepare mandated report on financial status.

Supervise all financial services (accounting, cash management, payments etc.) ensuring timeliness and compliance with standards of accountability and performance.
 Monitor the Management Budget expenditures for the Country Office/Multi-Country Office and ensure that LMDC (Locally Managed Direct Cost) is properly recovered, billed and spent in accordance with the applicable procedures.
Act as focal point for any internal/external audit exercise.

Human resource management

Plan personnel required for Country Office/Multi-Country Office programmes/projects.
Oversee all human resource services/processes including recruitment, salary administration and compensation, performance review, training and development, ensuring compliance with human resource rules, regulations, procedures and standards of performance and ensuring that hiring managers actively seek to create diverse teams in terms of gender and geography.

Promote and support a learning culture by empowering individuals and teams to identify critical learning needs and plan/provide easy access to learning opportunities to maintain personnel competency and flexibility.

Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.

Exercise control of all staffing issues within the Country Office/Multi-Country Office as required by the projects’ demands including recruitment, training, staff performance review.

Administration and Information Technology

In close collaboration with Headquarters, support maintenance of a secure and reliable ICT environment, including adequate plans for disaster recovery.
Manage the acquisition, maintenance, inventory, recording, verification and protection of project and administrative facilities/assets, including IT infrastructure, equipment and servers.

Identify opportunities for leveraging the use of IT to enhance business operations and efficiency and to facilitate knowledge management, and information sharing.
Manage the timely and efficient delivery of all administrative services, (e.g. premises, asset management, organizational and personnel security, travel and IT).

Knowledge management and innovation

Contribute to the development and introduction of innovation to ensure UNOPS is continually incorporating best practice approaches in Country Office/Multi-Country Office Support Services.

Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building.

At the request of the Country Office/Multi-Country Office Director and in collaboration with the team, plan, implement and organize strategic capacity building of project personnel, clients and stakeholders.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education: A Master’s degree in a relevant related field is required. A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Experience: A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience covering at least two of the following operations functions: Procurement, Finance, Logistics/ Asset Management and Human Resources. Knowledge of the other functions is desirable. A minimum of 3 years of leadership experience, including a proven record of accomplishment in managing staff and operational systems, is required. Some experience in UN system organizations preferably in a developing country is desirable. Experience dealing with UN regulations, rules and policies in the areas of contracting, procurement and human resources is desirable.

Language Requirements: Full working knowledge of English or French or Spanish is essential. Knowledge of Arabic or another official UNOPS language is an asset.

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Head of Programme – Generic Profile

 

Post Information

Post Title: Head of Programme

Organizational Unit: Operational Hub/Operations Centre

Supervisor/ Grade: Operational Hub Director/Operations Centre Director

Level: ICS-12

Functions / Key Results Expected

  1. Programme governance, implementation and monitoring.
  2. Programme development and planning.
  3. Manage programme resources.
  4. Partnership networking and advocacy.
  5. Knowledge management and innovation.

Programme governance, implementation and monitoring

  • Accept responsibility for project portfolio oversight as delegated by the Operational Hub/Operations Centre Director, and through the role of Project Executive on Project Boards.
  • Establish and execute the programme implementation plans in collaboration with the team and partners, including setting objectives, performance measurements, standards and results expected to ensure timely and client-oriented services.
  • Monitor and supervise the timely and cost-effective implementation of the programme according to UNOPS goals and partner expectations approved the budget and full cost recovery.
  • Supervise the Programme Management Office (PMO) to ensure that project management policies, processes and methods are followed and practiced according to the organization’s standards, best project management practices are promoted, and overall assurance of projects is provided.
  • Mentor and assist Project Managers in planning, execution and delivery of allocated projects, ensuring incorporation of best practice project management processes.
  • Facilitate timely and accurate project tracking, analysis of outputs, and reporting.
  • Develop and implement the programme governance framework.

Manage programme resources

  • Plan and propose to the Operational Hub Director/Operations Centre Director, required programme resources (human and financial).
  • Submit revenue and expenditure forecasts based on UNOPS and Operational Hub/Operations Centre financial goals.
  • Determine pricing strategies based on UNOPS pricing policy and models to ensure an appropriate balance between revenue and development capacity within UN mandate and spirit.
  • Manage programme resources in accordance with UNOPS standards of ethics, integrity and accountability framework and financial sustainability.
  • Plan, recruit, manage and develop programme personnel/technical experts with the skills and competencies needed to ensure optimum performance and encouraging the formation of diverse teams in term of gender and geography.
  • Promote teamwork, collaboration and diversity by providing the programme team with clear direction, objectives and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.
  • Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.
  • Plan, conduct and/or respond to UNOPS performance evaluation reviews and surveys.

Partnership, networking and advocacy

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through active networking, advocacy and effective communication of UNOPS competencies in project service delivery and management.
  • Support the business development function by identifying and developing new business and partnership/customer opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Business Development Manager to prepare proposals and partnerships engagement. Contribute to current and future growth plans for the Operational Hub/Operations Centre, ensuring alignment with the UNOP Strategic Plan.
  • Support Communication Specialists to develop communication strategies to maximise communication impact and outreach and build awareness of UNOPS goals and competencies to reinforce UNOPS competitive edge as a provider of sustainable projects results.
  • At the request of the Operational Hub Director/Operations Centre Director participate and/or represent the Operational Hub/Operations Centre in inter-agency discussions and planning to ensure UNOPS position, interests and priorities are fully considered.

Knowledge management and innovation

  • Keep abreast of and incorporate best practices, approaches and technology to enhance the programme delivery and results.
  • Institutionalise and share best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building. Recommend policy changes to align operations with changing environment if need occur.
  • Lead the planning, implementation and organization of strategic capacity building of personnel, clients and stakeholders within the programme.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education: A Master’s degree in project management, public administration, social science, engineering or other relevant related field is required. A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Certification: PRINCE2® Foundation/Practitioner an asset, but required completion within first 6 months of onboarding. Programme/Project Management Professional (MSP® or PMI-PgMP/PMI-PMP) an asset.

Experience: A minimum of 10 years of experience managing projects in infrastructure field which combines strategic and managerial leadership in social development, business development, executive management and/or programme management planning and operations in a large international and/or corporate organization. Some experience in UN system organizations preferably in a developing country is an asset.

Language Requirements: Full working knowledge of English/French/Spanish/Arabic is essential. Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.

Please note: This is a job profile, not a live vacancy

Construction Manager – Generic Profile

Post Information

Post Title: Construction Manager

Level: ICS-10

Functions / Key Results Expected

  1. General construction
  2. Reporting
  3. Knowledge management

General construction

  • Assist the Project Manager to monitor UNOPS implementation plan including Quality, Health & Safety and Environment.
  • Where required assist the Contractor to manage, plan and coordinate monthly, weekly and daily construction activities including monitoring site safety and construction quality.
  • Participate in construction approval and inspection activities.
  • Liaise closely with engineering staff, ensuring engineering accuracy of construction activities.
  • Identify and solve construction issues in a timely fashion, keeping project manager and engineering staff informed.
  • Liaise with, and provide support to, other offices within the country as required.
  • Promote a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Project Team.

Reporting

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of progress and conditions on site through daily site record.
  • Prepare and submit to the Project Engineer/Senior Project Engineer a monthly(or as requested) report within 5 days of month-end, summarizing progress of contractor activities, quality control issues, resourcing and scheduling issues, and any other pertinent facts as required.
  • Produce any appropriate documentation identified by the Project Manager in a professional and accurate manner.

Knowledge sharing

  • Contribute to the project evaluation process; highlight challenges associated with the project and feedback into a continuous improvement cycle.
  • Provide training and knowledge transfer to national/contractor personnel including advice on good construction practices, environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction.
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for development planning and knowledge building.

The effective and successful achievement of results by the Construction Manager directly affects the successful delivery of the project on time, budget and above the expectations of all stakeholders. This consequently reinforces the visibility and image of UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

A nationally recognized certificate in a relevant construction trade, for example, carpentry, concreting, plumbing, electrician etc is highly desirable.

Experience:

A Higher National Diploma (or national equivalent) in construction management or similar with minimum 11 years’ experience in managing or supervising construction activities related to the project requirements on a range of large and diverse construction projects in a developed commercial environment, requiring the coordination of multiple contractors and multiple trades simultaneously is required.

Ability to deliver projects on time, within budget in a demanding cultural context with transitional government partners under challenging physical conditions and poor national infrastructure is required.

Extensive experience implementing works under complex quality and safety plans is essential.

Experience directing and mentoring technical trade staff is essential.

Some experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable.

Certification:

Project Management Certification (for example PRINCE2®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) is desirable.

Language Requirements:

Full working knowledge of English/French/Spanish/Arabic is essential. Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.

Please note: This is a job profile, not a live vacancy

Project Engineer – Generic Profile

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Post Information

Supervisor/ Grade: Senior Project Engineer/Project Manager

Level: ICS- 10

Functions / Key Results Expected

  1. General construction
  2. Feasibility study/needs assessment
  3. Design Management
  4. Construction supervision
  5. Knowledge management

1. General Construction

  • Plan and coordinate work activities with the Project Manager /Programme Manager.
  • Take timely action to prevent potential delays and/or cost overruns that can be avoided.
  • Report and recommend remedial actions regarding potential delays and/or cost overruns to the Project Manager/ Programme Manager.
  • Provide supervision of project work progress and quality for on-time project delivery.
  • Prepare project related documentations such as periodic progress reports, site monitoring reports, stakeholder meeting minutes, engineer’s instructions and variation orders, contractor’s bills review reports, certifications, client hand-over documents and contracts close-out reports.
  • Manage final hand over and acceptance report based on technical specifications against the approved project.
  • Provide data and information about project work to Project Manager/ Programme Manager for reporting purposes.
  • Ensure UNOPS FIDIC contracts are administered appropriately.
  • Ensure proper liaison, coordination and exchange of information with the Municipal Authority
  • Accompany all site visits by any Authority and Donor representatives.
  • Provide a monthly report to the Project Manager/ Programme Manager, detailing all project matters including quality, health and safety, environmental and financial, as well as any issues relating to possible delays, cost overruns, variations and any other matter as agreed with the Project Manager.

2. Feasibility/ needs assessment 

  • Complete needs assessment, organize preliminary studies and monitor/supervising consultants.
  • Support the review of requests for new construction and rehabilitation works.
  • Carry out assessments and prepare reports with recommendations for follow up actions.
  • Assist the Project Manager/ Programme Manager in redacting the tender dossier, with particular focus to the technical documents (drawings, BoQ, technical specification and standards).

3. Design Management

  • Outline design requirements (e.g. timeline) to procure design services, including concept, preliminary and final stages where applicable.
  • Manage the design plan ensuring deliverables are available on time, and to the required quality.
  • Review and approve the BoQ.
  • Assist the procurement team with technical assistance in preparation of tender documentation and bid analysis where required.

4. Construction Supervision

  • Supervise construction works and administer works execution as per the contractual provisions and the design specifications.
  • Ensure quantity/quality control and time schedule consistency.
  • Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications and inform promptly of eventual deviations.
  • Ensure constructions works are completed on time, within budget and to quality standards.
  • Provide regular supervision of the project work progress and quality for on time delivery.

5. Knowledge Management

  • Provide training and technology transfer to national personnel and contractor’s personnel and advice on good construction practices, good environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for development planning and knowledge building.

Recruitment Qualifications 

Education:

  • A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field is required.
  • A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Certification:

  • AutoCAD certification is desirable.
  • Project Management certification (for example PRINCE2® Foundation is desirable)

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience, related to the project requirements, in civil engineering construction management is required.
  • Work experience in post-conflict/ fragile environments is desirable.
  • Some experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable.
  • It is expected that the Project Engineer is an active member in a professional engineering body

Language Requirements:

  • Full working knowledge of English/French/Spanish/Arabic is essential.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is desirable.

Please note: This is a job profile, not a live vacancy