Legal Officer – OSCE – Kyiv, Ukraine

Legal Officer – OSCE – Kyiv, Ukraine

Tasks and Responsibilities

If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.

Applicants are hereby notified that the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is designated by the OSCE as a nonfamily duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM. The currently prevailing working conditions in the duty station may include working in a hazardous location with extended hours of service, and possibly curtailed freedom of movement. Successful candidates who are appointed to locations deemed by the OSCE as hazardous will receive hazard pay. In addition, all successful candidates will be required to participate in the OSCE accident and life insurance scheme in accordance with the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.

This is a unique opportunity for a Legal Officer to join the SMM Legal Office team of approximately five staff in Kyiv. Should you be selected for this role, you would gain insight into the legal workings of an international organization as a part of the OSCEs largest field mission and be exposed to a dynamic and multicultural working environment.

Should you be selected for this role, you will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Legal Adviser who heads the SMM Legal Office, and co-operate regularly with the OSCE Secretariat Office of Legal Affairs. In particular, you will carry out the following duties as a Legal Officer:

  • Providing legal advice on the elaboration, review, interpretation, and application of the regulatory framework of the Mission, including the OSCE Staff Regulations, Rules and Instructions, Financial Regulations, and other administrative issuances;
  • Reviewing and providing legal advice on the interpretation of legal instruments, such as the SMM Mandate, agreements, memoranda of understanding, or other legal materials relevant to the work of the Mission;
  • Providing legal advice in relation to the SMMs contracts such as for the lease of premises and for the acquisition of goods and services as well on in relation to vehicle insurance, customs, and OSCE property loss or damage;
  • Drafting legal documents for appeals or other matters related to the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules as well as other administrative issuances;
  • Providing advice on matters related to SMM Committees and Boards;
  • Drafting correspondence including Note Verbales for the Chief Monitor, and advice to SMM units;
  • Providing legal advice on dispute resolution, including by examining claims by or against the SMM and its officials;
  • Performing extensive legal research and analysis on legislation, legal instruments and any other legal materials relevant to the work of the Mission;
  • Performing other duties as requested.

Requirements

General Minimum Requirements
  • 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
  • Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
  • Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
  • Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Education

  • First-level university degree in law, preferably with a specialization in public international law or other relevant field

Experience

  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
  • Mission Specific Requirements
  • Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory

  • Minimum of six years of professional experience, directly-related to the tasks and responsibilities of the post;
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp the important aspects of complex issues and make expeditious and firm decisions based on sound judgement;
  • Strong ability to deliver written and oral information clearly;
  • Professional fluency in English, including excellent drafting skills; working knowledge of another OSCE official language would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different genders, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.

Desirable

  • Experience practicing as lawyer in an international organization, law firm, company or Government;
  • Experience with the OSCE, UN common system and/or other international organizations;
  • Knowledge of the regional historical, cultural and political situation;
  • Experience in working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region.
Closing date for applications 26 December 2019 before midnight.

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Sustainable Energy Coordinator – UNICEF – Mongolia

Sustainable Energy Coordinator – UNICEF – Mongolia

Under the supervision of Programme Manager the incumbent will be responsible for leading UNICEF’s interventions on air pollution in the Bayankhongor Aimag Centre in coordination and cooperation with the local and national government. This will include both implementation of the ongoing work and conceptualizing the additional work, resources and partnerships that will be required to support Bayankhongor to achieve its vision of clean air in the aimag centre.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities

  • Provide guidance and policy advocacy for UNICEF’s clean air initiative with the Bayankhongor Government
  • Formulate and update the overall strategy and workplan for the clean air initiative in Bayankhongor
  • Formulate the Theory of Change
  • Identify key policy barriers at national and local level and oversee the development of solutions to address these
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of the initiative
  • Oversee and manage the financial resources available for the initiative
  • Identify risks and mitigating measures to address these
  • Coordinate with all staff and consultants involved in Bayankhongor
  • Develop and oversee implementation of clean air activities in the annual workplans with local government
  • Identify clean air priorities together with local government and other stakeholders
  • Together with local government formulate and agree on clean air activities annual workplans (AWPs)
  • Oversee implementation of the activities
  • Oversee budget for clean air activities
  • Monitor and report on activities and budget, including annual reporting
  • Liaise with stakeholders throughout the year to ensure smooth implementation, identify and manage any risks and issues timely and effectively
  • Raise major concerns with the Programme Manager and if needed, Senior Management
  • Ensure coordination and cooperation with other UNICEF activities in Bayankhongor
  • Ensure compliance with UNICEF’s rules and regulations
  • Develop and oversee implementation of institutional agreements and contracts for the clean air initiative
  • Identify and screen potential partners
  • Formulate concept notes, project documents, requests for proposals, etc
  • Discuss and finalize agreements with partners/contractors
  • Oversee implementation of agreements in terms of quality, timely delivery, compliance, and financial management
  • Monitor and report on activities and budget
  • Liaise with stakeholders throughout the year to ensure smooth implementation, identify and manage any risks and issues timely and effectively
  • Raise major concerns with the Programme Manager and if needed, Senior Management
  • Ensure coordination and cooperation with other UNICEF activities in Bayankhongor
  • Ensure compliance with UNICEF’s rules and regulations
  • Mobilize public and private sector partnerships for clean air
  • Liaise and coordinate with relevant development partners in Mongolia such as (but not limited to) other UN agencies, ADB, WB, NGOs, GIZ, Embassies, etc
  • Liaise with private sector in relation to e.g. banking, sustainable energy, construction, etc.
  • Develop proposals for collaboration including fund raising
  • Identify and network with (potential) donors
  • Liaise with UNICEF Regional Office and UNICEF National Committees
  • Timely submit high quality donor reports
  • Advocate and provide guidance to adopt good practices from Bayankhongor across the country
  • Contribute to the development of information, education and communication products
  • Provide evidence on the effectiveness of the interventions
  • Share best practices and lessons learned
  • Raise interest and engage national and local government officials
  • Other tasks as requested by the supervisor

Requirements

  • A Masters degree* in relevant field such as Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Public Administration, Public Policy or other relevant disciplines.*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience in managing complex cross-sectoral projects may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree .
  • A Minimum of 3-6 years work experience in managing complex cross-sectoral projects
  • Solid experience in working with the public and private sector
  • Solid experience in working on promotion sustainable energy
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Track record of delivering high quality results on time
  • Able to effectively and positively manage pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Track record of working with senior officials from government and the private sector
  • Excellent team player
  • Fluency in English and Mongolian is required
Closing date for applications 19 December 2019 before midnight.

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Immunization Manager – UNICEF – Luanda, Angola

Immunization Manager – UNICEF – Luanda, Angola

The incumbent is accountable for professional leadership and innovation in the development, planning, implementation, delivery, monitoring, evaluation and oversight management of the Immunization programme in conjunction with Child Survival and Development, Maternal and Child Health, Health and Nutrition components within the country programme, to achieve the UNICEF’s immunization plus goals and objectives for the country.

Accountable for ensuring the UNICEF Immunization programme promotes gender equality, with an emphasis on gender disaggregation, gender disparity identification and gender mainstreaming.

Main Duties

  • Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis with consistent integration of sex disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management.
  • Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of the Immunization strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.
  • Work plan and objectives are strategically established, technical support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong leadership.
  • Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.
  • Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries.
  • The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization programme.
  • UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector.
  • Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  • The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Immunization Programme by the effective implementation of integrated child survival monitoring system.
  • All required programme reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  • Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided.
  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively performed.

Requirements

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Medicine, Public Health, Paediatric Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy and Management, Family Health, Socio-medical Sciences, Health Education, Epidemiology, or other fields relevant to Immunization.
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience at the national and international levels in development, planning, programming, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and managing of health/Immunization programmes. Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival & health care.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Portuguese, Spanish, Italian or another Latin language is highly desired. Another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) or a local language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 26 December 2019 before midnight.

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Senior Democratization Officer – OSCE – Peja, Kosovo

Senior Democratization Officer – OSCE – Peja, Kosovo

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Regional Centre and the overall supervision of the Director of the Human Rights and Communities Department, the incumbent works within the Field Support Section. The Senior Democratization Officer will be tasked with:

  • Liaising with the management of the Regional Centre on all monitoring activities in the area of responsibility. Performing specific monitoring tasks in relation to local governance, media, elections, participation of women, youth and civil society and other issues assigned;
  • In close co-operation with her/his supervisor and the Democratization Department Chiefs of Sections and Senior Management, supervising programmatic staff in the Regional Centre as assigned;
  • Executing and supervising the implementation of projects in close cooperation with his/her supervisor and the Democratization Department Chiefs of Sections;
  • Compiling regular reports on democratization activities and submitting those reports to the Director of the Regional Centre, to the Human Rights and Communities Department and Democratization Department Senior Management and to the relevant staff; drafts spot reports on request of the Director of the Regional Centre or Departments;
  • Ensuring close co-ordination and co-operation with Headquarters, to ensure fair utilisation of capacities in the field; responding to requests of the Departments and ensuring realization of tasking requested by programmatic Sections;
  • Facilitating the work of other professional and support staff in the Regional Centre;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements

General Minimum Requirements
  • 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
  • Second-level university degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
  • Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
  • Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Education
  • Second-level university degree in a relevant field
Experience
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements

Mandatory

  • Second-level university degree in public administration, political science or similar relevant field;
  • International field work experience in monitoring, reporting and policy-making;
  • Proven experience in project cycle management;
  • Knowledge of and solid experience in good governance principles and strong familiarity with the European Charter of Local Self Government;
  • Professional fluency in English language skills and the capability of drafting documents under pressure and within short deadlines;
  • Knowledge of and solid experience in democratization issues (media, elections) and public participation in decision making, in particular with women, youth, and civil society;
  • Staff management experience and team-building ability;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as team member, with persons of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited times frames;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including Word processing and e-mail.

Desirable

  • Working knowledge of one or more local languages;
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and legal system of the mission area;
  • Demonstrated negotiation and/or conflict resolution skills.
Closing date for applications 24 December 2019 before midnight.

International Specialist – Phytosanitary Certification – FAO – Home Based

International Specialist – Phytosanitary Certification – FAO – Home Based

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Conduct expert assessment and review the status of the Georgian Phytosanitary System in legislative approximation and their implementation accordance to the commitments listed in the Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia, Annex XI-B.
  • Review in detail the arrangements, workflows and practices of the NFA/Phytosanitary Department, including the ongoing work on establishment of Phytosanitary Registers, conducted with assistance from the Czech Development Agency.
  • On the basis of the findings, provide support for the improvement of the NFA’s electronic phytosanitary system, through the elaboration of a strategic technical document providing guidance and recommendations for the development and introduction of a national system for the issuance of paper and electronic phytosanitary certificates and its alignment to the requirements and practices of the European Union.
  • Meet with relevant stakeholders in the MEPA, NFA and relevant business operators and review the level of readiness in terms of awareness and capacity for the use of electronic system for the issuance of phytosanitary certificates.
  • Support the NFA/Phytosanitary Department and MEPA in the development of a curriculum and training materials for phytosanitary inspectors and other relevant stakeholders in conducting pest risk analysis (PRA).
  • Provide Train the Trainer support in conducting PRA for the relevant NFA staff at the central level and advise the NFA/Phytosanitary Department and MEPA on the roll-out of the training for all relevant stakeholders.
  • Perform other related functions as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in plant production;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience as institutional/regulative expert, preferably working in/with the public sector;
  • At least 5 years of experience in relation to pest risk analysis and phytosanitary certification;
  • Working knowledge of English (level C).
Closing date for applications 20 December 2019 before midnight.

Programme Analyst – Ending Violence Against Women – UNDP – Hanoi

Programme Analyst – Ending Violence Against Women – UNDP – Hanoi

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the areas of EVAW
  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.
  • Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of EVAW programme portfolio
  • Coordinate the development of the annual workplans and budgets;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities;
  • Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.
  • Provide technical assistance, policy advisory, and capacity development support to project/programme partners
  • Coordinate and provide technical support and policy advice in the implementation of programme activities;
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the EVAW programmes;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners as needed.
  • Provide technical inputs to programme/ project activities through monitoring and reporting
  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results s, outputs and outcomes;
  • Lead the preparation of donor and UN Women reports for the responsible programme portfolio.
  • Provide substantive inputs to the management of finances
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
  • Contribute to building strategic partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles;
  • Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society based on strategic goals of UN Women and country needs.
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.
  • Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for EVAW in Vietnam
  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Programme Specialist on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.
  • Participate in inter-agency coordination groups related to EVAW to promote partnerships and coordination.
  • Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to EVAW;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate knowledge management and development of knowledge and communication products on EVAW.
  • Act as resource person/speaker on EVAW in external events, when assigned

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field
Experience
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Experience working on Women’s Human Rights, gender equality and EVAW is an asset
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English and Vietnamese is required
  • Knowledge of other UN official working language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 29 December 2019 before midnight.

Chief – Nordic Liaison Office – UNWomen – Copenhagen

Chief – Nordic Liaison Office – UNWomen – Copenhagen

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead and manage the development of external relations and overall partnership strategies of assigned funding partner portfolio
  • Identify, develop and implement partnership, advocacy and resource mobilization strategies and workplans for assigned government funding partners in coordination with different UN Women divisions, Regional and Country Offices, and National Committees;
  • Implement and manage resource mobilization activities with the objective of increasing unrestricted Regular Resources and flexible and predictable earmarked Other Resources
  • Monitor and evaluate existing resource mobilization channels to ensure achievement of UN Women resource mobilization goals to meet the objectives and financial targets of the Strategic Plan, including by best leveraging and growing the private sector;
  • Monitor global trends in development cooperation and aid, resource partner development policies, budgets, systems and procedures, and revise UN Women partnership and resource mobilization strategies, activities for assigned resource partners as required; take appropriate action and/or advise UN Women senior management;
  • Advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment and UN Women normative, coordination, and operational work in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Entity’s Strategic Plan with portfolio partners.
Manage and lead the external relations and overall partnership relationship building
  • Manage resource mobilization activities with the objective of increasing unrestricted Regular Resources and flexible and predictable earmarked Other Resources;
  • Act as the strategic interface between partners and the Resource Mobilization team and other UN Women sections
  • Identify and follow-up on possible sources of new and continued funding;
  • Facilitate and maintain high-level contacts with senior officials of missions to the UN and departments of assigned funding governments to promote, advocate, mobilize and influence cooperation with UN Women to ensure the Entity’s resource base and the attainment of its outcomes and outputs;
  • Negotiate terms of agreements of funding consistent with UN Women Rules and Regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Represent UN Women in meetings with other UN Agencies and liaise with other UN agencies on behalf of UN Women as needed.
Lead and manage the capturing and dissemination of partner intelligence
  • Act as the central capacity for capturing real-time intelligence on partner policies and priorities for dissemination to offices globally, to promote win-win partner engagement;
  • Provide technical and policy guidance on priority issues for government, public sector, private sector in the Nordic region
  • Finalize comprehensive and substantive briefs, reports, statistics, revenue projections and requirements for Executive Director’s meetings with minister-level counterparts, senior funding government officials, senior parliamentarians, or heads of major institutions;
  • Oversee the sharing of knowledge on resource mobilization with colleagues outside the Resource Mobilization Section;
  • Work with other sections and offices in developing and implementing visibility products regarding partner enabling of joint results.
Proactively provide substantive support to field and HQ offices on resource mobilization and partnership opportunities
  • Provide technical and coordination guidance to other sections of UN Women in developing strategic fund-raising proposals and proposal modalities as well as funding opportunities for Other Resources and in developing strategic partnerships with the Nordic countries;
  • Guide and provide substantive advice to field offices in preparing and packaging programme proposals for assigned resource partners;
  • Ensure timely and quality donor reporting from grant-holding offices;
  • Coordinate and oversee donor assessments and field visits.
Manage the Liaison Office
  • Manage the development and implementation of workplan and budgets;
  • Oversee the financial and operations management  of the office in line with UN Women policies, rules and procedures, including special programme assigned to be managed by the office;
  • Recruit and supervise staff and consultants, ensure timely implementation of performance management process;
  • Promote a healthy working environment and supervise personnel, including by supporting personnel in the achievement of their career goals, ensuring appropriate learning, training and development, and actively participating in timely planning and assessing of performance;
  • Manage the security requirements for the office.
  • Provide any other support as requested by supervisor.
Key Performance Indicators
  • Fulfillment of funding targets per annum, including for unrestricted Regular Resources and flexible Other Resources;
  • High quality donor strategy;
  • Timely attention and response to UN Women’s partners;
  • UN Women is well represented in meetings;
  • Timely targeting of funding opportunities and timely tracking and dissemination of partner intelligence;
  • Quality communication and advocacy, which result in increased resources and a strong investment case for UN Women;
  • Quality knowledge products and timely sharing of these with partners and within the organization for improved / enhanced holistic partner relations;
  • Regular collaboration, coordination and teamwork with colleagues globally.
  • Management of the office, performance of office personnel, positive work environment.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, business management, social sciences, public administration, international relations, communications, women’s studies, or a related field 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.
Experience
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in resource mobilization, communications/ advocacy, and/or business development;
  • Experience working with international institutions and government partners;
  • Experience working on gender equality issues is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN system is an asset;
  • Experience managing an office, including people management, and financial and administrative oversight.
Languages
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of Nordic languages is an asset.
Closing date for applications 20 December 2019 before midnight.

Senior Specialist – Cloud Architect – EUROPOL

Senior Specialist – Cloud Architect – EUROPOL

Main Duties

The selected candidate will work in a team of solution architects and engineers, each one predominantly focused in the specific architecture domain area for which they are most competent, but all closely cooperating as a team, coordinated by a Senior Specialist who reports to the Head of ICT Unit.

The selected candidate will cooperate closely with other software, security engineering and operations teams, providing hands-on architecture guidance and contributing to solution engineering, technical product management and system administration in the area of competence.

Related to his or her specific area of competence, (s)he will:
  • Produce, maintain, update, disseminate and expand the set of architecture standards, guidelines and reference architectures for the implementation and support of ICT solutions, introducing and maintaining a cloud native architecture focus and related capabilities (on premises or in a hybrid setup);
  • Identify and specify ICT architecture components required to enable the delivery of the designed solutions, providing guidance and review for their implementation and configuration, with as much detail as needed, across the SDLC and production solutions;
  • Participate in solution engineering and system administration activities, in cooperation with software, infrastructure and operations teams, of designed systems, bringing cloud native architecture mind-set and expertise to the design activities;
  • Drive the evaluation and selection of the technical products that are required to implement ICT solutions, with a special focus on cloud native architectures and technologies;
  • Assess business cases, project proposals, and project deliverables, to determine feasibility, impact on, and compliance with, the overall ICT architecture and landscape.
Generic duties
  • Liaise with and monitor the market to keep abreast of the technology curve in fast evolving domains, with a special focus on cloud native architectures and solutions;
  • Translate business requirements into innovative solutions architecture and designs, producing baseline and target solution architecture documentation, and their respective roadmaps aligned with the business strategy on one side and with the overall ICT evolution on the other side;
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to support planning and execution of ICT changes and development initiatives;
  • Assume quality assurance roles in ICT development projects;
  • Act as Technical Product Manager of selected systems and platforms, taking responsibility for the ICT product throughout its life cycle;
  • Monitor and/or participate to selected EU, law enforcement, or other relevant forums, and sponsor internal adoption of interfaces and standards supporting the delivery and support of decentralised solutions;
  • Any other duties as required by the Line Manager.

Requirements

Education
  • Possess a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies, preferably in Computer Science or Information Technology, attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is at least 4 years;

OR

  • A level of education, which corresponds to completed university studies, preferably in Computer Science or Information Technology, attested by a diploma and appropriate professional experience of at least 1 year when the normal period of university education is 3 years;
Professional experience

Essential

  • Professional experience in architecture definition, specification and in providing architecture supervision and support to ICT delivery projects;
  • Professional experience with architecture and engineering of cloud based and cloud native solutions, on premises as well as in a hybrid cloud/on-prem setup;
  • Professional experience with design and delivery of solutions based on microservices architecture patterns and technologies;
  • Professional experience with data and service integration patterns and technologies;
  • Professional experience with security controls and information assurance techniques for cloud native solutions, both on premises and in a hybrid cloud/on-prem setup;

Desirable

  • Experience with the tools and processes related to continuous delivery and integration for cloud native applications
  • Experience with scalability and resiliency design in cloud native and/or cloud based solutions, including cost models and service support factors
  • Experience with the architecture modelling standards and frameworks (ex. TOGAF, Archimate)
Professional knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of technologies and architectures for cloud native computing, such as serverless, microservices, service mesh, API gateways, microgateways, service routing and discovery, traffic management
  • Knowledge of offerings, services and products from the major could providers (including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Google)
  • Knowledge of container and server virtualization standards and technologies, including emerging serverless standards and solutions
  • Knowledge of cloud native large scale storage and database toolset, techniques and design approaches
  • Knowledge of observability, tracing and monitoring approaches and patterns, targeting performance, scalability, security and compliance aspects
  • Knowledge of privacy by design, data protection by design and policy-based management techniques
  • Desirable:
  • Knowledge of SDLC toolsets, processes and technologies applicable to cloud native solutions, including support for continuous integration and delivery in always-on architectures; certificate or hands-on experience
  • Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and specifically Machine Learning concepts, methods and tools; certificate or hands-on experience
Closing date for applications 10 January 2020 before midnight.

Specialist – Requirements Engineering – EUROPOL

Specialist – Requirements Engineering – EUROPOL

  • As a member of project team(s), take the lead in gathering, documenting, analysing, defining, and managing business needs, change requests and scope definitions, in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Create, document and manage functional requirements, develop user stories, and develop detailed use cases, potentially including screen mock-ups and functional descriptions, describing the functionality of the solution, based on and traceable to business needs, in close cooperation with the stakeholders;
  • Analyse and define non-functional requirements while taking into account architecture standards and guidance, applicable security and data protection policies and service level requirements;
  • Requirements management, enforcing and updating requirements processes and templates according to best practices;
  • Collaborate with the Business and Information architects to translate architecture deliverables into adequate ICT solution requirements, and provide feedback based on collaboration with Software Development and Business Stakeholders;
  • Collaborate in an agile manner with Software Development and Integration activities for services for which requirements and functional specifications are created and maintained by working together with Business Stakeholders, Solution Architects, Software Engineers, Testers, ICT Operations, etc.;
  • Support system and user acceptance testing, to ensure that the delivered end-products successfully undergo acceptance tests;
  • Create end-user documentation;
  • Host requirements elicitation and user feedback sessions with stakeholders;
  • Perform any other related task assigned by line management.

Requirements

  • Be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen;
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service;
  • Produce appropriate character references as to his or her suitability for the performance of the duties;
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties pertaining to the position (prior to appointment the successful candidate will be medically examined by one of the institution’s medical officers in order that the institution may be satisfied that the candidate fulfils the requirements of Article 12(2)(d) CEOS)
  • Produce evidence of a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the Union to the extent necessary for the performance of the duties.
Education
  • A level of education that corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma in the area of Computer Science or Information Technology when the normal period of university education is at least 3 years
Professional experience
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience in the area of ICT;
  • Experience of working with an agile development approach;
  • Experience in writing or evaluating tender requirements, iterative software development or acquisition and implementation of COTS systems;
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Creating requirements deliverables for new and existing systems: functional and non-functional requirements, user stories, use cases, functional solution descriptions;
    • Creating business analysis deliverables: business requirements, as-is / to-be processes, fit/gap analysis;
    • Creating user interface design or prototypes;
    • User acceptance testing;
    • Conducting workshops and eliciting requirements.
Professional knowledge
  • Sound knowledge of requirements elicitation techniques, use case development methods;
  • Sound knowledge of UML (use cases, diagrams, etc.);
  • Sound knowledge of business process analysis and business analysis, preferably a well-known framework such as IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) BABOK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) standards or BCS (British Computer Society) Business Analysis framework;
  • Knowledge of common software development lifecycle methodologies, environments and tools;
  • Knowledge of modern ICT architectures and systems;
  • Knowledge of conceptual and physical data modelling.
Languages
  • Very good communication skills in English, both orally and in writing;
Closing date for applications 10 January 2020 before midnight.

Internship Programme – Education Cannot Wait Fund (ECW) – UNICEF

Internship Programme – Education Cannot Wait Fund (ECW) – UNICEF

Under the guidance of the Director of ECW and the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager, the intern provides technical and operational assistance to various processes in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting data and analysis while learning about organizational processes to support the implementation of the ECW workplan.

Main duties

  • Conducting research, mapping and analysis of research, reports and impact evaluations in education in emergencies.
  • Assisting in preparation of cost-effectiveness analyses to calculate value-for-money of ECW investments.
  • Assisting in the preparation of monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Collecting, analyzing, verifying and synthesizing information to support program development, design and preparation.
  • Supporting preparation of reports, talking points and communication material, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information.
  • Performing data checks in reports and databases.

Requirements

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, Masters or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.
  • Have an academic background in any of the following:
  • Education, including early childhood development
  • Quantitative analysis: data analysis, impact evaluation, applied statistics
  • Qualitative data analysis in the social sciences
  • Human rights / humanitarian affairs, or related fields.
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of application.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by university records.
  • Have no immediate relatives working with UNICEF or in the ECW Secretariat.
Closing date for applications 06 January 2020 before midnight.

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Human Resources Specialist – UNICEF – N’Djamena, Chad

Human Resources Specialist – UNICEF – N’Djamena, Chad

The HR Specialist, within their area of responsibility, is accountable for implementing HR services that enhance the capacity of their clients to deliver on their business goals and objectives. In doing so, the incumbent demonstrates the ability to anticipate HR-related needs and develop subsequent plans and solutions that align HR management with business objectives.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Business Partnering
  • Serve as the single point of contact for his/her client portfolio on advice pertaining to all aspects of the employment life cycle
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
  • Proactively advise clients on the resolution of human resources issues ensuring equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the staff and organizations interests in accordance with policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Promote the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.
Strategic Human Resources
  • Liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation. Provide feedback and make recommendations on the establishment and improvement of HR systems, policies and processes.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting edge practices in HR management and contribute to the development of global policies, procedures and introduce innovation through sharing of best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services
  • Provide support to various or one specific HR occupation (recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) to help their supervisors in implementing efficient client services that help either attract, retain and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber.
  • When assigned casework in the relevant area on either a routine or non-routine basis, analyze and synthesize issues and problems, and interpret established, formal guidelines to address and recommend solutions or further actions required.
Learning and Capacity Development
  • In collaboration with business owners, design and deliver learning plans for staff to enhance their knowledge and build skills in new areas.
  • Contributes to the mapping of competencies for all staff in assigned client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.
  • Recommend efficient and cost-effective learning products which strengthen staff capacity to contribute effectively to business goals.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
  • Provide orientation briefings to new staff.
  • Provide day-to-day performance and talent management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, career conversations, and disciplinary actions).
HR Data Analytics
  • Interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision making on HR processes and strategies.
  • Develop data collection systems to optimize data quality.
  • Coordinate with country offices and partners to provide assistance in their HR information management.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education
  • An Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required.
  • First University Degree + 7 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the Advanced University Degree.
Experience
  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in French and English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
Closing date for applications 31 December 2019 before midnight.

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Administrative Associate (Local Security) – Damascus, Syria

Administrative Associate (Local Security) – Damascus, Syria

Under general supervision of the Country Field Security Advisor (CFSA), or Field Security Advisor (FSA), the Administrative Associate, (Security) is responsible for assisting the CFSA/FSA in the execution of his/her security related duties.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive review of countrywide security situation on a daily basis through local media and other open media sources, advise the CFSA/FSA on trends and or incidents with early warning value that could affect UNICEF personnel, assets, and operations.
  • Provide support to the CFSA/FSA in investigations, in-depth incident reports and security risk assessments countrywide or individually as requested; share UNICEF staff significant incident reports (SSIR) with UNICEF OPSCEN and the Regional Security Advisor.
  • Conduct field trips to support sub-offices or UNICEF field missions at short notice whenever requested by CFSA/FSA.
  • Maintain UNICEF Warden System up-to-date, including updating lists for staff, and eligible dependents. Ensure that fire safety arrangements, plans for fire/building evacuation, relocation/evacuation of staff to a safe haven are updated and efficiently implemented, tested, and resolve problems related to relocation/evacuation.
  • Maintain Security Risk Management Measures (MRMM) for equipment; assist in developing and implementing SRMM and ensuring that all UNICEF offices are compliant.
  • Carry out security evaluations and provide advice on security measures for the residences of UNICEF staff to ensure full implementation of Residential Security Measures (RSM) as requested by the CFSA/FSA.
  • Act as the direct focal point for security guards in area assigned; support security guards in solving problems, report any incidents to CFSA/FSA; authorize change of shifts, and verify attendances and/or absences of security guards.
  • Keep track of all visiting UNICEF staff to the country and register UNICEF staff movements in Syria; map UNICEF offices, sub-offices, operations and staff residents using Google Earth and Google mapping.
  • Be on call 24/7 to provide security & safety support to CFSA/FSA and UNICEF personnel and dependents, when required. Assist field staff in their security clearance requests through UNDSS Syria.
  • Conduct Security training courses for UNICEF personnel, security guards, and others as appropriate; provide newly arrival security briefing for new staff members.
  • Evaluate, develop and recommend procedures. Participate in discussions on new/revised procedures by the Security Management Team (SMT); Interpret and assess the impact of changes and make recommendations on follow up actions.
  • Maintain close liaison with all Security Focal Points in the country and maintain of communication links with UNDSS staff and Inter-Agency Radio Room. Ensure that the appropriate level of confidentiality is maintained with regard to UNICEF security matters.
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by the supervisor

Requirements

Education
  • Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field related to the work of the organization.
Work Experience
  • Six years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least one year is closely related to support of programme activities.
  • Prior security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work would be an advantage.
  • Prior experience with the UN system; specifically, the UN Security Management System or an International NGO is highly desirable.
Language Proficiency
  • Fluency in English & Arabic.
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight.

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Public Partnerships Officer – UNICEF – New York

Public Partnerships Officer – UNICEF – New York

Responsibilities

The Public Partnerships Officer will support external engagement and manage contributions and reporting for the partnership portfolio within the Europe team with a focus on France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Monaco and the Holy See.   PPD offers a great team environment representing a diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and talents.

Contributions management 
  • Act as a focal point for all contributions management aspects e.g. recording of donor agreements, information management and correspondence in close coordination with other divisions.
  • Guide and support field offices and the HQ teams on contributions management issues, including providing advice on improving the quality of funding and reporting.
  • Support negotiation of terms of partnership agreements consistent with UNICEF Regulations and Rules in coordination with the UNICEF Legal Office, HQ divisions and field offices. Ensure appropriate management of negotiated partnership initiatives and financial contributions according to UNICEF Regulations and Rules.
  • Prepare comprehensive and substantive analyses, briefs, notes, statistics, and other information requirements for senior management’s meetings with minister level counterparts, senior public sector partners and member state officials, parliamentarians, or head of major institutions.
Partner engagement  
  • Facilitate and maintain contacts with permanent missions to the UN and departments of assigned public sector partners and member states; to promote, advocate, mobilize and influence cooperation with UNICEF and the attainment of UNICEF’s goals and objectives for children.
  • Arrange and/or attend relevant meetings on assigned public sector partners/member states/region to present, represent, and promote UNICEF’s goals, positions, and resource requirements.
Planning 
  • Support implementation of partnerships strategies, and work plans for assigned governments/region in coordination with different HQs Divisions, Regional and Country Offices, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, and National Committees for UNICEF.
  • Implement and manage plans and activities with the objective of increasing core and quality resources from partners; identify possible sources of new and continued funding; monitor and evaluate existing fundraising channels to ensure achievement of UNICEF resource mobilization goals to meet the objectives and financial targets of the Strategic Plan.

Requirements

  • A university degree in international relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area.
  • Professional experience related to external relations or resource mobilization, planning, or project management related activities. Candidates with some experience in contributions management or donor reporting would be preferred.
  • Current knowledge of development issues, strategies, as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation.
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written.
  • Strong networking and negotiation skills.
  • Strong familiarity with political and governmental processes.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • Advanced knowledge of partnership development and resource mobilization.
  • Ability to conduct sound policy analysis.
  • Ability to contribute to formulation of strategies and policies.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight.

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Central African Forest Initiative – Secretariat on Environmental Policies and Measures – UNDP

Central African Forest Initiative – Secretariat on Environmental Policies and Measures – UNDP

Duties and Responsibilities

Objective & specific results

Support the CAFI Secretariat with strategic programming in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the alignment of programs and investment frameworks with the main relevant programs in the region as detailed below and foster CAFI’s coordination with regional partnerships. More precisely:

  • For CAFI’s new phase of partnership with DRC (post 2020), provide input for the revision of the strategic framework for programming.
  • Ensure the alignment of CAFI’s strategic frameworks, national Investment Frameworks and program portfolios with the existing programs in the region in DRC, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Gabon
  • Develop a strategic framework for regional coordination with other relevant partnerships (such as the COMIFAC, GGSC and the FAO regional study on deforestation drivers) approved by the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (several versions will be provided by consultants as the negotiations progress).

Required Skills and Experience

Educational background
  • Master’s degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry, or Geography.
Professional experience
  • At least 20 years of professional experience in the field of management of natural resources, rural development and climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • At least five years proven experience and expertise in the analysis of rural development and environment policies, policy dialogue in the forestry sector (APV FLEGT) and beyond (REDD+), project management and evaluation, rural development, private sector engagement;
  • Knowledge of the global climate change framework, international negotiations on climate change as well as mitigation concepts such as CDM and REDD+;
  • Work experience in the management and facilitation of regional partnerships such as the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC) and the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) is an asset;
  • At least five years proven experience in the assessment, development and implementation of large projects in the field of Natural Resource Management in the Central African region;
  • Proven adaptation capacity in a multicultural environment and in fragile state context
Language requirement
  • Fluency in English and French is required.
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Programme Specialist – Gender-Based Violence – UNFPA – Myitkyina, Myanmar

Programme Specialist – Gender-Based Violence – UNFPA – Myitkyina, Myanmar

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Partnerships and Coordination
  • Lead multi-sectoral GBV coordination under the Protection Working Groups in Kachin and provide regular oversight and support for GBV Coordination in northern Shan state, in close coordination with the UNFPA Programme Specialist, GBV (Yangon), Protection and Child Protection working groups as well as other civil society networks and groups.
  • Work in close collaboration with the relevant government counterparts, the chairs of the various working groups/clusters, and other stakeholders to strengthen and facilitate inter-agency, multi-sectoral
  • GBV prevention and response interventions at regional and township level;
  • Support Government led coordination on Gender and Women’s Empowerment including violence against women, which will include facilitating stronger coordination between Government Departments as well as coordinating and facilitating strengthened relationships between civil society organizations and Government.
  • Represent UNFPA at the Protection Working Groups, Coordination meetings including the Area Humanitarian Coordination Team Meeting and relevant sector clusters/working groups at the State level. • Provide technical support in developing and implementing a multi-sectoral and coordinated GBV prevention and response programmes to include referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination, and monitoring/evaluation.
  • Ensure the coordination and integration between all components of the Women and Girls First Programme and other programmes, funded by EU and other donors, in Kachin and Northern Shan, in particular the integration between GBV, Gender, SRHR, MHPSS, Youth Programming, Peace Building and Development;
  • Work in close partnerships with other sectors and the protection working group, to ensure GBV and protection is mainstreamed across all sectors and clusters in the humanitarian response;
  • Facilitate partnerships across women’s groups, IDP groups, men’s and youth groups to increase knowledge and awareness of GBV, MHPSS, Gender and SRHR to support increased leadership and participation in community decision making.
  • Advise linkages between humanitarian, peace building and development coordination structures and actors to support creation of opportunities.
  • Establish linkages between existing Gender, SRHR and HIV programmes to ensure synergies between programmes and maximize programme impact.
Technical Support and Programming
  • Coordinate, support and manage the coherent and effective implementation of the GBV components of UNFPA’s humanitarian response activities, using a results-based approach incorporating creativity, innovation, and responsiveness to the needs, and thorough monitoring and reporting.
  • Provide technical support to the sub-office in Myitkyina and project office in Lashio, country office, the UN and other partners aimed at capacity building and institutional strengthening.
  • Build knowledge and practices in relation to GBV response and prevention programming, MHPSS, gender and SRHR in Kachin and northern Shan States, including a focus on male and youth engagement.
  • Provide technical support to implementing partners for the development, scale up and roll out of GBV prevention programmes including male engagement and SASA!.
  • Assist in writing proposals as well as donor reports and engaging in resource mobilization efforts.
  • Provide overall coordination, design and monitoring of UNFPA’s humanitarian and GBV programming in Kachin and northern Shan States.
  • In line with WHO’s Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies, consolidate existing assessments on the GBV situation and/or work with relevant agencies and the displaced and host populations to conduct relevant participatory analyses of GBV.
  • Provide technical support to the implementation of the GBVIMS in Kachin and northern Shan including support for data collection, collation, analysis and utilization.
  • Lead development of relevant advocacy and policy documents to address GBV and broader gender issues through various key partners.
  • As head of sub-office, contribute to provide leadership and coordination support to UNFPA’s humanitarian assistance in Kachin and northern Shan States.
  • Participate in relevant humanitarian planning and programming, as necessary, including contingency planning, Humanitarian Response Plan and other emergency appeal mechanism and recovery processes and documents.
  • Initiate and implement strategic positioning of UNFPA programming to meet outcomes under humanitarian, peace-building and development interventions.
Capacity Building
  • Lead development of training material suitable to meet the needs of partners and organizations across Kachin and northern Shan States.
  • Support development of IEC material in line with international best practices, including field testing.
  • Coordinate and facilitate training sessions on GBV in emergencies for government and nongovernment actors, such as health care providers, community services officers, security personnel, the IDP population, women groups, youth groups and peace groups, etc.
  • Provide technical support to other sectors to ensure adequate mainstreaming and inclusion of GBV related issues, and protection in coordination with the Protection Working Group.
  • Support capacity development of women’s, men’s and youth groups to enable them to participation in decision making within their communities, particularly in relation  to GBV, Gender and SRHR
  • Support development of capacity building strategies to ensure both linkages between GBV, Youth and SRHR but also across humanitarian, peace building and development spectrums of intervention.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Analyze and report on program and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identify constraints and resource deficiencies, and recommend corrective action.
  • Supervise preparation by implementing partners of annual and other periodic work plans and monitors and evaluates progress according to the Project monitoring plan, including contracts with UNFPA partners towards projected program results; and document and apply lessons learnt to close the gaps.
  • Organize quarterly review meetings with UNFPA implementing partners to track progresses, identify any challenge and suggest way forwards.
  • Monitor projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels; and coordinate timely delivery of quality project and financial reporting and ensures adequacy with finance and activities.
  • Undertake regular monitoring missions and meetings with relevant actors including project partners in assessing the GBV trends, patterns and advise on the prevention and response strategies.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Management responsibilities
  • Manage the sub-offices in Myitkyina and Lashio
  • Ensure full awareness and adherence to all organizational policies (travel, vehicle, procurement, human resources, etc).
  • Liaise with the Operations Manager, the Humanitarian Response Specialist, Deputy Representative and Assistant Representative and relevant programme units in the UNFPA Country Office in Yangon to strengthen Country Office support to field based office and staff.
  • Administrative oversight including: development of travel plans, certification of TAs and petty cash expenditure, review of monthly attendance and leave records, among others (where applicable and feasible).
  • Ensure organizational equipment and assets are maintained and used in accordance with UNFPA policies and business practice.
  • Support supervisees to develop Performance Appraisal and Development plans and provide regular feedback and support to facilitate professional development of staff; and ensure their safety and wellbeing.

Qualifications and Experience

Education
  • Advanced University degree in social work or other social sciences, public/community health, gender, legal advice as it relates to gender and GBV, and development or related field;
Knowledge and Experience
  • At least 5 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience, including experience in programme management, including large multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;
  • Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards;
  • Understanding of male engagement and behavior change approaches including familiarity with SASA! strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of reproductive health, HIV and protection issues in humanitarian and post-conflict recovery settings preferred;
  • Prior training in gender and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian, conflict, recovery and development settings;
  • Experience in utilizing the following internationals tools and systems: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; GBV Information Management System; IASC GBV Guidelines; IASC Gender Handbook; GBV Minimum Standards; GBV Coordination Handbook; WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies; the global Essential Services
  • Package for Women and Girls;
  • Operational and advocacy experience implementing UNSC resolutions on Women Peace and
  • Security (1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960, 2265) and Youth, Peace and Security (2250);
  • Experience in implementing MHPSS interventions and prior experience in counselling and psychosocial support will be an asset;
  • Demonstrated management and oversight experience with capacity to lead diverse teams, strongly preferred;
Languages
  • Fluency in English is required; Working knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.
Closing date for applications 24 December 2019 before midnight.

Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst – UNFPA – Conakry, Guinea

Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst – UNFPA – Conakry, Guinea

Responsibilities

Technical Support and Programming
  • Participate in the design, development of methodology and planning of situation analyzes, monitoring of implementation and evaluation of the country program, as well as all relevant research related thereto;
  • Promote new methodologies and tools for data collection, monitoring / evaluation of interventions, projects and programs;
  • Contribute to the collection of data needed to update and monitor the implementation of the Office Management Plan (Strategic Information System) and the preparation of the Office Annual Report (COAR);
  • Contribute to the database feed of the entire UNFPA assistance program in Guinea and other UNFPA units;
  • Contribute to the preparation, organization, and participation in the statutory meetings of the Program (quarterly, annual) and coordinate the follow-up of the implementation of the recommendations emanating from these statutory meetings;
  • Organizing and conducting thematic and country program evaluations in line with the country program evaluation plan;
  • Coordinate the monitoring of the implementation of recommendations emanating from activity reports, mission reports, and audit reports;
  • Participate in field visits and evaluation missions and prepare contributions to status reports on interventions and projects; analyze factors affecting the achievement of results, and recommend corrective actions and follow up on these recommendations;
  • Facilitate the follow-up by other Program Managers, the Work Plans under their responsibility (make available mapped data on the implementation of the program in the areas of intervention, make available updated information on national consultants, stakeholders in the population domain);
  • Analyze and evaluate the data to ensure quality and achievement of objectives and recommend corrective actions where appropriate;
  • Be aware of relevant surveys and evaluation reports and inform the country office of the relevance of these reports to UNFPA programs;
  • Ensure that statistics generated by UNFPA are available on an ongoing basis to enable appropriate tracking of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, among others;
  • Encourage the improvement and harmonization of the content of the monitoring / evaluation tools;
  • Promote the use of tools and monitoring and evaluation approaches with implementing agents, (government structures, NGOs, etc.) partners of the program;
  • Work with colleagues in the program team to develop project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles and participate in donor meetings and public information events proposed by management;
  • Be available for any other administrative or program task at the request of the supervisor.
Training and Knowledge Management
  • Ensure the creation and documentation of knowledge on current and emerging trends in population development, sexual and reproductive health, youth and gender equality, through analysis of programs, projects, strategies, approaches, experiences and best practices;
  • Assist the country office in researching and identifying information to launch evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue with the relevant Guinean authorities, and advance the country program;
Capacity Development in Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Promote participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation by training and involving partner organizations in monitoring and evaluating activities;
  • Participate in the United Nations Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group (GISE) and other relevant inter-agency data / statistics groups, maintain strong working relationships and regularly exchange information with United Nations partners ;
  • Identify training needs for capacity building in monitoring and evaluation both internally at the country office and externally with implementing partners and guide the planning and organization of monitoring and evaluation training programs;
  • Keep abreast of evolving M & E communities of practice and maintain close collaboration with the regional M & E advisor;
  • Represent UNFPA in working groups and working groups on data and contribute substantially to maintaining UNFPA’s leadership in the provision of demographic data for development;
  • Coordinate and coach all relevant country office units for the timely quarterly submission of information from the Strategic Information System (SIS) platform online, as well as the annual submission of the country office annual report;
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Requirements

Academic training
  • Have a higher degree (Master or more) in Mathematics, Statistics, Health Economics, Social Sciences, Demography, Public Health, or any other related field.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Have at least two (2) years of relevant professional experience in Program / Population Project Monitoring / Evaluation, particularly in a field related to maternal health, adolescent / youth reproductive health issues, or equality / gender equity;
  • Have the ability to train on Monitoring and Evaluation and Results Based Management (RBM);
  • Have a good capacity for analysis, synthesis and strategic planning;
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and be able to work in a team and under pressure;
  • Excellent knowledge of French and knowledge of English would be an asset
Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight.

Project Assistant/Interpreter – UNDP – Ankara, Turkey

Project Assistant/Interpreter – UNDP – Ankara, Turkey

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Results Expected/Major Functional Activities
  • Provide general administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the project activities;
  • Provide logistical support to the Project Manager, Grant Manager, Project Associates and short-term consultants in conducting different project activities (trainings, workshops, stakeholder consultations, arrangements of study tour, etc.);
  • Organize meetings, business correspondence and other communication with the project partners;
  • Support the project outreach and PR activities in general, including keeping of the project website up to date;
  • Keep files with project documents, expert reports;
  • Control the usage of non-expendable equipment (record keeping, drawing up regular inventories);
  • Keep regular contact with project experts and consultants to inform them about the project details and changes;
  • Draft correspondence and documents; support the finalization of correspondence of administrative nature;
  • Act on telephone inquiries, fax, post and e-mail transmissions, and co-ordinate appointments;
  • Provide interpretation during project related meetings and events;
  • Translate documents into English to Turkish or from Turkish to English as deemed necessary by the Project Manager.
  • Perform any other administrative/financial duties as requested by the Project Manager;
  • Provide support to preparation administrative documents such as tender documents;
  • Assist the CCE Projects Implementation Administrator and/or Portfolio Administrator – Procurement for the completion of project related procedures and processes;
  • Follow up UNDP administrative procedures in terms of procurement and/or finance;
  • Provide support to PR activities of project.
  • ATLAS profile: General User.

Required Skills and Experience

The incumbent should possess the following qualifications and experience

General Qualifications
  • University degree in business administration/economics, engineering, political/social sciences, land use planning or design, climate change adaptation, administrative sciences or environmental sciences, disaster risk reduction or related fields;
  • Full proficiency in English and Turkish;
  • Excellent command of office software, such as word processors, spreadsheets, databases.
Professional Experience and Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience is required;
  • Experience in fully working for at least 1 project in collaboration with international institutions/organizations is required;
  • Experience working with the Government entities.
  • Experience in organizing and coordinating events and activities.
  • Experience in at least 1 project within the rules and contractual procedures of EU.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in at least 1 year in the field of climate change
Nationality
  • Turkish
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Driver – UNDP – Namangan, Uzbekistan

Driver – UNDP – Namangan, Uzbekistan

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive project vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel;
  • Deliver and collect mail, documents and other items, meet official personnel at the airport, railway station and make errands for the project as required;
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.;
  • Perform minor repairs and arranges for another repair;
  • Ensure that the vehicle is kept clean; log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing; and report to PM on a monthly basis;
  • Ensure that all necessary action is taken in timely manner in case of involvement in accidents and traffic rules violations in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations and full respect of local laws;
  • In the beginning of each month (first week) the Driver will be asked for providing a brief report about the technical condition of the vehicle and planned expenses for the month to ensure timely and quality maintenance of the vehicle.
  • Upon request of the supervisor, the Driver can be also required to provide driving services to programme staff in the CO, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Secondary education, valid driving license category B.
Experience
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience as a driver.
  • Knowledge of Fergana valley orientation;
  • Ability to drive in rural, mountainous areas and in bad weather condition;
  • Safe driving record;
  • Professional driving license (B and C) is desirable;
  • Working experience with governmental agencies and work in an international organization is an advantage.
Language Requirements
  • Working knowledge in Russian and Uzbek. Basic knowledge of English
Closing date for applications 15 December 2019 before midnight.

Intern – Human and Social Development Division – Manila, Philippines

Intern – Human and Social Development Division – Manila, Philippines

Summary of Job Description

The objective of this internship position is to review the policies and practices in South Asian countries’ universities in promoting industry relevant research and development activities. Industry linkages and industry relevant R&D activities in universities in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka are constrained by outdated government policies, lack of funding, restrictive regulations, and lack of incentives. This study will review the current status and key issues in the selected South Asian country universities and develop recommendations for ADB to facilitate close linkage between education, economy, and knowledge production in the countries, benchmarking successful countries. For the purpose, the internship position will (1) develop theoretical and policy frameworks from the case studies and carry out case studies covering 2 to 3 South Asian countries, (2) carry out bench mark studies of successful policies and practices; (3) provide recommendations for South Asian countries and propose policy strategy for ADB’s intervention in the region.

Requirements

Education
  • Currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in economics, public policies/public administration, business administration, education or other related discipline.
Relevant Experience and Other Requirements
  • Experience in working in developing countries / understanding of developing country context would be preferred.
  • Prior experience in similar research on higher education governance, policy, performance in different countries is preferred.
Additional Requirements
  • Upload the following documents in the “Attachments” section of your application:1. Curriculum vitae (CV)2.
  • Proof of enrollment to a Masters or PhD program.
  • Inclusive dates should confirm that you will be enrolled during the intended period of assignment.3. Essay in MS WORD or PDF document, maximum of 1500 words per question.
Closing date for applications 31 January 2020 before midnight.

Intern – Regional Cooperation and Integration Division – Manila, Philippines

Intern – Regional Cooperation and Integration Division – Manila, Philippines

Main Duties

Review of literature on the trends, lessons, and experience of the role of FinTech for payment systems. Description of recent developments in Asia’s payment systems, with emphasis on the role of digital payment systems. Preparation of a set of indicators to measure (i) development, (ii) efficiency, (iii) inclusion, and (ii) integration of Asia’s payment systems, incl. a distinction of conventional and e-payment systems. Design and estimation of a suitable statistical model or technique to determine the factors affecting development, efficiency, inclusion, and integration of Asia’s payment systems. A draft working paper that discusses the impacts of FinTech on payment systems in Asia, related opportunities and challenges, as well as policy considerations. Presentation of the paper in an ERCD seminar.

Requirements

Education
  • Currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in economics or finance with emphasis on finance and technology.
Relevant experience and other requirements
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and conceptual skills in economics and finance;
  • Experience in handling and analyzing large data sets on financial economics;
  • Sound knowledge of global FinTech developments and landscape;
  • Basic, or ideally sound, knowledge of the functioning of payment systems;
  • Demonstrated expertise in economic research;
  • Extensive knowledge of econometric and statistical approaches and high proficiency in statistical and mathematical programming software such as STATA, MATLAB, and EVIEWS;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Closing date for applications 31 January 2020 before midnight.

Senior Environment and Natural Resources Specialist – UNDP – Cotabato City

Senior Environment and Natural Resources Specialist – UNDP – Cotabato City

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Under the overall guidance of the BARMM MENRE Minister Macacua and UNDP Outcome Lead [Climate Action], the Senior Environment and Natural Resources Specialist shall take the lead in the following:

  • Provide expert/technical advise to the BARMM MENRE Minister, Deputy Minister, Bureau/Division Chiefs and appropriate offices in the identification and prioritization of ENR programs-projects activities for the Transition Period and beyond. The Senior Environment and Natural Resources Specialist shall:
  • Review technical studies and assessments as a stock-taking activity on BARMM’s Green [terrestrial including minerals], Blue [marine and coastal] and Brown [air, waste management] resources, programmes, including past ARMM budgetary allocations;
  • Review of the ENR-related plan documents, i.e., BDP [MNLF- and MILF-led], ARMM and find common threads for PPA prioritization
  • Identification of strengths, gaps and weaknesses in MENRE’s environment and natural resources program portfolio to inform the identification of strategic next steps/PPAs [medium and long-term programs-projects-activities including budgetary requirements]
  • Conduct consultations with ENR stakeholders [policy decision-makers, communities, indigenous peoples, private sector among others towards the formulation of BARMM’s ENR Framework
  • Provide expert advice/input in the discussions of the IGRs of MENRE and DENR to clarify roles and responsibilities

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Relevant Experience 
  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Agriculture, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry, Development Management and related field of study preferably with Professional License related to Environment, Planning, or Agriculture
Relevant Experience
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of professional working experience related to environmental planning and management, preferably extensive experience with government
Knowledge, Competencies and Skills
  • Proven technical knowledge on various Philippine Environmental Laws, policies, programmes and processes;
  • In depth knowledge of social, environmental and cultural issues affecting the implementation of ENR PPAs in the BARMM area;
  • Capability to provide guidance on negotiation and conflict resolution processes;
  • Innovativeness and effectiveness capability under varying work assignments, conditions and time pressures;
  • Strong interpersonal and ability to work in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Can work with limited supervision and under tight timelines;
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills.
Closing date for applications 16 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Logistic Support Consultant for Knowledge – IDB – Washington

Logistic Support Consultant for Knowledge – IDB – Washington

Main Duties

The Logistic team provides expertise in the organization and delivery of knowledge and learning events. Working in close collaboration with the CRLs and the rest of KIC’s organizational units, and using market practices, they offer recommendations and provide a variety of services that support a good learning experience based on client’s logistics requirements.

Provide technical support in the logistic preparation and delivery of face to face events, contributing with services of high quality to fulfil the strategic objectives of the Sector. The activities to be performed may include the following:

  • Events scheduling.
  • Events requirements identification.
  • Preparation of event budget estimation and execution monitoring.
  • Coordination of services (Hotel, conference rooms, audiovisual support, catering services, translation, interpretation, printing, room setup and assembly, among others).
  • Negotiation with external providers.
  • Events onsite support.

Requirements

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.
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in areas related to Hospitality Management, Business Administration, Project Management or related areas.
Experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in event management or project management.
Languages
  • Advanced, writing and speaking, command of English and Spanish is a plus.
Closing date for applications 17 December 2019 before midnight.

Associate PSP Officer (Engagement Campaigns) – UNHCR – Beirut, Lebanon

Associate PSP Officer (Engagement Campaigns) – UNHCR – Beirut, Lebanon

Duties and Qualifications

Organizational Context

The purpose of this role is to contribute to management of a digital, creative and communication team that is able to engage and mobilise diverse group of audiences in the region, as well as position UNHCR in the hearts and minds of people.The role will focus on achieving a full year campaigning approach based on quality content that is relevant to target audiences with the support of Public Information teams in the MENA region.

The Associate PSP Officer (Engagement Campaigns) is part of  a creative Digital team that will contribute to the growth of UNHCR¿s IG fundraising strategy and plan, and the communications vision of the Private Sector Partnership (PSP) Arabic Digital Hub. S/he works closely with the regional PSP team and the Global Fundraising Support Team.

Functional Statement
Accountability
  • UNHCRS’s IG Fundraising Strategy and Plan is expanded and implemented within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
  • Digital engagement campaigns are well positioned to meet fundraising targets, and inspire, mobilise and empower a wider segment of target audiences to take action.
  • Contribute to the strategic and operational direction and management of the Individual Giving unit and PSP service in MENA.
  • Digital activities are planned, monitored and evaluated according to income and fundraising targets.
Responsibility
  • Contribute to the development of fundraising communications strategy, plans and messages of PSP Arabic digital hub based on fundraising needs while boosting UNHCR Brand equity and Brand coherence, which encompassing all fundraising channels of PSP MENA.
  • Manage a creative content team of designers, copywriters, digital promotion and development specialists besides two PSP Associates (content editors) embedded within the Lebanon and Jordan operations.
  • Oversee the creative process and give guidance to the creative team.
  • Sign off day-to-day PSP Arabic Digital hub content and coordinate content of strategic campaigns with social media and PI teams when necessary. This includes social media content, DRTV content, newsletters and other key donor materials.
  • Monitor with the senior digital media producer shareable ¿editorial calendar¿ of engaging content throughout the year.
  • Contribute to digital team thinking on new engagement initiatives, including scoping support needed, driving creative thinking, and working with the Senior Digital Media producer to develop appropriate plans and resources.
  • Identify opportunities to use the news agenda to raise awareness and lead on developing emergency fundraising campaigns and digital engagement activities.
  • Lead IG emergency fundraising campaigns identified by the Global PSP Emergency Coordination team to mobilize funds and increase UNHCR brand awareness during emergencies.
  • Oversee external agencies¿ content production, pitches and proposals to ensure adherence with the PSP Arabic digital hub objectives and priorities.
  • Identify needs and opportunities throughout the creative process, mobilize, and liaise with relevant stakeholders and the field to drive content gathering, and production quality communications products.
  • Work closely with the donor development team to ensure alignment in communications and strengthening the relationship with existing donors resulting in an increase of the long term net income per donor.
  • Contribute to the development of digital content and engagement strategy across different channels including social media, DRTV, and donor communications.
  • Maximize the talents of the creative team by providing resources, being a coach, a teacher, an instructor, and a critic all at once.
  • Act as liaison with key internal stakeholder teams including Public Information and social media teams to ensure alignment of digital fundraising activities with UNHCR’s external and public communications strategies.
  • Liaise with campaign and advocacy team in MENA, Public Engagement and PSP Communication teams in Headquarters and Field Offices over UNHCR¿s digital campaigns and opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Authority
  • Monitor the implementation of digital engagement campaigns and make recommendation in case of deviation from plans.
  • Assist to develop digital fundraising campaign strategies for IG donors and public and test new ways to improve.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Communication, Public Relations, Marketing or Fundraising.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience of working in fundraising, communication and advocacy within a National and International context.
  • Experience with communication campaigns and fundraising techniques including digital, telemarketing and direct mail.
  • Experience with various lead generation techniques and donor communication programs.
  • Knowledge of local language and institutions.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
Desirable Qualifications & Competences
  • Relationship building and networking skills.
  • Experience in strategy development and implementation of public engagement and advocacy campaigns using various digital and offline marketing techniques for engaging with the general public and donors.
  • Proven expertise, experience and up-to-date knowledge in developing public engagement strategies and campaigns.
  • Proven experience with managing workshops and training staff on the topic of public engagement and advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience of managing agencies including the drafting and instruction on briefs, building relationships and management of operations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the MENA region generally, and the Gulf audience specifically.
Language Requirements
  • Please also note that Arabic and English are essential for this Job Opening.
Additional  Information
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for written test and/or oral interview.
Closing date for applications 16 December 2019 before midnight.

Senior Treasury Assistant – OSCE – Kyiv, Ukraine

Senior Treasury Assistant – OSCE – Kyiv, Ukraine

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the National Treasury Officer and overall guidance of the Head, Finance and Budget, the incumbent assists in administration of Treasury Office as a part of Finance and Budget Unit, implements and follows up with the basic OSCE rules and regulations described in OSCE Common Regulatory Management System (Financial Regulations, Financial Rules, Financial Administrative Instructions, Staff Regulations and Rules, etc.) More specifically, the incumbent will be tasked with:

  • Reviews payment vouchers/payment orders for completeness of information, including bank account details of the payments entered in the electronic banking system by other Treasury staff; and processes the payments.
  • Cash custodian for daily cash payments.
  • Reconciles cash, credit cards and bank accounts held in Mission, researches outstanding items, and makes queries for any recoveries with the Finance and Budget Unit, other departments and with banks.
  • Monitors and controls the Mission’s bank accounts in electronic banking system on daily basis.
  • Assists in payroll payments process: verifies payroll lists for Fields Offices, follows up with the other units and sections on subject of deployment/redeployment of Mission Members.
  • Analyses data on currency disbursements and assists in preparation of daily, weekly and monthly cash forecasts.
  • Monitors local currency markets and exchange rates, as well the local legislation with regard to cash/bank payments and informs the supervisor on any significant deteriorations.
  • Monitors bank charges assessed on all Mission’s bank accounts for correctness, makes recommendations to the National Treasury Officer for improving payment methods to minimize bank fees and ensures that all banking agreements are up to date.
  • Follows up with the retro and outstanding payments in ORACLE and informs the supervisor if any available.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Necessary Qualifications

  • The candidates should have the following minimum qualifications:
  • Ukrainian citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine;
  • Completed secondary education and formal training in the area of accounting, finance and computerized financial systems;
  • Minimum of six years relevant working experience in the field of finance, Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications and with ERP systems and electronic banking;
  • Professional fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian languages, both oral and written;
  • Knowledge in working with computers, including ERP systems (ORACLE, SAP), Access, word processing, and spreadsheet applications;
  • Ability to adjust to a broad range of new tasks in a complex administrational environment in a short timeframe;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment.
Closing date for applications 25 December 2019 before midnight.

Intern – Results Management and Aid Effectiveness Division – ADB

Intern – Results Management and Aid Effectiveness Division – ADB

Summary of Job Description

Research on measurement of direct, indirect and induced job creation, from ADB operations, including:

  • Comparative analysis of approaches by different MDBs
  • Comparative analysis of different types of modeling approaches for estimating job creation including social accounting matrices, input-output tables, and general equilibrium models
  • Compilation of possible job creation benchmarks from different types of infrastructure
  • Review of ADB experience, models, and approaches, and formulate recommendations for ADB to phase in measurement of job creation over a number of years.

Qualifications

Education Requirements
  • Currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in Economics, International Development, Public or Business Administration, or related fields.
Education Requirements
  • Research experience in, and expert knowledge of methods and approaches to measurement of direct, indirect and induced job creation, preferably from infrastructure projects, in the Asia and Pacific region.
Closing date for applications 31 January 2019 before midnight.

Administrative Assistant – FAO – Multiple Locations

Administrative Assistant – FAO – Multiple Locations

Tasks and Responsibilities

Administration
  • Setting up and managing the project’s hub offices
  • Organize all project folders including the project budget file
  • Set up and maintain computer files in a logical and transparent manner
  • Assist in the scheduling and preparation of meetings and take minutes
  • Assist in the preparation and reviewing of  Letters of Agreement and the routing for clearance/approval
  • Draft contracts and explain content to counterparts if necessary
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, including Quarterly Project Implementation Reports
  • Create and maintain HR records for all project staff including consultants
  • Organize all travel related to the project
  • Set up a scheme for day to day office running
  • Review the project vehicle log books and fuel consumption and make timely requests for fuel replenishment
  • Maintain an up-to-date record of the project´s inventory
  • Assist the Project Coordinator, Operations Officer and other project staff in liaising with all partners particularly Government Agencies, facilitating good communication between all staff and stakeholders of the project.
  • Prepare and submit procurement related documentation to the procurement panel
  • Use online administrative systems in support of project implementation
Accounting
  • Maintain financial records and monitor systems to reconcile expenditure with account balances
  • Prepare recurring Operational Cash Advance for the project
  • Prepare and submit payment requests ensuring that all supporting documentation is attached
  • Assist the CTA/ hub coordinator in budgetary control by providing up-to-date information
  • Perform other duties as required and requested by the CTA and the Operations Officer

Minimum Requirements   

  • Secondary School Diploma, management or accounting certificate is an advantage
  • At least two years’ experience working with administrative, logistics or operations role;
  • Portuguese language skills preferential, English language skills is an asset.
  • National of Mozambique

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work
  • Extent and relevance of experience in field based projects
  • Extent and relevance of experience working with communities or forest projects
  • Standard computer skills required;
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems expeditiously and pragmatically; tact, initiative and sound judgment;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people or different national and cultural backgrounds;
Closing date for applications 17 December 2019 before midnight.

Junior Programme Officer – ITU – Geneva, Switzerland

Junior Programme Officer – ITU – Geneva, Switzerland

Duties / Responsibilities

Under the supervision of Head of the Project Support Division, and in close consultation with the Head of the Communications and Promotion Service, the incumbent assists in the development of activities and products relevant to the BDT Youth programme. To this end, the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Develops and assists in the implementation of a plan to promote the outcomes of the Future casters Summit, linked to the BDT Youth activities.
  • Assists in the development and organization of activities to support the work of BDT on Youth in 2020.
  • Develops a plan to organize BDT Youth activities during Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) 2020 and assists in their organization.
  • Performs other duties related to BDT Youth activities, as requested.

Qualifications required

Education

University degree in public relations, project management, economics, or a related field OR education in a reputed college of advanced education, with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of a university degree in one of the fields above.

Experience

At least one year of experience in public relations, project management. An advanced university degrees in related fields can be considered as a substitute for one year of working experience.

Languages

Fluency in oral and written English is a requirement. Knowledge of French is an additional advantage

Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight.

Municipal Co-ordinator – OSCE – Bujanovac, Serbia

Municipal Co-ordinator – OSCE – Bujanovac, Serbia

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Mission (HoM) and direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM), the incumbent manages the Office of the Head of Missions South Serbia Programme based in Bujanovac and acts as the focal point for political reporting and co-ordination of programmes in the municipalities of Bujanovac, Presevo and Medvedja. This position requires frequent travelling within the area of responsibility. In particular, the Municipal Co-ordinator is responsible for:

  • Maintaining close contact with the mayors / local authorities of Bujanovac, Presevo and Medvedja and with members of the Co-ordination Body for the Municipalities for Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja of the Government of the Republic of Serbia;
  • Supporting local authorities in identifying their needs and priorities and communicating them to the OSCE and other international organizations;
  • Monitoring, assessing and analyzing the political, security, and economic climate in the region through frequent meetings with all relevant local actors; attending local events, following the media and liaising with the international community;
  • Establishing and maintaining close working relationships with local counterparts, as well as with international, governmental and non-governmental actors, and ensuring support for the implementation of OSCE projects;
  • Designing, implementing and/or managing small-scale, quick-impact projects in the region of south Serbia;
  • Liaising closely with relevant Mission staff and providing expertise and support to the Missions departments in carrying out activities;
  • Managing the Office of the HoMs South Serbia Programme based in Bujanovac and supervising two national mission members;
  • Performing other duties as required.

General Minimum Requirements

  • 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
  • First-level university education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
Education
  • First-level university degree in a relevant field
Experience
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements

Mandatory

  • Professional experience in the field of governance, public administration, political affairs, economics, democratization and/or rule of law;
  • Experience in political analysis and reporting, and in dealing with sensitive political situations and issues;
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
  • Willingness to travel frequently;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.

Desirable

  • Knowledge and understanding of the regional political developments;
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions in South Eastern Europe;
  • Knowledge of Serbian and/or Albanian language(s).
Closing date for applications 14 January 2020 before midnight.

Intern – Procurement Support Services Project – Kyiv, Ukraine

Intern – Procurement Support Services Project – Kyiv, Ukraine

Duties and Responsibilities

Effective assistant support to the UNDP Procurement Support Services to the Ministry of Health Project with the focus on following:
  • Insure routine support to the Project, such as support to organization of various meetings; distribution of information among key stakeholders; processing of the correspondence; translation of documents from/to English; support to preparation of documents, assistance to the respective Focal Point with keeping updated asset records, office supplies management.
Support to organization and carrying out the meetings, seminars, roundtables, conferences
  • Preparation of agenda, minutes, lists of participants;
  • Preparation and distribution of letters to the stakeholders;
  • Provision of logistics and administrative support to organization.
Support to preparation of publications on project activities. Specifically:
  • Drafting news for UNDP web-page, UNDP FB page, etc on Ukrainian and English;
  • Comparison of English and Ukrainian versions.
Support in the preparation of the reports in the framework of the Project
  • Collection, analysis and processing of the data obtained, ensuring detailed description of the project activities.
Impact of Results
  • The assistance support to the Project is provided on time and with high quality.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Enrolled student of graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) in Management, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Science, International Relations or related field; or
  • Enrolled student in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in Management, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Science, International Relations or related field; or
  • Graduated student within one-year of graduation of any of the above.
Experience
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems.
Language Requirements
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English required;
  • Russian/Ukrainian is an asset.
Closing date for applications 25 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

LSA Guard Force – UNDP – Niamey, Niger

LSA Guard Force – UNDP – Niamey, Niger

Duties and Responsibilities 

De manière spécifique l’Assistant Guard Force doit :

  • Veiller que les sociétés de gardiennage assurent convenablement leur prestation dans les locaux et les résidences des staffs internationaux du Système des Nations Unies (SNU) ;
  • Vérifier les registres des entrées et sorties tenues par les différentes guérites des Agences, Fonds et Programmes (AFP) ;
  • Veiller au bon fonctionnement et à la bonne utilisation de tous les équipements de communications et dispositifs de sécurité mis en place par les sociétés de gardiennage et/ou le Système des Nations Unies (SNU) : radio, portique, miroir, détecteur des métaux, CCTV ;
  • Effectuer des contrôles inopinés quotidiens dans tous les postes (résidences et bureaux) pour s’assurer de la bonne prestation des sociétés de gardiennage ;
  • Veiller à l’effectivité des conditions auxquelles les parties sont soumises dans le contrat, notamment en ce qui concerne l’effectif à disposer, les équipements requis, le respect des droits des vigiles par leur employeur (salaires, congé, soins horaires de travail) ;
  • Fournir un rapport journalier de la situation de prestation des sociétés de gardiennage ;
  • Tenir à jour les répertoires de numéros de téléphones utiles ;
  • Répertorier les doléances des services utilisateurs et les consigner dans un rapport, avec des propositions concrètes de solution;
  • Assister à la formation des vigiles.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Avoir 5 années d’expérience professionnelle dans le domaine militaire ou dans le travail sécuritaire ;
  • Avoir une expérience pratique avérée en matière de communication radio HF et VHF ;
  • Avoir une très bonne expression écrite et orale du français ;
  • Etre d’un niveau d’étude équivalent ou supérieur au baccalauréat,
  • Avoir une formation militaire/garde nationale, policière, de la gendarmerie ou sapeur-pompier ;
  • Etre disponible ;
  • Etre de nationalité nigérienne ;
  • Une expérience du Système de communication du SNU (w/t, HF, et VHF) serait un atout ;
  • Etre physiquement apte ;
  • Avoir un permis de conduire en cours de validité ;
  • Avoir une bonne pratique de l’Anglais parlé et écrit,
  • Avoir une bonne connaissance de l’outil informatique notamment Word, Excel et la messagerie.
Closing date for applications 19 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Country Representative – UNWomen – New Delhi

Country Representative – UNWomen – New Delhi

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage the strategic country programme planning and development
  • Develop and implement strategic direction of the CO;
  • Lead the design, planning, formulation, preparation and development of the Country Strategic Note;
  • Identify planning and programme needs, opportunities and approaches to strengthen UN Women country presence and relevance;
  • Provide strategic advice and leadership to UN Women’s Executive Director, Regional Director and Senior Management on the regional and country direction;
  • Manage and ensure the quality of results-based and rights-based programming for the CO; Finalize the annual work plan and budget;
  • Engage and collaborate with senior partners in the UN System.
Manage the India 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 the optimum and appropriate allocation and use of resources; monitor the overall progress and compliance of the 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 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 inter-agency 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);
  • 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;
  • Lead joint programming and promote UN competencies to advance gender equality and women’s human rights;
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the UNCT in supporting enhanced response to national partners in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • 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.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, public administration, public policy or other relevant social science fields is required.
  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.
Experiences
  • At least 15 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 Programs or UN Mission;
  • Field based experience working with multi-cultural teams;
  • Experience in leading a team.
Language
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
Closing date for applications 06 January 2020 before midnight.

Programme Associate – UNFPA – Tunis, Tunisia

Programme Associate – UNFPA – Tunis, Tunisia

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Facilitates contacts and promotes information sharing/exchange between IPs and Programme staff on the issues related to implementation of SRH and GBV intervention and activities. This includes follow up on sharing, documentation and keeping of technical and financial reports, best practices and lessons learnt to inform future programming.
  • Contributes to the preparation, implementing and monitoring of the SRH/ GBV projects/programmes and the country programme work at large;
  • Reviews and process in collaboration with Finance Unit, advance requests by IPs and ensures all expenditure are in line with UNFPA polices and procedure and the agreed annual work plan (AWP).
  • Reviews Implementing Partners’ (IPs) financial supporting documents and ensure all expenditures are fairly presented, and proceed with liquidation process.
  • Follow up the payments process with the UNFPA Finance Unit to ensure that cheques and transfers are ready and received by IPs on timely manner.
  • Ensures proper management of the programme and office filing and archiving systems;
  • Applying UNFPA rules, regulations and procedures especially those related to the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) and inventory management;
  • Update data related to UNFPA partners in the system including agreements and vendor profile in collaboration with the operations team;
  • Create, update, review and cancel payment requests (Face forms) in close collaboration with UNFPA partners;
  • Create and submit Work plan Progress Report in close collaboration with UNFPA partners;
  • Identify sources, and gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, and papers;
  • Assembling briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations for the technical and programme team members;
  • Organizing, compiling and processing information from donors, Regional Offices, and country offices, as inputs to various databases and documents;
  • Providing effective support to management of the CO programme: creation of projects in Atlas (UNFPA automated system), preparation of budget revisions, determination of utilized funds, operational and financial closure of projects; and preparation and follow up on audit exercises of NEX (national execution) projects;
  • Handling secretarial and administrative work, including but not limited to: creation and follow up of requisitions in Atlas; processing of minor procurement of goods and services; organize, follow up, and provide logistic support on events, workshops, etc.
  • Organizes meetings/appointments for supervisor and arrange consultation schedules for officials visiting CO;
  • Support other programme-related activities as required by the programme supervisor and the CO management;
  • Liaises closely with the UNFPA team to ensure timely and high quality implementation of project activities, sharing of knowledge and information, proper monitoring, and adjustments to project strategies based on learning as the project proceeds
  • Maintains a detailed overview of work plan implementation, next steps and requirements, and follows up as necessary with project team members to ensure smooth implementation and to remove obstacles.
  • Support in preparing timely donor briefing, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Within the framework of the EU-funded project to advance nursing and midwifery in Libya, ensure organization of the meetings (steering and technical committee), support in organizing missions to Tripoli for international staff and consultants, as well as missions for Libyan and international staff to and outside Libya and contribute to the implementation of spotchecks to partners in Tripoli.
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Qualifications and Experience

Education
  • Completed Secondary Level Education required.
  • First level university degree in public administration, finance, economics other social sciences related disciplines is desirable.
Knowledge and Experience
  • Minimum of 6 years’ of relevant experience particularly in providing general support on information management, research, basic financial and program monitoring; and administration, previous experience in the UN is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of program and project management processes, especially experience in population and development-related projects management
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Mastery of computer software related to spreadsheet, data base, visual presentations and data processing. Hands on skills in ATLAS, Word, Excel, and Power-Point are assets.
Languages
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Arabic
Closing date for applications 22 December 2019 before midnight.

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer – ECMWF – Bologna, Italy

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer – ECMWF – Bologna, Italy

Main duties and key responsibilities

  • Maintaining a thorough technical understanding of the day-to-day operation of building services throughout the facility including, for example, electrical and mechanical systems, data cabling infrastructure, fire detection and suppression systems, security and access control etc.
  • Planning and organisation of day to day work including o Design, installation, modification and maintenance of electrical supplies o Specification and ordering of materials/services o Installation, maintenance and modification of structured cabling systems o Installation, relocation and maintenance of IT equipment, i.e. servers, network equipment and storage systems
  • Monitoring the data centre whitespace and infrastructure using building management system, power and energy management system • Troubleshooting electrical and mechanical systems and advising on their capabilities, particularly when faults have occurred
  • Supervising and managing mechanical and electrical contractors that provide routine maintenance and installation work on site
  • Contributing to the specification of new and replacement infrastructure and participating in procurements, to ensure that new infrastructure is implemented successfully
  • Improving operational resilience and operating efficiency where possible
  • Overseeing the Data Centre infrastructure, provisioning of power, cooling and network connectivity to assets
  • Producing and maintaining procedures/documentation for safe operation of the facilities systems and infrastructure
  • Managing, updating and maintaining the DCIM and power / energy management packages
  • Switching LV electrical supplies
  • Setting cooling units
  • Providing 24*7 on-call support as part of a rota

Qualifications and experience required

Education
  • A technical degree in mechanical engineering with an electrical experience or electrical/electronical engineering with a mechanical bias.
Experience
  • Substantial background and demonstrated relevant experience of working in a mission critical data centre or similar 24/7 environment.
  • Demonstrated relevant professional experience in electrical and mechanical services, preferably in a 24/7 mission critical data centre environment.
  • Experience with the practical application of Italian technical standards and knowledge of the Italian health and safety regulations and practices would be an advantage.
Knowledge and skills (including language)
  • Candidates must hold all relevant qualifications necessary to perform the above-mentioned duties and responsibilities in an Italian-based data centre.
  • Candidates must be fluent in both Italian and English as this role will involve reading and communicating highly technical documentation in both languages.
  • All interviews will be conducted in English.
Closing date for applications 20 December 2019 before midnight.

Admin & Finance Associate – UNDP – Dili, East Timor

Admin & Finance Associate – UNDP – Dili, East Timor

Duties and Responsibilities

The Administrative and Finance Associate will be working for the ATSEA2 project under the direct supervision of the National Project Coordinator with oversight from the UNDP SDU Programme Manager. The Administrative and Finance Associate will perform the following tasks:

Administrative Support
  • Provide administrative support to National Coordination Unit (NCU) for effective implementation of all project activities. Where necessary liaise and coordinate with Regional Project Management Unit (RPMU) on administrative and financial matters to ensure effective project administration and resources use.
  • Assume overall responsibilities for administrative management and inventory to ensure full compliances that proper asset management is performed in adherence to UNDP rules, regulation and procedures.
  • Perform overall responsibility in general adimistrative matter such as provide assistance in recruitment, procurement, payment and correspondence, which includes drafting letters, memos, meeting invitations, meeting minutes and other correspondence.
  • Maintain filing system ensuring safekeeping of all records, reports and correspondence.
  • Assume overall responsibility in organizing and conducting (moderate, facilitate and translate) all meetings, workshops, trainings and events associated with implementation of project activities include prepare briefing and presentation materials, background information and documentation for meetings and missions.
  • Manage office supplies and assets including maintenance of stock list, distribution of stationery, keeping a log of asset distribution as a custodian include arrange vehicle transportation include logistical support for project operation and travel arrangement;
  • Perform any other tasks as required by the National Coordinator or designated programme official.
Finance Resources Management
  • Prepare and modify budgets in the ATLAS operational system as per orientation of the UNDP SDU Program Manager or National Coordinator.
  • Manage financial procedures: following up, resolving problems, and ensuring payments are processed from start to completion.
  • Monitor all expenditures through a shadow accounting-tracking mechanism so the precise financial status of the Programme is maintained.
  • Support National Coordinator to initiate project annual budget, review and perform budget revision and reversal.
  • Monitor budget delivery and implementation in order to alert the National Coordinator for timely modifications;
  • Prepare financial ad-hoc reports upon request of National Coordinator by UNDP SDU Program Manager;
  • Ensure all financial and related management of the Programme;
  • Review and ensure all requests for payments, requisitions and required vouchers, all payments and receipts are compliance with the UNDP Rules and Regulations;
  • Ensure control of supporting documents for payments;
  • Maintenance of internal expenditures control system, which ensures that vouchers and all transactions are correctly processed and recorded in Atlas system;
  • Ensure that payrolls, travel claims or any other financial entitlement are duly processed and ensure timely correction actions on any financial or budget errors;
  • Process and monitor petty cash and cash advance management;
  • Act as focal point for internal and external audits and accounts examinations;
  • Ensure proper filling and record of all financial transactions;
  • Assist all project staff on financial management related issues;
  • Undertake the accounting tasks of the projects;
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial reports as per agreed work plan;
  • Perform any other tasks as may be required by the National Coordinator or programme Manager.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • High school certificate with minimum 5 years of working experience in office management, finance and administration, programme support;
  • University degree with 3 years of relevant working experience
Experience
  • Experience working in a manner that achieves outputs, deliverables and results;
  • Experience coordinating/managing own work;
  • Communication and organization skills;
  • Working experience with an UN organization/agency is desirable;
  • Knowledge of UNDP Finance system, ATLS is great advantage;
  • Specialized training in office management and administration is highly desirable.
Language Requirements
  • Excellent writing and spoken skill of the UN working language (English) and Tetum;
  • Knowledge of Portuguese is advantage.
Closing date for applications 17 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Earth Explorers Programme Manager – ESA – Noordwijk

Earth Explorers Programme Manager – ESA – Noordwijk

Under the direct authority of the Head of Projects Department, the Earth Explorers Programme Manager is responsible for overall management of approved Earth Explorer missions up to and including launch and in-orbit verification. You may also on an ad hoc basis be asked to manage other missions such as Earth Watch and/or those carried out by Member States at national level where ESA is asked to provide management and technical assistance.

Main Duties

  • leading teams responsible for design and implementation of space segment of approved Earth observation missions under your responsibility, up to and including launch and in-orbit commissioning;
  • providing direction, technical and resource planning and ensuring monitoring of project progress;
  • ensuring and endorsing consolidation of the final programmatic framework of future missions to be implemented under your responsibility (Cost-at-Completion, schedule, procurement, geo return);
  • ensuring approved mission requirements are implemented within the agreed schedule and established Cost-at-Completion;
  • monitoring project risks, proposing and implementing mitigation measures;
  • interfacing with industry as needed in supporting project teams;
  • interfacing on technical and programmatic issues with Member States;
  • implementing ESA industrial policy for elements under your responsibility;
  • developing and motivating staff members by assessing performance, encouraging learning and development, delegating responsibilities and providing regular and constructive feedback;
  • encouraging synergy across project teams and creating a sense of unity and purpose between teams and across ESA, recognising team successes;
  • dealing effectively with sensitive or difficult situations, liaising with Human Resources as required;
  • ensuring a long-term strategic view is taken for the Programme, effectively communicating the strategy and vision.

You will be assisted by Project Managers and by the Project Control, Management Support  and System Support functions.

You will liaise closely with the Director, other programmes, Departments and Offices within the Directorate, drawing on the support of other ESA Directorates.

Education

  • Applicants should have a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in engineering or physics.

Additional requirements

  • Provide strategic direction to individuals and teams and relate team objectives to the overall and evolving organisational goals and context;
  • Anticipate problems, solve complex issues and relate situations to their context as well as to support others (team members, senior management, other stakeholders) in this process;
  • Experience of managing managers and managing large project development.
Closing date for applications 03 January 2020 before midnight.

Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst – UNFPA – Conakry, Guinea

Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst – UNFPA – Conakry, Guinea

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

You will play a vital role in the implementation of the country program, providing technical support and quality advice on programming and monitoring and evaluation; while ensuring strong knowledge management and capacity building within the country office and the broader network of national partners.

You will build close relationships with the program team, as well as consultants, advisors and experts, and you will develop collaborative relationships with your government counterparts, multilateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address follow-up issues. and program evaluation. You will effectively influence your counterparts from diverse backgrounds to contribute to the fulfillment of UNFPA’s mandate. You will have strategic oversight of the country office’s monitoring and evaluation activities, with the responsibility of contributing in a concrete and effective way to strengthening a results-based programming and management culture.

Main Duties

Technical Support and Programming
  • Participate in the design, development of methodology and planning of situation analysis, monitoring of implementation and evaluation of the country program, as well as all relevant research related thereto;
  • Promote new methodologies and tools for data collection, monitoring / evaluation of interventions, projects and programs;
  • Contribute to the collection of data needed to update and monitor the implementation of the Office Management Plan (Strategic Information System) and the preparation of the Office Annual Report (COAR);
  • Contribute to the database feed of the entire UNFPA assistance program in Guinea and other UNFPA units;
  • Contribute to the preparation, organization, and participation in the statutory meetings of the Program (quarterly, annual) and coordinate the follow-up of the implementation of the recommendations emanating from these statutory meetings;
  • Organizing and conducting thematic and country program evaluations in line with the country program evaluation plan;
  • Coordinate the monitoring of the implementation of recommendations emanating from activity reports, mission reports, and audit reports;
  • Participate in field visits and evaluation missions and prepare contributions to status reports on interventions and projects; analyze factors affecting the achievement of results, and recommend corrective actions and follow up on these recommendations;
  • Facilitate the follow-up by other Program Managers, the Work Plans under their responsibility (make available mapped data on the implementation of the program in the areas of intervention, make available updated information on national consultants, stakeholders in the population domain);
  • Analyze and evaluate the data to ensure quality and achievement of objectives and recommend corrective actions where appropriate;
  • Be aware of relevant surveys and evaluation reports and inform the country office of the relevance of these reports for UNFPA programs;
  • Ensure that statistics generated by UNFPA are available on an ongoing basis to enable appropriate tracking of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, among others;
  • Encourage the improvement and harmonization of the content of the monitoring / evaluation tools;
  • Promote the use of tools and monitoring and evaluation approaches with implementing agents, (government structures, NGOs, etc.) partners of the program;
  • Work with colleagues in the program team to develop project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles and participate in donor meetings and public information events proposed by management;
  • Be available for any other administrative or program task at the request of the supervisor.
Training and Knowledge Management
  • Ensure the creation and documentation of knowledge on current and emerging trends in population development, sexual and reproductive health, youth and gender equality, through analysis of programs, projects, strategies, approaches, experiences and best practices;
  • Assist the country office in researching and identifying information to launch evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue with the relevant Guinean authorities, and advance the country program;
Capacity Development in Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Promote participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation by training and involving partner organizations in monitoring and evaluating activities;
  • Participate in the United Nations Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group (GISE) and other relevant inter-agency data / statistics groups, maintain strong working relationships and regularly exchange information with United Nations partners ;
  • Identify training needs for capacity building in monitoring and evaluation both internally at the country office and externally with implementing partners and guide the planning and organization of monitoring and evaluation training programs;
  • Keep abreast of evolving M & E communities of practice and maintain close collaboration with the regional M & E advisor;
  • Represent UNFPA in working groups and working groups on data and contribute substantially to maintaining UNFPA’s leadership in the provision of demographic data for development;
  • Coordinate and coach all relevant country office units for the timely quarterly submission of information from the Strategic Information System (SIS) platform online, as well as the annual submission of the country office annual report;
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Qualifications and Experience

Academic training
  • Have a higher degree (Master or more) in Mathematics, Statistics, Health Economics, Social Sciences, Demography, Public Health, or any other related field.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Have at least two (2) years of relevant professional experience in Program / Population Monitoring and Evaluation, particularly in a field related to maternal health, adolescent / youth reproductive health issues, or equality / gender equity;
  • Have the ability to train on Monitoring and Evaluation and Results Based Management (RBM);
  • Have a good capacity for analysis, synthesis and strategic planning;
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and be able to work in a team and under pressure;
  • Excellent knowledge of French and knowledge of English would be an asset
Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight.

Ethics Officer – WHO – Geneva, Switzerland

Ethics Officer – WHO – Geneva, Switzerland

Description of Duties

The incumbent will work in the Office of Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics (CRE) under the supervision of the Coordinator (Ethics), and Director CRE. The incumbent is expected to provide support to the work of CRE’s Ethics team to provide ethical advice and promote/uphold the Organization’s ethical principles.

He/she will support the Ethics team in developing advice on a range of ethical dilemmas, support the development of communication materials and policy documents.

Specifically, the incumbent will:
  • Carry out research and analysis on conflict of interest situations, monitoring and reviewing requests of authorization for outside activities, and analysing disclosures of potential conflict of interest issues to prepare advice to staff members and/or senior management;
  • Conduct complex research on organizational managerial and/or legal matters, consulting and liaising with relevant offices as required;
  • Prepare confidential correspondence to individuals seeking advice on ethical issues, and assist Coordinator Ethics in developing creative solutions to address ethical dilemmas and timely and confidential management recommendations;
  • Manage confidential files and track and monitor requests for advice and cases received by the Ethics team;
  • Support Coordinator Ethics in developing and implementing ethics training materials and activities, and in developing and improving public communications and reporting material on Ethics;
  • Conduct research and analytical reviews, data collection and monitoring for reporting purposes, and prepare summaries of findings in text/ presentation and online communication formats to support Coordinator Ethics in fostering coherence of standards, policies and processes with regards to Ethics organization-wide across different issues, and with UN common system bodies; 7. Support the organization of meetings, including external meetings, such as UN and other, draft relevant meeting reports, and support the production of and monitoring of other inputs from the Ethics team as required;
  • Assist with problem solving on related matters, within the delegated responsibilities, as required;
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned by the Coordinator (Ethics) and Director, CRE.

Required Qualifications

Education

Essential

  • University degree (ideally at Master’s level or equivalent) in law, social sciences (including public administration), public health, human resources management or related field.

Desirable

  • Professional certifications in any of the above-mentioned subject fields.
Experience

Essential

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders, and supporting decision making processes in complex organizations, with at least two years’ experience at the international level.
  • Understanding of ethics/professional conduct issues.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis of complex situations/processes, including policy analysis and/or legal advice in large organizations.

Desirable

  • Experience in conflict of interest management, training and provision of confidential individual advice.
  • Good understanding of the structures and environment of large international organizations, policies and practices, rules and regulations.
Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight.

Executive Officer – Deputy Chief Monitor – Kyiv, Ukraine

Executive Officer – Deputy Chief Monitor – Kyiv, Ukraine

Tasks and Responsibilities

If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.

Applicants are hereby notified that the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is designated by the OSCE as a nonfamily duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM. The currently prevailing working conditions in the duty station may include working in a hazardous location with extended hours of service, and possibly curtailed freedom of movement. Successful candidates who are appointed to locations deemed by the OSCE as hazardous will receive hazard pay. In addition, all successful candidates will be required to participate in the OSCE accident and life insurance scheme in accordance with the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief Monitor (DCM), the Executive Officer to DCM performs the following duties:

  • Serving as a principal point of contact for the DCM, co-ordinating and following up, inter alia, with OSCE senior staff, OSCE Secretariat, OSCE Field Operations, other international organizations and diplomatic missions on matters that concern DCM’s activities and the Mission’s programmes;
  • Co-ordinating preparations for meetings attended by the DCM and ensuring follow-up to DCM tasking’s; co-ordinating incoming requests from external agencies and the Mission’s staff; ensuring that timely and appropriate action is made, such as initiating meetings for DCM, compiling inputs and preparing draft responses;
  • Providing organizational and administrative assistance and advice to DCM for the smooth running of the immediate Office; assisting in the co-ordination of visits of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Secretary General and other high-ranking OSCE officials;
  • Attending meetings with DCM as appropriate and accompanying her/him on travel within and outside of the Mission area;
  • Attending internal and external meetings on behalf of DCM to obtain the information necessary for fostering the Mission’s activities;
  • Reviewing documents, reports and letters prepared for signature by DCM in order to ensure quality and accuracy in substance;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

General Minimum Requirements

  • 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

  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Education
  • First-level university degree in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
Experience
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Mandatory

  • At least six years of relevant professional experience in public service and/or international organizations;
  • Demonstrated political and diplomatic skills as well as knowledge of protocol;
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to brief complex plans comprehensively, accurately and coherently;
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written, with strong briefing and drafting skills;
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra and long working hours over an extended period and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environment;
  • Ability to cope with frequent and irregular travel, often at very short notice;
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality objectives as well as the 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, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Flexibility and adaptability;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email.

Desirable

  • Experience in working in Eastern Europe/Ukraine and/or knowledge of the region;
  • Experience in working in a Front Office;
  • Experience with the UN common system and/or other international organizations;
  • Thematic knowledge of the OSCE activities in the sphere of human dimension and gender mainstreaming;
  • Working knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s).
Closing date for applications 23 December 2019 before midnight.

Finance Assistant – OSCE – Kramatorsk, Ukraine

Finance Assistant – OSCE – Kramatorsk, Ukraine

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision the Administrative Officer and overall guidance of the Director, Administration and Finance /Finance Unit in HQ the Finance Assistant assists with Finance activities in the following services:

  • On a daily bases prepares and examines documentation for processing staff/supplier’s financial claims, creates and validates payment and receipt of invoices, hotel bills, rent payment of facilities and premises utilized by OSCE, payment of utilities used by OSCE, excess luggage reimbursement, etc.; Interprets OSCE Staff Rules and Regulations applicable to process payment and reimbursement and advises Mission Members accordingly when required.
  • Prepares accounting of petty cash/Cash Operational Advance, prepares all other forms and paper work electronic or actual-as required by Administration and Finance.
  • Assists in distribution of Board and Lodging Allowances BLAs, salaries and reimbursements within Monitoring Team (MT)/Patrol Hub (PH)/Forward Patrol Base (FPB) in his /her Area of Responsibility (AoR); assist with processing of Payment Method Forms.
  • Prepares Official Travel Authorizations, ensures that the balance of travel advances in excess of amount of the travel claim is recovered and the remaining obligations pertain only to unpaid expenses.
  • Ensures the timely and correct administration of financial entitlements of staff, such as reimbursement of internal and external duty trips, initial appointments, separation, deployment, re-deployment, temporary reallocations, training, Home Leave/Rest and Recuperation (R&R) travel reimbursement, etc.
  • Handles administrative aspect of MT/PH/FPB needs of accommodation, transportation, office supplies, conference rooms, materials, editing and printing, translation and interpretation, equipment, etc.
  • Maintains communication with government officials, donors, international and non-government organisations by drafting written correspondence, arranging, organizing and participating at meetings, conferences and training courses involving national and international counterparts.
  • Keeps minutes from meetings and drafts reports, updates and maintains current registers and files, some of which are highly confidential.
  • Briefs or trains junior/newly appointed staff when needed.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Ukrainian citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine;
  • Secondary education supplemented by specialized studies in Administration, Accounting, Finance;
  • Minimum 4 years of working experience in accounting in a national or international large administrative set up;
  • Professional fluency in the English, Ukrainian and Russian languages, both oral and written;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications and desirable experience with ERP systems;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment.
Closing date for applications 24 December 2019 before midnight.

Senior Project Manager – UNOPS – Port Sudan, Sudan

Senior Project Manager – UNOPS – Port Sudan, Sudan

Main Duties

Stakeholder Management
  • Establish solid working relationship with the project board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), DFID, RSWC and all the other key stakeholders
  • Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products
  • Advise DFID and RSWC 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 / RSWC Director and the project. The PM will be also coordinating and facilitating the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) meetings, keeping them informed, prepare agenda for the meeting and keeping records of meeting minutes, etc.
Delivery and Performance
  • Develop and maintain project plans
  • Implement approved project plans (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the project board
  • Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life cycle.
  • Manage the production of the required deliverables in terms of capacity building and technical assistance., Taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary
  • Liaise with the external suppliers, the SWC Heads of departments and DFID representatives
  • Authorize Work Packages and monitor the embedded UNOPS team and the Project Progress
  • Advise the Project Board and the SWC Head of any deviations from the plan
  • Identify and manage risks so that maximum benefit to client and stakeholders is achieved
  • Manage and review product quality and ensure products are accepted
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of the rest of UNOPS Team and service providers
  • Identify and report threats to UNOPS internal business case to supervisor
  • Advise IMC on required strategies and or Government policies to support streamline the SWC work
Procedures
  • Follow the Project Management Cycle Instructions and ensure that all organizational policy is complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions)
  • Prepare/adapt the following plans for approval by the Project Board:  I. Project Initiation Documentation; II. Stage/Exception Plans and relevant Product Descriptions
  • Prepare the following reports:
    • Highlight Reports
    • End Stage Reports
    • Operational Closure Checklist
    • End Project Report
    • Handover Report
  • Maintain the following:
    • Electronic Blue File;
    • Procurement, HR and Finance files as required by those practices as per OD12.
  • Ensure that all expenditure comply with UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations (FRR).
  • Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.
  • Understand and manage UNOPS overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project
  • Understand the unique structures of the UN and budget appropriately for personnel
  • Manage and remain accountable for expenditures against the budget (based on accurate financial reports)
  • Where the Project Manager has no delegation as a committing officer, s/he retains these responsibilities and will monitor and instruct/request others to carry out the relevant commitments and disbursements.
Knowledge Management
  • Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
  • Actively interact with other PMs and the PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System.
  • Provide feedback to Practice Leads on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies
  • Complete lessons learned as per reporting format
  • Incorporate lessons learned from others as per planning format
Personnel Management
  • 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
  • Have a thorough understanding of UNOPS personnel contract modalities (including ICA and Staff)
  • Select, recruit and train team as required by project plans
  • Perform the Team Manager role, unless appointed to another person(s)
  • Perform Project Support role, unless appointed to another person or corporate/programme function
  • Ensure safety and security for all personnel and comply with UNDSS standards
Additional Requirements – Engineering Project Management
  • Civil Engineering (Hydraulics, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, etc…)
  • Water treatment and water distribution process
  • Institutional and Capacity Building
  • Administration and Finance

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education
  • Advanced University Degree in Project Management, Business Administration and/or Civil Engineering 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, and/or Engineering, or other relevant discipline, may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree
  • PRINCE 2 Practitioner Certification – an advantage
  • A relevant combination of academic credentials and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university education.
Work Experience
  • Seven years (or more based on academic credentials) of progressive experience in managing water utilities, water resource management or with civil engineering/infrastructure projects related to water supply management and distribution
  • 3 years’ work experience in the field of institutional reform and capacity building
  • Experience in the MENA region is an asset
  • Experience in the management of any water utility or corporation is a strong asset
Language
  • Fluency in English language is required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic language is a strong asset.
Closing date for applications 17 December 2019 before midnight [Copenhagen Time].

Information Management Officer – UNOPS – Erbil, Iraq

Information Management Officer – UNOPS – Erbil, Iraq

Functional Responsibilities

With the aim of strengthening data analysis and  the quality of communications and reporting services provided by the project as well as the internal capacity of the IIC,  the Information Management Officer will perform the following duties with transparency and integrity, and in adherence to the humanitarian standards for information management as provided by the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP), the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the Sphere Handbook.

Consultancy Objectives

The Information Management Officer will:

  • Work in partnership with the Information Management and Reporting Officer in regular duties and responsibilities, including, but not limited to: data cleaning and preparation, data processing and analysis, oversight and maintenance of internal data collection and management systems, production of ad-hoc and regular reports, as well as representation and/or presentation of IIC materials at relevant meetings.
  • Develop strong relationships with reporting partners to ensure management and feedback of information gathered by the IIC is captured and documented. This requires a thorough review and understanding of the current communication procedures and an alignment of all activities with the objectives of the IIC in closing the feedback loop to affected populations.
  • Document the impact of the IIC as an accountability mechanism in the response by developing a technical analysis plan in alignment with existing reporting indicators and new/thematic indicators as needs arise, which will include, but are not limited to: changes in partners’ programming, availability of services/feedback mechanisms to the affected population, as well as the timeliness of referrals on responsive/corrective action as a result of information shared by the  IIC.
  • Meet multiple reporting deadlines for a variety of clients and through a range of mediums where required. The incumbent must have proven experience in producing high-quality reports, requiring: strong English-language skills that translate complex ideas into simple messages; excellent design skills and proven knowledge of design software such as Adobe Creative Suites (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop); and strong experience in information management software, including Excel as a minimum standard.  Audio-visual experience is an asset.
  • Strengthen the Iraq IIC’s ability to promote and enhance Accountability to Affected Populations through the provision of timely, accurate, and relevant information sharing, and in particular through the documentation of impact as mentioned below.
Deliverables

The Information Management Officer will conduct the following tasks:

  • Support the Information Management and Reporting Officer in the regular revision and implementation of internal and external information structures, policies and standard operating procedures to facilitate, support, and promote data analyse and information sharing within the humanitarian and wider community.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders. Support and act where required as the accountability focal point between partners and the IIC and ensure information flows in accordance with established information management and reporting standards and procedures.
  • Represent the IIC at meetings upon request, including but not limited to cluster-level meetings. Design and deliver cluster-specific, and other tailored presentations as required
  • Conduct daily and weekly analysis of call log, tracking cases referred to partners and their level of feedback as it comes in. Document this feedback from partners in a systematic way to facilitate analysis and reporting of impact and support the overall accountability of humanitarian actors to the affected population.
  • Draft and edit promotional and/or communication materials/documents and strategy to raise the profile of the call centre among affected populations and humanitarian actors (nationally and globally), including communicating updates to Headquarters in Copenhagen.
  • Document and perform regular analysis of the IIC’s impact on the response, including operational developments, achievements, constraints, concerns, and requests for support.
  • Applying appropriate statistical principles, identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex IIC datasets
  • Explore and apply new data visualization techniques to increase insight and visibility to data trends and associated opportunities, challenges and priorities.
  • Assist in the preparation of a range of written communication documents (such as reports, letters, emails and presentations) for internal and external project stakeholders as needed.
  • Draft and assemble materials for internal and external meetings, as required.
  • Perform any duty required by his/her direct supervisor.
  • Daily activities include but are not limited to:
    • Reviewing the call log for urgent cases and sharing them through the standardised referral pathways for follow-up,
    • Actively engage with partners to gather feedback on previously referred cases,
    • Document cases and feedback for regular impact analysis,
    • Analyse data and identify trends for ad-hoc reporting,
    • Update standard operator procedures/guidelines in handling calls as required by the team Supervisor and Project Manager,
    • Communicate with partners to update the IIC’s directory for humanitarian services.
    • The interview process will include a technical examination and a phone interview.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education
  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Sociology with quantitative and qualitative research background, Economics with Econometrics background, Science disciplines with strong data analytics background (mathematics, physics, biology, etc) from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience (research experience will be also taken into account in lieu of work experience).
  • Or University Bachelor degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience. Additional experience within the international development and/or humanitarian sector will be an added advantage.
Work Experience

Required

  • Strong background in data collection, data analysis and presentation
  • Strong knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • At ease making public presentations and liaising with external stakeholders
  • Strong experience in usage of Microsoft Office software package
  • Strong experience in advanced Excel techniques (Power Query, DAX, Power Pivot)
  • Strong experience in data visualization tools (Power Bi, Tableau, R)
  • Good experience in usage of Adobe products, in particular Illustrator and InDesign
  • Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations, and Communicating with Communities

Desired

  • Experience in advanced data analytics tools such as R, Stata, SPSS, Python for data science
  • Some web development experience also an advantage
  • Experience working in the humanitarian field, preferably including the Middle East
  • Knowledge of current political, economic, and social fabric of Iraq
  • Working knowledge of communicating with disaster affected populations and protection response infrastructure
  • Duration and Timeline
  • initial two-month contract, with possibility to extend for up to one year depending on performance
  • Qualified candidates are requested to submit:
  • CV indicating necessary qualifications and all relevant experience
  • Cover letter demonstrating relevant experience
  • Two (2) examples of previous work relating to IM/data collection, analysis and/or visualization
  • A written technical examination and a verbal interview will be offered to shortlisted candidates
Closing date for applications 11 December 2019 before midnight [Copenhagen Time].

Project Manager – UNOPS – Bissau, Guinea Bissau

Project Manager – UNOPS – Bissau, Guinea Bissau

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Project Manager, based in Bissau, will be responsible for carrying out, with some autonomy, the tasks and responsibilities essential to the success of the project as defined below

Stakeholder management
  • Establish an excellent relationship with the project committee (project executive, user manager, supplier manager), the client and key stakeholders.
  • Manage communications, ensure that stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress and exceptional situations and ensure that they are able to receive the products.
  • Advise the client on matters that may affect the achievement of their objectives (such as sustainability issues or post-project requirements such as product maintenance).
  • Manage the flow of information between the steering committee, the director of the operations center and the project staff.
  • Respond to any request for information from the funder.
Performance and results
  • Develop and maintain project plans.
  • Implement approved project plans (including planned timelines) within the tolerance levels established by the project steering committee (s).
  • Take into account sustainability in projects, including social, gender, environmental and economic aspects.
  • Manage the production of the required products, taking responsibility for the progress of activities, the use of resources and, if necessary, adopting corrective measures.
  • Be in constant contact with external suppliers or account managers.
  • Allow work packages.
  • Inform the Steering Committee and the Program Manager / Operations Center Director of any deviation from the original plan.
  • Identify and manage risks to ensure the best possible results for customers and other stakeholders.
  • Manage and evaluate product quality and ensure they are accepted by the customer.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of service providers.
  • Identify opportunities for UNOPS activities and inform its supervisor.
  • Identify risks related to UNOPS internal business case and inform supervisor.
Procedures
  • Comply with project lifecycle management instructions and ensure compliance with all organizational policies (Organizational Guidelines [DO] and Administrative Instructions [IA]).
  • Develop / adapt the following plans and have them approved by the steering committee:project initialization documents
  • sequence plans / exception plans and relevant product descriptions
  • Project Procurement Plan
  • Project Recruitment Plan
  • Write the following reports:Project status report (monthly)
  • Quarterly Quality Assurance Table
  • Project dashboard to be completed and returned to PMO / Program Manager quarterly
  • Project progress reports (narrative and financial) as required by the donor End of project report (narrative and financial)
  • Any other reports requested by the donor or by the SNOH Program Unit
  • Manage the following folders:electronic file (Blue file)
  • purchasing, human resources and financial records as required by the respective groups
  • Ensure that all expenditures are in accordance with UNOPS Financial Regulations and Rules.
  • Manage budgets, cash and bonds to ensure deliverables are met and payments to contractors and staff are made on time.
  • Understand and manage indirect costs, attributable costs and other transaction costs related to the project.
  • Understand the UN-specific structure and plan adequately the budget related to staff costs.
  • Manage budgeted expenses and take responsibility for them (using accurate financial reports).
  • If the project leader does not have a delegation of authority to commit resources, he or she retains the same responsibilities and has to direct others to commit the resources and make the necessary disbursements. his supervision.
Knowledge Management
  • Intervene within the relevant Communities of Practice.
  • Actively collaborate with other project managers and the project management community to share case studies, lessons learned and good practices using the knowledge base.
  • Make a return on policies to the directors of the different groups, and thus promote
  • Continuous improvement of UNOPS policies.
  • Record lessons according to the reporting system.
  • Integrate lessons learned from third parties according to the planning model.
  • Contribute to building the capacities of the national party, companies and local NGOs.
Staff management
  • Lead, guide and motivate the project management team.
  • Ensure that expectations regarding the behavior of team members are defined.
  • Ensure that the performance of the team members is evaluated.
  • Identify high-performing members and share their qualities with the Operations Center Director.
  • Have excellent knowledge of the contractual arrangements of UNOPS staff (including individual contractors (ICA) and appointed staff).
  • To select, recruit and train the team in accordance with the project plans.
  • Act as Team Leader, unless one or more persons have been designated to perform these duties.
  • Provide support to the project (s), unless a person or program has been designated to perform these functions.
  • Ensure the safety of all staff, in accordance with the standards of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).

Education / Experience / Language requirements

Education
  • Having a university degree (BAC +5) in Civil Engineering, Architecture, or another related field is required.
  • An undergraduate degree (BAC + 3) in Civil Engineering, or Construction, or Architecture, or a related field combined with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of BAC + 5.
  • Significant experience associated with relevant educational credentials and / or professional certifications could offset the lack of university degrees.
Experience
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in developing and / or managing infrastructure projects is required.
  • At least 3 years of experience in team supervision is required.
  • Having relevant experience in development and coordination within public or private sector organizations is required.
  • Desired experience in the implementation of infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of the contracts of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of AUTOCAD would be an asset.
Languages
  • Fluency in French is essential
  • Fluency in English is an asset.
Certifications
  • PRINCE2® Foundation certification is an asset.
Closing date for applications 12 December 2019 before midnight [Copenhagen].

Communications Officer – Public Relations and Outreach – Geneva

Communications Officer – Public Relations and Outreach – Geneva

Functional Responsibilities

The Communications Officer is responsible for day-to-day updates on Social Media and broader communications channels. He/she works in close collaboration with the entire team on different programmes and projects in Geneva.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment
  • Working under the supervision of the SDG Lab Communications Adviser, the contractor will perform the following tasks:
Assist in daily monitoring and updating of the Lab’s social media tools (1. Twitter, 2. Instagram, 3. Facebook)
  • Prepare 1 social media update per working day across the Lab’s tools and monitor trends and community engagement levels;
  • Review social media packages from the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC) and other UN and Geneva Ecosystem partners and prepare relevant SDG content to promote on the Lab’s social media tools; and
  • Attend the meetings of the UN Geneva Media Group (‘MMM’) and Social Media Focal Points and prepare summary notes with follow-up action items.
Assist in updating the SDG Lab web site
  • Research and write 12 web updates over the duration of the contract on the Lab’s activities and post the update, together with relevant assets (e.g. images, videos, links), on the English and French version of the Lab website (where applicable);
  • Add events to the website events calendar; and compile monthly web statistics.
Assist in supporting SDG Lab event related communications
  • Assist in preparing the event documentation and materials (e.g. flyer, invitation, list of participants, etc.) in accordance with the Lab’s brand guide and existing templates;
  • At events, take photographs and prepare social media content (e.g. tweets, Instagram posts); and
  • Support in the set up and tear down of events (e.g. banners, documentation, ushering, etc.)
Assist in supporting SDG Lab outreach activities
  • Assist with the production and dissemination of the SDG Lab News Dispatch (Mailchimp newsletter) and other email communications;
  • Attend SDG Lab meetings and prepare notes for the record and disseminate as appropriate; and
  • Add business cards to the Lab’s web-based customer-relationship management software.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education 
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, political affairs or a related field.
Work Experience

Essential

  • 2 years of experience in a communications, political affairs or a related position.Experience working in the United Nations.
  • Experience in taking photos and producing short video clips (e.g. Instagram stories).

Desirable

  • Familiarity with UN systems, tools and procedures.
Language(s)
  • Fluency in English.
  • Other languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic) desirable.
Functional Competencies
  • Experience in using social media tools, MS Office.
Closing date for applications 22 December 2019 before midnight [Copenhagen Time].

Media and Communication Expert – UNWomen – Home Based

Media and Communication Expert – UNWomen – Home Based

Duties and Responsibilities

The Media and Communication consultant will work to produce the following deliverables over a 12- month period:

Women Peace and Security, and Humanitarian Action (WPS/HA)
  • Preparation of social media content on key developments/data in WPS-HA in the region (i.e. on an ad hoc or rolling basis)
  • Production of all content in Arabic and English
Interviews
  • 3-6 interviews annually with influential women from the region for the series “From where I stand” with high profile photo and interviewees’ bios.
Events Communications Packages

The communication expert to develop 7 event communication packages before each UN Women ROAS hosted event, which can be rolled out by the WPS-HA, RO and HQ communication, and monitored by the WPS-HA communication expert. The package should include the following:

  • A press release for the launch of an event
  • A number of suggested tweets/hashtags prepared for sharing during the event (2-3 tweets per event)
  • A brief overview article of the event with key note speakers quotes
  • Support to mobilization of the press to attend key events
Knowledge Production

The communication expert to develop a knowledge product communication package for 5 knowledge products before the release of each ROAS knowledge product, which can be rolled out by the WPS-HA, RO and HQ communication, and monitored by the communication expert. The package should always include the following:

  • Brief overview of the knowledge product with key findings (1-2 articles per project i.e. a launch of and a final report article with key findings)
  • Draft tweets and hashtags articulated around key findings
  • Two infographs setting out the findings of the knowledge product (guide the production – actual production to be undertaken by a design company, funded directly by UN Women)
Success Stories/News Stories
  • 3-6 annually brief pieces for the UN Women website highlighting good work of UN Women and partners (CSO, Govt etc) – highlighting impact.
UN Women’s Madad Programme
  • Support the country offices in the implementation of the programme’s communications plan in line with UN Women and the donors’ communication strategy and guidelines;
  • Maintain regional programme online outreach, coordinate its migration of content if needed and produce information materials and development of web content for public outreach;
  • Coordinate communication activities with UN communication colleagues at regional /national level;
  • Prepare and manage the bi-monthly E-newsletter, corporate branding, provide support to media advocacy and campaigns and provide strategic guidance on innovative strategies and actions for visibility of the programme.
Support country offices in the implementation of the programme’s communications plan in line with UN Women and the European Union communication guidelines and strategy
  • Work through the established communication strategy for the programme and suggest further innovative approaches for high visibility throughout the programme cycle;
  • Build and maintain relationships with the media to communicate widely about the programme and work to develop a database of journalists and media outlets interested in the programme;
  • Identify, attract and engage key regional and international media outlets, opinion leaders and influencers in support of the programmes’ communication and advocacy goals;
  • Adhere to UN Women and donor branding and visibility guidelines across all applications;
  • Ensure consistency and quality of all digital and print communication applications;
  • Plan and lead the implementation of a high-level programme visibility, especially during the global and regional strategic events.
Maintain regional programme online outreach, coordinate its migration of content if needed and produce information materials for public outreach
  • Oversee programme webpage technical and editorially in line with the corporate web policy;
  • Oversee and manage regional social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy and provide inputs to corporate social media accounts;
  • Opportunities for press conferences identified and press conferences organized; press releases and media kits drafted;
  • Clear, consistent and timely responses to media inquiries; issuance of statement and corporate positions to media and other external audiences;
  • Draft brochures, fact sheets, stories from the field to inform media and public;
  • Produce relevant video material on the programme’s work when needed;
  • Effective channels for dissemination of all information products to relevant target audiences identified and distribution supervised.
  • Coordinate communication activities with UN communication colleagues at regional /national level:
  • Regular consultation with regional/national communication/programme teams to ensure consistency with corporate policies, messaging and initiatives;
  • Feedback to national programme teams with a view to coordinate programme communication initiatives: informs about regional /national activities, provide inputs for corporate initiatives, seeks advice and support;
  • Regular contributions to and advice provided on programme’s materials, e.g. website, video productions, stories, newsletter, infographs etc. to highlight regional/national results.
UN Women’s Madad Programme
  • Management of content for social media platforms in the region, and keep track of social media analytics
    • Sharing facts and figures on the status of women in the programme countries (and in the world/region) from UN Women commissioned studies/research, national data, and partner/sister UN agency studies – minimum 2 per week;
    • Sharing key messages and information on MADAD programme work including programme background, factsheets, and updates – minimum 1 per week;
  • Quotes and articles from project-based M&E, partner, donor, field and courtesy visits – minimum 2 per week;
  • Production of 1 E-Newsletter in coordination with the country teams: January 2020;
  • Production and coordination of infographs, human interest stories, information commemorating International UN Days that highlight the programme goals focusing on women and girls (1 human interest story per country per month): Monthly;
  • Maintenance of a digital photo library of photo stories/ programme activities photos in UN Women webpage based on the materials received from the country teams: Coordinate with countries for the photo archive;
  • Management and coordination of programme visibility events – produce at least one press release/ op-ed/ media interface: Minimum 1 event press releases;
  • Collate the communications package for sharing with donors collecting all the communications materials generated in each quarter: Quarterly;
  • News/ communication updates and information is provided on bi-weekly basis for regional and global communications: Continuous.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s degree in Journalism and communication or related disciplines is preferred;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience
  • A minimum 5 years of experience in the communications field;
  • Communication literacy, electronic networks and software used for communication purposes;
  • Computer literacy, electronic networks, and software used for communication purposes (i.e. Websites, electronics bulletin, etc.);
  • Good experience with new media and generating web content;
  • Practical experience working with the organizations/ private sector/communities in implementing development related projects/activities;
  • Understanding the donors’ communications guidelines; work experience in managing similar programme, especially EU supported programme is preferred;
  • Familiar with gender issues, and preferable on women, peace and security;
  • Familiar with UN Women and UN system is an asset;
  • Significant experience in the Middle East and North Africa is a strong asset.
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required;
  • Knowledge of other UN official working language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 16 December 2019 before midnight.

Senior Logistics Assistant – UNIDO – Ethiopia

Senior Logistics Assistant – UNIDO – Ethiopia

Main Functions

Under the administrative supervision of the UNIDO Project Coordination Specialist and the National Project Coordinator and overall guidance of the UNIDO Project Manager (PM), the Senior Logistics Assistant will perform a range of tasks and will be responsible for handling logistics, procurement, and inventory related activities of UNIDOs MISALE Driver Training Academy Project that is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main duties and responsibilities for the Senior Logistics Assistant shall be as follows:

  • Ensure close communication between the project and RO regarding financial and administrative matters
  • Undertake administrative duties including, but not limited to: preparation of fund of the project, follow-up on payments and settlement; handle petty cash request, purchases, replenishment and settlement; manage payment of DSAs and settlement, Straight expenditures, and minor bank transfers.
  • Follow up administrative matters of the project including assisting in the preparation of ToRs, reports, develop and maintain filing system (both electronic and hard copies) for administrative documentation that guarantees swift retrieval of requested documents
  • Ensure the continuous provision of supplies and materials to the project coordination office in accordance with UNIDO procurement policies and procedures
  • Handle overall shipment logistics management including review, verification and reconciliation of shipping documents and related activities
  • Ensure timely delivery of procurement orders; follow up on obtaining duty-free permits, undertake the necessary follow up with the concerned UNDP office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as customs clearing agents to ensure the clearing and timely delivery of the imported goods.
  • Supervise incoming shipment to ensure that they are intact and accurate. Ensure all purchased items are received in accordance with PO and specifications, and that all goods are in good condition, provide certificate of acceptance/ Goods receiving note for admin and finance unit at the HQ for timely payment
  • Manage asset administration storage of recurrent supplies and materials following UNIDO standard processes
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate inventories for fixed assets and supplies
  • Ensure office utility payments are processed and paid timely
  • In close coordination with the National Project coordinator (NPC) and admin and finance assistant, conduct coordination of school and project vehicles and drivers, follow-up vehicle logs such as mileage and fuel consumption, insurance payment, vehicle maintenance and identify vehicle needs and preparing regular reports as well as timely reporting with UNIDO RO. Driving vehicles when needed.
  • Handles all logistical coordination for project trainings/workshops and events including proper planning and documentation, invitations, refreshment, room rental, printing, etc
  • Handles email, mail and phone general enquiries and requests for information and materials. Assist with office mailing and provide support assistance
  • Travel to regions for assigned HQ, RO and project missions, including organizing and accompanying the project staff on missions to local communities and government offices and provide translation and facilitation of the meetings and consultations.
  • Provide logistics support for HQ and RO events such as international workshops, assist with protocol for high ranking stakeholder delegates
  • When delegated, manage the PROJECT office in the absence of the National Project Coordinator, NPC.
  • Coordinate with local partners regarding logistics matters and facilitate timely delivery of reports
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by UNIDO Project Manager

Minimum Requirements

Education
  • Completed secondary education.
  • High school diploma required.
  • Credit towards total working experience may be considered on a year by-year- basis, up to maximum of four years, for a first university degree or equivalent diploma, in a field relevant to the post.
Languages
  • Fluency in oral/written English.
  • Fluency in oral/written Amharic.
Field of Expertise
  • Minimum 10 years experience in the field operations and logistics.
  • Thorough understanding of office procedures and practices, preferably within the UN system or in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience in project administration providing support to managerial/professional staff and using administrative skills to assist in the execution of project and programme development and implementation of work.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), internet.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer applications especially the Microsoft suite of programs.
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP software is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-stakeholder environment.
Closing date for applications 19 December 2019 before midnight.

Emergency Specialist – Risk Monitoring and Analysis – New York

Emergency Specialist – Risk Monitoring and Analysis – New York

The Emergency Specialist (Risk Monitoring and Analysis) will facilitate UNICEF’s global risk monitoring and analysis, including research and analysis of issues potentially affecting UNICEF’s humanitarian response, including natural and human-induced threats and the related vulnerability of children and those who care for them. The Emergency Specialist will research and draft analytical reports, liaise with key partners and allies, and support the development UNICEF’s analytical systems and related analytical capacity, policies and technologies.

Responsibilities

Summary of key functions/accountabilities
  • Carries out global risk scanning and analysis at regular intervals, in coordination with HQs, ROs and COs and HQ, to inform and help trigger emergency preparedness and response.
  • Researches and analyses natural or human-induced threats and the related vulnerability of children and those who care for them in countries of interest to UNICEF around the world, to support emergency preparedness actions or programmatic adjustments.
  • Provides technical advice and training on risk monitoring and analysis processes and policy to relevant staff at HQ/RO/CO
  • Supports development of technological innovations in UNICEF’s analytical processes
  • Continuous, effective and strategic cooperation with key actors.
Duties/Tasks
  • Carries out global risk scanning and analysis at regular intervals, in coordination with HQs, ROs and COs and HQ, to inform and help trigger emergency preparedness and response.
    • Liaise and coordinate information sharing with HQ, RO, and CO focal points for risk analysis and monitoring.
    • Participate and/or initiate meetings on risk analysis/monitoring with EMOPS, other HQ Divisions, ROs and COs as appropriate.
    • Review COs and ROs risk analyses (in the EPP) and provide feedback (or support ROs in providing timely feedback).
    • Produce risk analysis/monitoring briefs.
  • Researches and analyses natural or human-induced threats and the related vulnerability of children and those who care for them in countries of interest to UNICEF around the world, to support emergency preparedness actions or programmatic adjustments.
    • Coordinate with UNICEF HQ, RO and CO to identify key risk-related issues requiring further study/analysis.
    • Identify appropriate data sources including UNICEF data platforms, UN Departments, Agencies, Funds and Programmes and external entities – open sources, subscription services, NGOs, academia, think tanks etc.
    • Research and draft analytical papers of varying length on identified topics/dynamics, to include, inter alia, socio-political, security, conflict, humanitarian, population movement, access etc.
  • Provides technical advice and training on risk monitoring and analysis processes and policy to relevant staff at HQ/RO/CO.
    • Provide technical assistance on risk analysis/monitoring issues to HQ/RO/CO.
    • Support coherence with ERM, BCM and SRM procedures, concepts and tools as regards risk analysis.
    • Support development of online and in person trainings to build risk analysis capacity
    • Support implementation of trainings as above.
  • Supports development of technological innovations in UNICEF’s analytical processes.
    • Maintain a wide professional network, keeping abreast of ideas and innovations in humanitarian research and analysis.
    • Keep abreast of the development and implementation of UNICEF and other humanitarian data platforms, including E-Tools, Innovation Department, DRP, DEEP etc. in conjunction with EMOPs, GCCU and IT.
    • Keep abreast of external software developments, around social media monitoring, analysis software, data analysis/mining/fusion platforms, media monitoring/aggregation etc.
  • Continuous, effective and strategic collaboration with key actors.
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with key actors/allies, including UN AFP and Departments (especially OPSCEN equivalents, e.g. UNOCC), NGOs, academia, private sector, think tanks etc

Requirements

Education
  • An advanced university degree  in political science, economics, international relations or another relevant science/social science field.
Experience
  • At least five years of experience in humanitarian risk analysis
  • Experience analysing the risk to vulnerable populations posed by both natural and human-induced threats, using methods of estimating likelihood/probability and impact, and drafting related reports
  • Demonstrated skills in using data for analytical purposes
  • Experience using ArcGIS or Q-GIS, especially for analytical functions, is an asset
  • Experience using data analysis software such as SPSS or R is an asset, as is experience with data visualisation tools such as Power BI or Tableau
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in another UN language highly desirable
Closing date for applications 19 December 2019 before midnight.

Driver – UNDP – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Driver – UNDP – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by
    • driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items
    • meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts.
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Completion of Secondary Education and 3rd Grade Driving License.
Experience
  • 4 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in the language of the duty station, knowledge of UN language of the duty station.
Closing date for applications 17 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Security Architect – IT Specialist or Senior Associate – IDB

Security Architect – IT Specialist or Senior Associate – IDB

Main Duties

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in all areas of cloud security. This position requires the ability to partner with project teams to architect, collaborate, influence, and clearly communicate security architecture requirements to various development and infrastructure teams across the organization.
  •  Work in the planning, assessment, and design phases of a project life cycle to support the overall alignment with IT standards, compliance with security policies, and the overarching IT digital strategy that supports the Bank’s mission.
  • Define and maintain the standard security architectural frameworks, controls, processes, and guidelines covering IDB’s cloud solutions landscape, to monitor and protect Bank’s information in the cloud.
  • Provide security and architectural subject matter expertise to the various cloud operations and development teams, to design and integrate secure cloud architectures and methodologies across SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, serverless compute and event-driven platforms focusing the mindset on security.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams to integrate continuous security into automation and orchestration and monitoring for cloud processes to enable quick builds compliant with established security standards, and service uptime across environments.
  • Identify, assess and communicate current and emerging security threats, vulnerabilities, risks, business impact and exposure, and develop security architecture elements to mitigate them.
  • Review and assess designs and new tools/technologies to ensure robustness, adherence to standards and processes, delivery of stable and scalable solutions with risk mitigation from the beginning.
  • Work with the Incident Response team to build ability to rapidly detect, contain, investigate, eradicate, and recover from security incidents in cloud environments.

Requirements

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.
Education
  • You hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
Experience
  • You have at least 4 years’ combined experience in information security, cloud and cloud security architecture, software development, and/or network engineering.
  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity concepts, including threats, vulnerabilities, security operations, encryption, boundary defense, auditing, authentication, and risk management
  • Experience in guiding and collaborating with solution delivery teams to architect enterprise cloud applications in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments, including addressing infrastructure, security, solution and enterprise architecture considerations
  • Well-versed with common web application security risks, exploitation techniques and frameworks such as Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), ISO, SWIFT CSP, OWASP, and NIST
  • Deep technical skills in cloud architecture and security design in AWS and Azure incorporating native security controls (including network firewalls, access control lists, encryption, auditing and monitoring, alerting, secrets management, and compliance scanning)
  • Good understanding/exposure to API-Management concepts & fundamentals.
  • Experience developing and applying secure coding standards, designing and operating static and dynamic code analysis tools, auditing and identifying vulnerabilities in code, developing code and securing CI/CD automation pipelines.
  • Full-stack knowledge of IT infrastructure: Applications, Databases, Operating systems (Windows and Linux).
  • Experience designing IAM technologies and services: Active Directory, LDAP, AWS IAM. Authorization & authentication standards such as: SAML, OAuth, Webauth, FIDO, ADFS, etc.
  • Knowledge of programming languages (Python, Go, Java, or C#)
  • AWS Certified Security Specialty, AWS Solutions Architect Professional, Microsoft Azure, CISSP, CISM, CISA certifications are preferred
Languages
  • You are proficient in English and in another Bank official language (Spanish, Portuguese and/or French).
Closing date for applications 05 January 2020 before midnight.

Investment Management Officer – Climate Change – IDB

Investment Management Officer – Climate Change – IDB

Serás responsable de:
  • Contribuir a la generación de inversiones sostenibles que incluyan servicios de asesoramiento relacionados con el clima (silvicultura, energía renovable, eficiencia energética, agricultura climáticamente inteligente) y apoyar consideraciones climáticas generales.Mantenerte al tanto de la dinámica de la industria y la regulación dentro de la comunidad climática y cómo ésta impacta en el sector privado de la region.
  • Coordinar el trabajo de BID Invest sobre financiamiento climático con el BID, involucrando a actores privados en la cadena de valor del capital.
  • Apoyar el desarrollo de estrategias de los países, brindando apoyo técnico de financiamiento climático para ayudar ante posibles problemas institucionales y regulatorios relevantes.

Qualifications

Educación
  • Título avanzado (maestría, MBA o equivalente) en economía, desarrollo internacional, asuntos públicos y / o internacionales, finanzas, administración de empresas, ingeniería u otro campo relevante.
Experiencia
  • Al menos cinco (5) años de experiencia relevante en asesoría climática trabajando con entidades del sector privado en América Latina.
  • Se valorará experiencia en organizaciones internacionales, agencias bilaterales, así como del contexto global de la financiación del desarrollo climático.
Requisitos de nacionalidad / permiso de trabajo
  • Usted es ciudadano/a colombiano/a o dispones de un permiso de trabajo legal o residencia para trabajar en Colombia y actualmente no tiene familiares trabajando en el Grupo BID.
Idiomas
  • Nivel muy avanzado (oral y escrito) en español e inglés. Se valorará conocimiento de portugués y / o francés.
Closing date for applications 01 January 2020 before midnight.

National Investment Promotion Country Coordinator – Zambia

National Investment Promotion Country Coordinator – Zambia

Main Functions

The general tasks of the National Investment Promotion Country Coordinator will be as follows:

  • coordinate local counterparts and ensure that the roles and responsibilities as defined in existing work programmes, job descriptions, agreements are adhered to in a timely manner and with sufficient focus on output quality;
  • he/she will hold frequent meetings with the implementing partners and project beneficiaries at the country level;
  • he/she will interact frequently with EU Delegation in countries, with other focal points of the micro & macro-level component and ACP country-level focal points;
  • he/she supports the CTA in the planning and organizing of capacity building interventions, workshops and conferences;
  • he/she ensures constant and timely reporting to UNIDO HQs.

The consultant will report to and regularly interact with the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) of the Programme who oversees the work of the Programme Management Unit (PMU) at UNIDO HQs in Vienna, Austria. On issues of strategic importance, he/she may, under certain circumstances, also report to or work directly with the Lead Project Manager based at UNIDO HQs. He/she also works under the supervision of the UNIDO representative office in the country and is thus expected to seek continuous alignment of his/her work with the pertinent UNIDO work streams at the country level.

The Consultant is expected to become acquainted with the overall project document framework including the project objectives, workstreams, activities and sub-activities, expected outputs and the broader and country-level work plan. He/she is required to send weekly and monthly reports about the performed and ongoing work. Besides, the Consultant is expected to provide inputs when country-level reports must be integrated into overall project wide progress reports.

The specific tasks will include the following:

  • Support the CTA and Lead Project Manager in the overall country planning, reporting and management of the project, including the development of the country work plan and its periodic monitoring to determine the achieved progress;
  • Facilitate all aspects of the project inception and implementation phases, including the collection of information and relevant data about the subject matter, the undertaking of desk research on matters pertaining to investment promotion and investment mobilization activity in the country and undertaking the required direct liaising with investment promotion stakeholders in the country;
  • Where and as applicable, identify and engage with investment promotion institutions (IPIs) in the country, enabling an effective stakeholder mapping and engagement to support the projects investment promotion coordinated actions. In addition, he/she is expected to support the identification of investment opportunities emanating from existing IPIs as well as directly from private domestic enterprises in selected sectors;
  • Support and manage investment promotion capacity building activities in the country including the sensitization of IPIs about said events, fulfilling the required organizational role in event preparation and implementation as well as ensure adequate follow-up linked to the delivery of project related activities. Linked to the follow-up of capacity building, actively support IPIs in their delivery of project service-subcontract commitments and facilitate UNIDO HQ and national counterparts linkages related to the same;
  • Facilitate the work of other Individual Service Agreement (ISA) holders and subcontractors assigned for the activities of the project and provide technical review and inputs to reports thus ensuring the compliance with the needs of beneficiaries;
  • Contribute to the preparation of promotional material (brochures, newsletter, advertisements, press releases, presentations, etc.) as per EUs Visibility and Communication Requirements in order to create awareness, visibility, and publicize project results; prepare/compile background materials or data from different sources (Internet, Intranet or other publications) as required for missions, meetings and preparation of reports of the Programme;
  • Undertake other reporting and ad-hoc assignments, including:
  • Provide inputs to technical reports and assessments undertaken on implemented investment promotion work linked to the project objectives and activities;
  • Support the CTA and the Lead Project Manager in the design and drafting of the country level sections of progress reports and other ad hoc reporting requirements, based on the gathering of relevant data and information pertaining to ongoing and/or upcoming project activities implemented directly by UNIDO or by various project stakeholders;
  • Support the CTA, PMU members and UNIDO HQ in general, in the development of draft documents, presentations, official correspondence and press releases etc. as required during the course of the project implementation. Similarly, support the preparation of ad-hoc programme reports upon request of UNIDO, the Donor, and any other project counterpart;
  • Fulfill any other assignment requested by the CTA or LPM dealing with other project related tasks including those linked to UNIDO Country programmatic frameworks and any other task assigned by the UNIDO Country Representatives in agreement with the Lead Project Manager;
  • Facilitate and support project technical missions to the country undertaken by the Lead Project Manager, the CTA and other UNIDO Experts.

Minimum Requirements

Education
  • Advanced university degree in Economics, Business Management, Political Science, Engineering, International Studies or other relevant discipline, ideally with a specialization in Project Management, or Private Sector Development.
Languages
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language desirable.
Field of Expertise
  • A minimum of 5 years practical experience in the field of Project Management and/or Enterprise Creation and Development.
  • Experience at the international level, involving technical cooperation in developing countries, would be desirable
Closing date for applications 19 December 2019 before midnight.

National Project Coordinator – HPMP Projects – UNIDO

National Project Coordinator – HPMP Projects – UNIDO

Main Functions

Under the overall coordination of the UNIDO Project Manager at HQ and the Head of Philippines Ozone Desk POD at the Department of Environment & Natural Resources DENR, the National Expert is required to assist DENR and UNIDO in the implementation of the project activities of the MLF- funded project Philippines Stage II HCFC Phase-out Management Plan.

The National Expert will be located at UNIDOs Country Office and will be supporting the planning and coordinating the execution of all necessary project activities:

Overall planning & coordination
  • Prepare and monitor the execution of the project work plan and provide substantial guidance on execution of project activities.
  • All activities should always be organized in coordination with UNIDO Project Manager and NOU.
Stakeholder coordination
  • Identify and coordinate all possible involvement of stakeholders at national level.
  • This includes the public sector, specifically relevant ministries and legislators and the NOU. This also includes the private industry sector, NGOs, associations etc.
Project deliverables
  • Overview and support the recruitment as well as the tasks of national/international consultants and/or consultancy firm in the preparation of the different reports activities.
  • Update the related project implantation plan in close coordination with UNIDO Project Manager and NOU.
Awareness raising & dissemination
  • Plan and manage awareness raising activities to broad range of stakeholders.
  • In close collaboration with UNIDO Project Manager and NOU, plan and manage continuous dissemination of project achievements and lessons learned to all stakeholders.
Synergies with other projects
  • Identify relevant projects or international agreements that are implemented in the country and liaise with involved parties to create potential synergies and combine activities for the project.
Reporting
  • Prepare regular updates to UNIDO Project Manager and NOU on the status of the project activities, informing on progresses/delays and propose adjustments/amendments of the work plan accordingly.
Ad-hoc requests
  • Handle ad-hoc requests initiated by UNIDO Project Manager and NOU and ensure their successful implementation.

Minimum Requirements

Education
  • Advanced university degree in engineering, environmental science, or other relevant discipline.
Languages
  • English – Fluent
Field of Expertise
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in science, environment, or engineering;
  • Previous knowledge in coordinating technical assistance projects;
  • Knowledge of the Montreal Protocol and its Multilateral Fund mechanism is highly desirable;
  • Proven knowledge of project mechanisms under MoE of Philippines is an asset;
  • Familiarity with UNIDO procedures is an asset.
Closing date for applications 19 December 2019 before midnight.

Community Mobilization Officer – UNDP – Mariupol

Community Mobilization Officer – UNDP – Mariupol

Duties and Responsibilities

Providing support to the implementation of the programme activities
  • Collect and analyze information disaggregated by sex, age, and other identifiers to map numbers, locations, and other data of security and justice institutions within target region;
  • Lead needs assessments in target areas to inform program development and implementation utilizing tools developed by Community Security and Social Cohesion Specialist and other rule of law and community security personnel of the project;
  • Identify communities with particular needs and vulnerabilities where Project activities should be prioritized in keeping with the programme implementation strategy;
  • Provide technical advice to local communities to assess and prioritize key threats to community security, taking into account experiences and needs of women and men, and help them develop plans to respond at the  local level for enhancing security and access to justice;
  • Mobilize local communities, police, public prosecutors’ offices, and local government to implement community security coordination mechanisms that benefit equally women and men;
  • Prepare the work plan for all community mobilization activities. The content of community mobilization activities will include but are not limited to the following: local problem analysis; assessment of vulnerabilities and gender inequalities, capabilities, and available resources; preparation of community profiles; support and capacity building of Community Security Working Groups (CSWG); assisting communities in developing community profiles, preparation of prioritized Community Security Action Plans (CSAP) and implementing them through project-based activities; supporting target communities in monitoring and evaluation activities implementing;
  • Provide support for the strengthening of community-based organizations and associations to undertake their own development initiatives with special emphasis on empowerment of vulnerable men and women (including IDPs, youth at risk, elderly people, people with disabilities and others);
  • Ensure coordination with local partners to facilitate the implementation of community projects through the Small Grants Facility managed by Small Grants Officer and assist him/her in monitoring how funds are used, and results are achieved;
  • Together with the Community Mobilization Specialist, lead in the capacity building activities, including trainings for community organizations, leaders or focal points;
  • Ensure that capacity development activities will target all stakeholders through on-the-job training, awareness-raising activities, knowledge and information sharing, and formal capacity development activities, particularly in community mobilization;
  • Develop training designs, modules, and a work plan and organize training programs in relation to the gender-responsive program implementation;
  • Prepare regular progress reports, and other reports as required;
  • Promote the Project by providing substantive input for stories, articles, and other PR activities;
  • Assist with donor visits and events;
  • Perform other duties as required.
Building partnerships with Project stakeholders and partners
  • Liaise with local authorities, civil society organizations, security services providers, and local business partners to ensure programme related activities are implemented in a coherent and coordinated manner;
  • Ensure expanding partnerships and cooperation between communities and the local municipalities for the implementation of local community projects and to ensure local needs, priorities and initiatives are integrated into the planning of the local authorities, police, public prosecutors, courts, and security services;
  • Promote skills for achieving the gender equality agenda with partners and beneficiaries;
  • Ensure close coordination with the activities of other UN agencies, with special focus on those by UN Women, UNFPA and UNICEF.
Provide support to the Project management and implementation
  • Lead the quarterly community programme review;
  • Provide inputs and maintain a systematic database to store and information on community needs, capabilities, and resources available disaggregated by sex, age, and other identifiers;
  • Provide inputs into regular programme reports to the donor;
  • Collect and maintain information for hromada profiles – safety, security and environment risks (i.e. information regarding key personnel, locations of key institutions, SWOT analysis etc.);
  • Contribute to external communication by drafting input for press releases and information notes, producing news write ups, maintaining thematic blogging and social media accounts, etc. Based on corporate principles of gender-responsive communications and non-discriminatory language;
  • Ensure supervisors are aware of changes to community security and access to justice issues on the ground;
  • Perform other duties as necessary.
Measurable outputs of the work assignment
  • Monthly/quarterly/annual/ad hoc reports, risks assessments are prepared and updated;
  • Programme activities implemented in keeping with personal work plan;
  • Organize and support community workshops, focus group discussions, meetings and other community mobilization activities;
  • All programme activities implemented in keeping with project Communications Strategy and using the community mobilization for empowerment methodology and participatory tools;
  • All assignments performed in a quality and timely manner.
Performance Indicators for evaluation of results
  • Programmatic activities on Community Security and Social Cohesion area duly overseen, timely enhanced, and properly reported on.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Social sciences, Law, International Relations, Political Science, Civil Engineering or other relevant areas.
Experience
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in community development and community mobilization and civic activism, including 2 years of practical experience in a field related to human rights/access to justice/community security, or related area;
  • Experience of work in conflict-affected settings would be an asset;
  • Experience of work with security services providers (police, emergency etc.) with connection to on citizens’ involvement in community security issues, including Centers for Safety and Security;
  • Previous relevant experience with a multilateral or international technical assistance or development organizations would be an asset;
  • Experience in writing reports and analytical documents is desirable.
Language Requirements
  • Working level of English and fluency in Ukrainian and Russian are required.
Closing date for applications 16 December 2019 before midnight.

Programme Coordinator – UNWomen – Balkh

Programme Coordinator – UNWomen – Balkh

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate the Programme with the relevant thematic areas for the region
  • Coordinate the overall Programme work plan development and implementation according to Strategic Note/ programme document at the field office
  • Gather inputs and coordinate the preparation of work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports to the Programme teams and UN Women management;
  • Establish effective systems for project planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with partners at the field level, and in coordination with the Programme team leads;
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, and risks.
Guide coordination with provincial partners and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate relationships with provincial partners to support implementation and expansion of the UN women Programmes/Portfolio at local level, raise potential problems and suggest solutions;
  • Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives, as needed.
Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on the Programmes implementation at the Provincial level
  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on programmes and projects at the sub national level, to inform overall planning to the evaluation stages;
  • Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds; conduct regular monitoring visits within the province, and region, as required;
  • Provide inputs to annual and quarterly reports as well as to donor reports; coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports
  • Provide inputs to thematic areas on programme activities and results with the province and region and submission Country Office, in Kabul.
Manage people and finances of the thematic area programme
  • Coordinate development and preparation of financial resources of the programme including budgeting and budget revisions, and expenditure tracking and reporting;
  • Monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners;
  • Supervise Programme Associate and other office Assistants.
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
  • Provide inputs to the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.
Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication
  • Document the programme implementation process and products;
  • Contribute to the exchange of information and provide inputs to the development of knowledge products internally and externally of the programme;
  • Coordinate the organization of major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products at local level.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, law, human rights, gender equality, management, social sciences or other related areas 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.
Experience
  • At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national partners, preferably related to thematic area;
  • Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes and projects is an asset;
  • Experience and understanding of local context particularly in Balkh and surrounding provinces will be of added advantage.
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English and Dari /Pashtu is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 15 December 2019 before midnight.

Programme Coordinator – UNWomen – Bamyan

Programme Coordinator – UNWomen – Bamyan

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate the Programme with the relevant thematic areas for the region
  • Coordinate the overall Programme work plan development and implementation according to Strategic Note/ programme document at the field office
  • Gather inputs and coordinate the preparation of work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports to the Programme teams and UN Women management;
  • Establish effective systems for project planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with partners at the field level, and in coordination with the Programme team leads;
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, and risks.
Guide coordination with provincial partners and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate relationships with provincial partners to support implementation and expansion of the UN women Programmes/Portfolio at local level, raise potential problems and suggest solutions;
  • Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives, as needed.
Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on the Programmes implementation at the Provincial level
  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on programmes and projects at the sub national level, to inform overall  planning to the evaluation stages;
  • Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds; conduct regular monitoring visits within the province, and region, as required;
  • Provide inputs to annual and quarterly reports as well as to donor reports; coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports
  • Provide inputs to thematic areas on programme activities and results with the province and region and submission Country Office, in Kabul.
Manage people and finances of the thematic area programme
  • Coordinate development and preparation of financial resources of the programme including budgeting and budget revisions, and expenditure tracking and reporting;
  • Monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners;
  • Supervise Programme Associate and other office Assistants.
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
  • Provide inputs to the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.
Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication
  • Document the programme implementation process and products;
  • Contribute to the exchange of information and provide inputs to the development of knowledge products internally and externally of the programme;
  • Coordinate the organization of major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products at local level.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, law, human rights, gender equality, management, social sciences or other related areas 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.
Experience
  • At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national partners, preferably related to thematic area;
  • Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes and projects is an asset;
  • Experience and understanding of local context particularly in Bamyan and surrounding provinces will be of added advantage.
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English and Dari /Pashtu is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 15 December 2019 before midnight.

Traineeships – Directorate General Monetary Policy – ECB

Traineeships – Directorate General Monetary Policy – ECB

Your Role

As a trainee, you will:
  • work closely with your division’s economists and research analysts, contributing to the daily tasks of the division, as well as longer-term analytical projects;
  • help economists to enhance and refine analytical and econometric tools;
  • contribute to empirical analysis and analytical projects;
  • work with a range of different datasets (including macroeconomic and microeconomic data, financial information and intraday data), as well as maintaining, updating and further developing the data infrastructure in the euro area;
  • maintain and further develop existing quantitative tools and modelling infrastructure;
  • contribute to the updating of charts and tables for regular internal and external reports and presentations, in cooperation with other business areas across the ECB

Qualifications, experience and skills

Essential
  • a bachelor’s degree or higher in economics, finance, econometrics, mathematics, statistics, data science, social sciences or a related field;
  • knowledge of statistical and econometric software such as EViews, R, MATLAB or Stata;
  • experience with one or more of the following types of economic data: macroeconomic data, financial market data, firm-level data, accounting/supervisory bank data, other micro data or large datasets (“big data”);
  • an advanced knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint;
  • a sound understanding of the economic issues covered by at least one of the divisions listed above;
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (read more).
Desired
  • a master’s degree or higher in economics, finance, econometrics, mathematics, statistics, data science or a related field, or a completion date for such studies that falls in 2020;
  • substantial experience in at least one of the statistical and econometric software packages mentioned above (EViews, R, MATLAB or Stata);
  • experience with SQL, Python, Julia and/or Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) for Excel;
  • research experience;
  • experience of using market data services such as Bloomberg, DataStream and SNL.
Closing date for applications 06 January 2020 before midnight.

Senior Economist – EIB – Luxembourg

Senior Economist – EIB – Luxembourg

Accountabilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Division you will:

  • Prepare economic and financial analysis on topics of critical importance to the EIB and impacting, operational strategies and policies (e.g. investment, investment finance, access to finance for SMEs, innovation, R&D, skills and labour market issues, cohesion policies, etc.)
  • Contribute to the EIB Investment Report, the EIB flagship publication on Investment in Europe and other research products of the Department, with original research
  • Work to further develop the EIB Investment Survey, contributing to survey developments, analytical work, presentation and EIB focused strategic analysis based on the survey
  • Identify clear links between economic analysis and policy and strategy priorities for the EIB, keeping in mind past achievements and future trends
  • Participate in the drafting of key policy papers and reports for senior management and general use;
  • Assess risk, by providing in -depth economic analysis of countries and financial sectors, under the region of own responsibility
  • Propose improvements of processes, procedures, methodologies, and working methods
  • Participate in the design and organisation of roundtables, conferences, seminars and events and support the dissemination of information inside and outside the bank
  • Participate in the development of division and departmental research work plans, assuring that your research activities contributes to the overall program.

Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Economics or related field or a relevant Master’s degree plus additional highly relevant academic or experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of solid experience in applied economic research.
  • Broad knowledge of all of the most common areas of economics, including applied quantitative methods.
  • Previous research experience with firm level data (e.g. ORBIS) and strong quantitative skill.
  • Research experience in topics associated to EU Cohesion, income convergence and inclusion, labour market and skill issues, energy transition and climate and more generally structural issues related to investment, will be considered a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent drafting and presentation skills in English, ability to communicate with clarity and concision.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and/or French(*), with a good knowledge of the other. (Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage).
Closing date for applications 03 January 2020 before midnight.

Cleaner – OSCE – Kyiv, Ukraine

Cleaner – OSCE – Kyiv, Ukraine

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The incumbent is under the direct supervision of the National Building Management Officer and provides a full range of cleaning services to the Mission. The incumbent will specifically be tasked with the following duties:
  • Cleaning offices, conference rooms, corridors, kitchens, toilets and storage areas;
  • Dusting furniture, office, and IT equipment;
  • Vacuuming, mopping and washing floors;
  • Emptying waste bins, separating waste and the correct disposal of trash;
  • Assisting with the room preparation for meetings and providing glasses, crockery as well as hot and cold refreshments;
  • Assisting with the preparation for official functions and cleaning after events;
  • Assisting with preparation for official functions and cleaning after events;
  • Maintaining cleaning equipment in good order as well as cleaning and replenishing of coffee machines;
  • Checking cleaning supplies and informing the supervisor when stocks are low;
  • Providing cover for other assigned areas in the absence of team members;
  • Performing other duties as required.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Ukrainian citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine;
  • Completed primary education or equivalent;
  • Minimum 1 year experience as a cleaner/maid, ability to operate simple machines and using cleaning products;
  • Professional fluency in Ukrainian and Russian languages, limited knowledge of English;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment.
Closing date for applications 16 December 2019 before midnight.

Internship – Social Protection Team – Unicef – Ghana

Internship – Social Protection team – Unicef – Ghana

Main Duties

A key part of the work will involve learning from the linkages in different districts and across different programmes in Ghana, to see what works and does not work in the Ghanaian context. You would, in this internship, help to set up and implement the Monitoring and Evaluation framework for the Linkages Initiative, tracking the progress across dozens of districts to gather data and evidence and helping to systematically present the findings and results in a way that it can be effectively used by decision makers. This will help strengthen future iteration of the initiative, support gradual nation-wide scale up, and help the government of Ghana and UNICEF to more efficiently and effectively address multi-dimensional poverty and vulnerability in the country.

Beyond this, the intern will be involved in other areas of the UNICEF Ghana Social Protection agenda, such as on public finance for social protection, social accountability strengthening or systematizing and promoting research and evidence.

Tasks to be completed

The intern will undertake the following activities:

  • Provide inputs to review and strengthen the M&E framework for the Linkages initiative
  • Support in data collection from the districts involved in the testing phase
  • Contribute to the report laying out the findings from the testing phase of the initiative
  • Help organize the national stakeholders workshops to discuss findings and next steps
  • Help to develop and produce advocacy and dissemination materials based on evidence and recommendations
  • Support dissemination activities as required.

Requirements

  • Proof of enrolment in an undergraduate or advanced programme
  • Reference letter from school confirming student requires internship. OR
  • Up-to date university transcript or Statement of result/certificate evidencing completion of first degree within the last two years (if applicable).
  • Expected field of study should be Social Sciences, particularly Sociology, Development Studies, Economics, Social Protection, Social Services or something similar
  • Developing country work experience is considered an asset.
  • Previous experience with conducting monitoring and evaluation, doing advocacy and organising events will be considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 12 December 2019 before midnight.

Lead Researcher – Stability and Resource Extraction – UNDP

Lead Researcher – Stability and Resource Extraction – UNDP

Duties and Responsibilities

Resource Extraction

The researcher would conduct the project based on the further development of the following illustrative research questions and methodology.  The overarching objective of this analysis is to better understand the risks – likelihood and impact of prioritised extractive development in sub-sections of the merged areas. The research aims to inform policymakers on the potential adverse effects of prioritised projects (part of AIP) in the regions merged and make well-evidenced recommendations if mitigation measures should be adopted and if so, what time. There is a strong sub-district geographical focus in the research design to avoid the risk of over-generalisation.

Theoretical framework development and clarification

The central questions here include: what specifically about resource extraction creates instability? What are the most influential independent variables/correlates in similar cases? What are the sub-variables/drivers that correlate with stability outcomes? UNDP requires a high level of rigour in theoretical development: peer-reviewed published work should form the primary basis.

Measurement of independent variables and establish correlates

Once the Lead Researcher has found independent variables (e.g. state capacity, labour, access), the team will ‘measure’ or code them at the sub-division level where mining is expected to take place in the region of interest. Some primary sources material may be required here, UNDP would bear any additional research costs subject to the application of UNDP policies and procedures and requisite governmental approvals.

The researcher team should apply predictive analysis to rank sub-divisions have the highest extraction-correlated instability risk. Based on the variable at the sub-division level, the research would make a prediction that resource extraction has a higher conflict risk.

Analysis of Comparative mitigation measures/innovations

The Lead Researcher is to source and review many cases (country; or sub-national cases most similar to the merged areas) selected based on similarity to the regions merged. They should identify cases where mitigation measures were applied and evaluate their success and applicability to the merged areas. It will be particularly valuable to identify innovations adopted by that have worked in reducing extraction-related instability.

Conclusions and recommendations

The Lead Researcher is to summarise findings across all the above sections and make recommendations on which mitigation measures should be applied to which sub-divisions or groups of sub-divisions. The lead researcher should frame proposals as:

  • Recommendations for GoKP
  • Recommendations for private industry and investors
  • Recommendations for the international community

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The lead researcher shall by the primary author of the report with the field researcher as well as providing overall guidance, quality assurance, and critical analysis. This will be done off-site through the exchange of documents and daily communication with the project team and the field researcher.
  • Required Skills and Experience
  • Minimum 7 years’ of relevant experience in a related field such as law, public administration, conflict studies.
  • Current research in the field is an asset.
  • Expertise in South Asia is an asset.
  • Significant published work related to the task (one or more articles, reports or books)
  • Excellent communication skills, flawless writing, and editing in English
Closing date for applications 11 December 2019 before midnight.

Senior Programme Specialist (Education) – Dakar, Senegal

Senior Programme Specialist (Education) – Dakar, Senegal

  • Provide intellectual, strategic and operational leadership to the education team; Coordinate the conceptualization, development and implementation of education activities across various education programme clusters of the office.
  • Lead analytical work, research and collaborative efforts to develop viable solutions and programme outcomes that address regional and national priorities and fulfil UNESCO and UN objectives.
  • Develop policies and innovative strategies in pursuit of SDG4 in the region; Ensure UNESCO leadership, coordination and monitoring of SDG4-Education 2030 in the region; Align/integrate projects and programmes with other UNESCO and UN projects and programmes; Design and lead resource mobilization to support programme implementation.
  • Provide policy advice and technical support to Member States in their education reform; Plan and execute regular programmes and extra-budgetary projects in response to regional and national strategies, including regional policy dialogue on education in the context of global issues.
  • Influence outcomes, policies and strategies developed by the Office; Ensure that relevant internal and external stakeholders receive prompt updates on programmes, projects, resources and partnerships.
  • Represent the Office and education programmes and projects to the public, donors and throughout the UN System, nurturing high-level partnerships, sponsorships and collaboration; Enable the efficient carrying out of joint programmes and projects.

Required Qualifications

Education
  • Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Education, Economics, Social Sciences or related fields.
Work Experience
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in the field of education, of which at least 5 years  at the international level.
  • Proven experience in development, implementation and evaluation of programmes/projects related to education.
  • Experience in results-based management, including planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in fund-raising and resource mobilization.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing staff and teams.
Skills and competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to establish partnerships and to ensure a high level coordination and cooperation among relevant stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish plans and priorities as well as implementing them effectively.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to participate effectively in high-level negotiations with internal and external partners.
Languages
  • Excellent knowledge of French or English and good knowledge of the other language.

Desirable Qualifications

Education
  • Advanced university degree (Ph.D) or equivalent.
  • Statistics and ICT conversant background.
Skills and competencies
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following fields: pedagogy, teacher education, gender equality, curriculum planning, or economics of education.
Closing date for applications 19 December 2019 before midnight.

Secretarial Assistant – UNESCO – Paris, France

Secretarial Assistant – UNESCO – Paris, France

Main Duties

  • Manage the Deputy-Director’s agenda; confirm mutually convenient schedules and arrange appointments or re-arrange schedules disrupted by unexpected events; receive visitors; place and screen telephone calls. Respond to queries and correspondence, often of a sensitive, confidential or technical nature; make travel/mission arrangements, prepare correspondence and assemble documents for these meetings/missions, take notes and follow up on required action.
  • Receive, analyze, register and distribute incoming mail and correspondence; follow up on pending actions; prepare draft technical responses to a wide range of correspondence and other communications, often requiring knowledge of technical terminologies and/or detailed office procedures. Carry out quality control functions for outgoing documents; proofread and edit texts for adherence to format, grammar, punctuation and style.
  • Coordinate and lead secretarial support services for high-level meetings, World Heritage Centre -or organization-wide training and special projects/events. Attend meetings and monitor follow-up activities; make arrangements for format editing, translation, etc., of documents and publications. Coordinate the work of other support staff, establish priorities and ensure equitable distribution of work.
  • Perform a variety of administrative duties (e.g., leave and attendance recording, arrangements for meetings and other events, reservations, budget preparation and follow-up, etc.). Coordinate with other units to ensure smooth running and expedition of work within the unit (e.g. following up on contract extensions and requests for temporary staff). Orient new staff to relevant administrative procedures and practices and provide general assistance to other office support staff as required.
  • Research, compile and organize background information and reference materials from various sources for reports, briefs and speeches. Create and maintain the World Heritage Centre’s filing and reference systems; etc.; ensure the transmission of the requests to the relevant units for evaluation and follow up on deadlines for input in SISTER.
  • Replace the Director’s Assistant during his/her absence.

Required Qualifications

Education
  • Completed secondary, technical and/or vocational education.
Work Experience
  • At least five (5) years of relevant professional experience in office and management support functions.
  • Experience in similar functions at international and/or national level, in the public and/or private sector.
Skills/Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Capacity to deal efficiently and tactfully with a variety of stakeholders in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure, to deal with complex situations and flexibility to adjust work schedules.
  • Good sense of diplomacy, discretion and professional integrity.
  • Excellent IT skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc…).
Languages
  • Excellent knowledge of either English or French (oral and written) and good knowledge of the other language.

Desirable Qualifications

Work Experience
  • Experience within the UN system.
Skills/Competencies
  • Knowledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and of the Cultural Conventions.
  • Knowledge of UNESCO rules, administrative procedures and standard practices.
Languages
  • Knowledge of another official language of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish).
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight.

Director of Education Division 2030 – UNESCO – Paris

Director of Education Division 2030 – UNESCO – Paris

Main Duties

  • Provide intellectual, strategic and operational leadership for the Division in the pursuit of its main goals. Oversee the development of the Division’s programmes, strategy, goals and objectives and be further accountable for implementing a result-based approach in translating the approved Division’s mandate into an effective programme delivery plan;
  • Manage and design operational mechanisms and/or action plans required to support and ensure efficiency and effectiveness in operations;
  • Develop principles and approaches in respect of policy support to Members States in; (i) implementation of the SDG 4 agenda (ii) education for inclusion, languages and gender equality (iii) higher education, (iv) education for migration, displacement and emergencies;
  • Provide strategic vision, guidance and quality assurance of  UNESCO’s international lead coordination role of the SDG agenda 2030;
  • Establish, develop and sustain strong working relations with governments, agencies, NGOs, private sector, civil society and other partners of UNESCO;
  • Maintain motivated and effective staff of the Division for the purpose of formulating, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating its programmes;
  • Manage and coordinate the resource mobilization for the Division’s programmes.

Required Qualifications

Education
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in education, sciences or related social sciences fields.
Work Experience
  • Minimum 15 years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in the field of education both at national and international level.
  • Experience in strategic planning, change management and leading teams.
  • Experience in resources mobilization and partnership development.
Skills and competencies
  • Commitment to the Organization’s mandate, vision and priorities.   Excellent knowledge of education policies at global level and international cooperation including thorough understanding of the Education 2030 agenda.
  • Ability to accompany and lead change initiatives and persist in times of challenges.
  • Good understanding of global trends and developments in higher education, education in emergencies and education for inclusion and gender equality.
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills, a broad general culture and sound analytical capacities, high sense of objectivity, professional integrity and political astuteness.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and management skills, capacity to administer financial resources and exercise appropriate supervision and control.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to provide intellectual leadership and motivate multidisciplinary teams in a multicultural environment, as well as ensure coaching and development of staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, with strong representational abilities.
Languages
  • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English or French and good working knowledge of the other.

Desirable Qualifications

Education
  • A PhD in education, sciences or other related social science fields.
  • Other degrees or short- to medium-term training in disciplines relevant to the post.
Work Experience
  • Experience in the field of international relations and diplomacy, multilateral cooperation and development.
  • Experience working in an agile environment.
  • Strong global professional network.
Skills and competencies
  • Understanding of UNESCO’s strategic direction and familiarity of UNESCO’s operations.
  • Knowledge of agile working methodology.
Languages
  • Knowledge of other official UNESCO languages (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).
Closing date for applications 27 December 2019 before midnight.

Programme Specialist (Education) – UNESCO – Abuja

Programme Specialist (Education) – UNESCO – Abuja

Overview of the functions of the post

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education, the authority of the Director of Abuja Office, UNESCO’s Multi-Sectoral Regional Office for West Africa, and the immediate supervision of the Senior Education Programme Specialist, the incumbent will:

  • Coordinate the education programmes and projects planning, development, implementation, operation and follow-up.
  • Provide intellectual, strategic and operational assistance with pertinent and timely responses to demands for UNESCO services and inputs in a coordinated and complementary manner.
  • Advice the Office on the most appropriate way to integrate regional, sub regional and countries concerns in UNESCO’s education strategies, policies, programmes and projects, recognizing also the crucial role that National Commissions play in advising UNESCO field offices on national priorities related to education.
  • Facilitate consultations with line ministries, mobilize national expertise, and advocate to national and regional authorities the Organization’s norms, standards and priorities.
  • Prepare extra budgetary proposals in Education for additional resources for the Office and Sub-region.
  • Follow-up budget and financial situation, reporting status and raising potential issues with managers.
  • Identify prospective donors and actively participate in such meetings.

Required Qualifications

Education
  • Advanced University degree (equivalent to Masters level) in Education, Social Sciences or other related fields.
Work Experience
  • A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in the field of education, of which preferably 2 years in international level.
  • Proven experience in developing, operating and monitoring Education programmes.

Skills and competencies

  • Excellent coordinating, organizating and planning skills.
  • Building effective partnerships between teams and stakeholders, inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, with ability to draft clear and concise reports/documents
  • Ability to work in a team and to maintain effective working relationships in multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated Fund-raising and resource mobilization skills
Languages
  • Excellent knowledge of French and working knowledge of English.

Desirable Qualifications

Work Experience
  • Experience in implementing programme and projects at least in one of the following domains will be an asset: Literacy and Non-Formal Education (NFE), gender, Early Childhood Development (ECD).
Languages
  • Knowledge of another official language of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish).
  • Working knowledge of Portuguese will be an asset.
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight.

Chief of Section – OSCE – Pristina, Kosovo

Chief of Section – OSCE – Pristina, Kosovo

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director and the overall supervision of the Director of the Democratization Department, should you be the selected candidate, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing strategic direction and managing the Public Participation Section;
  • Advising the Department’s senior management on issues related to civil society, women, youth and non-majority community participation as a component of democratic governance;
  • Overseeing and managing the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all of the Section’s projects;
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of the department’s cross-cutting themes of civil society, youth, women and non-majority community participation;
  • Co-ordinating and liaising with other department sections, other departments and in the Mission’s Field Offices on crosscutting themes of civil society, youth, women and/or non-majority community participation;
  • Supervising all professional and support staff of the Public Participation Section;
  • Co-ordinating and overseeing the drafting of reports based on information provided by the Section and the field;
  • Co-operating with other international partners, non-governmental organizations, women’s caucuses and youth action councils in developing the Section’s projects;
  • Participating in the Department’s and Section’s policy making process;
  • Representing the Section in meetings, seminars and/or conferences;
  • Engaging in other specific tasks at the discretion of the Director of Department;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements

General Minimum Requirements
  • 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
  • Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
  • Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Education
  • Second-level university degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or other 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.
Experience
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position
Mission Specific Requirements
  • Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory

  • Previous relevant working experience with issues related to civil society, women, youth and non-majority community participation as a component of democratic governance preferably in international environment and/or experience in field missions;
  • Proven management and supervisory experience;
  • Proven project management experience;
  • Professional fluency in English, including excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • 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 and with limited time frames;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area;
  • Negotiation/mediation experience.
Closing date for applications 26 December 2019 before midnight.

Text Processing Operator (Spanish) – UNESCO – Paris, France

Text Processing Operator (Spanish) – UNESCO – Paris, France

Overview of the functions of the post

Under the overall authority of Director of the Division of Conferences, Languages and Documents (ADM/CLD) and the direct supervision of the Chief of the Spanish Translation Unit, the incumbent shall:

  • Review and proofread Spanish texts for precision, quality and conformity with established policies, protocols and standard practices.
  • Make corrections to format, style, spelling and grammar; insert on-screen amendments.
  • Type, insert corrections, format and prepare documents, minutes of meetings, records of decisions, reports, briefs and other information materials, which include complex tables, special layouts, merging, collating, etc., adapting to technological developments notably in the field of CAT tools and artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Transcribe sound files in various formats and presentations; assemble electronic files and see to their electronic filing and transmission/publishing.
  • Compile multilingual summary records (SRs) and verbatim records (VRs).
  • Give guidance to short-term text-processing operators on UNESCO and United Nations policies, protocols and standard practices and on the operation of text processing software.

Required Qualifications

Education
  • Completed secondary education and/or vocational education.
Work Experience
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience in proofreading and/or text-processing, or equivalent experience, including experience in an international organization.
  • Proven experience in the proof-reading of documents in Spanish language.
Skills/Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, discretion, tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and to take initiatives.
  • Ability to deal efficiently with people of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and readiness to work extended hours and to adjust work priorities to meet work volume and established deadlines.
  • Ability to cope with technological developments and very good knowledge of complex application of text processing software.
  • Very good IT skills and knowledge of office applications with proficiency in the use of MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).
Languages
  • Spanish as the principal language and excellent knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Good knowledge of English or French.

Desirable Qualifications

Education
  • Specialized training/certification in languages or in a related field.
Work Experience
  • Experience in an organization of the United Nations system.
Languages
  • Knowledge of another official language of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese or Russian).
Closing date for applications 28 December 2019 before midnight.

Programme Specialist (Education) – UNESCO – Paris, France

Programme Specialist (Education) – UNESCO – Paris, France

Main Duties

In the context of prevention of violent extremism through education
  • Provide guidance, capacity building, advocacy and undertake corresponding fund-raising for initiatives related to the prevention of violent extremism.
  • Provide guidance, capacity building, advocacy and undertake corresponding fund-raising on the issue of antisemitism, racism, intolerance.
In the context of preventing and countering Hate Speech
  • Support the implementation of the UN Secretary-General Plan of Action and Strategy against Hate Speech, as relevant to education, including through provision of guidance for education stakeholders.
  • Support In-house coordination of UNESCO activities in implementing the Plan and serve, whenever requested, as focal point for contacts with the UN Office responsible for the Plan of Action.
  • Ensure appropriate linkages with other activities of the section relating to GCED, PVE-E, Holocaust and genocide education.
In the context of dealing with violent pasts through education
  • Provide guidance, capacity building, advocacy and undertake corresponding fund-raising on issues related to Holocaust and genocide education, in follow up of relevant UN General Assembly and UNESCO General Conference decisions on these matters.
  • Undertake research, provide guidance and design capacity building initiatives on dealing with traumatic pasts in history education.
  • Strengthen network of key partners in the field of Holocaust and genocide education and prevention.
Coordinate and ensure timely, high quality synergies with other UNESCO Sectors, Institutes and Education related areas of work relevant to her/his responsibilities.
Pursue and maintain strategic partnerships to advance the Section’s programmatic work related to her/his areas of focus and ensure good communication and visibility of results.

Required Qualifications

Education
  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in the field of Social or Human Sciences, History, Education, Political Science or related fields.
Work Experience
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience on issues related to the prevention of violence, violent extremism, or civic and citizenship education, capacity development in education, Holocaust and genocide education, of which 3 years is acquired at international level.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating projects/programmes.
  • Proven experience in fundraising and resource mobilization.
  • Experience in outreach activities and partnerships/network building.
Skills and competencies
  • Very good understanding of education issues and challenges related to the prevention of violence/violent extremism, hate speech and hate related crimes, Holocaust and genocide education.
  • Analytical skills and ability to collect, synthesize and analyze information from various sources as well as to prepare, present and discuss findings and recommendations clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically, and to translate strategy into priorities and actions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural environments with external and internal partners.
Languages
  • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English or French and good working knowledge of the other.

Desirable Qualifications

Work Experience
  • Solid working experience with government authorities at different levels and with UN coordination mechanisms.
Skills and competencies
  • Familiarity with the work and general functioning of international organizations and/or the United Nations System.
Languages
  • Knowledge of another official language of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and/or Spanish).
Closing date for applications 26 December 2019 before midnight.

Human Resources Assistant – UNESCO – Paris, France

Human Resources Assistant – UNESCO – Paris, France

Overview of the functions of the post

The HR Assistant position is located in the Service Section Unit of the Bureau of Human Resources Management (HRM/SES).

The HR Assistant will perform the full range of Human Resources support functions, including working across Sectors/Offices, to provide timely and professional benefits and entitlements services to clients in compliance with the UNESCO Staff Rules and Regulations.

Under the direct supervision of the Human Resources Officer of HRM/SES/Team 1 and within assigned authority, the incumbent will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Review and process requests for entitlements and claims from staff members in accordance with staff rules and established HR procedures.
  • Carry out a range of personnel actions related to appointments, extensions, transfers, separations, etc.
  • Collect and synthesize data and information on complex cases related to staff salaries, allowances and entitlements for approval/decision.
  • Review and constantly update the HR database in the HR management system.
  • Draft a wide range of correspondence and other notification materials, and support quality control to ensure a high standard of writing for all HR communications.
  • Maintain effective and efficient communication with the concerned Sectors/Offices or Units/Teams on matters related to staff salaries, allowances and entitlements, and respond promptly to information requests and inquiries from clients.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications

Education
  • Completed secondary, technical and/or vocational education.
Work Experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in the field of human resources, administration or related areas.
Competencies/Skills
  • Service-oriented and ability to deal efficiently and tactfully with people of different cultural background.
  • Utmost discretion, integrity, tact and diplomacy.
  • Attention to detail and meticulousness.
  • Judgment and ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to take initiatives and provide quality and timely support services.
  • Good Knowledge of IT tools with proficiency in the use of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Computerized Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
Languages
  • Excellent knowledge of English or French  and good knowledge of the other language.

Desirable Qualifications

Work Experience
  • Relevant experience in the UN System or other international organizations.
Skills/Competencies
  • Good knowledge of SAP.
  • Good knowledge of UNESCO’S rules, administrative procedures and standard practices.
Closing date for applications 26 December 2019 before midnight.

Education Specialist – UNICEF – Algiers, Algeria

Education Specialist – UNICEF – Algiers, Algeria

Main Duties

Support to programme development and planning
  • Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the education programmes to ensure that current and comprehensive data on education issues is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy, advocacy, intervention and development efforts on education programmes.
  • Help supervisor set priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussion on the planning of education programmes. Formulate, design and prepare programme proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Programme and coherence/integration with the UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies and implementation plans for the sector using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.
Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Plan and collaborate with internal colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector on education programmes.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and weaknesses in programme management.
  • Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits and surveys, and exchange information with stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems, and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity, ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.
Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners and donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on education and related issues to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Arrange/coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely and appropriate support throughout the programming process.
  • Participate in education programme meetings including programme development and contingency planning to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use
Networking and partnership building
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, donors, and academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results on education programmes.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships and support fund raising for education programmes.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions on education and related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNSDF planning and preparation of programmes/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting.
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in education management. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on education and related programmes/projects.

Requirements

Education
  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields: education, economics, psychology, sociology, or another relevant technical field.
Experience
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
Language requirements 
  • Fluency in French is required.
  • Knowledge of English and local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
Closing date for applications 14 December 2019 before midnight.

Driver – OSCE – Kadiivka, Ukraine

Driver – OSCE – Kadiivka, Ukraine

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Administrative Officer and overall guidance of the Director of Administration and Finance, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Performs driving and transportation services (people, documents and cargo) in support of the SMM Mission;
  • Acts as driver (integral part of a patrol group) during administrative and operational patrols;
  • Acts as driver in vicinity/through contact line and in convoy;
  • Conducts regular vehicle checks, performs minor vehicle repair and informs the Administrative Officer and/or Transport Assistant of any needed maintenance;
  • Maintains day to day cleanliness and good working condition (fuel/refuelling, car fluids, oil, tires, springs, batteries and other consumables materials) of vehicles;
  • Maintains log of vehicle usage and ensures that the steps required by the rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident;
  • Performs other duties as required.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Ukrainian citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine;
  • Secondary education or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 2 years of driving experience;
  • Valid driving license B, C, C1E category;
  • Desirable driving license CE;
  • Skills in minor vehicle repair;
  • Established awareness of security issues;
  • Working knowledge of English, both oral and written;
  • Professional fluency in Ukrainian and Russian languages, both oral and written;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment.
Closing date for applications 17 December 2019 before midnight.

Internship – Partnerships and Advocacy – Tokyo, Japan

Internship – Partnerships and Advocacy – Tokyo, Japan

Purpose of the assignment

The Division of Public Partnerships (PPD) works to strengthen UNICEF’s position as a partner of choice for children’s right among governments and public actors around the world. The intern will acquire direct practical experience in PPD Tokyo’s work and the United Nations system by supporting the offices’ advocacy and communication tasks to strengthen the visibility of Japan/UNICEF partnerships under general guidance of the supervisor (Partnerships and Advocacy Specialist).

Specific tasks

Under the supervision of the Partnerships and Advocacy Specialist , PPD Tokyo, the intern will:

  • Assist the Team’s efforts to enhance donor visibility and UNICEF’s advocacy messages by gathering and organising information for key counterparts and media;
  • Update and improve the Tokyo office’s web site and social media accounts as necessary;
  • Assist the team in translating UNICEF messages, press releases and other publications;
  • Provide any other technical and operational assistance as appropriate and required by the Team.
  • Duration of assignment: Between January – August 2020 (more than 2 months, up to 6 months)

Qualifications of successful candidates

  • Currently enrolled in a university or a graduate school or those who graduated from schools within two years. Professional experiences are desirable;
  • Available to work in the office at least 3-4 days per week.  During the busy period, the intern is expected to work more than 4 days per week;
  • A high level of proficiency in both written and oral languages of English and Japanese is required (For English, we expect the candidates to have scores around TOEIC 800, TOEFL (P) 570, (C)229, (I)89);
  • Interested in international development and humanitarian work,  especially in the field of child rights, child protection, education, health, nutrition, WASH and so on;
  • Good communication skills are required;
  • Good teamwork skills and ability to work independently;
  • Ability to work with MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Working knowledge on illustrator, Photoshop and HTML is an asset;
  • Experience in public relations and/or event management is an asset.
Closing date for applications 20 December 2019 before midnight.