Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant

Background

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

UN Women Zimbabwe is seeking the services of a Finance Assistant for a period of 4 months. The Finance Assistant will support the CO in the execution of a wide range of financial services and administrative processes to ensure timeliness, efficiency and transparent use of financial resources and delivery of services in accordance with organizational financial rules, regulations, policies, procedures and approved allocations.

The Finance Assistant will report directly to the Finance Associate, under the overall guidance of the Operations Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of work:

1. Implement financial strategies, in full compliance of UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems.

  • Review and verify financial transactions, activities, and documentation; taking corrective actions as needed and reporting any unusual activities;
  • Monitor financial exceptions reports for unusual activities or transaction, investigate anomalies and report to the supervisor conclusions and/or present recommendations for actions/decisions;
  • Draft reports on financial status, procedures, exchange rates, costs and expenditures;
  • Follow-up on audit recommendations to monitor implementation of corrective actions;
  • Collect, verify and present information and data for use in the planning of financial resources and the formulation of the Country Office (CO) programme work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements and execution modalities;
  • Provide advice and recommend solutions to a wide range of financial issues.

2. Prepare and administer CO budgets in full compliance of UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems.

  • Track the appropriate and timely use of financial resources;
  • Prepare cost recovery documents or bills for the services provided by UN Women to other programmes or organizations;
  • Implement and maintain control mechanism for development projects through monitoring budgets preparation and modifications and budgetary status;
  • Prepare VAT reimbursements with adequate documentation support;
  • Manage petty cash fund, cash impress level.

3. Provide finance support to the Programme and Operations team.

  • Prepare PO and non-PO vouchers for development projects;
  • Review travel claims, MPOs, and other entitlements;
  • Monitor the setup of budgets in ATLAS to ensure they are in accordance with budgets agreed with donors and are input into ATLAS at the detailed Activity ID level;
  • Monitor each month over-expenditure of budgets and follow up with Budget Owner;
  • Monitor regularly transactions posted to projects ensuring actual expenditure has been recorded against correct budget category and activity, take timely corrective actions as required;
  • Monitor proper follow up of advances to implementing partners, review their financial reports together with project managers;
  • Monitor the financial status and under the guidance of the Operations Manager implement control mechanisms for management/development projects;
  • Provide inputs and take necessary actions to facilitate timely donor reporting and financial project closure.

4. Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

  • Conduct training and/or helping organize training events and activities; as well as participate in trainings;
  • Collect and compile lessons learned and best practices in financial management and services. Disseminate to clients and stakeholders as appropriate to build capacity and knowledge;
  • Contribute to financial business operational practices and management innovations.

Expected Outputs/deliverables:

  • Updated CO Asset register and Assets movements tracked;
  • Year-end Asset Physical verification completed, and reports uploaded to SharePoint;
  • Travel Expense Claims and Voucher for Reimbursement of Expenses processed;
  • VAT submitted monthly;
  • Monthly petty cash reconciliation report submitted;
  • Budget revisions for all CO projects completed;
  • Partner verification reports shared and emerging issues followed up;
  • Implementing Partners’ supported with audit preparations;
  • PBF financial report prepared;
  • Monthly review of DAMS;
  • All CO Project Cooperation Agreements are uploaded on SharePoint.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of financial rules and regulations and accounting principles;
  • Strong knowledge and application skills of IT tools and understanding of management systems;
  • Strong knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages;
  • Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new systems;
  • Ability to administer and execute financial and accounting processes and transactions.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting is required;
  • Specialised national or international certification in accounting and finance would be an asset
  • Successful completion of UN Women Accounting and Finance Test is required.

Experience:

  • At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in finance;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Experience in the use of ATLAS is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Working knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.

Application Closing Date: 24th September 2019

2020 Graduate Programme (Cybersecurity and Data Science)

2020 Graduate Programme (Cybersecurity and Data Science)

Description

Are you a soon-to-be graduate of a bachelor’s or master’s programme in computer/data science, engineering or a related quantitative field? Do you have an interest in the practical applications of modern security technologies?

Based in the heart of Europe, our cybersecurity and data science graduate programme offers practical project experience for up to 11 months. You will work on complex business-driven projects and problems designed to stretch your capabilities while using a range of state-of-the-art technologies to find solutions.

Specifically, we have an advanced cyber-threat intrusion analysis capability that we are continuously improving with new use cases. Using machine-learning models running on our big data platform, we can detect anomalous events in large volumes of disparate data (log) sources that we receive and monitor. The aim is to provide new advanced cyber-threat detection approaches to safeguard the integrity of our data and technology platforms.

You will work closely with our Security Operations Centre (SOC) team to identify new cybersecurity monitoring use cases. You will use techniques such as statistical methods, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to evaluate network/computer activity trends to uncover anomalous (eg malicious) system activity.

You will work with top experts from around the world and be part of a stimulating organisational culture characterised by effective collaboration, high-quality output and attention to detail. You will enjoy exposure to ideas and projects beyond your immediate specialty and will play a valuable part in supporting the wider central banking community. Joining us is not just about launching your international career; it is about doing meaningful work for the public good and serving the global community.

Programme duration:   up to 11 months Programme Location:   Basel, Switzerland Start date:   October 2020

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree completed between 2018 and 2020
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Interest in cybersecurity or data science and the application of new technologies relevant for the field
  • Experience in big data analysis on Hadoop, machine learning or artificial intelligence, gained, for example, in the context of the bachelor’s or master’s thesis/project

What we offer

We offer a unique, highly rewarding, international working environment that gives you exposure to a range of state-of-the-art technologies. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities. This is your opportunity to work in an international environment alongside colleagues from more than 60 countries.

If you are selected, you will receive a contract for up to 11 months (non-renewable). You will receive a competitive salary net of Swiss income tax, health insurance, return travel and accommodation in Basel.

Application process

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter setting out your motivation for joining the programme and specific areas of interest that are relevant to the programme. Please also provide us with the names and email addresses of two referees that we may contact at the appropriate time.

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019 (5pm CEST).

2020 Graduate Programme (Banking and Risk Management)

2020 Graduate Programme (Banking and Risk Management)

Description

Are you a recent or soon-to-be graduate of a bachelor’s or master’s programme in mathematics, financial engineering, computer science or a related quantitative field? Do you have an interest in the practical application of advanced analytics (eg machine learning and artificial intelligence) or other fields of fintech such as blockchain technology? Would you like to conduct a research project looking into their potential application in our investment or risk management processes?

The Banking and Risk Management graduate programme offers the opportunity to undertake a largely self-directed project for up to 11 months. It allows you to innovate and bring fresh perspectives and new ideas into our business. Specifically, you will look at how emerging technologies can be used to solve complex analytical and quantitative business problems, or to help us develop new business opportunities or products. Your output will directly contribute to BIS banking and risk management activities.

Together we will scope, define and agree on the project, which will depend on your skills and interest/expertise. You will be assigned to work in one of these two units:

  • Financial Analysis – the central point of reference within our Banking Department for knowledge, information and intelligence in reserve/investment management techniques and products. The unit provides services in the form of analytical, technical and advisory support and contributes to the development of our Banking activities.
  • Risk Management – ensures that credit and market risks which BIS and its clients are exposed to are identified, appropriately measured, controlled, monitored and reported. The unit develops corresponding policies and proposals, and monitors adherence to defined rules and trading limits.

You will collaborate with leading banking and risk management professionals from around the world, and be part of a stimulating organisational culture characterised by effective collaboration, high-quality output and attention to detail. You will enjoy exposure to ideas and projects beyond your immediate speciality and will play a valuable part in supporting the wider central banking community.

Joining us is not just about launching your international career, it is about doing meaningful work for the public good and serving the global community.

Programme duration:   Up to 11 months Programme location:   Basel, Switzerland Programme start date:   October 2020

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree completed between 2018 and 2020
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Interest in banking, risk management and the application of new technologies relevant for the financial sector
  • Experience in fintech applications (machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology) gained, for example, in the context of the master’s thesis
  • Practical experience of coding in Python, Matlab, Microsoft C#.net or similar

What we offer:

Working as part of a highly skilled and multidisciplinary team in either the Banking Department or Risk Management, we offer a uniquely rewarding, international work environment that gives you exposure to a range of quantitative and technology-driven projects. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities. This is your opportunity to work in an international environment alongside colleagues from more than 60 countries.

If you are selected, you will receive a contract for up to 11 months (non-renewable). You will receive a competitive salary net of Swiss income tax, health insurance, return travel and accommodation in Basel.

Application Closing Date:  Sunday, 20 October 2019 (5pm CEST).

2020 Graduate Programme (Monetary Economics and Financial Stability)

2020 Graduate Programme (Monetary Economics and Financial Stability)

Description

Are you a recent or soon-to-be graduate of a bachelor’s or master’s programme in economics, statistics, finance or a related field? Do you want to acquire practical experience in policy research and analysis? Are you interested in global monetary and financial stability issues? Do you want to work in Basel, Switzerland for up to 11 months?

The Monetary Economics and Financial Stability graduate programme give you the opportunity to work in an international financial institution at the intersection of research and policy.

The programme will give you practical experience in data-related work or policy analysis supporting central banks and other financial regulatory authorities, and in contributing to high-level meetings and BIS publications.

Depending on your skillset and experience, you will be assigned to the Departmental Research Support unit (in our Monetary and Economic Department), the Financial Stability Board (FSB) or the Financial Stability Institute (FSI).

You will work with top experts from around the world and be part of an intellectually stimulating organisational culture characterised by effective collaboration, high-quality output and attention to detail. You will enjoy exposure to ideas and projects beyond your immediate speciality and will play a valuable part in supporting the wider central banking community. The programme is aimed at enriching your work experience in order to help you in your pursuit of a PhD.

Joining us is not just about launching your international career, it is about doing meaningful work for the public good and serving the global community.

Programme duration:   Up to 11 months Programme location:   Basel, Switzerland Programme start date:   October 2020 Principal accountabilities:

  • In close collaboration with research analysts and policy experts, contribute to the BIS’s publications and meeting materials
  • Create graphs and tables for use in publications and at key meetings on global financial topics
  • Maintain databases for internal and external use, and provide solutions to issues related to large data sets and firm-level data
  • Conduct data quality control and help test and implement new statistical applications
  • Support economic research and analysis by collecting, processing and conducting statistical and econometric analysis of data from a wide range of sources

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree completed in 2019 or 2020
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Data processing and visualisation skills
  • Programming skills in standard statistical packages (MATLAB, Stata, EViews) and/or other data management tools (Python, R, SQL)
  • Familiarity with various data sources would be an advantage (Datastream, Bloomberg, etc)
  • For candidates interested in the programme at the FSB or FSI, exposure to topics such as financial regulation and supervision, fintech and/or corporate restructuring/crisis management would be an advantage

What we offer:

We offer a unique, highly rewarding, international work environment that will give you exposure to a range of data sets and policy issues of interest to central banks. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities. This is your opportunity to work in an international environment alongside colleagues from more than 60 countries.

If you are selected, you will receive a contract for up to 11 months (non-renewable). You will receive a competitive salary net of Swiss income tax, health insurance, return travel and accommodation in Basel. Application process:

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter setting out your motivation for joining and your specific areas of interest that are relevant to the programme. Please also provide us with the names and email addresses of two referees that we may contact at the appropriate time.

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019 (5 pm CEST).

Senior Security Specialist, Cloud Adoption

Senior Security Specialist, Cloud Adoption

Description

We are looking for a Senior Security Specialist to join the Bank’s Corporate Security unit. Working as part of a team of eight you will oversee the security governance required for cloud-based technology. You will ensure continuous monitoring of second-line-of-defence controls and conduct threat and IT risk assessments. In addition, you will advise on major IT projects to ensure that all security requirements are met.

We would like to meet candidates with a master’s degree in an engineering, computer sciences or quantitative discipline. You will have an in-depth understanding of cloud architecture and the application of security controls to cloud environments, in particular, Microsoft Azure. Ideally, you will have experience in establishing governance practices for cloud adoption including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. You will also be experienced in integrating security practices into DevOps practices with a focus on automation and reusability.

In return, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (net of tax), including full relocation support and health insurance. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities. This is your opportunity to work at the centre for central bank cooperation, together with colleagues from more than 60 countries.

Application Closing date: 13th October 2019

 

Head of Security Governance and Assurance

Head of Security Governance and Assurance

Description

The BIS is looking for a Head of Security Governance and Assurance, a new role within its Corporate Security unit.

In this key position, and leading a team of eight security specialists, you will be responsible for defining, implementing and operating a second-line-of-defence for security risks. You will also be responsible for a Bank-wide methodology to assess security risk exposure and define related mitigation measures and ongoing control regimes.

We would like to meet candidates with an engineering or technical background and an advanced degree in a relevant discipline. This is combined with at least five years of experience and expert knowledge of sound IT security practices, and in-depth experience of implementing monitoring functions in a second-line-of-defence role.

In return, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (net of tax), including full relocation support. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities. This is your opportunity to work at the centre for central bank cooperation, together with colleagues from more than 60 countries.

Application closing date: 13 October 2019

 

Ethics Adviser

Interested in this role? Chat to OSCE recruiters at the upcoming Global Careers For Women event on 10 October 2019.


Ethics Adviser

Background

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at OSCE/ODIHR must be borne by their authorities.

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

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

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

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director of ODIHR, the incumbent of the position of Ethics Adviser shall provide advice and assistance in respect of ethics-related developments throughout the Office, and advice on issues relating to gender mainstreaming in ODIHR’s programmatic and non-programmatic work. More specifically, the Ethics Adviser will perform the following functions and duties:

  1. Maintaining regular contact with the OSCE Ethics Co-ordinator in the OSCE Secretariat on the overall Ethical Framework and its specific applicability in the ODIHR context;
  2. Initiating, recommending and supporting necessary policy advice to the Director and senior management, including the First Deputy Director and Second Deputy Director, on how to best incorporate gender mainstreaming in the Office activities to ensure compliance with the OSCE gender commitments;
  3. Supporting the implementation of the ODIHR Gender Mainstreaming Roadmap;
  4. Identifying learning and development needs pertaining to ethics and gender mainstreaming, and preparing briefing and learning sessions for ODIHR staff;
  5. Performing other related duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications

  • First-level university degree preferably in gender and women’s studies, law, political science, social sciences, public policy, corporate ethics or related field;
  • At least six years (full-time equivalent) of progressively responsible experience in the field of systems design in ethical standards, ethics and compliance programmes, code of conduct, accountability and compliance frameworks, gender mainstreaming and women’s rights gained at national and at international levels;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues relating to gender based discrimination and gender mainstreaming along with practical experience in applying gender mainstreaming as a strategy to achieve gender equality;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regional and international good practices of gender mainstreaming;
  • Excellent knowledge of UN, Council of Europe, EU and OSCE standards and commitments in the area of gender mainstreaming and gender equality;
  • Demonstrated experience in gender mainstreamed project design and implementation;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word-processing, email, internet and social media tools;
  • Professional fluency in English, with excellent written and oral communication skills in the said language; working knowledge other OSCE languages is an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to work in a team and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national, cultural and professional backgrounds.

Application closing date: 30th September 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Intern – Commission on the Status of Women Operations, Civil Society Division

Intern – Commission on the Status of Women Operations, Civil Society Division

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Civil Society Division, the intern shall perform the following assignments, which may vary in accordance with the priorities of the Division:

  • Assist with the strategic outreach to civil society partners (women’s rights organizations, youth led organizations, men and boys’ groups, grassroots organizations, trade unions, refugee and migrant groups, disability organizations, faith-based actors, etc.), by researching and mapping of CSO partnerships and initiatives around CSW
  • Assist with developing and designing communications and outreach products for CSW (flyers, brochures, tutorials etc.)
  • Support NGO online registration for CSW, including by monitoring and responding to email requests as well as following up on specific cases
  • Assist with the scheduling of CSW side events on UN premises
  • Assist with the CSW information desk during the session
  • Assist with social media activities concerning CSW via the organization’s specialized social media platforms.
  • Assist in the lead up to the session by preparing CSW related inventory
  • Assist with NGO onsite check-in prior and during CSW and provide proactive client-oriented inclusive event and registration management at registration support locations, whilst maintaining support to UN Women advocacy efforts. Including:
    • Client-oriented presentation, greeting and directing of CSW participants, as well as identifying and assessing registration documentation for processing
    • Directing, establishing and monitoring CSW registration lines.
    • Provide guidance and general information regarding CSW63 to participants
    • Build relationships and liaise with CSW participants, UN Department of Safety and Security and UN Women personnel.
    • Support the implementation of CSW registration and ad hoc events support upon request.

Learning Elements

  • Increased understanding of UN Women’s work.
  • Increased understanding of intergovernmental processes related to the Commission of the Status of Women
  • Increased knowledge about NGOs working on gender issues and the global Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030
  • Experience of being a team member in a multicultural setting.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Proficiency with communications, social media and office software suites.
  • Ability to think logically and work with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • The intern must have studies in communications, political or social sciences, law, public relations, journalism, public administration, conference and event management or other similar subject at the university level.
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage

Application Closing Date: 18th October 2019

National Consultant to the Apparatus of Government Commissioner on Gender Equality Policy to support implementation of the Strategy for Prevention and Response to Conflict-related Sexual Violence

National Consultant to the Apparatus of Government Commissioner on Gender Equality Policy to support implementation of the Strategy for Prevention and Response to Conflict-related Sexual Violence

Background

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

One of the key areas of UN Women work in Ukraine is Women, Peace and Security (WPS). In partnership with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, UN Women provides support to the national security sector institutions in implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and the subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. UN Women supports the state institutions with the implementation of the Revised National Action Plan for Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security for 2016-2020 (NAP 1325)[1], which represents the vision of the government for the gender-specific response to the conflict and its consequences. The NAP includes several areas of responsibility of the state institutions on mainstreaming gender into peace and security agenda, including: increasing women’s participation in peacebuilding processes and peacekeeping operations, conducting a gender assessment and providing gender-responsive services to people affected by conflict, ensuring human rights and protection of women’s rights, among other priority actions. Prevention and combating conflict-related sexual violence is outlined as one of key focus areas of the revised NAP 1325 to be addressed by the government. Also, in September 2018 the Government of Ukraine adopted National Action Plan on the implementation of the CEDAW Concluding Observations to the eighth periodic report of Ukraine on by 2021[2] . The respective action plans have incorporated targeted actions for the duty-bearers to make the legal amendments, integrate the capacity building of the security sector and law enforcement agencies on CRSV, application of UN system of early warning indicators for prevention of sexual violence in conflict, as well as adoption of guidance notes for investigation of cases of CRSV.

In November 2018, a Strategy for Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine was endorsed by the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, which was developed by UN Women and OHCHR upon the request of the Government. The endorsement of the strategy became a response measure to the recommendations, provided in the thematic report on conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine. The mentioned report was produced by the Human Rights Monitoring Mission of the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (HRMMU) in February 2017 and covered the period from March 2014 to January 2017, highlighting the trends and patterns of sexual violence committed in the context of the conflict in the east, the ongoing impunity enjoyed by perpetrators, and the lack of a comprehensive programme to ensure that all survivors receive prompt and adequate access to an effective remedy, including gender sensitive rehabilitation, restitution, compensation, satisfaction and guarantees of no recurrence.

As of 11 January 2019, the changes to Criminal Code of Ukraine came into force[3], which addressed some of the legal gaps in the definition of rape and sexual violence. However, the definition of the conflict-related sexual violence is still missing from the legislation. The recently endorsed CRSV strategy recommends amending existing national legislation in line with international law to ensure that cases of CRSV can be prosecuted without unrealistic expectations in terms of evidence and definition. Therefore, the Strategy for Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine will serve as the foundation to develop the country-wide inclusive action plan for its implementation in 2019 and beyond.

To support the   Government Commissioner for Gender Equality Policy to coordinate the implementation of the Strategy for Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine, UN Women will provide expert support through the national consultant.  The national consultant will focus on two main areas: supporting the Government Commissioner for Gender Equality Policy and Apparatus of Government Commissioner on Gender Equality Policy to develop an action plan for the implementation of CRSV Strategy and coordination of the implementation of the CRSV strategy; provide policy advice and related coordination for the implementation of CRSV-related activities included in the revised National Action Plan on implementation of UN SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the framework of the government policy on ensuring equal rights and equal opportunities men and women.

[1] Approved by Decree No. 113-p of the Cabinet of Ministers, dated 24 February 2016, available at: https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/637-2018-%D1%80

[2] Approved by Decree No. 634-p of the Cabinet of Ministers, dated 5 September 2018, available at https://www.kmu.gov.ua/ua/npas/pro-go-planu-dij-z-vikonannya-rekomo-zhinok-do-vosmoyi-periodichnoyi-dopovidi-ukrayini-pro-vikonannya-konvenciyi-pro-likvidaciyu-vsih-form-diskriminaciyi-shchodo-zhinok-na-period-do-2021-roku

[3] On Changes to Criminal Code of Ukraine with the aim of realization of provisions of Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, signed by the President of Ukraine on 6 December 2017, available at: https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/2227-19

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Representative and direct supervision by the Programme Specialist, the National consultant will provide day-to-day support to the Government Commissioner for Gender Equality through technical advice and expertise in preparation of action plan for the implementation of the Strategy for Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Ukraine, coordination of activities of its implementation, and the revised National Action Plan on implementation of UN SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the framework of the government policy on ensuring equal rights and opportunities men and women. The assignment will include but not be limited to the following tasks developed in coordination with the Government Commissioner for Gender Equality and UN Women:

  1. Under direct supervision of the Government Commissioner for Gender Equality and Apparatus of Government Commissioner on Gender Equality Policy in cooperation with governmental bodies, international and non-governmental organizations, develop an action plan for the Strategy for Prevention of and Response to Conflict-related Sexual Violence through the provision of advisory services, including tasks, indicators for measuring progress, as well as timeline.
  2. Support the Apparatus of Government Commissioner for Gender Equality Policy on strengthening its mechanisms for coordination and monitoring of implementation of the CRSV strategy by  maintaining sustainable coordination with the respective government institutions, responsible for the implementation of CRSV strategy and CRSV-related activities included in the revised National Action Plan on implementation of UN SCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security; conducting monitoring of already implemented and ongoing activity.
  3. Directly support the Apparatus of the Government Commissioner for Gender Equality Policy with the analysis and evaluation of the status of the implementation of CRSV strategy, highlighting successful practices, lessons learnt and flag emerging concerns or problematic issues.
  4. Support and contribute with substantive inputs to the development and/or revision of internal policies, guidelines, SOPs and regulations to ensure they include clear administrative orders specifying what may amount to CRSV, what will be the investigation and accountability mechanism and guarantees for non-recurrence of SRSV cases.
  5. Support and contribute with the substantive inputs to the process of revision of national legislation on the definition of conflict-related sexual violence, procedure for its investigation, prosecution and defining mechanisms for bringing perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict to accountability.
  6. Cultivate relationships and liaise with government, international and non-government institutions and service providers to promote awareness about CRSV, consult about available mechanisms for assistance and reporting of CRSV cases.
  7. Respond to internal and external requests for information and ensure its dissemination amongst the relevant stakeholders.

 Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies

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

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications Education:

Advanced (Masters) degree in law, public policy/administration, gender studies or similar.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience with a gender analysis, capacity building and technical support on gender equality and women’s rights issues to the government, parliament, civil society, and international organizations on Women, Peace and Security agenda;
  • Proven knowledge and experience of  working on the UN Security Council Resolutions on Prevention of and Response to Conflict-related Sexual Violence;
  • Previous experience with coordination of implementation of gender equality policies and women, peace and security agenda;
  • Proven experience with coordination and organization of multiple stakeholders’ activities and liaison with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders on conflict-related sexual violence;
  • Experience with conducting legal analysis of normative documents (laws/by-laws) and with the development of amendments to them in the area of women, peace and security
  • Previous professional experience with the United Nations would be considered an asset.

Languages and other skills: 

  • Ukrainian, English (knowledge of Russian is an asset);
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email.

Evaluation of Applicants:

Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of their qualifications and financial proposal. A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. An interview may be organized to ascertain the selection of the candidate. The award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable.
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

Technical criteria  – 70% of total evaluation. Total max 70 points:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 70. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on desk review and following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

Technical Evaluation Criteria:

  • Criterion A – Relevant education: Advanced (Masters) degree in law, public policy/administration, gender studies or similar
  • Criterion B – Language skills: Ukrainian, English and Russian

Application closing date: 25th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

International Consultant Expert to Support the HPF Review of Gender in Humanitarian Action

International Consultant Expert to Support the HPF Review of Gender in Humanitarian Action

Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of the review includes actors, systems, structures and expertise in Jordan on humanitarian action inclusive of UN, bilaterals, INGOs, national NGOs and government as well as stakeholders focusing on the humanitarian-development nexus approach.

The consultant will be part of a team of technical experts and is expected to contribute to the following tasks:

1. Desk review and data analysis:

  • Review of the gender responsiveness of the indicators included in the Sector Dashboard and sector plans.
  • Review the incorporation and analysis of SADD in ISWG tools and data resources and JORISS monitoring and reporting tools. Including but not limited to the following documents:
  • A sample of 20 relevant dashboards, factsheets and Key documents published by UNHCR in 2018;
  • Vulnerability Assessment Framework Population Survey (VAF) 2017 and 2019;
  • Age Gender Diversity Mainstreaming Participatory Assessment (AGDM PA) 2017;
  • Available sector performance surveys;
  • JORISS sector monitoring exercises 2017;
  • Review of the coding according to the criteria established by the IASC Gender Marker of the approved proposals in the JHF call for proposals in 2018
  • Review of the IASC Gender Marker coding for gender-targeted and if possible, gender mainstreamed approved projects with the information available in the JORISS system for 2018.

2. Key informant interviews:

  • Develop the questions for the KIIs according to the desk review results against the M&E and Financial Resources components of the Indicators Framework criteria.
  • Undertake 15-20 interviews with identified Key informant interviews.

3. Provide recommendations and present findings:

  • Provide specific recommendations on how to improve the M&E tools, data resources and available expertise in the humanitarian architecture in Jordan.
  • Provide inputs to draft an action plan to implement findings and recommendations of the review.
  • Present provisional findings to the reference group and incorporate feedback.

Competencies

Core values

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Respect for Diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

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

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Postgraduate university degree in development studies, social development, gender studies or related field;

Experience and skills

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the humanitarian/development sector, including 5 years of field-based work focused on M&E, is required;
  • Proven experience and expertise on Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA) required;
  • Proven understanding of humanitarian architecture, key stakeholders, and duty-bearers is required;
  • Proven knowledge of global commitments, initiatives and guideline documents (such as IASC Gender Handbook and Gender with Age Marker) on GiHA.

Language and other skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Application closing date: 29th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Executive Associate

Executive Associate – Kabul with possible travel to provinces

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Country Director/Deputy Country Director, the Executive Associate ensures effective and efficient functioning of the CD and DCD office, full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made.

The Executive Associate to CD and DCD works in close collaboration with UN WOMEN staff, UN Agencies and national authorities to ensure efficient flow of information, actions on instructions, agendas.

Key Results Expected:

Ensures effective and efficient functioning of the Country Director and Deputy Country director office focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Maintenance of the supervisor’s calendar, contacts with high-ranking visitors,  arrangement of appointments and meetings, acting as an interpreter when required and/or taking minutes.
  •  Maintenance of protocol procedures;
  •  Preparation of high-quality briefing materials for supervisor for appointments, meetings, missions;
  •  Preparation of informal translations;
  •  Management of CD and DCD Missions and representation schedule;
  •  Maintenance of rosters of high-level partners, telephone lists;
  •  Preparation of correspondence, directives, comments on behalf of CD/DCD for his/her signature and making follow-up when required;
  •  Use of automated office management systems for effective functioning of the CD/DCD office;
  •  Maintenance of small IT-related matters of CD and DCD computer and coordinate with IT section for maintenance of emails, internet, etc for CD and DCD;
  •  Maintenance of UN WOMEN Afghanistan calendar of events, meetings, and sessions as well as of UNCT calendar related to UN WOMEN.

Ensures provision of effective communications support to the office focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials. Use of automated filing system;
  •  Coordination of the information flow in the office, follow up on circulation files;
  •  Facilitation of information sharing between UNCT and the UN WOMEN;
  •  Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to CD/DCD;
  •  Screening of all incoming calls and correspondence;
  •  Presentation of proposals to eliminate communication bottlenecks in the office and streamline office procedures between the supervisor’s office and subordinate division.

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  •  Organization of specialized training for secretaries and admin staff;
  •  Organization of training to UN WOMEN staff on coordination, administration and protocol issues.

Competencies

CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent and positive behavior towards others
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to establish, build and sustain effective relationships with clients, demonstrating an understanding of client’s perspective; anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly;
  • Strong and proven integrity, time management; work prioritization skills, Ability to multi-task; work under pressure and handle numerous tasks simultaneously in a timely manner.
  • Understanding of UN Women procedures, rules and regulations an asset;
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, discretion, tact and courtesy in relation to gender equality and women’s rights, development principles and projects, implementing partners, and national and international personnel of varied nationalities and backgrounds.
  • Ability to travel inside and outside the country.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or other related field with at least 5 years of progressively relevant professional experience. A secondary school certificate with minimum 7 years of relevant experience will be considered.

Skills and Experience:

  • A least 5-7 years of progressively responsible secretarial, administrative, program experience is required at the national or international level.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer, office software packages and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems is an asset;

Language Requirements:

Excellent professional communication skills, written and oral in English, and in Pashto/Dari

Application closing date: 25th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

UN Women: Programme Specialist, UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

UN Women: Programme Specialist, UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

Background

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

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) was established through the UN General Assembly Resolution 50/166 in 1996 with UN Women as its Administrator on behalf of the UN system. The UN Trust Fund (UNTF) is a global multi-lateral grant making mechanism supporting national efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world. The UN Trust Fund provides technical assistance and funding to advance the development of innovative models and strategic interventions in the area of ending violence against women and girls. To date, the UN Trust Fund has awarded US $139 million to 493 initiatives in 139 countries and territories.

Under the overall guidance of the Chief and the direct supervision of the Grants Manager, the Programme Specialist will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring a specific portfolio of grants for the UN Trust Fund.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the Monitoring and Grant-management operational processes:

  • Manage and oversee all operational and project management processes related to the grants lifecycle, including, processing of project modifications and no-cost extensions, budget revisions and disbursements and processing grant closure in close collaboration with the Operations Manager and Finance colleagues. This includes keeping information on internal and external Focal Points up-to-date for each active grant;
  • Lead the coordination on all aspects related to the assigned grants portfolio with the Grants, Operations and M&E teams, UN Women Regional, Country Offices and others as necessary to ensure the efficient oversight of the portfolio. This includes liaising with external stakeholders to ensure required documentation is received according to timeline agreed upon and the same files are stored in the UNTF shared drive. This also involves consolidating UNTF feedback to the grantee in all aspects of the project;
  • Provide technical assistance to grantees including in the design of their Results and Resources Frameworks (RRFs), in collaboration with the M&E team. Assist grantees in clarifying proposed project outcomes, outputs, indicators of success, methods of baseline and data collection, activities and budgets;
  • Provide tailored technical support throughout the project lifecycle, review progress reports and provide feedback to grantees as needed to ensure results-based reports and analysis and capturing of data;
  • Perform a basic review of financial reports and flag inconsistencies between financial spending and project implementation in collaboration with relevant finance staff (within the UNTF or in the field) before final approval for grants and subsequent disbursements;
  • Monitor and assess progress towards overall results based on results framework and monitoring schedules;
  • Undertake monitoring missions and finalize mission reports in accordance with mission report template, summarizing key findings and recommendations.
  • Review and provide technical feedback to grantees to ensure results-based analysis and capturing of data, with the effective use of Grants Management System.
  • Monitor Audit Recommendations and update Action Plans in the system, in coordination with the Operations team, where applicable.

Provide operational and technical support in Grant-making:

  • Participate in annual grantee selection processes including through review and substantive analysis of concept notes and full-fledged proposals, accompanying budgets and monitoring and evaluation frameworks submitted to the UN Trust Fund.
  • Prepare application feedback letters and summaries for all shortlisted applicants and grantees for the region and systematically update these summaries based on progress reports and monitoring missions;
  • Provide guidance to COs and grantees to ensure adherence to UN WOMEN policies, administrative and financial procedures;
  • Review and lead finalization of project documents and Results Resources Frameworks through dialogue with grantees on submitted documents;
  • Review implementing partner assessment forms and grant agreements prior to grantee selection and signature.

Provide technical inputs into Reporting and Knowledge Management:

  • Maintain centralized portfolio matrix of grants, and provide quarterly portfolio updates to the Grants Manager;
  • Prepare written contributions for various purposes, including inputs for the report for the Commission on Status of Women, UNTF annual donor reports, newsletters, fund raising efforts and other reporting needs;
  • Contribute to tracking and synthesizing, on an ongoing basis, developments, tools, emerging or good practices in the field of ending violence against women and girls, including capturing findings and lessons learned from evaluations;
  • Update and maintain UNTF Grant-making and Knowledge Management Tracking database with relevant grantee information.
  • Support the Fund’s communications efforts through direct engagement with grant recipients to gather information about the achievements and impact of the grant, knowledge products, media, etc. and ensure communications accurately reflect grant programmes;
  • Keep systematic track of noteworthy grantee achievements and communicate to colleagues for possible visibility, such as special features on the website;
  • Support and organize knowledge sharing events and identify good and promising models that can be shared widely across grantees and other key stakeholders;
  • Identify challenges and lessons learned across the grants and contribute to a process of institutional learning through documenting lessons learned and contribution to modification of strategies and programmes.

Provide technical support to Capacity Development:

  • Play a key role in the production of capacity development tools, including training materials and packages, programme guidance notes and other related support specifically as it relates to monitoring and reporting for grants;
  • Support, organize and participate in knowledge sharing and capacity development events for grantees, including organizing a capacity development workshop for grantees.

Complete other tasks as required by the Supervisor or UN Trust Fund Chief.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Accurate analysis, monitoring and oversight of grants;
  • Timely coordination of grants management with DMA departments;
  • Issue are raised in a timely manner to appropriate stakeholders;
  • Grants portfolio well maintained and information easily retrievable;
  • Quality of communication and training materials.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of women’s organizations and governmental agencies working on women’s empowerment and gender equality;
  • Familiarity with UN Women procedures, particularly with regard to project management and more specifically in relation to the development of work plans, budgets, monitoring and reporting plans, purchasing plans and the identification of indicators.
  • Able to effectively represent UN Women in, and contribute to, United Nations inter-agency programming initiatives related to ending violence against women;
  • Builds strong relationships with, and focuses on results for clients and partners, responds positively to feedback;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Experienced in working in a global multi-cultural setting respecting gender equality and an ability to contribute to teamwork and provide conceptual leadership;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines;
  • Ability to use critical thinking, conceptualize ideas, and articulate relevant subject matter in a clear and concise way.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced University degree or equivalent in Political Science, International Development Studies, Gender/Women’s Studies or other relevant field;
  • 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:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in managing complex and multi-component interventions with various partners and multi-stakeholders;
  • Knowledge and experience in working on addressing issues related to violence against women and girls;
  • Experience in grants management is required;
  • Experience with databases and data management a plus;
  • Experience in the United Nations, a governmental, other multilateral or civil society organization in a developed or developing country is highly desirable.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Fluency in Russian is also required.

Application closing date: 25th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA) 

International Consultant to Guide the Implementation of a National Prevalence and Attitudes’ Survey on Violence against Women in Uganda – Home-based, with travel to Kampala

Background

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

UN Women in partnership with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) through financial support from the DFID is launching this call for applicants to conduct and implement a nation-wide survey on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) including the in elections. The study will establish the prevalence of physical and sexual violence but also at the consequences of such violence, as well as psychological violence, stalking, sexual harassment, experience of violence in childhood, fear of victimization and its impact and very importantly also at the attitudes and awareness about violence including the in elections. The VAWG survey is led by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD).  The survey will be implemented effective 25th September 2019 to 30th June 2020.

Context

In September 2015 the United Nations Summit adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in New York which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets.  The SDGs cover a very broad range of critical gender issues, including anti-discrimination, violence, unpaid care and domestic work, voice and participation, assets, income, labour, social protection etc.  The agenda highlights women’s rights and gender equality significantly by including the stand-alone fifth goal on gender equality in addition to gender-sensitive targets across other goals.  It is imperative to recognize the pathway to achieving the SDGs by calling for gender-responsive and human rights-based approaches.  To monitor gender responsiveness of SDG indicators, UN Women launched the 3-year Global Flagship Program on gender statistics, entitled as ‘Making Every Women and Girls Count (MEGWC).  The overall objective of this program is to make enabling environments for the quality production of gender statistics, denting the gender data gaps and ensure accessibility and use of gender statistics.  Uganda was selected as one of the 12 Pathfinder countries of MEWGC.

Today, millions of women and girls worldwide suffer from some form of violence, be it domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry-related killing, trafficking, sexual violence in conflict-related situations, sexual harassment in public spaces, or other manifestations of abuse.  Evidence has shown that it affects the health and well-being not only of the women who experience violence but also of their families and communities (World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, South African Medical Research Council, Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, 2013). It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives(UN, Violence Against Women: The Situation, available on lineat:http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/pdf/pressmaterials/unite_the_situation_en.pdf). However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women experience physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.  Violence Against Women (VAW) persists in every country in the world as a pervasive violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality.

Domestic Violence Against Women (DVAW) along with the discriminatory practice of child, early and forced marriages remain among the prevalent forms of VAW in Uganda.  According to the 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS), half of women (51%) age 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 15, and 1 in 5 experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey.  Twenty-two percent of women have ever experienced sexual violence.  Eleven percent of women who have ever been pregnant have experienced physical violence during one or more pregnancies.  Fifty-six percent of ever-married women have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence by their current or most recent spouse/partner.  Three in 10 women (33%) sought help to stop violence they had experienced. Five in 10 women (51%) neither sought help nor told anyone about the violence (Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and ICF. 2018. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016.  The findings of this survey have greatly informed policy making and programming of the government and development partners aimed at ending VAW and domestic violence; as a result, there have been established shelters for GBV victims, nation-wide hotline and a number of awareness raising interventions have been carried out by state as well as civil society actors and development partners to eliminate VAW and on the other existing services and protection mechanisms.

Justification

Uganda has had three Demographic and Health surveys (in 2006, 2011 and 2016) that collected information on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) including the prevalence, attitudes and other behaviours.  The surveys, however, do not comprehensively cover variables on the VAWG hence the need to conduct a national baseline survey that will inform conducting a main survey on VAWG to inform policy, programming and decision-making processes addressed to gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE).

Therefore, within the framework of the Global Flagship Programme Initiative (FPI) on Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC); Supporting the implementation and monitoring of the SDG through better production and use of gender statistics, generously funded by the DFID, UN Women in partnership with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) will conduct a nation-wide survey on VAWG including the in elections.  The study will establish the prevalence of physical and sexual violence but also at the consequences of such violence, as well as psychological violence, stalking, sexual harassment, experience of violence in childhood, fear of victimization and its impact and very importantly also at the attitudes and awareness about violence including the in elections.

Objectives of the study

  1. To obtain reliable estimates of the prevalence of different forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) including the in elections at the national and regional levels in Uganda, committed by intimate partners as well as other perpetrators (including for example family members, employers, colleagues and strangers) in the private as well as public spheres in the lifetime as well as in the last 12 months. This will include sexual harassment in public spaces.
  2. To disaggregate and analyse women’s experiences of violence according to variables such as geographic location/region, age, income, ethnicity and/or others as agreed during stakeholder consultations and inception phase.
  3. To assess the extent to which VAWG is associated with a range of health and other outcomes.
  4. To identify factors that may either protect or put women at risk of violence.
  5. To assess the extent to which women are aware of and use services for survivors of violence.
  6. To examine men’s and women’s awareness of and attitudes towards issues of VAWG, including its causes, consequences and how it can best be prevented.
  7. To establish a research methodology, based on existing best practices, methodologies and ethical considerations for the production of reliable data on VAWG, which can be replicated and to build the capacities of the National Statistics Office (NSO) and other relevant stakeholders to sustainably produce and use such data regularly.
  8. To update and broaden the knowledge base on the prevalence of and attitudes to VAWG nationally as well regionally in Uganda, and to use the results to inform policy and legislative formulation/revision, preventative interventions as well as to develop existing and/or new services for survivors of violence.

Scope and methodology

The conceptual framework for the study is as follows: 1) a quantitative survey conducted through face-to-face interviews in households and 2) a qualitative component which may include, but not be restricted to, desk research, key informant interviews and focus groups.  The study will reflect the situation at the national level, but also allow for comparisons between the regions of Uganda.  To this end, the study will include a representative sample of respondents from each of the 15 statistical regions.  Men will be included as respondents as a minimum in the qualitative component (and possibly also quantitate component), to allow for a reflection of men’s attitudes and perceptions on VAWG.

The survey should be planned and implemented in accordance with globally agreed methodological and ethical standards and guidelines (UN, Guidelines for producing statistics on violence against women – Statistical Surveys, 2014 available online at: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/gender/docs/Guidelines_Statistics_VAW.pdf) and be informed by methodologies such as the one used in the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence that has been replicated in various countries and the most recent Violence Against Women: an EU Wide Survey which was implemented in alignment with the recommendations of the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention.  It is advisable to also reflect in the methodology design and novelties of a gender-based violence survey for EU member states under preparation by EUROSTAT.  It is also important that relevant SDG indicators (Please find the final list of SDG indicators with suggested list of disaggregation variables at this link: http://unstats.un.org/sdgs/indicators/Official20List20of20Proposed20SDG20Indicators.pdf) and definition/frameworks put forward by the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 57th session, the Declaration on Elimination of Violence Against Women (DEVAW) and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) General Recommendation #19 are incorporated.

UN Women is seeking to contract an international consultant who will work closely with UBOS, the national statistics agency which will be implementing the study in collaboration with the MGLSD.  The international consultant will be leading the development of the survey and study methodology, provide technical guidance in the implementation of the study, analytical guidance in the data analysis process and take a lead in the report preparation and writing process.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting, quality Assurance and governance

Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative and in close collaboration with the Executive Director, UBOS, the consultant will provide technical and administrative support to the national survey process of VAWG

A Reference Technical Working Group (RTWG) comprising relevant partners working on VAWG in the country (i.e. government, UN and other international organizations, CSOs, academia). will be set up.  The RTWG will be chaired by the MGLSD and co-chaired by Deputy Executive Director, Statistical Production and Development (DED/SPD) of UBOS.

The final VAWG survey report should be compiled and disseminated at a major National Statistical System (NSS) stakeholders’ forum.  Handover of the final report in soft and hard copy together with a communications brief will be made to the Executive Director-UBOS and Country Representative – UN Women Uganda.

Description of Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the international consultant are:

  1. To be the technical and methodological lead expert in the preparation, implementation and finalization of the Nation-Wide VAWG Study in Uganda.
  2. To take the lead in establishing a replicable study methodology, building on international best practices and established methodologies, and through close consultations with UN Women, UBOS and other relevant stakeholders.
  3. To take the lead in finalizing survey questionnaires as well as qualitative data collection tools, in close collaboration with UBOS, and UN Women and other relevant stakeholders.
  4. To take the lead in developing the tools and the methodology for the training of field workers, building on existing trainings, ensuring that all methodological and ethical considerations are reflected in the data collection process, and to guide and support UBOS in the implementation of the training.
  5. To provide technical support to UBOS in the cleaning of survey data.
  6. To provide technical support to UBOS in the analysis of results and to take a lead in the preparation of the Draft Report.
  7. To troubleshoot and advice on how to overcome any challenges and difficulties in the implementation of the survey methodology and data analysis.
  8. To take a lead in the finalization of the Final Report and to quality assure the results.

Deliverables and Timelines

The work of the consultancy is expected to be delivered in 60 working days and will start 1st October 2019 and end in June 2020, when the results and final report will be finalized and presented. This will not be a full-time engagement in Uganda, the consultant may travel to Uganda as/when necessary but will work online in other instances.

  • Inception Report: Containing detailed work-plan specifying activities and timelines agreed with UBOS; detailed description of the study methodology including sampling, ethical considerations and data collection tools to be developed, developed in close consultation with UBOS and UN Women and relevant stakeholders. This is expected to be delivered in five days by October 4, 2019.
  • Survey Questionnaire, Qualitative data collection tools including Focus Group Discussion Guide and Key Informant Interview Guide: Developed in close consultations with UBOS and UN Women and relevant stakeholders. This is expected to be delivered in five days by October 10, 2019.
  • Training of Fieldworkers on survey methodology and Pre-testing the data collection tools: Preparation of training methodology and tools, implementation of 2-3 weeks training in close collaboration with UBOS (requires travel to Uganda) for survey analysts, field workers and data processors.  This is expected to be delivered by October 30, 2019 to facilitate undertaking the pre-test by November 11, 2019.
  • Training of Fieldworkers for the main survey: Preparation of training methodology and tools, implementation of 2-3 weeks training in close collaboration with UBOS (requires travel to Uganda) for survey analysts, field workers and data processors. This is expected to be delivered in 10 days by January 31, 2020.
  • Guidance in the main Data Collection and Data Cleaning Process: Survey and qualitative data collection implemented, and data cleaned by UBOS with technical support and guidance from the International Consultant.  This is expected to be delivered in five days by February 1, 2020.
  • Data Analysis and Draft Report: Quantitative and qualitative data analysed and triangulated in close collaboration with UBOS, Draft Report prepared.  This is expected to be delivered in 10 days by June 15, 2020.
  • Final Report Developed and Presented: Finalization of the report in close collaboration with UBOS and UN Women and relevant stakeholders that include Government, UN agencies and donors, CSOs, and partners in English, with relevant annexes in same language as the report and presented to relevant stakeholders in Kampala.  This is expected to be delivered in 10 days by June 25, 2020.
  • A Communications Piece with key indicators and recommendations to inform Government on the design of future and similar surveys and studies.  This is part of the final deliverable expected by June 25, 2020.

Inputs

  • UN Women, UBOS and partners will provide the consultant with background materials related to the assignment.
  • UN Women will provide the consultant with the space and access to the internal institutional documents and staff, as necessary, to undertake the assignment.

Performance evaluation:

  • The consultant’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, quality of the products delivered and alignment to agreed principles and standards.  The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the appointed task force including representation from the RTWG.

Competencies

Core Values and Guiding Principles:

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN, particularly relating to gender equality and the empowerment of women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly and without favouritism.

Functional Competencies

  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
  • IT literacy;
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural supervisors and staff members;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • The International consultant should have a minimum of a PhD in Social Sciences preferably in Gender, human rights, Development Studies, Human Rights, Sociology, Demography or related field, and/or related areas.

Experience:

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in the fields of human rights, social inclusion, and/or GBV/VAW;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of managerial and leadership skills, abilities to plan, coordinate and implement multiple tasks involving different stakeholders and parties;
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience of research and statistical processes in the area of GBV/VAW;
  • Experience of conducting household surveys on GBV/VAW is a requirement;
  • Direct experience of implementing the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights Violence Against Women: an EU Wide Survey methodology, the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence Against Women (DVAW) or other internationally recognized survey methodology focusing on prevalence of GBV/VAW will be considered a strong asset;
  • Proven training/facilitation expertise in conducting household surveys on the topics of GBV/VAW or related issues;
  • Proven experience in supporting or contributing to national statistical processes/offices;
  • Proven experience in the use of statistical software (STATA) for the analysis of VAW prevalence surveys.

Language:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Application closing date: 25th October 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

National Consultant – Researcher to Carry out a Qualitative Study on Violence against Women in Uganda – Kampala

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

UN Women with support from DFID and in partnership with Uganda Bureau of Statistics is launching this call for applicants to conduct and implement a nation-wide qualitative research on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) including the in elections. The study will complement the quantitative survey on VAWG focusing on prevalence of physical and sexual violence but also at the consequences of such violence, as well as psychological violence, stalking, sexual harassment, experience of violence in childhood, fear of victimization and its impact and very importantly also at the attitudes and awareness about violence including the in elections. The VAWG study is led by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD). The survey will be implemented effective 1st October 2019 to 30th June 2020.

Context

In September 2015 the United Nations Summit adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in New York which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. The SDGs cover a very broad range of critical gender issues, including anti-discrimination, violence, unpaid care and domestic work, voice and participation, assets, income, labour, social protection etc. The agenda highlights women’s rights and gender equality significantly by including the stand alone fifth goal on gender equality in addition to gender-sensitive targets across other goals. It is imperative to recognize the pathway to achieving the SDGs by calling for gender-responsive and human rights-based approaches. To monitor gender responsiveness of SDG indicators, UN Women launched 3-year Global Flagship Program on gender statistics, entitled as ‘Making Every Women and Girls Count (MEGWC). The overall objective of this program is to make enabling environments for the quality production of gender statistics, denting the gender data gaps and ensure accessibility and use of gender statistics. Uganda was selected as one of the 12 Pathfinder countries of MEWGC.

Today, millions of women and girls worldwide suffer from some form of violence, be it domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry-related killing, trafficking, sexual violence in conflict-related situations, sexual harassment in public spaces, or other manifestations of abuse. Evidence has shown that it affects the health and well-being not only of the women who experience violence but also of their families and communities. It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women experience physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. Violence Against Women (VAW) persists in every country in the world as a pervasive violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality (UN, Violence Against Women: The Situation, available online at: http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/pdf/pressmaterials/unite_the_situation_en.pdf).

Domestic Violence Against Women (DVAW) remains among the prevalent forms of violence against women (VAW) in Uganda; 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey, half of women (51%) age 15-49 have experienced physical violence since age 15, and 1 in 5 experienced physical violence in the 12 months preceding the survey. Twenty-two percent of women have ever experienced sexual violence. Eleven percent of women who have ever been pregnant have experienced physical violence during one or more pregnancies. Fifty-six percent of ever-married women have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence by their current or most recent spouse/partner. Three in 10 women (33%) sought help to stop violence they had experienced. Five in 10 women (51%) neither sought help nor told anyone about the violence. The findings of this survey have greatly informed policymaking and programming of the government and development partners aimed at Ending VAW and domestic violence; as a result, there have been established shelters for GBV victims, nation-wide hotline and a number of awareness raising interventions have been carried out by state as well as civil society actors and development partners to eliminate VAW and on the other existing services and protection mechanisms.

Justification

Uganda has had three Demographic and Health surveys (in 2006, 2011 and 2016) that collected information on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) including the prevalence, attitudes and other behaviours. The surveys, however, do not comprehensively cover variables on the VAWG hence the need to conduct a national survey on VAWG.

Within the framework of the UN Women Global Flagship Programme on Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC); Supporting implementation and monitoring of the SDGs through better production and use of gender statistics generously funded by DFID, UN Women in partnership with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is planning to implement a nation-wide qualitative research on VAWG including the in elections. The study will complement the quantitative VAWG survey to add the voices of men and women to support the statistics and enable a triangulation of data. More specifically, the qualitative research aims to a) better understand women’s access, barriers to and quality of violence against women services; b) understand the unique experiences of minority groups in terms of their experiences of VAWG and access to services including the in elections.

Objectives of the study

The aim of the qualitative research is to complement the quantitative survey including the in election, to add the voices of men and women to support the statistics and enable a triangulation of data. More specifically, the qualitative research aims to a) better understand women’s access, barriers to and quality of violence against women and girls services including the in elections; b) understand the unique experiences of minority groups in terms of their experiences of VAWG and access to services including the in elections.

Scope and Methodology

The conceptual framework for the study is as follows: 1) a quantitative survey conducted through face-to-face interviews in households and 2) a qualitative component which may include, but not be restricted to, desk research, Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and Focus Groups. The survey should be planned and implemented in accordance with globally agreed methodological and ethical standards and guidelines and be informed by methodologies such as the one used in the WHO Multi-Country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence that has been replicated in various countries and the most recent VAW: an EU Wide Survey which was implemented in alignment with the recommendations of the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention. The study will also reflect in the methodology design and novelties of a gender-based violence survey for EU member states under preparation by EUROSTAT. It is also important that relevant SDG indicators and definition/frameworks put forward by the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 57th session, the Declaration on Elimination of Violence Against Women (DEVAW) and the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) General Recommendation #19 are incorporated. Qualitative Research methodology: The methodology for the qualitative research methodology is being developed by UN Women’s International Consultant to Guide the Implementation of a National Prevalence and Attitudes’ Survey on VAWG including the in elections in Uganda in line with globally established methodologies and ethical standards on VAWG studies. More specifically, the desk research will entail:

  1. Key Informant Interviews – 20 KIIs will be conducted with service providers such as those from the Justice, Law and Order sector (JLOS), Health sector, Education sector, Social Protection, NGOs and the Civil Society Organisations to understand the access and barriers to quality services for survivors.
  2. Focus Group Discussions with service providers – Focus Group Discussions will be held with services providers to complement the key informant interviews. This will include at least 15 FGDs- one in each of the statistical regions.
  3. In-depth interviews – 30 In-depth interviews will be conducted with survivors of violence from diverse backgrounds to understand their unique experiences of violence, and their access to services. They will be purposively selected to reflect the experiences of people from minority groups and marginalised communities.
  4. It is expected that the following sub-groups will be included: migrants, ethnic minorities, those living in hard to reach areas (like islands and mountains), elder women, young girls and women with disabilities.
  5. Focus Group Discussions with representatives from marginalised groups – Five (5) Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) will be held with representatives, services providers, and leaders from the aforementioned marginalised groups. These FGDs will aim to provide more information on the unique needs to these groups and how services can better respond to their needs.
  6. For ethical and safety reasons, the focus groups will not seek to obtain testimonies from those who have experienced violence.
  7. Desk review of studies on VAWG and related areas.

UN Women is seeking to contract an Individual National Consultant -Researcher to carry out the Qualitative Study on Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) including the in elections in Uganda. The researcher will work under overall guidance of UN Women’s International Consultant to Guide the Implementation of a National Prevalence and Attitudes’ Survey on VAWG in Uganda who will provide technical guidance in the implementation of the research, including development of methodology, designing research tools, data analysis process and report writing.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the International Consultant and in close cooperation with UN Women and UBOS, the researcher will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Support UN Women’s international consultant in tailoring proposed methodology and data collection instruments to conduct the qualitative research per specific samples, including review of questionnaires to ensure cultural and contextual relevance including the in elections;
  • Development of the field work plan;
  • In cooperation with UN Women, undertake all logistical arrangements to organize interviews and FDGs as prescribed by present ToR including booking venues, mobilizing participants etc;
  • Facilitate all FDGs and interviews in accordance with the Terms of Reference (ToRs);
  • Ensure that interviews are taped, transcribed and documented per research protocols;
  • Responsible for initial write-up of results for the qualitative research component and analysis.

Reporting, quality Assurance and governance

Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative and in close collaboration with the Executive Director, UBOS, the consultant will provide technical and administrative support to the research study process on VAWG.

A Reference Technical Working Group (RTWG) comprising relevant partners working on VAWG in the country (i.e. government, UN and other international organizations, CSOs, academia). will be set up. The RTWG will be chaired by the MGLSD and co-chaired by Deputy Executive Director, Statistical Production and Development (DED/SPD) of UBOS.

The final VAWG research study report should be compiled and disseminated at a major National Statistical System (NSS) stakeholders’ forum. Handover of the final report in soft and hard copy together with a communications brief will be made to the Executive Director-UBOS and Country Representative – UN Women Uganda.

  • Inception Report: Containing detailed work-plan specifying activities and timelines agreed with UBOS; detailed description of the study methodology including sampling, ethical considerations and data collection tools to be developed in close consultation with UBOS and UN Women and relevant stakeholders. This is expected to be delivered 5 days by October 5, 2019.
  • Qualitative data collection tools including Focus Group Discussions Guide and Key Informant Interview Guide: consolidated in close consultations with UBOS and UN Women and relevant stakeholders. This is expected to be delivered in 5 days by October 15, 2019.
  • Training of Fieldworkers on research study methodology and Pre-testing the data collection tools: Preparation of training methodology and tools, implementation of 2-3 weeks training in close collaboration with UBOS (requires travel to Uganda) for survey analysts, field workers and data processors.
  • 20 Key Informant Interviews conducted with service providers such as those from the Justice, Law and Order sector (JLOS), Health sector, Education Sector, Social Protection, Higher Local Government, NGOs and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
  • Focus Group Discussions with service providers (two in rural and two in urban areas) in each of the 15 statistical regions. This is expected to be delivered in 10 days by October 30, 2019 to facilitate undertaking the pre-test by November 11, 2019.
  • Training of Fieldworkers for the main survey in close collaboration with UBOS for research analysts, field workers and data processors. This is expected to be delivered in 10 days by January 31, 2020.

Data collection:

  • Focus Group Discussions will be held with representatives, service providers, and leaders from the aforementioned marginalised groups.
  • 30 In-depth Interviews will be conducted with survivors of violence from diverse backgrounds to understand their unique experiences of violence, and their access to services.
  • Guidance in the main Data Collection and Data Cleaning Process: qualitative data collection implemented, and data cleaned by the Research team with technical support and guidance from the lead researcher and International Consultant. This is expected to be delivered in 5 days by February 1, 2020.
  • Data Analysis and Draft Report: Quantitative and qualitative data analysed and triangulated in close collaboration with UBOS and the international consultant, Draft Report prepared. This is expected to be delivered by 15 days by June 15, 2020.
  • Final Report Developed and Presented: Finalization of the report in close collaboration with UBOS and UN Women and relevant stakeholders that include Government, UN agencies and donors, CSOs, and partners in English, with relevant annexes in same language as the report and presented to relevant stakeholders in Kampala. This is expected to be delivered in 10 days by June 25, 2020.
  • A Communications Piece with key indicators and recommendations to Government inform design of future and similar studies and research. This is expected to be delivered by June 25, 2020.

Inputs

  • UN Women, UBOS and partners will provide the consultant with background materials related to the assignment.
  • UN Women will provide the consultant with the space and access to the internal institutional documents and staff, as necessary, to undertake the assignment.

Performance evaluation:

The consultant’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, quality of the products delivered and alignment to agreed principles and standards. The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the appointed task force including representation from the RTWG.

Deliverables and Timelines

The work of the researcher is expected to be delivered in 60 man-days and will start in 1st October 2019 and end in June 2020, when the results and final report will be finalized and presented.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN, particularly relating to gender equality and the empowerment of women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly and without favouritism.

 Functional Competencies

  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
  • IT literacy;
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural supervisors and staff members;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

The Researcher should have a minimum of a PhD in Social Sciences preferably in Gender, human rights, Development Studies, Human Rights, Sociology, Demography or related field, and/or related areas.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) three years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in the fields of human rights, social inclusion, and/or GBV/VAW.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of managerial and leadership skills, abilities to plan, coordinate and implement multiple tasks involving different stakeholders and parties.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience of research in the area of GBV/VAW.
  • Proven training/facilitation expertise in conducting household surveys on the topics of GBV/VAW or related issues.
  • Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence Against Women (DVAW) or other internationally recognized survey methodology focusing on prevalence of GBV/VAW will be considered a strong asset;

Language:

  • Excellent command of English.
  • Anyone of the following local languages: Luganda, Luo, Runyankole/Rukiga, Runyoro/Rutooro, Ateso, Lugbara will be an added advantage.

Application closing date: 25th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Consultancy Services: End-Term Evaluation of the Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD) II and Mid Term Review of the Extended PNSD II

Consultancy Services: End-Term Evaluation of the Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD) II and Mid Term Review of the Extended PNSD II 

Background

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

UN Women in partnership with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) through financial support from the DFID is launching this call for applicants to conduct an End – Term Evaluation of the Second Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD II) and a Mid-Term Review (MTR) of its Extended PNSD II with gender requirements integrated to align to the NDP III. The design and implementation of the PNSD is led by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) in collaboration with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Higher Local Governments in the National Statistical System (NSS).The evaluation covers the period July 2013/14-2017/18, and from July 2018/19 to August 2019 starting 1st October 2019 to 15th December 2019.

Context

In September 2015 the United Nations Summit adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in New York which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. The SDGs cover a very broad range of critical gender issues, including anti-discrimination, violence, unpaid care and domestic work, voice and participation, assets, income, labour, social protection etc.  To monitor gender responsiveness of SDG indicators, UN Women launched 3-year Global Flagship Initiative program on gender statistics, entitled as ‘Making Every Women and Girls Count (MEGWC). The overall objective of this program is to make enabling environments for the quality production of gender statistics, denting the gender data gaps and ensure accessibility and use of gender statistics. Uganda was selected as one of the 12 Pathfinder countries of MEWGC.

The Government of Uganda developed the National Standard Indicators (NSI) under the National Development Plan (NDP) and the Vision 2040 which are strategic frameworks addressing domestic needs in regard to the country’s development. UBOS is mandated by the UBOS Act,1998, to develop and maintain the National Statistical System (NSS) to ensure collection, analysis and publication of integrated, relevant, reliable and timely statistical information; and is charged with the responsibility for coordinating, monitoring and supervising the NSS (The NSS includes all agencies in Uganda, whether Government or not; under any enactment or otherwise; responsible for gathering statistical data through either surveys or administrative action).

Accordingly, the Plan for National Statistics Development (PNSD) has been designed in line with the NDP to provide a framework and mechanism for further reform of the NSS and acceleration of statistical development in Uganda. UBOS in collaboration with selected Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) spearheads development and implementation of the PNSD to develop an integrated, organised, coordinated and coherent NSS which ensures harmonized data production processes and quality statistics and draws together all data producing sectors and users (These include other Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), notably the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) and the Bank of Uganda (BoU), the private sector and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).   The PNSD envisions “A World Class Statistical System” and has also been designed to strengthen statistical capacity of the NSS to effectively address the national, regional and international data needs, but also emphasise data quality to inform national development priorities (The design of the PNSD I, Uganda’ development framework was guided by Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) which transitioned into the current National Development Plan (NDP).  The PNSD was also aligned to MDGs that have been broadened to form the current SDGs).  The PNSD underlines the need for production of gender disaggregated statistics to inform policies and programmes for evidence-based decision making, programme implementation and monitoring because there is a general lack of disaggregated data.

The PNSD adopted a participatory and consultative sectoral mainstreaming design approach where sector, MDA and Local Government SPSs constitute its building blocks.  The PNSD design and implementation process was phased.  The first Phase covered nine (9) MDAs (Ministry of Health (MoH); Ministry of Agriculture; Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF); Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD); Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Industry (MTTI); Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES); Uganda Police Force (UPF); Bank of Uganda (BoU), and UBOS).

The second Phase included additional seven (7) MDAs namely; Ministries of Water and Environment (MWE); Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD); Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MLHUD); Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED); Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST); Uganda Revenue Authority (URA); and Development Network for Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA).  Six (6) more MDAs were added in Phase III that included Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT), Uganda Prisons Service (UPS), Department of Immigration and Citizenship Control (DCIC), Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) as well as 13 Districts- Arua, Abim, Mubende, Masindi, Bundibugyo, Kanungu, Mbale, Rakai, Moroto, Katakwi, Oyam, Gulu, Yumbe..  To date, three (3) Sectors, 28 MDAs and 121 Local Governments (HLGs) have developed and are implementing Strategic Plans for Statistics (SPSs) under the PNSD framework.

Governance

The NSS Steering Committee overseas the implementation of PNSD while the Inter Agency Committee (IAC) provides a platform for regular stakeholder discussions, planning, and progress reporting on PNSD implementation.  There are also Sector/District Statistics Committees (S/DSCs) established in the PNSD implementing MDAs and HLGs to facilitate; identification of priority user needs; support the design and implementation of the SPSs in line with the PNSD, and ensure use of appropriate statistical methods, metadata, definitions and statistical standards.

Intended Deliverables and Implementation of PNSD

PNSD II under the theme data quality and use identified five strategic goals that were derived from the challenges of the national statistical system and these formed the vision of the expected impact.  The five strategic goals were:

Goal 1: Improve statistical coordination and management.

Goal 2: Increase demand for and usability of statistics.

Goal 3: Improve data production and management.

Goal 4: Enhance data quality assurance.

Goal 5: Strengthen human resource management and development in statistical production and dissemination.

Six Strategic interventions were also prioritised in the Extended PNSD II:

  1. Strengthening partnerships between MDAs and UBOS to generate quality statistics;
  2. Strengthening administrative data systems for statistics;
  3. Enhancing institutional capacity to deliver quality statistics and research;
  4. Increasing demand and usability of statistics by:
    1. Undertaking relevant surveys and censuses and,
    2. Increasing dissemination of statistics and research findings;
  5. Developing and enhancing data quality assurance systems;
  6. Strengthening statistical coordination and management;

Progress

The first five-year PNSD was designed in 2006 and implemented over the period PNSD I (2006/7 – 2011/12).  It was anchored in the international and national development frameworks such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) upgraded to SDGs, the Ugandan Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) and subsequently integrated in the country’s National Development Plan (NDP I).  In November 2009, DFID and the EU commissioned a review of its support to UBOS under the SEBDM-II and EU Technical Adviser (TA) and District Statistics Projects.  The review noted that while ‘Progress on statistical outputs at UBOS had been relatively good‘ a number of areas had not made progress, including: training, HR and dissemination strategies for the NSS under the PNSD, nor had progress been made on the creation of a common cadre of statisticians and statistical support staff across all parts of government.  The review concluded that progress on strengthening statistics units in MDAs (particularly in improving the quality of their data) had been slow.

In July 2010, UBOS commissioned an independent consultant to undertake a Mid-Term Assessment of PNSD I to taking account of the progress and lessons at the mid-point in implementation.  Findings indicated progress in the number of statistical staff posted in MDAs, improved statistical infrastructure, improvements in some elements of data quality through verifying data collection methods and increased advocacy at the national level on the importance of statistics in planning and decision making.  Less progress was evident in establishing a systematic way of training and deployment of statistical staff, the absence of a clear and more supportive policy for the NSS, inadequate funding of statistical work amongst MDAs and a weak Statistical Audit Function.

The second PNSD was designed in the FY 2012/13 and implemented over the period 2013/14-2017/18 under the theme ‘Enhancing Data Quality and Usability’ taking account the experiences generated from the design and implementation of PNSD I.  The implementation of the PNSD II (2013-14/2017-18) increased the appreciation of the use of statistics for planning, measuring performance and reporting by various users.  Specifically, there was an improvement in the environment for producing statistics in 32 MDAs that designed and implemented strategic plan for statistics.  Further the compliance of all MDAs in development National Standard Indicators (NSI) aligned to the NDP II and Programme Based Budgeting (PBB) requirements, demonstrated the importance of taking forward the implementation of the PNSD.

In 2014, DFID commissioned OPM to undertake a review of the PNSD I.  The overall objective of the review was to assess the PNSD’s past performance, with a particular focus on the development of the National Statistical System (NSS) and how far the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) have integrated statistical work in their plans and budgets.  The review focused on: design; results; value for money and fiduciary risk; and adaptability and sustainability (2015. DFID Uganda-Oxford Policy Management. Review of the Government of Uganda’s PNSD I). In 2016, a Mid Term Review (MTR) of the PNSD II was undertaken and findings were disseminated to key stakeholders in the NSS.  The key finding of the MTR was that the PNSD II implementation period was not aligned to the NDP II period and related regional and international statistical and development frameworks.  However, given the repetitive nature of statistical programs, over 95 percent of the PNSD outcomes inform largely the NDP II.

In 2018, UN Women supported UBOS to design the Extended PNSD II with associated UBOS, MDA and LG SPSs providing for the alignment of the PNSD timelines to the NDP II, un completed activities and the integration of gender and the NPGEIs and other frameworks such as the SDGs.  The Extended PNSD II was designed and is being implemented up to 2019/20.

Justification

The Extended PNSD II integrated some gender requirements including components of the NPGEIs, is aligned to the NDP II timeline and covers the entire NSS by bringing together all key data producers, users and suppliers due to recognition that; national flagship policies, plans, programs and international frameworks such as Vision 2040, NDP II, SDGs, and Africa Agenda 2063 must be based on comprehensive and quality statistics that meet user needs. Currently, the Government of Uganda has defined the strategic direction of the NDP III and initiated discussions for its design. Following the completion of the second PNSD, and mid-point implementation of the Extended PNSD II, it is timely to conduct an End-Term Evaluation to assess the performance of the PNSD II and the associated Extended PNSD II, UBOS Strategic Plan, MDA and HLG Strategic Plans Statistics and with respect to the objectives to establish: the achievements, what was not achieved, and the reasons why/challenges and draw recommendations to inform the design of the PNSD III for alignment to the NDP III.

UN Women with funding from DFID is seeking to contract a Lead National Consultant who will work closely with UBOS, the to undertake an End Term Evaluation of the PNSD II and Mid Term Review of the Extended PNSD II to inform design and align the PNSD III to the NPD III. The consultant will be leading the development of the evaluation methodology, provide technical guidance in undertaking the Evaluation and writing the Evaluation report.

Evaluation Objectives

Key Objective of Evaluation

The overall objective of the review is to assess past performance of the PNSD II and its extension with a particular focus on the development of NSS and how far the MDAs and LGs have integrated statistical work in the plans and budgets.

Specific objectives are;

  1. Assess the results (intended and unintended) of the PNSD II against its objectives to determine what was achieved, what was not and the reasons why.
  2. Review performance of the PNSD II, UBOS Strategic Plan, Local Government and Sector Strategic Plans for Statistics along the criteria of relevance, efficiency, complementarity and coordination, effectiveness and sustainability
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the PNSD Implementation Structures such as the Steering committee, Inter Agency Committee, Sector Statistics Committee and MDA/LG Statistics Committees.
  4. Review the Legislation governing the NSS to evaluate its comprehensiveness in addressing the dynamic requirements of the NSS and emerging data revolution.
  5. Evaluate the capacity (personnel, statistical Infrastructure, Information Technology requirements) implement the PNSD at Local Government and MDA levels.
  6. Generate lessons and approaches, identify good national and international practices and suggest recommendations for improvement of statistics production and development; and National Statistical Systems in general based on the Uganda experience.
  7. Review the PNSD thematic areas and provide recommendations and guidance on priority areas for the third Plan for National Statistical Development (PNSD III FY 2020/21-2024/25), its design and alignment to the NDP III.

Scope

The End-Term evaluation of the PNSD II will cover all the work of UBOS and the entire NSS focussing on the MDAs and HLGs implementing the PNSD.  This will include the implementation period of the PNSD II and mid-point of the Extended PNSD II as well as the associated UBOS Strategic Plan, MDA and HLG Strategic Plans Statistics.  The Evaluation will also cover Users (key government oversight agencies – MoFPED, OPM, NPA and MoLG; MDAs and LGs; Development Partners (DFID, World Bank, UN Agencies); Key data providers including the Private Sector, research and training institutions and Civil Society.

The evaluation will focus on strategic implementation of statistical production, capacity and development initiatives and integration of gender requirements in statistics during the period 2013/14-2019/20.

The content of the Evaluation will focus on analysis of the internal and external environment for statistics, the Theory of Change (ToC) and Value for Money (VfM), relevance, effectiveness and efficiency, adaptability and sustainability of the PNSD and NSS, taking account of the NDP II, SDGs and related framework.

It will also evaluate the strategies for enhancing harmonization, coordination, and compliance to statistical standards across the NSS with respect to utilisation of quality and credible statistics at LG, sector and NSS in general.

Design

Based on this, the review will assess:

  1. The wider institutional context within which the PNSD was designed, including the policy context of the NSS and UBOS, the public and donor financing of statistics, integration of gender requirements and the demand environment.
  2. The validity of the Theory of Change (TOC) of the PNSD (implicit or explicit). How clearly has the TOC been laid out? Are the assumptions of success explicit and do they still hold true? Is it still relevant and appropriate and is the results framework clear?
  3. The design of the PNSD is terms of the model utilised to work with MDAs and other partners.  Was the demand-driven approach properly researched and conceptualized recognizing the incentives within Government? Was there a sufficient understanding or appraisals carried out of structures, processes and capacities of recipient MDAs and agencies?  How coherent was the overall design?  Did the design respond to the challenges of the NSS in Uganda?

Results

The following dimensions of results will be assessed in the evaluation:

  1. What has the contribution of the PNSD been to the overall strengthening of the National Statistical System in Uganda?
  2. How effective has the PNSD been in terms of delivering sustainable changes in attitudes, capacities, budgets and practices in the target agencies?
  3. What have been the specific results in the areas of five (5) Strategic Goals:
    • Improve statistical coordination and management.
    • Increase demand for and usability of statistics.
    • Improve data production and management.
    • Enhance data quality assurance.
    • Strengthen human resource management and development in statistical production and dissemination.
  4. How effective has the overall coordination and institutional development of the PNSD been in terms of strengthening the NSS?

Value for Money (VfM) and Fiduciary Issues

  1. Assess whether VFM measures have been designed and incorporated in the PNSD, and how these have been implemented and monitored.
  2. What efficiency gains has UBOS derived as a result of strengthening statistics in MDAs?
  3. Determine the extent to which UBOS can control or mitigate against Public Financial Management (PFM) weaknesses across the Ugandan public services.
  4. Review the process and effect of deploying staff to MDAs under the PNSD in terms of reporting and results.
  5. What possible options are there for more centralised management of human resources and the possible impact of this on the ability of the PNSD to still strengthen capacity and demand in MDAs?

Adaptability, Impact and Sustainability

  1. How adaptable has UBOS and the PNSD partners been in this process, and how much has changed based on evidence from monitoring and the mid-term reviews?  Has it learnt from others, through studies tours and the like, and what effect has this had?
  2. How clear, relevant are the PNSD’s monitoring frameworks? How well has the PNSD II and extension been monitored and reviewed?
  3. How sustainable are the results achieved in the target institutions? Is there a clear plan for expansion of target institutions and/or consolidation within existing institutions? What are the implications of these choices?
  4. To what extent has UBOS and implementing MDAs and HLGs attracted resources for supporting statistical development during the life of the PNSD II and its extension? What is the level of government commitment to supporting (including providing resources) to PNSD?
  5. To what extent has the PNSD addressed data use amongst the private sector actors?

Approach and Methods

The review will be theory-based, drawing on the generic National Strategies for Development of Statistics (NSDS/PNSD) models, the experiences from other countries in terms of design and application, and the specific approach taken in Uganda.  The theory-based analysis is a mechanism-based and will look for connections between cause–and– effect addressing not only whether the PNSD is working against its own terms but, what it is about the PNSD that is or is not working and why.  The specific analysis will be guided by the key review questions listed in this ToRs and others that will be developed by the consultant.

The methods will be determined by the consultants but are expected to involve desk-based review of NSDS approaches and evidence from comparator countries; review of Uganda literature and evidence generated by the monitoring and evaluation systems of the Plan/programme.  Adoption of both quantitative and qualitative designs with mechanisms of gender responsive evaluation during the review; application of appropriate data collection and analysis tools for segmented categories of stakeholders while addressing gender issues from appropriate sources of data to assess deliverables and outcomes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting, Quality Assurance and Governance

Under the supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative, the consulting team will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Uganda Bureau of Statistics. The Lead National Consultant will provide leadership and technical support to the End-line Evaluation of the PNSD II and Mid Term Review of the Extended PNSD II process.  UBOS will also constitute an Evaluation Technical Team chaired by the deputy Director, Statistical Development to provide technical and administrative support the consulting team. The team will ensure quality assurance of the products of the evaluation process and where necessary, these will be subjected to review and validation by selected PNSD coordination and implementation structures and/or committees such as the Sector Statistics Committees – SSCs and Inter Agency Committee-IAC.

An Evaluation Reference Group (ERG) will be set up to provide technical to the process.  The ERG will comprise representation from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Makerere University School of Planning and Statistics (MUK-SPS), Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), National Planning Authority (NPA), CSO, UBOS and UN Women.  The ERG will be chaired by the Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, Office of the Prime Minister and Co-chaired by the Deputy Executive Director, Statistical Production and Development (DED/SPD) of UBOS.  The Group will meet three at least times during the evaluation process.

The final Evaluation report of the PNSD II should be compiled and disseminated at a major NSS stakeholders’ forum.  Handover of the final report in soft and hard copy will be made to the Executive Director-UBOS and Country Representative – UN Women Uganda.

7. Outputs and Timeline 

The lead consultant is expected to deliver the assignment in 45 man-days with main deliverables to be achieved as defined in the table below.  Detailed timescales and resources will be agreed in advance with the consultant at the start of the project.

The start date of the contract will be 1st October 2019 and end date 15th December 2019.

Deliverables/Tasks

An inception report (including Review matrix) on the content, methodology, and tools for evaluation of the PNSD II framework – laws, policies, regulations, and action plans as well as pointers to level of inclusiveness, and gender-equality. Draft PNSD II Evaluation Report (either one report clearly demonstrating evidence around the specific objectives of the review, or more than one report to be determined with the consultants). Final Evaluation Report with an Executive Summary Dissemination of the Evaluation report to key stakeholders – Government, UN agencies and donors, CSOs, and partners for validation of the findings and recommendations. A Communications Piece with recommendations to Government inform design of the PNSD III and reform the National Statistical System. Resources and Skills and Experience Required

The Evaluation consulting team will comprise four national consultants including one Lead Consultant required to work with three counterparts.  The lead consultant will be required to apply using the P11 and submit a Technical and Financial proposal with profiles of the three consultants.

Competencies

The consulting team will be required to have the following competences

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

 

 Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN, particularly relating to gender equality and the empowerment of women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly and without favouritism.

Functional Competencies

Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills; Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail; Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural supervisors and staff members; Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude. Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Lead consultant

  • The consultant must have a minimum of a Possession of a PhD in Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences preferably in Gender, human rights, Development Studies, Demography and related field
  • Post graduate qualifications in Public Policy, Public Sector management, M&E from recognised University.
  • Possession of a Masters’ degree in Social Sciences preferably in Gender, human rights, Development Studies, Demography or related areas is an added advantage.

Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in evaluations and statistical capacity, a record of managing strategic reviews particularly experience in evaluation of government programmes;
  • Experience in developing mechanisms for monitoring compliance and ensuring accountability to set standards;
  • Working experience in/on the Ugandan or any other developing country National Statistical System, specifically in sub-Saharan/East Africa would be an asset;
  • Experience in conducting consultations with diverse stakeholders especially relevant Government ministries and Development Partners to elicit actionable information would be an asset and extensive knowledge of the Ugandan social, economic and political context;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to manage resources effectively including delivering to tight timescales;
  • Experience working with the UN system would be an asset.

Other Consultants (3)

Education

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Economics, Demography, Public Administration/Management studies.
  • Knowledge and experience in Strategic Planning and Management and monitoring and Evaluation.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in evaluations and statistical capacity, a record of managing strategic reviews particularly experience in evaluation of government programmes;
  • Experience in developing mechanisms and frameworks for monitoring compliance and ensuring accountability to set standards;
  • Knowledge and experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Uganda’s Statistical System, National development Plan (NDP) and SDG framework, and government Policy frameworks would be an asset;
  • Knowledge and experience in development of indicators for government programmes including the decentralized framework, national and international levels;
  • Experience in conducting consultations with diverse stakeholders especially relevant Government ministries and Development Partners to elicit actionable information would be an asset and extensive knowledge of the Ugandan social, economic and political context;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to manage resources effectively including delivering to tight timescales;
  • Experience working with the UN system would be an asset.

Language:

Fluent level of written and spoken English is a requirement for all consultants.

Application Closing Date: 25th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA).

UN Women: Partnership and Resource Mobilization Specialist

UN Women: Partnership and Resource Mobilization Specialist 

Background

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

Through the Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean in Panama and a number of country and multi-country offices as well as programme presences across the region, UN Women builds on a long history of support to governments, civil society and other actors, including the UN, to promote gender equality and empower all women and girls. UN Women stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: addressing gender in governance and leadership; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; ending violence against women and girls; and promoting women’s participation in peace and security and humanitarian action.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist will provide technical support to the development and management of UN Women’s strategic partnerships and relationships, and resource mobilization strategy, as well as enhance resource mobilization capacity of UN Women in the region.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee the development of UN Women’s strategic partnerships in the region:

  • Oversee regional relationships with key partners; provide substantive technical inputs to senior management’s efforts at the country level to develop new and innovative partnerships;
  • Set and monitor annual priorities, goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) for regional partnerships;
  • Provide strategic advice to the Regional Office, programme presences and Country Offices/ Multi Country Offices on building and maintaining partnerships and positioning with potential bilateral and non-traditional partners;
  • Advise RO and Country Offices on the design and implementation of effective advocacy strategies and methods for proactive and strategic targeting of partners.

Oversee regional resource mobilization strategies and initiatives:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of differentiated fund-raising strategies, aligned and coordinated with country-level activities and outreach activities;
  • Oversee the development of targeted products and initiatives to mobilize programmatic resources and attract additional funding;
  • Provide technical support to the development of project proposals in line with the UN Women’s strategy and the interest of bilateral and non-traditional partners (including the private sector);
  • Identify and follow up on opportunities to secure additional non-core resources;
  • Lead the implementation of a strategic partnerships and resource mobilization strategy for the Regional Office, including innovative models for resource mobilization from private companies and individuals, as well as development banks and governments, including through government cost-sharing;
  • Review and refine the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities;
  • Identify and monitor regional partnership priorities, goals, and key performance indicators (KPIs) in line with the partnership and resource mobilization strategy;
  • Maintain effective relationships with counterparts in other UN Agencies, funds and programmes to promote and strengthen coordinated funding support for the work of UN Women.

Build trust and maintain effective relationships with donors:

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Regional Director and other senior managers in the preparation of missions, meetings and other consultations with bilateral and non-traditional partners, including the preparation of notes, briefs and other materials;
  • Act as a direct entry point for bilateral and non-traditional potential partners, building institutional relationships;
  • Provide regular updates on funding trends and partnership opportunities.

Strengthen internal capacity in strategic partnerships and resource mobilization:

  • Manage the regional strategic partnerships and resource mobilization activities with a view to ensuring alignment and coherence with communications and programmatic work to position the organization for new partnership opportunities;
  • Advise and support UN Women Regional Office and field offices on strategic partnerships and resource mobilization procedures and guidelines as well as funding modalities;
  • Facilitate partnerships and resource mobilization trainings to program staff and managers based in Country Offices/ Multi Country Offices including the development of tools and products;
  • Oversee the development of knowledge products and mechanisms to effectively position UN Women in the region;
  • Share knowledge and enhance organizational learning among UN Women regional and field offices through the development and use of on-line tools, templates, tips, mechanisms and guidelines;
  • Monitor emerging issues that could affect partnerships and resource contributions at the national or regional levels (risk management);

 Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with government representatives of Member States (donor and programme);
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively forge partnerships with non-traditional partners, including the private sector;
  • Understanding of shared-value based partnerships and individual giving a distinct advantage;
  • Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of UN Women;?Excellent negotiating skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes;
  • Excellent IT skills, including databases, extranet and office software packages;
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

 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.

Work Experience:

  • At least 7 years of progressive relevant professional work experience at the national or international level, particularly in strategic partnerships;
  • Proven experience in successful development of partnerships, network-building, and/or resource mobilization;
  • Extensive experience in clearly communicating results, evidence, and issues and in conducting research and policy analysis;
  • Experience working with national/international bilateral partners on development projects/programmes;
  • Experience working with private sector partners in development issues;
  • Past experience in the UN system and in the Latin American and Caribbean region is an advantage.

Language Requirement:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
  • Knowledge of other UN official working language is an asset.

Application Closing Date: 3rd October 2019

Programme Oversight Specialist

Programme Oversight Specialist (Open for Egyptian Nationals only) 

Background

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

In line with fulfilling UN WOMEN’s strategic objectives, UN WOMEN Egypt Country Office focuses on three areas of immediate concern: Strengthening women’s participation in governance and leadership, eradication of violence against women, women’s economic security and rights.

Reporting to the Deputy Country Director, the Programme Oversight Specialist will provide support to Egypt Country Office (CO) colleagues in Planning and Programming, as well as in incorporating monitoring and reporting into programme formulation, tracking against Strategic Plan targets, and reporting of results to internal and external audiences.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide substantive support to Country office planning and programming.

  • Provide substantive support to the formulation of the Country Office’s Strategic Note,
  • Preparation of the annual work plan (AWP) in collaboration with the various CO units, as well as monitoring, reviews and reporting on the AWP;
  • Contribute substantively to the development of programming tools, identification of best practices to enhance UN Women Egypt programming, with emphasis on application of Results-Based Management (RBM),
  •  Provide technical support to strengthened programme planning, monitoring & reporting processes and mechanisms,
  • Develop corporate knowledge management and capacity development tools for Country Office’s staff in relation to the management of results and excellence in programming.

2. Provide technical inputs to programme formulation to ensure monitoring and reporting is incorporated.

  • Provide inputs to the development of monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes;
  • Include relevant inputs from evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations into programme formulation;
  • Provide technical support to partners in developing Performance Monitoring Frameworks (PMFs), systems and plans, and Baseline Surveys;
  • Facilitate the clearance of donor agreements and Programme Cooperation Agreements;

 

3. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and tracking of results against Country Office targets and UN Women Strategic Plan.

  • Coordinate with Programme Team to ensure data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized across programmes;
  • Monitor data from partners/countries on a quarterly basis and provide inputs to regular management briefs to inform decision making;
  • Visit partners, along with the Programme Team, to support monitoring of results and planning processes, as required;
  • Draft and monitor the CO Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan.
  • Act as the CO focal point for Results Based Management (RBM), Result Management System (RMS) and Donor Agreement Management System (DAMS).

4. Facilitate the reporting of results to internal (Senior Management) and external (Executive Board, Donors) audiences.

  • Facilitate the process of the CO meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process;
  • Contribute substantial inputs to donor and programme reports (both narrative and financial);
  • Identify relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations and input them into programme reporting;
  • Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback to improve quality and timeliness of reporting;
  • Collect and maintain data for country, regional and global corporate reports, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations;

5. Provide technical support to the CO in the implementation the UN Women Evaluation Policy.

  • Coordinate the implementation of UN Women’s Evaluation plan in the country office;
  • Draft/revise Terms of Reference for specific project/program evaluations;
  • Ensure communication between the CO and RO regarding Evaluations;
  • Coordinate the completion of management’s response to the UN Women Global Accountability and Tracking of Evaluation Use (GATE).

6. Contribute to knowledge building and capacity building.

  • Identify and disseminate good practices, lessons, and knowledge, as identified through programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Contribute to the development of capacity development tools, including training materials and packages;
  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of Monitoring and Evaluation among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities.

Key performance Indicators:

  • Strong tools which lead to better implementation of programmes in the field
  • Timely and quality technical support to the programme team and partners in line with work plan
  • Quality and timely systems for tracking/monitoring developed and implemented
  • Timely synthesis and submission of quality and accurate reports
  • Quality knowledge management tools.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of programme formulation and implementation and Results Based Management
  • Strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and reporting
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems.

 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Political or Social Science, Economics, International Development Studies, Gender/Women’s Studies, or any 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 seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in monitoring and reporting of development projects/ programmes, and/or Programme Management;
  • Experience in the United Nations systems in an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English and Arabic required.
  • Knowledge of another UN working language will be an asset.

Application Closing Date: 26th September 2019

Project Manager – Infrastructure – Generic Job Profile

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 Project Manager – Infrastructure

Programme / Senior Project Manager

1. General Construction 

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

2. Feasibility /needs assessment

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

3. Design Management

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

4. Construction supervision

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

5. Knowledge management

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

IV. Recruitment Qualifications Education:

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

Certification:

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

Experience:

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

Language Requirements:

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

 

Finance Analyst

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Finance Analyst

Background Information – IPAS

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UNOPS Integrated Practice Advice and Support (IPAS) serves all the regions and headquarters, primarily with advice and solutions to everyday implementation challenges. IPAS consists of a diverse team of subject matter experts in the six practice areas of HR, Administration, Legal, Finance, Procurement, Project Management and Infrastructure. IPAS has three main roles:

Support to operations in the field offices: IPAS provides timely advice and supports actively finding of solutions to everyday implementation challenges, based on policy and best practices. It also provides operational support in specific areas.

Business efficiency: IPAS recommends changes to policies, processes and operating standards based on the feedback and experience of the field offices. IPAS also ensures transparent and efficient project implementation, in line with policy and business needs.

Body of knowledge: IPAS contributes to research and coordination within the policy groups and project practitioners. It provides structured knowledge and subject matter expertise which is used across practice areas to provide coherent and tailored advice to the requesting offices.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the Head of IPAS Finance supervision, the incumbent will work closely with Operations Centres and field offices, primarily to provide everyday support and solutions to corporate implementation initiatives. The incumbent will keep a balance between operational implementation efficiencies and policy/rules requirements, and also contribute towards long-term solutions by channelling practical recommendations through the Practice Advisor for improvements in policies and processes for efficient project implementation.

Summary of functions:

  1. Banking and cash management
  2. Project Accounting
  3. Reporting
  4. Audit
  5. Knowledge management and innovation

1. Banking and cash management

  • Take lead role in banking-related accounting processes and transactions.
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations against Cash book and General Ledger for HQ managed bank accounts.
  • Provide clear guidance and support on the eld bank accounts reconciliations. Respond to queries received from UNOPS field offices on nance/banking issues.

2. Project Accounting

  • Analyze and reconcile the General ledger accounts and adjust the accounting entries accordingly.
  • Review of supporting documents for vouchers and receipts, ensuring completeness of supporting documentation, accuracy and compliance with IPSAS.
  • Review and confirms adjustments to the project expenditures as may be required.
  • Review and confirm appropriateness of operational transactions processed as per applicable policies, regulations, rules and interpretive guidelines.

3. Reporting

  • Prepare and analyze ad hoc nance reports, investigates and prepares adjustments as required.
  • Prepare recurring, ad hoc or special reports as required.
  • Support to the preparation of monthly schedules, quarterly and year-end treasury statement.
  • Assist Field Oces with Financial reporting and analysis.
  • Resolve Financial Reporting system issues with Finance Group.
  • Provide reports as needed for year-end closure activities.

4. Audit

  • Assist with audits and self-audits and quality assurance activities as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of ad-hoc reports as requested by internal/external auditors.
  • Support the implementation of audit recommendations as may be required.

5. Knowledge management and innovation

  • Contribute to the development of internal capacity across the organization in terms of project nance.
  • Organize training events and design/set training agenda to build capacity of stakeholders on project nance. Determine and make available sufficient and expert resources for training events.

Impact of results:

The responsible and transparent financial analysis and reporting of financial resources to governing bodies, clients, partners and stakeholders enhance the visibility and image of the UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and consequently strengthen its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services in the country served.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

  • Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related discipline is required.
  • A combination of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related eld plus additional work experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master/Advanced degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant progressively responsible job-related experience in nance or accounting is required at the national or international level (if in possession of advanced university degree).
  • Some experience in UN organization an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Full working knowledge of English.
  • Knowledge of another UN language such as Spanish or French is desirable.

Project Engineer – Generic Job Profile

Please note this is only a profile and not a live Vacancy. If you are interested in this role, chat to UNOPS recruiters at the upcoming Global Careers For Women event on 10 October.


Functions

General Construction
  • Plan and coordinate work activities with the Project Manager /Programme Manager.
  • Take timely action to prevent potential delays and/or cost overruns that can be avoided.
  • Report and recommend remedial actions regarding potential delays and/or cost overruns to the Project Manager/ Programme Manager.
  • Provide supervision of project work progress and quality for on-time project delivery.
  • Prepare project related documentations such as periodic progress reports, site monitoring reports, stakeholder meeting minutes, engineer’s instructions and variation orders, contractor’s bills review reports, certifications, client hand-over documents and contracts close-out reports.
  • Manage final hand over and acceptance report based on technical specifications against the approved project.
  • Provide data and information about project work to Project Manager/ Programme Manager for reporting purposes.
  • Ensure UNOPS FIDIC contracts are administered appropriately.
  • Ensure proper liaison, coordination and exchange of information with the Municipal Authority
  • Accompany all site visits by any Authority and Donor representatives.
  • Provide a monthly report to the Project Manager/ Programme Manager, detailing all project matters including quality, health and safety, environmental and financial, as well as any issues relating to possible delays, cost overruns, variations and any other matter as agreed with the Project Manager.
Feasibility /needs assessment
  • Complete needs assessment, organize preliminary studies and monitor/supervising consultants.
  • Support the review of requests for new construction and rehabilitation works.
  • Carry out assessments and prepare reports with recommendations for follow up actions.
  • Assist the Project Manager/ Programme Manager in redacting the tender dossier, with particular focus to the technical documents (drawings, BoQ, technical specification and standards).
Design Management
  • Outline design requirements (e.g. timeline) to procure design services, including concept, preliminary and final stages where applicable.
  • Manage the design plan ensuring deliverables are available on time, and to the required quality.
  • Review and approve the BoQ.
  • Assist the procurement team with technical assistance in preparation of tender documentation and bid analysis where required.
Construction supervision
  • Supervise construction works and administer works execution as per the contractual provisions and the design specifications.
  • Ensure quantity/quality control and time schedule consistency.
  • Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications and inform promptly of eventual deviations.
  • Ensure constructions works are completed on time, within budget and to quality standards.
  • Provide regular supervision of the project work progress and quality for on time delivery.
Knowledge management
  • Provide training and technology transfer to national personnel and contractor’s personnel and advice on good construction practices, good environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for development planning and knowledge building.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

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

Certification:

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

Experience:

A minimum of 5 years of experience, related to the project requirements, in civil engineering construction management is required. Work experience in post-conflict/ fragile environments is desirable. Some experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable. It is expected that the Project Engineer is an active member in a professional engineering body

Language Requirements:

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

Head of Support Services – Generic Job Profile

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Functions

Operational leadership, advisory and technical support
  • As a key leadership role for the Country/Multi-Country Office, the Head of Support Services monitors and supervises teams as well as all aspects of operations (Finance, HR, Procurement, Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE), Information Technology (ICT) and Administration) to ensure achievement of results whilst driving compliance with corporate strategies, UNOPS rules, regulations, policies, and standards of accountability, ethics and integrity.
  • Monitor support services to ensure continuously improving client service and satisfaction, including liaising with appropriate Headquarters Practice Groups and IPAS for required support.
  • Contribute to the formulation of Country Office/Multi-Country Office strategies and policies through advisory services to the Country Office/Multi-Country Office Director.
  • Provide technical advice and operational guidance on innovative approaches to project financing, risk assessment/mitigation and use of financing structures, mechanisms instruments and guarantees.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify the need, determine the cost and plan all Country Office/Multi-Country Office support services, including Procurement, Finance, Human Resources and administrative services.
  • Assist the Country Office/Multi-Country Office Director in setting goals, targets and performance standards for projects, and recommend tools for monitoring, evaluation and auditing.
  • At the request of the Country Office/Multi-Country Office Director participate in any UN forum discussions and planning to ensure UNOPS position, interests and priorities are fully considered.
  • Lead on Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) matters to ensure they are integrated into all aspects of the operations and that related risks are managed effectively.
Project planning and coordination support
  • Provide assistance and support to programme and project budget preparation, revisions and work planning.
  • Provide input into project engagement and acceptance documents including assisting with contract negotiations.
  • Provide advice on goal setting, targets and performance standards for projects and recommend tools for monitoring, evaluation and auditing.
  • Monitor project financial projections, take decisions and/or refer critical issues to the Country Office/Multi-Country Office Director and/or other stakeholders for action.
  • Provide advice on programme and project cost-sharing, deployment of funds and closure.
  • Constantly monitor and analyze the operating environment to identify potential risks and take action/refer critical issues for intervention to ensure delivery of results.
  • Closely liaise with the Field Offices (within the Country Office/Multi-Country Office) in order to troubleshoot any issues that might cause an interruption in the support services management.
Procurement
  • Oversee and supervise Country Office/Multi-Country Office procurement processes, including tendering processes and evaluation and supplier selection, to ensure viable procurement solutions that meet operational needs and compliance with UNOPS procurement procedures, regulations and standard of accountability, ethics, integrity and performance.
  • Evaluate contractual arrangements and legal commitments/risks for appropriate action.
  • In consultation with relevant colleagues, review, administer and issue contracts, agreements/amendments with institutions and UN agencies.
  • Oversee the logistics of goods and equipment on project sites to confirm delivery and safe warehousing.
  • Evaluate, list, update and monitor the performance of the roster of service providers of suitable firms or institutions.
Financial and compliance management
  • Prepare the Country Office/Multi Country Office financial plan and manage the budget process/cycle to ensure timely revisions and reallocation of funds.
  • Oversee the Support Services Finance Unit and ensure compliance with the UNOPS/Financial Rules & Regulations and Finance procedures.
  • Monitor, track and control expenditure to ensure the optimum and appropriate use of resources.
  • Ensure the availability of required financial reports and exception reports including investigating anomalies to resolve problems, reporting or recommending any action required to relevant stakeholders.
  • Supervise the timely review, posting and closure of accounts. Certify/verify accuracy and compliance with standards of accountability framework. Submit/prepare a mandated report on financial status.
  • Supervise all financial services (accounting, cash management, payments etc.) ensuring timeliness and compliance with standards of accountability and performance.
  • Monitor the Management Budget expenditures for the Country Office/Multi Country Office and ensure that LMDC (Locally Managed Direct Cost) is properly recovered, billed and spent in accordance with the applicable procedures.
  • Act as focal point for any internal/external audit exercise.
Human resource management
  • Plan personnel required for Country Office/Multi Country Office programmes/projects.
  • Oversee all human resource services/processes including recruitment, salary administration and compensation, performance review, training and development, ensuring compliance with human resource rules, regulations, procedures and standards of performance and ensuring that hiring managers actively seek to create diverse teams in terms of gender and geography.
  • Promote and support a learning culture by empowering individuals and teams to identify critical learning needs and plan/provide easy access to learning opportunities to maintain personnel competency and flexibility.
  • Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.
  • Exercise control of all staffing issues within the Country Office/Multi Country Office as required by the projects’ demands including recruitment, training, staff performance review.
Administration and Information Technology
  • In close collaboration with Headquarters, support maintenance of a secure and reliable ICT environment, including adequate plans for disaster recovery.
  • Manage the acquisition, maintenance, inventory, recording, verification and protection of project and administrative facilities/assets, including IT infrastructure, equipment and servers.
  • Identify opportunities for leveraging the use of IT to enhance business operations and efficiency and to facilitate knowledge management, and information sharing.
  • Manage the timely and efficient delivery of all administrative services, (e.g. premises, asset management, organizational and personnel security, travel and IT).
Knowledge management and innovation
  • Contribute to the development and introduction of innovation to ensure UNOPS is continually incorporating best practice approaches in Country Office/Multi Country Office Support Services.
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building.
  • At the request of the Country Office/Multi Country Office Director and in collaboration with the team, plan, implement and organize strategic capacity building of project personnel, clients and stakeholders.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

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

Experience:

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

Language Requirements:

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

Head of Programme (Infrastructure) – Generic Job Profile

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1.       Programme governance, implementation and monitoring

·        Accept responsibility for project portfolio oversight as delegated by the Operational Hub/Operations Centre Director, and through the role of Project Executive on Project Boards.

·        Establish and execute the programme implementation plans in collaboration with the team and partners, including setting objectives, performance measurements, standards and results expected to ensure timely and client oriented services.

·        Monitor and supervise the timely and cost-effective implementation of the programme according to UNOPS goals and partner expectations, approved budget and full cost recovery.

·        Supervise the Programme Management Office (PMO) to ensure that project management policies, processes and methods are followed and practiced according to the organization’s standards, best project management practices are promoted, and overall assurance of projects is provided.

·        Mentor and assist Project Managers in planning, execution and delivery of allocated projects, ensuring incorporation of best practice project management processes.

·        Facilitate timely and accurate project tracking, analysis of outputs, and reporting.

·        Develop and implement the programme governance framework.

2.       Manage programme resources

·        Plan and propose to the Operational Hub Director/Operations Centre Director, required programme resources (human and financial).

·        Submit revenue and expenditure forecasts based on UNOPS and Operational Hub/Operations Centre financial goals.

·        Determine pricing strategies based on UNOPS pricing policy and models to ensure an appropriate balance between revenue and development capacity within UN mandate and spirit.

·        Manage programme resources in accordance with UNOPS standards of ethics, integrity and accountability framework and financial sustainability.

·        Plan, recruit, manage and develop programme personnel/technical experts with the skills and competencies needed to ensure optimum performance and encouraging the formation of diverse teams in term of gender and geography.

·        Promote teamwork, collaboration and diversity by providing the programme team with clear direction, objectives and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.

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

·        Plan, conduct and/or respond to UNOPS performance evaluation reviews and surveys.

3.       Partnership, networking and advocacy

·        Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through active networking, advocacy and effective communication of UNOPS competencies in project service delivery and management.

·        Support the business development function by identifying and developing new business and partnership/customer opportunities.

·        Collaborate with the Business Development Manager to prepare proposals and partnerships engagement.

·        Contribute to current and future growth plans for the Operational Hub/Operations Centre, ensuring alignment with the UNOP Strategic Plan.

·        Support Communication Specialists to develop communication strategies to maximise communication impact and outreach and build awareness of UNOPS goals and competencies to reinforce UNOPS competitive edge as a provider of sustainable projects results.

·        At the request of the Operational Hub Director/Operations Centre Director pparticipate and/or represent the Operational Hub/Operations Centre in inter-agency discussions and planning to ensure UNOPS position, interests and priorities are fully considered.

4.       Knowledge management and innovation

·        Keep abreast of and incorporate best practices, approaches and technology to enhance the programme delivery and results.

·        Institutionalise and share best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building.

·        Recommend policy changes to align operations with changing environment if need occur.

·        Lead the planning, implementation and organization of strategic capacity building of personnel, clients and stakeholders within the programme.

IV. Recruitment Qualifications

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

Certification:

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

Experience: A minimum of 10 years of experience managing projects in infrastructure field which combines strategic and managerial leadership in social development, business development, executive management and/or programme management planning and operations in a large international and/or corporate organization.

Some experience in UN system organizations preferably in a developing country is an asset.

Language Requirements:

Full working knowledge of English/French/Spanish/Arabic is essential.

Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.

Driver & Logistics Clerk

Background Information – PSC – Peace and Security Centre

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

Background Information – Job-specific
Background – UNMAS

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

Background – UNMAS Iraq

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

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

In 2017, UNMAS resource mobilized over $70,000,000 in funding and is now seeking additional staff for a short period of time to support implementation.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the Security Officer, the Driver & Logistics Clerk provides reliable and safe driving services for the transport of authorized personnel.

This position is based in Erbil, Iraq, with frequent missions to the field. The Driver & Logistics Clerk can often be required to travel in complex and challenging environments with limited resources and eventually stay there overnight (when required)

The Driver & Logistics clerk is responsible for the following duties:

  • Drive daily and process admin tasks
  • Conduct personal security detail (PSD) missions with daily preparation and inspection of kit and vehicles
  • Ensure availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle log books, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts
  • Ensure that immediate steps as required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an incident or an accident
  • Assist the Security Officer and/or Logistics Officer in preparing Receiving Inspection Report (RIR), storage arrangements, Inventory record-keeping of spare parts and other goods.
  • Assist in local procurement process such as obtaining a quotation from local suppliers
  • Assist in arranging for clearance of consignments such as processing Tax Exemption Certificates, Customs clearances and necessary permits from Local Government Offices
  • Provide up to date information in regards to local laws on traffic environments
  • Assist with office tasks (photocopying, scanning as directed)
  • Assist Logistics Officer in processing visas and Residents Permits for International personnel at local government offices
  • Care and conduct maintenance of all UNOPS vehicles, paying special attention to cleanliness, refuelling, road safety, etc.
  • Compile and maintenance of transportation logs and documentation
  • Ensure vehicles have appropriate documentation i.e. accident forms etc.
  • Carry out radio checks when required
  • Carry out regular security training on the reaction to events that might occur while on mission;
  • Ensure vehicles have a full complement of safety and emergency equipment including fire extinguisher, ETB Bag, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required
Education/Experience/Language requirements
Education:

  • Secondary school diploma (high school) or equivalent with a minimum of 1.5 years experience is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum one and a half (1.5) year of experience in driving armoured vehicles is required
  • Minimum six (6) months of experience in logistics is required
  • A valid driver’s license is required
  • Experience in driving both Manual and Automatic transmission vehicles is required

Language:

  • Fluency in Kurdish Language (speaking, reading and writing) is required
  • Intermediate English (speaking, reading and writing) is required
 Additional Considerations

  • This is a non-family duty station
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • This is a local position, therefore only nationals of duty station or applicants with a valid residence permit will be considered
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work-life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Application Closing Date – 26 September 2019

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Training and Monitoring Officer

Background Information – Afghanistan

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

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

 Background Information – Job-specific – Training and Monitoring Officer

The UNOPS Afghanistan Operations Center (AFOC) under the UNOPS Asia Region Office (AR) has been established to support, develop and oversee UNOPS’ portfolio of programmes and projects in Afghanistan and to ensure that synergies between programmes and projects are effectively developed. AFOC plays a critical role in ensuring quality services to UNOPS partners that meet stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan through the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. UNOPS Afghanistan has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS Afghanistan is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community. On behalf of partners, UNOPS is implementing the Inter-Agency Information Centre (IAIC), a toll-free humanitarian helpline that connects people to assist and functions as an information exchange platform between affected populations and humanitarian and development partners. Feedback and complaints from affected populations are channelled to partners to improve programming and the timely delivery of a relevant response.

Functional Responsibilities

UNOPS is seeking an IAIC Training and Monitoring Officer to be responsible for the training of call centre operators, including their mental well-being, as well as implementing the IAIC’s quality assurance programme. The outcome of this consultancy is to further strengthen and streamline IAIC’s management processes as part of its overall objective to strengthen accountability to affected populations in Afghanistan.

This result of this consultancy achieves IAIC’s objectives through the provision of:

Effective capacity building to develop new skills and augment existing skills Effective implementation of the quality assurance programme to monitor the performance of call handling agents and the service provided to callers. The incumbent reports to the Project Manager, which reports to Head of Programme Afghanistan Operations Center (AFOC) – Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Training and Monitoring Officer will perform the following duties with the transparency and integrity, and in adherence to the humanitarian standards for the information management as provided by the Active Learning Network for the Accountability and Performance (ALNAP), the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the Sphere Handbook: Provide key support to the Project Manager, Supervisor, and Information Management Officer as required. Design and implement quality assurance standard operating procedures and performance indicators, including monitoring and evaluating call handling performance and data entry against indictors, designing performance improvement/capacity building training programmes, and designing user satisfaction surveys and remote monitoring surveys; Support in the design of key performance indicators (KPI) for operators (eg time to resolve the issue, time per interaction, optimisation rate, number of interactions handled per day) Support in the hiring of new operators, and other staff members as required Ensure IAIC staff act professionally, abide by the code of conduct, respect the affected populations, and understand the need for confidentiality; Develop, review, update, enhance, and implement standard operating procedures for every aspect of the quality assurance process, including scripts and guidelines. Support the Information Management Officer in ensuring the accurate and timely delivery of two-way information; Design training strategy for new staff and ongoing capacity building sessions for operators to maintain and advance core skills (active listening, stress management) and to augment existing skills, knowledge, and capacity on specific areas, including protection and gender-related issues. Liaise and coordinate with partners to provide in-kind implement training strategy. Gender, protection, and active listening should centre the training strategy. Coordinate and facilitate partner training in area of specialty during the induction training for new staff members and as part of continuous training for existing staff members. Bilateral and cluster partners should be encouraged to participate to ensure every aspect of the response is represented. Support the performance management of staff against indicators; Hold regular meetings, ensuring minutes are uploaded to the shared drive. Support in the development of operator scripts, IVR messaging, and the design of telephone routing systems to ensure that callers are quickly able to obtain the information they require; Flag operational, programmatic, staff performance issues to management; Support the management of out-of-hours messages, follow up on attempts to connect to the IAIC during out-of-office hours. Support the IAIC achieve its objectives against indicators Identify and report technical issues affecting the operationalisation of the IAIC; Support in raising awareness of the call centre among affected populations and humanitarian actors. Support internal and external information management structures to ensure the timely accurate delivery of information to both affected populations and to quality assure data capturing and processing Establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders. Support and act where required as the accountability focal point between partners and the IAIC and ensure information flows in accordance with established information management and reporting standards and procedures. Represent the IAIC at meetings upon request, including but not limited to cluster-level meetings. Design and deliver cluster-specific, and other tailored presentations as required. Remain informed of accurate and up-to-date information on the humanitarian response and information relevant to affected communities. Ensure this information is shared with the team in a time sensitive manner. Handle calls when required. Support in the conducting daily and weekly analysis of call log, referring cases and 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, closing the loop on complaints, and support the overall accountability of humanitarian actors to the affected population. Support third party monitoring services and surveys for various partners, including the development of questionnaires, data sampling, guidance and training of operators, data cleaning, data analysis and report writing. Support in the documentation of the impact of the call centre. Demonstrate an ability to learn quickly, follow procedures, and act professionally at all times Be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to their job; incumbents may be asked to perform other duties which reasonably correspond to the general character of their job and their level of responsibility, including taking meeting minutes. Perform Acting Supervisor duties as required; Perform other duties as required

Monitoring and Progress Controls:

Assessment of task completion. Successfully meeting the deadlines.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

First-level university degree in project management, business administration, or a related field with a minimum of 2 years of progressively professional experience.

Experience:

Required: Minimum of 2 years of progressive responsible experience in a managerial or supervisory role. Advanced experience in usage of computers and office software packages (Word, Excel, Outlook), advanced knowledge of automated procurement systems, and experience in handling of web-based management systems. Strong working knowledge of technology in humanitarian settings, preferably with knowledge of call handling systems Knowledge and proven experience in the application of protection principles Strong background in managing teams. Strong background in data collection, analysis and presentation of data At ease making public presentations and liaising with external stakeholders Strong experience in usage of Microsoft Office software package (MS Word, Excel especially) Knowledge of Accountability to Affected Populations, and Communicating with Communities. Desired:

Knowledge of and experience in gender sensitivity, gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse, mine-risk awareness, active listening techniques, basic counseling techniques for distressed callers among other skills, and referral pathways Strong knowledge of protection issues Experience working in a call centre or other related field handling customer enquiries. Knowledge of new data analysis and visualization solutions such as PowerBI and Tableau Web development experience Experience working in the humanitarian field Knowledge of current political, economic, and social fabric of Afghanistan Working knowledge of communicating with disaster-affected populations and protection response infrastructure

Additional Considerations

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Application Closing Date – 22 September 2019

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Field Monitoring Associate

Field Monitoring Associate

Under the supervision of the Senior Field Coordinator in the East and Programme Manager, the Field Monitoring Associate implements daily activities and tasks related to the work and implementation of the UNFPA GBV programme, including its humanitarian component and UN Joint Programme of UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and FAO “EU Support to the East of Ukraine – Recovery, Peacebuilding and Governance”, all envisioned events and activities in Donetsk and Luhansk regions (GCA) ensuring delivery of all planned results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to implementation of programme activities in the region as required by the Senior Field Coordinator and Programme Manager;
  • Support implementation of UN Joint Programme of UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and FAO “EU Support to the East of Ukraine – Recovery, Peacebuilding and Governance”, ensuring smooth implementation of youth and GBV programme activities on the ground according to the approved work plan; liaise and interact with all relevant programme partners at the regional level on all matters related to the programme implementation and contributes to the coordination of youth and GBV prevention and response related activities in the assigned region within the programme and beyond it;
  • Contribute to programme monitoring, evaluation, reporting and knowledge management and ensure programme visibility;
  • Analyse programme implementation and provide regular updates to the Senior Filed Coordinator and Programme Manager highlighting programme implementation progress, bottlenecks and possible solutions;
  • Liaise and interact with all implementing partners at the regional level on all matters related to the programme implementation for the timely, successful and efficient implementation of all activities under the programme(s);
  • Contribute to establishing and/or strengthening partnerships with respective regional government authorities, humanitarian actors, UN agencies to ensure that GBV response is integrated into overall humanitarian response actions in Donetsk and Luhansk regions (GCA);
  • Ensure adequate communication, flow of information and technical expertise between the relevant local and international partners, including UNET and GBV Sub-cluster partners in the field;
  • On behalf of UNFPA and GBV Sub-cluster liaise and interact with humanitarian partners in Luhansk region, work in close cooperation with the Protection, Health and other cluster partners to ensure that GBV response is integrated into overall humanitarian response actions;
  • Contribute to the agenda and work of UNET as well as humanitarian coordination meetings, ensure that GBV response issues are adequately reflected and addressed;
  • In consultation with Senior Field Coordinator and Programme Manager, prepare, update, implement and monitor the calendar activity plan for the programme based on the approved annual work plan(s);
  • Report on all matters of programme implementation and provide weekly updates for programme implementation highlighting progress, bottlenecks and solutions;
  • Conduct weekly skype meetings with Senior Field Coordinator and country office;
  • Ensure visibility of the programme implementation through public relations, advocacy, working with the mass media and other communications activities;
  • Contribute to drafting of progress reports required by UNFPA and donors, provide regular updates/briefs as required by UNFPA;
  • Contribute to creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the country office, and drafting relevant materials for dissemination;
  • Perform any other duties as may be required by UNFPA country office management.
  • Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Public Administration, Human Rights, Social Sciences, including Gender Studies, Political Science, International Relations, or other studies relevant for UNFPA’s mandate.

Knowledge and Experience:

Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in project management, services capacity building, advocacy or related field preferably at an international organisation; Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods, particularly with UNFPA agenda, policies and procedures will be a benefit; Knowledge about the UN and humanitarian coordination structures will be an advantage; Working experience in projects funded by international donors is desirable; Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and Google products (Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets), email applications;

Language Requirements:

Fluency in Ukrainian, Russian and English languages. Understanding of main processes and methods of work regarding the position.

Closing date for applications: 25 September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

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Consultant to Lead a Scoping Study on Sexual Harassment and Violence Against Women and Girls in Public Spaces and to Develop a Safe Cities Programme in Kampala Uganda

Consultant to Lead a Scoping Study on Sexual Harassment and Violence Against Women and Girls in Public Spaces and to Develop a Safe Cities Programme in Kampala Uganda 

Background

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

UN Women through financial support from the  Government of Sweden and  the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls  in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority is launching this call for applicants to conduct a scoping study on Sexual Harassment and Violence Against Women and Girls (SVAWG) in public spaces in Kampala and the neighboring municipalities, and  to support development of  the Safe Cities Programme in consultation with multi-stakeholders.

Background

Across the world and in Uganda, women and girls are subjected to different forms of violence, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting among others. Within the community setting, women and girls also face sexual harassment and trafficking. Although violence in the private domain is now widely recognized as a human rights violation, violence against women and girls, especially sexual harassment in public spaces remains a largely neglected issue, often tolerated because it’s perceived as a ‘normal’ part of social life, with few laws, policies or programmes in place to effectively prevent and address it. There has been a growing concern over the spate of rampant kidnapping, brutal rape and murder of women and girls in Kampala and surrounding municipalities. Equally concerning are reports of trafficking, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual exploitation and abuse in densely populated urban settings, schools and tertiary institutions. This introduces new challenges for the city and urban authorities to ensure safer cities for all, especially women and girls.

In November 2010, UN Women launched the “Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls” Global Programme in partnership with the  Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, UN-Habitat, leading women’s organizations, and over 50 global and local partners in five pilot cities; Quito (Ecuador), New Delhi (India), Kigali (Rwanda), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) and Cairo (Egypt). It is the first-ever global effort to develop, implement, and evaluate tools, policies, and comprehensive approaches to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women and girls in public spaces across different settings. The implementation of the Global Programme in Cairo was successful in tackling those issues and contributed to putting the problem of sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women in public spaces at the forefront of the local public policy agenda.

The Global Safe Cities Programme is centered around four key outcomes:

1) Gender-responsive locally relevant and owned interventions identified: Local ownership is the cornerstone for this flagship,

2) Comprehensive legislation and policies to prevent and respond to SVAWG in public spaces to enhance capacities of local stakeholders,

3) Investments in the safety and economic viability of public spaces: including public infrastructure and economic development and with special concern for creating economic opportunities for women in the renewed public spaces,

4) Social and cultural transformation – to ensure that attitudes and behaviors related to women’s and girls’ rights to enjoy public spaces free from SVAWG improved,

Expected Impact Level Results in the Safe City Sites of Intervention include:

  • A reduction in sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women (SDG 5.2, SDG 11.7)
  • A reduction of fear and increased feelings of safety of women and girls
  • Increased autonomous mobility of women and girls in accessing and using public spaces.

Following the successful implementation of the programme in Cairo and other countries,  UN Women in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority  now seek to conduct a scoping  study on sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces and to develop and implement the Safe Cities programme in consultation with multi-stakeholders in Kampala and the neighboring town councils.

Objective of the Consultancy

To identify gender-responsive locally relevant and owned interventions to address sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces through a scoping study and multi-stakeholder consultative workshops.

Scoping study objective:

  • To provide the evidence-base for stakeholders to identify locally relevant  solutions to the problem of sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in Kampala and neighbouring municipalities;
  • To provide valid and specific data to ensure a deep understanding of forms of sexual  harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces,  the contexts in which it occurs i.e.; laws and policies, perceptions, victimization patterns, risks and vulnerabilities and  drivers of sexual harassment and  violence against women and girls in public spaces including cybercrimes.
  • To build local ownership by creating multi-stakeholder partnerships through inclusive and participatory  intervention design process;

Design of Intervention for safe cities:

  • To engage key stakeholders in active reflection on the findings of the scoping study, and  identify  key priorities and safety concerns in public spaces in  Kampala and neighbouring municipalities;
  • To develop locally relevant interventions with a specific set of results, based on the local context, vision, and joint stakeholders’ accountability.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist Ending Violence Against Women and Girls and working in close coordination with Kampala Capital City Authority, the consultant will be responsible for;

  • Developing a methodology for the scoping study in line with UN Women’s Guidance on Scoping Studies UN Women’s Guidance on Scoping Studies accessed here; http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/new_scoping_study_guidance_final_version.pdf. The methodology should answer Key Questions stipulated in the Guidance document. Produce annotated outline and approved methodology to UN Women.
  • Conduct a desk review of literature related to sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces and cybercrimes including but not limited to policies and legislative framework, perceptions, victimization patterns,  risks and vulnerabilities, drivers of sexual and prepare a summary report.
  • Conduct the scoping study using quantitative and qualitative methodologies to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls in Kampala and neighbouring municipalities of Entebbe and Wakiso. Ensure WHO ethical guidelines on researching violence against women are enforced throughout the research process.
  • Lead and provide technical guidance for the intervention design workshops engaging multi-stakeholders to develop a robust programme design. This includes but not limited to, developing theory of change and intervention model in consultation with UN Women Guidance on Programme Design for Safe City Programme.

Deliverables/ Tasks

  • An inception report on the content, methodology, and tools for the scoping study in line with the Scoping Study Guidance Note for UN Women accessed here: http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/new_scoping_study_guidance_final_version.pdf
  • An analysis report on the desk-based literature review and quantitative and qualitative study on sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in public spaces and cybercrimes including but not limited to policies and legislative framework perceptions, victimization patterns, risks and vulnerabilities, drivers and prepare a summary.
  • A draft programme design document with a well-formulated theory of change, outcomes, outputs and activities including risks and assumptions. This will involve consultation with UN Women Guidance on Programme Design for Safe City Programme, and adaptation of the Global Theory of Change for the Flagship, with inputs from UN Women.
  • A report of the validation meeting on the findings from the scoping study and the draft programme design for the Safe City Programme with key stakeholders
  • A final programme design document with a well-formulated theory of change, outcomes, outputs and activities including risks and assumptions and the final scoping study report incorporating inputs from the validation meeting. This will involve consultation with UN Women Guidance on Programme Design for Safe City Programme accessed here:  http://www.endvawnow.org/uploads/browser/files/programme_design_guidance_-final.pdf   and adaptation of the Global Theory of Change for the Flagship, with inputs from UN Women.

 

  • Produce a policy brief   on the findings and recommendations to key stakeholders;

 

  • Produce a powerpoint presentation summarizing the findings of the scoping study to be used in seminars, conferences and workshops.

Inputs

  • UN Women and partners will provide the consultant with background materials related to the assignment.
  • Kampala Capital City Authority will provide the consultant with the space and access to the internal institutional documents as necessary, to undertake the assignment.

Performance evaluation:

  • The consultant’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, quality of the products delivered and alignment to agreed principles and standards. The evaluation will be carried out and cleared by the appointed task force including representation from the Kampala Capital City Authority.

Competencies

Core Values and Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity
  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of the UN systemin actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of professionalism when dealing with survivors and sensitive information;
  • Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity;
  • Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff, and of those of Government of Uganda entities;
  • Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN, particularly relating to gender equality and the empowerment of women;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly and without favouritism.

Functional Competencies

  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural supervisors and staff members;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in Gender, Development studies, Women’s Human Rights, Research or relevant related field.
  • Possession of a PHD in Gender, Development studies, Research or relevant related field  is an added advantage

Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in conducting social research and its analysis related to violence against women and girls, sexual harassment, or relevant field;
  • Demonstrated experience in gender/social research, program design, operational planning, and management;
  • Working experience in/on the justice system of a developing country, specifically in sub-Saharan/East Africa would be an asset;
  • Experience working with the Ugandan justice system would be an asset;
  • Experience in conducting consultations with diverse stakeholders to elicit actionable information would be an asset;
  • Experience creating/editing documents for adoption/publication, and use by persons with varying levels of education would be an asset;
  • Experience working with the UN system would be an asset.

Language:

  • Fluent level of written and spoken English;

Application closing date: 24th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Construction Manager – Generic Job Profile

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Post Title: Construction Manager

1.     General construction

·       Assist the Project Manager to monitor UNOPS implementation plan including Quality, Health & Safety and Environment.

·       Where required assist the Contractor to manage, plan and coordinate monthly, weekly and daily construction activities including monitoring site safety and construction quality.

·       Participate in construction approval and inspection activities.

·       Liaise closely with engineering staff, ensuring engineering accuracy of construction activities.

·       Identify and solve construction issues in a timely fashion, keeping project manager and engineering staff informed.

·       Liaise with, and provide support to, other offices within the country as required.

·       Promote a collaborative, client focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Project Team.

2.     Reporting

·       Ensure accurate and timely reporting of progress and conditions on site through daily site record.

·       Prepare and submit to the Project Engineer/Senior Project Engineer a monthly(or as requested) report within 5 days of month-end, summarizing progress of contractor activities, quality control issues, resourcing and scheduling issues, and any other pertinent facts as required.

·       Produce any appropriate documentation identified by the Project Manager in a professional and accurate manner.

3.     Knowledge sharing

·       Contribute to the project evaluation process; highlight challenges associated with the project and feedback into a continuous improvement cycle.

·       Provide training and knowledge transfer to national/contractor personnel including advice on good construction practices, environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction.

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

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

lII. Competencies

IV. Recruitment Qualifications Education:

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

Experience:

  • A Higher National Diploma (or national equivalent) in construction management or similar with minimum 11 years’ experience in managing or supervising construction activities related to the project requirements on a range of large and diverse construction projects in a developed commercial environment, requiring the coordination of multiple contractors and multiple trades simultaneously is required.
  • Ability to deliver projects on time, within budget in a demanding cultural context with transitional government partners under challenging physical conditions and poor national infrastructure is required.
  • Extensive experience implementing works under complex quality and safety plans is essential.
  • Experience directing and mentoring technical trade staff is essential.
  • Some experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable.

Certification Project Management Certification (for example PRINCE2®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) is desirable

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

Software Engineer for data distribution and storage

Software Engineer for data distribution and storage

Job Description

Introduction

Work with us to extend the data transfer system of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) which connects CERN with its international partners. CERN is the birthplace of the World Wide Web and one of the world leading laboratories for particle physics. Join the Storage Group in CERN’s IT Department as a Software Engineer for a unique challenge as the next step in your career. CERN, take part!

CERN’s Storage Group is responsible for enabling data access for the laboratory and most notably to archive, long-term preserve and distribute LHC data to a worldwide scientific community. Today we operate a heterogeneous disk/tape system, with several large EOS disk farms and a Ceph infrastructure. In total the group handles more than 300 petabytes of data across about 2,000 data servers (60,000 disks) and 35,000 high-capacity tapes. CERN’s storage systems are continuously evolved to adapt to changing user’s needs with respect to functionality and performance and to further reduce their operational costs at CERN and its partner institutions.

More information on the IT Department is at: http://cern.ch/it.

Functions

The selected candidate will join the activities of the Analytics and Design (AD) section of the Storage (ST) group. As a Software Engineer for data distribution and storage, you will:

  • Develop the data transfer system implementation for CERN and WLCG experiments.
  • Support the data transfer services (user support and incident response) including the participation of on- call duties.
  • Maintain/improve service documentation (procedures, regular reports, incident analysis and user documentation) together with other members of the AD section.
  • Contribute actively to the evolution of the CERN data management services (service evolution, service or data migration).

Qualifications

Master’s degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of software engineering or a related field.

Experience:

The candidate should have demonstrated practical experience in at least some of the following areas:

  • In-depth experience in Object-oriented software design on Linux and implementation in C++.
  • Practical experience with development, testing and debugging of distributed systems.
  • Practical experience with scripting in Python.
The following additional experience would be an asset:
  • Distributed trust systems and public key infrastructures.
  • Current networking and storage technologies such as software defined networking and distributed/cloud storage systems.
  • Database development (with MySQL or similar).
  • Cluster-wide configuration and deployment tools such as Puppet, Docker/Kubernetes.

Language skills:

Good knowledge of English is required; ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations. Basic knowledge of French or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

Closing date for applications: 13 October 2019

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Theoretical Physicist

Theoretical Physicist

Job Description

Introduction

We are looking for several theoretical physicists in the area of QCD collider physics and physics beyond the standard model and our search will therefore be targeted preferentially towards a theoretical physicist with experience in this specific field.

The objectives of the Theoretical Physics Department are:
  • Develop new theoretical ideas aimed at understanding the fundamental constituents and forces of nature.
  • Develop their relevance for the experimental programme of CERN and to take full advantage of the stimulating environment of a large laboratory.
  • Contribute to the general scientific culture at CERN through active participation in the various training programmes and promotion of scientific events on site.

Functions

Your main functions will include:
  • Making significant contributions to theoretical research related to elementary particle physics.
  • Participating in and initiating a large variety of activities within the Theoretical Physics Department and possibly in collaboration with the experimental physicists working at CERN.
  • Taking part in CERN committees and study groups.
  • Helping maintain continued contacts with the outside scientific community.

Qualifications

PhD, or equivalent relevant experience in the field of physics, or a related field.

Experience:

Thorough knowledge of theoretical physics. Approximately 5 to 10 years’ post-doctoral research activities which have led to the publication of high quality scientific papers on subjects linked to the research carried out at CERN. Evidence of ability to make significant contributions to the work of the Organization.

Language skills:

Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language in professional contexts. Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations in at least one of the two languages.

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Applied Physicist

Applied Physicist

Job Description

Introduction

Are you skilled in detector design, simulation and operation? Are you up for the challenge of developing instrumentation for accelerators at the high energy and intensity frontier? Take Part!

CERN is looking for talented individuals specialising in applied physics to join its Beams Department, which hosts the Groups responsible for beam generation, acceleration, diagnostics, controls and performance optimisation. This position will be in the Beam Instrumentation Group where you will take part in developing, testing, commissioning and maintaining the diagnostic devices used to deliver beams to CERN’s experimental areas.

Functions

Your main task will be to develop, test, produce, operationally deploy and maintain the instrumentation and diagnostic systems used to measure the secondary beams in the CERN experimental areas, which will undergo a large consolidation campaign over the next 5 years. In addition, you will be expected to contribute to other activities within the Group, in particular the development and operation of electron coolers and electron lenses.

The job will involve:
  • Designing the detectors and readout electronics for scintillating fibre monitors as part of the CERN North Experimental Area consolidation project.
  • Simulating and analysing detector performance.
  • Building, testing and managing the series production of these detectors.
  • Installing, commissioning and maintaining large scale systems throughout the CERN experimental areas.
  • Contributing to the development and testing of electron coolers and electron lenses.

Qualifications

Master’s degree or PhD or equivalent relevant experience in the field of Applied Physics or a related field.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in the field of applied physics with emphasis on the design, construction and testing of experimental beam line detectors.
  • Experience in the field of gas based and optical particle detection technologies and related read-out electronics will be an advantage.

Language skills:

Spoken and written English or French: ability to draw-up technical reports and to make oral presentations in at least one of the two languages. Basic knowledge of the other language or a willingness to acquire it rapidly.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019

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System and Mission Performance Manager

System and Mission Performance Manager

Description

The Biomass System and Mission Performance Manager will report to the Biomass Project Manager. Biomass is the fourth Core Earth Explorer Mission in the Earth Observation Envelope Programme. Its main objective is to provide first global observations of the distribution of forest biomass and changes in the biomass stock over the mission lifetime. The System and Mission Performance Manager is in charge of the maintenance of the Biomass system requirements, all aspects related to the mission performance including calibration and validation and will be the Project responsible for the ground segment requirements definition and the follow up of the development and validation of the overall ground segment.

Duties

  • Defining, consolidating and maintaining the Biomass system requirements, ensuring coherence with mission requirements and constraints;
  • Coordinating with other ESA Biomass Project Team sections to ensure consistency of requirements, designs, testing and performance levels (including end-to-end performance) with system-level needs;
  • Managing industrial activities for system aspects;
  • Assessing and reviewing space segment architecture and design, including identification and analysis of options, trade-offs and design drivers;
  • Defining and maintaining mission-specific ground segment requirements, following up development and validation of the overall ground segment.
  • Performing critical analysis and maintenance of all mission performance budgets and timely instigation of corrective actions where necessary;
  • Ensuring the end-to-end mission performance is compliant with mission requirements, for the specified operations scenarios;
  • Following up mission analysis activities and ensuring compliance with space debris mitigation requirements;
  • Supporting preparation and execution of the cal/val activities;
  • Ensuring timely frequency allocation for the Biomass Mission in coordination with the ESA Frequency Management Office;
  • Liaising with the Mission Advisory Group (MAG) for aspects related to mission requirements, system implementation and performance verification;
  • Following up the end-to-end system calibration, including definition and development of calibration facilities, as required;
  • Monitoring the Biomass mission operations concept;
  • Ensuring a rigorous approach to mission performance validation;
  • Managing the System & Mission Performance team, including the definition of day-to-day tasks and objectives as well as the setting of annual performance objectives and their assessment (including training needs), ensuring staff motivation and commitment to the Project’s goal.

Education

Applicants for this post should have a Master’s degree in Engineering.

Closing date for applications: 06 October 2019.

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Research Analysts

Research Analysts

Description

We are currently recruiting for a number of Research Analyst positions at our head office in Basel, and are looking for people with master’s degrees in economics, statistics, finance or related subjects and at least one year of job experience to work in the following area:

Research Support

In this role, you will support the Bank’s economists in their research. As part of a team with an excellent working atmosphere, you will collect, process and analyse statistical and econometric data from a range of sources including central banks, supervisory authorities and international organisations.

  • You will create graphs and tables for use in publications and at key meetings to discuss global financial topics.
  • You will maintain statistical databases for internal and external use, and provide solutions to issues related to large data sets and firm-level data. You will also conduct data quality control to ensure that data of the highest standards are provided.
  • You will keep abreast of methodologies and technical developments, and take part in the testing and implementation of new statistical applications.
  • You are a skilled user of econometric software packages and knowledgable about statistical concepts applied in finance and/or economics. You are experienced in retrieving data from Bloomberg and Datastream. Experience using statistical packages/tools/libraries (ie Eviews, Stata or Matlab) would be an advantage. You have strong data skills, are a fast learner and enjoy working across a range of topic areas.

Do you have the skills we are looking for and a strong academic track record? Would you like to work in an international financial institution at the heart of the central banking community and contribute to our global mission? If you are interested in joining this collaborative team, we look forward to receiving your application. Please include your CV and letter of motivation in one single PDF file.

Application closing date: 8th October 2019

Grants Management Analyst, Multiple positions

Interested in this role? Chat to UNOPS Recruiters at the upcoming Global Careers For Women event on 10 October 2019. 


Background Information – Job-specific – Grants Management Analyst

The Joint Peace Fund (JPF) has been set up by 11 international donors to support the nationally owned peace process in Myanmar. This fund is set to run until at least through December 2021.  JPF’s overarching strategic objective is:  inclusive peace is reached through agreements and strengthened stakeholders, institutions, and processes.  The structure of its strategic approach broadly reflects the shape of the nationally owned peace process: strengthening conflict management mechanisms created by ceasefire agreements; supporting formal and informal negotiations and dialogues; and promoting inclusivity through broad participation in the peace process.

Under the structure of the Joint Peace Fund, the roles of Trustee, Contract Manager and Technical Secretariat have been separated. UNOPS acts as the Trustee and Contract Manager (TCM) and the Nordic International Support Foundation (NIS) is the grantee acting as Technical Secretariat (TS). Both organizations work closely together as a single team to ensure the smooth operations of the JPF with oversight from the Fund Board.

As a multi-donor trust fund JPF’s innovative design takes a holistic approach, using a “collaborative design” methodology that focuses on funding a broad range of stakeholders.   The JPF support reflects the belief that the road to peace in Myanmar lies in an inclusive approach, from the high-level negotiation process to remote communities working for peace in their villages.  JPF strives to maintain an accurate and timely knowledge management system, directly linked to its monitoring, evaluation, reporting processes, so that the fund’s strategic and operational investments achieve maximum impact in support of the JPF’s strategic objective. UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

Functional Responsibilities

The Grant Management team, as part of the Trustee and Contract Manager (TCM) team, is in charge of managing the grants with implementing partners.

The Grant Management Analyst will work under the day-to-day operational and technical supervision of the Grants and Contracts Specialist in the TCM. The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. He/She will collaborate closely and engage actively with the Technical Secretariat (TS) of the JPF. Specific tasks will include:

Grant management 

  • Prepare grant awards requests, draft grant agreements and subsequent amendments, using the approved templates ensuring that all agreements and amendments are constructed and issued in line with UNOPS legal and financial rules and regulations;
  • Review grant budgets submitted by implementing partners (IPs), verify their consistency with prevailing market rates; assist in discussion/negotiation of costs/fees as required; provide critical feedback to the implementing partners and Technical Secretariat;
  • Ensure that reporting requirements are adhered to and liaise closely with the Technical Secretariat teams, and the supervisor on any delays or difficulties;
  • Review financial reports and inform the programme focal points or the supervisor on the findings;
  • Work closely with the TCM Finance Analyst on changes in the grants values, and update on payment schedules for cashflow planning;
  • Review payment requests and ensure payments are processed based upon the grant agreement and agreed payment schedules;
  • Communicate with and provide guidance/advice to implementing partners on grant-related and financial matters, in collaboration with the Technical Secretariat;
  • Monitor IPs’ financial management of grants through main office and field visits, spot checks of project accounts, and including selective monitoring of sub-grantees;
  • Resolve routine operational and process issues related to grant management, and refer complex issues to the supervisor with recommendations for courses of action;
  • Ensure operational and financial closure of grants in line with requirements;
  • Contribute to the coordination and follow up on the audits of Implementing Partners;
  • Highlight risks and delays to the supervisor as appropriate.
  • Capacity assessment and Capacity building
  • Assist in financial and operational capacity assessments of the IPs, and follow-up actions identified in the assessment reports;
  • Provide day-to-day help and guidance to the IPs and coordinate with the Technical Secretariat to ensure IPs’ understanding of, and compliance with JPF operational guidelines, terms and conditions of the grant agreement, and UNOPS requirements;
  • Actively compile issues, lessons learned and best practices, and share knowledge and best practices within the TCM and with IPs, on financial and organizational management;
  • Contribute to the overall knowledge sharing and collaboration within the Grant Management team, UNOPS Myanmar Programme Management Office (PMO), and MMOC;
  • Contribute to the implementation and success of the PMO Center of Excellence.

Documentation:

  • Monitor information related to contractual arrangements – on audits, inventories, utilization and all such elements in the contracts and grants;
  • Maintain a database/archive of all grant related information and documentation of all the implementing partners of the JPF;
  • Keep the supervisor updated on progress and issues, and prepare briefing materials as requested for discussions on grant status;
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Deliverables

Deliverable will be agreed with the supervisor, based on the annual work plan and the TOR. Monitoring and Progress Controls

The Grant Management Analyst will report to the Grants and Contracts Specialist, who will monitor his/her performance as per these ToR. Monitoring will look in particular at the following: Efficient, timely execution and follow-up of tasks as per the scope of responsibilities detailed above; Proactive and professional interaction with colleagues at UNOPS and the Technical Secretariat to exchange information and feedback on requests in an effective and efficient manner; Demonstration of UNOPS competencies and behaviours at the expected level when interacting with IPs, stakeholders, and colleagues from the JPF and MMOC.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Project Management or related field is required Master’s degree with above mentioned field will be considered as an asset. Completion of Prince 2 Foundation certificate is an advantage

Experience

Minimum of 2 years of experience in contracts/grant management and/or project administration and/or project support is required; Good knowledge of contractual and accounting principles and modalities is required; Experience in organizational development or in designing office systems (finance, human resources, procurement & logistics) is a bonus; Experience in capacity-building is a bonus; Experience in field monitoring visits of partners is a bonus; Prior experience with UNOPS is an advantage; Previous successful involvement with, and a good knowledge of the development and humanitarian sector/working with UN, Donors, or NGOs is an advantage; Strong computer skills, including internet navigation and office applications (MS Office); good knowledge in the use of Excel spreadsheets; Thorough knowledge of UN rules and procedures in budget or grant management and contracting is highly desirable; Demonstrated ability to conduct financial and budget analysis is essential, and an excellent numeracy skill is an asset.

Languages

Fluency in both English and Myanmar/Burmese languages is required (written and oral expression)

Application Closing Date – 29 September 2019

Project Manager

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Project Manager

Wardak Prison houses approximately 300 inmates. The Department of State/International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (DoS/INL) approached UNOPS Afghanistan to discuss infrastructure improvement support for Wardak Prison. The Wardak Prison Rehabilitation Project will focus on life sustainment and security improvement.

The project outputs are:

  • Appropriate detection systems for fire, heat and smoke installed and operational.
  • Adequate lighting in place.
  • Improved sewage system operational.
  • Appropriate ventilation system functioning throughout the prison, as required.
  • Electrical systems enhanced.
  • Appropriate heating system operational.
  • Fixtures certified as explosion/hazard proof.
  • Improved and safe windows in place.
  • Prison/cell doors certified at detention grade.
  • Perimeter walls enhanced.
  • The project will follow the International Building Code (IBC), the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) and UNOPS Technical Guidance for Prison Planning, including the Revised Standard Minimum Rules of the Treatment of Prisoners (Nelson Mandela Rules) for delivering these outputs.
Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The PM will have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners and stakeholders as described in the Project Initiation Document (PID) and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The PM is responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle, accomplishing with some degree of autonomy, the duties and tasks listed below:

Stakeholder Management:
  • Establish solid working relationship with the Project Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers.
  • Manage communications and regularly and accurately inform stakeholders of project activities and progress.
  • Quickly resolve any misunderstanding or confusion related to aspects of project delivery, finances or beneficiaries.
  • Appraise the donor and stakeholders regarding sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance and operations.
Delivery and Performance:
  • Implement approved project plans within agreed tolerances.
  • In designs, explicitly consider sustainability dimensions and appropriate technology suited to the capacity of the beneficiaries, particularly regarding simplicity of maintenance and operations.
  • Ensure that designs receive a design certificate from IPMG.
  • Ensure procurement of good and services in accordance with the UNOPS Procurement Manual and that the most appropriate solicitation method is used.
  • Manage contractors in accordance with the Procurement Manual and the Project Management Manual (PMM).
  • Ensure contractors faithfully observe all environmental and social safeguarding requirements and that workplace safety provisions are stringently applied.
  • Work closely with the QA/QC team implementing recommendations and guidance accordingly.
  • Identify and report potential business opportunities.
Project Governance:
  • Deliver the project according to the UNOPS Project Management Manual. This will include submission of the quarterly project plan and quarterly cash flow forecast.
  • Manage budgets and cash flow and ensure the timely payments to contractors and personnel.
  • Be accountable for expenditures against the budget.
  • Prepare for and present at the Project Quarterly Assurance.
  • Complete quarterly donor reports.
  • Act as Project Manager in the quarterly project boards.
Knowledge Management:
  • Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
  • Actively interact with other PMs and the PM community sharing case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System.
  • Complete lessons learned submissions in accordance with the PMM.
  • Incorporate lessons learned from other projects and initiatives as is relevant.
Personnel Management:
  • Lead and motivate the project team.
  • Ensure the completion of performance in accordance with the annual performance cycle.
  • Set goals and objectives for each team member and common goals and objectives for the team.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the UNOPS contracting modalities particularly Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA) and CTG.
  • Select, recruit and train team members.
  • Ensure safety and security for all personnel as directed by the Country Director and guidance from UNDSS.
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building to team members, both in technical and administrative areas.
  • Represent UNOPS in discussions, meetings and ceremonies ensuring that UNOPS strengths as a partner of choice are evident.

Qualifications and Experience

Education

Advanced University Degree in a relevant technical discipline (Architecture, Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, etc.). A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above. PRINCE2 Foundation (maybe be achieved within three months of commencing). A relevant combination of academic credentials and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university education.

Work Experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience implementing and managing infrastructure projects.
  • Experience in construction of institutional or government facilities.
  • Experience in developing countries or post conflict environments is an asset.
  • Experience managing construction contracts.
  • Experience in writing progress reports and writing technical documents.
  • Technical acumen, with the ability to understand technical project plans and documents.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance methodologies.
  • Experience in applying and overseeing workplace health and safety requirements.
  • Proficient in MS Project or similar.
  • Experience in risk management for infrastructure projects.
  • Experience managing construction project teams of varying technical and administrative skillsets.

Closing date for applications: 27 September 2019 (midnight Copenhagen time)

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QA/QC Engineer

QA/QC Engineer

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

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

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

Monitoring and Progress Controls

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

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Qualifications and Experience
Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/or a Master’s Degree will be an advantage.
Work Experience
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience in construction work with emphasis on materials testing, quality control and assurance, laboratory testing and a firm understanding of requirements and specifications of testing and materials, especially as related to the construction of water supply facilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in pre-stressing works and quality control, and experience in different classes of concrete mix-design, under different condition of construction procedures.
  • Knowledge of procurement practices an advantage.
  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations highly advantageous.

Closing date for applications: 27 September 2019 (midnight Copenhagen time)

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Administrative Secretary – Legal

Administrative Secretary – Legal

Purpose of the job: 

To carry out in a timely and appropriate manner all secretarial duties in support of the Legal Service’s lawyers in compliance with internal guidelines.

Principal accountabilities: 

1. Clerical duties Draws up texts, notes, lists, etc., and types internal and external correspondence for the Legal Service’s lawyers from dictation or on the basis of submitted drafts. Distributes documents produced to BIS departments.

2. Handling of mail Administers line manager’s incoming emails, files important emails. Prepares all outgoing postal and fax communications for dispatch and checks that they are properly sent and that copies are distributed to the departments concerned.

3. Administration of incoming requests Filters and routes incoming requests for legal advice. Administers (upon indications from lawyers) the pending matters list of the legal Service.

4. Filing Administers the extensive multi-language archive containing all the Legal Service’s documentation. Administers the legal services files in SharePoint, inputs and retrieves documents in SharePoint.

5. Telephone/address lists Makes, answers, filters and routes telephone calls for LM and other staff of the Legal Service. Provides administrative information in response to telephone enquiries. Keeps the business contact address list up to date in cooperation with other secretaries of the legal service.

6. Arrangement of official travel Prepares and organises official travel for the Legal Service’s legal experts in cooperation with the Bank’s Travel Agent. Prepares claims for travel expenses.

7. Preparation of seminars and meetings Puts together dossiers and other documentation for meetings, where necessary in cooperation with the Documentalists. Books meeting and/or conference rooms and organises business lunches and dinners inside and outside the Bank.

8. PC Works with BIS standard software and special applications. Creates templates and individual forms. Provides expert level services with regard to SharePoint.

9. Miscellaneous Replaces administrative colleagues during vacations and other absences.

10. Other Carries out other tasks, such as participating in departmental and/or Bank-wide projects if and when required.

Qualification: 

  • Secretarial / administrative diploma

Skills: 

  • Sound knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to type under dictation in English (French and German would be a plus)
  • Excellent language skills in English, and, if possible, German  and French
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work accurately and to cope with pressure
  • Flexibility with regard to type of work and working hours

Work experience: 

  • Three years of secretarial and administrative experience, preferably in an international environment

Application closing date: 22nd September 2019

Water Supply Engineer

Water Supply Engineer

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The Water Supply Engineer will be engaged in the implementation supervision of the construction of the water supply well station, pipeline and water pressure regulating reservoir, including capacity building. The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific tasks:

  • Support the PM/Deputy PM for the planning, coordination, execution and delivery of physical infrastructure work packages of the project;
  • Support the PM/Deputy PM for choosing the implementation methodology and the technical means to use or adapt to each batch of water supply facilities works;
  • Responsible for the technical monitoring of all planning, design and execution of works;
  • Support the PM/Deputy PM for deadlines, quality and cost management of works as well as strict  compliance with UNOPS health and safety and social and environmental requirements and plans;
  • Support the PM/Deputy PM in the management and reduction of risks related to project water supply facilities works packages in a consistent and efficient manner;
  • Being the technical interface, coordinating UNOPS, partners and stakeholders as required;
  • Analyse data, and prepare project progress reports, monitoring and evaluation reports on activities related to capacity development phase, and contribute to the final project report
  • Assist in the preparation of bid documents for the procurement of goods, services and works  and provide technical input during bid evaluation process;
  • Support the PM/Deputy PM (UNOPS)  in the administration of construction works contracts, and liaise with the Government authorities and the project stakeholders during project implementation;
  • Monitor the overall physical progress of works of the contractors; take appropriate corrective measures to ensure timely delivery within budget ensuring quality of the work;
  • Preparation and recommendation of the interim and final payments for contractor;
  • Check and verify works quantities submitted by the Contractors for the claims, review requests for variation orders and make recommendations for the Project Manager actions;

Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

 Qualifications and Experience
Education

Master’s Degree, preferably in Water Engineering or other related discipline is required; Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline in combination with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Work Experience
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in water supply engineering, including design of town/urban water supply schemes and/or water treatment plants, is required.
  • Experience in conventional water treatment plants operation is desirable.
  • Competency and experience in the use of the software packages for the preparation of engineering drawings is required.
Languages

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

Closing date for applications: 27 September 2019 (midnight Copenhagen time)

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Surveyor

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Surveyor

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information – Afghanistan

Afghanistan

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

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

Functional Responsibilities

1. General Background

The Project for Development of Water Supply Facilities in Dehsabz South Area – Parcel 2.2 (JICA V), funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) involves the design review, construction and installation of water supply facilities which are intended to support the planned new Kabul City. The water supply facilities include the following specific project scope components for design review, procurement of construction works, construction supervision, financial management and reporting. Planned construction works outputs include the construction and installation of boreholes (testing and production wells), water pumping station, water transmission main, water pressure regulating reservoir and principle water distribution main system.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager and reporting directly to the Deputy Project Manager, the Surveyor for the project is expected to support the implementation of the project activities through the provision of technical expertise and the application of best practices in the project implementation. The Surveyor, who is expected to be working in the Project Site Office, will assist the QA/QC Engineer and Monitoring Engineers to oversee implementation of contract works in confirming to the technical specifications and approved design drawings.

Specifically, the Surveyor will be responsible for multiple construction sites and shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Project Manager to ensure the overall and timely delivery of UNOPS JICA V Project in Kabul Province;
  • Understanding the technical specification and scope of work of contractors that have been assigned to him/her by the Project Manager (or Deputy Project on behalf of Project Manager)
  • Planning and conducting engineering surveys for the project water supply facilities and recording all site-related details;
  • Preparing a contour map of pipelines and project sites;
  • Assist the Project team in revising the design documents as per the proposed changes;
  • Co-ordinate with Water Supply, Electronic Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, and other units as applicable, to ensure dissemination of surveying data;
  • Checking the layout of the pipeline alignments and structures;
  • Organise, conduct and supervise implementation of detailed topographic surveys of project water facilities at the construction stages;
  • Conduct pre- and post-construction surveys and ensure the construction is in accordance with the approved design drawings and BoQ;
  • Work closely with the project designers to ensure proper collection, dissemination and use of survey data;
  • Ensure surveying equipment is well maintained and in good working condition;
  • Report regularly to the Project Manager and keep the record of all survey related documents;
  • Mentoring and building the capacity of counterpart surveyors;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

3. Qualifications and Experience

A. Education

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering/Geodesy or a relevant field from a recognized university;

B. Work Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience as surveyor in road construction and/or water supply pipeline distribution projects required;
  • Proven experience of project implementation in close collaboration with the Government authorities and community organizations;
  • Previous work experience with the United Nations or any of its agencies, partners and affiliate is desirable but not a requirement;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs, MS Project, AutoCAD Civil 3D and other appropriate Design software;
  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations is an advantage;
  • Fluency in both written and oral English is required;

C. Languages

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

D. Key Competencies

  • Proven ability to produce technical guidelines, conflict resolution, reporting;
  • Good Organizational skills and knowledge of methods to measure contractor’s capacity;
  • Fully proficient in computer software, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project and good knowledge of Auto Cad;
  • Negotiation skills to shape and influence agreements with vendors;
  • Good communication (spoken and written) skills;
  • Discretion and sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve day-to-day construction issues, and understanding of change control;
  • Ability to work towards tight deadlines;
  • Willingness to travel to / stay at the project sites for all the week;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

Flexibility in working hours and agreement to undertake night shift duties if required.

Application Closing Date – 27 September 2019

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Procurement and Logistic Associate

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Procurement and Logistic Associate

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information – Afghanistan

Afghanistan

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

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

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Procurement and Logistic Associate is responsible for supporting effective procurement and supply chain management of goods and services planned under RSHQ Project. Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with project personnel and managers in preparation of their procurement plan
  • Support in monitoring the implementation of procurement plan and provide feedback to senior team member for review
  • Review the approved requisitions from the project personnel and ensure that they are properly registered in the procurement database
  • Carry out regular market searches for the operational requirements of the project
  • Prepare UNOPS solicitation documents, namely RFQs, ITBs, and RFPs
  • Actively assists in bid evaluations of contractors/ suppliers as well as claims pertaining to outstanding contracts/procurement actions; subsequent endorsement of invoices in accordance with UNOPS’ Financial Rules and Regulations
  • Assists in monitoring and control of procurement processes including receipt of requisitions, organization of RFQ, ITB and RFP, receipt of quotations, bids and proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNOPS Procurement Manual and Financial Rules and Regulations (FRRs)
  • Reviews and verifies procurement-related submissions to the Management and Committee approval
  • Prepare the UNOPS contracting documents, namely Contracts for the supply of goods and services, and Purchase Orders
  • Reviews and verifies purchase orders for goods, contracts for services and works
  • Effectively uses procurement process monitoring systems and mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in procurement
  • In consultation with senior team member, support Project Manager in ensuring full compliance with UNOPS procurement activities and Procurement Manual, Financial Rules and Regulations (FRRs), relevant Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions and effective use of internal Standard Operating Procedures in procurement and control of workflows
  • Assist in maintaining appropriated records to ensure that procurement processes, decisions, and contractual agreements are accurately documented for accountability and audit purposes
  • Create vendor pro􀃕les, Purchase Order and Payment Requests in OneUNOPS (UNOPS Financial ERP)
  • Provide logistic support for the delivery of project goods and services, for obtaining receipt of goods, proper delivery reports, or relevant certificates, and ensure that proper inventory is taken
  • Maintain and update auditable project inventory records, assist with the preparation of financial reports for donors and beneficiary Government counterparts.

a) Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • All RSHQ project procurement activities are conducted in accordance with UNOPS rules and regulations and are completed in a timely manner.
  • RSHQ projects procurement plan for works is updated regularly and contracts for works on RAIP projects are awarded in a timely manner.
  • Proper coordination with other UNOPS units is maintained at all times to achieve effective completion of procurement functions under RSHQ projects.

b) Final Product:

  • Effective management of the procurement functions on projects

Bidding Documents and processes are completed according to Donors & UNOPS rules and regulations

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A. Education

  • High School Diploma, with 6 years of progressively responsible experience in procurement at the national level or Bachelor’s with two (2) years of progressively relevant working experience.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel)
  • Similar experience within the UN system will be a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English is required

B. Core Competencies

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office application (Word, Excel), email and able to easily navigate Internet.
  • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations would be a distinct advantage.
  • Be able to uphold and respect procurement ethics and to conduct activities with integrity.
  • Is a team player who demonstrates patience, flexibility and honesty.
  • Is able to manage and mentor a team of procurement officers and supervise them in a participatory and capacity building manner. Be willing and able to meet tight deadlines and work long hours when required.
  • Is a self-starter, who is able to plan and manage his/her own work, takes initiative and strives to meet deadlines.

Be able to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Application Closing Date – 27 September 2019

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Monitoring Engineer

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Functional Responsibilities

1. General Background

The Project for Development of Water Supply Facilities in Dehsabz South Area – Parcel 2.2 (JICA V), funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) involves the design review, construction and installation of water supply facilities which are intended to support the planned new Kabul City. The water supply facilities include the following specific project scope components for design review, procurement of construction works, construction supervision, financial management and reporting.  Planned construction works outputs include the construction and installation of boreholes (testing and production wells), water pumping station, water transmission main, water pressure regulating reservoir and principle water distribution main system.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager and reporting directly to the Deputy Project Manager, the Monitoring Engineer for the JICA V Project is expected to support the implementation of the project activities through the provision of technical expertise and the application of best practices in the project implementation.

The Monitoring Engineer will assist the Deputy Project Manager, Water Supply Engineer and QA/QC Engineer to oversee implementation of contracted water supply facilities works in conformance with the design technical specifications. Any situation that may require decision making which will involve changes in the designs and/or plans will be brought to the notice of Project Manager with details of issues encountered at site and appropriate recommendations.

Specifically, the Monitoring Engineer will be responsible for multiple construction sites and shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Project Manager to ensure the overall and timely delivery of the UNOPS JICA V Project in Kabul Province;
  • Understanding the technical specifications and scope of works for the Contractors that have been assigned to him/her by the Project Manager (or Water Supply Engineer on his/her behalf);
  • Ensure that all construction materials (e.g. steel, cement, pipes) are sourced by the Contractor from the approved quarry sites or suppliers;
  • Check contractor’s compliance to material specification for steel, cement, pipes etc., and provide regular reports to the Water Supply Engineer and Project Manager;
  • Assist the PM/Deputy PM in the implementation of Quality Plans to ensure specified quality of the water supply facilities works is achieved;
  • Develop basic bills of quantities and cost estimates, whenever asked by the Project Manager and Deputy Project Manager;
  • Monitor the water supply facilities construction works to ensure the work complies with the design and specifications;
  • Collect and document site information in relation to contractor’s work including information on the contractor’s work force, weather, progress of work and any other related information;
  • Check contractor’s claims and submittal for accuracy, and make recommendations to the Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager;
  • Ensure the strict implementation of quality control standards and procedures on the sites and report regularly to the PM/Deputy PM, Water Supply Engineer and/or QA/QC Engineer;
  • Take necessary steps to ensure timely completion of contractors’ work;
  • Prepare project progress reports and project briefs to the PM/Deputy Project MM, and assist him/her in compilation of data for reporting and briefings;
  • Prepare and manage project documentation systematically, especially assuring the organization and tidiness of the contractors’ site registers;
  • Assist the PM/Deputy PM in the hand-over and closing of the project;
  • Support the overall ownership and management of UNOPS assets at construction sites;
  • Perform other functions as may be assigned by the supervisor

Education/Experience/Language requirements

3. Qualifications and Experience

A.  Education

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a relevant field from a recognized university; Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/or a Master’s Degree will be an advantage;

B. Work Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of fieldwork experience in the field of construction preferably in the road construction with proven experience in the supervision of multiple construction sites;
  • Proven experience of project implementation in close collaboration with the Government authorities and community organizations;
  • Previous work experience with the United Nations/UNOPS is desirable but not a requirement;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs, MS Project, AutoCAD and telecommunications equipment and systems;
  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations is an advantage;
  • Fluency in both written and oral English is required;

C.  Languages

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

D.  Key Competencies

  • Proven ability to implement technical guidelines and reporting;
  • Good organizational skills and knowledge of methods to measure contractor’s capacity;
  • Fully proficient in computer software, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project and good knowledge of Auto Cad;
  • Knowledge of sources of supply, market trends, pricing, and other related matters;
  • Discretion and sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve day-to-day construction issues, and understanding of change control;
  • Ability to work towards tight deadlines;
  • Willingness to travel and/or to stay at the project sites for the week;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Application Closing Date – 27 September 2019

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Mechanical Engineer

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Background Information – Afghanistan – Mechanical Engineer

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

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

1. General Background

The Project for Development of Water Supply Facilities in Dehsabz South Area – Parcel 2.2 (JICA V), funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) involves the design review, construction and installation of water supply facilities which are intended to support the planned new Kabul City. The water supply facilities include the following specific project scope components for design review, procurement of construction works, construction supervision, financial management and reporting.  Planned construction works outputs include the construction and installation of boreholes (testing and production wells), water pumping station, water transmission main, water pressure regulating reservoir and principle water distribution main system.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall guidance and direction of the Project Manager (PM), and in close coordination with the Deputy Project Manager, Water Supply Engineer, Electrical Engineer and other project staff, the Mechanical Engineer will provide mechanical engineering expertise to the project by contributing to ensure the water supply facilities mechanical systems are designed and constructed in accordance with local and international policies, guidelines, standards and specifications applicable, for the new water supply facilities to be constructed under the project.

The Mechanical Engineer will carry out mechanical designs and supervise the construction works in accordance with industry acceptable and applicable energy efficiency principles, policies and standards.  Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Determine, review and establish the local and international policies, standards and specifications required for mechanical engineering work related to building construction and refurbishment for the project in Afghanistan.
  • Carry out inspections of the water supply facilities to be constructed, assess the current situation with the mechanical systems, and design suitable upgrades/replacement of existing mechanical systems to meet the local and international standards and specifications applicable, and in consultation with all stakeholders.
  • Prepare and/or review detailed mechanical engineering design documentation including drawings, specifications and scope of work reports to be included in water supply facilities construction tender documents.
  • Prepare quality control and quality assurance documentation related to mechanical engineering work for new water supply facilities.
  • Assist the PM, Deputy PM, Water Supply Engineer and the QA/QC Engineer in the preparation of bidding documents for the new water supply facilities.
  • Supervise on-site works carried out by contractors closely on a day to day basis to ensure quality of the works is monitored and controlled as per specification requirements.
  • Prepare and submit professional progress reports to the Project Manager/Deputy PM at intervals agreed upon.
  • Ensure safety and health of everyone involved in the project and general public by identifying risks and threats, planning, implementing and maintaining internationally acceptable safety standards in all aspects, at all stages of the project.
  • Ensure all design and construction of water supply facilities mechanical works is carried out in accordance with and in compliance with industry standards and international best practice energy efficiency principles, standards, guidelines and specification.
  • Assist the PM/Deputy PM in the preparation of various project reports where necessary.
  • Provide expert advice to all stakeholders including contractors, PM/Deputy PM, project staff, clients and donor agencies on Mechanical engineering related water supply facilities works where required.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

3. Qualifications and Experience

A.  Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent professional qualification. Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/or a Master’s Degree will be an advantage;

B. Work Experience

At least 4 years’ experience in design and construction of mechanical systems related to water supply facilities and building construction. Ability to produce mechanical drawings and design documentation using AutoCAD or similar software. Proficient in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and experience in handling web-based management systems. Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations preferred.

C.  Languages

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

D.  Key Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
  • High degree of personal initiative and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and new work assignments.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills and ability to coordinate with various support service units, work on tight deadlines, and handle multiple concurrent activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken, written and presentational), including ability to present sensitive issues/positions and to write reports and technical decisions quantitatively justified.
  • Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment.
  • Self-motivated, versatile and adaptable to different cultures and people.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the area of professional discipline and job knowledge.
  • Ability to build and promote effective teams and enable competence by sharing knowledge.
  • Ability to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Application Closing Date – 27 September 2019

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Procurement Associate

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Procurement Associate

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information – Afghanistan

Afghanistan

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

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

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The Procurement Associate works under the overall guidance and supervision of the Project Manager and in close consultation with AFOC Procurement Unit, the Procurement Associate will perform the following duties and responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • In collaboration with the project manager, undertake all activities related to procurement of works on projects.
  • Draft all bidding documents, including Request for Quotations (RFQ), Invitations to Bid (ITB), and Request for Proposal (RFP). Assist the Project Manager in drafting the TORs and specifications for the requested goods, services and works.
  • Actively assist VIP in the development of works procurement plan and assist in the process of obtaining relevant approvals from donors, UNOPS headquarters procurement staff and other relevant authorities.
  • Update the local and international vendors’ roster and database established and used by UNOPS AFOC.
  • Carry out regular market searches related to the Project operational requirements. Prepare responses to donor and other key stakeholders’ queries in relation to bidding documents including preparation of Tender Documents, Bid Evaluation reports, and
  • Contract Award documents. Organize and coordinate pre-bid meetings, inform bidders of procurement rules and regulations and respond to any queries from bidders.
  • Assist in arranging of Bid Opening and Evaluation sessions. As a Chairman or Member of the Bid Evaluation Committee play an integral role in the short-listing of bidders.
  • Responsible for obtaining technical clarification from bidders, when required and when permitted by donor’s rules and regulations. Prepare the Bid Evaluation/Quotation Analysis reports.
  • Coordinate the processes of obtaining approvals from UNOPS headquarters for the contract award recommendations. Draft and process submissions to the HQCPC/LCPC “Review Committee” in Copenhagen.
  • Upon approval, coordinate with the selected bidder to ensure completion of administrative processes including provision of Performance Security, issuance of contract award notice and ensure that contract documents are distributed accordingly.
  • Organize and undertake the process of the clearance of items and equipment to be dispatched to the field locations. Arrange the transportation of dispatched materials from and to the field of operations.
  • Track the project procured materials from the suppliers to the end users. Check all invoices and attach all supporting documents before submitting payments to finance section.
  • Maintain and update all procurement files and records of corporate, service, maintenance and other contracts.
  • Ensure all completed Procurement Documents are archived efficiently and effectively.
  • Prepare a range of procurement-related forms and documents (short-lists, LCPC/HQCPC submissions, Purchase Orders/Service Contract and Amendments, etc) and reports ensuring that all specifications, terms and conditions are according to UNOPS standards.
  • Collaborate with the procurement team in the development and implementation of a procurement management system in respect of planning, awarding, administering and monitoring of all matters related to procurement for the JICA Projects and the AGOC Procurement Support Unit.
  • Maintain and update the procurement monitoring system and provide feedback on purchase orders to the projects’ teams.
  • Together with the Project Manager, Project Support Officer and project’s technical team, review and evaluate bids or proposals received and prepare analysis for contract awards and for submission to the appropriate procurement committee (LCPC or HQCPC).
  • Responds to queries from projects, clients, companies, etc. regarding procurement related matters.
  • Liaise with the logistics unit or projects on receipt of goods, equipment, and services in view of obtaining proper delivery report, RIR, or relevant certificates and that proper inventory is taken.
  • Ensure availability of all supporting documents for audit and review purposes.
  • Conduct market research to determine sources of supplies by using United Nations Global Market Place, and other external sources.
  • Maintain effective liaison with contractors/suppliers to ensure timely delivery.
  • In close consultation with the project technical team and the QA/QC section, liaise with end-users, contractors and suppliers on quality deficiencies and on appropriateness of goods and services.
  • Timely and accurate completion of procurement processes.
  • Participate in negotiations to resolve difficult procurement issues and handle questions/complaints from contractors on bidding and award issues.

a) Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • All RSHQ project procurement activities are conducted in accordance with UNOPS rules and regulations and are completed in a timely manner.
  • RSHQ projects procurement plan for works is updated regularly and contracts for works on RAIP projects are awarded in a timely manner.
  • Proper coordination with other UNOPS units is maintained at all times to achieve effective completion of procurement functions under RSHQ projects.

b) Final Product:

  • Effective management of the procurement functions on projects

Bidding Documents and processes are completed according to Donors & UNOPS rules and regulations

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • High School Diploma, with 6 years of progressively responsible experience in procurement at the national level or Bachelor’s with two (2) years of progressively relevant working experience.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel)
  • Similar experience within the UN system will be a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English is required

B. Core Competencies

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office application (Word, Excel), email and able to easily navigate Internet.
  • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations would be a distinct advantage.
  • Be able to uphold and respect procurement ethics and to conduct activities with integrity.
  • Is a team player who demonstrates patience, flexibility and honesty.
  • Is able to manage and mentor a team of procurement officers and supervise them in a participatory and capacity building manner. Be willing and able to meet tight deadlines and work long hours when required.
  • Is a self-starter, who is able to plan and manage his/her own work, takes initiative and strives to meet deadlines.

Be able to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Application Closing Date – 27 September 2019

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Electrical Engineer

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Background Information – Afghanistan – Electrical Engineer

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

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

1. General Background

The Project for Development of Water Supply Facilities in Dehsabz South Area – Parcel 2.2 (JICA V), funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) involves the design review, construction and installation of water supply facilities which are intended to support the planned new Kabul City. The water supply facilities include the following specific project scope components for design review, procurement of construction works, construction supervision, financial management and reporting.  Planned construction works outputs include the construction and installation of boreholes (testing and production wells), water pumping station, water transmission main, water pressure regulating reservoir and principle water distribution main system.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall guidance and direction of the Project Manager (PM), and in close coordination with the Water Supply Engineer, Mechanical Engineer and other project staff, the Electrical Engineer will provide electrical engineering expertise to the project by contributing to ensure the electrical systems are designed and constructed in accordance with local and international policies, guidelines, standards and specifications applicable, for the new water supply facilities to be constructed under the project.

The Electrical Engineer will carry out electrical designs and supervise construction work in accordance with industry acceptable and applicable energy efficiency principles, policies and standards.  Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Determine, review and establish the local and international policies, standards and specifications required for electrical engineering work related to water supply facilities in Afghanistan.
  • Carry out inspections of the water supply facilities to be constructed, assess the current situation with the electrical systems, and design suitable upgrades/replacement of existing electrical systems to meet the local and international standards and specifications applicable, and in consultation with all stakeholders.
  • Prepare and/or review detailed electrical engineering design documentation including drawings, specifications and scope of work reports to be included in water supply facilities construction tender documents.
  • Prepare quality control and quality assurance documentation related to electrical engineering work for new water supply facilities.
  • Assist the Water Supply Engineer and the Project Manager in the preparation of bidding documents for the new water supply facilities.
  • Supervise on-site work carried out by contractors closely on a day to day basis to ensure quality of the work is monitored and controlled as per specification requirements.
  • Prepare and submit professionally prepared periodic progress reports to the Project Manager at intervals agreed upon.
  • Ensure safety and health of everyone involved in the project and general public by identifying risks and threats, planning, implementing and maintaining internationally acceptable safety standards in all aspects, at all stages of the project.
  • Ensure all design and construction of electrical work is carried out in accordance with and in compliance with industry standards and international best practice energy efficiency principles, standards, guidelines and specification.
  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation of various project reports where necessary.
  • Provide expert advice to all stakeholders including contractors, Project Manager, project staff, clients and donor agencies on electrical engineering related work where required.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

3. Qualifications and Experience

A.  Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent professional qualification. Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/or a Master’s Degree will be an advantage;

B. Work Experience

At least 4 years’ experience in design and construction of electrical systems related to water supply facilities and/or building construction. Ability to produce electrical drawings and design documentation using AutoCAD or similar software. Proficient in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and experience in handling web-based management systems. Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations preferred.

C.  Languages

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

D.  Key Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
  • High degree of personal initiative and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and new work assignments.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills and ability to coordinate with various support service units, work on tight deadlines, and handle multiple concurrent activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken, written and presentational), including ability to present sensitive issues/positions and to write reports and technical decisions quantitatively justified.
  • Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment.
  • Self-motivated, versatile and adaptable to different cultures and people.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the area of professional discipline and job knowledge.
  • Ability to build and promote effective teams and enable competence by sharing knowledge.
  • Ability to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Application Closing Date – 27 September 2019

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Associate Democratic Governance Officer

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Background – Associate Democratic Governance Officer

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at OSCE/ODIHR must be borne by their authorities.

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

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

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

The ODIHR Democratic Governance and Gender Unit implements a number of projects to strengthen democratic institutions, including parliaments and political parties, with the aim of strengthening public trust in the efficacy, transparency and equity of democratic systems and supporting inclusive participation of under-represented groups such as women, youth and persons with disabilities (PwDs).

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief, Democratic Governance and Gender Unit, the incumbent of the position of Associate Democratic Governance Officer will perform the following duties:

  • Analyzing and monitoring public policy, legislation and practices affecting diversity and inclusion in democratic institutions in the OSCE region;
  • Co-ordinating and working with other ODIHR units and departments and the OSCE institutions; providing expertise and advice as well as designing methodologies for mainstreaming the participation of PwDs in all ODIHR activities;
  • Providing briefings on activities related to diversity and inclusion in democratic institutions and participation of under-represented groups, including PwDs in political and public life;
  • Contributing to the substantive organization of mandated OSCE human dimension meetings on issues of participation in political and public life; reporting to the ODIHR management and, as required, to the ODIHR partners and donors, on the progress in implementation of the projects and activities conducted in the field of participation of under-represented groups in political and public life;
  • Identifying, developing, implementing and evaluating specific programmes, projects and activities to promote increased diversity and inclusion in democratic institutions and participation of under-represented groups, including persons with disabilities in political and public life, and further to increase the level of compliance of domestic policies with international instruments and standards for the promotion of inclusive democratic institutions and the rights and participation of under-represented groups, including persons with disabilities within the OSCE region;
  • Representing the ODIHR at international conferences and meetings related to the portfolio;
  • Performing other related duties as required.
  • For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see: http://www.osce.org/odihr

Necessary Qualifications

  • First-level university degree in law, international relations, social sciences, political sciences, or related field;
  • A minimum of four years of related professional experience in government, international organization or an NGO of which two years at the international level;
  • Proven experience in designing, planning and implementing project activities that support inclusive democratic institutions and the participation of under-represented groups, preferably including persons with disabilities in political and public life, and working with civil society, including disabled people’s organizations;
  • Good understanding of the international environment in which participation of under-represented groups and related activities are being discussed, promoted and implemented as well as knowledge of the functioning of international institutions and bodies entrusted with the task of promoting and overseeing the implementation of treaties, conventions and other instruments related to participation in political and public life;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills;
  • Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications;
  • Professional fluency in English, with excellent written and oral communication skills; working knowledge of Russian would be an asset;
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

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

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

Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of the recruitment will be contacted.

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

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

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

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

Application Closing Date – 20 October 2019

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Spotlight Digital Editor (Consultant)

Spotlight Digital Editor (Consultant)

Background

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. The Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between European Union and United Nations to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030. Launched with a seed funding commitment of €500 million from the European Union, the Initiative represents an unprecedented global effort to invest in gender equality and women’s empowerment as a precondition and driver for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Initiative is responding to all forms of violence against women and girls, with a particular focus on domestic and family violence, sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices, femicide, trafficking in human beings and sexual and economic (labour) exploitation. The Initiative is addressing legislative and policy gaps, strengthen institutions, promote gender-equitable attitudes, and provide quality services for survivors and reparations for victims of violence and their families. Interventions will also strengthen systems for collecting data on violence against women and girls and empower women’s movements.

The Spotlight Initiative is deploying targeted, large-scale investments to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in more than 20 countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific.

Under the stewardship of the UN Deputy Secretary-General, the Spotlight Initiative’s implementing UN agencies are UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF. Other UN agencies, funds and programmes play key roles in implementing it’s programmes, such as ILO under the Initiative’s Safe and Fair programme in the ASEAN region. The Spotlight Initiative Secretariat works in close partnership with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) to develop, plan and execute it programmes, communications and visibility activities.

The Spotlight Initiative Secretariat is based in New York.

Duties and Responsibilities

Job Purpose

The Digital Editor will be responsible for conceptualizing, developing, writing, editing and acquiring written and visual content for the global Spotlight Initiative website, digital campaigns and platforms. The Editor will also copy-edit written products, publications and other content as required by the Secretariat.

The Digital Editor ensures that the content is:

  • accurate, appropriate, timely and engaging
  • conforms to journalistic standards and Spotlight Initiative branding
  • provides regional balance across the Initiative’s programme countries

The Digital Editor must be committed to ending all forms of violence against women and girls, be able to work on a team and have excellent judgment both editorially and interpersonally. The incumbent must be able to write and edit fresh, accurate, jargon-free copy on deadline create visibility for the Spotlight Initiative and exercise leadership.

Organizational Setting

The Digital Editor position will be located at the Spotlight Initiative Secretariat in New York. The incumbent reports directly to the Spotlight Initiative Global Communications Lead.

Main Tasks

Plan, research, write, edit and publish stories and content for the Spotlight Initiative website

  • Work closely with Spotlight Initiative teams and communications focal points in the field to develop human interest stories
  • Work with communications focal points to develop and regularly update content for the website
  • Develop and maintain digital content editorial calendar
  • Produce innovative and engaging copy for all digital campaigns, including for social media
  • Produce written content for the Spotlight Initiative Secretariat as needed

Maintain, monitor and administer Spotlight Initiative website

  • Evaluate and test website functionalities and match with user requirements to ensure consistent product quality and performance
  • Monitor and review Spotlight Initiative web pages — including regional and country pages — to ensure adherence to the Global Communications and Visibility Strategy, web-writing guidelines and web user manual.
  • Scan all content published on website to ensure quality and consistency with web-writing guidelines and the UN Editorial Manual
  • Liaise with developers to identify and correct bugs and system issues
  • Frequently update and optimize Web user manual

Coordinate the translation of web content

  • Develop a translation plan for web content and ensure timely translation of English content into French and Spanish
  • Coordinate in-house translation with French- and Spanish-speaking colleagues, as required
  • Monitor deadlines and delivery of translations for posting.

Carries out any duties assigned by the Spotlight Initiative Global Communications Lead or the Head of the Technical Unit.

Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies

  • Effective Communications
  • Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Results Orientation

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to produce (write or edit) fresh, accurate, jargon-free and reader-friendly copy on deadline
  • Outstanding writing and copy-editing skills,
  • Job Knowledge/Technical expertise
  • Familiarity with and ability to learn web content management systems

Required Skills and Experience

Requirements

  • Superb writing and editing skills, including a strong understanding of online storytelling, as well as a strong fact-checking and copy-editing background
  • Either advanced university degree in Journalism, Communications,  International Development or similar field, or equivalent work experience
  • Preferred at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in news reporting, journalistic writing, editing or communications. Preferred at least 3 years spent at the international level
  • Knowledge of web development and content management systems, with grasp of design basics and an understanding of modern web standards, communication principles and social media platforms
  • Knowledge of international development issues
  • Fluency in English, with excellent drafting abilities and editorial skills required
  • Knowledge of another UN language (French or Spanish) is an asset.

Application closing date: 22dn September 2019 ( Midnight New York, USA)

Design Consultant

Design Consultant

Background

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

UN Women is committed to the achievement of equality between women, men, boys and girls as partners and beneficiaries of humanitarian action. UN Women is leading and coordinating the United Nations System to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It is providing strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign rooted in civil society. It takes place between 25 November, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, and 10 December, Human Rights Day. The campaign brings individuals and organisations around the world together to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls in all its forms, be it sexual violence as a weapon of war or intimate partner violence in the privacy of one’s own home. The United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign supports the movement with its global advocacy campaign which utilises the colour orange to represent a brighter future, free from gender-based violence, as a unifying theme running through all its global activities. This year’s theme is Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape! The campaign aims to make the stories and experiences of survivors seen and heard and to bring a final end to the silence, stigma and shame around gender-based violence.

UN Women Nordic office is seeking a consultant to help facilitate the work of the campaign.

Duties and Responsibilities

Purpose and Objective of the Consultancy

The objective of this consultancy is to provide design support for events and for advocacy support material.

Scope of Work and Responsibilities

  1. Design a mobile exhibition in collaboration with UN Women and get approval, order equipment and follow up with service provider and one banner for outdoor visibility (7 days)
  2. Install and dismantle the mobile exhibition in three locations (3 days)

Deliverables:

The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:

  1. Mobile exhibition designed, installed and dismantled (10 days).

Competencies

Functional Competencies

  • Proven ability to design and implement relevant and targeted initiatives
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships with a variety of stakeholders and develop inter-institutional coordination and communication mechanisms.

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Core Values and Ethics:

  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and able to work in a multi-national environment
  • Support the Organization’s corporate goal
  • Comply with UN WOMEN rules, regulations and code of conduct
  • Integrity

Teamwork:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Build effective client relationships and partnerships
  • Interact with all levels of staff in the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Build and share knowledge
  • Make valuable practice contributions

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Listen actively and respond effectively

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Graphic Design, Arts or related topic
  • At least 10 years of experience in the use of graphic art in communications; arts, graphic design, photography or related fields;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with different media including photography, graphic arts, communication material and installations;
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the design of innovative installations for high-level international events, and implementing these installations at these events;
  • Experience in developing innovative means of communication;
  • Experience in developing exhibitions, material and experience rooms;
  • Excellent rapport in understanding culturally diverse audiences for messaging;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a minimum of guidance while seeing consensus, and ability to deliver on target and on time.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in the English language required, with strong, confident command of both written and oral English.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a copy of their portfolio with relevant works, or internet links to events that can demonstrate the above.

Application closing date: 20th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

 

International Consultant

International Consultant

Background

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

UN Women is leading and coordinating the United Nations System to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It is providing strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with the private sector, civil society, government and other relevant actors.

With 10 years to go to the end date of gender inequality in 2030, UN Women is calling for enhanced and sustained actions to deliver on our collective global commitments as they are reflected in Sustainable Development Goal 5 and in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action which celebrates 25 years in 2020. To this end, UN Women has together with key partners established the Generation Equality Forum, a campaign that will be ongoing until July 2020 with a conference in Paris and through to UN Member State discussion st the UN General Assembly on September 2020. UN Women Nordic Liaison Office in Copenhagen is looking to recruit a consultant to assist in the preparations of the Generation Equality Forum, including in the organisation of campaigns and in engagement with the private sector and other relevant stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

The objective of this consultancy is to help facilitate engagement of the Nordic private sector, local government actors and civil society in the Generation Equality Forum campaign.

Scope of Work and Responsibilities

  1. Review all partnership documents and business propositions for the engagement of the private sector in the Generation Equality Forum and liaise with the private sector unit and other relevant units in UN Women as well as with the Gender Diversity Roundtable and other partners. Arrange and conduct meetings with key stakeholders with the purpose of soliciting their interest in partnerships and identify resource mobilization opportunities through win-win arrangements.
  2. Prepare tailor-made documents for meetings with each stakeholder related to a relevant business proposition and partnership models.

Deliverables:

The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:

  1. Review tasks and design workplan for the consultancy (4 days)
  2. Materials prepared and partnership meetings conducted in Denmark, including workplan for way forward (20 days)
  3. Materials prepared and partnership meetings conducted in Norway, including workplan for way forward (8 days)
  4. Materials prepared and partnership meetings conducted in Sweden, including workplan for way forward (8 days);

Competencies

Functional Competencies

  • Proven ability to design and implement relevant and targeted initiatives
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships with a variety of stakeholders and develop inter-institutional coordination and communication mechanisms.

Integrity:

Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Core Values and Ethics:

  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and able to work in a multi-national environment
  • Support the Organization’s corporate goal
  • Comply with UN WOMEN rules, regulations and code of conduct
  • Integrity

Teamwork:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Build effective client relationships and partnerships
  • Interact with all levels of staff in the organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Build and share knowledge
  • Make valuable practice contributions

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Listen actively and respond effectively

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Political Science, International Development, Gender Studies or a related field
  • Experience working for an international organisation and/or government entity with focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, with particular focus on Goal 5
  • Demonstrated experience working with and advocating on gender issues.
  • Experience in planning and organising complex events.
  • Experience working with or collaborating closely with the private sector// Experience conducting strategies on private sector engagement, with specific focus on resource mobilization
  • Demonstrated analytical experience.
  • Excellent rapport in understanding culturally diverse audiences for messaging;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a minimum of guidance while seeing consensus, and ability to deliver on target and on time.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in the English language required, with strong, confident command of both written and oral English. Fluency in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish required.

 

Application closing date: 20th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Gender Audit Consultant/Humanitarian Sector Consultancy to conduct a gender audit of two selected sectors of the humanitarian response –

Gender Audit Consultant/Humanitarian Sector Consultancy to conduct a gender audit of two selected sectors of the humanitarian response

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. UN Women places women’s rights at the center of all its interventions and leads and coordinates United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Government efforts on empowerment of women and gender equality building effective partnership with civil society and other relevant actors.

Background/Context

UN Women in Nigeria is working with the Government, UN agencies, international non-governmental organizations, local actors to empower conflict-affected women and girls and improve their access to opportunities, rights and services including justice and livelihoods in Northeast Nigeria. North-East Nigeria has experienced heightened crisis since 2009 due to the insurgency by the Non-State Armed Groups and counter-insurgency operations by the Government of Nigeria. The crisis, which is principally a protection crisis has impacted women, men, girls and boys differently. [1] According to the 2019 multi-year Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), an estimated 1.8 million people are displaced, and new displacements are ongoing. [2]Of this number, women and children are the most affected at 87%. Women and girls have been targeted with rape, abduction and conscripted to serve as spies and forced to carry person-borne improvised explosive devices (PBIED). While men and boys have been targeted for recruitment and are at higher risk of being killed.

The humanitarian community has been providing life-saving assistance to millions of affected people since 2016[3]. In the context of the strong ongoing partnership between the UN and the Government of Nigeria in providing life-saving and recovery assistance to conflict affected population in the Northeast, UN Women Nigeria established a sub-office in 2018 in Maiduguri Borno State to facilitate enhanced support to women and girls affected by the insurgency. With a view to enhancing gender sensitive humanitarian response programming and delivery, UN Women supports capacity building efforts of humanitarian actors and implements projects on protection, empowerment of women and resilience building. Following the emerging shift in ensuring that  humanitarian-development nexus needs are  addressed together in order to reduce risk, build resilience in the short, medium and long term given the nature and given that humanitarian and recovery responses are not gender neutral, it is  imperative that gender sensitive responses are embraced to improve the effectiveness of assistance and resilience-building efforts, through better targeted support.

In this context UN Women in Nigeria UN Women, with the support of the Government of Japan, is implementing a project on Strengthening the resilience of conflict-affected women; and their leadership in humanitarian action, peace processes and socio-economic recovery in Borno and Yobe States. An important aspect of this partnership will include conducting a gender audit of two sectors of humanitarian response delivery.  UN Women will engage the services of an experienced gender consultant to conduct a gender audit of two humanitarian sectors, namely the protection and livelihood sectors. The audit will assess differential access to, and control of resources and benefits women and men encounter through humanitarian relief and recovery projects. This will pave the way for the integration of gender equity measures into humanitarian and development programmes and practices of organizations to bring about sustainable organizational change. The consultant will work, under the overall guidance of the UN Women Nigeria Deputy Representative, with day-to-day reporting to the Maiduguri Sub-Office Programme Coordinator.

[1] Nigerian Humanitarian Response Plan-2019
[2] UN Women Northeast Donor Mission Briefing Note-2019
[3] The 2019 Multi-Year HRP

Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives and planned outcomes

The gender audit consultant is expected to conduct a participatory Gender Audit, which will assess how the two sectors have been mainstreaming gender priorities at sector level and at partner levels programmatically, and recommend measures for further enhancing gender mainstreaming in all actions of the sectors (looking for example, at quality of gender analysis under the HNO for the priority sectors and the programmatic priorities as well as resource allocations under the relevant sections of the HRP). Specifically, the Gender Audit aims to:

  • Assess the extent to which the livelihood and protection sector plans and strategies are gender-responsive, and how sector partners are mainstreaming a gender perspective in their programming, in accordance to global standards, including the IASC gender standards commitments;
  • Determine the extent to which sectors have been able to articulate gender priorities and assess existing knowledge, capacity and resources within the relevant clusters to promote the empowerment of women and girls in humanitarian settings;
  • Develop recommendations for promoting gender equality principles and strengthening gender-responsive programming in alignment with IASC gender policy and accountability framework and other humanitarian standards and frameworks, such as the Agenda for Humanity, with the view to strengthening integration of gender-related commitments in sector plans, strategies, programs, communications and practices.;
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses with respect to gender mainstreaming, and provide actionable recommendations, including short and medium terms steps necessary to deliver effective and quality gender-responsive programming that addresses and meets the needs of the affected population with particular focus on the needs and priorities of conflict/crisis-affected women and girls.
  • Assess the quality and effectiveness of existing mechanisms aiming to further strengthen their participation and engagement in priority setting in relation to the humanitarian and crisis response and enhance accountability and results for crisis-affected women and girls, men and boys including on PSEA/SH related matters.

Methodology

The Consultant will work closely with UN Women staff, protection and livelihood sector leads, partners, OHCT members and the Humanitarian Gender Technical Team and adapt the ILO participatory gender audit tool to conduct the gender audit of two humanitarian response sectors, Protection and Livelihood.  To have a clearer understanding of the context and gender mainstreaming in the northeast humanitarian response so far as well as guide development of an inception report demonstrating how the proposed gender audit adopted in line with context realities, the consultant will have inception meeting with the two-sector leads, women led CSOs, Ministry of Women and Affairs and Social Development and  State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Similarly, the consultant will work with focal points and partners as the designated contact point in setting up meetings, exchanging information, providing documentation, organizing and facilitating workshops (where necessary) to the sectors partners. The gender audit will be concluded with a feedback session where initial findings are presented to UN Women team and to the sectors partners for comments/feedback and the development of a strategy/work plan in relation to the next steps.

The selected consultant will organize and conduct a gender audit of the livelihood and protection sectors within the context of the North-East Nigeria humanitarian operations, covering Borno and Yobe States. S/he, will provide conceptual, as well as technical, expertise for the efficient delivery of the gender audit activities. The audit design and methodology will be discussed and agreed with the UN Women team and key stakeholders from the clusters and GIHA members? at the beginning of the consultancy. The consultant will use different methods: desk review, questionnaire, interviews, and focus groups/discussion sessions during the assignment.

The gender audit will review the quality of gender mainstreaming in the livelihood and protection sector programming, to provide a baseline for progress in the two sectors to identify capacity gaps and inform the development of sector-specific gender mainstreaming guidelines, strategic processes, plans and resource mobilization and allocation. A two-pronged approach will be used-focusing at both the sector level and partners capacities, resources and strategies in relation to gender mainstreaming.

The gender audit will focus on the following areas:

  1. General statistics/Quality of Gender analysis and Gender responsive humanitarian needs assessment;
  2. Management and gender mainstreaming support at the sector level in relation to development of plans and strategies; including yearly plans in the HRP, HNO, advocacy strategies and technical support
  3. Sector planning, prioritization and resource allocations with focus on gender elements and priorities
  4. Sector partners’ resources and capacities in relation to supporting and implementing gender responsive humanitarian action and areas for capacity development;
  5. Gender mainstreaming in programmes and advocacy/communication-related actions and initiatives
  6. Staffing and human resources required for gender responsive humanitarian action
  7. Financial resources/budget; monitoring and evaluation
  8. Partnerships for the advancement of gender responsive humanitarian action
  9. Mechanisms to enhance accountability towards the crisis affected women and girls-men and boys, linking this discussion to existing community-based complaint mechanisms

Report should:

  • Contain an executive summary (mandatory)
  • Be analytical in nature (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Be structured around the key issues/entry points highlighted above and related findings/lessons learnt
  • Include key findings and good practices as well as opportunities and entry points to scale these up
  • Include recommendations and a strategy on the next steps

Key Deliverables

  • Inception report and Methodological plan, tools and time-frame
  • Briefing session during the process of data collection
  • Number of workshops and sessions with stakeholders as part of the inception, roll out and validation of the gender audit
  • Final report, including recommendations, action plan and monitoring strategy for the developed action along with an MIS tool.
  • Debriefing session with Senior Management Team

Key Performance Indicators

  • Gender Audit workplan;
  • Gender Audit instruments (examples: matrix with key questions and means of verification, questionnaires, interview protocols, meeting programmes, focus group methodologies, etc.)
  • Documented records of interviews and observations with stakeholders. Draft Gender audit findings.
  • Presentation of findings to key stakeholders
  • Draft report delivered to UN Women for consideration and for comments.
  • Enhanced understanding of the UN Women mandates in the Project.

Competencies

CORE VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

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

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Gender and policing in humanitarian context
  • Excellent knowledge of Gender and Humanitarian, Women’s rights and participation in leadership and decision making
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Knowledge of the North East Nigeria humanitarian crisis and its gender impact
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Full compliance with UN Women ‘s regulations and operating procedures
  • Ability to plan work assignments and to establish priorities
  • Ability to break down complex information and simplify to facilitate understanding by persons with limited literacy
  • Negotiating skills and ability to work at all levels with others to reach mutually benefiting and lasting understandings
  • Excellent investigation skills and experience engaging vulnerable populations to bring the desired issue to the fore.
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; capacity to recognize and respond appropriately to the ideas, interests and concerns of others;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification

  • Postgraduate degree in international relations, gender, development studies relevant to social science subject
  • ILO Participatory Gender Audit certification desirable

Experience

  • Excellent knowledge of gender, and progressively responsible experience in gender mapping and analyses, conducting gender audit and promoting gender equality and gender mainstreaming, including in humanitarian settings and in relation to humanitarian and crisis response
  • Previous experience or engagement with conflict-affected communities.
  • Proven experience of developing and delivering multi-stakeholder workshops and focus group discussions
  • Excellent English written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of issues related to gender equality in Nigeria is desirable
  • Knowledge of gender mainstreaming in humanitarian programming and planning is desirable
  • Working for an international NGO desirable

Language Requirements

Excellent oral and written English language skills, and one of the languages spoken in the North-East. Knowledge of Hausa is desired.

Application closing date: 31st October 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

 

Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security

Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security

NAP1325

Background

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

UN Women provides support to partners in Afghanistan to increase the meaningful participation of women in conflict prevention, conflict resolution and sustainable peacebuilding processes. Under the current country Strategic Note (2018-2022) and in line with UN Partnership for Sustainable Development (2016-2020) and Afghanistan’s National Peace and Development Framework (2017 – 2021), UN Women supports the government to implement its National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325), including district and provincial localization, and to achieve targets of SDG 5 and 16.

In addition, UN Women supports localization of the 1325 National Action Plan with active participation of diverse women and women peacebuilders, as well as local governments, as well as the Provincial Peace Councils, is one of the UN Women’s top priorities for the years 2018-2020. UN Women supports the development of capacities for women’s organizations to build platforms and advocacy for peace through the Afghan Women’s Network and beyond. In partnership with UNAMA, UN Women will continue to support women’s engagement in the peace and stability processes. In partnership with UNDP, UN Women will continue to engage on women’s access to justice and security sector reform.

Reporting to Senior Programme Manager on WPS (based in the UN Women Country Office in Kabul, Afghanistan) will be the primary programme specialist for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions on NAP1325 programmatic activities through donor funds. They will work in close collaboration with the programme and operations team in Afghanistan, and relevant UN Women staff in the Regional Office (Bangkok) and HQ (New York), Government officials, civil society and development partners to ensure successful implementation and achievement of planned results.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide programme development advisory services on implementation of NAP1325 (WPS),

  • Provide programme advisory support to the WPS Programme Manager, the Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative in Afghanistan within the WPS portfolio, specifically to plan, monitor and implement activities supporting the implementation of NAP1325, including planning and developing of future NAPs, providing technical support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and planning and executing localization workshops that incorporate engagement with key women’s civil society organizations.
  • Provide technical and coordination support to the development and provision of policy advice and substantive of the programme on NAP1325 implementation, including through organizing periodic consultations with key stakeholders, women leaders, human rights experts and UN partners to gather inputs on programme design, as necessary.

2.  Provide technical and coordination support to the management and oversight of the NAP1325 implementation components of the WPS programme portfolio:

  • Monitor and report on progress annual work plan and budget for relevant WPS programme outcomes (NAP1325) and manage their implementation in line with Results-Based Management Tools;
  • Review the submission of implementing partners’ mandatory reports as required (MoFA, civil society organizations and relevant partners in localization);
  • Contribute to and finalize quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes, prepare high-quality donor reports and contribute to UN Women reporting (quarterly, annual, etc.), and communicate with donors on a regular basis with specific responsibility under outcomes, outputs and activities related to NAP1325 implementation.

3.  Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to partners working in the area of WPS and the management of the people and financial resources of the WPS programme portfolio activities related to NAP1325 implementation:

  • Build, manage, and expand relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the WPS programme, specifically by exploring innovative and best practice approaches to NAP1325 implementation, in close coordination with the WPS programme staff and WPS Programme Manager;
  • Serve as an expert resource to partners on WPS;
  • Oversee the management of the relevant section of the programme budget and stay up to date on financial status of its implementation;

4.  Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies, particularly as it relates to NAP1325 implementation and localization:

  • In close coordination with WPS Programme Manager, Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies for WPS;
  • Proactively identify potential donors/ partners and explore opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, finalize substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.

5.  Provide technical and coordination support to the management of inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned implementation of WPS activities:

  • Provide substantive technical support to the WPS Programme Manager, Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative in Afghanistan on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees and keep all stakeholders informed of NAP1325 and localization activities on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with the partners’ efforts;
  • Take part in country-level Comprehensive Country Assessment (CCA)/ United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) processes and similar exercises related to the RC system;
  • Prepare substantive inputs to CCA/ UNDAF and other documents, as necessary.

6.  Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to WPS as requested by the Country Representative and WPS Programme Manager;
  • Provide inputs to the management of advocacy strategies and their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Lead the development of knowledge management strategies and methodologies and products on WPS.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies

  • Strong writing skills and ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Strong organization skills and ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Strong policy analysis experience and knowledge of WPS;
  • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation
  • Strong networking skills
  • Ability to negotiate and interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising;
  • Understanding of programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international affairs, law, human rights, gender/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;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience working on women, peace and security, human rights, and/or gender equality and women’s empowerment issues, including at the international level, or related fields;
  • Demonstrated technical experience in the area of Women, Peace and Security required;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors required;
  • Experience coordinating and technically supporting donor, non-governmental, and UN coordination mechanisms at the technical level is an asset.
  • Experience working in the UN System and/or in Afghanistan is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of other UN official languages and/or Dari and/or Pashto language is an asset.

Application closing date: 30th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Gender and Governance Consultant

Gender and Governance Consultant – Home-based with limited travel

Background

Over 2.5 billion women and girls around the world are affected by discriminatory laws and the lack of legal protections, often in multiple ways. The spaces in which laws have been designed, implemented or even studied as a profession have historically excluded women and girls. As a result, their voices and perspectives continue to be largely absent from laws and legal practices. Discrimination in law is commonplace and includes different standards for women and men in applying for a passport, choosing employment, transferring nationality to a child or foreign spouse, participating in court proceedings, receiving inheritance and deciding when and whom to marry.

Law reform more broadly, and the repeal or revision of discriminatory laws specifically, are inherent to the achievement of gender equality—a requirement for realizing the transformative ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They also form part of specific State obligations enshrined in relevant international conventions and United Nations standards and norms.

Even though laws that promote gender equality can yield multiple dividends, progress in eliminating discriminatory laws has been uneven.  Among other potential benefits, a law that enables women to inherit on an equal basis with men and boys could empower mothers to invest in the education of their daughters. This increases women’s average age of marriage, because girls who stay in school are less likely to be married off. On the other hand, lower levels of gender equality in national laws are associated with fewer girls enrolled in primary and secondary education, fewer women in skilled work, fewer women owning land, fewer women accessing financial and health services and more women facing domestic, family and sexual violence. The McKinsey Global Institute (2015) estimates that women’s equality in wages and labour force participation would boost global Gross Domestic Product by an astonishing $28 trillion by 2025.

Toward this end, UN Women, the African Union, the Commonwealth, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and Secretaría General Ibero-Americana have issued Equality in Law for Women and Girls by 2030: A Multistakeholder Strategy for Accelerated Action as a roadmap for the elimination of laws that discriminate against women and girls. The strategy seeks to fast track the repeal of discriminatory laws in 100 countries between 2019 and 2023, focusing on six thematic areas. The strategy addresses the legal needs of over 50 million women and girls globally and was launched at a high-level event of the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

As an institution that is accountable to women and girls, Parliaments all over the world enact new laws and review and repeal existing laws to ensure that legal frameworks remain relevant to the everyday realities of women and girls. As a key partner of the strategy, the IPU is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and to that end, fosters contacts, coordination, and the exchange of experience among parliaments and parliamentarians of all countries and considers questions of international interest and concern with a view to engendering action among parliaments and parliamentarians among others.

On this basis and within the framework of the strategy on Equality in Law for Women and Girls by 2030, UN Women and the IPU are seeking to engage an international consultant to design a Handbook on Gender Responsive Legislative Reforms for Parliamentarians as a tool for enhancing the capacities and awareness of Parliamentarians on the scale of de jure inequality and the benefits of gender-equal laws.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Rule of Law Advisor (justice and constitutions) at UN Women HQ in New York and in close consultation with relevant staff of the IPU, the consultant will produce a Handbook on Gender Responsive Legislative Reforms for Parliamentarians as a practical reference tool for parliamentarians in their day to day work on gender-responsive law making. The assignment will entail the following tasks:

Task 1: Prepare the handbook (estimated 25 days)

The Handbook will not exceed 40 pages and must reflect an understanding of parliamentary business, parliamentary debates, the parliamentary cycle and the process of legislative reforms across different jurisdictions and legal systems from a gender perspective. It will make the case for the repeal of existing discriminatory laws and provide guidance to parliamentarians on how to support gender-responsive law making throughout the parliamentary cycle. The Handbook will furthermore include examples of gender-responsive legal reforms across different jurisdictions and thematic areas.

Task 2: Facilitate a consultative meeting and prepare final draft of the handbook (estimated 15 days)

The consultant will also facilitate a one-day consultative meeting in New York with selected parliamentarians from around the world in March 2020 and integrate the agreed outcomes of this consultative process into the final draft of the Handbook.

Competencies

Core Values and Guiding Principles:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling UN Women and IPU values and ethical standards;
  • Demonstrates a commitment to UN Women’s and IPUs missions and visions:
  • Able to work effectively within teams:
  • Displays cultural and gender sensitivity and adaptability:
  • Able to multi-task and juggle competing demands:
  • Can assess and prioritize work needs quickly and:
  • Able to relate to external partners, including other international organizations and agencies, NGOs, grassroots community groups etc.

Functional Competencies:

  • Sound practical knowledge on parliamentary procedures and legislative reforms related to gender equality:
  • Previous experience in drafting handbooks and knowledge products for parliamentarians:
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with people from varied cultures and professional backgrounds, demonstrating excellent interpersonal communication skills:
  • Ability to produce well-written reports and/or programme documents demonstrating analytical ability and:
  • Excellent communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Law, international relations or social sciences.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience of working in areas related to gender-responsive parliaments and parliamentary strengthening;
  • Sound knowledge of parliamentary procedures and legislative reforms;
  • In-depth understanding of international standards on human rights and women’s rights;
  • Experience with UN Intergovernmental processes, including those related to women’s empowerment, gender mainstreaming and gender equality;
  • Experience in drafting knowledge products and handbooks for use by practitioners and/or policymakers;
  • Experience in facilitating workshops.

Language:

Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages will be an asset.

Application closing date: 20th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Advocacy, Outreach and Resource Mobilization Intern

Advocacy, Outreach and Resource Mobilization Intern

Background

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

Unit/ Project Background: UN Women Japan Liaison Office (JLO) has been established in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan since April 2015. The Office works on extending policy dialogue, holding lectures and public events, and also building a partnership. In particular, it is expected to outreach to various actors, including the government, parliaments, private enterprises, academics, NGOs, media and other and to keep them informed about UN Women’s work and role with regards to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office, the main responsibilities of the Intern will be to assist work of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office including the following;

  • Assist Japan Liaison Office to research, analyse, plan, develop and manage public and private sector partnership building for mobilizing resources for UN Women;
  • Monitor trends and issues which impact gender equality and women’s empowerment and identifying opportunities for UN Women;
  • Conduct outreach activities including formulation of information and tools through SNS, UN Women JLO website and other information platforms;
  • Prepare and coordinate various events of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office;
  • Produce communication materials such as fliers, posters, videos and presentations;
  • Handle inquiries from students, companies and general public;
  • Assist with preparing electronic documentation for placement on the UN Women intranet (SharePoint), the division’s shared drive and Donor Agreements Management system;
  • Assist coordinating with private, public, and academic entities in performing JLO’s advocacy activities;
  • Assist in logistical and operational support and provide other assistance as identified during the internship period.

Learning Objectives: The internship offers students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UN Women’s work. It is designed to complement women’s development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to translate both ways between English and Japanese;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills (including the ability to succinctly summarize research findings in written briefs, reports, etc.);
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Social media and web design experiences, including tools and programs, are desirable;
  • Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Illustrator is desirable;
  • Attention to detail, sound judgement and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • The intern must have studies in gender, human rights, development or another similar subject at the university level.
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage.

Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women. 

Application Information: 

  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
  • Selected applicants must provide the following document by email: 1) the internship application; 2) two letters of recommendation; 3) proof of health insurance; 4) school enrollment; 5) passport; and 6) visa (if applicable).

Application closing date: 30th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

 

STATISTICIAN

STATISTICIAN, P3

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Statistician will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Organizes and carries out analysis of methods of data processing for incorporation into statistical production.
  • Supports and manages activities of international teams of specialists in the area of modernization of statistical production.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and management of statistical standards, models and frameworks.
  • Provides training and technical support on statistical modernization, programmes and country practices.
  • Participates in the development or revision of standards on statistical concepts, definitions and classifications by performing methodological research.
  • Prepares draft technical documents for international, intergovernmental and expert group meetings and assists in drafting relevant reports.
  • Organizes and participates in seminars, working groups and expert meetings as a technical resource person.
  • Guides trains and supervises general service staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge of national and international statistical principles and practices. Knowledge of the main standards and models used to support statistical modernization in official statistics; Knowledge of principles and tools used in the statistical production architecture and statistical information modelling; Ability to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, formulate options and make conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data or related area. Experience in modernization and the use of standards and models in statistical production is desirable. Experience in a national or international statistical organisation is desirable. Experience in organizing international expert meetings, workshops and seminars is also desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of a second official United Nations language is an advantage.

Application procedure

Deadline for applications is 16 October 2019.

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Associate Information Systems Officer

Associate Information Systems Officer (SAP HCM-PY-OM), P2

Responsibilities

The scope of work of this position includes the corresponding modules as implemented in the Umoja solution, such as Payroll, Personnel Administration, Time Management, Organizational Management and Benefits as well as the related Employee and Manager Self-Service. This new post will serve to further reinforce the Project’s autonomous capacity in the context of the Project’s work plan for Continuous improvements during 2019 and beyond, with a focus on HCM-related processes.

Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Systems Officer is responsible for the following duties:

1. SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, DESIGN and IMPLEMENTATION of ENHANCEMENTS and MODIFICATION:

– Assists in the design and development of new system functionality in the scope of SAP HCM, PY and OM modules. – Undertakes analysis of user requirements and develop enhancements and new feature for the same. – Supports the enhancement and/or modification of interfaces of the Umoja SAP system with other systems, both external and internal (ICSC, Pension Fund, Inspira, etc.). – Supports the ongoing adjustment to the configuration of HCM, PY and OM modules of the Umoja solution. – Assists in the design, development and testing of data models in SAP HANA that are required to build reports in the scope of SAP HCM, PY and OM Modules. – Assists in the design, development and testing of SAP FIORI applications in respect of the scope of functionality and end-user requirements for SAP HCM, PY and OM Modules. – Undertakes rigorous testing of the new features in SAP HCM, PY and OM modules. – Develops Automated Test cases using standard SAP tools. – Undertakes Integration testing with other SAP modules (such as FI, FM, Treasury, etc.).

2. SYSTEM SUPPORT:

– Provides Tier 3 support for Umoja NPO HCM, PY and OM modules and implementing system changes/upgrades. – Troubleshoots/Debugs SAP code to identify issues and follows up with the software vendor to ensure effective and timely incident resolution. – Participates in preparing detailed user requirements and other functional specifications for SAP HCM, PY and OM, and also updates corresponding Business Design Documents (BDD) accordingly. – Participates in developing and maintaining project plans and schedules and provides Quality Assurance for all project deliverables. – Assists users in Acceptance Testing. – Assists and work closely with the Umoja Security team in creating relevant Authorization Objects, Enterprise Roles, etc.

3. TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION and USER TRAINING: – Prepares, updates and maintains system’s documentation and related technical/procedural manuals. – Drafts training materials and conducts training sessions and demonstrations of systems for users.

4. Performs other ad-hoc duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of SAP HCM, Payroll and OM solutions. Knowledge of basic systems analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging and documentation standards, database design, storage and internal systems. Knowledge of Database and Data analysis. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems or related field. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in SAP HCM modules (particularly Payroll and OM) is desirable.

A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination(YPP)/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of the enterprise information systems is required.

Experience in system analysis, process and workflow design, programming as well as configuration for HCM, Payroll and OM solutions in an SAP NPO ERP environment is desirable.

Experience in Business Intelligence is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Application procedure

Deadline for applications is 13 October 2019.

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Chief, Financial Resources Management Service, D1

Chief, Financial Resources Management Service, D1

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Direct all the activities of the Financial Resources Management Service which include: provision of accounting, payments, payroll, treasury and budgetary services to UNOV/UNODC and other UN entities supported by UNOV. Review, establish and revise financial policies, procedures, standards and tools that are consistent with UN policy and practices to ensure proper budgetary, accounting and financial control. Ensure compliance with the UN Financial Rules and Regulations.
  • Manage the financial resources of UNOV/UNODC, including the UN regular budget appropriations, and extra-budgetary funds by monitoring the receipt, flow and use of resources and advising the senior management on the possible level of resource allocation. Establish clear budget goals and provide guidance on and supervision of budget preparatory process. Manage the UNOV/UNODC staffing table and the budgetary implications. Direct the financial planning, budgeting and implementation of the operational budgets of UNOV/UNODC, issuing allotment advices and reviewing and monitoring budget implementation. Provide sound financial advice and support to programme managers on programme budgeting to enhance transparency of and effectiveness in the use of resources. Manage the cost recovery procedures, including negotiation and establishment of MOUs with client organizations, billing and regular provision of performance indicator reports to clients. Review and clear funding agreements for all activities under the delegation of authority. Review draft host country agreement for all entities serviced by UNOV. Review and assess budgetary and accounting procedures and practices and make proposals to Headquarters or introducing changes as appropriate;
  • Supervise and direct the preparation of all UNOV/UNODC budgets and financial statements, including the audited financial statements of the Fund of the United Nations International Drug Control Programme and the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Fund;
  • Coordinate oversight of UNOV/UNODC through pre-audit/oversight reviews, audit/oversight planning and follow up of all oversight recommendations made by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), the UN Board of Auditors and relevant external oversight bodies;
  • Formulate and implement the substantive work programme of FRMS. Oversee the management of activities undertaken by the Service, to ensure that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion. Coordinate the work in the different areas both with the Division and UNOV/UNODC, and with other organisations of the United Nations System, as appropriate;
  • Coordinate and oversee the preparation of budgetary and financial reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies;
  • Ensure that a) the outputs produced by the Service maintain high-quality standards, b) that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data, c) all outputs produced by the Units under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates;
  • Assist the Director, DM, in preparing the work programme of the Service, determining priorities and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery;
  • Undertake and oversee administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of FRMS, including setting priorities and establishing work plans and deadlines, guiding, supervising and developing staff, overseeing the recruitment of staff/personnel for the Service in accordance with the Delegation of Authority framework and taking due account of geographical and gender balance, evaluating staff performance, interviewing and evaluating candidates for job openings;
  • Participate and represent the Division and the United Nations in inter-agency committees of the Vienna-based organizations and the UN common system, and in international, regional or national meetings, providing programmatic/substantive expertise on relevant issues;
  • Perform other work related duties as may be required.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Has expert knowledge in the field of financial resources management in general and in specific areas such as accounts, budget and audits in particular. Has comprehensive knowledge of United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules, policies, procedures and operations. Has proven ability to plan and organize work, requiring an in-depth understanding of its strategic direction and ability to integrate the work of FRMS into the Division’s work programme. Has proven analytical skills and ability to provide technical advice in programme/budget planning and management to managers. Has ability to defend and explain difficult issues with respect to key decisions and positions to staff, senior officials and members of intergovernmental bodies. Has proven ability to communicate complex concepts orally and ability to prepare written reports that are clear, concise and meaningful. Is able to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Has proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling work environment, including the ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff and design training/skills enhancement initiatives to ensure effective transfer of knowledge/skills. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
  • Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
  • Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization: proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in finance, accounting, public administration, business administration and/or management, economics or related area is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible professional work experience with an excellent performance record in financial resources management in large, multicultural institutions as well as programme and project planning, analysis and budgeting is required. Proven experience in management and technical leadership and in overseeing and being accountable for the correct application of rules and regulations is required. Demonstrated experience in managing large and diverse teams is required. Demonstrated working experience in managing extra-budgetary resources and cost-recovery arrangements is required. Experience with the work of the General Assembly, Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions and Committee for Programme and Coordination is highly desirable. Work experience in senior officer assignments at the United Nations or similar international organization is desirable. Experience working with an advanced ERP system, preferably SAP and with IPSAS is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Application procedure

Deadline for applications is 16 October 2019 

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PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P3

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P3

This position is located in the Policy, Knowledge Management and Coordination Division of the Office of Counter-Terrorism at Headquarters in New York. Under the overall supervision of the Director, the Programme Management Officer reports to the Team Leader of the Regional Conferences Unit. The focus of this jobs is on ensuring an “All-of-UN” approach in the policy support to Member States on the prevention of violent extremism when conducive to terrorism.

Responsibilities

  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
  • Provides support for the organization of regional conferences of Member States concerning counter-terrorism, the prevention of violent extremism when conducive to terrorism, and other related topics.
  • 
Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
•Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
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Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism:

Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Teamwork:

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing:

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) business administration, management, economics 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.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
Experience working on counter-terrorism and prevention of violent extremism issues is required.
Experience with inter-agency coordination is desirable.
Experience organizing high level events is desirable.

Languages

For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Closing date for applications: 13 October 2019

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Director, Financial Institutions

Director, Financial Institutions

Post Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

Appointment Type: Three-year fixed term appointment

Position purpose

The Director FI develops and manages the financial sector operations portfolio in the member states and performs all duties related to the overall management of the Department.

Key functions and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the VP Banking, the Director FI, has the overall responsibility for the management, pipeline and development of relevant portfolio in the member states. The Director FI, leads the strategic planning in the area of his/her specialization, including setting of targets, and monitors services provided by his Department to all relevant Bank’s Divisions.

More specifically the Director FI:

  • Proactively generates business through direct PR and evaluates received proposals.
  • Leads-manages the process of identification, origination, structuring and negotiation of all kinds of complex lending, equity and guarantee operations (from non-recourse to full recourse / corporate secured and unsecured private and public sector loans and guarantees).
  • Oversees disbursement and project implementation of lending, equity and guarantee operations.
  • Supervises the monitoring and reporting process of all operations of the Department to ensure that early action and corrective measures are taken in order to safe guard the good performance of the Department’s portfolio.
  • Participates in recovery/restructuring Working Groups for the operations when s/he is an Operation Leader.
  • Leads and oversees the strategic planning of the FI: develops goals and objectives for the department in line with the strategy and business plan of the Bank and takes responsibility for their achievement.
  • Performs all responsibilities related to the management and supervision of staff, including setting of work plans, training and performance evaluation. Provides mentoring and coaching to ensure learning and development of staff.
  • Drafts new and/or updates existing internal policies and procedures related to the Department’s activities, in line with international best practices.
  • Promotes the Bank through participation in congresses, conferences, working groups.
  • Undertakes other relevant tasks that may be assigned by the Division Head and as may be required by the policies of the BSTDB.

Core Competencies:

  • Professionalism: maintains a level of expertise and professional knowledge commensurate with the respective position and job description.
  • Results Orientation: demonstrates ability for achieving results against an internal or external standard of excellence.
  • Communication and interaction with impact: Transfers efficiently and effectively information and messages, wields effective tactics for persuasion.
  • Client/stakeholder orientation – ensures appropriate service of high standard to internal and/or external customers and develops constructive and sustainable business/ customer relationships.
  • Teamwork: effectively cooperates with others aiming at the achievement of team objectives.
  • Cultural sensitivity/Diversity: supports and promotes an environment that holds opportunities for all, regardless of race, gender, culture and age.
  • Integrity: maintains standards of objectivity, independence and discretion. Behaves ethically and in consistency with institutional core values.
  • Accountability: exhibits a strong sense of responsibility for one’s work and resulting consequences.
  • Innovation and change: is open to and applies novel ideas and thinking to improve processes, methods, systems or services. Accepts and adapts to changes.
  • Critical thinking: clarifies goals, examines assumptions, evaluates evidence, accomplishes actions, and assesses conclusions.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking: comprehends the Bank’s strategy and actively contributes to its development and implementation, with the purpose of achieving results in line with the institutional visions, values and mandate.
  • Inspiration to others: focuses, aligns and builds effective analysis and solutions and is able to convince others to implement initiatives by forming effective groups; guides, motivates and empower decision makers and staff to optimize institutional performance.
  • Enhances mandate fulfilment: focuses, aligns and builds effective analysis and communication towards implementing, clarifying and improving mandate fulfilment, with outreach to all levels across the Bank.
  • Developing people: treats staff/colleagues as the most valuable asset; creates an enabling working environment, encouraging staff to develop and perform to the best of their ability.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Banking, Finance or Accounting, Risk Management.
  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience in banking, of which the last 5 years in financial institutions.
  • At least 5 years of full-fledged senior-level managerial responsibilities (including responsibility for the unit’s work planning and organization, career development recommendations for and performance appraisal of the employees under supervision, etc.).

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Good knowledge of a member country language.
  • In-depth knowledge of the financial sector and in-depth understanding of country and bank risks.
  • Strong marketing and negotiation skills.
  • Advanced understanding of investment and financial analysis and their application in investment decisions and transaction structuring.
  • Demonstrated coaching, mentoring & leadership skills.
  • Sound level of banking/lending skills with a strong credit background and demonstrable competence in structuring and executing transactions.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation and communication skills.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the region of the BSTDB’s operations.
  • At least 5 years of experience in an international development financial institution.
  • Experience in screening, origination, structuring, negotiation and execution of debt transactions.
For a candidate to participate in the competitive selection for this position, s/he must meet at least the following minimum requirements:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Banking, Finance or Accounting, Risk Management.
  • At least 10 years of relevant working experience in banking, of which the last 5 years in financial institutions.
Application procedure

Deadline for applications is 17 September 2019 (5:30pm Greece time).

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Assistant Lawyer – United Kingdom

Junior Professional Programme

Assistant Lawyer – United Kingdom

Registry of the European Court of Human Rights

Location: Strasbourg

Reference: e30/2019

Deadline: 23/09/2019

Are you a young law graduate who wants to gain experience in an international Organisation working for human rights, democracy and the rule of law? Do you want to help the European Court of Human Rights to ensure respect for the human rights of 820 million Europeans? Are you interested in dealing with applications alleging violations of the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights? If so, our Assistant Lawyers’ scheme may be the right thing for you.

Who we are

With over 2000 staff representing all its 47 member States, the Council of Europe is a multicultural organisation. We all strive towards protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law and our three core values – professionalism, integrity and respect – guide the way we work. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the member States. See the Court’s website for information about its activities.

Your role

As an Assistant Lawyer, you will assist more senior members of staff in the preparation of correspondence with applicants and draft decisions in standard form cases. You will:

  • examine and deal with applications in prima facie inadmissible cases and in cases which can be dealt with in a standard manner;
  • draft decisions, minutes, reports, notes and other documents;
  • advise applicants, in correspondence or, if necessary, in interviews, on the conditions of admissibility of applications;
  • attend the Court’s sessions and present applications;
  • assist one or more experienced case-lawyers, where necessary, in the preparation of Chamber cases for examination by the Court.

The Assistant Lawyers’ Scheme opens the doors of the European Court of Human Rights to you, legal professionals at the start of your career, giving you an opportunity to gain experience working within this European institution. You will benefit from regular working contact with experienced case lawyers, senior managers and the judges themselves. While dealing with individual applications originating from your own legal system and assisting senior colleagues in handling more complex applications, you benefit from the Registry’s in-house training programme and deepen your knowledge of the functioning of the European Court of Human Rights and the Convention case-law.

What we are looking for

As a minimum you must:

  • have a higher education degree in law obtained in the United Kingdom of a standard permitting access, either on the basis of qualifications or after passing a competitive examination, to the judicial administration or legal professions in the United Kingdom;
  • after having obtained the relevant higher education degree in law, have at least six months’ professional experience
  • acquired in the legal field (preferably in the judicial service) in the United Kingdom or in international Organisations;
  • have an excellent knowledge of English (mother tongue level) and ability to draft legal texts therein clearly and precisely and a basic knowledge of the other official language of the Council of Europe (French);
  • be a citizen of one of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe;
  • be under 35 years of age at the closing date of the vacancy notice.
Show us that you have the following competencies:
  • Professional and technical expertise:

– thorough knowledge of the British legal system and ability to handle cases arising in other jurisdictions; – knowledge of constitutional and of international law.

  • Drafting skills
  • Concern for quality
  • Planning and work organisation
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Learning and development
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Adaptability
These would be an asset:
  • Results orientation
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Initiative

What we offer

If successful, you may be offered employment based on a fixed-term contract at grade B3. In Strasbourg, you will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €3 400 which is exempt from national income tax. This salary may be supplemented by other allowances depending on your personal situation and you will be affiliated to a Council of Europe pension scheme. You will also benefit from private medical insurance, 32 working days leave per year and other benefits (including flexible working hours, training and development, possibility of teleworking, etc.). The Junior Professional Programme, carried out in accordance with Article 16 of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations), is a specific recruitment scheme suitable for young graduates at the start of their career. Staff recruited under this scheme get a once-only opportunity of employment for a total maximum duration of four years and are not eligible for any subsequent internal competition, promotion, transfer or secondment. Details on conditions of employment (probationary period, salaries, allowances, pension scheme, social insurance, etc.) can be consulted on our recruitment website. Any changes to these conditions during the recruitment process are updated on this site and will apply at the time of the job offer. If your profile matches our needs but you are not recruited straight away, you may be placed on a reserve list, valid for a maximum of four years.

Applications and selection procedure

Deadline for applications is 23 September 2019 (midnight French time). For full job description and to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

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Assistant Lawyer – Russian Federation

Junior Professional Programme

Assistant Lawyer – Russian Federation

Registry of the European Court of Human Rights

Location: Strasbourg

Reference: e28/2019

Deadline: 23/09/2019

Are you a young law graduate who wants to gain experience in an international Organisation working for human rights, democracy and the rule of law? Do you want to help the European Court of Human Rights to ensure respect for the human rights of 820 million Europeans? Are you interested in dealing with applications alleging violations of the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights? If so, our Assistant Lawyers’ scheme may be the right thing for you.

Who we are

With over 2000 staff representing all its 47 member States, the Council of Europe is a multicultural organisation. We all strive towards protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law and our three core values – professionalism, integrity and respect – guide the way we work. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the member States. See the Court’s website for information about its activities.

Your role

As an Assistant Lawyer, you will assist more senior members of staff in the preparation of correspondence with applicants and draft decisions in standard form cases. You will:

examine and deal with applications in prima facie inadmissible cases and in cases which can be dealt with in a standard manner; draft decisions, minutes, reports, notes and other documents; advise applicants, in correspondence or, if necessary, in interviews, on the conditions of admissibility of applications; attend the Court’s sessions and present applications; assist one or more experienced case-lawyers, where necessary, in the preparation of Chamber cases for examination by the Court.

The Assistant Lawyers’ Scheme opens the doors of the European Court of Human Rights to you, legal professionals at the start of your career, giving you an opportunity to gain experience working within this European institution. You will benefit from regular working contact with experienced case lawyers, senior managers and the judges themselves. While dealing with individual applications originating from your own legal system and assisting senior colleagues in handling more complex applications, you benefit from the Registry’s in-house training programme and deepen your knowledge of the functioning of the European Court of Human Rights and the Convention case-law.

What we are looking for

As a minimum you must: have a higher education degree in law obtained in the Russian Federation of a standard permitting access, either on the basis of qualifications or after passing a competitive examination, to the judicial administration or legal professions in the Russian Federation; after having obtained the relevant higher education degree in law, have at least six months’ professional experience acquired in the legal field (preferably in the judicial service) in the Russian Federation or in international Organisations; have a very good knowledge of one of the two official languages of the Council of Europe (English, French) and ability to draft legal texts therein clearly and precisely; excellent knowledge of Russian (mother tongue level); be a citizen of one of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe; be under 35 years of age at the closing date of the vacancy notice.

Show us that you have the following competencies:
  • Professional and technical expertise:

– thorough knowledge of the Russian legal system and ability to handle cases arising in other jurisdictions; – knowledge of constitutional and of international law.

  • Drafting skills
  • Concern for quality
  • Planning and work organisation
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Learning and development
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Adaptability
These would be an asset:
  • Results orientation
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Initiative

What we offer

If successful, you may be offered employment based on a fixed-term contract at grade B3. In Strasbourg, you will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €3 400 which is exempt from national income tax. This salary may be supplemented by other allowances depending on your personal situation and you will be affiliated to a Council of Europe pension scheme. You will also benefit from private medical insurance, 32 working days leave per year and other benefits (including flexible working hours, training and development, possibility of teleworking, etc.).

The Junior Professional Programme, carried out in accordance with Article 16 of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations), is a specific recruitment scheme suitable for young graduates at the start of their career. Staff recruited under this scheme get a once-only opportunity of employment for a total maximum duration of four years and are not eligible for any subsequent internal competition, promotion, transfer or secondment. Details on conditions of employment (probationary period, salaries, allowances, pension scheme, social insurance, etc.) can be consulted on our recruitment website. Any changes to these conditions during the recruitment process are updated on this site and will apply at the time of the job offer. If your profile matches our needs but you are not recruited straight away, you may be placed on a reserve list, valid for a maximum of four years.

Applications and selection procedure

Deadline for applications is 23 September 2019 (midnight French time).

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Assistant Lawyer – Spain

Junior Professional Programme

Assistant Lawyer – Spain

Registry of the European Court of Human Rights

Location: Strasbourg

Reference: e29/2019

Deadline: 23/09/2019

Are you a young law graduate who wants to gain experience in an international Organisation working for human rights, democracy and the rule of law? Do you want to help the European Court of Human Rights to ensure respect for the human rights of 820 million Europeans? Are you interested in dealing with applications alleging violations of the rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights? If so, our Assistant Lawyers’ scheme may be the right thing for you.

Who we are

With over 2000 staff representing all its 47 member States, the Council of Europe is a multicultural organisation. We all strive towards protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law and our three core values – professionalism, integrity and respect – guide the way we work. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the member States. See the Court’s website for information about its activities.

Your role

As an Assistant Lawyer, you will assist more senior members of staff in the preparation of correspondence with applicants and draft decisions in standard form cases. You will:

  • examine and deal with applications in prima facie inadmissible cases and in cases which can be dealt with in a standard manner;
  • draft decisions, minutes, reports, notes and other documents;
  • advise applicants, in correspondence or, if necessary, in interviews, on the conditions of admissibility of applications;
  • attend the Court’s sessions and present applications;
  • assist one or more experienced case-lawyers, where necessary, in the preparation of Chamber cases for examination by the Court.

The Assistant Lawyers’ Scheme opens the doors of the European Court of Human Rights to you, legal professionals at the start of your career, giving you an opportunity to gain experience working within this European institution. You will benefit from regular working contact with experienced case lawyers, senior managers and the judges themselves. While dealing with individual applications originating from your own legal system and assisting senior colleagues in handling more complex applications, you benefit from the Registry’s in-house training programme and deepen your knowledge of the functioning of the European Court of Human Rights and the Convention case-law.

What we are looking for

As a minimum you must:
  • have a higher education degree in law obtained in Spain of a standard permitting access, either on the basis of qualifications or after passing a competitive examination, to the judicial administration or legal professions in Spain;
  • after having obtained the relevant higher education degree in law, have at least six months’ professional experience acquired in the legal field (preferably in the judicial service) in Spain or in international Organisations;
  • have a very good knowledge of one of the two official languages of the Council of Europe (English, French) and the ability to draft legal texts therein clearly and precisely; excellent knowledge of Spanish (mother tongue level);
  • be a citizen of one of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe;
  • be under 35 years of age at the closing date of the vacancy notice.
Show us that you have the following competencies:
  • Professional and technical expertise:

– thorough knowledge of the Spanish legal system and ability to handle cases arising in other jurisdictions;

– knowledge of constitutional and of international law.

  • Drafting skills
  • Concern for quality
  • Planning and work organisation
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Learning and development
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Adaptability

These would be an asset:

  • Results orientation
  • Communication
  • Decision-making
  • Initiative
What we offer

If successful, you may be offered employment based on a fixed-term contract at grade B3. In Strasbourg, you will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €3 400 which is exempt from national income tax. This salary may be supplemented by other allowances depending on your personal situation and you will be affiliated to a Council of Europe pension scheme. You will also benefit from private medical insurance, 32 working days leave per year and other benefits (including flexible working hours, training and development, possibility of teleworking, etc.).

The Junior Professional Programme, carried out in accordance with Article 16 of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations), is a specific recruitment scheme suitable for young graduates at the start of their career. Staff recruited under this scheme get a once-only opportunity of employment for a total maximum duration of four years and are not eligible for any subsequent internal competition, promotion, transfer or secondment. Details on conditions of employment (probationary period, salaries, allowances, pension scheme, social insurance, etc.) can be consulted on our recruitment website. Any changes to these conditions during the recruitment process are updated on this site and will apply at the time of the job offer. If your profile matches our needs but you are not recruited straight away, you may be placed on a reserve list, valid for a maximum of four years.

Applications and selection procedure

Deadline for applications is 23 September 2019 (midnight French time).

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Partnership Analyst

Background Information – Job-specific – Partnership Analyst

The Partnerships and Liaison Group (PLG) supports UNOPS efforts to build closer ties with partners across the full spectrum of UNOPS activities. By forging strategic relationships and working with partners, both in the field and at headquarters, PLG seeks to not only ensure high partners satisfaction with UNOPS project implementation and support, but also to integrate best practices and innovative solutions from experienced non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector into UNOPS operations. Based in Copenhagen, PLG has liaison offices in Amman, Bangkok, Brussels, Geneva, Nairobi, Tokyo and Washington DC, and supports partners such as the World Bank, the European Union, the United Nations Environment Programme, UNHCR, WHO, UN-Habitat, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Islamic Development Bank, national governments and others.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Director of Partnerships, the Head of Partnership Development and Partner Analytics Team Lead, the Partnerships Analyst’s responsibilities cover but are not limited to the below:

  • Partnerships development and analytical support to Partnerships and Liaison Group
  • Support management of key partners with partner-specific business intelligence, research and substantive review and critical analysis of information
  • Assist with internal capacity-building efforts (business intelligence, system training, and partnerships development-related efforts)
  • Provide partnership development support to UNOPS country, hub and regional offices for partner analysis, pipeline identification, meeting preparation, etc.
  • Prepare, review, update and support the dissemination of briefing materials
  • Liaise with relevant liaison teams, regional and field offices, as well as HQ practices, when applicable
  • Support PLG Knowledge Management and internal communication efforts
  • Develop, update and ensure consistency of PLG intranet content for improved access to partnerships development resources
  • Contribute to the development, design and continuous improvement of knowledge products, including support materials and guidance documents, for colleagues in partnerships functions
  • Support seminars, workshops, training(s) and other special events facilitated by PLG, including content development, logistics, etc.
  • Support capacity-building activities targeting the UNOPS Partnerships Network, including through coordination of webinars and contributions to COPs and UNOPS Newsletters
  • Build relationships with personnel across the organization to improve information dissemination and facilitate data collection and knowledge management
  • Support the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned in partnerships development

3. Management Support to PLG Director and Senior Management Support the preparation of  high-level analysis, reports and presentations for Partnerships Director (e.g. participation in the Quarterly Business Review, Global Leadership Meeting and other senior management meetings) Prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of briefing papers, speeches, detailed presentations, and other materials as needed for the Director of Partnerships for internal and external use Ensure the smooth, professional, and efficient HR support for the Partnerships team. Coordinate and support Partnerships recruitment processes in HQ and Liaison Offices Support onboarding and exit efforts for new joiners and personnel As required, assist the Director in administrative tasks including, but not limited to, expenses, travel, budget, HR follow up, procurement, meeting coordination, and external communications Ad hoc support as needed Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education First level university degree (bachelor’s) in development studies, international affairs, political science, communications or related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience is required Advanced university  degree (Master’s) in a relevant field  may be accepted in lieu of the first level university degree and can compensate for certain required years of experience

Experience

2 years of prior experience working in international development or humanitarian organisations is required. Knowledge of, and experience with Google Suite applications (Docs, Slides and Sheets) and/or MS Office programmes, particularly with Word, PowerPoint and Excel  is required. Demonstrated experience working in the areas of Analysis and reporting, Partnerships, Partnership development, Project or programme support is an asset Experience with data analytics concepts and tools is an asset Knowledge of Craft Content Management Systems or similar is an asset. Good understanding of key concepts of Knowledge Management and Learning is an asset

Language requirements  Fluency in both written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is an asset

Application Closing Date – 22 September 2019

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Chief Executive Office, Social and Human Sciences Sector

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST – Chief Executive Office, Social and Human Sciences Sector Under the overall authority and direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Science Sector (ADG/SHS), the incumbent will lead the Executive Office (EO) and supervise the provision of the integrated management services at Sector level, in cooperation with the relevant services, and provide strategic advice to the ADG/SHS in the strategic transformation process of the Organisation and in improving management of the Social and Human Sciences Sector.

In particular, the incumbent will:

General  management: 

• Provide comprehensive, strategic advice and decision-making support to ADG/SHS with regard to the management of the Sector’s Programme, budget, human resources, knowledge management and resource mobilization, ensuring follow-up of the ADG/SHS’s decisions; • Lead the Executive Office in the planning and distribution of assignments, establishing internal procedures ensuring improvement and monitoring, as well as evaluating staff performance, continuous training and development; • Provide strategic advice to the ADG/SHS in the strategic transformation process of the Organisation.

Supervision of programme planning, monitoring and evaluation:

• Supervise and ensure proper preparation of the Sector’s contribution to various documents and reports (Medium-Term Strategy (C/4), the Programme and Budget (C/5), the reports of the Director-General to the Governing Bodies (i.e. General Conference and Executive Board) on the activities of the Organisation and other relevant documents), and ensure appropriate oversight and coordination with Category 2 Centres, UNESCO Chairs and other partners; • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Sector’s Programme and Integrated Budget, General Conference resolutions and Executive Board decisions; lead and supervise the preparation of work plans to ensure quality reporting thereon in liaison with the Sector’s Programme Entities, other Sectors and the relevant services; and ensure coherence between sectoral and field programming, human resources and budget support for Field Offices; • Supervise the preparation and implementation of the Sector’s evaluation plan.

Financial and human resources administration:

• Provide strategic advice to the ADG/SHS and follow up on the management of the Sector’s human resources in collaboration with the SHS/AO Administrative Unit and HRM.

Oversee knowledge management services:

• Supervise the production and provision of the Sector’s information and documentation in all appropriate formats, as well as knowledge creation and diffusion/sharing activities for internal and external audiences.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education

• Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in social sciences or related areas.

Work Experience

• A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in designing, implementing and monitoring programmes, projects or policies in the field of Social and Human Sciences.

• Relevant experience acquired at the international level.

• Experience in advocacy, resources and partnership mobilization.

• Demonstrated experience in leading, managing and motivating staff and teams.

Skills and competencies

• Excellent knowledge of standard-setting instruments and programmes in the field of social and human sciences.

• Very good knowledge of the UN system.

• Knowledge of strategic planning and change management in an international organization.

• Ability to identify key strategic issues, objectives, opportunities and risks.

• Demonstrated strategic planning, organizational and management abilities, including the capacity to administer programmes, financial resources and exercise appropriate supervision and control.

• Institutional leadership capacity and high sense of objectivity and integrity, diplomacy, tact and political astuteness.

• Ability to interact with a wide range of high-level partners and to participate effectively in high-level negotiation.

• Excellent communication and representational skills.

Languages

• English and French are the working languages of the UNESCO Secretariat. For this post, excellent knowledge of either English or French and very good knowledge of the other working language is required.

Application Closing Date – 30 September 2019

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Identity Management Engineer

Identity Management Engineer,

Access Control and IT Sourcing Section, End-User Services Division, Information Technology Department, Directorate of Internal Services.

Duties

Reporting to the Head of Section, the postholder is responsible for the Identity and Access Management system.

Duties include:

  • ensuring the service is aligned with the business need, managing the Identity and Access Management system lifecycle in conjunction with an operations team,
  • contributing to the configuration and monitoring of Identity and Access Management applications to ensure an optimised, stable  environment,
  • performing data correlation, normalisation and building cohesive identity and access data models for large enterprises,
  • working with internal/external teams to implement IT governance and change management processes to address new functionalities or requirements and resolve recurring operational issues in line with OLAs and SLAs,
  • administering identity and security access for user and functional accounts,
  • resolving account management, user access, connectivity and support issues,
  • following established security policy, procedures and controls to ensure audit compliance,
  • managing proper data owners for access control,
  • creating and updating internal process documentation to ensure alignment with policies and procedures.
Technical competencies
Business intelligence tool
Data mining
Data modelling and database design
IT business process design
Knowledge of SAP solutions
Security auditing standards
Service automation
Behavioural competencies
Communication
Customer Focus
Responsible Decision-Making
Relationship Management
Problem Solving
Teamwork
Systems & Broader Business Thinking
Education

Applicants should have a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in IT engineering or in business & administration with a solid work background in the disciplines related to these tasks.

Additional requirements
  • 5+ years’ demonstrated experience in administering Identity and Access management systems including enterprise architecture, platforms, policies, procedures
  • in-depth SAP experience particularly on CUA systems
  • work experience using the IBM IGI tool is an asset
  • certification in at least one mainstream Identity and Access management tool is an advantage
  • experience in business process analysis and automation
  • database knowledge
  • ability to work collaboratively to deliver changes to Identity and Access management systems, tools, documents
  • strong teamwork skills, ability to communicate effectively with technical and business users
  • ability to recognise and focus on critical issues, balance multiple tasks, respond to competing needs within the organisation.

Closing date for applications, 26 September 2019.

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Internal Auditor

Internal Auditor,

in the Internal Audit and Evaluation Service, Director General’s Services.

Duties

The main duties and responsibilities consist of conducting audits of the Agency’s activities and management consultancy assignments, in accordance with international professional standard, which includes:

  • assessing the adequacy of the Agency’s governance processes and internal control practices with regard to the objectives of:
    • promoting appropriate ethics and values within ESA;
    • ensuring effective organisational performance management and accountability;
    • ensuring significant risks are assessed and appropriate risk mitigation measures identified and implemented;
  • evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of controls regarding the:
    • reliability and integrity of financial and operational information;
    • effectiveness and efficiency of operations and programmes;
    • compliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and contracts.
  • analysing potential weaknesses and improvement opportunities regarding the Agency’s governance, risk management, and control processes, elaborating actions plans with the organisational units concerned and follow-up their implementation;
  • conducting investigations into suspected malpractice, as required;
  • performing planning, administrative and management activities in the Internal Audit Service.

Technical competencies

Understanding of Internal Audit concepts

Understanding of the ESA business and its risks

Experience in risk management

Analytical skills

Behavioural competencies

Relationship Management

Communication

Integrity

Results Orientation

Education

Applicants for this post should have a Master’s degree in engineering, business administration or other relevant discipline, with a minimum of three years of experience in Internal Auditing in an international environment.

 Additional requirements

Candidates should be Certified Internal Auditors or equivalent. A certified competence in auditing Management Information Systems will be considered a strong asset. Applicants must demonstrate excellent analytical, communication and coordination skills and the ability to provide quality synthetic output against tight deadlines.

Closing date for applications 27 September 2019

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Climate Applications Scientist

Climate Applications Scientist,

focusing on Land Surface and Terrestrial Carbon Cycle, in the ESA Climate Office, Science, Applications and Climate Department, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes.

Duties

Reporting to the Head of the ESA Climate Office, the postholder will work to expand the awareness, use and scientific impact of long-term satellite Earth observation (EO) data records for climate science and applications, in particular for the Land Surface and Terrestrial Carbon Cycle, but also for other Earth system domains.

The incumbent will support and advise on the detailed scientific goals of the various international scientific and operational user communities concerned with international climate research, modelling, adaptation and mitigation activities.

Main tasks:

  • deriving technical specifications for EO-based information related to the terrestrial carbon cycle and land surface, including its interaction with the atmosphere and the hydrosphere, with specific  regard  to  the  requirements  of  climate  users,  e.g.  long-term stability, accuracy, consistency, availability, error-characterisation, and compatibility with climate observations from other (space and non-space) sources;
  • establishing dialogue with specialised climate user communities, analysing their needs for satellite-based observation of the climate system, assessing their feedback on available EO-based information;
  • initiating and monitoring R&D projects to enhance ESA’s capability to generate Climate Data Records that respond to user needs for climate monitoring, reanalysis, modelling, attribution, prediction, trend assessment, and data assimilation;
  • validating the results of such developments with the corresponding climate user;
  • promoting use of EO data for supporting the UNFCCC Global Stocktake commitments decided at COP 21, Paris, in 2015;
  • cooperating with internal and external partner organisations to transfer capabilities developed under a research and demonstration context into an operational and policy driven framework;
  • maintaining links and ensuring coherence with relevant activities of ESA Member States and international partner organisations;
  • contributing to the Agency’s public communications on EO;
  • supporting the work of Young Graduate Trainees and Research Fellows.
Technical competencies
Experience in satellite-based remote sensing retrieval techniques, in particular over land surfaces, and their validation
Knowledge of climate research, in particular related to the land surface and terrestrial carbon cycle and its interaction with the atmosphere
Knowledge of major international initiatives related to Earth Observation and climate research and their assessment and reporting mechanisms (e.g. IPCC, GCOS, CEOS, GEO, UN Environmental Conventions, EU climate activities)
Knowledge of the international scientific community in the field of land surface and terrestrial carbon cycle and associated (large) international scientific research collaborations, preferably using space-based techniques
Behavioural competencies
Ambassadorship
Communication
Problem Solving
Innovation & Creativity
Education

PhD or equivalent degree preferably related to Earth System Science in general and/or the land surface and terrestrial carbon cycle in particular, or any other appropriate scientific field.

Additional requirements
  • At least three years’ work experience post-PhD in related remote-sensing applications development, research, or another relevant position.
  • Particular importance will be attached to a candidate’s personal scientific ability, peer credibility, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Be capable of working effectively in a team with minimum supervision, have excellent communication and presentation skills. Technical and computational knowledge (including machine learning) geared to climate would be an asset.
  • Interacting with the various stakeholders relevant to this position will involve a certain amount of travel. The successful candidate should therefore be prepared to travel frequently.

Closing date for applications: 06 October 2019.

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Chief Of Section for Capacity Building in Science and Engineering

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST – Chief Of Section for Capacity Building in Science and Engineering

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences (ADG/SC) and the direct supervision of the Director of Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building (SC/PCB), the incumbent, as Chief of Section for Capacity Building in the Basic and Engineering Sciences, will be responsible for: defining and driving section priorities and translating those into programmatic and thematic strategies; designing programmes and activities; leading staff in the achievement of priorities; locating and engaging resources; maintaining and pursuing partnerships; and identifying and promoting cross-sectional, -divisional and -programmatic work assigned to the section.

The incumbent will support the Director in strengthening and extending scientific networks for the promotion of scientific and engineering capacity in Centers, Institutes and Chairs, and in developing training and career development opportunities for scientists and engineers through the International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP). The incumbent will lead multidisciplinary teams for the achievement of priorities, ensure fund-raising, maintaining and pursuing strategic partnerships and promoting programmatic work in order to deliver a comprehensive basic and engineering sciences strategy.

The Section provides an overarching platform to fulfil UNESCO’s unique mandate in the basic sciences and STEM education. Its purpose is to build human and institutional capacities in the basic sciences and engineering through the development of policy, research, networks, educational and training activities. The Section also services the International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP) and is the focal point for cooperation with ICTP, TWAS, CERN, SESAME and Scientific Unions and Institutions, with the UNESCO-affiliated centres and Chairs in the field of STEM and manages the related science prizes.The Section prioritises building strong relationships with science and engineeering networks, forging new partnerships, and advocating the adoption of the Science for Sustainable Development framework and development of science systems, as well as the 2030 agenda within the global context.

The incumbent works within the frameworks of UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategy (C/4s), the approved Programme and Budget (C/5), the global and regional development sciecne plans and the SDGs.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

• Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in basic sciences and/or engineering.

Work Experience

• A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in the field of basic sciences and/or engineering.

• Relevant professional experience acquired at the international level.

• Experience in forging partnerships and cooperation, and in driving global science advocacy initiatives.

• Experience in high-level policy advice to Member States or decision-makers in capacity building in science, engineering technology and innovation.

Skills and competencies

• Knowledge of, and commitment to, UNESCO’s mandate, vision, strategic direction and priorities.

• Demonstrated skills in science communication and advocacy.

• Ability in planning and setting up training courses.

• Demonstrated record of scientific publications.

Languages

• English and French are the working languages of the UNESCO Secretariat. For this post, excellent knowledge of English is required.

Application Closing Date – 25 September 2019

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Team Leader – Training and Education Programmes

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST – Team Leader – Training and Education Programmes

As the only specialized institute with the mandate to support educational policy, planning and management, the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) plays a unique role within the United Nations system. IIEP was established in 1963 as an integral part of UNESCO. It supports Ministries of Education around the world and other key actors to plan and manage education systems through its programmes of training, technical assistance, policy research and knowledge sharing.

This position is located in the Training and Education Programme Team of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). IIEP Paris offers training courses for education planners and managers to strengthen national capacities to analyse and formulate sound education policies and realistic education plans and to effectively manage education resources, including human and financial resources. The courses are practical, skills-based and flexible, varying in length and offered through face-to-face, online and blended modalities. The course offer is continuously updated to ensure that IIEP is responding to the needs of the UNESCO Members States and the Education 2030 Agenda. IIEP Paris also coordinates its offer with IIEP Pole de Dakar and Buenos Aires Offices.

For further information on our training programmes, please go to http://www.iiep.unesco.org/en/our-expertise/training

Under the authority and direct supervision of the Director of IIEP, and within the framework of IIEP’s Medium-Term Strategy, the incumbent will lead and coordinate the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of IEP’s training programmes. He/she will manage, advise and report on training programme funding, design, guidelines and delivery against goals. The incumbent will provide leadership and guidance to staff of the Training and Education Programme unit and more widely to IIEP staff involved in delivering training programmes.

In particular, the incumbent will:

  • Identify and recommend a consistent strategic vision for the Institute’s training function as well as priorities for the continued development and delivery of IIEP’s training, based on consultation with IIEP partners (Members States, donors, external institutes, etc.).
  • Manage the work of the Training and Education Programme unit and supervise a team of Professional and General Service staff working within that unit.
  • Promote a coherent approach for IIEP’s core training offer across Paris teams and IIEP offices and coordinate the delivery and rollout of IIEP’s training programmes including monitoring of results, overall training quality and funding.
  • Strengthen institute-wide instructional design and pedagogical standards and techniques and provide advice and assistance to program specialists undertaking delivery of training or educational programmes. These include e-learning systems and tools as well as distance education programmes and techniques.
  • Design and conduct training needs assessments and evaluation of training programmes.
  • Establish quality assurance mechanisms, including systems of recognition and certification.
  • Offer advice on IIEP’s work to support training institutions in educational planning and participate in selected institutional support programs.
  • Identify sources of donor funding for training programmes; explore and pursue alternative funding opportunities and mechanisms. Negotiate and secure funding for Training and Education Programme needs. Monitor overall levels of training programme cost recovery to ensure that funding targets are met.
  • Communicate effectively to current and potential beneficiaries of IIEP’s core training offer.

Develop partnerships with:

Academic and training institutions that can contribute to the implementation of the strategic vision;

Member state beneficiaries and;

Donors and bodies are relevant to the recognition and quality assurance of training programmes.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent degree) in education, social sciences or related field.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in the field of training and education;

Relevant experience acquired at international level;

At least five (5) years of experience in conducting training at the post-graduate level in the field of educational development, educational policy analysis, or planning and management;

Recent experience in the design and administration of online education courses.

Skills and competencies 

  • Demonstrated leadership, management and organizational skills.
  • Extended knowledge of the theory and practical application of the techniques used in education planning and social sciences.
  • Experience with the evaluation of training programmes.
  • Knowledge of new and emerging tools for professional training, particularly online.
  • Good fundraising and resource mobilization skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain partnerships and to ensure high-level coordination and cooperation with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to lead, manage and motivate staff and teams and to maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, persuasively and to provide intellectual leadership to guide team and staff.

Languages

English and French are the two working languages of the UNESCO Secretariat. For this post, excellent knowledge of English or French and working knowledge of the other is required.

Application Closing Date – 26 September 2019 

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Deputy Regional Director, Africa


Background Information – Job-specific – Deputy Regional Director, Africa

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.

UNOPS Africa Region has close to 300 operational projects in approx. 40 countries and counts over 800 personnel, with annual delivery value of circa $250M. The regional portfolio of programmes and projects focuses mainly on supporting fragile and conflict-affected states in Africa in infrastructure development and procurement in support of health, peace and security and social infrastructure interventions.

The office of the Regional Director- Africa provides strategic leadership, technical guidance, and advisory support and oversight to the operations across offices within the Africa region. The region’s operations are divided into six sub-regional Multi-Country Offices and two standalone key Country Offices. The Office of the Regional Director is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This position will be based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or Nairobi, Kenya could also be considered.

The role will require frequent travel within the region.

Functional Responsibilities

As the Deputy Regional Director for the Africa  Region (AFR), you will report to the Director of Regional Portfolios who also fulfills the Regional Director function for the Africa Region and provides broad supervision.

Your successful achievements as the Deputy Regional Director- Africa, will directly impact on UNOPS strategic positioning as partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.

Your responsibility will include:

  • Co-drive the development of the strategy for the Africa region
  • Provide the intellectual, conceptual, technical and managerial leadership as well as supervision and guidance within the Africa region.
  • Manage the priorities, targets and implementation plans for substantive results with regards to the regional business development and the scope
  • Lead a team of experienced leaders in the region and ensure optimal organisational set up for the delivery of current business objectives
  • Lead the planning, implementation and organization of strategic capacity building of personnel, partners and stakeholders for strategic business development and engagement.
  • Foster a positive work environment for all genders, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.
  • Oversee effective management of safety and security within the region of operation for UNOPS personnel and their eligible dependents.
  • Build partnerships and public relations, promote and communicate UNOPS achievements, competencies and interest in global development.
  • Lead the ongoing research, development and implementation of best practices and innovative approaches to maximise performance and sustain achievement.
You can find the Terms of Reference of the given position in the attachment.
Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant field is required.
  • A combination of a Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience that combines strategy and operational leadership in management, business development planning and operations in a large international and/or corporate organization
  • Working experience in Africa is required.
  • Experience with strategic oversight of programmes in multi-country set-ups is required.
  • Experience in international organisations including working in HQ/Regional operations is required.
  • Experience in managing large teams and geographically spread teams is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both English and French is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.

Application Closing Date – 18 September 2019

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Operations Analyst

Operations Analyst 

UN Women Mexico. Open to Mexican Nationals only

Background

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate the operations in the Country Office (CO) in accordance with UN Women rules and regulations and policies and strategies:

  • Provide professional expertise and technical support to the Country
  • Representative on operational issues;
  • Draft the annual workplan for the Operations Team and oversee its implementation and monitoring;
  • Participate in review meetings and provide technical support to the assessment of the managerial and operational capacities of implementing partners in collaboration with the programme and technical team;
  • Guide and implement business process mapping and the establishment of internal standard operating procedures in all areas of the Operations Team’s functions;
  • Implement corporate, budget, financial, procurement, and HR policies and systems and identify training for staff and project personnel on these issues;
  • Ensure a continuous flow of information between the Country Office and Regional Office/HQ;
  • Oversee all operations activities, including finance, human resources, procurement, transport, IT, security, administration and ensure they follow UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Supervisor operations staff: Finalize performance plans and evaluation standards; conduct performance assessments, provide feedback and coaching.

Coordinate the planning, expenditure tracking and auditing of financial resources in accordance with UN Women rules and regulations and policies and strategies:

  • Provide professional expertise and technical support to the management of office and programme financial resources;
  • Exercise proper financial controls;
  • Report locally and to HQ in a timely manner on established structures; seek advice from RO when deviations may be necessary;
  • Review and take corrective action as appropriate on audit findings;
  • Perform Manager Level 1 role in ATLAS for voucher and PO approvals.

Provide Human Resources services:

  • Coordinate recruitment processes and contract management; liaise with the HQ and service providers as necessary.
  • Oversee contracts; advise on appropriate contract modalities in consultation with the HR Business Partner for the region.

Oversee procurement processes:

  • Manage the provision of goods and services for the CO and projects following established corporate procedures regarding sub-contract review and awarding of contracts, evaluate for cost effectiveness and manage the negotiations in connection with eventual agreements;
  • Provide professional recommendations to the preparation of procurement plans;
  • Ensure proper inventory control of assets and liabilities.

Coordinate information and communications technology (ICT) management:

  • Oversee the implementation of ICT systems;
  • Make professional recommendations and introduce new ICT systems which affect the productivity of the overall office staff performance.

Serve as the focal point for security issues and ensure safety and security of staff:

  • Brief supervisor and staff on security matters and disseminate relevant information as advised by UNDSS, brief UN Women visitors on security;
  • Ensure full compliance with MOSS and MORSS procedures on security of staff and office premises;
  • Provide professional recommendations to the Business Continuity Plan for the Country Office as necessary;
  • Liaise with HQ-based Security Advisor or his/her designated staff member on all security matters.

Participate in inter-agency activities:

  • Participate in inter-agency meetings and working groups to ensure UN Women’s interests are reflected in common system activities related to common services and premises, cost recovery and cost sharing arrangements, privileges and immunities, entitlements and salary surveys, security etc.;
  • Liaise with UNDP and other UN agencies on operational issues, activities, and collaboration.

Contribute to knowledge sharing between the CO and RO:

  • Ensure knowledge is shared and adequately applied between the Country Office and other COs/MCOs in the region.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • All services are provided in compliance with UN Women rules, regulations and policies;
  • Finances are properly identified and in a timely manner;
  • Timely and accurate implementation of HR and procurement contracts;
  • Office has a reliable ICT infrastructure environment;
  • Safety and security systems are functioning effectively.

Competencies

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of operation, finance, procurement, human resources, ICT, and security systems and processes, particularly in the UN system is an asset;
  • Ability to provide advice and support and develop solutions to varying problems;
  • Ability to contribute to the formulation and monitoring of management projects;
  • Ability to handle confidential information;
  • Ability to lead a team;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Negotiating skills;
  • Good IT skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, HR, or related field is required.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level, in office management, operations or finance;
  • Experience leading a team is an asset;
  • Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft;
  • Experience of accrual accounting, IPSAS or IFRS is an asset;
  • Professional background in programming/ projects management is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required;
  • Knowledge of other UN official working language is an asset.

Application Closing Date: 18th September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Centre Heads, BIS Innovation Hub

Centre Heads, BIS Innovation Hub

Description

The BIS Innovation Hub is a new unit of the BIS with multidisciplinary teams located in Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and Switzerland. Its mission is to (i) identify and develop in-depth insights into critical trends in financial technology of relevance to central banks, (ii) explore the development of public goods to enhance the functioning of the global financial system, and (iii) serve as a focal point for a network of central bank experts on  innovation.

The BIS seeks qualified candidates for the Centre Head for each of its three Innovation Hub centres located in Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and Switzerland. The Centre Heads would report to the Head of the BIS Innovation Hub in Basel.

Purpose of the job:

  • Together with other Centres of the multi-locational BIS Innovation Hub (the “Hub”), contribute to the overall strategy of the Hub to foster international collaboration on innovative financial technology within the central banking community in order to improve the functioning and efficiency of the international financial system.
  • Lead efforts to scout new technologies to increase knowledge in areas of critical interest to central banks and to produce global public goods in these areas.
  • Design and execute a range of projects on digital innovation as part of the global agenda of the Hub, leveraging the regional strengths and specialist skill sets of the Hub Centre.
  • Develop networks in the region bringing together central banks, academic communities and the private sector with a focus on digital innovation and it application to the financial system.
  • Provide direct oversight of the operations of the Hub Centre, ensure its effective functioning and project goals.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Under the direction of the Head of the Hub support the mission of the Hub by identifying critical trends in technology of interest to central banks and identifying projects for development with a view to the production of global public goods in the technology space.
  • Design and oversee the execution of project-related activities that explore the impact of technology developments on financial markets and central banks in line with the established priorities of the Hub. Coordinate research on potential topics.
  • Closely monitor performance of projects in relation to objectives, regularly reassess progress and adapt as needed in consultation with the Head of the Hub and the host central bank to ensure concrete outcomes, fast-paced delivery and an efficient allocation of resources.
  • Ensure effective collaboration with host central bank, and where applicable, support outreach activities of the Hub in close collaboration with the BIS Chief Representative of the region.
  • Build a regional network of central bank experts on innovation, and promote exchange of views and knowledge-sharing.
  • Support the Head of the Hub in effective coordination of the Centre’s activities across regional centres.
  • Support the Centre’s continued development of expert knowledge on innovative technologies related to the work of the Hub and actively encourage the sharing of insights.

Relationships and representation

  • Actively engage with counterparts in central banks, international organisations, the private sector and Fintech community to develop and maintain strong and collaborative relationships.
  • Establish and develop contacts with the BIS committees, standard-setting bodies, and international organisations.
  • Represent the BIS, or ensure that it is adequately represented, at relevant Fintech events in the region.

Leadership

  • Provide leadership and direction to staff promoting functional excellence and continuous improvement. Develop and strengthen internal talent.

Qualification and work experience:

  • Advanced degree from a university of international standing.
  • At least 10 years’ of experience of which at least 5 years’ of relevant work experience within central banking, economic research, the financial industry or the technology sector, with a focus on handling transformations, fintech policies and operations of relevance to the mission of the Hub.
  • Deep knowledge of fintech issues, such as latest technology architectures, developing trends and expert knowledge of financial technologies and their implications for the global financial system.
  • Extensive experience in understanding of public policy issues; understanding of central banking operations would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated track record of extensive engagement with FinTech ecosystem and partners.

Skills:

  • Strong leadership with proven ability to manage high-performance multi-disciplinary teams to execute complex projects consistent with the mandates of the Centres.
  • Track record of effective business and resource management.
  • Previous experience interacting with central bank senior officials would be an advantage.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and ability to apply creative and innovative thinking to solve complex problems.
  • Strong results orientation with enthusiasm, drive and energy to deliver.
  • Ability to create a fast paced, dynamic work environment in which colleagues from diverse backgrounds work flexibly, effectively and constructively.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

 

Application Closing Date:  30th September 2019

Advisers, BIS Innovation Hub

Advisers, BIS Innovation Hub

The BIS Innovation Hub is a new unit of the BIS with multidisciplinary teams located in Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and Switzerland. Its mission is to (i) identify and develop in-depth insights into critical trends in financial technology of relevance to central banks, (ii) explore the development of public goods to enhance the functioning of the global financial system, and (iii) serve as a focal point for a network of central bank experts on  innovation.

The BIS seeks qualified candidates for the Adviser positions for each of its three Innovation Hub centres located in Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and Switzerland. The Advisers will report to the location’s Centre Head.

Purpose of the job:

  • Lead projects on innovation, policy or regulation in support of the mission of the BIS Innovation Hub (the “Hub”), identifying critical trends of interest to central banks and developing global public goods to improve the functioning and efficiency of the international financial system.
  • Supervise and execute projects of the Hub, leveraging strengths and specialist skill sets of the Hub Centre, building on the policy expertise of the BIS and its Committees.
  • Scout relevant technologies within the region supporting these projects with the objective of delivering global public goods in the financial technology sphere.
  • Develop networks from central banks, academic communities and the private sector with a focus on digital innovation and it application to the financial system.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Under the direction of the Hub Centre Head, lead projects of critical interest to central banks in the financial technology sphere.
  • Execute projects in line with the established priorities of the Hub to ensure effectiveness of the Hub in its innovation and policy mandates.
  • Report on the performance of projects as set by the Centre Head to ensure concrete outcomes.
  • Support effective coordination of the Centre’s activities in close collaboration with the host central bank and the other regional teams in the BIS Innovation Hub.

Relationships and representation

  • Establish and develop contacts with the BIS committees, standard setting bodies, research community and international organisations.
  • Represent the BIS at official meetings, industry and academic conferences and relevant Fintech events.

Qualification and work experience:

  • Advanced degree from a university of international standing.
  • More than 5 years’ of relevant work experience within central banking, economic research, the financial industry or the technology sector.
  • Strong knowledge of and/or hands-on experience with financial technology and/or policy and regulation in the innovation and fintech area.
  • Experience in financial infrastructure or financial stability analysis and good understanding of public policy issues.
  • Sound knowledge of financial technologies and their implications for the functioning of the global financial system.
  • Practical experience in leading projects and a track record of successful delivery.

Skills:

  • Track record of effective business and resource management. Previous experience at a central bank or in a role interacting with central banks and official institutions would be an advantage.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills and ability to apply creative and innovative thinking to solve complex problems.
  • Strong results orientation with enthusiasm, drive and energy to deliver.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic work environment with colleagues from diverse backgrounds work flexibly, effectively and constructively.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application Closing Date: 30th September 2019