Programme Specialist (Social and Human Sciences) – Kingston

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OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST – Programme Specialist (Social and Human Sciences)

The UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean works with and for 13 Member States and 7 the Associate Member States in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. The office implements programmes designed to support Member States and Associate Member States in the Caribbean in reaching international goals and commitments such as the Sustainable Development Goals , “Education for All” goals, the Mauritius Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Islands Developing States and the Action Plan of the World Summit on the Information Society.

To read more about the mandate of our office, please visit the following homepage:http://www.unesco.org/new/en/bfc/office-in-kingston/

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences (SHS) and the direct supervision of the Director of the Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the UNESCO Social and Human Science Programme for the countries covered by the Office. He/she will ensure SHS’s contribution to the United Nations Country Team (UNCTs) programmatic work and Delivering as One exercise in the countries covered by the Office.

Specifically, the incumbent will:

Plan and implement programme activities to achieve the expected results of the C/5 and UNDAFs of the countries covered by the Office.Identify needs, develop and seek funding for new project proposals to be supported by extra-budgetary sources, and execute those projects. Provide advice to national authorities, peers, management and colleagues on a variety of issues in the field of social and human sciences.

Follow the developments and advancements related to the Sector’s fields of competence, in order to advise concerned stakeholders and colleagues on policy formulation, project development, resources and best practices. Any other related tasks, as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in social and human sciences, political science, international relations, or a related discipline.

Work Experience

  • At least four (4) years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in the area of social and human sciences.
  • Relevant experience acquired at the international level.
  • Experience in designing and implementing programmes or projects in at least one of the following domain: management of social transformations, social inclusion, intercultural dialogue, bioethics and ethics of science and technology, youth and sport.

Skills and competencies

  • Familiarity with the work and general functioning of international organizations and/or the UN system
  • Strong analytical, negotiating and advocacy skills.
  • Proven ability to provide technical advice and research support in the formulation and implementation of national policies, plans and programmes to address development challenges.
  • Capacity to build and maintain effective working relations with national/local authorities, relevant institutions, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
  • Ability to participate effectively in negotiations with internal and external partners.
  • Knowledge of project formulation, joint programming initiatives, building partnership and strategic alliances, fund-raising and other resource mobilization mechanisms.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UNESCO Secretariat. For this post, excellent knowledge of English is required.

Application Closing Date – 15 September 2019

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Counterparty Credit Analyst

The Bank for International Settlements is seeking a Counterparty Credit analyst to conduct credit analysis of a variety of entities – primarily corporates – as a member of the Credit Analysis team at our headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

We are an international organisation promoting global monetary and financial stability and a bank for central banks. We have recently embarked on a new strategy that includes expanding our range of products, widening our investment universe and extending our customer outreach.

Your contribution to our mission You will support us by formulating proposals and recommendations for credit ratings and associated limit structures. You will monitor compliance with credit rules and limits, and authorise temporary limit extensions. You will help develop new financial products and contribute to the specification and testing of IT solutions for measuring credit risk. You will help develop and maintain the general framework for credit analysis, including infrastructure and credit processes, as well as enhancements to the Bank’s internal rating methodology.

Your qualifications and experience You will have a university degree and at least five years’ experience as a credit analyst specialising in non-financial corporate institutions. You will also have excellent written and spoken English and a proven track record in drafting credit recommendations.

What you can expect in return We offer a unique, highly rewarding, international work environment, giving you exposure to a range of state-of-the-art technologies and business areas. Furthermore, Credit Analysis has a presence in our Asian Office, which may offer a future opportunity to work in Hong Kong SAR. You’ll receive a competitive compensation package, including full relocation 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.

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application Deadline – 12/08/2019

Volunteer role: Midwife

Volunteer role: Midwife – Role Overview

This placement includes but is not limited to the following objectives:  Improve the quality of Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services in the region by strengthening the capacity of midwives, health care workers, community health workers and establishment of systems and referral mechanisms essential for maternal and new born care both at faculty and community level.  Support the roll-out of the National Nursing and Midwifery Curriculum by coaching tutors in the implementation and advising on additional adolescent friendly service provision and early essential newborn care.  Provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women and provide day to day support at health facility, planning and organising outreach MNH services with the help of health care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone)

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential  Registered Midwife- Fully accredited by the relevant professional body.  At least 5 years’ experience as a midwife in hospital setting.  Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a maternity and Pediatric Department of any hospital/clinic.  Experience of working in Gynecology/Obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit.  Current knowledge in the field of maternal and child health, including some or all of the following: infection, prevention, antenatal care, family planning, PMTCT, essential and emergency maternal and newborn care.  Solid communication, presentation and writing skills.  Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability)  Teamwork, with the ability to work collaboratively in diverse multi-cultural groups. Ability to work in an institutional environment, – hospital and health facility settings – as well as in the community setting  Effective communications skills (report writing, verbal and written) For Tanzania:  Fluency in Swahili and English languages and ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations.) Desirable  Masters of Science in Midwifery  Additional specialization in areas like neonatal care  Basic computer skills  Previous developing country work experience – Experience of community engagement approaches  Experience of community to faculty referral mechanism  Interest/experience in social and gender inclusion; social accountability

Application Closing Date – 31 March 2020

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Volunteer role: Neonatal Nurse

Volunteer role: Neonatal Nurse – Role overview

The objective of the placement is to transfer skill and knowledge to paediatric and neonatal department staff specifically and hospital staff in general in order to improve health outcomes and increase the quality of services in local health facilities. You will directly contribute to improved accessibility and availability of newborn health services and support clinical supervision and the management of newborn health services in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and where possible surrounding health facilities/units.

These objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as the implementing partner. We are looking to strengthen our talent pool for Neonatal nurses to be able to respond to upcoming demand. Currently, jobs are in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. However, more Neonatal volunteer jobs will be coming up later too.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential  Qualified Nurse specialised in Neonatal Nursing  Registered Nurse with proof of a professional license. Fully accredited by the relevant professional body  Current experience as a registered nurse in a hospital setting for at least 3-5 years.  At least 2-3 years’ experience working as a neonatal nurse/ Neonatology or working in the Neonatal Intensive care unit (NICUs).  Experience in mentoring/training of nurses, students at a neonatal/paediatric Department of any Hospital/in a clinic.  Able to cope with stress and to organize and prioritise workload

Desirable  Masters of Science in Nursing  Additional specialization in areas like Paediatric care  Basic computer skill  Experience in mentoring and teaching/Bedside teaching  Experience in working abroad in a similar setting/context (Africa/Asia)

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open-minded and respectful • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Application Closing Date: 3 March 2020

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Volunteer role: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist

Volunteer role: Obstetrician/Gynaecologist – Role overview

The ideal person in this role will:  Work in collaboration with the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT) to strengthen gynaecological services in targeted health facilities and improve the quality of caesarean sections.  Build the capacity of medical officers, health workers and clinical leads in essential and emergency maternal obstetrics care through training, job coaching, mentoring and support supervision.  Support strengthening functioning of maternity, labour wards and level four health care facilities.  Provide technical capacity building support to health workers in conducting ultrasound scans of pregnant women (applicable for Sierra Leone)  Plan and organise outreach MNH services with the help of care workers and DHMTs (applicable for Sierra Leone) Disclaimer: These objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as the implementing partner.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:  Qualified Medical degree with a specialization in Obstetrics/Gynaecology.  A minimum of 3-5 years of post-qualification work experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Note: For Sierra Leone – The ideal candidate should have expert experience in ultrasound machine/V-Scan  Obstetrics experience including labour management and recognition of obstetric emergency  You are fully accredited in your home country.  You have the ability to work with limited technical resources  You have experience in training, coaching and supervision  Fluent English proficiency  IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Countries, where VSO is currently running Health programmes with Obstetrics and Gynaecology positions, are Uganda, Tanzania and Sierra Leon.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which mean accommodation varies and will be basic.

Application Closing Date – 25 January 2020

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Voluntary Assistant Roster, WFP Headquarters

Application Closing date 31 December 2019

What is WFP looking for?

WFP is a high-performance driven organisation.  The work environment is a diverse, dynamic, challenging and satisfying one in which to further expand your career.  Voluntary Assistants provide valued short-term assistance to the programmes many different divisions (including Human Resources, Programme & Policy, Supply Chain, Finance, Travel, Government and Private Partnerships, Communications and Operations).

What is the Voluntary Assistant Roster?

The Voluntary Assistant roster is a list of individuals who are available for short-term voluntary assignments at WFP Headquarters, Rome, Italy.  Inclusion on the roster is for a 12 month period after which individuals need to re-register their interest in order to be re-included.  Assignments as a WFP Voluntary Assistant can be for a maximum of 12 months total.

Essential Requirements:
  • Over 18 years of age at the time of application;
  • Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken; knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian or Chinese) is desirable;
  • Non-Italian nationals must possess a valid permit of stay at the time of application.

In addition to the above, we are looking for individuals that stand out from the crowd, who have personal qualities to bring to the organisation which complement and enhance our dynamic and multicultural work environment. The ideal WFP Voluntary Assistant will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Strong motivation to contribute to WFP’s mission in a voluntary capacity;
  • Client Orientation & Team Work;
  • Cultural Sensitivity;
  • Attention to detail.

Individuals will only be contacted if there is a voluntary opportunity for which their profile is considered suitable.

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Volunteer role: Equipment Maintenance Specialist

Application closing date: 31 March 2020

Role overview

The volunteer will build the capacity of the local Biomedical Technicians in hospitals to maintain and repair medical equipment. The overall placement objective is to build the capacity of relevant staff in the placement hospital to do the installation of basic medical equipment, minor maintenance and to manipulate the machines appropriately.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Technology.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the field of Engineering and able to perform maintenance of medical equipment
  • You are fully accredited
  • You have the ability to work with limited technical resources
  • You have experience in training, coaching and supervision
  • Fluent English proficiency
  • IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Desirable:

  • Background in public health or health economics will be added advantage.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open-minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Start Date – 16/09/2019

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

In your application, please specify that you found out about this opportunity on GCFjobs.com
Veuillez indiquer dans votre candidature que vous avez consulté cette offre sur le site web GCFjobs.com