Administrative Assistant for Resources Department – ENISA – Athens, Greece

Administrative Assistant for Resources Department – ENISA – Athens, Greece

The jobholder(s) will be responsible for the following tasks

  • Serve as primary point of contact and liaison for the Head of Department and supporting other Department units, including on complex and confidential issues, both internally and externally and ensuring the smooth running of the office;
  • Assist in all administrative tasks by screening and distributing incoming documents and correspondence; scheduling and prioritising and preparing responses and/or ensuring appropriate follow-up;
  • Coordinate the preparation of dossiers/documents with external stakeholders;
  • Organise missions/meetings/events including when necessary management of attendance records and travel arrangements accordingly;
  • Ensure good information flow within the department/unit;
  • Draft/edit/finalise correspondence/documents/Power Point Presentation, etc. and proof-reading of documents related to the activities of the department;
  • Coordinate as relevant with the other Management’s assistants and maintain good team spirit;
  • Provide guidance as necessary on administrative procedures; identify improvements and developments of existing methods and processes; suggest ways to streamline administrative tasks in order to enhance work organisation and effectiveness;
  • Organise and update punctually electronic and paper filing;
  • Perform financial activities and budgetary tasks;
  • Take on additional responsibilities as required in the interest of the service.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • A level of post-secondary education attested by diploma;

or

  • A level of secondary education attested by a diploma giving access to post-secondary education, and appropriate professional experience of at least three (3) years;
  • Thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another official European language.
  • In addition, in order to be eligible a candidate must:
  • Be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union;
  • Be entitled to his/her full rights as a citizen ;
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws concerning military service;
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post.
  • Relevant 3 years professional experience of administrative and operational policies and procedures, including those on privacy and confidentiality.
  • Excellent drafting skills/experience (e.g.: letter; minutes etc.) and/or dealing with organisations of meetings/events and/or with travel and accommodation request and reimbursements.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office package (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Excellent eye for detail with the ability to maintain standards of accuracy under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and ensure customer orientation.
  • Good knowledge of specific IT applications used in the EU Administration (ABAC, SharePoint, etc.).
  • Strong organisational commitment: is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.
  • Similar working experience, preferably within the EU Institutions or EU Agencies.
  • Satisfactory command of both written and spoken French.
Closing date for applications 14 January 2019 before midnight.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – UNFPA – Dhaka

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – UNFPA – Dhaka

Job Purpose

The Programme Team of UNFPA Bangladesh has four components, i.e. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Adolescents and Youth, Gender, and Population, Planning and Research, and has a substantive humanitarian response.  The Country Office is based in Dhaka, with project offices located in several districts throughout the country. The SRHR component (including Adolescence and Youth) is the biggest pillar of UNFPA’s Country Programme.  One of the major projects managed by the SRHR unit is the UN-Government Joint Maternal and Neonatal Health Initiative (MNHI).

The M&E Specialist will be based in the Country Office in Dhaka. In the context of the UNFPA Strategic Plan, UNFPA Bangladesh Country Office is focusing on the result based management and quality delivery of programme results in the areas of all aforementioned programme components. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will be a core member of the CO Management Team (CMT), to advise on the overall strategic planning and results based management.  S/he shall establish and maintain monitoring system and tools for the CP and Country Office performance and results. S/he works in close collaboration with the Programme and Operations teams, as well as the Government Coordinating Agency (Ministry of Finance, Economics Relations Division), UNFPA Implementing Partners, other UN agencies, and external partners, to ensure the achievement of intended results and impact from the programme.

The M&E Specialist reports to Representative and works in close collaboration with the Deputy Representative who heads the Programme.  The incumbent is responsible for the following functions:

Requirements

Education
  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Economics, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Law, or Programme/Project management, Monitoring and Evaluation.
Knowledge and Experience
  • 7 years of professional experience, with at least 5 years of relevant development work at the national, regional or international level in providing programme/project management advisory services and hands-on experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development projects, including log frame and budget, especially in health or gender sector
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with results-based management methodologies and tools (project and programme management, design, monitoring and evaluation) and research and policy-level analysis
  • Demonstrated ability for national capacity development
  • Ability to work within a multicultural setting
  • Experience in working with UN/UNFPA is an asset.  Field experience is strongly desirable
  • Initiative, strong conceptual and analytical abilities, sound judgment, liaison skills, negotiation skills, administrative, management and organizational skills (including time management)
  • Proven communications, interpersonal, and writing skillsin English.
  • Experience in using computers and office software packages including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google/Gmail, and handling of web-based management systems.
Languages
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another UN language an asset.
Closing date for applications 03 January 2019 before midnight.

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Intern – Human and Social Development Division – Manila, Philippines

Intern – Human and Social Development Division – Manila, Philippines

Summary of Job Description

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

Requirements

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

Administrative Assistant – FAO – Multiple Locations

Administrative Assistant – FAO – Multiple Locations

Tasks and Responsibilities

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

Minimum Requirements   

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

Technical/Functional Skills

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

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Municipal Co-ordinator – OSCE – Bujanovac, Serbia

Municipal Co-ordinator – OSCE – Bujanovac, Serbia

Tasks and Responsibilities

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

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

General Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
  • First-level university education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
Education
  • First-level university degree in a relevant field
Experience
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements

Mandatory

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

Desirable

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

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Country Representative – UNWomen – New Delhi

Country Representative – UNWomen – New Delhi

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage the strategic country programme planning and development
  • Develop and implement strategic direction of the CO;
  • Lead the design, planning, formulation, preparation and development of the Country Strategic Note;
  • Identify planning and programme needs, opportunities and approaches to strengthen UN Women country presence and relevance;
  • Provide strategic advice and leadership to UN Women’s Executive Director, Regional Director and Senior Management on the regional and country direction;
  • Manage and ensure the quality of results-based and rights-based programming for the CO; Finalize the annual work plan and budget;
  • Engage and collaborate with senior partners in the UN System.
Manage the India Country Office
  • Lead the office in the delivery of operational goals; finalize the annual work plan and budget; and oversee the implementation, including providing direction, guidance and technical support;
  • Oversee and approve programme work plans and the optimum and appropriate allocation and use of resources; monitor the overall progress and compliance of the CO;
  • Manage the preparation of UN Women mandated country reports;
  • Manage the audit review process and timely response to audit reports;
  • Manage the performance of staff under supervision; provide managerial direction, guidance and leadership to staff and provide performance feedback and coaching to staff under supervision;
  • Maintain and update CO security strategy, plan, and measures to ensure full compliance with UN security policies, procedures and requirements.
Represent UN Women in UN inter-agency coordination
  • Serve as member of the UN Country Team (UNCT) under the strategic guidance and coordination of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC)/Humanitarian Coordinator (HC);
  • Support UNCT programming and advocacy to ensure gender equality and women’s empowerment issues are fully integrated into UN programming processes, including the Common Country Assessment (CCA) and United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and in an enhanced response to national partners;
  • Lead joint programming and promote UN competencies to advance gender equality and women’s human rights;
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the UNCT in supporting enhanced response to national partners in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Partner with RC and UN system partners to strengthen UN system interagency coherence, collaboration, planning, cooperation, resource mobilization, advocacy, common services, and operations; Facilitate joint programming and promote UN competencies to advance gender equality and women’s human rights; report to the UN RC on these issues as required
  • Ensure UN Women’s active participation in UN system thematic and other working groups to establish effective networks and keep abreast of ongoing debates and thinking on development.
Represent UN Women and lead advocacy strategies
  • Represent UN Women in intergovernmental forums, public information/relations events and key meetings, participate in policy dialogue; discuss policy initiatives, report on progress achieved and/or present policy papers/ideas;
  • Build relations and partnerships with high level and senior government officials as well as multi-lateral, bi-lateral agencies and NGOs; and participate in regional, country and other critical meetings and events;
  • Lead and support advocacy for gender equality and women’s empowerment to ensure that UN support towards realization of the national plans and priorities are done in a gender responsive manner, and within agreed international frameworks that promote and protect gender equality.
Create and maintain strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies
  • Lead the development of resource mobilization strategies and manage the implementation of resource mobilization strategies, plans, and efforts;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with government, partners, stakeholders and donors to achieve active collaboration, cooperation and alliances on programme development and implementation and resource mobilization;
  • Finalize donor reports, and negotiate and/or approve cost-sharing agreements with donors; Establish reporting accountability framework to ensure that donors are duly informed on a timely basis.
Knowledge management, innovation and capacity building
  • Manage the development and implementation on CO communication plans, based on UN Women’s communication strategy;
  • Approve the implementation of innovation and best practices in the CO;
  • Promote learning and development by providing opportunities for training and capacity guiding to enhance the competencies/productivity of staff members;
  • Lead the production of knowledge products.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, public administration, public policy or other relevant social science fields is required.
  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.
Experiences
  • At least 15 years of progressively responsible development experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in aid development cooperation, some of which is in gender and women’s issues programming, at the international level, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programs or UN Mission;
  • Field based experience working with multi-cultural teams;
  • Experience in leading a team.
Language
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
Closing date for applications 06 January 2020 before midnight.

Admin & Finance Associate – UNDP – Dili, East Timor

Admin & Finance Associate – UNDP – Dili, East Timor

Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

Required Skills and Experience

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

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Secretarial Assistant – UNESCO – Paris, France

Secretarial Assistant – UNESCO – Paris, France

Main Duties

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

Required Qualifications

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

Desirable Qualifications

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

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

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

Overview of the functions of the post

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

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

Required Qualifications

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

Desirable Qualifications

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

Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs – Female Talent Pool

Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs – Female Talent Pool

The main responsibilities include:

  • Management of the Field programmes (education, health, relief and social services, microfinance) and acting as the principal adviser to the Field Director on these functions;
  • In close collaboration with other senior staff in the Field, ensuring the development, preparation, coordination and monitoring of relevant strategic planning documents such as the Field’s Strategic Response Plan, Biennium Budget and the Mid-Term Strategy, ensuring an integrated approach to the management of programmes and exercising decision-making authority over human and financial resources and capital assets of the Field, in line with UNRWA regulatory framework and SPARE principle (strategy, policy, accountability, results and envelopes);
  • Providing support and advice to the Field Director in implementing the Agency plans for comprehensive programme and management reform; leading the implementation of pertinent reform initiatives in his/her programme cluster; coordinating the work of cross-functional teams to achieve field-wide outcomes and promote integration of cross-cutting issues into the Field programme framework;
  • Providing guidance and support to senior programme and/or administrative staff; mentoring and evaluating for staff development purposes, as necessary;
  • Liaising with government and local authorities to ensure their cooperation in facilitating the Agency’s operations; assisting the Field Office Director in managing and promoting interagency and donor relations;
  • As assigned, acting for the Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs during his/her absence, with full responsibility for the Field operation, and reporting to the Commissioner-General USG and/or Deputy Commissioner-General, ASG;
  • Where applicable, act as the Field security focal point and liaise with the Agency’s Chief Security Adviser and the Department of Safety and Security in the Field, where available;
  • Undertake relieving assignments and perform other related duties as may be required by the Field Director.

Requirements

Education
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in social sciences, public administration, or economics, supplemented by studies in management, as applicable; a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
Work experience
  • At least 10 years of experience in programme management including at least six years managing large-scale, multi-sector programmes in a large governmental or international organization, working at international level outside one’s home country; Significant experience in managing large teams;
Language(s)
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Desirable qualifications
  • Knowledge of activities of UNRWA operations and services;
  • Knowledge of Middle Eastern geo-political realities and its socio-cultural implications;
  • Experience with United Nations administration/financial policies and practices;
  • Working experience in Syrian Arab Republic and/or Middle East;
  • Working knowledge of Arabic.
Closing date for applications 31 December 2019 before midnight.

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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Veuillez indiquer dans votre candidature que vous avez consulté cette offre sur le site web GCFjobs.com