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ERT WASH Project Manager

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May 192022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Medair
Closing date: 17 Aug 2022

Role & Responsibilities

Manage the Medair South Sudan Emergency Response Team’s WASH programme, ensure proposal objectives are met within the project timeframe and the overall budget allocated for the project, and that the services delivered meet Medair, donor and international quality standards. Responsibilities also include managing ERT WASH project staff, coordinating with other partners to assess emergencies, designing WASH interventions, preparing project reporting as well as planning and supporting the development of new project proposals.

Project Overview

The goal of the WASH ERT is to reduce morbidity and mortality among populations affected by acute emergencies through the provision of life-saving water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services. The Medair Emergency Response Team (ERT) works across all states of South Sudan in response to acute emergencies: displacement due to conflict or disasters, returnee/refugee influxes, disease outbreaks and in emergency level malnutrition. The ERT has teams across four sectors – Health, Nutrition, Non-Food Items (NFIs)/Emergency Shelter and WASH, with teams often working together in field sites. Multiple emergency response sites are active at any given time.

Workplace & Conditions

Field based position in Juba, with regular travel to field locations across South Sudan.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, 24 months.

Key Activity Areas

Technical Design and Oversight

  • Responsible for the overall management of Medair South Sudan ERT WASH Projects; planning and implementation, project staff, project budget, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develop program strategy, project proposals, project budget, and staff plan to implement the project.
  • Ensure the ERT WASH projects are implemented in line with donor proposals, and Medair, donor, and international standards, and within agreed budget and timeframe.
  • With the WASH Advisor, select and evaluate appropriate technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Monitor project implementation and provide support to the team to ensure the quality of the construction, trainings and provide guidance on future improvements.
  • Ensure Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), people with disability & gender are mainstreamed in the ERT WASH projects. Provide technical input and support to the team on project activities.

Staff Management and Leadership

  • Directly line manage three WASH Managers and one Hygiene Promotion Manager.
  • Conduct appraisals, manage R&R and holiday schedules, manage contracts, provide development and training opportunities, and support the physical and spiritual wellbeing for all WASH staff.
  • Delegate tasks to WASH Managers as appropriate while ensuring that all key tasks are being covered.
  • Actively coach team members giving them the opportunity to grow and develop in their roles.

Coordination and Reporting

  • Ensure all project data, beneficiary numbers, & indicators are accurately collected, and reported.
  • With WASH Advisor and M&E team, develop tools and templates to facilitate smooth data collection.
  • Attend WASH Coordination meetings and advocate for principled emergency WASH interventions.
  • Coordinate with relevant WASH implementing partners INGOs, NNGOs, UN agencies and Minstry of Water and Irrigation or other government agencies involved in WASH planning and implementation
  • Liaise with local authorities at the beginning of assessments, and throughout WASH activities.
  • Ensure Terms of Reference (ToR) for assessments and interventions and reports are completed.

Logistics

  • Ensure development of an annual procurement plan based on project needs and activities.
  • With the support of the ERT Logistics Officer, plan and support requests from field teams.
  • Ensure stock of critical supplies & regular communication with the Warehouse Manager & staff.

Finance Management

  • Actively manage budget and communicate any issues with ERT Project Coordinator.
  • Supervise the management of field team budget and cash, including the payment of casual labour payments within the agreed salary/incentive scales. Manage submission of all finance, stock and purchase requests to Juba, and WASH finances, procurement, warehousing, and transport at field sites.

Security Management

  • Contribute to development of security assessments for new ERT locations before field teams travel. Monitor local dynamics in intervention locations which may be indicators of insecurity.
  • Ensure the WASH team adhere to SOPs, promote good planning and communication within the team.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • University degree in a WASH-related field (eg. civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, public health, water and sanitation engineering, hydrogeology/hydrology).
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Experience

  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field as a Manager.
  • Experience in a WASH programme in a developing country, preferably in a humanitarian context.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of WASH programmes.
  • Technical experience with WASH infrastructure (e.g. latrine designs, borehole installation, hand pump repair, and construction of hand dug wells) and software/training (behaviour change communication).
  • Understanding of the links between the hardware (water, sanitation facilities) and behaviour change.

All new deploying international staff to Medair’s country programmes (and other roles which require field travel) should be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID vaccine, supported with a COVID vaccination certificate as evidence.

How to apply

Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the:

a) Medair organizational values

b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices.

c) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

Application Process

To apply, go to this vacancy on our Medair Page.

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed.

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May 182022
 

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Country: Switzerland
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 30 May 2022

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Needs and Response Analysis Section (NARAS), Assessment, Planning & Monitoring Branch (APMB), Coordination Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva, Switzerland. OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.

The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports directly to the Chief of Section.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned area of responsibility.
• Organizes, prepares and follows-up studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues, including interagency technical reviews to support policy development work and decision-making, with an emphasis on humanitarian assessments, response planning, monitoring and associated analysis.
• Participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; assists in the coordination of international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations, in particular on assessment and analysis to feed into response planning.
• Analysis of assessment data and secondary information to support the production of situation reports, information graphics and other communication tools for internal and external audiences as required.
• Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes, including incorporating new developments, lessons learned, policy guidelines, and gender-related considerations.
• Establishes and maintains contacts with UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.
• Provides technical assistance, including undertaking field missions to support field operations, in particular support to assessment, planning and analysis processes.
• Prepares or contributes to the preparation of reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc.
• Serves as focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues such as humanitarian coordination process, safeguarding humanitarian principles, accountability to affected persons, etc.; keeps abreast of latest developments; liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc. to monitor and report on developments.
• Organizes, participates and / or facilitates work groups, workshops and trainings, including consulting internally and with partners on learning needs, capacity requirements and lessons learned related to humanitarian action falling under the humanitarian programme cycle.
• Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.
• Performs other duties as required

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Analytical capacity, including the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and to assess the impacts of crises on affected people. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence, including the ability to design, undertake and support humanitarian assessments, response planning and monitoring processes. 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.
• Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.

At least two years of international field experience in the last five years is required.

Experience in conducting assessments and response analysis and planning is required.

Languages

French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency (written and oral) in English is required. Fluency in French, or Spanish or Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

The evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

The appointment/assignment is until 31 December 2022, with the possibility of extension, subject to availability of funds and mandate extension. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.

A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.

Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Epidemic Preparedness and Response Delegate – South Sudan

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May 072022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Netherlands Red Cross
Closing date: 22 May 2022

We help to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and money. Together we act before, during and after disasters to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.

We do this without regards to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinion. Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

The International Assistance department is responsible for all Netherlands Red Cross international support for victims of disasters and conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards.

The Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) is engaged in a partnership with the South Sudan Red Cross Society (SSRC) to build resilience and provide durable solutions to water borne diseases prone vulnerable communities in the Equatoria States. NLRC, in consortium with Danish Red Cross (DRC) and South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) will be implementing a DG ECHO funded Programmatic Partnership pilot (PPP): “Accelerating local action in humanitarian and health crisis”, for which IFRC is a global grant holder (since this programme will be implemented in multiple countries). In South Sudan, the project is aimed at assisting SSRC in the fight against communicable diseases through strengthening both prevention and response. Therefor NLRC is recruiting for the following field position:

Position title: Epidemic Preparedness and Response Delegate – South Sudan

Duty station: Juba, South Sudan

Time period: 12 months

Starting Date: 1st August 2022

Status: Single posting with R&R

Purpose of the position

The project is aimed at assisting SSRC in the fight against communicable water borne diseases through strengthening both prevention and response. You will ensure technical oversight and coordination amongst the various budget holders, national societies and peers, since this programme is organized by multiple stakeholders and will be implemented in multiple countries. The technical oversight evolves around community health promotion, WASH interventions, cash assistance and implementation of epidemic control measures, also ensuring Cholera and epidemics contingency and response. They key is around enabling communities, as part of a larger community resilience programme.

Background

The Netherlands Red Cross has been supporting the South Sudan Red Cross since it foundation in 2013, to implement projects developed under their Strategic Plan. NLRC supported projects include complex and integrated programs with components addressing access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene aiming at reducing public health threats including water borne epidemics and pandemics.

Wash is an important pillar of South Sudan Red Cross 2022-2026 strategy, recognizing the dire needs of access to water, sanitation and hygiene in South Sudan.

The DG ECHO-funded Pilot Program Partnership (PPP) project in South Sudan will assist SSRC, among others, in the fight against communicable diseases through strengthening prevention, and response. The project is expected to play a substantial role in supporting the SSRC’s strategy in which epidemic preparedness and response (EPPR) is a key element. The project will enable communities and local actors to anticipate, prepare for, withstand, respond to, and recover from humanitarian and health crises. This is expected to be done through integrated multi-sector programming approach including community health promotion, WASH interventions, cash assistance and implementation of epidemic control measures and ensuring national Cholera and epidemics contingency and response plans are in place. In addition, the project also aims to build the capacity of SSRC staff and volunteers to detect and respond to any possible water borne epidemics or pandemics due to floods or indeed lack of WASH. The project will also support formation and training of Community Disaster Response Teams (CDRTs) in the targeted communities. Furthermore, the project will support national and local authorities including MoH and other key stakeholders in terms of capacity building within the spectrum of water borne epidemic preparedness and response.

Position in the organization

The Epidemic Preparedness and Response Delegate will report directly to the NLRC Country Representative based in Juba, South Sudan. On technical matters related to the intervention, the Delegate will liaise closely with SSRC WASH Department, NLRC technical advisors, PMER and NLRC Data team (510), and other relevant actors within the NLRC HQ for support and guidance. The Delegate will work closely with the DRC Program Delegate who is coordinating all activities as coordinator on the country level.

Responsibilities

Project Implementation

· Coordinate with the Danish Red Cross Program coordinator to actively monitor programs/projects in support of quality implementation;

· Provide project and technical support in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting throughout the project cycle in accordance with NLRC and SSRC procedures (such as procurement and financial) and agreements as set in the project MoU;

· As NLRC budget-holder responsible for the project budget management, adequate and timely quality narrative and financial reporting according to NLRC and donor standards, and undertaking of project evaluations, all according to NLRC’s Standard Project Approach (SPA);

· Ensure that all required documentation by the back donors (IFRC and DG ECHO) and all other relevant key documents are being stored at NLRC’s digital system SPACE , making use of the required workflows for approval of budget, contracts and other key documents.

· Responsible for project related finance operations with support of local administrator in order to ensure proper procedures are applied as per MoU and ensure standard documentation is maintained for the project expenses and archived accordingly in NLRC accounting system

· Review project progress, together with SSRC, ensuring the tracking of project progress against targets, and reviewing quarterly program reports and financial reports with senior management;

· Provide accurate and up to date information to the SSRC HQ Program and WASH Departments, NLRC country representative and NLRC HQ regarding progress and deadlines;

· Provide appropriate mentorship, capacity strengthening and technical support to SSRC staff and volunteers including project management, financial management, assessment and identification of needs, priorities, objectives, outputs and core components and activities related to Epidemics and Pandemics preparedness and response and WASH;

· Undertake regular monitoring field visits and meetings with relevant actors including project partners in assessing the Epidemic and Pandemic trends, patterns and changing needs and consequently advise;

· In consultation with PMER teams, produce and submit required reports and develop/revise quarterly adjusted action plans and budgets.

· Cooperate actively with NLRC relevant advisors, Data team (510) and others as appropriate;

· Monitor budget and spending and follow up with SSRC to procure necessary wash and other project input in timely manner.

· Support national/branch level pandemic preparedness plans, linking to wider preparedness and anticipatory systems developed under the ECHO PPP project. Support implementation of the NS Preparedness for an Effective Response (PER) process and NS contingency planning related to pandemics.

· Provide technical support and training to the SSRC staff and Volunteers and MoH in the key areas of early (health) risk detection, early action, cash programming and organizational preparedness and WASH emergency response

· Review and test response plans, including early response actions, through exercises/drills, preparing test scenarios and background materials. Identify key stakeholders able to take part in early tests and prepare a testing schedule. Support and facilitate testing exercises at national /branch level and prepare and provide feedback for further strengthening plans and preparedness to respond to water borne epidemics;

· Support the development of community-based surveillance system in collaboration with MOH and other stakeholders as part of an early detection system for water borne diseases. Contribute to the development of water borne diseases response core capacity in SSRC and MOH if necessary. Facilitate training activities relating to early detection and response;

· Support SSRC in Health promotion through household visits and group sessions in the community using BHI approach

· Support SSRC in conducting wash needs assessment in targeted locations

· Ensure WASH activities and services (focus on WASH in HCF and rehab of existing WASH infrastructure) – rehabilitation of water facilities, hygiene facilities and sanitation latrines in health facilities or communities- Disability friendly are implemented according to National and international standards

· Develop Operations and Maintenance (form and train water committees, and pump mechanics) strategy for program area

· Collaborate with key stakeholders such as Ministry departments, WHO, and UNICEF on further developing harmonization of community-based water borne diseases detection and response within the country context;

· Encourage the development of networks and expertise with neighboring / border NS to strengthen epidemics and pandemics monitoring across borders. Collaborate with Sister NS and foster the exchange of competencies, experience and materials.

· Ensure integration of Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) and Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) into tools, implementation and learning.

· Ensure the implementation of the project meets required international standards by WHO and IFRC Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness framework in relation to cholera;

· Encourage SSRC to participate in inter-agency and internal coordination meetings related to relevant technical areas.

· Prompt SSRC to collaborate with all partners of the Red Cross Movement, key government officials, NGO partners, donors. Align on policies, strategies and best practices and approaches on global health security and related issues to support program development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.

· Prepare key project reports for IFRC, donors and other partners to keep them informed on program progress. Contribute to monitoring and evaluation, report on indicator status with timely and quality data.

Program Design & Development

· Contribute to NLRC South Sudan portfolio and concept note/proposal development and strategic country discussions

· Ensure with the other NLRC delegates, coherence between all NLRC supported interventions, like Chronic Crisis and Response Preparedness, with the ultimate goal to contribute to a one country programme for community resilience

· Contribute to the continuous scoping and development of the WASH and DM project proposal responding to emerging need, adapting to changed context.

Representation & Coordination

· In close coordination and collaboration with NLRC Country Representative, support SSRC in maintaining and coordinating external relations and partnerships with State and National stakeholders to the program, including relevant line ministries and agencies of government of South Sudan. **

· Promote and contribute to coordination among RC/RC Movement partners (in line with the Strengthening Movement Coordination and Cooperation, SMCC), and ensure close alignment with other actors active in the area of humanitarian aid .

· Represent NLRC in Movement Coordination and collaboration meetings

· Advocate among humanitarian actors, relevant government ministries and the community for quality WASH and Disaster Preparedness activities/services to promote risk reduction among the targeted communities.

Requirements/Qualifications

· Required is a University degree or professional qualification in Public health engineering, WASH or equivalent professional experience

· At least 5 years of experience in in the humanitarian or development sector, with a focus on WASH and water borne epidemics preparedness and response.

· Demonstrated professional credibility in the sector and experience working in an international or cross-cultural environment.

· At least 5 years of experience in community development related projects in collaboration with governments, humanitarian aid agencies, civil society, and I/NGOs;

· Experience in WASH/Public Health-related procurement activities in disaster response and early recovery operations

· Experience in designing and implementing development program: including community-based epidemics detection and response; rehabilitation and reconstruction of rural communities’ water infrastructures

· Capacity strengthening: Experience of training national staff and volunteers is required

· Experience in working in African context, preferably South Sudan

· Proven Experience in Resource Mobilization

· Experience in financial reporting

· Red Cross/Red Crescent knowledge and experience is preferred

Competencies and skills

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with independent decision-making capacity

· Excellent communication with the ability to represent the NLRC and to negotiate and influence opinions

· Understand and use various beneficiary registration methods

· Knowledge of feedback and response mechanism, including of appropriate methods of beneficiary communication and channels.

· Ability to transfer knowledge, skills, and/or abilities to staff and volunteers.

· Excellent writing skills for reporting and proposal development

· Data literate

The Red Cross is looking for employees with talent and excellent competences for a position and is not guided by cultural background, physical limitations, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation or age.

We offer

· A full time appointment (based on 40-hour work week) for 1 year, with the possibility of extension

· A flexible and human centred working environment in an international environment with a variety of international organizations.

· Well balanced employment conditions with space for initiative and development.

How to apply:

Applications:

Please send your resume in English and letter of motivation with reference to Shelly Jonker before 22 May through the website.

For more information about the position, you can contact Meindert Korevaar, Projects & partnership Coordinator for South Sudan at mkorevaar@redcross.nl.

An assessment and reference check is part of the selection procedure.

For more information of the work of the Netherlands Red Cross please go to www.rodekruis.nl and NLRC on Facebook: Facebook.com/rodekruis and Twitter: Twitter.com/rodekruis

Acquisition for this vacancy will not be appreciated**

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Infrastructure Development Advisor

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May 062022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Samaritan’s Purse
Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Get Involved!

We are hiring an Infrastructure Development Advisor to join our Emergency Response team in South Sudan. This Advisor is responsible for the development of all infrastructure/construction project activities such as school infrastructures, health facilities improvement, WASH facilities, roads, bridges, office premises, etc. You will provide technical support on managing construction and rehabilitation activities in the program area. If you are searching for more than just a job, but a career with lasting impact, come see how we accomplish that!

A day in the life of an Infrastructure Development Advisor, Emergency Response:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe.

In the role of Infrastructure Development Advisor, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Serve as focal point for technical inputs with regards to grant design and preparation of Bill of Quantities (BoQs), budgets, and proposal narratives
  • Undertake technical assessments for small scale community infrastructure projects including buildings/community centers, hospitals, schools, roads, bridges, water points
  • Analyze requests for new rehabilitation and/or construction works to advise the team
  • Carry out assessments and prepare regular reports and recommendations for follow up actions and review.
  • Collaborate with contracted firms and construction teams to provide guidance throughout the process including site selection, layout, blueprint development, safety protocols, and compliance. This includes regular visits to oversee, monitor and inspect progress
  • Ensure architectural plans follow best practices in design and construction
  • Prepare documentation for purchase requests and requests for quotes
  • Participate in and provide technical input during the bidding and contract process.
  • Interpret plans and specifications and project milestones to ensure compliance with requirements, project timeframe and to resolve questions as to intent of same.
  • Lead collaborative approaches to problem solving between key stakeholders.
  • Work closely with local communities, stakeholders, and authorities to coordinate participation in and implementation of stated requirements and makes recommendations on how to resolve conflict.
  • Ensure that all complaints and requests for information are handled promptly and properly.
  • Take timely action on potential delays and/or cost overruns that can either be prevented or mitigated are quickly reported with recommended remedial actions for Samaritan’s Purse leadership approval.
  • Ensure all administrative aspects of construction project management are completed according to procedures.
  • Develop operation and maintenance plan (O&M) for each site and conducts training program for grantees for understanding and implementation of O&M plans.
  • All other duties as assigned

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Qualifications & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in civil engineering with a certification as a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and five (5) years of experience; or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Experience in low-cost, context-appropriate small-scale infrastructure design and management of the related procurements
  • Experience managing construction projects from the design phase to the close out/retention period with in-kind grants management experience, including knowledge of community-led programming
  • Experience working in conflict zones, specifically within sub-Saharan Africa or South Sudan
  • Thorough knowledge of USAID rules and regulations (including environmental protocols)
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Excel and other computer applications
  • Strong management skills in a complex operating environment and ability to pivot as needed based on operating environment
  • Strong reporting, writing, analytical, organizational & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to coach and mentor others and keep teams up to date with relevant information and produce timely reports
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (can be completed after hire)

Job Location: Unity State, South Sudan

Type: Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); Knowledge of Arabic preferred

Accompaniment: Un-Accompanied

Travel Expectations: Domestic travel within South Sudan approximately 30 days/year; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary

Benefits:

  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • When at IHQ, on-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)

Samaritan’s Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Construction Engineer, Emergency Response

 FULL TIME, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Construction Engineer, Emergency Response
May 062022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: Samaritan’s Purse
Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Get Involved!

We are looking for a Construction Engineer to join our Emergency Response team in South Sudan. In this role you will oversee construction teams and ensure adequate supplies and manpower are in place for the project. You will be monitoring all construction activities (school infrastructures, health center, WASH facilities, office premises etc.) within the program area and provide technical support on managing construction and rehabilitation activities. Bring your experience and expertise to advise, strategize, and monitor our construction efforts. Join the team and use your gifts and talents for the Kingdom.

A day in the life of a Construction Engineer, Emergency Response:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do! We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe.

In the role of Construction Engineer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Support the Area Coordinator in formulating project work plans and provide reports on Construction/Renovation progress, participating in needs assessment for rehabilitation and/or construction.
  • Facilitate, supervise and monitor implementation of new school and WASH facilities and rehabilitation of classrooms, playgrounds and gender-sensitive latrines.
  • Participate in developing maintenance plans for rehabilitated structures.
  • Monitor and ensure proper usage of the construction materials, assets, services, and tools while supporting purchase preparation
  • Work with relevant authorities to guide proper positioning of the classroom, gender-sensitive WASH facilities on the site.
  • Strengthen coordination with government technical departments, camp management authorities and partners.
  • Supervise site engineers/assistants/foreman, as required, and provides daily instruction and responsibilities for when the Construction Manager is not present at the site.
  • Monitor the progress and quality of work of subcontractors with respect to contract deadlines, budget, scope of work, and deliverables.
  • All other duties as assigned

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Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in civil engineering, construction engineering, architecture or other relevant degree with a minimum of three (3) years of experience at international levels in project monitoring, site supervision, quality assurance and/or other directly related technical fields with practical experience in the planning and execution of shelter/construction projects preferably within humanitarian assistance; or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Experience working in a developing country and/or familiarity with emergency response and experience as a Construction/Shelter Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context is preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of AutoCAD (or drafting equivalent software)
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office is required
  • Good analytical and negotiating skills
  • Ability to read construction drawings and blueprints
  • Ability to manage and monitor resources and supervise a team of professional and support staff
  • Ability to work independently in a results oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt, respond to change, and tolerate ambiguity
  • Ability to contribute to formulation of strategies and policies
  • General knowledge of latest developments and technology in construction industry.
  • Good understanding of construction project cycles
  • General knowledge and understanding of public procurement principles, financial and legal aspects of construction issues, ethics and risk management of construction project
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (can be completed after hire)

Job Location: Unity State, South Sudan

Type: Full-time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required); fluency in Arabic (required)

Accompaniment: Not Accompanied

Travel Expectations: 30-60 days annually; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary

Benefits:

  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • Annual Home Leave
  • R&R
  • Food and Housing are provided

Samaritan’s Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Environmental Health/ WASH Coordinator

 FULL TIME  Comments Off on Environmental Health/ WASH Coordinator
May 062022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 5 Jun 2022

The IRC has been operating in South Sudan since 1989 and currently operates in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Lakes, Unity and Central Equatorial states. Currently, IRC South Sudan implements health, nutrition, economic recovery and development (food security and livelihoods), women’s protection and empowerment and child protection programming.

Summary statement of responsibilities:

The Environmental Health/WASH Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all Environmental Health/WASH programming supported by the IRC in South Sudan. She/he will provide technical and strategic leadership to Environmental Health program and ensure that programming is of high quality and respond to immediate needs of the affected population. This position is based in in Ajoung Thok with regular travel to other field sites, and reports to the Deputy Director of Programs.

Responsibilities:

The Environmental Health WASH Coordinator shall:

Program Management

• Coordinate with the Deputy Director of Programs to develop and implement a response to assessed Environmental Health/WASH needs, which is in accordance with the country program strategic plan.

• Oversight of the technical aspects of the implementation and coordination of the Environmental Health/WASH program.

• Ensure that all IRC South Sudan Environmental Health/WASH projects are implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to established objectives, goals, and indicators and in line with donor requirements and beneficiary needs

• Lead the Environmental Health/WASH teams in the development, implementation, and monitoring of work plans, ensuring that activities reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and the community.

• Ensure all implementation approaches employ a programming strategy that integrates with other sectors and contributes towards the broader health outcomes.

• Continuously design and improve technical approaches and protocols that are geared towards improvement of program quality.

• Take lead of the IRC South Sudan Country Strategy Action Plan Environmental Health/WASH implementation commitments and report on milestones

• Support Environmental Health/WASH teams in technical designs, development of cost estimates, technical specifications and overall documentation packaging for all Environmental Health/WASH infrastructure and hygiene behavior change and community engagement activities.

Reporting and proposal development

• Ensure the timely submission of information for internal and donor reports for all Environmental Health program activities, including reporting against the logical framework.

• In accordance with the country program strategic plan, IRC program framework and IRC Environmental Health strategies, lead the development of Environmental Health sections in new funding opportunities, including developing logical frameworks.

• Lead and coordinate the development of Environmental Health budgets, including when required the revision and realignment of existing budgets.

• Review all reports and proposals prepared by Environmental Health/WASH staff, provide appropriate feedback to the teams, and ensure that reports are submitted in a timely manner and with acceptable quality.

Budget management

• Ensure all Environmental Health program activities are delivered within acceptable budget thresholds.

• Support Environmental Health/WASH teams in developing spending plans and tracking of the same against actual spending monthly.

• Monitor Budget vs. Actual expenditure for Environmental Health/WASH programs monthly. Ensuring timely corrective action is taken to address any variances.

• Actively participate in Grant Management Meetings and ensure resulting actions are followed up.

Monitoring & Evaluation

• Select and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluations systems, analyzing results to ensure and enhance program effectiveness and quality.

• Evaluate field needs for technical interventions and make recommendations as needed.

• Ensure all Environmental Health/WASH programs operate appropriate client voice and response mechanism.

Staff Management & Development

• Mentor, support and coach Environmental Health/WASH managers in the Environmental Health Program.

• Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.

Coordination & Representation

• In coordination with the Deputy Director of Programs, establish contacts with relevant international/local NGOs and line ministries.

• Regularly attend WASH cluster meetings and represent the IRC in other similar/relevant forums.

Other

• Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

• Liaise regularly with the relevant HQ technical units.

Qualifications

• Proven technical skills with a university degree in civil/environmental engineering or related field

• Minimum 5 years professional technical experience in Environmental Health, WASH or equivalent

• Minimum 3 years’ experience, in a in a humanitarian setting (refugee camps and/or emergency response)

• Demonstrated experience in technical design of water supply systems, sanitation infrastructure, wastewater and sewerage systems, and health care waste management systems.

• Strong project planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

• Good written and verbal skills in the English language. Arabic is not required however it would be a distinct advantage.

• Strong leadership and management skills.

• Must be comfortable in being a proactive member of the senior management team. Must have a proven track-record of proactively identifying and communicating potential problems and proposing solutions.

• Must be able to function effectively in a complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with competing priorities and pressure

• Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support.

• Must possess high cultural and gender awareness and sensitivity including excellent interpersonal communication skills and professional patience and be able to interact, partner and thrive in a diverse environment.

• Committed to staff training and development and effective at facilitation

• Competent in Windows, MS office programs, AutoCAD (or similar computer aided design), email and database experience

• Commitment to the IRC’s mission, purpose, and values.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in The IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Work Environment: There is active conflict in parts of the country and a possibility of the conflict expanding into other locations. The situation in Juba is currently quiet, however its remains unpredictable. Security will be thoroughly discussed during the interview process.

Housing: Lodging in Jamjang is in shared IRC guesthouse. All IRC sites have electricity and internet. Food is the individual’s responsibility.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P5

 Almacen, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Sanitaria, Ambiental  Comments Off on Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P5
May 032022
 

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Countries: South Sudan, Sudan
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 28 May 2022

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
This position-specific job opening is being advertised for the position of Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer and is located in Abyei Administrative Area (AAA), South Sudan/Sudan. The incumbent reports to the Head of Office, OCHA South Sudan (with complementary reporting lines to the Head of Office, OCHA Sudan).

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Provides management of the Office, including in strategic planning, preparation of the annual work plan, performance framework and cost plan of the Office, as well as in related monitoring and reporting.
• Provides authoritative technical and policy advice to senior management in OCHA and other agencies in the UN system, Member State officials, international and regional organizations on programmes, projects and issues of significant impact on humanitarian, emergency relief and disaster response/management efforts.
• Monitors the performance of the institution’s humanitarian mandate; influences the development and evolution of the UN approach to humanitarian affairs; designs and implements significant policy and programme changes to address country, regional, global humanitarian affairs issues, including gender, protection and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) considerations; conceptualizes the linkages with the political and peacekeeping functions in the Secretariat.
• Develops/ensures implementation of coherent humanitarian/disaster response strategies and procedures.
• Leads, conceptualizes, formulates and manages major projects; leads and directs a multi- agency team in carrying out humanitarian needs assessment, response and other missions.
• Initiates, mobilizes and coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for exceptionally complex situations or major disasters, including through deploying on surge and support missions; ensures necessary support (e.g., staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries.
• Manages the production of appeals for international assistance including: inputs into the respective Humanitarian Needs Overviews and Humanitarian Response Plans of South Sudan and Sudan; mobilizes resources from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for response to emergencies in the Abyei Administrative Area (AAA), as and when appropriate; engages with donors to galvanize funding for humanitarian response in the Abyei Administrative Area; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
• Assists humanitarian partners, member states and inter-governmental organizations in the region to enhance their operational readiness for emergency situations; identifies bottlenecks and gaps and develops proposals to improve humanitarian response systems and mechanisms, to include technical assistance in the design of specific coordination and other systems/mechanisms; organizes and participates as trainer/resource person in national and international training seminars.
• Liaises with non-UN entities, including senior host government officials, representatives of the UN Peace Keeping Mission (the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei – UNISFA), representatives of inter-governmental organizations, donor representatives, NGO officials, the media, etc., in emergency situations.
• Works with the Head of Office to establish and oversee the overall work plan and budget for the Office for the Abyei Administrative Area.
• Leads and directs the OCHA Abyei Administrative Area Office; plans and allocates work assignments; coaches, mentors and evaluates staff; participates in recruitment, selection and training of new staff and in the development of training programs.
• Organizes and/or chairs inter-agency/cluster and other meetings, working groups, conferences, task forces on issues related to humanitarian/emergency/disaster readiness and response; represents the views and policies of the Office in various forums.
• Initiates, supervises and finalizes position papers and related submissions; prepares diverse reports, papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, statements, presentations, etc. for senior management.
• Performs other relevant duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of full range of humanitarian and emergency relief assistance and related humanitarian issues. Ability to advise senior management and other senior officials on approaches and techniques to address highly complex/sensitive issues. Demonstrated capacity for intellectual leadership. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity and ability to thoroughly analyse and evaluate critical matters pertaining to a broad spectrum of humanitarian and emergency relief issues/problems. Demonstrated capacity for original and creative thinking, independent judgment and discretion in advising on and handling major policy, project and other issues/problems. Ability to negotiate and ability to influence others to reach agreement on difficult issues. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to humanitarian affairs and seasoned knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. 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.
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.
ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with Organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
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 the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences, or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience at the international level is desirable.
  • Management experience at a senior level is desirable.
  • Experience in the coordination of a humanitarian response in a field setting (actual setting, where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is desirable.
  • Relevant experience in a humanitarian context within the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable
  • Experience in Eastern, Southern Africa and/or North Africa and the Middle East is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This post is funded for a finite period of one year and may be subject to extension. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of the funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfil the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.
External candidates (including OCHA temporary appointees and OCHA national field staff) who are selected for a position in field duty stations may be strategically placed on a fixed- term appointment limited to a specific position or to a specific country office in accordance with paragraph 2.2 (b) of administrative instruction ST/AI/2013/1 on the administration of fixed-term appointment which provides that an FTA may be granted to individuals who are “(b) Selected but not reviewed by a Secretariat review body for appointments limited to specific entities”.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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International Civil Engineer / Facility Manager

 FULL TIME, Mercadeo  Comments Off on International Civil Engineer / Facility Manager
Apr 222022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: CTG
Closing date: 29 Apr 2022

CTG overview:

  • CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
  • CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.
  • Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.
  • Visit www.ctg.org to find out more

Overview of position:

  • CTG is looking to contract an experienced Civil Engineer for our clients operations in Juba South Sudan.

Role objectives:

  • Monitor & document contractor performance, quality control & other aspects of ongoing road construction activities as may be directed from time to time.
  • Manage the upkeep of equipment & supplies to meet health & safety standards.
  • Inspect building structures to determine the need for repairs or renovations.
  • Review utilities consumption & strive to minimize costs.
  • Supervising multi disciplinary teams of staff including technicians, gardeners, casual labourers etc. & external contractors.
  • Control activities like parking space allocation, waste disposal, building security etc.
  • Allocate office space according to needs.
  • Keep financial & non financial records.
  • Perform analysis & forecasting.
  • Managing contracts & providers for services including cleaning, catering, garbage collection, sewage extraction, clean treated water & so on.
  • Supervise multi disciplinary teams of staff including cleaning, maintenance, grounds & security.
  • Ensure that basic facilities such as plumbing, electrical & air conditioners are well maintained.
  • Manage budgets & ensuring cost effectiveness.
  • Ensure that facilities meet environmental, health & security standards.
  • Advise on increasing energy efficiency & cost effectiveness.
  • Overseeing building projects, renovations & refurbishments.
  • Drafting reports & making written recommendations.

Project reporting:

  • This role reports to the Project Manager.

Key competencies:

  • University Degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering discipline, hold or be eligible for accreditation to “Professional Engineer” or “Chartered Engineer” status, or recognized equivalent by an appropriate national or international regulatory authority.
  • BSc. / BA in Civil Engineering preferably or in other relevant field such as facility management, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, business administration or relevant field.
  • Proven experience as Facilities Manager or relevant position.
  • Well versed in technical engineering operations & facilities management best practices.
  • Excellent organizational & leadership skills.
  • Good analytical / critical thinking.
  • Fluency (level C) in English language, intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language, Arabic or UN’s working language.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in facility management.

Team management:

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website & apply for this role using the below link:
https://app.tayohr.io/jobs/detail/vac-7280-international-civil-engineer-facility-manager-5999

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National Consultancy for Needs Assessment for NEA’s Labour Migration Management Information System

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Leyes / Abogados, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on National Consultancy for Needs Assessment for NEA’s Labour Migration Management Information System
Mar 172022
 

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Countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda
Organization: International Labour Organization
Closing date: 27 Mar 2022

1. Background

The project on “Free Movement of Persons and Transhumance in the IGAD Region: Improving Opportunities for Regular Labour Mobility” is implemented by the ILO in collaboration with the IGAD and its Member States with the financial support of the European Union. The overall objective of the project is to improve opportunities for regulated labour mobility and decent work within the IGAD Member States through the development of models of intervention, in the broader context of free movement of persons and labour mobility in the region. In the long-term, the project is expected to extend decent work opportunities to current and potential migrants within the region, as well as contribute to regional integration, strengthen the links between economic growth, climate change and job creation, and enhance the social and economic integration of migrants.

One of the key priorities brought to fore in the Labour Migration and Mobility Governance Report is the need for IGAD Member States to digitize their business processes and develop management information systems. The main purpose of LMIS is the production of information and analysis for policymakers and other labour market stakeholders. It has three distinguished functions: facilitates labour market analysis; provides the basis for monitoring and reporting on employment and labour policies; and constitutes a mechanism to exchange information or coordinate different actors and institutions that produce and utilize labour market information and analysis.

The Government of Kenya through NEA has made strides to develop an online platform that enables the private employment agencies to advertise available foreign jobs. Further, the system captures the particulars of recruited migrant workers, duration of the contract, country of destination and the feedback from the migrant workers on their working conditions abroad. The organization is also able to process the registration of the private employment agencies through the system. However, the system is not optimally utilized making the labour migration cycle to be administered manually. Owing to this bottleneck, the government does not have verified data on labour migration. This allows for unscrupulous private employment agencies to exploit the gap and carry on with illegitimate recruitment, disregard the laid down workflow and take short cuts to take out unsuspecting jobseekers. Arising from NEA’s request for technical support, this ToR is developed to hire the services of a consultant to carry out a comprehensive needs assessment of NEA’s information management system and identify the necessary software and hardware requirements. This shall form the basis for technical support to the government to develop a robust labour migration management information system.

2. Purpose and Objectives

The overall purpose of this consultancy is to establish the level of support required to enable the Government of Kenya to have a robust information system to ease labour migration. Specifically, the assignment shall aim to:

· Give a snapshot of NEA’s current labour migration data /information management landscape

· Highlight strengths and gaps in the current data/information management system ,

· Identify areas where the software (data/information management system) and the hard ware is impeding productivity

· Prepare Government of Kenya for the retirement and obsolescence of current technology

3. Scope of the Consultancy

The consultant is expected to carry out the following:

Study the workflow of labour migration

· Analyse how NEA, State Department of Labour, Directorate of Immigration and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Embassies) execute their mandate on labour migration cycle,

· Establish how the ideal workflow set-up on labour migration in Kenya should look like

· Identify bottlenecks and other technology chronic problems on the existing information system,

· Anticipate the changes in the future and how technology needs are likely to look like

Review existing NEA information system

· Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the existing NEA information system.

· Examine the hardware and software technology deployed considering the functionality, age and availability of spare parts.

· Record software release version, patches, and which business processes the hardware is used to support.

· Figure out how this technology affect the workflow of labour migration processes in Kenya

· Establish if Government of Kenya is utilizing the existing technology to the fullest potential

Consider Alternative Information Systems

· Draw comparisons with other existing technologies on the market

· Guide the Government of Kenya on the best model(s) and approach to improve the existing technologies

Assess the Resource Needs

· Estimate the financial needs of the upgrade/development and publicity of the NEA system to optimal

· Advise on the level and availability of technical expertise to support NEA in the upgrade/development the ideal information system

4. Timeline

The assignment is expected to be completed in a maximum of fifteen (15) consultive days from the date of signing of the contract.

5. Required Competency and Qualifications

· The consultant is expected to have reputable experience in developing databases and networking of similar nature and be able to present evidence of past engagement similar to this one

· He should hold master’s degree in software engineering, computer science or similar from a reputable university.

· He should possess at least 3 years of experience and excellent knowledge of database and networking

· Ability to solve problems creatively and adapt her/his style, creativity and imagination while enjoying creative work

· Understanding and Knowledge of the subject matter (labour migration) and the target group.

· Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, ability to accommodate feedback

6. Evaluation Process and Criteria

The evaluation process would be as shown below. In summary, the proposals will be evaluated on a weighted score of 70/30 for Technical/Financial relative score of 70/30.

Technical proposal evaluation criteria

In evaluating the technical proposal, the score allotted in the next table shall be used.

Evaluation Dimension

1. Consultant’s Qualification and Experience of Consultant

Criteria:

  • Possess master’s degree in software engineering, computer science or similar from a reputable university.
  • Proven reputable experience in designing developing databases of similar nature and be able to past projects
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing, ability to accommodate feedback;
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Understanding and knowledge on labour migration is an added advantage**Max Score 30**

2. Methodology and Approach to the Assignment

Criteria:

  • · The proposal responds comprehensively to the TORs
  • · Sound participatory methodology to the assignment
  • · Well outlined implementation and management plan
  • · Major risks and mitigation options identified in the proposal**Max Score 40**

Total 70

**

The minimum total score required from the technical proposal to be able to proceed for evaluating the financial proposal will be 49/70 which is an equivalent of 70%

Evaluation of the Financial Proposal

The financial proposal offers having passed the technical review will be considered. The financial offer will account for 30% of the final score. The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal will be allocated to the lowest priced proposal. All other price proposals receive pro-rated points according to the following formula: p = y (x/z), where: p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal x = price of the lowest priced proposal z = price of the proposal being evaluated. The proposal obtaining the overall highest score, after adding the score of the technical and the financial proposals, is the one that offers best value for money.

The financial proposal should detail all lines of envisaged expenditure. For each line, the unit cost, the quantity of units, and the total cost should be provided.

Technical and Financial Proposal evaluation will be based on the following percentage combination.

Technical Proposal 70

Financial proposal 30

Total 100

7. Deliverables with payment Schedule

Payments upon submission to ILO satisfaction of the deliverables and in line with the following payment tranches:

Deliverables

  • Inception report: detailed inception report explaining firm’s understanding of the ToR/assignment, methodology and work plan
  • Execution and final report of the assignment

Payment tranches

  • First tranche: 30% of total contract value will be payable up on submission of the revised inception report to the satisfaction of the ILO
  • 70% after completion

Time frame

  • 5 days
  • 10 days

Note: As ILO procedure the office will not cover receiver’s side bank charges

8. Management Arrangements

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the project Chief Technical Advisor based in Djibouti and the management of NEA based in Nairobi, Kenya. It will also get technical back stopping support from other experts in the region and Headquarters as needed. All information and assets related to the toolkit will be property of NEA.

How to apply:

Application procedure

Interested applicants (individuals only) should submit their technical and financial proposal in a separate email with the subject to “application: Needs Assessment for NEA’s Labour Migration Management Information System – Technical Proposal” and “application: Needs Assessment for NEA’s Labour Migration Management Information System – Financial Proposal” to: ADDIS_PROCUREMENT (ADDIS_PROCUREMENT@ilo.org) latest by 27 March 2022, 5:00 pm East Africa time;

  • The proposal and all correspondences and documents related to the proposal shall be written in English;
  • All prices should be submitted in USD. If a proposal is submitted in a currency other than USD, the ILO will convert all prices in to USD using the UN official exchange rate at the date of application to facilitate comparison and evaluation;
  • Those applying as team of consultants or firms will be disqualified.

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ASSOCIATE HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER (REPORTS), P2 (Temporary Job Opening)

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 13 Mar 2022

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD) in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is part of the United Nations Secretariat and is responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
This temporary job opening is being advertised for the position of Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Reports and is located in Juba, South Sudan. Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Head of Office, OCHA South Sudan, the incumbent reports to the Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Head of Communication and Information Management Unit.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Associate Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Reports will be responsible for the following duties:
• In consultation with the Humanitarian Affairs Officer/Head of Communication and Information Management Unit, assists in the design and preparation of studies on humanitarian, disaster, emergency relief and related issues and in various follow-up activities.
• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources on assigned topics/issues.
• Contributes to the preparation of various written documents, e.g., drafts sections of studies, prioritization process for assessments and response, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc.
• Translates technical information or analysis into evidence-driven writing to a suit a general audience (i.e., health or nutrition survey results into reports, web content or speeches).
• Develops and maintains reference/resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues; responds to various inquiries and information requests internally and externally.
• Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
• Assists in the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, work shops, etc. with other agencies and partners to facilitate exchanges of professional expertise and views on specific humanitarian-related subjects/issues; serves as reporter to such events.
• Maintains awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, to include relevant political, policy, gender considerations or other developments in specific subject area, country or region concerned.
• Participates in technical assistance, disaster assessment or other missions.
• Participates in project/programme formulation and mobilization of relevant resources.
• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian, emergency relief assistance and related humanitarian issues. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to develop sources for data collection. 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. Conversant with quantitative analysis and translating data or technical information into accessible writing. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, work under pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). 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.
• ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

A first-level university degree in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field.
Candidates for this position must have passed the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the G to P Examination. No examination is required for candidates in peacekeeping missions.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or related area is required.
  • Experience working in the context of natural disaster response or complex emergencies is required.
  • Work experience in the field (actual setting where a mission or project is being implemented) is desirable.
  • Experience in developing, analyzing and reviewing reports for senior management is desirable.
  • Experience in the region is desirable.
  • Experience in the UN Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
    * *No experience is required for candidates who have passed the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination **

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency of English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a desk review of the applications, an assessment exercise and/or a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is 364 days, with the possibility of extension (subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of funds), and the selected candidate is expected to be deployed as soon as possible.
• Please note that the appointment/assignment of the successful candidate will be subject to visa issuance.
• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to
section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year,
effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for
re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for
re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions
authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
IMPORTANT: Candidates found suitable and not selected for the announced duty station, may be selected for deployment to other duty stations. The selection will be for similar functions with similar requirements at the same level.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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Field Officer (WASH)

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Mar 082022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 20 Mar 2022

Position Title : Field Officer (WASH)

Duty Station : Malakal, South Sudan

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 20 March 2022

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.

Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.

For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates

  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Ki ngdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.

Context:

IOM in South Sudan has a broad range of programming centred around three broad areas: humanitarian coordination and support; humanitarian response and resilience; and peacebuilding, transition, and development. Humanitarian coordination and support includes leading/co-leading the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI) Clusters, Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and management of a Shelter and NFI core-pipeline, humanitarian hubs and common transport services. Humanitarian response and resilience includes WASH, Shelter & NFI, health, protection, gender equality and inclusion, mental health and psychosocial support and the management of a Rapid Response Fund. Under peacebuilding, transition and development, IOM South Sudan implements programming on housing, land and property issues, transition and recovery, transhumance conflict prevention, community development and migrant management.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (WASH) and the administrative supervision of the Head of Sub-Office in Malakal, the Field Officer (WASH) for Malakal will supervise and coordinate the implementation of IOM’s WASH activities in Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) camp and across Upper Nile State, whilst providing technical support to the WASH Cluster in Malakal, South Sudan.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise the implementation of activities required for the successful completion of WASH projects for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) response in Malakal, in alignment with donor(s) requirements and the direction of the Programme Coordinator (WASH) and check that the project(s) meets the workplan, scope, time and budget.

  2. Ensure that activities are performed in accordance with the specifications in the project proposal and notify in a timely matter any pertinent change request to Programme Coordinator (WASH).

  3. Contribute to follow-up of project budget according to internal and donor requirements and follow relevant budget lines.

  4. Monitor project implementation by performing regular visits to the areas of operation, ensure that materials are being properly utilized and that WASH items are effectively distributed to the beneficiaries. Follow up the schedule with contractors and prepare and sign completion certificates. Work closely with the head of Sub-office and admin and finance assistant for contracts management; supervise close out procedures and final payments to the contractors.

  5. Assist in planning and supervising procurements in line with approved specifications or Bill of Quantities (BoQ), working closely with procurement and logistics assistants at Juba and sub-office levels, to facilitate the procurement and delivery of the required materials and items to the respective sites in a timely manner.

  6. Ensure effective and active communication with all stakeholders. Internally, submit a weekly report to the Head of sub-office and Programme Coordinator (WASH) indicating progress, constraints, and requirements for project completion. Ensure that project data and information is archived and shared appropriately.

  7. Work to vigorously mobilize the community with the support of the Community Mobilizers and Hygiene Promoters under supervision, to actively facilitate participation, involvement, and contribution of the targeted communities for the completion of the activities included in the IOM WASH projects allocated for Malakal County.

  8. Obtain the needed operational agreements or authorizations from the local authorities for project stability and good relations with the local government.

  9. Provide necessary information and documentation for the preparation of project proposals for IOM to contact potential donors.

  10. Contribute to contingency planning for possible WASH emergency responses, as needed (including WASH Assessments).

  11. Supervise and train relevant staff, including the preparation of staff performance evaluations, and assist in resolving team conflicts.

  12. Facilitate appropriate state level coordination between all WASH partners as well as government and local authorities (based on the WASH Cluster strategic plan).

  13. Facilitate state level cluster meetings, including informing government and all partners of meetings; agenda preparation, and meeting minutes are timely shared with government, WASH partners and WASH Cluster Coordination team in Juba.

  14. Maintain appropriate WASH Cluster coordination mechanisms, i.e. WASH Cluster Response Plan during acute emergencies, Monthly Activity Reports, Monthly Stock Reports.

  15. Provide information for inquiries on the cluster’s response plans and operations within the state.

  16. Maintain knowledge of who is doing what and where within the sector in the given state, using a 5W tool.

  17. Follow up with WASH partners in the state for monthly reporting of their activities to the national WASH Cluster.

  18. Provide feedback to the WASH Cluster Coordination team on progress in the WASH sector at state level, including successes, obstacles and best practices including outstanding WASH Cluster Core Pipeline needs at state level, as needed.

  19. Monitor Core Pipeline at state level, facilitate partner requests for supplies, recommend release of stock to partners, and evaluate if Core Pipeline quantities meet existing and expected needs of the given state. Provide feedback to Cluster Coordination team regarding outstanding WASH Cluster Core Pipeline needs at state level, as needed.

  20. Facilitate—in partnership with cluster members and/or with inter-sector team—needs assessments, monitoring/evaluation and impact assessment and other programmatic issues as needed.

  21. Participate in rapid needs assessments in rapid onset and chronic emergency situations.

  22. Maintain effective links with other clusters at state level (with OCHA support), especially Health, Nutrition, and NFIs.

  23. Provide technical support to the Cluster Coordination team with planning issues including Consolidated Appeal Process, risk analysis, preparedness/contingency planning, gap filling and implementation of preparedness actions.

  24. Brief new cluster members on the humanitarian situation in the area and sector specific issues, share the contact list with them, and facilitate connections with key partners and local and national authorities.

  25. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Experience in the implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in a complex humanitarian context such as South Sudan;

• Experience in supervising staff and good coordination skills;

• Experience in maintaining working relationships with clusters, inter-agency coordination mechanisms and other stakeholders.

Skills

• Ability to coordinate a team in a complex post-crisis humanitarian setting;

• Excellent technical knowledge of WASH principles;

• Good interpersonal, cross-cultural, and diplomatic skills and ability to harmoniously collaborate with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders;

• Ability to deliver results;

• Proven ability to successfully operate in a high-stress environments and maintain a high professional standard in hardship locations;

• Knowledge of the region is an advantage.

Languages

IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French, Spanish and/or a local language is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.

Notes

1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database

(https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.

https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf

Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 20 March 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment

Posting period:

From 07.03.2022 to 20.03.2022

No Fees:

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.

Requisition: SVN 2022 69 Field Officer (WASH) (P2) Malakal, South Sudan (57454912) Released

Posting: Posting NC57454913 (57454913) Released

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HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)

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Mar 042022
 

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Country: South Sudan
Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Closing date: 12 Mar 2022

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate for the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.
This temporary job opening is being advertised for the position of Humanitarian Affairs Officer and is located in Juba, South Sudan. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Head of the Strategic Coordination Unit/Deputy Head of Office.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Serves as a senior emergency and preparedness officer; advise on overall direction on specific operational issues; and, more generally, reviews and provides advice on a diverse range of operational issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and the linkages with other related areas (e.g.the humanitarian, development and peace nexus).
• Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in assigned country/area; develops and maintains a “watch list” of areas with potential for humanitarian crisis.
• Surges to the field 60 to 70% of the time. Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries.
• Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
• Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulates project proposals and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to governments.
• Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies for disaster warning/management.
• Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follows-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies.
• Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.; with respect to the latter, takes the lead in providing support and information to relevant councils or other entities on specific issues.
• Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
• Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc.
• Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
• Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
• May participate in planning and preparation of unit budget and work program.
• Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers.
• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of wide range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, to include ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of complex issues that require a coordinated UN response. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems. Knowledge of region or country of assignment, including the political, economic and social dimensions. Ability to negotiate and to influence others to reach agreement. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate conclusions/recommendations. Ability to relate humanitarian affairs issues and perspectives, including gender issues, to political, economic, social and human rights programmes in affected country/region. 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.
• ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience at the international level is required.
  • Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required.
  • Experience in the region is desirable.

Languages

French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a desk review of the applications, an assessment exercise and/or a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal and external candidates. The duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is eight (8) months, with the possibility of extension (subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of funds), and the selected candidate is expected to be deployed as soon as possible.
• A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a
temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.
• Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human right saw and international humanitarian law.
• Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, Inspira. For more detailed guidance,
applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of Inspira account holder homepage.
• Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
• Please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the travel restrictions imposed by national authorities, selected candidates may be required to start the assignment/appointment remotely, in agreement with the hiring manager, and until further notice.
IMPORTANT: candidates found suitable and not selected for the announced duty station, may be selected for deployment to other duty stations. The selection will be for similar functions with similar requirements at the same level.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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