Information Technology Assistant : United Nations Office at Nairobi

Information Technology Assistant : United Nations Office at Nairobi

Closing date: Saturday, 25 June 2016

Posting Title: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT, G6
Job Code Title: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT
Department/ Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 27 May 2016-25 June 2016
Job Opening number: 16-IST-UNON-58159-R-NAIROBI (X)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
Recruitment for this position is done on a local basis.
Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat.
Having passed the Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) in English at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, or ICTY may be recognized in place of the GGST, pending confirmation of validity.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN- HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). The post is located in the Client & Conference Support Section (CCSS) of the Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS) in UNON. Under the general guidance of the Chief, UNON/ICTS/CCSS and direct supervision of the Chief UNON/ICTS/CCSS/CSU, the incumbent is responsible for the following: Responsibilities
1. Desktop Administration
  • Provide full range of technical assistance in the area of the desktop administration and support;
  • Provide technical advice to clients when necessary; Provide assistance and guidance to clients in Standard PC application software;
  • Troubleshoot application software installation and configurations, electronic mail, internet and network access problems;
  • Provide support for deployed computer application systems; Install computer application systems software and hardware according to specifications;
  • Coordinate with other organizational units on issues that affect desktop administration and configuration;
  • Perform 2nd level desktop troubleshooting in conjunction with Engineers.
2. Helpdesk Operations and Service Coordination: - Receive and log calls from the clients in the Helpdesk database;
  • Perform 1st level support and implement solutions for simple problems and escalate problems;
  • Liaise with other areas of ICTS to facilitate completion of service requests within set bench marks;
  • Keep all the other Helpdesk staff informed of any perceived trends in calls being received;
  • Maintain a professional Helpdesk image at all times;
  • Register equipment on DHCP according to laid down procedures;
  • Ensure peak performance of LAN and WAN by using the monitoring tools and notifying systems to the network Administrator when abnormalities are detected;
  • Act as a problem escalation point for the contractors;
  • Provide training to end-users on the use of standard systems and applications.

Finance Assistant, Regional Office (Roster), World Health Organization

Finance Assistant, Regional Office (Roster), World Health Organization

Closing date: Friday, 10 June 2016

The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/ROST22
Title: Finance Assistant, Regional Office (Roster)
Grade: G7
Contract type: Rosters
Duration of contract: Two years
Date: 27 May 2016
Application Deadline: 10 June 2016
Duty Station: Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/GMC General Management (AF/GMC)
GMC/AFM/AFRO
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
AFM unit has been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
Description of duties
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Finance Officer, the incumbent performs the following functions: 1.Takes replenishment actions for all Regional Office, IST and Country Office bank accounts;
2.Maintain an updated tracking sheet to record all replenishments;
3.Assist in the review of ceilings for all imprest accounts, Regional Office, ISTs and Country Offices; and maintains the bank database of all bank accounts;
4.Reviews imprest return from countries for compliance and quality assurance;
5.Reconcile imprest and main bank accounts and promptly follow-up on any outstanding items;
6.Prepare required documents for the annual and biennial closures;
7.Review and reconcile all GL accounts under the responsibility of AFM/AFRO;
8.Initiate and respond to queries and correspondences on accounts and financial transactions as required;
9.Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Achievement Activities Include: Timely and high-quality output and results to support the achievement of the objectives of the unit, and enable effective program implementation in the region.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Essential:- Completion of secondary education or equivalent technical training or commercial education with specialization in

Translator, French - Economic Commission for Africa

Translator, French - Economic Commission for Africa

Closing date: Sunday, 24 July 2016

Posting Title: TRANSLATOR, FRENCH, P3
Job Code Title: TRANSLATOR, FRENCH
Department/ Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 26 May 2016-24 July 2016
Job Opening number: 16-LAN-ECA-61351-R-ADDIS ABABA (L)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
- 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.
- UNECA is committed to promoting geographical distribution and gender equality within its Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Public Information and Knowledge Management Division (PIKMD), Publications Section (PS) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Addis Ababa. The incumbent works under the overall guidance of the Chief of PS, and the direct supervision of the Head of French Translation and Editing Unit (FTEU).
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the French translator will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Translates, subject to revision, documents covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by ECA, i.e. social, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical;
  • Services meetings of the Commission and those of the sub-regional offices as part of a team and translates their report subject to revision.
  • Identifies new terminology material and submit it for the consideration of the revisers;
  • Performs other related duties as required
Competencies
  • Professionalism: Good writing skills, high standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text; good grasp of the subject matter; ability to use all sources of references, consultation and information relevant to the text at hand; ability to maintain an adequate speed and volume of output, taking into account the difficulty of the text and the specified deadlines; ability to use all sources of references, consultation and information relevant to text at hand.
  • Planning & Organizing: Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work. 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.
  • Teamwork: Good coordination with others working on same document in order to ensure consistency of terminology and style; demonstrated ability to gain the support and cooperation of others and maintain effective working relations in a team endeavour, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Environmental Specialist, Nairobi, Kenya

Environmental Specialist, Nairobi, Kenya

Closing date: Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Grade
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Recruitment Type Local Hire
  • Language Requirement English [Essential]
  • Closing Date 15-Jun-2016
Background / General description
Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2015, the WBG committed more than $65 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which more than $20 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188 member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.
The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). IBRD and IDA are commonly known as the World Bank, which is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions, and fourteen Global Practices (GPs) as well as five Cross-Cutting Solution Areas (CCSAs) to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.
GLOBAL PRACTICES & CROSS-CUTTING SOLUTIONS AREAS
The 14 GPs are: Agriculture; Education; Energy and Extractives; Environment and Natural Resources; Finance and Markets; Governance; Health, Nutrition and Population; Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management; Poverty; Social Protection and Labor; Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience; Trade and Competitiveness; Transport and Information, Communication and Technology (ICT); and Water. The 5 CCSAs are: Climate Change; Fragility, Conflict and Violence; Gender; Jobs; and Public-Private Partnerships. The new operating model is part of a broader internal reform aimed at delivering the best of the World Bank Group to our clients, so that together we can achieve the twin goals of (1) ending extreme poverty by 2030, and (2) promote shared prosperity for the bottom 40% of the population in every developing country.
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES GLOBAL PRACTICE (GP)
Sustainable environment and natural resources management (ENRM) is at the heart of the WBG's poverty agenda. Biodiversity and natural resources constitute the social safety net of the poor, representing a food bank and often their only source of livelihood. Sustainable ENRM promotes a green, clean, and resilient world where natural resources - from forests to fisheries, freshwater, oceans, coastal zones and ecosystems - are managed to support livelihoods and strong economies.

Administrative Assistant, Public Partnerships Division (PPD), UNICEF New York

Administrative Assistant, Public Partnerships Division (PPD), UNICEF New York

Purpose

To provide general administrative support to the CANZUSI and Asia & LAC government partnerships teams and assist in providing information related to public partners. For details, please see the Terms of Reference.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks


1. Provide general administrative support to assigned teams including:
a) scheduling appointments and coordinating partner meetings convened by the team;
b) research, assembly, and distribution of pertinent documents;
c) arranging conference equipment and facilities;
d) maintaining correspondences and data files
2. Provide assistance in contribution management related activities including:
a) review and submission of partner-funded programme documents (progress reports, fund utilization reports, and financial statements) to donors;
b) research and extract statistical and other funding data (donor agreements, modifications, extensions) from Vision;
c) distribution of situation reports to humanitarian partners;
d) respond to or redirect donor/field office queries as required
3. Provide administrative support in coordination with other teams and divisions including:
a) preparation of travel arrangements, security and medical clearances;
b) verify and process goods receipts/service entries on purchase orders and contracts in accordance with established procedures; raise funds commitment, purchase requisitions and provide back-up support for specific budget areas;
c) liaise continuously with other divisions and offices within the organization on all budget and administrative matters to ensure compliance with UNICEF Financial Rules, Regulations, Policies, Procedures and Practices as relates to cluster needs and with consultation with Senior Administrative Assistant
4. Complete other tasks that may be assigned by the Supervisor and/or colleagues in the team.

Qualifications and Competencies
• Secondary graduation.  College degree preferred.
• Work experience with an international organization, government agency or diplomatic mission is an asset.
• Knowledge of UN and UNICEF programmes and activities important
• Excellent Microsoft Office skills, as well as proficiency in using Windows Operating System and SAP/Grants module
• Fluency in English is required.
Functional Competencies
• Analyzing
• Learning and Researching
• Planning and Organizing
• Following Instructions and Procedures
Duration:  Three months
Location: New York headquarters
Salary:   Applicants submit recommended daily rate and it will be evaluated during the recruitment process.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV and signed United Nations Personal History Form (http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc )to Dhaniel Teves, dteves@unicef.org by 8 June 2016. Regret letters will only be sent to short-listed candidates and parties.

UNICEF is a non-smoking environment. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization

Accountant, Accounts section, DFAM, P-4, New York

 Accountant, Accounts section, DFAM, P-4, New York

Background
The Accounts Section is part of UNICEF’s Division of Financial and Administrative Management (DFAM). UNICEF adopted IPSAS in its financial statements for 2012 financial year end and majority of the position papers were prepared in the years leading up to the adoption. Financial policies and supplements were prepared based on those position papers.
It has become apparent that the position papers require to be updated, the policies supplemented with an accounting manual and some new policies such as VAT require to be created.
The Accountant, under the supervision of Chief Account with P-2 assistant, will be responsible for:
- Updating the IPSAS position papers.
- Drafting new policy on VAT and updating existing policy supplements such as supplement on direct cash transfers.
- Acting as a focal point for other divisions along with P-2 assistant on accounting manual and supervising P-2 work on preparing the accounting manual.
- Drafting a short guidance for accounting in emergencies.
Timeframe
The Accountant will be recruited on a temporary assistance basis for a period of 6 months starting 1 June 2016.
Profile
Required
• Accounting qualification from internationally recognised institute
• Significant experience in application of IPSAS or IFRS standards and working on preparation of position papers/policy documents
• Strong data analysis skills.
• Proven experience of project management and the ability to meet tight deadlines.
• Ability to:
 Express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in writing and orally
 Research, analyse, evaluate and synthesize information
 Work well under pressure
• Fluency in English
Desirable
• Knowledge of UN system
• Knowledge of SAP is an advantage.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV and P 11 form, (which can be downloaded from UNICEF’s website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Implementing Partnership Management Specialist Application, P-3/P-4, New York

Implementing Partnership Management Specialist Application, P-3/P-4, New York

Level: P3 or P4
Duty Station: New York
Background 
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. UNICEF works in partnership with a wide range of implementing partners, both government and CSO partners, to deliver results for children across the globe. Effective implementing partnership management is therefore essential for ensuring that resources are utilized as intended and results are being achieved.

Key Expected Results 
1. Support to implementing partnership management
- Provide technical assistance to regional and country offices in the formalization of partnerships with government, civil society organizations and other implementing partners in line with relevant policies, procedures and guidelines including the CSO Procedure and guidance on work plans.
- Provide technical assistance to country offices in the implementation of HACT in line with the HACT Policy and Procedure and other relevant organizational policies, procedures and guidelines, including the Finance and Administrative Policy 5: Cash Disbursements Supplement 3- Cash Transfers (HACT).
- Guide, advise regional and support country offices in HACT processes and the development of country level assessment and assurance plans.
- Guide, advise and support regional and country offices in the use of UNICEF tools and systems (i.e. eTools, InSight, VISION) as it relates to implementing partnership management.
2. Oversight and quality assurance
- Support the development of global policies, procedures and guidance related to implementing partnership management.
- Provide oversight and ensure quality assurance process are in place on the implementation of HACT assurance activities and the use of the FACE form at the global level. This includes the quality of assurance reports and follow-up and escalation of findings of assurance activities consistent with the HACT Procedure.
- Provide oversight and ensure global quality assurance processes are in place on the implementation of the CSO Procedure. This includes ensuring that partners are selected in accordance with the CSO Procedure, time limits for operationalizing partnerships are met, especially in humanitarian responses, results are clearly articulated and SMART and budgets reflect actual requirements for achieving results.
3. Analysis, monitoring and reporting
- From a global perspective, monitor and report on the status of HACT implementation at the country and regional level using corporate tools and systems such as eTools and InSight and identify high risk areas requiring special support.
- From a global perspective, monitor and report on other implementing partnership management performance indicators.
- Prepare global reports for senior management as may be required.
- Analyze and monitor cash transfers at global, regional and country level.
Qualifications
Education: An Advanced University Degree in Development studies, International Development, Programme/Project Management Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, Auditing or other relevant field is required.
Experience in lieu of advanced degree will be considered.
Experience: A minimum of 5 years (8 years for P4) of professional experience in programme/project development and management or finance at the national and international level some of which with the UN and/or in a developing country is required.
Experience in assessing internal controls and auditing is an asset. Experience in reviewing performance for compliance with legal agreements is an asset.
Language Requirements: Oral and written proficiency in in the language used in the region. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send submit:
1. Detailed and up-to-date P-11 form (which can be downloaded athttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_53129.html);
2. CV/resume; and
3. Cover letter explaining what makes you suitable for this position.
Submissions are to be sent to syktsou@unicef.org with subject line “Implementing Partnership Management Specialist Application” by latest 10 June, 17:00 EST.
Successful candidates will be expected to start soon after selection. Please indicate your ability and availability to undertake the terms of reference above. 
Please note that acknowledgement of application will be extended only to short-listed candidates.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Programme Assistant, UNICEF Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya

Programme Assistant, UNICEF Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya

Closing date: Friday, 10 June 2016

Job no: 496150
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Kenya
Categories: Support: Programme
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
Under the general supervision of the Regional Nutrition Adviser and the Senior C4D Specialist, performs a variety of information gathering, monitoring, technical and administrative services of moderate scope and difficulty, in support of Nutrition and C4D programme activities.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
  • Collects information mainly from records and reports and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports on programme and project activities.
  • Organizes data and information, prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation
  • Contributes to the preparation of reports, project documents and submissions by providing information, preparing tables and drafting relatively routine sections.
  • Prepares background information for use in discussions within the office and with other organizations. Participates in the briefing and debriefing of project personnel.
  • Scrutinizes plans of operations, exchanges of letters and takes appropriate follow-up action. Assists in the administrative process of travel requests of staff of nutrition unit.
  • May be required to carry out specific administrative operational/control tasks for project/programme activities.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field related to the work of the organization.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Six years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least one year is closely related to support of programme activities.

Programme Mgmt Specialist, Dar es Salaam

Programme Mgmt Specialist, Dar es Salaam

Closing date: Thursday, 2 June 2016

Education & Work Experience: I-Master's Level Degree - 5 year(s) experience
NOC
Vacancy Type
FTA Local
Posting Type
External
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Tanzanian Nationals Only.
Background
As one of the original eight pilot countries for the UN Reform initiative Delivering as One, Tanzania is a global leader in advancing reforms of the UN system, with a view to support accelerated harmonization in implementation practices, coherence in programming, and alignment with national systems, intended to produce a reduction in transaction costs and enhanced development impact. Deepening reform will require new and even more innovative ways for the UN agencies to work together in formulating and implementing UNDAP II. Programme planning, resource mobilization, evaluation, and review activities will be done collaboratively. There will be increased harmonization of UN policies, procedures and tools, possibly leading towards the establishment of a One UN Operations Team.
The Programme & Strategic Support Unit (PSSU) has been created to support the strategic and programme management function for the country programme. The team will directly support the Programme team with the design and formulation of projects; monitoring and evaluation, gender mainstreaming, communication and resource mobilization; compliance to quality assurance standards and reporting on results. The PSSU in collaboration with Operations units ensures high quality project management in aspects of procurement for projects, field monitoring, and utilization of programme resources, HACT audit and implementation of audit recommendations. The PSSU provides support to programme and project evaluations (appraisal, mid-term and final reviews and outcome evaluations), internal and external communication, resource mobilization and results reporting. The team is there to ensure that CO results are monitored, tracked, reported and communicated as per UNDP and CO expectations and requirements. The function includes maintenance of donor/partner relations, maintenance of CO visibility and supporting the programme team to report in the ROAR, the IWP and the IRRF for the SP.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Country Director, the Programme Management Specialist is responsible for overseeing the project management function of the UNDP programme and projects as articulated in the Country Programme Document. The PM Specialist will coordinate the PSSU and will ensure all project management aspects for the country programme ranging from resource allocation, expenditure and delivery monitoring, are achieved in collaboration with Programme Specialists and Deputy Country Director - Operations. Within the PSSU, the Programme Management Specialist works in close collaboration and supervises the M&E Specialist, the Communications/RM Analyst and the Gender Analyst.

Communications & RM Analyst, Dar es Salaam

Communications & RM Analyst, Dar es Salaam

Closing date: Thursday, 2 June 2016

Education & Work Experience: I-Master's Level Degree - 2 year(s) experience
NOB
Vacancy Type
FTA Local
Posting Type
External
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Tanzania Nationals Only
Background
As one of the original eight pilot countries for the UN Reform initiative Delivering as One, Tanzania is a global leader in advancing reforms of the UN system, with a view to support accelerated harmonization in implementation practices, coherence in programming, and alignment with national systems, intended to produce a reduction in transaction costs and enhanced development impact. Deepening reform will require new and even more innovative ways for the UN agencies to work together in formulating and implementing UNDAP II. Programme planning, resource mobilization, evaluation, and review activities will be done collaboratively. There will be increased harmonization of UN policies, procedures and tools, possibly leading towards the establishment of a One UN Operations Team.
The Programme & Strategic Support Unit (PSSU) has been created to support the strategic and programme management function for the country programme. The team will directly support the Programme team with the design and formulation of projects; monitoring and evaluation, gender mainstreaming, communication and resource mobilization; compliance to quality assurance standards and reporting on results. The PSSU in collaboration with Operations units ensures high quality project management in aspects of procurement for projects, field monitoring, utilization of programme resources, HACT audit and implementation of audit recommendations. The PSSU provides support to programme and project evaluations (appraisal, mid-term and final reviews and outcome evaluations), internal and external communication, resource mobilization and results reporting. The team is there to ensure that CO results are monitored, tracked, reported and communicated as per UNDP and CO expectations and requirements. The function includes maintenance of donor/partner relations, maintenance of CO visibility and supporting the programme team to report in the ROAR, the IWP and the IRRF for the SP.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the Communications & Resource Mobilization Analyst supports the formulation and implementation of the communications and advocacy strategies to increase the understanding and awareness of UNDP with partners, the media and the public. The Communications & RM Analyst promotes a client-oriented approach in UNDP and maintains visibility of UNDP work in the country. (S)/he works in close collaboration with the members of the PSSU, Programme and Operations teams in the CO, staff of other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff (Communications Office) and the Regional Service Center Communications Advisor, Government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society. The Communications & RM Analyst supervises the Resource Mobilization Associate

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