Saturday, April 30, 2011

Senior Resources Coordinator – Major Gift Fundraising

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

TI has recently produced a movement wide strategy until 2015 calling for scaling up its efforts to tackle corruption. The implementation of this ambitious strategy will require increased resources as well as a diversification of the TI donor base.

The Resource Mobilisation Department’s mission is to provide unrestricted funding to the TI-Secretariat, to assist its regional and other department’s efforts to raise programmatic funds and to offer fundraising technical support, advice, and training to National Chapters. The TI-2015 strategy provides for an increased role of the TI-Secretariat to raise funds for National Chapters.

To meet these exciting challenges, the Resource Mobilisation Department will produce a fundraising strategy aimed at meeting the goals set in the TI 2015 Strategy.

Job Description

Main function: Responsible for the establishment and stewardship of a major donor programme

Reporting lines: Part of a team reporting to the Resources Director

Contract: 2-year contract, with option for extension

Starting date: As soon as possible, to be negotiated

Location: Berlin, Germany; with international travel

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications within TI’s published salary scale

Benefits: TI-S provides accident and travel health insurance, and also pays about 50% of contributions to the social security, including health insurance. TI contributes to relocation costs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Design and implement a major gifts programme/campaign to secure new resources.
  • Manage Major Donor programme to secure a significant and sustainable income stream by 2012
  • Research, approach and negotiate support from major donors, foundations and philanthropic advisors
  • Together with Resources Director, develop strategy to target major donors
  • Maintain existing and develop new relationships with individual donors
  • Write compelling proposals
  • Act as focal point for donor portfolio
  • Ensure timely and high quality grant reporting
  • Organise events for current and potential donors
  • Prospect key markets for potential targets
  • Ensure compliance of major donor programme with TI policies
  • Support TI-Secretariat departments in their fundraising efforts
  • Support Resources Director in the development the fundraising strategy
  • Support senior leadership in fundraising drives

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • University degree (or equivalent relevant experience) preferably in Communication, Marketing or Public Relations.
  • Track record or at least five years of building and maintaining relationships with high net-worth individuals and success in soliciting gifts from individual major donors, trusts and foundations
  • Significant experience of developing a Major Donor strategy and managing a Major Donor programme for a charity or non profit organisation along with extensive experience of creating and managing a minimum €1 million income budgets
  • Experience of soliciting five and six figure gifts from individuals
  • Track record of meeting challenging income targets
  • Extensive international experience
  • Good understanding of social and developmental challenges
  • Knowledge of the US fundraising market an asset
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Hands-on team player
  • Flexible, capable of working under pressure and against deadlines
  • Excellent communication, impeccable presentation and strong networking skills
  • Ability and track record in developing and writing funding proposals (in English)
  • Ability to work with budget and financial reports
  • Proficiency with fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge) an asset
  • Complete fluency in written and spoken English is essential; other UN languages are a definite asset.

To apply:

Detailed applications (in English only) giving full particulars of qualifications and experience, biographical data, salary expectations, and the names, phone and e-mail contact details of 3 referees, including recent employers, should be sent via email to: fundraisingposition@transparency.org

The closing date for this position is 8 May 2011. Applications received by this date will take priority; however, late applications will be considered if the position has not been filled.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about Transparency International visit our website at www.transparency.org

Financial Controller/ Project Accountant

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

Job Description

Main Purpose: To ensure transparent and effective financial management by providing support to the project managers in regional and other departments in the areas of project accounting

Staff level: Programme Coordinator.

Reporting lines: Reports to Finance Director

Contract: for 24 months; with option for extension

Starting date: 15 June or earlier

Location: Berlin, Germany

Working language: English

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide technical accounting and financial management support and financial oversight to programme managers and coordinators in their work on project budget proposals, financial management and reporting to donors
  • Review and approval of project budgets
  • Monitoring of spending against project budgets
  • Produce, review and approval of financial reports
  • Preparation of project audits and contact person for auditors
  • Develop user friendly tools and templates to standardise and facilitate project financial management and reporting (taking specific donor requirements into account)
  • Support of year-end work and preparation of project related parts of financial statements
  • Training of staff and National Chapters on financial management of projects

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • Education/studies as Accountant, or relevant degree
  • Practical experience with project management, financial monitoring and accounting or auditing preferably in international organisations
  • At least 3 years of professional experience
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and German essential; another language (French or Spanish) an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of Oracle e-business suite or other prominent ERP system would be an advantage
  • Creativity, ability to work independently and within the finance team and with other department teams
  • Ability to work against tight deadlines
  • Good personal communication skills, especially explaining accounting and financial matters to non-financial staff
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Solid understanding of project contracts
  • Culturally sensitive and able to handle issues with diplomacy and to cultivate productive working relationships

Other information about the post and duty station:
Transparency International and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with real learning opportunities and support. Berlin is an attractive metropolitan city with relatively low cost of living.

To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit an application in English including a cover letter and CV via email, to:

projectaccountantjob@transparency.org

The subject line should include your full name and the job title.

The closing date for applications is 22 May 2011. Applications received by this date will take priority; however, late applications will be considered if the position has not been filled.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about Transparency International visit our website at www.transparency.org

Bilanzbuchhalter/in (IFRS) / Financial Accountant (IFRS) (Senior Programme Coordinator level)

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

Main function: Preparing and providing timely and accurate financial data on a monthly basis including general ledger, balance sheets and cash flow statements in cooperation with the Finance team

Contract: full time; limited for 24 months; with possibility for extension

Starting date: 01 July 2011

Location: Berlin, Germany

Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare quarterly and monthly internal financial statements and reports to ensure accurate reporting of the organisation’s financial position
  • Support Chief Accountant and Finance Director with insightful reports and presentations and ensure integrity of financial reports
  • Support Project Controller and Finance Director in areas of financial project reporting and annual budgeting and forecasting
  • Participate in general accounting functions including month end accruals
  • Assist external auditors during annual audit
  • Day-to-day bookings and tasks

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • Education as certified accountant, or relevant degree
  • Practical experience with German Tax Law and IFRS reporting
  • At least five years of professional experience
  • High standards of performance for self and others
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Ability to meet deadlines while remaining organized and accurate
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good personal communication skills
  • Excellent English and German oral and written skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel)
  • Knowledge of Oracle E-Business Suite or different ERP system would be an advantage

Other information about the post and duty station:
Transparency International and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with real learning opportunities and support. Berlin is an attractive metropolitan city with relatively low cost of living.

To apply:

Qualified candidates should submit an application in English including a cover letter and CV via email, to:

financialaccountantjob@transparency.org

The subject line should include your full name and the job title.

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2011. Applications received by this date will take priority; however, late applications will be considered if the position has not been filled.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Transparency International is an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about Transparency International visit our website at www.transparency.org

PROJECT MANAGER: CAGE FISHING PROJECT

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

VACANCY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the under-listed position at the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences. The successful candidate will be stationed at the Agricultural Research Centre, Kpong.

PROJECT MANAGER: CAGE FISHING PROJECT

Qualifications and Experience

The suitable candidate should have the following qualifications and competencies:

1. B.Sc Administration/Agriculture/Oceanography & Fisheries/Natural Resources.
2. Preferably with a Post-graduate qualification in Business Administration or Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness.
3. At least 3-5 years practical experience in fish farming.
4. A good understanding of bio-security measures, fish stock, feed and health management issues.
5. Should have a good knowledge of financial and administrative procedures as well as adequate skills in agricultural data management and analysis.
6. Should have good interpersonal relationships in motivating staff and managing the farm for increased productivity.

DUTIES
The candidate will manage the tilapia grow-out cage facility on a profitable basis through activities including the following:

• Produce fingerlings for use by the project and sale to other farms
• Plan and attain annual production targets for grow-out and fingerling production on the farm
• Ensure that products from the farm are labelled and certified
• Ensure that the farm operates on a sustainable and profitable basis
• Set up a data storage and retrieval system that ensures that data on the operation of a fish farm is readily available for analysis and preparation of reports
• Ensure that the effluents, operations and activities on the farm do not endanger the environment
• Develop a market for tilapia produced by the cage fish production business
• Prepare periodic progress and management reports for the supervising committee
• Prepare Income and Expenditure statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow statements at the end of each harvest and on yearly basis.
• Undertake any other assignment requested by the Cage Fish Farming Committee.



Interested applicants should submit completed application forms (for Administrative or Professional staff), which can be obtained from the University of Ghana website (www.ug.edu.gh/hrod), and Curriculum Vitae to the address below:



The Ag. College Registrar,
College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences,
University of Ghana,
Legon.

VACANCIES: DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES CHINESE SECTION

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
VACANCIES: DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES
CHINESE SECTION
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to teach Language Literature and Translation courses in the Chinese Section of the Department of Modern Languages from the 2011/2012 academic year.
The candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and be proficient in English.

BACKGROUND OF THE CANDIDATE

1. Professor

The candidate must:

(i) possess a PhD with specialization in Chinese Language or Literature
(ii) have considerable teaching experience in the relevant area of specialization in a reputable tertiary institution;
(iii) have a strong research background and professional experience;
(iv) be recognized internationally on account of research carried out in the area of specialization; and
(v) have a commitment to excellent teaching at the graduate and undergraduate
levels.

2. Associate Professor

The candidate must:
(i) possess a PhD with specialization in Chinese Language or Literature
(ii) have considerable teaching experience in a relevant area in a reputable tertiary
institution;
(iii) have a strong research background and professional experience;
(iv) have a record of outstanding scholarship in the relevant area of study;
(v) have a commitment to excellent teaching at the graduate and undergraduate
levels.

3. Senior Lecturer

The candidate must:
(i) possess a PhD with specialization in Chinese Language or Literature
(ii) have a strong research background and professional experience;
(iii) have at least four years teaching experience at the University level;
(iv) have carried out research and published articles in the relevant area in peer-
reviewed journals: and
(v) have a commitment to excellent teaching at the graduate and undergraduate
levels.

4. Lecturer

The candidate must:
(i) possess a PhD with specialization in Chinese Language or Literature
(ii) have at least two years teaching experience at the University level; MPhil/MA will be considered for candidates with specialization and demonstrated expertise in Translation.

MODE OF APPLICATION
* Interested applicants should download Application Form 1 (A) from the University of Ghana website: www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd

Completed application forms, detailed resume; a writing sample, photocopies of relevant certificates and details of three referees who are conversant with applicant's academic/professional competence should be sent to the following address not later than April 30, 2011.

The Registrar
University of Ghana
P. O. Box LG 25
Legon, Accra
Ghana, West Africa

LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER In Educational Management and Administration

(POST NO. 0895)

& the closing date is 20 May 2011

April 19, 2011


Company / Organization: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations.

Requirements

Applicant must possess a PhD or a minimum of Masters Degree in Educational Management including a course in staff appraisal. Computer literacy will be an added advantage for distant learning. The candidate should have taught at post primary schools at least for 5 years. Having taught at tertiary level for at least 3 years will be an added advantage. The candidate should also have done a course in research methods at under-graduate level or/and at post-graduate level.
Duties
The incumbent will be expected to promote academic and professional development of education students through teaching and research. The incumbent will supervise Masters Degree dissertations, deliver lectures and assess students at under-graduate and post-graduate levels. From time to time , the Head of Department and the Dean of the Faculty will assign the incumbent work. The incumbent will also supervise students on teaching practice.
Remuneration
The University offers competitive salaries and other benefits. The terms and conditions are on contract for expatriates and permanent and pensionable for locals.
Other information
In their applications, applicants should state their qualifications, experience and provide other information to the University to determine their suitability for the position. They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide CVs (including telephone, telefax and email), and certified copies of educational certificates. Applicants should inform their three referees to submit their references directly to the Director, Human Resources, before the stipulated date to the following address, National University of Lesotho, P. O. Roma, Roma, 180 ordhr@nul.ls. The closing date for receiving the applications is the 20 th May 2011.

LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER In Educational Management and Administration

(POST NO. 0895)

& the closing date is 20 May 2011

April 19, 2011


Company / Organization: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations.

Requirements

Applicant must possess a PhD or a minimum of Masters Degree in Educational Management including a course in staff appraisal. Computer literacy will be an added advantage for distant learning. The candidate should have taught at post primary schools at least for 5 years. Having taught at tertiary level for at least 3 years will be an added advantage. The candidate should also have done a course in research methods at under-graduate level or/and at post-graduate level.
Duties
The incumbent will be expected to promote academic and professional development of education students through teaching and research. The incumbent will supervise Masters Degree dissertations, deliver lectures and assess students at under-graduate and post-graduate levels. From time to time , the Head of Department and the Dean of the Faculty will assign the incumbent work. The incumbent will also supervise students on teaching practice.
Remuneration
The University offers competitive salaries and other benefits. The terms and conditions are on contract for expatriates and permanent and pensionable for locals.
Other information
In their applications, applicants should state their qualifications, experience and provide other information to the University to determine their suitability for the position. They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide CVs (including telephone, telefax and email), and certified copies of educational certificates. Applicants should inform their three referees to submit their references directly to the Director, Human Resources, before the stipulated date to the following address, National University of Lesotho, P. O. Roma, Roma, 180 ordhr@nul.ls. The closing date for receiving the applications is the 20 th May 2011.

LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER In Teaching and Instructional Technology

LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER In Teaching and Instructional Technology - (POST NO. 0995)

& the closing date is 20 May 2011

April 19, 2011


Company / Organization: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational foundations.

Requirements
Applicants must possess a PhD or a minimum of Masters Degree in Teaching and Instructional Technology. The candidate should have done a course Innovative Instructional Technology at under-graduate and post-graduate levels of study. Over and above, the candidate must have experience in teaching in post-primary schools for 5 years. Teaching at tertiary level for at least 3 years will be an added advantage.
Duties
The incumbent will be expected to teach and assess students at under-graduate and post-graduate levels. The incumbent will assist in supervision of Masters Degree dissertations. The incumbent will also organize and supervise students for Micro Teaching. The incumbent should further supervise student on teaching practice (TP). From time to time, the Head of Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Education will assign the incumbent duties.
Remuneration
The University offers competitive salaries and other benefits. The terms and conditions of service are on contract for expatriates and permanent and pensionable for locals.
Other information
In their applications, applicants should state their qualifications, experience and provide other information to the University to determine their suitability for the position. They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide CVs (including telephone, telefax and e-mail), and certified copies of educational certificates. Applicants should inform their three referees to submit their references directly to the Director, Human Resources, before the stipulated date to the following address, National University of Lesotho, P. O. Roma, 180 or dhr@nul.ls. The closing date for receiving applications is 20 th May 2011.

Analyst or Senior Analyst in Meteorological Data Section

GRADE: A2/A3, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations.

REFERENCE NO: AP11-09

LOCATION: ECMWF Headquarters at Shinfield Park, near Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

ENVIRONMENT: The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an international organisation supported by 34 States*.

ECMWF’s principal objectives are the development of numerical methods for medium-range weather forecasting; the preparation, on a regular basis of medium-range and long-range weather forecasts for distribution to the meteorological services of the Member States; scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of these forecasts; collection and storage of appropriate meteorological data.

ECMWF’s computer facility includes supercomputers, archiving systems and networks. A detailed description is available at:

www.ecmwf.int/services/computing/overview

The post is located in the Meteorological Data Section of the Operations Department. This Section is responsible for managing the ECMWF Meteorological Archival and Retrieval System (MARS) and data catalogues, providing access to ECMWF’s products and developing tools to make use of these products.

MAIN DUTIES: The main duties for this post include:

  • to develop and maintain the Fields Data Base (FDB), distributed data indexing software that manages the output of ECMWF models and runs on the ECMWF high- performance computer;
  • to develop and maintain the ECMWF GRIB coding/decoding software (grib_api) and its associated tools;
  • to provide support for ECMWF’s operations, including 24-hour on-call support.

QUALIFICATIONS: A university education or equivalent is required, as well as experience in object-oriented design, C/C++ and Unix/Linux programming. Experience in developing client/server applications and a good understanding of performance-related issues (memory, disk I/O, networking, etc.) would be a distinct advantage. Knowledge of the WMO GRIB format would also be advantageous.
The working languages of ECMWF are English, French and German. Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have a good knowledge of one of the other working languages. Interviews will be conducted in English.

Staff are normally recruited from among the nationals of the Member States and Co operating States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom.

REMUNERATION: For Grade A2: within the range of £3,920.48 to £5,237.08 basic salary per month net of tax.
For Grade A3: within the range of £4,837.55 to £6,542.05 basic salary per month net of tax.

In principle, a staff member will be engaged at the lowest step of the lower grade of the post for which he or she is selected. Exceptionally, recruitment may be at a higher level when this is justified by qualifications and experience.

A deduction is made from the basic salary for the Pension Scheme and for Partial Invalidity (10.8% for the Pension Scheme and 0.2% for Partial Invalidity). A further 1.38% of basic salary and related allowances is currently deducted for the ECMWF Supplementary Health Insurance Scheme.

Where applicable the following allowances will be paid in addition to the basic salary: household allowance of 6% of basic salary; children’s allowance of £221.49 per child per month; expatriation allowance of 14% or 18% of basic salary for expatriates; education allowance for children of expatriates.

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible.

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: Maximum of four years for initial contract, with the possibility of renewal.

APPLICATIONS: Application forms can be downloaded from ECMWF’s website:
(www.ecmwf.int/newsevents/employment/en/)

CLOSING DATE: Completed applications for this post must reach the Personnel Section of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts at the above address not later than 3 June 2011.

* The ECMWF Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

The ECMWF Co-operating States are: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Analyst or Senior Analyst in Meteorological Data Section

GRADE: A2/A3, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations.

REFERENCE NO: AP11-06

LOCATION: ECMWF Headquarters at Shinfield Park, near Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

ENVIRONMENT: The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an international organisation supported by 34 States*.

ECMWF’s principal objectives are the development of numerical methods for medium-range weather forecasting; the preparation, on a regular basis of medium-range and long-range weather forecasts for distribution to the meteorological services of the Member States; scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of these forecasts; collection and storage of appropriate meteorological data.

ECMWF’s computer facility includes supercomputers, archiving systems and networks. A detailed description is available at:

www.ecmwf.int/services/computing/overview

The post is located in the Meteorological Data Section of the Operations Department. This Section is responsible for managing the ECMWF Meteorological Archival and Retrieval System (MARS) and data catalogues, providing access to ECMWF’s products and developing tools to make use of these products.

MARS is a multi-petabyte managed archive of meteorological data in GRIB and BUFR formats.

MAIN DUTIES: The main duties for this post include:

  • to take part in the development and maintenance of the MARS software;
  • to ensure the quality of service of MARS and plan for its evolution;
  • to manage the contents of the archive;
  • to provide second-line support to the users of MARS;
  • to provide support for ECMWF’s operations, including 24-hour on-call support.

QUALIFICATIONS: A university education or equivalent is required, as well as experience in object-oriented design, C/C++ and Unix/Linux programming. Experience in developing client/server applications and a good understanding of performance-related issues (memory, disk I/O, networking, etc.) would be a distinct advantage. Knowledge of the WMO GRIB format would also be advantageous.

The working languages of ECMWF are English, French and German. Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have a good knowledge of one of the other working languages. Interviews will be conducted in English.

Staff are normally recruited from among the nationals of the Member States and Co operating States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom.

REMUNERATION: For Grade A2: within the range of £3,920.48 to £5,237.08 basic salary per month net of tax.
For Grade A3: within the range of £4,837.55 to £6,542.05 basic salary per month net of tax.

In principle, a staff member will be engaged at the lowest step of the lower grade of the post for which he or she is selected. Exceptionally, recruitment may be at a higher level when this is justified by qualifications and experience.

A deduction is made from the basic salary for the Pension Scheme and for Partial Invalidity (10.8% for the Pension Scheme and 0.2% for Partial Invalidity). A further 1.38% of basic salary and related allowances is currently deducted for the ECMWF Supplementary Health Insurance Scheme.

Where applicable the following allowances will be paid in addition to the basic salary: household allowance of 6% of basic salary; children’s allowance of £221.49 per child per month; expatriation allowance of 14% or 18% of basic salary for expatriates; education allowance for children of expatriates.

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible.

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: Maximum of four years for initial contract, with the possibility of renewal.

APPLICATIONS: Application forms can be downloaded from ECMWF’s website:
(www.ecmwf.int/newsevents/employment/en/)

CLOSING DATE: Completed applications for this post must reach the Personnel Section of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts at the above address not later than 3 June 2011.

* The ECMWF Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

The ECMWF Co-operating States are: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.


EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF PRESS AND COMMUNICATIONS (F/M),

The S&D Group in the European Parliament is recruiting an

EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF PRESS AND COMMUNICATIONS (F/M),

Temporary Agent (grade AD9)

Duties:
The person selected will be responsible for the press and communications activities of the S&D Group. He/she will advise the Secretary General and senior Group members, in particular the Group President and Vice-President responsible for communications, on press and communications activities and propose media and campaign initiatives designed to strengthen the impact of the Group on public opinion.

He/she will be responsible for the overall communications strategy of the Group and for maintaining a dynamic, innovative and proactive service for members, journalists and other actors in the media sector. He/she will liaise with journalists, particularly in the EU accredited press corps, maintain regular contacts with the Group's delegation press staff and make full use of new media tools. He/she will also direct and oversee the development of the Group's website, new and innovative communication tools, the production of publicity materials and proposal of campaign ideas. He/she will have the ability to manage, supervise, lead and coordinate a team involved with press and communications. He/she will also exercise good budgetary and financial management.

Candidates must fulfil the following conditions:
Be a national of an EU member state and must have a university degree and subsequent professional experience of at least 10 years in the area of press and communications, a very good knowledge of Community mechanisms and European institutions, strong news judgement and ability to write well and journalistically, ability to manage, supervise, lead and coordinate a team; experience of working in a multinational environment; good knowledge of European media and European politics.

Candidates must have an excellent knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union. For working purposes, a thorough knowledge of one of the Group's working languages (English, French, German or Spanish) and a good knowledge of one other of these working languages is required.

The selection procedure will be on the basis of qualifications and tests. The successful candidate will be recruited as a temporary agent in the AD 9 grade.

Those interested can find all the necessary information in the Notice of Recruitment on the EP S&D Group website (www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu) together with the application form. These documents can also be obtained on request from the S&D Group in the European Parliament, Human Resources Unit, 60 rue Wiertz, 1047 Brussels - Fax n° +32 2 284 69 71 quoting reference AD 2/2011.

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Senior Adviseur Strategie en Externe Ontwikkelingen


De RDW, waar 1400 medewerkers werkzaam zijn, is een uitvoeringsorganisatie die valt onder de verantwoordelijkheid van het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu. De RDW is de Nederlandse toelatingsautoriteit voor voertuigen: personenauto’s, bedrijfswagens, vrachtwagens, motoren, brommers, scooters, etc. In feite alle voertuigen die u in Nederland en ook daarbuiten op de openbare weg tegenkomt. Ze moeten immers allemaal voldoen aan de vereiste veiligheids- en milieuaspecten. De RDW ziet er op toe dat dat ook inderdaad het geval is. Daarnaast is de RDW tevens de beheerder van de basisregistratie voertuigen in Nederland. In deze registratie staan voertuiggegevens en de gegevens van de eigenaar/houder. Vele overheidsorganisaties en in een aantal gevallen ook bedrijven, maken hier gebruik van. Kijk ook op RDW.nl


De RDW is, net als in 2009, ook in 2010 uitgeroepen tot beste werkgever in de non-profit sector. Dit is gebleken uit het ‘Intermediair Beste Werkgevers Onderzoek’ dat VNU Media jaarlijks houdt in de profit en non-profit sector.

Voor de afdeling Strategie en Externe Ontwikkelingen (SEO) in Zoetermeer zoeken wij een:

Senior Adviseur Strategie en Externe Ontwikkelingen

(36 uur per week)

De afdeling SEO bestaat uit 5 personen en vervult voor de gehele RDW een initiërende, stimulerende en ondersteunende rol in het proces van strategieontwikkeling. Daarnaast is SEO verantwoordelijk voor externe en vooral internationale oriëntatie en de intensivering van de internationale bestuurlijke contacten van de RDW in de EU en daarbuiten.. De hoofddoelstellingen van SEO zijn: het helpen vormgeven en ontwikkelen van het proces van strategievorming.

Taken en output:

  • Informeert en adviseert de directie van de RDW over relevante ontwikkelingen en beleidsvoornemens en ondersteunt beleidsinhoudelijk de directie bij verschillende overleg- en onderhandelingssituaties, in nationaal- en internationaal (EU) verband.
  • Informeert het RDW management over externe ontwikkelingen en bereidt op hoofdlijnen de strategie van de RDW voor, speelt voor zijn portefeuilles een rol in strategieontwikkeling en voorbereiding van de besluitvorming.
  • Draagt actief bij aan een herkenbaar beeld van de RDW bij internationale belangenorganisaties en speelt in op de maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen en activiteiten.
  • Signaleert en speelt in op kansen met betrekking tot internationale, politieke, bestuurlijke, economische en maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen.
  • Speelt een coördinerende rol in het activeren en mobiliseren van de interne organisatie voor strategische ontwikkelingen en organiseert indien nodig een bewustwordingsproces om deze ontwikkelingen in de organisatie in te bedden.
  • Activeert, organiseert en optimaliseert netwerken zowel intern de RDW als extern: nationaal en internationaal.
  • Brengt de netwerken, de relaties en samenwerkingverbanden in kaart.
  • Draagt zorg voor een professionele en herkenbare vertegenwoordiging van de RDW in de buitenwereld door leiding te geven of deel te nemen aan nationale en internationale stuurgroepen, projectgroepen, werkgroepen en overlegkaders.
  • Stuurt inhoudelijk de ontwikkelingen en de adviesvorming in deze vertegenwoordigende overlegstructuur.
  • Is betrokken bij het invulling geven van de voorzittersrol die RDW heeft binnen het internationale samenwerkingsverband EUCARIS.
  • Ondersteunt de manager SEO bij het opstellen van jaarplannen voor de afdeling.

Functie-eisen:

  • Afgeronde Academische opleiding bij voorkeur in Bestuurskunde, Politicologie of Rechten.
  • Affiniteit met de relevante beleidterreinen van de RDW en met de marktsegmenten waarin de RDW actief is.
  • Ervaring in werken binnen of met de Europese instellingen
  • Actief relevant netwerk in Brussel en Nederland
  • Minimaal 5 jaar werkervaring
  • Spreekt vloeiend Engels. Kennis van Frans of een andere taal is een pré
  • Kennis van Europees recht is een pré

Competenties:

  • Analytisch vermogen.
  • Affiniteit met beleid.
  • Schat politieke en maatschappelijk gevoelige materie goed in.
  • Is in staat innovatieve ontwikkelingen te herkennen als mogelijke kans voor de RDW en weet mensen binnen en buiten de RDW enthousiast te maken voor deze kansen en mogelijkheden.
  • Heeft goede sociale en contactuele vaardigheden.
  • Kan zich uitstekend mondeling en schriftelijk uitdrukken.
  • Is in staat een uitgebreid netwerk op te bouwen en te onderhouden.
  • Is creatief en innovatief.
  • Heeft advies- en onderhandelingsvaardigheden.

Overige informatie
De functionaris vertegenwoordigt de RDW in diverse gremia. Hij opereert daar binnen de afgesproken beleidslijnen van de RDW en neemt zelfstandig standpunten in. In het aangaan van contacten met zowel publieke als private organisaties neemt hij zelfstandig initiatieven.

De standplaats voor deze functie is Zoetermeer. Een assessment kan onderdeel uitmaken van de sollicitatieprocedure. Wil je meer weten? Neem dan gerust contact op met Servi Beckers, Manager SEO, op telefoonnummer 079 345 82 51.

Salaris
Het salaris bedraagt afhankelijk van opleiding en ervaring € 3.506,00 bruto (schaal 12), met een uitloop naar maximaal € 5.853 bruto per maand (schaal 13), exclusief vakantietoeslag en eindejaarsuitkering. De potentie om je verder te ontwikkelen en door te groeien is een must.

Solliciteren
Je kunt je sollicitatiebrief met Curriculum Vitae mailen naar solliciteren@rdw.nl t.a.v. Jeroen Mackor onder vermelding van het vacaturenummer 1056 SEO (in de onderwerpregel).

Sluitingsdatum is 13-05-2011

CHIEF, COMMUNICATIONS UNIT

United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV)
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UNV volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.

UNV engaged 7,545 UNV volunteers in 2009, on a total of 7,716 assignments. With an average age of 37 years and the requisite professional skills and qualifications of some 5 to 10 years relevant experience, UNV volunteers served in 128 countries in 2009 and came themselves from 158. The majority – 79 per cent – come from developing countries themselves. One third of UNV volunteers served in their own countries, with the others carrying out international assignments. The financial equivalent of programme activities exceeds US$219 million annually. In addition, as the focal point in the United Nations for the International Year of the Volunteers (IYV2001), UNV is active in the follow-up to the Year, for which the key objectives are the recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteerism.

UNV is headquartered in Bonn, Germany and has approximately 150 staff positions – with the majority in Bonn and some positions with different UN peacekeeping and political missions, and in other Headquarters locations (e.g. New York and Tokyo). The major organizational groups within UNV are:

  • the Office of the Executive Coordinator (OEC);
  • the Evaluation Unit (EU);
  • the Corporate Planning and Performance Unit (CPPU);
  • the Volunteer Programming and Management Group (VPMG) comprising the Peace Division (PD) and the Development Division (DD), Volunteer Recruitment Resources Section (VRRS), Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), Volunteer Knowledge and Innovation Section (VKIS);
  • the Partnerships and Communications Division (PCD) comprising the Partnerships Section (PS) and the Communications Unit (CU);
  • The Management Services Division (MSD) comprising the Information and Communication Technology Section (ICTS), Finance Section (FS), Human Resources Section (HRS), and the Administration Unit (AU). Additionally the Common Services Unit (CSU) provides support to the UN presence in Bonn.

Organizational setting:
The Communications Unit focuses on clear and effective messaging to increase the visibility and impact of UNV. It documents the status of volunteerism and its contribution to development, raises awareness of volunteerism and its contribution to development among UNV stakeholders, encourages support of volunteerism for development, including observation of IVD, and produces and promotes materials (websites, annual reports, videos, etc.) to highlight UNV’s support for volunteerism for development and its contribution to partners’ development and programming objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief, Partnerships and Communications Division, the Chief Communications Unit, is responsible for guidance and supervision of the Communication Unit, development and implementation of the corporate communications strategy, priority and standards.

Specific duties include the following:

Lead design and implementation of communication strategy and products

  • Lead UNV’s corporate communications strategy to promote and advance public understanding and support for the UNV for review and approval by Senior Management
  • Implement the strategy through the development of advocacy materials, information materials, promotional items, publications, websites and social media networks and other innovative means of communication
  • Implement the brand communications strategy for UNV, and support training and development of brand resource materials and guidelines; develop templates and guidelines for UNV communications products
  • Lead the continual development of the UNV brand and brand image consistent with UNV programme priorities and ensure that UNV staff and Field Units are appropriately supported and trained effectively in brand communications and the application of the communications strategy
  • Monitor application of the brand and communications strategy ensuring consistency
  • Lead the development of UNV’s use of social media (Facebook, Twitter etc) and multimedia tools (video, photography, digital)
  • Ensure that UNV produces quality photographs and videos and DVD productions as a major communications tool
  • Lead an annual corporate communications planning exercise
  • As the Communications focal point for a portfolio of internal clients, work with them to identify and support their communication needs in English and at least one of French or Spanish
  • Oversee the implementation of public relations/information plans and programmes accordingly
  • Identify the need for, prepare, produce and disseminate the UNV publications and audio-visual materials, including the Annual Report, brochures for target audiences or on thematic areas, videos and photography; and ensure a streamlined publishing process
  • Advise on the productions, editing, translation, design, printing and distribution, of communications products and tools; advise on issues of copyright etc.
  • Proactive use of the knowledge systems and tools (Knowledge Management System, VRS, etc.) for developing communications materials
  • Oversee the strategic development of the UNV website s (English, French and Spanish) including content development, expansion and continual assessment of the innovative quality and relevance of web-based information services such as publications and news releases for both the UNV website and world volunteer web
  • Lead the writing in English and at least one of French or Spanish of speeches, official statements and the preparation of presentations for the Executive Coordinator and the Deputy Executive Coordinator and does so in close collaboration with the OEC
  • Support Procurement Unit with suggested roster of vendors, e.g. writers, editors, copy editors, designers, translators, photographers and printers for easy reference and contracting
  • Evaluate client feedback to enhance effectiveness and quality of services rendered
  • Ensure timely and appropriate response to public enquiries

Media relations

  • Assume lead responsibility for ensuring media coverage with a view to advancing knowledge of UNV and building support among policy makers and the public
  • Ensure UNV significantly increase its visibility both in the general public and with its partners though effective use of broadcast media (radio and television) at international, national and local levels
  • Develop, nurture and maintain communications partnerships with individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of UNV’s advocacy and communication objectives. Such include UN agencies and external media networks
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication channels with representatives of all types of media, to ensure best possible cooperation with UNV; act as UNV spokesperson as requested in English and at least one of French or Spanish
  • Advise Senior Management on special public events which UNV should organize and/or participate in. Supervise implementation accordingly. Provide advice and expertise to senior officers and other staff on the most effective public information methods and approaches
  • Ensure clear and consistent messages to media including formal statements, and appropriate handling of sensitive topics.

Representation and Networking

  • Promote and advance understanding of and support for UNV’s work, including through forging and strengthening communications networking with UN system agencies, governments, non-governmental organizations, and the global volunteer community
  • As requested, act as a focal point for liaison and coordination with officials of governments, UNDP, and UN agencies with respect to public relations and information; prepare, coordinate and provide periodic briefings
  • Manage the UNV annual global campaign to promote volunteerism for development on International Volunteer Day (IVD), engaging UNV programme staff and volunteers globally and support the global IVD public information campaign
  • Conduct missions to raise the visibility of UNV, including, as requested, accompanying senior staff on official travel
  • Represent UNV in forums to promote its objectives, solicit support and promote optimum visibility of UNV’s corporate and programme activities.

Identify and plan for UNV communications training

  • Identify communications training needs and recommend appropriate tools and methods to enhance communications skills by stakeholders at all levels across UNV
  • Ensure adequate processes within the Unit and provision of training and support
  • Participate in the briefing and training of UNV programme officers and field personnel
  • Stay abreast of evolving best practices in the areas of communications in general and in the UN system in particular, paying particular attention to relevant and applicable approaches relevant to UNV’s context

Management

  • Lead the Communications Unit ensuring it provides the organization with professional communications expertise. The Communications Unit communications is uniquely placed to play a strong coordinating role across the breadth of UNV, ensuring the communications loop is completed. The Unit is the hub of UNV communications and will lead on the application and future development of UNV’s corporate communications strategy Efficiently manage the Unit to achieve the outputs and quality assurance of all activitiesby establishing work plans, resources required, priorities, timelines and performance benchmarks for the Unit . Monitor progress. Take timely action and/or decisions to ensure objectives are met
  • Provide direction and leadership to the unit to engender collaborative, innovative and results-based teamwork; ensure close cooperation with the Peace and Development Divisions for targeted programme-driven communications.

Other related duties that may be assigned.

Competencies

Functional Competencies:

Building Strategic Partnerships

  • Identifies and prioritizes opportunities and obstacles in the political scene (government, civil society, parliamentarians, pressure groups) to advance UNV’s agenda; identifies common interests and goals and carries out joint initiatives with partners
  • Makes effective use of UNDP’s resources and comparative advantage to strengthen partnerships
  • Creates networks and promotes initiatives with partner organizations

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

  • Actively seeks and promotes innovative methodologies and leads the development of supporting policies/tools to encourage learning and knowledge sharing
  • Develops and/or participates in the development of policies and new approaches and participates in training of staff in their application throughout the organization
  • Promotes UNV as a learning/knowledge sharing organization

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

  • Possesses expert knowledge of advanced concepts in primary discipline, a broad knowledge of related disciplines, as well as an in-depth knowledge of relevant organizational policies and procedures
  • Applies knowledge to support the unit/branch’s objectives and to further the mandate of UNV
  • For managers: applies a broad knowledge of best management practices; defines objectives and work flows, positions reporting relationships in such a way as to obtain optimum effectiveness for the unit/branch
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself personally
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of the current programme guidelines and project management tools and manages the use of these regularly in work assignments

Promoting Organizational Change and Development

  • Provides change and development advice, including the design and implementation of change strategies / processes to enable staff/the organization to deal with change effectively
  • Drives process definition, simplification, and integration efforts throughout the organization

Strategic Alignment of Management Practice (HQ & RSCs)

  • Understands the strategic direction and context in terms of management requirements and ensures management policies and practices support the achievement of organizational goals
  • Anticipates and understands internal and external issues and opportunities that may impact the organization

Design and Implementation of Management Systems

  • Designs management systems based on established best practice and identified needs within UNV
  • Manages complex design projects where different actors are involved at different stages of the project until completed
  • Formulates strategy for the implementation of systems
  • Advocates through internal networks the demonstrable value of existing systems to facilitate achievement of organizational goals
  • Review systems performance to support rigorous development of systems standards and modes of operation

Client Orientation

  • Anticipates constraints in the delivery of services and identifies solutions or alternatives
  • Proactively identifies, develops and discusses solutions for internal and external clients, and persuades management to undertake new projects or services
  • Consults with clients and ensures their needs are represented in decision-making processes
  • Advises and develops strategic and operational solutions with clients that add value to UNV programmes and operations

Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management

  • Ensures compliance with the organizational standards for audit, monitoring and evaluation and results-based management and promotes and monitors their application
  • Promotes a culture of accountability in the organization

Core Competencies:

  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
  • Building support and political acumen
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
  • Building and promoting effective teams
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
  • Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNV & setting standards
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning
  • Fair and transparent decision -making

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in communications, journalism or a related field

Experience:

  • 10 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in media relations, corporate communications or advocacy, including significant experience with speech writing, and with online and print drafting and editing; including significant experience with the production of publications and other communications products.
  • Exposure at the international level is a must.
  • Knowledge of the UN system is an important asset.
  • At least five years’ experience as a team leader.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and French or Spanish is required, and other UN language is an asset.


Applications should be submitted on line and include an up to date UNDP Personal History Form (P11) posted at http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

The successful candidate will hold a UNDP letter of appointment.


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT (TRAVEL)

United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV)
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UNV volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.

UNV engaged 7,545 UNV volunteers in 2009, on a total of 7,716 assignments. With an average age of 37 years and the requisite professional skills and qualifications of some 5 to 10 years relevant experience, UNV volunteers served in 128 countries in 2009 and came themselves from 158. The majority – 79 per cent – come from developing countries themselves. One third of UNV volunteers served in their own countries, with the others carrying out international assignments. The financial equivalent of programme activities exceeds US$219 million annually. In addition, as the focal point in the United Nations for the International Year of the Volunteers (IYV2001), UNV is active in the follow-up to the Year, for which the key objectives are the recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteerism.

UNV is headquartered in Bonn, Germany and has approximately 150 staff positions – with the majority in Bonn and some positions with different UN peacekeeping and political missions, and in other Headquarters locations (e.g. New York and Tokyo). The major organizational groups within UNV are:

  • the Office of the Executive Coordinator (OEC);
  • the Evaluation Unit (EU);
  • the Corporate Planning and Performance Unit (CPPU);
  • the Volunteer Programming and Management Group (VPMG) comprising the Peace Division (PD) and the Development Division (DD), Volunteer Recruitment Resources Section (VRRS), Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), Volunteer Knowledge and Innovation Section (VKIS);
  • the Partnerships and Communications Division (PCD) comprising the Partnerships Section (PS) and the Communications Unit (CU);
  • The Management Services Division (MSD) comprising the Information and Communication Technology Section (ICTS), Finance Section (FS), Human Resources Section (HRS), and the Administration Unit (AU). Additionally the Common Services Unit (CSU) provides support to the UN presence in Bonn.


Organizational setting:
The Management Services Division (MSD) plays a critical role in achieving the corporate objectives of UNV. The clients of MSD include UNV Headquarters in Bonn, liaison offices and other locations. The Management Services Division is directly responsible for providing the full range of support services including financial, human resources, procurement, safety and security, administrative, information and communication technology and ERP-Atlas services to UNV Headquarters in a timely, proactive and responsive manner.

The key areas of responsibility for the Administration Unit are the provision of procurement, travel, administrative and registry services and archives management. The Administration Unit also acts as the UNV focal point for protocol issues. Additionally, driver services are provided to the Office of the Executive Coordinator as well as routine shuttle services to specific locations.

AU responsibilities also include support to the UNV Executive Coordinator in his/her role as the Designated Official for Germany, establishing procedures for normal safety and security operations, and assisting in the preparation of contingency plans for emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Procurement Assistant (Travel) works in close collaboration with the staff in UNV HQ to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

Specific duties include the following:

Provides travel services for UNV HQ, Liaison Offices and Field Units focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance of travel procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
  • Provision of information to staff, UN Volunteers and consultants on travel entitlements, including travel route.
  • Confirmation that requisitions have been established and approved for staff mission travel.
  • Processing of Purchase Orders for travel in Atlas. Verification of availability of budget according to COA.
  • Processing travel authorizations in line with travel entitlements for staff, consultants, UN volunteers, meeting participants and visitors, ensuring that the travel arrangements follow the UN rules of most direct route and most competitive prices.
  • Coordinating with the in-house travel agent to ensure travel requests are processed expeditiously and environmentally friendly and economical alternatives are offered.
  • Follow-up with contracted travel agent to ensure provision of high quality professional service and most competitive price.
  • Calculation of entitlements and process of travel entitlement payments of daily subsistence allowance, terminals and incidentals.
  • Preparation and presentation of reports on travel services.
  • Incorporation of new strategies into local guidance and ensure HQ staff receive information and training.
  • Verification of invoices submitted by the Travel Agent, creating a receipt in Atlas before transmittal to Finance Section for payment.

Contributes to implementation of sourcing strategy focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Collection and analysis of market situation on travel service area. Conduct of surveys/bidding of transportation and hotel, conference venue services.
  • Preparation of LTAs for travel and hotel services on behalf of UN Agencies.
  • Provision of support to the DSA survey; survey and analysis of most competitive hotel prices and quality of hotel services; submission of report to HQ and distribution of the Hotel list to all UN agencies.

Ensures provision of logistical support focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Planning and organization of support for meetings, workshops and retreats, including liaising with Participants, Missions abroad, German airport and border police to facilitate smooth entry/exit of participants.
  • Identification and preparation of contracts and Purchase Orders for meeting venues, transportation companies and other required services.
  • Arrangement and monitoring of issuance of visas for staff members’ official missions and meeting participants.
  • Acts as the Deputy UNV Focal Point for protocol issues. Liaising with the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aliens' Office, Customs Office and Police Department. Advise to staff members on proper procedures and verifies entitlements, preparation of required attestations for approval.

Provides procurement services for UNV HQ and Liaison Office and at the request of other Agencies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
  • Support to preparation of procurement plans and their implementation/monitoring.
  • Organization of procurement processes including preparation and conduct of RFQs, ITBs or RFPs, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with the rules and regulations.
  • Preparation of Purchase Orders and contracts in and outside Atlas, vendors’ creation in Atlas. Buyer’s profile in Atlas.
  • Preparation of submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee and Advisory Committee on Procurement.
  • Preparation and presentation of reports on procurement.
  • Implementation of internal control system which ensures that Purchase Orders are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POS with budget check errors and other problems.
  • Analysis and evaluation of procurement requests submitted by different units and consult with unit managers to ensure that specifications, costs and delivery schedules are adequate and appropriate.
  • Conduction and coordination negotiations with suppliers with regards to procurement conditions and procedures and other relevant issues such as resolving contractual problems, price reductions, quality, delivery schedules, payment terms, etc.

Other related duties that may be assigned.

Competencies

Functional Competencies:

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

  • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Documents innovative strategies and new approaches

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
  • Possesses knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks (procurement and asset management)
  • Identifies new and better approaches to work processes and incorporates same in own work
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines, and utilizes these regularly in work assignments

Promoting Organizational Change and Development

  • Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions

Client Orientation

  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
  • Responds to client needs promptly

Promoting Accountability

  • Gathers and disseminates information on best practice in accountability
  • Prepares timely inputs to reports
  • Maintains databases


Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others
  • Informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Secondary education. Completed vocational training in the field of travel is an asset.

Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant administrative experience in the areas of administration, procurement or travel service.
  • Experience in the administration of travel arrangements in an office support function involving travel rate determination, routing and travel reimbursement is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of automated procurement systems, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and German (both oral and written) required.

Applications should be submitted on line and include an up to date UNDP Personal History Form (P11) posted at http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

The successful candidate will hold a UNDP letter of appointment.

This post is subject to local recruitment; therefore only candidates that have established residency in Germany are eligible to be considered. UNDP/UNV doesn’t provide any assistance for travel and relocation to Bonn.


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

EEG Operations/Finance Associate G7 | 2011-ZAF-c18462

Reference:
2011-ZAF-c18462
Location:
Gauteng
Area Of Work:
Environment and Energy
Contract Type:
Staff - Fixed-Term Appointments (FTA)
Languages Required:
Submit application before:
Friday 13th of May 2011
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Vacancy Description:

The UNDP Environment and Energy Group Regional Coordination Unit,based in Pretoria, South Africa, serving sub-Saharan African countries, is seeking qualified candidates for the following five posts:

Click here to apply

EEG Programme Associate- English

Reference:
2011-ZAF-3c33ff
Location:
Gauteng
Area Of Work:
Environment and Energy
Contract Type:
Non-Staff - Service Contract (SC)
Languages Required:
Submit application before:
Friday 13th of May 2011
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EEG Programme Associate Bilingual

Click here to apply
Reference:
2011-ZAF-46344d
Location:
Gauteng
Area Of Work:
Environment and Energy
Contract Type:
Non-Staff - Service Contract (SC)
Languages Required:
Submit application before:
Friday 13th of May 2011
Download the vacancy advert Download the terms of reference

Vacancy Description:

The UNDP Environment and Energy Group Regional Coordination Unit,based in Pretoria, South Africa, serving sub-Saharan African countries, is seeking qualified candidates for the following five posts:

Click here to apply

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS/PROPOSAL (RFQ/RFP)- VARIOUS SERVICES

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME


REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS/PROPOSAL (RFQ/RFP)- VARIOUS SERVICES



1. UNDP invites quotations/proposals from reputable companies with substantial experience to supply/deliver/provide any of the following goods and services:


a) RFP: Provision of Security Services. Site visit is on 14th April 2011 at 3:30pm.


b) RFQ: Provision of Cleaning Services. Site visit is on the 14th April 2011 at 2:00pm.


c) RFP: Interior Decorating Services and Supply of Furniture. Site visit is on 14th April 2011 at 10:00am.


2. Venue for all pre-bidding meetings is the UN Building, 3rd Floor Meeting Room.


3. Detailed RFQ/RFP for each of the above assignments can be obtained from the Reception Desk on the 3rd Floor at the following address:


UN Building, Government Enclave. Corner Khama Crescent and Presidents' Drive


or send a request for a soft copy to procurement.bw@undp.org


4. PLEASE NOTE: The three (3) assignments listed above are independent of each other and should therefore be responded to and submitted separately.


5. General enquiries regarding any part of the RFQ/RFP may be addressed:


UNDP Operations Manager kelebogile.dikole@undp.org: Tel: 3633708


6. Five (5) copies (1 original and 4 copies) shall be submitted in sealed envelopes, and clearly marked:


a. RFP: Provision of Security Services.


OR

b. RFQ: Provision of a Cleaning Services


OR


c. RFP: Interior Decorating Services and Supply of Furniture.


7. Quotations or Proposals must be delivered and registered at the 3rd Floor Reception Desk, the UN Building, Government Enclave. Corner Khama Crescent and Presidents' Drive on or before 29th April 2011 at 10:00 am.


8. Additional submission terms and conditions are detailed in the bid documents.

Sales Manager (Diamonds) BOTETI MINING

BOTETI

MINING (PTYJ LTD..

Sales Manager (Diamonds)

Job type: Full Time - three year contract, renewable Location: Gaborone, BOTSWANA

Boteti Mining (Pty) Ltd ("Boteti") require a dynamic and customer-oriented person with a strong commercial sense and team work skills, with experience in an international diamond marketing environment.

Position Synopsis:

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will assume the responsibility of the following core areas;

• Provide an optimal and customer focused sales and marketing service that drives and maximises incremental value;

• Maintain and enhance Boteti's reputation as a reliable and reputable rough diamond supplier;

• Implement the sorting and marketing strategy for the Boteti rough diamond production;

• Apply best methodologies to sort and market rough diamonds;

• Assume accountability for sorting and marketing and ensure correct reporting and analysis of results;

• Work closely with Government authorities.

Skills and Experience:

• Degree in business/management/commerce or equivalent;

• Extensive knowledge of rough diamond marketing with at least 3 years commercial experience in rough diamond marketing and/or logistics;.

• Strong numerical as well as excellent communication skills are vital;

• Strong Computer literacy/IT skills.

How to apply

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should submit applications, enclosing detailed CV and certified copies of certificates by 30th April 2011 to:

By email: recruitment@botetimining.co.bw.


By post to: P.O.Box AE668 AEH Gaborone BOTSWANA

Boteti is developing the AK6 diamond mine located near Orapa and Letlhakane mines in Botswana. Boteti is 100% owned by Lucara Diamond Corp, a TSX listed company. Construction of AK6 mine infrastructure such as the access road, power supply, process plant and waste stripping are well advanced with production operations scheduled to commence in the 4th quarter of 2011.

Mobile Data Services Engineer - Francistown

Reporting to the Senior Engineer - Mobile Data Services, the role holder will be responsible for supporting operations and maintenance, configurations, development and day to day running of the Mobile data network. This includes service layer nodes for MMS and WAP, the SGSN, GGSN, and Mobile Packet Backbone Network (MPBN) nodes. The incumbent is required to ensure that KPA are used as guidelines to ensure system availability, performance, backup, recovery Process, resolution of Customer queries, and system capacity.

The incumbent is responsible for auditing the Mobile data systems at all levels: configuration, counters, link status, status of the package loaded, status of the license used versus license purchased, review/checking all alarms related to Mobile data and acting on them accordingly, reviewing and improving the health check procedures regarding Mobile data systems, fine tuning the Mobile data systems configuration to handle the current Packet data traffic and the expected traffic, sorting, archiving and organizing configuration files separately from the nodes and put in place process to keep this Data base updated when change occurs on the node as well as performing troubleshooting and ensuring post work reports are compiled and submitted and managing all open tickets and ensure resolution within SLA timelines.

Qualifications and experience

* Degree in Telecommunications/ Computer Engineering/ Information Technology or equivalent
* 2 years experience in telecommunication Mobile data systems focusing on routing, switching and network security.

Competencies and skills

+ great attention to details,
+ be able to work under pressure, have good analytical skills
+ well organized,
+ dynamic an
+ have an open personality,
+ proactive and have a positive attitude as well as resiliency.

VAS Engineer Orange

VAS Engineer

Reporting to the Billing Systems Manager, the incumbent will be required to operate, maintain and administer Orange Botswana VAS platforms/ systems to ensure 24/7 availability and stability. Key to scope of position is maintenance functionalities of all VAS systems, as well as effect all necessary hardware and software changes to ensure quality output of the systems. Furthermore, the job holder is required to develop, test, implement and maintain solutions for in house service requirements; more especially, requirements from commercial and marketing departments. Working closely with third party vendors in the development, testing, implementation and maintenance of services as required by the business is also a key requirement. It is very important for the incumbent to report and follow up on all faults that occur on all VAS systems. Another key requirement is to maintain a change control process for all changes, upgrades, updates, patch installation and operations effected on all VAS systems and ensure that the information is accurate.

Qualifications and experience

* Degree in IT
* with 2 years experience in operations and maintenance of Value Added Services (VAS) platforms in a Telco environment
* 2+ years in a Telco product and services environment

Competencies and skills

+ Database Administration Skills (Oracle, Informix and MS SQL)
+ Unix, Linux, AIX and Microsoft Operating systems
+ Vendor / supplier management
+ Must be Customer focused
+ Business acumen
+ Strong Interpersonal skills
+ Proficiency in oral and written communication
+ Organizational skills
+ Trouble shooting skills
+ Overall IT knowledge and skills
+ A person of high integrity

Mobile Data Services Engineer - Francistown

Reporting to the Senior Engineer - Mobile Data Services, the role holder will be responsible for supporting operations and maintenance, configurations, development and day to day running of the Mobile data network. This includes service layer nodes for MMS and WAP, the SGSN, GGSN, and Mobile Packet Backbone Network (MPBN) nodes. The incumbent is required to ensure that KPA are used as guidelines to ensure system availability, performance, backup, recovery Process, resolution of Customer queries, and system capacity.

The incumbent is responsible for auditing the Mobile data systems at all levels: configuration, counters, link status, status of the package loaded, status of the license used versus license purchased, review/checking all alarms related to Mobile data and acting on them accordingly, reviewing and improving the health check procedures regarding Mobile data systems, fine tuning the Mobile data systems configuration to handle the current Packet data traffic and the expected traffic, sorting, archiving and organizing configuration files separately from the nodes and put in place process to keep this Data base updated when change occurs on the node as well as performing troubleshooting and ensuring post work reports are compiled and submitted and managing all open tickets and ensure resolution within SLA timelines.

Qualifications and experience

* Degree in Telecommunications/ Computer Engineering/ Information Technology or equivalent
* 2 years experience in telecommunication Mobile data systems focusing on routing, switching and network security.

Competencies and skills

+ great attention to details,
+ be able to work under pressure, have good analytical skills
+ well organized,
+ dynamic an
+ have an open personality,
+ proactive and have a positive attitude as well as resiliency.

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