Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chief, Finance Section, P5 - United Nations | Switzerland


Responsibilities
  • Within delegated authority, Chief Finance Section will be responsible for the following duties:
  •  Manages financial operation , encompassing a wide variety of funding sources, a large volume of transactions, diverse operations and extensive dispersed activities.
  •  Approves financial transactions in accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules of the UN.
  •  Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant financial records are properly maintained.  Reviews regular and ad hoc financial reports.
  •  Plans and coordinates the work of Finance Section and monitors achievement of objectives.
  •  Participates in the preparation and implementation of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) at UNOG.
  •  Provides authoritative advice, financial interpretations, adaptations and corrective actions in response to audits and other queries to ensure adherence to UN Financial Regulations and Rules, Administrative Instructions etc.
  •  Manages staff, plans and discusses with staff individual work programs, and evaluates performance.
  •  Perform other related duties as required.    
Competencies
   
PROFESSIONALISM:  Knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and standards.  Ability to apply conceptual, anylytical and evaluate skills in financial operations; is concientious and efficient in meeting commitments; observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs;  takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box";  takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS:  Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
VISION: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.
JUDGEMENT/ DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
   
For more details and to apply, please click here.

Business programme Presenter - TV - euronews television | France


Skilled business news presenter for bi monthly magazine on the state of the european economy.
Intimate knowledge of EU institutions, macro economic policies, Eurozone economy.
Faultless on camera presentation, interviewing skills and television producers skills to design and make sense of the whole 12 minutes programme.
To apply, please contact chiara.reid@euronews.com

BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT MANAGER - World Economic Forum | Switzerland


The Business Engagement and Development team develops, manages and coordinates direct communications to engage Forum communities in activities and events.
 
As a Business Engagement Manager, you will:
  •  Strengthen the engagement of Members and potential members in Forum activities and events
  •  Develop, implement and monitor customized communication plans and supporting materials for key Forum communities
  •  Deliver best practices guidelines
  •  Develop, implement and monitor community-driven communication plans, using integrated targeting and tailored messaging
  •  Support Forum activity marketing and engagement
  •  Manage segmentation and define target lists of participants
  •  Develop message content in collaboration with the relevant Forum teams
  •  Deliver HTML templates and lists
  •  Coordinate communication content and processes with other Forum teams
 
You have previous work experience in communications or marketing, ideally between 1 and 3 years, preferably with specific knowledge of e-mail marketing. You have excellent oral and written communication skills in addition to outstanding organization and time management skills. You have strong command of English, mother tongue preferred) and two additional languages, ideally German, Spanish, French or Arabic. You also have excellent command of Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and HTML e mail marketing knowledge.
 
If you meet these requirements, please apply online.
 
This position is open to Swiss and EU nationals, as well as holders of a valid Swiss work permit.

Legal Affairs Officer - United Nations | Switzerland


Responsibilities
Under the general guidance of the Head of the Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities, the incumbent will:
  • Undertake researches and prepares studies in matters relating to the formulation and implementation of competition law and policy and services the Secretariat meetings including UNCTAD's Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy.
  • Assists governments in formulating competition policies, including advice, comments on draft anti-trust legislation and institutional building.
  • Organises and participates in workshops for the training of officials responsible for the implementation and enforcement of competition law.
  • Prepares technical assistance project documents and provides substantive backstopping to technical assistance activities.
  • Liaises with national competition authorities, regional or international institutions, or non-governmental institutions, involved in work on competition policy or consumer protection.
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of economic of legal policy issues related to the formulation and enforcement of national competition law and policy is required. Comprehensive knowledge of, and exposure to, a wide range of issues that relate competition policy and development issues. Ability to draft reports and analytical studies.
Communication: Ability to present issues clearly, including excellent drafting skills; ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations in a concise, accurate and logical manner.
Planning and organizing: Proven ability to plan and organize work, to identify and adjust priorities as required, and to meet deadlines.
Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with respect for diversity.
Education
Advanced university degree in economics or law is required, preferably in the field of competition law and policy. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of experience in a national competition authority or international organization.
Languages
Fluency in oral and written English and French with good drafting capability is essential. Working knowledge of another UN languages, particularly Spanish is highly desirable.

For more details and to applyt, please click here.

Junior legal consultant / legal assistant - SPARK | United Kingdom


We are looking for an enthusiastic junior legal consultant / legal assistant to strengthen the team on a flexible basis (2 or 3 days a week on average and with a view to a full time employment contract in the (near) future).
As we are participating in a growing number of research projects / studies and tenders, we are looking for someone to help out with – amongst others - the following tasks:
  • Assistance with tender proposal writing (team formation, legal research and methodology)
  • Conduct legal research on EU /national law related subjects
  • Coordination of legal research team(s)
  • Communication with clients
  • Reporting on legal research findings and / or analysis
We are looking for a smart person who would be happy to be part of a young and dynamic legal consultancy firm, with
  • an enthusiastic and flexible attitude;
  • a passion for EU law (Master or PhD level in Law);
  • excellent research skills;
  • fluent English language skills and
  • excellent communication skills.
If you are interested, please send your motivation email and CV to info@sparklegalnetwork.eu or contact Patricia Ypma for more information.

Program Associate, Regional Security - EastWest Institute | Brussels


Reports to: VP Regional Security
The EastWest Institute (EWI) is a leading international policy organization founded in 1980 to focus on global, regional and bilateral conflict prevention. EWI acts on collaborative and practical responses to the most critical threats to global peace and stability. EWI is known for its action bias and results-driven mandate, its fierce independence and recognized track record of building trust and fostering collaborative teams which generate practical solutions.
Job Summary
As a critical member of the team the Associate manages the execution of strategic policy change through policy analysis and convening, administration of related activities and designated project budgets, and related networking. The focus will be on political and economical topics in south west Asia; in particular Afghanistan/Pakistan and the managing of the consultations on regional economic security.
Key Responsibilities
Program Management:
  • Manage a designated project budget, forecast, and monitor trends in expenditures;
  • Administers and executives project plans;
  • Identify priorities and carry out activities;
  • Facilitate communication on activities and responsibilities;
  • Organize international forums and meetings to enhance the analysis;
  • Serve as program’s liaison to staff and external contacts;
  • Follow-up on decisions taken at meetings;
  • Actively raise funds through preparing proposals for project funding and conducting research on project funding sources;
  • Responsible for the delivery and communication on program promises;
  • Actively participate in evaluating the impact of program and initiatives.
Policy Research and Analysis:
  • Conduct research in area of expertise
  • Write articles, papers, reports for publication on a range of issues related to program
  • Keep abreast of on-going and new policy discussions.
Program Development:
  • Promotes program development through research, advocacy and representations to potential constituents;
  • Attend discussions with constituents at meetings and expert seminars;
  • Write and deliver statements and mobilize support for Program;
  • Develop and manage new initiatives within the programmatic area;
  • Collaborate with EWI colleagues to support and develop synergies between programs;
  • Find opportunities to develop the program’s reach and impact.
Qualifications:
  • MA degree in related subject area (politics, economics, regional studies) or equivalent professional experience with a BA. Minimum 4 – 8 years experience in program area. Up to date networksin South West Asia including also Afghanistan Very strong writing and communication skills with some publishing;
  • Comfortable working with high-ranking decision makers;
  • Fluency in a second language highly desirable;
  • Team player, bright, thorough, pro-active, open-minded, international focus and thrives in diverse environment.
EWI hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.
To apply, please click here.

Producer, Radio 1 & 1Xtra


Job Ref. No
984619
Location
London
Contract Type
Continuing
Contract Duration
Continuing
Job Category:
Content Making
Closing date for applications
12 February 2013 at 11:59pm

Department

BBC Radio 1 aims to entertain and engage a broad range of young listeners with a distinctive mix of contemporary music and speech; BBC Radio 1Xtra plays the best in contemporary black music, with a strong emphasis on live music and supporting new UK artists. Working closely together the stations look to connect the BBC with the next generation of young audiences and be the leading voice in young UK culture.

Role

The successful candidate will be expected to have an understanding, passion and knowledge of a wide range of the music genres featured on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra; and an instinctive understanding and appreciation of modern youth culture and cultural trends.

Requirements

Experience of Producing popular music radio and a strong passion and knowledge of R1/1X output are essential for this role.  You’ll also need to have relevant experience in live studios, and a good understanding of the demands of live and recorded programmes, on location and on outside broadcasts. You’ll also have a thorough knowledge of the techniques of radio production and their use in a range of output, including online. Sound editorial skills and the ability to write concisely and creatively - for programme briefs, scripts and billings are also key skills. You will need the ability to work well and flexibly within a busy team, contributing and sharing ideas and knowledge.

Bureau Editor, Middle East


Job Ref. No
988906
Location
Jerusalem
Contract Type
Attachment/Fixed Term
Contract Duration
2 years
Job Category:
Journalism
Closing date for applications
12 February 2013 at 11:59pm

Department

BBC Newsgathering is at the heart of BBC News providing news reports, pictures and audio material to all BBC News programmes and services both in the UK and internationally. It provides content for television, radio, online and interactive services which is of the highest possible editorial and technical standard which in turn provides the best value for money for BBC audiences. It has to ensure that in the face of increasing competition, the BBC is the world leader in broadcast newsgathering at the forefront of both the range of editorial coverage and technological innovation.

Role

This role is offered as an attachment for 2+ Years.
 
Based in Jerusalem you will report to the World News Editor for matters relating to coverage in the Middle East and for other bureau matters. You’ll have line management responsibility for the resident team based in Baghdad. The conflict in Syria, on-going concerns in Iraq & the Palestinian Territories and the tension between Israel and its neighbours mean safety is an over-riding concern for the Middle East bureau editor. Along with the Head of the High Risk team, you’ll ensure we manage the risk to staff in the field. You’ll work closely with the Executive Editors in the World Service Middle East & Africa Region to ensure that BBC News makes best use of the Arabic Service’s investment on the continent, delivering a joined-up approach to BBC journalism. Bureau Editors have shared responsibility for the bureau budget and management/supervisory responsibility for staff/freelances. As the BBC’s senior representative in the Middle East, you’ll manage the BBC’s relationships with governments and lobby groups in the region. 

Requirements

You will need strong experience of producing live/ breaking news and knowledge of the stories/ issues of the Middle East.   Experience of managing a large team of journalists/ correspondents and experience in managing department budgets and financial planning is key to this role. You will have highly developed communication skills and have the ability to motivate and develop editorial staff to make innovative and imaginative programmes.  You will need the ability to make major decisions with authority and under pressure and to identify, prioritise and interpret key stories of the day.  You will have the ability to manage resources, staff, technical facilities and budgets, in order to make challenging programmes in the most cost effective manner as well as a sound appreciation of studio production techniques.

Broadcast Assistant


Job Ref. No
990081
Location
Gloucester
Contract Type
Continuing
Contract Duration
Continuing
Job Category:
Journalism
Closing date for applications
6 February 2013 at 11:59pm

Department

BBC Radio Gloucestershire is looking for a Broadcast Assistant who will assist with all aspects of on air programme production. We are the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Gloucestershire.

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Role

Working as a Broadcast Assistant, you’ll be assisting with the production of a variety of programmes. You will assess and produce calls from listeners whose contributions are a key part of the show and be the first point of contact with the public for all programme enquiries. You may also appear on air as "the voice” of local traffic news and possibly present some other programmes. You’ll  be bursting with ideas which are topical, locally relevant and of the day.

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Requirements

You will need an excellent telephone manner, coolness under pressure and experience of dealing with the public. You’ll be a strong communicator, with an ability to persuade contributors to go on air. You should possess good IT skills and be able to demonstrate excellent customer care skills. Presentation experience, actual on air experience and a passion for radio are also important.

You need to be a creative person, who has an awareness of our audience, output and the topical issues relevant to our listeners. Working in the radio industry at the moment you will have a good broadcasting voice and will probably have experience of live on air work. Knowledge of at least one other local community would be an advantage. 
For more information please call Mark Hurrell, Managing Editor or Nick Bull Programmes SBJ on 01452 308585.

Please submit a CD which demonstrates your voice and any packages /short excerpts of a live programme that you have recently done that you are particularly proud of to Mark Hurrell, Managing Editor, BBC Gloucestershire, London Road, Gloucester, GL1 1SW by the closing date (please do not email) Non returnable. 

IT SECURITY DESIGNERS, IT TESTERS & SYSTEMS ENGINEER


Ref:
Location:London
Salary:Salary depending on skills and experience
Closing date:18 February 2013
MI5 keeps the UK safe by watching for and disrupting threats to national security such as terrorism, espionage and cyber attack.
Information is the lifeblood of the organisation - and technology is constantly transforming the ways we can collate and analyse this information. So if you're a technology professional looking to have more impact, we offer challenges and rewards that simply can't be found elsewhere.
Join us and you'll have the chance to shape and work on cutting-edge, major-scale technology projects. All the while, you'll be deepening your expertise within a fast-moving, technically ambitious team that makes a real difference to national security.

Your role

IT Security Designers

As an IT Security Designer, you’ll be part of a team responsible for the security of MI5’s corporate IT systems. You’ll have the opportunity to work across every aspect of IT security, ranging from producing technical IT security policy and designing security components within the Enterprise IT, to hands-on IT incident response using IT security testing, forensics tools and techniques. There is also a strong focus on developing other team members through a programme of ongoing training and mentoring.

Systems Engineer

MI5’s Systems Engineers help shape the strategy for the introduction of systems engineering principles into the delivery lifecycle. You’ll play a key role in raising awareness of the value of systems engineering, developing associated advice and training, and providing it to programmes and projects.

IT Testers

IT Testers at MI5 plan and execute testing cycles across complex and challenging systems. You’ll be part of the team responsible for drafting and upholding the organisation’s software testing policy, while maintaining a technology route map for the development of software capability testing. You'll also inform the budgets for software testing capability, undertake technical software training design and delivery, and collaborate with key stakeholders to deliver software testing capability projects.

Your skills

We are looking for people who can demonstrate genuine subject-matter expertise, as well as a track record of delivering innovative solutions and results. You will also need the people skills to make things happen in a complex and fast-moving organisation. Discretion is vital.

The recruitment process

There are four stages in the recruitment process: a review of your CV and application, a telephone screening interview, a face-to-face interview, and an assessment centre.
Candidates who succeed at the assessment centre will be made a conditional offer of employment. You will then have a security interview with a vetting officer, with a final offer of employment being made after developed vetting has been granted.
To begin your application, please complete our pre-screening questions to find out if you meet our initial criteria. You will then need to complete an application form, supply equal opportunities monitoring information and upload a copy of your current CV.
We will keep you informed all the way up to final offer of employment, letting you know whether or not you've been successful at each stage. Timescales differ from candidate to candidate, but you can typically expect the entire process from application to assessment centre to take about 7-8 weeks.

Your CV

It is essential that your CV:
  • covers the last 10 years of employment and/or education, clearly specifying job and/or course 'from' and 'to' dates in month and year detail
  • explains any unaccounted periods of time or holidays over a fortnight in duration over the last 10 years by specifying the dates and a brief description of what you were doing during this time
  • clearly demonstrates the key activities and responsibilities you have performed in each role detailed
  • states what academic and professional qualifications you possess or are currently studying for.
Your CV must include the above information in order for us to process your application.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to the “Positive about Disabled People” scheme we offer an interview to all candidates with a disability who meet our minimum criteria for the job vacancy that they are applying for. This is known as the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS).
Along with the standard eligibility requirements for this post, your application will be assessed on how far you meet the job specification based on the information you provide in your CV. Your application must score the minimum amount of points set. On successful completion of this stage, you will be invited to interview.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or naturalised British citizen and one of your parents must be a British citizen or have substantial ties to the UK.
Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for nine out of the last 10 years prior to application. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty's Government, studied abroad or lived overseas with your parents.
Due to vetting requirements you will need to be 18 years old or above to apply. Your application may take around six months to process.
The Security Service is committed to reflecting both equal opportunities and the society we protect.
Owing to the sensitivity of our work, we do not publicly disclose the identities of our staff. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member.
https://www.mi5.gov.uk/careers/current-jobs/job.aspx?id=190

MI5 Intelligence Analysts


Never underestimate the impact of data.
£25,056 + benefits
London based
This isn’t your average data analysis role. This is a role where your analysis can really make a difference. MI5 is responsible for helping to safeguard the UK from threats to our nation’s security such as terrorism, espionage and cyber attack. You could be part of this.
As an Intelligence Analyst you’ll work closely with teams of investigators, using a variety of analytical tools and software to assess data, identify connections and make recommendations.
We’re not asking for specific experience, but we do expect you to have excellent analytical skills, and an advanced knowledge of data analysis packages such as Excel and SPSS. It goes without saying that you’ll need a passion for data in this role.
Confident, articulate and capable, you’re comfortable presenting complex information clearly to colleagues from a non-technical background. You’ll need to be a team player who is also prepared to work autonomously on your own analysis to help drive an investigation forward.
Proactive and creative when faced with analytical challenges, you aren’t afraid to challenge tried and tested methodologies to get maximum value from the data available. You’re also happy to use your skills and knowledge to help your team make vital links between different strands of an investigation.
It’s a constantly changing environment, which means you’ll have plenty of scope to apply your talents, whether on project work or to devise new approaches, tools and techniques.
As an Intelligence Analyst at MI5 your expertise could help us make crucial breakthroughs on investigations – one of the most rewarding aspects of the role.
To find out more and apply click 'Apply' below.
To apply, you must be over 18 and a British citizen. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member.

UNOPS South Sudan WASH Programme Engineer


UNOPS helps its partners in the United Nations system meet the world’s needs for building peace, recovering from disaster, and creating sustainable development. UNOPS is known for its ability to implement complex projects in all types of environments around the globe. In an effort to promote organizational excellence, UNOPS seeks highly qualified individuals for the following position:
Vacancy Details
Vacancy Code VA/2013/B5304/1785
Post Title WASH Programme Engineer
Post Level IICA-2
Position status Non-rotational Project Title USAID
Org Unit AFO – SSOC
Duty Station Yambio, SOUTH SUDAN (non-family )
Duration 6- 12 months
Closing Date 8 Feb 2013
Background
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) – South Sudan Operations Centre (SSOC) is based in Juba, Republic of South Sudan. Current SSOC operations are largely focused on assisting partners with the implementation of physical infrastructure projects including designing, constructing and rehabilitating roads and bridges, schools, clinics and Government and Ministry offices. SSOC also procures goods and services for a number of partners and provides logistics and operational support to institutions in South Sudan with the overall objective to support partners in achieving their programme goals. UNOPS–SSOC works with various partners including the government ministries of South Sudan, donors, and United Nations agencies including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Union (EU), the Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank. UNOPS is recruiting a WASH Programme Engineer for a period of 6 months to design and implement the proposed water distribution network system in both Ezo and Tombura and take the lead in its initial implementation. The work of the WASH Programme Engineer will be based on a recent report which was drawn up following an assessment of the feasibility of providing a water distribution network in Ezo and Tombura.
The WASH Programme Engineer will report directly to Programme Manager
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager the WASH Programme Engineer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Assessment & details engineering design the proposed water supply system for Ezo and Tambura;
• Design a system ensuring post-implementation sustainability, establish the community participation for recovery the maintenance of the schemes;
• Set up an appropriate management model for operating the infrastructure and distribution system with cost recovery, affordability and the ‘willingness to pay principle’ taken into account;
• The system should give priority to sourcing surface water either from Surface or ground water through the use of a gravity pressure/piped water supply system while distribution shall be through stand pipe system cluster community practicing by South Sudan Government.
• The design shall take into account projected water demand and look the low cost energy consumption e.g. solar energy;
• Flow analysis shall be conducted, including analysis of the yield of the water source, minimum and maximum available discharge, and flow data. Prediction of wet season and dry season flow is also important and needs to be taken into account;
• The design should incorporate water abstraction methods as the preferred distribution option;
• The design and implementation shall incorporate environmental compliance procedures;
• Hold meetings and liaise on an ongoing basis with representatives from the Western Equatoria State Ministry of Physical Infrastructure (MoPI) and Juba based water supply officials;
• Liaise with the Western Equatoria State Water Supply and Sanitation Directorate and county WASH officials;
• Remain in contact with the local and international humanitarian community in the area;
• Perform any other duties deemed necessary by the Programme Manager.
• Preparation of Engineers Estimate, specifications, bidding documents according to the UNOPS procurement rules and regulations
• During implementation responsible for Supervision, quality control, training of national staff members under Government counterparts and smoothly handover the system to the community and Government officials.
• Supervise design and implementation activities to ensure quality of work as provided in specifications;
• Conduct regular survey of the construction work and work progress reports to be provided to the Programme Manager.
• The WASH Programme Engineer will be directly responsible for designing and leading the implementation of the project with the support of the technical team to ensure all the given tasks are delivered and the work completed on time to the required standards to meet the client’s requirements.
•Required Selection Criteria
Competencies
Core Competencies:
Communication: demonstrates openness in sharing information; keeps people informed; demonstrates active listening skills; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audiences; two-way communication skills;;
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise - is willing to learn from others; places the team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with the final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect his/her own position; shares the credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for the team shortcomings;
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; allocates appropriate time and resources; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently;
Client Orientation: establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; meets deadlines for delivery of services to clients; identifies client needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
Accountability: takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; operates in compliance with UNOPS procedures, rules and regulations; supports and provides oversight to subordinates; delivers outputs within the prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
Managerial Competencies:
Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate visions into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; drives for change and improvement;
Empowering others: Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work; encourages others to set challenging goals; holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility; genuinely values all staff members' inputs and expertise; shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; involves others when making decisions that affect them;
Managing performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; ensures that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly;
Judgement / Decision Making: Identifies the key issues in complex situations, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; takes decisions with an eye towards their impact on others and on the Organization; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
Education/Experience/Language
• Master’s Degree in Engineering with a focus on Water Engineering. (A Bachelor’s Degree with up to two years of relevant work experience may substitute for an advanced university degree).
• Minimum of 5 years of WASH experience including at least three years of experience in the design of town/urban water supply schemes;
• Knowledge of the latest applicable technologies for small town water systems in developing nations and also large municipal water systems in well-developed cities and towns;
• Good knowledge of designing complex water supply systems;
• Familiarity of urban water supply systems / network analysis software packages is essential. Water CAD is an advantage;
• Experience of working with local and international humanitarian communities desirable;
• Experience of working in developing countries an asset;
• Good experience of working in the field;
• Competency in the use of all commonly used computer software – spreadsheets and other computer programmes.
• Knowledge of South Sudan WASH experiences is preferred.
How to apply:
Submission of Applications
Qualified candidates may submit their applications on-line on the UNOPS Global Personnel Recruitment Website: https://gprs.unops.org and complete an on-line profile.
Please note that there is no application processing fee for any UNOPS recruitment processes and UNOPS does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status or practices any other forms of discrimination.
Additional Considerations
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.
    For more information on UNOPS, please visit the UNOPS website at www.unops.org.

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