United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. Headquartered in New York City, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
24/06/2019
Full time
This position is located in the Transboundary Cooperation Section of the Environment Division of the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) UNECE Environment Division contributes to the overall objectives and mandate of UNECE as a multilateral platform facilitating greater economic integration and cooperation among its member States, and to the broad aim of the Environment subprogramme to safeguard the environment and human health, and to promote sustainable development in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. ResponsibilitiesUnder the general supervision of the Chief, Transboundary Cooperation Section and the direct supervision of the manager of the water unit and Secretary to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), the incumbent will support the work related to monitoring and reporting under the Water Convention and on SDG indicator 6.5.2, for which UNECE is co-custodian, together with UNESCO. In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for: Environmental analysis: Collects, evaluates, interprets, analyses specified statistics and qualitative information pertaining to progress on transboundary water cooperation under the Water Convention and on SDG indicator 6.5.2 from, countries and regions. Maintains databases and programmes for database management and organizes non-quantitative information. Assists in the design, testing, operation and modification of models and systems to gather and analyse of the data. Intergovernmental support: Prepares inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies on monitoring progress on transboundary water cooperation. Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares agendas, summary reports and similar material. Prepares inputs to statements by members of the Bureau and Secretariat staff to such meetings. Assists in the organization of panels, round tables etc on transboundary water cooperation issues for inter-governmental processes. Technical cooperation: Compiles and analyses the data and other information necessary for the preparation of technical cooperation project proposals in the area of transboundary water cooperation. Prepares documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects. Monitors, backstops and assesses the implementation of technical cooperation programmes and projects. General:   Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s services; Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally. Work implies frequent interaction with the following: Staff within work unit/section and peers in department/regional commission; staff of other international organizations working on related issues; academics and representatives of governments, civil society, both NGOs and the business community. Results Expected: Efficiently maintains information system, databases and models; provides sound analyses of specifically defined aspects related to transboundary water cooperation of developing countries and economies in transition; provides practical assistance in project development and implementation; effectively supports inter-governmental processes, under the direction or guidance of a senior staff member.Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge in the field of water management and transboundary water cooperation. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability to undertake research, analyse data, make recommendations and write reports. Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Communication:   Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Planning& Organizing:   Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently. Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental management, natural or social science, international relations or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Work Experience A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in the area of water management. Experience of multilateral environmental agreements, preferably in the framework of the United Nations, is desirable. Experience of monitoring implementation of multilateral environmental agreements or SDGs is also desirable. Experience with data analysis and database development and management is desirable. Languages Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency of French is desirable. Fluency of Spanish is also desirable. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview. Special Notice• This position is temporarily available from 15 July to 31 December 2019. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service. United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date. No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
24/06/2019
Full time
Procedures and Eligibility Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15 August 2017. Duties and Qualifications Associate Staff Counsellor Organizational Setting and Work Relationships The Associate Staff Counsellor supports the work of UNHCR Staff Counsellors through participation in case management, development of global staff wellbeing initiatives and data analysis. The Associate Staff Counsellor is a part of the front office and in collaboration with the Admin Associate manages the reception of clients and ensures that they are attended to with professionalism and care. Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Psychosocial Wellbeing Section, the Associate Staff Counsellor is the key focal point for production of promotion and educational materials (intranet content, brochures) and quarterly statistical reports for the entire team. The Associate Staff Counsellor supports the Staff Counsellors with research of relevant topics and is the focal point for the activities related to duty of care. The Associate Staff Counsellor backs up the Admin Associate when absent from duties. The Associate Staff Counsellor is directly supervised by the Chief however is expected to collaborate closely with other colleagues at the HQ (Geneva and Budapest) and in the field. All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity. Duties In collaboration with the Admin Associate manage the client reception and ensure that they are attended to in a professional and efficient manner. Manage the portfolio of requests for domestic help arrangements under the guidance of the Staff Counsellor (HQ). This includes providing guidance to the applicants, verifying the applications and preparing correspondence and handling communication with the Swiss Mission, and maintaining the domestic helper files. In collaboration with the Admin Associate provide information on living conditions to the newcomers to Geneva. Manage the invitation process for staff eligible for psychological preparation and monitor the process of invitations for the end of assignment debriefings. Take charge of the administrative support to the Section and the PW team globally including supporting the workspace arrangements, necessary equipment and stationary; support in organizing the official travel when needed (visa, reservations, coordination of clearances); organization of meetings/workshops including finding the venue and coordinating other arrangements; coordinate contractual arrangements with external service providers when necessary. Manage the Section¿s cost centre: process the payments, maintain and produce expenditure reports for the Chief of Section. Manage the filing and archiving of the PWS: ensure that contacts information of the PW team globally is always up to date on intranet, documents and other communication means, manage the HQSW00 inbox and ensure that the queries are followed up on. Support the case management in the PW as requested. Perform other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Years of Experience / Degree Level For P2/NOB - 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree Field(s) of Education Counselling; Organizational Psychology; Psychology; Social Work; or other relevant field. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential) Certificates and/or Licenses Social Sciences; (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience Essential: Experience with data collection, statistical analysis. Report writing and drafting reports and correspondence. Desirable: - Functional Skills HR-Counselling skills including active listening; MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation; MS-Statistics Analysis; MS-Research; MD-Patient case management skills Survey/research design; Self-organisation; Community engagement; (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English. This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates. Position Competencies C001L2 - Accountability Level 2 C002L2 - Teamwork & Collaboration Level 2 C003L2 - Communication Level 2 C004L2 - Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 2 C005L2 - Client & Result Orientation Level 2 C006L2 - Organizational Awareness Level 2 M003L2 - Judgement and Decision Making Level 2 X001L2 - Analytical Thinking Level 2 X002L2 - Innovation and Creativity Level 2 X005L2 - Planning and Organizing Level 2 Additional Information The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. Additional Information For those people applying for High Risk Duty Stations, we strongly encourage them – before deciding to apply- to read the   country specific security and welfare   country profiles   which can be found on the Intranet under Support Services - Duty of Care (https://intranet.unhcr.org/en/support-services/duty-of-care.html). Ensuring staff are better informed is part of the increased attention UNHCR is paying to Duty of Care. Staff   after having applied   to High Risk Duty Stations will have access to   country specific information webinars with Field Safety Section (FSS) and Staff Welfare Section (SWS) colleagues   and provided with a tool to test their psychological preparedness for serving in High Risk Duty Stations. Applicants who applied for a position in a High Risk country will receive, after the deadline for applications has expired, a joint invitation from the Staff Welfare Section (SWS) and the Field Safety Section (FSS) to participate in these webinars. During the Webinars, latest updates on security and well-being will be provided, and FSS and SWS will address questions raised by participants. Applicants are highly encouraged to benefit, when applicable, from all measures as they provide most up-to-date security and well-being information helpful to assess staff’s readiness to serve in a High Risk Duty Station. A Staff Welfare Officer will also be available, if and when required, to discuss with interested applicants the results of the psychological preparedness tool as well as readiness for assignment in High Risk Duty Stations.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
24/06/2019
Full time
This position is located in the Evaluation, Analysis and Monitoring Section (EAMS) of the Central Planning and Coordination Service (CPCS) of the Division of Conference Management (DCM) in the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). The focus of this job is to assist in leading the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes, operations and other activities in DCM. ResponsibilitiesWithin delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions. Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with DCM client services, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing action plans. Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources. Assists in coordinating policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies, Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. drafts background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc. Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities. Leads and/or participates in large, complex management improvement projects, including provision of guidance to staff, external consultants, and other parties, and drafting analytical notes and reports, etc. Coordinates activities related to statutory reporting (programme/project preparation, submissions, progress reports, status updates, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (work programme, operational elements of the programme budget, etc.). Performs other duties as required. Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to Evaluation, Analysis and Monitoring of Conference Management activities; ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems; ability to conduct data collection using various methods; conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various statistical analysis methods and operational management models, research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases; ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, statistics, management, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Work Experience At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area. A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in Evaluation, Analysis and Monitoring in the United Nations Common System is required. Experience in statistical and mathematical modelling is desirable. Experience in applied operations management techniques is desirable. Languages English and French are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English or French is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview. Special Notice• This position is temporarily available, and is to start as soon as possible for a period of two months with a possibility of extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service. United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date. No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.