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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

UNCSD JOBS OPENING NEWSLETTER - UN VACANCY NEWSLETTER

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THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (UNCSD) NEWSLETTER

The Commission for Social Development (CSocD) is a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council
(ECOSOC) of the United Nations. It consists of 46 members elected by ECOSOC.
Since the convening of the World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen in 1995, the Commission has
been the key UN body in charge of the follow-up and implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration and
Programme of Action. As a result of the Summit, the mandate of the Commission was reviewed and its
membership expanded from 32 to 46 members in 1996. It meets once a year in New York, usually in February.
Each year since 1995, the Commission has taken up key social development themes as part of its follow-up to the
outcome of the Copenhagen Summit. The Commission's Programme of Work contains all documentation of the
Commission for each of its sessions since the Summit.
Goal
UNCSD's goal is to empower poor rural women and men in developing countries to achieve higher incomes and
improved food security.
Objectives
The Division monitors national and global socio-economic trends, identifies emerging issues, and assesses their
implications for social policy at the national and international levels. To this end, the Division:
Promotes common norms and develops policies, programmes and cooperative actions to facilitate the
implementation of the Internationally Agreed Development Goals, including the Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs).
Provides support and servicing to intergovernmental processes by facilitating agreement on resolutions, strategies
and international standards and norms through the Commission for Social Development, the Economic and Social
Council, the General Assembly and other intergovernmental forums, such as the Conference of State Parties to the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
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Promotes the rights of indigenous peoples by servicing the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
(UNPFII) and promoting its mandate and recommendations, supporting the work of the General Assembly and the
Economic and Social Council on Indigenous Issues, promoting coordination in the UN system and preparing and
disseminating information on indigenous peoples' issues.
Undertakes global comparative studies on policy and programme design, implementation, monitoring and
evaluation as well as on issues and social groups related to the work of the Division.
Assists developing countries and countries with economies in transition, at their request, to strengthen their
capacity to plan and manage their socio-economic development through advisory services and field projects.
Stresses the promotion of full, productive, appropriately and adequately remunerated and freely chosen
employment as a central objective of economic and social policies.
Working in UNCSD
The following vacancies are currently available for qualified applicants in UNCSD for field locations in Geneva, New
York, Addis Ababa, Burundi, Bangkok, Malawi and Lagos.
Administrative Officer, P-4
Deadline for Application: 14 JAN 2011
Date of Issuance: 15/10/10
Duty Station: Burundi, Geneva & Malawi
Vacancy Announcement Number: 09-ADM-UNCSD-1233-R
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Administrative Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Initiate
and coordinate actions covering the entire span of human resource activities, e.g., recruitment, performance
appraisal, training, etc., ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedures; Lead, oversee
and coordinate the preparation and implementation of the work program and budget to ensure compatibility
with work priorities and objectives, taking into account the most effective use of resources; Initiate and
conduct studies to improve budget reporting systems and cost-effective utilization of program resources;
Monitor and control budgetary allocations through regular reviews; Draft routine and ad hoc outputs;
Provide effective monitoring reports and data; Identify deviations from plans and propose corrective
measures; Establish and maintain a set of sound policies, procedures, standards and tools which are
consistent with UN policy and practice in order to ensure proper accounting, financial management and
control; Implement and monitor support services, including procurement of supplies and services; transport,
travel and traffic, communications, engineering and information technology support; Provision of local
utilities and service requirements; Supervise a staff team and/or provide advice to others on human
resource administration, financial administration and management information issues and practices; Produce
major/complex reports for management; Provide expert guidance and leadership to more junior staff;
Perform other related duties as required, e.g., reviews of Secretariat offices and departments at
headquarters/missions, operational travel programme, adequacy of departmental space requirements, and
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technology requirements; Perform other related work as required; Incumbent may be deployed to a regional
field office and provide administrative support to military and police component of the mission.
Competencies
Professionalism - Expert knowledge and command of planning, programming, budgeting, financial management
and other relevant administrative policies; Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring
the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operation; Leadership –
Proven supervisory ability and technical leadership; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations
both as a team member and team leader. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and take responsibility for
incorporating gender perspectives into substantive work; commitment to the goal of achieving gender balance in
staffing. Planning and organizing –Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan
and those under his/her supervision; Client Orientation – Ability to identify clients' needs and appropriate solutions;
ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients; Commitment to continuous learning –
Willingness to learn and keep abreast of new developments in the field of administration; Technological awareness
– Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in word processing and relevant software packages such as IMIS;
Communication – Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills, including ability to prepare
reports and conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely
conveying the maximum necessary information, making and defending recommendations; Teamwork – Proven
interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect
for diversity.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting or
related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience
may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
At least Five years of progressively responsible experience in administration and human resources or
financial/budget operations. Relevant professional experience in international, governmental or non-governmental
organizations.
Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language an advantage and
sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.
Finance and Budget Officer, P4
Deadline for Application: 14 JAN 2011
Date of Issuance: 15/10/10
Duty Station: Geneva, Lagos & Bangkok
Vacancy Announcement Number: 13-ADM-UNCSD-1403-R
Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for the following: (a) BUDGET PREPARATION, IMPLEMENTATION AND
ADMINISTRATION: With particular emphasis on UNCSD voluntarily funded budgets, analyze cost estimates and
budget proposals. Ensure compliance with legislative mandates. Analyze, recommend and issue spending authority
(allotments) and monitor implementation to ensure that expenditures remain within authorized limits. Administer
and monitor the management and support budgets of UNCSD's Field Offices. Review and finalize budget
performance reports for both regular budget and voluntarily funded budgets, analyzing variances between
approved budgets and actual expenditures. Ensure compliance with financial regulations and rules and established
policies and procedures. Provide substantive support to relevant inter governmental and expert bodies in their
budget review and approval. (b) BIENNIAL PROGRAMME PLAN: Participate in the preparation and/or revisions of
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the biennial programme plan and UNCSD Strategy, taking into account recommendations and decisions of
specialized inter-governmental bodies. Ensure legislative mandates are accurately translated into the programme
and consolidated budget of UNCSD; (c) GENERAL: Provide advice and guidance, as required, to clients of the
Service on budgetary and financial policies and procedures, including results-based budgeting, and with particular
emphasis on the use of voluntarily funded budgets and the funding of field offices. Keep up-to-date on
documents/reports/guidelines/issues that have a bearing on matters related to the budgets of UNCSD, as
appropriate, ensuring compliance with inter governmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United
Nations policies and procedures. Draft reports for inter-governmental bodies and for management on budgetary
issues, and other correspondence. Undertake research and analysis of budgetary policies and procedures, make
recommendations for changes and/or modifications and propose solutions to issues. Perform other related duties,
as assigned
Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM - Proven conceptual analytical, and evaluative skills and ability to conduct independent
research and analysis, identifying issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations; a
complete, in-depth grasp of financial principles and practices; proven ability to work under pressure and produce
output that is accurate and of high quality; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing
deadlines and achieving results; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal
participation of women and men in all areas of work. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING - Ability to effectively establish
priorities and plan, organize and monitor own work plan/assignments in a multiple priority environment.
TEAMWORK - Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with
people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. CLIENT
ORIENTATION – Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.
Keeps clients informed of progress or setback in projects and their requests. Leadership - Proven supervisory
ability and technical leadership; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations both as a team
member and team leader.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or
related field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience
may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in budget preparation, management and reporting
and financial management systems. Successful completion of work in a section of the programme budget,
peacekeeping budget or voluntary fund budget or demonstrated leadership of a team of staff working on a number
of budgets. Experience in programmatic issues, budgetary and statistical analysis in a commercial, public,
governmental or international organization.
Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language an advantage and
sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.
Chief Nurse, P4
Deadline for Application: 14 JAN 2011
Date of Issuance: 15/10/10
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Burundi & Malawi
Vacancy Announcement Number: 06-MED-UNCSD-1791-R
Responsibilities
Within limited delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring smooth day to day functioning of the
walk-in-clinic at the UN Medical Facility and arrange appointments for medical exams of mission personnel. Design
and implement outreach programs for mission personnel. Liaise with local hospitals to secure treatment of staff in
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these facilities preventive and promotive medical programs. Conduct medical orientation for incoming mission staff.
Arrange first aid training for mission personnel. Prepare monthly medical reports. Medico Administrative Duties:
Assist the Chief Medical Officer in coordinating medical evacuations/repatriations Identify supplies and equipment
requirements for the clinic and with approval of the Chief Medical Officer raise requisitions accordingly. Liaise with
the Procurement Supply section for this. Provide support to the satellite clinics and ensure regular medical supplies.
Supervisory Duties: Supervise the nursing staff at mission headquarters and satellite clinics to ensure smooth
functioning of the clinic. Assist the Chief Medical Officer in preparing Performance Appraisal Reports of nursing staff
in the clinic. Ensure periodic upgrading of medical skills of nursing staff. Perform other related duties as required.
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge and experience in clinical nursing. Planning and Organising: Ability to establish
priorities and to plan and coordinate own work plan. Commitment to continuous learning: Initiative and willingness
to keep abreast of new skills in the nursing field. Technology Awareness: Knowledge of relevant medical software
packages. Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and
respect for diversity. Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate
effectively.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Registered Nurse who is a graduate of either an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Programme (University) or an
accredited Diploma Programme (4 years). Certificates in ECG, CPR or Basic Life Support is an asset.
Work Experience
At least 5 years of experience in the general nursing/intensive care with some experience in health administration.
Experience of UN peace keeping operations and familiarity with relevant UN administrative policies and procedures
is highly desirable.
Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language an advantage and
sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.
Medical Officer, P4
Deadline for Application: 14 JAN 2011
Date of Issuance: 15/10/10
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Burundi & Malawi
Vacancy Announcement Number: 07-MED-UNCSD-1801-R
Responsibilities
The Medical Officer will be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be carried
out by all Medical Officers.): Clinical Duties: Undertake day-to-day clinical duties, e. g. walk-in clinic, emergencies,
pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, immunizations, etc. Refer staff to outside specialists as
necessary and follow-up with outside specialists. Provide health education and participate in addressing work
environment and occupational health issues. Medico Administrative Duties: Liaise with UN-Military Medical Units in
the mission and host-nation medical facilities. Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures
regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations. Deputize for a more senior Medical Officer
during his/her absence. Supervisory Administration: Manage day-to-day mission medical support operations by
ensuring availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment; Ensure appropriate training
programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e. g. health education,
HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR). General: Work implies frequent interaction with the following: Staff at
large; staff within work unit; Staff counselors; Senior management throughout the Organization; All specialized
agencies; Military Physicians; Physicians and representatives of Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical
Associations and Societies. Perform other related duties as required
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Competencies
Professionalism - Knowledge and hands on experience in clinical medicine. Planning and organising - Ability to
establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.
Teamwork - Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multicultural,
multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity Communication - Good interpersonal
and oral and written communication skills. Commitment to Continuous learning - Willingness to learn to keep
abreast of new developments in the medical field. Technological awareness - Solid computer skills and good
knowledge of relevant medical databases.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Doctorate in Medicine. Residency in one of the medical specialties, preferably internal medicine.
Work Experience
At least 7 years of practical experience in occupational health and tropical medicine; general knowledge of
worldwide health conditions, health requirements and precautions.
Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language an advantage and
sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.
Senior Human Settlement Officer, P5
Deadline for Application: 14 JAN 2011
Date of Issuance: 15/10/10
Duty Station: Bangkok, Burundi & Malawi
Vacancy Announcement Number: 07-PGM-UNCSD-0361-R
Responsibilities
The incumbent will perform tbe following tasks: 1. Medium Term Strategic Plan: Promote and coordinate active
participation of staff including out-posted Regional and other offices in the relevant MTSIP discussion papers, task
forces, etc.; responsible for the flow of information within the Division including the out-posted Regional and
Liaison Offices; coordinate implementation and monitoring of the Habitat Country Programme Documents (HCPDs)
by UNCSD Programme Managers (HPMs) in collaboration with the relevant Regional Offices; support/stimulate the
inter-Divisional cooperation at country level through the Enhanced Normative Operational Framework (ENOF);
contribute to the Medium Term Strategic Implementation Plan (MTSIP) Human Resources Management Task Force;
report on the implementation of th HCPDs at Global and Regional levels; represent the Division in MTSIP meetings.
2. Project Management and Administration: Prepare guidelines for the HCPD formulation by HPMs; conduct review
of all submissions and provide immediate feedback to HPMs; provide technical and management advice on the
HCPDs; ensure that extensive consultations are held with governments and other stakeholders in preparation of
HCPDs, and that they are compliant with the objectives of the MTSIP; 3. Project/Programme Development and
Implementation: Participate in and contribute to the implementation of the Organization's vision, work programme
and advocacy role; support UNCSD's presence in countries which have embarked on the 'Delivering as One'
experience; participate in and contribute to the implementation of the Organization's vision, work programme and
advocacy role, particularly in promoting sustainable urban development in all countries where UNCSD has a field
presence; review suggested programmes to ensure they are of importance and have included other UN agencies,
bilateral/multilateral and national partners; review identified priority interventions in the human settlements sector
with the framework of UNCSD Agenda and other multi-lateral instruments; assist in negotiations with
multilateral/bilateral donors for resource mobilization, promoting/coordinating joint activities. 4. Enhanced
Normative Operational Framework (ENOF): Coordinate and follow up HCPD inter-division meetings; submit HCPDs
to other UNCSD divisions for review and coordinaton of inter-divisional meetings for Regional Office for Arab States
HCPDs; attend inter-divisional and Committe of Permanent Representatives meetings to review HCPDs; report on
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the implementation of country programmes. 5. Undertake other assignments within the incumbent's area of
competence, as may be required.
Competencies
Professionalism: Strong Conceptual skills combined with a proven ability to write normative documents addressing
a variety of audiences. Proven experience in Human Settlements fields, project/programme design and
implementation and ability to work with specialists from various fields leading a constructive process to achieve
goals. Planning and Organising: Ability to develop clear programme goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
and ability to identify priority activities and assignments and to appropriately monitor and adjust plans and actions.
Must be able to work independently with a high degree of responsibility and with minimal supervision; Teamwork
Ability to operate in teams and in a flexible manner, familiarity with multi-national and multi-cultural working
environments Vision Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Generate and communicate broad and
compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue the same direction.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree in International Management, Economics or Social Sciences, relevant to development
and management of human settlements; or a first degree with relevant combination of academic and professional
qualifications.
Work Experience
Seven years of experience in the implementation of technical cooperation programmes and projects in the human
settlements sector, of which, preferably, at least five at the international level. Practical experience in at least two
or more continents (Africa and the Arab States, Latin America and Caribbean and/or Asia and the Pacific) is
required.
Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language an advantage and
sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.
Environmental Affairs Officer, P4
Deadline for Application: 14 JAN 2011
Date of Issuance: 15/10/10
Duty Station: Bangkok, Geneva & Lagos
Vacancy Announcement Number: 07-ENV-UNCSD-2361-R
Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Environment Section and the general supervision of the Chief,
Environment and Sustainable Development Division, the incumbent develops and implements programmes and
projects to promote regional and subregional environmental cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region that support
global and other internationally-agreed environmental initiatives and programmes, and promotes the integration of
environmental concerns into national planning processes to achieve sustainable development. The duties include:
(1) Undertake periodic reviews and analytical studies including analysis and assessment of global, regional and
subregional environmental cooperation; (2) Conduct normative and analytical studies concerning the innovative
socio-economic policies to promote environmentally sustainable economic growth in the region; (3) Provide support
to intergovernmental processes dealing with environment issues in the region; (4) Assist in the organization,
document preparation, management and servicing of expert group meetings, training activities, consulting
services, and studies; (5) Assist in the preparation of project documents and in implementation and monitoring of
the progress of technical cooperation programmes/projects; (6) Contribute to the strategic planning, formulation
and implementation of the programme of work and priorities towards the protection of environment and
sustainable development; (7) Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks
necessary for the final delivery of the work unit's services, as assigned by the Chief of Section.
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Competencies
Professionalism: Sound analytical and research skills combined with substantive experience in project management
and implementation; Familiarity with scientific/technical backgrounds of multilateral environmental conventions on
air and water pollution, climate change, and waste management; Ability to apply sound theory and concepts to
work; Ability to determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by others and make assessments of
research documentation and studies. Planning and organizing: Good planning and organizing skills to effectively
develop own work and ensure timely delivery of results. Communications: Very good written and oral skills.
Technology awareness: Proficient in computer systems including word processing, database management systems,
knowledge of statistical and spreadsheet packages. Teamwork and respect for diversity: Good interpersonal skills;
Strong communication skills, both written and oral; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations
with people of different national and cultural background; Ability to identify and address relevant gender
perspectives in substantive work. Client orientation: Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with
colleagues, other staff and outside clients. Creativity: Ability to think outside the box and propose new ideas and
activities that would support the overall implementation of the work programme.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree in environment or related fields. Candidate with first level university degree with a
minimum of eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in the relevant fields would be
acceptable
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of professional experience including two years of international experience in the field of
environmental policies, sustainable development and technical cooperation
Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language an advantage and
sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.
Senior Civil Affairs Officer, P5
Deadline for Application: 14 JAN 2011
Date of Issuance: 15/10/10
Duty Station: Geneva, Lagos & Newyork
Vacancy Announcement Number: 07-CIV-UNCSD-7924-R
Responsibilities
The Senior Civil Affairs Officer will report to the Head of Civil Affairs Section and will be responsible for the
performance of the following duties: Identify emerging issues pertaining to the mandate; Analyze implications and
make recommendations on possible strategies and measures; Propose plans of action for immediate and long
range solutions to political problems in the region; Plan, coordinate and manage civil affairs programmes, projects
and activities and coordinate with other components of the Mission and external to the Mission as required; Ensure
that the work is in accordance with the overall strategy of the Mission; Monitor and analyze information and data,
manage, coordinate, and supervise the preparation of analytical materials and assessments related to the
component's implementation of the mandate; Develop and maintain relations with governmental officials, political
actors and leaders of the civil society, as well as regional actors and organizations, the wider UN system and the
diplomatic community; Engage and negotiate with local interlocutors and represent mission priorities to them;
Prepare, or oversee the preparation of, input for the Secretary-General's reports to the Security Council on the
activities of the Mission as well as briefings to the Security Council and other such documents; Prepare various
written materials, such as reports, statements, notes on meetings, speeches and briefing notes; Recommend
strategic policy direction to senior staff and other officials with regard to civil affairs; Supervise the formulation of
civil affairs action plans and the development of concepts of operation; Take the lead in seeking technical
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assistance support from multilateral and bilateral donors in order to implement capacity building projects;
Supervise, mentor, and evaluate staff within the immediate office; Oversee the development of quick impact
projects and their implementation; Perform other relevant duties as required.
Competencies
Professionalism - Expert knowledge of civil affairs in general and in the specific areas being supervised; demonstrated indepth
understanding of peacekeeping operations; substantial and diverse experience in all facets of the job; strong
analytical skills combined with good judgment; proven ability to review and edit the work of others; diplomacy and tact;
commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women
and men in all aspects of Peace Operations. Leadership - Ability to provide managerial leadership in overseeing work of
more junior staff and local experts; ability to generate and communicate organizational direction as well as introduce and
emphasize UN policies into the dialogue (e.g., gender mainstreaming, human rights, etc.); ability to coach, mentor and
assist staff to professionally develop; ability to delegate appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision making
authority; demonstrated ability to provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives into
substantive work; commitment to the goal of achieving gender balance in staffing. Partner Orientation - Ability to identify
clients' needs and develop appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients. Vision
- An in-depth understanding of the Mission's mandate and strategic direction and ability to transform it into a resultsoriented
work programme; ability to community links between the Mission's strategy and the Office's goals. Planning and
Organizing - Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, organize, coordinate and monitor the work of a large
office and those under his/her supervision in a complex, dynamic environment; resourcefulness, sound judgment and
decision-making skills; strong coordination skills; ability to integrate the work of the office into the component's work
program. Judgment/Decision-making - Demonstrated sound judgment in resolving issues/problems; ability to proactively
seek and recommend sound policy initiatives. Creativity - Ability to actively seek to improve programmes/services, offer new
and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas.
Commitment to Continuous Learning: Willingness to learn to keep abreast of new developments in the field of expertise and
to develop own managerial and leadership skills. Technological Awareness - Advanced computer skills, including proficiency
in word processing. Communications - Excellent and effective communication (verbal and written) skills, including ability to
make and defend recommendations; ability to explain difficult issues; ability to persuade people with varying points of view;
ability to convey difficult issues and positions to senior officials; ability to prepare written reports and orally convey
information in a clear, concise, accurate and meaningful manner. Teamwork - Excellent inter-personal skills with an ability to
work and foster teamwork, encourage initiative and inspire and supervise staff in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment
with sensitivity and respect for diversity; integrity and tact; ability to lead and gain assistance of others in a team endeavor.
Negotiation Skills - Effective negotiating skills and ability to work with others to reach mutually benefiting and lasting
understandings.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Political Science, Political Economy, International
Relations, International Law, Public Administration, Sociology or related fields. A first level university degree with a
relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university
degree.
Work Experience
At least 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in International Affairs, Development, Security
Diplomacy, Administration, Foreign Relations or International Relief Operations. Experience in a field environment
or peacekeeping operations.
Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language an advantage and
sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.
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Chief Engineer, P5
Deadline for Application: 14 JAN 2011
Date of Issuance: 15/10/10
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Burundi & Malawi
Vacancy Announcement Number: 04-ENG-UNCSD-2911-R
Responsibilities
The Chief Engineer shall be responsible for the following duties: Overall management of engineering, building
management and maintenance within the mission; Preparation and maintenance of long-term and medium-term
engineering/construction plans, including the Force Accommodation/Development Plan; Develop scales of
accommodation/standards for the mission and maintain the Force Facilities catalogue; Prepare engineering and
construction budget estimates and monitor expenditures; Be responsible for project development, engineering
design and estimation for all construction and maintenance projects both at contingent and force levels; Manage
the Engineering support Services Section, including work distribution, financial recording and reporting, filing,
maintenance of price lists and technical data; Oversee projects implemented by contracts including project
development design, preparation of plans, specifications, tender documents and supervision of works; Manage and
supervise all engineering personnel, both military as well as civilian; Manage engineering assets; Manage the
Electrical, Generator, Warm, Cold and Building Maintenance Units; Liaise with Battalion and Unit Commanders on
all engineering matters; Provide engineering advice to the Force Commander, Deputy Force Commander and Chief
Administrative Officer; Serve as Principal Certifying Officer for the Section; Undertake other duties as may be
assigned by the Chief Integrated Support Services (CISS); Perform other duties as required.
Competencies
Professionalism: High degree of personal initiative and willingness to accept wide responsibilities; demonstrated
effectiveness in developing engineering plans, policies, procedures and new programs; demonstrated fiscal
awareness; good knowledge of UN rules; ability to provide technical and procedural advice in a broad range of
engineering areas; ability to develop, maintain and supervise accountability systems for materials and services;
ability to deploy to remote locations on short notice for limited duration; commitment to implementing the goal of
gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace
operations. Leadership: Ability to manage and mentor a technical team by demonstrating leadership; demonstrated
ability to provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives into substantive work;
commitment to the goal of achieving gender balance in staffing. Communication: Excellent communication skills
(spoken, written and presentational), including ability to present sensitive issues/positions and to write reports and
engineering decisions quantitatively justified; Managing Performance: Ability to manage a Sector engineering
program or to formulate effective strategies and technical approaches to engineering issues and related areas.
Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated planning and organizational skills and ability to coordinate the work of
others, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. Judgment/Decision-making:
Discretion and sound judgment in applying expertise to complex and/or sensitive issues, which are typical broad in
scope. Client orientation: Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement. Technological
awareness: Ability to design and operate common database software, spreadsheet and project management
applications; define and extract management information for engineering support. Teamwork: Excellent
interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic
environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university Degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, Architecture, or related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic
qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
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Work Experience
At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in Civil Engineering. Experience in planning and designing
of engineering projects and facilities in positions with national administrations, or large engineering or construction
firms. At least two years of experience at the international level in project evaluation and management or the
development of facilities for peacekeeping forces, United Nations, or other field operations.
Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language an advantage and
sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.
Social Affairs Officer, P4
Deadline for Application: 14 JAN 2011
Date of Issuance: 15/10/10
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Geneva & New York
Vacancy Announcement Number: 04-SOC-UNCSD-2611-R
Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for: (a) Monitoring overall and sectoral developments in the socio-economic
field, including follow-up activities of the World Summit for Social Development and the Special Session of the
General Assembly and conducting, as required, substantive research in the above-mentioned area; (b) Providing
substantive support on social issues to intergovernmental bodies (such as the General Assembly, the Economic and
Social Council, the Commission for Social Development);(c) Preparing mandated documentation on her/his own on
the basis of outlines agreed with the Chief of Branch, in particular in the field of poverty eradication, employment
creation, promotion of social integration and other areas of social policy; (d) Providing substantive support to intergovernmental
meetings which fall in the area of competence of the Branch; (e) Assisting in the substantive
preparation and servicing of expert group meetings/seminars, including required documentation; (f) Liaising and
partners with other experts in the field (e.g. governments, research institutes, academia, other international
organizations, etc.) to discuss issues related to social development, exchanges views on latest findings, policy
guidelines, new models of development, etc.; (g) and Ensuring that lessons learned are disseminated and
incorporated into development programmes and other initiatives, including gender-related activities
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of social development and related fields. Ability to apply principles and concepts of
socio-economic development in relation to government, the private sector, civil society and international
organizations. Excellent research skills and demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate
conclusions/recommendations. Very good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to
social affairs. 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; demonstrates openness in sharing
information and keeping people informed. * Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with
agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; * Technological
Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; shows willingness to learn new technology.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in sociology, economics, other social science or related
field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the
advanced university degree.
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Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in socio economic development, particularly on
issues related to poverty, employment and social integration, policy analysis or related areas, including at least two
years at the international level. Experience with the United Nations intergovernmental bodies (such as the General
Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, the Commission for Social Development) is desirable.
Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language an advantage and
sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.
Salary Scale
Kindly find below the salary range for the various Levels;
P1: $70,533.00 - $85,114.00
P2: $86,908.00 - $95,978.00
P3: $99,546.00 - $110,716.00
P4: $115,982.00 - $130,426.00
P5: $135,690.00 - $145,257.00
D1: $150,609.00 - $165,602.00
D2: $170,112.00 - $190,974.00
General Requirements /Selections
The following information should be noted while sending your application
·Indicate the job position and code in the subject of your email message
·Include your motivation/cover note in the email message
·All attachments should be named properly.
All interested applicants from any part of the world should send their applications to;
The Recruitment Officer
Email: jobs@csd-un.org
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

this one seems legit....how do you know its a scam?

Anonymous said...

It is a because there is no such thing as United Nations Commission for Social Development. Study the UN and you will know that it does not exist!!! UN advertises its vacancy on one site!!!