UN Job Vacancies

WELFARE AND RELIEF PROGRAMME
The United Nations Welfare and Relief Programme (WRP) was established by the UN General Assembly to ensure effective follow-up of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).
The Commission is responsible for reviewing progress in the implementation of Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; as well as providing policy guidance to follow up the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) at the local, national, regional and international levels. The JPOI reaffirmed that the WRP is the high-level forum for sustainable development within the United Nations system.
We presently require the services of resourceful, experienced and dynamic candidates for the following positions listed below:-
Programme Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 06 Oct 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 05 Mar 2010
DUTY STATION: Bangkok
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-PGM-ESCAP-422878-S-BANGKOK
Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Programme Management Division, the Programme Officer will undertake the following functions: – Provides substantive support to the subregional offices relating to ESCAP’s technical cooperation projects, including identifying the priorities and designing technical cooperation projects; – Assists the subregional offices and coordinates the preparation, appraisal,
approval and revision of project proposals and documents and drafting of agreements; – Participates in field missions, including for the purpose of stakeholder consultations, needs assessment and project evaluation, as a basis for the development of ESCAP’s technical cooperation programme; – Facilitates workshops on logical framework development and analysis; – Participates in the formulation of policies,
guidelines and operating procedures for efficient and effective delivery of programme management services for the subregional offices and other offices away from Bangkok; – Ensures consistency with UN policies, agreements, directives, guidelines, rules and regulations in the implementation of programmes/projects and initiate appropriate remedial actions; – Develops of ESCAP’s memoranda of understanding and technical cooperation trust fund agreements, by reviewing proposals and suggesting
changes to ensure compliance with UN rules, guidelines and models, including the UN financial regulations, and drafting of correspondence to the UN Controller, the UN Office of Legal Affairs, donors and partners, as well as ESCAP Offices as necessary; – Provides advice on focal point for issues related to the business community, including cooperation with the business community and acceptance of probono goods and services from donors and partners; – Provides advice on issues related to partnerships
with other organizations to programme management officers and substantive divisions’ officers, including officers of the subregional offices; – Undertakes  preparations/revisions for and participates in negotiations with the host Government of ESCAP’s respective regional institutions and subregional offices on administrative and financial arrangements and other agreements, as necessary; – Assists in monitoring
the implementation by the subregional offices of technical cooperation projects; – Maintains liaison and coordination with donor representatives, project staff and other partners on financial and administrative matters related to programme/project initiation and implementation; – Services consultations with donors to review ESCAP project submissions and prepares draft reports of those consultations; – Liaises with
other ESCAP Offices, including the Administrative Services Division, regional institutions and subregional offices, as necessary; – Assists in the servicing of the substantive divisions and the subregional offices on programmatic matters; and, – Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned by the Division Chief.
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to develop sources for data collection. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various 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. – 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. – 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.
– Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and
those of the work unit, where applicable. – Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks – outside the box -; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional
approaches. – Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be – clients – and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. – Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve. – Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new  technology.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration or law, preferably
in areas related to international contracts, international institutions and/or commercial law. 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in administration or management of
technical cooperation in the UN and legal analysis, research and writing. Experience in negotiation of
complex legal documents is an advantage.
Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Knowledge of another UN official language is an
advantage.
Other Skills
Proven strong legal analytical and drafting skills are desired. Experience in programme/project
development and implementation is an advantage. Familiarity with UN rules and regulations is an asset.
Familiarity with standard office computer programme such as MS Office is required.
Medical Officer, P-4
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 26 Oct 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 25 Mar 2010
DUTY STATION: New York
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-MED-DM OHRM-423233-R-NEW YORK
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Medical Officer reports to the Deputy Medical Director and the Medical
Director of the UN Medical Services Division, Office of Human Resources Management, and will be
responsible for the following duties: Clinical Duties: Undertake day-to-day clinical duties in a walk-in clinic;
respond to medical emergencies; refer staff to outside specialists as necessary and follow-up with outside
specialists. Organizes/Participates in addressing work environment and occupational health issues:
conducts pre-placement and periodic medical examinations; prepares UN staff for travelling by providing
advice on immunizations and malaria prophylaxis; provides health education and implements health
promotion programmes. Medico-Administrative Duties: Advises administration, as per United Nations
policies and guidelines, on medical clearance for recruitment, travel and mission assignment; sick leave
certification; medical evacuations and repatriations. Advises Medical Director on work-related
illness/injury compensation cases, including those of Military Observers, United Nations Police and
peacekeeping troops; on possible cases of medical disabilities and assists in preparation of medical
boards. Undertakes field travel to assess health environment and existing medical facilities in the field
duty stations and advises administration accordingly. Performs other duties as required.
Competencies
Professionalism – Demonstrated knowledge and hands on experience in internal medicine, and
knowledge of occupational medicine, travel and tropical medicine; proven analytical skills and ability to
make timely and appropriate decision in any medical situation; Takes responsibility for incorporating
gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
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; 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. Communication; Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; tailors language, tone, style and
format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Commitment to Continuous Learning Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession;
actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; Technological awareness – Keeps
abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the
office; 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 decision with an eye to the impact on
others and the organization.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Medicine with post graduate training in
one of the medical specialties. preferably occupational/internal medicine. A first level university degree in
medicine combined with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of post graduate training.
Currently registered to practise medicine in own country or other UN member state is required.
Work Experience
At least 7 years of progressively responsible clinical experience in the medical field. Knowledge and
experience in occupational, travel and tropical medicine is desirable. Previous UN/international medical
experience is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in
oral and written English is required; knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.
Other Skills
Proficiency in electronic medical records and modern information office technology is desirable.
Human Resources Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 05 Oct 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 04 Mar 2010
DUTY STATION: Beirut
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-HRE-ESCWA-423466-R-BEIRUT (G)
Responsibilities
This position is located in the Human Resources Management Section, Administrative Services Division,
ESCWA. Within limits of delegated authority, and under the guidance of the Chief of Section, the Human
Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties: ADMINISTRATION OF ENTITLEMENTS:
(1) Ensure consistent application of the staff rules and regulations in the provision of benefits and
entitlements. (2) Provide guidance and clarification to managers and staff on policies, rules and
procedures on contractual issues, conditions of service, performance management, and career issues.
(3) Provide advice on exceptions to human resources policies, regulations and rules. (4) Administer and
provide advice on salary and related benefits, travel and social security entitlements. (5) Review and
approve personnel actions prepared by Human Resources Assistants. (6) Work closely with the Team to
ensure consistent and transparent application of rules, regulations and procedures. (7) Determine and
recommend benefits and entitlements of staff on the basis of contractual status. SUPERVISORY: (1)
Manage and motivate staff in the Team to ensure smooth and effective delivery of services. (2) Monitor
performance and activities of staff in the Team, providing guidance and support to ensure the highest
standards of client orientation and output. (3) Develop knowledge and skills of staff under supervision.
GENERAL: (1) Prepare special reports, policy papers, position papers and briefing notes and participate
and/or lead special human resources projects. (2) Contribute to the enhancement of services provided by
HRMS. (3) Initiate and/or contribute to reviewing work processes, including developing new HRMS
procedures and policies. (4) Provide guidance to programme managers on the application of job
classification policies and procedures and by undertaking whole office reviews, as necessary. (5)
Contribute to various HR Working Groups. (6) Keep abreast of developments in various areas of human
resources management. (7) Represent HRMS in joint staff management bodies and working groups
related to HR issues.
Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Proven knowledge of Human Resources rules, regulations, procedures and
practices. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and recommend
solutions; proven analytical skills. 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 provide appropriate solutions; ability to establish and
maintain productive partnerships with clients. COMMUNICATION: Proven ability to write in a clear and
concise manner, including ability to prepare briefing notes and reports, and to communicate effectively
orally. TEAMWORK: Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for
diversity.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, public or
business administration or related area. A first level university degree with relevant combination of
academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, public or
business administration or related area. Experience in administering benefits and entitlements and UN
human resources policies, procedures, practices, regulations and rules highly desirable. Experience in
other human resources functions (recruitment, job classification, training etc) would be an asset.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised
fluency in oral and written English essential. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.
Other Skills
Familiarity with UN human resources policies, procedures, practices, regulations ad rules is desirable.
Solid computer skills, including proficiency in word processing. Good knowledge of human resources
databases (such as IMIS) highly desirable.
Engineer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 28 Nov 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 27 Apr 2010
DUTY STATION: New York
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-ENG-DFS-423624-R-NEW YORK
Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Engineering Section, or his/her designated officer, the Engineer
will provide engineering support to the Engineering Section, Logistics Support Division (LSD), Department
of Field Support (DFS), and is responsible for the following duties: Apply commonly used engineering
calculations, practices and precedents in completing portions of larger projects related to the design,
construction, or repair of buildings, roads, bridges, airfields, helipads, railways, docks, waste disposal
systems, flood control systems, water treatment facilities, electrical power generation and distribution
systems, environmental control systems, field defenses, mine detection and clearance, and other related
structures and activities in the field. Plan and designs specifications for projects. Conducts preliminary
site investigations to obtain field data such as soil characteristics, drainage and other data required for
building site selection. Prepares design layout for smaller or less complex portions of buildings and
facilities. Develop technical data regarding materials, sizes, dimensions, and quantities and costs to be
incorporated in formal specifications. Estimates costs of repairs of damaged buildings, facilities and
systems to determine feasibility of repairs or replacement. Liaise with other engineers and mission
specialists responsible for related specialized phases to arrive at mutually satisfactory approaches to
problems by exchanging and comparing data. Conduct investigations to develop improved designs and
construction techniques. Produce cost data and estimates on engineering-related requirements of current
and planned field missions. Analyze project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and to ensure that
project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources. Conduct research on development of new
technical systems, and follow development to identify improved methods and equipment.
Competencies
Professionalism: Ability to apply engineering skills and to participate in engineering projects, including
preparation of cost estimates, research of data and preparing graphs. Ability to identify and analyze
engineering data of significant depth and complexity. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender
perspective 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 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.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see
things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by
gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and
anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for
delivery of products or services to client. Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of the available
technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively
seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced University Degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, Architecture or a related field. First level university degree in combination with
qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the overall management of engineering
projects engineering projects and activities. At least one year of experience in UN peacekeeping or other
field operations is desirable. Experience in engineering support and the logistics of international
peacekeeping or military operations is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised,
fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is
desirable.
Other Skills.
Environmental Affairs Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 28 Oct 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 27 Mar 2010
DUTY STATION: Geneva
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-ECO-ECE-423387-R-GENEVA (G)
Responsibilities
The post is located in the Environment, Housing and Land Management Division (EHLM), Economic
Commission for Europe. Under the supervision of the Teamleader, Policy Review Team, and the
Environmental Performance Review Programme Leader the incumbent assists in planning and monitoring
the implementation of Environmental Performance Reviews (EPRs) in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and
Central Asia (EECCA) and South East European (SEE) countries; carries out research and drafts
chapters on specific issues related to EPRs. (1) As project coordinator for the implementation of the
Environmental Performance Reviews the incumbent will: – plan, implement and monitor the
implementation of EPR reviews; – Schedule pre-missions and fact finding missions and participate in
these missions. Assist in selecting and building up teams of international experts; in charge of liaising and
coordinating national experts consultants and experts from other international organizations. Liase and
cooperate with environment and other ministries in the reviewed countries, with other government’s
officials, representatives of national, regional and global organizations and organizations of the UN
system and NGOs dealing with environmental policy and management issues; – Assist in planning,
organizing and servicing of technical and ad hoc expert group meetings, and provide support to
intergovernmental processes dealing with environmental policy and management in particular of the
Peer-review Meeting of the ECE Committee on Environmental Policy; draft reports, policy papers and
prepares summaries of the meetings. – Assist in the organization of panels and round tables and in
particular of EPR launching events; (2) As environmental expert the incumbent will: – Participate in the
analysis of environmental policy and management; evaluate frameworks of strategic nature and
management practices on the basis of empirical research; carry out inteviews in the reviewed country,
crosscheck the information and prepare a series of reccomendations; participate in
integrating/assembling the chapters of the report, and in verifying and harmonizing information contained
in the report as well as the reccomendations therein; – prepare/contribute to the preparation of
publications, various other written reports, documents and communications e.g.draft reports or sections of
analytical reports, studies, background papers, parliamentary documents, briefings and correspondence.
Undertake on-the-job and other training activites, both internally and externally. (3) Perform other related
duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the delivery of the work unit’s
service – Represent the work unit at international and other meetings; prepare inputs to statements by
secretariat staff to such meetings. – provide input to the strategic framework reporting in IMDIS – Prepare
press releases, provide susbstantive input for updating website contents – Provide support to the
management of the Division and Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) on substantive and
administrative issues.
Competencies
*Professionalism: in-depth understanding of environmental management issues, sustainable development
and the specific problems facing countries-in-transition; *Communication: communicate very well, both
orally and in print, with people from many different cultures and background and be able to conduct
interviews of experts and officials. Draft documents in an effective manner; *Teamwork: engage at all
times in good teamwork, ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with colleagues,
government officials and experts of different national and cultural background with respect for diversity.
*Planning and organizing: proven ability to plan and organize missions, meetings, round tables and
panels as well as publications in a very efficient and reliable way.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree in economics, social science, natural sciences, environmental management
or environmental sciences, or related fields.
Work Experience
At least 5 years of professional experience in Government service, research institutions or in international
organizations on environment related issues and or sustainable development.
Languages
Fluent in English with drafting and editing ability. Fluency in one of the other two official languages of
UNECE, French and Russian, highly desirable.
Other Skills.
Administrative Officer, P-4
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 28 Oct 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 27 Mar 2010
DUTY STATION: Port of Spain
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-ADM-ECLAC-422558-R-PORT OF SPAIN (G)
Responsibilities
POST NUMBER: UNA020-03110EP-40001. Under the supervision of the Chief, ECLAC Sub-regional
Headquarters for the Caribbean and the Chief of Administration Division of ECLAC, the Administrative
Officer will be responsible for the following duties: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: Initiates and
coordinates actions covering the entire span of human resources activities, e. g., recruitment, placement,
promotion, performance appraisal, vacancies, job classification reviews, separation of staff members, and
training, ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedures. Provides expert advice with
respect to conditions of service, duties and responsibilities, privileges and entitlements under the Staff
Regulations and Rules. Represents the Office at meetings of Departmental review bodies. Reviews post
incumbency reports for purposes of vacancy management and staffing table control. BUDGET AND
FINANCE: Initiates and conducts studies to improve budget reporting systems and cost effective
utilization of program resources. Monitors and controls budgetary allocations through regular reviews;
drafts routine and ad hoc outputs; and provides effective monitoring reports and data. Identifies deviations
from plans and propose corrective measures. Leads and oversees preparation and implementation of the
regular budget and coordinates implementation of the work programme in close consultation with the
Programme Support Unit. . Establishes and maintains 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. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION: Implements and monitors support services,
including procurement of supplies and services; transport, travel and traffic, communications, engineering
and information technology support; and provision of local utilities and service requirements. Supervises a
staff team and/or provides advice to others on human resources administration, financial administration
and management information issues and practices. Produces major/complex reports for management.
Provides expert guidance and leadership to more junior staff. Performs other related duties as required,
e.g. reviews adequacy of office space and technology requirements, safety, security and building
management arrangements. Performs other related work as required.
Competencies
Professionalism – Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and
procedures of the United Nations Common System. Knowledge of security and safety management in the
context of the United Nations. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and
recommendations. 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.
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. Client Orientation: considers all those to
whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things form clients’ point of view; establishes
and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’
needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the
clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or
setbacks in projects; and meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. 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. Teamwork: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational
goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise, and 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; and shares credit for team
accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Leadership: Serves as a role
model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in
developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad
range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing
mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo;
shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for
incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of
work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business, public administration, finance or
related area. 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in administration, finance, human
resources management or related field in the United Nations Common System, is required.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, advanced
knowledge of written and oral English is required, as verified by relevant exams, if necessary. Basic
knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.
Other Skills
Knowledge of current UN information Systems, for example such as Galaxy and IMIS is desirable.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, is required.
Finance Officer, P-4
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 26 Dec 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 07 Apr 2010
DUTY STATION: Geneva
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 09-FIN-UNCC-422666-S-GENEVA
Responsibilities
The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) is a subsidiary organ of the Security Council, and is
situated in Geneva, Switzerland. The Follow-up Programme for Environmental Awards wasestablished by the
UNCC Governing Council in December 2005 under decision 258. The purpose of the Programme is to provide
technical and financial oversight of the implementation of several large-scale environmental rehabilitation
projects in Iran, Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in both terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Under the overall
guidance and direction of the Executive Head of the UNCC Secretariat (who also serves as the Director of the
Programme), the Financial Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Review relevant
documents from claimant Governments and Independent Reviewers, including correspondence, plans and
reports, to monitor claimant Governments’ implementation of projects under the Programme. • Provide
authoritative advice, financial interpretations, adaptations and corrective actions; • Work cooperatively with
claimant Governments and Independent Reviewers, in coordination with colleagues within the Secretariat, to
conduct the financial evaluation of the environmental projects, and prepare necessary related correspondence
and reports; • Provide recommendations on claimant Governments’ compliance with Governing Council
decision 258 (2005); and assist in the preparation of reports for the Governing Council; • Develop
methodologies, design and maintain tracking systems for the review and monitoring of the financial progress of
the claimant Governments’ project implementation; • Monitor relevant expenditures ensuring that accurate and
complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are
maintained; • Assists in the preparation of the Programme internal biennial budgets and the interim
performance reports; • Approve the Programme financial documents under delegated authority as approving
officer; • Review and analyse the Programme Financial Statements and bring any arising issues to the attention
of the Executive Head; • Perform other duties as required.
Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Proven conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and ability to conduct independent
research and conceptual and financial analysis, identify issues, formulate options and provide conclusions and
recommendations. 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. 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. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational 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. CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be
“clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships
with clients by gaining their trust and respect. TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available
technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to
apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in accounting. A first level university degree in
combination with qualifying experience may be acceptable in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent is desirable.
Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in an accounting firm including
at least two years audit experience is required. Experience in dealing with large projects, in particular with
environmental projects, is preferred.
Languages
Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
Other Skills
Ability to draft comprehensive reporting documents and to communicate on sensitive issues with a variety of
audiences.
Training Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 21 Nov 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 02 Mar 2010
DUTY STATION: Geneva
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 09-HRE-UNOG-422457-R-GENEVA (G)
Responsibilities
The post is located in Geneva within the Division of Administration, Human Resources Management Service,
Staff Development and Learning Section. Pedagogical level: The incumbent will : 1. supervise the organization
and administration of language courses in the 6 official languages. 2. supervise all UNOG language teaching
staff and language program administrative staff. 3. ensure that course offerings are responsive to client needs
and compatible with U.N. strategic goals and reflect best practices. 4. maintain contact with client organizations
to assess training needs and delivery options. 5. work with teachers on course design and test development to
ensure that teaching materials and evaluation measures are appropriate to program objectives. 6. ensure that
in-service teacher training is provided in the areas of, for ex., teaching methodology, course design, student
evaluation and computer technology. 7. organize and provide in-service training of teaching staff by assessing
new training methodologies including on-line training and educational software in order to ensure their
introduction into a structured learning environment. 8. organize and/or conduct training seminars for staff
development. 9. supervise the administration and ongoing development of the Independent Learning Center
(ILC) for self-directed learning. 10. keep informed of developments in the areas of applied linguistics, language
teaching theory and language pedagogy and ensure that ongoing developments in these fields are transmitted
to teachers, who are to be encouraged to remain up-to-date on the state of the art. 11. manage all aspects of
the teacher-selection process including setting up of criteria and evaluation measures and identifying
consultants as needed. 12. serve as examination officer for Language Proficiency Exams, UN National
Competitive Examinations and other professional recruitment examinations. 13. contribute to management and
IT training programs by evaluating both training materials and trainers, as requested. Administrative level: 1.
supervise the organization of language classes each trimester, including but not limited to teacher selection,
contracts and schedules; student selection, admission and placement: consultation with students, teachers and
client organizations; and financial oversight of daily operations 2. supervise selection and purchase of language
training materials for teachers and students. 3. assure that professional recruitment examinations are
conducted according to U.N. guidelines. 4. administer trust fund expenditures for teacher training. 5. supervise
generation of language program statistics for reporting purposes. 6. serve as Officer-in-charge as needed. 7.
support coordination and collaboration
within the Staff Development and Learning Section between language/communication and management
program activities.
Competencies
Professionalism – Knowledge of staff development policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them
in an organizational setting; capacity to identify and address key issues, and recommend suitable solutions in
the area of staff development; Planning and Organizing – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed
strategies; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources to complete work; monitors and adjusts plans
and actions as required. Respects deadlines; Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and
honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within the prescribed time, cost and
quality standards; and operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Client orientation –
Considers all those to whom services are provided as clients and seeks to see things from their point of view;
identifies the needs of various clients and matches appropriate solutions; keeps client informed of progress or
setbacks in services provided; Managing Performance – Regularly discusses performance and provides
feedback and coaching to staff. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises
their performance fairly.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree (M.A.) preferably in applied linguistics or language teaching pedagogy, or human
resources management, or public administration. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and
extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of 5 years of experience in administration or related field in an international setting at increasing
levels of responsibility, of which at least 2 years working in the UN system on staff development matters are
required. Prior experience in supervision of staff is desirable. In view of ongoing collaboration and coordination
between language training and management and communication training in SDLS, experience in the field of
management training would be considered as an asset. Experience in marketing training programmes would
also be an asset.
Languages
Proficient in both French and English. Working knowledge of other UN official languages would be highly
desirable.
Other Skills
Practical knowledge of using computer systems including website management and on-line programs to
support training would be an advantage. Proficient skill in the use of data bases and spreadsheets (Access,
Excel) is an advantage.
Research Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12 Oct 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 13 Mar 2010
DUTY STATION: Geneva
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 08-IMA-JIU-418425-R-GENEVA (G)
Responsibilities
This position is located in the JIU Secretariat. The incumbent reports to the Executive Secretary. As far as
review projects are concerned, he/she receives substantive guidance from the Inspector(s) in charge of
the project and supervise by a Senior Research Officer. During the reviews the incumbent is expected to
work with a large degree of independence. Under the authority of the Executive Secretary, the
supervision of a Senior Research Officer and the guidance of the Inspector(s) concerned, the incumbent:-
Participates in the preparation of a structured work plan for evaluation and inspection reviews, taking into
account their scope and complexity; – Analyzes information collected by the assigned Research Assistant
and conducts preliminary desk reviews; – Prepares questionnaires, surveys and interview guides and
drafts correspondence related to the reviews; – Participates in the Inspectors’ missions and assists in the
interviews conducted by the Inspectors; – Analyzes data, identifies problems and issues and suggests
solutions; – Participates in drafting the Unit’s reports; – Ensures accuracy of the information contained in
the reports; – Guides and oversees the work of the assigned Research Assistant;- Performs focal point
responsibilities in respect of assigned organizations, including the drafting and updating of management
assessments; – Assesses and screens proposals for the annual Programme of Work of the Unit; –
Participates in internal JIU meetings and assists in the preparation of JIU attendance at meetings of
legislative organs; – Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Secretary.
Competencies
Communication: Ability to speak and write clearly and effectively. Ability to ask pertinent questions, to
listen to others, correctly interprets messages received and responds appropriately. Demonstrated
openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Planning and Organizing: Ability to
develop clear goals and identify priorities. Ability to allocate appropriate amount of resources for
completing work, foreseeing risks and planning for contingencies. Efficient use of time. Ability to monitor
and adjust plans. Accountability: Ability to deliver outputs within prescribed time and quality standards.
Honours commitments and takes personal responsibility for shortcomings. Team work: Good
interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi- cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for
diversity.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree, preferably in business or public administration, economics, statistics,
international affairs, law or in a related field. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and
extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience, of which at least 3 years involving
research and analysis, preferably in the area of oversight (evaluation, audit, inspection, investigation) or a
related field.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations secretariat. For the post advertized,
fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of
another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Other Skills
Excellent drafting skills required. Ability to use IT tools for research and proficiency in the use of standard
computer applications (in particular spreadsheets, presentations, etc) is required.
Chief Nurse, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Open
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 12 Jan 2010
DUTY STATION: Geneva
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 06-MED-PMSS-411051-R-GENEVA
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 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 is an advantage
and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.
Other Skills
REMUNERATION
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and
benefits package is offered. Annual salary ranges between US$125,000.00 to US$230,000.00 for respective
positions.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified applicant should send their detailed Resumes/Cvs to jobrecruitment@unwrp.org. Only
Applicants considered for employment will be contacted.
Dr. Daniel Dominic
Recruitment officer,
Welfare and Relief Programme
Two UN Plaza, 21st Floor,
NY 10017, New York.
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United
Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations
Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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