United Nations Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya


Senior Interpreter, English
Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference, security and information services. This post is located in the Interpretation Section of the Division of Conference Services (DCS), UNON, Nairobi duty station, under the broad supervision of the Chief of the Section.

Responsibilities

·         Service up to seven meetings per week (exceptionally eight) of various United Nations bodies, English interpreters provide interpretation, as required, into English of speeches or statements given in two other official languages;
·         Routinely assigned to sensitive meetings;
·         Routinely function as team leader of all interpreters assigned to a given meeting;
·         Assist the Chief of Section or Service, as appropriate, in the screening, training and examining of prospective interpreters;
·         May be designated as Officer in Charge of the Interpretation Section;
·         May function as Programming Officer;
·         Instruct and advise interpreter trainees;
·         Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

·         Professionalism: Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration; split-second accuracy. Ability to work under continuous stress and deliver clear interpretation on an exceedingly broad range of subjects. 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.
·         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 decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
·         Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors 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.
·         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.
·         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 impact of decision prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decision when necessary.
·         A first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status. Candidates for this position must have passed the United Nations Competitive Examination for English Interpreters.
·         A minimum of ten years of professional interpreting experience in a multilingual setting, five of which would normally have been within the UN System or similar international organization. Five years of managerial experience in a language related area in international, regional or national institutions is required.
·         For the post advertised, fluency in English language which must also be the candidate’s primary language, is required. The applicant must also possess an excellent aural comprehension of two other official languages.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
How to Apply
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

Chief of Section, Digital Engagement
Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UN Environment’s Communication Division communicates UN Environment’s core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UN Environment worldwide. This post is located in UN Environments Communication Division at the Nairobi duty station. Under the guidance of the Director and the supervision of the Senior Public Information Officer (Deputy Director), the incumbent will perform the following:

Responsibilities

·         Strategy and innovation: provide overall strategic direction to the work of the section, with appropriate strategic framing for the requirements of the section’s clients, underpinned by a sustained innovation strategy that delivers the mandate of the section at the cutting edge of associated industry practices, techniques, technologies, and approaches;
·         Planning, monitoring, and assessment: plan, monitor, and assess the section’s work in the context of the organization’s communication strategy and the division’s project commitments to UN Environment’s Programme of Work and its Medium Term Strategy;
·         Management and oversight: manage and oversee the section’s work, including close collaboration with UN Environment and UNON ICT entities, and its human and other resources, in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, rules, and regulations;
·         Resource mobilization: mobilise and manage resources for the section and for the division;
·         Reporting and communication: ensure timely and comprehensive analysis, reporting and documentation as per client, division, corporate, and donor requirements;
·         Media relations and partnerships development and management: develop and maintain effective relationships and strategic partnerships with premiere news and social media entities and manage such initiatives for results;
·         Pitching and placement: pitch and secure placement for UN Environment stories, messages, and initiatives across print, digital, mobile and broadcast media platforms;
·         Deputy Spokesperson: serve as the Deputy Spokesperson for UN Environment upon task delegation by the Spokesperson;
·         Writing and editing: provide high-level writing and editing support in the context of the section’s work on a needs basis;
·         Risk management: manage risks associated with the organization’s news media, web, and social and hybrid media work;
·         UN Environment Live and Access to Information Focal Point: serve as the division’s focal point for UN Environment Live and for the Access to Information policy.
·         Perform any other relevant tasks as requested.

Qualifications

·         Professionalism: Ability to efficiently plan, develop, implement and monitor the Digital Strategy Section work-plan to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results that best serve the interests of the organization. Knowledge of policies and procedures for the creation and maintenance of information repositories and websites, media mailing lists to ensure security and on-going accessibility of the institutional memory. Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability; demonstrated ability to handle complex business process and information integration issues; extensive theoretical background and experience in digital engagement, information management and technologies; in-depth knowledge of, and extensive experience in, systems design, and development, management, implementation and maintenance of complex information systems; 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.situations.
·         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; tailor’s language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
·         Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
·         Managing Performance:Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority ;Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills ;Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff ;Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative ;Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.
·         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.
·         Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in mass communication, media, journalism or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
·         A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in communication including seven years’ experience leading (strategy, management) complex digital communication operations comprising of a full digital newsroom, web platforms, social media channels, hybrid marketing and resource mobilization strategies. Experience working with an international and/or development agency is an advantage.
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
How to Apply
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

Communication Officer
Org. Setting and Reporting
he United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UN Environment’s Communication Division communicates UN Environment’s core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UN Environment worldwide. This post is located in UN Environment Communication Division at Nairobi duty station.

Responsibilities

·         Under the general guidance of the Director, who serves as Publisher for the organization, and direct supervision of the Chief of Section, Digital Strategy and Head of Media, the incumbent is responsible for the effective and efficient performance of the following duties:
·         Strategy implementation: Ensure timely implementation of activities related to the media strategy to publicize priority issues and/or major events, to include drafting information strategies, coordinating efforts, monitoring and reporting on progress, taking appropriate follow-up actions, and analyzing the outcome; Ensure effective design and delivery of communication products; Undertake activities to promote media coverage (e.g. press conferences, interviews, press seminars and other special activities) of priority issues and/or major events, to include development of a media strategy and action plan, initiating proactive media outreach efforts.
·         Capacity building: Build information networks by interacting with journalists, other media representatives and followers, subscribers, and supporters of media networks; Develop and sustain partnerships with internal and external partners for successful development and execution of UN Environment’s news media strategy; Monitor media, analyze information and prepare reports in order to ensure outreach, engagement and growth of the UN Environment’s media coverage.
·         Content creation: Produce and oversee production of media-orientated communication products (editorial writing, news writing, proofing, pitching, placement, etc.). Recommend appropriate information and communication materials for use in media and other communication activities; Participate in selecting the news and media related information transmitted to key constituencies; Maintain and update online media relations contact list/database; Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media; Act as a News desk Officer for the Unit.
·         Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

·         PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to effective communications strategies; Ability to coordinate and manage complex communication campaigns and events; Ability to conceptualize and contribute to design of communication campaigns that target larger audiences; Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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; Establish effective collaboration and partnerships with officials at all levels inside and outside the organization.
·         PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required; Allocate 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.
·         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.
·         Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in journalism, communication, public relations or other related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         A minimum of five (5) years of progressive work experience in media relations, a digital newsroom, editorial production or journalism, some of which at the international level, is required. Experience in the development and execution of an earned media strategy entailing complex research and story innovation is desirable.
·         English and French are the working knowledge of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
How to Apply
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

Chief of Section, Content & Client Services
Org. Setting and Reporting
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UN Environment’s Communication Division communicates UN Environment’s core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UN Environment worldwide. This post is located in Communications Division, at the Nairobi duty station. Under the guidance of the Director and the supervision of the Senior Public Information Officer (Deputy Director), the Chief of Content and Client Services is responsible for the effective and efficient performance of the following duties:

Responsibilities

·         Planning, monitoring, and assessment: (a) Plan, monitor, and assess the section’s work, including outsourced work, in the context of the division’s project commitments to UN Environment’s Programme of Work and its Medium Term Strategy; (b) Management and oversight: Manage and oversee the section’s work, including the procurement of goods and services, and its human and other resources, in accordance with the organisation’s policies, procedures, rules, and regulations;
·         Strategy and innovation: Provide overall strategic direction to the work of the section, with appropriate strategic framing for the requirements of the section’s clients, underpinned by a sustained innovation strategy that delivers the mandate of the section at the cutting edge of associated industry practices, techniques, technologies, and approaches;
·         Executive editor, publisher, and producer: Under the Director’s delegated authority, fulfill the functions of executive editor, publisher, and producer, accountable for the cost and quality control of the organisation’s relevant communication collaterals;
·         Resource mobilization: Mobilize and manage resources for the section and for the division;
·         Reporting and communication: Ensure timely and comprehensive reporting and documentation as per client, division, corporate, and donor requirements;
·         Resource scheduling: Establish and maintain effective and efficient resource scheduling and workflow management systems and processes for the section;
·         Content and traffic coordination: Coordinate the section’s throughput, optimizing the systems and processes required to absorb client and project inputs and deliver client and project outputs, including sound relationship management.
·         Perform any other relevant duties.

Qualifications

·         PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of policies and procedures for the creation and maintenance of communication collaterals that ensures a stable and effective systems environment; Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability; demonstrated ability to handle complex business process and information integration issues; extensive theoretical background and experience in communications and information management and technologies; 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.
·         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.
·         JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a commendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
·         LEADERSHIP: Strong managerial and supervisory skills to lead and coordinate strategic programmatic and reform teams. Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; Empowers others to translate vision into results; 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 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.
·         Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, communication or organizational management, marketing, advertising, computer or information systems or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in communication, media production, publishing, business administration or related field is required. Experience in editorial management is desirable.
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of any other language is an added advantage.
How to Apply
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

Programme Management Officer
Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UN Environment’s Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This post is located in the Ecosystems Division, UN Environment, at the Nairobi duty station. Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Responsibilities

·         Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Global Peatlands Initiative project and other assigned programmes; monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.
·         Perform consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
·         Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources.
·         Support the coordination of the Global Peatlands Initiative by liaising with partners and other relevant institutions to develop funding proposals and project documents and other joint activities such as planning of meetings, side events and workshops.
·         Undertake survey initiatives; design data collection tools; review, analyze and interpret responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions.
·         Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, input to publications, etc.
·         Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
·         Undertake outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; give presentations on assigned topics/activities.
·         Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
·         Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
·         Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

·         PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to peatlands and land use planning. Experience working with multiple partners and proven success in coordinating large-scale multi-stakeholder programmes/projects. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various 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.
·         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.
·         Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental sciences, ecology and wetlands/peatlands biology, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management is required. Technical knowledge of Peatlands/wetlands or related area and experience implementing large multi-stakeholder programmes/partnerships is highly desirable.
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
How to Apply
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

Administrative Officer
Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) in the UN Headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). The post is in the Contractual Translation Unit, Conference Support Section within the Division of Conference Services (DCS), UNON.
Under the supervision of the Chief, Conference Support Section, within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

Responsibilities

·         Take the lead with respect to the preparation and implementation of the work programme, ensuring that assigned resources are utilized to implement activities in accordance with the programme of work of the unit.
·         Define work requirements and collaborate with the language units with respect to improving implementation of work procedures, reporting systems and cost effective utilization of program resources.
·         Effectively coordinate actions related to the administration of contractual translation ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedures.
·         Supervise and provide guidance on financial administration and management information issues and practices of management or work unit to staff.
·         Monitor and review the work programme by conducting regular and special reviews to assess progress of actual work versus the programme plan. Coordinate the production of programme reports.
·         Oversee the day-to-day administration of outsourced contractual services
·         Organize, in close cooperation with the Chiefs of Translation Language Units, the testing of potential contractual candidates, from which the most successful candidates will be included in the roster and maintain the roster of contractual translators.
·         Provide necessary tools to contractual translators and coordinate evaluation reports and ensure that timely feedback is provided to the clients.
·         Prepare and initiate the procurement process for contracting with contractual agencies as necessary and oversee processing the payment of contractors’ services, monitor and reconcile payments.
·         Monitor use of funds earmarked for contractual translation and compile relevant reports.
·         Monitor that procedures in place are implemented to ensure that accounting and financial management controls are consistent with UN policy and practice.
·         Work with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programme of work; monitor and analyze specific aspects of programme of work development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and recommend corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.
·         Supervise the preparation of performance reports on a regular basis as well as upon request of senior management; – Conduct surveys in the area of procedures and conditions of service of contractual translators in conjunction with other duty stations, and make relevant recommendations to the Chiefs of Section/Units:- Maintains close contact with counter parts in other duty stations to set up and maintains meaningful contractual component in the context of Integrated Global Management.
·         Supervise staff as required.
·         Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

·         Professionalism: Knowledge of administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and procedures. Ability to apply various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations and implementation of rules and regulations governing the procurement of language services.. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
·         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 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.
·         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.
·         An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in documents management, contract management, business administration or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in administration, human resources, documents management, contracts management, or related area. Experience with procurement of languages services; contracts management and administration; or human resources is required. Experience with implementation of rules and regulations governing the submission and processing of official documentation is desirable. Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of an ERP system is required.
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of other official United Nations languages is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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