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Head, ESCAP Subregional Office for South and South-West Asia

Job Opening

Posting Title:Head, ESCAP Subregional Office for South and South-West Asia
Job Code Title:Chief of Service, Programme Management
Department/Office:ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Duty Station:NEW DELHI
Posting Period:02 September 2016 - 31 October 2016
Job Opening Number:66241
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. ESCAP is committed to promoting diversity and gender equality within the Secretariat. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Org. Setting and Reporting
The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote inclusive economic, social and environmental development and support regional cooperation and integration in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership, through its analytical, normative and technical cooperation, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.

The ESCAP Subregional Office for South and South-West Asia (ESCAP-SSWA) is the subregional platform to promote regional cooperation for inclusive and sustainable economic and social development in South and South-West Asia. 

The SSWA Office bridges the developing and developed countries in the subregion and works with ten member States in the subregion, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Turkey.
Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the ESCAP Executive Secretary or her designate, and within delegated authority, the Head of SSWA will be responsible for the following:

•Acts as the representative of ESCAP in the South and South-West Asian subregion, including promoting the active participation of member governments in the subregion in the work of ESCAP, while promoting subregional development cooperation and connectivity among the SSWA clients.
•Leads, supervises, and carries out the work programme of the Subregional Office in close collaboration with ESCAP divisions and related subprogrammes; 
•Formulates and implements, in consultation with the concerned entities at ESCAP Headquarters, the programme of work of the Subregional Office by determining subregional priorities and utilizing resources effectively for the timely delivery of mandated outputs. Further, ensures that subregional activities and initiatives are in sync with and reinforce the overall ESCAP strategic framework and serves to reinforce the ESCAP core mandate, in particular on the subregional connectivity agenda.
•Advises the Executive Secretary on emerging issues and concerns in the subregion, including those gathered from consultations/discussions with government officials and representatives of other key intergovernmental organizations, institutions and stakeholders, and provides advice toward developing ESCAP policies, programmes and courses of action, taking into consideration the socio-economic and political context of the subregion.
•Provides inputs to ESCAP Headquarters entities, including the concerned substantive divisions on the development, formulation and implementation of the ESCAP work programme related to the countries of the subregion through: (a) Coordinating with concerned government officials, UN entities, UN Country Teams, subregional organizations and other stakeholders, to identify needs and priorities for technical assistance and cooperation and to facilitate the implementation of those programmes; (b) Providing support for missions, intergovernmental meetings, workshops, ESCAP flagship publications, training and other relevant activities held in the subregion; and (c) Acting as knowledge sharing centre in the subregion for ESCAP matters and activities.
•Ensures that the outputs produced by the Subregional Office maintain high-quality standards and are consistent with ESCAP work programme; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the Office under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.
•Participates in international, regional or national meetings and provides policy advice and technical assistance in economic and social development policies and programmes to governments in the subregion in coordination with other existing entities, including those within the UN system.
•Promotes partnership and knowledge sharing among member countries, private sector, civil society and other relevant development partners, including other ESCAP Subregional Offices and Regional Institutes, in addressing key priority areas of the subregion.
•Undertakes or oversees the programmatic, administrative, and managerial tasks necessary for the functioning of the Subregional Office, including preparation of budgets, and inputs for results-based budgeting, reporting on budget/programme performance, recruitment/selection of candidates (taking due account of geographical balance), evaluation of staff performance, and development/guidance of staff under his/her supervision.
•Performs other duties as necessary in accordance with the UN rules and regulations.
Competencies
•Professionalism: Demonstrated in-depth understanding of political, social and economic sustainable development issues in Asia and the Pacific. Strong analytical skills combined with good judgment. Ability to produce analytical reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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 & 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.

Managerial Competencies

•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.

•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.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, social sciences, or related areas is required. Ph. D degree in any of the above fields is desirable. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience at the international level, in economic and social analysis, poverty reduction, policy formulation and implementation, or programme management is required. Research and analysis in the above fields as demonstrated through authored publications is desirable. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining professional networks is desirable. Working experience in the Asia-Pacific region is highly desirable. Working experience in the United Nations System and knowledge of United Nations programmes, policies, rules and regulations, is an advantage. Experience in advocacy work and establishing partnerships with key stakeholders, including civil society and the private sector is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Assessment
Qualified applicants may be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. 

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO)

Job Opening

Posting Title:Humanitarian Affairs Officer (TJO)
Job Code Title:HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER
Department/Office:OFFICE FOR THE COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS
Duty Station:JOHANNESBURG
Posting Period:29 September 2016 - 05 October 2016
Job Opening Number:67493
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity


Special Notice
• This Temporary Job Opening (TJO) is opened to internal, as well as, external candidates. The duration of the temporary appointment/assignment is until 31/12/2016, with the possibility of extension (subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of funds), and the selected candidate is expected to be deployed as soon as possible.

• A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English.

• Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

• Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

• Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

• Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa (ROSEA), the Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Deputy Head of Office.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties: 

• Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned country/area. 

• Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues. 

• Participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; assists in the coordination of international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex emergency/disaster situations and in ensuring the necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); drafts situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries. 

• Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes and help ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations. 

• Manages the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA. 

• Assists in the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA. 

• Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc. 

• Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of specific country coordination mechanisms. 

• Prepares or contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc. 

• Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues. 

• Reviews and provides advice on policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance. 

• Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters. 

•Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.
•Performs other duties as required.
Competencies
• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief, resilience, and humanitarian issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. 

• TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. 

• PLANNING and ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area, of which at least three (3) years must be at the international level. Humanitarian experience in complex emergency and natural disaster is required. Experience in OCHA and/or the UN Common System is desirable. Experience of working in development coordination desirable. Experience in the region is desirable.
Languages
French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a desk review of the applications, an assessment exercise and/or a competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations
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). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.


Information Security Analyst


  • 162147
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Management and Technology
  • Professional & Technical
  • GE
  • Chennai, India
  • Local Hire
  • English [Essential]
  • 06-Oct-2016

Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 130 client countries.
ITS services range from: establishing the infrastructure to reach and connect staff and development stakeholders; providing the devices and agile technology and information applications to facilitate the science of delivery through decentralized services; creating and maintaining tools to integrate information across the World Bank Group, the clients we serve and the countries where we operate; and delivering the computing power staff need to analyze development challenges and identify solutions.
The ITS business model combines dedicated business solutions centers that provide services tailored to specific World Bank Group business needs and shared services that provide infrastructure, applications and platforms for the entire Group. ITS is one of three VPUs that have been brought together as the World Bank Group Integrated Services (WBGIS), to provide enhanced corporate core services and enable the institution to operate as one strategic and coordinated entity.

Unit Context

The ITS Information Security and Risk Management (ITSSR) unit, headed by the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), is responsible for providing leadership in managing the functions and activities of information security and risk across the World Bank Group, enabling the achievement of WBG’s business objectives.  ITSSR enables and facilitates a risk aware culture, ensures that WBG information assets are protected in an effective, efficient, and balanced manner; and IT security and risk management efforts throughout the World Bank Group are coordinated and aligned to the Bank's business and IT strategy.   ITSSR establishes and maintains the World Bank Group's IT and InfoSec policies and standards;  develops and engineers the WBG’s information security plans and solutions; responds to security incidents; and ensures that the information risks are identified, assessed, and managed in consistent with the overall risk management approach and with the established appetite and tolerance.  ITSSR consists of three main units:  1) ITS Risk Management, Compliance, and Policy, 2) ITS Security Operations, and 3) Program Management Office (PMO).

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year term appointment.

The ITSSR is in search of an Information Security Analyst for our Information Security Operations (ISOC) in Chennai, India.  We are recruiting analyst who are result oriented, multi-disciplined and comfortable in operating and maintaining secured solutions for platforms running mission critical business applications in a homogeneous environment, at the enterprise level. The person is expected to work both independently and with team of other Security incident handlers handling complex assignments and situations with unstructured interaction.

Scope of Work

Security Monitoring
Provide Information Security Operations Center (ISOC) support on a 24x7x365 basis by shift work with rotation
Monitor multiple security alert sources, eliminate false positives, based on impact and nature of the Security incident triage significant security events and escalate according to the established procedures
Review automated daily security reports of key security controls, identify anomalies and, escalate critical security events to the appropriate stakeholders and follow-up as required.

Security Incident Response
Conduct thorough investigative actions based on security events and remediate as dictated by standard operating procedures.
Participate in all the phases of security incident response process, including detection, containment, eradication, and post-incident reporting.
Record detailed Security Incident Response activities in the Case Management System.
Wherever required perform memory forensics.

Malware Analysis
Analyze, evaluate, and document malicious code behavior. Analysis will include static and dynamic analysis using industry standard tools and techniques, identifying exploit methods and targeted vulnerabilities where applicable.
Ensure the accuracy and integrity of information throughout reporting.
Participate in directed research and development tasks.
Enhance and develop tools to identify unknown malware (including zero-day) using various characteristics of a file format including structure and location.
Assist the ISOC lead in developing and setting up frameworks for developing Security incident response toolkit.

Additional Duties
Act in the Shift Supervisor role when required, running the shift and assuming the shift leader responsibilities.  This activity will require management of the level 1 & 2 Security incident handlers and acting as a final authority for technical expertise and escalation of Security Incidents.

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, systems engineering, or a related field.
Minimum 5 years of Information Security experience required;
Out of which the individual has worked with CSIRT for a minimum period of 2 years
Understanding of how operating systems work and how malware exploits them.
Understanding of network traffic and be able to analyze network traffic introduced by the malware.
Thorough understanding of Windows Internals and memory management.
Knowledge of common hacking tools and techniques
Experience in understanding and analyzing various log formats from various sources.
Experience in analyzing reports generated of SIM/SEM tools
Proficient experience with the following concepts and related toolsets:
o Network sniffers
o Process analysis tools
o Registry analysis tools
o File analysis tools
o Memory analysis tools
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) or GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
GIAC Certified Forensics Examiner (GCFE), GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)
Competencies
Client Understanding and Advising - Looks at issues from the client’s perspective and takes action beyond normal expectations to ensure client satisfaction.
Learning Orientation - Stays abreast of new trends and developments in own specialty area, the broader industry, and exposes self to increasingly more challenging projects and opportunities to learn.
Broad Business Thinking - Maintains an in-depth understanding of the long term implications of decisions both for department and the client’s business. Ensures that decisions are supported by relevant stakeholders as well as sound performance data.
Compliance with Standards - Monitors and maintains records on requests for information and assistance.
Information Systems / Technologies / Product / Services Knowledge - Resolves escalated problems of technical support.
Knowledge of Emerging Technology - Tests new technology to evaluate capability compared to specifications.
Negotiation - Investigates areas of disagreement.
Risk Management - Reduces risk by solving day-to-day problems as they arise and takes action to prevent problems from recurring.
Lead and Innovate - Brings new and different insights.
Deliver Results for Clients - Contributes to delivery of results for clients on complex issues.
Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates within team and across boundaries.
Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Actively contributes to and readily applies WBG’s body of knowledge for internal and/or external client solutions.
Make Smart Decisions - Leverages available data and makes timely decisions.

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Programme Assistant

Vacancy codeVA/2016/B5506/10967
Position titleProgramme Assistant
Department/officeAR, MMOH, Myanmar
Duty stationYangon, Myanmar
Contract typeLocal ICA Support
Contract levelLICA-5
Duration1 year (with possible extension)
Application period28-Sep-2016 to 11-Oct-2016
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’expectations.
With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.
A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.
Background Information - Myanmar

The UNOPS Myanmar under the UNOPS Asia Regional Office has been established to better support, develop and oversee the UNOPS portfolio of programmes and projects in Myanmar with focus on health programmes and livelihoods and rural development. UNOPS Myanmar ensures that synergies between projects are effectively developed.
The UNOPS Myanmar portfolio currently comprises several programmes and projects, including fund management of the multi-donor Three Millennium Development Goals Fund and the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund. In addition, UNOPS is the Principal Recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants to Myanmar. UNOPS Myanmar has also been designated as Principal Recipient of the GFATM for a Regional Malaria Grant (Regional Artemisinin Initiative) covering 5 countries- Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. UNOPS is also expanding its infrastructure and procurement services in Myanmar, including advisory services in these areas.
UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical role in ensuring quality services to UNOPS partners that meet stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. It is also responsible for liaison with government counterparts, donors, and UN Agencies.
Background Information - Job-specific

The Myanmar Operations Hub (MMOH) under the UNOPS Asia and Pacific Regional Office has been established to support, develop and oversee UNOPS’ portfolio of Programmes and Projects are effectively developed. The MMOH plays a critical role in ensuring quality services to UNOPS partners that meet stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.
In February 2009, MMOH was selected by the Myanmar Health Sector Coordination Committee for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as one of the two Principal Recipients of GFATM grants for Myanmar. The implementation of the grants has commenced in January 2011.
Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the National Public Health Programme Officer and the direct supervision of the National Public Health Officer (PHO), -TB Programme Assistant shall perform the following specific duties and responsibilities;
  • Assist in drafting of projects reports and memos
  • Prepare project communication, documentation, reports and contracts, checking accuracy and compliance with UNOPS formats and style
  • Maintain hard and computerized (soft) records for the projects operational and financial transactions for ease of reference and retrieval
  • Responsible for document management, including file closures, archiving and monitoring due dates for projects progress, status reports and submission by UNOPS of substantive financing, budget utilization and budget utilization of clients
  • Assist in monitoring expenditures, verify accuracy of requests, completeness of documentation and availability of funding
  • Inform supervisor of budget status, process for action, inform client and actively follow up for completion
  • Prepare briefing materials as required or mission and/or discussions on project activities and status
  • Interact with colleagues, clients and partners to exchange vital information on operational issues and seek cooperation to resolve routine operational issues and process problems and refer complex issues to supervisor with recommendation for course of action.
  • Assist in briefing project personnel on UNOPS Procedure
  • Assist in the administration and monitoring of all aspects of the project implementation including finance, budget and administration.
  • Arrange field visits and coordinate all related logistics and administrative matters as necessary including travel related claims in oneUNOPS system
  • Issue statistical reports for M&E purposes
  • Assist in day to day coordination of the project activities, i.e. assist in collecting and assembling data and reporting activities of the project.
  • Initiate purchase orders (POs), programme related procurement requests as necessary in oneUNOPS system for making payments to implementing partners as well as for the Programme Unit
  • Perform other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education
  • Secondary education is required required. University Degree in Business Administration/ Public Administration/ Economics/ Development Studies would be an advantage.
Experience
  • A minimum 5 years of experience in similar field of work or exposure to project management preferably with an International Organization is required.Good computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, Spreadsheets and Database Software would be an asset.
  • Working knowledge in TB would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of UN rules and regulations will be an asset.
  • Ability to work systematically, accurately and independently minimum supervision in a complex environment would be an asset
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills is preferred. Ability to draft clear and concise communications and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing is desirable.Willingness to undertake regular field visits in difficult conditions would be an asset.
Language
  • Fluency in written and oral English and Myanmar language is required.
Competencies

Planning and organizing – Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan to meet the deadlines and those under his/her supervision (required)
Client orientation – Ability to identify clients’ needs and appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients (required)
Communication – Proven ability to write a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally (required)
Team work – Strong interpersonal skills and; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-culture, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity (required)
Analyzing skills – Ability to make rational judgements for the available information and analysis and probe for further information or greater understanding of a problem and present with alternative options (required)
Knowledge Management and Learning – Promotes a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the office (required)
Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
    Contract level: LICA 5
    Contract duration: 1 year (possible extension subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability)

    THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION. ONLY MYANMAR NATIONALS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. ALL OTHER APPLICANTS WILL BE REJECTED.

    For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
    https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx