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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 26 Jun 2018

    Responsibilities

    Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Director, Statistics Division, the incumbent is responsible for the following functions:

    • Provides policy guidance to the Senior management, on conceptual strategy development and management of the implementation of overall strategies and intra and inter-divisional/departmental policies and procedures regarding the development of official statistics, especially population and social statistics, in alignment with requirements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
    • Plans and oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Section; ensures that substantive work programmes, including the regional coordination for the Regional Action Framework on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, data disaggregation and gender statistics are carried out in a timely fashion, well-coordinated in the organization, and, in liaison with other organizations of the United Nations System, donors and agencies and through relevant regional expert mechanisms.
    • Manages, supervises and carries out the work programme of the Section under his/her responsibility related population and social statistics, including technical cooperation, statistical analysis, and methodological development. Co-ordinates the work carried out by the Section; provides programmatic and substantive reviews of drafts prepared by others.
    • Provides substantive input in the preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the ESCAP Commission and Committee on Statistics. Initiates, plans, and directs preparation of publications, working papers, statistics briefs, websites and manuals .
    • Contributes to the reporting to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/ substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.
    • Ensures that the outputs produced by the Unit/Section maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the Section under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.
    • Prepares inputs for the work programme of the Division and Section, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery.
    • Carries out programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Unit/Section, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates.
    • Recruits staff for Section taking due account geographical and gender balance and other institutional values.
    • Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision.
    • Fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the Section and across organizational boundaries.
    • Represents the Organization at and participates in international, regional or national meetings and provides programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue, or hold programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions.
    • Coordinates systematically with, and provides analytical support to the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific in achieving the relevant expected accomplishments of ESCAP’s statistics subprogramme.
    • Provides in-country support through United Nations Resident Coordinators (UNRCs)/ United Nations country team (UNCT) for national follow-up and review of SDG implementation including Voluntary National Review (VNR).

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, economics demography or other related social science. Ph.D. degree in any of the above fields is desirable.
    A relevant first-level university degree in the above fields combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in statistics, economics demography or related social science field is required.
    Experience in the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data from population and housing censuses, sample surveys, statistical registers and other administrative sources is required.
    Working experience in a national statistical system or the international statistical system is required.
    Experience in supervising a team of five or more individuals is required.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


    How to apply:

    Application can only be submitted through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    Closing date: 23 Jun 2018

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Senior Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Takes the lead to develop, implement and evaluate APDIM’s programme of action and projects in accordance with APDIM’s strategy and approved project document; directs subordinates in programme/project development, implementation, monitoring and assessment; directs review of relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and initiates follow-up actions.
    • Ensures implementation of gender mainstreaming guidelines by assessing the implications for men and women of any planned action, including legislation, policies or programmes, in all areas of disaster risk reduction and information management and at all levels.
    • Directs research and programme evaluation and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
    • Coordinates policy development in disaster information and knowledge management in the context of sustainable development, particularly at the regional level; reviews the assessments of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies, etc.
    • Undertakes survey initiatives; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
    • Supervises preparation of various written outputs on disaster information and knowledge, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
    • Directs substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., of APDIM to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
    • Manages outreach activities of APDIM; designs and conducts training workshops, seminars, etc., makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
    • Leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
    • Coordinates APDIM’s activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and ensures preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
    • Serves as an effective spokesperson and establishes collaboration and partnerships with key officials at all levels inside and outside the organization.
    • Ensures effective utilization, supervision and development of staff; Guides, evaluates and mentors staff.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, or areas relevant to the work on disaster risk reduction, is required. A relevant first-level university degree in the above fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in disaster risk reduction project or programme management, administration, or related areas, is required.
    Work experience in capacity building in disaster information management in developing country context is desirable. At least two years of relevant experience at the international level is desirable. Work experience related to disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific is desirable. Experience in the UN Common System, or international organizations, is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


    How to apply:

    Application can only be submitted through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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  • 06/05/18--08:12: Thailand: Statistician, P4
  • Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 13 Jun 2018

    Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Economic and Environment Statistics Section, Statistics Division, the incumbent is required to perform the following functions:

    • Supports planning for and leads technical implementation of the division’s work on economic and environment statistics, in support of national, regional and global follow-up and review of SDG implementation. This may include: designing and fund-raising for statistics capacity development programmes in collaboration with national and international partners.
    • Initiates and co-ordinates the development of appropriate methods for obtaining relevant data.
    • Ensure the quality of collected data for accuracy, consistency and comparability.
    • Plans and conducts analytical programmes of work in economic and environment statistics. This may include: identifying projects, conducting analysis and participating in technical advisory activities for national capacity building.
    • Supervises and contributes to the development of relevant databases, web publishing tools and other software for collection, storage and distribution of statistical data.
    • Undertakes methodological research with regard to standards on concepts, definitions and classifications to assist countries and other constituents in strengthening their statistical development. This may include: developing guidance material to support national implementation of agreed statistical standards, developing technical solutions for the use and integration of data from diverse sources to produce policy-relevant statistical information; making such solutions accessible to national statistical systems for SDG monitoring, and applying them for regional SDG progress analysis.
    • Develops new or improved statistical methods and quantitative models for analyses and projections.
    • Provides guidance and advice to other divisions, offices and institutions of ESCAP, field experts, etc., in the planning, operation and evaluation of statistical programmes and projects.
    • Plans and co-ordinates seminars, workshops, expert meetings, etc.
    • Plans, organizes, manages and supervises the work of the section as assigned.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, economics, sociology or related field. A relevant first-level university degree in the above fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in the collection, compilation and analysis of data from population and business censuses, sample surveys, statistical registers, administrative sources and spatial data to produce official statistics, and in the dissemination of statistics in national statistical systems, is required.
    Experience with using or investigating the use of new data sources to produce official statistics is desirable.
    Experience in conducting analytical or methodological studies on economic or environmental development, demonstrated by published studies, is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


    How to apply:

    Application can only be submitted through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Kazakhstan
    Closing date: 22 Jun 2018

    *(This is a National Officer position and is open to Kazakhnationals only).*

    Duration

    This temporary position is funded from general temporary assistance and extra budgetary resources and is available from 25 July until 15 December 2018. Any extension of appointment is subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of the post.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    •Participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the subprogramme on Subregional activities for development: North and Central Asia and its legislated outputs, including the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA); monitors and analyzes project development and implementation funded from the Regular Programme of Technical Cooperation, Development Account and extra budgetary sources; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies programmatic and budgetary issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; and liaises with relevant parties, including the Strategy and Programme Management Division as Programme Monitoring and Evaluation focal point.
    •Act as the focal point for the implementation of technical cooperation activities, including those reflected in the SPECA work plan, in collaboration with substantive divisions and UNECE. Supports establishment of partnerships with subregional programmes and organizations, including the Eurasian Economic Commission and Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as well as members of the United Nations Development Group, to enable implementation of joint activities.
    •Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources. Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends. Prepares evaluations or other research activities and studies. Reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions and recommendations.
    •Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, including the annual SPECA Economic Forums and the sessions of the Governing Council, by proposing agenda topics, identifying participants and preparing documents and presentations.
    •Provides guidance to government officials and other parties through bilateral meetings, particularly on SPECA related issues; facilitates external relations with the host country, representatives of Member States and relevant entities; and ensures appropriate protocol are followed during official missions and meetings.
    •Coordinates activities related to administration, budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress and terminal reports and financial statements) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget.). Monitors contributions to the General Trust Fund.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a field related to the functions of the post. A recognized 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
    Extensive knowledge of United Nations programmes, policies, rules and regulations an asset. Relevant IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based applications is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and Russian is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    Nationality

    Must be Kazakh national.


    How to apply:

    Application can only be submitted through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 20 Jul 2018

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Chief of Section will be responsible for the following.

    • Provides policy guidance to the Director of Division, on development and management of the implementation of overall strategies and departmental policies and procedures.

    • Plans and oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Section; ensures that work programme and programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion, coordinating diverse activities in the Section, and, in collaboration with substantive divisions and subregional offices, the Division of Administration and Executive Direction and Management.

    • Manages, supervises and carries out the work programme of the Section under responsibility. Co-ordinates the work carried out by the Section including developing, implementing and evaluating assigned programmes, identifying priorities, follow-up actions, problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; provides programmatic and substantive reviews of drafts prepared by others.

    • Provides substantive input to reports on the strategic framework, programme budget and programme budget implications of resolutions for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee of Permanent Representatives, the Commission, the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, and other policy-making organs, as appropriate.

    • Supports the Director in coordination with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Regional Commission, New York Office and other Regional Commissions.

    • Contributes to the reporting to intergovernmental bodies on budget as well as programme performance and other programmatic issues, as appropriate, including those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.

    • Coordinates activities related to budget and funding, reviews and analyses budgetary policies and procedures, makes recommendations for changes and modifications.

    • Ensures that the outputs produced by the Section maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the Section under supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.

    • Prepares inputs for the work programme of the Division, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery.

    • Carries out programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Section, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance, interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates.

    • Recruits staff for the Section taking due account geographical and gender balance and other institutional values.

    • Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under supervision.

    • Fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the Section and across organizational boundaries.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in humanities, sciences, business or public administration, law, or related areas 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.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in programme management, budget, or related fields, is required.
    Knowledge and experience in implementing results-based management including log frames in intergovernmental organization is desirable.
    Experience in working with institutional mandates, policies and guidelines, as well as intergovernmental processes related to programme planning and budget is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


    How to apply:

    Application can only be submitted through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 17 Jul 2018

    Special Notice

    This is a temporary position and will initially be available until 31 December 2018. If selected, an internal candidate will be on temporary assignment to the post; an external candidate will initially be offered a temporary appointment. Any extension of appointment is subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of the post.

    Locally recruited General Service staff members applying for this post must meet the minimum requirements, including academic qualifications and years of relevant experience. Relevant experience in the General Service category at G-6 and G-7 levels may count towards experience requirements.

    Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Senior Project Coordinator, and the overall supervision of the Chief, Enterprise Application Centre - Bangkok, the incumbent will:

    1.Complete feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation of new, moderately complex systems, and/or participate as a member of a development team for components of complex systems such as Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, or Supplies Management.

    2.Develop and maintain computer programs that require integration of interrelated systems and program elements; ensure appropriate data security and access controls.

    3.Maintain, upgrade/enhance existing systems; determine application systems integration and connectivity issues; develop detailed system and functional specifications and user documentation.

    4.Organize and perform unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assist users in acceptance testing.

    5.Provide specialized advice to users, analyzing requirements and translating these into new applications; troubleshoot and provide continuing user support, resolving problems, advising on the use of new techniques, monitoring performance and systems effectiveness.

    6.Develop training materials, operating and user manuals, and train staff.

    7.Develop disaster recovery plans and appropriate training.

    8.Research, analyze and evaluate new technologies and make recommendations for their deployment.

    9.Guide, and/or supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or a related field, is required. A first level university degree with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required.
    A minimum of three years hands-on technical experience in Java/Spring development is required.
    A minimum of three years hands-on technical experience on five or more of the following technologies is highly desirable: .Net, Cloud (AWS, Azure or other), C#, GIS, Git, HTML/CSS, Javascript (JS), NoSQL databases, SQL programming, Linux.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.


    How to apply:

    Application can only be submitted through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 02 Aug 2018

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Sustainable Development Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Supports cross ESCAP initiatives and projects for the implementation, follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    • Monitors, backstops and supports the implementation of cross ESCAP capacity building projects and technical assistance missions in sustainable development in support of countries and UN country teams.

    • Supports cross ESCAP knowledge products and drafts inputs for technical papers and analytical studies on sustainable development issues.

    • Formulates, identifies and analyses project proposals on sustainable development issues.

    • Attends international, regional, and national meetings for consultations with colleagues in other institutions dealing with sustainable development issues.

    • Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff on sustainable development issues.

    • Prepares inputs for reports to High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development and other intergovernmental bodies, inter-agency or expert groups on issues relating to sustainable development.

    • Follows intergovernmental meetings, prepares summary reports and provides substantive support, as needed.

    • Participates in missions on sustainable development issues, usually as a member of a team.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in sustainable development, economics, public policy, public administration, engineering, law, social sciences or related field. A relevant 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 project or programme management, policy-oriented work in a broad range of sustainable development issues is required. Work experience in Asia Pacific outside of home country is desirable. Experience in the implementation of sustainable development projects, programmes and/or initiative in Asia and the Pacific region is an advantage. Knowledge of the UN Development System is desirable.

    Languages

    Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


    How to apply:

    Applications must only be submitted through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh
    Country: Bangladesh
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    • Will be assisting the HOPE Foundation team in managing and coordinating health services in the Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox's Bazar. HOPE foundation runs many primary health clinics, reproductive health clinic and field hospital
    • Communicate with partners in the camps
    • Attend the health sector meetings
    • Will be cooperating with all medical and non-medical staff involved in the health service activities in the camp
    • Ensure supplies in the medical clinics in the camp run by the Foundation
    • Assist in emergency response
    • Ensure and manage staff training as necessary, through HOPE's existing training programs and assist to begin new training programs
    • Will be dedicated to mission and vision of the organization of servicing the refugee population
    • The position is full-time
    • HOPE Foundation will provide lodging and transportation expenses
    • HOPE Foundation will provide working space and necessary materials for the job
    • This is not a salaried position. This is a volunteer position
    • Duration of the position is 6 months

    How to apply:

    Email to Dr. Iftikher Mahmood
    i.mahmood@hopeforbangladesh.org


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    Organization: HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh
    Country: Bangladesh
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    Pediatrician for HOPE Hospital. HOPE hospital is a community hospital staffed by gynecologists, anesthetist, general physicians and midwives. HOPE hospital primarily serves women and children.
    Will be responsible for providing health care to the pediatric patients , both out-patient and in-patient. Will be proficient in managing pediatric emergencies, timely referrals, offer counselling. Will work with team of physicians of other specialities. The pediatrician will be able to manage uncomplicated newborns and will be able to refer high-risk cases in a timely manner.


    How to apply:

    Please email- Dr. Iftikher Mahmood
    i.mahmood@hopeforbangladesh.org


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    Organization: One Acre Fund
    Country: Uganda
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    We are growing quickly in Uganda. In 4 years, we have grown to serve over 13,000 farm families with more than 230 full-time staff. In the coming years, we will at least quadruple in size, while adding several new products and services. Our approach has won widespread validation, winning grants from the highly competitive Echoing Green and Skoll Foundations, and the global Financial Times/ IFC award for "basic needs financing" in 2010 and 2011.

    We are seeking a truly exceptional professional with 7+ years work experience. He/She will serve in a high level and long-term position that combines both field and management experience.

    Why should you apply?

    • As the Country Director, you will have full ownership over the country program, make a significant contribution in building up Uganda and have a lasting impact on the country.
    • One Acre Fund always puts farmers first and the Country Director’s job is hugely mission-driven, inspiring and meaningful.
    • Your job will be very entrepreneurial and you will create tangible social good for Ugandan smallholder farmers.
    • As a key leader at One Acre Fund you will get world-class management exposure and will be connected to an international organization that has staff based across 4 continents.
    • You will work in a truly multicultural environment and the Uganda team has a very diverse leadership team including people from within and outside of Uganda.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead Impact

    • Lead One Acre Fund Uganda and generate impact for Ugandan farmers across the country by overseeing all major Divisions of the program.

    • Steer product and process innovation for the Uganda program and increase impact year-over-year.

    • Lead People

    • Manage senior-level Division Heads directly, guide their decision-making and ensure their rapid and meaningful career growth.

    • Ensure meaningful career growth for all OAF Uganda staffers by ensuring professional development initiatives are implemented across all job grades.

    • Support the recruitment for high-level positions and ensure values-based hiring decisions are made.

    • Steward team morale and keep staff satisfaction high by implementing team initiatives and regular feedback mechanisms.

    • Lead Strategy

    • Facilitate decision-making at the highest strategic level for OAF Uganda, together with the Steering Committee. Ensure all major decisions contribute towards OAF Uganda’s long-term vision.

    • Identify and drive key strategic priorities for OAF Uganda such as financial efficiency and program expansion by implementing strategic projects contributing towards those priorities.

    • Ruthlessly prioritize and intentionally say ‘no’ to projects that are not a strategic priority for OAF Uganda.

    • Lead the annual planning process, which includes the setting of Objectives and Key Results and the annual budgeting.

    • Lead Communication

    • Communicate openly and transparently with direct reports and across the team, particularly around major decisions made for the program.

    • Present the work of the Uganda program within the organization and particularly amongst Growth Countries, in the Country Director Working Group and to General Partners.

    • Be the face of OAF Uganda and present the program to external parties such as government, parastatals, donors and others.

    Qualifications:

    We are looking for a truly extraordinary professional with 7+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development. This is an extremely competitive posting for a business/ management-style position. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

    • Mission-driven individual that can 100% align with OAF’s values in putting farmers first.
    • Strong general management skills and ability to manage a wide range of topics across different teams. Experience in implementing financial efficiency measures strongly preferred.
    • Strong people management skills: The ideal candidate has managed 3+ people directly and led a team of 10+ people in previous roles. Please indicate your people management experience in your application.
    • Proven track record of leading and guiding teams to make high-level decisions in an effective manner. Please include 2-3 examples in your application of when and how you have lead and guided high-level decisions.
    • Strong leadership experience and ability to lead a team in setting a vision, annual strategy and goals and hold everyone accountable to it.
    • A willingness to commit to living in Jinja – this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.

    PREFERRED START DATE

    Flexible

    LOCATION

    Jinja, Uganda

    DURATION

    Minimum 3 years commitment

    COMPENSATION

    We offer a modest salary with comprehensive benefits that afford a high quality of life in our areas of operation. This is a career-track role with performance-based raises.

    BENEFITS

    Health insurance, immunizations, flights, housing

    SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

    Yes

    Ugandans strongly encouraged to apply.


    How to apply:

    Please apply on our Careers Page, here. We look forward to receiving your application.


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    Organization: One Acre Fund
    Country: Malawi
    Closing date: 21 Oct 2018

    The Malawi programme is currently a growth country, transitioning from a pilot environment to a mature country. Hence we are seeking a mid-career professional with demonstrated operations management ability to help us build the team and systems we need to deliver impact to farmers efficiently. We are looking to bring on an additional leader, Program Associate, to our Field Operations team in Malawi.

    As a member of the Field Operations leadership team, your responsibilities will include:

    Strategy & Implementation

    • You will lead part of the team to directly implement the Malawi core program, including key activities such as marketing and farmer enrollment (sales), input delivery, farmer training, and credit collection.
    • You will measure progress against goals, regularly report on progress, and hold the team accountable for prioritizing and delivering results in key strategic areas, such as program impact, efficiency, and density (inward growth).
    • You will help to lead the team through change, guide the team in troubleshooting challenges and provide strategic focus and direction.
    • You are detailed-oriented and will continuously find new ways to streamline documentation processing and knowledge management for an operation that is rapidly growing.
    • Together with country leadership, you will help set and steer the course for One Acre Fund Malawi's 5 to 15-year vision.
    • You will support the annual goal setting and planning processes for the Field Operations Division. Helping to ensure annual plans align with the long-term vision and targets.
    • You will be the gatekeeper of the Field Calendar and ensure excellent execution throughout the season.

    Transformation & Innovation

    • You will be tasked with recommending efficiency plays to senior leadership and identifying areas for cost savings and programme improvements.
    • Crafting new business models to transform Malawi Field Operations into a leaner, more efficient, and less complex model.
    • You will develop key initiatives that will enable One Acre Fund to generate higher impact/farmer at reduced cost and thus unlock future outward growth for the program.
    • You will be creating and supporting ideas that will help One Acre Fund reach its goal of serving hundreds of thousands of farmers in the coming years. Among other things, this will entail providing regular feedback on trial ideas and practical support to our innovations teams as they work to integrate new products and new program design ideas into our core operations.

    Lead People

    • You will be in one of the leadership positions for our largest department, including a 120+ field team, and around 6 HQ staff.
    • You'll establish and cultivate strong relationships to ensure that all staff on the Field Operations team can maximize their career performance and job satisfaction as part of the One Acre Fund family.
    • You'll epitomize One Acre Fund's value of being a family of leaders by developing and maintaining processes ensuring that everyone - from those directly reporting to you to the newest Field Officer in our program - is continually mentored, challenged, and supported by the organization.

    On a day-to-day basis, your role will involve a mix of activities, similar to the below:

    • Understanding and solving problems: observing field operations, meeting with leaders of our field staff, running surveys, conducting desk research, analyzing KPIs, etc. Then creating simple and lasting solutions to complex problems.
    • Planning and executing large projects: identifying clear goals, creating project calendars, designing workflows, creating field tools and talking points, designing incentive systems and understanding stakeholders, following up and monitoring project execution in the field, etc.
    • Building teams: hiring staff using One Acre Fund’s unique “experiential hiring” system, mentoring key deputies, and steadily handing off responsibility to your team as you build it.
    • Communicating with other teams: working in coordination with One Acre Fund’s other teams on the ground to execute a smooth customer experience in the simplest way possible.

    Career Growth and Development

    One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

    Qualifications

    We are seeking a talented professional with solid experience in leading large teams and executing at scale. Most importantly, the successful candidate will have solid strategic thinking skills, as well as enjoy problem-solving and working in a fast-paced and high-stakes environment. In addition, a solid track record for developing talent and fostering professional growth in others is strongly desired. Other criteria:

    • Mission-driven individual that can align 100% with OAF's values in putting farmers first.
    • 5+ years of professional experience - ideally with experience implementing operational efficiency measures.
    • Minimum 3 years direct management experience with strong examples of people development.
    • Strong leadership experience and ability to lead a team in setting a vision, annual strategy and goals and hold everyone accountable to it.
    • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
    • Experience with microfinance or field-based sales team preferred.
    • Language: English required.

    Preferred Start Date

    September 2018

    Compensation

    Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

    Benefits

    Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please go to our website and fill out the application form. You will be asked to submit a cover letter and CV/resume.

    Apply here: https://grnh.se/8890bd3d1


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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 20 Sep 2018

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Editorial Unit, Conference and Documentation Services Section. The incumbent is under the direct supervision of the Chief, Editorial Unit.

    Responsibilities

    • Edits texts of a specialized or technical nature in order to ensure accuracy, clarity, cohesion and conformity with United Nations standards, policy and practice.

    • Consults with author departments and carries out research to clarify ambiguities and rectify substantive errors.

    • Checks his/her language version against the language of the original draft, redrafts incorrect or unclear passages and translates and inserts any passage that has been omitted.

    • Provides authors or others submitting documentation with information on specific aspects of editorial policy and practice and assists them in the preparation of manuscripts.

    Education

    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 Editors.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of two years' experience of editing within the United Nations is required. Experience with web-based applications and the electronic editing tools, software and reference systems, are required. Experience in report writing and/or editing in-session documentation (resolutions, outcome documents) is desirable. Experience in delivering training to clients or engaging in outreach activities is also desirable.

    Languages

    Perfect command of the English language, which must be the candidate's main language and excellent knowledge of at least two other official languages, as tested by the relevant United Nations Competitive Examination for Editors, are required.


    How to apply:

    Applicants must submit through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 22 Sep 2018

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The Trade, Investment and Innovation Division assists developing countries in the region through providing advisory services, delivering capacity building tools and activities, carrying out research and analysis and supporting intergovernmental cooperation on trade, investment and innovation in support of sustainable development.

    This position is located in the Trade Policy and Facilitation Section of the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Trade Policy and Facilitation Section.

    Responsibilities

    Economic or sector analysis:

    • Monitors developments in trade policy and facilitation and related areas and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to ESCAP member States and the United Nations, in support of implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.

    • Designs and conducts studies of selected issues in economic development and drafts resulting reports, in particular related to trade and regional integration.

    • Interprets and applies results of econometric and other quantitative modelling and qualitative assessments to analysis of economic prospects and policies.

    • Provides policy guidance on conceptual strategy development and implementation related to trade and regional integration.

    • Formulates proposals for development strategies, policies and measures for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and others.

    • Attends international, regional, and national meetings to hold discussions with representatives of other institutions involved in trade and regional integration.

    • Organizes and/or facilitates expert group meetings and seminars on trade policy, trade facilitation and regional integration related issues.

    Intergovernmental support:

    • Provides substantive support in the preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Annual Session of the Commission, and the Committee on Trade and Investment.

    • Represents the Section at intergovernmental meetings and support implementation of resolutions related to trade and regional integration.

    • Contributes to the reporting to intergovernmental bodies on programme performance or on programmatic/substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.

    Technical cooperation:

    • Designs and monitors technical cooperation projects on trade policy and regional integration including to develop new research tools/methodology and data collection in support of sustainable development.

    • Develops and maintains relations with officials of member governments and ensure a response to requests for advice and/or assistance on trade and regional integration related issues and policies.

    • Undertakes missions to member States as part of the Section’s technical cooperation activities.

    • Conducts training seminars and workshops for government officials and others.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, international trade or related fields. A Ph.D. is desirable, as a specialization in quantitative and/or applied economic analysis.
    A relevant first-level university degree in the above fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, and/or application of economic principles in development programmes related to trade is required. Progressive experience in authoring reports and studies on trade-related issues and leading research teams is required. Experience in applying quantitative techniques (e.g. econometrics or CGE) in economic research, and in training others in the use of these techniques is required.
    Experience in supporting intergovernmental process and implementing capacity building projects in developing countries is an advantage.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


    How to apply:

    Applicants must submit through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Iran (Islamic Republic of)
    Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management, Tehran, the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Director of the Asia and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management, under the oversight of the Executive Secretary of ESCAP, manages staff in the Centre to carry out its work programme in disaster risk reduction.

    Responsibilities

    • Formulates and implements the substantive work programme of APDIM. Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Centre, ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and coordinates work in the different areas with Divisions, Subregional Offices, and Regional Institutes of ESCAP, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, as appropriate.

    • Leads, supervises and carries out the work programme of the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management. Coordinates the work carried out by different work units under the Centre in accordance with the Statute of the Centre based on the priorities of ESCAP’s Strategic Framework and Programme of Work and ESCAP’s technical cooperation and capacity development programme for disaster risk reduction

    • Reports to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.

    • Coordinates and oversees the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Governing Council of APDIM, Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction and the Commission and other policymaking organs, as appropriate.

    • Ensures that the outputs produced by the Centre maintain high quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the work units under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.

    • Coordinates and collaborates with the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, the Environment and Development Division and other Divisions, Institutes and Subregional Offices of ESCAP in preparing the work programme of the Centre and in formulating and implementing the substantive work of the information and communications technology and disaster risk reduction subprogramme of ESCAP, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of programmed outputs by the Centre and their timely delivery.

    • Undertakes or oversees the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Centre, including preparation of budgets, reporting on budget/programme performance, evaluation of staff performance, interviews of candidates for job openings, evaluation of candidates and preparation of inputs for results based budgeting.

    • Recruits staff, taking due account of geographical balance and gender parity.

    • Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision.

    • Fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the Centre and across organizational boundaries.

    • Leads and supervises the organization of meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive issues. Manages the substantive preparation and organization of such meetings or seminars.

    • Participates in international, regional or national meetings and provides programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue, or holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions.

    • Serves as Secretary of the Governing Council of APDIM.

    • Represents the Centre at international, regional or national meetings.

    • Coordinates with the authorities of the host Government to strengthen engagement and identify opportunities for expanding technical cooperation.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, public administration, natural resources management, engineering or areas relevant to the work on disaster risk reduction. A relevant first level university degree in the above fields 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 in strategic planning and implementation of regional capacity development programmes, in particular related to disaster risk reduction, or related fields. Experience in leading and managing sizable work units is required. Work experience in capacity building in disaster information management in developing country context is desirable. Experience of working in Asia Pacific is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the two working languages of the UN Secretariat, for this position, fluency in English is required; knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage


    How to apply:

    Applicants must submit through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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  • 08/28/18--08:25: Nigeria: Nigeria Systems PA
  • Organization: One Acre Fund
    Country: Nigeria
    Closing date: 26 Oct 2018

    As an organization, we constantly seek to impact more farmers, and we are currently improving on, and scaling our Nigeria program. This role is part of a small team based in rural Western Nigeria that strives to put an end to poverty by transforming the lives of Nigerian farmers. The team purpose is to successfully establish the OAF model in Nigeria, starting small but scaling-up rapidly within the next few years. The Nigeria Systems Associate will report to the Nigeria Pilot Lead.

    The Nigeria Systems Associate supports the expansion of the OAF model in Nigeria. More specifically, this role supports all systems related aspects of the our field operations including procurement, warehouse management, inventory tracking, quality control, supply chain management, input delivery, client data management, and processing farmer payments. If successful, the program is scaled to thousands of households and the Systems Associate plays a key role in the scale-up process.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    On a day-to-day basis, the Nigeria Systems Associate will cover a mix of activities:

    • Procurement: You would be responsible for all purchases that keep our program running for thousands of Nigerian farmers. You would implement standardized processes, execute sustained quality improvements, build a database of strong long-term suppliers, negotiate fair pricing terms and maintain procurement process transparency.
    • Logistics: The primary responsibility here is to ensure that we deliver life-changing inputs and materials to farmers on time and at high quality. You would lead the process of storing, then delivering hundreds of tons of seed and fertilizer to thousands of farmers. This would require planning, troubleshooting, warehouse management, procurement of trucks, route mapping etc.
    • Business Operations: This encompasses managing mission-critical systems such as client data management, field audits, and investigations. This would likely include processing payments from thousands of clients, ensuring high client satisfaction and customer service, as well as building systems for scale.
    • Pilot Finance: This includes keeping track of pilot expenditures, monthly forecasting, fraud control and managing payroll. The goal here would be to build tools, systems and a team that can manage this with minimal supervision over time.
    • Team building and management: Hiring staff using One Acre Fund’s unique “experiential hiring” system, mentoring key deputies, and steadily handing off responsibilities to your team as you build it.
    • Communicate and work with global stakeholders: In all the above, there are dedicated global support teams with systems and processes that need to be adhered to. You will work with them to ensure that the Nigeria pilot is compliant with these and to mobilise their assets as and when required.

    One Acre Fund has deep operational experience running rural field programs at a scale of 1,000+ full-time staff per country. Associates benefit from this past experience, quickly building their skill-set through immersion in our operating environment. At the same time, the main role of Systems Associates is to accelerate growth and to constantly stretch and improve our operations. This presents an excellent career opportunity to both learn from One Acre Fund’s accumulated experience and constantly improve and enable 40%+ program growth per year.

    CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

    We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2 years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

    • Work experience in a demanding professional environment, preferably in positions where frequent cross-department communication was required. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a big conference, or starting a business
    • At least 2 years of people or project management experience at work or outside of work
    • Creativity and strong problem solving skills a must. You don’t take no for an answer and constantly look for alternative solutions to problems
    • Able to independently structure analyses related to procurement, logistics and finance
    • A passion for world class customer service
    • Strong communication skills with suppliers, reports, peers and management
    • Ability to work and make decisions independently
    • Demonstrated experience in managing an execution-focused team is a plus
    • Some experience in procurement/supply chains/finance preferred
    • Strong computer skills in at least Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required, experience using SAP preferred
    • A willingness to live outside of a capital city, close to our customers for at least two years - this is a long-term, career-track role
    • Language. English is required, proficiency in any additional regional languages from Nigeria a plus

    PREFERRED START DATE

    As soon as possible

    COMPENSATION

    Commensurate with experience

    BENEFITS

    Health insurance, housing, annual flights and other quality of life benefits

    SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

    Yes

    Nigerian candidates strongly encouraged to apply.


    How to apply:

    Apply here


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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 16 Sep 2018

    This position is located in the Trade Policy and Facilitation Section of the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Trade Policy and Facilitation Section.

    Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, and overall supervision of the Director, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, the incumbent is required to perform the following functions:

    Economic or sector analysis:

    • Monitors developments in trade policy and facilitation and related areas, in particular trade facilitation and paperless trade, and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to ESCAP member States and the United Nations.

    • Provides policy guidance on conceptual strategy development and implementation related to trade, in particular trade facilitation and paperless trade.

    • Formulates proposals for development strategies, policies and measures for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and others.

    • Attends international, regional, and national meetings to hold discussions with representatives of other institutions involved in trade facilitation and integration.

    • Organizes and/or facilitates expert group meetings and seminars on trade policy and facilitation related issues, in particular on paperless trade and digital trade facilitation.

    Intergovernmental support:

    • Provides substantive support in the preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Annual Session of the Commission, the Committee on Trade and Investment, and intergovernmental meetings related to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement and the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific.

    • Represents the Section at intergovernmental meetings and support implementation of resolutions related to trade facilitation and integration.

    • Contributes to the reporting to intergovernmental bodies on programme performance or on programmatic/substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.

    Technical cooperation:

    • Designs and monitors technical cooperation projects on trade facilitation and integration, in support of existing intergovernmental initiatives such as Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement and the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific.

    • Develops and maintains relations with officials of member governments and ensure a response to requests for advice and/or assistance on trade facilitation related issues and policies.

    • Undertakes missions to member States as part of the Section’s technical cooperation activities, in particular on trade facilitation and paperless trade.

    • Conducts training seminars and workshops for government officials and others.

    • Formulates technical modalities for the evaluation of individual technical cooperation projects.

    General:

    • Supports junior staff, reviewing their work and providing feedback.

    • Participates in intra- and inter-Divisional undertakings of broader concern to represent the views or interests of the organizational unit.

    • Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the Section’s service.

    Requirements:

    Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, international trade or related field. A Ph.D. is desirable. A relevant first-level university degree in the above fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic analysis, policy formulation, and/or application of economic principles in development programmes related to trade is required. Progressive experience in supporting trade-related intergovernmental negotiations is required. Experience in implementing capacity building and technical assistance projects related to trade facilitation in developing countries is required, preferably in Asia and the Pacific.

    Experience in development of paperless trade or cross-border electronic information exchange systems is desirable.

    Experience in the United Nations Common System or international organizations 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.


    How to apply:

    Applicants must submit through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 03 Oct 2018

    This position is located in the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section of the Social Development Division.

    Responsibilities: Under the general direction of Director, Social Development Division, and direct supervision of the Chief, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section, the Programme Management Officer is responsible for the following duties:

    •Develops, implements and evaluates assigned projects, in particular, leads implementation of the policy component of the technical cooperation project on “Catalyzing women’s entrepreneurship – creating a gender-responsive entrepreneurial ecosystem”.

    •Monitors and analyzes project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.

    •Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with 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.

    •Develops research methodologies and quantitative techniques for assessing the barriers and enabling environment for supporting women’s economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and financing.

    •Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies,

    •Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.

    •Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

    •Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

    •Provides technical assistance to governments and other bodies in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs related to women’s entrepreneurship and financing

    •Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

    •Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.

    •Coordinates with the donor, the Project Steering Committee and ESCAP’s inter-divisional implementation team, and activities related to budget and funding (project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

    •Performs other related duties as required.

    Requirements:

    Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, sociology, 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. A PhD in a relevant field is an asset.

    Work Experience: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, of which at least five years of experience implementing technical assistance projects related to gender equality and women’s empowerment, is required. Demonstrated experience in research and policy analysis on socio-economic issues at the international or regional level is highly desirable. Demonstrated experience in SME or enterprise development, women’s entrepreneurship and innovative/inclusive financing is an asset.

    Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, 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.


    How to apply:

    Applicants must submit through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 06 Oct 2018

    These positions are located in the Enterprise Application Centre in Bangkok (EAC-BKK), the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), Department of Management (DM), hosted by ESCAP. The incumbents report to a Senior Information Systems Officer, under the overall supervision of the Chief, Enterprise Application Centre - Bangkok.

    Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the incumbents are required to perform the following functions.

    1.Complete feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation of new, moderately complex systems, and/or participate as a member of a development team for components of complex systems such as Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, or Supplies Management.

    2.Develop and maintain computer programs that require integration of interrelated systems and program elements; ensure appropriate data security and access controls.

    3.Maintain, upgrade/enhance existing systems; determine application systems integration and connectivity issues; develop detailed system and functional specifications and user documentation.

    4.Organize and perform unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assist users in acceptance testing.

    5.Provide specialized advice to users, analyzing requirements and translating these into new applications; troubleshoot and provide continuing user support, resolving problems, advising on the use of new techniques, monitoring performance and systems effectiveness.

    6.Develop training materials, operating and user manuals, and train staff.

    7.Develop disaster recovery plans.

    8.Research, analyze and evaluate new technologies and make recommendations for their deployment.

    9.Guide, and/or supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, etc.

    10.Perform other related duties as required.

    Requirements:

    Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or a 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.

    Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required.

    At least three years of experience in Customer Relationship Management or Enterprise Resource Planning or Supplies Management is required.

    At least three years hands-on technical experience on five or more of the following technologies is highly desirable: C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, Java, Spring, Siebel configuration, eScript, jQuery, Web Services, Oracle DB, SAP Master Data, SAP Query, SAP QM, SAP FI, SAP MM, SAP 5.0/ECC 6.0x, SAP WM, SAP LSWM, Tableau, Android, iOS.

    At least two years of user support on enterprise system(s) is highly desirable. Experience of service management in the UN is highly desirable.

    Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, 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.


    How to apply:

    Applicants must submit through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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    Organization: One Acre Fund
    Country: Uganda
    Closing date: 30 Nov 2018

    We are growing quickly in Uganda. In 4 years, we have grown to serve over 13,000 farm families with more than 230 full-time staff. In the coming years, we will at least quadruple in size, while adding several new products and services. Our approach has won widespread validation, winning grants from the highly competitive Echoing Green and Skoll Foundations, and the global Financial Times/ IFC award for "basic needs financing" in 2010 and 2011.

    We are seeking a truly exceptional professional with 7+ years work experience. He/She will serve in a high level and long-term position that combines both field and management experience.

    Why should you apply?

    • As the Country Director, you will have full ownership over the country program, make a significant contribution in building up Uganda and have a lasting impact on the country.
    • One Acre Fund always puts farmers first and the Country Director’s job is hugely mission-driven, inspiring and meaningful.
    • Your job will be very entrepreneurial and you will create tangible social good for Ugandan smallholder farmers.
    • As a key leader at One Acre Fund you will get world-class management exposure and will be connected to an international organization that has staff based across 4 continents.
    • You will work in a truly multicultural environment and the Uganda team has a very diverse leadership team including people from within and outside of Uganda.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead Impact

    • Lead One Acre Fund Uganda and generate impact for Ugandan farmers across the country by overseeing all major Divisions of the program.

    • Steer product and process innovation for the Uganda program and increase impact year-over-year.

    • Lead People

    • Manage senior-level Division Heads directly, guide their decision-making and ensure their rapid and meaningful career growth.

    • Ensure meaningful career growth for all OAF Uganda staffers by ensuring professional development initiatives are implemented across all job grades.

    • Support the recruitment for high-level positions and ensure values-based hiring decisions are made.

    • Steward team morale and keep staff satisfaction high by implementing team initiatives and regular feedback mechanisms.

    • Lead Strategy

    • Facilitate decision-making at the highest strategic level for OAF Uganda, together with the Steering Committee. Ensure all major decisions contribute towards OAF Uganda’s long-term vision.

    • Identify and drive key strategic priorities for OAF Uganda such as financial efficiency and program expansion by implementing strategic projects contributing towards those priorities.

    • Ruthlessly prioritize and intentionally say ‘no’ to projects that are not a strategic priority for OAF Uganda.

    • Lead the annual planning process, which includes the setting of Objectives and Key Results and the annual budgeting.

    • Lead Communication

    • Communicate openly and transparently with direct reports and across the team, particularly around major decisions made for the program.

    • Present the work of the Uganda program within the organization and particularly amongst Growth Countries, in the Country Director Working Group and to General Partners.

    • Be the face of OAF Uganda and present the program to external parties such as government, parastatals, donors and others.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    We are looking for a truly extraordinary professional with 7+ years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

    • Mission-driven individual that can 100% align with OAF’s values in putting farmers first.
    • Strong general management skills and ability to manage a wide range of topics across different teams. Experience in implementing financial efficiency measures strongly preferred.
    • Strong people management skills: The ideal candidate has managed 3+ people directly and led a team of 10+ people in previous roles. Please indicate your people management experience in your application.
    • Proven track record of leading and guiding teams to make high-level decisions in an effective manner. Please include 2-3 examples in your application of when and how you have lead and guided high-level decisions.
    • Strong leadership experience and ability to lead a team in setting a vision, annual strategy and goals and hold everyone accountable to it.
    • A willingness to commit to living in Jinja – this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.

    PREFERRED START DATE

    Flexible

    LOCATION

    Jinja, Uganda

    DURATION

    Full time role

    COMPENSATION

    Commensurate with experience

    BENEFITS

    Health insurance, housing, annual flights, and other quality of life benefits

    SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

    Yes

    Ugandans strongly encouraged to apply.


    How to apply:

    Please apply here


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  • 09/10/18--03:58: Thailand: Locum Nurse
  • Organization: UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
    Country: Thailand
    Closing date: 07 Oct 2018

    Result of Service

    1. UN staff are fit to carry out their duties and to travel, in order to achieve the goals of the Organization.
    2. Efficient and knowledgeable medical advice imparted to UN staff members and other clientele.

    Expected duration

    Start Date: As soon as possible or October 2018
    End Date: Individual contract duration will be discussed individually with the selected candidates.
    The individual contractor will be contacted in advance with regard to availability, when the need for a Locum Nurse arises.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Background:
    This position is located in the Medical Service, Human Resource Management Section, in the Division of Administration. The Medical Service serves as an occupational health service and on-site clinic for United Nations staff and others at the UN complex in Bangkok. The Service comprises one Medical Officer, one Nurse and one support staff. The Locum Nurse would stand in for the regular Nurse during absences from the office. Typically, the Locum Nurse would be called upon to serve half-days from two days to two weeks at a time, normally scheduled in advance. The individual contractor reports directly to the Medical Officer.
    Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Medical Officer, the Locum Nurse will:

    1. Assist the Medical Officer in all aspects of occupational health and clinical services to clientele of the Medical Service.
    2. Ensure preparedness of staff traveling on missions and re-assignment, including administration of appropriate vaccines for international travel. Explain malaria chemoprophylaxis to clients traveling to malaria zones, as well as information on travel health.
    3. Provide primary care and referrals for clientele making clinic visits.
    4. Administer medications and vaccinations.
    5. Assist the Medical Officer in administering physician examinations, electrocardiograms, vital sign checks and other related examinations.
    6. Offer guidance to clients on occupational health matters.
    7. Provide emergency care and life support in emergency situations.
    8. Perform other related duties as required.
      LOCAL ENGAGEMENT
      Engagement of the selected individual contractor is on a local basis. Candidates shall be engaged within commuting distance of the UNESCAP office, irrespective of nationality. The selected candidate is responsible for any expenses incurred to participate in the assessment process, and any costs related to travelling and relocating to the duty station in the event of an offer of employment.

    Qualifications/special skills

    Licenses & Certificates: National registration and license (e.g., Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, or other relevant certificate) is required.
    Skills: Strong communication and presentation skills required. Familiarity with standard computer/IT tools such as MS Office is required. Experience using other electronic tools and clinical databases is highly desirable.
    Academic Qualifications: University degree (B.S. or equivalent) in nursing, medicine, occupational health, public health or related field is required. Formal training in CPR and, preferably, in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support or equivalent emergency medical care is desirable.
    Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible clinical experience in nursing or related area. Experience administering immunizations, malaria prophylaxis, travel kits, etc., is desirable. Experience working in an occupational health setting is desirable. Experience working with inventory management including stock-taking, managing requisitions, and other medico-administrative matters is desirable. Experience working in a highly diverse multi-cultural, multilingual organization is desirable.
    Language: Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Thai language skills a distinct advantage.


    How to apply:

    Applicants must submit through the UN Inspira (system) on ESCAP's official jobs page. To apply, please follow this link: http://www.unescap.org/jobs


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