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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Data visualisation intern

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:21 AM

Data visualisation intern

Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland, duration 3 months
General Background
UNHCR’s Bureau for Europe seeks a full-time intern to support the Communications and Information Management Unit with its digital and online presence. The team is looking for a creative individual with particular skills in building data-rich interactive websites.
The role for the intern will be to produce compelling interactive data visualisations, primarily for external audiences within an online platform. The intern will be responsible for the design and development of the website and will work under direct supervision of the Information Management Officer.
Main Duties
  • Design and develop an easy-to-use and visually appealing, interactive website for the Unit to display multi-dimensional datasets, including population statistics such as arrivals and / or asylum applications. This will include online mapping and other related data visualisation components, including charts.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating online dashboards and websites.
  • Design and production of related digital publications including reports, factsheets, infographics, dashboards and other ad hoc products.
  • Other duties may be assigned as design opportunities emerge.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Currently pursuing, or recently graduated from a software development or web design related degree.
  • Proficiency in HTML 5, CSS and JavaScript languages.
  • Experience designing and developing data driven, interactive websites.
  • Experience with data entry and management of large amounts of data.
  • Experience in software development and / or web design would be desirable.
  • Knowledge of GIS products such as Leaflet and charting libraries such as D3 and / or HighCharts would be desirable.
  • Knowledge of C# or PHP would be desirable.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Muse, Photoshop, InDesign, and / or Illustrator would be desirable.
  • Experience/familiarity with the UN system is an asset.
  • The applicant must be comfortable in a multicultural work environment.
  • The applicant should be a self-starter and able to organise their own work to meet tight deadlines.


How to apply

Please note that UNHCR does not compensate its interns. However, we ensure our interns acquire a rich experience that will help them in their future search for work and provide the necessary evaluation and recommendation letters.
Please email your covering letter, CV and/or factsheet to hqwoc@unhcr.org by 7th April 2017. Please make sure to include the date from which you are available to commence the internship.


by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:20 AM
The Age Gender and Diversity (AGD) approach has been part of UNHCR's efforts to ensure accountability towards persons of concern that we work with. Each year the AGD report and global analysis provides an annual overview of progress in meeting organisational standards for integrating UNHCR's AGD approach, including targeted actions for enhanced protection of individuals with specific needs. It specifically identifies thematic and regional trends, progress and good practice as well as constraints and gaps. It also provides recommendations to improving performance with regard to AGD mainstreaming. The report is presented to the Standing Committee each year with the aim of providing information on progress, areas of learning and constraints. With this purpose in mind, the 2016 AGD Accountability report is to be finalised. This report documents the implementation progress and gaps on AGD integration. It also documents steps taken to institutionalise accountability to affected persons, at the operational level.
Overall Purpose and Scope of Assignment:
The main purpose and scope of the assignment is to extract data, analyse information and write the draft report of the 2016 AGD Accountability Report. The final report and brief on the main findings will be prepared in time for UNHCR’s Standing Committee meeting to be held in June 2017. The report will provide high level analysis of trends, good practices, lessons learnts, gaps and constraints in AGD mainstreaming at the operational level. It will also provide recommendations for future areas of work. The report will highlight accountability practices embedded in UNCHR with the aim of increasing impact internally as well as externally.
The consultant will lead this task and ensure deadlines are met, specifically making sure that the AGD Accountability Report 2016 is finalised and printed in time for the June 2017 Standing Committee. The consultant will also make sure that timely consultations are done with relevant units, and will ensure that the final edited report is published. Given the current short staffing at the unit, the purpose of hiring the individual is to ensure timeliness in delivering a concise and useful report that of high level quality.
The consultant will also finalise a brief report on Focus AGD indicators, with the purpose of highlighting what is working well and what the existing gaps are.
Impact Indicator: AGD Accountability Report 2016 which presents challenges and progress in operational AGD implementation and accountability practises.
Performance Indicator and Work Plan:
Individual will report to the Senior Advisor (Gender Equality). Regular meetings will be held through telecoms and meetings.
Attend UNHCR’s Focus training – April 1st week
Extract information on AGD reports and COP's from FOCUS: April 7th
Analysis of trends from AGD reports. This will focus on themes and regions: April 14th
AGD report framework to be presented to the Gender Equality Unit: April 14th
First draft of the AGD report based on analysis: April 26th
Second draft after incorporation of input: May 8th
Final draft: May 30th
Finalise layout and design for the AGD Accountability Report. Liase with the designer as well as the printer to complete this: June 15th
Final approved and published AGD Accountability Report 2015: June 25th
Final report on AGD indicators: June 30th
Assistance with on-going AGD related work that the GEU may undertake: on-going throughout the consultancy

Interested applicants should submit:
  • their letter of motivation, addressing each of the personal requirements in the vacancy notice;
  • a completed UN Personal History Form (P11), including testimonials/degrees/certificates;
Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation and Personal History Form (P11), including testimonials/degrees/certificates to both HQDIPVAC@unhcr.org and HQAGD@unhcr.org indicating “Age Gender and Diversity Consultant” DIP/POS/006/2017 in the subject of the email latest 28 March 2017. P11 forms are available on www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc

Senior Finance & Admin Officer

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:19 AM
Background of Somalia NGO Consortium
The Somalia NGO Consortium is a voluntary mechanism that brings together local and international NGOs working in Somalia to encourage information sharing, cooperation, coordination and joint advocacy in order to better work together to improve the lives of Somalis affected by conflict, natural disasters, poverty. The Consortium aims to facilitate a more coherent NGO voice and assist NGO members to channel their concerns and suggestions to appropriate decision makers in the most effective format. Having already established itself in Nairobi, Garowe and Hargeisa, the NGO Consortium is in the process of establishing its presence in Mogadishu to better serve the needs of members present.
Overall objective
The purpose of the Senior Finance & Admin Officer is to manage all financial and admin support activities for the Somalia NGO Consortium.
Key Responsibilities
The Senior Finance & Admin Officer is a national position and reports to the Director and is part of the Somalia NGO Consortium team with offices in Mogadishu, Hargeisa, Garowe and Nairobi. The incumbent will work with Care International to ensure that all financial transactions are in accordance with CARE Somalia’s policies and procedures.
Specific Tasks:
Ensure that all financial transactions are in accordance with CARE Somalia’s and the Somalia NGO Consortium policies and procedures
  • Before posting an invoice the Finance Officer must ensure all documents have sufficient approval and signing authority
  • Check the mathematical accuracy of the transactions
  • Inspect the Purchase Requisition Form (PRF) to obtain the expense coding information
  • Determine whether the vendor has an outstanding balance and modify the entry to reflect the outstanding balance
  • Before posting a disbursement (cheque or cash) request form, you must determine whether; the request is adequately supported by documentation and has been properly approved
  • Before posting a Travel Expense Report (TER), will ensure that there is sufficient signature authority for payment
  • Scrutinize and ensure that all payments made are related to mission policy, are clearly documented and conforming to donor regulations
  • Review and ensure all salary and benefits payments for contract staff and consultants are valid and supported by current contracts
  • Review entries in PAMODZI related to the NGO consortium and ensure they are properly entered with correct account codes and fund codes
  • Liaise regularly with budget holders
Monitoring and collection of receivable and payable
  • Review all sub-ledger balances on a weekly basis and collect outstanding receivables
  • Ensure that reminders for all outstanding receivable are sent to staff responsible and make follow up on the collection
  • Ensure that all cash receipts are recorded and banked promptly and intact
  • Ensure that all deductions where applicable are done on a monthly basis
Treasury and Cash Management
  • Ensure strong internal controls are put in place on cash and bank management in all field offices
  • Ensure monthly bank reconciliations and regularly cash counts are done
  • Ensure that the sub-office has cash at all times and maintaining minimum balances in the accounts
  • Submit monthly cash flow needs on or before the due date
  • Prepare the cheques based on the register and submit them and “payment packages” to an authorized cheque signatory
  • Ensure that vendor statements are reconciled and records kept of what have been paid/outstanding
  • Ensure that statements are presented on a monthly basis for review
PAMODZI/People Soft Database Administration and Management
  • Set up and maintain chart of accounts segments after receiving instructions from Nairobi
  • Perform any other database administration and system administrator functions as may be advised by the Director and Care Finance Manager
Sub-Office Operations
  • Provide support to field staff, and work closely with them to ensure that financial information is accurate and up to date.
  • Facilitate the monthly closure of the financial transactions at the sub-office and ensure that the report is sent to Nairobi on or before the due date
  • Ensure that all sub-office finance related issues that may arise out of the monthly financial review are followed up and addressed conclusively
  • On a monthly basis prepare bank reconciliation
  • Ensure that the sub-office accounts for all cash receipts received on a monthly basis
  • Grants Management
  • Maintain a master budget for the NGO Consortium, update the funding situation and advise the management on any funding gap
  • Ensure timely budget proposals are done and in reference to the master budget
  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly budget verses actual reports are produced and discussed with the management
  • Ensure timely donor reports are done and are in compliance with the donor rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that there is a tracking log of funds available, proposals in pipeline, income and other relevant information
  • Analyse the phone bills, produce private bills for private usage and a summary report
  • Manage the purchase, distribution, use and repairs of all office equipment (e.g. computers and photocopier)
  • Ensure that all computers have appropriate software
  • Ensure that there is appropriate accommodation and furniture for both office and residential needs and that there is a valid lease contract
  • Negotiate any changes to the property contract, or improvements to the property, with INSO Somalia and the landlord
  • Manage all domestic arrangements. This includes both managing domestic staff and overseeing the day to day running of the house (e.g. monitoring costs)
  • Oversee all administrative filing and records, and archiving
  • Ensure that all major financial (or other) commitments with other parties are covered by a legal written agreement
  • Provide support to the office in all other administrative matters
  • Organize for the purchase and delivery of goods to support the office and its work
  • Receive and distribute goods in a professional manner (count goods in and out, make sure that paperwork is complete)
  • Oversee the stores
  • Ensure that all logistics and stores paper work is properly completed and stored (e.g. delivery notes, stock cards)
  • Provide support to the office in all other logistics matters
Other Duties
  • Ensure that all supporting documentation and audit information is prepared and ready for audit purposes
  • Ensure that all supporting documentation to donors’ is prepared and sent on a timely basis as may be required
  • Assist in the coordinating all that is required as and when either CARE USA or external auditors schedule audits for the sub-office
  • Supervision of the staffs
  • Travel to Somalia/Somaliland as and when required attending to and providing support and training on financial related issues
  • Support other functions within the NGO Consortium when required
Skills and Competences:
  • A Business related degree/diploma
  • A holder of a CPA II
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in accounting, with preference for additional experience in financial management
  • Understanding of computer applications in respect to basic accounting, payroll management, cash control, etc. At a minimum this would include an understanding of PAMODZI/people soft or any other accounting system and Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good supervisory skills and experience
  • Good communication skills in both verbal and written English
  • Prior experience of working with NGOs
  • Experience with handling confidential data
  • English (working language): fluent with excellent writing capacities
  • Knowledge of Somali would be of added benefit

Candidates who are interested in the position should send their applications online to info@somaliangoconsortium.org to be received no later than Friday, March 31st 2017, 6:00PM. The applicant should be titled “Senior Finance & Admin Officer” and should include the following:
  • Maximum one page expression of interest/cover letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 references
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Un (e) Administrateur (trice) Eau Hygiene et Assainissement, NOB, Maradi – Niger

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  5:18 AM

Un (e) Administrateur (trice) Eau Hygiene et Assainissement, NOB, Maradi – Niger
Si vous êtes une personne engagée, un professionnel créatif et passionné par des actions qui génèrent une différence durable en faveur des enfants, l'Organisation mondiale leader des droits des enfants aimerait avoir plus d'informations sur vous.
Depuis 70 ans, UNICEF est à l'œuvre dans 190 pays et territoires pour promouvoir la survie, la protection et le développement des enfants. Plus grand fournisseur Mondial de vaccins pour les pays en développement, UNICEF, soutient la santé et la nutrition des enfants, la promotion de l'eau potable et de l'hygiène, l'éducation de base de qualité pour tous les garçons et filles, et la protection des enfants contre les violences, l'exploitation et le SIDA. UNICEF est totalement financé par des contributions volontaires d'individus, d'hommes d'affaires, de fondations et de gouvernements.
UNICEF Niger est à la recherche d'un Ingénieur Sanitaire, au grade de NOB, pour son Bureau de Maradi.
  • But du poste et principales attributions
  • 1.1 But du poste
    Sous la supervision du Spécialiste de la Santé Maternelle et Infantile, basé à Maradi, responsable de la conception, la formulation, la gestion, l'exécution, le suivi et l'évaluation d'une stratégie de changement des comportements et de mobilisation sociale dans le domaine des activités des programmes d'hygiène et d'assainissement en appui au programme-pays.
    1.2 Principales attributions
  • Planification, élaboration et gestion des programmes/projets
  • Concevoir, gérer et animer la mise en œuvre du programme, du plan d'action et des activités d'hygiène et assainissement à travers la coordination et l'appui à la réalisation dans les délais et la mise à jour périodique de l'analyse de la situation, y compris des évidences sur les volets social et comportemental.
  • Formuler des recommandations pertinentes sur les stratégies opérationnelles dans les domaines de la communication participative, de la mobilisation sociale et du changement des comportements ainsi que sur les documents et les médias appropriés pour atteindre les publics cibles.
  • Promotion des objectifs mondiaux de l'UNICEF
  • Assurer le positionnement et le leadership de l'UNICEF Niger dans les domaines de l'hygiène et de l'assainissement. L'ingénieur Sanitaire aura des interactions régulières avec les Services techniques étatiques aux niveaux régional et local, avec les communes , les partenaires d'exécution et autres intervenants clés, afin d'influencer la création d'un environnement favorable à une meilleure coordination, suivi et évaluation pour un passage à l'échelle de la promotion de l'hygiène et de l'assainissement avec un focus sur l'ATPC et l'hygiène et l'assainissement dans les écoles et les centres de santé.
  • Gestion des connaissances
  • Promouvoir la gestion des connaissances par l'échange des connaissances, informations, analyses de situation, expériences ou les leçons apprises; promouvoir le partage des connaissances et des contributions techniques ou recommandations sur les grandes orientations du programme hygiène et assainissement et sur l'introduction de nouvelles initiatives afférentes dans le pays.
  • Élaborer des documents de capitalisation et des études de cas pour partager et diffuser les évidences sur l'ATPC.
  • Appui au renforcement des capacités/supports de communication du programme
  • Organiser et faciliter les séances de formation des services gouvernementaux, communes et partenaires de mise en œuvre.
  • En collaboration avec la section Communication pour le Développement (C4D), l'ingénieur sanitaire élabore les supports de formation et activités pour renforcer les capacités en matière de communication participative sur le changement des comportements, en mettant l'accent sur l'ATPC pour les principaux acteurs impliqués dans la planification, la mise en œuvre et l'évaluation des interventions menées dans le cadre du programme d'hygiène et assainissement avec un focus sur l'ATPC et des approches d'assainissement dans les écoles et centres de santé..
  • Concevoir des outils clés harmonisés pour le suivi périodique de la mise en œuvre de l'ATPC. Assurer la qualité, la cohérence et la pertinence des documents de communication qui sont élaborés, et diffusés aux communautés locales, communes, services techniques, autres partenaires et presse.
  • Communication, collaboration, établissement de réseaux et partenariat
  • Développer des partenariats avec diverses organisations de la société civile, les chefs traditionnels, les groupes religieux, les enseignants, les agents de santé et autres groupes organisés dans la communauté, afin d'orienter sur les objectifs du programme-pays et de solliciter leur implication dans la mise en œuvre du programme pays.
  • Promouvoir une meilleure compréhension des questions d'hygiène et assainissement en apportant une assistance ou en assurant la gestion d'un changement des comportements au niveau du pays et de la stratégie de mobilisation sociale en faveur de l'exécution efficace et efficiente du programme.
  • Gestion, exécution, évaluation et établissement des rapports des programmes.
  • Coordonner la collecte, l'analyse et l'évaluation des données clés pour assurer le respect et la réalisation des objectifs et recommander des mesures correctives, le cas échéant, pour l'atteinte des objectifs des programmes/projets.
  • Préparer des rapports de suivi et d'évaluation, conformément aux lignes directrices, méthodes et procédures établies. Fournir des avis techniques au personnel du programme, aux services techniques et autres partenaires, et coordonner et gérer les réunions d'évaluation d'étape du programme-pays, tels que les revues à mi-parcours, les réunions sur la stratégie, et les revues annuelles.
  • Assurer l'efficacité et l'exécution du programme grâce à une approche rigoureuse et transparente d'évaluation. Participer aux processus clés d'évaluation, aux revues du programme et aux réunions annuelles de revue sectorielle avec les contreparties gouvernementales. Assurer l'établissement des rapports annuels sur l'état du secteur.
  • Coordonner avec les contreparties gouvernementales la mise au point et l'utilisation appropriée de la communication pour le développement social visant aussi bien le changement de comportement individuel et l'action collective dans le domaine de l'hygiène et de l'assainissement.
  • Planification du budget et gestion des fonds du programme
  • Participer à et contribuer à la revue et à la planification budgétaire et du programme. Établir des plans de travail du programme, l'allocation des ressources, et suivre les progrès et la conformité.
  • Suivre l'allocation globale et le décaissement des fonds du programme, en veillant à ce que ceux-ci soient correctement coordonnés, contrôlés et liquidés.
  • Prendre les mesures appropriées pour optimiser l'utilisation des fonds du programme. Améliorer l'efficacité, la qualité et l'exécution du programme grâce à une approche rigoureuse et transparente de la planification, de suivi et d'évaluation du programme.
  • 2. Qualifications et compétences requises
    2.1 Qualification académique et expérience professionnelle
  • Etre de nationalité nigérienne;
  • Avoir un diplôme universitaire en sciences sociales/comportementales (sociologie, anthropologie, communication sociale, développement local, psychologie, éducation à la santé) avec une formation complémentaire sur les programmes d'eau, d'hygiène et d'assainissement, ou en génie de l'assainissement avec une formation complémentaire en éducation pour la santé ou en communication pour le développement (Communication de programme);
  • Avoir au moins deux (2) années d'expérience professionnelle à des niveaux de responsabilité progressifs en matière d'élaboration, planification et gestion des programmes d'hygiène et d'assainissement avec un focus sur le développement social, incluant plusieurs années dans des pays en développement, avec une expérience pratique de l'adaptation et l'application des processus de planification de la communication à des programmes spécifiques
  • La maîtrise du français et de l'anglais est exigée;
  • Une langue locale du lieu d'affectation.
  • 2.2 Compétences requises
  • Valeurs Fondementales
  • Engagement
  • Diversité et Inclusion
  • Intégrité
  • Compétences de Base
  • Communication
  • Travail en Equipe
  • Recherche de Resultats
  • Compétences Fonctionnelles
  • Direction et Supervision
  • Sens du Contact et du Réseautage
  • Application de l'Expertise Technique
  • Formulation de Stratégies et de Concepts
  • Persuasion et Influence
  • Esprit d'Initiative
  • 3. Localisation et durée du contratLe poste est classé dans la catégorie des Professionnels Nationaux (NO) au grade NOB de la grille de rémunération du Système des Nations Unies.
  • 4. Rémunération
  • Le contrat est d'une durée déterminée de deux (02) ans avec une possibilité de renouvellement. Le/la candidat (e) recruté (e) sera basé (e) à UNICEF Maradi.
    Seuls (es) les candidats (es) présélectionnés (es) seront contactés.
    L'UNICEF est engagé à promouvoir la diversité et l'inclusion au sein de son personnel, et encourage fortement les candidatures féminines et masculines de toutes origines nationales, ethniques et religieuses, y compris les personnes vivant avec un handicap, de postuler pour devenir un membre de notre organisation.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503504

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