Vacancies

  • INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Vacancy No.

    UNRCCA/002/2017

    Deadline

    04 Sept 2017   

    Post-Title

    Political Affairs Assistant

    Level

    GS-5

    Organizational Unit

    Political Affairs Unit, UNRCCA

    Location

    Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

    VA Date:

    07 August 2017      

    Period of appointment

    Initial period of one-year with possibility of further extension, subject to the mandate and/or availability of funds

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Under the direct supervision of the Senior Political Affairs Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

     

    • Receives and processes information contained in communications and publications from different sources, including the press; maintains up-to-date knowledge of events relating to political issues in a specific area or subject matter.
    • Assists senior officers with preparing drafts, briefing notes, background papers and talking points.
    • Assists in preparing summaries of articles from a wide variety of sources and drafts a variety of correspondence, and section reports.
    • Monitors political, socio-economic, and other politically relevant developments in an assigned area.
    • Assists in providing input for political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programs.
    • Updates information in the databases that track project progress and provides other information relevant to the assigned area.
    • Keeps abreast of UN policies, including those related to Political Affairs work and takes part in Political Affairs trainings.
    • Assists and/or work closely with UNRCCA Public Information Unit in planning and coordination of activities related to organizing exhibits, media and outreach campaigns, press briefings and other special project and liaises with relevant internal and external stakeholders and counterparts, drafts and edits reports, production schedules, press releases and related texts and correspondence and other related activities, as/when required
    • Performs other related duties as required.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Training in Political Affairs/social work related is desirable. Training in communication, project monitoring, logistical, budgetary & administrative issues is an asset.

    Experience: At least five (5) years of related work experience in providing support work in political science, international relations, legal/paralegal, disarmament, security development management, conflict resolution or related work with NGOs, civil society organizations or working as a civil servant.

    Languages: Fluency in English and Russian (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of Turkmen is desirable.

    Other Skills: Sensitivity to the political, social and cultural environment and ability to adjust behavior accordingly; Awareness of population diversity and of its needs, including those vulnerable situations; Some knowledge of domestic legal system; Good understanding of how national institutions function; Some knowledge of fundamental human right principles; Awareness of mission mandate; Ability to gather, verify, evaluate information from a variety of sources; Ability to identify new and better approaches to work processes for incorporation in daily work,  Commitment to gender equality.

     

    UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES

    Professionalism: Demonstrated technical knowledge of human resources management. Ability to maintain accurate records, interpret/analyze a wide variety of data, and identify/resolve data discrepancies and activity problems. Practices discretion and observes confidentiality. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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

    Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates the appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    Communication: Speaks and write clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Ask questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; Demonstrate openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments, delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;

    Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client.

    APPLICATIONS

    Interested candidates should complete the attached United Nations Personal History form (P.11) and forward it electronically at the following e-mail address:bernovskaya@un.org or submit to the address: 43 Archabil Avenue, Ashgabat, 744036, Turkmenistan.

    Incomplete P.11s will not be processed.Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgment within two weeks from the deadline for submission of applications.

    Women candidates are encouraged to apply, and in the selection process, preference will be given to equally qualified women candidates.

     

     

    The necessity for ensuring the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity remain the paramount considerations in the employment of personnel. To ensure fairness and transparency, selection will be made on a competitive basis through a selection panel.

     

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

     

    Application period:
    07 Aug 2017 to 04 Sep 2017
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  • INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Vacancy No.

    UNRCCA/003/2017

    Deadline

    04 September 2017   

    Post Title

    Public Information Assistant

    Level

    GS-5

    Organizational Unit

    Public Information Unit/UNRCCA

    Location

    Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

    VA Date:

    07 August 2017      

    Period of Appointment

    Initial period of one-year with possibility of further extension, subject to the mandate and/or availability of funds

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    Under the direct supervision of the Human Rights Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Provides general office support; responds to information requests and inquiries; processes, drafts and finalizes correspondence and other communications; sets up and maintains files/records, organizes meetings, monitors deadlines, etc.
    • Coordinates administrative services, including preparing, monitoring and processing requisitions, service contracts and payment vouchers, coordinating special assignments and related travel authorizations, etc.
    • Provides specialized assistance to officers in the production and delivery of communications products and services, including collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and subsequent generation of reports.
    • Manages, updates, and further develops internal databases; generates content and updates daily website and social media platforms; drafts and edits original content; assists in design, development, and maintenance of Internet applications; generates a variety of statistical and other reports from various databases.
    • Researches, compiles and presents basic information for use in the preparation and production of communications products/services.
    • Serves as a photographic assistant by producing digital imaging, producing photo prints, and serving as a back-up photographer; write captions for UN photos.
    • Coordinates media coverage of important events; liaises with news and publications agencies, public relations firms, UN photographers, etc. to provide information on, upcoming meetings, briefings and special events and to ascertain coverage requirements; coordinates technical arrangements and organizes and allocates space for visiting news, photo, TV and film personnel; and evaluates and processes applications for UN security clearances/accreditations.
    • Participates in the planning and coordination of exhibits and special projects; liaises with relevant departments/agencies; drafts and edits reports, production schedules, press releases and related texts, and correspondence related to the planning and production of exhibits and special projects.
    • Using relevant computer software creates designs in the appropriate format for promotional and other material, e.g. brochures, presentational materials, announcements, and catalogs, etc.
    • Ensures availability and appropriate packaging of products for distribution at special events, exhibits, conferences, media functions, etc.
    • Assists in the production and editing of video/film projects, radio programmes or website projects; tracks all production material; produces scripts, cue cards, etc., selects and catalogues sound and visual materials for inclusion in productions, and obtains requisite clearances and copyrights; coordinates scheduling of commercial and internal production facilities; directs studio recordings and/or evaluates audio quality of recordings for inclusion in programmes.
    • Monitors the performance of digital audio workstations and other computer-based editing systems with respect to proper digital file management; review entries, file storage, retention and deletion practices to ensure consistent application of basic guidelines; identifies problems/issues and liaises with appropriate personnel for their resolution.
    • Identifies and prepares new material for inclusion in appropriate web pages and platforms by: researching various information sources for relevant material and cross-checking information with author offices as required; retrieving and downloading pertinent documentation and other information in requisite programming languages for Web format or inserting into database after determining appropriate categorization; preparing new pages, incorporating graphics as needed, using appropriate authoring tools and necessary programming languages; preparing and updating index of documents; posting documents on the UN web and/or development servers and ensuring the appropriate directory location; checking and testing for multiple browser support, etc.
    • Performs other duties as assigned

     

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

    Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in public communication, international broadcasting or related area.

    Languages: Fluency in English and Russian, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of Turkmen is desirable.

    Other Skills: Experience with field reporting is desirable. Hands-on practical experience in digital sound editing, Internet research, and electronic posting is an asset.

     

    UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES

    Professionalism: Demonstrated technical knowledge of human resources management. Ability to maintain accurate records, interpret/analyze a wide variety of data, and identify/resolve data discrepancies and activity problems. Practices discretion and observes confidentiality. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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

    Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates an appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    Communication: Speaks and write clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Ask questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; Demonstrate openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments, delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost, and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;

    Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client.

     

    APPLICATIONS

    Interested candidates should complete the attached United Nations Personal History form (P.11) and forward it electronically at the following e-mail address:bernovskaya@un.org or submit to the address: 43 Archabil Avenue, Ashgabat, 744036, Turkmenistan.

    Incomplete P.11s will not be processed.Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgment within two weeks from the deadline for submission of applications.

    Women candidates are encouraged to apply, and in the selection process, preference will be given to equally qualified women candidates.

     

    The necessity for ensuring the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity remain the paramount considerations in the employment of personnel. To ensure fairness and transparency, selection will be made on a competitive basis through a selection panel.

     

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

     
    Application period:
    07 Aug 2017 to 04 Sep 2017
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