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    Organization: Africa Rice Center
    Country: Côte d'Ivoire
    Closing date: 20 Feb 2017

    The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking a highly qualified Postdoctoral fellow in Agriculture and climate change to be based at AfricaRice, Bouaké.

    About AfricaRice

    AfricaRice is a CGIAR Research Center – part of a global research partnership for a food-secure future. It is also an intergovernmental association of African member countries.

    The Center was created in 1971 by 11 African countries. Today its membership comprises 26 countries, covering West, Central, East and North African regions, namely Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Uganda. AfricaRice headquarters is based in Côte d’Ivoire.

    Staff members are located in Côte d’Ivoire and also in AfricaRice Research Stations in Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

    Responsibilities

    The incumbent will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team to sustain and improve the productivity of rice-based systems in Africa in line with AfricaRice’s mission and mandate. S/he will lead activities on developing climate-smart rice technologies to contribute to local adaptation and evaluation and assess the technologies’ potential for diffusion at large scale in Burkina-Faso. The successful candidate will report to the Project Coordinator and to the Leader of the Sustainable Productivity Enhancement program.

    Specific tasks include (but are not limited to) the following:

    1. Evaluate water-harvesting capacities of Smart valleys approach and its impact on rice yields and farmers’ income;

    2. Analyze water saving potentials of Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) and its impacts on greenhouse gas emission, rice phenology, weed pressure and soil salinity;

    3. Analyze boundaries conditions for large-scale adoption of Smart valleys and AWD technologies by rice farmers in Burkina Faso;

    4. Support and contribute to training of students and post‐master fellows;

    5. Participate in professional meetings;

    6. Publish research results in peer‐reviewed, high impact factor journals and produce policy briefs;

    7. Develop annual research and project proposals, work plans and budgets in consultation with the Program Leader, the Project Coordinator and Team members;

    8. Provide administrative support to the Project Coordinator, including budget verification, communication, preparation of contracts, preparation of annual reports, etc.;

    9. Collaborate with other scientists in team –based research projects;

    10. Contribute to AfricaRice’s resource mobilization efforts;

    11. Undertake any other duties as required by the needs of the center.

    Qualifications/Selection Criteria

    Education: a PhD degree in Agriculture with a specialization in Climate Change;

    Work Experience: excellent background in climate change mitigation issues and options through soil and water management; expertise in the areas of inland valleys development and irrigation systems; field experience in both qualitative and quantitative research; excellent knowledge of statistical tools and packages for data analysis; excellent publication record; knowledge in crop modelling; work experience in Africa

    Language

    The candidate should communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.

    Terms and Conditions

    o This is aninternationally recruited position.

    o AfricaRice provides an attractive international salary and benefits package and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment.

    o The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility for renewal. The normal retirement age for internationally recruited staff at AfricaRice is 65.


    How to apply:

    Application procedure

    Expressions of interest (a full CV in MS Word format + supporting statement) including the names and addresses (telephone / fax / email) of three referees should be submitted online at the following address: https://africarice-cand.talent-soft.com/accueil.aspx.

    Applications will be considered until Monday, February 20, 2017.

    AfricaRice is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence in our operations and particularly welcome qualified applications from women, people living with disabilities and developing countries.

    AfricaRice thanks all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.AfricaRice.org


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  • 03/28/17--04:57: Mobilisation Strategist
  • Organization: 350.org
    Closing date: 24 Apr 2017

    We’re building a global climate movement.

    Eight years ago 350.org was founded by a group of university friends in the U.S. along with author Bill McKibben, who wrote one of the first books on global warming for the general public. Today, our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.

    We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. To support us in this, we are now excited to be seeking our first Mobilisation Strategist. We are looking for a creative social change agent who knows how to create mass mobilisation moments and spark crises that bring new people in to the climate movement and result in new opportunities for breakthroughs on climate. The successful candidate will thrive on working in multi-cultural teams and have a flair for getting groups to align on new ideas and take risks.

    Reporting to the Programme Director, the Mobilisation Strategist will be responsible for developing our ability to create disruptive moments and interventions, generating new opportunities for step change on climate. This role is a mix of coming up with creative ideas yourself, as well as facilitating, training, and coordinating our teams to think and act in this direction. Other key responsibilities include first class management to help people implement new ideas in diverse contexts; high level project-management; and being an integral member of 350.org’s senior programme team.

    The ideal candidate will be an experienced mobiliser and group leader with limitless creativity. You will be an accomplished manager of both projects and people. You will also be able to demonstrate experience in creating disruptive mass mobilisation moments to bring in new people to a movement and create a crisis that enables campaigns to reach their goals more quickly. Experience with collaborative group processes, and of working across a variety of cultures, will be distinct advantages. As we’re expanding our work into global south/developing regions, this role will significantly benefit from someone with strong experience working in such contexts.

    To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidatesquoting reference 2902. The deadline for applications is 9am BST on Monday 24th April 2017.

    Position Type: Full-time; Compensation: Competitive compensation based on experience; Location: Preference for European-African timezones, but flexible for the right candidate.

    350.org wants to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone’s treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out its work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to women, people of any ethnic background, people of any age, Indigenous people, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer people, disabled people, and other under-represented communities in our kind of organisations – including communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.


    How to apply:

    To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidatesquoting reference 2902. The deadline for applications is 9am BST on Monday 24th April 2017.


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

    Result of Service

    Detailed work assignments and expected outputs will be discussed with SMP Project Manager upon final selection.

    Expected duration

    As soon as possible. The initial period of the contract is 12 months with possibility of extension, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote regional cooperation for inclusive economic and social development in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP's role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership, through its analytical, normative and technical cooperation, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.
    This position is located at the Seismic Mitigation Project (SMP) Project Management Office within Division of Administration (DA) the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand. The Architect/Space Planning Consultant works under the direct supervision of the Project Manager of the SMP and overall supervision of the Director of Division of Administration
    The Architect/Space Planning Consultant will be responsible for the following duties:

    1. Provides substantive advice to project manager, considering industry and organizational best practice, on the establishment and implementation of open work space and flexible workspace strategies;
    2. Assists in the development of standards and guidelines for the effective utilization of space and the implementation of open work space and flexible workspace for proposed and current office space at the UN ESCAP complex;
    3. Assists in outreach and change management activities, including providing guidance on information and training materials, making presentations to all staff and coordinating workshops;
    4. Undertakes client survey initiatives, guides design of data collection instruments, reviews and collates responses, identifies problems and initiates follow up actions;
    5. Meets with all clients to establish a detailed analysis of their business profiles and space requirements and coordinates client needs with the lead design consultant;
    6. Coordinates, analyses and advises on the planning, design and construction of all internal office space reconfiguration, related office moves as well as all space planning for the proposed and current office space at the UN ESCAP complex;
    7. Reviews design proposals, drawings, presentations and other related documentation submitted by the lead design consultant to ensure compliance with project scope and contract compliance;
    8. Determines space allocations for swing space and coordinates related relocation of furniture and equipment;
    9. Guides preparation and reviews all floor plans and re-configurations developed by the lead design consultants to ensure compliance with client needs and contract specifications;
    10. Assists the Project Manager in all aspects of contract administration on design, construction and alterations and related contracts, which includes planning, preparing scope of work and estimating overall cost, reviewing requisitions, providing technical evaluation, monitoring contract compliance, and verifying invoices for payment;
    11. Monitors the performance of professional firms and construction contractors to assure completion of design and construction on time, within budget, at highest quality;
    12. Provides technical analysis of professional firm or construction contractor qualification documentation, evaluating technical proposals for design or construction work;
    13. Performs other duties as required.

    Qualifications/special skills

    Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in architecture and/or interior design or related field of engineering 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.
    Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in architecture, office space planning and construction for a large multi-use complex, is required. Supervisory experience and experience in contract/ project management are also required. Experience in change management for large/complex projects is desirable.
    Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage. Thai language is not essential although it would be considered advantageous.

    Additional Information

    Payment by shall be made on a monthly basis at THB 80,000.00 per month


    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: 24 Oct 2018

    Under the overall leadership of the Executive Secretary of ESCAP, the incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Executive Secretary for Sustainable Development of ESCAP.

    Responsibilities:

    Under the overall leadership of the Executive Secretary of ESCAP and the direct supervision of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Sustainable Development of ESCAP, the Director of Social Development Division will be responsible for the following functions:

    • Leads, supervises and carries out the strategic direction of the Division under his/her responsibility derived from the commitments agreed upon through relevant United Nations inter-governmental processes, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and regional mandates, with the aim to promote change at the policy and institutional levels particularly those involved in the formulation, implementation and management of social development policies and programmes.
    • Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation for intergovernmental bodies and other policy-making organs, including the development of high quality reports and presentations, as appropriate. Improves, rationalizes and streamlines existing methods of work with a view to enhancing the effective functioning of intergovernmental and expert bodies, including the work of the Committee for Social Development. Reports to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/ substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports
    • Prepares the work programme of the Division, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery. Implements the work programme of the Division; oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Division; ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion.
    • Oversees the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Division, 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 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 Division and across organizational boundaries.
    • Ensures that the research and publications produced by the Division maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures, through substantive reviews, that all outputs produced by the Sections under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates. Promotes and produces knowledge products with focus on the conduct of applied research, analysis and the dissemination of knowledge products on social development that provide policy options and strategies as a basis for evidence-based decision-making by Governments.
    • Provides advisory services, training activities and technical assistance to developing countries, including those in special situations, to build national capacity, including through sharing of policy options, experiences and good practices in the context of the transfer of knowledge and skills on a range of social development issues and through South-South cooperation.
    • Represents the Division at international, regional or national meetings. and provides programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue Leads and supervises the organization of meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive issues. Manages the substantive preparation and organization of such meetings or seminars.
    • Co-ordinates with all relevant ESCAP Divisions, agencies and bodies of the United Nations system working on areas related to the Division’s programme of work to promote synergies between the ongoing activities and work, make the linkages between global and national actions and maximize impact of work in the region.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Requirements:

    Academic Qualification: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in sociology, economics, social sciences, public policy, demography, public administration, or related field. A recognized 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 the field of socio-economic development, research and policy related to social protection, population dynamics especially ageing, inequality, migration, gender and women’s economic empowerment or related field. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining professional networks required. Experience in leading and managing sizable and diverse work units is required. Experience in working with and developing reports for inter-governmental fora desirable. Research and analysis in the above fields as demonstrated through authored peer-reviewed publications is desirable. Relevant professional experience in the Asia and the Pacific region as demonstrated by living and working in the region outside of home country highly 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: 16 Nov 2018

    This position is located in the ESCAP subregional office for South-East Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. The Senior Economic Affairs Officer reports to the Executive Secretary of ESCAP.

    Responsibilities

    The Senior Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following functions:

    Economic or sectoral analysis

    •Leads and oversees the implementation of and reporting on the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action, in close coordination with UN agencies and ESCAP Divisions. •Supports ESCAP Divisions to develop projects, initiatives and activities for the implementation of the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action and Regional Road Map for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, helping to ensure these respond to ASEAN needs and requirements and are coordinated with ASEAN sectoral and other bodies. •Provides direct substantive support and coordinates closely with ASEAN Secretariat and the Committee of Permanent Representative to promote closer relationship between ASEAN and ESCAP and other UN agencies that are part of the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action and the Regional Road Map for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. •Leads, monitors and analyses progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda/SDGs and the ASEAN Vision 2025/Blueprints to identify gaps, issues, opportunities and constraints for successful implementation of both agendas. •Builds capacities to develop and implement the actions contained in the ASEAN-UN Comprehensive Plan of Action and the Regional Road Map for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. •Promotes communities of practice for knowledge sharing and networking in the subregion. •Establishes and maintains close contact with officials of relevant government departments in the countries of the subregion to exchange views, collect and disseminate information on inclusive development and on strengthening South-South cooperation within and beyond the subregion and responds to requests for assistance or advice on economic and sustainable development issues and policies. •Maintains close linkages with the Resident Coordinators, United Nations Country Teams, as well as with civil society organizations and other development partners in the subregion with the aim to strengthen subregional cooperation and collaboration for the implementation of the ASEAN-UN POA, the ASEAN Vision 2025 and the Regional Road Map for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. •Provides substantive analytical inputs, at the subregional level, for the preparation of position papers, reports and ESCAP flagship publications on economic and sustainable development issues. •Plans, organizes and services intergovernmental meetings and other group activities related to the work of the subregional office and prepares position papers and reports. •Supports ESCAP Headquarters in advocacy and capacity-building events with ASEAN and other sub-regional organizations and mechanisms. •Prepares reports, briefings and presentations on sustainable development and economic issues for specialist or non-specialist audiences.

    Requirements:

    Education : Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, social development, sustainability 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 ten years of progressively responsible experience in in policy analysis, formulation and/or policymaking in economic, social, sustainable development fields. Experience with implementation, and programme management is required. Work experience at the international level demonstrated by work outside of home country is required. Working experience in the Asia-Pacific region, preferable in the subregion is highly desirable. Experience working with ASEAN and its intergovernmental and technical processes and mechanisms is desirable. Experience in advocacy work and establishing partnerships with key stakeholders is desirable.

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

    Apply by: 16 November 2018


    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: 16 Nov 2018

    This position is located in the Sustainable Socioeconomic Transformation Section, in the Social Development Division.

    Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Sustainable Socioeconomic Transformation Section and the overall supervision of the Director of the Social Development Division, the Social Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    Social Analysis • Participates in the analysis of social development issues with a focus on social protection, inequality and poverty reduction at the regional and national levels; undertakes empirical research and analysis of trends and developments and related policy under the section's purview. • Develops indicators and methodologies for review and evaluation of specific topics relating to social protection, inequality and poverty reduction. • Liaises and partners with key stakeholders including policymakers, experts from research institutes and academia, and organizations of the UN system, to discuss socio economic development issues, in particular on issues related to social protection, inequality and poverty reduction. • Assists in the planning, organizing and servicing of technical and ad hoc expert group meeting; drafting reports and preparing summaries of meetings. • Represents the work unit at international and other meetings; organize and participate in working groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on social and economic development related matters. • Prepares/contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts reports or sections of analytical reports, studies, background papers, parliamentary documents, briefings, correspondence, etc.

    Intergovernmental support • Provides support to intergovernmental processes dealing with social development issues by: preparing inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies; following intergovernmental meetings and preparing summary reports; preparing inputs to statements by members of the bureau and Secretariat staff to such meetings; assisting in the organization of panels, round tables, etc. on social development issues for intergovernmental processes. • Provides support to governments and other key stakeholders in the formulation of national policies and programmes related to social protection, inequality and poverty reduction.

    Technical Cooperation • Organizes expert group meetings, seminars and other meetings on social integration related issues, including activities to build national capacity in the Asia-Pacific region. • Undertakes missions to member States as part of the Organization's technical cooperation activities and/or in support of the work programme. • Organizes and conducts training seminars for government officials, national experts on social development issues, in particular on issues related to social protection, inequality and poverty reduction. • Monitors, backstops and assesses the implementation of technical cooperation programmes and projects in the field of social integration.

    General • Carries out programmatic/administrative tasks, including preparation of budgets, reporting on programme performance and preparation of input for results-based budgeting. • Prepares statements and presentations on social and economic issues and other duties as required. • Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the section's and division's work.

    Requirements:

    Education :

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in sociology, economics, or other relevant social science 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 socio-economic development and analysis of developing countries is required. Experience in conducting quantitative research in designing and performing studies on social development issues is highly desirable. Experience in drafting reports and studies on socio-economic issues, in particular on issues related to inequality and vulnerable groups in an international environment is desirable.

    Languages :

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

    Apply by: 16 November 2018


    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: 26 Dec 2018

    The post is based in the Subregional Office for the Pacific (SOP) in Suva, Fiji. The Office provides a subregional platform that links the work of ESCAP and the needs of the Pacific island developing States in their efforts to achieve sustainable development.

    Responsibilities

    Under the overall supervision of the Head of SOP, the incumbent will have the following duties and responsibilities:

    •Monitors economic developments in the Pacific, particularly related to follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations. •Designs and conducts studies of selected issues in economic development and the development and use of economic indicators for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. •Develops policy recommendations pertaining to national planning and statistical systems for follow-up and review of economic development in the Pacific. •Formulates proposals for development strategies, policies and measures for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and other fora. •Organizes expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on economic issues related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. •Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff. •Represents organizational unit at international, regional and national meetings. •Designs and monitors technical cooperation projects. •Undertakes missions to member states, either alone or as a participant in a diverse team, as part of the Organization’s technical cooperation activities. •Prepares global, regional, national or sector analyses that provide a basis for advising national governments on economic development issues. •Conducts training seminars and workshops for government officials and others. •Formulates technical modalities for the evaluation of individual technical cooperation projects. •Supports junior staff, reviewing their work and providing feedback. •Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s service. •Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.

    Requirements

    Education : Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, statistics, social science or a field related to sustainable development. A 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 or sustainable development research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic and social development monitoring and statistical capacity development or related area. Expertise in the areas related to indicator development and use in policy formation is desirable. Experience working on sustainable development issues in the Pacific is an advantage.

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

    Apply by: 26 December 2018


    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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