Fresher UN Jobs – Associate Project Liaison Officer at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Organisation: United Nations
Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Vacancy Code: VA/2015/B5004/8182
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Grade Level: P2
Reports to: Information
Systems Development Coordinator
About UNOPS:
United Nations
Office for Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission is to expand the capacity of the
UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and
development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the
world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy
partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality,
speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international
financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes
significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.
About DFS – UNSOA:
The United
Nations Department of Field Support, Information and Communications Technology
Division (UN DFS-ICTD) is responsible for the delivery of applications that
satisfy the requirements of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and
Field Support (DPKO/DFS) missions as well as Special Political Missions (SPMs).
The United Nations Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA) is a field support
operation led by the United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) under UN
security Council Resolution 1863 (2009) mandated to deliver a logistics
capacity support package to AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia), as well
as to provide operational support to other East African missions. The logistics
package consists of equipment and mission support services, including ICT
infrastructure, systems and software applications in support of United Nations
peacekeeping operations, DFS and DPI in the region. UNSOA is headquartered in
Nairobi, Kenya with logistics operations facilitated through Mombasa, Kenya and
Mogadishu, Somalia. In addition, as a member of the East African Missions and
Region 2, UNSOA is a beneficiary of centralized ICT services provided by the
Regional ICT Services (RICTS) office of the Regional Service Centre Entebbe
(RSCE). These services include ICT Technical & Signals Training,
Applications Implementation, Autonomous ICT Communications, ICT Security &
Compliance, and Physical ICT Security and Surveillance. As per GA A/67/723,
there is no separate funding assessment made for the RSCE. Each mission
contributes a portion of its budget and personnel to enable the services of the
RSCE. UNOPS has been requested to assist in the implementation of this
activity.
Job Summary:  The Associate Project Liaison Officer will
primarily support the United Nations UNOPS Mission in the timely provision of
analytical input to and oversight of operations ICT projects in the IT Unit of
UNSOA. The incumbent will work in liaison with the Internal Communications
Officer to contribute to internal and external project communications.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the leadership of the Information
Systems Development Coordinator, the incumbent will assume the following
responsibilities:
·        
Significantly contribute to the development and
production of internal communications and awareness campaigns; define the
message and determine goals and the best methods for public presentation;
·        
Work closely with the Internal Communications
Officer to provide inputs to the development and production of internal and
external communications and marketing materials including newsletters,
multi-media presentations, brochures, articles, press releases and information
packages for print and on-line delivery;
·        
Ensure effective coordination within different
projects in order to maximize possibilities of collaboration related to the
project and its implementation.
·        
Routinely verify and validate projects execution,
ensuring adherence to standards and alignment with the financial agreements;
·        
Actively monitor budget implementation and
expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized level;
·        
Keenly track, review and verify monthly/quarterly
account reconciliations, proper recording of assets, payment requests and
invoices for payment;
·        
Prepare clear and concise written reports and
presentations for management;
·        
Manage staff recruitment and selection, performance
appraisals, attendance, equipment, travel, training and staff development;
·        
Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Information
Systems Development Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNOPS Associate
Project Liaison Officer should hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in
Communications, Marketing, Social Sciences or a related field.  Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree with a
combination of relevant academic qualifications and experience may be accepted
in lieu of a Master’s Degree.
·        
At least two years of relevant experience writing
various communications materials and related marketing documents.
·        
Prior exposure and experience working with
globally-dispersed project teams and working in a multi-project environment is
highly desirable.
·        
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
·        
Language: Fluency in
English is required. Knowledge of a second UN language is highly desirable.
Personal Competencies:
·        
Professionalism: Strong
communication research and analytical skills and ability to rapidly analyse and
integrate diverse information from various sources; up-to-date knowledge of
current ICT topics and issues; proven ability in information gathering, writing
and editing a variety of communications materials to very tight deadlines.
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.
·        
Client Orientation: Ability to
identify and analyze clients’ needs and develop appropriate solutions to the
business needs. Experience in working with contracted service providers in a
globally dispersed environment.
·        
Planning and Organizing: Ability to
organize, plan and implement work assignments, juggle competing demands and
work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines. Sound organization and
interpersonal skills, ability to coordinate teams of individuals with diverse
skills set.
·        
Communications: Proven ability
to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to advise and coach in the areas of expertise and effectively prepare
specifications and other written reports/documentation in a clear and concise
style.
·        
Teamwork: Strong
interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective
partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic
environment with sensitivity and respect. Work effectively in a cross
functional team and proactively educate and share knowledge with colleagues to
assist in their understanding and development of overall services.
How to Apply:
If interested
in joining the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the
aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create
profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system
Deadline: 17th August, 2015

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