USAID Project Management Specialist (WASH)

USAID Main Project Office - Ethiopia Read II, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia USAID - Ethiopia STATEMENT OF DUTIES:General Statement of Purpose of the ContractA USAID Program Management Specialist (PMS) – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is required for USAID/Ethiopia’s Economic Growth and Transformation Office (EG&T). The PMS-WASH Specialist, based in Addis, Ethiopia, will provide program management and technical support for USAID WASH-related programs in Ethiopia.The PMS-WASH is expected to guide, coordinate, manage and monitor specific portions of the expanding and high-profile WASH portfolio of activities in Ethiopia, leading to successful outcomes without significant supervision. The PMS-WASH must also interact with a range of colleagues involved in the sector, while maintaining oversight of sector impacts and ensuring efficient use of resources. The position will require initiative, resourcefulness and sound judgment.The PMS-WASH will 1) design and manage targeted Mission programs…

Communications Intern

UNOPS ETOH Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

BACKGROUND INFORMATION - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION - JOB-SPECIFIC

Established in 2009, UNOPS Ethiopia Office has been providing services to various partners, including the government of Ethiopia, UN agencies such as WHO, UNHCR and WFP, and other international organizations. In 2014, the UNOPS Executive Director decided to establish the UNOPS Ethiopia Multi Country Office(EMCO), which manages and coordinates the UNOPS activities in Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti.

UNOPS EMCO activities range from tailor-made administration, operations, human resources and logistics support for implementation of development and humanitarian projects; infrastructure and procurement management services; and advisory services to partners to facilitate effective procurement, supply and financial management.


The intern will work in the Partnership and Communication unit under the direct, overall supervision of Partnership and Communication Team Leader and will assist in producing a range of print, online publications and visibility items.
 

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Writing news stories, newsletters, fact sheets;

  • Supporting any media relation activity;

  • Liaising with Ethiopia Operational Hub and country office focal points and project managers to secure information and images for communications materials;

  • Assisting with the distribution of communications products;

  • General administration and support;

  • Reporting to and perform other duties as requested by the communication focal point.

  • Assist with coordination and organization of internal and external events. Participate at meetings and events, as required.

  • Designing graphics with drafting a range of visual materials, including banners and flyers using Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe indesign

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Education requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Communications, Political Science, Developmental Studies, Social Studies, IT, or other relevant fields. Masters Degree in the fields is an advantage. 
  • Certification in graphic design using Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe in-design is required.
Language
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.
Experience
  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience.
  • Applicants should have graduated from the above stated fields within three (3) years prior to the applications date of the internship.




COMPETENCIES

  Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

CONTRACT TYPE, LEVEL AND DURATION

Contract type:Internship Contract level: Intern
Contract duration: 6 months



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