Social Specialist- Home based (multiple retainer contracts) , Multiple positions

Job categories Project Management, Security, Health, Safety and Environment
Vacancy code VA/2022/B0058/24006
Level ICS-10
Department/office FA, SSC, Shared Services Centre
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration 1 year, renewable upon satisfactory performance and budget availability
Application period 20-May-2022 to 10-Jun-2022

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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The Health, Safety, Social and Environmental (HSSE) management unit falls under the UNOPS SSC Group. It is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of environmental and social management good practices in UNOPS projects and operations. The HSSE unit also helps to set the environmental and social management policy and strategic direction of UNOPS in line with the UN common system standards and international best practices. 

A key component of the work of the HSSE unit is to provide tools and advice to make UNOPS projects more environmentally and socially sustainable throughout their project life cycle. This support includes carrying out or coordinating the carrying out of environmental and social due diligence and developing appropriate environmental and social frameworks for managing the projects. The environmental and social management for UNOPS projects also involves monitoring performance and addressing deviations from expectations. 

UNOPS is embarking on a process of adopting safeguards, based on international best practice, tailored to UNOPS and the range of projects it delivers. On social matters, UNOPS  is looking for technical expertise for preparing and/or implementing projects that may have impacts relating to  i) labor and working conditions; ii) community health, safety and security (including dam safety, security personnel and human rights); iii) grievance redress and accountability mechanisms; iv) stakeholder engagement and disclosure of information. The assignments may require short or long term travel to field locations in UNOPS operational sites depending on operational needs. 

Therefore, UNOPS requires the services of social specialists that shall be on retainer contracts to carry out short term work packages when required. 

Please note that the selected candidates who will successfully undergo the assessments will be offered a contract for 1 year (renewable) but proposed a work package only when a specific opportunity arises.

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Education:  An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalen...

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Contract type: ICA Contract level: I-ICA 2 Contract duration: 1 year, re...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications r...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
This vacancy is closed.


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