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

Job categories Project Management, Security, Health, Safety and Environment
Vacancy code VA/2022/B0058/24020
Level ICS-11
Department/office FA, SSC, Shared Services Centre
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration 1 year, renewable upon satisfactory performance and budget availability
Application period 23-May-2022 to 13-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 Shared Services Centre (SSC) Group. It is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of HSSE good practices in UNOPS projects and operations in line with UNOPS policies, 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 socially sustainable throughout their project life cycle. Therefore it is necessary to carry out social development due diligence and to establish appropriate social development frameworks for managing the projects. The social development aspects of 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 expertise in the areas of  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.

Therefore, the organisation requires the services of senior social development experts 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. 

Functional Responsibilities May Include Assisting the Director of SSC ...

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

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Contract type: ICA Contract level: I-ICA 3 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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