Health, Safety, Social and Environmental Senior Assistant, Multiple positions

Job categories Project Management, Environment
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5304/24156
Department/office AFR, ETMCO, South Sudan
Duty station Pibor, Kapoeta, Melut, South Sudan
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-5
Duration Six (6) Months
Application period 22-Jun-2022 to 17-Jul-2022

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

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

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UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partner’s peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners’ needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Background Information – Project

Emergency locust Response Project (ELRP) 

On May 20, 2020, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved the Emergency Locust Response (ELRP) Program (MPA), a regional response to the Desert Locust (DL) crisis in Africa and the Middle East. The ELRP MPA financing envelope is up to US$500 million equivalent from IDA for countries to respond to the challenges posed by the DL invasion. The first phase of the ELRP MPA is financing US$160 million for the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Uganda, and Republic of Djibouti. A second phase of US$40 million is financing the Shock Responsive Safety Net for Locust Response Project in the Federal Republic of Somalia. 

On 08 June 20, 2021, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved the ELRP MPA Phase 3 project design for a US$53.7 million investment for South Sudan. After which the project was approved by the Bank Board on 25 October 2021.

The project’s development objective (PDO) is to respond to the threat posed by the locust outbreak and to strengthen systems for preparedness as well as to respond to the threat posed by the locust, protect and restore livelihoods and food security, and strengthen systems for preparedness. And thus this project is an emergency response project.

The project has 5 components, however, UNOPS will be contracted by (Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security) MAFS to implement sub component 2.1. This sub-component will provide emergency direct income support, in the form of unconditional cash transfers, to about 26,000 locust affected households to protect against livelihood and asset loss and meet their urgent food needs, smooth consumption gaps and enhance purchasing power for basic commodities. MAFS is the implementing agency/primary recipient for ERLP and also provides oversight of the safety net system being established under SSSNP, so it can also help coordinate between the two projects along with UNOPS. Thus the ELRP will leverage a lot on the SSSNP.

Under the overall supervision of the Project Management Support Officer – ...

Education/Experience  Secondary School Certificate  with 5 y...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: LICA 5 ...

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

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