Internship Opportunity at WFP Headquarters in Italy

 

Image Credits: wfp

Image Credits: wfp

Deadline: May 20, 2015

Location: Rome, Italy.

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position with the WFP Government Partnerships Division. The position will be based at WFP Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The Internship will be for an initial period of six months starting from June to November 2015.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the amount of US$700 per month depending on the duty station.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, travel to and from WFP internship location, necessary visas and costs related.

Application Process:

Go to: http://www.wfp.org/about/vacancies/internship

  • Step 1: Create your online CV.
  • Step 2: Click on the hyperlink to view the current opening(s) and “Apply” to submit your application(s).

NOTE: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this Internship.

Internship Provider: World Food Programme​.

Visit Official Page for more information and how to apply

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Graduate Trainee Vacancies at Total Kenya

image Credits: Total

image Credits: Total

Description
Total Kenya is constantly looking for new talent to reinforce its workforce. If you are looking for a career that will take you far in your personal and professional life, Total is the place to be; whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional

Graduate Management Trainees

The Total Group is a leading international oil company with operations in 130 countries. In Kenya, it has a marketing and distribution network covering the entire country.

 

Total Kenya Limited is seeking to recruit young Graduate Management Trainees (GMT) to

Enhance its future talent pool. The trainees will join a diverse team of professionals in delivering high quality products to customers and long term value to shareholders. Initially, the Trainees will undergo a six (6) month training program. Thereafter, the training contract could be renewed subject to individual’s overall performance, up to a maximum of eighteen (18) months. Selected Trainees will also be given an opportunity to participate in an exchange program outside the country. At the end of the training program, the Trainees will be evaluated for permanent employment within the Company depending on opportunity.

We are interested in candidates who have attained a minimum Upper 2nd Class Honours’ Degree from recognized institutions within the last two (2) years in any of the following disciplines;

  • Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or Mechatronic Engineering or related disciplines;
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, Communications, Laws (LLB), or related business fields;
  • Candidates with additional qualifications will have an added advantage.

In addition, candidates should have the following qualities;

  • Intellectually curious and a self-starter;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Team player and leadership qualities;
  • Must also be computer literate.

If you are interested in this opportunity,please follow this Link here to apply

Call for applications : Be a Software Developer for Free

Are you a promising and determined young woman or man looking to become a software developer? Do you have what it takes to become a world-class developer? If so, consider applying to the Andela Fellowship, a 4-year, paid professional opportunity to learn from and work with some of the world’s leading technology companies.
Successful applicants are invited to participate in a free, two-week-long Boot Camp led by senior developers educated at some of the world’s top engineering schools. Andela Boot Camps are some of the most rigorous training experiences in the world. At the end of each Boot Camp, successful candidates are invited to participate in an extended developer training program which will lead to a job offer as a full-time Andela Fellow within 3 months. During this extended developer training program you will be paid while you receive 1000 hours of training and instruction in full-stack (front-end and back-end) development skills. If you get through this intensive developer training program you will then be admitted into the Andela Fellowship.
The Andela Fellowship is a new kind of academic experience. It’s sort of like a university, except instead of paying tuition, you’re earning an income. We place you on client projects with global technology companies as you continue your training to ensure you are equipped to meet the evolving needs of the industry.

WORTH
• Boot Camp (2 weeks): This is a free two-week-long training where you will gain valuable programming skills. When it’s over, the highest-performing participants will receive job offers to join Andela full-time as Andela Fellows.
• Immersion Training (3 months): During a three-month-long immersion training program, you will receive a monthly stipend and 1000 hours of training. After three months of training, you’ll be qualified to work on client projects with top technology companies as an Andela Fellow.
• Andela Fellowship: At the end of Immersion Training, employees will be eligible for continued training and employment with Andela over four years as an Andela Fellow. After the four year program, Andela Fellows can be expected to; start technology companies, work directly with client companies as employees or continue to help train more competent software engineers as Andela.

ELIGIBILITY Young person

DEADLINE : 18th January, 2015

To apply and for more information visit here

Vacancy Announcement – Specialist – P3

Credits: Unosat

Credits: Unosat

Unit/Department:  UNOSAT / Research Department

Type of contract:  Fixed-term

Date of issuance:  28 November 2014

Deadline for applications:  27 December 2014

Duty Station:  Nairobi, Kenya

Duration of contract:  12 months (renewable based upon performance)


Remuneration

In accordance with the UN rules and regulations.

Background

UNOSAT is the operational satellite applications programme of The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR); it is a technology-intensive programme active since 2000 in applied research and innovative applications relating to geospatial information technology and satellite analysis. UNOSAT also delivers tailor made training courses on the use of geo-information technologies for disaster risk management, humanitarian aid, human security, territorial planning and environmental monitoring.

The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya. The incumbent will be tasked to support training and capacity development activities for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and perform UNOSAT liaison functions for the east Africa region.

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships

The position is located in Nairobi at the United Nations Office in Nairobi compound, Gigiri. The Specialist works under the supervision of the Manager of UNOSAT and works in close collaboration with the Training Specialist under her/his technical supervision on matters related to training and capacity development, as well as in close coordination with other staff and individual contractors in the Programme.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Training Specialist and within delegated authority, the Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Act as the regional liaison and focal point for UNOSAT in the East African region by
    • representing the Programme in all relevant fora and actively promote its expertise to national, regional and international organizations operating in East Africa;
    • contributing to fund-raising for the Programme by identifying potential projects and activities and develop proposal for funding;
    • carrying out missions to the region and externally to promote the Programme, and learn from other initiatives;
    • writing monthly activity reports to the UNOSAT Manager and Training Specialist identifying priority actions for ongoing activities and new project potential;
    • engaging with media when relevant following acceptance by UNOSAT Manager;
  • Ensure implementation and reporting of capacity development activities for IGAD and IGAD member states by
    • organizing, implementing and contributing to, under the technical supervision of the UNOSAT Training Specialist, all relevant work including training sessions, workshops, daily running of project activities, project reporting, training preparation, outreach, publication of news stories, printing of material, carrying out missions as needed for optimal results of activities;
  • Contribute to UNOSAT mapping and rapid mapping, in-field assessment in crises by
    • developing institutional settings and partner networks for mapping activities in the East Africa region, in close collaboration with the UNOSAT focal point for mapping;
    • being able to deploy to field missions in the region in support to mapping activities;
    • ensuring targeted and wide distribution of UNOSAT mapping products to all relevant actors in the region;
    • demonstrating in-field crowd sourcing and data collection tools for wide adaptation in the region;
    • promoting UNOSAT rapid mapping and inform of procedures for activation;
    • supporting potential establishment of joint mapping activities with partners in the region;
    • undertaking user-surveys of UNOSAT mapping beneficiaries in the region;
  • Contribute to generating additional research studies and other activities, including environmental, humanitarian and human security oriented initiatives with national and international partners by
    • actively participating in existing networks and pro-actively targeting potential partners and donors interested to support UNOSAT activities, including traditional services;
    • exploring potential for new services and activities;
    • identifying users and donors for remote project monitoring service and follow up with these regionally;
  • Performing other duties as required

Results Expected

The result of the work of the incumbent is of strategic importance to the Programme given the increase in demand of UNOSAT products, services in the areas of capacity development, technical assistance, training and mapping & analysis – in particularly as relates to regional initiatives. The work of the incumbent has direct impact on the Programme in following areas, in order of importance: (a) UNOSAT training and related regional and in-country capacity development activities; (b) partnerships and collaborations with key institutions relevant to training, capacity development, mapping & analysis; (c) outreach activities to inform of full range of UNOSAT expertise to related actors, including beneficiaries, donors and media in the region; (d) promote in-field data collection and crowdsourcing tools.

(a) The work of the incumbent is expected to result in successful delivery of training and capacity development initiatives based on the experience of the Programme and user requirements. Close collaboration and follow-up with relevant actors is essential for such success, which will be documented through monthly and project specific reporting.

(b) The second result is the oversight and development of the network of strategic contacts and partnerships with concerned entities within and outside the UN system including Non-Governmental Organizations, Government entities, regional and international organizations, universities and research centres.

(c) The third set of results is the substantive contribution to UNOSAT outreach activities and information on available expertise at UNOSAT for successful acceptance of new projects based in the region and elsewhere.  Included in this result is the support to the Programme fund raising efforts with draft project proposals and other written contributions such as background papers, analyses, sections of reports and studies, and inputs to publications. The provision of information to media on UNOSAT expertise and output also contributes to this set of results.

(d) The fourth expected result is to substantially support applications and undertake demonstrations of new technologies for in-field data collection, including crowd-sourcing tools and specialist tools for Disaster Risk Reduction, damage assessment and project monitoring.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the use of space technologies for disaster risk management. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including  familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; is able to coordinate effectively teams composed of various colleagues working on a specific task; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; very good inter-personal skills and a demonstrated capacity to deal with colleagues and counterparts from different backgrounds, and proven ability to function in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnical environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Planning & Organizing: Based on the guidance received from the Manager and the Training Specialist in charge of training and capacity development, develops clear objectives that are consistent with agreed strategic goals; identifies priority activities and assignments with minimal supervision; adjusts priorities and formulates plans as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time and resources efficiently.
  • Accountability: Acts in full consultation and in compliance with instructions from the Manager and the Training Specialist in charge of training and capacity development, takes responsibility for delegated assignments; is accountable and trustworthy on administrative and financial matters requiring professional discretion and restraint; honors commitments by delivering outputs within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports colleagues and takes personal responsibility for her/his own shortcomings and shares successes with the team where applicable.
  • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of technology development and training methodology and delivery techniques; understands applicability and limitations of satellite technology; possesses sound knowledge of remote sensing and satellite data; shows willingness to learn new technology applications.

Qualifications

Education: Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in one or more of the following: geography, environment or other equivalent related technical field; sound knowledge of political science, urban and development planning; specialized training in development planning and project monitoring is considered an important asset.

Experience: A minimum of five to seven years of progressively responsible experience at the international level in the fields of environment, geographic information, disaster risk reduction and any other relevant fields; demonstrated experience in project and programme design and implementation including at country level; good understanding of the fields of disaster risk reduction, humanitarian affairs, crisis response and recovery, and development cooperation; demonstrated proficiency in coordinating the organization and implementation of training courses and in-country projects in GIS related topics in East Africa; experience in interacting with training and academic partners and regional entities.

Languages: Fluency in English is required; knowledge of another UN official language and local East African languages are an advantage

UNITAR shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).

English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  Priority will be given to the applicants from the under represented regions at UNITAR. There will be a probation period of 3 months.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Only complete applications will be considered.  A letter of motivation as well as the P11 form/ Curriculum Vitae are to be sent to: estaffing@unitar.org

UN staff members must submit copies of their latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) report at the time of application.

Geospatial Technologies Job Opportunity at International Committee Of The red Cross

Credits: ICRC

Credits: ICRC

Deadline : 17th of December 2014,

 

 Location: Headquarters

 Job Title :GIS and satellite imagery analyst

Harnessing GIS, Satellite imagery and other new technologies for Protection Work – 100 % – Permanent contract – Male or Female

Purpose of the post

The Protection Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is seeking an experienced practitioner to lead the development of the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including Satellite Imagery and other new technologies, for protection work in the field. He/she is responsible for operational and research mapping and geospatial analysis related to protection issues.

The holder of the position develops data visualization tools and methodologies and provides guidance to the teams using them in the field, integrating available technologies into ICRC’s response, particularly with regard to the ICRC’s protection action in emergency situations. He exploits satellite images and provides analysis in the form of written reports and GIS products.

He also leads the development of the use of other new technologies and methodologies, such as crowdsourcing, to improve our protection response.

The position requires solid technical skills, GIS knowledge and image analysis training and experience.

 

Main responsibilities

As a team member of the Protection of Civilians Unit and working in cooperation with the GIS team in the Assistance Division and in the field, the Analyst conducts and supports geospatial data processing, data management and analysis. He/she is responsible for:

  • Designing, developing or adapting, managing and maintaining tools and methodologies for the use of spatial data and geodatabase technologies in relation to protection issues.
  • Generating maps and imagery-derived products, attributing GIS data to support documentation of protection issues documented in the field.
  •  Exploiting satellite imagery to support remote documentation of protection concerns.
  • Advising, training and coaching staff working, in order to enable them to incorporate the use of visual data, satellite imagery analysis and geo-referencing into their protection activities.
  • Maintaining contacts with networks of practitioners and other humanitarian organisations, to share experience and good practices and where possible develop partnerships.

 

Key tasks

  • Develop methodology and tools regarding the use of GIS for protection work and facilitate their implementation in the field (pilots, lessons learned…).
  • To obtain, import, manipulate, analyze, interpret, manage and output spatial data in order to enhance ICRC’s protection response.
  • Provide a rapid assessment and mapping services from high resolution images for teams in the field following a conflict emergency.
  • Create appealing infographics allowing for a better understanding and visualisation of complex data.
  • Ensure internal operational procedures to enable rapid and guaranteed access to satellite images
  • Ensure alignment of Protection data with the ICRC Geographic Referential
  • Assist in capacity building for field staff on fundamental concepts of GIS and spatial analysis including its strengths and limitations.
  • Provide technical guidance to delegations in the field to explore the use of other new technologies and methodologies for protection work.
  • Attend and contribute to ICRC GIS officers seminars and trainings

 

Profile and skills

  • Technical college or University degree in GIS or related field
  • 2 years’ work experience in a similar function
  • A comprehensive understanding of the principles of analysis of satellite images and willingness to learn new skills.
  • Understanding of the use of new technologies for humanitarian response (dynamic mapping tools, data management, crowdsourcing, etc.).
  • Experience in project management, data collection, mapping and database design.
  • Good knowledge of available geo-data management and visualisation tools (ArcGIS, advanced MS Excel, Illustrator, OverpassAPI (OSM), ENVI, ERDAS, eCognition, etc… ).
  • Experience or a strong personal interest in the humanitarian field, including in protection issues.
  • Knowledge of ICRC work and methodology an asset.
  • Good networking skills.
  • Fluent in English, other languages (French, Spanish…) an asset.

 

Minimum length of assignment: 3 years

Starting date: 1 March 2015

Application documents required: CV and motivation letter

 

If this post interests you and you meet the requirements set out above, please send your application by the 17th of December 2014, to application_hq@icrc.org mentioning “PROT/CIV – Application – GIS” in the subject of your message.

 

Only applications via this e-mail will be considered for this campaign. If you don’t receive a reply to your application within one month, please consider that your file has not been shortlisted.

 

Call For Applications: Young Graduate Trainees

 

Credits :ESA

Are you about to take your finals? Or do you already have your Masters degree in the bag? If so, then you can apply to ESA as a ‘Young Graduate Trainee’ (YGT). This high-calibre programme lasts for one year and gives successful applicants an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the development and operation of space missions. As a Graduate Trainee, you’ll take on a responsible role in supporting a project, and benefit from the expertise of an ESA mentor.

YGTs gain valuable experience that can qualify them for the many exciting opportunities within Europe’s space industry, renowned research institutes and, of course, ESA. This, in addition to the rich personal experience of living and working in another country and in a diverse and international environment, makes the YGT programme very popular.

Vacancy posts for Young Graduate Trainees go online once a year in mid-November, and stay open for one month. At this time, we publish about 80 YGT job offers, aimed at engineers, physicists, biologists or medical graduates, but also business graduates and lawyers.

Applicants are usually at Masters degree level from a university or an equivalent institute. Please note, you can only apply for ONE YGT opportunity, and should only send in one application form.

The selection process

Candidates are selected by the relevant department. Recruitment interviews typically take place in February and March. The recruitment date is then made by mutual agreement, and can be any time from April to September at latest, of that same year.

All applicants are required to have a degree from a university or a college of technology by the time they start work at ESA. They must also be a citizen of one of the ESA Member States or from one of the European Cooperating States (see link for details).

Lake Sulunga, Tanzania

Photo Credits : ESA

Contracts are for one year. ESA will provide:

  • monthly remuneration (the basic net salary, or ‘take-home pay’, for a single expatriate YGT is about €2200 per month depending on the location of the ESA Establishment)
  • an expatriation allowance, plus an installation allowance on arrival, for those not resident in the country to which they are assigned
  • travel expenses at the beginning and end of the contract (including travel expenses for spouse and children if they reside with the trainee during the contract)
  • 2.5 days paid leave per month
  • health cover under ESA’s Social Security scheme

Towards the end of the training period, trainees are asked to submit a report on their activities and accomplishments achieved during the year.

For more Information, please visit the official website

Call For applications :iOS Application Developer for Booking.com

Credits : Booking.com

Credits : Booking.com

 

Deadline: rolling
Open to: application developers worldwide
Remuneration: competitive salary

Description

Booking.com is the world’s leading online hotel and accommodation reservations company. They are looking for highly skilled developers to join their mobile team in the vivid city of Amsterdam. As an iOS application developer you will develop, design and maintain their Booking.com iPad and iPhone apps. The Booking.com iOS apps have been downloaded over 20 million times all over the world, so your work will have broad international reach.

The responsibilities:

  • Maintain and enhance their iOS application;
  • Translate requirements and mock-ups into fully functioning features;
  • Develop new and existing iOS applications features;
  • Provide estimates on development cycles;
  • Implement conversion experiments (A/B tests);
  • Partner with designers to help define and implement User Interface improvements;
  • Work with team members on server-side integration.

Eligibility

  • 3+ years iOS application development using iOS SDK;
  • Knowledge of Cocoa, Objective-C and Xcode;
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented concepts and a strong passion for software development;
  • 5+ years of experience as a developer;
  • Strong interaction and design sense;
  • Self-motivated to explore new technologies, applications and environments;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, team-player;
  • Fully comfortable working in English, both in writing and spoken;
  • Willing/Able to relocate to Amsterdam.

Remuneration

Booking.com offers a competitive salary plus bonus, with possibilities for further career opportunities within their fast growing company. This position is open to worldwide candidates and in the case of relocation they will assist you with a relocation package ensuring a smooth transition to working and living in the Netherlands.

Application

Apply online HERE.

Contact: it.recruitment@booking.com

For further information visit the official website HERE.