South Sudan (South Sudan)
Mission and objectives
Under Resolution 2567 (2021), the Security Council determined that the situation in South Sudan continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region. The Council extended the UNMISS mandate until 15 March 2022. It also determined that the Mission should advance a three-year strategic vision to prevent a return to civil war, build durable peace and support inclusive, accountable governance and free, fair and peaceful elections in accordance with the Revitalized Peace Agreement. Under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, UNMISS is therefore authorized to use all necessary means to implement its mandate which includes: (a) Protection of civilians (b) Creating conditions conducive to the delivery of humanitarian assistance (c) Supporting the Implementation of the Revitalised Agreement and the Peace Process (d) Monitoring, investigating, and reporting on violations of humanitarian and human rights law: The overall ceiling for uniformed personnel is maintained at 17,000 troops and 2,101 police, including 88 corrections officers. Please refer to https://unmiss.unmissions.org/mandate for more information.
UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016), 2392 (Dec. 2017), 2406 (Mar. 2018), 2459 (Mar. 2019), 2514 (Mar. 2020), 2567 (Mar. 2021).
Under the direct supervision of Chief Engineering Operations, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Assist in developing the space portfolio of the Mission in order to meet all space needs and ensure that space and occupancy information of UN owned and leased properties are correctly recorded and regularly updated; • Apply commonly used architectural/engineering standards calculations, practices in designing and preparing projects; • Prepare Bill of Quantities, cost estimates, drawings, Statement of Works (SOW), technical specifications and bidding documents for both in-house/outsourced Mission engineering project; • Executes detailed studies for the renovation of specific areas of the existing structure including drawings of plans, sections and technical details, integrating environmental initiatives; • Plan and design specifications, create standard drawings and layouts for projects, conduct preliminary site investigations to assess the needs; • Analyze project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and to ensure that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources; • Implement and keep up-to-date designs and as built drawings; • Undertaking frequent site visits to monitor the project activities and advise on technical matters; • Performing other related duties as required. Results/Expected Outputs: • Submission of daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports within the allotted time as re-quested by the Chief Engineering Operations; • Proper design and implementation of the annual projects plan for the various mission locations to the highest standards and minimum cost to the Mission; • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment; • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote capacity development activities and transfer of skills to national personnel during the assignment; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.