Job Opening

Posting Title: Chief, Resident Coordinator (RC) System Leadership Branch, D1, D1
Job Code Title: CHIEF OF SERVICE, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Department/Office: Development Operations Coordination Office
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 08 January 2019 - 21 January 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Human Resources-DOCO-109712-R-New York (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Resident Coordinator System Leadership Branch of the United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office (UNDOCO) in New York. In its Resolution A/RES/72/279, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the transformation of the Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO) as a stand-alone coordination office within the United Nations Secretariat. The new DOCO assumes managerial and oversight functions of the resident coordinator system under the collective ownership of the members of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG). The incumbent reports to the Deputy to the Assistant Secretary-General, UNDOCO.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Chief, Resident Coordinator (RC) system Leadership Branch will be responsible for the following:

• Leads, supervises and carries out the work programme of the RC System Leadership Branch and guides the work planning and budgeting activities. Co-ordinates the work carried out by different work units under the Branch and by other agencies and bodies of the United Nations system; provides programmatic/substantive reviews of the drafts prepared by others.

• Oversees the overall development and delivery of strategic advisory services in human resources management with a focus on planning, policy implementation, self-monitoring and compliance with key performance and operational indicators to ensure that human resources strategies and plans are aligned with overall RC's strategic framework and concepts and are responsive to evolving changes in mandates and phases.

• Ensures implementation of various aspects of established human resources (HR) practices such as effective management of HR processes including an efficient staffing table management based on approved organizational units and positions, management of position, classification process and effective implementation of recruitment strategies.

• Provides policy direction for the Resident Coordinator Assessment Center (RCAC); provides oversight of the implementation of Assessment of Results and Competencies (ARC), performance management, succession management and RC system and leadership development.
• Provides strategic advice and assists UNDOCO senior management in managing and overseeing the RC system on matters related to RCAC ARC, RC selection and leadership development.
• Provides oversight and guidance regarding all aspects of RC leadership learning and development.
• Enhances the RC function through an integrated planning and reporting process with UNSDG agencies to ensure a coherent approach; facilitates inter-agency discussions on strengthening the RC system leadership.
• Promotes strategic linkages across UNDOCO areas of work to optimize the capabilities of the RC system.
• Establishes strategic professional partnerships within and outside the UN system to strengthen RC system leadership; mobilizes resources and manages donor relations for the implementation of programmes.
• Provides strategic advisory support to the UNSDG and UN agencies on RC System leadership matters, including on development of related policy.
• Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs on RC leadership programmes and activities.
• Reports to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/ substantive issues, regarding RC Leadership programmes and activities, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.
• Ensures that the outputs produced by the Branch/Service/Division maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the Sections under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.
• Assists the Deputy to the ASG in preparing the work programme of the Branch, determining priorities, allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery.
• Undertakes or oversees the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Branch including preparation of budgets, reporting on budget/programme performance, evaluation of staff performance (E-PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings, evaluation of candidates and preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting.
• Recruits staff, taking due account of geographical balance.
• Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision.
• Fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the Branch and across organizational boundaries.
• Leads and supervises the organization of meetings, seminars, etc. concerning RC leadership programmes and activities. Manages the substantive preparation and organization of such meetings or seminars.
• Represents UNDOCO and the Branch at international, regional or national meetings.
• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge of the substantive field of work in general and of specific areas being supervised. Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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.

• Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

• Judgement/ Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in the area of human resources management, talent management or related area is required.
A minimum of five years of management experience in strategic human resources is required.
A minimum of five years in leadership development, succession planning, talent management or related area is required.
A minimum of five years of management experience in the development sector is required.

Field experience in development cooperation is desired.
Experience with inter-agency or interorganizational collaboration in the development sector is desired.
Experience in managing large multicultural teams at country, regional and global levels is desirable.
Experience in the United Nations system or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Experience with senior talent acquisition is desirable.
Experience with performance management is desirable.
Experience with Human Resources Policy formulation is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is available for an initial period of one year. Extension of appointment is subject to the availability of funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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