Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 29 January 2019 - 12 February 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Administration-MINUSMA-110973-F-Bamako (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Bamako The Chief of Operations and Resource Management (ORM) reports directly to the Director of Mission Support (DMS).

The focus of this job is to provide direction and oversight of the strategic and cross-cutting mission support functions mainly Human Resources, Financial Resourcing and Performance Management, Field Technology, Mission Support Centre and Regional Offices ensuring coherence in forecasting, performance monitoring, planning, and coordination activities related to operational and resourcing activities.

The Chief of Operational Resource Management is responsible for the Mission coordination of logistics and operational tasks carried out by the Military and Civilian Component while implementing the Mission mandate. In addition, the Chief of Operational Resource Management is equally responsible for an effective resource allocation and utilization, monitoring budgets, ensuring appropriate financial and budget controls, reviewing resource allocations in accordance with strategic goals and outcomes by identifying opportunities to attract or leverage resources. The Chief of Operations and Resource Management ensures effective establishment of management scorecard targets and monitors achievement of results. He/she ensures internal control framework is in place and issues appropriate sub-delegation of authorities for respective Section chiefs under his/her immediate supervision.


Within delegated authority, the Chief of Operations and Resource Management will be responsible for the following duties:

• Responsible for developing unified strategy and delivery of cross-cutting mission support functions ensuring coherence in forecasting, performance monitoring planning, and coordination of operational and resourcing activities
• Provides leadership and strategic guidance, direction and oversight ensuring effective management of financial, human and physical resources
• Leads and oversees the Human Resources Section (HRS), Finance and Budget Management Section (FBMS), Field Technology Section (FTS), Mission Support Centre (MSC) ), Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) management and Sector/Regional Offices responsible for effective execution of mission support strategy and associated support plan
• Leads development, preparation, coordination and monitoring of strategies and work plans for Operations and Resource Management activities and takes the lead in securing the required human, financial, logistic and technological resources to achieve them
• Provides guidance and direction for the planning and forecasting of the personnel, financial, logistic, information and communication technology requirements of all Mission components
• Liaises with UNHQ offices to ensure mission planning and resource allocation is aligned with HQ priorities, guidance and policy
•Effectively leads, coordinates and directs all aspects of the Operational Resource Management as follows.

Human Resources Management:
•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 mission's strategic framework and concepts and are responsive to evolving changes in mandates and phases, operational priorities and the corporate and mission's specific human resources imperatives and targets
• Ensures implementation of various aspects of established 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.

Financial Resources and Performance:
• Oversees the development and delivery of strategic support and business intelligence, including advice to operational counterparts and mission leadership, on financial resourcing and stewardship, organizational performance of the mission, and risk management in line with mission priorities
• Ensures financial sustainability of the mission and supports the DMS in planning, managing and implementing approved budget, while helping to ensure delivery of services through cost- effective means
• Ensures sound financial management and the integrity of financial transactions, systems and reports by enforcing consistent application of financial rules and regulations
• Ensures integrated, results-based planning, budgeting and utilization of resources in line with established policies and procedures.

Information and communication technology:
• Oversees the development and delivery of quality, robust and reliable information and communication technology (ICT) services in support of mission mandate implementation
• Facilitates the implementation of innovative and intuitive technology solutions that enhances work across mission pillars and facilitates technological problem solving and decision making at all levels
• Manages the mission information security and its incident response plan.

Mission Support Centre:
• Oversees the development and delivery of timely, coordinated and efficient logistic support planning by Mission Support Centre to all components of Mission Support Division for operational priorities and key project implementation.

Sector or Regional Offices:
• Oversees the coordination of all operational and resource management regional office activities ensuring timely set up and delivery of human resources, financial and information technology services required for effective operational support and mandate delivery at regional office level.

Other duties and responsibilities:
• Takes the lead in the development and implementation of special projects such as Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, Welfare activities and crisis response as required
• Manages the mission's service desk operations providing regular management reports on service availability and performance
• Monitors client experience and advises on programs for continuous service improvement
• Implements pilot projects and monitors, coordinates and reports on their progress
• Ensure that all Operational Resources Management Unit/Section activities, are in compliance with the DPKO/DFS Environmental and Waste Management policies and in line with the DFS Environment Strategy objectives; coordinate with the mission's environmental officer for guidance as needed.


Demonstrated ability to provide technical advice in a broad range of human resources, financial, logistical, and administrative areas to senior managers; sound knowledge of UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines and an ability to apply them in a volatile field mission environment to resolve complex and/or sensitive issues • Excellent negotiating and leadership skills • Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others • Shows pride in work and in achievements• Demonstrates professional competence of subject matter• Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments• Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns• Shows persistence when faced with difficult challenges• Remains calm in stressful situations• 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.

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies• Identifies priority activities and assignments• Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources• Foresees risks and allows for contingencies• Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary• Uses time efficiently.

Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours 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.

Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view•.Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect• Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions• Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems• Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects• Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

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 improvement; does not accept the status quo.• Shows the courage to take unpopular stands.


Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, management, human resources management, finance, accounting, information technology, logistics or related fields. 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 (15) years of progressively responsible professional experience in at least three of the following areas is required: human resource management, finance and budget, performance management, technology, logistics, UN and/or Contingent asset management, general administration.

- At least five years of experience in managing operational, administrative and diverse teams in an international environment is required.

- Experience in planning and administering complex operations, projects or administration in a volatile, conflict or post-conflict settings with scarcity of resources is required.

- Experience in implementing UN common system administrative policies and practices is desirable.

- Experience in planning, deployment and/or sustaining field operations in close collaboration with Military components is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.


Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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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