Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: Juba
Posting Period: 06 February 2019 - 20 February 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Administration-UNMISS-111406-F- (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 Conduct and Discipline Unit of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Juba. Juba is classified in the "E" category and as a non-family duty station The Conduct and Discipline Officer typically reports to the head of a work unit or to a senior official responsible for conduct and discipline activities in UNMISS.


Within delegated authority, the Conduct and Discipline Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

•Advises management on all issues related to complaints about and questions on alleged acts, omissions and improprieties committed by the mission’s civilian, military and police personnel.
•Identifies trends/patterns, lessons learned and best practice relating to conduct and discipline issues with a view to furthering mission’s objectives in policy development, preventive actions and awareness-building initiatives.
•Provides information to UN personnel on the UN rules and procedures in place that regulate conduct and discipline.
•Oversees case management, as well as undertakes reviews of alleged misconduct by UN peacekeeping personnel; receives and documents complaints, gathers information and determine whether further investigation is warranted.
•Liaises with the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) and with missions’ investigative entities on investigations into allegations of misconduct, in order to ensure effective follow-up.
•Reviews and analyzes investigation reports prepared by investigative entities in field missions, or OIOS, and prepares recommendations for further actions by the mission.
•Takes the lead in identifying, establishing and maintaining contacts and partnerships with UN and other actors (national and international) with a view to pursuing the agenda for conduct and discipline activities and ensuring participation and effective integration of ideas in the planning and realization of such activities.
•Provides input for the development of various process, monitoring and control mechanisms to facilitate coordination, implementation and evaluation of conduct and discipline activities.
•Oversees data management and tracking of all forms of misconduct for all categories of peacekeeping personnel; develops systems to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the mission’s efforts to address and prevent misconduct.
•Keeps current on developments and trends in the field of conduct and discipline and proposes strategies to increase awareness of UN peacekeeping personnel on the UN standards of conduct and measures to prevent instances of misconduct, (e.g. assists in the development and implementation of awareness raising programs, including through the provision of training on conduct and discipline matters) and develops mission-specific measures to detect personnel misconduct and ensures compliance with UN standards of conduct.
•Contributes to the development and implementation of public information and community outreach measures on conduct and discipline issues.
•Organizes and/or undertakes quantitative and qualitative research and analysis on the consistent application, within the mission, of UN and DPKO policies, procedures, and guidelines related to various aspects of conduct and discipline work; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions; produces progress and briefing reports.
•Carries out regular reporting functions (e.g. quarterly reports to senior management containing statistical analyses on conduct and discipline activities and recommendations resulting from the analyses, etc.); organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Engages in day-to-day coordination of activities with other mission components (e.g. legal officers, personnel, security, training, child protection etc. and UN entities).
•Manages and supervises junior staff.
•Performs other duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
Counterparts, senior officers and other staff throughout the mission, HQ CDU, as well as UN specialized agencies, funds and programmes or relevant international and national organizations.
Members of the host country’s population and representatives of local government.

Results Expected:
Effectively manages and tracks progress on appropriate follow-up to all allegations of misconduct within his/her caseload. Delivers outputs in a timely manner in accordance with overall objectives, policies and procedures. Provides well reasoned and presented written contributions. Demonstrates effective leadership within the work team. Plays a lead role in identifying significant issues and develops well-reasoned, innovative approaches to deal with these issues.


Professionalism: 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.

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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Accountability: 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.

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


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of law, human rights, human resources management, or other related fields. Familiarity with administrative, labor, criminal and/or military laws and principles is desirable. A first-level university degree, with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in positions in the field of conduct and discipline, law, human rights and/or human resources management. Experience in gathering and analyzing information and problem-solving. Experience with the application of UN rules and regulations related to conduct and discipline is desirable, as well as experience in UN peacekeeping missions.


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


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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