Job Opening

Posting Title: PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: BANGUI
Posting Period: 24 June 2019 - 08 July 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Human Rights Affairs-MINUSCA-118751-F-Bangui (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 Protection of Civilians Unit of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central Africa Republic (MINUSCA) in Bangui. The Protection of Civilians Officer reports to the Senior Protection of Civilians Advisor.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Coordination and communication
- Support the implementation and review of the mission-wide PoC strategy and local protection action plans;
- Provide secretariat support to the coordination mechanisms;
- Ensure close coordination with relevant PoC partners in the review and implementation of the strategy and local protection plans, including with focal points for child protection and sexual violence in conflict;
- Support the Senior PoC Advisor in strengthening cooperation with relevant protection actors at regional level, including national authorities, civil society, UN agencies and funds and programs with complementary mandates and other relevant partners, including with international security forces and the protection cluster;
- Support the work of Community Liaison Assistants;
- Work with the POC coordination mechanisms and JMAC and POC to provide early warning of POC threats to mission leadership;
-Support to the POC focal points in the Field office by providing guidance
-Contribution to put in place or revise POC contingency plan in every Field office
-Contribute to POC unit efforts in the implemention of the training program to TCC and PCC and National counterparts.
-Contribute to the drafting of various reports (Secretary General's report, monthly analysis report, thematic reports etc..) as well as the drafting of policy and strategy documents on the protection of civilians


Monitoring, analysis and reporting

- Lead or join protection team assessments with other actors;
- Ensure that adequate national PoC analysis is included in relevant reporting requirements, including SG reports;
- Report on any resource and capability constraints which adversely affect the mission's ability to implement its protection of civilians mandate; and ’Take responsibility for any POC monitoring and reporting activities in the area of responsibility.

Training

- Support the Senior POC Advisor in assessing the training needs on protection of civilians issues within the area of responsibility, and design and support the delivery of tailored POC modules with relevant mission components, in close consultation with the IMTC and the Senior POC Advisor;
- In cooperation with the IMTC and other mission components, ensure adequate training on PoC for Governmental institutions,
- Provide support as required and undertake other tasks as may be appropriate to the specific context and tasks vis-a-vis PoC.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of issues related to protection and rights of women and children affected by armed conflict. Understanding of international humanitarian and human rights law. Strong analytical skills and excellent skills in drafting a board range of documents including speeches and reports; ability to review and edit the work of others. Ability to influence others to reach agreement; conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. 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. Provides leadership and 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. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities 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 efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in political science, international relations, humanitarian and human rights law, public administration or a related field. 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, humanitarian affairs, human rights, international relations, public administration or related field at national and international level, is required. Experience working in a conflict or post-conflict situation is desirable. Experience working in protection of civilians issues is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview. Core Values and competencies will be assessed throughout the evaluation process.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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No Fee

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