Job Opening

Posting Title: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Mission Integrated Office in Haiti
Duty Station: PORT-AU-PRINCE
Posting Period: 03 September 2019 - 10 September 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Security Institutions-BINUH-122764-F-Port-au-Prince (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 Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2476 (2019) authorizing the mandate of BINUH which is to advise the Government of Haiti in promoting and strengthening political stability and good governance, including the rule of law, preserving and advancing a peaceful and stable environment, including through supporting an inclusive inter-Haitian national dialogue, and protecting and promoting human rights. The incumbent is to develop trend and predictive analyses on gang violence in various hot spot areas, in close coordination with various national and international actors; and support the development of an operational plan to foster disarmament and weapons and ammunition management in hot spot areas.

The incumbent will be based in Port-au-Prince and will report to the Head of the DDR/CVR Section

Responsibilities

This position heads an analytical cell focused on building a body of information on gangs and their operations. The analysis effort includes regular assessments of the success of efforts on weapons control as well as with regard to community violence reduction, which could contribute to wider evaluations on the impact of the overall DDR/CVR effort.

Within delegated authority, the Analyst:
•Contributes to the substantive development and implementation of the DDR/CVR programme, including overall policy and legal framework, implementation strategy, operational modalities and action plans, taking into account national programme priorities and targets.
•Organizes and undertakes research and analysis on various aspects of DDR/CVR work, including risk and threat assessments, target group profiles, political factors, security and other issues affecting operations; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; identifies and tracks follow-up actions; produces progress and briefing reports.
•Gathers information and develops analysis on gangs, their operations and support in fragile neighbourhoods prone to gang violence; including analytical and background papers on and mapping of hot-spot areas, main actors and gang dynamics;
•Prepares and edits clear analytical reports and other written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. Coordinates with the Mission police and human rights units, the UNCT, the Haitian National Police (HNP) and the National Commission for Disarmament, Dismantlement and Reinsertion (NCDDR) as relevant in developing and documenting the analysis.
•Liaises with the national police as well as the UN police component regarding intelligence efforts on gangs and gang-related issues. Provides analysis to assist in the planning, design and implementation of projects, as); consults with relevant stakeholders through inclusive and participatory processes.
•Supports the development and maintenance of appropriate mechanisms and systems for tracking, monitoring and evaluation of key components of DDR/CVR-related programmes; manages data collection and follow-up; identifies issues and prepares conclusions.
••Assists in the coordination of networks of local partners and communities (e.g. NGOs, community-based organizations, private sector enterprises and local communal authorities) and facilitates their participation in the planning and implementation of DDR/CVR programmes and related activities.
•Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings (e.g. conferences, workshops) to include proposing agenda topics, preparation of documents
•Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Shows pride in work and 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.

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.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social sciences, management, international economics, international relations, law, development or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in international affairs such as peacekeeping, peace-building or development programmes operations in the field with specific focus on disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, small arms control, conflict/post-conflict crisis management, economic recovery or related area
Proven track record of at least 5 years of experience in research and analysis on issues related to criminal gangs and armed groups
Experience in drafting reports to intergovernmental bodies
Experience in Haiti is required
Proven ability to work in a large multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team and to coordinate with multiple partner agencies, funds or programmes
Experience in programme planning and management as well as security risk management is an advantage

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This job opening is being advertised for one year and for advance planning purposes pending formal approval of the relevant funding and staffing structures. An appointment may be terminated, or post level adjusted in accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules for such reasons as abolition of post or reduction of staff or committee funding approvals, for example, in the event that the funding for the post is not approved or the mandate of the mission is not extended.

The selected candidate is expected to commence work 16 October 2019.

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 will 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. 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. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

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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