Job Opening

Posting Title: MISSION PLANNING OFFICER, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: MISSION PLANNING OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
Duty Station: BAGHDAD
Posting Period: 03 October 2019 - 09 October 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Political Affairs-UNAMI-124529-J-Baghdad (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The post is located in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, (UNAMI), in the Office of the Chief of Staff in Baghdad. The Mission Planning Officer will report to the Chief of Staff.

Responsibilities

• Under the direct supervision of the P-5 Senior Mission Planning Officer within the Office of the Chief of Staff, and under the overall supervision of the Chief of Staff, the Mission Planning Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Makes suggestions and draft input for review during the preparation/revision of strategic planning documents, such as a Mission Concept, which, building on the vision of the SRSG, translates the mission mandated tasks into a form that fuses objectives, timelines and expected outcomes into a coherent whole, serving as an authoritative guide for the development and implementation of Mission component plans as needed.
• Function as a technical resource in development of component-level plans, to ensure coherence with the Mission’s overall strategic direction and planning tools.
• Provide inputs and support the design of specific planning tools and mechanisms, in line with policy and best practice, to meet the needs of the Mission and partners; stay abreast of development and amendments of policies and guidance, including the UN Policy on Integrated Assessment and Planning (IAP).
• Support the regular/annual Mission planning processes including; compiling inputs for the preparation of the Mission Programme Budget and inserting this in umoja, as well as the compilation and submission of responses to the Office of the Controller/ACABQ/5th Committee in a timely manner.
• Coordinate and review sections requests for resources (Training, Travel, Consultants, Staffing, etc.) from substantive offices as part of the annual budget submission; ensuring that the requests are in line with the sections’ respective mandates and functions. As appropriate, provide information and advice to substantive offices on Programme Budget tracking of progress made on a quarterly/semi-annual basis, in line with policies and best practices.
• As directed, provide support to joint and integrated planning between Mission components, UNCT members and other relevant partners in accordance with the Policy on Integrated Assessment and Planning (IAP) guidelines and senior management guidance. Consult and cooperate with partners to develop strategies and plans of action, in pursuit of shared objectives; monitor, evaluate and report on implementation.
• Perform any other relevant duties as required and tasked by the Senior Mission Planning Officer and the Chief of Staff including alternating for the P-3 Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff as and when required

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM – Demonstrates professional competency and in-depth knowledge of subject matter. Takes initiative and consistently drives for high quality performance for self and team. Anticipates risks. Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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 audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

TEAMWORK – Work 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.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, social sciences, law, public administration, or a related area is required. 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, programme management, evaluation, or related field is required.
At least one full year of experience working in a UN field operation or post conflict setting is required.
Experience working on UN field operation mission/integrated planning processes is highly desirable.
Advanced knowledge of relevant computer software such as Microsoft Excel or PRINCE2 is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 8 November 2020 , subject to budgetary approvals. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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.

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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No Fee

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