Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Mission Integrated Office in Haiti
Duty Station: PORT-AU-PRINCE
Posting Period: 09 October 2019 - 07 November 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Security Institutions-BINUH-124862-R-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

The three positions are 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; and assist the Government of Haiti with its efforts to plan and execute free, fair, and transparent elections; reinforce the capacity of the Haitian National Police (HNP), including through training on human rights and crowd control, to respond to gang violence and sexual and gender-based violence, and to maintain public order; Develop an inclusive approach with all sectors of society to reduce community violence and, in particular, gang violence; Address human rights abuses and violations and comply with international human rights obligations; Improve Penitentiary Administration management and oversight of prison facilities to ensure proper treatment of detainees in accordance with international standards; and strengthen the justice sector, including by adopting and implementing key legislation to promote justice sector reform, improving internal oversight and accountability, particularly as related to corruption, addressing prolonged pretrial detention, and ensuring merit-based judicial appointments and the timely renewal of judicial mandates. The incumbent is to contribute to strategic planning and management of the implementation of the DDR/CVR programme, advising DDR/CVR Chief as required.

The incumbents will be based in Port-au-Prince and will report to the Head of the DDR/CVR Section. The focus on the effort within each position will be to support Community Violence Reduction efforts as undertaken by the UN Country Team agencies and by the National Commission for Disarmament, Dismantlement, and Reinsertion (NCDDR).



•Assist the DDR/CVR Chief in day-to-day management and implementation of unit’s work plan, ensuring appropriate coordination and integration with the Mission’s mandate and with all its components and the UNCT;
•Assist the DDR/CVR Chief in the overall planning of strategic, technical and operational components of the disarmament and weapons’ management in coordination with relevant stakeholders;
•Assist the DDR/CVR Chief in heading an analytical cell focused on building a body of information on gangs and their operations – contribute 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.
•Work closely with the Police and Corrections Unit and coordinate with the Office of the DSRSG/RC/HC and the Police and Human Rights Units and work as part of joint teams of the Mission and the UNCT on issues of CVR; coordinate also with other components of the Mission, UN entities and international partners as required.
•Contribute to strategic planning and management of the implementation of the DDR/CVR programme, advising DDR/CVR Chief as required.
•Manage the planning and implementation of all operational aspects of a DDR/CVR programme.
•Provide expert advice and assistance internally to senior Mission leadership on various aspects of CVR, and externally to government and the NCDDR and other entities on DDR/CVR policy and operations, and recommend appropriate actions, as required. Support DDR/CVR Chief in the identification and promotion of partnerships with other key actors (national and international) at the strategic, technical and operational levels.
•Play a lead role in linking DDR/CVR programme activities to the work of the UN country team on the broader reintegration and development issues of peacebuilding.
•Provide overall coordination and financial management, monitoring and reporting of the programming and implementation of funds for CVR activities.
•Oversee the development and coordination of important CVR initiatives (e.g. the development of technical framework or strategy documents.), building on/ensuring integration with existing or planned recovery and reconstruction plans.
•In cooperation with other members of the joint teams of the Mission and the UNCT, lead and supervise the organization of meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive issues; manage the substantive preparation and organization of such meetings or seminars.
•Draft clear reports, background papers, analysis, and other documents relevant to the implementation of the mandate;
•Assist in programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the office, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), interviews candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates.
•Support DDR/CVR Chief in day-to-day supervision of staff and DDR/CVR activities; carry out programmatic/substantive reviews of work and draft reports prepared by others.
•Represent the office at international, regional or national meetings; provide programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue and holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions.
•Support DDR/CVR Chief in all other areas necessary for the success of CVR objectives and operations.
•Undertake other duties as required.


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.

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.

Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments and 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.


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

Work Experience

1.A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in international affairs such as peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations or development programmes, including in the planning and management of large programmes/projects is required.
2.Detailed knowledge of the development process and post-conflict related issues is required.
3.Experience in the field of DDR of ex-combatants with specific focus on disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, community violence reduction, small arms control, conflict/post-conflict crisis management, economic recovery or related area is required.
4.Experience in research and analysis on issues related to DDR and CVR is required.
5.Proven ability to work in a large multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team and of coordination with multiple partner agencies funds or programmes is required.
6.Experience in drafting reports to governmental and intergovernmental bodies is required.


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.


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

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.

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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Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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