Job Opening

Posting Title: Coordination Officer, Political Affairs, P4
Job Code Title: Coordination Officer, Political Affairs
Department/Office: United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement
Duty Station: HODEIDAH
Posting Period: 07 September 2020 - 21 September 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Political Affairs-UNMHA-141077-F-Hodeidah (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 Office of Deputy Head of Mission and Director of Coordination of the United Nations Mission in Support of the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). The incumbent will be based in Hodeidah, Yemen and will report to the Deputy Head of Mission.

UNMHA was established by Security Council resolution 2452 (2019) and is mandated to support the implementation of the Agreement on the City of Hodeidah and Ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Issa as set out in the Stockholm Agreement.


Within the limits of delegated authority, the Coordination Officer will be responsible for
performing the following duties:

Partnerships, Planning and Programming:
• Develop and maintain productive partnerships with mission components, United Nations Country Team (UNCT) members, PMT and OMT members, national authorities, bilateral and multilateral donors, regional organisations, international financial institutions, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders;
• Support the preparation and implementation of Mission and United Nations common planning and programming processes, including the Mission Concept, United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHP), the Common Country Assessment (CCA) and the Integrated Strategic Framework (ISF); as well as issue specific strategies and plans;
• Organize in close collaboration with the strategic planning team the Senior Policy Group and other coordination mechanisms;
• Provide substantive and practical support, such as serving as secretariat, to relevant committees, task forces, inter-agency coordination groups, steering committees, multi-donor trust fund activities participation, and working groups;
• Monitor and evaluate actions implemented through these frameworks, prepare position papers, talking points, and track and record policy related decisions;
• Organize and provide substantive and practical support to conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops, as necessary.
• Serve as a focal point between the Mission and/or UNCT and Headquarters, and support Technical Assessment Missions, Strategic Assessment Missions and Strategic Reviews.

Analysis, Advice and Reporting:
• Identify issues and develop strategies for a common UN approach through policy, advocacy and/or programming efforts,
• Support the development of strategies, policies and other measures designed to achieve common objectives between the Mission, UNCT and other partners;
• In conjunction with partners, identify and pursue opportunities for specific development and peace building activities, and where appropriate, provide secretariat support for the management of trust funds;
• Prepare summary and analytical documents, including situation reports, background notes, options papers, code cables and input for reports of the Secretary-General, in coordination with relevant Mission components and the UNCT;
• Consolidate periodic reports of Mission and UN common planning and programming processes and budgets and identify constraints to implementation of UN wide strategies.
• Where appropriate, serve as the focal point for coordinating and reporting on Mission or UN-system wide administrative inquiries and processes.

Information Management and Communication:
• Maintain an effective system of information management designed to guarantee accessibility and utility of information on mission-specific planning and UNCT programmes as well as
system wide policies, guidance and best practice;
• Facilitate the flow of information between stakeholders, including between the Mission/UNCT / PMT/ OMT and Headquarters;
• Conduct other duties as required.


Demonstrates thorough knowledge of crisis operations, including reporting requirements. Takes initiative and consistently strives for high quality performance for self and team. Facilitates others to solve problems. Displays strong inter-personal skills, including the ability to manage challenging multi-stakeholder processes. Values diversity and works effectively with colleagues and contacts in the immediate and wider teams in pursuit of objectives. Anticipates and manages risk. 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.

Planning and Organizing – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities where necessary; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans as necessary; uses time efficiently.

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.


Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in business or public administration, management, economics, law, international relations, political science, social sciences, 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 (7) years of progressively responsible experience in programme management, humanitarian affairs, civil affairs, inter-agency coordination or a related field is required.
At least two years of experience working in a United Nations field operation in a conflict or post-conflict setting is required
Experience liaising with donors and participating in inter-agency coordination mechanisms at the national level is required.
Experience working for a UN agency, fund or programme and/or an international NGO is desirable.
Experience working in an integrated civilian-military-police environment is desirable.


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


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, 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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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