Job Opening

Posting Title: Country Coordination Officer (Honiara, Solomon Islands), NOC
Job Code Title: COORDINATION OFFICER
Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
Duty Station: HONIARA
Posting Period: 30 September 2021 - 29 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Programme Management-RCS-165244-R-Honiara (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the UN Resident Coordinator 's Office (RCO), which provides
leadership to the UN Country Team and the UN's programming work, as outlined in the UN
Pacific Strategy, in support of national priorities. The RC has a team composed of national
and international staff, forming the Fiji RC Multi-Country Office (RCO), and is based in
Suva, Fiji. The RCO Fiji oversees 5 Pacific Small Island Developing States (Pacific SIDS or
PSIDS), namely Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Twenty-six resident and
non-resident UN entities are signatories to the UNPS and members of The Pacific Joint UN
Country Team.
The RCO fulfills ten core coordination functions, namely strategic analysis and planning;
oversight of the UN country programming cycle; representation of and support of UN
Secretariat and UN agencies (incl. non-resident agencies); support to national coordination
systems and processes; development and management of shared operational support services;
crisis management preparedness and response; external communication and advocacy; human
rights and development; joint resource mobilization and fund management; and general
UNCT oversight and coordination.
UN's support includes regional and country focused programs in the areas of Climate Change,
Disaster Resilience and Environmental Protection; Gender Equality; Inclusive Growth,
Equitably Basic Services; Governance and Community Engagement; and Human Rights.
Most UN technical advisory assistance is provided from the office in Fiji.
The Country Coordination Specialist will be based in the UN Office in Tuvalu and report
directly to the RC. The work includes substantive collaboration with the team in Fiji as well
as UN colleagues and national partners on the Island. Tasks include but are not limited to
support to strategic planning, coordination, monitoring and reporting of UN country level
programming and partnership to advance on Agenda 2030 and the SDGs in line with national
priorities and other functions as may be delegated by the RC and / or the RCO Team Leader.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer (UN Country Coordination Specialist)
will be responsible for the following duties:
• Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned
programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and
implementation and resource mobilization; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies
problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant
parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
• Support the country level planning of UN programming aligned with the UN Pacific
Strategy/UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework
• Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating
workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the
client will use to manage the change.
• Provide strategic guidance and support to development and implementation of locally
tailored partnerships and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives to engage partners,
both traditional and non-traditional, for example through analysis of UN financial data,
Common Budgetary Framework details and national development budgets as relevant.
• Researches strategic inputs and technical support to policy integration work on Samoa
Pathway and SDF for RCO in Government and stakeholders' platforms.
• Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends,
preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
• Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets
responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
• Prepares various written outputs for the UN Communications Strategy and the UN
Communications Group, establish and build the UN brand via events, media and public
relations opportunities targeted to the diverse partners. This could include lead country level
commemorations of international days such as UN Day, Humanitarian Day, 16 Days of
Activism and other globally established days as appropriate,
• Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, knowledge sharing
conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of
documents and presentations, etc.
• Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes
presentations on assigned topics/activities on UN Sustainable Development Cooperation
Frameworks and MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support) and similar
processes, provide technical and advisory support on Financing for Development options,
instruments, and modalities to the RC and the UNCT.
• Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external
consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
• Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and
submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related
documents/reports (pledging, Operation Management Team tasks work programme,
programme budget, etc.).
• Support appropriate admin, finance and logistic processes of the coordination related aspects
of the UN Office as per UN Regulations and Rules and in close collaboration with relevant
UN entity and national counterparts
• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism:
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.

Client Orientation:
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

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) in business administration,
management, social science, international relations, economics or a related field. A first-level
university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the
advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme
management, design, monitoring and evaluation or related area. Please explain how you meet this criterion using examples.

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages and experience in
handling of web based management systems is desirable. Please explain how you meet this criterion using examples.

Knowledge about the UN and RC systems is desirable. Please explain how you meet this criterion using examples.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the
position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language
is desirable. Knowledge of the language of the duty station is desirable.

Assessment

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

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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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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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