Job Opening

Posting Title: SENIOR CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE OFFICER (Risk Management), P5 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: SENIOR CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: BANGUI
Posting Period: 02 March 2022 - 08 March 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Administration-MINUSCA-175494-J-Bangui (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 Conduct and Discipline Team (CDT) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), duty station Bangui. The Senior Conduct and Discipline Officer will report to the Chief CDT.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of the Section, the Senior Conduct and Discipline Officer will oversee the misconduct prevention efforts of the mission and will be responsible for the following duties :

• Provides strategic guidance and overall assistance to mission’s leadership in general, and the Head of Mission, in particular on addressing the full range of conduct and discipline issues pertaining to the missions' military, police and civilian personnel, and on planning and managing the implementation of the conduct and discipline programme and related activities.Provides strategic vision, guidance, leadership to and overall management of the Conduct and Disciple
Team (CDT) and its staff; formulates and directs the implementation of the work programme.
• Oversees and coordinates programmed activities, including prevention, enforcement and remedial action
for misconduct by UN personnel, and other initiatives, ensuring appropriate coordination and integration
with the mission(s) general mandate(s}, and with all its/their components (e.g. human rights, child
protection, legal affairs, civilian personnel, military, policy, security, etc.) and other UN entities;
• Provides programmatic/substantive reviews of work and draft reports prepared by others. Analyzes
implications of emerging issues/trends and formulates recommendations on possible strategies and
measures to address them.
• Oversees case management for all categories of UN personnel in all geographical areas covered by the
Unit, liaises with Senior Management, mission’s security, other relevant stakeholders and UNHQ with
regard to cases of misconduct.
•Liaises with the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services and other UN entities, as well as with
government officials, political leaders, NGOs, leaders of civil society, regional/sub-regional actors and
organizations, the diplomatic community, local and international media, and other internal and external
stakeholders operating within the field mission’s area, and ensure effective coordination of conduct and
discipline activities, including victims assistance. May serve in committees concerned with conduct and
discipline issues, as relevant.
Ensures the development and implementation of awareness building and preventive programmes and
provides guidance on the implementation of a training strategy on the prevention of misconduct for all
categories of UN personnel.
•Supervise the CDT field offices and takes the lead to develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects related to the MINUSCA misconduct risk management including sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment (SH) and other misconduct matters, on the areas of prevention, enforcement and remedial action and in the Central African Republic.
•Ensures the integration of risk management into the planning of mission operations and activities, including military and police operations, mission support, communications, protection of civilian and other relevant areas.
•Takes the lead to develop and maintain the methodology and practices related to the development of misconduct risk management plans and their implementation;
•Coordinates Focal Points formally appointed in every relevant component, substantive area and office of the mission, as well as among the PSEA Task Force with Agencies, Funds, and Programmes operating within the Mission area.
•Coordinates relevant component, substantive area, and office of the mission in the development of a comprehensive risk management framework across the mission area to identify, assess, manage and monitor risks and internal controls.
• Provides and oversees the provision of input for the Secretary-General's reports to the Security Council
and other reports on conduct and discipline-related activities of the field mission as well as briefings to
the Security Council and monitors them for quality and accuracy.
• Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision, oversees the activities of conduct
and discipline focal points in field locations, undertakes and oversees the programmatic/administrative
tasks necessary for the functioning of the Unit, including preparation of budgets, reporting on
budget/programme performance, recruitment and staff performance evaluation taking into consideration
gender and geographical balance.
• Performs other related work 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. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

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.

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.

Judgement/ Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision; Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.

Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow. Empowers others to translate vision into results. Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives. Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support. Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions. Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo. Shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Law strongly desired. Social Sciences, Human Rights, Public Administration and Human Resources Management will be considered.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10 ) with a master's degree or twelve (12) years with a Bachelor's of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of policy, conduct and discipline, human resources, law, personnel dispute resolution processes or management is required.

Experience in information analysis and problem solving in administration or legal contexts in large organizations is required.

Proven track record of excellent management and technical leadership skills is required.

Sound knowledge of the challenges of peacekeeping is required

Experience providing services in the field of conduct and discipline or related area to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.

Police or Military experience is desirable

Languages

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

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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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.

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