Job Opening

Posting Title: COORDINATION OFFICER, P4 [Cancelled]
Department/Office: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: KINSHASA; GOMA;
Posting Period: 06 May 2022 - 04 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Programme Management-MONUSCO-180378-R- (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in Goma and Kinshasa in the Integrated Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General/Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator within the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). Kinshasa is currently classified as a "C" hardship and a family duty station. Goma is currently classified as a "D" hardship and a non-family duty station. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General/Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator through the Principal Coordinator of the Stabilization Unit.


Under the direct supervision of the Principal Coordinator Officer of the Stabilization Support Unit, the Coordination officer should assume the following responsibilities:

Partnerships, Planning and Programming

•Develop and maintain productive partnerships with all nexus stakeholders, including mission components, UNCT and HCT members, provincial authorities, bilateral and multilateral donors, regional organizations, international financial institutions, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders;
Support the preparation and implementation of UN common planning and programming processes, including the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus, the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), the Common Country Assessment (CCA), the Mission Transition Plan as well as issue specific strategies and plans;
•Provide substantive and practical support, such as serving as the secretariat, to relevant committees, task forces, clusters, inter-agency coordination groups, steering committees and working groups;
•Monitor and evaluate actions implemented through the Nexus frameworks, prepare position papers, and record policy related decisions;
•Organize and provide substantive and practical support to conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops, as necessary including note taking, speech preparation, briefing notes and ensuring that all logistics are in place;
•Advise and support the implementation of budgetary resources and overall financial management and performance of mission programmes;
•Ensure follow-up actions for and on behalf of the DSRSG/HC/RC are systematically recorded and tasked accordingly and a full feedback cycle exists;
•Serve as a focal point between the Mission and/or UNCT presences, and support incoming Donor, Political and Technical Missions.

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 peacebuilding activities, and where appropriate, provide secretariat support for the management of trust funds;
•Prepare summaries 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 where necessary, 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 practices;
•Facilitate the flow of information between stakeholders, including between the the UN presences and mission Headquarters ;
•Promote coherence in communication strategies among UN agencies and the Mission


Takes initiative and consistently drives for high quality performance for self and colleagues. Strong inter-personal effectively with colleagues and contacts in skills, including the ability to manage multi-stake holder processes. Values diversity and works the immediate and wider teams in pursuit of objectives. Anticipates and manages risk. Possesses knowledge of UN Security Council reporting. 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. Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in their work and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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

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 & 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.


Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social sciences, politics, development, law, economics, international relations, management, business or public administration or related area. 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 years of progressively responsible experience, in the field of political, civil or humanitarian affairs, post-conflict recovery, development, programme management, or a related field is required.

Experience in complex interdisciplinary and multidimensional operations in a conflict or humanitarian crisis context is required.

Field experience with the UN common system (UN peacekeeping political missions, or UN agencies, Funds and Programmes) is required.

Experience in writing at a high level in a concise and articulate fashion is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both English and French is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


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

Special Notice

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures

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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