Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Mission Integrated Office in Haiti
Duty Station: PORT-AU-PRINCE
Posting Period: 13 June 2022 - 27 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Security Institutions-BINUH-183915-F-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

This position is located in the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). The incumbent is to provide strategic advice to Mission leadership and national counterparts on matters related to Community Violence Reduction (CVR) as well as Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR). The focus is to support national authorities, amongst others, line ministries and the inter-ministerial task force, in implementing a national strategy to address gang violence, including provisions for CVR, weapons and ammunition management (WAM) and community policing/outreach.

The incumbent will be based in Port-au-Prince and in his/her daily work will report to the Head of the Political and Good Governance Section and will closely cooperate with the DSRSG and the Police Commissioner.


Within delegated authority, the Senior Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) and Community Violence Reduction (CVR) Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provides strategic advice to Mission leadership and national counterparts on all matters related to DDR/CVR, including community outreach, weapons and ammunition management as well as disarmament, including in institutional strengthening (capacity building) for the national DDR institutions.
• Serves as senior officer for DDR/CVR operations; plans, coordinates, and supervises DDR/CVR activities; ensures an integrated and harmonized approach among other components of the mission (political and good governance, human rights, justice, electoral component, civilian police, public information, logistic support, etc.).
• Ensures an integrated approach to DDR/CVR amongst the UN system in Haiti, including BINUH and the UN agencies funds and programmes, by streamlining the UN holistic approach to DDR/CVR in Haiti.
• Develops and maintains relations with government officials, local leaders and other key players; and actively promotes coordination and communication between international and national partners with a view to pursuing Haitian-led DDR/CVR/WAM objectives and ensuring national participation in and effective integration of ideas in the planning and implementation of DDR/CVR/WAM activities.
• Assists the Government in implementing the national DDR/CVR strategy based on three pillars: security, recovery and protection. Within this framework leads large, highly complex programmes/projects, including provision of guidance and knowledge transfer to government officials and other parties. Provides substantive support to national consultative processes and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing and presenting agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents, etc.
• Provides policy and operational advice to Mission leadership as well as DDR/CVR management on an ongoing basis and assists in the programming of DDR/CVR activities at the national level; provides regular updates on various aspects of DDR/CVR initiatives and recommends appropriate actions.
• Contributes to the conceptualization and implementation of DDR/CVR Peace Building Fund funded projects.
• Leads the effort in the implementation of the WAM workstream. Such as, but not limited to, the CARICOM regional road map, national action plan, WAM baseline assessment and the adoption of the draft law on weapons and ammunition.
• Maintains effective partnership with relevant UNCT partners, including non-resident agencies relevant for DDR/CVR in Haiti.
• Supports leadership in conflict resolution and confidence building measures, ensuring appropriate linkages between political process, good offices functions, and DDR/CVR workstream.
• Prepares and/or supervises preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Guides, supervises and mentors staff in the execution of their respective functions.
• Contributes to the development of resource mobilization strategy and ensures effective coordination with donors, including the private sector.
• May perform other duties as required.


Core Competencies:
•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

-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 & 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

Managerial Competencies:
-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

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


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

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in international affairs such as field operations of the United Nations Common system or a comparable international organization, preferably including experience on disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, small arms control programmes, post-conflict crisis, peacebuilding, economic recovery or related area, is required.

Experience in the management of programmes/projects involving with multiple national and international partners is required.

At least one year, proven experience in managing and implementing programmes in DDR, CVR or citizen security-related interventions in field operation is desirable.

At least 3 years of experience in the field of DDR of ex-combatants with specific focus on disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, small arms control programmes, post-conflict crisis, economic recovery or related areas is desirable.

Proven experience in leading and managing the work of large multi-disciplinary teams, including in human resources management, administration, logistics, financial management, budget, or related fields is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required.


Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

Fully vaccinated status for COVID-19 or willingness to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be required for this position.

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.

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