Job Opening

Posting Title: Planning and Coordination Officer – Crisis &Development (Port-au-Prince), P4 (Temporary Job Opening), P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
Duty Station: PORT-AU-PRINCE
Posting Period: 14 June 2022 - 27 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Sustainable Development-RCS-184027-J-Port-au-Prince (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordination Office (RCO) in Haiti and typically reports to the Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader.


The Planning and Coordination Officer works in close collaboration with the Resident Coordinator, BINUH and UNCT members, programme and operations teams of the agencies, UNDCO staff and government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society.

Summary of Functions:
Undertake analysis and research of the impact of the current crisis in Haiti on the development plans by the Government of Haiti and the UNDS support as planned in the new UNSDCF 2023-2027, including opportunities for inter-agency assistance and joint planning, programming and Monitoring and Evaluation ;
•Ensure timely data management and analysis and synthesis of developments to inform UN leadership and relevant fora focused on Haiti
•Working closely with UNCT, BINUH and other development partners, as well as counterparts in DPPA and OCHA, identify conflict sensitive development and peacebuilding interventions in the identified conflict/post-conflict state/region integrating a human rights perspective;
•Enable joined-up analysis of the differences in humanitarian-development and peacebuilding approaches with suggestions as to how these could be bridged;
•Working closely with partners, suggest how the UN can take a 'leave no one behind" as well as a risk informed, do-no-harm approach when implementing the UNSDCF;
•Present recommendations on how the UN can pilot such integrated approach including how and where synergies can be strengthened as well as where joint ongoing planning/programming activities can be scaled up;
•Provide quality assurance review of the UNSDCF monitoring and evaluation framework and results reporting to country, regional and global levels.
Manage datasets and information on development and crisis trends, situational analysis and prepare presentations, infographics, and other visual products to inform strategic decision making.
•Work with the RC/O and UNCT in conducting stakeholder consultations with UN, INGOs, development partners, Government, CSOs, communities and potentially others.
•Support the management of the Integrated Office and serve as deputy to the Head of Office as required.


Professionalism: Ability to apply sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic resources on the internet, intranet and other databases. 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.

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.

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.

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 the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.


Masters or equivalent university degree in Development Studies, International Relations, Economics or Political Science. 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

At least 7 years' experience in positions dealing with humanitarian affairs, development, and implementation of development policies and strategies in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization context is required.

Proven knowledge and leadership in developing strategies and humanitarian coordination, and supporting development processes, including countries in transition by working with a variety of humanitarian and long-term development actors is required.

Experience in consultation and coordination of inter-agency/intergovernmental levels is required

Experience in programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, budget and reporting for international organizations is required.

Experience working across humanitarian, development and peace sectors is desirable.


English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in French and English required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Kindly note, fluency is indicated by marking all areas of language comprehension in one's profile.


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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for 6 months. 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.

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

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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