Job Opening

Posting Title: COORDINATION OFFICER, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 17 October 2022 - 30 October 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Programme Management-MINUSMA-192950-J-Bamako (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 Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Bamako. The Joint Operations Officer reports directly to the Chief of the Section and is responsible for leading and ensuring integrated situational awareness. Within the limits of delegated authority, and under the supervision of the Section Chief, the Joint Operations Officer will serve as the Deputy Chief JOC Operations and Coordination. S/he is responsible for leading the Integrated Operational Planning and Coordination (IOPC) activities of the JOC as well as overseeing the Watch Officer unit.


Under the authority of the Chief of the Joint Operations Centre (JOC), the Joint Operations Officer, as the Deputy Chief JOC Operations and Coordination, will be responsible for the following duties:

*Please note: these duties are generic and may not be carried out by all officers.

1. Monitoring and reporting:
•Ensures that JOC staff members receive guidance and directives for the collection and verification of information and maintain relations with key stakeholders across the Mission;
•Supervises the Watch Officer unit and ensure that all operational tracking forms are updated in a timely fashion;
•Reviews and ensures the timely dissemination of Flash reports;
•Contributes to the preparation of special reports and the drafting of code cables and official e-mails;

2. Integrated Operational Planning and Coordination
• Supports CASEVAC/MEDEVAC/BODEVAC processes
• Supports integrated Mission activities as required
• Provides IPOC support to Regional JOCs

3. Crisis management support:
• Under the supervision of the Chief JOC and the Chief of Staff, supports, as required, the organization of crisis management meetings within the mission and with United Nations Headquarters;
• Supports crisis management meetings (presentations, talking points, After Action Reviews);

4. Assistance to the Chief JOC with management, including:
•Helps with the supervision of the JOC, including recruitment, training and management of operations officers; establishes duty rosters as necessary; and maintains relations with the mission’s components, sectors, and regional offices;
•Develops mission-level standard operating procedures, tools and templates (for reporting, crisis management, communications, etc., reflecting DPO policy and guidance) and ensures their implementation (including through training and evaluation);
•Prepares briefs for senior management groups, high level delegations, diplomatic corps and other groups/individuals as instructed by Senior Leadership; and
•Acts as OiC Chief JOC if designated by Chief JOC.

5. Performs other tasks as required by the Chief JOC or the Chief of Staff.


Demonstrates thorough knowledge of crisis operations, including reporting requirements. Takes initiative and consistently strives for high quality performance for self and team. Facilitates others to solve problems. Displays strong inter-personal skills, including the ability to manage challenging multi-stakeholder processes. Values diversity and works effectively with colleagues and contacts in the immediate and wider teams in pursuit of objectives. Anticipates and manages risk. 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.

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 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.

Managing Performance:
Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, political science, international relations, law, or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional 2 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in political or international affairs, military, police, security, civil affairs, humanitarian affairs, human rights, crisis operations and management, or related field is required.

At least two years of experience supporting field operations in a conflict or post-conflict country is required.

Experience in drafting reports and official documents is required.

At least 2 years of experience in supervising or managing personnel from diverse backgrounds is required.

Experience working in an integrated civilian-military-police environment is desirable.

Experience working with databases and in data visualization tools is desirable.


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


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 30 June 2023. 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.

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.

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.

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