Job Opening

Posting Title: ELECTORAL OFFICER (REGIONAL COORDINATOR), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: BOUAR
Posting Period: 07 November 2022 - 13 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Electoral Affairs-MINUSCA-194017-J-Bouar (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This vacancy is to fill eight (8) positions in Bouar, Ndele, Kaga Bandoro, Berberati, Paoua, Bossangoa, Birao and Bangui Field Offices of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The selected candidates are likely to be deployed anywhere in the Central African Republic and in any of the 17 Regional Electoral Offices, depending on the needs of the electoral process. The Electoral Officer (Regional Coordinator) reports to the Director of Electoral Assistance Division through the Electoral Officer (Field Coordinator) and the Senior Electoral Officer (Chief of Operations) Bangui.


Within delegated authority, the Electoral Officer ( Regional Coordinator), P-3 assigned to Multiple duty stations will be responsible for the following duties:

· Contribute to the implementation of the electoral programs and processes in the context of regional and municipal elections one or more of the following areas, as required
- legal drafting and reform related to decentralization complaints and dispute resolution, planning and budgeting, infrastructure development, operations including field operations, procurement, logistics, security, information and communications technology, data processing and analysis, procedures, training, external relations, public information, outreach and media relations,
civic and voter education, graphic design, administrative support, support to media, political parties and civil society, gender mainstreaming, capacity-building, institutional reform and
development as well as project support.

- Provide advice and contribute to the development of the capacities of counterparts within National Elections Authorities, including the management of local offices; supervising the
staff of their office in the implementation of the electoral mandate;

- Interpret electoral policies and regulations related to the decentralization law, regional, and municipal elections in order to clarify them and provide input for the development of procedural manuals;

- Establish local operational and logistical plans and supervise their implementation; ensuring that all electoral operations (training, education, logistics, etc.) in his/her area of responsibility are
carried out effectively and efficiently by responding quickly to needs;

- Assist the National Elections Authority in managing the flow of information between headquarters and field offices; supervise the day-to-day operations and administration of the
electoral office in his/her area of responsibility;

-Provide reports to headquarters on electoral developments in his/her area of responsibility in collaboration with staff of other sections such as political affairs, civil affairs and human
rights; organize the ongoing evaluation of the activities of field offices.

· Provide project and programme management and support, including budget management and monitoring, and reporting of results to national counterparts, donors and UN bodies;

· Provide, and, in exceptional cases, supervise the provision of, support, technical assistance and advice in the above areas as required.

· Contribute to and monitor the capacity-building of national counterparts and strengthening of national institutions.

· Supervise and manage the performance of national and, in some cases, international staff assigned to the area of responsibility.

· Monitor female participation in all phases of the local electoral process and provide advice to the Electoral Management
Bodies on appropriate corrective measures reviewing professional inputs and amending the projects or results as needed.

· Maintain professional and productive partnerships with national counterparts and other key stakeholders in the electoral process.

· Contribute to compiling and provide regular briefings and reports in the assigned area of responsibility in close collaboration with other relevant partners.

· Perform other related duties as required.


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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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


Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Public Administration, or related field. 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 five (5) years with a master's degree and seven ( 7) years with a bachelor's degree of progressively responsible experience in elections and related area in at least 2 countries is required.

At least two years of experience in implementing, supporting or advising on electoral processes is required

Previous experience in the planning and implementation of regional and municipal elections is required

Advanced understanding of decentralization laws and their application is desirable

Electoral experience in support of field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable

Experience in post-conflict situations and/or in developing countries is desirable


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


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.

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.

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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