Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
Duty Station: ABYEI
Posting Period: 02 March 2023 - 31 March 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Management and Analysis-UNISFA-200133-R-Abyei (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 Office of the Chief of Mission Support of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Abyei. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Mission Support or their designate.


Within delegated authority, the Management and Programme Analyst will be responsible for the following duties:

• Developing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensuring the compilation of KPIs from Mission Support Division Sections and Units on a regular basis, as well as report corporate and mission specific KPIs.
• Providing technical evaluation support to the Chief of Mission Support to ensure responses to Board of Inquiry/OIOS queries and monitoring the efficient and effective implementation of recommendations made by the Board of Auditors, the OIOS and legislative bodies.
• Conducting critical information/data analysis of all aspects of the Mission Support Division operations (e.g. inventories, budgets, costs, movement, warehousing; including investigating bottlenecks, delays and systems inefficiencies) and providing consolidated Management Report.
• Conducting strategic analysis to identify strategic value gaps and the resources required to fill them
• Researching and analyzing information gathered from client satisfaction surveys and formulating convincing and well substantiated conclusions and recommendations for improvement in service delivery.
• Evaluating the impact of the introduction of Umoja on work processes, staffing and structure.
• Support alignment of DOS/DMSPC policy development priorities with mission guidance development priorities.

Programme Management
• Preparing and implementing the work and action plans of the Office of the Chief of Mission Support for performance management, performance monitoring, benefits realization management, risk, enterprise resilience and budget management.
• Produce required SOPs, Administrative Instructions, policy guidance and directives in the areas of property management, projects, and KPIs
• Supervising the work of the Business process and management office.
• Submission of business intelligence reports to facilitate timely decision-making by senior management on resource allocation, realignment and/or reprioritization.
• Advising on policy development based on evaluation findings concerning program relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, service delivery standards, and impact
• Partnering with internal clients and senior management to design and implement improvements in service delivery, assisting them with service delivery data and their analytical needs; solving service delivery challenges
• Participating in meetings related to identification of strategic value gaps that need to be addressed to facilitate achievement of the mandate and the Missions End State deliverables; recommending corrective actions and ensuring alignment of resources with strategic value gaps during the budget preparation process.
• Liaising with other departments to integrate new evaluation methodologies and other developments that are introduced to the organizations.
• Liaise with UN agencies, national and international organizations and academic institutions on all issues related to knowledge management, and assist in the organization of policy consultations within the mission.

Report Writing
• Provide macro-level analysis on efficiency and financial gains as per GFSS strategy
• Preparing analytical reports and presentations on strategic service delivery issues, including data analysis, identifying issues, forming hypotheses and synthesizing conclusions into recommendations and presentations.
• Drafting reports, background papers, analyses, guidelines, conference room papers and other documents, as needed.

Service Delivery/Client Management
• Planning and conducting web-based surveys, designing questionnaires; reviewing, analyzing and interpreting survey responses; identifying problems, issues and preparing conclusions; establishing and maintaining effective relationships with clients and partners in the mission; organizing follow-up action as required on studies undertaken, seminars or workshops for mission specific best practices and lessons learned activities. Providing other learning, research, policy and guidance services to the mission and carrying out any other duties that may be assigned


PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the fields of management, oversight, evaluation and or/finance. Proven conceptual, analytical and evaluation skills and ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommend solutions. Excellent knowledge and understanding of the UN system including of key management, programmatic and reform issues. State-of-the-art knowledge of evaluation methodologies and techniques. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.

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.

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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in accounting/finance, business or public administration, programme management, logistics, operations and supply chain management or related field. A first level degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and experience in finance/budget/program evaluation, operations and supply chain management or related area may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Work Experience

At least seven (7) years of experience in conduct and management of business, programme and thematic inspections and evaluations of which, preferably three are at the international level, is required.

Experience in leading and managing inspection and evaluation teams, survey methodology, data analysis, strategic planning, policy development, facilitation, results based management, change management, KPIs, the use of various research methodologies and sources of information including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases is required.

Experience in business process improvement, communicating change management initiatives to diverse audiences, ERP (SAP), IPSAS, business intelligence systems and managing multiple projects is desirable.

Experience in peacekeeping is desirable.


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


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

Special Notice

The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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.

Applicants, who successfully go through a competitive recruitment process and are recommended for selection and/or inclusion in the roster of pre-approved candidates for subsequent job openings at the same level and with similar functions, may have their application information and roster status shared with other UN Organizations. Such applicants may be contacted by other UN Organizations for similar job openings, subject to the confirmation of their interest. Placement on the roster is no guarantee of a future selection.

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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