Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Coordination Officer, NOB
Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia
Duty Station: BELET UEN
Posting Period: 02 March 2023 - 31 March 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Programme Management-UNSOM-202809-R-Belet Uen (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is based in the Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General/Humanitarian Coordinator/Resident Coordinator (DSRSG/HC/RC) within the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Beletweyne. The Associate Coordination Officer will report to the Team Leader, Community Recovery and Extension of State Authority/Accountability (CRESTA/A).


Within delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, the CRESTA/A Associate Coordination Officer will work with all UN, international and national partners and/or government structures at local level and may be responsible for the following duties:

• Analyses, engages, and supports the development and monitoring of the National Stabilization Strategy and State Stabilization Plan and other relevant frameworks, UN’s Peace and Development Agenda, UN Development Assistance Framework and United Nations Integrated Strategic Framework.
• Supports the Federal Member state with the development and implementation of the stabilization strategy.
• Supports the coordination role of the Ministry of Interior and other relevant government entities.
• Supports the use of information management and analytical tools.
• Supports UN agencies in the work of the United Nations Integrated Working Groups, and any other coordination forums in particular regards to strategies for advocacy and engagement with national stakeholders.
• Liaises with UN agencies, relevant departments of the Government, international donor community and civil society.
• Monitors, analyses and reports on trends and dynamics that affect the UN’s evolving programmatic stabilization and early recovery strategies.
• Drafts routine and ad hoc situation reports/briefings.
• Other related tasks as required.


Professionalism: Strong analytical skills to integrate diverse information from various sources; Demonstrates understanding of Somalia political context, assessing risks and opportunities within the framework of political and economic stabilization; 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 audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people

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 & 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.


Advanced University degree (Master degree or equivalent) preferably in business administration, management, economics, political science, International relations, International Law, Public Administration, Sociology or related fields. 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

A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in coordinating humanitarian, governance, stabilization, or development activities and reporting is required.

Experience in the national context and or knowledge of the, culture, institutions and systems is desirable

Experience in stabilization, governance and reconciliation, field experience in a peacekeeping operation, political mission and/or international organization is desirable.

Sound understanding of and experience in dealing with national authorities, political and civil society organizations and community participatory approaches is desirable

Experience in the use of quantitative and qualitative data is desirable.

Strong knowledge in MS office, data analysis and information management systems is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post fluency in English and Somali (both oral and written are required). Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


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

Special Notice

Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.

Candidates for the National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located.

When completing the Candidate Profile form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up-to-date. This information is the basis for the Hiring Manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.

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.

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