Job Opening

Posting Title: Mission Planning Officer (Recruit from Roster), P3
Job Code Title: MISSION PLANNING OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 11 September 2017 - 25 September 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Political Affairs-MINUSMA-83481-F-Bamako (M)
Staffing Exercise SE7(POLNET 2017 Semi-Annual 2)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered for this job opening. Roster applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are qualified, interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the position, if selected.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

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.

Extension of the appointment is subject to mandate extension and/or the availability of the funds.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Bamako. Bamako is classified as a “C” hardship duty station and a non-family duty station. The incumbent reports directly to the Senior Planning Officer.

Mandate
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established by Security Council resolution 2100 of 25 April 2013 to support political processes in that country and carry out a number of security-related tasks. By unanimously adopting resolution 2364 (2017), the Council further decided that MINUSMA perform the following tasks: (a) support the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali; (b) Good offices and reconciliation; (c) Protection of civilians and stabilization, including against asymmetric threats; (d) Countering asymmetric attacks in active defence of MINUSMA’s mandate; (e) Protection, safety and security of United Nations personnel; (f) Promotion and protection of Human Rights; and (g) Humanitarian assistance. For more information on the mission mandate visit:
http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/minusma/

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Mission Planning Officer will:

• Support the Senior Mission Planning Officer in translating the SRSG vision and the mission mandated tasks into objectives, timelines and expected outcomes for the development and implementation of Mission component plans.
• Provide advice to Section Chiefs and Heads of Office on planning guidance and tools, especially the Integrated Mission Planning Process (IMPP); provides recommendations on design of specific planning tools and mechanisms, in line with policy and best practice, to meet the needs of the Mission and partners.
• By compiling and analyzing data, contribute to preparation of the Mission Results-Based Budget (RBB) framework and performance reports, and of inputs as required for audits, budget monitoring and performance reporting.
• Provide background information and drafts documents for review approval by the Chief of Office in order to support Pillar components in development of Field Office and Section work plans, including to ensure coherence with the Mission's overall strategic direction and planning tools, and to support joint and integrated planning between Pillar components and other relevant partners in accordance with senior management guidance.
• Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

• 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. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• Integrity: Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours; acts without consideration of personal gain; resists undue political pressure in decision-making; does not abuse power or authority; stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular; takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.

• Respect for Diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds; treats all people with dignity and respect; treats men and women equally; shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making; examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses; does not discriminate against any individual or group.

• 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 informed.

• 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 efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in political science, management or development, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Professional training in the areas of planning, monitoring and evaluation, facilitation and/or coordination is an asset.

Work Experience

Required experience:
- A minimum of five years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience, including in programme management and/or strategic planning processes in peace consolidation settings.
- Field experience is required, including at least one year in an international or non-governmental organization in a conflict or post-conflict setting.

Desired experience:
- Experience of using monitoring and evaluation tools.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

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