Job Opening

Posting Title: Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer (Recruit from Roster), P3
Job Code Title: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION 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-Security Institutions-MINUSMA-85054-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 in 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. For day to day matters, the incumbent will report to the Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) reporting, public information and reinsertion Team Leader. For strategic guidance, the incumbent will report to the Chief DDR and the Director Security Sector Reforms – Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration in Bamako.

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 the country and carry out a number of security-related tasks. By unanimously adopting resolution 2295 of 29 June 2016, the Council further decided that the MINUSMA to Support the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali” notably to support the cantonment, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of armed groups, including through the integration of elements of the signatory armed groups in the MDSF as an interim measure, within the framework of the reform of the security sector, and without prejudice to the anticipated plans of the demobilization, disarmament and reintegration and integration commissions; and to take into account the particular needs of women associated with armed groups, and to provide for their full access to Disarmament Demobilization Reintegration (DDR) programmes, inter alia, through consultation with women’s organizations (paragraph 19 a (ii) and (v)). For more information on the mission mandate visit
http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/minusma/

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

• Contributes to the substantive development and implementation of the DDR programme, including overall policy and legal framework, implementation strategy, operational modalities and action plans, taking into account national programme priorities and targets;
• Provides technical inputs to the planning, design and implementation of community violence reduction (CVR)/community based reinsertion (CBR) projects, as well as technical advice and assistance to key parties (e.g. National DDR Commission, andrepresentatives of the signatories of the peace accord etc.); consults with relevant stakeholders through inclusive and participatory processes; and undertakes continuous monitoring of project activities;
• Organizes and undertakes research and analysis on various aspects of DDR work, including risk and threat assessments, target group profiles, political factors, security and other issues affecting operations; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; identifies and tracks follow-up actions; produces progress and briefing reports;
• Supports the development and maintenance of appropriate mechanisms and systems for tracking, monitoring and evaluation of key components of DDR-related programmes; manages data collection and follow-up; identifies issues and prepares conclusions;
• Coordinates the mobilization of networks of local partners and communities (e.g. NGOs, community-based organizations, private sector enterprises and local communal authorities) and facilitates their participation in the planning and implementation of DDR programmes and related activities;
• Supports efforts in resource mobilization and development of strategic partnerships with multiple donors and agencies;
• In consultation with relevant parties, develops targeted training programmes for institutional capacity building;
• Participates in or leads field missions, including provision of guidance to government officials and other parties;
• Drafts mission reports and prepares briefings for senior Mission leadership;
• Ensures that DDR activities are well integrated and coordinated with other mission activities (e.g. SSR, political, military, humanitarian; public information; legal, etc.);
• Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.;
• Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings (e.g. conferences, workshops) to include proposing agenda topics, preparation of documents and presentations;
• Supervises field office personnel working on DDR activities; and
• Performs any other assigned duties.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of unit’s mandate and strategic direction. Knowledge of DDR and related issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Proven expertise in country/region of assignment; sound understanding of and an ability to evaluate international political situations in that area. Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the DDR activities in assigned country/area. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. 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.

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 sciences, social sciences, management, international economics, international relations, law, development or a related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

Required experience:
- A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) or related area.
- Experience in international affairs such as peacekeeping and peace-building operations, development programmes or related area.
- Experience working on disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, small arms control, conflict/post-conflict crisis management, Security Sector Reform (SSR), economic recovery or related area.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position, fluency in French is required. Knowledge of English is desirable.

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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