Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme and Coordination Officer, P3
Job Code Title: MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAMME ANALYST
Department/Office: Department of Field Support
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 21 December 2017 - 03 February 2018
Job Opening Number: 17-Management and Analysis-DFS-87501-R-New York (R)
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 Conduct and Discipline Unit (CDU) of the Department of Field Support. Under the overall supervision of the Chief CDU, the incumbent reports to the Senior Conduct and Discipline Officer.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme and Coordination Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

- Leads the efforts of DFS and DPKO on the implementation of the Comprehensive Strategy on Assistance and Support to Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by United Nations Staff and Related Personnel, including coordination of inputs with all relevant entities and reporting to the General Assembly;

- Provides substantive support to inter-agency task force and working level meetings on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, to include preparing agenda, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc;

- Liaises and coordinates with United Nations agencies/non-governmental organizations and conduct and discipline teams on specific projects (e.g., complaint mechanisms, sexual exploitation and abuse networks) and outreach activities, such as the coordination and follow-up of sensitization projects in peacekeeping missions;

- Briefs Member States and donor countries on activities related to the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, including through the drafting and preparation of Secretary-General’s reports, such as the report of the Secretary-General on Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse;

- Prepares and coordinates project proposals for donor and extra-budgetary funding of conduct and discipline related activities;

- Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, presentations to internal and external partners; Analyzes and review investigation reports, Board of Inquiry reports and OIOS reports and recommend appropriate action in disciplinary cases;

- Performs other relevant duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to peacekeeping, humanitarian affairs, conduct and discipline, sexual exploitation and abuse and training and awareness-raising; good research, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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 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 (Masters or Equivalent degree) in law, social science, public or business administration or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. Experience in gender affairs, social development, violence against women or conduct and discipline is desirable. Experience in inter agency coordination is desirable. Related experience with an international organization in field operations is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

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

- This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations for a finite period of one year. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.

- 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.

- Applicants from troop- and police-contributing countries who are found most suitable and recommended for selection will be given due consideration for positions in a peacekeeping operation or Headquarters support account funded positions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support, taking into account their contribution to United Nations peacekeeping, in accordance with General Assembly resolutions 66/265 and 67/287.

- 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.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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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No Fee

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