Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Duty Station: TUNIS
Posting Period: 30 November 2017 - 14 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Rule of Law-UNSMIL-89193-F-Tunis (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
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 to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are 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 offer, if selected.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Security Institutions Division of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) which is currently located in Tunis, Tunisia. Tunis is classified as an "A" duty station and a family duty station. Applicants should expect to serve in Libya as the Mission moves forwards with its plan to redeploy staff members into Libya. The incumbent will be under the overall supervision of the Chief Security Institutions Division.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2376 in September 2017, the Security Council mandated UNSMIL, in full accordance with the principles of national ownership, to exercise mediation and good offices in support of the Libyan political agreement’s implementation; the consolidation of governance, security and economic arrangements of the Government of National Accord and subsequent phases of the Libyan transition process. Further, UNSMIL, within operational and security constraints, should support key Libyan institutions and provide, upon request, essential services and humanitarian assistance. Among other mandated functions, UNSMIL is tasked with monitoring and reporting on human rights; support for securing uncontrolled arms and counter-proliferation; and the co-ordination of international assistance and the provision of advice and assistance to efforts led by the Government of National Accord to stabilise post-conflict zones, including those liberated from ISIL.


Within delegated authority, the Senior Border Monitor will be responsible of the following duties:

Policy guidance on national integrated border management and security architecture issues, including foreign affairs, interior, finance/customs, health, border development, international support coordination and agreements and protocols effecting maritime and airport operations, and tourism; Lead and coordinate the design and implementation of UNSMIL’s strategic plan on support to institutional development related to national border management and security architecture; Provide inputs and overall substantive contributions for the conceptualization of the national integrated approach to border management and security architecture in Libya; Provide policy guidance to the Government on the establishment of integrated border management guidelines, seeking and ensuring proper in-country and international coordination among the various services involved in border management issues and guaranteeing that borders and illegal migration issues are managed with maximum effectiveness and efficiency; Qualitative and effective support to government institutions involved in border management; Support the drafting and subsequent implementation of the national Integrated Border Management Strategy and related projects; Assist the national authorities in further improving their national strategies and action plans on border management;
Ensure that the policies and subsequent projects being developed are fully in line with international standards; Ensure that the approach taken will be in line with international requirements for efficiency and effectiveness; Work with other components of the Mission, international community and with the Libyan Authorities to promote a closer integration between tasks performed at the borders; Provide advice and promote coordination and cooperation among all the relevant authorities and agencies involved in border control, trade facilitation and border region cooperation to establish effective, efficient and integrated border management systems, to ensure borders are opened for trade and movement of persons but controlled and secured, closed to criminal/illicit activities; Facilitate coordination and international assistance in the area of border management; Take the lead in seeking technical and financial assistance support from multilateral/bilateral donors in order to support necessary infrastructure development in customs, immigration and related facilities as well as training staff; Supervise, mentor and evaluate staff within the immediate office; Perform other relevant duties as required


-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
-Proven expertise in area of border management, administration and institutional development
-Demonstrated ability to provide expert advice with respect to senior government officials and senior mission staff
-Proven analytical skills combined with conceptual thinking and sound judgment
-Experience in bilateral and multilateral negotiations
-Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work

-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

-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

-Serves as a role model that other people want to follow
-Empowers others to translate vision into results
-Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives
-Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support
-Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions
-Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo
-Shows the courage to take unpopular stands

-Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly
-Gathers relevant information before making a decision
-Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them
-Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization
-Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information
-Checks assumptions against facts
-Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision


Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in International Economics, Public Administration, Law, International Relations or related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of professional training, certification, and experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of the advanced degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively experience in police or immigration law enforcement, border security, security sector reform, methods of repressing illicit trafficking and techniques for detecting narcotics is required.A minimum of 3 years of relevant coordination and management experience in any of the aforementioned fields working in conflict and/or post-conflict field operations mounted by the United Nations (including UN peacekeeping, political missions, agencies, funds and programmes) or similar national service, international or non-governmental organization(s) is also required. Relevant experience in security sector issues in general and specific areas of peacekeeping and conflict/post conflict situation is required.Relevant experience in applying border management and/or security architecture expertise in analyzing diverse range of highly complex issues and problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions is highly desirable.


Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is highly desirable.


A written test will be administered to short-listed candidates in order to assess their technical skills.

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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The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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