Job Opening

Posting Title: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Duty Station: TUNIS
Posting Period: 28 November 2017 - 12 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Security Institutions-UNSMIL-89279-F-Tunis (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

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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.

Mandate
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.

Responsibilities

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

•Serves as the expert within SID on information operations, reintegration, and other containment and demobilization efforts including community disarmament and armed violence reduction initiatives.
• Assists SID management in the overall planning of strategic, operational and technical components of its work and in the day-to-day coordination of its activities with other mission components (e.g. political affairs, military, public information; logistic support; humanitarian) and UN entities.
• Coordinate, assists and provides advice on the administration and management of funds allocated for DDR work programmes objectives,
• Directs and manages DDR teams in field operations, as required.
• Plans and implements all DDR field operations in accordance with the Mission’s mandate and SID strategy.
• Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or other research activities and studies.
• Provides technical inputs to the planning, design and implementation of diverse programmes/projects, as well as technical advice and assistance to key parties; consults with relevant stakeholders through inclusive and participatory processes.
• Takes the lead in identifying, establishing and maintaining contacts and partnerships with other international and national security actors in assigned areas of responsibility with a view to pursuing DDR objectives and ensuring participation in and effective integration of ideas in the planning and implementation of DDR activities.
• Leads and/or participates in large, complex programmes/projects, field missions, etc., including provision of guidance to government officials, security actors and other relevant parties; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; ensures follow-up actions.
• Leads and supervises the organization of meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive issues; manages the substantive preparation and organization of such meetings or seminars.
• Prepares and/or supervises preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial 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, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations; assists in the planning of high level visits.
• Supports resource mobilization efforts and ensures coordination with donors, including the private sector.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism:
In-depth knowledge and understanding of unit’s mandate and strategic direction and ability to develop and direct viable programme/projects reflective of these goals. Proven expertise in country/region of assignment; in-depth understanding of and ability to evaluate international political situations in that area. Knowledge of wide range of DDR issues; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, including ability to analyze and articulate the DDR dimension of complex issues that require a coordinated UN response. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex and unusual issues/problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions. Ability to negotiate and to influence others to reach agreement. Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to DDR and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). 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. Proven ability to work in a large multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team and of coordination with multiple partner agencies funds or programmes is an advantage.

• 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.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social sciences, management, international economics, international relations, law, or a related field is required. 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in international affairs such as peacekeeping, peace-building or development programmes operations in the field with specific focus on disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, , conflict/post-conflict crisis management, economic recovery or related area is required. A minimum experience of 1 year working with/on security sector related issues in Libya is required. Relevant experience 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. Previous experience working in Middle East-North Africa regions on political/security sector related issues is desirable. Experience in programme planning and management is desirable. Relevant experience in applying security sector expertise in analyzing diverse range of highly complex issues and problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions is highly desirable. Proven experience dealing with non-state security actors is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required.

Assessment

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

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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