Job Opening

Posting Title: Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, D2
Job Code Title: Director
Department/Office: United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 02 March 2018 - 15 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Finance-UNJSPF-93670-D-New York (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting


The Pension Fund is an inter-agency entity established by the UN General Assembly. The Pension Fund has 23 member organizations from the UN system and other Intergovernmental organizations. The Fund pays benefits in 15 currencies to 75,000 beneficiaries who reside in 190 countries and services 130,000 participants who work in the 23 Member Organizations of the Fund.

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer performs his or her functions under the pertinent provisions of the Regulations and Rules of the Pension Fund.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the administration of the Pension Fund and for the observance, by all concerned, of the Fund's Regulations, Rules and Pension Adjustment System. In the absence of the Chief Executive Officer, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer performs these functions.

The Deputy CEO also serves as the Deputy Secretary of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board (UNJSPB or “the Pension Board”) and of the United Nations Staff Pension Committee.

The Deputy CEO reports to the Chief Executive Officer of the Fund.


Under the general guidance of the CEO, the Deputy CEO serves as the internal focal point for the centralization and coordination that is needed to promote controlled, efficient and effective management of the Fund. Specific activities include: (a) ensuring effective and efficient delivery of the Fund’s operational activities and membership services; (b) Fund-wide coordination of main initiatives such as the stabilization of and enhancements to the Integrated Pension Administration System (IPAS); (c) coordination of the Fund’s strategic planning process; (d) policy and strategy development and promulgation; (e) representation and advisory services; (f) management of resources; and (g) implementing and directing the enterprise-wide risk management process.

As assigned by the CEO, the Deputy CEO is responsible for establishing and maintaining up-to-date policies, standards and procedures to ensure consistency and efficiency in the Fund’s operations and for researching and drafting the reports and notes required by the Pension Board. The Deputy CEO, in collaboration with the relevant committees of the Fund, develops material for consideration by the Pension Board and the United Nations General Assembly, including research and analysis on specific topics relating to changes in the Fund’s benefit and pension adjustment systems.

The Deputy CEO maintains effective lines of communication between the Fund’s secretariat and the Staff Pension Committees of the Member Organizations. The Deputy CEO participates in the meetings of the Pension Board and its Standing Committee, the UN Staff Pension Committee (UNSPC), the Committee of Actuaries, the Audit Committee, the Assets and Liabilities Monitoring Committee – and in the preparation of their reports – as well as the meetings of the Investments Committee. Some travel will be required. He/she also attends and represents the Fund during sessions of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) and the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly when matters relating to the UN Pension System are taken up by those bodies.

On behalf of the CEO, the Deputy CEO liaises with the Fund’s Internal Auditors and the United Nations Board of Auditors.


Professionalism: Strong knowledge of pension funds and/or social security schemes. Direct practical knowledge in the administration of pension schemes and/or social security systems in the areas pertaining to pension operations (preferably in benefit entitlements and client servicing), finance; actuarial and plan design studies; asset liability modeling; strategic planning and reporting; legal and compliance; and information management. Knowledge of the UN system and UNJSPF. Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; 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; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.Shows pride in work and 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.

Leadership: Serves as a role model: 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 improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Judgment and decision making: 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 the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Building trust: Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion; manages in a deliberate and predictable way; operates with transparency; has no hidden agenda; Places confidence in colleagues, staff members and clients; Gives proper credit to others; Follows through on agreed upon actions; Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environments to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Advanced university degree in public or business administration, finance, economics, law or related field. 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

Over fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in a national or international pension fund or social security system, with progressively growing responsibilities at a senior managerial level in at least three of the following pension fund management responsibilities: operations; finance; actuarial and plan design studies; asset liability modeling; strategic planning and reporting; legal and compliance; and information management. Experience in risk management, project management, business continuity, performance reporting, or research and analysis is desirable. Experience in IT and implementing complex automated systems is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the UNJSPF. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview. Short listed candidates will be requested to make a presentation to the Pension Board as part of the assessment/selection process.

Special Notice

The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) is an independent inter-agency body established by the United Nations General Assembly. The applicable human resources procedures are governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Fund and the UN Secretariat.

Any candidate from a member organization of the UNJSPF applying for this post is considered as an internal candidate provided he/she has been appointed through the appointment and promotion procedures applicable in his/her respective organization.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be available to take up duties in September 2018.

Please use the United Nations INSPIRA e-Recruitment website at to apply for this UNJSPF position. The system provides instructions and support for online application procedures.

Net Annual Salary: $ 108,189 after staff assessment.

Please visit the International Civil Service Commission website at and the UN website for information on UN system salaries and benefits.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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