Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: JUBA
Posting Period: 04 April 2018 - 18 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Administration-UNMISS-94336-F-Juba (M)
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 United Nations Mission in South Sudan, duty station Juba.classified in the "E" category and as a non-family duty station.The chief Conduct and discipline reports to the SRSG through the Chief of Staff.


Under the direct supervision of the Special Representative of the Secretary General, through the Chief of Staff, the Chief of Section, Conduct and Discipline Team will assume the following responsibilities:
•Provide advice to the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mission Leadership and Mission personnel in addressing the full range of conduct and discipline issues pertaining to every category of personnel (Military, Police, and Civilians including contractors). Specifically, the C/CDT will be responsible for developing and implementing initiatives and/or measures aimed at preventing misconduct, enforcing UN standards of conduct and ensuring that remedial action is taken whenever misconduct occurs;
•Provide strategic vision, guidance, leadership and overall management of the Conduct and Discipline Team (CDT) and its staff; formulate and direct the implementation of the work programme; oversee and coordinate programmed activities, including prevention, enforcement and remedial action for misconduct by UN peacekeeping personnel, and other initiatives, ensuring appropriate coordination and integration with the mission’s general mandate, and with all its components (e.g. gender, human rights, child protection, legal affairs, personnel, security, etc.) and other UN entities; provide programmatic/substantive reviews of work and draft reports prepared by others.
•Oversee case management: Liaise- with the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services, the UN Country Team and other UN entities, as well as with government officials, political leaders, NGOs, leaders of civil society, regional/sub-regional actors and organizations, the diplomatic community, etc., operating within the mission area, and ensures effective coordination of activities on conduct and discipline activities, including victim assistance;
•Ensure the development and implementation of awareness building and preventive programmes, as well as of effective measures/systems to detect personnel misconduct, to ensure compliance with UN standards of conduct and to monitor and evaluate all forms of misconduct for all categories of UN peacekeeping personnel.
•Provides guidance on the implementation of the training strategy and training activities on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and other forms of misconduct at the mission level.
•Provides input for the mission on conduct and discipline issues to the local and international media.
•Oversees input for the Secretary-General’s reports to the Security Council on conduct and discipline-related activities of the mission, as well as briefings to the Security Council and other such documents.
•Analyzes implications of emerging issues/trends and formulates recommendations on possible strategies and measures to address them.
•Participates in meetings within and external to the mission, providing substantive expertise; represents the mission at international, regional or national meetings; may serve on committees concerned with conduct and discipline issues, as relevant.
•Leads and supervises the organization of meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive issues; manages the substantive preparation and organization of such meetings or seminars.
•Oversees the unit’s outputs to ensure that products meet UN high-quality standards, that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data and that they comply with the relevant mandates.
•Undertakes or oversees the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the unit, including preparation of budgets, reporting on budget/programme performance, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings, evaluation of candidates and preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting.
•Recommends candidates for recruitment, taking due account of gender and geographical balance.
•Manages, guides, develops, and trains staff under his/her supervision.
•Supervises the activities of focal points working on conduct and discipline issues in field locations.
•Fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the unit and across organizational boundaries.
•Performs other duties as required.


PROFESSIONALISM – In-depth knowledge of the strategic direction of a peacekeeping Mission and its operations, and understanding of the political, social and economic environment and their impact on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate; Expert knowledge of conduct and discipline issues in general and of issues being supervised; Demonstrated in-depth understanding of peacekeeping operations generally and issues affecting personnel, human rights and legal issues. Ability to produce reports and conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely, making and defending recommendations; ability to communicate with diverse groups papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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; -- - Demonstrates commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations; Provides leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; Demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of achieving gender balance in staffing.

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. Ability to communicate CDT’s goals in the context of the Mission’s strategic direction and to partner with civil society and relevant officials in the host country; Ability to transform mandate objectives into result-oriented work programme and manage the same; Demonstrated capacity for intellectual leadership; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity; and ability to thoroughly analyze and evaluate critical matters pertaining to a broad spectrum of conduct and discipline issues/problems; Demonstrated capacity for original and creative thinking, independent judgement and discretion in advising on and handling major policy, project and other sensitive and confidential issues/problems.

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.

LEADERSHIP – Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; Proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; Establish and maintain relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; Anticipate and resolve conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; Drive for change and improvements; Does not accept the status quo; Shows the courage to take unpopular stands.

JUDGEMENT 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 on 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 if the actions proposed will satisfy both the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, law or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of policy, conduct and discipline, law, personnel dispute resolution processes, administration, budget, finance, human resources management or related field is required. Substantive experience in information analysis and problem solving in administration, human rights or legal contexts in large organizations is required. International experience, experience in the United Nations System and/or field experience with a UN peacekeeping operation including dealing with UN rules and procedures on conduct and discipline and sound knowledge of the challenges of peacekeeping particularly in conflict and post-conflict environments is highly desirable.Experience working with with uniformed personnel, government Officials , UNCT, and NGOs is required. Proven track record of excellent management and technical leadership skills are desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the UN. For this position fluency in spoken and written English is required


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. 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.
This vacancy is subject to availability of post. Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.

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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