Job Opening

Posting Title: CHIEF OF SERVICE, CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE TEAM, D1 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: GOMA
Posting Period: 06 June 2018 - 30 June 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Administration-MONUSCO-98839-J-Goma (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 Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), with duty Station, Goma. The Chief of the Conduct and Discipline Team (C/CDT) reports to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in MONUSCO through the Chief of Staff.


Within delegated authority, under the supervision of the SRSG and Head of MONUSCO, through the Chief of Staff, the Chief of Conduct and Discipline will be responsible for the following duties:

•Provides strategic guidance and other assistance to mission leadership, and the SRSG, DSRSG-P, Force Commander and Police Commissioner in particular, on addressing the full range of conduct and discipline issues pertaining to the mission’s military police and civilian personnel, with a particular focus on sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA);
•Plans and manages the implementation of all aspects of the conduct and discipline function and related activities particularly 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.) with other UN entities and, where necessary, the government and other authorities;
•Provides strategic vision, guidance, leadership to and overall management of the Conduct and Discipline Team(CDT) and its staff, with a focus on SEA; formulates and directs the implementation of the work programme; oversees and coordinates 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, women’s protection, legal affairs, personnel, security, etc.) and other UN entities; provides programmatic/substantive reviews of work and draft reports prepared by others;
•Ensures an efficient case management process;
•Liaises with the UN’s office of the Internal Oversight Services, the UN country Team and other UN entities, as well as with government officials, NGOs, leaders of civil society, regional/sub-regional actors and organizations, the diplomatic community, etc., and ensures effective coordination of activities on conduct and discipline activities, including victim assistance.
•Ensures the development and implementation of awareness building and preventive programmes, as well as of effective measures/ systems to detect personnel misconduct, to ensure 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 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;
•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.


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.

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.

Managing Performance
Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.

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; Makes tough decisions when necessary.


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

Work Experience

A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of policy, conduct and discipline, human resources, law, personnel dispute resolution processes or management. Experience in information analysis and problem solving in administration or legal contexts in large organizations. Proven track record of excellent management and technical leadership skills. Sound knowledge of the challenges of peacekeeping. UN experience is required, as is field experience with a UN peacekeeping operation, particularly in post-conflict environments. Experience with the application of UN rules and regulations related to conduct and discipline is also desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency (spoken and written) in English is required; fluency in French is desirable.


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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until [specific date]. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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.

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

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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

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