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    Posting Title: Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P5 (Temporary Job Opening)
    Job Code Title: SENIOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER
    Department/Office: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Duty Station: OTHER
    Posting Period: 18 December 2019 – 31 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 19-Humanitarian Affairs-OCHA-126655-J-Other (X)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This vacancy is issued for the establishment of a pool of qualified candidates. It is open to external candidates only. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), through the Associates Surge Pool (ASP), will pre-select qualified & suitable individuals who can be promptly deployed to temporary field assignments across the globe and in accordance with the operational requirements. Applicants to this pool must be willing to serve in non-family duty stations. Please indicate in your cover note/PHP the duty station(s) or region(s) that you would be interested in being considered for as well as any duty station(s) where you would not be in a position to serve, with an explanation, if applicable.

    The advertised temporary positions are located in the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD), OCHA, which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.

    The Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer (Senior HAO) position may be located in multiple duty stations within OCHA country and/or regional Field Offices. The incumbent will report to the respective Head of Office or OAD Deputy Director, depending on the operational needs and the qualifications of the candidate(s).

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer may be responsible for the following duties, depending on the assignment:
    • Provides authoritative technical and policy advice to senior management in OCHA, the UN RC/HC, UN agencies and programmes, Member State officials, international and regional organizations on programmes, projects and issues of significant impact on humanitarian, emergency relief and disaster response/management efforts.
    • Manages coordination structures and/or mechanisms, including inter-cluster coordination, information management or other relevant entities in national capitals or the field as appropriate.
    • Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or issues, including in relation to safeguarding humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance, as well as cross-cutting issues including gender, protection, accountability to affected people and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
    • Monitors the performance of the institution’s humanitarian mandate; influences the development and evolution of the UN approach to humanitarian affairs; designs and implements significant policy and programme changes to address country, regional, global humanitarian affairs issues, including gender considerations; conceptualizes the linkages with
    the political and peacekeeping functions in the Secretariat.
    • Develops/ensures implementation of coherent humanitarian/disaster response strategies and procedures.
    • Represents the Office at international, regional or national meetings, and lead and supervise the organization of meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive issues. Manage the substantive preparation and organization of such meetings or seminars.
    • Conceptualizes, formulates and manages major projects; leads and directs a multi-agency team in carrying out disaster assessment or other missions; initiates, mobilizes and
    coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for exceptionally complex situations or major disasters; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized
    equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising of situation to date and specifying unmet requirements of stricken countries.
    • Manages the production of comprehensive needs assessment and appeals for international assistance, including HRPs and CERF grants; ensures the proper use and
    spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
    • Leads capacity building initiatives; identifies bottlenecks and gaps and develops proposals to improve response systems and mechanisms, to include technical assistance in the design of
    specific coordination and other systems/mechanisms; organizes and participates as trainer/resource person in national and international training seminars.
    • Serves as primary liaison with non-UN entities, including senior host government officials, donor representatives, NGO officials, the media, etc., in emergency situations.
    • Establishes overall work plan and budget.
    • Leads and directs a team of staff; may oversee activities for a discrete work section or equivalent; plans and allocates work assignments; coaches, mentors and evaluates staff;
    participates in recruitment, selection and training of new staff and in the development of training programs.
    • Organizes and/or chairs inter-agency and other international meetings, conferences, task forces; presents views and policies of the unit/institution.
    • Initiates, supervises and finalizes position papers and related submissions; prepares diverse reports, papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, statements, presentations, etc. for
    senior management.

    Competencies

    •Professionalism: Knowledge of full range of humanitarian and emergency relief assistance and related humanitarian issues. Ability to advise senior management and other senior
    officials on approaches and techniques to address highly complex/sensitive issues. 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 humanitarian and emergency relief issues/problems. Demonstrated capacity for original
    and creative thinking, independent judgment and discretion in advising on and handling major policy, project and other issues/problems. Ability to negotiate and ability to influence others
    to reach agreement on difficult issues. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery).
    Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to humanitarian affairs and seasoned knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. 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.
    •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.
    •Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards;
    operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal
    responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
    •Leadership: 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 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; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
    •Judgement/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.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
    Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required.
    Experience in humanitarian coordination is desirable.
    Experience in the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable.

    Languages

    French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

    Assessment

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

    Special Notice

    • Through this Temporary Job Opening (TJO), OCHA will recommend qualified and suitable candidates for the ASP. Based on operational needs, ASP members may be recruited for temporary field appointments in new emergencies or to fill critical and temporary staffing gaps. Appointments will normally last from three (3) to six (6) months, extendable if needed up to 364 days, or exceptionally up to 729 days. A formal contractual relationship
    (Temporary Appointment) will be established with ASP members only when they are selected to be deployed.
    National staff and currently deployed temporary appointees are encouraged to apply, if they believe they meet the vacancy requirements. Previous and current ASP members, if interested to remain in the ASP, are required to apply.

    •The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

    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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    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.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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    Posting Title: Humanitarian Affairs Officer, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
    Job Code Title: HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER
    Department/Office: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
    Duty Station: OTHER
    Posting Period: 18 December 2019 – 31 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 19-Humanitarian Affairs-OCHA-126652-J-Other (X)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This vacancy is issued for the establishment of a pool of qualified candidates. It is open to external candidates only. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), through the Associates Surge Pool (ASP), will pre-select qualified & suitable individuals who can be promptly deployed to temporary field assignments across the globe and in accordance with the operational requirements. Applicants to this pool must be willing to serve in non-family duty stations. Please indicate in your cover note/PHP the duty station(s) or region(s) that you would be interested in being considered for as well as any duty station(s) where you would not be in a position to serve, with an explanation, if applicable.

    The advertised temporary positions are part of the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD), OCHA, which is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.

    The Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO) position may be located in multiple duty stations in OCHA country and/or regional Field Offices. The incumbent will report to the Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer or the respective Head of Office/Unit/Section.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer may be responsible for the following duties, depending on the assignment:
    • Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian response and developments, disaster relief/management programmes or emergency situations in the country;
    • Leads and/or participates in large, complex projects, to include disaster assessment or other missions; coordinates international humanitarian/emergency assistance for complex
    emergency/disaster situations; ensures necessary support (e.g. staff, funding, specialized equipment, supplies, etc.); prepares situation reports to the international community, apprising
    of situation to date and specifying gaps and unmet requirements.
    • Assists in the production of comprehensive needs assessment and appeals for international assistance, including HRPs and CERF grants; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
    • Assists national government counterparts in capacity-building for handling emergency situations; develops country-specific indicators in collaboration with area experts and ensures
    the subsequent monitoring of these indicators; recommends actions based on the analysis of pertinent information.
    • Initiates and coordinates activities related to technical cooperation and technical assistance projects in disaster response and disaster response preparedness; formulates project proposals
    and relevant project documents; provides technical support to field work; reviews and clears project reports for submission to donors.
    • Supports coordination structures and/or mechanisms, including inter-cluster coordination, information management or other relevant entities in national capitals or the field as appropriate.
    • Analyzes and assists in introducing new technologies and approaches for disaster warning/management.
    • Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follow-up work, including interagency technical review meetings to support policy
    development work and decision-making on important issues; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies.
    • Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy
    guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.;
    • Partners with other humanitarian agencies and organizations to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes and support incorporation of the latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc.
    • Supports on specific topics or issues, including in relation to safeguarding humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance, as well as cross-cutting issues including gender, protection, accountability to affected people and prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
    • Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc. as required and in agreement with the Head of Office/deputy Head of Office; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc.
    • Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues, including in relation to safeguarding humanitarian principles, humanitarian access, and ensuring the
    effective delivery of humanitarian assistance; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and
    reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
    • Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
    • Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers.
    • Performs other duties as required.

    Competencies

    •Professionalism: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related humanitarian issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult
    problems. Analytical capacity and particularly the ability to quickly analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response. Ability to
    identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to conduct, oversee or contribute to research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian situation in assigned country/area. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. 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.
    •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.
    •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.
    •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.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two 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 humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
    Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is required.
    Experience in humanitarian coordination is desirable.
    Experience in the UN Common System or other comparable international organization is desirable.

    Languages

    French and English are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

    Assessment

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

    Special Notice

    • Through this Temporary Job Opening (TJO), OCHA will recommend qualified and suitable candidates for the ASP. Based on operational needs, ASP members may be recruited for temporary field appointments in new emergencies or to fill critical and temporary staffing gaps. Appointments will normally last from three (3) to six (6) months, extendable if needed up to 364 days, or exceptionally up to 729 days. A formal contractual relationship
    (Temporary Appointment) will be established with ASP members only when they are selected to be deployed.
    National staff and currently deployed temporary appointees are encouraged to apply, if they believe they meet the vacancy requirements. Previous and current ASP members, if interested to remain in the ASP, are required to apply.
    • The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
    • A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level,
    subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to
    positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the
    General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service
    staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that
    temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General
    Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis
    endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
    • Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member
    will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a
    former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or
    current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the
    Secretariat.
    • 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. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as
    amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on
    a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does
    not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or
    special political missions.
    • The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review
    body under staff rule 4.15.
    • For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.
    • The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: https://hr.un.org/handbook.

    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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    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.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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    Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER (Mining Geologist), P4
    Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
    Department/Office: International Seabed Authority
    Duty Station: KINGSTON
    Posting Period: 24 January 2020 – 27 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 20-Programme Management-ISA-129966-R-Kingston (R)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The International Seabed Authority (ISA), an International Organization established under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, whose Headquarters is in Kingston, Jamaica, seeks a full-time Mining Geologist (Programme Management Officer) to work in its Office of Environmental Management and Mineral Resources (OEMMR).

    The OEMMR is one of four Offices in the ISA. It provides scientific and technical input into the development and implementation of the rules, regulations and procedures for the conduct of activities in the Area. It also coordinates the collection, analysis and dissemination of geological, biological, environmental and technological data and information on the Area and its resources, including through the development and maintenance of the Authority’s global database. It supports the development and implementation of regional environmental management plans, environmental impact assessment and environmental monitoring, and the development of environmental standards and guidelines. It also supports ISA’s work to promote and encourage the conduct of marine scientific research in the Area by developing collaborations with member States and international organizations, and disseminating the results of scientific research and analysis.

    The incumbent will report to the Director of the OEMMR, and the incumbent provides scientific and technical expertise to the Authority in the field of mining geology on the development of mineral resources in the Area in accordance with the UNCLOS and its implementation Agreement on Part XI (the seabed mining provisions).

    Responsibilities

    The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties in the field of mining geology related with the sustainable development of mineral resources in the Area:

    1.Review and prepare technical summaries of the applications for approval of plans of work for exploration and exploitation of the mineral resources in the International Seabed Area, in accordance with Part XI of the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea and the Implementing Agreement;

    2.Provide scientific and technical support in the field of mining geology in the review of Contractor’s annual report of their activities in the areas of marine mineral exploration, mining technologies and processing technologies; and contribute to the preparation of summary reports to the Legal and Technical Commission of the Authority;

    3.Provide technical expertise in the field of mining geology, including geological, geochemical and geotechnical inputs on resources and geo-environmental aspects, in drafting, and facilitating the adoption of, rules, regulations and procedures for the conduct of exploration and exploitation activities in the Area;

    4.Service meetings of the organs and subsidiary bodies of the Authority relating to mineral resources assessment/development and other geological issues, including the preparation of background/meeting documents and reports,;

    5.Evaluate and update the Authority’s database on all stages of mineral resource development in the Area, in particular polymetallic nodule, cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts and polymetallic sulphides;

    6.Undertake research and prepare in-house information seminars, fact sheets, technical reports, policy briefs or other ISA publications, on resource assessments as well as trends and developments relating to deep seabed mining activities and technologies, including regular analysis of world metal market conditions and metal prices, trends and prospects;

    7.Perform scientific evaluations of historical data and new data acquisition to support the work of the Authority, and its Organs;

    8.Contribute to workshops, conferences and expert meetings in the field of resources assessment and mining geology, and prepare proceedings and summaries of meeting discussions and provide inputs to relevant communication materials;

    9.Any other duties as assigned by the Secretary – General of the ISA and the Director of OEMMR.

    Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter in the area of marine geology, mining geology, marine mineral exploration and resource development; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Ability to develop strategies and empower others to accomplish objectives and solve problems.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Marine Geology, Mining Geology, Mining Engineering, Economic Geology, Mineral Economics and Resource Administration; or related fields is required.

    A doctorate degree in Marine Geology, Mining Geology, Mining Engineering, Economic Geology, Mineral Economics or Resource Administration is an advantage.

    A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of seven (7) years of professional working experience in marine geology and resource development is required.
    Broad knowledge of techniques for data and information management in support of mineral resource assessments; and proven ability to produce projects, reports and papers on technical issues related to marine mineral resources is required.
    Gathering, sorting and processing of associated data and information; experience and ability in scientific editing and mapping is required.
    At-sea experience, and experience in the administration of technical projects is required.
    Knowledge of computer systems and use of database software for handling, interpretation and statistical analyses and interpretation of geological data is desirable.
    Experience in all stages of exploration, mineral resource and ore reserve estimation, feasibility, development, mine operations and closure, including estimates of ore reserves, project capital/operating costs and mine profitability is desirable.
    Experience in academic research on relevant aspects of marine geology and resource development is an advantage.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the Authority. Fluency in written and oral English is required. Exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills is desirable. Knowledge of French or Spanish is an advantage.

    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. 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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    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.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    Posting Title: Senior Reviser, Russian, P5
    Job Code Title: SENIOR REVISER, RUSSIAN
    Department/Office: Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
    Duty Station: NEW YORK
    Posting Period: 10 February 2020 – 26 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 20-Language-DGACM-130302-R-New York (L)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Russian Translation Service, Documentation Division, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM), New York. The Russian Translation service provides translation of parliamentary documents from English and other languages into Russian. The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Chief of Service as appropriate.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Senior Reviser will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Revises translations and original summary records dealing with subjects of an exceptionally sensitive, complex or technical nature, while meeting or exceeding required workload standards.
    • Translates texts of an exceptionally sensitive, complex or technical nature, while meeting or exceeding required workload standards.
    • Makes full use of standard computer-assisted-translation (CAT) tools and assists the Chief of Service in promoting their utilization and in implementing any related IT tools and improvements.
    • Directs the conduct of terminological research within the translation unit concerned.
    • Counsels and assists revisers and translators/précis-writers, as required, at and away from Headquarters in addition to performing all or some of their functions.
    • Assists the Chief of Service in the preparation of terminology materials to meet the needs of the Service concerned.
    • Assists the Chief of Service in the preparation of instructions.
    • Assists the Chief of Service in monitoring the quality of in-house and contractual translations.
    • Trains and supervises junior language staff.
    • Programmes daily and long-term work of the Service.
    • Assists the Chief of Service in selecting texts for United Nations competitive examinations, in marking candidates’ scripts and in evaluating results.
    • Serves as the First Reporting Officer for junior staff.
    • Serves as officer-in-charge in the absence of the Chief of Service.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Competencies

    • PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to demonstrate excellent writing and analytical skills. Ability to maintain the highest standard of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text. Knowledge of terminological and reference research techniques with ability to use all sources of information. Knowledge of a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations or a similar international organization, i.e. political, social, legal, economic, financial, administrative, scientific and technical. Ability to demonstrate the highest level of versatility, judgement and discretion, tact and negotiating skills. Familiarity with the range of issues relating to management of the Translation Services. 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.

    • 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 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.

    • LEADERSHIP: 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    • 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.

    Education

    A first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status is required. Candidates for this position must have passed the relevant combined United Nations Language Competitive Examination for Russian Translators/Précis-writers, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers/Proofreaders/Production Editors or relevant United Nations language competitive examinations held before 2017.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of ten years of experience in translation, précis-writing, editing, self-revision, verbatim reporting, copy preparing, proofreading or production editing (at least four of which should have been revision experience) is required.
    Experience in the use of standard computer-assisted-translation (CAT) tools is required.
    Out of the aforementioned 10 years, at least eight years of experience at the United Nations or similar international organization is required.

    Languages

    Fluency in Russian, which must be the candidate’s main language. Applicants must also have knowledge of English and one other official United Nations language, as tested by the relevant United Nations language competitive examination.

    Assessment

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

    Special Notice

    The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

    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.

    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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    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.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    Posting Title: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER (UI/UX DESIGNER/DEVELOPER), P3
    Job Code Title: WEBSITE OFFICER
    Department/Office: Department of Global Communications
    Duty Station: NEW YORK
    Posting Period: 10 February 2020 – 26 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 20-Public Information-DGC-128852-R-New York (G)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Digital Support Unit (DSU) in the Digital Promotion Branch, News and Media Division under the Department of Global Communications (DGC). The Unit provides expertise in the development and maintenance of multilingual website solutions for business critical owned digital properties, including the main United Nations website, UN News, UN Press, and other UN.Org web properties. The Unit also programs and maintains specialised applications, and website publishing and content management solutions used across the department. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of the DSU.

    Responsibilities

    Within limits of delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

    •Undertakes projects involving design (UI/UX), development, and implementation of multilingual content management solutions in support of the main UN website and custom subsites using Agile and Scrum development methodologies, participates as a member of the design and development team responsible for www.un.org web operations.

    •Works with supervisors and coordinates with multilingual production teams across the department as well as with the Office of Information Communications Technology (OICT) to solve complex IT issues, enhance website UX, functionality, and technology, and provide specialized advice to end-users.

    •Maintains, upgrades, or enhances existing web publishing systems; troubleshoots and provides systems support, to include resolving difficult operational problems.

    •Advises management on new techniques and technologies relating to contemporary website publishing and content management.

    •Monitors website performance and works with OICT to ensure compliance with corporate website security policies.

    •Develops digital solutions to ensure the integration of multimedia products with website content management systems, including enterprise search, digital asset management platforms, content distribution systems, and social media platforms.

    •Communicates with internal and external vendor help desk services by creating and following up on service tickets; interacting with service provider support staff when necessary;

    •Prepares and compiles technical documentation, manuals, and procedures, trains staff in assigned systems, maintains performance analytics data to support management, and the department’s Global Communications Strategy.

    •Develops disaster recovery plans for assigned systems and ensures appropriate planning and training of staff to ensure the plan can be implemented effectively when required.

    •Researches, analyzes, and evaluates new technologies and makes recommendations for adoption and deployment.

    •Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff, consultants, interns, etc.

    •Discharges other duties, as may be required.

    Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM
    •Knowledge of all aspects of front-end website user interface and user experience design;
    •Knowledge of website development techniques and practices, knowledge of website project development management processes, implementation and maintenance using open source website content management systems and technologies, especially Drupal and WordPress, and including underlying technologies such as Apache web server, MySQL and Solr;
    •knowledge of taxonomic concepts, content classification and dynamic presentation of content including search;
    •Knowledge of cloud computing and demonstrated ability to work in a cloud-based environment;
    •Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and work well under time pressure, with the ability to deliver quality outputs with little supervision;
    •Knowledge of several high level website programming languages and significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming and analysis, including structured/object oriented design, relational systems, web-platforms (Linux/Apache/Windows), scripting (JavaScript/ jQuery, Linux shell scripts) and query languages;
    •Analytical and problem-solving skills, to include proficiency in the development and implementation of systems of moderate size and complexity;
    •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.

    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 the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

    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’ environment 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.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics 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

    A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of complex web-based computer information systems or related area is required.
    Experience developing, operating and maintaining multilingual website content management systems is required.
    Experience with high-profile and high-traffic websites is desirable.
    Experience with Adobe CS tools to design UI/UX solutions and implement them using front-end web technologies is desirable.
    Experience developing and implementing media content distribution feeds is desirable.
    Experience deploying websites on cloud platforms is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN Official language is desirable.

    Assessment

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

    Special Notice

    For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2019, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

    The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

    Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

    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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    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.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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    Posting Title: Senior Human Resources Officer, P5
    Job Code Title: SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
    Department/Office: Department of Operational Support
    Duty Station: NEW YORK
    Posting Period: 07 February 2020 – 22 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 20-Human Resources-DOS-131230-R-New York (R)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the human resources section of the Executive Office component of the Headquarters Client Support Service. The Senior Human Resources Officer reports to the Chief, Headquarters Client Support Service (HQCSS), in the Division of Administration, Department of Operational Support.

    The Senior Human Resources Officer in HQCSS provides human resources support to the following entities: Department of Operational Support, Office of Communication and Information Technology, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, the Ethics Office, the Global Compact Office, the Human Security Unit, the Office of Administration of Justice, the Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services, the Office of Special Envoy for Haiti, the Office of Victims’ Rights Advocate, the Office of Special Coordinator on Improving the United Nations Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, the United Nations Office for Partnerships, the Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the United Nations 75th Anniversary, the Office of the Special Adviser on System-wide Implementation of the Chief Executive Board (CEB) decisions, as well as to the liaison offices of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in New York.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Senior Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    GENERAL
    •Plans, organizes, manages and supervises the work of the Human Resources Section of the Executive Office component of the HQCSS.
    •Contributes to the development and implementation of new human resources policies, practices and procedures to meet the evolving needs of the Organization.
    •Monitors and ensures the implementation of human resources policies, practices and procedures.
    •Advises senior management in the client entities supported by HQCSS on all aspects of human resources policies, procedures and substance and provides proactive and innovative approaches to delivery of human resources services.
    •Represents the Organization in negotiations with staff, staff representatives and at inter-agency bodies dealing with human resources questions.

    RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT
    •Identifies recruitment needs and priorities, develops and implements recruitment strategies, and conducts targeted recruitment campaigns.
    •Monitors and ensures timely filling of posts in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    •Approves issuance of job openings, oversees and clears selection recommendations submissions for approval by Head of Entities and/or officials with the delegated selection authority.
    •Provides guidance on policy relating to the Staff Selection System. Participate as ex-officio member in interviews for high level posts.
    •Represents the Organization with full delegation of authority in discussions with senior government officials on recruitment and other human resources matters.
    •Manages the HQCSS Internship Programme in support of client entities.

    ADMINISTRATION OF ENTITLEMENTS
    •Monitors and ensures the implementation of appropriate conditions of service and entitlements.
    •Identifies needs and proposes changes to conditions of service to Office of Human Resources as required.
    •Provides advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules, including on exceptions to policies, regulations and rules.
    •Oversees and approves benefits and entitlements of staff and level of remuneration for consultants.

    STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER SUPPORT
    •Identifies and analyzes staff development and career support needs and designs programmes to meet identified needs. Prepares monitoring reports on staff development and career support programmes.
    •Monitors and ensures the implementation of staff development and career support programmes.
    •Promotes staff development and career support programmes. Provides advice on mobility and career development to staff at all levels in all categories.
    •Provides performance management advice to staff and management. Assists the Heads of client entities with the implementation of the performance appraisal system (PAS).

    OTHER DUTIES
    •Advises and counsels staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements.
    •Monitors staff welfare and identifies/proposes appropriate programmes and remedial action.
    •Monitors, advises and acts on disciplinary matters in accordance with established policies and procedures. Mediates conflict, grievance and harassment cases.
    •Provides guidance to programme managers on the application of classification policies and procedures and by undertaking whole office review.
    •Prepares policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on HR issues related to the client entities supported by HQCSS.

    Competencies

    • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, analyze and formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations on complex human resources policy and development issues. 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. Provides leadership and takes 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 gender balance in staffing.

    • 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.

    • 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’ environment 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.

    • 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 confidences in colleagues, staff members and clients; gives proper credit to theirs; follows through on agreed upon actions; treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.

    • JUDGEMENT/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.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related area. 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 ten years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administrative services or related area is required
    Experience in the use of major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and recruitment systems (e.g. SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.) is required.
    Experience in providing advice to senior managers on complex human resources matters is desirable.
    At least five years of human resources experience within the United Nations Common System or other similar organizations at the international level is desirable.
    Experience in managing diverse HR functions for multiple clients is desirable.
    Experience in supervising a medium or large size team in a multicultural environment is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    Assessment

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

    Special Notice

    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.

    Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.

    Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfil 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 letter.

    The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

    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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    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.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    Posting Title: Programme Officer, P4
    Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
    Department/Office: Department of Peace Operations
    Duty Station: NEW YORK
    Posting Period: 07 February 2020 – 22 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 20-Programme Management-DPO-131023-R-New York (X)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Selection and Recruitment Section of the Police Division, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions of the Department of Peace Operations. The Programme Officer reports to the Section Chief. The overall objectives of the Police Division are to effectively direct police components in peacekeeping operations and special political missions; to strengthen the strategic direction, planning, and management of police components in peacekeeping operations; and, to work towards a shared understanding among all stakeholders on the future direction of police peacekeeping. Additional information available in: https://police.un.org/en

    Responsibilities

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

    • Coordinates, implements and evaluates the all-female Selection Assistance and Assessment Team (SAAT) training project for police officers; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
    • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
    • Generates project related survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
    • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
    • Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
    • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

    Competencies

    • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to project management as well as selection and recruitment of police officers or other law enforcement personnel. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.

    • 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.

    • ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, law, social studies or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Graduation from a certified police academy or other law enforcement training institution is required. Additional program management or training education is desirable.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of seven years (nine in absence of advance university degree) of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, police or other law enforcement personnel recruitment, management or related area.
    Previous experience of working for the United Nations or other international organization is desirable. Training experience is desirable.

    Languages

    Fluency (both oral and written) in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
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    Assessment

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

    Special Notice

    This position is available for one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds (project fund).The United Nations Secretariat is committed
    to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. 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.

    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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    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.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    Posting Title: LIAISON OFFICER, P4
    Job Code Title: LIAISON OFFICER
    Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
    Duty Station: NAIROBI
    Posting Period: 07 February 2020 – 22 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 20-Political Affairs-UNEP-129057-R-Nairobi (R)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. This post is located in UNEP, Governance Affairs Office at the Nairobi duty station. Within delegated authority of the Director, and under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of the Governance Affairs Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

    Responsibilities

    1. Ensuring efficient relationship and communication with Permanent Representatives, as well as efficient preparation and conduct of meetings of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR), and related bodies.

    2. As a member of the Governance Affairs Office, providing major support to the Deputy Director of the Governance Affairs Office in enhancing UNEP’s relationship and communication with governments, ensuring the smooth and efficient preparation, conduct and follow-up of meetings of UNEP’s policy-making organs and their subsidiary bodies, including UNEA, the Open-Ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR) and the CPR.

    3. Providing major inputs for the organizing and convening of the meetings of the CPR, including its Sub-committees and Working Groups by:

    (a) preparing the background documentation required for all the above meetings and providing inputs to the preparation of the agendas and scripts for the Chair;

    (b) preparing the minutes of the CPR meetings; Sub-committee meetings and other related meetings;

    (c) following up a variety of requests from Permanent Representatives on issues such as the implementation of UNEA decisions and UNEP’s programmes, and advising the Deputy Director on specific follow-up actions;

    (d) In consultation with the appropriate UNEP Offices, preparing official correspondence and online information to Governments, intergovernmental organizations and others on a variety of issues (e.g. programme areas, procurement costs, UNEP languages requirements).

    4. Servicing the sessions of the UNEA by:
    (a) Developing the invitation, agenda, structure and documentation for the UNEA and OECPR sessions with the Deputy Director of the Governance Affairs Office;

    (b) Determining and facilitating with the Deputy Director and other senior UNEP officials, the participation and registration to the sessions of the UNEA and the OECPR, including issues relating to UN protocol and visa facilitation.

    (c) Monitoring and overseeing the overall production of UNEA documents and the arrangements for the necessary facilities, meeting rooms, sound technicians, hospitality, etc.;

    (d) During the sessions of UNEA, preparing substantive notes for the Deputy Director which will support the conduct of the proceedings of the plenary sessions and those of the various committees and working groups;

    (e) Coordinating and providing inputs to UNEA follow-up actions, including highly complex and sensitive policy and programme issues;

    (f) Performing other duties such as analyzing and summarizing for the Deputy Director comments, views and other substantive inputs from governments on the UNEA decisions.

    5. Coordinating with the Deputy Director, the preparation of relevant briefings for UNEP senior management, including with regard to official visits of the Executive Director to various Member States of the UN and government visits to UNEP. Identifying follow-up actions based on the ED’s mission reports and providing inputs to ensure that necessary actions are taken.

    6. Undertaking research on specific issues (environmental, political, institutional, etc.) at the request of the Deputy Director.

    7. Representing the Deputy Director in his/her absence, at diplomatic functions organized by the UNEP governing organs.

    8. Coordinating the gathering and consolidation of relevant information relating to the UNEP governing bodies on environmental activities in various countries as well as the updating of the country files.

    Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM: Proven ability to coordinate and manage high level forums; knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to civil society. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to develop sources for data collection; and coordinate the development and maintenance of the website and database related to civil society. Demonstrate ability to draft project proposals and experience in project/programme management. Thorough knowledge of United Nations systems, rules, procedures and practices. 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.

    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.

    CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all “clients” and seek their point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships; identifies clients’ needs and provide solutions; monitors the clients’ environment and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timelines for delivery of products or services to clients.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Political Science or International Relations, preferably with multidisciplinary approach (the integration of politics, law, economics, trade, environment and development) is required. A first-level university degree (preferably in communications or a related field) 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 (7) years of progressively responsible work experience in international relations, governance and negotiations; liaison with governments and UN officials on environmental issues; communication (public affairs, writing, etc.); and research is required.
    Excellent knowledge of and work experience in UNEP policies, programmes and governing structures, as well as experience of the UN system, its rules and protocols, is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    Assessment

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

    Special Notice

    For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2019, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

    Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.

    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.

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists please seek technical assistance through the Inspira “Need Help?” link.

    The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

    Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.

    Individual contractors and consultants who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions and their applications will not be considered.

    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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    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.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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    Posting Title: CHIEF OF SECTION, CONFERENCE SERVICES, P5
    Job Code Title: CHIEF OF SECTION, CONFERENCE SERVICES
    Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
    Duty Station: GENEVA
    Posting Period: 06 February 2020 – 21 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 20-Conference Services-UNOG-130042-R-Geneva (G)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Multilingual Technology Section, Languages Service, Division of Conference Management, United Nations Office at Geneva.

    Responsibilities

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

    – Provides guidance to the Chief of Service, on policy matters relating to the Section, including appointments, promotion, outreach, internships and training.
    – Plans and oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Section; supervises the work of the Contractual Work Unit, the Language Support Unit and the six Editorial and Desktop Publishing Units to ensure that documents and publications are processed to appropriate quality and quantity standards and in a timely fashion.
    – Manages, supervises and carries out the work programme of the Section under his/her responsibility. Co-ordinates the work carried out by the Section; liaises with other sections in the Languages Service and with sections and units in other services to ensure optimal coordination within the Service and the Division. Oversees the day-to-day and long-term planning of work in light of workload projections, including the appropriate recruitment of temporary staff.
    – Provides substantive input in the preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate.
    – Contributes to the reporting to intergovernmental bodies on programme performance or on programmatic issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.
    – Ensures that reports on the work of the Section are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the Section under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.
    – Recruits staff for the Section. Including interviewing candidates for job opening and evaluating them, taking due account of geographical and gender balance and other institutional values;
    – Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision. Carries out administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Section, including the supervision, monitoring and evaluation of all regular and temporary staff
    – Fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the Section and across organizational boundaries.
    – Represents the Organization at inter-agency meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive-related issues. Participates in international, regional or national meetings and provides programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue, or holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions.
    – Provides support in leading the development and implementation of document workflow improvements both within the Section and supporting the improvements Service-wide.Deputizes for the Chief of the Languages Service, as required.

    Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM:
    -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.

    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.

    TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS:
    -Keeps abreast of available technology.
    -Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office.
    -Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.
    -Shows willingness to learn new technology.

    LEADERSHIP:
    -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.
    – Provides leadership and takes 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 gender balance in staffing.

    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.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in humanities, languages, social sciences, business administration or management, or in a related field from a university or institution of equivalent status 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. Success in a United Nations Language Competitive Examination (Translators, Editors, Verbatim-Reporters) is desirable. Diplomas or certificates in translation, edting and/or terminology would be an asset.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience in conference management or in the provision of language or language related services, including at least five (5) years of experience in managing teams of at least five (5) staff in international, regional or national institutions is required.
    Experience in Project Management would be an asset.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    Assessment

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

    Special Notice

    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.

    The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

    Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfil 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 letter.

    For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2019, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

    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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    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.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.