UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS e-VACANCY NEWSLETTER

The United Nations Department of Political Affairs (UNDPA) is seeking for qualified and committed

officers for the following positions in its Beijing , Geneva , Hong Kong, Laos and Nairobi Offices

.Current Vacancies;

. Senior Technical Advisor

. Public Affairs Officer

. Senior Economic Affairs Officer

. Transport Planner

. Chief Nurse

. Associate Pharmacist

. Chief Medical Officer

. Environmental Affairs Officer

. Programme Officer

. Finance Officer

. Research Assistant

. Emergency Programme Officer

. Monitoring & Evaluation Expert

. Public Health Officer

. Logistics/Administration Officer

. Humanitarian Affairs Officer

. Social Worker Officer

. Human Resources Officer

. Legal Officer

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER

Ref Number: A/UNDPA/UN/201

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities

Under the overall management of the Coordinator and the supervision of the Chief of Public Affairs

Section, the Public Affairs Officer will carry out the following duties: (1) Manage the flow of

information from all sections of the Extraordinary Chambers to the national and international

media, interested organizations, governments, and member of the public; (2) Address the public

outreach needs and media interest; (3) Create the capacity for the Extraordinary Chambers to

produce and disseminate information concerning the Khmer Rouge Trials; (4) Ensure the

information provided to the press and public is clear, consistent and coordinated; (5) Make external

presentations; (6) Organize media coverage and arranges for media contacts, briefings, interviews;

(7) Build information networks; and

(8) Plan and oversees maintenance of publicly accessible information materials, beside advise on

UN-related

Competencies

Professionalism – In-depth knowledge of the background of the Khmer Rouge Trials and the role of

the United Nations; ability to (1) act as spokesperson and produce press releases; (2) plan, organize

and implement public information and communication strategies and operations; (3) conceptualize,

design and implement major information campaigns; (4) rapidly analyze and integrate diverse

information from varied sources; (5) diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences

and cultivate productive ralationships; demonstrate persistence when faced with difficult problems

or challenges; remain calm in stressful situations; (8) take responsibility for incorporating gender

and minority perspectives and ensuring the equal participation in all areas of work. o Planning and

Organizing – Ability to organize comprehensive and upscale public information campaigns,

meaningful interaction with non-governmental organization and media companies, incl. media

meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced university degree (Masters ‘or equivalent), in communications, media relations or related

fields; or a first university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and

experience may be accepted in lieu of the said advanced university degree.

Work Experience

At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in a public information, journalism,

international relations or related media position, preferably with experience of court reporting in

the broadcast and print media. A minimum of five (5) years should be at the international level.

Languages

The official languages of the Division for Sustainable Development are English, French and Khmer.

For this post, fluency in written and oral English is essential, knowledge of French and/or Khmer an

advantage.

Other Skills

Familiarity and experience with internet-based technologies including the use of standard Microsoft

applications is essential. Experience using Apple software and Macromedia Dreamweaver is an

advantage.

PROGRAMME OFFICER

Ref Number: B/UNDPA/UN/202

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director in the Secretariat the incumbent will be responsible for: (i)

Providing independent professional and technical expertise on the implementation of UN Forum on

Forests policy decisions; (ii) Leading the preparation and technical implementation of the multi-year

programme of work (MYPOW); (iii) Liaising and maintaining regular contact with focal points of

international organisations and representing the UNFF Secretariat at intergovernmental and nongovernmental

meetings; (iv) monitoring forest policy developments and the implementation of the

MYPOW and participating in identification of new and emerging forest economics/policy issues; (v)

Working on mobilising financial resources for the implementation of the MYPOW and other

decisions by the Forum; (vi) Coordinating and overseeing the work of staff members in formulating

proposals for development strategies, policies and measures for presentation to intergovernmental

fora.

Professionalism: Knowledge in scientific and policy issues of sustainable forest management as well

as forest financing. Knowledge of current trends and practices in the field of forests and related

environmental issues. Knowledge of relevant institutional mandates, policies and guidelines

pertaining to sustainable forest management, and knowledge of institutions and processes of the

UN system. National/international policy analysis skills. Ability to undertake activities in

collaboration with entities of the UN system as well as other partners. Ability to review and edit the

work of others. Planning and organization: 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. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in forest sciences, natural resources

management, environmental sciences or related area. A Ph D in any of the above areas is an

advantage. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be

accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in international

cooperation on forests, forest economics, forestry practices and forest policies in developed and

developing countries, natural resources, and international negotiations or related area, of which at

least five years should be in an international organization. Experience in exercising supervisory

responsibilities,providing leadership and overseeing planning and management of programmes is

required. Familiarity with UN policies, procedures and operations, in particular of activities in

implementing multilateral environmental agreements is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post,

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

an advantage.

SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Ref Number: C/UNDPA/UN/203

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities

1.Work closely with the Country Program Manager to organize staff and manage technical activities.

2.In coordination with Country Program Manager, the Ministry of Health and other in-country

partners, develop country proposals, plans and budgets for Division for Sustainable Development

technical assistance.

  1. Collaborate with Country Program Manager to update the work plans and budgets on a quarterly

basis.

Technical Assistance

1.Provide direct in-country technical assistance to local counterparts and Division for Sustainable

Development staff at national and peripheral levels, as appropriate within areas of expertise.

2.Act as focal point on Division for Sustainable Development activities to the Government.

3.Coordinate with the Country Program Manager to identify the need for external consultants, and

to organize and manage activities related to the provision of short-term technical assistance.

Collaborate with the Country Program Manager to define scopes of work (SOW) for short-term

technical assistance and obtain necessary approvals as required.

4.Coordinate the implementation of project activities and staff at both national and regional levels.

5.Supervise the technical work of Division for Sustainable Development staff and consultants and

assess their performance. Ensure the consistency and high quality of the technical work carried out

under the Division for Sustainable Development project according to Division for Sustainable

Development standards.

6.In coordination with the Country Program Manager, identify, assess and propose opportunities for

Division for Sustainable Development technical assistance. Where appropriate, seek additional field

support funding to finance technical assistance activities.

7.Regularly produce reports documenting technical assistance activities. Supervision of staff and

recruitment, Identify staffing needs, and coordinate the recruitment process for additional staff

with the Country Program Manager as needed.

8.Identify capacity gaps of existing staff and coordinate with the Country Program Manager to

implement training and other capacity building activities aimed at adequately equipping them with

the skills and knowledge required to accomplish their technical, administrative and financial

management responsibilities.

9.Supervise staff following Division for Sustainable Development policies. Supervisory

responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

a.Coordinating with supervisees to develop annual performance and development plans following

Division for Sustainable Development policies and templates.

  1. Regularly providing feedback and guidance to staff on their performance
  2. Tracking progress of individual staff work plans
  3. Ensuring consistent quality of work performed.
  4. Approving timesheets,
  5. Conducting performance reviews;
  6. Instilling Division for Sustainable Development technical standards and organizations

values;

h.Communicating relevant information on U.N policies and procedures to all staff;

i.Facilitating the development of staff skills and knowledge. Coordination and Communication

  1. Serve as the in-country lead for maintaining regular verbal and written communications with the

donor agencies and represent Division for Sustainable Development at meetings with the external

partners as needed.

2.Create a mechanism for regular sharing of information on Division for Sustainable Development

activities with the donor agencies, the public sector collaborating institutions and other partners.

3.Ensure effective communications within the in-country team. Establish adequate coordinating and

supervision mechanisms inside the country office in order to ensure that the office functions in a

participatory, collegial environment, where staff is properly mentored and responsibilities assigned

according to capacity and professional growth.

4.Coordinate the communication and linkages of Division for Sustainable Development activities to

in-country partners.

5.Ensure adequate coordination with other Division for Sustainable Development activities to

promote the application and sharing of lessons learned as well as the dissemination of project

products and information. Languages

Competencies

Professionalism – Excellent interpretation skills with emphasis in legal and political texts; Familiarity

with legal terminology; Utmost discretion and confidentiality in the performance of translation and

interpretation. o Communication skills – Strong communication skills (spoken, written and

presentational; Ability to interpret/communicate in court hearings and at meetings.

Technological Awareness – Good computer skills, fully conversant with the use of MS Word,

internet/intranet services, library sources information databases, etc. o Teamwork – Proven

interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity

and respect for diversity. Positive attitude in sharing work responsibilities and establishing work

priorities in a team.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced university degree in linguistics or relevant fields and/or diploma in interpretation from an

internationally recognized school of interpreters. A first level university degree with a relevant

combination or academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced

university degree.

Work Experience

At least five years’ experience in the interpretation field. Experience in translation is an asset.

Languages

The official working languages of the Extraordinary Chambers are Khmer, English and French. For

this position, excellent written and verbal knowledge of both English and French is required, and

English must be the main language or mother tongue. Ability to interpret from English into French is

desirable. Knowledge of Khmer is an asset.

Other Skills

Proficiency in computer skills (MS Word, Internet/Intranet, other translation software etc.).

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER

Ref Number: D/UNDPA/UN/204

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief, Development Strategy and Policy Analysis Unit (DSP), the

incumbent is responsible for the following duties: Economic and development policy analysis: 1.

Identifies emerging development issues of potential concern to the international community,

particularly those relating to the macroeconomic and structural policy challenges of developing

countries, linked to the internationally agreed development goals. 2. Examines key cross-cutting

policy challenges, particularly those linked to climate change and conflict. 3. Formulates, organizes

and undertakes studies and writes policy briefs on those development issues, identifying

corresponding strategies, policies and actions for adoption by the international community; 4.

Provides high-level inputs to policy briefs and resolutions for the intergovernmental process; 5.

Takes shared

responsibility for policy research and reporting, among others for the Department’s flagship report

World Economic and Social Survey, and commissions etc

Competencies

Professionalism: Ability to apply economic theories and concepts in quantitative and qualitative

analysis of economic development policy issues. Ability to conduct independent research on

economic topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources.

Ability to assess economic policies and make recommendations on their implementation.

Is able to apply and interpret up-to-date statistical and quantitative techniques for economic

analysis. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and

mastery of economic analysis; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, and shows

persistence and professionalism when faced with difficult problems or challenges.

Communications: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; shares information and is a good

communicator at work; tailors communication to match audience.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in macroeconomics, microeconomics,

development economics or public economics is required; a PhD in the relevant area is desirable.

A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive development policy analysis

experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience: At least ten years progressively responsible relevant post-graduate experience

involving the application of principles and concepts of economics in various contexts, including

through association with national or international economic policy-making, academia and foreign

assistance programmes.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post

advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN

language is an advantage.

Other Skills

Publishing of academic and policy-oriented papers, articles or books in the relevant field at the

international level is required.

TRANSPORT PLANNER

Ref Number: E/UNDPA/UN/205

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities

The expert will be assigned to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) under the supervision of the

National Project Co-ordinator (NPC), the Deputy Minister for Roads, and the overall supervision

from the Chief of Water, Natural Resources and Small Islands Branch, Division for Sustainable

Development. The expert will co-operate with the other United Nations personnel and officials of

the MOT. In particular the expert will contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the project,

namely: (i) National Transport Strategy (NTS) development and implementation; and (ii)

Strengthening Public Administration (assist in the process of strengthening the administrative

capacities) of the Ministry of Transport; (MOT). In this context the expert will perform the following

functions:

(1)Assist the MOT in identifying and evaluating related issues, in preparing work programmes, terms

of references, proposals for sector policies, and other papers as deemed necessary

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of geographic information systems and related

fields. Ability to provide technical and procedural advice in a wide range of transport planning

issues; ability to integrate knowledge with broader strategic, policy and operational objectives;

conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand cartographic/GIS production and

mapping and very important GIS applications for road planning and management.

Solid understanding and demonstrated professional competence to promoting sustainability

through integrated transport policies. Planning and organizing: Ability to effectively assess/develop

GIS programmes for road planning and management; establish priorities, and ensure timely delivery

of results; ability to coordinate inputs from a variety of sources and synthesize those inputs into a

well-constructed briefs/reports; ability to plan and organize own work, manage conflicting priorities

and work under pressure and ability to plan and organize technical meetings

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in civil engineering, transport planning,

or related appropriate specialty or a related field. A first level university degree with a relevant

combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced

university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in transport planning and/or

cartography/ Geographic Information System. The expert should be familiar with information

systems for road planning and management including GIS database systems and applications.

Knowledge and experience in geographic information system design and development, geodatabase

design and management, software programming languages and project management

tools are desirable. Professional experience in the work environment of a national road

administration, and work experience in Saudi Arabia would be an additional advantage.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post

advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Other Skills

Excellent computer skills, working knowledge of office automation software and practical

knowledge of information technology (IT) are desirable. Knowledge and practical experience of the

following GIS software is required: ArcGIS (ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView, and its extension),

ERDAS Imagine; Web mapping technology (WMS, WFS, etc); RDMS (Oracle, Informix, MS SQL

Server).

CHIEF NURSE

Ref Number: F/UNDPA/UN/206

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities

Within limited delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring smooth day to day

functioning of the walk-in-clinic at the UN Medical Facility and arrange appointments for medical

exams of mission personnel. Design and implement outreach programs for mission personnel. Liaise

with local hospitals to secure treatment of staff in these facilities preventive and promotive medical

programs. Conduct medical orientation for incoming mission staff. Arrange first aid training for

mission personnel. Prepare monthly medical reports. Medico Administrative Duties: Assist the Chief

Medical Officer in coordinating medical evacuations/repatriations Identify supplies and equipment

requirements for the clinic and with approval of the Chief Medical Officer raise requisitions

accordingly. Liaise with the Procurement Supply section for this. Provide support to the satellite

clinics and ensure regular medical supplies. Supervisory Duties: Supervise the nursing staff at

mission headquarters and satellite clinics.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and experience in clinical nursing. Planning and Organising: Ability to

establish priorities and to plan and coordinate own work plan. Commitment to continuous learning:

Initiative and willingness to kee abreast of new skills in the nursing field.

Technology Awareness: Knowledge of relevant medical software packages. Teamwork: Good

interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for

diversity. Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate

effectively.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Registered Nurse who is a graduate of either an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Programme

(University) or an accredited Diploma Programme (4 years). Certificates in ECG, CPR or Basic Life

Support is an asset.

Work Experience

At least 5 years of experience in the general nursing/intensive care with some experience in health

administration. Experience of UN peace keeping operations and familiarity with relevant UN

administrative policies and procedures is highly desirable.

Languages

Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language is an

advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

ASSOCIATE PHARMACIST

Ref Number: G/UNDPA/UN/207

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities

(The following duties are generic and may differ depending on the requirements of the mission.)

Within delegated authority and under the guidance of the Chief Medical Officer, the incumbent is

responsible for developing, updating and implementing a mission list for drugs and medical

consumables, based on generic drugs produced according the WHO standards. Develops and

maintains a system for ongoing inspections of drug safety in all mission medical facilities. Offers

day-to-day advice on pharmaceutical issues including evaluating different antibiotics for impact on

the local microbiological situation, and secures that mission personnel do not unnecessarily

influence the ecological balance through the use of antibiotics.

Responsible for advising the medical administrator in the specification of drugs to be requisitioned,

and for offering a prudent scale of issue for the planning of re-supply. Through proactive planning,

the incumbent is responsible to facilitate an unimpeded supply of drugs, medical supplies.

Competencies

Professionalism – knowledge and hands on experience in pharmaceutics; commitment to

implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement

of women and men in all aspects of peace operations. Planning and Organising – Ability to establish

priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan. Teamwork – Strong interpersonal

skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multiethnic

environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Communication – Good interpersonal

and oral and written communication skills. Commitment to continuous learning – Willingness to

learn and keep abreast of new developments in the medical field. Technological awareness – Solid

computer skills and good knowledge of relevant medical databases.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Pharmaceutical Sciences or related

fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and

experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

At least two years of experience in pharmaceutical logistical matters. Hands-on experience,

particularly in support of peacekeeping or a related field mission is desirable.

Languages

Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second UN language is an

advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Ref Number: H/UNDPA/UN/208

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities

(The following duties are generic and may differ depending on the requirements of the mission.)

The Chief Medical Officer reports to the Medical Director, Medical Services Division (OHRM/DM for

Clinical and medico-administrative matters, and to the Chief, Medical Support Section (MSS) for

Medical Logistics and Operational matters. Within the delegated authority, the Chief Medical

Officer will be responsible for the following duties: 1. Managerial – Plan, Organize, Manage,

Supervise and Co-ordinate medical services in missions; This includes management of medical

support activities in the mission; Conduct and co-ordinate activities of all medical facilities, both

civilian and military; Recruit and manage medical staff; Prepare budgets and control of finances;

Procure drugs, medical equipment, consumables and medical supplies; Ensure availability of

supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment; Ensure optimum and rational use of

resources; Prepare reports

Competencies

Professionalism – Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and recent hands on experience in all aspects of

clinical medicine; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal

participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations.

Leadership – Ability to identify key strategic issues and clearly communicate links between the

Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goal; good judgment and decision-making skills;

demonstrate ability to provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender

perspectives into substantive work. Communications – Strong communication (spoken, written and

presentational) skills including ability to defend and explain difficult issues and positions to staff

including senior officials. Teamwork – Ability to operate effectively across organizational

boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multiethnic

environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity staff inc

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Current registration as a Doctor of Medicine. Residency in one of the medical specialties, preferably

Internal medicine/Infectious Disease/Emergency Medicine or related fields. Training and experience

in Tropical Medicine is highly desirable. A first level university degree with a relevant combination

of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the Doctorate in Medicine. A

degree or extensive experience in Management is highly desirable. A degree in Public Health will be

an advantage.

Work Experience

At least 10 years of progressive responsibility in Clinical Medicine. At least 5 years experience at

Managerial level or Public Health. Previous UN medical system/international medical experience or

military medical experience with priority in international tasks is desirable. Experience in Peacekeeping

missions is an advantage. Military background desirable.

Experience in the application of UN guidelines for medical services in Field Missions is required.

Languages

Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second UN language is an

advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS OFFICER

Ref Number: I/UNDPA/UN/209

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities

The United Nations Centre for Research and Development (Division for Sustainable Development) is

the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and

regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by

keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of

governments and the international community for action. Division for Sustainable Development’s

Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) is responsible for analyzing the state of the global

environment, providing early warning information and assessing global and regional environmental

trends to catalyse and promote international cooperation and action on the environment. Under

the overall guidance of the Director, DEWA, and the direct supervision of the Chief, Scientific

Assessment Branch (SAB), the incumbent will function as Head of the Integrated Environmental

Assessment Section (IEA) and will perform the following functions

Competencies

Professionalism: Demonstrated ability to identify key strategic issues and to provide innovative

technical and scientific inputs and guidance for the production of integrated, comprehensive, policy

relevant, global environmental assessments and reports, including related projects, incorporating

gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Proven ability to analyze and integrate diverse information and to communicate it (verbally and in

writing) clearly and effectively to senior managers; while ensuring that global scientific assessments

integrate, reflect and contribute to Division for Sustainable Development’s work in all subprogramme

areas. Broad knowledge of environment and development issues. Leadership: Ability to

identify key strategic issues, opportunities and tasks, links between the Organizations” strategy and

the work unit’s goals; demonstrated innovative technical leadership by performing and/or

overseeing the planning, development, and management of operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced University degree in natural and/or environmental sciences, natural resources

management or related disciplines. A first university degree in combination with qualifying

experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

Work Experience

At least 10 years of relevant working experience at the national and international levels. A mixture

of working experience in developed and developing countries is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the advertised

post, fluency in oral and writtenEnglish is required. Knowledge of other United Nations languages

an asset.

Other Skills

Track record in financial resource mobilization. Experience of managing performance with proven

effective supervisory skills, and ability to delegate. Knowledge of Division for Sustainable

Development institutional mandates and policies an advantage.

PROGRAMME OFFICER

Ref Number: J/UNDPA/UN/210

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Director of SRO-EA and the direct supervision of the Head of the

Business Support Cluster, the incumbent will be responsible for programme and project

management functions at the SRO throughout their entire life cycle, including conceptualization,

formulation, planning, resourcing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and closure.

Specifically, the Programme Officer:

Mainstreams results based management (RBM) and quality management in the operations of SROEA;

Develops and implements assigned programmes and projects;Monitors, evaluates and analyzes

programmes and project development and implementation;

Reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and

initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; and ensures follow-up actions; carries out

research on selected programmatic and operational aspects of the work of SRO-EA including

collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other relevant information gathered from

diverse sources;

Provides substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including review and

analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and

studies;

Generates surveys initiatives; designs data collection tools; researches, compiles, reviews, analyses,

summarises and interprets responses and relevant information/data on a wide range of

programmes/projects and related topics, highlighting noteworthy issues/trends for consideration

by appropriate parties;

Organises and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft annual report, background papers, analysis,

sections of reports and studies, and other relevant inputs to publications;

Provides full range of programme/project planning, preparation, management and implementation

assistance at all phases of the SRO-EA programme/project cycle;

Tracks UN mandates, resolutions and other legislative and statutory decisions and

recommendations from other relevant bodies that affect programme/project content, distills

relevant information for programmatic purposes and suggests options to incorporate in SRO-EA

programmatic frameworks;

Reviews, appraises and revises, as necessary, all submissions for substantive programmes/projects,

ensuring compliance with mandates, guidelines and programme/project objectives and RBM

principles;

Supports resource mobilization efforts and works with funding agencies and development partners

in arranging financing modalities;obtains requisite clearances; ensures establishment of proper

monitoring systems through scheduled reporting, review meetings and missions;

Supports activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions,

progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparation of related documents/reports

(pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.);

Contributes to the formulation of SRO-EA business plans and to building-up of ECA partners profile

and operationalises the ECA project management manual at SRO-EA;

Drafts budget and forecasts based on submissions;

Leads the preparation of monitoring checklists, identifying stages of programme/project

development, funding source, and inputs by reviewing internal and external bodies, and follow-up

actions required;

Monitors budgetary commitments, including verification of charges and obligation documents in

IMIS for all relevant financial transactions;

Prepares periodic budget revisions and ensures appropriate resource allocations;

Arranges for formal closures of projects, final budget revisions, and transfer of equipment,

clearance, publication and distribution of final reports;

Supports the organization of meetings, workshops and events organised by SRO-EA;

Participates in the substantive activities of SRO-EA; and

Performs other administrative and technical duties as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism: Proven ability to formulate policies, develop and coordinate projects;

Demonstrated ability to research and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied

sources; Ability to prepare comprehensive reports with respect to key environment and

development issues; Familiarity with UN common country programming process and United

Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) processes; Teamwork: Strong interpersonal

skills with ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different

national and cultural backgrounds; Ability to work independently and to participate effectively in a

team based information sharing environment; Planning and Organizing: Excellent coordination

skills,with ability to work under pressure and handle multiple activities and projects concurrently;

Ability to develop clear goals for planned activities, foresee risks and allow for contingency plans;

Ability to meet tight deadlines and handle conflicting priorities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

An advanced university degree in environmental policy/science, development or related field. A first

university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the

advanced degree.

Work Experience

At least seven years of professional working experience in developing and implementing

environmental management policies and/or programme/project management in the field of

environment, some of which should be at the international level, including relevant experience in

the region, preferably with United Nations.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post

advertised, fluency in oral and written English and working knowledge of Spanish is required.

Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

FINANCE OFFICER

Ref Number: K/UNDPA/UN/211

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities

(The following duties are generic and may differ depending on the requirements of the field

mission.) Under the supervision of the Chief Finance Officer, the incumbent will be responsible or

the following duties: Approve/Confirm that proposed obligations or disbursement for services,

supplies and equipment, as well as those pertaining to personnel, are in accordance with the

Financial Regulations and Rules of the UN, relevant appropriations and staffing tables and

corresponding approved allotments; Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and

internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained;

Assist, prepare or consolidate financial reports for inclusion in the Financial Statements to be

submitted to the Controller; Respond to internal/external audit observations; Review the financial

statements of other entities for which the Chief Administrative Officer has certification authority;

Provide advice and guidance concerning the United Nations” Financial Regulations

Competencies

Professionalism – Sound judgement; thorough knowledge in the use and application of the

Organization’s financial regulations and rules as well as accounting policies and practices;

commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and

full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations; knowledge, skills and ability

to extract, interpret, analyse and format data across the full range of finance, accounting and

budget functions; demonstrated use of initiative and ability to make appropriate linkages in work

processes and anticipate next steps; familiarity with the unit’s operations and objectives. Planning

and Organizing – Very effective organisational skills and ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate

and monitor own work plan and that of more junior staff; ability to work under pressure

and cope with deadlines. Commitment to Continuous Learning – Initiative and willingness to learn

new skills. Technological Awareness – Solid computer QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in economics, finance,

management, public administration or related fields; certification as a Certified Public Accountant

(CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent is most desirable. A first level university degree with

a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the

advanced university degree.

Work Experience: At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in budgeting and financial

management systems, with experience in managing programmes at the international level.

Languages

Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second UN language is an

advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Ref Number: L/UNDPA/UN/212

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Chief of the Division, the incumbent will be responsible of performing

the following duties: 1. Assists in identifying and monitoring substantive aspects of the work of the

Division in various regions/countries. Selects and analyzes a variety of documents, summarizes

pertinent material, collects and analyses data and prepares background materials for assessment

papers, studies, briefs and reports. 2. Systematically follows through and retrieves highlights and

compiles information from a wide variety of information sources; prepares input for the electronic

database and the internet and co-operates with research institutes and organizations in the

collection of data. 3. Assembles and examines original statistical material to ensure accuracy, clarity

and validity; makes appropriate adjustments. 4. Designs, prepares and maintains a country profile

for each country assigned to the Division.

Competencies

The incumbent must have the following skills and competencies: i) PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge

of research methodologies, data collection and maintenance. Ability to identify, extract, analyse

and format data from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources. 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; ii) 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

QUALIFICATIONS

Education High school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplemental courses/training in research

methodologies, statistical methods and procedures, project management on related fields is

desirable. First level university studies in economics, sociology, statistics or related area desirable.

Work Experience

Six years of relevant experience, of which five at least of collecting, processing and systematizing

information, with progressive responsibilities in managing project activities and monitoring

programmes, providing inputs for project formulation and implementation.

Languages

Fluency in Spanish and intermediate knowledge of English required. Proficiency of the second

language (English/Spanish) will be tested, unless knowledge of the second language can be

supported by a certificate from a recognized institution.

Other Skills

Proficiency in computerized spreadsheet, database and word processor is required.

EMERGENCY PROGRAMME OFFICER

Ref Number: L/UNDPA/UN/213

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities:

To manage Division for Sustainable Development d ay-to-day activities in the Country , ensuring an

efficient humanitarian response and an effective, accountable use.

To represent Division for Sustainable Development at all relevant co-ordination bodies, for example

the Protection Working Groups and UN inter-agency meetings.

To ensure that all programme activities in the country are firmly situated within the established

humanitarian framework for response and therefore in close collaboration with the relevant local

authorities, UN agencies and NGOs.

To advocate on behalf of older people in the country in order to promote their inclusion in

programmes outside the reach of Division for Sustainable Development activities.

To be responsible for all aspects of international staff management in the country including , job

review and security within Division for Sustainable Development’s policies. This will also include

international staff professional development and guidance in planning, implementation and

evaluation of their programmes as well as identifying capacity building opportunities as they arise.

To have ultimate responsibility for local staff management in The country, including the recruitment

of support staff, development, guidance in their activities, and capacity building and ensuring that

division for Sustainable Development’s practice complies with Labour law taking advice from the

country development programme.

To control and manage expenditure of Division for Sustainable Development’s budget, including

monitoring of expenditure, supervision of the monthly finance reporting process accounts and

revision and maintenance of financial controls.

To identify and explore new operational and strategic opportunities for the Division for Sustainable

Development programme.

To take overall responsibility for the preparation of all Division for Sustainable Development

proposals and monitoring and reporting to donors from whom funds are secured. These will be

submitted to the Country Director and then passed onto Head Office in Geneva for sign off after

appropriate input from concerned departments

To develop, in collaboration and consultation with the Programmes Department Geneva plans for

on-going and future Division for Sustainable Development’S activities in The country.

To ensure the security and maintenance of Division for Sustainable Development property,

including vehicles, accommodation and equipment.

To ensure staff safety through adherence to security guidelines and UN evacuation plans.

To provide monthly narrative and financial updates to the Country Programme Director and Geneva

on Division for Sustainable Development’s programme activities and other developments in the

region.

To travel to other areas of the country, where necessary in order to fulfil the above

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

Advanced university degree (Masters and equivalent) in related field. A combination of relevant

academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced

university degree.

Work Experience

At least 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience at national and international

levels , including project management.

MONITORING & EVALUATION EXPERT

Ref Number: M/UNDPA/UN/214

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities:

The position will also mentor, coach, and train program and project field staff who have M&E

responsibilities.Other responsibilities include leadership or contributions on M&E and evaluation

projects for a variety of external clients, applying and promoting M&E principles and appropriate

methods flexibly and creatively, developing and improving M&E strategy for proposals, project

start-up and work planning, and working in the ICT Program to conceptualize, develop, and enhance

effective M&E tools using appropriate, cost-effective, locally sustainable information technology.

Like all team members, this position is responsible for promoting effective, pragmatic M&E that

supports project results and meets quality standards across all program areas. The team is housed

in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Program to help develop and use

appropriate tools to support effective M&E systems that improve impact. Specific position

responsibilities include the following:

Develop and support M&E systems for field projects including strategies, plans, indicators; data

collection and information management tools and training; quality assurance mechanisms; and

related budgeting tasks

Develop and support project evaluations, including data collection design, tools, and

implementation; data analysis and qualitative assessments; team guidance and mentoring;

collaborative development and oral and written presentation of findings and recommendations

Support M&E Team members, field M&E staff, and field program staff with expertise, technical

assistance, and mentoring to improve ongoing project M&E and effective information use

Lead or contribute to M&E and ICT proposals

Develop M&E sections for other program’s proposals as appropriate, e.g. narrative approach

tailored to technical approach, timeframe, and budget; illustrative results and indicators; provide

M&E input for other proposal sections including staffing, budgets, and technical as needed

Contribute technically on teams using ICT to develop effective M&E tools and strengthen

applications Qualifications

Ph.D. preferred or Master’s Degree in a social science.

8-10 years” experience working in M&E in international development, including significant M&E

field experience in low resource countries or in conflict or fragile states

Technical M&E skills, including several of the following: design and implementation of program

M&E systems;M&E training design and implementation; development and field-testing of data

collection instruments for M&E indicators; data collection design and implementation (routine or

survey); data analysis, synthesis, and

communication of results; applied evaluation or research skills, including statistical analysis; M&Erelated

information and communication technologies

Specialized knowledge and significant experience in M&E methods

Excellent management and organizational skills suitable for a complex environment with multiple

competing priorities, short deadlines, and performance pressure; ability to manage several major

multidimensional activities simultaneously

Enthusiasm for providing technical leadership and mentoring on a collaborative team, including

building M&Erelevant capacity with non-M&E staff, non-technical staff, and international/crosscultural

staff and counterparts

Superior skills in facilitation, team building and coordination; experience in developing strategic

plans in Collaboration with stakeholders who represent a wide range of interests and needs

Demonstrated experience with U.N and other donors” M&E approaches, current tools, practices,

and expectations for program results and reporting

Demonstrated writing skills, including technical papers, plans and reports for funding sources,

communicating with colleagues and counterparts. Peer-reviewed journal articles are a plus.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including professional presentation of technical

and training materials and FSI 3/3 in at least one language other than English – Ability to travel

independently and work independently and professional

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER

Ref Number: N/UNDPA/UN/2015

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Background /Responsibilities:

The Public Health Officer is a senior position in the office that functions under direct supervision of

the Division for Sustainable Development Representative and technical guidance of the concerned

Units in Division for Sustainable Development HQs. He/She is expected have an expert knowledge

on various aspects of Public health care and management of communicable diseases in large

population with minimum hygienic conditions. The specific functions include:

1.Direct and coordinate Division for Sustainable Development activities in the health sector

Map activities and gaps by each agency Conduct negotiations with the Ministry of Health to include

Person of Concern (PoCs) in host Government public health services at secondary and tertiary level

(already achieved at primary level)

Closely follow up with Implementing Partners to oversee the transition of NGO- provided health

services to public health services

Coordinate and participate in assessments: qualitative and quantitative

Coordinate and participate in development and implementation of appropriate monitoring and

evaluation activities

Chair the NGO-Division for Sustainable Development medical committee which decides on

assistance to medical cases which pass the thresholds as agreed on in the Division for Sustainable

Development Health Guidelines

Develop systems to ensure proper and efficient screening for medical resettlement

Develop systems to ensure proper and efficient NGO referral of refugees to secondary and tertiary

care facilities

Improve and standardise health information systems

Direct Division for Sustainable Development activities in the mental health sector

Update and disseminate information materials on public health based on standard practices and

policies among partners

Ensure that provisions contained in various Memoranda of Understanding between Division for

Sustainable Development and other organisations are applied as appropriate

  1. Undertake needs and resources assessments with Governments and partners in order to

prioritise needs and activities in provision of services to refugees and other persons of concern to

Division for Sustainable Development.

Review and analysis of relevant project proposals and budgetary submissions presented by Division

for Sustainable Development partners within context of Division for Sustainable Development

programme cycle

Ensure that project plans and proposals submitted to Division for Sustainable Development for

funding adhere to internationally accepted standards and are based on a comprehensive primary

health care strategy

Maintain and update contingency plans for potential epidemics, refugee and returnee movements

  1. Monitor and evaluate country-level health and nutrition programmes against standard Division

for Sustainable Development and international indicators to ensure that programmes are evidencebased

and implemented in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner.

Active involvement in all aspects of programme monitoring and evaluation with emphasis on

checking levels of implementation and impact vis-à-vis resource inputs to measure costeffectiveness

and re-orient the programmes as appropriate

Monitor technical and financial aspects of health programme with emphasis on:

Organisation and use of Division for Sustainable Development?s Health Information System

Application of standard guidelines and protocols

Comprehensiveness of health programme. Apply various mechanisms and tools to ensure proper

monitoring including: Regular meetings, in accordance with Division for Sustainable Development

programming cycle

Site visits

Regular flow of information (reporting)

Use of Health Sector Monitoring Forms

Conventional/non-conventional surveys and evaluation studies

Meeting with health implementing partners

Providing technical support and guidance to implementing/operational partners where required

Data analysis and interpretation Support periodic nutrition surveys

  1. Support capacity building initiatives so that refugees and other persons of concern to Division for

Sustainable Development, Division for Sustainable Development and its partners acquire the

needed knowledge, skills, and sense of responsibility and ownership of programmes.

Support health and nutrition focal points and coordinators to develop training plan, organise and

act as resource persons in workshops and training both in-service (formal) and on the job (coaching)

Share with local and international partners on the ground relevant guidelines and information

materials on refugee health including reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition materials

Support health focal points and coordinators to promote establishment of Refugee Health and

Nutrition Committees to enable their active participation in process of health and nutrition

planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

Advocate, inform, and communicate amongst stakeholders to ensure that refugee health and

nutrition issues are on the national and international agenda and that the health and nutritional

needs and status of refugees and other persons of concern to Division for Sustainable Development

are appropriately documented and disseminated

Any other responsibilities/functions deemed necessary or as delegated by the Division for

Sustainable Development Representative/Chief of Section in order to meet the level of the services

in the organization.

Academic: Advanced university degree (Post graduate level) in Medical science or Public Health or

Epidemiology with focus on Reproductive health and HIV/AIDS related communicable diseases.

Experience: Minimum of 6 years progressively responsible functions in HIV/AIDS and Public Health

or Reproductive health in tropical countries dealing with development of comprehensive public

health care programmes. Of the 6 years, at least 4 years of experience should be in an international

humanitarian organization dealing with HIV/Public health in large scale emergencies or

displaced/refugee situations.

Specific and proven skills and training in the areas of HIV and AIDS and Public health, including

reproductive health. Demonstrated ability to organise and conduct training activities, seminars and

mass information campaigns for the benefit of Implementing Partners and relevant government

agencies. Applied knowledge in Division for Sustainable Development programme management,

project formulation and monitoring as per Division for Sustainable Development established

Programme Cycle. Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service oriented

manner in a demanding working condition that often has short deadlines.

Skills: Ability towards analytical and creative thinking for rapid solutions. Good communicator with

strong interpersonal and negotiations skills to deal with persons of various cultural and educational

backgrounds. Strive to live up to high ethical and professional standards. A team player with service

oriented attitudes. High IT affinity is essential with skills in PowerPoint, excel, data analysis and

statistical soft-ware.

Languages: Excellent knowledge of English (written/oral/comprehension) is essential. Working

knowledge of another UN language, preferably Arabic. Advanced drafting skills in English.

- Experience, advance training, balance and combined knowledge in different subjects: HIV and

AIDS, Public Health, Reproductive health , Epidemiology and Tropical medicine.

LOGISTICS/ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

Ref Number: O/UNDPA/UN/2016

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Responsibilities: Logistics (60%)

Responsible for overseeing the logistical activities including local procurement, fleet and equipment

maintenance, warehousing and asset management and IT support in co-ordination with the

Regional Logistics Team.

Implement and maintain Merlin standard procurement practices, keeping records to full audit trail

standard under relevant donor regulations.

Maintain a clear communication with the capital office and field teams to ensure procurement

processes, deliveries of supplies and related activities are followed up and all required information

is shared with the destination sites

Ensuring the creation and maintenance of accurate and up-to-date supplier information and market

prices databases for regularly purchased items including creating Preferred Supplier Agreements for

regularly purchased items.

Assist the country logistics team in overseeing and monitoring asset management, conducting

regular physical checks on assets and inventory items and tracking control measures of asset

movement.

Cooperate with relevant departments to monitor assets movements and changes through assets

tracking methods and ensure proper control of all equipment at all times

Ensure that the structure of the compounds, electricity, water supply, power supply, equipment,

are in working order and any faults are reported and repaired promptly

Implement, supervise and monitor Merlin standard warehousing practices, keeping records to full

audit trail standard under donor regulations as well as Merlin Internal Warehousing Procedures for

Merlin activities in the .

Maintain stock control consistent with Merlin protocols and procedures. Regular monitoring of

Merlin pharmacy with monthly reports provided to Project and Health Coordinators.

Maintain all logs filing systems to include all equipment manuals, maintenance schedules and logs

documentation.

Monitoring and maintaining the communication equipment in Region.

Daily coordination of transport activities by road and air.

Oversee the Region fleet management and ensure appropriate safety standards in all vehicles in the

fleet, including availability of necessary safety accessories and communication equipment

Oversee the maintenance/repair activities for all Merlin Region vehicles and generators

Oversee the fuel consumption as well as overall maintenance costs of vehicles and generators.

Produce a monthly project logistics report for timely submission to the Project Coordinator and

Logistics Manager.

In collaboration with the PC, develop quarterly/monthly procurement plan.

Admin and Finance (10%)

- Participation in project planning and the preparation of donor proposals and reports in

collaboration with the Project Management and Country Management Teams.

Prepare timely forecasting information for the country office. Human Resources (10%)

Assist the Logistics Manager with the continued training needs of the national logistics staff and

ensure training needs are appropriately met and within budget.

Capacity building of national staff teams within administration, liaison and logistics.

Recruit and appraise logistics staff based in Region. Security (10%)

Participation in the ongoing monitoring of the security situation. Implementation of security

measures according to Merlin security guidelines.

Preparing procedural requirements for facilitating the evacuation of field based teams if necessary.

Oversight of physical site security and emergency stocks Management of national staff logistics staff

essential for security procedure implementation Other (10%)

Assist the CMT with report and proposal writings when necessary. Any other tasks that might be

given by the Project Coordinator, Logistics Manager and/ or Operations Manager.

Act as Project Coordinator in times of absence due to meetings, R&R and annual leave.

Person Specification Essential

- Previous logistics experience and technical training, in addition to sound knowledge and

experience of logistical systems – within a humanitarian aid organisation.

Good experience in: purchasing, warehousing, and vehicle management.

Problem solving ability with equipment ranging from computers, vehicles, generators, and radios.

Strong planning and organisational ability. Excellent communication skils, with good spoken and

written English Good report writing skills Good computer skills including excel, word and access

Good database and record keeping skills Management and capacity building experience and

personnel skills Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to

work well with the local authorities,Ability to remain calm and to be diplomatic Good team player

but also able to work alone with only minor supervision. Able to read and interpret a manual

Able to work under stress and meet deadlines,Strong time management ability and used to multiple

tasking Able to live as part of a team Ability to live in insecure remote areas

Desirable

- Previous experience within the country or region Experience of project administration (logistics

management) and the ability to work independently

IT and communication experience/knowledge

Support the Project Coordinator in all logistics activities consistent with Merlin protocols and

procedures, to ensure site objectives are achieved in collaboration with the project team in Goode

and logistics team.

Overall Objectives (scope)

To deliver logistical support to Merlin’s programme (procurement, fleet management, asset

management warehousing)

To submit to the Logistics Manager a detailed monthly report

To be actively involved in the capacity building activities of the logistics national staff team.

HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER

Ref Number: P/UNDPA/UN/2017

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Background / General description : The incumbent contributes to Division for Sustainable

Development’s mission to mobilise/coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in

partnership with other actors. Under direct supervision of Chief of Policy Planning and Analysis

Section (PPAS) and the overall supervision of Chief of Policy Development and Studies Branch

(PDSB), s/he works on humanitarian policy with special responsibility for civil-military coordination

and related legal matters. S/he also establishes/maintains contacts with military, police and other

armed actors; keeps abreast of humanitarian trends, plans and analyses; organises or participates in

outreach events on humanitarian policies and provides policy support to Division for Sustainable

development’s field offices; promotes greater knowledge and application of humanitarian principles

and guidelines; and contributes to the development of common/harmonized policy positions based

on humanitarian principles and international standards. Within limits of the delegated authority,

the Humanitarian Affairs Officer is responsible for the following ,

Responsibilities:

Act as the primary policy focal point on issues that arise out of relationships between civilians and

armed personnel, including military, police and other armed actors, with distinct emphasis on

humanitarian-peacekeeping liaison. Provide expert advice on a diverse range of policy and legal

issues, especially as they relate to promoting and safeguarding humanitarian principles and

humanitarian space, ensuring effective delivery of humanitarian assistance, and related areas in

complex emergencies and natural disasters. Also advise on issues related to international criminal

law; laws of peacekeeping, human rights and refugee law.

Promote the humanitarian agenda and advocate United Nations system-wide humanitarian

positions, guidelines and standards to internal and external actors. Teach, train and/or serve as

policy resource person or a speaker at a wide range of events, in order to promote humanitarian

policy and positions. Serve as civil military facilitator of training and other workshops as required.

Represent Division for Sustainable Development as required in these events which may include

workshops, seminars, exercises, courses, briefings and other speaking engagements for government

officials, civilians, armed forces and/or the police. Organise, participate and/or coordinate the

preparation and delivery of these policy promotion engagements.

Contribute to policy development, both generic and country-specific, with a special focus on civilmilitary

relations, humanitarian peacekeeping interface, and matters concerning humanitarian

policies and standards. Participate in the formulation of policy positions for Division for Sustainable

Development on these issues. Organize or participate in working groups, meetings, consultations

and follow-up work with agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related

matters in order to provide support to policy development and decision-making. This may include

inter-agency policy consultations through the IASC, ECHA and other relevant bodies. Represent

Division for Sustainable Development, as required, in meetings and consultations with other UN

departments, funds and programmes, the IASC, Member-States, representatives of the broader

humanitarian community, the academia, military organisations, and international and/or nongovernmental

organizations.

(4) Establish and maintain contacts with government officials, UN Departments, funds and

programmes, representatives of the broader humanitarian community, members of the

international tribunals, the academia, international or non-governmental organisations, and others.

Special emphasis to be placed on peacekeeping and members of the military and policy community.

Respond to queries on humanitarian policy and guidance from these actors and liaise and

coordinate for this purpose as required. (5)Provide support to field offices, including developing

policy guidance, planning, participating in field trips and/or training sessions, reviewing countryspecific

and/or coordination issues.

(6) Monitor and keep abreast of latest trends, plans and developments in humanitarian affairs and

relevant legal matters, and provide policy analysis and information.

(7)Contribute to the preparation of reports and correspondence related to the work of the Branch.

Research and assist in the preparation of inputs to UN legislative bodies, in particular reports to the

Security

Council, General Assembly and Economic and Social Council on issues related to civil-military

coordination. Contribute to the preparation of reports, studies, and documents on issues related to

humanitarian policy, in collaboration with UN departments; funds and programmes; members of

the Inter-Agency Standing committee (IASC); Member States; representatives of the broader

humanitarian, military and police community; the academia; international and/or nongovernmental

organizations, as necessary. Initiate and/or lead the preparation of presentations,

lectures and occasional articles, particularly on subjects related to international law and civilmilitary

policy.

Participate in the planning, preparation and management of work planning and budget formulation

as necessary.

Perform other duties as required by Unit and/or Branch Chief. Competencies

Professionalism – Knowledge of humanitarian affairs, strong analytical skills and ability to analyse

and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues, which require a coordinated United Nations

response. Comprehensive knowledge of the United Nations system and institutional mandates; and

polices and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian law, principles, standards and practices. Given the

focus of this post on relationship between humanitarian actors, armed personnel and legal

enforcement, expertise in laws of armed conflict (IHL), international criminal law and rules of

peacekeeping operations.. Knowledge of civil-military coordination. 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& Organising:

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities

andassignments; 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. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in international law, political or social science,

international relations, or related field. First level university degree in combination with qualifying

experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Formal training in

international humanitarian law, international criminal law, or peacekeeping laws is an advantage.

Work Experience

Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs,

emergency preparedness and response,

crisis/emergency relief coordination and/or management, rehabilitation recovery and/or

development of which at least five

years should have been with the United Nations system. Experience in policy promotion,

policy development, policy analysis and coordination, and international law is required.

Experience in humanitarian and peacekeeping operations and a civil-military relation are

required.

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Ref Number: R/UNDPA/UN/2019

DUTY STATION: Multiple

Setting and Reporting

This position is located at the Department of Management/Office of Human Resources

Management. The incumbent will be reporting to the Chief of the Examinations and Tests Section of

the Strategic Plannng and Staffing Division.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of the Examinations and Tests Section, Staffing Service, Strategic

Planning and Staffing Division in the Office of Human Resources Management, the Human

Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Plan, organize, develop, coordinate and administer the Young Professionals Programme (YPP)

examinations, the G to P examinations, Language examinations, Language Proficiency Examinations

and other programmes and tests related to recruitment of professional, general service and other

categories of staff;

Arrange and conduct interviews to select candidates;

Serve as ex officio in examinations boards, and prepare and present cases to these boards, and

liaise with Member States in matters related to YPP and Language examinations;

Identify upcoming vacancies in coordination with client offices;

Provide advice and support to managers and staff on human resources related matters;

Assist in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on issues related to

examinations and tests;

Prepare special reports and participate and/or lead special human resources project;

Keep abreast of developments in various areas of human resources; and

Advise and counsel staff in respect of eligibility to take examinations and tests.

Competencies

Professionalism: Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and

recommend solutions in the area of human resources management; knowledge of statistics,

evaluation methodologies, job analysis and interviewing techniques; proven analytical skills. Takes

responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women

and men in all areas of work.

Planning and organizing: Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own

work plan and those under his/her supervision;

Client orientation: Ability to identify clients” needs and appropriate solutions; ability to establish and

maintain productive partnerships with clients.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in public or business administration,

human resources management or related area. A first level university degree in combination with

qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management,

administration or related area. Experience in the staffing/recruitment is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post

advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of a second official

United Nations language, particularly French, is an advantage.

LEGAL OFFICER

Ref Number: S/UNDPA/UN/2020

DUTY STATION: Multiple

The Dispute Tribunal hears and decides cases filed by or on behalf of current and former staff

members appealing administrative decisions alleged to be in non-compliance with their terms of

appointment or contract of employment. The Tribunal conducts hearings, issues orders, and

renders binding judgments. Both staff members and the Administration have a right to appeal the

judgments of the Dispute Tribunal to the United Nations Appeals Tribunal. The Legal Officers will

report to the UNDT Registrar in the respective duty station. Please indicate in the cover letter the

duty station you are interested in. Responsibilities

The Legal Officer will be responsible for providing substantive, technical and administrative support

to the Judges of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal in the adjudication of cases. Duties will

include:

Review of submissions to the Tribunal to ensure that they meet procedural requirements and

identifying, where applicable, cases that are amenable to informal resolution, such as third party

conciliation or mediation, to be brought to the attention of a judge for possible referrals to the

Mediation Division in the Office of the Ombudsman;

Respond or assist in the preparation of complex inquiries and referrals to the Mediation Division of

the Office of the Ombudsman;

Respond to complex inquiries and correspondence;

Draft, review and advise on legal documents and correspondence; Service Judges by preparing

background materials and summaries of issues, as required;

Attend meetings, and give ad hoc advice on emerging issues and questions, as required;

Identify issues, draft legal texts and handle a wide range of complex legal matters involving

interpretation and application of administrative law;

Conduct extensive legal research and provide detailed analysis of cases and jurisprudence;

Provide legal advice on diverse substantive and procedural questions;

Assist the Tribunal in producing accurate, comprehensive judgements, including review of draft

judgements for any inconsistencies or inaccuracies, and ensuring editorial uniformity prior to

dissemination.

The Legal Officer will also:

Assist in maintaining the Tribunal’s registers (electronic and online), the publication and

dissemination of the decisions, rulings and judgements rendered by the Tribunal, in the required

official languages, through the agreed media; Assist in maintaining the Tribunal’s case law and

jurisprudence databank;

Assist in the preparation of reports on the work of the Tribunal to the General Assembly and other

bodies, as may be mandated;

Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of relevant Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, as well as

of applicable jurisprudence; ability to apply legal and administrative expertise to analyzing a diverse

range of complex and unusual issues and problems, and to develop innovative and creative

solutions; produce reports and papers on legal and administrative matters; analytical skills and

ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues, including those of a unique

and/or complex nature; discretion and sound judgement in applying legal expertise to sensitive,

complex legal and administrative issues; ability to influence others to reach agreement; ability to

review and edit the work of others; shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates

professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting

commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than

personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains

calm in stressful situations; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring

the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; speaks and writes clearly and

effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;

asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language,

tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and

keeping people informed.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;

identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate

amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies

when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

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 law, with an emphasis on

Administrative,

International law. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be

accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in law,

preferably administrative law. A substantial part of that experience at the international level,

preferably in an international public organization, is highly desirable. Thorough understanding of,

and experience in, judicial structures and procedures is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post,

fluency in oral and written English is required. Ability to work in French is highly desirable. Geneva

post: For this post, fluency in oral and written English and French is required. Knowledge of another

official language of the UN is an advantage.

Kindly find below the salary range for the various Levels;

P1: $87,995.00 – $90,580.00

P2: $107,179 – $109,862.00

P3: $129,559.00 – $132,557.00

P4: $157,180.00 – $160,711.00

P5: $189,915.00 – $193,588.00

D1: $232,374.00 – $ 237,003.00

D2: $247,468.00 – $ 252,732.00

DATE OF ISSUANCE: 10th Day Of April, 2017.

Application Method:

ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD SEND THEIR RESUME AND APPLICATION LETTER VIA EMAIL

TO Via email: careers@un-dpa.org

Mr. Robert P. Tucker

Recruitment Officer/Placement Officer

Human Resources Management Service

United Nations Headquarters

Department of Political Affairs

United Nations Secretariat New York,

NY, 10017

United States of America

Important -Kindly reflect the following information in your application:

1) Indicate your position in the subject heading of your e-mail message.

2) Include your motivation note/letter attached to the email.

3) Name any attached documents properly

4) As part of the UN secretariat, Organization for The Department of Political Affairs

(DPA) offers attractive remuneration packages and benefits. Starting salaries are based upon

academic

and professional qualifications, as well as the level of the post. We thank all applicants for their

interest

in employment opportunities with Organization for The Department of Political Affairs

(DPA).Only candidates whose skills and experience are under serious consideration shall be

contacted.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early due to the high volume of mails received.

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RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR RECRUIT STAFFS AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

IN THE UN.

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notified. Incomplete applications or applications received will not be considered.

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