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UNFPA Deputy Representative - P5

United States of America, New York, New York - United Nations Population Fund

Rotation   Important Notice Regarding This Vacancy:   UNFPA is seeking qualified candidates for the Deputy Representative post ( 7 positions), based in country offices  within the Western & Central Africa region.   Please list the position(s) for which you are applying for and the order of preference:   Countries:  Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Liberia, Mali, Niger, & Sierra Leone   Organizational Setting   The Positions:   The Deputy Representative plays the leading role in the design and delivery of the UNFPA population and development and sexual and reproductive health country programme. Through building alliances and partnerships with governments, UN and bilateral agencies, development partners, civil society, academia and the private sector, the programme aims to realize the 2030 Agenda in order to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of people; especially those furthest behind. You report to UNFPA's Country Representative.   The West & Central Africa Region is strengthened its management structure resulting in a number of management positions being upgraded in order ensure key stakeholder management and continued support for the programmes on the ground. Strengthening management positions at the country level will ensure that country offices have the right balance and mix of skills and expertise to deliver on the 2030 agenda and achieve transformative results.   West and Central Africa is predominantly composed of fragile countries, where UNFPA implements large and complex portfolio, especially in the Sahel and Lake Chad basin. For these large-scale complex programmes to achieve greater results, it was deemed imperative to strengthen a staffing structure that was becoming increasingly inadequate.   Main Tasks & Responsibilities   Under the guidance of the Representative, you play a leading role in strengthening the Country's capacity to implement the ICPD Programme of Action, supporting national development efforts to achieve the SDGs, and ensuring national ownership. You are accountable for the effective development and management of an innovative Country Programme of Cooperation focused on population and development and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal health, family planning, gender, and adolescent and youth empowerment. You are responsible for promoting, at the national level, the goals of the programme and ensuring the integration of issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the broader national development agenda.  Through engagement with national counterparts, compelling advocacy, and delivery of effective programmes, including in emergency settings, you serve on the frontline, validating the mandate of the organization and its ability to deliver high quality results. Your ultimate accountability is to the people that you serve; the most vulnerable, excluded, or marginalized and for the causes that you serve; human rights, sustainable development and humanitarian relief.   You will be responsible for:    A.  Strategy, Leadership, Management, and UN Reform - Working closely with and in support of the Representative, lead the positioning of UNFPA on strategic and substantive issues in the Country, guided by UNFPA global and regional policies and strategies: - Scan national, regional and global environments, assess implications for the work of the Fund in the Country, take action and/or advise the Representative accordingly; - Identify UNFPA's comparative advantage and identify specific roles and contribution in the national development agenda; - Informed by thorough analysis and data, advise the Representative on policy, strategies, and direction of programmes to accelerate attainment of ICPD and UNFPA transformative goals in the Country. - Lead advocacy and policy dialogue for concerted action by the international community, the UN System and national counterparts on critical issues related to population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health and rights, women and girls' rights, adolescents and youth development, ensuring that they are adequately reflected in national priorities, development frameworks, and United Nations Sustainable Development framework in the Country, UNSDF; - Represent UNFPA as appropriate/delegated, in organizational, regional, global, public information/relations events and key meetings to contribute to strategic discussions on programming issues, policy dialogue, discuss initiatives, report on progress achieved, present papers/ideas and/or advocate UNFPA's vision in the Country that is consistent with UNFPA's Strategic Plan and supportive of national development goals and priorities. - Actively support the UN Reform process; proactively participate in interagency deputies working group and ensure that UNFPA is adequately represented in relevant technical thematic groups; - Represent the UNFPA Representative in the UN Country Team (UNCT), collaborate with the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) and UN system partners to strengthen UN system interagency coherence, collaboration, cooperation and harmonization of programming, common services and operations. Ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) planning and priority setting in the Country; - Actively promote effective coordination, cooperation and collaboration with other UN agencies, promoting and facilitating a system of mutual accountability for UNSDF results.   B.    Programme Management, Monitoring/Quality control and Innovation - Ensure that UNFPA Programme designs and implementation adopt principles of human rights, results-based management and gender equality. - Direct and guide the process of developing evidence-based strategies and plans as well as the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a Country Programme that responds to Country priorities, guided by regional and international frameworks and instruments; incorporate programme evaluation recommendations into ongoing and new programmes. - Advise the Representative on CO annual work planning, setting priorities/targets and establishing performance measurements. Monitor implementation and progress of work plans; collaborate with colleagues to assist, advise and guide the Representative to ensure achievement of results according to targets and performance standards. Take timely decisions to achieve results and/or alert the Representative for timely action. - Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to his/her team to enable them to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance planning, management and assessment. - Guide and advise the UNFPA technical teams throughout the process of Country Programme design, implementation, and monitoring ensuring alignment with the UNFPA Strategic Plan, corporate guidelines, the sustainable development goals, and national and regional priorities; - Monitor and assess programmes and operations and provide advice on best and innovative programming and management practices to enhance programming and operations. - Evaluate overall programme progress; identify weaknesses, bottlenecks and potential problems. Collaborate with the sectors and/or other partners and stakeholders to resolve issues and/or advise the Representative on resolutions to ensure delivery of results as planned and allocated. - Contribute to the development and implementation of a quality assurance plan. - Coordinate and/or provide advice on the preparation of mandated programme and operational reports. Confirm accuracy of reports prior to approval by the Representative. - Promote and lead the use of latest information technology and introduction of innovation and best practices in the CO to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy in programming and operations. - Actively participate in Country Humanitarian Coordination mechanisms for preparedness and response, taking a leadership role in ensuring adequate attention given to the needs of women and girls during emergencies.   C.  Budget Management, Stewardship of Financial resources/Assets - Work collaboratively with the Representative and the Operations Manager to facilitate/contribute to the preparation of the CO budget proposal. Monitor critical issues to resolve hurdles and/or recommend to the Representative appropriate action to ensure appropriate and optimum use of resources; - Lead annual budget allocations for the country programme, and ensure efficient and effective use of such resources in compliance with UNFPA financial rules, regulations, and procedures; - Monitor the optimum and appropriate use of resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) and verify compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity. Approve disbursements and allocations in accordance with official delegation of authority; - Carry out regular programme expenditure reviews, and promote a financial management system that fosters accountability; - Aided by the office Operations Manager, oversee and monitor implementation of internal control framework in resources management; - Lead/facilitate implementation of audits ? management and national execution (NEX) -  and ensuing recommendations. - Establish processes to ensure compliance with Corporate policies and procedures, programming tools and mechanisms; apply sound business practices country operations; - Coordinate necessary technical support from Regional Office and relevant headquarters' divisions.   D.    Partnerships, Advocacy, Knowledge Management and Resource Mobilization - Scan the local environment and map out existing and potential partners to leverage resources, create synergies, and expand programme reach; - Build alliances, establish partnerships and networks for effective advocacy and programme coordination; actively promote and support participation of civil society, academia and private sector in development processes at national and sub-national levels; - Coordinate the collection, institutionalization and sharing of lessons learned to enhance performance and use regional and global best practices in development/policy planning.  - Ensure that state-of-the-art knowledge is incorporated into the UNFPA programmes; promote regular documentation and sharing of knowledge across UNFPA regional and global offices; - Identify opportunities and promote South to South cooperation, broker knowledge for programme and technical support among countries within and across regions; - Identify country programme financial resource gaps, map potential bilateral and private sector donors, and accordingly develop  and implement of a resource mobilization strategy and action plan.   E.   Human Resources Management and Staff Development: - Ensure that the Country Office has at all times the right caliber and numbers of personnel for an effective delivery of Country Programme Results. - Develop or review existing staff recruitment, development and retention plan. - Identify talent and mentor and/or coach staff for career development. - Oversee staff accountability, model and communicate standards of performance, and assign responsibilities for achieving Country Programme results using the Corporate Performance Appraisal and Development, PAD, system as a regular feedback and career management tool. - Foster a culture of learning for self and other Country Office personnel through planning and organization of training events, activities and other capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies/productivity of staff members. - Model and lead staff in upholding the values and principles of the United Nations Leadership framework. - Observe and apply corporate ethics and standards for the recruitment and selection of the highest quality of staff for the Country Office ? lead by example. - Establish and maintain a harmonious working environment; strengthen teambuilding and encourage active participation and interaction at all levels; foster a culture of open communication and transparency, and maintain a motivated workforce; - Supervise and guide Country Office programme technical staff.   F.    Carry out any other duties as may be required by the Representative.   Qualifications and Experience   Education:  - Advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: International Development, Public Policy and Administration, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Public Health, Sociology, Demography, or other Social Science field.    Knowledge and Experience:  - 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development at the international level. - Experience leading and managing complex development and humanitarian programmes in civil society organisations and/or the United Nations - Good understanding of human rights, population and development, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, and their place in the development agenda; - Strong high-level negotiation skills; - Good knowledge and understanding of UN and International development frameworks and the sustainable development goals; - Proven ability to lead and manage teams to achieve demonstrable results; - Identify strongly with the United Nations values and principles, and the Mandate of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, in particular; - Demonstrable management and field experience is essential, specifically in complex countries or humanitarian situations. - Demonstrated ability to sustain and advance current partnerships and to develop new partnerships with untraditional partners. - Demonstrated innovative thinking, creativity and calculated risk taking. - Demonstrated ability to provide strategic vision and focus by successfully communicating and implementing priorities based on clear deliverables. - Demonstrated ability to anticipate obstacles and successfully adapt team priorities in order to develop alternative plans. - Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for team decisions, providing the rationale as appropriate. - Demonstrated successful management of a complex and uncertain environment negatively affecting colleagues' well-being. - Demonstrated ability to provide team managers with the needed direction to achieve results and hold them accountable.   Languages: - Fluency in English and French mandatory.   Required Competencies   Values: - Exemplifying integrity - Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system - Embracing diversity in all its forms - Embracing change   Core Competencies: - Achieving Results - Being Accountable - Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen - Thinking analytically and Strategically - Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships - Communicating for Impact   Managerial Competencies:  - Providing strategic focus; - Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders; - Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance; - Making decisions and exercising judgment.   UNFPA Work Environment UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.  Compensation and Benefits   This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post.   The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.         _______________________________________________________________________   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications. - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.    Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ____________________________________________________________________________________  MORE DETAILS Expiry date: 05/08/2021 Job type: Staff (Permanent and Fixed Term) Duration: 1 year

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UNFPA Representative - D1

United States of America, New York, New York - United Nations Population Fund

Rotation   UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  Our strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.   We are looking for leaders that can motivate and inspire our dedicated staff members to engage with our mission,  a leader with the ability to invite dialogue, build solid partnerships and alliances that enhance the delivery of our mission.  The ideal UNFPA Representative is committed and ready to lead our country offices within the Western & Central Africa region.    We are recruiting five Representative for our country offices listed below.  Please list the position(s) for which you are applying for and the order of preference:   Countries : Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Liberia & Sierra Leone   Setting   UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands choices and possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. Our work is derived from the International Conference on Population & Development (ICPD) Programme of Action; that all human beings are entitled to equal rights and protections and no one person should be left behind in the fulfilment of their fundamental human rights. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical leaders who embody these international norms and standards that have come under threat, and who will courageously lead and with full conviction defend them.   The Position:   Reporting directly to the Regional Director, the Resident Representative leads a country office team in the design, management, and results-based implementation of a country programme that is aligned with the National Agenda and delivers on UNFPA's mandate and the ICPD Programme of Action, both in development and humanitarian settings. Through alliances and partnerships with governments, UN and bilateral agencies, development partners, civil society, academia and the private sector, the programme aims to realize the 2030 Agenda and the 3 transformative results of the UNFPA Strategic Plan in order to make a positive difference in the lives of  people; especially those left furthest behind. As a member of the UN Country Team (UNCT), the Representative has mutual  accountability with the Resident Coordinator (RC) on collaborative contributions and support for the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and other inter-agency agreements of the UNCT. The Resident Representative is also a member of the country Security Management Team (SMT) and responsible for the safety and security of UNFPA staff and eligible dependants   Main Tasks & Responsibilities   Job Purpose:   Under the guidance and direct supervision of a Regional Director and in a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Resident Coordinator, a Resident Representative will represent UNFPA and provide team leadership, strategic planning, adaptive management, oversight, advocacy, communication, resource mobilization, and senior level engagement with government, sister UN organizations, development and humanitarian partners and other stakeholders to ensure effective, sustainable and high quality outcomes and impact for UNFPA programme of support. Build capacity of a cohesive, transparent, and highly collaborative country office team that manages itself with agility, and operates in an environment free of intimidation and exploitation and abuse of any form.   The West & Central Africa Region strengthened its management structure resulting in a number of management positions being upgraded in order to ensure key stakeholder management and continued support for the programmes on the ground. Strengthening management positions at the country level will ensure that country offices have the right balance and mix of skills and expertise to deliver on the 2030 agenda and achieve transformative results.   West and Central Africa is predominantly composed of fragile countries, where UNFPA implements large and complex portfolios, especially in the Sahel and Lake Chad basin. For these large-scale complex programmes to achieve greater results, it was deemed imperative to strengthen a staffing structure that was becoming increasingly inadequate.   Positions where UNFPA Representative also acts as a non-resident Country Director for designated countries:   A UNFPA Representative  may also act as a non-resident Country Director for designated country office(s), either in neighboring countries or in the same region. As a non-resident Country Director, s/he will be accountable  for the achievement of UNFPA strategic results in the designated country(ies), supported on the ground by the national or international Head of Office who is responsible for day-to-day management and coordination of UNFPA activities of the country office.   The Head of Office reports to you and has also a dotted reporting line to the UN Resident Coordinator. You will also liaise with and support the Resident Coordinator and other UN Country Team members, and undertake duty travels to the country as and when required.   For the safety and security of UNFPA staff and personnel, the in-country UNFPA national or international Head of Office will be responsible and accountable as outlined in the UNFPA Security Accountability Policy ([hyperlink](https://www.unfpa.org/admin-resource/security-accountability-policy)).  The Country Director will be responsible to ensure that the Head of Office, at that country office, fulfills the security accountability policy and actively participates at the Security Management Team locally.   As non-resident Country Director, you would be responsible for: - Providing overall vision, strategic guidance, progressive high-level advocacy and visibility, as well as necessary oversight and support to the different programmatic and operational aspects of UNFPA‘s work in the country, including in sudden onset and protracted humanitarian settings. - Supporting/guiding the Head of Office in positioning UNFPA priorities within UNSDCF and joint programmes - Supporting Resource Mobilization and Strategic Partnerships efforts, advising and guiding the country office on new and emerging partnerships. - Delegate authority to the Head of Office, as and when necessary, to ensure day-to-day management of the office and effective implementation of UNFPA programmes - Conducting performance appraisal of the Head of Office, whilst seeking the inputs from the UN Resident Coordinator on Head of Office's contribution as a UNCT member. - Providing guidance on creating an agile, collaborative, and innovative environment for all staff to thrive. - Ensure commitment of all staff to environmentally responsible behaviour and adherence to the UN Leadership Framework.   As UNFPA Resident Representative, you would be responsible for:   A.     Strategic direction, planning and management - Lead the positioning of UNFPA mandate in the country on the basis of global, regional and national policies and strategies. - Lead UNFPA's active involvement in the UN Reform Agenda, with particular reference to the new Resident Coordinator's system, UN Country Team, Activities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Common Country Assessment and UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, country level actions related to the common chapter of UNFPA Strategic plan, as well as Business Operations and common back offices related actions, new Management and Accountability Framework (MAF), etc; - Collaborate with the RC and UN system partners to strengthen UN system interagency coherence, collaboration, cooperation and harmonization of programming, common services, security and operations; engage in regular UNCT consultations, planning and decision-making processes. - Build inclusive institutional relationships with government counterparts, civil society, the private sector, the UN community, other international/national organizations, academia and bilaterals that enable co-creation and galvanize support for UNFPA's mandate - Promote and advocate for UNFPA's mandate in the national development agenda, and in the changing multi-lateral aid environment through multi-stakeholder engagement - Establish priorities for the work of the Country Office, in line with Cooperation Framework, regional and global UNFPA corporate priorities, including the ICPD plan of action and 2030 agenda. - Ensure that policies, programming tools, state-of-the-art technical expertise, and sound business practices are incorporated into UNFPA country operations in line with the corporate policies and procedures. - Lead and coordinate at country level UNFPA's direct involvement in and contribution to the development of the UN system-wide Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). Ensure that UNFPA's humanitarian mandate and funding ask are included in HNOs and HRPs. - Lead and coordinate UNFPA's emergency and preparedness, response and recovery actions in-country to enable the Country Office in responding swiftly to sudden-onset and protracted crisis situations may they be caused by natural disasters and / or armed conflict. - Engage at the level of UNCT with assisting the host government with the implementation of the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction at country level and with climate and disaster risk-informed planning and programmes of the Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) Partnership. - Actively participate in Security Management Team (SMT) meetings, ensure UNFPA's safety and security concerns are adequately addressed in local security management system. - Mainstream safety and security in all operations and activities, ensuring inclusion of direct security costs at the inception of new programmes/initiatives. - Ensure the safety and security of personnel and their eligible dependents in compliance with established UNSMS and UNFPA security policies and processes.  - Ensure that the CO has a functional Business Continuity Plan (BCP). - Mainstream environmental efficiency in all operations and activities, ensuring reduction of UNFPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions in line with the [Strategy for Sustainability Management in the United Nations system 2020-2030.](https://www.unsceb.org/CEBPublicFiles/CEB.2019.1.Add_.1 - Sustainability Management 2020-2030_Phase I.pdf)   B.    Management of Resources - Manage human resources, providing them with vision and strategic direction and motivation; fostering empowerment, learning and career management. - Demonstrate transparent leadership in the performance appraisal that supports a culture of growth and development, where good performance, as part of a team and the UN System, is incentivized and underperformers are held to account. - Attract and retain the highest calibre of personnel for the Country Office. - Set standards of performance and individual behaviours, and coach the team in achieving results according to the Country Office priorities. - Act as a role model by demonstrating the highest standards of conduct in accordance with Human Rights, International Law, the UN Leadership Framework, and other universal standards. Apply zero tolerance and proactively lead teams towards ethical compliance, especially as Conflicts of Interests and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse are concerned. - Manage resources entrusted to you to ensure effective and sustainable achievement of results, maximum value for money, and ethical achievement of efficiencies in programme and operations delivery. - Drive the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive resource mobilization and inclusive partnership strategy including donor relations and effective mobilisation of funds encompassing both regular development work as much as delivering UNFPA's mandate in humanitarian settings. - Coordinating and signing responsible for CERF (Central Emergency Response Fund) and Emergency Fund (EF) submissions, timely implementation and reporting to HQ on CERF and EF utilization. - Facilitate UNFPA's involvement in UN collective efforts in advancing Financing for Development through implementation of innovative financing modalities and joint programme modalities, as may be applicable to the country context.   C.    Programme Leadership and Representation - Provide leadership in development, and implementation of the organization's country level policy dialogue and programme, including delivery of technical assistance for capacity development and for humanitarian situations. - Engage national counterparts through effective advocacy of UNFPA's agenda; build support for programme objectives and create awareness of the role of ICPD issues in the overall development agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. - Represent UNFPA within the inter-agency United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and the UN Humanitarian Country Team (HCT); support the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) as UNCT leader and Humanitarian Coordinator as HCT leader, promoting integration of population and development, prevention and response to Gender-based Violence (GBV), youth engagement, women empowerment and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework and humanitarian agenda; contribute to the UN reform process including the triple nexus (Development, Humanitarian and Peace) within the UNCT context, where applicable. - Drive UNFPA accountability for the UN Flash Appeal / Humanitarian Response Plan and contribute actively to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (Cooperation Framework) common results, including through chairing/co-chairing UNCT Results Groups. - Initiate programme and technical support opportunities for South to South collaboration with other countries. - Proactively elevate country level issues that may negatively impact the delivery of UNFPA mandate to senior management.   D.  Programme Oversight and Coordination: - Drive the application of results-based management and quality assurance frameworks for the work of the Country Office. - Enforce financial and monitoring processes to ensure the Country Office complies with UNFPA policies and procedures, corporate requirements and audit recommendations. - Ensure Country Office compliance with policies and procedures to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment. - Ensure compliance of the Country Office with all applicable regulations, rules, policies, procedures and directives. - Demonstrated knowledge of the 2030 agenda and how the ICPD programme of action links up with the Sustainable Development Goals.   E.    Carry out any other duties as may be required by the Regional Director.   Qualifications and Experience   Education:    - Postgraduate university degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field.   Knowledge and Experience: - 15 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development at the international level. - Experience leading and managing complex development and humanitarian programmes in civil society organisations and/or the United Nations. - Current knowledge of issues of population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and their place in the development and humanitarian agenda. - Proven ability to lead a team, be accountable for assigned responsibilities, inspire its members, create space for learning and innovation, coach the team for demonstrable and high quality results and impact;  safe-guard the organization's ethics and values. - Experience at national and international level in advocacy and policy dialogue. - Political acumen. - Experience in media/communication with partners, and public information. - Experience in international development, particularly in the mandate of UNFPA and dedication to the principles of the United Nations. - Ability to create an agile environment, able to adapt to changing contexts. - Embrace appropriate risk to support innovation. - Ability to deal with and manage crisis situations, prioritizing safety and security of personnel as a high priority. - Strong influencing skills to engage with new partners around key elements of UNFPA's mandate. - Demonstrable management and field experience is essential, specifically in complex countries or humanitarian situations. - Demonstrated ability to anticipate changing corporate priorities, and develops new partnerships in innovative ways, specifically with private sector and civil society. - Demonstrated ability to involve key stakeholders when making critical decisions. - Demonstrated ability to look at the external environment and successfully identify opportunities and initiatives. - Demonstrated ability to create an environment of evidence-based analysis, risk management, prioritization and timely decision-making.   Languages: - Fluency in English and French is mandatory.   Required Competencies   Values: - Exemplifying integrity - Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system - Embracing diversity in all its forms - Embracing change   Core Competencies: - Achieving Results - Being Accountable - Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen - Thinking analytically and Strategically - Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships - Communicating for Impact.   Managerial Competencies: - Providing strategic focus - Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders - Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance. - Making decisions and exercising judgment.   UN Leadership Characteristics: - Norm-based - grounded in UN norms and standards - Principled - defends norms and standards without discrimination, fear or favour - Inclusive of all personnel and stakeholders - Accountable - Multi-dimensional - Transformational - Collaborative - Self-applied - modelled in our own behaviour   UNFPA Work Environment   UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.   We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.  UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.  Compensation and Benefits   This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post.   The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.         ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications. - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ____________________________________________________________________________________  MORE DETAILS Expiry date: 05/08/2021 Job type: Staff (Permanent and Fixed Term) Duration: 1 year

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Associate Public Information Officer (JPO, P-2)

Cameroon, Centre, Yaoundé - OCHA

OCHA, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises. With its partners, OCHA contributes to principled and effective humanitarian response through coordination, advocacy, policy, information management and humanitarian financing tools and services.   OCHA in Cameroon provides information management services to the humanitarian community to inform a rapid, effective and principled response. It gathers, shares and uses data and information, underpinning coordination, decision-making and advocacy.   Your role as Associate Public Information Officer: You will support the Public Information Section by: - Producing information and communication material for external and internal target audiences - Drafting public statements, press releases, and op-eds - Tracking, researching and analysing communications - Gathering information from diverse sources and assessing news value and other potential impact - Evaluating the effectiveness of communications campaigns - Identifying key constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to facilitate communication efforts and maintain working relationships with the same - Promoting and implementing OCHA's campaigns and initiatives, such as the World Humanitarian Day (19 August) at the field level with local partners and media.   Part of the [Swiss JPO Programme](https://www.cinfo.ch/jpo), this position is sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC.   Please find the full job description here: For the Swiss JPO programme: - Swiss nationality - Not older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviews - Fluency in English and a second UN language - Master's degree - Strong interest in a longer-term career with the United Nations    For this position: - 3 years of professional experience in journalism, media, communications, public information, editing, or related area required. Please be aware that 3 years' experience is a must for SDC and that OCHA counts relevant internships at 50%. - Experience in collecting, analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing information required - Excellent writing skills required - Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies, guidelines related to humanitarian affairs required - Good computer skills with generic tools as well as social media required - Fluency in English and French required - Humanitarian experience at country level (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) desirable   Please find more details in the full job description.   Important details regarding your application Make sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date: - Motivation letter in English - CV in English (the length and the % of your employments should be indicated) - [P11 form](https://www.cinfo.ch/sites/default/files/p11form_wihout_motivation.docx) duly completed and uploaded under the section 'documents'. Note that we will base our evaluation and calculation of your relevant experience on the P11. - Work certificates, diplomas and university credentials (as PDF) uploaded under the section 'documents'   Application deadline:  1st August 2021 First round of interviews:  16 August 2021 in Bienne/Switzerland or online Start date: Please be aware that the recruitment process may take 3 to 6 months. You are expected to start your assignment within 3 months following notification of selection.   Get in touch with us: Join us for an informal Q&A session with Carla Martinez (Head of Office, OCHA Cameroon) and Nora Landheer (cinfo recruiter for the Swiss JPO programme):Monday, 19 July 2021, 16:30-17:00 (Swiss time) - Click on this [Zoom link](https://zoom.us/j/93845577589?pwd=aGRlaEhSQnB6aHFWYXlBbkhFTFVVdz09) (no registration required, log in at any time)   Any questions? Contact Saskia Zaugg, cinfo's Recruitment Specialist, recruitment@cinfo.ch

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20/07/2021 - 01/08/2021

Spécialiste en gestion de programme – Salvador

El Salvador, Cabañas, Guacotecti - Eirene Suisse

Afin de renforcer les compétences de l'Association de Développement économique social (ADES) dans son travail d'accompagnement des communautés de la région de Cabañas au Salvador dans les domaines de la promotion des droit humains, de l'éducation populaire, de l'agroécologie, du respect de l'environnement, ainsi que pour la lutte contre l'exploitation des mines d'or, Eirene Suisse propose un poste de Spécialiste en gestion de programme Activités et tâches : - Accompagner et renforcer les capacités du secteur programmatique : appuyer la formulation et le suivi de la stratégie d'accompagnement communautaire : - Soutenir la coordination des programmes en organisant les projets en programmes et promouvoir la collaboration et l'apprentissage au sein de l'équipe technique. - Poursuivre le développement du système de Gestion et Evaluation de Programme orientée résultats (diagnostics communautaires, lignes de base, suivi, capitalisation de projets et programmes) mis en place par la précédente volontaire et former l'équipe à son utilisation : - Avec les responsables de suivi, de formulation et de planification, former l'équipe technique aux méthodologies participatives de diagnostic et d'évaluation. - Appuyer le responsable de suivi et l'équipe technique dans la mise en ?uvre des diagnostics communautaires, des projets communautaires et des visites de suivi dans les communautés. - Soutenir la coordination du programme dans la création d'une stratégie de suivi communautaire ADES, basée sur les évaluations communautaires. - Avec la responsable de suivi, proposer des améliorations du système de suivi et d'évaluation de la stratégie d'accompagnement communautaire et de la systématisation de l'information et des activités communautaires. - Accompagner le Secrétariat de la Femme dans la planification et l'opérationnalisation de la politique de genre ; - Participer aux activités de sensibilisation d'Eirene Suisse en partageant des nouvelles du projet. Lieu de travail : Guacotecti, Cabañas, El SalvadorEntrée en fonction : à convenirDurée du contrat : 3 ans Votre profil : ? Nationalité : Suisse ou fort lien avec la Suisse (résidents, études, travail…)? Expertise dans la planification et la gestion de programmes de développement communautaire ;? Expérience en gestion et évaluation de projets ;? Expérience dans l'animation de processus participatifs, l'éducation populaire et la formation de personnes ;? Maîtrise des approches en matière de genre et de droits de l'homme et de leur intégration transversale dans les organisations, programmes, projets ;? Bonnes connaissances de l'espagnol ;? 5 ans d'expérience dans une fonction similaire ;? Capacité de communication, autonomie, travail en équipe et ouverture d'esprit ;? Capacité à accepter les conditions locales de vie et à s'intégrer dans un projet à caractère humain dans un contexte complexe ;? Capacité à se mettre au service du partenaire Sud. [Pour plus d'information sur les conditions d'engagement et de postulation consultez l'offre sur notre site.](https://eirenesuisse.ch/jobs/specialiste-en-gestion-de-programme/)  

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13/07/2021

Professeur·e de musique classique – Nicaragua

Nicaragua, Managua, Managua - Eirene Suisse

Afin de renforcer les équipes de notre partenaire Chispas Musicales Academia, qui vise à inspirer une culture de paix dans les différentes classes sociales en renforçant le talent et la créativité des enfants et des jeunes à travers l'éducation musicale à Managua au Nicaragua, Eirene Suisse propose un poste d' Enseignant·e de musique classique Activités et tâches : - Développer des cours théoriques/pratiques sur l'harmonie (à partir d'un niveau de base de théorie musicale) pour l'arrangement de pièces selon le format d'ensemble du CMA. - Développer des petits ateliers didactiques/pratiques avec les étudiants et les enseignants du CMA pour les former aux caractéristiques interprétatives des genres musicaux. - Partager des expériences musicales afin d'améliorer la technique et l'harmonie des instruments d'orchestre (violon, alto, violoncelle, flûte, hautbois, percussions mineures) et des ?uvres. - Contribuer à la connaissance des différentes caractéristiques des genres musicaux afin de les interpréter correctement (baroque, classique, romantique, contemporain, etc.). - Transmettre des connaissances en matière d'harmonie pour l'arrangement de pièces, selon le format de l'ensemble de la CMA. - Former le directeur de l'ensemble orchestral aux techniques de direction d'orchestre. - Participer aux activités de sensibilisation d'Eirene Suisse en partageant des nouvelles du projet. Lieu de travail : Managua, NicaraguaEntrée en fonction : à convenirDurée du contrat : 3 ans Votre profil: - Nationalité : Suisse ou fort lien avec la Suisse (résidents, études, travail…) - Formation dans le domaine de la musique classique; - Excellentes connaissances des exigences techniques et pédagogiques indispensables à l'enseignement (idéalement diplôme d'enseignement musical) ; - Expérience d'enseignement à des jeunes et des adultes ; - Intérêt pour les questions d'égalités des chances, de promotion de la paix et du vivre-ensemble ; - Capacité de communication, autonomie, travail en équipe et ouverture d'esprit ; - Capacité à accepter les conditions locales de vie et à s'intégrer dans un projet à caractère humain dans un contexte complexe ; - Bonnes connaissances de l'espagnol ; - Capacité à se mettre au service du partenaire Sud ; - Expérience professionnelle minimale de deux ans. [Pour plus d'informations sur les conditions d'engagement et de postulation, consultez l'offre sur notre site.](https://eirenesuisse.ch/jobs/professeur·e-de-musique-classique-nicaragua/)

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12/07/2021

Analyste de données - Ouganda

Uganda, Northern Region, Gulu - Eirene Suisse

Afin de soutenir l'association Refugee Law Project dans ses activités de défense des réfugiés, et en particulier son travail de promotion des droits humains et de plaidoyer dans le nord de l'Ouganda, Eirene Suisse propose un poste d' Analyste de données  pour travailler en étroite relation avec tous les programmes afin de garantir que les instruments de collecte de données quantitatives sont développés de manière à ce que l'entrée de données et leurs analyses soient le plus efficace possible. La personne sera responsable de la gestion (import, transformation, nettoyage et validation), de l'analyse des données collectées, en incluant la modélisation. Cela dans le but de comprendre ou tirer des conclusions à partir de différents sets de données pour : - Fournir des données statistiques fiables pour la production d'articles scientifiques et des documents d'orientation - Informer la stratégie organisationnelle, la planification et la prise de décision Activités et tâches : - Examiner les données quantitatives collectées afin d'identifier les défis dans les processus et les outils de collecte de données et dans le processus de téléchargement. - Poursuivre le développement et l'expansion des bases de données existantes, notamment en ajoutant de nouvelles fonctionnalités et de nouveaux domaines pour inclure les données qualitatives provenant de témoignages et d'exercices de profilage. - Évaluer et mettre en ?uvre des logiciels nouveaux ou mettre à jour et aider à la prise de décisions stratégiques concernant les nouveaux systèmes de gestion et d'analyse des données. - S'assurer que toutes les données primaires collectées par le personnel de RLP sont systématiquement saisies dans les bases de données appropriées. - Élaborer et affiner un système d'analyse itératif et relier les données de dépistage à une base de données de témoignages qualitatifs. - S'assurer que toutes les procédures relatives aux données sont aussi sûres que possible afin de maximiser la confidentialité des dossiers et des données et de minimiser les risques pour les répondants et le personnel. - Filtrer et nettoyer les données en examinant les rapports informatiques, les impressions et les performances. - Utiliser des méthodes statistiques pour analyser et générer des rapports utiles sur des ensembles de données importants, y compris l'identification, l'analyse et l'interprétation de tendances ou de modèles dans des ensembles de données complexes. - Utiliser un logiciel de visualisation des données pour préparer des rapports standards et personnalisés destinés à des publics internes et externes. Lieu de travail : Gulu, OugandaEntrée en fonction : à convenirDurée du contrat : 1 ou 2 ans Profil et qualités recherchés : - Seules les candidatures de personnes suisses ou ayant un fort lien avec la Suisse (résidents, années d'études…) seront prises en considération. - Expérience professionnelle minimale de deux ans ; - Capacité de communication, autonomie, travail en équipe et ouverture d'esprit ; - Capacité à accepter les conditions locales de vie et à s'intégrer dans un projet à caractère humain dans un contexte complexe ; - Capacité d'adaptation aux autres cultures et modes de vie ; - Sens de l'altruisme et de solidarité humaine. - Bonnes connaissances de l'anglais ; - Capacité à se mettre au service du partenaire Sud. [Pour plus d'informations sur les conditions d'engagement et de postulation, consultez l'offre sur notre site.](https://eirenesuisse.ch/jobs/analyste-de-donnees-ouganda/)  

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12/07/2021

Spécialiste en gestion de programme (Analyse stratégique, Données et Statistiques) (JPO, P-2)

Burundi, Bujumbura, Bujumbura - UN RCO

Prenez contact avec nous: Posez-nous vos questions lors d'une session informelle de questions-réponses avec Pacome Kossy (Chef de Bureau du Coordonnateur Résident Burundi) et Gabriela Steinemann (recruteur cinfo pour le programme Swiss JPO) : - Jeudi 5 août 2021, 16:30-17:00 (heure suisse) - Cliquez sur ce [lien Zoom](https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87143590754?pwd=b2E3a3dkaks4cTE0cjQzV05ENlpSUT09) (aucune inscription requise, connectez-vous à tout moment)   The Resident Coordinator System: At the heart of United Nations development coordination function are resident coordinators, who are the designated representatives of the UN Secretary-General for development in a given country.  The resident coordinators are the cornerstone of a coherent and well-coordinated United Nations development system capable of delivering integrated support across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a holistic agenda which calls for joint collaboration between agencies, funds and programmes for the achievement of national development priorities.   The Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) in Burundi ensures the coordination of all organizations of the United Nations dealing with operational activities for development at in Burundi. Focusing on the advancement of sustainable development, leaving no one behind, and the eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions, the RCO supports the delivery of tangible results in support of the development agenda of the Government.   Your role as Associate Programme Management Officer (Strategy Analysis, Data and Statistics): You support the coordination function of the Resident Coordinator Office Burundi by providing state-of-the art data collection, analysis and management, including: - Developing analysis and scenarios to support decision making in the RCO and UN Country Team (UNCT) - Designing, organizing, planning and managing the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of statistical data to support the implementation of the Common Country Analysis (CCA) and United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) aligned with the socioeconomic priorities of Burundi - Contributing to the development of the UNSDCF indicators framework and related indicators methodologies and approaches - Drafting reports and preparing dashboards, collecting, compiling, reviewing data and preparing relevant tables, graphs and statistical tables and annexes - Ensuring quality assurance of inputs received from UN agencies and partners - Organizing capacity building activities and technical support on data collection programmes and country practices - Supporting the implementation of the UN reform within UNCT Burundi - Supporting the development and implementation of policy, strategic and programmatic initiatives aimed at strengthening the 'One UN' approach in Burundi   Part of the [Swiss JPO Programme](https://www.cinfo.ch/jpo), this position is sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC.     Please find the full job description here: For the Swiss JPO programme: - Swiss nationality - A master's degree - Fluency in English and a second UN language - Not older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviews - Strong interest in a longer-term career with the United Nations    For this position: - A minimum of 2 years, preferably 3 years, of relevant work experience in programme/project management required, including in monitoring and evaluation. Please be aware that 3 years' experience is a must for SDC and that the UN Secretariat counts relevant internships at 50%. - Experience in statistics and data processing highly desirable. - Experience with conducting analytical reviews and drafting written outputs including background papers, analytical notes, reports to support decision making highly desirable. - Fluency in French is required.   Please find more details in the full job description.   Important details regarding your application Make sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date: - Motivation letter in English or French - CV in English (the length and the % of your employments should be indicated) - [P11 form](https://www.cinfo.ch/sites/default/files/p11form_wihout_motivation.docx) duly completed and uploaded under the section 'documents'. Note that we will base our evaluation and calculation of your relevant experience on the P11. - Work certificates, diplomas and university credentials (as PDF) uploaded under the section 'documents'   Application deadline:  10 August 2021 First round of interviews:  26 or 31 August 2021 in Bienne/Switzerland or online Start date: Please be aware that the recruitment process may take 3 to 6 months. You are expected to start your assignment within 3 months following notification of selection.     Any questions? Contact Saskia Zaugg, cinfo's Recruitment Specialist, recruitment@cinfo.ch

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12/07/2021 - 10/08/2021

Spécialiste Justice transitionelle-Etat de droit/Transitional Justice, Rule of Law Officer(JPO,P-2)

Central African Republic, Bangui, Bangui - UNDP

UNDP supports countries in designing and implementing national policies for sustainable human development. UNDP focuses on the following main areas to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Sustainable Development, Democratic Governance & Peacebuilding, and Climate & Disaster Resilience.   UNDP in Central African Republic is working with the UN Peacekeeping Operation MINUSCA and other United Nations entities in the Central African Republic to provide rule of law assistance, contribute to peacebuilding, support the fight against impunity and restore state authority by implementing reforms in the justice and security sectors, with a view to increasing public trust.   Your role as Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Officer: - Support to implementation of the Rule of Law portfolio - Contribute to discussions and consultations on the context, challenges and opportunities for UNDP engagement in favor of Transitional Justice, access to justice and SDG16+ - Provide support for the implementation of programmes and the development of new programmes / portfolios - Support coordination with other partners in the field - Contribute to the reporting and capitalization of experiences and good practices in the implementation of transitional justice, access to justice and SDG16+ in CAR - Partnership building, resource mobilisation     Part of the [Swiss JPO Programme](https://www.cinfo.ch/jpo), this position is sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC.   Please find the full job description here: For the Swiss JPO programme: - Swiss nationality - A master's degree - Fluency in English and a second UN language - Not older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviews - Strong interest in a longer-term career with the United Nations    For this position: - 3 years of paid professional experience in one of the areas related to justice sector reform, rule of law consolidation and/or the promotion of Human Rights and related themes, including transitional justice, security, and access to justice for women (and victims of Gender Based Violence) and vulnerable populations is required. UNDP does not count Internship experience. - Ability to conduct conceptual and strategic analysis and to make sound recommendations, write reports and make presentations is an asset. - Experience in developing countries, in the Africa region and post-conflict context is an asset. - Relevant experience in the UN system at the programmatic and technical levels, particularly in Africa in a crisis or post-crisis context, is an asset. - Excellent knowledge of French (oral and written) is required. Please find more details in the full job description.   Important details regarding your application Make sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date: - Motivation letter in English or French - CV in English (the length and the % of your employments should be indicated) - [P11 form](https://www.cinfo.ch/sites/default/files/p11form_wihout_motivation.docx) duly completed and uploaded under the section 'documents'. Note that we will base our evaluation and calculation of your relevant experience on the P11. - Work certificates, diplomas and university credentials (as PDF) uploaded under the section 'documents'   Application deadline:  10 August 2021 First round of interviews:  26 or 31 August 2021 in Bienne/Switzerland or online Start date: Please be aware that the recruitment process may take 3 to 6 months. You are expected to start your assignment within 3 months following notification of selection.     Any questions? Contact Saskia Zaugg, cinfo's Recruitment Specialist, recruitment@cinfo.ch

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08/07/2021 - 10/08/2021

ICRC Delegate for International Assignments

Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva - The International Committee of the Red Cross

WHAT WE DO The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization providing humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies, works in protracted conflicts and other situations of violence and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) and its implementation in national law. The ICRC Delegates are deployed all over the world to contribute to the organization's mandate! Their duties focus either on protection-related activities or are more polyvalent in nature. The ICRC fosters an integrative approach and the Delegates work in close collaboration with other ICRC departments (e.g. Health, Economic Security, Communication, etc…) to reach their objectives.   ROLES DESCRIPTION & MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES Are you the next ICRC delegate who can support ICRC operations on the ground?Based on one of our duty stations, your responsibilities vary in accordance with the operationals' needs and may evolve rapidly.Main duties are as follows: - Supporting the analysis of the general situation (including security) and the humanitarian needs of the affected population according to the Delegation's strategy and objectives. - Expanding or consolidating a network within their area of responsibility (e.g. affected communities, local authorities, arms carriers, non-governmental organizations, National Red Cross/Red Crescent societies, community/tribal leaders, etc.). - Carrying out field trips in order to monitor the situation and assess the victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence needs. - Implementing protection activities, such as visiting detainees, searching for family members separated by the armed conflict/other situations of violence or international migration, and documenting violations of IHL/human rights law. - Collaborating with ICRC departments and the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, contributing to the implementation of their activities to provide assistance. - Planning and carrying out dissemination sessions on ICRC's activities and mandate for target audiences. - Maintaining and developing a dialogue/relationship with actors relevant for ICRC's security, such as security forces, arms carriers, to obtain the necessary security guarantees. Following up on the evolution of the security situation; proactively/regularly sharing the information to the relevant managers, including written reports on security incidents. - Writing timely internal and external reports ensuring respect for confidentiality and the appropriate follow-up. - May be called upon to manage a team (on an ad hoc basis or permanently).   REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES - Bachelor's degree or equivalent. - At least two years of relevant working experience.        - Fluency / good command in 3 languages: - Fluency in English (minimum C1 level). - Fluency in one of the following: French, Arabic, Russian or Portuguese (minimum C1 level). - In addition, good command of one of the following: French, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese or Spanish (minimum B2 level) with the willingness to commit to developing fluency.   DESIRED PROFILE - Excellent writing skills and ability to build clear and concise reports. - Strong ability and experience to communicate with the civilian population, families of missing, detainees, etc. - Experience in the area of education, sexual violence, accountability to affected populations or other protection topics (e.g. detention, judicial guarantees, missing persons and their families, protection of civilians, internal displacement, migration, community-based protection, child protection, urban violence, data analysis, opportunities and challenges related to digital technology). - Cross-cultural awareness gained through previous humanitarian or other voluntary experience, ideally with international exposure.    - Proven interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to a collaborative approach in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team. - Flexibility and able to adapt to changing situations and react appropriately. - Capacity to work autonomously and proactively. - Good planning and organizational skills with a priority mentality. - Preparedness to function in an insecure and stressful environment with few social outlets. - Understanding of security risks and capacity to follow security rules and procedures. - Demonstrated ability to work in proximity to affected communities. - Humanitarian work motivation and commitment to the ICRC's mandate and principles. - Familiarity with the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement is an asset. - Experience in managing teams and programs is a strength. - Interest to develop as a line manager and coordinate field operations.   OUR OPERATIONAL AND FIELD CONSTRAINTS - Aligned with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals. - Applicants who have more than one nationality are encouraged to indicate this information as it is relevant for deployment reasons. - Candidates must possess a driving license for manual transmission vehicles. - Applicants must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children, or dependents) for a minimum of two years and to go to any location proposed. - Candidates selected need to be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field.   WHAT WE OFFER - Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment with attractive salary and social benefits. - Institutional onboarding programme and other opportunities for further in-house training. - Opportunity to join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere. - One return trip to the employee's contractual domicile. - Maternity and adoption leave of four months and paternity leave of ten days. In line with the 2019-2022 ICRC Institutional Strategy to reach the goal of gender parity (50:50) among its managers by 2022 (and beyond); qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Type of mobility: International  Type of contract: Open-ended Length of field assignment: 12 months minimum Starting date: Depending on the operation needs ? continuous Domain of Activity: Protection / Detention / International Human Rights Application closing date: 31.07.2021 Ready to apply? Don't forget to check if you meet all the criteria before sending your application! You will need to upload your resume and a cover letter as well as copies of your diplomas and certifications, valid license to practice, passport, and driving license.  

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08/07/2021
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Humanitarian Affairs Officer - P4

Senegal, Dakar, Dakar - OCHA

Org. Setting and Reporting   This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat and is 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 reports to the Head of Office ROWCA.   Responsibilities   Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:  - 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 appeals for international assistance; 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.  - 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 to plan and evaluate complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.  - Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; 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 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 in particular the ability to 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 research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights 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. - 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 is required. 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 (7) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. - Three (3) years of experience in humanitarian affairs or related area at the international level 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 the UN Common System is desirable. - Experience in the region is desirable.   Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required.   Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.   Special Notice   - This position is funded for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and the availability of the funds. - Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-general and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. - 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. The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.  Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. 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29/07/2021 - 09/09/2021
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Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer - P5

Tanzania, Pemba North, Pemba - OCHA

Org. Setting and Reporting   This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (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. This job opening is being published for the position of Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer for OCHA in Pemba, with OCHA Mozambique. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Director and Director of the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD).   Responsibilities   Operating within the limits of delegated authority, and under the overall leadership of the Deputy Director and Director of OAD and supporting the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) and Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator (DHC), the Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer will discharge and be responsible for the following functions: HUMANITARIAN POLICY - Serve as senior policy advisor to the UN RC/HC, DHC and the Cabo Delgado Humanitarian Country Team (Cabo Delgado HCT), and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) on safeguarding the humanitarian principles, and initiatives to facilitate effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and protection; - Develop and maintain contacts with the international community in order to raise awareness and advocate for issues of humanitarian concerns in northern Mozambique; - Act to strengthen cooperation across humanitarian organizations on policy issues of interagency concern and serve as a key interlocutor with relevant Government partners in northern Mozambique;  - Advise, promote and provide guidance to the UN RC/HC, DHC, Cabo Del Gado HCT, and the HCT on humanitarian affairs including cluster coordination, humanitarian financing, civil military coordination, humanitarian access, etc. HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE / COORDINATION - Provide strategic support to the UN RC/HC and DHC in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of a coherent and comprehensive humanitarian needs overview and work plan for the broader humanitarian response (usually expressed through an HNO/HRP), soliciting and negotiating inputs with relevant authorities, UN agencies, NGOs, etc.; - Consult on a regular basis with the HC, DHC, Heads of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes (AFPs), NGOs, heads of mission, the government and the donor community on all appropriate aspects of the implementation and delivery of humanitarian activities, to ensure that coordination structures at local, provincial and national levels operate in a coherent and cost -effective manner, including supporting coordination reviews as appropriate; - Support the planning, monitoring, and evaluation of humanitarian programs, facilitating incorporation of lessons learned, policy guidelines etc. into humanitarian response activities in northern Mozambique; - Promote best practices in humanitarian planning, response and evaluation; - Facilitate inter-agency resource mobilization in support of response efforts, including through humanitarian pooled funds, the UNCERF and other relevant mechanisms for ongoing as well as new and /or emerging emergencies; - Develop, reinforce and maintain effective coordination mechanisms with the Cabo Delgado HCT, Cabo Delgado Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (Cabo Delgado ICCG) and other key humanitarian stakeholders; - Establish/manage information management systems to effectively map areas of humanitarian needs and response activities in support of coordination and response efforts, including support for cross coordination analysis to inform effective decision-making; - Foster and reinforce linkages between field monitoring, information management, coordination efforts, operations and decision-making; - Facilitate implementation of relevant IASC and UN commitments across the collective humanitarian response and within the OCHA operation on PSEA, GBV and Accountability to Affected People; - Ensure timely and appropriate assistance the UN RC/HC, DHC, Cabo Delgado HCT and HCT in response to disasters and emergencies;  - Support inter-agency efforts to build in-country UN, government and civil society capacity to manage emergency response; - Provide substantive support and leadership to government institutions and local humanitarian entities to build national capacity for emergency and/or disaster management;  - Promote dialogue, regional alliances, sharing of knowledge and resources, among national and, as appropriate, regional humanitarian actors in disaster risk reduction, disaster/emergency preparedness and response; - Promote and lead contingency planning processes in close cooperation with relevant entities; - Develop joint initiatives on disaster management with other UN and (if applicable) regional actors, including early warning mechanisms; - If applicable, and under the overall guidance of the relevant Deputy Director of the OAD and in partnership with other branches of OCHA, work to reinforce regional networks and mechanisms for swift, effective response to emerging humanitarian situations. OFFICE MANAGEMENT / OCHA REPRESENTATION - Serve as the OCHA Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer in, Pemba, Mozambique, providing oversight of all programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the efficient functioning of the OCHA office and any sub-offices, and being accountable for the use of resources and for the results obtained; - Recruit staff, taking due account of gender and geographical balance. - Represent 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. - Ensure regular and effective supervision of OCHA staff, particularly by leading, managing, developing, and training staff; foster teamwork and communication among staff; and strengthen linkages between the staff in field, regional and headquarters offices; - Promote OCHA's mandate, objectives and tools in the designated area through contacts with the government, diplomatic missions, UN entities, non-governmental organizations and the media; - Lead, formulate, supervise and carry out the work planning and budgeting process, support resource mobilization and ensure sound financial management; - Ensure the office produces timely, high-quality outputs including comprehensive work plans, concise and factual situation reports, analytical papers, comprehensive and fact-based information products; ensures that all outputs produced by the units under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates; - Coordinate the work carried out by different work units under the office and by other agencies and bodies of the United Nations system and the humanitarian community, NGOs, the government and the donor community on all appropriate aspects of the implementation and delivery of humanitarian activities, to ensure that that coordination structures at local, provincial and national levels operate in a coherent and cost-effective manner; - Undertake or oversee the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the office, including preparation of budgets, reporting on budget/programme performance, - evaluation of staff performance, interviews of candidates for job openings, evaluation of candidates and preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting. - Ensure all staff have completed all mandatory trainings and certificates and maintain a culture of dignity and respect for all within the office. - Perform other duties as requested by the UN RC/HC, DHC, and Director of OAD.   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 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 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 degree) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a 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 ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. - A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience at the international level is required. - A minimum of two (2) years of humanitarian experience in an emergency field setting (where a mission and/or project is being implemented in a setting impacted by a complex emergency or natural disaster) is required. - Experience leading and coordinating humanitarian relief operations in complex emergency or natural disaster situation is desirable. - Experience at the management level is desirable. - Experience in a humanitarian context within the UN Common System or other international organization is desirable. - Experience in a humanitarian context in Southern Africa is desirable.   Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required and knowledge of Portuguese is desirable. Knowledge of other languages spoken in northern Mozambique, such as Makua, Makonde, Mwani and Swahili, is desirable.   Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.   Special Notice   - The appointment/assignment is available until 31 December 2021, with the possibility of extension, subject to availability of funds and mandate extension. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible. - Please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the travel restrictions imposed by national authorities, selected candidates may be required to start the assignment/appointment remotely, in agreement with the hiring manager, and until further notice. - Please note that the appointment/assignment of the successful candidate will be subject to visa issuance. - A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the 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. - Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as 'retirement.' Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service. - Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. - 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. - Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. - 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: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English - Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. - Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.   IMPORTANT: Candidates found suitable and not selected for the announced duty station, may be selected for deployment to other duty stations. The selection will be for similar functions with similar requirements at the same level.   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. The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.  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.          ________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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29/07/2021 - 26/08/2021
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Information Management Officer - P3

Chad, Chari-Baguirmi, N'djamena - OCHA

Org. Setting and Reporting   This position is located in the Operations and Advocacy Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is 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.  This temporary job opening is being published for the position of Information Management Officer in N'Djamena, with OCHA Chad. The Information Management Officer reports to the Deputy Head of Office of OCHA Chad.   Responsibilities   Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer (IMO) will act Head of the Information Management Unit. He/She will work in close coordination with the Field Coordination Unit, CMCoord Unit and Public Information Unit. This includes providing technical support to the different units of OCHA Chad and the field offices in relation to IM and will be responsible for the following duties: - Coordination: - Establish and maintain an information management network in accordance with IASC guidance to facilitate humanitarian information exchange and the promotion of data and information standards; work with the humanitarian country team under the leadership of the HC to ensure a dissemination of information tools and services; engage with counterparts in government to ensure that information activities are coordinated and consistent with national standards and practices; provide training and expertise on the use and development of information management tools and platforms to OCHA staff and humanitarian partners; advocate for the use of data standards and common platforms, and for the open exchange of information. - Web Management - Manage content on relevant web platforms, provide overall quality control for the platform and ensure content is current, comprehensive and follows relevant metadata standards; work with external counterparts on related web platforms such as agency and cluster websites and ReliefWeb to facilitate cross-site search and interoperability. - Data Management - Design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other data tools; understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability; consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis. - Data Analysis - Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of location specific datasets through meaningful statistical techniques; participate in the development and revision of data standards (e.g. the Humanitarian Exchange Language) and advise on the application of these standards into local systems and processes; participate in the development, implementation and management of new indicators, together with its accompanying data, to be included in a Common Humanitarian Dataset; understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability. - Assessment Analysis - Support assessment and needs analysis activities, including humanitarian needs overviews, secondary data reviews, preliminary scenario definitions and multi-cluster initial rapid assessments; provide advice on assessment design to ensure data quality; manage platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis such as KoBo Toolbox and Open Data Kit (ODK). - Geographic Information System (GIS) & Mapping - Develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance; produce and update high-quality map products and online services; maintain a repository of spatial data and ensure that the data are documented and accessible to all humanitarian partners through local and/or online services. - Visualization - Produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy materials including posters, presentations and other visual materials. - Performs other related duties, as required.   Competencies   - PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the management of information in complex emergencies, disaster preparedness, disaster response and early recovery; Ability to identify issues, analyse humanitarian trends 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. - 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 & 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 information management, information systems, social science or related field 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.   Work Experience - A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in information management, information systems, web management, data management, geographic information systems & mapping, data visualization, or other related area is required. - Experience managing information in disaster response or complex emergencies is required. - Experience as a team leader is required. - Relevant experience within the UN system or equivalent international organization is required. - Experience in Information Management (IM) support to humanitarian planning processes is desirable. - Experience in the region is desirable.   Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and knowledge of French is required.   Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a desk review of applicants, an assessment exercise and/or a competency-based interview.   Special Notice   - The appointment/assignment is for the duration of six (6) months, with the possibility of extension, subject to availability of funds and mandate extension. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible. - Please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the travel restrictions imposed by national authorities, selected candidates may be required to start the assignment/appointment remotely, in agreement with the hiring manager, and until further notice. - Please note that the appointment/assignment of the successful candidate will be subject to visa issuance. - A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the 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. - Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as 'retirement.' Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service. - Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. - 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. - Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. - 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: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English - Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. - Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. IMPORTANT: Candidates found suitable and not selected for the announced duty station, may be selected for deployment to other duty stations. The selection will be for similar functions with similar requirements at the same level.   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. The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.  Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. 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29/07/2021 - 17/08/2021
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Humanitarian Affairs Officer - P3

Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva - OCHA

Org. Setting and Reporting   This position is located within the Donor Relations Section (DRS), Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Branch (PRMB), Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization Division, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies and natural disasters. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principles 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 reports directly to the Head of Donor Desk 3.   Responsibilities   Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:  - Strengthens existing relationship with and serves as a focal point within DRS for a group of current donors in the Asia Pacific region to ensure a consistent flow of information and timely reporting on OCHA's activities and programme requirements. - Monitors and provides advice on resource mobilization strategies and interaction with those donors. - Facilitates the Office's inputs for donor consultations/annual meetings as required. - Develops key strategic partnerships with new donors to achieve a broader donor base for OCHA, including Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) and Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This would entail devising specific and tailor-made strategies for outreach to a number of new donors, preparing and maintaining donor profiles as relevant.  - Supports the preparation of the donor specific funding submissions and reports on OCHA's activities and extra-budgetary requirements; monitors follow-up to pledges from donors and ensures proper reporting as stipulated in respective funding agreements.  - Serves as the focal point in the Section for CERF as one of the cross-cutting thematic issues, and supports as requested by the Chief of Section and replaces or provides support to one of the Donor Relations Officers in the Section as necessary. - Performs other duties as required.   Competencies   - PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems. Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to 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 research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights 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.   Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in international relations, political science, social science, law or a related field, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.   Work Experience - A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area is required. - At least two years of field experience in humanitarian affairs in a complex emergency or natural disaster context in the last seven years is required. - Work experience in donor and/or external relations in UN common system organizations, and/or comparable international organizations including international NGOs is desirable. - Significant experience in drafting official correspondence, policy, or public documents is required.   Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.   Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.   Special Notice   - This position is funded for a finite period of one year with a possible contract extension subject to the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. - Please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the travel restrictions imposed by national authorities, selected candidate may be required to start the assignment/appointment remotely, in agreement with the hiring manager, and until further 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.   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. The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.  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. 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29/07/2021 - 09/09/2021
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Director, Security Office - D1

United States of America, New York, New York - United Nations Development Programme

Background   UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.   UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.   The United Nations Development Programme is the global development network of the United Nations system and is working in 177 countries and territories around the world with its Headquarters based in New York. The Bureau for Management Services (BMS) is the central Bureau tasked with the development of corporate strategies, policies, tools and systems in key cross-cutting management areas. Drawing on sound analytics and a risk-management approach, BMS supports the achievement of development results through management advice, innovative business solutions, and other corporate services in line with international best practices and evolving needs and expectations of development partners.     UNDP is a member of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS). Within the context of the overall UN Security Management System (UNSMS), the Security Director is responsible for coordinating UNDP's response to security matters and providing the Administrator and all relevant actors with security advice, guidance, and assistance. The Security Director provides leadership and direction in the formulation and implementation of, and compliance with, security related policies, plans and all security matters to UNDP globally. The UNDP Security Director and the team at Headquarters provide overall management, policy, advisory and operational support including training.    - As UNDP Senior Security Manager, s/he is responsible for the formulation of a cohesive corporate security policy  - Is accountable for the performance of all UNDP security personnel globally, irrespective of funding source, directing appropriate action through the HQ and Regional Security Teams  - Determines the advice and support received by HQs, country and regional offices in the implementation of policies, procedures and plans issued by UNDSS - Leads advocacy for mainstreaming of security into Country Offices (COs) operational activities, including projects - Co-ordinates the organization's higher level response to personnel safety and security issues,  providing all the relevant actors with advice and guidance  - Acts as focal point to UNDSS and the security sections of other UN organizations at the corporate level.   The Director of the Security Office, is the designated Senior Security Manager for UNDP,  appointed by the UNDP Administrator.  S/he reports to the Assistant Administrator through the Deputy Director for Management Services.  S/he manages a workforce of more than 120 security and operational support personnel covering all UNDP HQ locations country and regional offices.   Duties and Responsibilities   1) Organizational leadership - Sets the strategic direction of security management in UNDP and facilitates its integration into corporate planning, programming and operations; - Recommends the organization's and UNDSS's required support and resources in the area of Security for UNDP's global network on the basis of assessments of the risks/threats, as well as the on the basis of UNDP's own capacity to mitigate, through monitoring of the level of MOSS compliance of the Country Offices and projects in the field; - Addresses organizational policy and implementation dimensions impacting and overlapping with security in coordination with relevant functional units in UNDP, as well as UNDSS and other organizations; - Acts as focal point for the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and security sections of other UN organizations; - Represents UNDP at senior representational levels in interagency forums for policy and decision making in the area of security.   2) Policy development, oversight and quality assurance, implementation  - Guides the formulation and updating of a cohesive security policy including Commercial Aviation Travel Risk Mitigation; - Ensures organizational compliance with all United Nations security policies, procedures and regulations;  - Contributes to the corporate crisis management of security issues through guidance to HQs, Regional Hubs, Centres, and COs; - Supports Regional Service Centers/COs/Project Offices in security planning and the security dimensions of emergency/crisis preparedness, in accordance with country-specific requirements; - Oversees the implementation of policies, procedures and plans issued by UNDSS.   3) Management Supervision in the following areas: - Oversees and administers allocation and utilization of funding for UNMSM, including premises safety and security compliance and security advisories. - Oversees, facilitates, and directs the planning, management, operations and activities of UNDP security personnel for consistently high levels of performance, client service, efficiency and engagement - Provides oversight of all security personnel, including their recruitment, irrespective of the source of funding. - Advocates the implementation of corporate and best-practice approaches to ensure effective (human, financial and administrative) resources provision aligned with results in the area of security and safety provision.      4) Ensures the provision of timely and effective client support by UNDP Security Personnel, as follows: - Security advice to the UNDP Management and personnel. - Provision of advice to UNDP management concerning reengineering of existing structures and processes to bring focus to security resulting in enhanced accountability and ownership across organizational lines.   - Provision of security support to the UNDP Administrator, and daily security management of UNDP HQ premises. - Day-to-day response to personnel safety and security, providing all the relevant actors with technical advice and guidance. - Assists the COs in establishing internal communication systems and ensure UNDP communications are integrated into the appropriate UN Security Emergency Communications System.  - Ensures that security awareness and preparedness training and information tools are effective; and advocate for utilization by clients.   5) Knowledge management  - Provides inputs to the development of systems to capture and codify knowledge in the Security practice for the enhancement of staff training, learning and awareness concerning security issues.    Competencies   Core   Innovation - Ability to make new and useful ideas work   Leadership - Ability to persuade others to follow   People Management - Ability to improve performance and satisfaction   Communication - Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform   Delivery - Ability to get things done   Technical/Functional   Primary   Security & Safety  - Knowledge of security systems and the ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations   Security Event Management & Monitoring - Ability to plan, manage, and monitor event security   Security Policy Management - Knowledge of security policy concepts and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations   Security Testing and Proactive Enhancement - Ability to design and implement meaningful security testing and agility to create proactive enhancements   Knowledge Facilitation - Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge   Secondary   Client Orientation - Demonstrates a Commitment to the Provision of Quality Service to Clients, promoting a Mindset of Valuing Clients   Building and Promoting Effective Teams - Knowledge of Motivate, engage, and encourage communication, and feedback, for optimal performance and service improvement   Required Skills and Experience   Education: - Advanced university degree in Security Management, Military Affairs, Public Policy, Development or another relevant discipline; formal multi-year education in military/police senior command and staff college is equivalent to an Advanced University degree. - A first-level university degree in any of the above disciplines with five additional years of relevant experience in addition to the requirements set out below, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.   Experience: - At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience in security management, law enforcement or national military service, of which at least 5-7 years is in middle or senior management at least 2 years of which should have been spent in an ongoing crisis environment while serving in the UN system. - At least 2 years' security management experience in conflict and post-conflict settings in a UN context. - Five years' management experience in country/field operations of the United Nations system, demonstrating work experience within the UN Security Management system. - Proven experience in personnel management, development and leadership. - Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of security policies and procedures is required.   Language Requirements: - Excellent knowledge of English, in writing, presentation and communication skills. - Knowledge of another UN languages is an advantage   Other: - Current relevant Professional Certification is an advantage, e.g. in Security Management, Physical Security, Investigations, Information Security, Project Management, etc.          ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________  

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29/07/2021 - 10/08/2021
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Child Protection Specialist - P3

Malawi, Lilongwe, Lilongwe - UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.   Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.   And we never give up.   For every child, protection?   UNICEF Malawi Country Programme (2019-2023) is aligned with the Government of Malawi's Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS III) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The programme supports the Government of Malawi to meet its commitment to respect, protect and fulfil children's rights in line with international conventions and standards. The country programme is guided by the principles of children's rights, equity, gender equality, inclusion and resilience, and supports evidence-based, integrative and innovative programming. The vision is that ?all girls and boys in Malawi, especially the most disadvantaged and deprived, realize their rights'.  The programme focuses on: early childhood (parenting, high-impact social services, early stimulation and learning), middle childhood and adolescence (learning, multi-sectoral services, active citizenship), communities (decentralized services and systems, community ownership, social norms), programme effectiveness (monitoring, evaluation, HACT, Innovation, Social Protection and Social Policy and External Communication.  The programme is based on ?leaving no child behind', realizing ?rights for all children in Malawi'.    The Malawi Country Office's Child Protection section partners with the Government of Malawi, UN agencies, civil society organisations and communities to prevent all forms of violence against children and support the most vulnerable with mental health and psychosocial support and access to justice.   Your role as Child Protection Specialist will not only supervise one of the two units in the Child Protection section but also work closely with other teams to ensure child protection is visible in all settings and all ages of the child.   How can you make a difference?   The Malawi Country Office offers an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for you to join our dynamic Child Protection team where you will be responsible for the formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of core aspects of the Child Protection programme. As the Child protection Specialist, you will support national efforts to have an operational National Child Protection System that protects children from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. You will furthermore be primarily accountable for supporting national capacities to strengthen three components of the National Child Protection System. These components are: 1) Legal and regulatory; 2) Coordination, governance and accountability; and 3) Capacity building, infrastructure and funding. The  programmatic areas which will fall under your responsibility are: Justice, Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening, Birth Registration/CRVS, Advocacy/Budgeting for Child Protection, Safe School UN Joint Programme and Emergency.   In your role as Child Protection Specialist, you will report to the Chief Child Protection.   This job therefore presents a unique and significant opportunity for a qualified, vibrant, motivated and committed person to be to contribute to the overall achievement of transformative results for children by delivering on the following key responsibility areas, but not limited to - you are however encouraged to read the attached and detailed job description (please click here  [Generic JD - P3 Child Protection Specialist.pdf](https://secure.dc7.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtMJWxWl6lcpmqCLpdZpILcRIcC1Vi__LTb-uBl-aMsKPDu2p1Sw-o2QuI9k6Y27gXtBT-3KErbYAKD2UbVt3Ar9vtc02RbUuQi3BVxG3Iot8bZE0dyMWJrsDrlhp28Uf0qcZZMscmjUlM0y1jX6eHyA~~)) in order to  view the full role and its requirements:     - Support to programme/project development and planning - Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results - Technical and operational support to programme implementation - Networking and partnership building - Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building    To qualify as a champion for every child you will have?   Education: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: child protection, social sciences, law or another relevant field.   Experience - A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience is required in Child Protection, including international work - Experience working in a developing country is considered is highly desirable - Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered as an asset - Experience in supervising a small team is highly desirable - Documented experience working in the field of access to justice, birth registration and prevention and response to violence against girls and boys is preferred - Experience in supervising cross-sectoral programmes is an asset   Language: - Fluency in English is required, both verbal and written   For every Child, you demonstrate?   UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.   Core Competencies - Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1) - Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2) - Works Collaboratively with others (2) - Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2) - Innovates and Embraces Change (2) - Thinks and Acts Strategically (2) - Drives to achieve impactful results (2) - Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)   Functional Competencies   - Analyzing (3) - Deciding and Initiating action (2) - Applying technical expertise (3) View our competency framework at:   http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.   UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. Remarks:   The position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.   UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.   This VA is open to all internal staff and external applicants.       ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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