— António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Gender parity at the United Nations is an urgent need and a personal priority. It's a moral duty and an operational necessity. The meaningful inclusion of women in decision-making increases effectiveness and productivity, brings new perspectives and solutions to the table, unlocks greater resources, and strengthens efforts across all the three pillars of our work.
Impactpool is a trusted partner by United Nations Peace Operations and together we build geographically and gender diverse pools of civilian talents willing to serve in Peace Operations around the world.
UN Peace Operations are often associated with the "blue helmets", therefore many professionals don't know that the UN Peace Operations recruit a large number of civilian talent every year. They have about 23,000 civilian staff positions in the field. These include approximately 15,000 national staff and 8,000 internationally-recruited staff.
Now we are opening up a new call for international talent!
UN Peace Operations maintain a number of rosters for civilian staff positions in the field. These roles could be in special political missions or peacekeeping missions located in conflict or post-conflict areas around the world. The roles are at a range of levels, from entry up to senior management.
For this campaign we are excited to launch roster processes for two different profiles both in the administration job network. One of the profiles is new to the United Nations Peace Operations (The Operations and Resource Management positions) and one returning profile (Chief, Field Technology), to which we are encouraging women applicants as the gender parity of today is less than 1 women per 10 professionals.
In summary, Chief, Field Technology will be responsible to provide an effective leadership and timely delivery of Information Systems Technology (IST) and telecommunications projects for the UN Field Missions. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an independent application of managerial, technical, and administrative expertise and have ability to develop and oversee centralized or decentralized IT, communications systems and links. Candidates should demonstrate conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand telecommunications systems, bandwidth issues, microwave link, etc. and how it affects the technology within the information data and voice.
The Chief Operations and Resource Management is responsible for providing direction and oversight of the strategic and cross-cutting mission support functions mainly Human Resources, Financial Resourcing and Performance Management, Field Technology, Mission Support Centre and Regional Offices ensuring coherence in forecasting, performance monitoring, planning, and coordination activities related to operational and resourcing activities.
In this role, you would be responsible for effective resource allocation and utilization, monitoring budgets, ensuring appropriate financial and budget controls, reviewing resource allocations in accordance with strategic goals and outcomes by identifying opportunities to attract or leverage resources.
If you have skills and expertise to work as Operations and Resource Management in a Senior Leadership Role along with the mindset fit to work in field operations environment, we would like to hear from you.
Women have been an integral part of the Peacekeeping since its inception. If you are Women in Administration or would like to join the network of the professionals in this area of expertise encourage you to apply.
We are dedicated to reach gender parity and support Impactpool’s active work to increase the number of women working in areas of tech that contributes to positive global impact. Support this work by using the hashtag #WIT4Impact.
Applying for a roster means that you are being cleared as a qualified and available candidate for similar posts when they become available in the field. Although Roster membership does not guarantee selection, most vacancies in field missions are advertised as "Recruit from roster" job opening and only candidates who are already on a relevant roster are eligible to apply.
The United Nations' Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these rosters.
Chief, Recruitment Section United Nations Department of Field Support
The following rosters are targeting jobs in challenging locations currently or previously affected by armed conflicts. Check on the map below where you will be serving.