The incumbent will develop a yearly workplan to be discussed and approved by the Advisor, Conflict Prevention - Partnerships. Given the nature of a JPO position, BPPS will support the learning and training opportunities of the JPO by encouraging cross practice work and activities, spanning Peace and Security, Human Rights and Development pillars - within UNDPs Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster and exposure to the Human Rights Council, as well as UNDP's work on Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding incl. humanitarian disarmament and the HDP Nexus to ensure that expectations are fulfilled personally and professionally. Informal performance feedback will be given on assignment basis and corporately on an annual basis through mid-term evaluation and the corporate PMD (Performance Management & Development).
Title of Supervisor: Advisor, Conflict Prevention - Partnerships
- As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following supervision modalities:
- Structured guidance provided by the supervisor, especially in the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of gradually increasing the responsibilities of the JPO
- Establishment of a work plan, with clear key results
- Effective supervision through knowledge sharing and performance/development feedback throughout the assignment
- Easy access to the supervisor
- Participation in Unit/Team/Office meetings to ensure integration and operational effectiveness
- Guidance and advice in relation to learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise
- Completion of the yearly UNDP Performance Management Document (PMD)
- If more than one supervisor; clear agreement of the roles and responsibilities between the relevant parties.
Training and Learning
- Participation in a two-week long Programme Policy and Operations Induction Course in New York within the first 3 to 6 months of assignment
- Use of yearly JPO duty-related travel and training allocation (DTTA) (USD3,000) as per the online DTTA guide
- Other training and learning opportunities, as presented in the UNDP JPO Orientation Programme
Duties and Responsibilities
- attend and follow on the Human Rights Council sessions, UPR and other relevant instruments and recommendations;
- provide up to date information on HRC sessions and analysis of statements to draw a number of knowledge products (briefs, discussion papers, policy options).
- follow up of disarmament initiatives driven by humanitarian and developmental imperative such as, arms trade, SALW control and the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA).
- follow up of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus with relevant cross reference to strengthening this collaboration within and beyond the UN;
- follow up of the prevention angle of violent extremism with relevant cross references to development and human rights.
- Ability to make new and useful ideas work
- Ability to persuade others to follow
- Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
- Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
- Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
- Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of international human rights conventions and covenants and their practical implementation;
- Ability to identify key UN agencies mandated with promotion of protection and respect of human rights. Competency Definition
- Remains calm, composed and patient regardless of his/her own state of mind in the face of negotiation and conflict
- Able to exercise sound judgment
- Technical writing skills, formulates written information clearly and persuasively. Shares information openly with co-workers and partners while using discretion to protect confidence
- Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge
- Self-motivated and able to recommend option for resolutions of issues while seeking to improve programmes or services
Required Skills and Experience
- Korean citizenship
- Proficiency in Korean (Korean MOFA will test shortlisted candidates for Korean proficiency)
- Proficiency in English (minimum of iBT TOEFL score of 107, or NEW TEPS score of 452, or TEPS score of 800)
- Completed university with bachelor’s degree
- No older than 32 years of age as of 31/12/18 (the maximum age limit for those who served in the military will be extended accordingly)
- The maximum age limit for those who served in the military will be extended in accordance with the “Support for Discharged Soldiers Act” & the military service law: 1-year extension when less than 1 year of service; 2-year extension when above 1 year of service and less than 2 years; 3-year extension for more than 2 years of service
- Male applicants should complete the Korean military service or be exempted from it
Documents to be uploaded:
- Motivational letter
- Copy of applicant’s Resident Register
- Copy of the iBT TOEFL, or TEPS, or new TEPS English proficiency scores
- Copy of highest completed university degree
- Male applicants only: certificate of Korean Military Service
- Low-income applicants only: copy of applicant’s certificate of National Basic Livelihood Security Recipients issued in Korean and unofficial English translation
- Essential: University degree in: Development Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social science discipline.
- Desirable: Master's degree in: Development Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related social science discipline.
- A minimum of two years of relevant work experience in a developing country and/or bilateral/ multilateral development agency or NGO. Applicants holding a university degree below Master’s degree level are required to have two additional years of relevant experience.
- Experience in a crisis/ post- conflict country would be a significant advantage
- Working knowledge of English is required
- Knowledge of any other UN language would be a significant advantage.
- An appreciation and understanding of basic development dynamics and the role of international and local development actors.
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- Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
- Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
- Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
- Democratic Governance
- Project and Programme Management
- Closing Date: 2018-09-14