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COORDINATION OFFICER, POLITICAL AFFAIRS

Kinshasa

  • Organization: UN
  • Location: Kinshasa
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Social Affairs
    • International Relations
    • Political Affairs
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-08

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Stabilization Support Unit SSU in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC. The incumbent will be stationed in Kinshasa. Producing, coordinated/integrated and technical reporting to ensure consistency.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of the Principle Coordinator of the SSU, the Coordination Officer will carry out the following duties.

• Supports and engages in the development and monitoring of the UN’s Stabilization agenda, UN Development Assistance Framework and United Nations Integrated Strategic
Framework in the country;
• identifies key issues including challenges that require immediate
support and advice, takes corrective action as needed and revises the output of subordinate professional staff.
• Maintains relations and advises UN agencies focal points and directly supports the work of the United Nations Integrated Working Groups, in particular as regards to strategies for advocacy and engagement with local stakeholders;
• Liaises with UN agencies, relevant departments of the Government, facilitates coordination meetings and relevant forums that would enhance coordination and resources mobilization and utilizations, advocates and promotes the work of the mission.
• Monitors and analyses the situational awareness and integrated reporting obligations within the SSU.
• Drafts routine and ad hoc situation reports/briefings, also coordinating deeper reporting analysis relating to the outcomes of the SSU Code Cables contributions.
• Generates operational and integrated reporting with a proper analysis, providing comprehensive and timely products.
•Coordinates political, operational, security, socio-economic, humanitarian and public information aspects for current and future planning in the LCM.
•Carries out the cross-check imputes from different components to ensure that the daily and weekly reports are internally consistent and accurate.
•Consolidates a secure, web-based tool for registration, approval, authorized access and storage of operational reports, including daily and weekly situational reports.
•Performs any other assigned duties.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Shows pride in work and 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; Show persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations; Is committed to implement the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

Education

Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) preferably in business administration, management, economics or related field is required. A first –level University degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

-A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in coordinating development activities in national governments and/or at the international level is required.

-Experience in managing multiple and diverse support activities within a conflict or post conflict environment is desirable.

-Previous experience in coordinating development activities in post-conflict countries and/or in international organizations or in support of or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

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

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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.

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

No Fee

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

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