Disarm For Peace - UN Peacekeeping DDR Officer Roster closing for applications on 13 February!

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by Impactpool

Published on: 12 February 2017

Are you women and is working for peace with the United Nations your dream? UN Peace Operations is currently recruiting resilient senior level professionals, committed to peace and security and able to do their part within a complex environment in the area of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) at P5 level. Closing Date: 2017-02-13. Apply today and make peace your full time job.

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In a time of increasing interlinked conflicts and surges of refugees, the work of the UN has never been more important. Join UN Peace Operations!

The United Nation Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions, and other field operations. The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the roster of Senior Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration officer (DDR) at P5 level.

These positions are located in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and Special Political Missions or other field operations. The Senior DDR Officer may serve as head or deputy head of the DDR component or as head of a DDR subcomponent of UN peacekeeping or political field missions. He/she typically reports to the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General/Special Representative of the Secretary-General and/or another designated official at D1 or D2 level, depending on the mission structure.

Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR), or Disarmament, Demobilisation, Depatriation, Reintegration and Resettlement (DDRRR) are strategies for executing successful peacekeeping operations, and is generally the strategy employed by all UN Peacekeeping Operations following civil wars to reintegrate soldiers to a civil life.

SENIOR DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION (DDR) OFFICER (P5)- Click here to read more



15 reasons why you should work with DDR/CVR at United Nations Peace Operations

  1. It is about people
  2. DDR brings the social fabric together
  3. DDR/CVR is about improving security in communities
  4. CVR is a community based programme targeting people
  5. Improve security in communities and has a security objective
  6. Transforming communities by engaging with members of armed groups, criminal gangs who are the key to unlocking the prospects for peace.
  7. CVR is flexible and innovative tool designed to create the space for peace
  8. CVR as one of few non-military measures in the peacekeeping toolbox to address armed group members and youth-at-risk
  9. We’re here to support the national government to deliver DDR
  10. DDR is a tool and requires political will
  11. We specialise in highly flexible programming in political volatile, fragile situation in the immediate post-crisis phase.
  12. We go where no else is going
  13. We advise mission leadership on the nature of the conflict and the motives of the armed groups by listening to those who nobody listens to
  14. We are transforming communities by engaging with members of armed groups, criminal gangs who are the key to unlocking the prospects for peace
  15. We are the primary recipients of programmatic funding in the start-up phase of peacekeeping missions.


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What is Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR)?

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Photo: Young people build a community center. On 15 August 2012. El Fasher: Narima Abdala Mohammed carries bricks for the construction of a community center in Althoura Shemal in El Fasher, North Darfur, as part of a Community Based-Labour Intensive Project (CLIP) sponsored by UNAMID DDR (Disarmament Demobilization Reintegration). During three months, UNAMID provided trainings to young people as part of an initiative to reduce violence in strategic locations across Darfur, by engaging at-risk youth and other vulnerable groups in rebuilding their fragile communities. Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID. United Nations Peacekeeping, Flickr

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