UN Peace Operations Regional Administrative Officers (P4/P5) Rosters - Open for applicants

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Published on: 8 February 2017

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. Now they are looking to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Regional Administrative Officer P4/P5 rosters. Women applicants are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is 16 February 2017.

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In anticipation of vacancies in field mission locations, the United Nations has launched a rostering exercise for Regional Administrative Officers at the P4 and P5 levels, in order to restock its talent pool of pre-cleared candidates.

Women make a difference in peacekeeping

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply and the United Nations aims to reach gender parity in its field operations. Candidates bilingual in French and English are also encouraged to apply as many large peacekeeping operations are in Francophone countries.

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Why is it important to be on a roster?

UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions have delegation of authority for roster-based recruitment. This means that most vacancies in field missions are advertised as “Recruit from Roster Job Openings” (see the “special notice” part at the top of each job opening to identify this type of vacancy). Usually only candidates who are already on a relevant roster are eligible to apply for vacancies in UN Peace Operations.


Please note that Regional Administrative Officer positions are typically in conflict and post-conflict locations in non-family and/or hardship duty stations.

The deadline for applicants is 16 February 2017.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible once a vacancy has been posted. Applications received after the deadline of 16 February 2017 will not be considered.


SENIOR REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (P5)

Reporting to the Director of Mission Support or the Deputy Director of Mission Support/Chief of Mission Support or Deputy Chief of Mission Support, the Senior Regional Administrative Officer plays a key role in handling, managing, implementing, and coordinating administrative activities at a higher level, related to human resources, budget, finance, logistic support or general administration.

Candidates for the roster of Senior Regional Administrative Officer (P5 level) should have a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in administration, budget, human resources, finance, logistics or related field, including 2 years of field experience in a conflict or post-conflict setting, 1 year of which at the sub-national level outside a capital city; 3 years of experience working in a UN common system field operation or similar international organization or NGO. Experience in crisis or emergency response, implementing organisational mandated security protocols is required.

Additional information about the Senior Regional Administrative Officer’s responsibilities can be found below:

SENIOR REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (P5)

Closes: 2017-02-16

Multiple locations|P-5, International Professional



REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (P4)

Usually reporting to the Head of the Unit/Section or to the Head of the Administrative Component of the mission, the Regional Administrative Officer plays a key role in handling, managing, implementing, and coordinating administrative activities at a higher level, related to the following areas:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Budget and Finance
  • General Administration
  • Performance Management

Candidates for the roster of Regional Administrative Officer (P4 level) should have a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in administration, budget, human resources, finance, logistics or related field, including 2 years of field experience in a conflict or post-conflict setting, 1 year of which at the sub-national level outside a capital city; 2 years of experience working in a UN common system field operation or similar international organization or NGO. Experience in crisis or emergency response, implementing organisational mandated security protocols is required.

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply and the United Nations aims to reach gender parity in its field operations. Candidates bilingual in French and English are also encouraged to apply as many large peacekeeping operations are in Francophone countries.

Additional information about the Regional Administrative Officer’s responsibilities can be found by clicking on the link below.

REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (P4)

Closes: 2017-02-16

Multiple locations|P-4, International Professional


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Information about UN peacekeeping and field missions can be found here.


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Peace Day 2016 in Bangui/Journée internationale de la paix à Bangui. By MINUSCA, UN Photo /Dany Balepe

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