Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Job: Senior Protection of Civilians Officer, P5, United Nations, DRC

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Job Opening
Posting Title:
Senior Protection of Civilians Officer, P5
Job Code Title:
Senior Protection of Civilians Officer
Department/ Office:
United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station:
Posting Period:
29 August 2014-13 September 2014
Job Opening number:
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
Org. Setting and Reporting
Security Council resolutions 2147 (2014) and 2098 (2013) clearly establish the protection of civilians (POC) as a core mandate task for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). The Mission is charged with ensuring the effective protection of civilians under threat of physical violence, ensuring the protection of UN personnel and assets, and working with the Government of the DRC to identify threats to civilians, implement existing prevention and response plans and strengthen civil-military cooperation to ensure protection of civilians from violations of human rights and humanitarian law, including sexual and gender-based violence and violations against children.
The position is located in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) and is based in Goma. The Senior Advisor on Protection of Civilians (P5) will report to the Deputy SRSG for the Rule of Law and Operations East through the Chief of Office of the DSRSG.
The Senior Advisor on POC will work in close collaboration with all relevant mission partners who have responsibilities in the implementation of the mission’s POC mandate, and will perform the following tasks:
Advisory role
•Provide advice and support the DSRSG RoL/Ops East and senior mission leadership on the overall implementation of the mission’s mandate for the protection of civilians in coordination with others relevant mission components, including on how the mission can build the capacity of the Government of DRC to fulfil its POC responsibilities;
•Provide support to Heads of Offices and Sections to ensure that protection of civilians concerns are adequately reflected in mission planning processes and in their work plans;
•Assist in the development of an effective POC public information strategy
•Ensure that the mission’s POC efforts are in-line with DPKO-DFS guidance on the matter;
Coordination and communication
•Responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the mission-wide POC strategy in close coordination with relevant POC partners, including with focal points of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO), Civil Affairs Section (CAS), Child Protection Section (CPS) and Sexual Violence in Conflict Unit (SVC-U), Force and UNPOL;
•Support relevant mission components in running the existing coordination structures, and providing guidance on ways of enhancing their effectiveness in delivering mandated tasks;
•Define measures to strengthen cooperation with relevant protection actors, particularly the local community and the Government of DRC;
•Provide support as required and undertake other tasks as may be appropriate to the specific context and tasks vis-à-vis POC.
Analysis and reporting
•Lead or join protection of civilians assessments with other actors;
•Support the Heads of Office to plan, analyse and report on their work on POC in the provincial offices and help to ensure that strategic decisions taken at mission HQ are implemented;
•Ensure timely, high-quality POC analysis is included in relevant reports, including Secretary-General’s reports;
•Report on any resource and capability constraints which adversely affect the mission’s ability to implement its protection of civilians mandate;
•Implement a training strategy on the POC for the mission’s civilian, military and police personnel and relevant external partners in consultation with relevant mission components;
•In cooperation with other mission components, ensure adequate training on POC for Congolese institutions.
Professionalism: Knowledge of the United Nations POC framework and familiarity with POC mandates in peacekeeping operations. Shows pride in work and in 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; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
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 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
Leadership – Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Judgment/Decision-making – Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, law, human rights, public administration or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in political science, human rights, humanitarian affairs, international relations, public administration or related fields at the international level in humanitarian, complex emergencies, or peacekeeping settings is required. A minimum of five years of managerial and senior advisory experience is required. A minimum of three years experience in humanitarian coordination and/or human rights protection, including monitoring and reporting in the field, is required. Previous experience working on protection of civilians issues and within the region is highly desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both oral and written English and French is required.
Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
No Fee
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