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This is a P-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 90,355 USD and 122,724 USD.

Salary for a P-2 contract in Juba

The international rate of 57,661 USD, with an additional 56.7% (post adjustment) at this the location, applies. Please note that depending on the location, a higher post adjustment might still result in a lower purchasing power.

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is in the Protection Transition and Reintegration Section of the United Nations Mission South Sudan (UNMISS), Central Equatoria, Juba. The Protection Transition and Reintegration (PTR) Section is responsible for supporting protection, early recovery, return and reintegration initiatives in close coordination with UNMISS components, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), humanitarian actors and government. The section is also responsible for managing UNMISS Quick Impact Projects across the mission and other related projects aimed at supporting mandate implementation. Juba is classified in the "E" category and as a non-family duty station.

The Associate Recovery, Return and Reintegration Officer P-2 contributes to the overall performance of the Protection Transition and Reintegration team in Central Equatoria.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, and under the leadership and direction of the Chief of Section, the Associate Recovery, Return and Reintegration Officer P-2 will be responsible for the following duties:

Planning and programming: Work with and supervise assigned staff in Field Officers in programming and coordinating Mission’s support for protection of civilians and delivery of humanitarian and protection services through close engagement with Mission components, humanitarian, protection and development partners and local authorities as well as representatives; Monitor and assess the situation of protection of civilians and the delivery of humanitarian, protection services, return and reintegration; Contribute to PTR’s participation and substantive contribution to coordination mechanisms with Mission components, humanitarian, protection and development partners on protections of civilians, early recovery, and implementation of durable solutions for IDPs; support local authorities to propose, design, implement and report on quick impact projects with an aim to establish and build community confidence in the Mission, and create an improved environment for implementation of Mission mandate; Contribute to PTR’s team efforts in planning, organizing and reporting on section activities to support implementation of Mission mandate, PTR’s annual work plan and results based budget and work with partners to identify opportunities to develop programmes/ projects for early recovery to facilitate return and reintegration of IDPs, including stabilization and peacebuilding initiatives.

Analysis, advice and reporting: Monitor and assess political, social and economic developments, trends and emerging issues in the area of responsibility with regard to protection of civilians, delivery of humanitarian assistance and protection services, facilitation of return and reintegration of displaced persons, durable solutions and early recovery initiatives; Assess implications and make recommendations to head of section/senior management of possible policies, strategies and other measures to address issues of concern and advance mandated objectives. Support PTR Section field teams in data collection and analysis, and monitoring and evaluation efforts, as well as manage incoming field missions and ensure that relevant field data and information is available for the Chief of PTR Section. Prepare and draft inputs to daily and analytical reports, related to protection of civilians, early recovery, delivery of humanitarian and protection services, return and reintegration of IDPs and refugees; and prepare inputs to briefings, background notes, talking points, cables media statements, speeches by senior officials, as well as Mission’s strategies, polices and other mechanisms to strengthen protection of civilians, facilitate return and reintegration and foster environment conducive to delivery of humanitarian and protection services.

Partnership : Build and sustain collaborative working relations with Mission components, UN and non -UN partners, national authorities and representatives, bilateral and multilateral donors, regional organizations, international financial institutions, private sector, civil society and other stakeholders; constructively engage with IDPs, vulnerable communities and local authorities to support development of associated policies and guidelines and conduct other duties as required.

Information management and communication: Maintain effective system of information management and flow of activities and programmes in the team, in addition to maintaining effective coordination and communication with Mission components, humanitarian, protection and development partners, and local authorities or representatives. Work with Mission components and oversee development and review of relevant Mission contingency plans in coordination with humanitarian agencies.

Competencies Professionalism: Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage challenging multi-stakeholder processes. Ability to work with tact and diplomacy, primarily as an enabler of engagement of actors and processes. 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.

Teamwork Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; willingness to solicit inputs by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from other; places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with group final decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Willingness to share credit for team accomplishments and joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed 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) in political sciences, social sciences, public administration, internationals studies, economics, or related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience in the areas of protection of civilians, humanitarian affairs, early recovery, return and reintegration, rehabilitation and development, inter- agency coordination, programme management, related areas is required.

A minimum of two years of field work coordinating complex inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional programmes and projects in a post-conflict context is required.

Proven working experience in coordination of integrated protection of civilians responses in fragile conflict environments, with specific working experience in the region is required.

Proven working experience in community-level engagement, community conflict resolution and reconciliation in the area protection of civilians in volatile environment is desirable

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

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview. Core values and competencies will be assessed throughout the evaluation process.

Special Notice - This position is temporarily available for an initial period of six (6) If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

  • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

  • This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

  • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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.

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.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

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.


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