Associate Reporting officer
Application deadline 4 days ago: Friday 30 Sep 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.
• Provide timely, responsive and client-friendly support to the Political Affairs Division through the field office; • Produce analytical papers in French and English, including daily and weekly situation reports, code cables, talking points, speeches, and background notes on the situation in Mali;
Under the direct supervision of the Team leader/Menaka region, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Prepare summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to situation reports, briefing notes, options papers, code cables and input for the reports of the Secretary- General to the Security Council, General Assembly or other relevant bodies. • Prepare contextual information materials such as background notes, political profiles and database of relevance to the assigned portfolio; Manage information to ensure its accessibility and utility. • Monitor actions taken by intergovernmental groups, UN organizations, government and nongovernmental organizations related to political development.
• Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to
apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take
owner-ship; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently
under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising
discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately
and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
• Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational
rules and regulations.
• Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay
abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work
• Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to
manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish
priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure,
with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
• Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational
boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working
relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
• Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills,
including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations,
articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations;
ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel,
volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse back-grounds;
ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without
showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range
of different target groups;
• Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere,
remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical
hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of
operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be
• Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes
solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
progressively responsible in political affairs, diplomacy, conflict resolution, development, disarmament or related field. Experience in political outreach, analysis and reporting is required. Experience in an international organization or non-governmental organization in a conflict or post-conflict setting is highly desirable.
Menaka is a non-family duty station, category E, with a difficult security and working environment. Due to the security situation, movements around the city are often restricted. Accommodation is provided inside the integrated camp. The living conditions in, Menaka is very harsh with extreme heat (Temperature up to 50°C) in the months of May to August, sandstorms in July to August, Newcomers are recommended to carry appropriate clothing. In the months of December to February, it is winter (Temperatures down to 7-8°C) with a lot of mosquitos and other insects. Heavy jackets and other appropriate clothing are recommended. Accommodation: Like all UN personnel, UN Volunteers based in Menaka /Tombouctou/Gao/Mopti/Kidal/Tessalit are accommodated in UN premises, for which they contribute by 100 USD/month. UN provided accommodation in Mali is compliant with wellbeing standards, i.e. female/male bathrooms. Hospital Facilities: The Level I for TCC/PCC is accessible for staff. If needed, an evacuation to Gao where Level I and Level II are located will be done. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali. Appropriate measures are in place to mitigate the current security risk for UN personnel in the country. All UN Volunteers, like all UN personnel, undergo a security briefing and the 3-day mandatory training “Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments” (SSAFE) upon arrival, where practical guidance and recommendations are provided regarding security threats in Mali. An additional security briefing is provided upon arrival to the final duty station. Welfare: A welfare committee is also active in all duty stations to ensure sufficient access to welfare commodities, including food supplies. The welfare committee organizes activities depending on the security situation. Emergency contacts (security, medical, staff counselling, UNV Office) are made available for all UN Volunteers upon arrival, and each individual is provided with a VHF radio and a call sign, which can be used at all time. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.