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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Police Division, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), Department of Peace Operations (DPO) in New York. The incumbent reports to the Police Advisor through the Deputy Police Adviser.

The overall objectives of the Police Division are to effectively direct police components in peacekeeping operations and special political missions; to strengthen the strategic direction, planning, and management of police components in peacekeeping operations; and, to work towards a shared understanding among all stakeholders on the future direction of police peacekeeping. Additional information available in https://police.un.org/en.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Chief of the Strategic Policy and Development Section (SPDS) will be responsible for the following duties: 1. Provide advice to the Police Adviser and the Deputy Police Adviser: - Oversee, and personally participate in, the development of UN Police policy, and subsequent handbooks, within the Strategic Guidance Framework, including it’s evaluation; - Coordinate the collection of relevant information and maintenance of situational awareness on a conflict, or potential conflict, within the Division's areas of responsibility; - Advise on issues associated with planning for potential and current police components of peace operations, including handover and transition strategies, and partnerships with Member States and Regional Organizations.

2. Coordination of development and preparation of strategic plans, concepts of operation and plans for police components of new and on-going missions. - Participation in integrated assessment and review missions during which time the incumbent will be required to work closely with other areas of DPO, as well as external actors including UN Agencies and Programmes, Member States and Regional Organizations; - Supervision and coordination of development of plans for police components of new operations, as well as development of transitional plans and termination plans of existing police components; - Coordination of provision of police advice on operational matters relevant to technical survey missions and assessment of local police institutional capacity and incorporation of respective findings into the development of concepts of operations; - Assist mission management in the development of mandate implementation plans for peace operations (as per SG's Reports and Security Council Resolutions); - Represent the Police Division in the management team of the Global Focal Point for Police, Justice and Corrections Areas in the Rule of Law.

3. Representational activities and liaising on with International Organizations - Representation of the Division in workshops, seminars and symposiums, etc. on matters relevant to policy, hosted by Member States, NGOs, Regional Organizations, research institutes and universities; - Establishment of partnerships with International Organizations, Universities, Research Institutes, Member States, NGOs, etc. relevant to peacekeeping / peacebuilding and UN policing activities.

4. Research and Analysis. - Coordination of research and analysis, particularly with regard to identifying UN-suitable standards of policing relevant to mandated tasks, as well as incorporation of lessons learned in all plans; - Supervise the establishment and consolidation of a documentation that helps better prepare the development of papers to assist in the formulation of United Nations peacekeeping doctrine in support of police activities relevant plans.

Competencies Professionalism: 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; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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 improvement; 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.

Managing performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.

Education An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in political science/law enforcement, international relations, political studies, public policy or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience as a commanding officer, including operational and HQ level experience in multiple police areas is required.

At least one year of international policing experience in a UN or related field setting is required.

Five years of experience in formulating policies and guidelines for the development and capacity building for law enforcement is required.

Police experience in HQ setting is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice 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.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfil the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover letter.

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.

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.

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