DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION OFFICER (POLICY ADVISOR)

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Org. Setting and Reporting The critical role of the United Nations Development Coordination Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNDCO LAC) is to provide leadership, strategic guidance, and support to Resident Coordinators (RCs) and UN Country Teams (UNCTs) for the achievement of country-level results in the region.

This position is in the Regional Desk for Latin America and the Caribbean in the United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO). The incumbent reports to the Senior Regional Coordination Officer. The position is based in Panama City, Panama.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Advisor will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Supports strengthening and application of cross-pillar conflict prevention frameworks, reviews, and fora (e.g., RMR discussions; core group on cross-pillar analysis for prevention, etc.), offering substantive contributions to identify the interlinkages of risks and the formulation of recommendations.
  • Works with a multidisciplinary team and the DCO LAC Peace and Development and PSG focal point to support the development and review of periodic subregional and regional cross-pillar analyses for prevention and their integration into CCAs and CCA updates.
  • Reviews practices, applications and capacity gaps of strategic foresight and futures in LAC, particularly in the context of CCA/UNSDCFs, and support the development of a support package for RCOs/UNCTs in collaboration with DCO HQ
  • Conducts research and conflict analysis with respect to various countries, identifying emerging trends related to democratic governance, peace and conflict in the region.
  • Writes papers, policy briefs, and notes with strategic analysis and policy recommendations. Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyses, interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Advances DCO LAC-wide knowledge management by consolidating, systematising and sharing best practices from the region and at the global level.
  • Captures lessons learned and good practices from regional RCOs that can be systematised and shared through DCO and UNSDG-related global knowledge platforms.
  • , conflict prevention policy recommendations,Engages in the development of conceptual frameworks and concept notes on new areas of work or development challenges.
  • Performss surge assignments, in support of and collaboration with RCs/UNCTs, by planning and facilitating workshops and assist in organising regional/subregional inter-agency panels, round tables or events on work covered by the DCO LAC team.
  • Organizes and prepares written outputs(briefing notes, summaries of meetings, draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.) work covered by the DCO LAC team.
  • Provides substantive backstopping in respect to consultative and other exercises, proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparing documents and presentations, etc., on issues related to the United Nations System Development reform and its implementation in the region.
  • Keeps abreast of the latest emerging trends and innovative approaches for policy/normative work and system coherence in the Resident Coordination System.
  • Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, and presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Leads and participates in field missions, including guiding external consultants, supporting government officials and other parties, drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Maintains databases and monitoring tools for the DCO LAC workplan implementation.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following: Establish and maintain relationships with counterparts, senior officers and technical staff in relevant Secretariat units and UN funds, programs and other UN specialised agencies; Representatives and officials in national governments, international organisations, and consultants.

Results Expected: Conducts research, identifies significant trends, and writes analyses and recommendations, related to areas of engagement of DCO LAC, including governance, peace and conflict prevention. Demonstrates timely delivery of outputs in accordance with overall objectives and policies. Writes proficiently in English and Spanish and engages in socio-economic and broader development analysis. Participates in conflict analysis and related frameworks, advances foresight analysis, and creates a repository of good practices and lessons learnt. Efficiently maintain knowledge management, information systems, and databases used by the DCO LAC team. Successfully organises regional events and meetings led by DCO LAC and engages in the monitoring of the DCO LAC work plan.

Competencies - Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Agenda 2030, and the UN System Development Reform. Ability to compile lessons learned and good practices on coordination results. Shows pride in work and 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 complex 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 work areas. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in resolving issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in using multiple research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.

  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational 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 a 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& 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.

    Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations or similar. A first-level university degree with qualifying experience may be accepted instead of an advanced one.

    Work Experience A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management is required

    Experience in drafting policy documents, analytical notes and reports is desirable.

    Experience in policy analysis and development is desirable

    Languages Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

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

    Special Notice - This position is temporarily available for a finite period of 6 (six) months. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and the availability of the funds. 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. 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. 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. No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.

    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.

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.

No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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