DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER

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This is a P-4 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 7 years of experience, depending on education.

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Org. Setting and Reporting The Department of Peace Operations (DPO) provides political and executive direction to the United Nations' Peacekeeping operations around the world and maintains contact with the Security Council, troop and financial contributors, and parties to the conflict in the implementation of Security Council mandates. The Department works to integrate the efforts of UN, governmental and non-governmental entities in the context of peacekeeping operations. DPO also provides guidance and support on military, police, mine action and other relevant issues to other UN political and peacebuilding missions. (https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/department-of-peacekeeping-operations).

Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) was established in 2007 to strengthen the links and coordinate the Department’s activities in the areas of police, justice and corrections, mine action and weapons/ammunition management, the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants and security sector reform. (https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/department-of-peacekeeping-operations).

This position is located in the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Section in the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, within the Department of Peace Operations. The position is located in Brindisi, Italy. Brindisi is classified as a hardship “H” duty station and family duty station. The DDR Officer will report to the Chief of the DDR Section, possibly through a dedicated focal point. The second reporting officer and time manager will be located in Brindisi.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer (Programme Officer) will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Act as a rapidly deployable surge capacity wherever expert support in the area of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) is required; responsible for planning, support to implementation and/or evaluation;
  • Work closely with the DDR Section in the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peace Operations (United Nations Headquarters) in order to stay informed on current developments in DDR policy and practice;
  • Support mission-specific planning meetings for the establishment of new missions with a potential DDR component or country-specific planning meetings for DDR-related activities;
  • Lead and/or participate in large, complex programmes/projects, field missions, etc., including provision of guidance to government officials and other relevant parties; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; ensure follow-up actions.
  • Participate in strategic or technical assessment missions;
  • Advise, develop and review (as appropriate) initial DDR strategies, concepts of operations or other plans for further development into a full programme by the DDR component or experts and the National DDR Commission;
  • Assist DDR component management in the field in the overall planning of strategic, technical and operational components of work and in the day-to-day coordination of activities with the other mission components (e.g. political affairs, military, public information; logistical support; humanitarian) and UN entities;
  • Develop initial result-based framework and budget for new DDR components in missions and develop funding proposals or other funding tools for any settings as required;
  • Develop staffing structure and terms of reference for a DDR component/team of experts, including terms of integration with UN agencies, funds and programmes;
  • Provide technical clearance for applicants to DDR components in new and ongoing missions;
  • Provide support in planning the civilian and military logistics support for DDR;
  • Prepare various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Identify potential problems and issues to be addressed and suggest remedies to DDR units in the field;
  • Liaise with others (UN, regional organisations, Member States and their training centers) providing DDR training; contribute to DDR-related training activities;
  • Represent the DDR Section at consultative and other meetings (e.g. conferences, workshops)
  • In coordination with other standing capacities based in Brindisi, represent the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions in events, assessment and other as requested by the Chief of DDR Section;
  • Performs other duties as required.

    Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to DDR, within a broader peace and security environment. 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. 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.

Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social sciences, management, international economics, international relations, law, or a related field. 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in international affairs such as peacekeeping, peace-building operations or development programmes with specific focus on disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration, small arms control, conflict/post-conflict crisis management, economic recovery or related area are required.

One year experience working in a field location, with a peace-keeping operation, a special political mission or with another international organization including non-governmental organizations is required.

One year of experience working directly on Disarmament, Demobilization and reintegration (DDR) or Community Violence Reduction (CVR) is required.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is desirable.

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 until 30 June 2023. 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.

  • Applicants for this position should be advised that recruitment is subject to classification, which is approved by OHR. Internal applicants should note that the granting of SPA is contingent upon classification of the position.

  • The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance 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.

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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