DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER
Application deadline 11 months ago: Wednesday 15 Mar 2023 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a P-3 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 5 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 115,706 USD and 151,508 USD.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), Khartoum Duty Station.
The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human rights, and sustainable peace; support peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in Khartoum and support the mobilization of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance.
The DDR Officer will report to the Senior Human Rights Officer under the overall guidance of the Director, Office of Support to Civilian Protection (OSCP), in close collaboration with the DDR Unit within the Office of Support to Political Transition (OSPT).
Responsibilities 1. Contributes to the substantive development and implementation of the DDR programme, including overall policy and legal framework, implementation strategy, operational modalities, and action plans, taking into account national programme priorities and targets.
2. Provides technical inputs to the planning, design and implementation of projects, as well as technical advice and assistance to key parties (e.g. DDR unit management, DDR Commissions, government representatives, etc.); consults with relevant stakeholders through inclusive and participatory processes; and undertakes continuous monitoring of project activities.
3. Organizes and undertakes, in consultation with the OSPT DDR Unit, research and analysis on various aspects of DDR work, including risk and threat assessments, target group profiles, political factors, security and other issues affecting operations; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; identifies and tracks follow-up actions; produces progress and briefing reports.
4. Supports the development and maintenance of appropriate mechanisms and systems for tracking, monitoring and evaluation of key components of DDR-related programmes; manages data collection and follow-up; identifies issues and prepares conclusions.
5. Coordinates the mobilization of networks of local partners and communities (e.g. NGOs, community-based organizations, private sector enterprises and local communal authorities) and facilitates their participation in the planning and implementation of DDR programmes and related activities.
6. Supports efforts in resource mobilization and development of strategic partnerships with multiple donors and agencies.
7. In consultation with relevant parties, develops targeted training programmes for institutional capacity building.
8. Participates in or leads field missions, including provision of guidance to government officials and other parties; drafts mission reports and prepares briefings for senior Mission leadership.
9. Ensures that DDR activities are well integrated and coordinated with OSPT DDR Unit and other mission activities (e.g., human rights, child protection, women protection, rule of law, political, military, humanitarian; public information; legal, etc.)
10. Prepares various written outputs, e.g., draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications in consultation with OSPT DDR Unit, etc.
11. Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings (e.g., conferences, workshops) to include proposing agenda topics, preparation of documents and presentations.
12. Assist in coordinating DDR activities in the field offices in close collaboration with the OSPT DDR Unit and Head of Field Office
13. Performs other related duties as required.
Competencies Professionalism: In-depth knowledge and understanding of unit’s mandate and strategic direction and ability to develop and direct viable programme/projects reflective of these goals. Knowledge of wide range of DDR issues; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, including ability to analyze and articulate the DDR dimension of complex issues that require a coordinated UN response. Ability to negotiate and to influence others to reach agreement. 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.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social sciences, management, international economics, international relations, law, development or a related field. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in international affairs such as peacekeeping and peace-building operations or development programmes, preferably with a specific focus on disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, small arms control, conflict/post-conflict crisis management, economic recovery or related area, is required.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
Assessment Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.
Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
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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