Disarmament Demobilization Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation
Application deadline 1 year ago: Saturday 18 Dec 2021 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
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In support of the UNSCR 2531 (2020), MINUSMA's mandate and the Mission's overall holistic Security Sector Reform, the SSR Section's central objective is to support efforts to work for an effective and accountable security sector, which respects human rights, upholds the rule of law and has the confidence of the Malian people. This position is located in the Office of the Security Sector Reform Section within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). For day-to-day matters, the incumbent will report to the SSR-DDR Team Leader, Gao. For strategic guidance, the incumbent will report to the Director Security Sector Reforms – Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration and/or his designate in Bamako.
Under the general supervision of the Chief DDR and direct supervision of Chief Reporting Unit, Staff member will be responsible to undertake the following tasks internally:
Serve as the focal-point in Bamako, and will handle the monitoring and evaluation of the SSR-DDR Section focusing on CVR Projects; Design and implement the monitoring and evaluation of the various projects of the SSR-DDR; Establish a comprehensive database on monitoring and evaluation of the CVR projects; Conduct regular field visits to carry out monitoring and evaluation missions to ensure the progress of projects in those locations; Ensure that training workshops on project formulation, reporting tools and monitoring and evaluation are enhance and conducted; Provide comprehensive and periodic narrative reports on CVR projects to the SSR-DDR leadership; Provide relevant information on lessons learned and good practices in the implementation of CVR and other projects, as well as recommendations to the SSR-DDR section management; Review Community Violence Reduction (CVR) and Community Based Reinsertion (CBR) project Proposals, handling of their budgets and oversee their implementation in the regions of responsibility; Serve as a focal point for all CVR projects in Gao and Mopti, ensuring that they meet the requirements of the CVR objectives; Follow up at HQ level on all projects coming from Gao and Mopti ensuring that they go through the LRC (Local Reinsertion Committee), PAC (Project Appraisal Committee), ensure that recommendations are complied with, and memos are signed; Participate in the preparation, organization and conduct of the PAC meetings and drafting of the minutes; Follow up with MINUSMA Finance section on all payments made/tranches paid and vice versa of CVR projects; Provide updates on CVR project tracking system for 2020-2021 and subsequent fiscal years projects; May serve as secretary to the monthly CVR coordination meeting when necessary; Assist in the organizati
, Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
A minimum of Three years of progressively responsible experience in the area of DDR, and project management, is required. Previous experience in the development and implementation of DDR programmes in post-conflict contexts is also required. Previous experience in the development and implementation of reinsertion projects is required. Previous experience supporting senior coordination meetings is required. Basic knowledge of relevant UN institutions, mandates, policies and guidelines is required. Previous experience in UN peacekeeping missions is highly desirable. Previous experience in Mali context and culture is an asset.
Bamako is a non-family duty station with a difficult security and working environment. Mali is a non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable in Bamako, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. Adequate housing is available for rent at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA (April 2020 exchange rate was 1 US$ = 545 FCFA). Visa credit cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for specialized medication.
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.
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.