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UN MINURSO - United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

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This is a FS-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as Field Service. It usually requires 8 years of experience, depending on education. More about FS-5 contracts and their salaries.

Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located within the United Nations Mission for a Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The Risk Management and Compliance Assistant will be based in Laayoune. Laayoune is classified in the "D" category and as a family duty station. The incumbent will report to the Administrative Officer of the Office of the Chief of Mission Support.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Risk Management and Compliance Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

Oversight and Audit: - Assists in collating suggested audit, inspection, evaluation and inquiry inputs for the annual work plans of oversight bodies: the United Nations Board of Auditors (BOA), Joint Inspection Unit (JIU), Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) and Board of Inquiry (BOI); - Assists with the provision of briefings to oversight bodies on Mission policies, procedures, guidelines and systems; - Assists the focal point in coordinating responses to oversight queries and reports based on comments received from offices; - Assists with monitoring the implementation of oversight recommendations and facilitates communications with offices on actions required to implement outstanding oversight recommendations; - Coordinates regular reporting on the status of implementation of outstanding recommendations made by the oversight bodies; - Updates regularly the Audit Track database (TM+), and other platforms pertaining to JIU, OIOS and BOI; - Assist in facilitating the field visits of the oversight bodies and UNHQ; - Assist in coordinating initial arrangements for oversight assignments, including provision of facilities, such as office space, access to systems, planning, and preparation of documentation that might be required; ensures that relevant programme managers and support staff are available during the course of oversight assignments; - Assists in arranging, attending and taking notes at the entry/exit conferences and subsequently ensures that agreed actions arising are taken. Where necessary, facilitates and coordinates matters arising during the course of assignments between the Mission and the oversight bodies, including advising Mission Officials on informal and preliminary responses, such as responses to audit observations.

Internal Controls: - Updates information on the Mission’s internal controls; - Participates in carrying out random reviews of internal control measures to ensure compliance with rules and regulations.

Risk Management: - Assists in the implementation of a risk management process in the mission in accordance with UNHQ guidance; - Maintains the Mission Risk Register to facilitate the performance of risk assessments; - Provides inputs for the development of reporting formats and timelines for risk management; - Coordinates and follows up on the preparation of a regular Mission Risk Management Report specifying activities and progress made for analysis and reporting purposes.

Other duties: - Assists in various administrative tasks pertaining to the Office of the Chief of Mission Support; - Performs other duties as required.

Competencies Professionalism: Awareness of managerial and programmatic challenges of United Nations peacekeeping operations. Understanding of risk-management methodologies and related implementation issues. Ability to identify and analyze internal customer needs. Ability to work with minimal supervision and to define and achieve priorities. Excellent research, analytical and problem-solving skills. 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 difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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.

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 the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Education High school or equivalent diploma is required. Technical or vocational certificate in business or public administration, finance, Information technology, logistics, accounting or related area is desirable

Work Experience At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience within the United Nations system or the private sector in the field of risk management and compliance, administrative services, finance, accounting, information technology, audit, or in other related fields is required.

Previous experience in the preparation of the United Nations statement of internal controls at the entity level is desirable.

At least five (5) years’ experience in United Nations peacekeeping operations or other field operation is desirable.

Completion of basic and advanced trainings on oversight/audit management or internal controls or enterprise risk management is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

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

Special Notice - This position is temporarily available for initial period of six months subject to extension. 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.

  • 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. MINURSO is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

    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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