SENIOR LIAISON OFFICER (ELECTORIAL)
Application deadline 3 months ago: Sunday 19 Jun 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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The salary for this job should be between 175,949 USD and 220,504 USD.
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Org. Setting and Reporting Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Electoral Assistance Service of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Juba. Juba is classified in the "E" category and as a non-family duty station. The incumbent reports directly to the Principal Electoral Officer.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Senior Liaison Officer (Electoral) will be responsible for the following duties:
•Coordinate the provision of day-to-day support to, and liaison with, the Mission leadership and the host governments, including supporting overall coordination of mandate implementation with regard to support in all aspects of the electoral process in accordance with Mission priorities, and providing policy and substantive guidance as required.
•Coordinate closely with the Office of the SRSG, Deputy SRSGs and other Mission components, develop, maintain, and foster collaborative relationships and partnerships with mission substantive and support components.
•Provide technical advice and support to the National Election Commission, including the establishment and coordination of field operations, infrastructure and information and communications technology development, voter registration processes, registration of political parties and candidates, accreditation of observers, polling, counting, results management, training, civic and voter education.
•In coordination with the Mission Support Division, ensure that all electoral operations are conducted effectively by addressing policy guidance, logistics and operational requirements in a timely manner.
•Ensure efficient integration with relevant UNMISS components and the United Nations country team in areas of shared responsibilities in the electoral process.
•Identify key issues with special focus on the political mandate of the Mission to support the Peace Process and the use of good offices to facilitate the participation of the Mission leadership in the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan(R-ARCSS).
•Monitor and report on regional dynamics that may impact on the peace process including developments in neighboring countries and other regional states. In this regard, prepare position papers and recommendations for the attention of Mission leadership.
•Lead and support the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with the relevant actors. Identify influential contacts and liaise with the Protocol section to schedule and facilitate meetings for the SRSG and the other members of the Mission leadership.
•Organize, prepare and contribute to written outputs, including reports, background briefs, talking points, correspondence, and other communications products as required on developments and partnerships with stakeholders and other actors.
•Provide substantive backstopping, logistics and representational support for visits by mission leadership to the field as required. Manage the functioning of the office including budgetary, logistics, and administrative aspects including individual performance (e-Pers); provide substantive and other guidance to office staff to ensure effective and efficient discharge of duties.
•Perform additional functions, in line with his/her responsibilities, as assigned by the Principal Electoral Officer or an officer designated by the Offices of the SRSG and DSRSG-Political.
Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of UN Peacekeeping operations or related area at the national and or international levels. 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. Gender, 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.
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. Identify priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required; allocate appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allow contingencies when planning; monitor and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
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 improvements; 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.
Judgement/decision making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.
Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social sciences, political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, anthropology, economics, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in the field of electoral operations, diplomacy, political affairs, international relations, humanitarian affairs or related area at the national and/or international levels is required.
Field experience and knowledge of UN peacekeeping operations is desirable.
Knowledge of strategic and /or operational partnership issues with regional organizations/ arrangements, and experience in building such partnerships is desirable.
Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa is desirable
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
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 three months with possibility for further extension subject to availability of 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.
Qualified women that meet the requirements of this job opening are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given full consideration in accordance with the United Nations efforts to increase women participation in its workforce.
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.
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