SENIOR OPERATIONS OFFICER
Application deadline 4 months ago: Friday 1 Jul 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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The salary for this job should be between 165,195 USD and 207,027 USD.
Salary for a P-5 contract in BamakoThe international rate of 110,869 USD, with an additional 49% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in Bamako with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali. The Senior Joint Operations Officer reports directly to the Chief of Staff. S/he is responsible for leading and ensuring integrated situational awareness, coordination and facilitating crisis management. Within the limits of delegated authority, and under the supervision of the Chief of Staff, the Senior Joint Operations Officer serves as Section Chief for the Joint Operations Center (JOC). S/he is responsible for the coordination and supervision of the responsibilities and services provided by the JOC, including the management of an integrated team comprising staff from across the mission, including military, police, and security components.
Responsibilities Under the authority of the Chief of Staff, the Senior Joint Operations Officer, will be responsible for the following duties (these duties are generic and may not be carried out by all officers):
1. Manages the JOC, including: (a) Overseeing management (including performance management), recruitment and training of the JOC personnel; (b) Responsible for mission-level standard operating procedures, tools and templates (for reporting, coordination, crisis management, communications, etc., reflecting DPO policy and guidance) and ensuring their implementation (including through training and evaluation); (c) Briefing the SRSG and senior leadership as well as high level delegations and members of the diplomatic corps; (d) Sharing information and maintaining relations with the mission's components, sectors, regional offices, UN Country Team, and the United Nations Headquarters (in particular, the UN Operations and Crisis Centre/Peacekeeping Situation Centre); (e) Providing input to management meetings and processes, including for budgets, reviews, SG's reports, etc.
2. Situational Awareness (Monitoring, reporting and data management): (a) Overseeing that the JOC receives information from and maintains relations with stakeholders; (b) Accountable for JOC products and reviewing the final versions of integrated reports (including daily and weekly situation reports); (c) Responsible for ensuring incident ("flash") reports about important, urgent events and new development are sent in a timely manner; (d) Overseeing the preparing of special report and drafting of code cables and official e-mails, In response to information requests; (e) Responsible for ensuring the JOC maintains databases and SAGE maps, accessible by, and for the use of, integrated mission components; (g) Approving the exchange of operational information with external partners, including members of the diplomatic community, humanitarian and civil society partners.
3. Crisis management support: (a) Managing the crisis management center for the SRSG and other members of the Mission's core Crisis Management Team, providing them with an effective and uninterrupted channel of communication, reporting and information management; (b) Organizing crisis management meetings within the mission and with UN headquarters in New York; (c) Ensuring that the mission and key actors (CMT members, JOC staff, etc.) are prepared for crises and familiar and that SOPs and other guidance are up-to-date; (d) Liaising regularly with mission and UNCT leadership to ensure a timely flow of information during a crisis.
4. Coordination of operations: (a) Chairing/attending integrated operational planning and coordination (IOPC) meetings, as required, liaising with mission components, mission support and the UNCT; (b) Overseeing JOC support to regular integrated operational planning and coordination mechanisms ; (c) Liaising with mission sections, mission support, and the UNCT regularly; (d) Ensuring close collaboration with the Joint Mission Analysis e.g. Security Operations Cell/Centre and Joint Logistics Operation Centre; (e) Working with the protection-of-civilians unit to deliver a regularly updated Incidents Matrix based on the JOC database; (f) Responsible for the JOC maintaining an up-to-date contact database.
5. Perform other tasks as required by the Chief of Staff or SRSG.
Competencies Professionalism: Sound operational comprehension, effective analytical skills, and appropriate operations experience in information collection, management and representation. Excellent drafting and editing skills, with the proven ability to produce cogent reports often under strict time constraints, and to critically review and edit the work of others. Ability to identify politically sensitive and operationally significant issues. Ability to coordinate with various actors including Mission components, the UN Country Team, government officials, civil society organizations, regional and intergovernmental organizations. Ability to effectively conduct presentations by clearly summarizing and articulating operational issues, proposing options and concisely conveying information. Capacity to provide clear, timely direction, including under stressful and demanding circumstances. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all areas of work. Expertise in crisis management, particularly in an operations room context at the Mission (theatre) level. Comprehensive understanding of UN peacekeeping operations, and a good knowledge of the UN system. 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.
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; and demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be 'clients' and seeks to see things from the clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; and meets timelines for delivery of products or services to clients.
Judgement/decision-making: Identifies key issues in complex situations, and comes to the heart of problems quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; 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.
Building trust: Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion; places confidence in colleagues, staff members and clients; gives proper credit to others; operates with transparency; follows through on agreed upon actions; treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.
Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social sciences, political science, international relations, law or related area. A first -level university degree in combination with an additional 2 years of qualifying experience may be accepted In lieu of an advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in political or international affairs, military, police, security, civil affairs, humanitarian affairs, human rights, crisis operations and management, or related field is required.
At least two years of direct experience in a UN peacekeeping or other field operation in a conflict or post conflict country is required.
Extensive experience drafting political documents and briefing senior officials is required.
Relevant professional experience managing a team or an office is required.
Experience working in an integrated civilian -military-police environment is desirable
Experience working on political, security or mandate related issues in West Africa is an advantage (desirable).
Experience working in a Situation Center, Joint Operation Center, or a similar 24/7 operational environment is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
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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