Senior Regional Development Officer

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Org. Setting and Reporting The Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) in Mozambique works to bring together UN Entities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities at the country level. As a result of the growing footprint of the UN in the North in response to the crisis, challenges have emerged with regards to the effective coordination of UN engagement. In response, the Resident Coordinator requires a presence in the North to strengthen coordination, through a ONE UN response.

The key objective of the Senior Regional Development Officer (SRDO) is to ensure a well-coordinated recovery, resilience, development, peace building engagement in full complementarity with the humanitarian efforts in the North of Mozambique. The main contribution of the position is to strengthen the UN contribution to recovery and development in the North. The scope of the responsibilities includes ensuring sound dialogue with local authorities, enhancing the collective and coordinated UN engagement in the north and strengthening the UN contribution to recovery and development coordination platforms and complementarity with humanitarian efforts. The SRDO post will be situated within the RCO and outposted in Pemba.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority from the Resident Coordinator (RC), the Senior Regional Development Officer will be responsible for the following duties: - Provides support to the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects on sustainable development issues;; liaises with relevant parties, such as multilateral and bilateral partners, IFI, private sector, in support to local authorities through the establishment of a wider consultation process and appropriate fora to enhance coordination between development, human rights and peace efforts; identifies and initiates follow-up actions - Works closely with the most senior UN humanitarian officer to ensure complementarity between development, human rights, peace building and PVE efforts by the UN and the humanitarian response - Actively supports the strengthening and geographical scale up of the PSEA network in Cabo Delgado, assisting the PSEA Coordinator assigned to Cabo Delgado - Ensures a forward looking, coherent vision with representatives of the international community as part of the strategic dialogue in the North and provides strategic advice to the RC and support to the UNCT, development partners, IFIs, and NGOs on policies, programmes, projects and issues of significant impact on development, human rights and peace efforts - Leads research on the identification of new and emerging sustainable development issues and presents analysis of information gathered and reviewed from diverse sources with plausible recommendations. - Coordinates policy development under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2022 – 2026) and the UN support to UPR recommendations; reviews the assessments of sustainable development issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or research activities and studies, - Support survey initiatives; guides design of data collection instruments; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions. - Supervises preparation of various written outputs, including background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies. - Provides direct substantive support to consultative meetings, , by offering strategic advice, giving technical guidance and assisting in developing a consensus, including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations on sustainable development issues. - Prepares speeches for senior staff and makes presentations on sustainable development issues at various forums, governmental, inter-agency, expert or multi-stakeholder nature. - Manages outreach activities; designs and conducts training workshops, seminars, etc., gives lectures or presentations on assigned topics/activities on sustainable development issues; leads the development of a common UN advocacy strategy and common messages for public and private advocacy at different levels and actors; Ensures that a seamless communication is maintained between the Maputo level and Pemba/Niassa/Nampula level. - Leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties, including drafting mission summaries on sustainable development issues. - Develops and maintains relations with senior officials of member governments ensuring alignment of UN support with the national plans, especially in harmonizing integrated development, and human rights strategies, while coordinating with the most senior UN humanitarian officer to ensure complementarity between these initiatives and humanitarian action. - Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and ensures preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.) on sustainable development issues. - Serves as an effective spokesperson and establishes collaboration and partnerships with key officials at all levels inside and outside the organization. - Ensures effective utilization, supervision and development of staff; Guides, evaluates and mentors staff. - Takes the lead in task forces, working groups, inter-agency groups, as needed on sustainable development issues. - Ensures gender mainstreaming, including comprehensive solutions to the current crisis in the north including gender responsive plan. - Manages unit both substantively and administratively, as appropriate. - Performs other related duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following: Senior staff and counterparts in UN funds, programmes and other UN specialized agencies. Officials of development partners, international organizations, research institutions and other stakeholders.

Results Expected: Provides sound and innovative advice on a wide range of complex sustainable development issues to address development challenges as well as the humanitarian issues. Effectively supports plans, develops, implements and monitors programme to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results. Independently approaches work, seeking advice from the RC and Heads of Agencies only when necessary. Advises and provides leadership to junior staff.

Competencies - Vision: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities. - Building Trust: Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion; manages in a deliberate and predictable way; operates with transparency; has no hidden agenda; places confidence in colleagues, staff members and clients; gives proper credit to others; follows through on agreed upon actions; treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately. - Professionalism: Proven knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to sustainable development. Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Ability to generate and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction. Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgment. Proven ability to analyze complex data and produce reports leading to sound policy recommendations for achieving sustainable development; Solid understanding of the political environment and the programmes and activities of the UN system; Ability to think strategically, to identify key emerging sustainable development issues and related policy implications. 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. - 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. - Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in sustainable development, political science, economics, international studies, public policy, public administration, social sciences or 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 ten years of progressively responsible experience in coordination, development, peace, humanitarian nexus, human rights, PVE/CVE or other related area is required

Ten years of experience at the international level is required.

A minimum of ten years field/direct experience in coordination, humanitarian-development-peace nexus, recovery, resilience, development, preventing violent extremism, development is required.

Relevant experience working in highly insecure contexts is desirable.

Relevant experience in access negotiations with diverse stakeholders is desirable.

Relevant experience in the UN Common System or similar organizations is desirable.

Relevant experience in the region is desirable

Languages English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required; knowledge of Portuguese is desirable. Knowledge of Swahili is an advantage.

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

Special Notice At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

This position is available for an initial period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover letter.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 January 2022, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.


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