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Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer, Mogadishu, Somalia

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Posting Title: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER, P4

Job Code Title: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER

Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia

 

Posting Period: 26 January 2022 – 22 February 2022

Job Opening Number: 22-Security Institutions-UNSOM-169818-F-Mogadishu (M)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group (ROLSIG) of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The incumbent of this position will be based in Mogadishu and report to the Director of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group (ROLSIG), and acts as the DDR Section Chief.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the DDR Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    •  Assists the ROLSIG senior management in the overall planning of strategic, technical and operational components of its work and in the day-to-day coordination of its activities with other mission components (e.g., political affairs, public information; logistic support) and other UN entities.
    •  In coordination with the head of office, provides substantive guidance to DDR staff members in the regional offices; coordinates activities related to budget funding and prepares related documents/reports.
  • Supports the integrated planning of all DDR activities including weapons and ammunition management and coordinates their implementation in close collaboration with community violence reduction initiatives, in accordance with the mission’s mandate.
  •  Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or other research activities and studies.
  •  Provides technical inputs to the planning, design and implementation of diverse programmes/projects, as well as technical advice and assistance to key parties (e.g., Defectors Rehabilitation Programme Secretariat; other government representatives; implementing partners); consults with relevant stakeholders through inclusive and participatory processes. c7E9URo Dgn9WK
    •  Takes the lead in identifying, establishing and maintaining contacts and partnerships with other international and national actors in assigned areas of responsibility with a view to pursuing DDR objectives and ensuring participation in and effective integration of ideas in the planning and implementation of DDR activities.
    •  Leads and/or participates in large, complex programmes/projects, field missions, etc., including provision of guidance to government officials and other relevant parties; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; ensuring follow-up actions.
    •  Leads and supervises the organization of meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive issues; manages the substantive preparation and organization of such meetings or seminars.
    •  Prepares and/or supervises preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
    •  Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings (e.g. conferences, workshops) to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations; assists in the planning of high-level visits.
    •  Ensures day-to-day supervision of staff and their field operations activities; carries out programmatic/substantive reviews of work and draft reports prepared by others.
    •  Supports in resource mobilization efforts and ensures coordination with donors, including the private sector.
    •  Performs other duties as required.

    CompetenciesProfessionalism: 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.

    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. 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.

    Managing performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.

    EducationAdvanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social sciences, international law, management, economics, business administration, finance, development or other relevant fields. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

    Work ExperienceA minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in international affairs such as peacekeeping, peacebuilding or development programmes operations in the field with specific focus on disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, small arms and light weapons control, conflict/post-conflict crisis management, economic recovery or a related area is required.

    A minimum of three (3) years of experience in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, community violence reduction, and/or weapons and ammunition management is required.

    Experience in coordination with multiple partner agencies, funds or programmes is required.

    Experience in programme planning and management is required.

    Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds and programmes), or a similar international organization in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.

    LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    AssessmentPreviously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

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

    United Nations ConsiderationsAccording 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.

    No Fee

  • THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
Mogadishu, Somalia
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