ASSOCIATE DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER
United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
Kidal (Mali)
Grade: P-2, Entry Professional
Occupations: Peace and Security
Job Expired 18 Mar 2021
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Job Description
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Disarmament-Demobilisation-Reintegration (DDR) Section of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), in Kidal. Kidal is classified as an E hardship duty station and a non-family duty station. The incumbent reports to the DDR Team Leader /Kidal.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
• Contributes in the development, implementation and evaluation of DDR activities in assigned region in accordance with system-wide principles and guidance, and the mandate of the Mission in particular;
• Carries out basic research and analysis on selected aspects of the DDR programme, including operations and other related subjects and activities, e.g. reviews relevant documents and reports; collects,
analyses and presents relevant data and other information gathered from diverse sources; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties;
identifies and tracks follow-up actions;
• Contributes to the monitoring of DDR activities, undertakes periodic reviews of DDR operations to assess effectiveness and efficiency, achievement of results and procedural compliance;
• Maintains awareness of current DDR issues, including relevant political, policy and gender considerations; monitors and assesses the political situation in assigned area of responsibility as required;
• Participates in discussions with the Mission's civilian, military and other components, as well as with international and national partners on DDR activities;
• Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, manuals on standards and procedures, inputs to publications, etc.;
• Provides administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, including the preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.;
• Undertakes outreach activities; participates in the development and delivery of training workshops, seminars, and induction courses on assigned topics/activities;
• Organizes field visits for high-level UN officials; participates in field visits to review; implementation of various DDR programmes/activities, including provision of substantive and administrative support; and
• Performs other related duties as required.
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Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of development, implementation and evaluation of DDR activities; Good skills of analysis on selected aspects of the DDR programme and activities; 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. Provides leadership and 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.

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; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
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Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivale degree) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
Work Experience
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in international affairs such as peacekeeping, peacebuilding or development programmes, preferably, with specific focus on conflict/post-conflict and economic recovery issues or related areas required.
Previous experience working with vulnerable groups in the areas of peacekeeping, peacebuilding, development, small arms or DDR is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
The appointment or assignment and renewal thereofare subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.
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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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.

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