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PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS OFFICER
United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
P-3 Mid-level Professional Full-time Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 20 Apr 2024
Expired
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Protection of Civilians Officer, P-3 will be based in Bangui and report to the Senior Protection of Civilians, P-5
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the POC Officer will perform the following roles and duties: Coordination and communication • Support the development and implementation of the mission wide PoC strategy and local protection plans in the area of responsibility. • Provide secretariat support to the operational level PoC Working Group. • Ensure close coordination with relevant PoC partners in the development and implementation of the strategy and local protection plans, including with focal points for child protection and sexual violence in conflict. • Support the Senior PoC Officer in strengthening cooperation with relevant protection actors, including national authorities, civil society, UN Agencies, Funds and Programs with complementary mandates and other relevant partners, including international security forces and the protection cluster; support Community Liaison Assistants in their daily work; collate and analyze information they submit. • Work with JOC and JMAC to provide early warning of POC threats to Head of Office. Monitoring, analysis, and reporting • Coordinate the activities of local Joint Protection Teams, and lead or join protection assessments with other actors. • Ensure that adequate PoC analysis is included in relevant reporting requirements, including SG reports. • Report on any resource and capability constraints which adversely affect the mission’s ability to implement its protection of civilians’ mandate; and • Take responsibility for any POC monitoring and reporting activities in the area of responsibility. Training • Support POC Advisors in assessing the training needs on protection of civilian’s issues within the mission, and design and support the delivery of tailored POC modules with relevant mission components, in close consultation with the IMTC. • In cooperation with the IMTC and other mission components, ensure adequate training on PoC for Governmental institutions. • Provide support as required and undertake other tasks as may be appropriate to the specific context and tasks vis-à-vis PoC
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Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law. 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. 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.
Education
Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, law, public Administration or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job - Specific Qualification
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Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in political science, humanitarian affairs, human rights, international relations, public administration, or related fields at the national and international level advisory skills are required. Experience working in post-conflict countries or in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both English and French is required.
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. The 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 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. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile 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.
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