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United Nations Support Office in Somali (UNSOS)
United Nations Support Office in Somalia
P-4 Mid-level Professional Full-time Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 9 May 2024
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary-General (OASG) within the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) based in Mogadishu. The incumbent will report directly to the Assistant Secretary-General (ASG).
The focus of this position is to lead the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of conduct and discipline programmes, operations, and other related activities. Within the delegated authority, the Conduct and Discipline Officer will perform the following duties: • Advises management on all issues related to complaints about and questions on alleged acts, omissions and improprieties committed by the mission’s civilian, military and police personnel. • Identifies trends/patterns, lessons learned, and best practices related to conduct and discipline issues with a view to furthering mission’s objectives in policy development, preventive actions, and awareness-building initiatives. • Provides information to UN personnel on the UN rules and procedures in place that regulate conduct and discipline. • Oversees case management, as well as undertakes reviews of alleged misconduct by UN personnel; receives and documents complaints, gathers information and determine whether further investigation is warranted. • Liaises with the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) and with missions’ investigative entities on investigations into allegations of misconduct, in order to ensure effective follow-up. • Reviews and analyses investigation reports prepared by investigative entities in field missions, or OIOS, and prepares recommendations for further actions by the mission. • Takes the lead in identifying, establishing, and maintaining contacts and partnerships with UN and other actors (national and international) with a view to pursuing the agenda for conduct and discipline activities and ensuring participation and effective integration of ideas in the planning and realization of such activities. • Provides input for the development of various process, monitoring, and control mechanisms to facilitate coordination, implementation and evaluation of conduct and discipline activities. • Oversees data management and tracking of all forms of misconduct for all categories of peacekeeping personnel; develops systems to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the mission’s efforts to address and prevent misconduct. • Keeps current on developments and trends in the field of conduct and discipline and proposes strategies to increase awareness of UN personnel on the UN standards of conduct and measures to prevent instances of misconduct, (e.g. assists in the development and implementation of awareness raising programs, including through the provision of training on conduct and discipline matters) and develops mission-specific measures to detect personnel misconduct and ensures compliance with UN standards of conduct. • Contributes to the development and implementation of public information and community outreach measures on conduct and discipline issues. • Organizes and/or undertakes quantitative and qualitative research and analysis on the consistent application, within the mission, of UN policies, procedures, and guidelines related to various aspects of conduct and discipline work; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions; produces progress and briefing reports. • Carries out regular reporting functions (e.g. quarterly reports to senior management containing statistical analyses on conduct and discipline activities and recommendations resulting from the analyses, etc.); organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, reports etc. • Engages in day-to-day coordination of activities with other mission components (e.g. legal officers, human resources, security, training, and UN entities). • Manages and supervises junior staff. • Performs other duties as required.
Professionalism: Thorough knowledge of and application of relevant operational, administrative and protocol policies to ensure adherence to relevant guidelines and procedures and overall quality of outputs; Proven tact and discretion in dealing with highly confidential and sensitive matters, as well as excellent interpersonal skills; Demonstrated initiative and ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. 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. 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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of law, human rights, human resources management, or other related fields is required. A first-level university degree, with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Job - Specific Qualification
Familiarity with administrative, labor, criminal and/or military laws and principles is desirable.
Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in positions in the field of conduct and discipline, law, human rights and/or human resources management is required. Experience in gathering and analyzing information and problem-solving is required . Experience providing services in the field of conduct and discipline or related area to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
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
This position is no longer open.