Duration of need: Through 31 January 2018.
Estimated Start Date: Immediate.
Applicants for this position should be advised that recruitment is subject to classification, which is approved by OHRM. Internal applicants should note that the granting of SPA is contingent upon classification of the position.
This post is funded with extra-budgetary resources and the contract duration is limited to the source of funding. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the project and/or the availability of the funds.
• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Mission Management and Support Section of the Police Division, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Mission Management and Support Section.
The Police Division is responsible for the Transnational Threats (TNT) project, which is one of the eight different work-streams of the Uniformed Capabilities Development Agenda (UCDA). The UCDA is a DPKO-DFS initiative to enhance uniformed police and military capabilities within missions. The initiative aims to support effective implementation of mandated tasks, and to incorporate operational activities on capacity development support to host-State institutions.
The overall objectives of the Police Division are to effectively direct police components in peacekeeping operations and special political missions; to strengthen the strategic direction, planning, and management of police components in peacekeeping operations; and, to work towards a shared understanding among all stakeholders on the future direction of police peacekeeping. Additional information available on http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/sites/police/division.shtml.
Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Support project development and implementation of the Transnational Threats (TNT) project, focusing on achievements of the following:
• Support the implementation of the TNT project;
• Provide support to the staff working with the TNT project;
• Provide technical input into the TNT project activities;
• Assist in designing a Department of Peacekeeping (DPKO), Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), Police Division (PD) strategy for UN Missions to utilise Serious and
Organized Crime Support Units (SOC SUs) to effectively develop host-States law enforcement agencies capabilities to combat TNT, as applicable;
• Develop standard Terms of Reference (ToR) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) templates to be used for the selection, deployment, implementation and management of SOC SUs ;
• Conduct research to assist in the development of concept notes, project documents and policy frameworks as directed by the Team Leader/Section Chief;
• Organize, facilitate, conduct, attend and monitor training and workshops as advised;
• Perform other work-related outputs supporting the TNT Project as requested by the Team Leader/ Section Chief including administrative work;
• Assist in drafting and processing of correspondence and taking notes at meetings as required;
• Perform any other duties that relate to his/her expertise as directed by the Chief of MMSS.
Professionalism: In-depth knowledge of issues, concepts and approaches related to serious organised crime and transnational threats. Ability to provide expert advice on police issues and project implementation. Understanding of police institutional development and police capacity enhancement. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; 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.
Planning and organization: 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.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; recognizes and responds appropriately to the ideas, interests, and concerns of others. Builds trust and engenders morale by displaying open, transparent, and credible behavior. Displays ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Utilizes diversity to foster teamwork. Ensures others’ understanding of, involvement in, and adaptation to a change process 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.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in criminal justice, law, political or social sciences, or related area. First level university degree in combination with qualifying experience in addressing serious and organized crime issues, police management or peacekeeping may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Graduation from a certified police academy or other similar law enforcement training institution is desirable.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience the field of rule of law, policing, national or international law enforcement agencies or related field, including at least three years of experience in addressing serious and organized crime issues is required. Peacekeeping and or other international experience in the UN or other international organizations is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the UN. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language, preferably French, is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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.
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The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
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