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UNISFA Vacancies 2023 for Liaison Officer Jobs in Abyei Location.
UNISFA Jobs in Abyei 2023:- New job notification not for UNISFA job opportunity portal for the post of Liaison Officer. Liaison Officer Vacancy is for the Abyei location. Candidates should apply through unisfa.unmissions.org before the last date which is 04/08/2023.
Liaison Officer Jobs at UNISFA Details
|Recruiter Name||UNISFA (United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei)|
|Name of Vacancy||Liaison Officer Vacancy in South Sudan|
|Job Type||UN Jobs in South Sudan|
|Top Job Category of the day||NGO Jobs in South Sudan|
Liaison Officer Jobs Description
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Community Liaison Office of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Abyei. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief, Community Liaison Office or their designate.
Within delegated authority, the Liaison Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Coordination and communication
• Provides information and analysis for the Mission on issues affecting conflict dynamics at the local level. Ensures that the concerns and perceptions of the local population are effectively communicated to the Mission, as well as other actors where appropriate. Represents the mission at the local level as required.
• Provides support to the work of the substantive sections of the mission, facilitates joint rule of law interventions between mission components and assists with the general management and administration of work. Contributes to a shared understanding of the Mission environment, mandate and operations amongst Mission actors at the local level, in particular uniformed components, to support consistency and coherence of approach. Fosters effective working relations with the United Nations Country Teams (UNCT)
• Takes the lead in the development, implementation and oversight of rule of law specific joint programming between UNISFA and the agencies, funds and programmes. Ensures coherence between rule of law and wider joint programming between UNISFA and the United Nations Country Teams in Sudan and South Sudan, and, through the Chief, Community Liaison Office, supports the Acting Head of Mission / Force Commander in guiding, overseeing and coordinating the implementation of all United Nations rule of law support in Abyei.
• Contributes to the formulation of recommendations concerning Mission actions and approaches required at the local level and assists with mobilizing responses from other actors where appropriate.
Monitoring, analysis and reporting
• Contributes to overall mission monitoring and planning as required.
• Promotes coherence and cooperation between different offices and components in implementation; supports the design, development and implementation of county strategies within the framework of the Mission’s strategy ensuring consistency of approach and efficiency of output. Supports planning and budgetary processes for current and future field operations. Monitors, evaluates and reports on outcomes.
• Interacts closely in preparing summary and analytical documents, including situation reports, background notes, talking points, options’ papers, code cables and input for the reports of the Secretary-General and other sensitive and confidential official communications to UNHQ.
• Serve as Detention Focal Point for detentions undertaken by the Mission (responsible to oversee, document and advise on detention, handover and follow up procedures; prepare and follow up on notifications of handover and of serious incidents with representatives of Sudan and South Sudan; process routine requests for update on serious violations; tracks and manages a database with information on all detentions and handovers by the Mission.
• Serve as juvenile justice and child protection focal point
• Supports dialogue between groups in conflict in the area of responsibility by convening structured meetings and similar activities.
• Promotes and protects the interest of excluded and/or threatened groups through advocacy in full respect of humanitarian and international law.
• Support civil society groups and/or institutions at the local level that promote a culture of peace and reconciliation. Coordinates with local law and order interlocutors on justice and accountability issues, including monitoring their functioning for compliance with fair trial, due process and wider human rights and designing and implementing corrective interventions.
PROFESSIONALISM: 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.
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.
Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in law or related area. 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 minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in liaison-related work with UN Peace Operations, UN Funds and Programmes, National or International NGOs, or community based organizations, research institutions, etc. is required. Of these, a minimum of 2 years should have been in the field, in a conflict management and reconciliation position requiring facilitation, mediation or negotiation skills.
Possession of experience in facilitating structured dialogue events between different parties and reconciliation activities. Experience in programme management is required.
Experience in justice and accountability and programme management is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
• This position is temporarily available for a period of 364 days. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• 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.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• 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.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• 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.
Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to 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.
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.
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