CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE OFFICER – UNITAMS
|Job Opening Number||22-Administration-UNITAMS-184659-J-Khartoum (M)|
|Job Code Title||CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE OFFICER, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)|
|Department/Office||United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan|
|Posting Period||23 June 2022 – 07 July 2022|
Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020) and 2579 (2021) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human rights, and sustainable peace; support peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in particular in Blue Nile and South Kordofan (the Two Areas) and Darfur; and support the mobilization of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance.
The position is based in Khartoum and is located in the Office of the Chief of Staff. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Staff.
Within delegated authority, the Conduct and Discipline Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Identifies trends/patterns, lessons learned and best practices related to conduct and discipline issues with a view to furthering the mission’s objectives in policy development, preventive actions and awareness-building initiatives.
•Undertakes reviews of alleged misconduct by UN personnel; receives and documents complaints, gathers information and advises on whether further investigation is warranted; analyzes relevant information and advises on actions to be taken based on an impartial and independent examination of the facts; liaises with relevant parties internally and externally; undertakes appropriate follow-up.
•Keeps current on developments and trends in the field of conduct and discipline and contributes to the development of measures to increase awareness of UN personnel about the UN standards of conduct and to prevent instances of misconduct, e.g. assists in the development and implementation of awareness raising programs, including the provision of training on conduct and discipline matters, develops mission-specific measures to detect personnel misconduct, and ensures compliance with UN standards, proposes strategies for preventive measures, etc.
•Organizes and/or undertakes quantitative and qualitative research and analysis on the consistent application, within the mission, of UN, DPPA and DPO 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.
•Contributes to maintaining and monitoring a data management system for all categories of personnel misconduct; performs data mining and data analysis to produce narrative and statistical reports.
•Prepares various written outputs, e.g. management briefings, background papers, presentations, analysis, reports and studies, inputs to communications, publications, etc.
•Contributes to 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, including assistance to victims of misconduct.
•Provides input for the development and implementation of public information and community outreach measures on conduct and discipline issues.
•Engages in day-to-day coordination of activities with other mission components (e.g. gender, legal officers, human resources, security, training, child protection. and UN entities).
•Performs other duties, as assigned.
Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of unit’s mandate and strategic direction. Demonstrated proficiency in the fields of conduct and discipline, law, human rights, social sciences or human resources management. Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to conduct and discipline and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Knowledge of investigation and disciplinary processes in an administrative, criminal, police and/or military context. Demonstrated professional competence in assignments held to date. Strong analytical capacity, and ability to identify, analyze and articulate complex issues/problems. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the conduct and discipline activities. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment. Ability to track and monitor compliance of other professionals in the mission. Shows pride in work and 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.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of law, human rights, human resources management, or other related fields. 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 five (5) 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, analyzing and presenting information is required.
A minimum of three (3) years of 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 required.
Experience on legal matters related to Conduct and Discipline, especially with regard to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse is required.
Experience in training other staff on mitigating the risks of sexual exploitation and abuse in a multicultural context is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
• This position is temporarily available for 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.
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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