工作地点：New York 截止日期：28 April , 2019
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office (UNDOCO). The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Partnerships Section in the Policy and Programming Branch.
Within delegated authority, the Development Coordination Officer, Humanitarian Issues is responsible for the following:
-Provides strategic support for policy development on the humanitarian and development nexus.
-Provides guidance to Resident Coordinators (RCs) and United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) on lessons learned and good practices to address the humanitarian-development nexus.
-Contributes to UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) development and joint analysis by promoting humanitarian-development linkages and fostering coherence and collaboration amongst humanitarian and development partners.
-Promotes opportunities for the reinvigorated UNDAFs and joint programmes to include, where appropriate, humanitarian elements, especially in protracted crises and transboundary initiatives.
-Provides substantive contributions to the Interagency Standing Committee (IASC) on Humanitarian Financing; liaises closely with the IASC Task Team on Humanitarian-Development Nexus.
-Serves as UNDOCO focal point to support the Steering Committee of Principals on the Humanitarian-Development Nexus.
-Engages as needed with Member States, on the development-humanitarian nexus, including through follow-up to the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review.
-Leads the design of the annual ECOSOC Event on the Transition from Relief to Development, in collaboration with the Office of Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
-Liaises with think tanks and research bodies on humanitarian issues in the provision of guidance to RCs and UNCTs.
-Reports on implementation and proposes revisions of UNDOCO guidance.
-In close liaison with UNDP, DPKO/DFS and DPA HQ prepare and submits quarterly reports as well as consolidated annual reports on the implementation and the progress of the transition planning process.
-Produces timely and quality analytical products on cross-pillar Human Development and Peace (HDP) matters.
-Provides thematic support to the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) and other interagency groups on humanitarian issues.
-Forges and maintains strong cross-pillar partnerships with other entities of the UN Secretariat with a view of ensuring integrated cross-pillar support to RCs, RCOs and UNCTs.
-Keeps abreast of latest emerging trends and innovative approaches in humanitarian issues.
-Prepares policy position papers on humanitarian issues; assists in the preparation of reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.. .
-Serves as the primary focal point on specific topics or policy-related issues; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
-Organizes and participates in working groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
-May participate in planning and preparation of unit budget and work programme.
-Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or managers and supervises the work of new/junior officers.
-Professionalism: Knowledge of wide range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, to include ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of complex issues that require a coordinated UN response. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems. Knowledge of region or country of assignment, including the political, economic and social dimensions. Ability to negotiate and to influence others to reach agreement. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery). Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate conclusions/recommendations. Ability to relate humanitarian affairs issues and perspectives, including gender issues, to political, economic, social and human rights programmes in affected country/region. 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.
-Planning& 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.
-Innovation and Creativity: Promotes stakeholder-centered design and appropriate risk-taking approaches for team. Leads in the identification of innovative solutions to facilitate and support scaling of UNDS innovations at country level. Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, post conflict, rehabilitation, development, or other related area. Experience in the support of RC System engagement on transitional issues.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in either language is required; and [‘fluency’ or ‘knowledge’] of the other is [‘desirable’ or ’an advantage’]. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
- This position is temporarily available until [specific date]. 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.