This job opening is being advertised for advance planning purposes pending formal approval of the relevant funding and staffing structures. An appointment may be terminated or post level adjusted in accordance with the Staff Rules for such reasons as abolition of post or reduction of staff or committee funding approvals, for example in the event that the funding for the post is not approved or the mandate of the mission is not extended. The selected candidate is expected to commence work 16 October 2017.This “Recruit from Roster” job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2350 (2017) deciding the creation of MINUJUSTH which is mandated to assist the Government of Haiti to strengthen rule of law institutions in Haiti; further support and develop the Haitian National Police; and engage in human rights monitoring, reporting, and analysis among others. MINUJUSTH is a non-family mission. The Chief, Operations and Resources Management will be based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Within the delegated authority the incumbent will report to the Chief Mission Support.
Within delegated authority, the overall responsibilities of the Chief, Operations and Resources Management will be responsible to bring together strategic and cross-cutting mission support functions with a view to ensuring coherence in forecasting, performance monitoring, planning, and coordination related to operational and resourcing activities. The Chief of Operations and Resource Management oversees, manages and directs the following strategic operations and resourcing functions of mission support components:– Human Resources Section (HRS)– Financial Resourcing and Performance Section (FRRS)– Field Technology Section (FTS) – Mission Support Centre (MSC)Other responsibilities include the following duties: • Assisting and supporting the Chief Mission Support in the planning, organizing, implementing, managing and overseeing of activities pertaining to the work of following sections: FinancialResourcing & Performance, human resources, Field Technology, and Mission Support Centre .• Ensures development, preparation, coordination and monitoring of work plans, strategies and programmes for the administrative activities of the Mission and takes the lead in securing the required human, financial and logistical resources to achieve them.• In cooperation with other offices of the Mission, plans and forecasts the personnel, financial and logistic requirements of all Mission components. • Exercises budgetary and administrative control.• Reports on all administrative, logistics and financial matters.• Drafts guidelines, reports and correspondence on a wide range of issues for the CMS as requested, and ensure that all relevant UN rules and regulations are adhered to.• Drafts responses to correspondence required from the CMS on administrative/policy documents.• Takes the lead on the development and implementation of special projects, such as Security/Evacuation Plan, Welfare Activities, etc, as requested.• Undertakes the evaluation of the support provided by the Mission Support Division to the various clients and/or partners• Liaises with the Offices of the SRSG, Deputy DSRSG and the Police Commissioner as well as Chiefs of Sections on administrative issues/activities as applicable.• Liaises with local authorities, mission stakeholders, and UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes or other parties on behalf of the CMS• Monitors implementation of partners/Board of Inquiry recommendations.• Performs other duties, as assigned.
Professionalism: Demonstrated ability to provide technical advice in a broad range of human resources, financial, logistical, and administrative areas to senior managers; sound knowledge of UN rules and regulations and an ability to apply them in a volatile field mission environment to to resolve complex and/or sensitive issues. 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. Communications: 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 audience; and demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.. Judgement/decision-making : Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision; Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary. Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; Empowers others to translate vision into results; Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; Drives for change and improvement, does not accept the status quo; Shows the courage to take unpopular stands; Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, human resources management, finance, accounting, or related field. A first-level university degree with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, budget, finance or general administration, and field operations. Experience in handling complex organizational issues at the international level is desirable. Hands-on experience with UN administrative/financial policies and practices is an asset. UN field mission experience is an advantage.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of 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.Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.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.Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
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