Notes:As soon as possible through 31 March 2017. • 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.• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English• 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 Audit response and Boards of Inquiry Section (ARBOIS), Office of the Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Field Support. The Programme Officer reports to the Section Chief. The focus of this job is to lead the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project to establish Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework in DPKO/DFS and field missions.
Under the general supervision of the Chief of Audit Response and Boards of Inquiry Section, Department of Field Support (DFS), the Programme Officer will perform the following duties: • Develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects related to enterprise risk management and internal control; • Monitors and analyze programme/project development and implementation; • Review relevant documents and reports; • Identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; • Liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions. • Perform consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning and facilitating workshops, through interactive sessions, and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change. • Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources. • Develop and enhance tools and guidelines and assist in the preparation of training materials for risk assessment, monitoring and reporting in the field. • Generate survey initiatives; design data collection tools; review, analyze and interpret responses to identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions. • Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g., draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. • Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities. • Lead and/or participate in large, complex field missions, including provision of substantive guidance and facilitation of field mission risk-management processes and drafting mission summaries, etc. • Perform other duties as required.
– PROFESSIONALISM: Awareness of managerial and programmatic challenges of United Nations peacekeeping operations. Understanding of risk-management methodologies and related implementation issues. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Ability to work with minimal supervision and to define and achieve priorities. Excellent research, analytical and problem solving skills. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspective and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. – COMMUNICATION: Ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate written materials; Ability to speak and write clearly and to effectively listen to others; Ability to correctly interpret messages from others and respond appropriately; Ability to tailor language, tone, style and format to match the audience. – TEAMWORK: Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish partnerships and good working relations across different professional disciplines. Ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics 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 project or programme management, administration or related area. Experience in Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control issues in a public sector organization is desirable. Experience in a peacekeeping mission or related field duty station is an advantage.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of other United Nations languages is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.