UNMIK
Mission Planning Officer
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Job Opening

Posting Title: MISSION PLANNING OFFICER, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)

Job Code Title: MISSION PLANNING OFFICER

Department/Office: United Nations Mission in Kosovo

Duty Station: PRISTINA_ISC

Posting Period: 11 December 2018 - 25 December 2018

Job Opening Number: 18-Political Affairs-UNMIK-108074-J-Pristina (M)

Organizational Setting and Reporting

The post is located in the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in the Office of the Chief of Staff.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the P-4 Planning Officer/Political Affairs Officer within the Office of the Chief of Staff, and under the overall supervision of the Chief of Staff, the Mission Planning Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Planning, Coordination and Facilitation - In liaison with various Mission components, support the preparation and revision of strategic planning documents, such as the Mission Concept, the Integrated Strategic Framework (ISF). Support the Planning Officer/Political Affairs Officer in translating the SRSG's vision and the mission mandated tasks into objectives, timelines and expected outcomes for the development and implementation of Mission component plans. Provide support to the regular/annual Mission planning processes including; compiling inputs for the preparation of the Mission Results-Based Budget (RBB), supplementary Budget and quarterly and annual RBB performance reports, as well as the compilation and submission of responses to the Office of the Controller/ACABQ/5th Committee in a timely manner. Coordinate and review RBB requests (Training, Travel, Consultants, Staffing, etc.) from substantive offices, ensuring that the requests are in line with the sections' respective mandates and functions. As appropriate, provide information and advice to substantive offices on RBB processes and the collection and reporting of data on a quarterly/semi-annual basis, in line with DPKO/DFS policies and best practices. Provide support to the planning, coordination and implementation of the Mission's programmatic activities by reviewing project proposals, compiling relevant information and data for quarterly performance reporting, and for the preparation of the Annual Performance Report. Provide secretarial support to the organisation of meetings of the Mission's programmatic activities Steering Group (Coordination Team) and follow up on action points where necessary. Provide support to the review process of project proposals. As directed, provide support to joint and integrated planning between Mission components, UNCT members and other relevant partners in accordance with the Policy on Integrated Assessment and Planning (IAP) guidelines and senior management guidance. Consult and cooperate with partners to develop strategies and plans of action, in pursuit of shared objectives; monitor, evaluate and report on implementation. Perform any other relevant duties as required and tasked by Planning Officer/Political Affairs Officer and the Chief of Staff. Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

  • Mission Senior Management;
  • Heads and planning focal points of Mission Components;

. UN Kosovo TeamResults Expected:

  • Integrated planning mechanisms at field level function in accordance with the IAP policy.
  • An Integrated Strategic Framework (ISF) developed through a partnership with the UN Country Team and the Mission, and in coordination with other relevant entities outside the UN, monitored and evaluated in accordance with established standards.
  • RBB is consistent with other planning processes and documents.

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM - Demonstrates professional competency and in depth knowledge of subject matter. Takes initiative and consistently drives for high quality performance for self and team. Anticipates risks. Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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 audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • 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.
  • TEAMWORK - Work 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.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, social sciences, law, public administration, or a related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, programme management, evaluation, or a related field is required. At least one full year of experience working in a UN field operation in a conflict or post conflict setting is required. Knowledge of relevant UN policies, processes and operations, including legislative and budgetary processes, is required. Experience working on UN field operation strategic planning processes is highly desirable. Advanced knowledge of relevant computer software such as Microsoft Excel or PRINCE2 is considered an asset.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position advertised fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local knowledge is an asset.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • This position is temporarily available until 30 June 2019 with the possibility of extension, subject to budgetary approvals. . 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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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 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.Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.

 

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