Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), P-3, duty station Bangui. The incumbent will be under the direct supervision of the Senior Electoral Officer. S/He will report to the Chief Electoral Officer through the Electoral Officer Logistics and the Senior Electoral Officer.
Within delegated authority, the Electoral Officer, P-3 (Logistics) will be responsible for the following duties:
• Implement, and, in exceptional cases, supervise the implementation of, electoral programs and processes in one or more of the following areas, as required: operations including field operations, procurement, logistics, gender mainstreaming, capacity-building, as well as project support;
• Contribute to the planning and coordination of electoral logistics support to the Electoral Commission for the nationwide distribution of electoral cargo;
• Assist with the technical identification of electoral equipment and material;
• Assist in the capacity building of the National Elections Authority in election materials warehousing, inventory management, distribution and tracking.
• Provide project and programme management and support, including budget management and monitoring, and reporting of results to national counterparts, donors and UN bodies; • Provide, and, in exceptional cases, supervise the provision of, support, technical assistance and advice in the above areas as required.
• Contribute to and monitor the capacity-building of national counterparts and strengthening of national institutions.
• If required, supervise and manage the performance of national and, in some cases, international staff assigned to the area of responsibility.
• Monitor the impact of domestic and international norms and processes on female participation and provide inputs that formulate the advice to the Electoral Management Bodies on appropriate corrective measures reviewing professional inputs and amending the projects or results as needed.
• Maintain professional and productive partnerships with national counterparts and other key stakeholders in the electoral process.
• Contribute to compiling and provide regular briefings and reports in the assigned area of responsibility in close collaboration with other relevant partners.
• Perform other related duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of logistics policies and procedures. Demonstrated in-depth technical knowledge of all aspects of integrated logistics and administrative procedures with proven analytical skills. Ability to apply various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. 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.
Teamwork: Works 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.
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.
Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Public Administration, or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
A minimum of five (5) years with a master’s degree or seven (7) years with a bachelor’s degree of progressively responsible experience in elections and related area in at least 2 countries is required.
A minimum of five (5) years of direct experience in electoral logistics or in a dedicated logistics role in a relevant area is required.
At least two years of experience in implementing, supporting or advising on electoral processes is required.
Previous experience in Logistics with the United Nations in a peacekeeping environment is desirable.
Electoral experience in or in support of field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Experience in post-conflict situations and/or in developing countries is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in French is required; and knowledge of English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
• This position is temporarily available. 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.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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.
Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
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