SENIOR CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE OFFICER

$148,741 - $182,299 / YEAR Expires in 15 hours

JOB DETAIL

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Conduct and Discipline Team (CDT) of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) in Goma. Goma is classified as “D” hardship level and it is a non-family duty station. The Senior Conduct and Discipline Officer reports directly to the Chief CDT.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Senior Conduct and Discipline Officer is responsible for the following duties: Oversees and coordinates programmed activities, including prevention, enforcement, and remedial action for misconduct by UN personnel, and other initiatives, ensuring appropriate coordination and integration with the mission(s) general mandate(s), and with all its/their components (e.g. human rights, child protection, legal affairs, civilian personnel, military, policy, security, etc.) and other UN entities. Provides programmatic/substantive reviews of work and draft reports prepared by others; analyzes implications of emerging issues/trends and formulates recommendations on possible strategies and measures to address them. Advises management on all issues related to complaint about and questions on alleged acts, omissions and improprieties committed by the mission’s civilian, military and police personnel. Identifies trends/patterns and best practices related to conduct and discipline issues with a view to furthering mission’ s objectives in policy development, preventative actions and awareness -building initiatives. Provides information to the UN Personnel on UN rules and procedures in place that regulate conduct and discipline. Oversees case management as well as undertakes reviews of alleged misconduct by UN peacekeepers, receives and documents complaints, gathers information and determines whether further investigation is warranted. Liaises with the UN OIOS and with missions’ investigative entities on investigation into allegations of misconduct, in order to ensure effective follow-up. Reviews and analyzes investigation reports prepared by investigation entities and prepares appropriate recommendations for further action by the mission. Takes lead in identifying, establishing and maintaining contacts and partnership with UN and other actors with the view to pursuing the agenda for conduct and discipline activities and ensuring participation and effective integration of ideas in the planning and realization of such activities. Provides input for the development of various processes, monitoring and control mechanisms to facilitate coordination, implementation and evaluation of conduct and discipline activities. Oversees data management and tracking of all forms of misconduct for all categories of personnel, develops system to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the mission’s effort to address and prevent misconduct. Keeps current on development and threads in the field of conduct and discipline and proposes strategies to increase awareness of UN peacekeeping personnel on the UN standards of conduct and measures to prevent instances of misconduct; develops mission-specific measures to deter personnel misconduct and ensures compliance with UN standards of conduct. Contributes to the development and implementation of public information and community outreach programmes on conduct and discipline issues. Carries out regular reporting functions, organizes and prepares written outputs including draft background papers, reports and studies, inputs for publication. Performs other related work as required.
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of unit’s mandate and strategic direction. Demonstrated proficiency in the fields of conduct and discipline, law, human rights, social sciences or human resources management. Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to conduct and discipline and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Knowledge of investigation and disciplinary processes in an administrative, criminal, police and/or military context. Demonstrated professional competence in assignments held to date. Strong analytical capacity, and ability to identify, analyze and articulate complex issues/problems. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the conduct and discipline activities. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment. 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. 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 the audience; demonstrated drafting skills of complex reports and analysis. 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. Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly. Judgement and 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.
Education
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, social sciences, human rights, public administration, human resources management or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of policy, conduct and discipline, human resources, law, personnel dispute resolution processes or management is required. Experience in information analysis and problem solving in administration or legal contexts in large organizations is required. Experience overseeing Case Management Tracking System (CMTS) data base or similar database systems is required. Proven track record of excellent management and technical leadership skills is required. Knowledge of Victims’ support policy and procedures is required. Experience in handling case management including assessment of complaints and reports is desirable. Experience in an international organization is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
This job opening is to identify the most qualified candidate for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). Candidates endorsed by the FCRB but not selected will be placed on the Senior Conduct and Discipline Officer – P5 roster. The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) within 14 days of the conclusion of the process. Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate. 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. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
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. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile 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
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo