COORDINATION OFFICER

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  • Kabul

UNAMA - United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan


Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located within the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Reporting to the Office of the DSRSG (Development) (RC/HC). the incumbent perform coordination role involving relevant government institutions, UN Agencies, International Organizations and Diplomatic Missions on matters of interest to the Mission as well as administrative, logistical and operational responsibilities.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Coordination Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Partnerships, Planning and Programming: •Develop and maintain productive partnerships with all nexus stakeholders, including mission components, UNCT and HCT members, bilateral and multilateral donors, regional organizations, international financial institutions, the private sector, civil society, relevant authorities and other stakeholders. •Support the preparation and implementation of UN common planning and programming processes, including the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus, the UN Strategic Framework for Afghanistan (UNSFA), the Common Country Assessment (CCA), as well as issue specific strategies and plans. •Provide substantive and practical support, , to relevant committees, task forces, clusters, inter-agency coordination groups, steering committees and working groups. •Monitor and evaluate actions implemented through the Nexus frameworks, prepare position papers, and record policy related decisions. •Organize and provide substantive and practical support to conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops, as necessary including note taking, speech preparation, briefing notes and ensuring that all logistics are in place. •Ensure follow-up actions for and on behalf of the DSRSG/HC/RC are systematically recorded and tasked accordingly and a full feedback cycle exists. •Serve as a focal point between the Mission and/or UNCT at subnational level, and support incoming Donor, Political and Technical Missions. Analysis, Advice and Reporting: •Identify issues and develop strategies for a common UN approach through policy, advocacy and/or programming efforts. •Support the development of strategies, policies and other measures designed to achieve common objectives between the Mission, UNCT and other partners. •In conjunction with partners, identify and pursue opportunities for specific peacebuilding activities, and where appropriate, provide secretariat support for the management of trust funds. •Prepare summaries and analytical documents, including situation reports, background notes, talking points, options papers, code cables and input for reports of the Secretary-General, in coordination with relevant Mission components,the UNCT and humanitarian partners. •Consolidate periodic reports of Mission and where necessary, UN common planning and programming processes and budgets and identify constraints to implementation of UN wide strategies. •Where appropriate, serve as the focal point for coordinating and reporting on Mission or UN system wide administrative inquiries and processes. Information Management and Communication: •Maintain an effective system of information management designed to guarantee accessibility and utility of information on mission-specific planning and UNCT programmes as well as system wide policies, guidance and best practices. •Facilitate the flow of information between stakeholders, including between the UN presences and mission Headquarters. •Promote coherence in communication strategies among UN agencies and the Mission. As required, may perform any other task associated with the function.
Competencies
Professionalism: Professionalism: Takes initiative and consistently drives for high quality performance for self and colleagues. Strong inter-personal effectively with colleagues and contacts in skills, including the ability to manage multi-stake holder processes. Values diversity and works the immediate and wider teams in pursuit of objectives. Anticipates and manages risk. 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. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. 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.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in social sciences, politics, development, law, economics, international relations, management, business or public administration or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian coordination, development assistance, conflict resolution or related area is required. Experience in political analysis and advice with demonstrated excellent drafting skills is required. Experience providing substantive and operational support for complex inter-agency processes is required. A minimum of two years’ experience in external relations working with donors, civil society and government counterparts is required. Experience working in or on Afghanistan and the region is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
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 31 December 2024. 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. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
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
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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