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Procurement Officer


This position is located in the
Procurement Section of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS).
The Procurement Officer will be based in Nairobi and reports to the Chief
Procurement Officer.

Within delegated authority and under the overall supervision
of Chief, Supply Chain Management and direct supervision of Chief, Procurement
Officer, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for the following duties:



  • Serves
    as a senior procurement and contracting expert with responsibility for the
    world-wide procurement of a wide variety of supplies and service
    associated with highly complex (technical and legally) contracts and
    procurement activities; may lead procurement work for a segment of a
    central large peace-keeping program;
  • Provide
    technical advice on procurement activities to officials of substantive
    units during all phases of the procurement cycle;
  • Analyzes
    and evaluates procurement requests and ensure appropriateness of technical
    specifications;
  • Develops
    and prepares highly complex contracts for procurement of non-routine and
    technologically advanced commodities or long-range services; issues
    international tender invitations; evaluates responses to tender, and makes
    recommendations for finalization of purchases and award of contracts;
    signs procurement orders up to the authorized limit, and, in cases where
    the amount exceeds authorized limits, prepares submissions to the
    Contracts Committee for review and subsequent approval by the authorized
    official;
  • Develops
    new tactical approaches to contracts, as well as new method for their
    applications, based on market research;
  • Contributes
    to development of institutional procurement policies and procedures;
    develops standards and criteria for the evaluation of goods, services,
    supplier capacity, etc.;
  • Maintains
    under constant examination production patterns in exporting countries;
    evaluate the productive capacities and performance of manufacturer to
    identify supply sources;
  • Establishes
    approaches for negotiations and conducts or coordinates all phase of
    negotiations with all concerned parties, including the negotiation of
    dispute arising from contracts;
  • May
    carry out consultancy missions to the field;
  • Provides
    direction and guidance to more junior staff.
  • Performs
    other duties, as assigned.
  • Knowledge
    of administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and
    procedures.
  • Ability
    to apply various United Nations administrative rules and regulations in
    work situations. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct
    independent research and analysis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Advanced
    university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business
    administration, public administration, commerce, engineering, law or a
    related field.
  • A
    first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience
    may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Recognized
    qualification in procurement and contracting is desirable and an
    advantage.
  • A
    minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in
    procurement, contract management, administration or related area is
    required.
  • Experience
    in large and complex procurement in Peacekeeping Operations is desirable.
  • Experience
    in working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system in the area of
    purchasing and/or supply chain is an asset.
Posting Period:14
January 2020 – 27 January 2020
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.
This position is located in the UNODC
Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) in Nairobi, Division for Operations
(DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work
under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative of ROEA and the
direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer heading the Programme
“Countering Transnational Organized Crime, Illicit Trafficking and Illicit Drug
Trafficking”. S/he will work in close cooperation and coordination with the
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Trafficking in Persons and
Smuggling of Migrants), the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Law
Enforcement Expert) and in coordination with the Organized Crime Branch (OCB)
as well as the Regional Section for Africa and the Middle East (RSAME) at UNODC
headquarters in Vienna.
For more information on UNODC, please visit the following
website: www.unodc.org
Within assigned authority, the Crime Prevention and Criminal
Justice Officer (International Cooperation) will perform the following duties:
  • Participate
    in the development and implementation of programme activities with a
    specific focus on countering Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit
    Trafficking, including Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants,
    through international cooperation in criminal matters by providing
    substantive and technical expertise and by identifying technical
    assistance needs for capacity building.
  • Plan,
    implement, manage, and monitor programme activities, in close coordination
    with counterparts, donors and other stakeholders, based on best practices,
    including UNODC manuals, handbooks, guides, and standards and norms.
  • Identify
    technical assistance and capacity building needs in the region and assist
    in the development and implementation of programme activities. Identify
    technical assistance strategies of donors active in anti-human trafficking
    and smuggling of migrants and prepare project proposals for funding
    consideration by interested donors. Coordinate activities with
    intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations which
    are active in Eastern Africa.
  • Provide
    specialized substantive expertise on criminal justice issues, especially
    in the areas of international cooperation in criminal matters related to
    Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking, including
    Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, in Eastern Africa and
    contribute to the implementation, monitoring and substantive refinement
    and assessment of programme activities, as well as conduct regional and
    national capacity-building training workshops targeting criminal justice
    actors, victim service providers and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Support
    the development of improved and evidence-based qualitative information on
    international cooperation in criminal matters, Trafficking in Persons,
    victims of trafficking, Smuggling of Migrants, the organized crime groups
    and networks involved, modus operandi employed, criminal justice responses
    made and the application of the United Nations Convention against
    Transnational Organised Crime, its supplementing Protocol to Prevent,
    Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children,
    and Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air,
    through providing key technical and managerial inputs required for the
    projects.
  • Assist
    with monitoring and managing programme budgets and all related
    administrative issues and report periodically and on an ongoing basis
    within UNODC on the implementation status and delivery of the project.
  • Work
    closely with other organizational entities of UNODC on the identification
    of funding needs, priorities and sources. Guide and manage the preparation
    of materials and participate in donor meetings and fund-raising missions
    and activities, as required.
  • Participate
    in technical missions to assess needs, evaluate capabilities and elaborate
    recommendations or assistance proposals relating to international cooperation
    in criminal matters and to strengthening central authorities, organized
    and serious crime.
  • Identify
    new issues and areas for programme development and draft programme concept
    notes and ideas and programme documents, as required.
  • Participate
    in the recruitment of and supervise the work of national project staff and
    consultants. Assess consultancy needs and prepare background work for
    hiring of consultants.
  • Coordinate
    and integrate various judicial cooperation networks with other activities
    on international cooperation undertaken by UNODC.
  • Prepare
    briefing papers and presentations concerning the work of UNODC for the
    Executive Director, managers, donors and others as required.
  • Perform
    other work-related duties as required.
  • Has
    good knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches
    relevant to the control and prevention of crime, drug and/or terrorism
    related issues.
  • Has
    thorough knowledge of UNODC mandates and policies, major international
    challenges, and policies and practices in the area of international
    cooperation in criminal matters related countering organized crime,
    illicit trafficking, money laundering and terrorism prevention.
  • Is
    able to demonstrate good research, analytical and problem-solving skills
    including the ability to identify and contribute to the solution of
    problems/issues.
  • Shows
    pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in
    meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows
    persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm
    in stressful situations.
  • Takes
    responsibility for ensuring appropriate attention to both gender balance
    and geographic representation in staffing and to incorporating gender
    perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all
    areas of work.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Advanced
    university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political or
    social science, criminal justice, international relations or a related
    field is required.
  • A
    first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two
    additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the
    advanced university degree.
  • A
    minimum five years of progressively responsible professional experience in
    crime prevention and criminal justice matters is required.
  • Experience
    in project management/administration dealing with the areas of crime
    prevention/ anti-corruption/terrorism prevention is required.
  • Experience
    in the provision of training or teaching and the organization of training
    activities is required.
  • Experience
    working in a national criminal justice system as a prosecutor,
    investigating magistrate or judge is desirable.
  • Working
    or living experience in a field environment is desirable.
  • English
    and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
    For this position, fluency in
  • English,
    with excellent drafting and communication skills, is required. Knowledge
    of French is required.
  • Knowledge
    of another United Nations official language is desirable.
  • Evaluation
    of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a
    competency-based interview.
This is a project post. Filling of this
position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be
for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension
of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
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
This position is located in the UNODC
Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Nairobi, Kenya. The incumbent will
work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative for Eastern
Africa (ROEA) and under the direct supervision of the Programme Management
Officer heading the Transnational Organised Crime and Illicit Trafficking
Programme for Eastern Africa. The incumbent will work in close cooperation and
coordination with the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Criminal
Investigation Programme (CIP) in Somalia), the Crime Prevention and Criminal
Justice Officer (Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants) and in
coordination with the Division for Management (DM), the Regional Section for
Africa and the Middle East (RSAME) and the Independent Evaluation Section (IES)
at Vienna headquarters.

For more information on UNODC, please visit the following
website: www.unodc.org
Within assigned authority, the incumbent will perform the
following duties:
  • Participate
    in the development, coordination and implementation of the Transitional
    Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Programme and the Terrorism
    Prevention Programme, with a specific focus on coordination and providing
    substantive and technical expertise on reporting, monitoring and
    evaluation of programme activities in compliance with UNODC policies and
    strategies, programme documents and donor agreements.
  • Provide
    substantive support in monitoring programme activities, in close
    coordination with the manager heading the Programme, with programme
    coordinators, counterparts, donors and other stakeholders, based on best
    practices, including UNODC manuals, handbooks, guides, and standards and
    norms.
  • Monitor
    and manage programme budgets and all related administrative issues and
    report periodically, and on an ongoing basis within UNODC and to donors on
    the implementation status and delivery of programme activities.
  • Plan,
    manage and coordinate reporting, monitoring and evaluation activities and
    support the implementation of evaluation findings.
  • Participate
    in the recruitment of and supervise the work of national project staff and
    consultants. Assess consultancy needs and prepare background work for
    hiring of consultants.
  • Work
    closely with other organizational entities of UNODC on the identification
    of funding needs, priorities and sources. Guide and manage the preparation
    of materials and participate in donor meetings and fund-raising missions
    and activities, as required.
  • Participate
    in field missions.
  • Perform
    other work-related duties as required.
  • Has
    knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant
    to budgetary, finance and accounting management and administration related
    fields. Has knowledge of reporting, monitoring and evaluation of
    programme/project activities. Has knowledge of the mandates of the United
    Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Has excellent drafting skills
    and experience in producing analytical publications according to UN
    standards. Has good planning and organizational skills. 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.
  • 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.
  • Takes
    ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers
    outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and
    quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations
    and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes
    responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility
    for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  • Advanced
    university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business
    administration, business management, social sciences, economics, public
    administration, or related fields to reporting, monitoring and evaluation
    is required.
  • A
    first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two
    additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the
    advanced university degree.
  • A
    minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience
    in programme and project management, coordination, monitoring and/or
    evaluation is required.
  • Experience
    in applying reporting, monitoring and evaluation methods (both qualitative
    and quantitative) is required.
  • Technical
    experience in the area of programme/project monitoring and evaluation is
    desirable.
  • Work
    experience in an international organization or with the United Nations
    system is desirable.
    Field experience is desirable
  • English
    and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
    For the position advertised, fluency in English, including good drafting
    ability, is required.
  • Knowledge
    of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
  • Evaluation
    of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a
    competency based interview.
  • This
    is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding
    availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year.
    Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or
    the availability of the funds.
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.
The United Nations Office at Nairobi
(UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the
Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme
(UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN office in Kenya, by providing
administrative, conference and information services. This post is located in
the Facilities Management and Transportation section (FMTS) in the Central
Support Services (CSS), Division of Administrative Services (DAS) in UNON. The
Chief of Facilities Management and Transportation Section reports to the Chief
of Central Support Services (CSS) and heads a Section within the Service. The
Central Support Services section provides support to three main clients, namely
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Human Settlement
Programme (UN-HABITAT) and UNON, as well as to the over 30 UN funds, programmes
and offices of the UN common system located within the UN Gigiri Complex, and
their approximately 4000 staff. The Section comprises of all areas dealing with
facilities management, transport, construction, engineering and maintenance for
the UNON Gigiri Complex in Nairobi. Within the delegated authority, the Chief
FMTS will be responsible for the following functions:
  • Planning
    and overseeing the management of activities undertaken by the
    Unit/Section; ensuring that substantive work programmes and programmed activities
    are carried out in a timely fashion, coordinating diverse projects in the
    Unit/Section and in liaison with other organizations of the United Nations
    System, as appropriate.
  • Managing,
    supervising and carrying out the work programme of the Unit/Section under
    his/her responsibility. Coordinating the work carried out by the
    Unit/Section; providing programmatic and substantive review of drafts
    prepared by others.
  • Providing
    substantive input in the preparation of position papers and reports for
    presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on
    Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination,
    the General Assembly and other policymaking organs, as appropriate.
  • Contributing
    to the reporting requirements to intergovernmental bodies on
    budget/programme performance or on programmatic/ substantive issues, as
    appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual
    reports.
  • Ensuring
    that the outputs produced by the Unit/Section maintain high-quality standards;
    that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data.
    Ensuring that all outputs produced by the Unit/Section under his/her
    supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they
    comply with the relevant mandates.
  • Preparing
    inputs for the work programme of the Section determining priorities and
    allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely
    delivery.
  • Carrying
    out programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the
    Unit/Section, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring
    of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on
    budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based
    budgeting, reviewing staff performance, interviewing and evaluating
    candidates for job openings
  •  Recruiting
    staff for Unit/Section taking due account geographical and gender balance
    and other institutional values.
  •  Managing,
    guiding, developing and training staff under his/her supervision.
  •  Fostering
    teamwork and communication among staff in the Unit/Section and across
    organizational boundaries.
  • Representing
    the Organization at inter-agency meetings, seminars, etc. on
    substantive-related issues.
  • Participating
    in international, regional or national meetings and provide programmatic/substantive
    expertise on an issue, or hold programmatic/substantive and organizational
    discussions with representatives of other institutions.
  • Knowledge
    of the substantive field of work in general and of specific areas being
    supervised; Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and
    to review and edit the work of others; Ability to apply UN rules,
    regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations; 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.
  • 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.
  • Considers
    all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see
    things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive
    partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies
    clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing
    developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed
    and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in
    projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
  • Serves
    as a role model that other people want to follow: Empowers others to
    translate vision into results; Is proactive in developing strategies to
    accomplish objectives; Establishes and maintains relationships with a
    broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; Anticipates
    and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; Drives
    for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; Shows the
    courage to take unpopular stands; Provides leadership and takes
    responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the
    equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; Demonstrates
    knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in
    staffing.
Judgement/ 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.
  • Advanced
    university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or
    Public Administration, Architecture Engineering or related field is
    required.
  • A
    first-level university degree in any of these fields, in combination with
    two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu
    of the advanced university degree.
  • A
    minimum of ten years of progressively responsible work experience in
    administration, budget, finance, human resources management or related
    field is required.
  • Experience
    with major capital investment construction or infrastructure projects is
    desirable.
  • Experience
    with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, either working in an
    environment with a large ERP system, or experience of implementing a new
    ERP system is desirable.
  • Experience
    and knowledge of UN Rules, Regulations and related Facilities Management
    Guidelines is desirable.
  • English
    and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For
    this post, fluency in written and oral English is required.
  • Working
    knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.
  • Evaluation
    of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be
    followed by competency-based interview.
The United Nations Office at Nairobi
(UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the
Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme
(UN-Habitat) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing
administrative, conference and information services. This post is located in
the English Language Unit within the Translation and Editorial Section of the
Division of Conference Services (DCS), UNON, under the direct supervision of
the Chief of the Unit. Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be
responsible for the following duties:
  • Editing
    texts of a specialized or technical nature for accuracy, clarity, cohesion
    and conformity with United Nations standards, policy and practice.
  • Consulting
    with author departments and carrying out research to clarify ambiguities
    and rectify errors.
  • Providing
    authors or others submitting documentation with information on specific
    aspects of editorial policy and practice and assisting them in the
    preparation of manuscripts.
  • Providing
    guidance to contractual editors and translators with a view to refining
    their skills and performance and assisting them in solving problems which
    require specialized knowledge, linguistic insight and political judgement.
  • Acting
    as a report-writer at United Nations meetings held in Nairobi and
    elsewhere.
  • Standing
    in for the Chief of the Unit on request and performing other
    administrative duties within the Unit which are assigned to her/him.
  • Performing
    other related duties as required.
  • Knowledge
    of editorial policies, practices and research techniques. Solid writing
    and analytical abilities with sensitivity to nuance. Ability to spot
    errors and inconsistencies in a text. 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. 
  • Works
    collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits
    input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; 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. 
  • 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.
  • A
    first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status
    is required.
  • Candidates
    for this position must have passed the combined United Nations Language
    Competitive Examination for Translators/Précis-writers, Editors, Verbatim
    Reporters and Copy Preparers/Proofreaders/Production Editors in the
    English language or any United Nations language competitive examination in
    the English language.
  • A
    minimum of two (2) years of editing experience is required.
  • Experience
    editing within the United Nations is desirable.
  • Report-writing
    experience is an asset.
  • English
    and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
    For the post advertised, perfect command of English, which must be the candidate’s
    main language, is required.
  • Excellent
    command of at least one other official United Nations language is
    required. Knowledge of a second official United Nations language, is an
    asset.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may
include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
  • This
    is a language 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.
  • This
    position is temporarily available for a duration of six months. 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.
  • 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.
When completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional
experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This
information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and
suitability for the position and to contact you.
Individual contractors and consultants who have worked
within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the
administering entity, are ineligible to apply for professional and higher
temporary or fixed-term positions and their applications will not be
considered.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as
soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the
deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged
where an email address has been provided.

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