Deputy Chief

Job description


Deputy Chief (Stabilization Support Unit)

Supervisor: Stabilization Team Leader

Lieu de travail : Goma

Catégorie supplémentaire : Prévention des crises et relèvement

Type de contrat : FTA International

Durée du contrat initial : 1 year

Niveau du poste : P-4

Langues requises : Anglais et Français

Date de commencement : 01er Janvier 2013

Date de clôture : 25 Octobre 2012



1.     Historique


A Stabilization Support Unit was established in Goma within the framework of the MONUC Integrated Office and the Eastern Coordination in June 2008 to coordinate and support the implementation of the UN Security and Stabilization Support Strategy (UNSSSS) for Eastern DRC. The development of the GoDRC Stabilization and Reconstruction Plan (STAREC), which has led both to the expansion of the scope of stabilization efforts as well as increased momentum and support from the international community, underscores the importance of ensuring adequate capacity to support the coordination, implementation and monitoring of international assistance in this context. The primary objective of the SSU would be to ensure strategic, programmatic and financial coherence and coordination of international support within the framework of the GoDRC Plan, and to serve as a resource for national and international actors.


2.     Responsabilités

The Deputy Stabilization Team Leader will be responsible for supporting the Team Leader in managing and coordinating the day to day activities of the Stabilization Unit. The Deputy Stabilization Team Leader is also responsible for ensuring that Stabilization activities adhere to a workplan with clear deliverables, and for regular monitoring and backstopping in this regard. The Deputy Team Leader will also support the management of regional-level coordination mechanisms, including the Regional Integrated Mission Planning Team (IMPT) and related technical groups.

The Deputy Team Leader will be responsible for the following duties:

-       Support the Stabilization Team Leader in coordinating and overseeing the implementation of the UN Security and Stabilization Support Strategy for Eastern DRC (UNSSSS), with a particular focus on the return, reintegration and recovery component ;

-       Serve as the Deputy Stabilization Team Leader and Acting Team Leader in his/her absence ;

-       Assist the Stabilization Team Leader in the day to day management of the Stabilization Unit as well as the provision of regular and reliable support and advice to UN and other international partners at provincial and district levels ;

-       Support the establishment and management of strong partnerships with all national and international partners, and in particular with STAREC counterparts ;

-       Liaising with relevant partners within the mission, UNCT, national partners, NGOs and other actors in the implementation of the UNSSSS, and in particular the return, reintegration and recovery component ;

-       Ensuring appropriate operational oversight and coordination of the various interventions foreseen within the framework of the Stabilization Strategy ;

-       Supporting the coordination of planning efforts with national and international partners at strategic and sectoral levels, working closely in this regard with national counterparts ;

-       Facilitating a coherent approach to implementation between components and sub-components of the UNSSSS, including proper alignment and sequencing of interventions and achievement of results between the early recovery component of the HAP and the RRR component of the UNSSSS ;

-       Providing support to UN and STAREC coordination mechanisms, including the Regional and Provincial IMPTs, Provincial Joint Technical Committees as well as other relevant planning and operational mechanisms ;

-       Help coordinate and participate in assessment, monitoring and support missions at field level ;

-       Support the Stabilization Team Leader in the development of unit workplans and budget ;

-       Working with national and UN system partners to identify areas for further complementary programming to ensure the long-term sustainability of stabilization efforts and a smooth transition from stabilization to recovery and reconstruction efforts.

3.     Compétences

a)     Corporate Competencies

-       Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards ;

-       Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of the UN ;

-       Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability ;

-       Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

b)    Functional (UN) Competencies

-       Communicates clearly and concisely both in speaking and in writing ;

-       Coordinates the work of individuals in different organisations or departments by encouraging cooperation while not commanding ;

-       Is able to create an extensive media network internationally and nationally and to develop contacts in the DRC with the UN, government, media and NGOs ;

-       Excellent interpersonal skills ability to establish good working relationships with national and international partners.

c)     HC/RC office specific

-       Ideally demonstrates an understanding and knowledge of the DRC’s socio-economic and political situation, as well as that of rules and regulations and field operations;

-       Ability to work under pressure in a high-level office outside regular office hours without compromising quality;

-       High moral integrity, diplomacy, impartiality and discretion and proven ability to work in a politically sensitive and challenging environment

d)    Other

-       Focuses on impact and result for the client ;

-       Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

4.     Qualifications et expériences requises

a)     Education:

-       Advanced University degree in international relations, international development, political science or other relevant social sciences

b)    Experience:

-       A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in post-conflict programme management or a related area ;

-       Previous experience of both large organisations and relief and/or development environment ;

-       Work experience in post-conflict settings ;

-       UN experience and experience in the region would be a major asset.

c)     Language Requirements:

-       Fluent written and spoken in French and English.

Le PNUD s’engage à recruter un personnel divers en termes de genre, de nationalité et de culture. Nous encourageons de même les personnes issues des minorités ethniques, des communautés autochtones ou handicapées à postuler. Toutes les candidatures seront traitées dans la plus stricte confidentialité.