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Associate Conduct and Discipline Officer, P-2
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   28 Oct 2012
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   13 Oct 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
DUTY STATION:   Port-au-Prince
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   12-ADM-MINUSTAH-425872-R-PORT-AU-PRINCE


 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
The Associate Conduct and Discipline Officer reports to the head of the Conduct and Discipline Team. The focus of the position is to support the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of conduct and discipline programmes, operations and other related activities in MINUSTAH. Within delegated authority, the Associate Conduct and Discipline Officer is responsible for the following duties (These duties are generic and may not be performed by all Associate Conduct and Discipline Officers) Carries out basic quantitative and qualitative research on conduct and discipline issues, e.g. reviews relevant documents, reports and other material; collects, analyzes and presents statistical and other information gathered from diverse sources; identifies problems and issues and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant organizations on such issues. Drafts or provides inputs to a variety of written outputs (e.g. background briefs, analytical notes, talking points, presentations, reports, standards and procedures, etc.) for mission management, legislative bodies and other offices. Performs data mining and data analysis to produce narrative and statistical reports on all aspects of personnel conduct. Acts as focal point in maintaining and monitoring a data management system for all categories of personnel misconduct. Assists with reviews of alleged misconduct by UN peacekeeping personnel; receives and documents complaints and assists with ensuring appropriate follow-up. Provides administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc. Performs other duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism - Knowledge and understanding of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to conduct and discipline. Ability to deal with confidential subject matter. Demonstrated professional competence in assignments held to date. Sound knowledge and practical application of theories, concepts and standard methodologies of data management and analysis, including experience in data management, data mining and data analysis using a variety of database and reporting tools. Experience in assembling information and drafting reports. Analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and under pressure. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. 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. Communications: 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. 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.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of management, administration, communication, law, human resources or political science. A first level university degree combined with additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least two years of progressively responsible experience with a focus on reporting, research or information management. Experience in data management including databases is required. UN peacekeeping mission experience or any other international field experience is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other, is required.

Other Skills


The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
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