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Electoral Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   21 Apr 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   06 Apr 2013
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   United Nations Support Mission in Libya
DUTY STATION:   Tripoli
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   13-ELA-UNSMIL TRIPOLI-425973-R-TRIPOLI


 
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
Under the direct supervision of the Head of the operational part of the electoral component of UNSMIL or his/her designate, and within delegated authority, the Electoral Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Advises and assists the High National Election Commission (HNEC) in the development and implementation of its IT and database policies and systems; Provides advice for establishing performance standards, maintenance procedures and service practices; Advises the Libyan HNEC on the design of the voter registration (VR) operations including the development and maintenance of the VR database; Advises the Libyan HNEC on the design and maintenance of the results tabulation and related results management database; Advises the HNEC on standard requirements for the purchase of equipment needed for their database management functions; Advises and assists with design recovery procedures and corrective backups; Advises and assists the Libyan HNEC with the IT and database network connecting the field offices; Reports on activities progress development; Travels to field offices to provide support as necessary; Evaluates the capacity of the Libyan HNEC as it relates to IT and data base management, as necessary, and identifies the limitations and opportunity for a program of capacity building on technical assistance, including training; Performs other tasks as directed by the Head of Office, or his/her designate.

Competencies
Professionalism - Demonstrated in-depth understanding of and ability to evaluate IT systems and voter registry databases required, and knowledge of electoral processes and their technical implication in the context of Libya desirable. 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. 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. Client Orientation - 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.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in IT and/or Data management or related areas. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience working on/with strategies, tools and methodologies used to establish, implement and maintain data frameworks and systems in the electoral field is required. Electoral experience with a UN special political mission, peacekeeping operation or with another UN field operation is desirable. Experience in Libya and/or the Arab region is desirable.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English required; Knowledge of Arabic desirable.

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.
  1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

  2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

  3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

    E-mail: electoralroster@un.org, electoralaffairsOG@un.org

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.