Conduct and Discipline Officer, P-4

DATE OF ISSUANCE:   24 May 2013
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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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
The incumbent reports to and is under the direct supervision of the Chief Conduct and Discipline Officer, MONUSCO or designated official. Providing technical advice and support to the Leadership of the Base on policies, best practices and other issues relating to conduct and discipline. Providing guidance to all UN personnel on conduct and discipline matters, as well as counselling. Receiving allegations of misconduct and in coordination/consultation with CDT/HQ, assessing them and referring them for investigation when appropriate. He/She will also be responsible for developing a training strategy and implementing training programs for all members of the Entebbe Support Base on UN standards of conduct, including specific training on standards relating to sexual exploitation and abuse; Such training will address the training of relevant personnel on disciplinary procedures and guidelines on personnel misconduct; In terms of sexual exploitation and abuse, the training will focus on the definition of sexual exploitation and abuse; UN policies on standards of conduct, including prohibited behavior, the impact of sexual exploitation and abuse on victims and the host population generally, the disciplinary, administrative and other consequences for personnel involved in any form of misconduct, including sexual exploitation and abuse; preventive measures on sexual exploitation and abuse, and the complaints mechanism for reporting sexual exploitation and abuse. Acting as focal point for sexual exploitation and abuse, coordinating all training activities; Developing and delivering training programs on all forms of personnel misconduct, specifically tailored to various categories of mission personnel, including internationally and locally-recruited personnel, military contingents, military observers and civilian police. Establishing and promoting linkages with other offices within the Entebbe Support Base as well as other UN Agencies, NGO’s, and other local actors; share with these entities the UN Standards of Conduct and information on prevention of possible misconduct; facilitate for them the development and delivery of training programs on all forms of misconduct, in particular, sexual exploitation and abuse; developing an outreach strategy aiming to inform the local population as well as all related UN personnel, Governmental Entities, International and National NGOs about the UN standards of conduct, complaint mechanisms, disciplinary procedures and remedial actions in case of allegation of misconduct, notably SEA. Reviewing and updating guidelines, reference materials and other training tools on all forms of misconduct; Coordinating training sessions throughout the Base to ensure that all mission personnel receive training on all forms of misconduct upon arrival in the Base and at regular intervals; Oversee the development and implementation of the UN Welfare and Recreation policy in order to ensure that the minimum standards of welfare activities are maintained at the base. The incumbent will carry out additional duties as instructed by the Head of Premises and/or the Chief, Conduct and Discipline Team MONUSCO.

PROFESSIONALISM: In-depth knowledge and understanding of unit’s mandate and strategic direction and ability to develop and direct viable programme/projects/activities reflective of these goals. Knowledge of a wide range of conduct and disciplines issues, including demonstrated proficiency in the fields of conduct and discipline, law, human rights or human resources management. Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to conduct and discipline. Knowledge of investigation and disciplinary processes in an administrative, criminal, police and/or military context. Ability to assist in generating and communicating organizational direction as well as to introduce and emphasize UN policies and practices (e.g. UN standard of conduct, prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, gender mainstreaming, human rights, etc.). Demonstrated professional competence in assignments held to date. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, including ability to analyze and articulate complex issues that require a coordinated UN response. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex and unusual issues/problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions. Ability to negotiate and to influence others to reach agreement. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment. 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; strongly reporting and analytical skills. 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. Proven ability to write in clear and concise manner and to orally communicate effectively; Ability to prepare reports and defend recommendations. 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. Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Very effective organizational skills and ability to establish priorities and to plan, co-ordinate and monitor own work plan and that of more junior staff. Ability to work under pressure and cope with deadlines. 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.


Advanced university level (Master's degree or equivalent) in Law, Social Sciences or Human Resources Management or related fields. 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
At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of policy, conduct and discipline, planning, implementing and monitoring training and capacity building activities, with at least 5 years at international level is required. Hands on experience in developing different training methods is an asset. Experience with the application of UN rules and regulations related to conduct and discipline is desirable. Previous experience in the United Nations peacekeeping mission is an advantage.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

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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.



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