Reports Officer, P-4

DATE OF ISSUANCE:   15 Jun 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei

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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
This position is located in the Command Operations Centre, Office of the Military Chief of Staff, UNISFA. Under the supervision of the Chief of the Command Operations Centre, the Reports Officer will be responsible for performing the following duties: MONITORING AND REPORTING – Gather, interpret and analyse information on operational developments from a variety of sources within the Mission, the wider UN family, Member States and also from internet-based open source media, as well as from civil society organizations operating in the Mission area; Prepare a range of reports for senior management, including, but not limited to, situation reports, notes to file, code cables, options papers; Support information management through developing and/or maintaining databases and other relevant tools. OPERATIONAL ADVICE - Demonstrate a thorough understanding of UNISFA’s mandate and associated regional dynamics; Identify, analyse and monitor emerging issues with respect to the implementation of UNISFA’s mandate in regard to regional, national and district level developments; Assess implications and make recommendations on possible strategies and measures in support of mandate implementation. PLANNING - In consultation with relevant partners, contribute to the development of strategies and plans of action for immediate and medium-term solutions to operational issues; Monitor, assess and report on implementation. COORDINATION - Provide point-of-contact information services between UNISFA, UN headquarters in New York and other peacekeeping missions, particularly in Sudan and South Sudan; Develop and maintain collaborative relationships within the Mission and with the UN family, Member States, the authorities and other national/local interlocutors; Support operational activities –including crisis and emergency procedures- through facilitation of information-sharing, as appropriate.

PROFESSIONALISM - Ability to identify and analyse operational, ethnic, racial, social and economic problems that cause unrest in a country or geographic area; capacity to conduct research, formulate options, and present 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. COMMUNICATION - Speaks and writes clearly and effectively with excellent drafting, analytical and presentation 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. 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. 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. TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with experience in operational and/or analytical work in the field of international affairs may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in international affairs, international development, law, disarmament, security, diplomacy, conflict resolution, administration, or related area is required. Experience working in a UN peacekeeping operation is required. Experience preparing a broad range of internal UN analytical products (e.g. code cables) is required. Relevant experience working in Africa is desirable.

Fluency in spoken and written English is required; fluency in spoken and written Arabic is desirable.

Other Skills
Proficiency in information-management and presentation software tools e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint.

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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