Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) or a first level
university degree in social sciences political science international relations public
administration anthropology law economics or related area is required.
Work Experience: A minimum of one (1) year of progressively responsible experience
in Civil Affairs related work with UN Peacekeeping Operations UN funds or
programmes National or International NGOs or community-based organizations
research institutions etc. is required with a relevant Master’s degree Or a minimum of
two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in Civil Affairs related work with
UN Peacekeeping Operations UN funds or programmes National or International
NGOs or community-based organizations research institutions etc. is required with a
relevant Bachelor’s degree.
Experience in conflict management support to state institutions or programme
management would be an asset.
Related project or management administration monitoring and evaluation donor
coordination with International Organizations; Civil Society and/or community-based
organizations research institutions; and experience working in conflict zone will be an
Languages: Fluency in English and Pashtoo or Dari languages are required.
The minimum work experience for NO-B with a relevant Master’s degree is reduced to 1
year instead of the standard minimum requirement work experience of 2 years and
with a relevant Bachelor’s degree is reduced to 2 years instead of the standard
minimum requirement work experience of 4 years. The special measure approved by
the Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM)-UNHQ is extended until 31 May
2019 reduces the minimum required years of relevant work experience for filling
positions for UNAMA General Service and National Professional Officer positions. The
special measure is applicable to all applicants.
UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
Professionalism: Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
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.
Integrity: Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and
behaviours; acts without consideration of personal gain; resists undue political
pressure in decision-making; does not abuse power or authority; stands by decisions
that are in the Organizations interest even if they are unpopular; takes prompt action
in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior.
Respect for Diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds; treats all
people with dignity and respect; treats men and women equally; shows respect for and
understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily
work and decision-making; examines own biases and behaviors to avoid stereotypical
responses; does not discriminate against any individual or group.
Planning & 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.
Duties & Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of Senior Programme Officer (Donor Coordination Service) and within the limits of delegated authority the Associate Civil Affairs Officer will perform the following duties:
• Supports and facilitates dialogue between and amongst Government authorities international community partners and national stakeholders to advance consultative approaches to the development policy and implementation at the national and subnational levels.
• Works closely with civil society groups or institutions to promote a culture of peace and reconciliation across the development and reform agenda including through organizing joint initiatives and events.
• Establishes and maintains contact with relevant national and international interlocutors at the local level as directed including representatives of Government authorities as well as civil society actors community representatives traditional and religious leaders and representatives of local interest groups including in the private sector.
• Coordinates and consult with team members other Mission component and relevant UN Country Team representatives (across multiple disciplines) to achieve consistency and synergy in mandate implementation with respect to coordination of civilian assistance.
• Ensures information is gathered on a broad range of topics relevant to civil affairs work and development policy and can support the assessment of specific sectors with a view to identifying needs and priorities of local communities and state institutions.
• Participates in the implementation and evaluation of donor coordination programmes. Plays a key role in building relationships with local counterparts in different sectors of the Afghan society at the national and sub-national levels.
• Undertakes survey initiatives; guides design of data collection instruments; reviews analyses and interprets responses identifies problems/issues and contributes to making recommendations and conclusions;
• Contributes to the preparation of the section’s written outputs e.g. background papers analysis substantial sections of reports and studies.
• Assists in identifying the concerns and perceptions of the local population.
• Contributes to overall mission monitoring and planning as required.
• Assists in organizing outreach activities to promote good relations and understanding between Mission’s actors and the population and ensures accurate information dissemination on Mission’s role and mandate.
• Performs any other duties as may be required.
• Applicants are reminded that the United Nations cannot appoint a person who is the father mother son daughter brother or sister of a staff member. For this reason applicants are required to disclose at the time of their application whether they bear any of the above relationships to a staff member of UNAMA or any other UN entity which is part of the Secretariat. In addition selected candidates would be required to complete a family declaration form prior to assuming their duties with the Mission. Failure to disclose any of the above relationships constitutes a material omission that could lead to termination or dismissal from the United Nations. • Applicants must accurately complete sign and date the United Nations Personal History form (P.11) and forward the duly completed signed P.11 copy by e-mail to: unamava_ [email protected] • Required documents: Serving UN staff members: The two most recent e- Performance Evaluation Reports must be submitted with the application. • For External applicants: Two most recent performance evaluation reports or if not available two reference letters. If the applications received do not contain the latest two performance evaluation reports candidates must provide a short explanation as to why they are not available. • Applicants should indicate VA Number as VA#14/04/2019 in the email subject line when submitting duly completed and signed P.11 Form. UNAMA will not consider any applications received without VA Number in the email subject line and after the closing date of the VA. Incomplete P.11 will not be accepted. • Please note that any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered binding. • The selected candidates will be subject to a reference checks process to verify the information provided in the P.11 form. • Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within two weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA. Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply The necessity for ensuring the highest standards of efficiency competence and integrity remain the paramount considerations in the employment of personnel. To ensure fairness and transparency selection will be made on a competitive basis through a selection panel.