|Date Posted||August 10, 2022|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS).
The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human rights, sustainable peace; support to peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements; assist peacebuilding; civilian protection and rule of law; in particular in Blue Nile and South Kordofan (the Two Areas) and Darfur; and support the mobilization of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance.
The Electoral Affairs Officer will serve as a member of the Integrated Electoral Assistance Team and will report to the UNITAMS Principal Electoral Affairs Officer. Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Electoral Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Implement, and often supervise the implementation of, electoral programs and processes in one or more of the following areas, as required:
Electoral system and process design; legal drafting and reform, complaints and dispute resolution, planning and budgeting, electoral security, information and communications technology, data processing and analysis, external relations, public information, outreach and media relations, administrative support, support to media, political parties and civil society, gender mainstreaming, capacity-building, institutional reform and development as well as project support;
• Provide project and programme management and support, including budget management and monitoring, and reporting of results to national counterparts, donors and UN bodies;
• Provide overall donor liaison and management;
• Provide, and often supervise the provision of, support, technical assistance and advice in the above areas as required;
• Contribute, and often supervise the contribution to, capacity-building of national counterparts and strengthening of national institutions;
• Monitor the impact of domestic and international norms and processes on female participation and provide advice to the Electoral Management Bodies on appropriate corrective measures;
• If required, supervise and manage the performance of national and international staff assigned to the area of responsibility;
• Establish and maintain professional and productive partnerships with national counterparts and other key stakeholders in the electoral process;
• If required, compile and provide regular briefings and reports in the assigned area of responsibility in close collaboration with other relevant partners;
• Perform other related duties as required. Competencies
Professionalism: 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.
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. Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international economics, international relations, law, public administration, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in elections and related areas in at least 3 countries is required.
At least three years of experience in supervising, implementing, supporting or advising on electoral processes is required.
United Nations electoral experience in a peacekeeping operation, political mission and/or a UN agency or other relevant international electoral experience is required.
Experience in the design of systems and programmes to monitor and prevent electoral violence, including electoral violence against women, early warning systems and electoral security arrangements is desired.
Knowledge of human rights issues related to elections is desirable. Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable. Assessment
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment. Special Notice
This \"Recruit from Roster\" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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