The (COMPANY NAME) Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical Logistics, Geospatial,Information and Telecommunications Technologies services and Training to all peacekeeping and special political missions around the world
This position is located in the Standing Police Capacity (SPC) of the Police Division based in Brindisi (Italy) at the (COMPANY NAME) Global Center (UNGSC). The SPC is a UN Police mechanism for starting up police operations in new UN peace operations as well as assisting existing operations on a continual basis.
Under the direct supervision of the SPC Team Leader, the incumbent assists in the development, refinement and implementation of various law enforcement policy and planning tools associated with establishing and maintaining effective and efficient UN Police operations. The SPC is a UN Police mechanism for starting up police components in new UN peace operations as well as assisting existing peace operations on a continual basis. It is envisaged that the incumbent will deploy to missions and be away from his/her duty station for an initial period from three to six months. More generally, the incumbent works with other SPC staff to ensure the timely preparation and dissemination of relevant reports, concept papers and action plans on international police issues relevant to ensuring the SPC's field activities (addressing both broader policy and technical administrative issues inherent in UN Police mandates). More specifically, the incumbent focuses on developing, implementing and/or updating Concepts of Operations (ConOps), Integrated Mandate Implementation Plans (IMIPs), mission assessments, mission planning and other policy and planning tools for UN Police from the perspective of the specific field assignments given to the SPC. The incumbent assists in developing, refining and updating SPC policies and directives that are in line with the strategic vision of the Police Division and the SPC. The incumbent also assists other SPC members as directed in other law enforcement thematic areas outside his/her own area of focus. When at headquarters in Brindisi , the incumbent works closely with other SPC members to integrate and balance their activities into respective ConOps and IMIPs in support of the SPC's own terms of reference for its assignments. S/he develops annual SPC workplans in line with Results Based Budgeting (RBB) and assists members with developing individual workplans. S/he also prepares brief country reports and security analyses of the mission areas to which the SPC is being sent. When deployed in the field , the incumbent reviews UN Police operations and analyses the state of development of national law enforcement agencies with a view to facilitating required improvements and changes in ConOps and IMIPs, bearing in mind the strategic mission of the UN Police, which is to build institutional law enforcement capacity in conflict and post-conflict environments.
Professionalism: Knowledge of democratic policing, law enforcement, community safety and capacity-building; ability to remain calm in stressful situations; good research, analytical and problem-solving skills. 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.
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.
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.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in the applied sciences, social sciences or other relevant field. A first level university degree with additional two years of relevant working experience in law enforcement may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Graduation from a certified police academy or similar law enforcement training institution is required
A minimum of five years of progressive law enforcement planning experience in national police is required
Experience in law enforcement planning and formulation or implementation of policy is required.
Experience working in a UN field operation - or similar International Organization is required.
English and French are the working languages of the UN. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
* This position is temporarily available for 6 months. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
* While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
* Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
* This temporary job opening may be limited to "internal candidates," who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
* Staff members of the (COMPANY NAME) common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
* Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
(COMPANY NAME) Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), 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 (COMPANY NAME) 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 (COMPANY NAME) 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 (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the (COMPANY NAME) including the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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THE (COMPANY NAME) DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE (COMPANY NAME) DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS