Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the Ceasefire Monitoring Component (CMC) of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The incumbent reports to the Head of Mission (HoM) through the Assistant Secretary-General (ASG)/Mission Coordinator. S/he will direct and manage the UNSMIL CMC, established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2570 (2021). The position is based in Tripoli, Libya (Tripoli is classified as a Hardship \"E\" duty station and a non-family duty station). This position is expected to redeploy to Sirte, subject to certain conditions or when authorized by the Officer-in-Charge, Head of Mission, or the Chief of Mission Support (Sirte is classified as a Hardship \"E\" duty station and a non-family duty station).
On 28 July 2022, the Security Council by its resolution 2647 renewed the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) through 31 October 2022, as set out in resolution 2542 (2020) and paragraph 16 of resolution 2570 (2021). The Security Council, in resolution 2542 (2020), tasked UNSMIL, as an integrated special political mission, in full accordance with the principles of national ownership, to exercise mediation and through its good offices to: (i) further an inclusive political process and security and economic dialogue; (ii) further the continued implementation of the Libya Political Agreement; (iii) help consolidate the governance, security, and economic arrangements of the Government of Libya, including support for economic reform in collaboration with international financial institutions; (iv) help to achieve a ceasefire and, once it is agreed by the Libyan parties, provide appropriate support to its implementation; (v) support subsequent phases of the Libyan transition process, including the constitutional process and the organization of elections; (vi) coordinate and engage closely with international actors, including neighboring countries and regional organizations; (vii) provide support to key Libyan institutions; (viii) support, on request, the provision of essential services and delivery of humanitarian assistance, including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with humanitarian principles; (ix) monitor and report abuses and violations of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including sexual violence in conflict, notably through the effective deployment of women and child protection advisers; (x) provide support in securing uncontrolled arms and related materiel and countering their proliferation; (xi) co-ordinate international assistance, and provision of advice and assistance to Government-led efforts to stabilize post-conflict zones, including those liberated from Da'esh. On 16 April 2021, the Security Council, through resolution 2570 (2021), tasked UNSMIL to provide support to the Libyan-led and Libyan-owned ceasefire monitoring mechanism including through the facilitation of confidence-building measures and the scalable and incremental deployment of UNSMIL ceasefire monitors once conditions allow. Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the ASG/Mission Coordinator, the Chief of Service, Security Sector Reform (Chief, CMC) will have the following main responsibilities:
• Provides overall management of the Ceasefire Monitoring Component (CMC) and its component sections; manages the implementation of work plans for the CMC and its component sections ensuring that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion; oversees and coordinates advisory activities, ensuring appropriate coordination with the Mission's general mandate as well as with the UNCT and international and national partners, as well as the integration of security activities with political, humanitarian, human rights, development;
• Contribute, in coordination with Security Institutions Service (SIS), to the Mission's strategic engagement with Government, bilateral and regional partners in Ceasefire Monitoring activities; provides strategic and technical advice to national stakeholders and Mission leadership on Ceasefire Monitoring, in particular those at operational and tactical levels, including on how to facilitate the implementation and operationalization the Libyan-led and Libyan-owned Ceasefire Monitoring Mechanism (LCMM), including planning, coordination, communicating on and monitoring activities, in accordance with the 23 October 2020 Ceasefire Agreement;
• As part of a broader national framework of national dialogue, in coordination with SIS, liaises and maintains close working relations with the Libyan authorities, including in Sirte, 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC), and the Libyan Ceasefire Monitoring Component (LCMM); facilitates confidence-building and constructive engagement among the parties through the LCMM, including through the provision of technical advice;
• In close partnership with local authorities and civilian stakeholders, plays a strategic role in the development of a national vision in integrating ceasefire monitoring into a larger security sector vision;
• Advises the ASG/Mission Coordinator, Special Envoy, and ASG/RC/HC on ceasefire aspects and on planning, design, implementation, review and evaluation of CMC plans and programme, including the deployment of the Joint Libyan police and military forces in and around Sirte; assists in determining priorities and allocating resources; serves as Mission's focal point for the CMC; represents UNSMIL, if required, and the UNSMIL/CMC at international, regional, inter-agency meetings, seminars and conference; provides programmatic/substantive expertise on issues related to ceasefire coordination, facilitation and monitoring, or holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions;
• Performs programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the establishment and functioning of the CMC, including recruitment of staff, preparation of budgets, reporting on budget/program performance, management and evaluation of staff, and preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting;
• Contributes to responses to requests from the SSR Unit in the Department of Peace Operations (DPO); prepares substantive inputs to global SSR gap analysis, position papers and reports for presentation to relevant UN legislative bodies and donors; maintains close relations and work closely with the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), who will coordinate with relevant UNHQ departments through the Libya Planning Team, among others;
• Ensures and oversees the establishment of mission support and security arrangements in Sirte, in close collaboration with the relevant UNSMIL sections; serve as the Area Security Coordinator in Sirte, upon CMC deployment to this city; for security under the authority of the Designated Official for Libya;
• Performs other duties as required. Competencies
Professionalism: Analytical skills and ability to comprehend the complex inter-relations among Libyan stakeholders; Has the ability to identify and analyze the underlying causes of conflict and instability (e.g. political, ethnic, sectarian, social, economic), and to provide advice to senior officials in developing and implementing political strategies to address them; Demonstrates sound knowledge of the UN system; 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.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; 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.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary. Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political or social sciences, international relations, security, law, history, economics, public administration or business administration or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area is required.
A minimum of 10 years of experience at the international level, including working in a conflict or post-conflict setting is required.
Experience in conducting negotiations, including the provision of advice to national authorities is required.
Policy development at the strategic level as well as experience facilitating and coordinating multi-stakeholder planning processes in peace consolidation settings is required.
Experience providing support to ceasefire monitoring mechanisms is desirable.
Experience working on political and security issues relating to the Middle East and/or Africa is desirable.
At least two years of experience working in a field operation of the United Nations common system inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN regional commissions, agencies, funds, and programs - or similar international organization, or nongovernmental organization is desirable. Languages
English and French are working languages of the United Nations. For this position, fluency in English and Arabic is required. Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview. Special Notice
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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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.
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