• Added Date: Friday, 11 January 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 18 January 2019

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Abyei. The Chief, Operations and Resource Management reports directly to the Chief of Mission Support.The Chief, Operations and Resource Management (ORM) will be responsible for providing direction and oversight of the strategic and cross-cutting mission support functions including human resources, financial resourcing and performance management, field technology services, the mission support coordination centre, and guidance and direction to regional field offices. The Chief, Operations and Resource Management ensures coherence in forecasting, performance monitoring, and coordination activities related to operational and resourcing activities


Within delegated authority, the Chief Operations and Resource Management will be responsible for the following duties:

- Provides overall guidance, support and oversight for the effective management of the following functions and components: Human Resources Unit (HRU), Finance and Budget Unit (FBU), Field Technology Unit (FTU), Mission Support Centre (MSC) and Sector/Regional Offices where applicable
- Assists and supports the Chief of Mission Support in providing strategic direction to the above components for the effective fulfillment of the mission support strategies and plans
- Ensures the development, preparation, coordination and monitoring of strategies and work plans for the administrative activities under the scope of responsibilities and takes the lead in securing the required human, financial, logistic and technological resources to achieve them
- In cooperation with other offices of the Mission, plans and forecasts staffing, financial, logistics and technology requirements of the Mission? Liaises directly with UN headquarters offices to ensure mission planning and resource allocation is aligned with headquarters priorities, guidance and policy
- Effectively leads, coordinates and directs all aspects of the Operational Resource Management pillar as follows

Human resources management:
- Oversees the overall development and delivery of strategic advisory services in human resources management with a focus on planning, policy implementation, self-monitoring and compliance with key performance and operational indicators to ensure that human resources strategies and plans are aligned with overall mission's strategic framework and concepts and are responsive to
evolving changes in mandates and phases, operational priorities and the corporate and mission's specific human resources imperatives and targets.

Financial resourcing and performance:
- Oversees the development and delivery of strategic support and business intelligence, including advice to operational counterparts and mission leadership, on financial resourcing and stewardship, organizational performance of the mission, and risk management in line with mission priorities

Information and communication technology:
- Oversees the development and delivery of robust and reliable information and communication technology (ICT) services in support of the mission's mandate implementation
- Facilitates the implementation of innovative and intuitive technology solutions that enhances work across mission pillars and facilitates technological problem solving and decision making at all levels
- Manages the mission information security and its incident response plan.

Mission Support Centre:
- Oversees the development and delivery of timely, coordinated and efficient logistics support planning by Mission Support Centre to all components of the mission for operational priorities and key project implementation.

Sector or Regional Offices:
- Oversees the coordination of all operational and resourcing activities of regional offices to ensure their timely set up and provision of human resources, financial and information technology support required for the fulfilment of the mandate of the regional office.

Other duties and responsibilities:
- Takes the lead in the development and implementation of special projects such as Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, Welfare activities as required
- Manages the mission's service desk operations providing regular management reports on service availability and performance? Monitors client experience and advises on programs for continuous service improvement? Implements pilot projects and monitors, coordinates and reports on their progress
-Ensure that all Operational Resources Management Unit/Section activities, are in compliance with the DPKO/DFS Environmental and Waste Management policies and in line with the DFS Environment Strategy objectives; coordinate with the mission's environmental officer for guidance as needed;


• Shows pride in work and in achievements
• Demonstrates professional competence of subject matter
• Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments
• Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns
• Shows persistence when faced with difficult challenges
• Remains calm in stressful situations
• 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

• Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
• Identifies priority activities and assignments
• Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources
• Foresees risks and allows for contingencies
• Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
• Uses time efficiently

• Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours 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.

•.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

• 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 improvement; does not accept the status quo.
• Shows the courage to take unpopular stands.


Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business or human resource management, budget, finance, accounting, information technology or related fields. A first-level
university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: human resource management, finance and budget, performance management, technology, general administration, or related area(s). Experience managing a diverse team is required. Experience planning and administering complex organizational resources in a volatile environment is desirable. Experience implementing UN common system administrative and/or financial policies and practices is desirable.


The working languages of the United Nations are English and French. For this position fluency (both oral and written) in English is required.


Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for an initial period of six (6) months. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations 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 United Nations 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.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

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 United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, 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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


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