UNCSD EMPLOYMENT/INTERNSHIP NEWSLETTER

The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was established by the UN General Assembly in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit. From its inception, the CSD was highly participatory in structure and outlook, by engaging in its formal proceedings a wide range of official stakeholders and partners through innovative formulae.

At its eleventh session in 2003, the Commission decided on a multi-year work programme consisting of review and policy years. Since its establishment in 1992, the Commission has greatly advanced the sustainable development agenda within the international community.

At this time the CSD in affiliation with other UN agencies presently require the services of resourceful, experienced and dynamic candidates at various UN DUTY STATIONS in Geneva, Copenhagen, Jerusalem, Beijing, New York, Santiago and Bonn for the following positions listed below:-

TRAINING OFFICER, P-3

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief, Mobile Medical Training Team (MMTT), the incumbent will participate,
as a member, of MMTT missions, and provide training to DSS Chief Security Advisers (CSA), Security
Advisers (SA), Field Security Coordination Officers (FSCO); Agency, Fund and Program Field Security
Officer/Field Safety Advisers (FSO/FSA); Department of Peacekeeping Operations Chief Security Officers
(CSO), Mission Security Officers (MSO) and Safety and Security Service (SSS) Security Officers (SO). In
addition, will develop appropriate training related to crisis response, specifically for mass casualty planning and medical evacuations, and present this training to Designated Officials (DO) and Security
Management Teams (SMT), and will develop appropriate basic first aid related training for all staff at
large, system wide. The incumbent will assess scheduled training to ensure it is conducted in accordance
with the annual UNDSS training schedule; provide appropriate medical training to members of the UN
Security Management System and staff at large; prepare and disseminate announcements for all MMTT
training courses; organize and coordinate all venue, logistics and administrative requirements for all
MMTTs; ensure that all agencies, funds, programs and organizations of the UN system are invited to
participate, as appropriate; review certification procedures for participants and ensure that appropriate
standards are met in completion of all courses; participate in reviewing and preparing dynamic training for
all UNDSS Programs of Instruction (POI) using current training materials, practical applications, guide
books, and approved training methodologies; organize, plan and maintain inventory of training materials
involved in MMTTs, ensure that all appropriate learning materials are employed in all courses presented;
perform as an instructor on all MMTT missions; prepare training reports for all courses, in accordance
with established procedures, including appropriate recommendations to enhance emergency medical
related training; participate in developing and presenting this training in response to emergency crisis
situations, attend meetings and conduct training inspections, as required. Provide medical planning
advice, guidance and support to Designated Officials, Security Management Teams, agencies, funds,
programs and organizations of the UN; act as a resource person and participate as instructor for
medical training presented by the agencies, funds, programs and organizations of the UN upon request; develop and conduct training needs assessments and identify areas for change or modification;
participate in the development of coordinated inter-agency medical training strategies and policies for an
efficient and effective UN training program. Perform other assignments and training functions, as
required.

Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of UN medical and security management policy, and field medical
procedures and techniques related to emergency trauma, mass casualty and medical emergency
response. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation
of women and men in all areas of work. Knowledge in crisis medical planning. Planning and Organizing:
Ability to establish priorities and to plan, organize, coordinate and monitor own work plan.
Communication: Good drafting ability and communications skills, both oral and written. Technological
Awareness: keeps abreast of available technology.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in medical related field (i.e., nursing or
medical management), political or social science, business administration, or international relations. A
first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the
advanced university degree. Current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B),
qualified provider and instructor in Medicine in Remote Areas (MIRA), certified as an instructor in Basic
Life Support (BLS), Automatic Electronic Deliberator (AED), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS),
Healthcare Provider CPR and American Red Cross CPR/First-Aid Instructor are required. Completion of
the DSS Security Certification Program is desirable.

Work Experience
Five years of progressively responsible experience in security management at the international level, of
which at least two years of formal experience in developing and presenting Emergency Trauma, Basic
First Aid and Mass Casualty response training is required. Experience as a trainer in the UN is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the two official working languages of the United Nations. For this post, fluency in
oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Other Skills
Knowledge of UN security policies, procedures and operations is highly desirable. Knowledge of and
ability to use Microsoft Office software programs is required.

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER, P-3

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Executive Office of the Department of Safety and Security. Under the
general supervision of the Senior Human Resources Officer and within limits of delegated authority, the
Human Resources Officer is responsible for the recruitment and administration of field security personnel
appointed against posts that are jointly funded by organizations participating in the United Nations
security management system. The incumbent performs the following duties: Recruitment and Placement:
• Identifies upcoming vacancies in coordination with the Division of Regional Operations. • Prepares
vacancy announcements, reviews applications and establishes a short-list of candidates. • Arranges and
participates in interviews to identify the most suitable candidates for rostering. • Maintains the recruitment
and staffing databases, and prepares reports as required. • Prepares recommendations for the selection
of rostered candidates against existing vacancies. • Makes recommendations on salary level to be offered
to selected candidates. • Plans and organizes the biannual Managed Reassignment Program for the
rotation of field security personnel. • Coordinates actions for the efficient implementation of reassignment
decisions. • Monitors recruitment and placement actions taken by UNDP on behalf of the Department,
and recommends corrections or changes related to procedures. • Supervises and monitors the work of
two Human Resources Assistants in carrying out human resources functions in support of field staff.
Administration of Entitlements: • Researches and recommends changes to policy relating to benefits and
entitlements for staff on the basis of their contractual status (field security staff are hired under UNDP
contracts). • Provides advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules. • Provides
advice on salary and related benefits, travel, and social security entitlements. • Reviews HR
policies/procedures and recommends changes as required. • Intervenes, on behalf of field staff, with
UNDP Country Offices and UNDP/Copenhagen on matters relating to unresolved personnel issues. Staff
Development and Career Support: • Identifies and analyzes staff development and career support needs
of field staff and designs programs to meet those needs. Prepares monitoring reports on staff
development and career support programs. • Designs and manages external assistance schemes. •
Provides advice on mobility and career development to staff. • Designs, plans and provides induction
orientation and briefing to new staff members. • Provides performance management advice to staff and
management. Assists supervisors and staff in understanding and using the performance appraisal system
applicable to field staff. • Assesses training needs, identifies, designs and delivers training programs to
staff at all levels. • Plans and organizes meetings of the Career Review Group, the Selection Panel and
the Promotion Panel dealing with field staff. Other Duties: • Advises and counsels staff in respect of
rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements. • Prepares
generic job profiles for field security positions. • Serves as focal point for the technical clearance of
candidates that UN Agencies, Funds and Programs intend to appoint at the professional level to
perform security functions. • Assists in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on
issues related to the management of field security personnel.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures. Ability to
identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Shows conscientiousness
and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Takes responsibility
for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas
of work. COMMUNICATION: Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate
orally in an effective manner. TEAMWORK: Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively
with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Ability to establish
priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.
CLIENT ORIENTATION: Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their
trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Keeps clients
informed of progress or setbacks in projects.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business
or public administration, social sciences, education or related field. A first-level university degree in
combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management,
administration or related area. Experience in recruitment and the application of UN rules and regulations
required.

Languages
Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written)
is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an
advantage.

Other Skills
Knowledge of the Galaxy system and of the human resources elements of the Integrated Management
Information System (IMIS) desirable.

ENGINEER, P-4

Responsibilities
(These following duties are generic and may differ depending on the requirements of the mission.) Within
delegated authority, the Engineer will be responsible for the following duties: Analyze and advise on the
planning, design, construction and maintenance of major systems and facilities such as buildings roads,
bridges, airfields, helipads, railways, docks, waste disposal systems, flood control systems, water
treatment facilities, and related structures and other engineering activities in the field needed for the
logistics support of peacekeeping and other United Nations field missions; Evaluate, review and revise
project documents, and analyze design specifications included in project proposals for accuracy,
soundness, feasibility and cost; Recommend solutions to unusual engineering problems; Conduct
technical studies on engineering topics, developing guidelines for the general planning and maintenance
of programs and facilities; Calculate stresses and strain affecting proposed structures, taking into
account such factors as estimated load, water pressure, wind resistance, soil characteristics, temperature fluctuations and nature of building materials to be used; Keep abreast significant trends and developments relating to improved methods and equipment, through relevant engineering literature;
Lead team efforts in studying critical problems relating to design or construction of systems and facilities;
Make recommendations for resolution of problems in specialized areas; Participate in planning missions,
serving as technical adviser to Committees or international meetings. Perform other duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism: High degree of personal initiative and willingness to accept wide responsibilities;
commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full
involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations; demonstrated effectiveness in
developing logistics plans, policies, procedures and new programs; demonstrated fiscal awareness; good
knowledge of UN financial rules; ability to provide technical and procedural advice in a broad range of
engineering areas; ability to develop, maintain and supervise accountability systems for materials and
services; ability to deploy to remote locations on short notice for limited duration. Leadership: Ability to
manage and mentor a technical team by demonstrating leadership. Communication: Excellent communication skills (spoken, written and presentational), including ability to present sensitive issues/positions and to write reports and engineering decisions. Management: Ability to manage a Sector
engineering program or to formulate effective strategies and technical approaches to engineering issues
and related areas. Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated planning and organizational skills and ability
to coordinate the work of others, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
Judgment/Decision-Making: Discretion and sound judgment in applying expertise to complex and/or
sensitive issues, which are broad in scope. Client Orientation: Strong negotiating skills and ability to
influence others to reach agreement. Technological Awareness: Ability to design and operate common
database software, spreadsheet and project management applications; Ability to define and extract
management information for engineering support. Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with
sensitivity and respect for diversity.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advance university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, or related appropriate specialty or sub-specialty. A first level
university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted
in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience with a national administration or a large
engineering firm, both in the field and at Headquarters. Engineering experience in international
field/peacekeeping or military operations is highly desirable.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second UN language is an advantage
and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

Other Skills

FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER, P-3

Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of a Chief of Unit of the Budget and Performance Reporting Service (BPRS),
in the Field Budget and Finance Division (FBFD) of the Department of Field Support (DFS), the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: BUDGET PREPARATION: Provide guidance to
Headquarters and field managers (including through field visits) with respect to the elaboration of
resource requirements for budget proposals and performance reports including on financial rules and
regulations, budget policies and procedures, recommendations of legislative and advisory bodies and
Results-Based Budgeting (RBB) methodology. Analyse data with respect to the finalization of budget
proposals and performance reports for field missions. Analyse and provide input into finalization of
program budget/financial implications in light of additional mandates. Prepare budgetary information
for relevant legislative and advisory bodies, in particular the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly and
the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) to support their budgetary
review. BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION: Monitor allotments, including redeployment of funds when
necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures. Monitor budget implementation and determine/recommend reallocation of funds when necessary. Monitor expenditures to ensure that they
remain within authorized levels. Review all requisitions for goods and services to ensure correct objects
of expenditure have been charged, ensuring availability of funds. Administer and monitor extrabudgetary
resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and
rules and established policies and procedures. Prepare relevant documentation with respect to budget
performance submissions. Review and make appropriate recommendations with respect to the
finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual
expenditures. GENERAL: Keep up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on
matters related to program and/or peacekeeping budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental
recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures. Provide
budgeting and financial support to a group of peacekeeping missions. Perform other related duties, as
assigned.

Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of financial management and accounting practices; knowledge of budget
development and administration of financial resources; knowledge of RBB or similar performance
management methodologies. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the
equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Ability to identify issues and to use sound
judgment; Excellent analytical and conceptual abilities. Planning and Organizing: Ability to establish
priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan. Proven ability to work under pressure and
produce output that is accurate, timely and of high quality. Ability to manage conflicting priorities.
Technological awareness: Ability to keep abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and
limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks,
and shows willingness to learn new technology. Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise
manner and to communicate effectively orally. Ability to prepare reports, formulate positions on issues,
articulate options concisely conveying maximum necessary information, and making and defending
recommendations. Teamwork: Resourcefulness, good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-
cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Demonstrated ability to develop
and maintain effective work relationships with financial counterparts.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent)in business administration, finance,
economics or related fields area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience
may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Professional qualifications (e.g. Chartered
Accountant, CPA) desirable.

Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in resource planning, budget
formulation, budget presentation, monitoring, analysis and interpretation of results is required. Experience
in the application of Results-Based Budgeting or similar performance management methodologies in area
of work is required. Experience in formulation of new strategies and approaches to financial resource
management issues is desirable. Experience in peacekeeping or other type of field operations is
desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in
written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of other
official UN languages is an asset.

Other Skills
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software is required.

ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS OFFICER, P-3

Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Director, Environment, Housing and Land Management Division
(EHLM), and under the supervision of the Team Leader of the Environment for Europe and Sustainable
Development Team the incumbent will provide support to the “Environment for Europe” process by
drafting substantive documentation, assisting in organizing and servicing the preparation of each
conference and the conference itself in close cooperation with the host country; liaising with relevant
international organizations and other stakeholders contributing to the “Environment for Europe” process;
providing continued strategic guidance and assistance, especially to countries of Eastern Europe,
Caucasus and Central Asia and South-East European countries, with regard to the implementation of
commitments made by Ministers at the Ministerial Meetings, including the assessment of country needs,
exchange of good practices and targeted capacity-building activities; contributing to strengthening
environmental assessment and monitoring activities in order to better evaluate progress in the
implementation of environmental policies and to improve the basis for political decision-making. In the
framework of the regional follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) the
incumbent will assist in organizing and servicing the UNECE Regional Implementation Meetings on
Sustainable Development; assist with the preparation of substantive documents and follow-up to the
decisions of the meetings; prepare and support ECE regional discussions at the sessions of the
Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD); contribute to and coordinate the ECE in-put to the CSD
policy cycles; liaise with the CSD secretariat, the other regional commissions and civil society
stakeholders on regional contributions to the global sustainable development process. The incumbent
will assist in the organization and servicing of intergovernmental meetings, expert group meetings related
to the above duties; prepare speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff as well as
outreach material; provide guidance to consultants and government designated experts and rapporteurs;
develop and maintain the respective parts of the Division’s website; contribute to the management of the
Environment for Europe Trust Fund, to the preparation of bi-annual program and cost plans and to
budget related reporting.

Competencies
• PROFESSIONALISM: Good knowledge of environmental and sustainable development policies. Proven
ability to establish and maintain networks of contacts with government officials, NGOs and other
stakeholders. • COMMUNICATION: Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to write in a
concise and effective manner. • TEAMWORK: Ability to operate effectively across organizational
boundaries. Ability to work in a multicultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity as
demonstrated by the ability to gain the assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavour. •
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Proven ability to plan and organize work requiring an in-depth
understanding of its strategic direction and ability to integrate his/her work into the Division’s work
program.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree in natural sciences, economics, social sciences, engineering or other
relevant area, preferably with an environmental profile.

Work Experience
At least five years of relevant professional experience in government and/or international organizations
concerned with environmental and sustainable development issues. Experience in planning, organizing
and servicing intergovernmental meetings is necessary. Experience of environmental monitoring and
assessment activities would be an advantage.

Languages
Fluency in oral and written English with good drafting ability. Fluency in Russian is highly desirable.
Working knowledge of French and/or other languages used in the ECE region would be an asset.

Other Skills

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, P-3

Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Administrative Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Budget
and Finance: Maintain financial and administrative control of the departmental budget; Collaborate in the
preparation of budget and performance report submissions; Prepare and advise on Trust Fund cost plans
and allotment requests; Monitor financial resources to ensure activities are implemented in accordance
with the Program Budget and allotments issued; Coordinate preparation of program performance
reports in the Integrated Monitoring and Documentation Information System (IMDIS); Define requirements
with respect to improving budget reporting systems and cost effective utilization of program resources;
Develop procedures and implement same to ensure that accounting and financial management controls
are consistent with UN policy and practice; Oversee work related to procurement, billing and receipt of
income from various services, operational travel program, procurement monitoring and evaluation of
vendor contracts/payment to vendors and individual contractors for services; Supervise and/or provide
guidance on financial administration and management information issues and practices to colleagues.
Human Resource Management Administer the departmental external training program; Create
General Temporary Assistance (GTA) posts as required ensuring consistency in the application of UN
rules and procedures. Provide guidance on travel-related entitlements and policies. General
Administration Assist in the management of the departmental office space requirements; Oversee the
furniture and equipment inventory of the department; Perform other related work as required.

Competencies
Professionalism – Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative, financial and accounting
policies, rules and procedures. Conceptual analytical, and evaluative skills and ability to conduct
independent research and analysis, identifying issues, formulating options and making conclusions and
recommendations. Knowledge of financial principles and practices. Takes responsibility for incorporating
gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Planning and Organising – Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan
and those under his/her supervision. Client Orientation – Ability to identify clients’ needs and appropriate
solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients. Communication – Proven
ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally. Ability to prepare
reports and make recommendations. Teamwork – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and
maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with
sensitivity and respect for diversity.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance,
accounting, law or related area. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic
qualifications and experience in finance, business administration, or directly related area may be
accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in administration, finance, accounting,
human resources management or related field. At least 3 years of UN experience in finance and budget
functions is required; working experience with extra-budgetary resources and trust funds is highly
desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised,
fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an
advantage.

Other Skills
Proficiency in IMIS and IMDIS systems is highly desirable.

RESEARCH OFFICER, P-3

Responsibilities
This position is located in the JIU Secretariat. The incumbent reports to the Executive Secretary. As far as
review projects are concerned, he/she receives substantive guidance from the Inspector(s) in charge of
the project and supervise by a Senior Research Officer. During the reviews the incumbent is expected to
work with a large degree of independence. Under the authority of the Executive Secretary, the
supervision of a Senior Research Officer and the guidance of the Inspector(s) concerned, the incumbent:
– Participates in the preparation of a structured work plan for evaluation and inspection reviews, taking
into account their scope and complexity; – Analyzes information collected by the assigned Research
Assistant and conducts preliminary desk reviews; – Prepares questionnaires, surveys and interview
guides and drafts correspondence related to the reviews; – Participates in the Inspectors’ missions and
assists in the interviews conducted by the Inspectors; – Analyzes data, identifies problems and issues
and suggests solutions; – Participates in drafting the Unit’s reports; – Ensures accuracy of the information
contained in the reports; – Guides and oversees the work of the assigned Research Assistant;- Performs
focal point responsibilities in respect of assigned organizations, including the drafting and updating of
management assessments; – Assesses and screens proposals for the annual Program of Work of the
Unit; – Participates in internal JIU meetings and assists in the preparation of JIU attendance at meetings
of legislative organs; – Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Secretary.

Competencies
Communication: Ability to speak and write clearly and effectively. Ability to ask pertinent
questions, to listen to others, correctly interprets messages received and responds appropriately.
Demonstrated openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Planning and Organizing:
Ability to develop clear goals and identify priorities. Ability to allocate appropriate amount of resources for
completing work, foreseeing risks and planning for contingencies. Efficient use of time. Ability to monitor
and adjust plans. Accountability: Ability to deliver outputs within prescribed time and quality standards.
Honours commitments and takes personal responsibility for shortcomings. Team work: Good
interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi- cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for
diversity.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree, preferably in business or public administration, economics, statistics,
international affairs, law or in a related field. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and
extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience, of which at least 3 years involving
research and analysis, preferably in the area of oversight (evaluation, audit, inspection, investigation) or a
related field.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations secretariat. For the post advertized,
fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of
another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Other Skills
Excellent drafting skills required. Ability to use IT tools for research and proficiency in the use of standard
computer applications (in particular spreadsheets, presentations, etc) is required.

LOGISTICS OFFICER, P-3

Responsibilities
(The following duties are generic and may differ depending on the requirements of the field mission.)
Under the supervision of the Chief Integrated Support Services (CISS), the Logistics Officer is responsible for the following duties: Prepare logistics and support plans, deployment timelines and budget
requirements for planned or new operations; Develop logistical plans for existing operations; Develop
logistics contingency plans; Develop plans for downsizing or liquidation; Develop and implement
methodologies and tools to enable effective execution of logistic plans; Formulate Standard Operating
Procedures; Manage logistics operations, including, material and personnel; Ensure timely, accountable
and cost-effective delivery of peacekeeping cargos and personnel; Ensure that supervised staff members
are adequately trained and cross-trained; Identify additional training needs to achieve high working
standards; Coordinate and provide logistics support to ongoing air, land, river or rail operations; Ensure
that logistics requirements take account of gender-specific needs; Coordinate logistics activities with
procurement, finance, humanitarian affairs and other substantive units; Develop and implement logistics
support policy, procedures and methodologies to the common benefit of all mission units; Prepare reports
on personnel and material movements and other operational logistics issues; Participate in technical
survey missions for new missions and pre-deployment verification visits to troop contributing countries;
Identify, plan and manage special logistics operations; Ensure that accurate and complete accounting,
reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained;
Prepare logistics preparedness reviews; Coordinate logistics operations with UN agencies, UN military,
UN police and other organizations upon request; Guide and supervise the work of new/junior logistics
officers or staff; Assume responsibilities of certifying officer upon request; Perform other related tasks as
required.

Competencies
Professionalism – Strong personal initiative and willingness to accept responsibilities; comprehensive
grasp of logistics operations and practices; ability to deploy to remote locations and to operate
independently in austere environment on short notice for limited duration; commitment to implementing
the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in
all aspects of peace operations. Leadership – Ability to manage and mentor a technical team by
demonstrating leadership. Communication – Good communication skills including ability to prepare and
present concise oral and written logistics operations reports, briefings, updates and other documentation;
ability to conduct meetings. Management – Demonstrated management skills. Planning and Organizing –
Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work plans. Judgment/Decision Making –
Sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a rank of issues/problems. Client Orientation –
Good negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement. Technological Awareness –
Ability to develop and operate common database software, spreadsheet, project management
applications and complex text documents. Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills; ability to lead teamwork
sessions; demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with logistic
counterparts in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Business Administration, Engineering or related
fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and
experience in areas such as transport or logistic operations/management, supply chain management, etc.
may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in logistics operations. Experience in
international peacekeeping or military operations is an asset.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language is an
advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

Other Skills

CHIEF NURSE, P-3

Responsibilities
Within limited delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring smooth day to day
functioning of the walk-in-clinic at the UN Medical Facility and arrange appointments for medical exams of
mission personnel. Design and implement outreach programs for mission personnel. Liaise with local
hospitals to secure treatment of staff in these facilities preventive and promotive medical programs.
Conduct medical orientation for incoming mission staff. Arrange first aid training for mission personnel.
Prepare monthly medical reports. Medico Administrative Duties: Assist the Chief Medical Officer in
coordinating medical evacuations/repatriations Identify supplies and equipment requirements for the clinic
and with approval of the Chief Medical Officer raise requisitions accordingly. Liaise with the Procurement
Supply section for this. Provide support to the satellite clinics and ensure regular medical supplies.
Supervisory Duties: Supervise the nursing staff at mission headquarters and satellite clinics to ensure
smooth functioning of the clinic. Assist the Chief Medical Officer in preparing Performance Appraisal
Reports of nursing staff in the clinic. Ensure periodic upgrading of medical skills of nursing staff. Perform
other related duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge and experience in clinical nursing. Planning and Organising: Ability to
establish priorities and to plan and coordinate own work plan. Commitment to continuous learning:
Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new skills in the nursing field. Technology Awareness:
Knowledge of relevant medical software packages. Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in
a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Communication: Ability to write in a
clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Registered Nurse who is a graduate of either an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Program
(University) or an accredited Diploma Program (4 years). Certificates in ECG, CPR or Basic Life
Support is an asset.

Work Experience
At least 5 years of experience in the general nursing/intensive care with some experience in health
administration. Experience of UN peace keeping operations and familiarity with relevant UN
administrative policies and procedures is highly desirable.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language is an
advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

Other Skills

MEDICAL OFFICER, P-4

Responsibilities
These positions are located in United Nations (UN) field missions. They usually report to a more senior
Medical Officer in the field, and have a functional reporting relationship to the Medical Director, Medical
Service Division, OHRM. Accountabilities: Within limited delegated authority, the Medical Officer will be
responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be carried out by all Medical
Officers.): Clinical Duties: Undertake day -to-day clinical duties, e. g. walk-in clinic, emergencies, pre-
placement and periodic medical examinations, immunisations, etc. Refer staff to outside specialists as
necessary and follow-up with outside specialists. Provide health education and participate in addressing
work environment and occupational health issues. Medico Administrative Duties: Liaise with UN-Military
Medical Units in the mission and host-nation medical facilities. Follow the United Nations established
policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations. Deputise for
a more senior Medical Officer during his/her absence. Supervisory Administration: Manage day-to-day
mission medical support operations by ensuring availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical
equipment; Ensure appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the
medical capabilities (e. g. Health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid and CPR). General: Work
implies frequent interaction with the following: Staff at large; staff within work unit; Staff counsellors;
Senior management throughout the Organization; All specialised agencies; Military Physicians;
Physicians and representatives of Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Associations and
Societies. Perform other related duties as required

Competencies
Professionalism – Knowledge and hands on experience in clinical medicine. Planning and organising –
Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her
supervision. Teamwork – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working
relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
Communication – Good interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Commitment to
Continuous learning – Willingness to learn to keep abreast of new developments in the medical field.
Technological awareness – Solid computer skills and good knowledge of relevant medical databases.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Doctorate in Medicine. Residency in one of the medical specialties, preferably internal medicine.

Work Experience
At least 7 years of practical experience in occupational health and tropical medicine; general knowledge
of worldwide health conditions, health requirements and precautions.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language is an
advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

Other Skills

PROGRAM OFFICER, P-3

Responsibilities
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for
addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the
development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and
bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.
UNEP’s Division of Regional Cooperation (DRC) helps to implement UNEP’s global programs in the
regions by initiating, coordinating and catalyzing regional and sub-regional cooperation and action in
response to environmental problems and emergencies. This position is located in the United Nations
Environment Program, in the Division of Regional Cooperation, Regional Office for Africa at the
Nairobi duty station. Under the overall direction of the Director, UNEP Regional Office for Africa (ROA),
and the day-to- day supervision the Senior Program Officer, Program Development, Coordination
and Implementation, ROA, the incumbent will perform the following: 1. Support the facilitation and
coordination of regular discussions and consultations between ROA and relevant staff of UNEP divisions
to ensure coordinated and coherent delivery of UNEP participation and support to the four One UN pilots
in Africa (Cape Verde, Mozambique, Rwanda and Tanzania), Common Country Agreement/United
Nations Development Assistance Fund (CCA/UNDAFs) and other common country programming
processes. 2. Liaise and consult with the relevant staff of the UN Country Teams in the four One UN
pilots, CCA/UNDAFs in Africa. Compile coordinated UNEP response and provide regular backstopping
support as necessary in support of UNEP’s engagement in these processes. 3. Assist in the compilation
and analyses of priority issues of significance and important lessons emerging from UNEP engagement in
the four One UN pilots and CCA/UNDAFs. 4. Support the development and updating of UNEP-wide
country program documents in collaboration with relevant staff of UNEP divisions to promote synergies
and coordinated delivery of UNEP activities in CCA/UNDAFs and other common country programming
processes in Africa. 5. Participate and provide substantive inputs in the review of project concepts,
funding proposals and detailed implementation projects developed within the framework of Delivering as
One to ensure conformity and compliance with established criteria and requirements of ROA before
submission to UNEP’s project approval processes. 6. Provide substantive inputs in the preparation of
regular policy briefings and updates on progress of UNEP’s engagement in the four One UN pilots,
CCA/UNDAFs and other country programming processes for UNEP divisions and Senior Management
Team. 7. Represent UNEP as appropriate in relevant meetings of the UN Country Teams and in particular
in the Environment Thematic Groups in the four One UN pilots, CCA/UNDAFs and other common country
programming processes.

Competencies
Professionalism: Proven ability to formulate policies, program/project development, coordination and
implementation; Broad knowledge of poverty and environment issues; Demonstrated ability to research
and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources; Ability to prepare
comprehensive reports with respect to key environment and development issues; Knowledge of the UN
system, including the UN common country programming process. Teamwork: Strong interpersonal skills
with ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different national and
cultural backgrounds; Ability to work independently and to participate effectively in a team-based
information sharing environment. Planning and Organizing: Excellent coordination skills, with the ability
to work under pressure and handle multiple activities and projects concurrently; Ability to develop clear
goals for planned activities, foresee risks and allow for contingency plans; Ability to meet tight deadlines
and handle conflicting priorities. Communication: Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and
persuasively, both orally and in writing; including ability to defend and explain difficult issues and
positions to staff and senior officials; ability to draft/edit a variety of reports on UN policy issues and
strategies relevant to own work as required; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping
people informed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree in environmental policy/science, development or related field with a strong
preference for development, economics or socio- economic aspects of sustainable development. A first
level degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

Work Experience
Minimum of 5 years of professional working experience of which some should be at the international
level, including relevant experience in the UN country operations in developing regions of the world in
particular Africa.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised,
fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is highly desirable.

Other Skills
Knowledge of relevant institutional mandates, policies and guidelines is desirable. Exposure and
experience at the country level an advantage.

WELFARE OFFICER, P-3

Responsibilities
The Welfare Officer is responsible for the welfare provision for all members of staff within the mission.
The incumbent’s responsibilities are, but are not limited to: coordinating activities with the Civilian Staff
Welfare Officers based in other Sectors, the Military Staff Welfare Officer, Contingent Welfare focal
points and police welfare focal point where applicable; increasing staff awareness and information about
social and recreational opportunities available to them in the mission through contributing to the induction
training of new staff by producing a guide to the local amenities, regularly updating information posted on
the internal internet system, facilitating access to housing information, and developing links with local
resources as appropriate; collaborating with the Training Unit to implement “Cultural Awareness” training
for staff in the mission; improving the recreational and social opportunities for staff by convening
representative staff welfare committees; developing regular recreational activities for staff (such as
outings, film nights and other social events) and working in partnership with administration to secure a
staff recreation space and gym; establishing an information resource centre and organizing a book/DVD
library for staff; facilitating increased welfare initiatives in the Team sites through offering support to
committees and fostering the development of new committees; participating in developing the expertise,
profile, and capacity of the Welfare Unit by identifying funding opportunities; assessing welfare needs
within the mission and providing a focal point for welfare initiatives within the mission; acting as a non-
clinical counseling resource to any staff member within mission area requiring non-judgmental support
and assistance in resolving any personal and/or work-related problem(s) in consultation with the Staff
Counselors as necessary; organising memorial services for international civilian staff in cases of death in
the mission area; performing any other duties as may be required.

Competencies
Professionalism: Strong related background and working experience in a multi-cultural environment,
especially in initiating and encouraging participation in welfare/social activities; Judgment and Decision-
making: Discretion and sound judgment in dealing with sensitive issues; Planning and Organization:
Demonstrated planning and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities
and to implement activities. Leadership: Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach
agreement; ability to motivate mentor and develop staff; the ability to take initiative and work
independently. Technological Awareness: Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software
and other applications; Communication: Highly developed communication skills (spoken, written); the
ability to manage expectations constructively. Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to
establish and maintain effective working relations, with sensitivity and respect for diversity in a multi-
cultural, multi-ethnic environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Masters Degree in Sociology, Social Work, Social Science or similar discipline. A relevant combination of
education and experience in a closely related area of expertise can be considered in lieu of an advanced
university degree.

Work Experience
At least five years experience in planning large scale recreational and welfare events; Excellent
organizational, communication and computer skills; Experience in organizing conferences, corporate
events or management of leisure facilities is highly desirable; Knowledge of the UN rules, regulations and
working experience in a United Nations field mission or other similar operational environment would be an
advantage.

Languages
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic and French highly desirable.

Other Skills
Cross-Cultural Common Expertise: Awareness and appreciation of client cultural differences; Awareness
of their own capacity and limitations; Sensitivity and respect for diversity is a must. International
experience in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment is a plus; Judgment and professionalism:
Discretion, confidentiality, and sound judgment in dealing with sensitive issues a must. Professional,
independent, and ethical practice essential; Communication and interpersonal skills: Highly developed
communication skills as well as good interpersonal skills and a sense of humour. The ability to establish
and maintain effective working relationships within a changeable and demanding working environment is
required. Autonomy, dynamism, and creativity a must.

REMUNERATION
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and
benefits package is offered. Annual salary ranges from US$110,000.00 to US$250,000.00 for respective
positions.

CSD INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
CSD also provide opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate program to undertake an internship at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Beijing, Beirut and Santiago.

The purpose of CSD Internship Program is:

? To provide a framework by which graduate and post-graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds
may be assigned to United Nations Offices where their educational experience can be enhanced through
practical work assignments.

? To expose them to the work of the United Nations.

? To gain experience in the work of the Organization with the objective of deepening their knowledge and
understanding of the United Nations’ goals, principles and activities.

? To provide UN offices with the assistance of highly qualified students specialized in various professional
fields.

To qualify for the Internship Program, the following conditions must be met:

  1. Applicants must complete or be enrolled in a degree program in a graduate school (second university
    degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship; or

  2. Applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and
    graduate stages must have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent
    institution towards the completion of a degree.

Please use the following table to check your eligibility for the Internship Program before you send us an
application:

Eligibility Self Check Table: Yes No
1. You have completed or currently enrolled in a Master or PhD (or similar Program) and will be during the entire internship, or
You are pursuing studies in a country where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, and you are currently enrolled in your fifth year (or higher) at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.
__ __
2. You are able to obtain the necessary visa and to arrange your travel to the United Nations Headquarters in New York. __ __
3. You are able to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, as well as living expenses of the internship (approx. US$5,000). __ __
4. If selected, you will be able to prove valid medical insurance coverage for your stay in the USA, provide a medical certificate stating that you are in good health and prove your enrollment in graduate studies. __ __
5. You are able to communicate in English. __ __

Note: To be eligible for the Internship program, you must answer "Yes" to all 5 questions. If you answer "No"
to one or more of the above question(s), you should consider postponing your application until the above
requirements are met.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified applicants should send their detailed Resumes/Cvs to recruiting
on or before 30th October 2014. Only Applicants considered for employment will be contacted.

For the Internship Program, interested and qualified applicants should send their application to
intern. Please put "CSD Internship" in the subject line. Deadlines for application will vary
based on departments’ needs and availability.

Dr. Lee Saang.
Recruitment (CSD)
UN Commission on Sustainable Development,
DC-1 25th Floor New York, NY 10017

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