UNITED NATIONS                        NATIONS UNIES
                                                                                                  Ref. No.:   2012-003

                             TEMPORARY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

                                        P-4                           Planning Officer
                                 TVA Grade Level                        Functional Title

                                                    Programme Management
                                              Occupational Group (See list on last page)

                                           P3 and P4                      13 February, 2012
                                            Open to                            Deadline
                                  (Current Grade of Applicant)                (DD/MM/YYYY)

Service/Section:     Strategic Planning & Coordination Unit           Estimated Start Date:          01/03/2012
Duty Station:        BINUCA, Bangui                                   Possibility of Extension?          YES       NO
Duration:            364 days                                         Open to External Candidates?       YES       NO

                                              DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Within delegated authority, the Planning Officer, will be responsible for the following duties:

As directed by the DSRSG and working under the supervision of the Senior Strategice Planning Officer in collaboration with
members of the Strategic Planning Unit and UNCT, ensure the coordination of UNCT activities in the context of the UN
integration mechansims in place in the GoCAR, liaising with GoCAR officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-
lateral donors and civil society; develop & support RBB and M&E initiatives, data collection and analysis tools for ISF , UNDAF+
and other joint programmes projects/programmes implemented by the UNCT; develop a strategy to enhance coordination and
integration through, e.g. information exchange, systematic division of labor, common policy and institutional frameworks (for
positive synergy among the UNCT); routinely plan and organize PCG meetings, chaired by the Mission leadership, as well as
meetings between Government ministries, the donor community and the UN agencies; in close cooperation with the UN Country
Team (UNCT), facilitate UN coordination mechanisms and processes to ensure contribution to the strengthening of the
government's capacity to manage foreign aid and development assistance through the use of DAD to improve decision making and
information flow to the Government, UN, and other partners ; support the capacity of the UNCT in further developing and
management of an information system that will facilitate flows of information between the GoCAR and UN system/UNCT in the
CAR and the RC; and prepare briefings on PBF funded projects as well as on other BINUCA specific activities and ad hoc reports
as required. Within the scope of above responsibilities, the incumbent may be requested to undertake special assignments as


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Professionalism - demonstrated in-depth understanding of peacebuilding and peaceconsolidation ; substantial and diverse
experience in all facets of the job; strong analytical skills combined with good judgment; proven ability to review and edit the
work of others; diplomacy and tact; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation
and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peacebuidkling. Leadership – Strong managerial/leadership skills;
demonstrated flexibility in leadership by performing and /or overseeing the analysis of complex peacebuilding activities, financial
or administrative management policy and programme issues; proven record of building and managing teams and creating an
enabling environment, including the ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff and design training
programmes, enhancement initiatives to ensure effective transfer of knowledge/skills; tact in negotiating skills; good judgment and
decision-making skills; demonstrated ability to provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives
into substantive work; commitment to the goal of achieving gender balance in staffing. Judgment/Decision-making – Mature
judgment and initiative; imagination, resourcefulness, energy and tact; proven ability to provide strategic direction and ensure an
effective work structure to maximize productivity and achieve goals. Managing Performance – Ability to establish priorities and to
plan, coordinate and monitor work of others; ability to make timely decisions; ability to coach, mentor, motivate and develop staff
and encourage good performance. Building trust – Reputation for dealing honestly and openly with issues and staff; recognized
and highly respected by peers, clients and staff.

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For Managerial Positions:

Experience: At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience at national and international levels in advisory and
coordination positions (preferably in inter-agency coordination/cooperation.) Experience working within an integrated mission,
conflict zones or a hardship non-family duty station would be an advantage.

Education: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in social sciences, political science, law, international
relations, development studies, or related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic
qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Languages: Fluency in spoken and written English and French.

Other Skills: Highly developed computer skills

                                                 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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               Cover Letter
               Signed PAS                Periods: Latest cycle (For internal candidates only.)

               Others: References from Previous Supervisors


 Contact Name:           Biljana Nonkovic                                 Email Address: nonkovic@un.org

 Copy (cc):              Naima Kchach                                     Email Address: kchach@un.org

Please choose from this list of Occupational groups:

                 Administration                                             Logistics
                 Civil Affairs                                              Management and Programme Analysis
                 Civilian Police                                            Medical
                 Conference Services                                        Ombudsman
                 Drug Control and Crime Prevention                          Political Affairs
                 Economic Affairs                                           Population Affairs
                 Electoral Affairs                                          Procurement
                 Engineering                                                Production Service and Transport Work
                 Finance                                                    Programme Management
                 Human Resources                                            Public Administration
                 Human Rights                                               Public Information
                 Humanitarian Affairs                                       Science and Technology
                 Information Management                                     Security
                 Information Systems and Technology                         Social Affairs
                 Internship                                                 Social Sciences
                 Jurists                                                    Statistics
                 Legal Affairs


        While this temporary assignment will provide the successful applicant with an ideal 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.

        Internal candidates for this purpose is defined as staff members currently serving under 100 series appointment who have
        been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 104.15 or after the advice of a Secretariat joint body under
        staff rule 104.14. External applicants may be considered when it is not possible to identify suitable internal candidates of
        the same department/office.

        Please note that external candidates are generally not entitled to be appointed at the advertised level of this temporary
        vacancy and will therefore be graded in accordance with the current recruitment guidelines. This means that the grade
        may be at a lower level than that of the advertised level of the post.

        For information on the provisions for special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17.

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