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Oferta de emprego : CHIEF OF STAFF, United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau

  • Cidade: Bissau
  • Estado: Guinea-Bissau
  • País: Guinea-Bissau
  • Criado: 22/05/2019 09:50
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Posting Title: CHIEF OF STAFF, P5 (Temporary Job Opening)

Job Code Title: CHIEF OF STAFF

Department/Office: Department of Political Affairs and Peace-building

Posting Period: 21 May 2019 – 30 May 2019

Job Opening Number: 19-Political Affairs-DPPA-116926-J-Bissau (R)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and Reporting

This Position is located in the United Nations Integrated Peace-building Office in Guinea-Bissau. This position is based in Bissau. The incumbent will report to the Head of Mission (HoM).


Within the limits of delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for performing the following duties: Management:

  • Prepares briefing notes and talking points for the Head of the Mission and other senior staff, when required. Provides continuous guidance and advice to the head of mission, concerning the

organization of work, status of negotiations, and conduct of business including interpretation of the rules of procedure, as appropriate

  • Directs and oversees core integrated processes and mechanisms that enable the integrated delivery of the mission’s mandate, including programme management, information management and

crisis management;

  • Serves as the focal point in the Office of the HoM, in liaison with the Chief of Mission Support, for contacts with the Office of Internal Oversight Services and the Resident Auditor;
  • Supports the HoM in the day-to-day management of administrative staff in the office of the SRSG, as requested.

Planning and budgeting:

  • Leads and directs a work team; plans and allocates work assignments; coaches, mentors, and evaluates staff; participates in recruitment and selection of new staff including Senior staff when

requested and in the development of training programs in coordination with relevant section chiefs

  • Provides guidance on United Nations policies and procedures.
  • Plans, coordinates, manages and/or supports programmes, projects and activities requiring mission and/or interagency involvement and participation. Represents division/office/mission at round

tables, seminars and conferences, when appropriate.


  • Oversees Mission-wide planning processes, ensuring coherence is maintained between mandated tasks, section work plans/concepts of operations and, where appropriate, United Nations-

system-wide integrated planning processes (such as Integrated Strategic Frameworks), as required by policies, guidelines and best practices on planning, in particular the Integrated Mission

Planning Process (IMPP) and risk management, and incorporates mandated cross-cutting issues, such as gender mainstreaming;

  • Supports the proper conduct of processes critical to the delivery of mandate implementation, particularly strategic planning, policy coordination and senior level decision-making; liaises with all

components to advise and ensure the use of the best methods for achieving the objectives and priorities of the operation/mission

  • In coordination with the Director/Chief Mission Support, ensures an integrated approach to the results-based budget process, including alignment with strategic and operational plans and

adequate provisions to meet resource requirements, and oversees the process as it relates to substantive mission components;

  • Ensures the planning, oversight and reporting on extra-budgetary funding in coordination with relevant staff within the Mission Support component of UNIOGBIS.

Reporting, communications and information management:

  • Ensures effective functioning of coherent communications structures and systems and serves as the focal point for communication with United Nations Headquarters in New York;
  • Oversees mission-wide, integrated procedures and systems for information analysis and management, including intra-mission information sharing, reporting requirements, security classification,

records management and publication of Intranet content;

  • Oversees the implementation of knowledge management approaches throughout the mission, such as handover notes, after-action reviews and end-of-assignment reports.


  • In close consultation with the HoM and Director/Chief Mission Support, facilitates discussions between the mission and national government on issues related to mission’s functions;
  • Advises the HoM on protocol matters and supervises and provides guidance on the preparation and coordination of official visits, in coordination with other relevant heads of section(s)
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Professionalism: Experience in project management; seasoned political analyst with extensive experience in political outreach, facilitation, analysis, advice and reporting; Strong communication and analytical skills, as well as political acumen. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men and all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Ask 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.

Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjust priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

Empowering others: Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work; Encourages others to set challenging goals; Holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility; Genuinely values all staff members’ input and expertise; Shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; Involves others when making decisions that affect them.

Building trust: Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear or repercussion; Manages in a deliberate and predictable way; Operates with transparency, has no hidden agenda; Places confidence in colleagues, staff members and clients; Gives proper credit to others; Follows through on agreed upon actions; Treats sensitive or confidential information



Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or related area. 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

A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, development management, conflict resolution or related area is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in French and/or Portuguese is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by informal interview.

Special Notice

This temporary position is for a initial period of six months and is located in the Office of the Special Representative to the Secretary-General (SRSG) at UNIOGBIS in Bissau. The incumbent will work closely with and report directly to the SRSG.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term ‘sexual exploitation’ means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term ‘sexual abuse’ means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term ‘sexual harassment’ means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The 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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