staff welfare assistant, FS5 (Roster)
minusca, Bangui

Department/Office:United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station:BANGUI
Posting Period:23 January 2018 – 05 February 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Human Resources-MINUSCA-91730-F-Bangui (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A


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

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) duty station Bangui. The staff welfare assistant will report to the Staff Welfare Officer.


•Assists in developing programmes designed to improve the quality of life of staff members within the mission area.
•Monitors environmental factors that could lead to unhealthy life style.
•Increases 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 intranet system, facilitating access to housing information, and developing links with local resources as appropriate.
•Collaborates with the Training Unit to implement “Cultural Awareness” training for staff in the mission.
•Improves the recreational and social opportunities for staff by convening representative staff welfare committees.
•Assists in developing regular recreational activities for staff (such as outings, film nights and other social events) and works in partnership with administration to secure a staff recreation space and gym.
•With the chief of unit, establishes an information resource center and organizes a book/DVD library for staff.
•With the chief of unit, facilitates increased welfare initiatives in the team sites through offering support to committees and fostering the development of new committees.
•Participates in developing the expertise, profile, and capacity of the Welfare Unit by identifying funding opportunities.
•With the chief of unit, assesses welfare needs within the mission and provides a focal point for welfare initiatives within the mission.
•Acts 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.
Performs any other duties as assigned.


•Professionalism: 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all area of work.

•Planning & Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amounts 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.

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.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.Technical or vocational certificate in related activities (Administration, Human Resources) or other courses and training programmes is desirable.

Work Experience

At least eight years’ experience in planning recreational and welfare events is required. 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 is an advantage.


English and French are the working languages of the Secretariat. For the position advertised Fluency in English (both oral and written), is required; Working knowledge of French is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

The United Nation Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions, and other
field operations.
The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the roster of Staff Welfare Assistant FS-5.
The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) within 14
days of the conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for field mission vacancies open only to roster members.
Roster membership does not guarantee selection.

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. 

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 At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

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