|Posting Title:||STAFF WELFARE ASSISTANT, FS5|
|Job Code Title:||STAFF WELFARE ASSISTANT|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic|
|Posting Period:||21 October 2020 – 04 November 2020|
|Job Opening Number:||20-Human Resources-MINUSCA-143319-R-Bangui (M)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office of the Chief of Operations and Resource Management (CORM) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Staff Welfare Assistant will be based in Bangui and reports to the CORM through the Staff Welfare Officer.
Within delegated authority, the Welfare Assistant at this level will be responsible for the following duties:
•Assists in developing programmes designed to improve the quality of life of staff members within the mission area.
• Assists in monitoring the 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.
• Assists 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.
• Assists in the establishment of 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.
• Provides assistance in developing the expertise, profile, and capacity of the Welfare Unit by identifying funding opportunities.
• Assists in assessing the 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Communication: 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 the 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; adjusts 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.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
At least eight years of experience in planning recreational and welfare events is required.
Experience in organizing conferences, corporate events or management of leisure facilities is highly desirable.
Experience providing services in the field of staff welfare to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of french is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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.
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