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Senior Mediation Adviser

Selected experts will work in one or more of the following areas of specialization:

  1. Design and Conduct of Mediation, Facilitation and Dialogue Processes;
  2. Security Arrangements (emphasis on ceasefires);
  3. Constitution-making;
  4. Power-sharing;
  5. Gender and Inclusion;
  6. Climate Change and Natural Resources;
  7. Transitional Justice and Reconciliation.

1. Adviser on Design and Conduct of Mediation, Facilitation and Dialogue Processes

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When deployed:

  • Provide technical expertise and advice on the conduct and design of inclusive mediation, facilitation and dialogue processes to clients of the MSU, as well as to conflict parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks at all levels, including national dialogue processes, subnational and local mediation efforts, and post-agreement follow-up mechanisms. This expertise should include methods and mechanisms for promoting women’s meaningful participation at all phases and levels and modalities for multi-track engagement with youth, civil society, and other Track II actors;
  • As necessary and appropriate, participate in the mediation, facilitation and dialogue process, and contribute to the drafting of the relevant sections of peace agreements;
  • As necessary, conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on inclusive and multi-track mediation, facilitation and dialogue;
  • Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the mediation team;
  • Prepare update reports for the MSU, as requested;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

When not deployed:

  • Provide, via telephone, online engagements, and written materials, technical expertise and advice on inclusive mediation, facilitation and dialogue to mediation teams in the field, as well as to the parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Research and coordinate lessons learned reviews of best practices in the area of expertise;
  • Research thematic and comparative briefings to support ongoing or planned mediation efforts;
  • Produce operational guidance notes and related training materials in the area of expertise;
  • Prepare and plan training sessions on area of expertise for United Nations staff;
  • Prepare reports on field deployments;
  • Contribute to MSU’s network of experts in the area of expertise;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

2. Adviser on Security Arrangements

When deployed:

  • Provide technical expertise and advice on inclusive security arrangements, particularly on ceasefire and cessation of hostilities issues, as well as disarmament, demobilization and reintegration matters and/or security sector reform to clients of the MSU as well as to conflict parties or other key stakeholders, as appropriate;
  • Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks on security arrangements issues, including post-agreement follow-up mechanisms. This expertise should include methods and mechanisms for promoting women’s meaningful participation at all phases and levels and modalities for multi-track engagement with youth, civil society, and other Track II actors;
  • As necessary and appropriate, participate in the security-related discussions of the mediation, facilitation and dialogue process, including addressing violations against women in criminal prosecutions, truth commissions, and reparations programmes, addressing conflict-related sexual violence, and contribute to the drafting of the relevant sections of peace agreements;
  • As necessary, conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on security arrangements;
  • Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the United Nations team involved in mediation efforts;
  • Prepare update reports for the MSU, as requested;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.
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When not deployed:

  • Provide, via telephone, online engagements, and written materials, technical expertise and advice on inclusive security arrangements to the mediation team in the field, parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Research and coordinate lessons learned reviews of best practices on security arrangements issues;
  • Research thematic and comparative briefings to support ongoing or planned mediation efforts;
  • Produce operational guidance notes and related training materials on security arrangements issues;
  • Prepare and plan training sessions on area of expertise for United Nations staff;
  • Prepare reports on field deployments;
  • Contribute to MSU’s network of experts in the area of expertise;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

3. Adviser on Constitutional Issues

When deployed:

  • Provide technical expertise and advice on inclusive constitution making, constitution drafting and consultation processes to clients of the MSU, as well as to conflict parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks on constitutional issues, including constitution-drafting exercises, national dialogue processes and post-agreement follow-up mechanisms. This expertise should include methods and mechanisms for promoting women’s meaningful participation at all phases and levels and modalities for multi-track engagement with youth, civil society, and other Track II actors;
  • As necessary and appropriate, participate in the mediation talks on constitutional and transitional institutional arrangements, and contribute to the drafting of the relevant sections of peace agreements, including language prohibiting gender discrimination, securing women’s representation and protection, preventing civil and customary law to discriminate, and requiring institutions to advance women’s rights;
  • As necessary, conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on constitutional and transitional institutional arrangements;
  • Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the United Nations team involved in constitutions-related efforts;
  • Prepare update reports for the MSU, as requested;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

When not deployed:

  • Provide, via telephone, online engagements, and written materials, technical expertise and advice on constitution making, constitution drafting and consultation processes to mediation teams in the field, the parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Research and coordinate lessons learned reviews of best practices in the area of expertise;
  • Research thematic and comparative briefings to support ongoing or planned mediation efforts;
  • Produce operational guidance notes and related training materials related to constitutions;
  • Prepare and plan training sessions on area of expertise for United Nations staff;
  • Prepare reports on field deployments;
  • Contribute to MSU’s network of experts in the area of expertise;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

4. Adviser on Power-sharing 

When deployed:

  • Provide technical expertise and advice on power-sharing, regional autonomy, and federalism arrangements to clients of the MSU, as well as to conflict parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks, including national dialogue processes and post-agreement follow-up mechanisms. This expertise should include methods and mechanisms for promoting women’s meaningful participation at all phases and levels and modalities for multi-track engagement with youth, civil society, and other Track II actors;
  • As necessary and appropriate, participate in the mediation talks on power-sharing issues, and contribute to the drafting of the relevant sections of peace agreements, including supporting special temporary and other measures to ensure women’s representation in politics;
  • As necessary, conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on power-sharing issues;
  • Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the United Nations team involved in mediation efforts;
  • Prepare update reports for the MSU, as requested;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

When not deployed:

  • Provide, via telephone, online engagements and written materials, technical expertise and advice on power-sharing, including regional autonomy and federalism arrangements, to mediation teams in the field, as well as to the parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Research and coordinate lessons learned reviews of best practices on power-sharing;
  • Research thematic and comparative briefings to support ongoing or planned mediation efforts;
  • Produce operational guidance notes and related training materials on power-sharing;
  • Prepare and plan training sessions on area of expertise for United Nations staff;
  • Prepare reports on field deployments;
  • Contribute to MSU’s network of experts in the area of expertise;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

5. Adviser on Gender and Inclusion

When deployed:

  • Provide technical expertise and advice on gender, Women, Peace & Security, and inclusion issues to clients of the MSU, as well as to conflict parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of inclusive pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks, including national dialogue processes and post-agreement follow-up mechanisms. This expertise should include methods and mechanisms for promoting women’s meaningful participation at all phases and levels and modalities for multi-track engagement with youth, civil society, and other Track II actors;
  • As necessary and appropriate, participate in the mediation, facilitation and dialogue process, and contribute to discussions of gender dimensions in the drafting of substantive aspects of peace agreements;
  • As necessary, conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on gender, Women, Peace & Security issues;
  • Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the United Nations team involved in mediation efforts;
  • Prepare update reports for the MSU, as requested;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

When not deployed:

  • Provide, via telephone, online engagements, and written materials, technical expertise and advice on gender, Women, Peace & Security, and inclusion to the mediation teams in the field, the parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Research and coordinate lessons learned reviews of best practices in the area of expertise;
  • Research thematic and comparative briefings to support ongoing or planned mediation efforts; 
  • Produce operational guidance notes and related training materials in the area of expertise;
  • Prepare and plan training sessions on area of expertise for United Nations staff;
  • Prepare reports on field deployments;
  • Build, manage, and contribute to MSU’s network of experts in the area of expertise;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

6. Adviser on Climate Change and Natural Resources 

When deployed:

  • Provide technical expertise and advice to clients of the MSU, as well as to conflict parties or other key stakeholders, as appropriate, on: the current and projected effects of climate change on the conflict context and stability, including the impact of current or projected climate stressors on the environment, communities, infrastructure, economies, and governance; conflict sensitive adaptation and mitigation measures; natural resources management and wealth-sharing, and  climate sensitive conflict analysis;
  • Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks, including national dialogue processes and post-agreement follow-up mechanisms to address the adverse effects of climate change on conflict or disputes, including over natural resources. This expertise should include methods and mechanisms for promoting women’s meaningful participation at all phases and levels and modalities for multi-track engagement with youth, civil society, private sector and other Track II actors;
  • As necessary and appropriate, participate in the mediation, facilitation and dialogue process on the impacts of climate change, disputes over natural resources, and wealth-sharing, and contribute to the drafting of the relevant sections of peace agreements, taking into consideration relevant gender dimensions, and potential challenges and opportunities related to the integration of climate considerations;
  • As necessary, conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on the effects of climate change and climate-related security risks, including relevant adaptation and mitigation measures, natural resource management, and wealth-sharing;
  • Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the United Nations team involved in mediation efforts;
  • Prepare update reports for the MSU as requested;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

When not deployed:

  • Provide, via telephone, online engagements, and written materials, technical expertise and advice on current and projected effects of climate change on conflict dynamics, natural resources and wealth-sharing to mediation teams in the field, as well as to the parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Research and coordinate lessons learned reviews of best practices in the area of expertise;
  • Research thematic and comparative briefings to support ongoing or planned mediation efforts;
  • Produce operational guidance notes and related training materials in the area of expertise;
  • Prepare and plan training sessions on area of expertise for United Nations staff;
  • Prepare reports on field deployments;
  • Contribute to MSU’s network of experts in the area of expertise;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

7. Adviser on Transitional Justice and Reconciliation

When deployed:

  • Provide technical expertise and advice on issues of transitional justice, accountability for past crimes, and reconciliation to clients of the MSU, as well as to conflict parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Provide process expertise for the design, planning and management of pre-negotiation, negotiation and implementation frameworks, including national dialogue processes and post-agreement follow-up mechanisms. This should include advice on how to promote accountability and victims’ rights, and/or on context-specific approaches for a society to move towards reconciliation, with a focus on the strategy, design and participation modalities of peace talks in relation to these issues. It should take into account methods and mechanisms for promoting women’s meaningful participation at all phases and levels, and modalities for multi-track engagement with youth, civil society, victims and Track II actors;
  • As necessary and appropriate, participate in the mediation talks on issues of transitional justice and reconciliation, and contribute to the drafting of the relevant sections of peace agreements, including from a gender perspective;
  • As necessary, conceive, plan and manage capacity-building seminars for the mediation team, parties or other key stakeholders on transitional justice and reconciliation issues;
  • Prepare periodic reports and relevant thematic briefings for the United Nations team involved in mediation efforts;
  • Prepare update reports for the MSU, as requested;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

When not deployed:

  • Provide, via telephone, online engagements and written materials, technical expertise and advice in this domain, to mediation teams in the field, as well as to the parties or other key stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Research and coordinate lessons learned reviews of best practices in this domain;
  • Research thematic and comparative briefings to support ongoing or planned mediation efforts;
  • Produce operational guidance notes and related training materials;
  • Prepare and plan training sessions on area of expertise for United Nations staff;
  • Prepare reports on field deployments;
  • Contribute to MSU’s network of experts in the area of expertise;
  • Ensure that all activities and written products are gender mainstreamed;
  • Any other tasks requested by the MSU.

Education

  • Advanced university degree. A BA or first level degree with two additional years of experience is accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. A technical degree or military degree with four additional years of experience is accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Required Experience

  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in fields related to promoting peace and conflict resolution – mediation, facilitation, dialogue (design) issues, academia (research and/or teaching), and/or related fields. 

Communications Officer (Retainer), Multiple positions

The Communications Officer will broadly carry out the following tasks, in accordance with UNOPS policies, procedures and practices based on needs expressed by country offices.

  • Produce various written materials as required in the communications strategy
  • Produce high-quality graphic design and design material, including reports, pamphlets, brochures, signage, posters, merchandise, presentations; desktop publishing
  • Produce high-quality visualizations, including infographics, maps, charts, logos, diagrams, organigrames
  • Develop creative visual solutions for communications problems
  • Design for digital spaces, including websites, applications, programmes, online solutions
  • Develop drawings, cartoons, for communicating messages in clear manner, such as behaviour change communications
  • Proofreading, editing, finalizing graphic design materials to high level of English
  • Draft different types of information, learning & knowledge and communications products for different target audiences, including press releases, media kits and reports, brochures, briefing notes, video scripts, newsletters, website articles etc.;
  • Support communications activities under different projects for greater visibility;
  • Identify and propose communication opportunities, activities and approaches
  • Assist with the organisation of events such as conferences, seminars, briefings, interviews, etc.;
  • Respond to a variety of enquiries and information requests internally and externally; prepare related correspondence;
  • Carry out communications activities effectively and efficiently, in full confidentiality in all aspects of the assignment, maintaining protocol procedures, managing information flows and keeping to on deadlines and commitments made;
  • Draft routine correspondence, general briefing notes, documents, reports, and minutes of meetings when requested;
  • Prepare spreadsheets, database files, presentation slides and tables, ensuring appropriate style and accuracy of information;
  • Master’s degree in Communications, Design, Graphic Design, Urban Design, Architecture, Visual Arts, Media Studies, Visual Media, Web Design, or another related or appropriate field is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with two years of additional experience is considered as equivalent.

Experience

  • Minimum of one year of experience in the field of Communications, Design, Graphic Design, Urban Design, Architecture, Visual Arts, Media Studies, Visual Media, Web Design, Journalism, External Relations and/or other communication role is required.
  • Experience in a developing country is highly preferred.
  • Experience in South East Asia and especially Myanmar would be an asset.
  • Proven ability to develop high-quality communications and graphic design materials would be an asset.
  • Ability to provide proofreading and editing skills would be an asset.

Construction Management Engineer (Roster), Multiple positions

The Construction Management Engineer is responsible for:

  • Daily coordination of site work with the contractors and suppliers according to the needs and requirements on site.
  • Inspect and report on Contractor’s works in progress ensuring that the Contractor meets the high quality standards expected by UNOPS as per the Contract.
  • Check contractors’ and suppliers set out and work, including compliance with Contract specifications and ensure that contractors and suppliers comply with their work plans to complete work within a specified time frame.
  • Provide support and guidance to the contractor and assists in resolving site problems, as necessary.
  • Attend the project site(s) daily in order to monitor progress of works, identify issues and problems and to provide appropriate solutions through application of sound engineering standards, in consultation with the Construction Engineer or Senior Project Manager.
  • Prepare progress reports on construction activities, according to the agreed timeframe of works and submit them to the Senior Project Manager.
  • Assess the work activities of contractors, measure completed work and make recommendations to the Senior Project Manager for progress payments to contractors.
  • Maintain records systematically, compile periodic reports and any specific reports required by UNOPS standard procedures.
  • Evaluate and assess works schedules, programmes, site plans including Construction Environmental Management Plan, Health and Safety Management Plan, Procurement Plan and any other relevant plans in comparison with the schedule baselines and report to the Senior Project Manager accordingly.
  • Check all laboratory reports, operation and maintenance manuals, and keep records and report to the Senior Project Manager accordingly.
  • Coordinate with the Contractors and suppliers and Inspect all materials delivered to site to ensure they meet the requirements of the specifications. Take corrective actions where the quality of materials delivered to site do not meet the specification requirements. Prepare detailed reports on deliveries made to sites. 
  • Conduct, at least on a weekly basis or more frequently as needed, site health, safety and environmental inspections, prepare detailed reports on inspections and submit them to the Project Manager.
  • Ensure the health and safety on site is maintained to a very high standard. Conduct daily inspections and ensure the Contractor takes appropriate corrective actions where deficiencies were observed.
  • Check, verify and approve the interim payments submitted by the Contractors and submit detailed reports to the Senior Project Manager.
  • Assess and report on the project closing plans, as-built drawings, archiving of cost and progress reports and hand over all related reports to the Senior Project Manager.
  • Provide information and assistance to the preparation of high level Technical Reports for projects. 
  • Perform other related duties as required by the Senior Project Manager.

a. Education

  • A first level university degree (e.g. bachelor) in Building/Civil Engineering, Architecture or related discipline is required. 

b. Work Experience

  • A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience as a Building/Civil Engineer is required.
  • Knowledge and skills in using AutoCAD is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations is an advantage.

c. Languages

  • Fluency (oral and written) in English is required.
  • Pashto and Dari languages are desired.

Programme Management – Senior Officer

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Programme Management – Senior Officer will perform the following responsibilities:

1. Provide support PMU in its efforts to designing, operationalizing and monitoring UNOCT’s results-based management system, this includes: 

  • Contribute to the design of UNOCT’s results-based management guideline and tools including toolkit of data collection tools and glossary of results-based management terms 
  • Provide guidance on the harmonization of project and programme logical frameworks with the UNOCT’s Results Framework. 
  • Coordinate the monitoring of UNOCT’s performance against its capacity building mandate as delivered by UNOCT, in line with the UNOCT Results Framework. 

2. Contribute to PMU’s efforts in the quality assurance and performance review of select UNOCT projects and programmes including the Victims of Terrorism Programme. This includes: 

  • Track and monitor programmatic performance and financial management of UNOCT projects and programmes, and provide quality assurance, performance review and support. This especially in relation to the review of logical frameworks in project documents and concepts notes prior to submission to the Programme Review Board.  
  • Support in the design of indicators for the UNOCT Results Framework and for guiding programme managers in data collection and monitoring, including in the design of surveys and questionnaires, this also for the Victims of Terrorism Programme. 

3. Contribute to UNOCT’s information and knowledge management system 

  • Provide assistance in support of PPMU’s quality assurance of results-based management initiatives and appropriate utilization of UMOJA’s IPMR tool (Integrated Programme Management Reporting) and SMA (Strategic Management Application) which are UNOCT’s main tools for programme/project and strategy management.
  • Assist in quality assurance of UNOCT’s RBM systems, and monitoring status of programme/projects implementation in IPMR
  • Contribute to updating UNOCT’s Information and Knowledge Management system ensuring the coherence of programmatic data.  
  • Guide UNOCT staff in the enrichment and monitoring of projects under UMOJA’s Integrated Planning, Management and Reporting solution (IPMR). This includes providing guidance to Programme Management on how to enrich their project entries with the Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Marking system and other tagging and attribution of logframes to the UNOCT Results Framework among others.
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent’s scope of services above. 

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Outputs are delivered on time; their quality and impact are considered satisfactory by the Project Manager
  • Engagement is professional, team oriented and positive.
  • Demonstrates the core values of the UN (Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity) and the core competencies described below in the discharge of their duties.

*FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY”
*CANDIDATES WITH NO UNITED NATIONS OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Education
 

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

 Work Experience 

Required experience: 

  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in project, programme management or results-based management required. 
  • Proven in-depth knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation is required.  

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