Regional Coordination Officer, Africa (Addis Ababa), P5
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Regional Coordination Officer, Africa (Addis Ababa), P5  

U.N.Resident Coordinator System  

岗位领域:行政人力  工作性质:长期工作  

学历要求:本科及以上  岗位职级:P5  

工作地点:Addis Ababa  截止日期:24 November , 2019  



Org. Setting and Reporting       

This position is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, within the  Regional Office of the United Nations Development Coordination Office  (UNDCO). The Regional Coordination Officer reports to a Regional  Director of UNDCO .


Within delegated authority, the Regional Coordination Officer will be  responsible for the following:

- Coordinates regional efforts on policy/normative work and system  coherence in the Resident Coordination System, including UN  Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF).

- Leads the organization of regional fora and consultations with  governments, UN (including RECs) and other partners (civil society,  regional banks, private sector).

- Leads and facilitates regional surge support to RCs/UNCTs.

- Supports to RCs/UNCTs to ensure quality and timely integrated  support to Member States in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

- Supports RCs/UN Country Teams (UNCTs) in complex  countries/integrated mission settings; addresses the humanitarian,  development and peacebuilding (HDP) nexus where relevant.

- Supports regional and country level engagement with human rights  mechanisms (including the Human Rights Up Front initiative) and partners.

- Oversees support to RCs/UNCTs/RCOs in programming and country  business strategies

- Ensures capacity development of UN Country Teams on United Nations  Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) guidance and policies.

- Ensures the support to UNSDG Regional Chair and Regional Director  in conducting RC/UNCT performance appraisals.

- Supports RCs, RCOs and UNCT members in the performance appraisal  process, and provides advisory support on the Assessment on Results  and Competencies (ARC) including compliance with policies and  deadlines and vetting of eligible participants.

- Undertakes survey initiatives; guides design of data collection  instruments; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies  problems/issues and prepares conclusions.

- Undertakes expansion of partnerships, especially with non-UN  entities (regional entities, private sector, South-South, etc.).

- Coordinates resource mobilization efforts at the regional level for  UNCTs and development of regional funding and financing strategies.

- Supports UNCTs with developing financing strategies to accelerate  achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

- Manages regional pooled funds, including leading on call for  proposals and selects projects.

- Keeps abreast of latest emerging trends and innovative approaches  for policy/normative work and system coherence in the Resident  Coordination System. Supervises preparation of various written  outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of  reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

- Directs substantive support to consultative and other meetings,  conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying  participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

- Manages outreach activities; designs and conducts training  workshops, seminars, etc., makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

- Leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external  consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting  mission summaries, etc.

- Coordinates activities related to budget and funding  (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports,  financial statements, etc.) and ensures preparation of related  documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

- Serves as an effective spokesperson and establishes collaboration  and partnerships with key officials at all levels inside and outside  the organization.

- Ensures effective supervision and development of staff; Guides,  evaluates and mentors staff.

- Ensures implementation of gender mainstreaming guidelines by  assessing the implications for men and women of any planned action,  including legislation, policies or programmes, in all areas and at all levels.


- Professionalism: Ability to identify key strategic issues,  opportunities and risks. Ability to generate and communicate broad and  compelling organizational direction. Ability to communicate clearly  links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals.  Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by  performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management  of operation. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good  judgment. 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.

- Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve  organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’   ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team  agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with  final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely  reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and  accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

- 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.

- Managing performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility,  accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles,  responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member;  accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to  accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress  against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and  provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and  supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development  and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

- Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to  follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive  in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and  maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand  needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing  mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does  not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.  Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender  perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in  all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment  to the goal of gender balance in staffing.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in  business administration, management, economics or a related field. 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 years of progressively responsible experience in  sustainable development related programme management is required.

A minimum of three years of experience in partnership development in  a development area is required.

A minimum of three years of experience in development planning and  policy formulation is required.

Experience with inter-agency or interorganizational collaboration in  the development sector is desirable.

Field experience in development cooperation is desirable

Experience in the United Nations system or a comparable international  organization is desirable.

Experience working at the headquarters of a development cooperation  agency is desirable.

Experience in managing large multicultural teams at the country,  regional or global levels is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations  Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official UN  language is an advantage.


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

Special Notice       

This position is available for an initial period of one year.  Extension of appointment is subject to the availability of funds.

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 in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to  apply for this position.

Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfil the  lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy.  Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves  in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover letter.