Tuesday, November 17, 2009

UNMIT, National Security Sector Support Officer (Re-Advertisement), Deadline November 30, 2009.

UNITED NATIONS                         NATIONS UNIES
United Nations Integrated      Mission in Timor-Leste

National Security Sector Support Officer (NPO)

POST TITLE: National Security Sector Support Officer (NPO)
SECTION: Security Sector Support Unit (SSSU)
LOCATION: Dili (1 post)
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 16 November 2009

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Section, the incumbent will have the following   responsibilities:

implement assigned activities and coordinate their implementation along with other Security Sector Reform (SSR) stakeholders; liaise and consult with national counterparts to facilitate the implementation of Unit activities; Closely work with the members of the team and other SSR stakeholders to develop concepts and ideas for the implementation of SSR Project activities; Prepare and present during SSR Working Group meetings if needed; Together with the International and the National officers prepare and attend meetings of relevance to the Unit; Contribute to mission knowledge of events relating to SSR; Provide efficient executive and administrative support to SSSU; Arrange, coordinate and attend conferences and meetings on behalf of SSSU and assure the role of note-taker as needed; Provide technical and substantive back-up in the implementation of mandates of the Security Sector Support Unit; Maintain contacts with other sectors of the Mission, UN international partners and government authorities on coordination and policy matters; Monitor actions taken by intergovernmental groups, UN organizations, government and non-governmental organizations within assigned area of responsibility; Maintain database information relating to potential disputes and conflicts in the Mission area; Participate in fact-finding and other missions within assigned area of responsibility; Define work plan for area assigned in accordance with established terms of reference; Ensure consistency in the application of UN rules and procedures; Mentoring national colleagues as needed; Perform any other task as may be required by the supervisor.



Professionalism – Ability to identify security sector issues as they affect the mandate; analyze sensitive security concerns; develop sources for data in-put for analysis. Communication - Ability to draft and orally communicate clearly and concisely in English. Planning and organizing – Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work. Team work Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with international and national authorities with sensitivity and respect for diversity; including gender. Technological Awareness – Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, data management and internet search engines.


Education: University degree from an accredited University in Political Science or International Relations, International Law, human rights, social science, or other related fields. Experience: 2 years of relevant work experience in diplomacy or work with an international organization; Ability to respect principles of confidentiality, neutrality and objectivity; Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines; Experience in working as part of a team, sometimes working under pressure.  Languages: Fluency in written and spoken Tetum; Excellent written and spoken English; Portuguese or Bahasa Indonesian desirable.


The applicants must present:
Application letter indicating the VA Number (N-TL-09-026); Curriculum Vitae; UN application Form (P.11) available in Main Gate of Obrigado Barracks, UNMIT HQ; Copies of school and University Certificates as well of any other training related to the requirements of   the position; Baptismal or Birth certificate. Please ensure all relevant work experience is reflected on the P11 form.

Please submit your application only if you meet the qualifications and requirements mentioned above.

    The United Nations strongly encourages applications from qualified women candidates.

Application must be submitted to UNMIT Headquarters, Obrigado Barracks. Or via E-mail to dasilva30@un.org and nsoares@un.org.
Deadline: Monday, 30 September 2009