Monday, February 15, 2010

UNDP, National Deputy Operations Manager (Re-advertised), Deadline February 26, 2010.

Vacancy Announcement

Project Title: Justice System Programme
Position Title: National Deputy Operations Manager
Duty Station: Dili, Timor-Leste
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Level: SB-4
Duration: 6 months (with possible extension)
Expected start date: April 2010
Organization Unit: UNDP, Governance
Entitlement/Benefits: Please obtain from Human Resources Unit

A.     Background:

The Justice System Programme
“Strengthening the Justice System in Timor-Leste” (Project no. 00014955)

The “Strengthening the Justice System in Timor-Leste” Programme was launched in 2003. This project was revised and a new project document was signed in December 2005, focused on institutional capacity development of the justice sector, including the Courts, Prosecution Service, Public Defenders Office, and the Ministry of Justice. Overall project management responsibility was entrusted to a Council of Coordination, consisting of the President of the Superior Council of the Judiciary, Prosecutor-General and the Minister of Justice.  The crisis of April-May 2006 and its aftermath drastically altered the domestic environment, unduly burdening this project which, as the most comprehensive vehicle of support to the justice sector, was called upon to respond to emergency needs for crisis response and recovery. In July-August 2007, an independent, external evaluation of the project made recommendations for far-reaching changes in the structure, scope and size of the project.  In light of those recommendations, this project was revised in 2008, with significant changes in scope, structure, and size, including a new focus on the ‘demand’ side of justice.  The revised project commenced in 2009 and provides for a strengthened Programme Management Unit, with five revamped programme units: Capacity Development, Justice Decentralization, Prosecution, Corrections and Access to Justice.

B.     Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the International Senior Justice Advisor and Deputy Programme Manager, and as a counterpart to the International Operations Manager (OM), the National Deputy OM shall perform the following duties:
·         Manage all Justice System Programme Operations, which encompasses Finance, Procurement, HR and Security.
·         Supervise operations support staff, including Finance Officer and Programme Associate.
·         Provide operational support to the programme units and national government counterparts in order for them to implement their activities and meet their objectives efficiently and effectively.
·         Oversee the maintenance of budgets, financial records and reports, in conjunction with the UNDP Country Office.
·         Manage national and international staff recruitments, including management of progress tracking.
·         Manage procurement for the programme, including management of progress tracking and submission of cases for committee approval.
·         Manage programme assets.
·         Manage programme information and documents in order to comply with audit requirements.
·         Manage security issues, including compliance with UNDP standards.

C.     Qualification and Professional Experience:

·         Qualifications:
-       Bachelor Degree in finance, management, human resources, public administration, or any other related field. 
-       Master degree an advantage.

·         Experience – 5 years of professional experience in one or more of these areas:
-       Financial Management, preferably in UNDP.
-       Operations Management.
-       Human Resources Management.
-       Procurement.
-       Administration.
-       Support services in UNDP or a UN Agency.

·         Language skills:
-       Tetum.
-       Fluent in English (written and spoken).
-       Portuguese language skills an asset.

·           Personal competencies:
-       Sound interpersonal skills.
-       Able to work under pressure.
-       Able to work in multi-cultural environment.
-       Familiarity with, or willingness to learn, UNDP rules and procedures an advantage.

Please submit your applications together with your curriculum vitae, P11 including a list of references and relevant supporting documents academic qualifications to the following address:

Human Resources Unit

United Nations Development Programme

Obrigado Barracks Compound, Building 11

Caicoli Street,

Dili, Timor-Leste

Fax: +670 3313534

The deadline for submitting applications is 26 February 2010

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.