UN Jobs in Uganda (MONUC)

Job Title: Chief, Regional Service Center, D-1
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
# Within delegated authority, the Director, Mission Support is responsible for the following functions:The Chief is responsible for achieving RSC operational targets as mandated by the RSC Steering Committee; developing a service optimisation programme to ensure systematic improvement in the quality of services and cost containment and developing and validating performance management tools.
# Contributes to the implementation of the RSC mandate by providing the necessary management, logistical and administrative support required for the fulfilment of the mandate, including in such areas as budget, finance, human resources management, logistics, communications, transport, air operations, etc.
# Plans, organizes, implements, manages and oversees the activities of all RSC administrative and logistical support components. Advise the RSC Steering Committee to suggest appropriate actions and plans to further develop the RSC to meet its primary objective: the consolidation of administrative and support functions from geographically grouped field missions into a stand-alone regional centre (RSC), whose main function is to deliver services to field missions in the region efficiently and effectively.
# In coordination with the regional Directors and Chiefs Mission Support (regional DMS/CMSs), the Chief RSC is responsible for the coordination of inputs to the RSC Missions’ budget submissions ensuring adequate provision is made to meet resource requirements. Supervise the work of the RSC components in the development of the results-based budgeting (RBB) frameworks that accurately reflect the mandate of the RSC vis-à-vis the regional missions it serves in the respective mission budgets.
# Provides effective management of RSC human, financial and material resources. Tracks, certifies, and systematically reports on RSC expenditures.
# Provides quarterly updates through the RSC Executive Secretary to the Assistant-Secretary-General, Department of Field Support on achievements and performance of the RSC in the context of the Global Field Support Strategy; including providing relevant performance data and analysis for the review of legislative bodies (General Assembly).
# Responsible for coherent communications structures and systems through the development and implementation of an RSC communications plan to ensure that appropriate information is delivered to RSC mission stakeholders and staff and adequate feedback is obtained. He/she is the focal point for communication with the RSC Steering Committee reporting through the RSC Executive Secretary. He/she is the focal point for control of code cables and related traffic and coordinating responses on the RSC to enquiries from DFS, DPKO, DPA or other United Nations Offices. Provides briefings to visiting senior officials on RSC administrative and technical regional mission support activities.
# Provide guidance on United Nations rules and procedures together with the regional DMS/CMSs; responsible for coordination of policy and implementation among the various components of the RSC and liaison with the MONUSCO Entebbe Support Base (MONUSCO ESB) senior leadership and staff; ensure that advice and information is coordinated with all relevant components of the regional missions serviced by the RSXC through their respective DMS/CMSs prior to submission the RSC Steering Committee; focal point for all sensitive personnel and management issues as well as for contacts with the Office of Internal Oversight Services and the Resident Auditor(s).
# Together with the Chief MONUSCO ESB, liaises, negotiates and coordinates with national authorities with respect to administrative and logistical matters. Perform other related duties as required.

Other Skills

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

E-mail: staffing@un.org,

Fax: 1-212-963-2800

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.


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