Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Department of Peace Operations (DPO), Office of Rule of law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Section (DDRS). The incumbent will report to the Chief of the Disarmement, Demobilization and Reintegration Section.
DPO provides political and executive direction to UN Peacekeeping operations around the world and maintains contact with the Security Council, troop and financial contributors, and parties to the conflict in the implementation of Security Council mandates. The Department works to integrate the efforts of UN, governmental and non-governmental entities in the context of peacekeeping operations. DPO also provides guidance and support on military, police, mine action and other relevant issues to other UN political and peacebuilding missions.
Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) was established in 2007 to strengthen the links and coordinate the Department’s activities in the areas of police, justice and corrections, mine action and weapons/ammunition management, the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants and security sector reform. (https://peacekeeping.un.org/en/department-of-peace-operations).
Within delegated authority, the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Provide Headquarters support in planning the civilian and military logistics support for DDR.
•Contributes to the substantive development and implementation of the DDR programme, including overall policy and legal framework, implementation strategy, operational modalities and action plans, taking into account national programme priorities and targets.
•Provides technical inputs to the planning, design and implementation of projects, as well as technical advice and assistance to key parties (e.g. DDR unit management, DDR Commissions, government representatives, etc.); consults with relevant stakeholders through inclusive and participatory processes; and undertakes continuous monitoring of project activities.
•Support the doctrine development work in the area of DDR in the department, with the Inter-agency working group on DDR and other relevant national and international actors working on DDR issues.
•Organizes and undertakes research and analysis on various aspects of DDR work, including risk and threat assessments, target group profiles, political factors, security and other issues affecting operations; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; identifies and tracks follow-up actions; produces progress and briefing reports.
•Develop initial result-based framework and budget for new DDR components in new mission.
•Supports the development and maintenance of appropriate mechanisms and systems for tracking, monitoring and evaluation of key components of DDR-related programmes; manages data collection and follow-up; identifies issues and prepares conclusions.
•Coordinates the mobilization of networks of local partners and communities (e.g. NGOs, community-based organizations, private sector enterprises and local communal authorities) and facilitates their participation in the planning and implementation of DDR programmes and related activities.
•Supports efforts in resource mobilization and development of strategic partnerships with multiple donors and agencies.Develop and review the DDR input to the reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council.
•In consultation with relevant parties, develops targeted training programmes for institutional capacity building.
•Participates in technical assessment missions, including provision of guidance to government officials and other parties; drafts mission reports and prepares briefings for senior Mission leadership.
•Ensures that DDR activities are well integrated and coordinated with other mission activities (e.g. political, military, humanitarian; public information; legal, etc.)
•Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings (e.g. conferences, workshops) to include proposing agenda topics, preparation of documents and presentations.
•Performs other related duties as required.