Programme and Coordination Officer, P3

Programme and Coordination Officer, P3

Department of Field Support

New York, United States

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Conduct and Discipline Unit (CDU) of the Department of Field Support. Under the overall supervision of the Chief CDU, the incumbent reports to the Senior Conduct and Discipline Officer.


Within delegated authority, the Programme and Coordination Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Leads the efforts of DFS and DPKO on the implementation of the Comprehensive Strategy on Assistance and Support to Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by United Nations Staff and Related Personnel, including coordination of inputs with all relevant entities and reporting to the General Assembly;
  • Provides substantive support to inter-agency task force and working level meetings on the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, to include preparing agenda, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc;
  • Liaises and coordinates with United Nations agencies/non-governmental organizations and conduct and discipline teams on specific projects (e.g., complaint mechanisms, sexual exploitation and abuse networks) and outreach activities, such as the coordination and follow-up of sensitization projects in peacekeeping missions;
  • Briefs Member States and donor countries on activities related to the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, including through the drafting and preparation of Secretary-General’s reports, such as the report of the Secretary-General on Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse;
  • Prepares and coordinates project proposals for donor and extra-budgetary funding of conduct and discipline related activities;
  • Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, presentations to internal and external partners; Analyzes and review investigation reports, Board of Inquiry reports and OIOS reports and recommend appropriate action in disciplinary cases;
  • Performs other relevant duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to peacekeeping, humanitarian affairs, conduct and discipline, sexual exploitation and abuse and training and awareness-raising; good research, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed;
  • 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.


Advanced university degree (Masters or Equivalent degree) in law, social science, public or business administration or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. Experience in gender affairs, social development, violence against women or conduct and discipline is desirable. Experience in inter agency coordination is desirable. Related experience with an international organization in field operations 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 UN official language is an advantage.

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