Junior Professional Officer (JPO),Communications Officer- Ethics (Kuwaiti Nationals Only)


Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :24-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-2
Languages Required :
English  
Expected Duration of Assignment :One-year fixed-term appointment, renewable at least once subject to satisfactory performance

Background

The Ethics Outreach Officer will be part of the UNDP Ethics Office, an independent entity whose mission is to assist UNDP staff and other personnel to perform to the highest standards of integrity, required by the Charter of the United Nations.

The Ethics Outreach Officer will work closely with the Director of the Ethics Office and the Ethics Adviser, benefiting from hands-on exposure to the Ethics Office’s activities.

Information on the receiving office:

The Ethics Office is mandated to nurture and promote a culture of ethics and integrity within UNDP. As part of that mandate, the office is required to raise awareness among UNDP staff of the required standards of behaviour and provide support to staff in meeting those standards. In addition to operating a dedicated intranet website and separate Teamworks site, the office also communicates on UNDP standards and organizational values, develops training materials and delivers training, provides information and advice and guidance to staff on the required standards. The Communications Officer- Ethics works closely with the Director of the Ethics Office and the Ethics Adviser in interacting with staff who are required to comply with the Financial Disclosure Policy or who are receiving services from the office. The Communications Officer- Ethics also liaises with counterparts in the UN Ethics Office and officials in other UN funds and programmes that are also implementing communicating on ethics. The purpose of such contact is to ensure that the policies and implementation are harmonized amongst the UN Common System.

Living conditions at the Duty Station:New York City, located in New York USA is a cosmopolitan city that offers diversity in lifestyle and culture.

Smoking/Non-Smoking environment (as applicable): Non-Smoking


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development and dissemination of internal and public information in all key policy and functional areas of the Ethics Office. result is broader dissemination of standards, education and communication. (40%);
  • Refinement and implementation of internal and external communication strategies. Result is improved methods of communication including broader use of social and other electronic media. (15%);
  • Assist with the management and enhancement of the Ethics intranet and public-facing websites, including periodic recommendations to improve functionality. Result is more user-friendly and dynamic space with communication in multiple languages. (15%);
  • Monitor the Ethics inbox and provide timely and confidential ethics advice and guidance to UNDP personnel (15%);
  • Assist with the preliminary review and verification of financial disclosure statements (10%);
  • Assist in the management of the Ethics Office case database and case information (5%);
  • Undertaking of travel, if required;
  • Performance of other duties upon request.

Training and Learning

As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following training and learning opportunities:

  • Participation in a two-week long Programme Policy and Operations Induction Course in New York within the first 3 to 6 months of assignment;
  • Use of yearly JPO duty-related travel and training allocation (DTTA), as per the online DTTA guide;
  • Other training and learning opportunities, as presented in the UNDP JPO Orientation Programme.

In addition, the JPO will benefit from the following specific training and learning modalities/opportunities in the receiving office:

The Communications Officer-Ethics will be exposed to operations in all the functional areas of an independent Ethics Office in the UN Common system. He/she will gain in-depth understanding of the structure of UNDP, enhance his/her skills in developing and disseminating communication material, preparing reports, briefs, managing communication through web-based and social media. He/she will also gain exposure to and an understanding of the tools/mechanisms used for internal/external communication and awareness-raising of standards to support accountability, transparency and integrity, as well as gain experience in providing advice and guidance on resolving ethical dilemmas, which is an invaluable skill in business settings.


Competencies

Core Competencies

Innovation (Ability to make new and useful ideas work)

  • Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Leadership (Ability to persuade others to follow)

  • Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management (Ability to improve performance and satisfaction)

  • Level 4: Models independent thinking and action?

Communication (Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform)

  • Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery (Ability to get things done)?

  • Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical/Functional

Primary:

Task Management (Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and to work under pressure in a fast paced environment against tight deadlines)

  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;

Commuincation (Strong inter-personal skills. Good team-player with the ability to work effectively with persons in a multicultural environment)

  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;

Team Player (Strong oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of another UN language, such as French or Spanish, would be an asset)

  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;

Independent Work (Ability to work independently) 

  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Secondary:

Diplomatic skills (Demonstrated diplomacy, tact and utmost respect for confidentiality)

  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;

Presentation skills (Strong presentation skills including the ability to effectively utilize MS PowerPoint)

  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;

Networking skills (Excellent networking skills with proven ability to cultivate productive relationships with relevant offices and individuals to advance work of the office)

  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

IT skills (Strong IT skills (e.g., MS Word, Excel); SharePoint skills are an advantage)

  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;

Ethical skills (Strong work ethic and commitment to continuous professional development)

  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;

Strategic thinking (Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP)

  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Client-orientation (Sees everyone interacting with the office as a client. Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet clients' needs and deadlines. Actively seeks to win trust and build confidence of clients)

  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;

Integrity (Demonstrated integrity by being a model of ethical standards and UNDP values) 

  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree in a related field of expertise.

Experience

  • A minimum of two years of paid working experience in a relevant field.

Language Requirements

  • Working knowledge of English.

Other desirable education, languages and work experience

  • Advanced university degree in communications, business administration, human resources management, law, ethics and compliance, internal audit or other related fields.


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