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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|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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
Training and Learning
As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following training and learning opportunities:
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.
Innovation (Ability to make new and useful ideas work)
Leadership (Ability to persuade others to follow)
People Management (Ability to improve performance and satisfaction)
Communication (Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform)
Delivery (Ability to get things done)?
Task Management (Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and to work under pressure in a fast paced environment against tight deadlines)
Commuincation (Strong inter-personal skills. Good team-player with the ability to work effectively with persons in a multicultural environment)
Team Player (Strong oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of another UN language, such as French or Spanish, would be an asset)
Independent Work (Ability to work independently)
Diplomatic skills (Demonstrated diplomacy, tact and utmost respect for confidentiality)
Presentation skills (Strong presentation skills including the ability to effectively utilize MS PowerPoint)
Networking skills (Excellent networking skills with proven ability to cultivate productive relationships with relevant offices and individuals to advance work of the office)
IT skills (Strong IT skills (e.g., MS Word, Excel); SharePoint skills are an advantage)
Ethical skills (Strong work ethic and commitment to continuous professional development)
Strategic thinking (Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP)
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)
Integrity (Demonstrated integrity by being a model of ethical standards and UNDP values)
Required Skills and Experience
Other desirable education, languages and work experience
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