Associate Ethics Advisor

Date limite de candidature :14-Jun-18 (Minuit New York, États-Unis)
Type de contrat :UNV
Niveau du poste :UNV
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Date de commencement :
(date à laquelle le candidat sélectionné doit commencer)
Durée du contrat initial1 year
Durée prévue de la mission :1 year

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Living Conditions

New York City, located in New York, USA, is a cosmopolitan duty station that offers diversity in lifestyle and culture. The incumbent will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. In this regard, UN Volunteers on 12 months assignment in New York receive pre-departure entitlements of US$1,150 and a lumpsum Settling-in-Grant (SIG) $5270.58 to assist them in meeting the additional costs of temporary accommodation, buying basic household items, and meeting other one-time expenses that are typically incurred in moving and setting up a new residence. Additionally, a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of approx. US$3,426.00 is paid per month which is computed by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier PAM as established by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) on a monthly basis. UN Volunteers also have access to US$600.00 to support their personal learning over and above the learning opportunities provided by the host agency. And lastly, they receive US$2,400 as Resettlement Allowance prorated for the duration of their assignment.

Assignment Title

Associate Ethics Advisor

Organizational Context & Project Description

The UNDP Ethics Office supports all UNDP staff, management, and non-staff personnel in maintaining the highest standards of conduct, and in reinforcing the UNDP values of integrity, transparency, accountability, mutual respect, professionalism and results orientation through principled performance. In helping promote a culture of ethics and integrity throughout UNDP, the UN Volunteer will contribute to the enhancement of UNDP functions and programme delivery. 

Sustainable Development Goals 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UNV Focus Area Securing access to basic social services

Devoirs et responsabilités

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Director, UNDP Ethics Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the development and dissemination of internal and public information in all key policy and functional areas of the Ethics Office; Refinement and implementation of internal and external communication strategies, including social media and the Ethics Intranet site, as well as training and awareness materials;
  • Assist with intranet website management, including periodic recommendations to improve the functionality of the website;
  • Assist with the enhancement and improvement of the Ethics Office’s public-facing web site;
  • Support the development of internal communications tools such as broadcast messages, in-take forms, project documents, administrative reports, power point presentations and webinars, to staff and senior management;
  • Support the development of ethics training materials and programmes;
  • Support the development and dissemination of information products for the annual financial disclosure exercise, such as messages to heads of offices, focal points and filing staff, and announcements or website articles, reports on areas of FDP activity such as filing and verification exercises.

Tasks in addition to the above communications, outreach, and learning responsibilities may include:

  • Monitor the Ethics inbox and provide timely and confidential ethics advice and guidance to UNDP personnel;
  • Assist in the management of the Ethics Office case database and case information;
  • Assist with the preliminary review of financial disclosure statements;
  • Assist in the preparation of the Ethics Office’s annual report, standard operating procedures, and other guideline documents;
  • and Undertake travel, if required.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Results/Expected Outputs

The Associate Ethics Adviser will be exposed to operations in all the functional areas of an independent Ethics Office in the UN Common system, and will gain indepth understanding of the structure and functions of UNDP. He/she will gain exposure to and an understanding of the tools/mechanisms used for internal/external communication and awareness-raising of ethics standards, and will participate in the development and implementation of ethics outreach and learning initiatives. He/she will additionally have the opportunity to develop an understanding of UNDP’s financial disclosure system, and gain experience in providing advice and guidance to staff on resolving ethical dilemmas. Relevant results will include:

  • Broader dissemination and awareness of ethical standards applicable to UNDP personnel at both headquarters level and in the field, leading to a strengthening of the ethical culture at UNDP;
  • Enhanced methods of Ethics Office communication, including social and electronic media to raise awareness among UNDP staff of the required standards of behavior;
  • More user-friendly and dynamic Ethics Office website(s), with communication in multiple languages to enhance accessibility;
  • Production of additional Ethics Office training and outreach materials;
  • Improved communication with FDP focal points, managers and filers for enhanced management and mitigation of risks from conflicts of interest;

UNDP personnel receive timely, informed and consistent ethics advice, enabling better decision-making that advances the values, principles and interests of the United Nations; Improved Ethics Office information management; and Taking away professional knowledge of ethics, transparency, and accountability policies and mechanisms within the UN that can be applied to later assignments and interactions with government and other public sector organisations.

• The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);

• Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment

• A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed



Competencies & Values

  • Accountability
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Integrity
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Working in Teams 

Qualifications et expériences requises

Required Degree Level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education 

- Additional Comments Degree level: Bachelor's degree; Type of Degree: University degree in law, public administration, human resources management or related area; 

Other legal experience Mandatory Required experience 24 months Experience Remark Experience: minimum of two years of relevant working experience in a related field; Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication; 

Experience in research and policy analysis; Experience/skills in writing and editing communication materials; 

Language: fluency in English (oral and written) is required; knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable; knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage; Area of Expertise Other legal experience Mandatory Area of Expertise Requirement Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment. 

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