Coordination Officer - VA/2019/B5011/17150

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 16 January 2019

Job Description

Functional Responsibilities

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

Support and engage in the development and monitoring of OICT activities; identify key issues including challenges that require immediate support and advice. Assess implications and make recommendations to senior management on possible policies, strategies and other measures to address issues of concern and to advance mandated objectives. Provide a full range of coordinated and consolidated information and contribute substantive inputs for briefing notes/talking points/background materials for senior UN officials.
Support the implementation of the ICT Strategy. Develop and maintain productive partnerships with UN agencies funds and programmes, donors, regional organisations, international financial institutions, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders; facilitate coordination meetings and relevant forums that would enhance coordination, program synergies and resources mobilization.
Support preparations for official meetings, events and visits, including through the provision of Secretariat services.
Act as focal point on specific issues, including: monitoring and reporting on developments, responding to inquiries, etc. Ensure follow-up actions for and on behalf of the Strategic Planning Team are systematically recorded and tasked accordingly and a full feedback cycle exists.
Provide guidance to, and may supervise, more junior staff.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international relations, law, public administration, management or related fields.
A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.



A minimum of five years of progressive work experience in international relations or management, or related area is required.
A minimum of five years of experience in coordination and team support is required.


Experience working with the UN Secretariat as well as a UN Agency, Fund, Programme and/or inter-agency coordination system is desirable.

Language Requirements:

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Staff

Contract level: P3

Contract duration: One year renewable subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

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Additional Considerations

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

About the Organization

About us

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. Working in more than 80 countries, UNOPS supports partners in the implementation of approximately 1,000 projects, which range from managing the construction of roads in South Sudan to building shelters in Haiti to procuring educational computers in Argentina. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects it supports.

Working with UNOPS

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We’re looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in many disciplines, from project management, to procurement, infrastructure, finance and human resources. The work we do is fulfilling and offers opportunities for professional and personal development.

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With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce as a means of better understanding and addressing the needs of our partners, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage the recruitment of qualified female candidates. Moreover, the vast majority of our personnel are nationals, working in their own country and developing local capacity.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options, such as flexi-time, compressed work schedules and telecommuting. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types across the globe.

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