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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)



  • Organization TypeFunding Agencies, Implementing NGO
  • Founded2011
Having determined that the situation faced by South Sudan continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region and acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Security Council by its resolution 1996 (2011) of 8 July 2011 established the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) for an initial period of one year as from 9 July 2011 with the intention to renew for further periods as may be required. According to the original mandate UNMISS was to support the Government in peace consolidation and thereby fostering longer-term state building and economic development; assist the Government in exercising its responsibilities for conflict prevention, mitigation, and resolution and protect civilians; and help the authorities in developing capacity to provide security, establishing the rule of law, and strengthening the security and justice sectors in the country. The initial authorized strength of the Mission stood at up to 7,000 military personnel, including military liaison officers and staff officers, up to 900 civilian police personnel, including as appropriate formed units, and an appropriate civilian component, including technical human rights investigation expertise. Following the political and security crisis, which broke out with violence in South Sudan’s capital Juba on 15 December 2013, the Security Council, by its resolution 2132 (2013) of 24 December, approved Secretary-General’s recommendation to temporarily increase the overall troop and police strength of UNMISS. The interim troop level was raised to 12,500 personnel and the police component to 1,323 personnel, including appropriate formed police units, through temporary transfers from existing peacekeeping operations through inter-mission cooperation.  

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Jobs1Location of open jobs
Projects4Location of contracts awarded


Talent pool jobs

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is building a talent pool to develop a roster of go-to experts or pre-qualify candidates for future roles.
1Current job
154Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Administrative Officer
    South Sudan
  • Political Affairs Officer
    Central African Republic
  • Civil Affairs Officer
    South Sudan
  • Finance and Budget Assistant
    South Sudan

Staff at United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have experience in


  • torts / conflict resolution
  • procurement process
  • development
  • events / training
  • administration


  • south sudan
  • sudan
  • spain
  • sierra leone
  • rwanda


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Primary sectors

Monitoring / Evaluation
Data Management
Project Support
Architecture / Design
Procurement Process
Performance Measurement
Public Financial Management
Personnel / Human Resources
Events / Training
Education Policy

Primary Funders

Contract Awards