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Job Opening

Posting Title: Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer, P4

Job Code Title: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER

Department/ Office: Department of Peacekeeping Operations

Duty Station: NEW YORK

Posting Period: 27 May 2014-26 July 2014

Job Opening number: 14-ROL-DPKO-34627-R-NEW YORK (R)

Special Notice
 
This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations for a period of at least one year. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Applicants from troop- and police-contributing countries who are found most suitable and recommended for selection will be given due consideration for positions in a peacekeeping operation or Headquarters support account funded positions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support, taking into account their contribution to United Nations peacekeeping, in accordance with General Assembly resolutions 66/265 and 67/287.
 
Org. Setting and Reporting
 
These positions are located in field missions of Peace Operations.  The DDR Officer typically reports to the head of a work unit or to a senior official responsible for DDR operations in a field location, though this may vary depending on the mission structure.  The focus of these jobs is to lead the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of DDR programmes, operations and other related activities in the country or region concerned.
 
Responsibilities
 
Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

(a) Act as a Focal Point for DDR components for 2-3 missions, responsible for planning, support to implementation and evaluation

• Participate in DPKO and Integrated Task Force planning meetings for the establishment of a new peacekeeping mission with a potential DDR component;

• Provide technical assistance to peace negotiations;

• Participate in technical assessment missions;

• Advise, develop and review (as appropriate) initial DDR functional strategy and concept of operations for further development into a full programme by the DDR component and the National DDR Commission;

• Develop and review the DDR input to the reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council;

• Develop initial result-based framework and budget for new DDR components in new mission;

• Liaise with UNDP and donor community to raise voluntary contributions for DDR programmes;

• Present and/or defend new and subsequent DDR budgetary requirements in the ACABQ and the 5th Committee of the General Assembly;

• Develop staffing structure and terms of reference for a DDR component, including terms of integration with other UN agencies, funds and programmes;

• Provide technical clearance for applicants to DDR units in new and ongoing missions;

• Provide Headquarters support in planning the civilian and military logistics support for DDR;

• Continually review DDR programme strategy and implementation through relevant documents, reports and code cables;

• Conduct field missions to assess implementation of established DDR programmes;

• Identify potential problems and issues to be addressed and suggest remedies to DDR units in the field;

• Liaise with Member States, UN actors and other DDR interested partners to represent the mission's DDR component at the Headquarters level;

• Establish and maintain an outreach network with CSOs and IGOs active in the area of DDR.

(b) Support the doctrine development work in the area of DDR in the department, with the Interagency working group on DDR and other relevant national and international actors working on DDR issues

• Contribute to department-level or Policy Committee-level policy development work on DDR and related issues;

• Maintain and further develop the Integrated DDR Standards – a set of interagency policies, guidelines and procedures on DDR;

• On behalf of the Chief of the DDR Section, co-chair the lnter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on DDR, contribute to bringing coherence to the interaction of the UN system and its partners on DDR;

• Supervise the Associate Expert (Junior Professional Officer) in the development and maintenance of the web-based United Nations DDR Resource Centre;

• Liaise with others (UN, regional organisations and Member States) providing DDR training.

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Given the world situation today, I don't much care for the title of DDR officer.  Suppose they are all fundamental Islamists.

Exactly. Here is the link that I found this through first. (I had decided just to post the UN link.)

http://www.politicalears.com/blog/patriot-alert-united-nations-hiri...

Ahh.  At first I could not follow it at all.  Even though your title said UN, I was thinking New York.  Well, first of all, I agree the job makes no sense since it appears anti freedom and anti US constitution.  But the UN seems to hate both of those, so there is a fit.

Each of us have our skills.  In my case I hate legal and fall asleep after only a paragraph usually.  When I had a small business, I had to read 40 page contracts.  The aspirin needed was amazing.  This reads like a legal document and I suppose I should look up all of the abbreviations, but I think I get the point early.  Why is the UN screwing with US freedoms at all?  Does this not make the UN just one more hostile force?  The UN is vying with Muslim caliphates to see who now takes over the world and enslaves everyone else?

There are some days I find it hard to stomach any of this.  

I know, me too.

With Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Bergdahl trade, IRS scandals, VA, just everything, now the border crisis, who knows what Obama is doing through the UN and this NY posting.

I agree with JB! Just the title alone creeps me the heck out! Off to the camps for us! Geeze! Robbie NO LIKIE! 

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