UN VOLUNTEERS : Security Sector Reform (SSR) governance officer for Kinshasa, DRC



1.   Assignment Title:                            Security Sector Reform (SSR) governance officer

2.  Duty Station, Country:                    Kinshasa, DRC

3.  Duration:                                             Until 30 June 2024, with possible extension

4.  Expected Starting Date:                  01 July 2023

5.  Host Agency/Host Institute:           MONUSCO    

6.  Description of tasks:


Under the direct supervision of the SSR Director or his/her Officer in Charge (OiC), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Providing advice and guidance to national oversight bodies including parliament, line ministries and other national institutions on reforming and strengthening the security sector governance system and mechanism.
Supporting in the development of SSR capacity building on security sector governance, as well as the day-to-day coordination of activities with other mission components (e.g., political, military, civilian; communications/public affairs; legal; policy/planning; mission analysis, etc.) and UN entities.
Providing technical advice to national SSR stakeholders on security sector governance issues.
Assisting the Project Manager in formulating project orientations, priorities and ensuring the timely and efficient implementation of project activities in the security sector governance projects.
Assisting mentoring support and facilitate effective knowledge transfer to national oversight bodies including parliament, line ministries and other national institutions.
Assisting the SSR Section and Government in the identification and development of synergies and partnerships with other actors (national and international) on security sector governance issues at the strategic, technical, and operational level.
Preparing substantive input to SSR Section, position papers and reports for presentation to relevant bodies.
Establishing and maintaining contacts and partnerships with key officials and other actors (national and international) working within the SSR/governance aspect.
Organizing meetings, seminars, and other events on substantive issues.
Initiating and coordinating outreach activities; conducting training workshops, seminars, etc.; making presentations on assigned topics/activities.
Responding to requests and reporting requirements from the SSR section.
Performing other related duties as required


7.  Qualifications/Requirements:

A) Qualifications, skills, experience: 

Degree level:    Bachelor's degree


Type of Degree:  Political sciences, international relations, law, or any related subjects.

Years of work experience:   3 years of experience in a related field (governance, public reform, peace and security) including in coordination functions

Language:   English and French are the working languages of the United Nations/MONUSCO therefore fluency in oral and written French and English is mandatory (for candidate with no fluency in French, please refer to paragraph 13);

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