Job Opening for Position requiring official secondment from national governments of Member States of the United Nations Organization
Appointments are limited to service on posts financed by the support account of peacekeeping operations

Post title and level

UN Police Officer (Sector Commander), P-4

Organizational Unit

African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)

Duty Station

El Fasher

Reporting to

Police Commissioner


12 Month (extendible)

Deadline for applications

31 March 2017

Job Opening number

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity

Under the overall supervision of the Police Commissioner, and within the limits of delegated authority, the Police Sector Commander will be responsible for, but not limited to, the performance of the following duties:

  • Ensuring that all aspects of the mandate are vigorously pursued through the effective and efficient coordination of the activities of all UNAMID police staff in the sector;
  • Ensuring the implementation of effective monitoring in the sector of Government of Sudan Police in Darfur and the police of the Movements activities in camps for internally displaced persons, demilitarized and buffer zones and areas of control;
  • Ensuring the effective implementation of training and community policing programmes in camps for internally displaced persons within the sector.
  • Supporting the efforts of the Government of Sudan Police in Darfur and the police of the Movements in the sector to maintain public order and build capacity of Sudanese law enforcement through specialized training and joint operations including on gender mainstreaming and in preventing and investigating sexual and gender-based crimes;
  • Supporting the Government of Sudan Police in Darfur and the police of the Movements in the sector in restructuring and building the capacity of the police service through monitoring, mentoring, evaluation and advice, training and joint patrols;
  • Developing and maintaining close professional relationships with the Government of Sudan Police in Darfur and the police of the Movements at the most senior levels in the sector in order to facilitate the execution of the mandate;
  • Providing guidance and advice within the sector to the leadership of the Government of Sudan Police in Darfur and supporting the institutional development of the police of the Movements;
  • Within the sector, coordinating the development of the Government of Sudan Police in Darfur and the police of the Movements with local counterparts, other United Nations agencies, international and bilateral partners in police development;
  • Ensuring that the implementation plan is actively pursued in the sector in line with the Government of Sudan Police in Darfur and the police of the Movements strategic vision to bring short, medium and long term improvements in policing;
  • Implementing directives from the Police Commissioner and offer advice and comments as appropriate;
  • Issuing operational directives when required;
  • Ensuring that police resources under his/her command operate in harmony with other mission components at all times and in the spirit of a unified mission in order to achieve the common goals;
  • Ensuring that police personnel at all times conform to the highest standards of professional conduct and personal behavior;
  • Assisting in the deployment and activities of the Formed Police Units deployed throughout the sector;
  • Ensuring the effective and efficient administration of mission police assets and personnel under his/her command;
  • Responsible for the overall direction, supervision, management and administration of UNAMID police personnel under his/her command at the Sector HQ, Teams Sites and Community Policing Centers throughout the Sector;
  • Continuously liaising with the other UNAMID Police Sector Commanders;
  • Performing any additional duties as may be directed by the Head of Police Component or his/her Deputy in fulfilment of the mandate.
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensures the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Possesses strong negotiation and conflict-resolution skills. Displays commitment to human rights and the ability to give the necessary prominence to human rights. Outstanding expert knowledge in the technical field of work in general and in the specific areas being supervised in particular; strong organizational skills; experience in the management and administration: ability to review and edit the work of others.
Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently
Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands
Education: Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in law, police management, law enforcement, security studies, criminal justice, business or public administration, human resources management, change management, or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Advanced training for command staff is highly desirable. Graduation from a certified Police Academy or other national or international Law Enforcement Training Institution is required.
Work Experience: A minimum of 7 years (9 years in absence of advanced degree) of progressively relevant and active policing service/experience in a national or international law enforcement agency at the field and/or national police headquarters level - required; 5 years of active police experience at policy making level with strategic planning and management experience in one or few of the following areas: police operations, human and financial resources management, crime management, police administration, police training and development, change management (particularly in law enforcement), reform and restructuring or related field - required; practical direct experience in commanding a regional or a state level police units, - required. Previous UN or international experience is an advantage.
Rank: Rank required for a P4 is Lieutenant-Colonel/Superintendent or other service equivalent or higher.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the UN. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language (Arabic) is an advantage.
Preference will be given to equally qualified women candidates.
       Date of Issuance: 15 February 2017
In accordance with the Policy on Human Rights Screening of UN Personnel, all individuals who seek to serve with the United Nations are requested to make “self-attestation” that s/he has not committed any serious criminal offences and has not been involved in violations of international human rights or international humanitarian law. The exact wording of the self-attestation is outlined in para. 5.2 of the above mentioned Policy. The final decision on the selection of an individual to serve with the United Nations will also be subject to human rights screening.     

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