Global Call: Work with United Nations Secretary General

Global Call_ Work with United Nations Secretary General

Nominations are open for the 2019 Global Call of the United Nations for the posts of Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG).

The Global Call for Nominations for the posts of Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG) in United Nations peace operations is an outreach initiative conducted by United Nations Headquarters. It is managed by the United Nations Leadership Support Section, which is part of the Departments of Political Affairs and Peacebuilding and Peace Operations. The first call was held in 2017.

The Global Call initiative aims to increase and diversify the group of potential candidates for senior leadership positions in the field, including in order to advance gender parity and geographic diversity at the senior leadership level of the United Nations.

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements, after an internal review process, will be included in the Senior Leadership Database (LEAD), the United Nations group for potential senior candidates Only those deemed suitable for specific publications As they arise, they will be invited to participate in a competitive selection process.

There are currently 14 peacekeeping operations led by the Department of Peace Operations (DPO). UN peacekeeping helps countries navigate the difficult path of conflict to peace. They provide unique strengths, which include legitimacy, burden sharing and the ability to deploy troops and police from around the world, integrating them with civil peace forces to address a series of mandates established by the UN Security Council and The general assembly.

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  • Country: global
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: multiple visit official link to find
  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    • Nominations are open to the Member States, international, regional and non-governmental organizations that can nominate up to four people with the required level of experience, leadership skills and motivation to serve in high-level leadership roles in United Nations field missions. United.
      People can also nominate themselves as long as the same requirements are met.
      SRSGs are appointed by the Secretary-General. They report to the Secretary-General through the Head of the Department who oversees the field mission. In recognition of the highly complex nature of these mission leadership positions, the United Nations is looking for people with:
    • A minimum of 20 years of relevant professional experience, including at least 5 years at senior level and representation, in conflicts, post-conflict, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, development environments and / or experience in governance, mediation, facilitation and/or negotiations at national and/or international level.
    • Demonstrated knowledge on issues of reconciliation, conflict resolution, humanitarian, peacekeeping, development, human rights, rule of law and / or governance.
    • Demonstrated leadership experience with strategic vision and proven skills in leading complex organizations, such as intergovernmental, non-governmental international or multinational private sector entities.
    • A high degree of emotional intelligence, political acumen and diplomatic skills.
    • Excellent communication and defense skills.
    • Proven ability to inspire, build trust and consensus among stakeholders and foster alliances at local, national or regional levels to create opportunities and promote processes to promote peace and security.
    • High commitment to the values ​​and guiding principles of the United Nations, including impeccable personal integrity, respect and commitment to human rights and demonstrated cultural and gender sensitivity.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both inside and outside the organization.
      Familiarity with the United Nations system, including peacekeeping, humanitarian and development environments, as well as knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals.
    • English and French are the working languages ​​of the United Nations Secretariat. For this call for nominations, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations, particularly Arabic, French or Spanish, is an advantage given the deployment areas of the United Nations field missions.
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