UN-AU Mission in Darfur Director of Mission Support D-2 Jobs in South Sudan

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The Director of Mission Support (DMS) will report to the Head of Mission (HoM). This position is located in El Fasher.


  • Acts as the principal adviser to the HoM on all matters pertaining to administrative and technical support activities and, as such, is responsible and accountable to the HoM for the effective general management of the human, financial and physical resources allocated to the mission.
  • Contributes to the implementation of the mission's mandate by providing the necessary managerial, logistical and administrative support required for the fulfilment of the mandate, including such areas as budget, finance, human resources management, logistics, communications, transport, air operations, etc.
  • As a member of the Mission Senior Management Team, participates in the mission planning process throughout the mission lifecycle, with particular attention to support areas, and contributes to an integrated approach and consistency in the implementation of the mandate.
  • Ensures that the mission budget, staff, and assets are optimally allocated to support of mandate implementation across all mission components and guides any reprioritization of resources during the budget period in line with priorities that support effective mandate implementation.
  • Undertakes or oversees reporting methodology for budget and performance in accordance with results-based budgeting guidelines.
  • Initiates the development and implementation of the mission support work plan and ensures coordination and monitoring of overall strategies and programmes for the support activities of the mission and takes the lead in securing the required human and financial resources for the mission.
  • Develops and implements a service optimization programme to promote continuous improvement in the quality and delivery of services to mission clients.
  • This will include the establishment of relevant strategic mission performance indicators which provide data and analysis for the review of legislative bodies.
  • Ensures that all processes and systems in place are relevant and cost effective.
  • Ensures, through collaboration with all stakeholders, the implementation of the Global Field Support Strategy including, among others, a commitment to supply chain management and integrated/shared service delivery that is client-oriented, responsive and allows for efficiencies wherever possible.
  • Maintains active communication with UN headquarters and the global/regional service centres supporting the mission.
  • Actively engages with police and military components within the mission to ensure coordinated, high quality support in accordance with their operational requirements.
  • Establishes a set of robust policies, procedures, practices, standards and tools that are consistent with UN regulations, rules, policies and practice in order to ensure proper budget, accounting, procurement, financial, assets and human resources management and control and certifies mission expenditures.
  • Liaises, negotiates and coordinates with national authorities with respect to administrative and logistical matters.
  • Provides guidance, support and supervision to senior administrative and logistics support staff as well as audit and evaluation services, as appropriate.
  • Actively engages in management performance duties and ensures the provision of management, guidance, development, training, constructive feedback and performance evaluation and appraisal, and administrative support and other management functions to staff in the areas of his/her responsibility.
  • Maintains good order and discipline of staff under his/her overall supervision.
  • Develops initiatives to promote the welfare and wellbeing of mission staff.
  • Represents the mission before legislative bodies, providing information and clarification in support of budget proposals.
  • Represents the mission support component at meetings, protocol and ceremonial occasions, military parades, etc.
  • Performs related duties as may be required by the HoM or DFS, e.g., provides briefings to visiting senior officials on mission, administrative and technical support activities, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 4th December 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN-AU Mission in Darfur Director of Mission Support D-2 Jobs in South Sudan

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