United Nations Mission Planning Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

United Nations Mission Planning Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The Mission Planning Officer will report to the Chief of Staff.


  • Within delegated authority, and under the guidance of the Chief of Staff, the Mission Planning Officer will:

  • Develops and maintains productive collaboration with mission components, bilateral and multilateral donors, African Union and other stakeholders;

    • Supports the preparation of a mission work-plan, which, building on the vision of the SRSG, translates the mission mandated tasks into a form that fuses objectives, timelines and expected outcomes into a coherent whole, serving as an authoritative guide for the development and implementation of mission component plans.

    • Provides advice to mission components in development of component-level plans, including to ensure coherence with the Mission's overall strategic direction and planning tools.

    • Provides advice to senior management and programme managers on strategic and operational planning policy, procedures and best practices; provides recommendations on design of specific planning tools and mechanisms, in line with policy and best practice, to meet the needs of the mission and partners.

    • Requests, analyses and drafts inputs to the Mission Results-Based Budget (RBB) framework and performance reports, and prepare inputs as required for audits, budget monitoring and performance reporting.

    • Provide substantive and practical support, such as serving as secretariat, to relevant committees, task forces, clusters, inter-agency coordination groups, steering committees and working groups;

    • Serve as focal point for internal controls, monitoring and evaluation; lead the process for internal control reviews and deliver timely action plans and monitor progress to address and resolve control issues;

    • Monitor and evaluate mandate implementation and workplans, prepare position papers, and record policy related decisions.

    • Organize and provide substantive and practical support to conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops, as necessary.

    • Design and implement a resource mobilization strategy in line with UNOAU priorities, assist in proposal development and support donor relations efforts and reporting, and grant management;

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned by senior leadership.


  • Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in 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 ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and
    accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    • Planning & 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.

    • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Political Science, Management or Development, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Professional training in the areas of planning, facilitation and/or coordination is an asset.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience, including in policy development at the strategic level as well as facilitating and coordinating multi-stakeholder planning processes in peace consolidation settings

  • Field experience is required, including at least one year in a UN peacekeeping mission /special political mission, and/or working with UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes in a post-conflict setting.

  • Prior experience and familiarity with the budget planning and reporting process including the Results-Based Budget (RBB) framework and performance reporting, as well as the UN system of internal controls, is required

  • Prior experience in extrabudgetary trust fund management, donor relations and reporting is required

  • Prior experience in monitoring and evaluation of mandate implementation is desirable

  • Prior experience in supporting partnerships with regional/sub-regional organizations in peace and security is desirable.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant UN policies, procedures and operations


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language may be an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Mission Planning Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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