The title of the job posting is COORDINATION OFFICER


Office or Department: Chief Executives Board
Station of duty: GENEVA
Posting Period: May 14 through May 28, 2023
A job opening number for Geneva is 23-Administration-CEB-204930-R.
Personnel Exercise None
Integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity are among the tenets of the United Nations
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Organizing, Setting, and Reporting

The work of the Chief Executives Board (CEB), the highest-level coordination forum of the United Nations system, is supported by the Secretariat of the Chief Executives Board (CEB), an inter-agency organization. The High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) and the High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM) of the CEB receive support from the Secretariat as well. It has offices in both Geneva and New York. The Geneva office is where you may find this position.
The HLCM Secretary will receive reports from the coordination officer.


The Coordination Officer will be accountable for the following tasks within the scope of their authority:

Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned programs and projects related to inter-agency issues; monitors and analyzes program and project development and implementation; reviews pertinent documents and reports; identifies problems and issues of system-wide interest that need to be addressed and suggests corrective actions; coordinates with pertinent stakeholders; and identifies and tracks follow-up actions.

  • Provides assistance to numerous HLCM task forces, fora, and working groups on a number of UN system-wide goals.
  • Works with different stakeholders to complete consulting assignments on inter-agency issues by organizing and facilitating workshops and meetings, through other interactive sessions, and by helping to create the client’s action plan for managing the change.
  • Gathers information on inter-agency issues from a variety of sources, researches it, analyzes it, and delivers it.
  • Supports the formation of policies by reviewing and analyzing issues and trends, creating evaluations, or conducting other research and studies.
  • Designs data gathering instruments, conducts survey efforts, reviews, analyzes, and interprets responses, identifies issues/problems, and drafts findings.
    For the CEB, HLCM, and its Networks and working groups, various written outputs are prepared, such as draft background papers, analyses, portions of reports and research, contributions to publications, etc.
  • Offers substantial support for conferences, meetings, and other gatherings, particularly when it comes to inter-agency challenges. This support includes suggesting agenda items, locating participants, creating documentation and presentations, and other tasks.
  • Engages in outreach initiatives, leads seminars, workshops, and other forms of training, and delivers speeches on projects as assigned.
  • Plans and organizes budget and funding-related tasks (such as project and program preparation and submissions, progress reports, etc.), and creates relevant papers and reports (such as pledges, work schedules, budgets for programs, etc.).
  • carries out additional tasks as needed.


Professionalism: Knowledge and comprehension of inter-agency-related theories, concepts, and techniques. Ability to recognize problems, analyze them, and take part in their solution. the capacity to collect data using a variety of techniques. Conceptual analytic and evaluative abilities are necessary to carry out independent research and analysis. These skills include knowledge with and practice using a variety of research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet, and other databases. the capacity to plan one’s own work, use judgment in the context of given responsibilities, and balance competing priorities. displays pride in one’s accomplishments and work. demonstrates expertise in the field and mastery of it. is diligent and effective at keeping commitments, respecting deadlines, and getting things done. is driven more by professional considerations than personal ones. displays tenacity when dealing with challenging issues or obstacles and maintains composure under pressure. assumes responsibility for incorporating gender ideas and making sure that men and women participate equally in all aspects of the workforce.

Effective in speaking and writing, communication. demonstrates active listening, accurate message interpretation, and appropriate response. Clarification-seeking questions are asked, and a curiosity in two-way communication is shown. language, tone, style, and format are adjusted to the target audience. Openness in information sharing and keeping the public informed is displayed.

Planning and organizing: Establishes specific objectives that are congruent with chosen tactics. Determines what tasks and activities are most important; modifies priorities as necessary. Appropriate time and resources are allotted for the completion of the work. identifies dangers and incorporates backup plans into preparation. observes and modifies strategies and actions as necessary. effectively utilizes time.


It is necessary to have a graduate degree from an advanced university (Master’s level or equivalent) in business administration, management, political science, international relations, economics, or a similar discipline. The advanced university degree may be substituted with a first-level university degree and at least two more years of relevant experience.

Experience at Work
A minimum of five years of steadily increasing responsibility in project or program management, administration, or a related field is necessary, of which two must be gained within the UN system.

Inter-agency coordination expertise is necessary.

It is necessary to have prior experience planning high-level events and communicating with and presenting to high-level officials.

It is ideal if you have experience developing policies.

The working languages of the United Nations Secretariat are English and French. English proficiency is necessary. French language proficiency is preferred. It would be ideal to have knowledge of another UN official language.

Evaluation Qualified candidates may be subjected to an assessment exercise as part of the evaluation process, which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

Particular Notice

At the United Nations, the requirement to ensure the highest standards of effectiveness, competence, and integrity, with adequate respect for geographic diversity, is the primary priority in the recruitment and employment of staff. On the basis of qualifications and organizational needs, all hiring decisions are made. The United Nations is dedicated to fostering an environment of respect between all people. Regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, culture, ethnicity, or handicap, the UN recruits and hires personnel. When requested and specified in the application, reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities may be given to facilitate participation in the hiring process.

The United Nations Secretariat is dedicated to hiring a staff that is geographically diverse and has a 50/50 gender split. Women who are interested in the post are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their original assignment are ineligible to apply for this post in accordance with section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1.

Considerations relating to the UN

The requirement to ensure the highest standards of effectiveness, competence, and integrity is the most important factor in hiring workers, according to article 101, paragraph 3, of the United Nations Charter. Candidates who have violated international human rights law, international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that they have participated in the commission of any of these acts, will not be given consideration for employment with the United Nations. “Sexual exploitation” refers to any actual or attempted misuse of a position of vulnerability, differential authority, or trust for sexual objectives, including but not limited to making money, advancing one’s political or social agenda, or other forms of gain from the sexual exploitation of another. The phrase “sexual abuse” refers to any actual or threatened bodily encroachment of a sexual nature, whether done so with force or under coercive, unfair, or oppressive circumstances. The term “sexual harassment” refers to any unwanted sexual behavior that could reasonably be anticipated to offend or be perceived as humiliating, when such behavior interferes with work, is made a condition of employment, or creates a threatening, hostile, or offensive work environment, and when the seriousness of the behavior justifies the end of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates with offenses other than insignificant traffic violations may not be given consideration for employment.

The significance of hiring people from as many different geographic backgrounds as is practical will be given due consideration. The United Nations does not impose any limitations on the ability of men and women to participate in its main and auxiliary organs in any capacity and on an equal basis. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Secretariat of the United Nations.

The requirement to maintain the highest standards of effectiveness, competence, and integrity shall be the primary factor in the employment, transfer, or promotion of staff. Employees of the United Nations who accept an offer of employment are subject to the Secretary-General’s authority and assignment to any functions or agencies of the UN in accordance with staff regulation 1.2(c). In this regard, the Secretary-General shall set the terms and conditions under which all internationally recruited staff members shall be obliged to transfer periodically in order to perform new duties within or between duty stations.

Candidates are advised to carefully follow all guidelines provided on the online recruitment platform, inspira. Applicants can consult the Manual for the Applicant for additional in-depth instructions by clicking the “Manuals” hyper-link in the upper right corner of the homepage for inspira account holders.

According to the job opening’s evaluation criteria and any applicable internal UN laws, such as the UN Charter, General Assembly resolutions, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances, and guidelines, the evaluation of applicants will be done on the basis of the information provided in the application. To be considered for the vacant position, applicants must provide comprehensive and correct information about their personal profiles and qualifications in accordance with the guidelines listed in inspira. Applications that have already been submitted cannot be changed, amended, added to, deleted, revised, or modified. Reference checks will be conducted on candidates who are seriously under consideration for selection in order to confirm the data supplied in the application.

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