Description of assignment title: Reporting and Coordination Officer

Assignment country: Mali

Expected start date: 01/01/2023

Sustainable Development Goal: 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Volunteer category: International UN Volunteer Specialist

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No

Host entity: MINUSMA

Type: Onsite

Duration: 6 months (with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Mopti


Mission and objectives

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established by Security Council resolution 2100 of 25 April 2013 to support political processes in the country and to carry out a number of security-related tasks. The Mission has been asked to support the transitional authorities of Mali in the stabilization of the country and implementation of the transitional roadmap, focusing on major population centers and lines of communication, protecting civilians, human rights monitoring, the creation of conditions for the provision of humanitarian assistance and the return of displaced persons, the extension of State authority and the preparation of free, inclusive and peaceful elections. (


The overall goal of the Joint Operations Center (JOC) is to promote an overall situational awareness that can assist the Special Representative of the Secretary General and Senior leadership in strategic decision-making relating to the implementation of the Mission’s mandate as well as during the management of crisis. The JOC maintains a 24/7 monitoring and reporting function covering mission-wide key developments and events, resulting in timely and accurate integrated reports and presentations both within the Mission as well to UNOCC in NY. It assists senior mission leadership to coordinate, at the working level, MINUSMA operational activities to ensure complementarity, coherence of actions and the efficient & effective use of resources. It also supports the Mission’s responses to crises situations.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Mopti Regional JOC Office Team Leader and the overall responsibility of the Chief JOC (in Bamako), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Engage in the drafting and verification processes associated with the production of the integrated daily reports (DSR) as well as official e- mails and other types of reports.
  • Ensures the distribution of various technical reports (e.g., military, police updates, mine action, DDR, etc.) to relevant sections, or divisions.
  • Visualization of data through power point presentations or other Business tools such as the Power BI Receive/collect information from the relevant UN Country Team; 
  • Cultivate and maintain collaborative exchanges with all components of the Mopti Office and JOC in Bamako;
    • Assist, plan, coordinate and report on joint field missions and medical evacua-tions.
    • Support the facilitation/coordination of integrated operations of different mission’s components and other actors.
    • The position will require week-end and overnight duty. Results/Expected Outputs:
    • Daily situation reports and PPP covering Mopti events and activities are drafted and compiled.
    • Contribution to information flow internally and externally with partners as appropri-ate.
    • Distribution of various technical reports (e.g., military, police updates, mine action, DDR, etc.) to relevant offices, sections or divisions ensured;
    • Information from the relevant UN Country Team actors received and compiled;
    • Contribution to the planning, coordination and reporting of joint field missions or medical evacuation provided;

  • Eligibility criteria
    Age: 27 - 80
    Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.
    Required experience
    3 years of experience in progressively responsible professional experience in international affairs, development, administration, international relief operations or peacekeeping operations. International experience is required
    Area(s) of expertise
    Administration, Development programmes
    Driving license
    Category B Required
    French, Level: Fluent, Desirable English, Level: Fluent, Desirable
    Required education level
    Master degree or equivalent in Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in political science, social sciences, international relations, law, or related field.
    Competencies and values
    Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client oriented. Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations. Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender; Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse back-grounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, re-mote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary; Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes soliidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.


  • Other information
    Living conditions and remarks
    The living conditions in Mopti are harsh with extreme heat and sandstorms. Newcomers are advised to bring appropriate clothing and shoes compatible with dust condition and sand, mosquito repellent and a hanging mosquito net. Appropriate measures are in place to mitigate the current security risk for UN personnel in the country. All UN Volunteers, like all UN personnel, undergo a security briefing and the 3-day mandatory training “Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments” (SSAFE) upon arrival, where practical guidance and recommendations are provided regarding security threats in Mali. An additional security briefing is provided upon arrival to the final duty station. Like all UN personnel, UN Volunteers based in Gao/Kidal/Timbuktu/Mopti/Mopti/Tessalit are accommodated in UN premises, for which they contribute by 100 USD/month. UN provided accommodation in Mali is compliant with wellbeing standards, i.e., female/male bathrooms. A welfare committee is also active in all duty stations to ensure sufficient access to welfare commodities, including food supplies. Emergency contacts (security, medical, staff counselling, UNV Office) are made available for all UN Volunteers upon arrival, and each individual is provided with a VHF radio and a call sign, which can be used at all time. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.
    Inclusivity statement
    United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
    Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
    Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy