Election of Staff Representatives to the United Nations Staff Pension Committee of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund – 2017
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Announcement of Candidates for the Election of Staff Representatives to the UN Staff Pension Committee, we have copied below the profiles of three representatives who either are staff representatives of the FSU or who we feel will have a positive impact on behalf of the staff. We need a staff representative from the Field to ensure our long forgotten voice is heard.
Assigned in MINUSMA, Bamako, Mali, since September 2013 as Legal officer P4, I am married and mother one boy. I worked in various duty stations, hardship such as Guinea-Bissau with UNIOGBIS or Ivory Coast with UNOCI, South Sudan or Burundi, with UNDP or peaceful like Italy, UNLB, or Mozambique(UNDP) , among other duty stations. I also wore the hats of staff Representative on The MINUSMA Field Staff Union, and legal advisor for the Executive Field staff union since few years.
I studied Law in France, Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris, and Aix –Marseille III, and have a legal academic background. Added to my professional experience, in particular with UNDP and the UN secretariat/DPKO/DFS environment, and staff representative membership, this provides me with sound knowledge of legal issues and great understanding of the United Nations.
Besides being a legal officer, I have previously been focal point for gender and for positive work environment. My understanding of English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, added to my client orientation ability provide me with strong analytic and negotiation skills, which are valuable assets and tools to be a good professional and do my utmost in favor of the workforce.
I have over 18 year’s professional experience, with 12 years serving with the United Nations at Headquarters and in a number of field locations. Prior to this, between 1998 and 2002, I served as a representative of the regional government of Ticino at the Pension Board of the public pension fund in Switzerland. During my five years tenure as member of the Board, I actively participated in decision-making that ensured the fund could meet its obligations by adopting long-term investment objectives, a culture of attention of investment costs, while also maintaining its public, state-owned, character.
If nominated as United Nations Staff Pension Committee member, I will strive to ensure that the UNJSPF ameliorates its services with prospective retirees and beneficiaries by relying on state-of-the-art technology, and by adopting a culture of best practice to strengthen its governance and services that will beneficially serve all its members.
My specific professional experience has given me a broad understanding of how to analyze complex matters and identify solutions suitable for the needs of the Organization and the staff.
Copenhagen Business School, Master in Business Administration (2006)
My name is Olufemi Majekodunmi Olugbemi, known to most as Femi; Joined the UN System in May 1993 as a United Nations Volunteer and have worked in the sub region of the Caribbean and Africa. I presently serve in the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) as an Administrative Officer with the Public Information Office.
As UNMIL FSU Chairperson and Secretary to the Local Contract Committee, safeguarding staff member’s interest is in my DNA and has always been a top priority since joining the United Nations.
My goal as an active Staff representative is to engage the board on systemic issues and to find innovative solutions to UNJSPF challenges on the timely disbursement of the pension benefits.
I have a reputation of “Can do” competence, fair, objective and transparent. I am gender sensitive with a good record of dealing with the concerns of all staff members. I also have a reputation for probity and modesty. As strategic thinker, I have considerable field experience of working in complex situations. I have the maturity, confidence and charisma to convince, persuade and engage in all communications.
The strategy would be to serve with humility as an endearing trait and to leverage my professional experience and advocate for good services. As your representative, I would push for wise investment of the fund and serve you to the best of my ability.