The United Nations Department of Political Affairs and Peace-building announces vacancy of Political Affairs Officer in New York, United States. This position reports to the Chief of Office.
The position holder will perform the following duties
- Supports the USG and the Chief-of-Office on specific thematic topics of relevance, political issues, and policy coordination as well as on program, budget and policy issues falling under the purview of the Department.
- Consults with DPPA regional and thematic divisions to identify trends that might affect the political situation and the political impact of regional issues; recommends solutions and possible action by the United Nations.
- Coordinates preparation and distribution of background notes, talking points, and speeches within the purview of the Department, and of concern to the General Assembly, Security Council, the Secretary-General and Deputy-Secretary-General.
- Reviews and monitors political developments in particular regions or liaises with the thematic Divisions, or other relevant parts of the peace and security pillar.
- Maintains contacts with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and governments on coordination and policy matters; briefs representatives and provides, as appropriate suggestions and recommendations.
- Provides up-to-date information to senior officials regarding substantive political or relevant managerial matters and country or regional issues and makes recommendations on actions to take.
- Performs other related duties as required.
In order to be eligible for this vacancy of political affairs officer, the candidates must have the following qualifications
- Master’s degree or equivalent in political science, international relations, law, public administration or related field. However, bachelor’s degree holders with two additional years of relevant qualifying experience can also apply.
- At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in international relations, political science, conflict resolution or related fields in an international organization.
- Experience monitoring political activities and making recommendations related to conflict prevention, mediation, conflict resolution, or other substantive and managerial areas relevant to the work of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding.
- Similarly, experience providing direct substantive or policy support to a senior official in areas related to conflict prevention, mediation, conflict resolution, or other substantive and managerial areas relevant to the work of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs.
- Also, a minimum of one year of experience in a United Nations field operation or a comparable field setting is required.
- Furthermore, familiarity with United Nations rules and regulations, or similar international organizations, including on budgetary, financial or human resources management, is desirable.
For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 December 2018, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.