POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER

United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)

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POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER

Job ID: 228926
Job Network: Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family: Political Affairs
Category and Level: Professional and Higher Categories, P-4
Duty Station: Juba
Department/Office: United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
Date Posted: Mar 26, 2024
Deadline: Apr 8, 2024


Responsibilities:

  1. Analysis and Reporting: Conduct in-depth analysis of political developments, trends, and issues in the area of assignment. Prepare comprehensive reports, briefings, and assessments on political, humanitarian, and security matters.

  2. Political Dialogue: Facilitate political dialogue and negotiations among relevant stakeholders to promote peace, stability, and conflict resolution. Engage with government officials, civil society organizations, and other key actors to foster consensus and cooperation.

  3. Conflict Prevention: Develop and implement strategies to prevent and mitigate conflicts, including early warning mechanisms and confidence-building measures. Coordinate with UN agencies, international organizations, and local authorities to address underlying causes of tension and promote conflict resolution.

  4. Capacity Building: Provide technical assistance and capacity-building support to national institutions and local communities to strengthen governance, democratic processes, and rule of law. Develop and deliver training programs on conflict resolution, human rights, and peacebuilding.

  5. Coordination and Liaison: Serve as focal point for coordination with relevant UN entities, regional organizations, and diplomatic missions. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with external partners to facilitate collaboration and information sharing.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, law, or related field. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

  • Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, diplomacy, conflict resolution, or related fields. Experience in peacekeeping operations or field missions is highly desirable.

  • Strong analytical and writing skills, with demonstrated ability to produce high-quality reports and briefings under tight deadlines. Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with proven experience in facilitating dialogue and consensus-building processes.

  • Sound understanding of political dynamics, conflict analysis frameworks, and peacebuilding strategies. Familiarity with the socio-political context and security challenges in the region of assignment is an asset.

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit their applications online through the UN careers portal by the deadline specified above. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and any other relevant documents demonstrating qualifications and experience.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment and interviews. The United Nations is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Deadline for Applications: April 8, 2024


Note: Ensure to verify and adhere to any additional instructions or requirements specified in the official job posting on the UN careers portal.

 

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