Job Opening

Posting Title: Political Affairs Officer, P3
Job Code Title: POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Mission in Kosovo
Duty Station: BELGRADE
Posting Period: 07 February 2019 - 21 February 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Political Affairs-UNMIK-111509-F-Belgrade (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located within the United Nations Office in Belgrade, (UNOB), Serbia.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Office and under the overall guidance of the RSG/Head of Office. the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for performing the following duties:

Political Analysis and Advice - Identify, analyze and monitor political and security developments and emerging issues with respect to the implementation of UNOB’s/UNMIK’s mandate; Assess implications and make recommendations on possible policies, strategies and other measures to address issues of concern and to advance mandated objectives.

Reporting and Information Management - Prepare in a timely manner summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to, situation reports, briefing notes, options papers, code cables and inputs for reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council; Prepare and review contextual information materials, such as background notes and political profiles; Manage databases, including SAGE, and other tools designed to ensure accessibility and utility of information.

Planning, Coordination and Facilitation and Management - Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with mission components, the authorities, political leaders, civil society actors, the broader UN family and other national and international partners on coordination and policy matters; Consult and cooperate with partners to develop strategies and plans of action to address political challenges, in pursuit of mandated objectives; Monitor, evaluate and report on implementation. Prepare and organize meetings, visits, activities and events for UNOB/UNMIK’s work.
Perform other relevant duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism - Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and Organizing - Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, social sciences, law, public administration, or a related field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, diplomacy, conflict resolution, development, or related field. Extensive experience in political outreach, facilitation, analysis, advice and reporting is required. Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programs) -or similar international or non-governmental organization- in a conflict or post-conflict setting is required. Experience working in the Western Balkans is highly desirable. A minimum of two years of experience working in a UN Peacekeeping Operation or Special Political Mission is desirable.

Languages

Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required. Knowledge of Serbian is highly desirable.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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No Fee

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