Job Opening

Posting Title: Regional Expert
Department/Office: Department of Political Affairs and Peace-building
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 06 December 2021 - 15 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 21-Department of Political Affairs and Peace-building-170073-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Submission of a final report to the Security Council.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

The position is expected to become available in April 2022 until 28 March 2023, subject to the renewal of the mandate and availability of funds.

Duties and Responsibilities

Organisational setting and reporting:

The Panel of Experts established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2140 (2014) (“the Panel”) consists of five experts with demonstrated substantive knowledge, experience and skills in areas relevant to the implementation of the sanctions regime. The Panel’s mandate is established and can be renewed or terminated by the Security Council. The Panel acts under the direction of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) (“the Committee”).

The Expert will serve with a Panel reporting to the Committee and the Security Council. The Expert comes under the overall guidance and management of the Security Council Affairs Division of the Department of Political Affairs, specifically, of the Secretary of the Committee, the Chief of the Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch and the Director of the Security Council Affairs Division. The work of the Panel is facilitated by a Coordinator who is also an expert on the Panel.

For more information about the Panel, including its reports and other relevant materials, please see:
https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/2140

Responsibilities:

Within delegated authority, the regional expert will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following duties:

Substantive

• Contribute to the monitoring of sanctions measures and investigation of alleged sanctions violations as mandated by Security Council resolutions related to Yemen in his/her area of expertise;
• Contribute to reporting on any violations of the sanctions regime through reports of the Panel to the Committee and the Security Council required under relevant Security Council resolutions, as well as any periodic briefing/reporting as requested by the Committee;
• Contribute to the preparation of recommendations by the Panel for improved implementation of the Security Council resolutions related to Yemen, based on the Panel’s investigations, country visits and outreach activities;
• Contribute to the compilation of information on individuals and entities that may engage in sanctions violations;
• Provide the Panel with an analysis of national, regional and international political developments and dynamics relevant to the mandate of the Panel, and inputs the latter in the midterm update and final report, as well as other updates, as necessary;
• Monitor Arabic-language media, including social media, on issues and cases relevant to the mandate of the Panel;
• Prepare and deliver briefings and presentations on the sanctions regime and the Panel’s activities;
• Assist in identifying areas where the capacities of States can be strengthened to enhance the implementation of the sanctions regime;
• Contribute to reports that adhere to a high standard of evidence and rigorous methodology;
• Provide due process to Member States, entities and individuals to respond to allegations and findings when conducting investigations; and
• Take on other duties as mandated by the Security Council and/or directed by the Committee.

Organizational

• Contribute to the preparation of a programme of work of the Panel, including a travel schedule, at the outset of the mandate, which will be updated regularly;
• Participate in investigative missions and bilateral consultations to gather information from government authorities, private individuals and entities, civil society, regional and sub-regional organizations and United Nations field presences;
• Draft and follow up on correspondence in his/her areas of responsibility;
• Collate and assess the information obtained, including by sharing written notes and briefs with other Panel members;
• Classify, categorize and archive the materials obtained in the course of the Panel’s investigation; and
• Submit to the UN Secretariat an End of Assignment Report at the end of the mandate.

Administrative

• Abide by the rules and regulations of the United Nations, as guided by the Secretary of the Committee, the Chief of the Subsidiary Organs Branch and the Director of the Security Council Affairs Division, among others.

Qualifications/special skills

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
• An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in military science, political science, international relations, law, journalism or other relevant area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:
• A minimum of ten years (including a minimum of three years of field experience) of progressively responsible experience in the relevant field is required.
• Significant field experience in post-conflict or other transitional situations is required.
• Strong field research or investigative experience in the area of expertise is required.
• Experience in writing high-quality reports is required.
• Proven interpersonal skills in complex, political and structured working environments is required.
• A demonstrated understanding of sanctions regimes in a United Nations, regional organization or Member State setting is highly desirable.
• Experience in working under the rules and regulations of the organization and the working culture and methods of the United Nations Secretariat is highly desirable.

Language:
• Fluency in English is required;
• Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

Additional Information

Geographical diversity is a strong consideration. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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