Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement
Duty Station: Al-Mokha
Posting Period: 06 June 2023 - 05 July 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Political Affairs-UNMHA-206550-R- (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the JOC/JMAC Unit under the Chief of Staff (COS) to support the Hodeida Agreement (UNMHA). The budgeted location for the position is Hodeidah, due to operational requirements the post has been temporarily moved to Al- Mokha The incumbent will be stationed in Al-Mokha and will report to UNMHA COS. These locations are classified as "E" hardship duty stations and are all non-family duty stations.


1. Monitoring, reporting and analysis:
(a) Gather and assimilate information from UN sources (Mission and UNCT), including but not limited to political affairs, civil affairs, military, police operations, security, mission support, rule of law including DDR, SSR, justice, corrections and police capacity building, mine action, electoral affairs, gender, child and women protection, humanitarian, human rights, development programmes and public information;
(b) Monitor major developments (political, governance, rule of law, humanitarian, human rights, military, ceasefire violations, security and economic development), following the actions of relevant actors including intergovernmental organizations, governments, non-governmental organizations, civil society, political institutions, armed actors (formal armies and informal rebel groups, militias, etc.) and generally maintain a high level of situational awareness in the area of responsibility, including through the monitoring of social media;
(c) Prepare for review and eventual dissemination integrated reports within the mission and to headquarters, (including daily, weekly situation reports, special and flash reports) about significant mandated and associated developments in the country and region for dissemination to the Mission and UN HQ through the JOC;
(d) As necessary, research and draft special reports and prepare presentations, briefings, minutes and action points related to operational issues, draft Code Cables addressing current operations, and official e-mails;
(e) Supervise and review the drafting and reporting products of other colleagues;
(f) Identify sources of data relevant to mission mandates; collect data from various difference sources and integrate it into structured internal databases; analyze data, including identifying trends and patterns, to support leadership decision making; prepare data visualization products with data analytics tools;
(g) Maintain up-to-date the security incidents database and other operations trackers and dashboards, and be ready to respond to various information queries and analysis about situational developments and operations in a timely manner as requested.

2. Crisis management support:
(a) Under the supervision of JOC leadership and the Chief of Staff, help organise crisis management meetings within the mission and with New York headquarters, maintaining an updated list of crisis management team members and ensuring Standard Operating Procedures are kept up to date;
(b) Provide support as needed for crisis management meetings (secretariat support, presentations, talking points if required, liaison with technicians and facilities management).
(c) Liaise regularly with mission sections, mission support and the UNCT to provide timely information during a crisis for decision-makers.
(d) Take any appropriate action to ensure the crisis preparedness of the JOC, including table-top exercises and regular briefings/trainings on crisis management procedures;
(e) Draft post crisis reports, code cable, or other forms of documentation with the timeline of events and decisions/ recommendations taken.

3. Coordination of operations:
(a) Support the organization of operational coordination meetings, as required, liaising with mission sections, mission support and the UNCT;
(b) Provide support for the implementation of operational coordination decisions and mechanisms (eg coordination of special flights or patrols);
(c) Liaise regularly with mission sections, mission support and the UNCT to help coordinate operations;
(d) Provide support to the coordination of critical operations, including VIP visits, patrols and MEDEVAC, CASEVAC;
(e) Perform other duties as required

4. Communications hub:
(a) Support the facilitation of communication between mission leadership and headquarters and other actors (as required);
(b) When required, performs Duty Officer duties to enable continuous monitoring and reporting coverage in the mission;
(c) Liaise regularly with the mission sections, mission support, and the UNCT to maintain an up-to-date database of the contact details for key personnel;
(d) Perform any other duties as required by the Chief of Staff.

5. Perform other tasks as required by the Chief of Staff.


Professionalism: Effective analytical skills; Excellent drafting and editing skills, with the proven ability to produce cogent reports often under strict time constraints; Ability to identify politically sensitive and operationally significant issues. Ability to coordinate with various actors. Ability to effectively conduct presentations by clearly summarizing and articulating operational issues, proposing options and concisely conveying information; 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.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments and 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.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, social sciences, international relations, law, or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years with a Master's Degree or seven (7) years with a Bachelor’s Degree of progressively responsible experience in political or international affairs, public information/journalism, military, police, security, civil affairs, humanitarian affairs, human rights, crisis operations and management, or related field is required.

Experience working in an integrated civilian-military-police environment is required

Prior exposure to circumstances requiring crisis management expertise, particularly as applied in an Operations Room context, is desirable.

Experience working in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.

Experience working in Yemen or the Middle East is required

Experience working in a conflict or post-conflict situation is desirable.

Experience in data management, production of visual data products and data-driven analysis in a peace and security context is required.

Extensive knowledge and experience with Excel, PowerBI, and ArcGIS are desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required;


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Due to operational requirements of the mission, please note that the position has been temporarily moved from Hodeidah to Al-Mokha pending approval of budget. The approved budgeted location for this post is Hodeidah. Interested candidates must be ready to deploy and serve in Hodeida in the event the position is not aproved and has to be returned to Hodeidah. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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