Political Affairs Officer, P3
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Political Affairs Officer, P3
United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti
工作地点：Port-au-Prince 截止日期：16 September , 2017
This job opening is being advertised for advance planning purposes pending formal approval of the relevant funding and staffing structures. An appointment may be terminated or post level adjusted in accordance with the Staff Rules for such reasons as abolition of post or reduction of staff or committee funding approvals, for example in the event that the funding for the post is not approved or the mandate of the mission is not extended.
The selected candidate is expected to commence work 16 October 2017.
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. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2350 (2017) deciding the creation of MINUJUSTH which is mandated to assist the Government of Haiti to strengthen rule of law institutions in Haiti; further support and develop the Haitian National Police; and engage in human rights monitoring, reporting, and analysis among others. MINUJUSTH is a non-family mission. The Political Affairs Officer will be based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Within the delegated authority the incumbent will report to the Chief Political Analysis Reporting Unit.
Within delegated authority, the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Follows and analyzes political developments through various sources related to the work of the office or mission, i.e., peacekeeping, rule of law , conflict prevention and resolution, post-conflict rehabilitation, election administration, political and institution-building, civil society support work, etc.; supports an integrated approach that includes a rights-based dimension, conflict prevention sensitivity, and a gender perspective into the activities of the unit.
- Prepares reports, briefing notes and talking points for the Head of Political/Rule of Law section, the Head of the Mission and other senior staff. As requested, provides guidance and advice on assigned issues to the Head of mission, as well as other selected offices. Develops and maintains relations with government officials at the working levels and advises them on issues and policies of mutual concern.
- Participates as a team member on a team which could deal with a variety of political issues. Attends meetings to identify the scope of the project, considers methodologies, and participate in developing guidelines, terms of reference and operational plans and time frames for new team. Assists in planning, coordinating and supporting programmes, projects and activities requiring mission and/or interagency involvement and participation.
- Supports his/her supervisor in the formulation of the programme of work, budget and medium-term plans of the unit by participating in meetings, and compiling or researching issues related to the mission.
- Performs other related duties as required.
• PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to identify and analyze political, ethnic, racial, social, rule of law and economic problems that cause civil unrest in a country or geographic area. Has excellent analysis, drafting and reporting skills. 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.
• 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.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Political Science, Management or Development, law, or a related field. A first level university degree with a combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five (05) years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English or French, oral and written, is required and knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.