Associate Planning Officer

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

• Provide timely, responsive and client-friendly support to the Office of the Political Affairs Special Advisor to the SRSG • Produce analytical papers in French and English, including daily and weekly situation reports, code cables, talking points, speeches, and background notes on the situation in Mali.

Under the direct supervision of Special Political Advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in Mali, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Prepare contextual information materials such as background notes, political profiles, and database of relevance to the assigned portfolio. • Monitor Sahel security trends and their implications for MINUSMA, • Monitor international perceptions/reactions to Sahel security trends • Prepare summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to briefing notes, options papers, code cables and input for the reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council, General Assembly, or other relevant bodies. • Manage information to ensure its accessibility and utility, • Undertake administrative actions such as support to Human resources processes for the Special Political Advisor to the SRSG and his team, • Train, coach, mentor and ensure capacity development of national staff and/or (non- governmental counterparts as appropriate. • Under the direct supervision of Special Political Advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in Mali, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Prepare contextual information materials such as background notes, political profiles, and database of relevance to the assigned portfolio. • Monitor Sahel security trends and their implications for MINUSMA, • Monitor international perceptions/reactions to Sahel security trends • Prepare summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to briefing notes, options papers, code cables and input for the reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council, General Assembly, or other relevant bodies. • Manage information to ensure its accessibility and utility, • Undertake administrative actions such as support to Human resources processes for the Special Political Advisor to the SRSG and his team, • Train, coach, mentor and ensure capacity development of national staff and/or (non- governmental counterparts as appropriate.

• Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender; • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military person-nel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse back-grounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client oriented.

progressively responsible experience in political affairs, diplomacy, conflict resolution, development, disarmament or related field. Experience in political outreach, analysis and reporting is required. Experience in an international organization or non-governmental organization in a conflict or post-conflict setting is highly desirable. Pack office

Bamako is a non-family duty station with a difficult security and working environment. Mali is a non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable in Bamako, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. Adequate housing is available for rent at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA (April 2020 exchange rate was 1 US$ = 630FCFA). Visa credit cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for specialized medication. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.

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