POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER

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Org. Setting and Reporting This post is in the Office of the Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. The Political Affairs Officer works under the direct supervision of the Principal Political Affairs Officer.

Responsibilities Within limits of delegated authority, the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties: - Support the implementation of the mandate of the office in relation to its work on the Horn of Africa, including through implementation of the Comprehensive Regional Prevention Strategy. - Supports the strengthening of the strategic partnership between the United Nations and its partners in the region, including the African Union, IGAD and other relevant stakeholders on their work in the Horn of Africa. - Maintain up to date knowledge of trends, and developments in the field of peace and security, as they affect the Horn of Africa and provides advice to the Special Envoy on the opportunities for engagement of the UN and the Office in these matters, as appropriate. - Keeps abreast of latest cross-border peace and security trends while monitoring national and regional level developments, as they affect the Horn of Africa - Develops and maintains relations with Horn of Africa member states, the diplomatic community and UN entities at the working levels. - Monitors actions taken by intergovernmental groups, UN organizations, governmental and non-governmental organizations in both specific country and the sub-regional context. - Develops and maintains close working relations with UN Regional Offices, other Special Political Missions and Peacekeeping missions, and non UN organizations working in the Horn of Africa sub-region on matters relating to peace and security in order to facilitate coordination between the Office of the Special Envoy and these entities and advise on areas of possible collaboration and cooperation. - Prepares and reviews briefing notes, talking points for the Special Envoy and other senior staff - Supports the Special Envoy in his/her good offices functions, as necessary - Performs other duties as required

Competencies Professionalism (without gender indicator) :

Professionalism: Knowledge of. 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. [Add gender indicator here].

. Professionalism]. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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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 the 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.

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 degree) in political science, international relations, international economic, law, public administration or other related. 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 years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, international relations, humanitarian affairs, conflict resolution or relevant related area and previous working experience in Africa is required

Experience in the field of peace and security in desirable.

Experience working with African Union or sub-regional organizations in the Horn of Africa is desirable

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required; and [‘fluency’ or ‘knowledge’] of French is [‘desirable’ or ’an advantage’]. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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

Special Notice Please note that Political Affairs positions include conflict and post-conflict locations in non-family and/or hardship duty stations. Political Affairs staff may also be housed in camp environments. An updated list of missions and additional information on working in the field can be found at http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/about/dfs/.

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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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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