UN Political Affairs Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

UN Political Affairs Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya


Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office of the Special Envoy of The Secretary-General for the Great Lakes in Nairobi.

Nairobi is classified as a “B” hardship duty station and a family duty station.

The incumbent reports directly to the Chief of Staff OSESG-GL Nairobi.

The Security Council further encouraged the Special Envoy to “lead a comprehensive political process that includes all relevant stakeholders to address the underlying root causes of the conflict”.

Responsibilities

Political Analysis and Advice

  • Identify, analyze and monitor the implications of political developments, trends and emerging issues in the region, including activities of national stakeholders, and their impact on joint United Nations programmes in support of the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework; and
  • Assess implications and make recommendations on possible policies, strategies and other measures to address issues of concern to advance mandated objectives.

    Reporting and Information Management

  • Prepare summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to, situation reports, briefing notes, options papers, code cables and input for the reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council, General Assembly or other bodies; and
  • Prepare contextual information materials, such as background notes, political profiles and databases of relevance to the assigned portfolio; Manage information to ensure its accessibility and utility.
  • Selects, classifies and stores in databases information relating to assigned area.

    Planning, Coordination and Facilitation

  • Support the planning, coordination, facilitation and evaluation of joint OSESG-MONUSCO, UN Great Lakes Regional strategic framework (UNGLSF) and joint action plans.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with Government representatives, ICGLR, civil society actors, the broader UN family, academic and research institutions, and other national and international partners on information-sharing, policy and coordination matters;
  • Consult and cooperate with partners to develop strategies and plans of action to address political challenges, in pursuit of shared objectives; Monitor, evaluate and report on mandate implementation; and
  • Support preparations for official meetings, events, joint retreats and visits by the Special Envoy and other OSESG staff members to the DRC, by drafting talking points and speeches for senior officials; Participate in fact-finding –and other- missions; Prepare written summaries of meetings/visits and assist with follow-up activities, as appropriate.

    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.

    Management/Administration

  • Support the operations of the work of the Joint Liaison Cell, including through support planning and budgetary processes for current and future
    field operations as may be required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

    Education
  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, peace and security 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 (05) years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, humanitarian affairs, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area.
  • Experience in political analysis and advice is required.
  • Experience working on the peace, development and humanitarian nexus is desirable.
  • Experience working in or on a regional context, especially the Great Lakes region of Africa, is desirable.

    Desired Experience:
  • Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds and programs) or similar international or non-Governmental organizations. Work experience related to peace and security issues in Africa and the Great Lakes Region.

    Languages
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 25th May 2019
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Political Affairs Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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