UNMISS Coordination Officer - Political Affairs Jobs in South Sudan

UNMISS Coordination Officer - Political Affairs Jobs in South Sudan

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • This position is located in the Office of the Chief of Staff, at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), duty station, Juba. The Coordination Officer, Political Affairs reports to the Chief of Staff.


  • Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Staff, the Coordination Officer, Political Affairs will be responsible for the following duties:

    Partnerships, Planning and Programming

  • Interface role between the OSRSG and OCoS Coordination and relevant mission components to address or handle Field-related substantive and operational matters;

  • Monitoring mandate implementation at the Field level, including evaluation and communication of challenges and providing insights and initiating remedial action;

  • Develop and maintain productive partnerships with mission components, UNCT members, national authorities, bilateral and multilateral donors, regional organizations, international financial institutions, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders;

  • Support the Chief of Staff in providing substantive and practical support, such as serving as the secretariat, to relevant committees, task forces, clusters, inter-agency coordination groups, steering committees and working groups;

  • Monitor and evaluate actions implemented through these frameworks, prepare position papers, and record policy related decisions;

  • Organize and provide substantive and practical support to conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops, as necessary;

  • Serve as a focal point between the Mission and/or UNCT and Headquarters, and support Technical Assessment Missions, Strategic Assessment Missions and Strategic Reviews.

    Liaison and Coordination

  • Working with focal points across Mission components (e.g. military, mission support and police components) to ensure effective coordination within UNMISS HQ and with Field Offices;

  • Liaising with and developing strong collaboration with Mission section chiefs, UNCT and key external partners in carrying out directives, coordinating logistical support, and facilitating an integrated approach to supporting peace and stabilization;

  • Preparing, coordinating and executing high level internal and external visits.

    Analysis, Advice and Reporting:

    • Support the development of strategies, policies and other measures designed to achieve common objectives between the Mission, UNCT and other partners;

    • In conjunction with partners, identify and pursue opportunities for specific peace building activities, and where appropriate, provide secretariat support for the management of trust funds;

    • Prepare summary and analytical documents, including situation reports, background notes, options papers, code cables and input for reports of the Secretary-General, in coordination with relevant Mission components and the UNCT;

    • Consolidate periodic reports of Mission and UN common planning and programming processes and budgets and identify constraints to implementation of UN wide strategies;

    • Where appropriate, serve as the focal point for coordinating and reporting on Mission or UN-system wide administrative inquiries and processes.


  • Professionalism: 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • 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.

  • Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow. Empowers others to translate vision into results. Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives. Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support. Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions.

  • Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo. Shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.


  • Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in business or public administration, management, economics, law, international relations, political science, social sciences, or a 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 seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in programme management, civil affairs, Political affairs.is required

  • At least two years of experience working in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization, or similar multilateral or non-governmental organization is desirable

  • Previous experience in peacekeeping mission specifically in the Africa Region is desirable


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both Oral and Written) is required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNMISS Coordination Officer - Political Affairs Jobs in South Sudan

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