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We are looking for Political affairs officer

Masters

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Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration or other related. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Work Experience A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in international relations and conflict resolution, in particular security arrangements, is required. A minimum of 2 years experience working in a UN peace operation (peacekeeping mission or special political mission) or the field is required. Experience providing political advice to a senior UN official in a mediation/dialogue context on security arrangements is required. Experience in project development and management, including coordinating thematic issues in UN working groups and with Member States, is an advantage.


Act as focal point in the Mediation Support Unit (MSU) providing operational support on security arrangements, with a particular focus on ceasefires and monitoring and verification mechanisms, working closely with DPA regional division counterparts and other parts of the UN system as required. Operational support includes the sharing of relevant advice, lessons learnt, the development of mediation/facilitation/dialogue support strategies, and identifying relevant expertise, as appropriate. Where required, the staff member may be deployed to the field for limited durations to assist in the planning/management of security-related aspects of mediation processes. Assist DPA's mediation support to regional and sub-regional organizations on security arrangements

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UNITED NATIONS


Due to the powers vested in its Charter and its unique international character, the United Nations can take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more

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