Within the delegated authority, the Senior Protection of Civilians Officer will perform the following roles and duties:
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, law, human rights, public administration or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in political science, human rights, humanitarian affairs, international relations, public administration, military, police or related fields at the international level in conflict or post-conflict settings is required. A minimum of five years of managerial and senior advisory experience is required. A minimum of five years in an advisory role on human rights or humanitarian issues is highly desirable. A minimum of five years’ experience in coordination of protection-related activities is desirable. Experience in civil-military coordination is desirable. Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) or similar international organization, or non-governmental organization, is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English or French is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.