This post is located in the Peacebuilding Strategy and Partnerships Branch (as of 1 January 2019) of the Peacebuilding Support Office in the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Peacebuilding Strategy and Partnerships Branch of the Peacebuilding Support Office.
Within delegated authority, the Senior Political Affairs Officer/Partnerships will be responsible for the following duties:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, 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.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area is required. A minimum of two years of experience working on crisis or post-crisis issues with the United Nations organisation, the World Bank, or another international financial institution is required. Experience working in a crisis or post crisis setting is required. Experience in policy and inter-agency coordination is required. Experience in promoting/supporting partnership between the United Nations, the World Bank or other international financial institutions is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.