Within delegated authority, the Political Affairs Officer 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 other related. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven 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 five years of experience working on issues related to the promotion of gender equality is required. Experience in the development of policy or the provision of policy advice on gender issues is required. Experience in drafting reports or analytical papers is desirable. Experience in gender related capacity-building activities is desirable.
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.