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Political Affairs Officer, P3 The candidate gathers, compiles and analyses information related to new threats and challenges, as well as trends in counter-terrorisms, in particular in the area of countering terrorist narratives, relevant to the implementation of resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2354 (2017) and other Security Council resolutions, in the regions the most affected by terrorism. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of events relating to political issues, in general, and relating in particular to counter-terrorism issues and measures undertaken by countries visited by CTED with a view to assessing the implementation of resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2354 (2017) and other Security Council resolutions. Keeps abreast of latest trends and developments in the area of of counter-terrorism and international counter-terrorism cooperation and provides inputs on issues to senior officials and colleagues in the Office and elsewhere in relevant departments/offices of the UN Secretariat. Provides technical and substantive back up in the implementation of CTEDâ€™s mandate. Drafts analytical reports and overview documents on the work of CTED for submission to the Counterâ€“Terrorism Committee, as well as statements of CTED senior management to the Committee. Undertakes outreach and networking with international, regional and sub regional organizations, civil society, academia and other entities in conducting research and information gathering and in identifying good practices;Serves as focal point for engagement with relevant analytical and research units of UN bodies and agencies, and with global research network partners on counter-terrorism and counter-messaging matters. Participates in CTED country visits and other missions aimed at assessing, facilitating and promoting the implementation of resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005) 2178 (2014) and 2354 (2017). Participates in provision of secretariat services to Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee. Supports the Committee in its efforts to work with relevant United Nations departments/offices and agencies, international, regional, and sub-regional organizations, and civil society organizations, including members of the global research network, to identify possible ways to measure the impact and effectiveness of counter-messaging. Prepares meetings of the ASG/Executive Director of CTED with officials from countries under CTED's purview. Performs other related duties as required. Should have the ability to identify and analyze political, ethnic, social, economic and other problems conducive to terrorism and extremism in a country or geographic area. 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. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing othersâ€™ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. 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. Must have advanced university degree (Masterâ€™s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, journalism, international economics, law, public administration, humanities or a related field. Must have a first-level degree (Bachelorâ€™s or equivalent) in the specified fields with 2 additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Must have 5 years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, journalism, law, disarmament, security, conflict resolution or related area. Experience in counter-terrorism matters is desirable. Should have English and French fluency. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
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