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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfilePolitical Affairs Officer
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have 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 two additional years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Should have 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area is required. Experience conducting research and analysis related to the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing or crimes against humanity is required. Experience working in an international or in another multi-lateral environment is desirable. Field experience is desirable. Should have knowledge of English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another organization’s official language is an advantage. Should have the ability to identify and analyze political, ethnic, racial, social and economic problems that cause civil unrest 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. Should be able to rake responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Should be able to speak and write clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Should work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ 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.
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