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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Associate Political Affairs Officer The candidate will conduct comprehensive research and analysis for, and drafts parts and sections of, the Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council. Contributes to the preparation of various written documents, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents etc. Contributes to other information products of the Security Council Practices and Charter Research Branch, as required. Develops and maintains reference/resource information on specific topics or policy-related issues. Responds to various internal and external inquiries and information requests. Assists in the provision of substantive support to the Security Council and its subsidiary bodies, and prepares responses to queries on procedural and constitutional issues related to the Security Council. Analyses information contained in communications and publications received from different sources, including the press, related to the Security Council. Researches and drafts briefing notes, background papers and talking points. Prepares summaries of meetings of the Security Council and its subsidiary bodies and drafts a variety of correspondence. Tracks project progress using information technologies to provide project management tools and reporting. Performs other related duties as required.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a first-level university degree in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration or other related area is required. A minimum of two(2) years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area is required (No experience is required for candidates who have passed a United Nations Competitive Recruitment Examination). Experience researching, drafting, and editing complex documents for publication is required. Experience with data and political analysis is desirable. Experience working for or with international or regional organizations is desirable. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage. Knowledge of the work of intergovernmental bodies, the work of the United Nations and its related bodies concerned with political, economic, social and related matters. Ability to research and use data to provide guidance in relation to the work of the Security Council. 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; Must be 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. Must keep abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
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