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ProfileProgramme Officer On Sexual Violence In Conflict, P3 Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer, and the overall guidance of the Chief of Office/Senior Policy Advisor in the OSRSG for Sexual Violence in Conflict the Programme Officer will be responsible for: Drafting of Secretary-General’s reports, Policy Committee papers and contributions to various reports, Security Council briefings, and submissions to the General Assembly. Undertaking the monitoring of daily and weekly situation reports from all peacekeeping and political missions and countries identified by the SRSG as target countries, as well as the reports from Non-Governmental Organizations and other key partners. Drafting regular summaries for the SRSG, as well as contributes to speeches of the SRSG. Coordinating activities of the different themes in SVC - programmes, communications and budgeting/funding in order to ensure coherence and unity in messaging. Assisting in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends; researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources. Undertaking survey initiatives and designs data collection tools, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies issues and prepares conclusions. 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. Works 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.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in political science, social science, law, international relations, or related field is required. A first level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in the protection of civilians, human rights, peacekeeping, humanitarian affairs, political affairs, or related areas is required. Experience in addressing or monitoring or reporting on issues related to sexual violence or the protection of civilians in field missions in conflict or post conflict contexts is desirable. Experience in drafting formal reports or talking points is desirable. English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.
Deadline: 17 March 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Political Affairs-OSRSG-SVC-90916-R-New York (R)
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