The United Nations recruits 01 Special Assistant, Political Affairs
|Localisation||Dakar / Sénégal|
|Expiration||21 Octobre 2019|
Description de l’offre
The United Nations hiring a Special Assistant, Political Affairs.
-Posting Title: Special Assistant, Political Affairs, P4
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
This position is located in Dakar, in the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). The Special Assistant will report to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for West Africa and the Sahel, Head of UNOWAS through the Chief of Staff.
Coordination and Facilitation:
Political Analysis, Advice and Reporting:
Perform other relevant duties as requested by the SRSG.
Communication: Speaks and writes 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.
Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, social science, economics, law, public administration, or a related field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, civil affairs, diplomacy, conflict resolution, or related field. Experience in political outreach, facilitation, analysis, advice and reporting is required. Experience working in a United Nations Peacekeeping Operation or Special Political Mission is required. Experience working in or on West Africa is required. Previous experience working in the office of a senior public official as a Special Assistant (or similar) is an advantage
English and French are the working languages of the UN secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Initial appointment against this position is for a period of one year and may be subject to extension. Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
United Nations Considerations
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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