The incumbent will perform his/her duties in the Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Political Affairs within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The Special Assistant will report to the P5 Special Assistant.
Within delegated authority, the Special Assistant will be responsible for performing the following duties:
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration or related fields. A first-level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, diplomacy, conflict resolution, or related field. Extensive experience in political outreach, facilitation, analysis, advice and reporting is required. Experience working in a conflict or post-conflict setting is required. Previous experience working in the office of a senior public official and/or as a Special Assistant (or similar) to a senior official is desirable. Previous professional experience in the Sahel region is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French is required.