This post is located in the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG OSRSG-CAAC). The mandate and work of the office derives from General Assembly Resolution 51/77 and subsequent General Assembly resolutions, as well as successive Security Council resolutions on children and armed conflict. The incumbent will report to the SRSG OSRSG-CAAC.
Under the direct supervision of the SRSG, the Senior Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area is required. Experience in the coordination of regional operations and activities related to peace and security, humanitarian, or protection mandates in conflict or post-conflict settings is desirable. Experience in the oversight of information collection and specialized monitoring and reporting on various aspects of peace and security, humanitarian, or protection agendas within the United Nations system, or comparable international organizations, is desirable. Experience in the handling of child protection concerns in different geographic regions affected by conflict is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official Language is an advantage.