This position is in the Civil Affairs Section of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Civil Affairs Officer will be based in Bangui. The Incumbent will report to the Chief Civil Affairs.
Within the limits of delegated authority, the Civil Affairs Officer may be responsible for the following duties;
Professionalism: Knowledge of political, social and economic environment and their impact on a mission mandate implementation. Knowledge of operational aspects of national, bilateral or multilateral aid programmes. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and recommend solutions. 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; is 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.
Planning& Organizing: 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.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, law, international relations, public administration, social sciences, anthropology, economics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in social sciences, governance, international relations or other related area.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.