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 role of the SRSG-CAAC is to strengthen the protection of children affected by armed conflict, raise awareness, promote the collection of information about the plight of children affected by war and foster international cooperation to improve their protection. This position is located in the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG-CAAC) at UNHQ in New York. The incumbent reports to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG-CAAC) through the Special Advisor of the SRSG-CAAC.
Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.