Chief of Branch position is available at the Security Council Secretariat Branch (SCSB) of the Security Council Affairs Division (SCAD) in the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) at Headquarters in New York. The Chief of the Branch reports to the Director of the Security Council Affairs Division.
- Formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the Branch under his/her supervision.
- Also, oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Branch, ensures that programmed activities are carried out in time
- Likewise, leads, supervises and carries out the work programme of the Branch under his/her responsibility.
- Co-ordinates the work carried out by different work units under the Branch and by other agencies
- Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies, for instance, the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs
- Reports to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/substantive issues, as appropriate
- Ensures that the outputs produced by the Branch maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data.
- Ensures that all outputs produced by the Sections under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.
- Furthermore, represents the Division at international, regional or national meetings.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in political science, international relations, business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related area OR, a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience
- A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, human resources management, administration, logistics, financial management, budget or related field
- Similarly, experience in the provision of substantive support to the Security Council or its subsidiary organs
- Experience in a supervisory capacity requiring policy formulation, planning or programme management is desirable.
- Moreover, fluency in English
- Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.