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UN Vacancy in New York (Political Affairs Officer)

UN Vacancy in New York (Political Affairs Officer)

Country: USA
City: New York
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UN Vacancy at New York, United States

Position: Political Affairs Officer at the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism


The successful appointee will perform the following duties

  • Reviews and monitors activities in the thematic areas assigned; assess trends that might affect the political situation and the political impact of intra-regional issues related to terrorism; recommends solutions/possible action by the United Nations.
  • Following, analyses political and related events within the assigned area with a view to providing early warning advice to the Deputy to the USG of the Office of Counter-Terrorism.
  • Prepares analytical reports and papers on sensitive and high-profile matters of concern to the General Assembly, Security Council, or other bodies; drafts notes, background papers, talking points, speeches and other correspondence for senior UN officials.
  • Acts as a focal point for collection and analyses of information on political issues of assignment, particularly related to violent extremism as and when conducive to terrorism.
  • Meets regularly with operational teams including UN staff, implementing partners and national officials to plan projects and review project activities.
  • Provides up-to-date information to senior officials regarding substantive political matters and country or regional issues and makes recommendations on actions to take.
  • Similarly, maintains contacts with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and governments on coordination and policy matters; briefs representatives and provides, as appropriate suggestions and recommendations.
  • Participates in conferences, seminars and academic fora related to his/her assigned area of expertise.
  • Carries out administrative functions relating to the staff planning and budget. Similarly, drafts plans for the start-up of operations and participates in the activities of implementation.
  • Furthermore, performs other related duties as required.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications

  • Master’s degree in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration or other related. However, bachelor degree holders with two additional years of qualifying experience are also eligible to apply.
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area.
  • Experience working specifically on issues related to preventing and countering terrorism is necessary.
  • Experience in administration, budget, or human resources management is desirable.
  • Similarly, experience in drafting analytical papers on sensitive management and high-profile matters is desirable.
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.



Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline25 December,2019
Company NameUnited Nations
CityNew York



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