Policy Coordination Officer Internship in United Nation at New York, USA.
Policy Coordination Officer position is located in the Office of the Police Adviser (OPA) of the Police Division, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peace Operations (DPO). The incumbent reports directly to the Police Adviser or his/her designate.
Within delegated authority, the Policy Coordination Officer assumes the following responsibilities:
- Develops the full range of policies, guidelines, directives and procedures related to the deployment of police to peace operations, including those policies designed to facilitate the rapid deployment of police during the start-up phase of a peace operation.
- Assist in the preparation and implementation of the detailed draft work plan for the Police Division, prepare annual work plan for the Division; and follow up on the implementation of the Work Plan.
- Prepares memoranda, notes or related issuances for submission to United Nations Departments, Agencies, Funds or Programmes, Member States, Regional Organizations or other stakeholders.
- Prepares and reviews the Office of the Police Adviser SOPs and establishes standard communication process for incoming and outgoing documents.
- Coordinates and reviews briefing material for the Police Adviser and Deputy Police Adviser; coordinates talking points for the meeting of departments’ senior staff and provides inputs to policy document of the department.
- Participate in working groups on rule of law and SSR issues to provide inputs, advice and guidance related to police matters; coordinates police inputs to Rule of Law related documents; and attends meetings related to Rule of Law and provide inputs related to policing.
- Participates in drafting principles and guidelines for the development and capacity enhancement of host-state police institutions, and the coordination of UN police, with host-state police and UN military.
- Participates in the Division’s lessons learned activities and will be responsible for preparing detailed lessons learned reports so that policy developments incorporate best practices.
- Forges and strengths working partnerships with Member State experts on policing matters, think tanks, academic institutions, professional associations, and other international and regional organizations.
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Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of police science, criminal justice, law, international security studies or other relevant 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 seven years of professional experience at the policy level in the political, legal or criminal justice field is required.
- A minimum of one year UN (or comparable International organization) experience in peacekeeping at the policy level and HQ is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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