Political Affairs Officer, P4
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Political Affairs Officer, P4

U.N.Department of Political Affairs and Peace-building

岗位领域:政治外事 工作性质:长期工作

学历要求:本科及以上 岗位职级:P4

工作地点:New York 截止日期:05 January , 2020



Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is found within the Security Council Affairs Division (SCAD) of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), at Headquarters. Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Security Council Affairs Division, the incumbent reports directly to a Senior Political Affairs Officer in the Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch (SCSOB). SCSOB provides support to subsidiary bodies established by the Security Council, particularly sanctions committees and groups/panels of experts who assist them in overseeing sanctions regimes.


Within delegated authority, the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

-Reviews and monitors activities on the agendas of the Security Council and its subsidiary bodies related to the maintenance of international peace and security and assesses trends which might affect the situation and the political impact of intra-regional issues such as sanctions, drug control and natural resources.

-Analyses political and related events within assigned area with a view to provide early warning advice to ASG/USG or Head of Mission.

-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.

-Participates in the organization and supervision of Secretariat services required by the Security Council and to other committees and bodies related to its work.

-Meets regularly with operational teams including UN staff, Members of the Security Council, Member States and the Monitoring Team to brief them on the procedures, practices and working methods of the Council and its subsidiary organs;

-Provides up-to-date information to senior officials regarding substantive political matters and country or regional issues and makes recommendations on actions to take.

-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, in consultation with the Senior Committee Secretary, administrative functions relating to the staff planning and budget.

-Gathers, selects and analyses information contained in databases, publications and online information from various sources pertaining to the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida and associated individuals, groups, undertakings, and entities, and the Taliban.

-Travel with the experts of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team as necessary on missions to provide substantive and technical support.

-Performs other related duties as required.


-Professionalism: Excellent knowledge of and experience with the policies, procedures and practices of the Security Council and its subsidiary bodies. Ability to research, select, organize and summarize information required for the preparation of relevant documentation for the Security Council and its subsidiary bodies. Knowledge of issues related to the ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida or the Taliban, counter-terrorism and implementation of targeted sanctions. Shows ability to complete in-depth studies and reach conclusions on possible causes and solutions to political problems in specific areas and/or countries. Shows ability to relate to various issues and perspectives to political, social, economic and humanitarian programmes in affected countries and areas. 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.

-Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

-Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration or other related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area is required.

Experience performing analysis on issues related to the ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida or the Taliban is desirable.

Experience in counter-terrorism and targeted sanctions implementation is desirable.

Providing substantive and administrative support to the work of subsidiary organs of the Security Council is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.