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Associate Planning officer

Bamako (Mali)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Bamako (Mali)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-24

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of Special Political Advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in Mali, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Prepare summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to briefing notes, options papers, code cables and input for the reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council, General Assembly or other relevant bodies.
  • Undertake planning and programmatic functions in support to the political agenda of the SRSG and its Special Political Advisor
  • Prepare contextual information materials such as background notes, political profiles and database of relevance to the assigned portfolio; Manage information to ensure its accessibility and utility.
  • Undertake administrative actions such as support to Human resources processes for the Special Political Advisor to the SRSG and his team
  • Train, coach, mentor and ensure capacity development of national staff and/or (non-governmental counterparts as appropriate.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

e.g. Political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration or related fields. A first-level university degree (BA) in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:

A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, diplomacy, conflict resolution, development, planning; administration or related field. Experience in planning is required. Experience in an international organization or non-governmental organization in a conflict or post-conflict setting is highly desirable.

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Political affairs and political reporting Area of expertise details:

Good computer skills desirable

Driving license: No Application procedure:

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Application deadline: 2 July 2020

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