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Associate Political Affairs Officer

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Political Affairs
    • Social Affairs
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-03

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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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Conduct research on issues pertaining to peace and security as well as political developments in assigned countries in the Horn of Africa Region;
  • Prepare a range of internal reports and briefing papers, including but not limited to situation reports, political profiles, notes to file, background papers, briefing notes, code cables and talking points for the Special Envoy and other senior staff;
  • Develops and maintain professional relationships, which support the work of the Office, including representatives of international organizations and other relevant partners;
  • Monitor information and news sources for the production of daily news clippings as well as media reports;
  • Follow up on political and security developments in assigned countries in the Horn region;
  • Reach out to Civil Society Organizations, think thanks, academia in the Horn Region for in-depth analysis of the political and security situation;
  • Undertake other relevant tasks and assignments as requested.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Master's degree in International Relations, Political Science or related discipline.

Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in political affairs, government, diplomacy, peacebuilding, conflict resolution or international development.
  • Prior experience in political analysis and reporting is essential, preferably in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Proven ability or interest to work with government officials or International, Regional or Sub-Regional organizations is an asset.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Political affairs and political reporting Area of expertise details:

Computer skills: solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.

Driving license: No Application procedure:

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apply.

Application deadline: 03 December 2020

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