Job in the US: Political Affairs Officer at the UN 2020

Date limite : 23 sept. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: United Nations

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Job in the US: Political Affairs Officer at the UN 2020

The United Nations (UN) is looking for a Political Affairs Officer to join the team and work in New York, USA for 2020. 


  1. Gathers, selects and analyses information contained in communications and publications received from different sources, including the press.
  2. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of events relating to political issues, in general, and in particular as they affect the countries and thematic mandates for which the staff member is responsible.
  3. Keeps abreast of latest trends and developments in the area of assignment and provides inputs on issues to senior officials and colleagues in missions and elsewhere in the Secretariat.
  4. Monitors national and regional level political developments and provides advice to field mission/UN agencies active on the ground.
  5. Provides technical and substantive back up in the implementation of mandates of the office, branch or unit.
  6. Maintains contacts with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and governments on coordination and policy matters.
  7. Monitors actions taken by intergovernmental groups, UN organisations, government and non-governmental organizations.
  8. Selects, classifies and stores in computerised databases information relating to potential disputes and conflicts involving assigned countries or region.
  9. Participates in fact-finding and other missions to countries within assigned area of responsibility.
  10. Participates in provision of secretariat services to Security Council, General Assembly, subsidiary organizations, negotiating bodies, conferences, meetings, and /or special missions.
  11. Prepares meetings of the SG/DSG/USG with officials from countries under the Organization's purview.
  12. Performs other related duties as required.
  13. These positions will focus on providing coordination support to the United Nations inter-agency process on preventing and countering terrorism, including work related to the countering and preventing of violent extremism conducive to terrorism.



Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration or other related. 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:

  1. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area is required.
  2. Experience on counter-terrorism and prevention of violent extremism is required.
  3. Experience drafting policy documents on preventing and countering terrorism is desirable.
  4. Experience in inter-agency coordination work within an international organization is desirable.
  5. Experience with project management is desirable.


Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French (both oral and written) is required. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable.

About the UN:

The United Nations (UN), was established in 1945, is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world.

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Région: Amérique

Opportunités: Emploi

Pays hôte: États-Unis


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