UN DPA recruiting Political Affairs Officer
New York, United States of America, 15 April 2014
This post is located in the Iraq Team/Middle East and West Asia Division (MEWAD) of the Department of Political Affairs (DPA). The incumbent reports to the Iraq Team Leader/Senior Political Affairs Officer. For more information on the activities of MEWAD please go to http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/undpa/main/activities_by_region/middle_east
Within delegated authority, the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Supports the activities of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) including through the provision of technical and substantive backup in the implementation of the UNAMI mandate.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of political developments, in particular as they affect Iraq and its neighbours, and provides advice to UNAMI/UN agencies active on the ground.
Gathers, selects and analyses information contained in communications and publications received from UNAMI and other sources.
Drafts reports, meeting notes, code cables, briefing notes, talking points for senior UN officials, internal memoranda, and other communications on issues under his/her purview.
Attends Security Council, General Assembly, negotiating bodies, conferences, and meetings on Iraq and the region as required.
Maintains contacts with and monitors actions taken by other UN organizations, other international organizations, governments and non-governmental organizations on substantive, coordination and policy matters.
Serves as focal point for the integrated task force on Iraq.
Participates in fact-finding and other missions to Iraq as required.
Performs other related duties as required.
Contract duration: one year. Any further extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
Deadline: 13 June 2014
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