DPPA - Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs New York, USA
Apr 02, 2020Mid-level
Org. Setting and Reporting This post is located in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations (DPPA-DPO), in the Central and Southern Africa Division. The incumbent will report to the Director and the Deputy-Director through a Senior Political Affairs Officer / Team Leader for the Great Lakes and Southern Africa. Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties: •Gathers, selects and analyses information contained in communications and publications received from different sources, including the news related to the Great Lakes region and in particular Burundi; •Maintains up-to-date knowledge of events relating to political issues, in general, as they affect the countries and thematic mandates for which the staff member is responsible; •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; Monitors national and regional level political developments and provides advice to field missions in the Great Lakes region/UN agencies active on the ground; •Maintains contacts with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and governments on coordination and policy matters; •Monitors actions taken by intergovernmental groups, UN organisations, government and non-governmental organizations; •Selects, classifies and stores in computerised databases information relating to potential disputes and conflicts involving assigned countries or region; •Participates in fact-finding and other missions to countries within assigned area of responsibility; •Participates in provision of secretariat services to Security Council, General Assembly, subsidiary organizations, negotiating bodies, conferences, meetings, and /or special missions; •Keeps abreast of and provides inputs on issues by assisting with the preparation of briefing notes, background papers, talking points etc; •Prepares meetings of the Secretary General Deputy Secretary General/ Under Secretary General with officials from countries under the Organization's purview; monitors high-level meetings pertaining to the Great Lakes region and Burundi as well as other countries under the Team’s purview; •Performs other related duties as required.