Political Affairs Officer, P3, New York

  • UNMIK - United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo
  • Mitrovica
  • Nov 11, 2020
Mid-level UNMIK - United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located within the Mitrovica Regional Office (MRO) of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). Mitrovica is classified as a "B" duty station and a family duty station. The Civil Affairs Officer reports to the Head of the MRO.


Within delegated authority, the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Political Analysis and Advice
- Identify, analyze and monitor political developments, trends and emerging issues in the region, according to UNMIK mandate, including monitoring and analyzing the progress related to trust-building.
- Assess implications and make recommendations to senior management on possible policies, strategies and other measures to address issues of concern and to advance mandated objectives.
Reporting and Information Management
- Prepare draft summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to, situation reports, briefing notes, option papers, code cables and input for the reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council, General Assembly or other bodies.
-Establish a monitoring and evaluation framework to evaluate impact of local trust-building initiatives.
- Prepare contextual information materials, such as background notes, political profiles and databases of relevance to the assigned portfolio; Manage information to ensure its accessibility and utility.

Planning, Coordination and Facilitation
-Support relationships with UN Common System colleagues and counterparts, Government representatives, local officials, civil society actors, academic and research institutions, and other local and international partners on information-sharing, policy and coordination matters.
- Consult and cooperate with partners to develop strategies and plans of action to address political challenges, in pursuit of shared objectives; Monitor, evaluate and report on implementation of UNMIK’s mandate.
- Support preparations for official meetings, events and visits, including through drafting talking points and background papers; Participate in fact-finding –and other missions; Prepare written summaries of meetings/visits and assist with follow-up activities, as appropriate.

- Contribute to the formulation and implementation of the unit’s programme of work.
- Support planning and budgetary processes for current and future field operations as required.

Organization type

UN jobs