POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Peace and Security, Political Affairs
  • Deadline:
    31/01/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 226432
Job Network : Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family : Political Affairs
Category and Level : Professional and Higher Categories, P-3
Duty Station : NEW YORK
Department/Office : Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate
Date Posted : Jan 22, 2024
Deadline : Jan 31, 2024

Org. Setting and Reporting
This temporary position is located in the Section working on the Americas and Asia-Pacific, Assessment & Technical Assistance Office (ATAO), Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED). It is available effective as soon as possible for an initial period of six months, with the possibility of an extension. The incumbent reports directly to the Chief of Section.
Responsibilities
For this position, the Political Affairs Officer would:
-Analyze the status of implementation by Member States of Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2395 (2017), 2396 (2017), 2617 (2021) and other relevant Security Council resolutions concerning the global fight against terrorism with respect to assigned Member States;
-Organize, coordinate and/or participate in CTC visits to Member States to report on compliance with relevant Security Council resolutions and make recommendations on subsequent follow-up actions to be taken;
-Prepare and draft reports on evaluated Member States and propose recommendations and solutions to the difficulties observed in complying with relevant Security Council resolutions;
-Conduct follow-up to CTC assessment visits to ensure that Member States are provided with timely and effective technical assistance that will enable them to implement fully the counter-terrorism measures under the Committee’s mandate;
– Identify the legal and practical/operational implementation issues where evaluated States require technical assistance and work proactively with potential providers/donors to facilitate follow-up assistance;
-Liaise with Member States, international and regional organizations as well as relevant UN bodies on any technical and other assistance programmes available that could facilitate implementation of relevant resolutions;
– Design follow-up initiatives and activities on implementing various aspects of resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2395 (2017), 2396 (2017), 2617 (2021) and other relevant Security Council resolutions;
– Identify effective practices by States in implementation of relevant Security Council resolutions and encourage States to share with other States in need;
– Design and implement initiatives and activities that convene practitioners and others at the regional and cross-regional levels to work on implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions;
– Prepare regional and thematic presentations to the CTC and/or for the general membership;
– Prepare analysis of country/regional specific new terrorism trends and challenges and recommend corresponding actions to address those issues;
– Participate in CTED-wide initiatives, including the organization of Special Meetings, the drafting of reports on implementation pursuant to the CTC’s mandate, the drafting of improvements to the CTC’s assessment tools, staff engagement activities and other activities, as needed.
– Maintains up-to-date knowledge of events relating to political issues, in general, and relating in particular to counter-terrorism issues and measures undertaken by countries visited by CTED with a view to assessing the implementation of resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2354 (2017) and other Security Council resolutions;
– Keeps abreast of latest trends and developments in the area of counter-terrorism and international counter-terrorism cooperation and provides inputs on issues to senior officials and colleagues in the Office and elsewhere in relevant departments/offices of the UN Secretariat
– Prepare talking points and speeches for CTED senior management and other UN officials on counter-terrorism issues;
-Represent CTED, as requested, at international or regional conferences or meetings to which the Executive Director has been invited and represent CTED in coordinating meetings with local UN counter-terrorism entities;
– Prepare meetings of the ASG/Executive Director of CTED with officials from Member States; and
-Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned.
Competencies
Professionalism:
-Knowledge of counter-terrorism instruments, both substantive and procedural. Ability to apply political, social and economic expertise to analyzing a diverse range of complex and unusual issues and problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions in bringing terrorists to justice;
-Strong analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive research on a range of issues, including those of a unique and/or complex nature; proficiency in writing and expression and ability to prepare briefs, opinions and a variety of instruments and related documents;
-Discretion and sound judgment in applying expertise to sensitive, complex issues;
-Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement;
-Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/cases;
-Knowledge of contemporary international relations and of UN system, organization and inter-relationships;
-Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
– Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; and
-Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Teamwork:
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
-Places team agenda before personal agenda;
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; and
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing
-Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
-Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
-Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
-Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
-Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; and
-Uses time efficiently.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, journalism, international economics, law, counter-terrorism, or a related field. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in the specified fields with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in political science,
international relations, law, security, counter-terrorism, or related area is required.

Experience related to counter-terrorism is required.

Experience drafting official reports and assessments in English is required.

Experience working with Member States of Latin America, the Caribbean or Asia-Pacific is desirable.
Languages
For the position advertised fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

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