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Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 226883
Job Network : Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family : Political Affairs
Category and Level : National Professional Officers, NO-B
Duty Station : BOGOTA
Department/Office : United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia
Date Posted : Jan 26, 2024
Deadline : Feb 24, 2024

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Sentences Verification Office within the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia (UNVMC). The Associate Liaison Officer at this level assists the Senior Political Affairs Officer in work related to the Mission’s mandate in liaising with host country stakeholders and other multilateral organizations on peacekeeping, crisis management, conflict prevention, mediation matters, and in particular on transitional justice matters. S/he maintains regular contacts at the working level with various offices of the Government of Colombia, Mission headquarters and field offices, the Special Jurisdiction for Peace and UN agencies.
Within delegated authority, the Associate Liaison Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Gathers, selects and analyses information related to transitional justice contained in communications and publications received from different sources, including the press.

• Maintains up-to-date knowledge of events relating to political issues, in general, and in particular as they affect transitional justice in Colombia and thematic mandates for which the staff member is responsible.

• Keeps abreast of latest trends and developments on transitional justice matters in Colombia and provides inputs on issues to senior officials and field offices when required.

• Monitors national level political developments and provides advice to UNVMC senior leadership .

• Maintains contacts with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and the Government of Colombia on coordination and policy matters.

• Monitors actions taken by the Government of Colombia, the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, UN organizations and non-governmental organizations.

• Selects, classifies and stores in computerised databases information relating to transitional justice processes and potential disputes and conflicts involving assigned regions.

• Participates in fact-finding and other missions to regions within assigned area of responsibility.

• Prepares meetings of the Principal and Senior Political Affairs Officers with officials from the host country.

• Ensures that all UNVMC policies are applied and followed thoroughly across all processes, including adherence to UNVMC code of conduct and ethics, and integrates a gender-sensitive approach in all functions.

• Performs other related duties as required.
Professionalism: 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. 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. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and 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. Uses time efficiently.
An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Political Science, Law, Management or Development or related fields is required. A first-level University degree with two (2) additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree in the specified fields of studies.
Job – Specific Qualification
Professional training in the areas of facilitation and/or coordination is desirable.

Work Experience
A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution, transitional justice or related area is required.

Experience in the Colombian Peace process is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in both English and Spanish (both oral and written) is required.

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