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Special Assistant, Political Affairs, P4

United Nations
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

EducationAdvanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in political science, international relations, social science, economics, law, public administration, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work ExperienceA minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, international development, conflict resolution, or related field is required.Experience working in political, development and humanitarian issues is required.Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) - or similar international organization or non-governmental organization - in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desired.Previous experience working in the office of a senior public official as a Special Assistant (or similar) to a senior public official is required.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in French and English (Oral and Written) is required.


•Providing specialized advice and support to the Special Envoy in carrying out his duties, including identifying, analyzing and monitoring regional developments and emerging issue with respect to the implementation of the Mission's mandate;
•Bringing to the attention of the Special Envoy all matters requiring his personal attention, makes recommendations on how those matters might be handled and ensures appropriate follow-up as directed;
•Preparing Talking Points, Meeting Notes and draft reports on the Special Envoy's engagements, in close coordination and consultation with relevant Focal Points: -
(i) Pending definite arrangements, providing interpretation for the SESG’s engagements;
(ii) Managing the Special Envoy’s social media presence;
•As requested, handling incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Special Envoy and coordinates travels and official engagements in close consultation with Mission focal points;
•Liaising and maintaining close working relationships with officials of State Institutions, Political Parties, Civil Society Organizations and Religious Actors, bilateral and other international partners;
•Performing other related duties as required.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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