Tuesday, April 27, 2010

UNMIT, National Political Affairs Officer, Deadline May 10, 2010.

UNITED NATIONS                         NATIONS UNIES
United Nations Integrated      Mission in Timor-Leste
National Political Affairs Officer (NPO)

POST TITLE: National Political Affairs Officer (NPO)
SECTION: Political Affairs Section
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 26 April 2010

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Section, the incumbent will be responsible for:
Assist in monitoring political developments in the National Parliament, Government institutions, Office of the President, political parties, politically motivated interest groups and civil society organizations at the national and sub-national level; Assist in monitoring of electoral institutions and the electoral processes, including attending political party meeting, rallies, campaigns, demonstrations, voter and civic education activities and the actual elections themselves, with a view to observing and analyzing their political implications; Contribute to writing daily situation reports, weekly and monthly analytical reports and occasional thematic reports; Contribute to advising the Chief of Section on political developments through keeping a range of contacts amongst political actors, electoral staff, journalists, police and military personnel; Occasional travel to districts to monitor political developments at the sub-national level; Monitor and analyze the role of the media, civil society activities including church, NGOs and other groups; Other duties as required by the Chief of Section.

Professionalism – Ability to identify political issues as they affect the mandate; analyze sensitive political problems; develop sources for data in-put for analysis. Communication - Ability to draft and orally communicate clearly and concisely in English. Planning and organizing – Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work. Team work – Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with international and national authorities with sensitivity and respect for diversity; including gender. Technological Awareness – Good computer skills; including proficiency in word processing in word processing, data management and internet search engines.

Education: University degree from an accredited University in Political Science or international Relations, International Economics, Law, Public Administration, or other related fields. Experience: 2 years of relevant work experience in diplomacy or work with an international organization; Ability to respect principles of confidentiality, neutrality and objectivity; Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines; experience in working as part of a team, sometimes working under pressure.  Languages: Fluency in written and spoken Tetum; Excellent written and spoken English; Portuguese or Bahasa Indonesian desirable.


The applicants must present:
Application letter indicating the VA Number (VA N-TL-10-010); Curriculum Vitae; UN application Form (P.11) available in Main Gate of Obrigado Barracks, UNMIT HQ; Copies of school and University Certificates as well of any other training related to the requirements of   the position; Baptismal or Birth certificate. Please ensure all relevant work experience is reflected on the P11 form.

Please submit your application only if you meet the qualifications and requirements mentioned above.

The United Nations strongly encourages applications from qualified women candidates.
Application must be submitted to UNMIT Headquarters, Obrigado Barracks, (Attention: Local Personnel Section), Or via E-mail to dasilva30@un.org or nsoares@un.org.
Deadline: Monday, 10 May 2010

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