UNAMA Faryab, Faryab
Mar 21, 2018Full time
Job Description: Within delegated authority, the Associate Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Gathers, selects and analyses information 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 the countries and thematic mandate's for which the staff member is responsible. Keeps abreast of latest trends and developments in the area of assignment and provides inputs on issues to senior officials and colleagues in the field mission and elsewhere in the Secretariat when required. Monitors national and regional level political developments and provides advice to field mission/UN agencies active on the ground. Maintains contacts with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and governments on coordination and policy matter. Monitors actions taken by intergovernmental groups, UN organizations, government and non-governmental organizations. Selects, classifies and stores in computerized databases information relating to potential disputes and conflicts involving assigned countries or region. Participates in fact-finding and other missions to countries within assigned area of responsibility. Prepares meetings of the SRSG/DSRSG with officials from the host country. Performs other related duties as required.