The Political Affairs Officer supports in the implementation of the Special Envoy's key mandate, including the provision of facilitation and technical advice to consultations on a peace agreement, outreach to political parties and civil society and the restoration of state institutions, political dialogue, and subsequent support to implementation. More specifically, the Political Affairs Officer will focus on supporting the work of the Sana’a office to assist the Yemen's peace process.
Within the limits of delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for performing the following duties:
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.
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.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Law, Political Science, Management or Development, or a related field is required. A first level university degree with a combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
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