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Male, Female, Both
Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Category: General
Employment Type: Full Time
Vacancy Number: VA#02/01/2023
No. Of Jobs: 1
City: Kabul
Organization: UNAMA
Years of Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution, or related area is required with a relevant Master’s de
Contract Duration: One (1) Year
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, management, development or related field is required. A first level university degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) with a relevant combination o
Close date: 2023-01-22

About UNAMA:

UNAMA is a special political mission mandated by Security Council Resolution. Please visit UNAMA | United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (unmissions.org) for more information.

Job Description:

Within delegated authority, the Associate Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Gathers, selects, and analyses information based on engagement with interlocutors, 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 UNAMA’s Political Affairs Service – related portfolios.
  • Keeps abreast of latest trends and developments in the area of assignment and provides inputs on issues to senior officials and colleagues in UNAMA when required.
  • Maintains contacts, conducts outreach with interlocutors  across the political spectrum.
  • Monitors actions taken  by intergovernmental groups, government, non-governmental organizations and other actors.
  • Selects, classifies, and stores in computerized databases information relating to the portfolios assigned.
  • Participates in fact-finding and other missions to areas of responsibility.
  • Prepares meetings of the Chief of the Political Affairs Service and senior staff with Afghan interlocutors.
  • Performs other related duties as required

Job Requirements:


Professional training in the area of planning, monitoring and evaluation, facilitation or coordination is an asset.

Work Experience:
– Experience in political outreach, facilitation, analysis, advice and reporting is required.
– Experience liaising with actors across the entire political spectrum, ulema and civil society is desirable.
– Experience working in an international organization or a non-governmental organization is desirable.
–  Experience in using SAGE is desirable.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in oral and written Dari/Pashto is required.

Professionalism: Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. 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.

Communication: 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.

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 & 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.

Submission Guideline:

  • UNAMA will only accept properly completed and signed Personal History Form (P.11) received by email before the closing date. CVs or Resumes will not be considered nor will late submissions after closing date. Any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered binding.

Applicants must accurately complete, sign and date the United Nations Personal History form (P.11) and submit the duly completed signed P.11 by e-mail to: unamava_substantive@un.org

  • Important Note: Applicants should copy and paste the Vacancy Ann

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