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Senior Political Adviser – Mogadisho 7 views

Job Opening

Posting Title: Senior Political Adviser
Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia
Duty Station: MOGADISHU
Posting Period: 17 January 2023 – 01 February 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia-199408-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A

Result of Service

• Successful provision of analysis and strategic advice on the political context in Somalia that can be drawn on by all sections of UNSOM.

• Successful establishment and maintenance of contacts with relevant entities and stakeholders

Work Location

Mogadishu

Expected duration

12 months

Duties and Responsibilities

The position will be located in UNSOM’s Political Affairs and Mediation Group and the incumbent will report to the Director of Political Affairs and Mediation Group (PAMG).

The Senior Political Adviser will:

1- Provide analysis and advice on political developments in Somalia to the Director of the Political and Mediation Group, senior leadership and other UNSOM entities as required
2- Provide strategic advice on UN engagement), including by establishing and maintaining contacts with government officials, regional administrations and other stakeholders.
3- Provide advice to other sections within UNSOM on how they can strengthen their engagements, support and cooperation with government officials and other actors
4- Participate in policy discussions on the political context and analysis and to the implementation of UNSOM’s mandate.

Qualifications/special skills

Education: A minimum of an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or its equivalent) in political science, diplomacy, international relations, public administration, management or a related field of study relevant to the responsibilities and functions of a Political Affairs Advisor. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Minimum of ten years of continuous practical work experience at international level focusing on diplomacy, international relations, and strategic analysis of geo-political developments that have implications for state-building, peacebuilding, conflict prevention and conflict resolution is required.
Experience in supporting political institutions in government, international organisation or related organisation in Somalia promoting statebuilding, peacebuilding or peace and stability is desirable. A wide-ranging political network across sectors and diverse actors in Somalia is desirable.
Proven negotiation skills in political analysis and advice in a conflict setting is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the two working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. A working knowledge of oral and written Somali language is desirable.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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