Back Peace and Development Officer

  • Added Date: Friday, 24 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 09 February 2020
  • Gather and process data and information relevant to the UN’s role and activities in [country] and the sub-region as relevant, with specific focus on supporting and promoting peacebuilding, social cohesion, conflict prevention and sustainable development;
  • Support the PDA in undertaking political, political economy and/or conflict analysis, monitoring the situation in the country, and reporting of issues related to peace and security, including through analysis of local sources; 
  • Carry out and coordinate research on particular issues and thematic areas, in particular.
  • Assist the PDA in identifying areas of programmatic engagement with national stakeholders related to social cohesion, dialogue, conflict prevention and consensus building; and contribute to the development of conflict-sensitive approaches; 
  • Under the guidance of the PDA, support the exploration of entry points with key national counterparts including the Government and civil society;
  • Advise on mainstreaming conflict-sensitive approaches; including provision of training UN Country Team staff and key national partners on conflict analysis, conflict prevention and/or conflict-sensitive development; 
  • Undertake mappings and analysis with civil society actors’ (including youth, women, and marginalized groups) capacities for conflict prevention/ peacebuilding at local and national level, using the exercise to inform the support provided by the PDA and UNCT throughout the duration of the assignment; 
  • Support the PDA in their engagement with national and local stakeholders, focusing particularly on engaging with civil society actors at local level and academia, to help link local initiatives to national-level institutions, structures and processes, as well as reinforcing dialogue between government and civil society and/or people-to-people dialogues.
  • Support the external coordination of existing partnerships between stakeholders (government, civil society, private sector and the international community, including the UN system). 
  • In close collaboration with the PDA and the Joint Programme Secretariat, support monitoring and evaluation function, including collecting, processing and analyzing data in the framework of peace and development team workplan;
  • Support knowledge management and sharing of good practices on conflict prevention and peacebuilding; ensure that stories and lessons learned are shared with the Joint Programme Secretariat; and respond to specific requests for information; and
  • Perform an array of duties that support UN coordination and effective Peace and Development Team programme implementation. These may include: assisting in organizing meetings and consultations, organizing and implementing consultation processes with national and international partners.Perform an array of duties that support UN coordination and effective Peace and Development Team program implementation. These may include: assisting in organizing meetings and consultations, organizing and implementing consultation processes with national and international partners.
  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully
  • Ability to persuade others to follow: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others
  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction: Models independent thinking and action 
  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis
  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services
  • Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
  • Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
  • Ability to use methods and tools to monitor conflict triggers and determine impact of various dynamics in conflict-prone situations: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
  • Knowledge of conflict analysis and risk assessment concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
  • Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspective: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
  • Knowledge to create and implement civil society initiatives and apply across peace and development work: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in political science, sociology, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences.
  • In lieu of an Advanced degree, a Bachelor university degree with additional years of experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, development and/or conflict prevention in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization; 
  • Extensive experience in analysis, research and sound drafting skills;
  • Experience in project/programme development, management
  • Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming; 
  • In-depth knowledge of and extensive experience in (country/region), including in dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives; and awareness and familiarity of key actors and stakeholders across the political, economic, and development spheres alongside knowledge of government, civil society, and other non-state actors.
  • Fluent written and spoken English is required.

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Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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