Political Affairs Officer بكادقلي | UNITAMS وظائف

Political Affairs Officer بكادقلي | UNITAMS وظائف 

Political Affairs Officer بكادقلي | UNITAMS وظائف
Political Affairs Officer بكادقلي | UNITAMS وظائف 

 United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan



Vacancy No. 


Post Title

 Political Affairs Officer

Level NO-C 


Organizational Unit 

Kadugli Regional Office



Number of posts 


Issuing Date 14/12/2021

Closing Date 13/01/2022

Important note:

 UNITAMS will only accept properly completed and signed Personal

History Form (P.11) received before closing date. Please submit your application on

the attached P.11 ONLY. Other UN P.11 formats, incomplete P.11, CV and

Resume will not be accepted, nor will late submissions after closing date.

The selected candidate will be expected to deploy in time to commence work as soon as


Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected,

subject to clearance of employment reference checks, security and medical. The

United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context,

all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in

accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity

and professional ethical standards is essential.

This position is locally recruited open for Sudanese nationals only.

UNITAMS will not provide accommodation to locally recruited staff.

UNITAMS is equal employer for men and women. Female candidates are strongly

encouraged to apply.


The position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission

in Sudan (UNITAMS). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524

(2020) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition,

progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human

rights, and sustainable peace; support peace processes and implementation of future

peace agreements; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in

particular in Blue Nile and South Kordofan (the Two Areas) and Darfur; and support

the mobilisation of economic and development assistance and coordination of

humanitarian assistance.

The position is based in Kadugli and is located in the Kadugli Regional Office. The

incumbent will report to the Head of Office.


Within the limits of delegated authority, the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible

for performing thefollowing duties:

• Participates fully in assigned operational activities related to implementation of

UNITAMS mandate in support of the political transition, peace-making,

peacebuilding; supports an integrated approach that includes a rights-based

dimension, conflict prevention sensitivity, and gender perspective into the policy,

planning and operational activities of the unit.

• Prepares briefing notes and talking points for the Head of the Office and other

senior staff. As requested, provides guidance and advice on assigned issues to

the Head of Office, supports negotiations. Prepares responses to comments,

statements, and queries of parties and manages operations involving several

components of a limited nature, such as civilian, military or humanitarian


• Develops and maintains relations with government officials, tribal leaders, civil

society, women’s groups, armed movements, and other stakeholders at the

working levels and advises them on issues and policies of mutual concern.

• Participates as a member of a team dealing with a variety of political issues in a

region related to UNITAMS mandate. Assists in planning, coordinating and

supporting programmes, projects and activities requiring mission and/or

interagency involvement and participation. Represents the team at round tables,

seminars, and conferences.

• Supports his/her supervisor in the formulation of the work programme, budget

and medium-term plans of the unit by participating in meetings and compiling

or researching issues related to the mission.

• Performs other related duties as required.


Education: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Political

Science, Management or Development, or a related field. 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. Professional training in the areas of planning,

monitoring and evaluation, facilitation and/or coordination is an asset.

Work Experience:

A minimum of five (05) years of progressively responsible experience in political

science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development

management, conflict resolution or related area.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For

the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic is required.


Professionalism: Ability to identify and analyze political, ethnic, racial, social and

economic problems. Extensive knowledge of the political dynamics in Sudan, including

local dynamics, as well as those related to the peace process. Shows pride in work and

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.

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.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients "

and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains

productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies

clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing

developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and

anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets

timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written assessment followed by a

competency-based interview.


• Applicants must accurately complete, update, sign, and date the attached

United Nations Personal History form لابد من تحميل فورم بي 11وارسالها الى الايميل ادناه (P.11 ONLY) and forward the duly

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completed signed P.11 by e-mail to:

• Applicants should COPY UNITAMS-JO-Kadugli-2021-56–Political Affairs

Officer in the SUBJECT line of the email when submitting their signed P.11

form. UNITAMS will not consider any applications which are not received

directly in the VA mailbox. Other UN P.11 formats and incomplete P.11 will

not be accepted.

• Please note that any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered


• The selected candidates will be subject to a reference checks to verify the

accuracy of the information provided in the P.11 form.

• Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within two

weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

United Nations Considerations:

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to

participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and

subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United

Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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