UNOAU Senior Political Affairs Officer Jobs 2022 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

UNOAU Senior Political Affairs Officer Jobs 2022 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs. UNOAU Ethiopia looking for “Senior Political Affairs Officer”. Applicants with a degree in University Degree may apply on or before 24th May 2022.

The United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) was established on 1 July 2010 by UN General Assembly Resolution 64/288. The Office integrated three existing offices: Department of Political Affairs (DPA) Liaison Office, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) AU Peace Support Team and the Department of Field Support (DFS) Planning Team for Somalia to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), as well as the support component of the United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Joint Support Coordination Mechanism (JCM) office in Addis Ababa.

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UNOAU Senior Political Affairs Officer Jobs 2022

The UNOAU has published a job vacancy announcement on 19th May 2022 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Senior Political Affairs Officer to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Recruiter United Nations Office to the African Union
Position Senior Political Affairs Officer
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification University Degree
Experience Required Minimum Ten years
Application Deadline 24th May 2022

UNOAU Job Vacancy 2022

Job Responsibilities:

Within delegated authority and under the supervision of the Director and the SRSG, the Senior Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develops a vision and direction for the team’s work and creates the conditions to allow its implementation.
  • Provides substantive guidance to the members of the team on a daily basis, particularly on matters relating to the UN partnership with the AU Commission and where appropriate, Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms (RECs/RMs) in the areas of conflict prevention, management, resolution and peacebuilding in Africa.
  • Drafts policy proposals for consideration by the Deputy Head of Office / Director of Political Affairs.
  • Prepares and reviews draft background papers, briefing notes and talking points on a variety of thematic and country-specific topics, as requested, for the attention of the Deputy Head of Office/Director of Political Affairs to inform situational awareness of Senior Office Leadership.
  • Monitors and assesses political developments on the African continent in close collaboration with UNHQ, SPMs and PKOs and analyses the policies of the AU and other international and sub-regional organizations to provide the UNHQ and senior UN officials with early warning and policy options for conflict prevention, peace-making and post-conflict peace-building.
  • Provides substantive political support for good offices, mediation and other political initiatives and activities that may be undertaken by the Secretary-General, his Envoys and Representatives, UNOAU leadership and/or other senior UN officials in the areas of responsibility.
  • Works closely with the African Union, in particular senior officials of the AU Commission, AUPSC Secretariat, AUPSC members, Permanent Representatives, as well as other partners in Addis Ababa to develop strategies and plans of action to address political challenges, in pursuit of shared objectives.
  • Supports preparation and follow-up to statutory meetings as defined in the UN-AU partnership framework, in consultation with Deputy Head of Office / Director of Political Affairs.
  • Participates in good offices, fact-finding or peace-making missions, supports the implementation of agreements and decisions made and designs and develops policy, programme and project outlines, as required, and assists in the management and implementation.
    Contributes to tracking the politically-related aspects of the work of the different bodies of the Organization, as it relates to UNOAU and the African Union.
  • Contributes to the UNHQ inter-agency task force(s)/working groups as relevant.

Position in Organization:

  • Posting Title: SENIOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER, P5 (Temporary Job Opening)
  • Department/Office: United Nations Office to the African Union
  • Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
  • Posting Period: 18 May 2022 – 24 May 2022
  • Job Opening Number: 22-Political Affairs-UNOAU-181782-J-Addis Ababa (M)
  • Staffing Exercise: N/A


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) degree in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area is required.

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The Closing Date: 24th May 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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