UNOAU Special Assistant Political Affairs Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

UNOAU Special Assistant Political Affairs Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

UNOAU Ethiopia looking for “Special Assistant Political Affairs”.

Applicants with a degree in Master’s Degree may apply on or before 18th October, 2023.

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.

UNOAU Special Assistant Political Affairs Jobs 2023

The UNOAU has published a job vacancy announcement on 20th September, 2023 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Special Assistant Political Affairs to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Recruiter United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU)
Position Special Assistant Political Affairs
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Master’s Degree
Experience Required Minimum Seven years
Application Deadline 18th October, 2023

UNOAU Job Vacancy 2023


Within limits of delegated authority, and under the guidance of the Head of Office, the Special Assistant will support the Head of Office in the execution of her duties:

  • Coordination and Facilitation; Provide substantive and practical support to the SRSG in implementing the Missions Mandate; Keep the SRSG informed on all matters requiring her personal attention, handled, and ensure appropriate follow-up, as directed;
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the office components, the African Union and the broader UN family, donors and other national and international partners on coordination and policy matters;
  • Organize and manage the SRSG meetings and Mission events, prepare written summaries and conduct follow-up activities as appropriate;
  • Coordinate/draft correspondence for the SRSG’s signature. Political Analysis, Advice and Reporting- identify, analyze and monitor political developments and emerging issues with respect to the implementation of the Mission’s mandate: Asses implications and make recommendations on possible policies , strategies and other measures to address issues of concern and to advance mandated objectives: Monitor, evaluate and report on implementation: coordinate/draft summary and analytical reports
    including, but not limited to, situation reports, briefing notes, notes to file, code cables and input for reports of the Secretary- General to the Security Council. Management – Assist in formulating and managing the implementation of the Office’s programme of work, including support to planning and budgetary processes: Supervise, mentor, and evaluate staff: Participate in the selection of new staff.

Position in Organization:

  • Department/Office: United Nations Office to the African Union
  • Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
  • Posting Period: 19 September 2023 – 18 October 2023
  • Job Opening Number: 23-Political Affairs-UNOAU-218473-R-Addis Ababa (M)
  • Staffing Exercise N/A

Educational Qualification and Experience:


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social science, economics, law, public administration, international relations or a related field is required. A first level university degree with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in sustainable development, diplomacy, conflict resolution, humanitarian or related field is required.


  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of French or other UN language is highly desirable.

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The Closing Date: 18th October, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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