Temporary P-4 Political Affairs Officer Job in New York – Apply by Nov 12, 2023

Are you passionate about global peace and international diplomacy? The Department of Political Affairs and Peace-building in New York is offering a temporary P-4 Political Affairs Officer position. Join us and make a difference in shaping the world’s political landscape.

This is your chance to be part of an essential team during a crucial time in history. Apply by November 12, 2023.

Temporary P-4 Political Affairs Officer Job in New York – Apply by Nov 12, 2023

Political Affairs Officer Information

PositionPolitical Affairs Officer [temporary], New York, United States
OrganizationDepartment of Political Affairs and Peace-building
CityNew York
OfficeDPPA in New York, USA
Closing DateSunday, 12 November 2023
Posting TitlePOLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/OfficeDepartment of Political Affairs and Peace-building
Duty StationNEW YORK
Posting Period06 November 2023 – 12 November 2023
Job Opening Number23-Political Affairs-DPPA-221123-J-New York (X)
Temporary P-4 Political Affairs Officer Job in New York – Apply by Nov 12, 2023


Within delegated authority, the Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  •  Reviews and monitors activities and events of relevance to women, peace and security (WPS) at the country, regional and global level; assesses trends which might affect the political situation; recommends solutions/possible action by United Nations.
  •  Analyses political and related events within assigned area with a view to support colleagues gender mainstream analytical reports and papers on sensitive and high-profile matters of concern to the General Assembly, Security Council, or other bodies; drafts notes, background papers, talking points, speeches and other correspondence for senior UN officials.
  •  Participates in the organization and supervision of Secretariat services required by the Security Council and other committees and bodies related to the WPS agenda.
  •  Acts as focal point for the implementation of the DPPA WPS Policy, in particular with regards to improving the Department’s gender-sensitive conflict analysis, and targeted measures on women’s participation in peace and political processes and senior leadership accountability, as well as WPS and climate security.


  •  PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the work of the United Nations, in international relations, international human rights law, women’s rights or other related areas, particularly, in conflict or post-conflict settings. Demonstrated professional competence in the areas of gender equality and Women, Peace and Security and in conflict/post-conflict environments. Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks within the area of work.-..
  • Shows pride in work and in 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 Women, Peace and Security and gender equality perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men at the political level and 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


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

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area is required. Experience in providing support on implementing the women, peace and security agenda across multiple regions, including support for senior leadership, is required. Demonstrated expertise in successfully integrating a gender perspective into policies and programmes, including on climate, peace and security, is required.

Experience in conducting trainings on gender-sensitive analysis is required. Experience in providing support to mediators on inclusion and gender perspectives in peace processes and good offices efforts is required. For this post, experience on supporting North Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Asia Pacific region is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in both oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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