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Büro Führungskräfte zu Internationalen Organisationen

Junior Professional Officer (JPO)

Die Bundesregierung hat mit mehr als 30 Internationalen Organisationen Abkommen zur Förderung von deutschen Nachwuchskräften als JPO geschlossen. Die Federführung des Programms liegt beim Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ); das Büro Führungskräfte zu Internationalen Organisationen (BFIO) ist verantwortlich für die Durchführung des Programms. Angesprochen sind Bewerber/innen mit deutscher Staatsangehörigkeit und mit erster Berufserfahrung nach abgeschlossenem Hochschulstudium.

Da es sich um ein Nachwuchsförderprogramm handelt, sollten Bewerberinnen und Bewerber im Regelfall zwischen zwei bis vier Jahren Berufserfahrung haben.

Wichtige Informationen zur Bewerbung (Bewerbungsvoraussetzungen, Bewerbungsformular, Details zur Stellenbeschreibung etc.) finden Sie auf unserer Website unter www.bfio.de, Stichwort: JPO-Programm.

Bewerbungsschluss ist Freitag, der 19. Februar 2021, 24.00 Uhr MEZ


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UNOAU - JPO in Political Affairs-United Nations Office to the African Union, Addis Ababa


Junior Professional Officer (JPO) in Political Affairs, Addis Ababa
Sector/Unit: Political, socio-economic and security developments
Duration: 2 years with the possibility of extension for another year
Please note that for participants of the JPO-Programme two years work experience are mandatory!


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain a high degree of situational awareness of the developments and trends in one of the sub-regions of Africa and with the AU in peace and security, including on thematic issues and cooperation and partnership between the United Nations and the African Union, through systematic exploration of information received from relevant headquarter offices and partner organizations, including problems and incidents in collaboration with relevant AU bodies, as well as negotiations with relevant parties to resolve problems and conflicts, and contribute to keeping the Office’s leadership updated.
  • Support Mediation efforts by contributing to analyses of root causes and drivers of violent conflicts and extremism in Africa, in order to promote harmonized approaches to preventing conflicts before they occur, mitigating ongoing conflicts, and building the peace in the aftermath of conflicts.
  • Provide high quality political analysis and reporting on strategic and planning matters related to the Office’s support to and collaboration with the AU.
  • Liaise regularly with the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Peace Operations, and Operational Support, as well as other UN departments, regional offices and other field presences, Agencies, Funds and Programmes, Member States, regional and sub-regional organizations, donors and relevant stakeholders, to provide support to the Office in advancing the implementation of the mandate.
  • Liaise closely with counterparts in UN Special Political Missions and UN Peacekeeping Operations in Africa to support the Office in strengthening UN-AU partnership and harmonizing the work between the UN and the AU.


Profile of qualification:

Education:

Master’s degree in management studies, social sciences, public administration, military studies or a related area.


Experience:

  • At least two years of experience in areas such as political, social or civil affairs; or public administration.
  • Experience working for or liaising with international, intergovernmental or regional organisations, such as the African Union, and experience working on issues relating to peace, security and conflict resolution.
  • Experience with political, social and cultural dynamics in Africa evidenced by work assignments in the region is a strong advantage.


Key Competencies:

  • Proficiency in written and oral English.
  • Knowledge of French and/or Arabic is an advantage.
  • Developed analytical, drafting and research skills.
  • Proven knowledge of the conflicts dynamics in Africa as well as in peacekeeping operations in the area.