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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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UNHCR - JPO, Associate Policy Officer, New York


Junior Professional Officer (JPO), Associate Policy Officer, New York
Sector/Unit: Advocacy and Partnerships
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:

  • Support UNHCR’s engagement with New York based development bodies and processes.
  • Gather and maintain up-to-date knowledge, analyse and report on significant developments with relevant New York based stakeholders and processes related to the humanitarian response.
  • Stay abreast of UNHCR’s global operations and policies and support engagement with relevant divisions at HQs.
  • Promote UNHCR’s objectives and the priorities of persons of concern to UNHCR through presentations, provision of written advice, and the participation in briefings and inter-agency meetings.
  • Liaise with counterparts at the UN Secretariat, Agencies Funds Programmes and Departments on areas of responsibility.
  • Enhance understanding of UNHCR’s mandate and operations amongst NY based stakeholders.
  • Ensure that UNHCR's interests and concerns are taken into accounting the UN and inter-agency position papers and policy statements impacting on UNHCR's operations and protection activities.
  • Enable consistent and comprehensive  UNHCR messaging and interventions through close collaboration with the UNHCR NY office human rights/protection, Development/solutions, political/security portfolios, as well as UNHCR HQ and field.
  • Evaluate opportunities and challenges in the pursuit of UNHCR’s strategic objectives; its positioning within the UN and IASC system and safeguarding of its unique protection mandate during periods of reform.
  • Assist formulating the office's engagement strategy with NY based UN humanitarian and emergency partners and processes.
  • Support participation of UNHCR in relevant fora, including drafting of briefs, policy papers and talking points.


Profile of qualification:

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Law, Political Science, International Relations or a related field.


Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience required
  • Previous experience working in a multi-cultural environment, field operations or in a policy-related function would benefit the incumbent.
  • Experience with UNHCR or UN Secretariat/another UN agency would be an advantage.


Key Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • A second UN-language is desirable.
  • Excellent report writing skills and computer literacy in MS Office.
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Political Awareness