Job Vacancies Department of Political Affairs
Position: Research Assistant
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Saturday, 04 August 2012
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The position is within the Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch of the Security Council Affairs Division in the Department of Political Affairs (http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/undpa/main/issues/security_council_affairs). Under the general supervision of the Chief of the Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch and the direction of the Secretary of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006), the incumbent will provide research and administrative support to the Panel of Experts established pursuant to resolution 1929 (2010) .
Within delegated authority, the Research Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Researches, extracts and compiles basic information and technical data on issues relevant to the Panel’s mandate.
Assists in monitoring developments on subjects of interest to the Experts by collecting, selecting, analyzing and compiling materials from multiple sources, e.g., relevant databases, the library, and the Internet.
Prepares a variety of reports, presentations, tables, lists, and graphs for information and review by senior officers.
Prepares routine draft replies.
Sorts, consolidates, and enters data into relevant databases.
Assists in the maintenance of relevant computerized databases.
Co-ordinates and sets up meetings, by reserving conference rooms and preparing agendas and relevant documentation.
Provides administrative and logistical assistance for the preparation of the Experts’ country visits.
Performs other related work, as required.
Ability to research, interpret and analyze a wide variety of data. Knowledge of the functions and organization of the Security Council and its subsidiary organs. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; and remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
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.
Planning & Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Five years of experience in collecting and researching data across various areas of social and economic development or related area and performing administrative related tasks is required. Experience in Security Council and/or political affairs is desirable. Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Must have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
Incoming search terms for the article:
- Powered by Article Dashboard political science journal
- Powered by Article Dashboard american political science review
- political science vaccancies research assistant 29 july 2012
- Powered by Article Dashboard assist
- Powered by Article Dashboard global perspective
- Powered by Article Dashboard political science research
- Powered by Article Dashboard secretary of state
- Powered by Article Dashboard science central
- Powered by Article Dashboard performance based tests
- Powered by Article Dashboard research