Apply: UN Civil Affairs Officer

Deadline: 21 April, 2020

Location: Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The United Nations (UN) is seeking to fill the position of a Civil Affairs Officer. The position is in the Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for Protection and Operations (DSRSG PO) in the Programme Management Unit (PMU). The position reports to the Chief of Office for the DSRSG PO.


  • Manages QIPs for the United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, intended for confidence building purposes, in line with DPKO/DFS Policy Directive on QIPs and mission specific priorities as well as manages the CVR programme
  • Represents the mission as required
  • Contributes to the formulation of recommendations concerning mission actions and approaches required
  • Assists in mobilising responses from other actors where appropriate
  • Supervises, monitors and encourages the work of staff under their responsibility in undertaking the full range of their duties
  • Identifies and researches good practice and lessons learned in QIPs and CVR and shares these with colleagues
  • Contributes to overall mission monitoring for QIPs and CVR and planning for QIPs as required
  • Performs other duties as required, in line with the DPKO/DFS Policy Directives
  • Assists local institutions to assess capacity building and support needs that could benefit form QIPs, working with partners including the UNCT and in particular UNDP
  • Helps to design coordinated response to the needs of relevant actors
  • Assists in the design and implementation of appropriate and practical support to authorities including mentoring and support to policy and decision-making processes where appropriate


  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Political Science, Law, International Relations, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Anthropology, Economics or related field (a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree)
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience, minimum, in Social Sciences, Governance, International Relations or other related area is required
  • Experience in the management of programmes/projects similar to community-based QIP type projects (desirable)
  • Experience in post-conflict countries and/or in a peacekeeping operation (desirable)
  • Fluency in English, both oral and written, and knowledge of French is required (fluency in French is desirable)

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