Policy Specialist at UNOPS, Geneva, Switzerland

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Deadline: 23 September 2018

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Policy Specialist in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Policy Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • Support with their strategies and priorities;
  • Support (further) development of a stakeholder platform that is aligned and focused on implementation of scalable and replicable results;
  • Support with the Identification and encouragement of opportunities for government and other actors to accelerate impact in-country;
  • Support peer-to-peer learning between SUN Countries
  • Assist with the facilitation of virtual exchanges or meetings among groups of SUN Countries facing similar nutritional challenges, among those in comparable contexts, or neighbors in Regional Economic Communities;
  • In response to SUN Countries’ requests, broker access to effective and predictable support from within the Movement, and maintain up-to-date records of country needs and priorities;
  • Identify and highlight common, or recurring capacity gaps and support to overcome them and prevent new gaps.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Political Science, Social Sciences, Development, International relations or related fields.
  • A Bachelor degree with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be acceptable in lieu of the advanced degree.
  • At least 5 years (7 years with bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible professional experience in an international working environment, is required.
  • At least 3 years of field experience in multi-sector programmes and policies, in food and nutrition security, food systems, trade, responsible business, gender equity or local government is desirable.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.