Associate Civil Affairs Officer

Vacancy Number:14/04/2019
Title: Associate Civil Affairs Officer
Duration:NO-B (Temporary for 3 months with possible extension)
Exp.: 2019-04-24-(3 Months Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:As per organization salary policy


Organization: UNAMA | About UNAMA
City: Kabul
Country: AF


Education:University degree
Work Experience:1 year Years

Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) or a first level

university degree in social sciences political science international relations public

administration anthropology law economics or related area is required.

Work Experience: A minimum of one (1) year of progressively responsible experience

in Civil Affairs related work with UN Peacekeeping Operations UN funds or

programmes National or International NGOs or community-based organizations

research institutions etc. is required with a relevant Master’s degree Or a minimum of

two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in Civil Affairs related work with

UN Peacekeeping Operations UN funds or programmes National or International

NGOs or community-based organizations research institutions etc. is required with a

relevant Bachelor’s degree.

Experience in conflict management support to state institutions or programme

management would be an asset.

Related project or management administration monitoring and evaluation donor

coordination with International Organizations; Civil Society and/or community-based

organizations research institutions; and experience working in conflict zone will be an

added advantage.

Languages: Fluency in English and Pashtoo or Dari languages are required.

Special measure:

The minimum work experience for NO-B with a relevant Master’s degree is reduced to 1

year instead of the standard minimum requirement work experience of 2 years and

with a relevant Bachelor’s degree is reduced to 2 years instead of the standard

minimum requirement work experience of 4 years. The special measure approved by

the Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM)-UNHQ is extended until 31 May

2019 reduces the minimum required years of relevant work experience for filling

positions for UNAMA General Service and National Professional Officer positions. The

special measure is applicable to all applicants.


Professionalism: Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.

Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and

mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments

observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than

personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;

remains calm in stressful situations.

Integrity: Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and

behaviours; acts without consideration of personal gain; resists undue political

pressure in decision-making; does not abuse power or authority; stands by decisions

that are in the Organizations interest even if they are unpopular; takes prompt action

in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior.

Respect for Diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds; treats all

people with dignity and respect; treats men and women equally; shows respect for and

understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily

work and decision-making; examines own biases and behaviors to avoid stereotypical

responses; does not discriminate against any individual or group.

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.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients”

and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains

productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies

clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing

developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and

anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets

timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Senior Programme Officer (Donor Coordination Service) and within the limits of delegated authority the Associate Civil Affairs Officer will perform the following duties:

• Supports and facilitates dialogue between and amongst Government authorities international community partners and national stakeholders to advance consultative approaches to the development policy and implementation at the national and subnational levels.

• Works closely with civil society groups or institutions to promote a culture of peace and reconciliation across the development and reform agenda including through organizing joint initiatives and events.

• Establishes and maintains contact with relevant national and international interlocutors at the local level as directed including representatives of Government authorities as well as civil society actors community representatives traditional and religious leaders and representatives of local interest groups including in the private sector.

• Coordinates and consult with team members other Mission component and relevant UN Country Team representatives (across multiple disciplines) to achieve consistency and synergy in mandate implementation with respect to coordination of civilian assistance.

• Ensures information is gathered on a broad range of topics relevant to civil affairs work and development policy and can support the assessment of specific sectors with a view to identifying needs and priorities of local communities and state institutions.

• Participates in the implementation and evaluation of donor coordination programmes. Plays a key role in building relationships with local counterparts in different sectors of the Afghan society at the national and sub-national levels.

• Undertakes survey initiatives; guides design of data collection instruments; reviews analyses and interprets responses identifies problems/issues and contributes to making recommendations and conclusions;

• Contributes to the preparation of the section’s written outputs e.g. background papers analysis substantial sections of reports and studies.

• Assists in identifying the concerns and perceptions of the local population.

• Contributes to overall mission monitoring and planning as required.

• Assists in organizing outreach activities to promote good relations and understanding between Mission’s actors and the population and ensures accurate information dissemination on Mission’s role and mandate.

• Performs any other duties as may be required.

Submission Guideline

• Applicants are reminded that the United Nations cannot appoint a person
who is the father mother son daughter brother or sister of a staff
member. For this reason applicants are required to disclose at the time of
their application whether they bear any of the above relationships to a
staff member of UNAMA or any other UN entity which is part of the
Secretariat. In addition selected candidates would be required to complete
a family declaration form prior to assuming their duties with the Mission.
Failure to disclose any of the above relationships constitutes a material
omission that could lead to termination or dismissal from the United
• Applicants must accurately complete sign and date the United Nations Personal
History form (P.11) and forward the duly completed signed P.11 copy by e-mail
to: unamava_ [email protected]
• Required documents: Serving UN staff members: The two most recent e-
Performance Evaluation Reports must be submitted with the application.
• For External applicants: Two most recent performance evaluation reports
or if not available two reference letters. If the applications received do not
contain the latest two performance evaluation reports candidates must
provide a short explanation as to why they are not available.
• Applicants should indicate VA Number as VA#14/04/2019 in the email
subject line when submitting duly completed and signed P.11 Form. UNAMA
will not consider any applications received without VA Number in the email
subject line and after the closing date of the VA. Incomplete P.11 will not
be accepted.
• Please note that any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered
• The selected candidates will be subject to a reference checks process to
verify the information provided in the P.11 form.
• Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within two
weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.
Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
The necessity for ensuring the highest standards of efficiency competence and
integrity remain the paramount considerations in the employment of personnel. To
ensure fairness and transparency selection will be made on a competitive basis
through a selection panel.

Email: unamava_ [email protected]