Saturday, 7 September 2013

VACANCY: Coordination and Planning Officer (P-2) at the OPCW (chemical weapons) in The Hague Holland

Knowledge and Skills Education:
Advanced university degree in international relations, political sciences, law, or equivalent. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience (minimum of 4 years) in these areas may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

 Skills and Abilities (key competencies):
 • Excellent knowledge of and proven work experience in multilateral decision-making process;
 • Knowledge of and familiarity with international treaties, specifically of the Chemical Weapons Convention;
• Proven analytical skills with regard to analysing developments and trends and ability to conceive and apply original ideas;
 • Ability to make sound political judgement and integrity; • Ability to produce accurate work under time pressure. Planning and organising:
• Proven planning and organising skills;
 • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritise and work within deadlines; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
 • Flexibility and excellent problem solving skills. Communication:
 • Excellent inter-personal skills;
 • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to apply tact and accuracy and to present information clearly and logically both in writing and verbally. Leadership:
 • Serves as a role model that other people want to follow;
 • Empowers others to translate vision into results;
 • Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives;
 • Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions;
 • Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo;
 • Shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Teamwork:
 • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
 • Proven ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds; 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. Writing Skills:
 • Demonstrated ability (and experience with) writing formal statements and reports in a political context
• Proven ability to take and develop minutes.

Computer skills:
 • Good computer skills, and the ability to work with standard office software

 Experience Essential:
Minimum 2 years of professional experience in national administration and/or international environment, preferably in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation, with advanced degree, or 4 years of such experience with first level degree. Desirable: Experience in an organisation of the UN system. Languages Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.

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