Political Officer - Adviser / Counsellor for Political Affairs
Under the authority of the Head of Delegation (HoD) or the Deputy Head of Delegation (DHoD) or the Head of the Political Section (HoS), to assist the Delegation and contribute to: a) the external representation of the European Union vis-à-vis the United Nations Organisation; b) the organisation of the internal coordination of the EU Member States in accordance with Article 34 of the Treaty on European Union, under the responsibility of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Functions and Duties: Under the authority of the HoD or DHoD or HoS, the national expert assists the officials of the Delegation in the performance of the tasks set out below on political issues. As required, the national expert will be expected to exercise these tasks on an autonomous basis. - Participation in all relevant UN meetings on issues related to Middle East and drafting reports on such meetings for the purpose of reporting to Headquarters or sharing information with EU Member States' Missions in New York - Presentation of EU positions in relevant meetings - Chairing all EU coordination meetings at experts level regarding Middle East resolutions tabled every year in the UN General Assembly and in ECOSOC. Establishing and maintaining contacts with representatives of other UN Member States, other observer missions at the UN, the UN Secretariat and other relevant actors in New York. - In charge of planning work of the coordination of EU statements (notably in the UN Security Council) and of contacts with the UN Secretariat and other missions on all Middle East -related issues. - Analysis & Advice / Monitoring & Reporting: contribute to/ assist / prepare reports regularly and timely for HoD or DHoD (including early warnings, specific requests, info flashes and "think pieces") and briefings; contribute to advice on coherence of EU external policy activities in the UN; to the implantation of UN initiatives; contribute to formulation of the EU strategy in relation to the UN, to political dialogue and strategy in the above areas.
European External Action Service
EU Delegations and Offices
Delegation to the United Nations in New York
Political 1 - Political and UNSC Affairs (DEL.UN NEW YORK.002)