Friday, July 20, 2007

Jobs- UN Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Officer

UNDP is recruiting for a UN CMCoord officer based in Kabul. It's a lengthy ad, one that situates the position at a strategic level within UNAMA and at the intersection of the contentious civil-military relationship in Afghanistan.

Of note are the qualifications for the position- a dream candidate with a solid military background, coupled with some years of pure, civilian humanitarian experience:

'Education: Masters' Degree preferably in political or social science, international studies, public administration, economics, or the equivalent combination of education and experience in related area. (civil-military coordination).

Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in humanitarian affairs, civil-military coordination in humanitarian operations, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area, including at least 3 years of field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian efforts.

Extensive experience in working with humanitarian organizations and military forces;

Significant experience as a UN CMCoord Officer and/or completed UN training in civil–military coordination;

Thorough knowledge of international laws of armed conflict (international humanitarian law) and humanitarian principles.'