United Nations Development Programme

Job ID: BK-211606 | Location: Bangkok, Thailand
07 May 2020 Print Report Share

United Nations Development Programme

Job ID: BK-211606 | Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Peace and Development Officer (National Position) National Officer - B

Title: Peace and Development Officer

Contract Type:  Fixed Term Appointment

Level:    NOB

Posting Type:     External

Office:  UNRCO

Duty Station:      Bangkok, THAILAND

Responsibilities: The Peace and Development Officer will support the Peace and Development Advisor in the implementation of his/her activities by providing substantive support in

1) helping the UNCT to better understand political economy to advancing SDGs;

2) supporting the development of the  Common Country Analysis/UNSDCF; and

3) contributing to targeted initiatives to enhance national capacities on sustaining peace.  Under the direct supervision and guidance of the PDA, the PDO will provide substantive support,

including as follows: -

  • Engaging in evidence generation using big data to monitor new trends in relation to country dynamics.
  • Conducting research on particular issues/thematic areas, as directed by the PDA, to inform the work of the UN Country Team,
  • Supporting PDA engagement with national and local stakeholders, focusing particularly on engaging with civil society actors at local level and academia.
  • Assisting in identifying areas of programmatic engagement with national stakeholders related to advancing SDG 16.
  • Support UN coordination and high-level missions to the country.
  • Competencies:

    • Professionalism: Ability to conduct independent research and political economy analysis. Shows skill in developing sources for data collection, particularly big data through social media channels.  Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • Planning and Organizing: Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. 
    • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
    • Accountability: Delivers outputs within prescribed time and quality standards.
    • Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas;
    • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.


    Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in political science, sociology, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, development studies or other related social sciences. In lieu of an Advanced degree, a Bachelor university degree with 2 additional years of experience.


    • Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, development and/or conflict prevention in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization;
    • Experience in analysis, research and sound drafting skills;
    • Big data analysis with deep understanding of social media tools;
    • Experience in project/programme development, management;
    • In-depth knowledge and experience in Thailand, and awareness and familiarity of key actors and stakeholders across the political, economic, human rights, and development spheres alongside knowledge of government, civil society, and other non-state actors.

    Language: Fluent Thai and English. Should have good writing skills in English

    Interested candidates please submit online application

    by 18 May 2020 (Midnight NY time)

    This position is open for Thai nationals only.

    Only short -listed candidates will be notified.

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