Category Host entity Country
Associate Policy Officer Nat. Specialist DSS Thailand

Associate Policy Officer

Associate Policy Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Bangkok (THA)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
3 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Senior Policy Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Associate Policy Officer will:

  • Assist in policy development with the aim to support security professionals deployed in the field in the implementation of UNSMS policy guidance;
  • Monitor and respond, in a timely manner, to policy queries from field security personnel;
  • Support the identification, development and management of strategic partnerships to improve safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel in the field;
  • Carry out research and analysis on policy issues to support the development of policies, programmes and activities while taking note of operational requirements and inputs from the field;
  • Provide support towards the development and management of intergovernmental dialogue;
  • Conduct research on a diverse range of assigned issues in security and other area(s) of specialization using multiple research sources; select relevant material, analyze information and present findings for internal review;
  • Assist in the preparation of drafts of background papers, studies, reports, etc. on a wide range of security issues;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in security, political science, human rights, international affairs, law or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in security, political science, international relations, law, human rights or related area
  • Prior experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset
  • Excellent oral and written skills, excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision and with tight deadlines
  • Sound security awareness.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other security and protective services experience
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams