Peace and Development Officer UNDP
  • Phnom-Penh

The UN, its Member States, and other partners are increasingly looking to prevention as a critical strategy for sustaining peace and nurturing development. The promotion of social cohesion and dialogue is increasingly recognized as a rational and cost-effective strategy to address vulnerabilities, tensions, and challenges related to society.

The joint UNDP-DPPA program on building national capacities for prevention has made a ground-breaking contribution in bridging the gap between political engagement and development assistance in pursuit of reconciliation and sustainable peace. In its new phase (2019-2023), the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme will further strengthen the analytical capacities of national stakeholders and the UN system in support of Member States’ efforts to advance policy and programmatic coherence to support strategies for sustaining peace.

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The deployment of Peace and Development Advisors and has been the primary instrument of the Joint Programme to provide capacity for Resident Coordinators and UN Country Teams to support national partners in dialogue and other initiatives aimed at sustaining peace. There are currently 49 PDA positions across the globe.

In an effort to ensure that PDAs are better equipped and empowered to deliver on their mandates, in a number of countries the Joint Programme has established some small ‘Peace and Development Teams’ where a national Peace and Development Officer provides reinforced capacity to the PDA’s engagement in the area of reconciliation and peacebuilding.

An international PDA has been deployed to Cambodia for almost 3 years. The Office of the Resident Coordinator is now increasing its capacity to support the UN Country Team, national authorities, civil society and other stakeholders in sustaining peace, promoting a culture of dialogue and building national capacities to realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 18 Cambodian Sustainable Development Goals (including SDG 18 on Mine Action).

The Peace and Development Officer will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the PDA, to provide substantive support in three main areas of activity, including:

  • Assist on research, information-gathering, and analysis with a specific focus on supporting and promoting peacebuilding and social cohesion;
  • Identify entry-points and support context-sensitive approaches in efforts to build national capacities for peacebuilding, particularly with regard to civil society, including women’s and youth networks;
  • Provide technical support for coordination, partnerships, and M&E.




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  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in political science, sociology, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences. In lieu of an Advanced degree, a Bachelor university degree with additional years of experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in political analysis, democratic governance and/or peacebuilding in a governmental, multilateral, research or civil society organization;
  • Extensive experience in analysis, research, and sound drafting skills;
  • Experience with project/program development and coordination
  • Experience in national and community-level dialogue and peacebuilding initiatives and programming;
  • In-depth knowledge of and extensive experience in Cambodia; and awareness and familiarity of key actors and stakeholders across the political, economic, and development spheres alongside knowledge of government, civil society, and other non-state actors.
  • Native Khmer speaker; fluency in English (written and spoken) is required.
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

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Application Deadline: February 19, 2020

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