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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


The Secretary-General is pleased to announce the following job opening at the level of Assistant Secretary-General:

Assistant Secretary-General, Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme

Based at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Assistant Secretary-General reports to the UNEP Executive Director and plays a key policy leadership role in the delivery of UNEP’s mandate. The Assistant Secretary-General serves as UNEP’s principal representative at senior level, in meetings of decision and policy-making bodies and organs of the United Nations System in New York, and elsewhere as required, and in relevant system-wide coordination mechanisms and processes, including working closely with the Secretariat of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination, its subsidiary bodies and the Environmental Management Group (EMG). The Assistant Secretary-General will focus on the following priorities:

Further information on UNEP is available on the following website: http://www.unep.org/

In order to ensure a wide pool of candidates for this position, the Office of the Executive Director would welcome any applications to supplement his own search and consultations.  The Executive Director would especially welcome applications of female candidates. 

In soliciting applications for this position, the Executive Director is seeking an individual with the following profile:

Individuals who are either nominated by Member States or who seek to serve with the United Nations in any individual capacity will be required, if short-listed, to complete a self attestation stating that they have not committed, been convicted of, nor prosecuted for, any criminal offence and have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.

All applications should include the curriculum vitae of the candidates and must be received by 12 January 2015.  Applications may be sent to: executiveoffice@unep.org