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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 for Disaster Risk Reduction (ISDR)

The Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) and Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction is appointed by the Secretary General. The ASG/SRSG is accountable to the Secretary-General and reports to the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC). The ASG/SRSG is the principal advisor to the Secretary-General and the USG/ERC on issues related to disaster risk reduction, the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 as a successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) and will provide regular reports to them.

The ASG/SRSG is responsible for the following activities:

Further information on United Nations ISDR is available on the following website:  http://www.unisdr.org/

Further information on this position is available in the attached terms of reference.

In order to ensure a wide pool of candidates for this position, the Secretariat would welcome any applications to supplement the Secretary General’s own search and consultations. The Secretariat would especially welcome applications of women candidates.

The Secretary-General is seeking an individual with:

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 sent to the Secretariat by 7 August 2015. Applications may also be sent to: applications2015@un.org