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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


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

Assistant Secretary-General for the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (DSS)

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 56/255, the Secretary-General appoints the Assistant Secretary-General for DSS following consultations with Member States and with due regard for geographical representation.  The DSS provides guidance and leadership to the decentralized United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) in order to ensure the safety and security of United Nations staff, operations and premises at United Nations Headquarters, Offices Away from Headquarters and in field locations with the purpose of enabling the effective operation of United Nations system programmes and activities.

The Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security is accountable to the Under‑Secretary-General for Safety and Security.  The core functions of the Assistant Secretary-General include:

Further information on DSS is available in the Secretary-General’s bulletin ST/SGB/2013/5 and on the following website: https://trip.dss.un.org/

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 25 May 2015. Applications may also be sent addressed to undssJobs@un.org