SENIOR LEVEL VACANCIES
The Secretary-General is pleased to announce the following job opening at the level of Under-Secretary-General:
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
The Executive Secretary is accountable to the Secretary-General and is responsible for all the activities of ECE, as well as its administration. The Executive Secretary:
- Provides the Secretary-General with advice and support on economic matters relating to the region, in particular to countries with economies in transition;
- Maintains contacts on behalf of the Secretary-General with individual Governments or groups of countries in the field of economic cooperation;
- Discusses substantive issues and concerns of the Commission with member and associate member States, other Regional Commissions, departments and offices of the United Nations Secretariat, specialized agencies, national institutions, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations and other bodies, as appropriate;
- Directs substantive support and secretariat services to the Commission and its subsidiary organs, as well as to the Economic and Social Council and to other departments/offices of the United Nations Secretariat, specialized agencies and intergovernmental organizations;
- Maintains contacts with non-governmental organizations and the media and coordinates with other United Nations bodies active in the economic and social fields, in particular, within the framework of the Executive Committee for Economic and Social Affairs.
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 female candidates.
The Secretary-General is seeking an individual with:
- Demonstrated leadership experience with strategic vision and proven skills to manage a complex organization;
- Expertise in economics and related fields and familiarity with key development and social issues at the practical and policy level, including familiarity with the region and specific member countries of the Commission;
- Impeccable personal and professional integrity;
- Ability to represent the Secretary-General before Member States and in international fora, as well as to work with people of varied backgrounds and opinions;
- Strong communication and coalition-building skills, essential to stimulate consensus and cooperation among States in a range of key economic and social areas, including trade, transport and the environment;
- Familiarity with the functioning of the structures and operational entities of the United Nations system is highly desirable.
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 30 April 2014. Applications may also be sent to email@example.com