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Special Assistant to the Under-Secretary-General, P5

This position is located in the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries Small Island Developing States. The Office is mandated to foster achievement of the development aspirations of the three most vulnerable groups of Member States as set in their Programmes of Action. The incumbent reports to Under-Secretary-General, under the supervision of the Director.
Responsibilities

Within delegated authority and under the overall guidance of the Under-Secretary-General and the supervision of the Director, the Special Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Directly assist the Under-Secretary-General in conducting his/her responsibilities as the Head of the Office and a senior official of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • Prepare policy notes and strategic proposals aimed at devising the Office position on major development issues, with particular emphasis on international cooperation in support of the least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing states; and monitor new or emerging development issues of concern o the United Nations intergovernmental process, as well as to other international settings.
  • Oversee, under the guidance of the Director, the flow of correspondence addressed to and originating from the Under-Secretary-General, and ensure the necessary follow-up; in this regard, coordinate and consult with senior staff of the Office, as well as within and outside the United Nations Secretariat, as necessary.
  • Assist the Under-Secretary-General in coordinating the substantive preparations for the relevant discussions of the General Assembly and ECOSOC as they relate to the three vulnerable groups of countries and hi/her engagements in other international fora.
  • Liaise with key officials at all levels inside and outside the United Nations Secretariat; liaise on behalf of the Under-Secretary-General with delegations to the intergovernmental bodies and establish collaborative partnerships.
  • Perform other duties in support to the senior management processes, as required, including preparation of the Senior Manager’s Compact, monitoring of KPIs for the Office and front office management under the guidance of the Director .

 

For more information and to apply, see here.
 


Public Information Intern (Social Media)

The Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS) is looking for a Public Information Intern to join the office’s Advocacy and Outreach Unit.  

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Brainstorming new and creative ways to communicate about the work of the office on digital platforms.
  • Scanning latest trends in content and advising colleagues on how to keep the channels fresh and relevant.
  • Supporting the production of new content for office websites.
  • Monitoring other organizational channels and liaising with their social media interns to keep across best practice and production methods.
  • Assisting with the implementation of social media activities to promote priority issues and/or major events.
  • Assisting with daily monitoring, community management and maintenance of OHRLLS' global social platforms.
  • Assisting with the production of social media assets including the designing of graphics, videos and other assets for social media.

To apply, please visit the UN’s career portal, Inspira, and search for job opening 22-Public Information-OHRLLS-179351-J-NEW YORK. The posting title for this opening is ‘Intern – Public Information’.  

To see eligibility and background information on the UN Internship Programme please click here

 


 

Economic Affairs Intern (LDC Unit)

The Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS) is looking for an Economic Affairs Intern to join the office’s Least Developed Countries Sub-Programme.  

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents,
  • Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings,
  • Document, legal and internet research,
  • Assistance during conferences,
  • Working on web-presentation,
  • Evaluation of projects,
  • Compiling statistics,
  • Media analysis,
  • Speech writing

To apply, please visit the UN’s career portal, Inspira, and search for job opening 22-Economic Affairs-OHRLLS-172187-J-New York (A).

The posting title for this opening is: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)

To see eligibility and background information on the UN Internship Programme please click here

 


 

Public Information Intern (Advocacy & Outreach Unit)

 

The Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS) is looking for a Public Information Intern to join the office’s Advocacy and Outreach Unit.  

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with drafting and designing communications products, writing, editing, researching, translating.
  • Assisting with maintenance of the website and social media accounts.
  • Researching media partnerships and campaigns.
  • Assisting with conference communications.
  • Photography, Archiving and monitoring media coverage

To apply, please visit the UN’s career portal, Inspira, and search for job opening 22-PUB-OHRLLS-172442-J-NEW YORK. The posting title for this opening is ‘Intern – Public Information’.  

To see eligibility and background information on the UN Internship Programme please click here