Senior Leadership Vacancies

Senior leaders, as international civil servants, serve as role models of the United Nations’ core values (Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity) and the desired behaviours of the United Nations System Leadership Framework.

The United Nations is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages all candidates to apply to become a part of the Organization.  The United Nations does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence and short-listed candidates will undergo a rigorous assessment process, reference and background checks, including human rights and conflicts of interest screening.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in oral and written English is required for all senior leadership positions.  A working knowledge of another United Nations official language will be an advantage.

Prospective candidates are also invited to join our Senior Leadership Talent Pool.  Candidates who have applied to specific advertised positions or to the Global Calls for field mission leadership positions and were successfully included in the SRSG (Special Representative of the Secretary-General) / DSRSG (Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General) pool need not re-apply to join the Senior Leadership Talent Pool as their profiles will be automatically added to this pool for future vacant posts.  Candidates who are found suitable for specific vacant posts, as and when they become available, will be contacted. 

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Executive Director of UN Women, New York, USA Apply online 28 June 2021
Rector for the United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo, Japan E-mail your application  15 July 2021