Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Officer, P5

UNITED NATION: United Nations Secretariat

United States United States (New York)Deadline: Jun 1, 2022full time


Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located at the Disarmament and Peace Affairs Branch (DPAB), General Assembly and ECOSOC Affairs Division (GAEAD), Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM), New York. GAEAD facilitates the deliberation and decision-making process of intergovernmental and relevant expert bodies and United Nations conferences by providing substantive and conference management support. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the DPAB.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Branch and within delegated authority, the incumbent:

  1. Coordinates and directs the provision of secretariat services to the sessions of the General Assembly and its subsidiary organs as well as subsidiary bodies of the Economic and Social Council and United Nations conferences, including continuous guidance and authoritative advice to the presiding officers as well as other elected officers on the organization of work, status of negotiations, conduct of business, rules of procedure and the established practices, programme budget and conference servicing implications and administrative issues;
  2. Supervises preparations of the procedural notes for the presiding officer for each meeting and on each agenda item;
  3. Supervises the timely and accurate submission and issuance of all pre-session, in-session, and post-session documentation (including draft resolutions, decisions and reports);
  4. Oversees the research and preparation of studies on the procedure and practice of the intergovernmental bodies covered by the Branch;
  5. Assists the Chief of the Branch with the management of the Branch and the supervision of the staff, the recruitment of temporary assistance, the preparation of the Branch’s contribution to the budget and the review of the work of the Branch and its various outputs. Acts as officer-in-charge of the Branch in the absence of the Chief of the Branch, as required.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in international relations, law, diplomacy or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, diplomacy or related area is required.
  • Experience in dealing with international political issues in a multicultural context is required.
  • Experience in the provision of substantive support to intergovernmental processes and legislative machinery in an international organizational such as the United Nations is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

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