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As outlined in advertisement placed on the Secretary-General’s website dated 11 June 2018, the UN Secretariat would welcome any applications to supplement the Secretary-General’s own search and consultations. The nomination of women candidates is strongly encouraged.

Candidates can apply themselves, or be nominated by others, but please seek permission of the candidate before nominating.

All applications should include the curriculum vitae of the candidate with full contact information (e-mail and telephone) and must be sent to the Secretariat of the United Nations by 11 July 2018.

Apply by post to: 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, USA 

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Information on the role


The post is ranked at Under-Secretary-General level and as such carries a salary of $194,329 gross ($143,757 NET) plus benefits.

Human rights screening

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.

Conflicts of interest

Short-listed individuals will also be required to complete the pre-appointment declaration of interests for senior positions to identify possible conflicts of interest that may arise and to proactively prevent and manage, as much as possible and in a timely manner, situations in which personal interests may conflict or appear to conflict with the interests of the United Nations, should the individual be appointed to this position.