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Temporary Advisor positions Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations

Applications are invited for two full-time 18 month positions of Political Advisor and Humanitarian Advisor at the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in New York, commencing January 2018.

Position details

Start date: January 2018
Location: Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN, New York
Contract duration:  18 months, non-renewable
Working hours: 40 hours per week (and occasionally outside of normal office hours)
Annual Leave: Minimum of 20 days per annum, plus public holidays
Closing Date: December 8th at 18.00 (EST)

Political Advisor role

The successful candidate will work to support Ireland’s engagement with political, peace and security issues at the United Nations, including the full range of issues dealt with by the UN Security Council, along with thematic priorities for Ireland, including peacekeeping, conflict-prevention, and the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The role will include:

  • Monitoring and reporting on Security Council and related developments;
  • Proactively promoting Ireland’s policy priorities;
  • Representing Ireland at UN and related meetings;
  • Liaising with stakeholders in Ireland and ensuring policy coherence;
  • Other duties that contribute to the overall work of the Mission as required.

Humanitarian Advisor role

The successful candidate will work to support Ireland’s engagement on the full range of humanitarian issues at the United Nations. The role will include:

  • Monitoring and reporting on humanitarian and related developments;
  • Proactively promoting Ireland’s humanitarian policy priorities;
  • Representing Ireland at UN and related meetings;
  • Providing support to Ireland’s role in the Chairmanship of the OCHA Donor Support Group;
  • Other duties that contribute to the overall work of the Mission as required.

Minimum requirements

  • A strong interest in and knowledge of international affairs, the UN and Irish foreign policy goals and priorities (specific experience or knowledge related to the Political or Humanitarian role will be considered an advantage);
  • A relevant degree (post-graduate qualifications will be considered an advantage);
  • At least 12 months relevant professional experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills;
  • An ability to quickly distil and synthesise complex information in writing;
  • An ability to self-start and work with clear focus;
  • Computer literacy and social media skills;
  • An ability to work and contribute positively in a team environment;
  • A working level of French will be considered an advantage, as will proficiency in other UN languages.

Candidates should clearly indicate which position they are applying for, or whether they wish to be considered for both. In their applications, candidates should highlight relevant professional experience that demonstrates they meet the competencies and requirements outlined above. A shortlisting of candidates for interview will take place.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a CV of not more than two pages and a covering letter of not more than 500 words by email to PMUN.Jobs[at]dfa[dot]ie by 18.00 noon (EST) on 8 December 2017.

Alternatively applications may be sent to:

Anne Kane
Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN
1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
885 2nd Avenue, 19th Floor
New York
NY 10017

to arrive no later than 18.00 noon (EST) on 8 December 2017.

By submitting information electronically, parties accept that data may not be fully secure. Any personal information submitted to the Mission will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts.

It is important to note that canvassing will disqualify applicants automatically

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

is committed to a policy of equal opportunity