Staff Assistant Opportunity in New York, USA with Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate Apply Now

Staff Assistant Opportunity in New York, USA with Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate Apply Now.

Unlock the opportunity to be a vital force in the fight against terrorism as a Staff Assistant in the dynamic city of New York, USA, with the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate.

Staff Assistant Opportunity in New York, USA with Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate Apply Now.

This impactful position, located within the Office of the Executive Director/ASG, offers a chance to contribute directly to global efforts in countering terrorism.


Under the supervision of the Executive Director/ASG, CTED, the incumbent will track and co-ordinate the flow of information between the Executive Director and other USGs.

Permanent Representatives of missions and senior staff of other Departments including the Chiefs of Branches/Sections. -Assemble background materials for meetings of the Executive Director.

Maintain the calendar of the Executive Director’s appointments and meetings on a day-to-day basis and organizing meetings with members of the Security Council, UN colleagues, academics and representatives of external agencies.

Draft routine correspondence on behalf of the Executive Director; and ensuring all incoming calls to the Executive Director are appropriately handled.

Screen all incoming correspondence by identifying which matters should be brought to the immediate attention of the Executive Director; taking note of deadlines and monitoring compliance with those deadlines.

Maintain liaison with senior officers in the Executive Directorate by following up on commitments made and coordinating the collection of material and contributions from the various sections.

Ensure that materials submitted for the Executive Director’s signature comply with administrative and protocol procedures.

Coordinate extensively with service units and liaise frequently with internal team members both at Headquarters and in missions.


Professionalism Knowledge of general office and administrative support including administrative policies, processes and procedures.

Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments.

Observing deadlines and achieving results is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.


Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.

tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning & Organizing – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments.

Adjusts priorities as required, allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.

foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning, monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary, uses time efficiently.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.

In the related field

Job Specific Qualification are required

Special Notice

Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year and contract may be renewed based on the work conditions and goals attainability.

The appointment or assignment and renewal, is therefore subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules.

All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country.

A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Applicants who successfully go through a competitive recruitment process and are recommended for selection and/or inclusion in the roster of pre-approved candidates for subsequent job openings at the same level and with similar functions, may have their application information and roster status shared with other UN Organizations.

Such applicants may be contacted by other UN Organizations for similar job openings, subject to the confirmation of their interest.

Placement on the roster is no guarantee of a future selection. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law,

Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.

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