Special Assistant to Director, Technical Division P-3

  • Level: P-3
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 28 Jul 2021 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA

The Special Assistant reports to the Director of the Division. S/he provides operational, planning, managerial, technical and coordination support to all aspects of the work of the Division. The Special Assistant assists the Director in carrying out their Division level responsibilities.

Job Purpose

The Special Assistant post will provide day-to-day operational support to the Director acting as an interface with all units within and outside the Division, strongly supporting coordination and collaboration, within the Division’s overall integrated, and systems strengthening approach.

 The primary roles of the Special Assistant are:

  • Support for planning and management
  • Technical support
  • Support for monitoring and evaluation
  • Support for coordination


Advanced University Degree or equivalent, in public health, social science, demography, management, public administration, international development or a related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in development work

Strong analytical ability and professional experience in policy development;

Basic research skills and familiarity with quantitative and qualitative methods;

Strong writing and oral communication skills;

Good network within the academic and development community;

Field experience is a strong asset;

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.


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