Special Assistant to the Regional Director

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 4 October 2017 - 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: Bangkok
Job ID: 12093

The Special Assistant will provide operational and strategic support to the Director acting as a key interface with all units within and outside the Regional Office.

Coordination of Director's participation in various fora;

Backstopping of the Directorate;

 Knowledge management of the RO.



Advanced University degree (preferably an MBA) with specialization in management or a related  subject in international development;

Knowledge and experience:

● 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in developmental work is required;

● Strong analytical and synthetic ability for coordination and knowledge management is required;

● Professional experience in policy development is required;

● Basic research skills and familiarity with quantitative and qualitative methods is required;

● Solid drafting skills and oral communication skills in English is required;

● Good network within the academic and development community is an asset;

● Field experience is a strong asset;

● Fluency in English is required; working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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