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United Nations Secretariat Associate Expert Program

Overview

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Organization Affairs sponsors qualified U.S. citizens for participation in the United Nations Associate Expert (AE) program. This program recruits American citizens under a bilateral agreement between the United Nations (UN) and United States government to work for the UN Secretariat on projects that promote international peace & security and economic & social development. AEs are appointed to the UN for a period of one year, with a possibility of an extension, depending on the AE’s performance and available funding. After completing their AE assignment, many AEs successfully compete for positions in the UN. This fully funded staffing program strengthens the capacity of the United Nations and gives U.S. citizens the experience and skills necessary to become active members of the international community.

Eligibility

Education: Advanced university degree in a related field.  A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Professional Experience: A minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

Associate Experts are entry-level professionals, so candidates with the appropriate level of experience typically are in their late 20s to early 30s. However, there is no specific age requirement to apply and all applicants possessing the relevant experience are considered.

Associate Expert Program Vacancies

Please note that the following positions are open to United States citizens only.

Position: Associate Expert in Conduct and Discipline
Department: Department of Field Support / Office of the Assistant Secretary-General / Conduct and 
Discipline Unit
Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: The application period for 2013 is now closed.  Please subscribe to our Job Alerts for notification of future Associate Expert vacancies.

Position: Associate Expert in Political Affairs
Department: Department of Political Affairs/ Security Council Affairs Division/ Security Council Subsidiary Organs Branch (Sanctions)
Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: The application period for 2013 is now closed.  Please subscribe to our Job Alerts for notification of future Associate Expert vacancies.

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Application Instructions

The Associate Expert Program selection processes are carried out jointly by the Bureau of International Organization Affairs and the United Nations. To apply, please send the following list of application requirements to UNAEProgramApp@state.gov.  Please state which position you are applying for in the subject line of your email and if you are applying to both positions please submit a specific application for each position. 

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