Administrative officer at Norwegian Permanent Mission to the United Nations

Location: New York, New York
Date Posted: 05-09-2018
The Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nation in New York represents Norway at the United Nations and is located within walking distance of the UN building in Manhattan. We share offices with the Norwegian Consulate General.
The delegation has about 30 employees working with matters such as development, peace and security, human rights, women's rights and gender equality, humanitarian and international law issues, elections, education, health and climate. In addition to employees from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UN delegation has employees from the Norwegian Ministry of Defense, the Norwegian Police Directorate and local staff. Norway is a candidate for a seat at the Un Security Council for the period of 2021-22.

We are looking for an administrative assistant.
Main duties:
  • Assisting the Deputy Permanent representative
  • Facilitating large number of visitors
  • Organizing meetings, both internal and external
  • Assisting the delegation´s employees in general
  • Attending meetings at the UN
 

The employer reserves the right to change the job content as needed.
Qualifications:
  • Higher level of general education and relevant work experience
  • International experience and background from multilateral work
  • Good knowledge of the United Nations
  • Very good English skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of Norwegian language is preferred
  • Good knowledge of the use of IT tools (MS Office)
  • Sense of order, accuracy and punctuality
  • Ability to cope under high work pressure
  • Ability to solve problems and challenges at hand
  • Good service, communication and collaborative skills


We offer independent work tasks in a pleasant and hectic environment. Wages in accordance with agreement, in addition to health insurance and pension plan. Applicants must have a work and residence permit in the United States or a valid American passport.
The position is temporary, limited to two years.
Please send application/ cover letter and resume in one file before June 1st, 2018
Contact: may-elin.stener@mfa.no or thor-henning.bjelland@mfa.no
 
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