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  • Organization: UN
  • Location: USA
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: Director, Economic Affairs
  • Close on: 9 Mar 2023

About Organization

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization established on October 24, 1945, with the aim of promoting peace, security, and cooperation among its member countries. It currently has 193 member states, and its headquarters are located in New York City.

The UN has several key bodies, including the General Assembly, the Security Council, the International Court of Justice, and the Secretariat. The General Assembly is the main policymaking body of the UN and comprises representatives from all member states. The Security Council is responsible for maintaining international peace and security and has the power to authorize military action. The International Court of Justice settles legal disputes between states, while the Secretariat is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day work of the UN.

The UN’s work encompasses a wide range of issues, including peacekeeping, human rights, economic development, and environmental sustainability. The UN also supports a number of specialized agencies, such as the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Over the years, the UN has played a crucial role in resolving conflicts and promoting human rights, as well as in addressing global challenges such as poverty, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

About UN Jobs in USA-Director, Economic Affairs

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCAP) jointly operate the Regional Commissions New York Office (RCNYO) to coordinate representation and provide policy advice at the international level (ESCWA).

UN Jobs in USA-Director, Economic Affairs Requirments


  • Master’s or doctoral degree from an advanced university in one of the following fields: economics, social sciences, development studies, business, public administration, or a closely related field. It is possible to substitute a first- or higher-level university degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree) for the advanced degree if the applicant has two more years of relevant professional experience.


  • It takes more than fifteen years of steadily increasing responsibility, of which at least ten years should be in inter-regional and regional coordination in sustainable development and regional economic cooperation and integration, as well as in budgeting, financial management, project planning, and project analysis.


  • The working languages of the United Nations Secretariat are English and French. Fluency in English is necessary for the listed post; knowledge of the other is preferred. It is advantageous to be familiar with another official UN language.

How to Apply?

  • Determine your eligibility: Before you start your job search, make sure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position you are interested in. These can include education, work experience, language skills, and other job-specific requirements.
  • Review the job description: Once you find a job that matches your skills and experience, carefully review the job description to make sure you meet all the requirements and responsibilities of the position.
  • Prepare your application: To apply for a UN job, you will need to create an account on the UN careers website and complete an online application. This may include submitting your resume/CV, cover letter, and other supporting documents, such as academic transcripts or language certificates.
  • Submit your application: After you have completed your application, make sure to review it carefully and check for any errors or omissions before submitting it. You may also need to answer supplemental questions or complete additional assessments as part of the application process.
  • Follow up on your application: Once you have submitted your application, you can track its status on the UN careers website. If you are selected for an interview or further consideration, you will be contacted directly by the hiring manager or recruitment team.

It’s important to note that the UN receives a large number of applications for each job posting, so it can take several weeks or even months to hear back about your application. Keep applying for other jobs that match your skills and experience in the meantime.


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