US State Department Launches Tool for Announcing UN Jobs to US Citizens

A view of United Nations Headquarters from Gantry State Park in Queens, N.Y. The U.S. State Department launches an online tool to help U.S. citizens find information about job opportunities within U.N. agencies and programs. Photo by: Eskinder Debebe / United Nations

The U.S. Department of State is giving U.S. citizens a new tool where they can find information about employment opportunities within the U.N. and its agencies and programs.

The department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs launched a revamped website detailing U.N. vacancies that U.S. citizens can apply for. The website also lists employment opportunities with other international organizations.

(Devex publishes all development jobs at the U.N. and other public and private-sector organizations online.)

The State Department first indicated the development of this website in its response to a report from the Government Accountability Office that called attention to the underrepresentation of the U.S. in at least four U.N. bodies.

>> State Department Eyes New Tool for Advertising UN Jobs to US Citizens

Among the features of the new website are:

- Detailed information about current openings at various international organizations.- A “user-friendly” job search tool.- An option to subscribe to personalized job alerts that will be received by e-mail. - Fact sheets on salaries, benefits and other basic information about working with the U.N. and other international organizations.

“The Department of State encourages qualified U.S citizens to apply for these positions. As the largest financial contributor to most of these organizations, the United States has a major interest in the composition and quality of their staff and their ability to carry out programs effectively and efficiently,” a news release announcing the launch of the website reads.

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