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UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD – Prosperity For All

UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. Their headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland, with offices in New York and Addis Ababa. UNCTAD is part of the UN Secretariat and reports to the UN General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council but have our own membership, leadership, and budget. 

Globalization, including a phenomenal expansion of trade, has helped lift millions out of poverty. But not nearly enough people have benefited. And tremendous challenges remain.

UNCTAD supports developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively. And helps equip them to deal with the potential drawbacks of greater economic integration. To do this, UNCTAD provides analysis, consensus-building, and technical assistance. This helps them to use trade, investment, finance, and technology as vehicles for inclusive and sustainable development.

 

As part of the United Nations Secretariat, UNCTAD employs a recruitment process that is governed by the United Nations staff selection system (Inspira), which publishes a compendium of current job openings within the United Nations Secretariat.
 
With a view to achieving a more equitable gender balance in the organization, UNCTAD encourages the application of qualified women, particularly to senior-level positions.
 
For the recruitment to entry-level positions in UNCTAD (P-1/P-2), candidates are selected through the United Nations’ annual national competitive recruitment examination process – the United Nations Young Professional Programme (YPP).
 
Find out more about UNCTAD and what they do here.
 
 

Current jobs

GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT [Temporary]
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-04-21
Geneva (Switzerland)
UNCTAD INTERNSHIP in the Africa Section, Research and Policy Analysis Branch, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes [Temporary]
Internship
Closes soon: 2019-04-20
Geneva (Switzerland)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-05-11
Geneva (Switzerland)
RESEARCH ASSISTANT
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2019-04-25
Geneva (Switzerland)
UNCTAD INTERNSHIP - Office of the Assistant Secretary-General [Temporary]
Internship
Closes: 2019-05-24
Geneva (Switzerland)
UNCTAD Internship in the Intellectual Property Unit I, Division of Investment and Enterprise [Temporary]
Internship
Closes: 2019-05-24
Geneva (Switzerland)
INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-05-05
Kigali (Rwanda)
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2019-05-05
New York City (United States of America)
SENIOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2019-05-04
Geneva (Switzerland)
UNCTAD Internship in Project Management - Training and Outreach Unit/Division on Globalization and Development Strategies [Temporary]
Internship
Closes: 2019-05-19
Geneva (Switzerland)