UN project officer

  • Professional
  • New York, United States

UN project officer

Job description

The project officer will support and be part of Crisis Group’s UN team in promoting our work with diplomats and international officials in New York. Our team works closely with members of the Security Council and the UN secretariat to share the policy proposals developed by our regional analysts. The project officer will primarily focus on arranging meetings, briefings and other advocacy activities around the UN, in addition to monitoring events in the Security Council and other UN forums relevant to Crisis Group’s work. While the role is mainly organisational, there will be opportunities to contribute to UN-related research.


  • Plan, schedule and oversee in-person and online briefings by Crisis Group staff to Security Council members, UN officials and other members of the UN community.

  • Coordinate Crisis Group’s activities around the annual high-level session of the UN General Assembly, and other major events in the UN calendar.

  • Monitor Security Council meetings and other relevant events at UN headquarters, and circulate reports on significant developments to relevant Crisis Group colleagues.

  • Assist the UN team in preparing advocacy products – such as statements, commentaries and letters – for the UN community.

  • Maintain an up-to-date database of Crisis Group’s UN contacts.

  • Liaise with colleagues in Crisis Group’s other advocacy locations?, including Brussels, DC, Turkey, and others on joint initiatives.

  • Lead on the recruitment, selection, mentoring and day-to-day management of interns within the UN team.


Requirements include

  • At least 2 years of experience working with NGOs, government or other relevant institutions.

  • Proven organisational skills, especially involving event planning, diary management, etc.

  • Proven ability to liaise with official counterparts diplomatically and efficiently.

  • A commitment to teamwork and ability to balance multiple priorities.

  • Good working knowledge of international affairs. Detailed knowledge of the UN system is advantageous but not essential.

  • Solid written and spoken English is essential. The ability to communicate in one or more of the other “UN languages” (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is advantageous but not essential.

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant topic is advantageous but less important than a strong track record of organisational work.

  • Crisis Group cannot sponsor a work permit for this position. You should be eligible to work in the US.

Please apply before 3 July 2022