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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 140,713 USD and 184,253 USD.

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Vehicle Regulations, Road Traffic Safety and Transport Innovations Section (VRRTSTIS) of the Sustainable Transport Division (STD) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), based in Geneva, Switzerland. The incumbent provides services to the intergovernmental bodies on road transport (SC.1) and road traffic safety (WP.1) and participates in the preparation and servicing of all intergovernmental meetings in these fields; as well as in their follow up, including all work concerning the legal instruments administered by those bodies. The incumbent works under the direct supervision by the P5, Chief of Section VRRTSTIS, and overall supervision by the D1, Chief of Service, STD. This position is available temporarily through 31 March 2025. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.


  1. Participates in the preparation, servicing and follow-up of the biannual sessions of the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1). This involves assisting in the drafting of agendas and reports of meetings as well as working documents as requested by the Secretary of WP.1. Material for documents is obtained in consultation with Governments, international and non-governmental organizations. Servicing of sessions involves ensuring the most efficient running of the meeting by assisting the Chair and other delegates, and introducing items when required. 2. Provides secretariat services in the preparation, servicing and follow-up of the annual sessions of the Working Party on Road Transport (SC.1). Description as above. Drafting of agendas, working documents (as needed) and reports. 3. Assist Governments in adhering to, revising and updating international legal instruments including the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic (and related Protocol), the 1968 Conventions on Road Traffic and on Road Signs and Signals and the European Agreements Supplementing them, the European Agreement on Main International Traffic Arteries (AGR), and the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) and its Protocols as well as the non-binding Consolidated Resolutions on Road Traffic (R.E.1), Road Signs and Signals (R.E.2) and the Consolidated Resolution on the Facilitation of International Road Transport (R.E.4). This function involves capacity building and technical assistance in the subject areas, as well as the preparation of documentation for relevant intergovernmental meetings, posting them on the Internet, communicating amendment proposals to the Office of Legal Affairs in New York and providing information to Governments on the content of legal instruments and the procedures involved in acceding to them. 4. Participates in the preparation, servicing and follow-up of Ad hoc and expert group meetings mandated by the Working Party on Road Transport (SC.1) and the Inland Transport Committee. 5. Participates in fund raising as needed, as well as in UNECE awareness raising campaigns and projects' preparation and development. 6. Performs other related duties as required.


• Professionalism: Excellent knowledge in servicing intergovernmental meetings related to transport including drafting documents, agendas and reports, assisting governments in adhering to, revising and updating international legal instruments. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


University degree in economics, law, civil engineering, or social sciences preferably with a specialization in transport is required. Other university degrees in economics or law would be acceptable if supported by specific experience in the fields of road transport or road safety. A first-level university degree in any field in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the specific university degree.

Job - Specific Qualification

Not available.

Work Experience

Five (5) years of practical experience in the fields of road transport or road traffic safety at both national and international levels with stress on the latter is required. Fund raising and/or project management experience is desirable.


Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is available temporarily through 31 March 2025. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are un-represented or under-represented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 Jan 2024, are strongly encouraged to apply: Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Germany, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Nauru, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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