Delegation of the European Union
to the United Nations - New York

Job Opening: Policy Assistant

01/02/2021 - 17:57
Local agents

We are

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union between 27 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

As a UN observer with enhanced status, the EU coordinates the 27 EU Member States so as to speak with one voice. The EU also works closely with the UN secretariat and its agencies, funds & programmes, partnering on a range of global issues and challenges.

We offer

We offer a position of Policy Assistant. Under this position, the recruited person will serve as support staff in the Sustainable Development Section of the Delegation, and will contribute to the proper functioning of the section.  Duties will cover policy and administrative tasks. This includes drafting and editing of reports and correspondence concerning EU policies on Sustainable Development and Agenda 2030, contacts with other diplomatic missions and the UN as well as active preparation of and participation in meetings. It will also include administrative support functions for the section such as the organisation of visitor programs and missions, filing, archiving, etc. This job function may be modified in accordance with the needs of the Delegation.

We offer a collegial atmosphere in an international environment.

Salary level ranges between $5,598.00 and $8812.00 per month based on relevant employment experience. Benefits including a retirement savings plan, medical and dental insurance are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions. Working hours are 37.5 per week. 

The Delegation is located at 666 Third Avenue, New York, 10017.

We look for

Bachelors' degree

General knowledge of EU Sustainable Development policies and of UN Agenda 2030

One year experience required

Thorough knowledge of written and spoken English

Flexibility with working hours

High level of responsibility, discretion, and initiative

Excellent organisational skills

Excellent communication skills and a team player

Ability to work under pressure and autonomously

Ability and/or familiarity working in a multicultural office, as part of an international team

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) 

Knowledge of operation of an EU Delegation and/or UN is an asset

Knowledge of French and any other EU language is an asset


How to apply :

It is important to note that applicants must have an existing US work authorization that does not require EU sponsorship.

Please send a cover letter and resume via the Indeed website (Reference EUNYC01/2021). No later than 8 February, 2021 at 12:00 noon (EST). Create your resume online via the free EUROPASS cv link (  Only a complete application and a Europass CV received through will be considered.

On the basis of the applications, pre-selected candidates will be invited for an interview / assessment procedure.

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to



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