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Program Assistant at the Quaker United Nations Office

We are a non-governmental organization, with offices at United Nations headquarters in New York and Geneva. In both locations, QUNO facilitates dialogue and works on specific issues by convening and facilitating informal, open conversations in which all participate on an equal footing. Working under the auspices of the Friends World Committee for Consultation, Quakers have been present and accredited to the UN since 1948. Our office in New York focus on areas of UN work that concern and engage Quakers from around the world. This includes programs on peacebuilding and conflict prevention.

Each year, the Quaker UN Office hires two Program Assistants in New York City. These are entry level positions for recent graduates who are interested in international affairs and the UN, and who have a commitment to Quaker principles of peace, nonviolence and equality. This competitive opportunity is a year-long service that involves everything from attending UN meetings to report writing, research, event planning, supporting communications and outreach work, and routine administration.
Applications for the New York Program Assistant Position are open 20th November, 2020 to 29 January, 2021. The position lasts for 13 months, from 1st August, 2021 to 31st August, 2022.
For more information about QUNO and our programs, please visit our website at or contact us at 212-682-2745.