Call for Roster of Senior Consultants

Organizational Unit: Multilateral Diplomacy Programme

Published on: 22 September 2017

Deadline for applications: 22 November 2017

Programme description

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a training arm of the United Nations System, serving some 50,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting close to 500 capacity development and research activities around the world. We empower individuals, governments and organizations through knowledge and learning to effectively overcome contemporary global challenges. The Mission of UNITAR is to develop capacities of individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and to support country-level action for shaping a better future. Training targets include two key groups of beneficiaries: the delegates to the United Nations and others who develop intergovernmental agreements establishing global norms, policies, and programmes, and the key national change agents who turn the global agreements into action at the national level.

An effective United Nations requires the full and meaningful participation of all Member States on a level playing field. It is against this backdrop that UNITAR’s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme (MDP) works closely with Member States and a number of other partners to strengthen the capacities of diplomats and other government officers in multilateral diplomacy, particularly in view of increasing performance in conferences and meetings convened at the United Nations and through other regional organizations.

Call description

The Multilateral Diplomacy Programme is now calling for experienced trainers / subject matter experts to join its roster. We are seeking individuals who can support the programme in enabling people and institutions to make meaningful contributions towards the multilateral diplomacy field. More specifically, thematic areas covered by the call are as follows:

Minimum requirements

An advanced degree in one of the above-mentioned fields with at least 7 years of experience is necessary. Proficiency in English is essential; proficiency in French, Arabic or other UN languages will be considered as an asset.

How to apply

All applicants should send their Resume and a Statement of interest to Mr. Philippe Aubert at the email address:

UNITAR will contact eligible candidates; only short listed candidates will be invited for the interview. Successful candidates will be included in the roster for the maximum period of 3 years.

UNITAR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, visa or other fee).