Job opening: Adviser - Peace and Security

The Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations in New York is currently looking for an adviser for a combined policy and administrative portfolio. Application deadline: August 6th, 2021.

The position will be divided between working for the Police Adviser as part of the Team for Peace Diplomacy and Operations and other administrative tasks for the Mission. This is a temporary position for a period of 12 months, with a possibility for renewal.

Main duties involve a diverse array of administrative tasks, including:

  • Contact with United Nations and Member States on both operational and policy matters relating to police, justice, rule of law and counter-terrorism
  • Policy tasks include but are not limited to: attending meetings, participating in negotiations, drafting speaking points and other reporting.
  • Administrative tasks include but are not limited to: planning events, facilitating visits, registering speakers and delegations, and official correspondence with the UN.

The employer reserves the right to change the job content as needed.


Apply here: Adviser - Peace and Security - The Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations (


  • Higher level of general education, College Degree, or higher and relevant work experience
  • International experience and background from multilateral work and knowledge of the United Nations is preferred
  • Very good English skills, both verbally and written
  • Knowledge of the Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is preferred
  • Good knowledge of the use of IT tools (MS Office)
  • Sense of order, accuracy, and punctuality
  • Ability to cope under high work pressure
  • Ability to solve problems and challenges at hand
  • Good service, communication, and collaborative skills

We offer:

  • Independent tasks in a pleasant, interesting, and hectic environment. Wages in accordance with agreement, in addition to health insurance and pension plan.
  • An inclusive, positive, and dynamic work environment, where all are engaged in day-to-day decision-making.
  • Opportunity to engage with a broad network in the diplomatic and international community of New York.

Additional information:

  • Regular working hours are 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. At times, you will be expected to work additional hours including occasional weekend work. Daily working hours are to be agreed upon appointment.
  • Staff recruited locally are subject to terms and conditions of service in accordance with US, state, and/or local employment law.
  • All applicants must apply at the designated online portal. Applicants are expected to attach a CV/resume and cover letter
  • The Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and to creating a diverse working environment, free from discrimination, where everyone is included and treated fairly, based on merit alone. We are an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or other category protected by law.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, hold a Green Card or have a valid work permit. We will not sponsor a visa or work permit. We ask that you state your status in the US in the application.

Application deadline: August 6th, 2021

For questions, please contact Police Adviser Jon Christian Møller ( (before June 28) or Consul Viggo Jørgensen ( (from June 28).

Background information

The Permanent Mission of Norway in New York represents Norway at the United Nations and is located within walking distance of the UN headquarters in Manhattan. The Mission has 44 employees covering a broad set of areas in the UN such as development, peace and security, human rights, humanitarian and international law issues, elections, education, health, and climate. We share offices and administration with the Norwegian Consulate General.

Norway is a non-permanent member at the UN Security Council for the period of 2021-22. As a fast-paced and inclusive working environment, we are looking for team players that work strategically, prioritize well and are results-oriented.