Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) – New York

Full Time
Posted 2 years ago

Applications for this vacancy MUST be sent with the relevant attachments (Cover Letter & CV) to the following email address:   Only applications received at this email address will be accepted.  Kindly indicate the following reference on your application:  # ASG, RBAS.


UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.  We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience, in order to sustain development results.


UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change.  We support countries’ efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals which will guide global development priorities for the next 10 years.


RBAS covers 17 Country Offices (with the 18th located in the occupied Palestinian territory) and one Regional Service Centre, located in Amman.  Across the region, UNDP helps countries build and share their own solutions to urgent development challenges, supporting coalitions for change and connecting individuals and institutions so they can share knowledge, experience and resources.  As countries develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of regional and global partners.  The regional priorities include democratic governance and peace building, sustainable development, reducing inequalities, disaster and conflict risk reduction, climate change and the advancement of women, among others.


The Regional Director is the leader of UNDP in the region as well as a member of UNDP’s corporate leadership, and as such, serves as a role model for corporate values, behaviors and substantive skills.

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