External Affairs Manager – ICC United Nations Program

We are looking to recruit an experienced government affairs manager to support the development of our new UN program.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the world’s largest business organization with a global reach to over 6 million members in more than 100 countries. Our members include many of the world’s largest corporations through to SMEs and local associations.

ICC was recently granted Observer Status at the United Nations – providing business with a direct voice into the UN system for the first time.

We are looking to recruit an experienced government affairs manager to support the development of our new UN program. The post will involve tracking and engaging on a broad range of UN work-streams – on issues such as supply-chain responsibility, the internet and technology, taxation, and trade and financing.

This is an exciting position with the opportunity to help shape a new program for global business engagement with the UN.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain, drive and extend ICC’s relations with the United Nations and member delegations in New York.
  • Perform a key role in researching, analyzing and representing ICC’s UN agenda.
  • Prepare notes, presentations, and briefings for ICC members and internal stakeholders.
  • Identify, anticipate and advise on UN political/legislative developments through targeted monitoring of UN policy processes.
  • Actively stay informed and aware of UN policy developments affecting business and keep members and internal stakeholders informed on a timely basis.
  • Work with ICC member companies and staff to develop policy positions on key UN processes.
  • Develop and implement UN engagement strategies on issues of interest to ICC members.
  • Represent ICC at UN meetings, including committee sessions and preparatory conferences.
  • Contribute to the organization of flagship ICC/UN events, including around the annual General Assembly week.

Work Relations

  • Supports and works closely with the ICC Permanent Observer in New York.
  • Reporting to the Global Communications Director/Chief of Staff at ICC Headquarters.
  • Supports and works closely with the ICC Permanent Observer in New York.
  • Works with ICC Policy Managers at ICC Headquarters.
  • Liaises with all other ICC Departments when required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), or appropriate combination of education and significant experience.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a public affairs/stakeholder relations role – ideally within a business or trade association environment.
  • Experience of engaging with relevant international stakeholders including NGOs, governments and international bodies.
  • Proven ability to work with senior business executives in multiple geographies.
  • Experience working in an international role.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Confidence to represent the organization to key external stakeholders and governments.
  • Excellent project management skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and juggle projects and deadlines.
  • Understanding of: international political environments; the role of multinational business in development; current global policy priorities – in particular, issues related to trade, technology, and sustainable development.
  • Good working knowledge of multilateral agencies and their priorities.

Terms and conditions

Start date: As soon as possible
Duration of contract: Open
Salary Range: Circa $85,000 annual gross salary
Location: New York City

How to apply

Applications, consisting of a full CV and a cover letter should be submitted electronically to ICC HR Director, Mila Grzyb, at Recrutement_Service@iccwbo.org and ICC Global Communications Director/Chief of staff, Andrew Wilson at Andrew.Wilson@iccwbo.org.