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The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations is seeking a Secretary to diplomats at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.


1. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

・ Full time local staff. Monday through Friday. 8hrs/day. 3 months’ probation period


・ 2 years with possible extension.

Manage appointment schedules for diplomats

  1. Respond to telephone calls, both incoming and outgoing, with efficiency and professional etiquette   
  2. Coordinate logistics/protocol for conferences, meetings, briefings, receptions, and other official functions
  3. Draft and prepare letters and diplomatic correspondence
  4. Prepare and main invitation cards for official functions
  5. Prepare and mail greeting cards and tray cards for luncheons and dinners
  6. Research topics related to the United Nations and Japan as required by the Mission staff members
  7. Update and develop contact information including the bio of VIPs as well as invitation list databases
  8. Receive and sort incoming mail
  9. Assist the official functions as a receptionist
  10. Receive guests and serve tea
  11. Respond to inquiries
  12. Give oral or written briefings to senior diplomats dependent on the situation
  13. Receive dictation from diplomats, take accurate and quick notes, and keep records or write up summaries as required
  14. Cover other secretaries as needed


2. Requirements/Preferences:

  1. U.S. citizenship or green card required
  2. Computer skills, typing skills (60wpm minimum) and excellent English writing and verbal communications skills required, French or Spanish skills preferred
  3. College degree preferred
  4. Basic knowledge of international affairs and diplomacy preferred
  5. Familiarity with Japanese language and culture preferred


3. Job Location

 Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations

(866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 230 New York, NY10017)


If interested, please send a cover letter and resume by August 21, 2015 to and

both email with “PMJ Secretary Position” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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