The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit) is an independent intergovernmental organisation based in Rome that works to modernise, harmonise and coordinate private and in particular commercial law as between States and groups of States by preparing treaties, model laws, principles and other types of uniform rules.

We are currently inviting applications for the position of SECRETARY to perform the following main duties:

  • preparation and translation of documents (typing drafts of material to be produced as documentation; translating and proofreading documents; controlling quality and formatting outgoing documents; excellent editing skills);


  • secretarial and clerical support for officers on specific projects and substitution of colleagues in the Secretariat in case of absence;


  • correspondence management (handling incoming and outgoing correspondence; taking dictation and/or preparing draft responses to correspondence; copying and classifying letters, maintaining common files, copies of correspondences and general documentation);


  • administrative support (receiving calls and visitors, liaising with administrative staff of the Host Country, Embassies and international organisations; organising meetings logistics, and performing other duties as assigned in the general area of the work of the Institute).


The candidate should possess a secondary school or its equivalent technical or commercial school diploma and have a minimum of 5 years of administrative experience, of which preferably 3 within an international organisation, law firm or large corporation.

The official languages of Unidroit are English and French, and therefore the ideal candidate should be perfectly fluent (mother tongue) in one and have working knowledge of the other. Knowledge of Italian or Spanish would be deemed an additional asset. He or she should speak and write clearly and effectively, work well with figures, and have sound computer skills (MS Office).

Duration of the appointment: Initially 3 years, renewable

Salary: Competitive salary at the range of the scales of the Rome-based UN Organisations.

Entry on duty:  late September 2022.

Applications should be addressed to the Secretary-General of Unidroit including CV and references, and sent by e-mail to  no later than 22 August 2022.

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Please note that only the candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.