Under-Secretary General Applications


The deadline for USG Applications has now passed. You may still submit your application, but priority will be given to applications received within the deadline.

Do you wish to get involved with a UN-accredited NGO? Would you like to organise and manage a team? Do you think you could contribute to the success of the 20th edition of GIMUN Annual Conference? If yes, join us!

The 20th GIMUN Annual Conference will take place in Spring 2019 (the exact dates will be soon confirmed) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. We are recruiting talented volunteers willing to be involved in the organisation of  the key event of the UN student world.

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible to apply, you must be a student (please see the statutes of the NGO). Moreover, all positions within the NGO are unpaid.

Under-Secretary-General for Committee Management

You are an experienced MUN-er looking for a new challenge and you have many innovative topic ideas. You enjoy leading a team and solving crises. Ready to be the chairs conductor for our next edition? Then apply as Under-Secretary-General for Committee Management!


POST DESCRIPTION: The Under-Secretaries-General for Committee Management (USGCM) mostly work on the academic content of the conference. The USGs for Committee Management take part in the selection of the committees that are simulated and the topics that are discussed. They also recruit committee presidents and vice-presidents for each of the 6 committees. After this process, the USGs for Committee Management are in charge of the chair team before and during the conference. In particular, they must ensure that the study guides and all the other documents are well written and they coordinate the chairs and organise daily debriefings during the conference. The USGs for Committee Management also oversee internal communication and manage specific committee needs. In addition, they oversee the team of ambassadors and bloc representatives.

Candidates must have a good command of English, and knowledge of French will be considered an asset for this position. Previous experience with Model United Nations conferences will be valued.

DEADLINE: August 6th 2018 (23:59 CEST)

DURATION: August 2018 – March 2019

Under-Secretary-General for Press and Media

You’re creative and interested in journalistic work and you are active on social media? You’re looking for an opportunity to use these skills in a professional environment? You like to coordinate and to lead a team and you have strong communication skills? The position of Under-Secretary-General for Press and Media might be just right for you!


POST DESCRIPTION: The Under-Secretaries-General for Press and Media (USGPM) are in charge of issuing a daily newspaper as well as a podcast during the Annual Conference. Prior to the event, they recruit a team of journalists, photographers and graphic designers and design a new concept for the name and layout of the newspaper.  During the Annual Conference, the USGPMs supervise the team of journalists, proofread and format articles, write editorials, send newspapers in print and fetch them the next day on their way to the United Nations. USGPMs also manage and update GIMUN social media accounts during the week, such as our Twitter and Instagram accounts. For all those who want to strengthen their organisation and journalism skills, this unique experience is a great opportunity to manage a team of journalists in a semi-professional framework.

This position requires interest in journalism and social media. Evidence of solid writing skills will be requested. Technical and cinematographic knowledge are not mandatory, but experience in this field shall be valued. Candidates should be bilingual (English and French) or have a very good command of at least one of the two languages. It would be an advantage to have at least one USGPM living in Geneva to facilitate coordination.

DEADLINE: August 6th 2018 (23:59 CEST)

DURATION: August 2018 – March 2019

Under-Secretary-General for Cultural Events

Event management is your thing and you’re constantly coming up with new ideas for fun and creative activities? You’re motivated to contribute to an international MUN conference by organising prestigious and innovative social and cultural events? Then apply to become our Under-Secretary-General for Cultural Events!


POST DESCRIPTION: The Under-Secretaries-General for Cultural Events (USGCE) are responsible for organising the post-debates evening events and other cultural activities during the Annual Conference. These events are crucial to providing networking opportunities and of course a lot of fun for the 300 participants of GIMUN! All of our cultural events focus on getting to know other participants in a relaxed setting, on learning about Geneva and on making the conference a memorable experience. In recent years, our diverse events have included a tour of Geneva, a pub night, a costume night, and of course our prestigious gala night. The USGCE’s task will include developing ideas and concepts for these and/or new events, finding venues and choosing themes, and managing the events themselves. Don’t forget that this edition will be our 20th anniversary !

Being USGCE requires an open and creative mind and represents an excellent opportunity to have a first experience in large event management. To facilitate coordination, candidates must live in Geneva for the duration of this position to be eligible for the position.

DEADLINE: August 6th 2018 (23:59 CEST)

DURATION: August 2018 – March 2019

Under-Secretary-General for Logistics

You’re organised and efficient? Coordination, communication and leadership are your main strengths? You’re motivated to gain insights into the organisation behind the scenes of an international MUN? You want to make our conference an unforgettable experience for each and every participant? Then this position is just right for you!


POST DESCRIPTION: The Under-Secretaries-General for Logistics (USGL) are responsible for providing the [most] optimal logistical support to our 300 participants. It is thanks to them that the conference can run smoothly. Their position includes tasks as diverse as making reservations for accommodation around Geneva, organising meals, coordinating with the UN Offices in Geneva, where the conference will be held, and helping participants to find their way in the city. Moreover, they are responsible for choosing and managing all the goodies that are given to participants. Finally, the USGL will assist the Under-Secretaries-General for Cultural Events when finalising the organisation of the various events and activities during the conference.  

Being USGL requires very strong coordination and organization skills and the position represents a magnificent opportunity to make use of them in an international environment. To facilitate coordination, candidates must live in Geneva to be eligible for this position.

DEADLINE: August 6th 2018 (23:59 CEST)

DURATION: August 2018 – March 2019

Under-Secretary-General for Translation

You have translation experience and would like to contribute to our bilingual environment? You’re communicative and capable of leading a team? You’re interested in the United Nations as a work environment and would like to gain insights into the organisation of an international MUN conference? Then apply as Under-Secretary-General for Translation!


POST DESCRIPTION: The Under-Secretary-General for Translation (USGT) is in charge of recruiting and managing the team of translators, a task which is vital and challenging in a bilingual environment such as GIMUN. All documents produced before and during the conference need to be translated from English to French or vice-versa, such as study guides, procedural documents and draft resolutions. Thus, this is a fantastic opportunity for young translators to work in a professional environment and gain very valuable insight into the UN system, all while contributing to GIMUN’s outstanding bilingualism.

Experienced and motivated candidates only will be considered and evidence will be requested. Good communication and leadership skills are essential assets for this position, as constant communication within the team, with the SGs and the interpretation team is necessary.

DEADLINE: August 5th 2018 (23:59 CEST)

DURATION: August 2018 – March 2019

Under-Secretary-General for Human Resources

You have great communication skills and love to work together with people? You like working with people from various backgrounds? You want to play matchmaker between delegates and countries, while providing the optimal GIMUN experience to everyone participating? Then apply as an Under-Secretary-General for Human Resources – We’d love to have you on our team!


POST DESCRIPTION : The Under-Secretaries-General for Human Resources (USGHR) are in charge of recruiting the Annual Conference participants, which includes delegates, ambassadors and bloc representatives. Participant recruitment, which is done in several phases that are determined by the team in accordance with the Secretaries-General, usually takes place from November to January. The recruitment team is therefore crucial, because it is the main point of contact for participants prior to the Annual Conference, and the quality of the debates highly depends on its abilities to recruit good candidates. If this position does not require any previous human resources experience, candidates must, however, have taken part in at least one Model United Nations before.

DEADLINE: August 6th 2018 (23:59 CEST)

DURATION: August 2018 – March 2019