New UN Job Listings

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Organization: International Rescue Committee

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Sunday, 26 March 2023

Deputy Director of Programs

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Sunday, 26 March 2023

Tax Specialist

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Sunday, 26 March 2023

Immigration Legal Assistant

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Sunday, 26 March 2023

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Program Assistant

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Sunday, 26 March 2023

Community Engagement Manager

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Sunday, 26 March 2023

Finance Specialist

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Sunday, 26 March 2023

Employment and Cash Specialist

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Sunday, 26 March 2023

Transformation Change Management and Communications Lead, Montreal

Organization: International Civil Aviation Organization

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Sunday, 05 February 2023

Consultant – Technical Writer, Montreal

Organization: International Civil Aviation Organization

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Wednesday, 08 February 2023

PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT, Entebbe

Organization: United Nations Secretariat

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Friday, 24 February 2023

Technical Specialist in Strategic Adaptation Planning and Capacity Building, Panama City

Organization: United Nations Environment Programme

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Thursday, 02 February 2023

SENIOR LIAISON OFFICER [Temporary], Bogota

Organization: United Nations Truce Supervision Organization

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Wednesday, 01 February 2023

Technical Specialist in Institutional Strengthening and Facilitation, Panama City

Organization: United Nations Environment Programme

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Thursday, 02 February 2023

MEETINGS SERVICES ASSISTANT, New York City

Organization: Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Friday, 24 February 2023

Consultoria técnica em gênero na publicidade para Aliança Sem Estereótipos no Brasil

Organization: United Nations Development Programme

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Friday, 10 February 2023

Shelter Assistant, Kharkiv

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Thursday, 09 February 2023

Project Assistant (Shelter and Settlements), Kharkiv

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Sunday, 12 February 2023

Practicante Universitario(a) - Recuperación Económica, Barranquilla

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Wednesday, 01 February 2023

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Grants Specialist, Caracas

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Teacher (non-formal education), Athens

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Added: Thursday, 26 January 2023

Deadline: Thursday, 09 February 2023

UN Jobs : how to build a career in United nations

Getting a job in the UN is a dream for many people, as a UN job is an amazing chance to grow both professionally and personally while getting priceless experience. Working for the UN, one should expect working in a team of international experts, competitive salaries, and great career opportunities. So, let's have a more detailed look at job types offered by the UN and clarify how to become a part of this powerful organization.

But the main question is “how to get a job at the un” without spending 10 years to achieve this dream ?

How to Start the UN Career

If you love our planet and people and are eager to change the world for better, you will certainly find an ideal job for yourself in the UN. This organization is a huge employer, offering numerous career opportunities not only for experienced professionals but also for those who are just looking for a dream job. Competition is usually fierce, as there are often many candidates for the same position, which is proof that UN jobs are desirable and popular. Nevertheless, it's possible to become a UN worker. But be ready to prepare for it, as it may not be as easy as people eager to start a career in the UN usually expect. Now, let's have a look at the main steps you'll have to do to start the UN career.

  1. Prepare. The best way to start is to browse the United Nations official website to get a better understanding of what you are offered. This may be super helpful for those who do not yet understand what they are looking for. On the website, you will have a chance to get acquainted with a list of job openings, areas, and qualifications required. Information is everything, so be prepared.
  2. Choose the staff category. As we have already mentioned, there are several staff categories to choose from. So, the next step is choosing the category. You should take into account your skills and interests, as well as work experience (it's essential for some jobs).
  3. Make sure you have enough experience and qualification for the position chosen. Understandably, each position has a set of requirements you should meet for your application to be considered. Sometimes candidates don't pay attention to the requirements relying on luck. It's completely wrong, as in this case people just waste their time applying. We'll discuss general requirements a little bit later.
  4. Register an account. Having selected a job, you should proceed to the next step - registration. To register a personal account, you'll have to provide some personal information (like your date of birth, your name, email, etc). You'll also have to provide some information about your qualification. And the last step is to create a user name and a password.
  5. Choose a job and apply. Think twice whether you meet all the requirements not to waste your time for nothing. You can apply for as many positions as you like. Instead using CV, you will need to use forms as UN p11 form (personal history form).  The applying process is not a complicated one, you just have to follow the instructions.
  6. Wait for an interview invitation. Having applied for a job (or several), all you have to do is wait. You will be able to check the status of your application in your account. Be attentive, as only those selected for an interview will be informed about the result.

There are several programs designed to help young people to find a career path in the UN. One of the most popular is the Young Professionals Programme (we'll discuss it a little bit later).


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