New UN Job Listings

HQ HR Officer (m/f/x), Brussels

Organization: Mรฉdecins Sans Frontiรจres

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 17 December 2020

HEAD OF FINANCE AND HR DEPARTMENT - LYBIA, Tunis

Organization: Action Contre la Faim France

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Saturday, 02 January 2021

OMCT MENAโ€“Legal officer / Libya program, Tunis

Organization: World Organisation Against Torture

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Friday, 25 December 2020

Country Director - Zambia, Lusaka

Organization: Norwegian Church Aid

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 17 December 2020

COUNTRY HR BUSINESS PARTNER, AddisAbaba

Organization: Oxfam GB

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Accounting & Finance Manager, Istanbul

Organization: Medecins du Monde - Turkey (MDM-T) / Dunya Doktorlari Dernegi

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Sunday, 03 January 2021

Asistente tรฉcnico/a en comunicaciones (SB3 PEG1) R2020-000980, Bogota

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Sunday, 13 December 2020

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer, Beirut

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 17 December 2020

Project Coordination Officer, Sarajevo

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 10 December 2020

Programme Assistant - UNODC, Colombo

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 17 December 2020

Project Assistant, Manila

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 10 December 2020

NUNV COVID-19 Response Coordination Officer (UNICEF), New Delhi

Organization: UN Office United Nations Volunteers

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 17 December 2020

Human Resources Analyst and Learning Manager (NOA - Haiti), Port-au-Prince

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Friday, 25 December 2020

Group Manager - Security

Organization: Fred Hollows Foundation

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Friday, 08 January 2021

Safeguarding Consultant

Organization: The Queen's Commonwealth Trust

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Tuesday, 15 December 2020

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT OFFICER, Montreal

Organization: UN United Nations Environment Programme

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Sunday, 17 January 2021

SENIOR COORDINATION OFFICER, Geneve

Organization: UN United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Sunday, 17 January 2021

JUDICIAL AFFAIRS OFFICER, Juba

Organization: UN United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Saturday, 02 January 2021

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER [Temporary], Geneve

Organization: UN United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 17 December 2020

Chief of Section, Movement Control [Temporary], New York City

Organization: UN Department of Operational Support

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 10 December 2020

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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