New UN Job Listings

ENGINEER, Port-au-Prince

Organization: UN United Nations Mission Integrated Office in Haiti

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Friday, 18 December 2020

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER [Temporary], TRIPOLI (LIBYA)

Organization: UN United Nations Support Mission in Libya

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 17 December 2020

FINANCE AND BUDGET ASSISTANT, Juba

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

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Friday, 18 December 2020

DOCUMENTS ASSISTANT, Geneve

Organization: UN United Nations Office at Geneva

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Saturday, 02 January 2021

Economic Affairs Officer, Addis Ababa

Organization: UN Economic Commission for Africa

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Sunday, 17 January 2021

INTERPRETER - ARABIC (WAE Reserve List) (Multiple Duty Stations) [Temporary], OTHER

Organization: UN United Nations Office at Geneva

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Sunday, 13 December 2020

LEGAL OFFICER (Temporary Job Opening) [Temporary], Geneve

Organization: UN United Nations Office at Geneva

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 10 December 2020

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER (Temporary Job Opening) [Temporary], Geneve

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 10 December 2020

INTERN - Disaster Risk Reduction [Temporary], Geneve

Organization: UN United Nations Environment Programme

Added: Friday, 04 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 24 December 2020

Senior Program Manager, Washington DC

Organization: American Bar Association

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Friday, 01 January 2021

Food Safety and Quality Consultant, Panama City

Organization: World Food Programme

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Sunday, 27 December 2020

Protection & Community Engagement Advisor

Organization: People in Need

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Sunday, 31 January 2021

Project Manager, Akkar (Lebanon), Qobayat

Organization: We World

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Sunday, 20 December 2020

Project Officer ECHO, Bekaa (Lebanon), Zahle

Organization: We World

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 17 December 2020

Proposal Quality Assurance Expert Required!, Islamabad

Organization: AAN Associates

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 31 December 2020

Final Evaluation Consultant for Livelihoods and Food Security Project, Moyamba

Organization: APT Action on Poverty

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Friday, 11 December 2020

Project Coordinator, Al Dhale

Organization: Medair

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Wednesday, 03 March 2021

Country Director - Syria, Damascus

Organization: Triangle Gรฉnรฉration Humanitaire

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Friday, 18 December 2020

Call for Proposals | Virtual Learning Event Organiser

Organization: ALNAP

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Friday, 11 December 2020

Call for proposals | Evaluation Strategy During COVID-19 | ALNAPโ€™s Skills Building - Workshop 1

Organization: ALNAP

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Sunday, 13 December 2020

Call for proposals | Evolving Evaluation Practice | ALNAPโ€™s Skills Building Day โ€“ Workshop 2

Organization: ALNAP

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Sunday, 13 December 2020

International Consultant โ€“ Integration study UNHCR Greece

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Thursday, 10 December 2020

Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit

Organization: Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies

Added: Thursday, 03 December 2020

Deadline: Wednesday, 09 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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