City: Dakar

Dakar Jobs

Call for Roster: Human Resources Officer NOB/SC9/SSA9, Dakar (Regional Bureau), Dakar

Organization: World Food Programme

Added: Friday, 02 December 2022

Deadline: Sunday, 01 January 2023

Supply Chain Data Administrator, Dakar

Organization: myAgro

Added: Thursday, 01 December 2022

Deadline: Saturday, 31 December 2022

Call for Roster: Human Resources Officer NOA/SC8/SSA8, Dakar (Regional Bureau), Dakar

Organization: World Food Programme

Added: Thursday, 01 December 2022

Deadline: Sunday, 01 January 2023

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Call for Roster: Human Resources Associate, G6/SC6/SSA6, Dakar (Regional Bureau), Dakar

Organization: World Food Programme

Added: Thursday, 01 December 2022

Deadline: Sunday, 01 January 2023

Other, Dakar

Organization: World Bank

Added: Thursday, 01 December 2022

Deadline: Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Administrative Assistant/Facilities - Administration/Office Support, Dakar

Organization: World Bank

Added: Thursday, 01 December 2022

Deadline: Friday, 23 December 2022

Head of Programme (Roving), Dakar

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Added: Thursday, 01 December 2022

Deadline: Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Senior Energy Specialist - Energy, Dakar

Organization: World Bank

Added: Thursday, 01 December 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Regional Quality Assurance Advisor, Dakar

Organization: World Vision

Added: Thursday, 01 December 2022

Deadline: Sunday, 11 December 2022

Regional Grants Acquisition & Management Specialist, Dakar

Organization: World Vision

Added: Thursday, 01 December 2022

Deadline: Sunday, 11 December 2022

E T Consultant (Operations Analyst) - Operations, Dakar

Organization: International Finance Corporation

Added: Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Deadline: Thursday, 08 December 2022

Associate Investment Officer - Investment, Dakar

Organization: International Finance Corporation

Added: Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Deadline: Sunday, 11 December 2022

Communications & Knowledge Management Analyst, Dakar

Organization: United Nations Development Programme

Added: Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Deadline: Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Receptionist - Administration/Office Support, Dakar

Organization: World Bank

Added: Monday, 28 November 2022

Deadline: Friday, 16 December 2022

Regional ESMS Specialist, Dakar

Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature

Added: Sunday, 27 November 2022

Deadline: Sunday, 18 December 2022

Procurement Officer, NOB, Dakar, Dakar

Organization: World Food Programme

Added: Sunday, 27 November 2022

Deadline: Sunday, 11 December 2022

Visual Communication Associate : Graphic Designer/Videographer/Photographer, Dakar

Organization: United Nations Development Programme

Added: Friday, 25 November 2022

Deadline: Friday, 09 December 2022

Agent Administratif et Logistique, Dakar

Organization: United Nations Development Programme

Added: Friday, 25 November 2022

Deadline: Saturday, 03 December 2022

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Monitoring & Reporting Analyste, Dakar

Organization: United Nations Development Programme

Added: Friday, 25 November 2022

Deadline: Friday, 09 December 2022

Programme Policy Officer (Gender), NOA, Dakar - RE-ADVERTISED, Dakar

Organization: World Food Programme

Added: Friday, 25 November 2022

Deadline: Friday, 09 December 2022

Coordinateur·rice Unité de Support psycho-social (PSU) – Région Afrique de l’Ouest H/F, Dakar

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières

Added: Friday, 25 November 2022

Deadline: Thursday, 15 December 2022

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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