City: Nairobi

Nairobi Jobs

Technical Officer (Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse [PSEA]), Nairobi

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization

Added: Friday, 21 June 2024

Deadline: Friday, 12 July 2024

SECONDMENT-Regional Specialized Officer-RB Nairobi, Nairobi

Organization: International Criminal Police Organization

Added: Friday, 21 June 2024

Deadline: Sunday, 18 August 2024

Project Communications Associate, Nairobi

Organization: United Nations Development Programme

Added: Friday, 21 June 2024

Deadline: Tuesday, 25 June 2024

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VN 2024 366 Head, Climate Mobility Innovation Lab (P4) Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi

Organization: International Organization for Migration

Added: Thursday, 20 June 2024

Deadline: Wednesday, 03 July 2024

Regional Supply Chain Specialist (Substitution), Nairobi

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Added: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Deadline: Friday, 28 June 2024

Regional Human Resources & Administration Manager, Nairobi

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Added: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Deadline: Sunday, 07 July 2024

Regional HR Specialist(Substitution), Nairobi

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Added: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Deadline: Sunday, 07 July 2024

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Assistant, Nairobi

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Added: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Deadline: Saturday, 29 June 2024

HR Coordinator, Nairobi

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Added: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Deadline: Monday, 08 July 2024

Consultant - Chief Technology Officer, Nairobi

Organization: Mercy Corps

Added: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Specialist, Data Engineering, Nairobi

Organization: Population Services International

Added: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Associate, Data Analytics, Nairobi

Organization: Population Services International

Added: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

VN 2024 354 Project Coordinator (ELEVATE) (P3) Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi

Organization: International Organization for Migration

Added: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Deadline: Monday, 01 July 2024

Consultant, Nairobi

Organization: World Health Organization

Added: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Deadline: Tuesday, 02 July 2024

Operations, Nairobi

Organization: World Bank

Added: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Deadline: Tuesday, 02 July 2024

Land Use Lawyer for MCA Kenya Policy and Legal Framework for Land Use Planning, Nairobi

Organization: Tetra Tech

Added: Friday, 14 June 2024

Deadline: Monday, 15 July 2024

Team Leader for MCA Kenya Policy and Legal Framework for Land Use Planning, Nairobi

Organization: Tetra Tech

Added: Friday, 14 June 2024

Deadline: Monday, 15 July 2024

Grants & Partnerships Coordinator, Nairobi

Organization: Polish Humanitarian Action - Polska Akcja Humanitarna

Added: Friday, 14 June 2024

Deadline: Friday, 28 June 2024

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Regional Human Resources & Administration Manager, Nairobi

Organization: Danish Refugee Council

Added: Friday, 14 June 2024

Deadline: Sunday, 07 July 2024

WEB DEVELOPER, Nairobi

Organization: African Population and Health Research Center

Added: Friday, 14 June 2024

Deadline: Tuesday, 25 June 2024

Associate Human Rights Officer, Nairobi

Organization: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Added: Thursday, 13 June 2024

Deadline: Saturday, 13 July 2024

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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