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Programme Finance Associate (for Sri Lankan National Only), Colombo

Organization: United Nations Development Programme

Added: Tuesday, 06 December 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Programme Associate - 2 Positions (for Sri Lankan National Only), Colombo

Organization: United Nations Development Programme

Added: Tuesday, 06 December 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Programme Analyst (for Sri Lankan National Only), Colombo

Organization: United Nations Development Programme

Added: Tuesday, 06 December 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Project Officer (for Sri Lankan National Only), Colombo

Organization: United Nations Development Programme

Added: Tuesday, 06 December 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 20 December 2022

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Grants Specialist, Colombo

Organization: Tetra Tech

Added: Monday, 05 December 2022

Deadline: Monday, 02 January 2023

Management Specialist (NPSA10), Colombo

Organization: United Nations Development Programme

Added: Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Finance and Admin Manager, Colombo

Organization: Tetra Tech

Added: Monday, 28 November 2022

Deadline: Thursday, 22 December 2022

Consultancy - Preparation of a Digital Content Accreditation Framework

Organization: UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

Added: Thursday, 24 November 2022

Deadline: Thursday, 08 December 2022

Sri Lanka : Project Development Manager – Colombo, Colombo

Organization: ACTED

Added: Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Deadline: Friday, 23 December 2022

‘Programme Manager Sri Lanka’, Colombo

Organization: Legal Action Worldwide

Added: Wednesday, 09 November 2022

Deadline: Friday, 09 December 2022

Program Officer - Civic and Inclusion, Colombo

Organization: International Republican Institute

Added: Tuesday, 08 November 2022

Deadline: Saturday, 31 December 2022

Operations Assistant

Organization: Pact

Added: Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Deadline: Sunday, 25 December 2022

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Organization: Pact

Added: Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Deadline: Sunday, 25 December 2022

Grants/Contracts and Procurement Assistant

Organization: Pact

Added: Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Deadline: Sunday, 25 December 2022

Grants Officer

Organization: Pact

Added: Tuesday, 25 October 2022

Deadline: Sunday, 25 December 2022

Capacity Development Officer

Organization: Pact

Added: Monday, 24 October 2022

Deadline: Thursday, 22 December 2022

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Project Officer - Gender and Disability

Organization: International Labour Organization

Added: Thursday, 20 October 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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