Post Level: P-3

EDITOR, ENGLISH, Nairobi

Organization: UN United Nations Office at Nairobi

Added: Thursday, 18 August 2022

Deadline: Saturday, 01 October 2022

Public Information Officer/Web Editor, New York City

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Added: Thursday, 18 August 2022

Deadline: Saturday, 01 October 2022

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER, Yaounde

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Added: Thursday, 18 August 2022

Deadline: Saturday, 01 October 2022

SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER, Geneve

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Added: Thursday, 18 August 2022

Deadline: Friday, 16 September 2022

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Legal Officer [Temporary], New York City

Organization: UN United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund – Office of Investment Management

Added: Thursday, 18 August 2022

Deadline: Wednesday, 31 August 2022

LEGAL OFFICER, DPS/LEG, Geneve

Organization: UN International Trade Centre

Added: Thursday, 18 August 2022

Deadline: Friday, 16 September 2022

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER (Military Affairs) (TJO) [Temporary], Kinshasa

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Added: Thursday, 18 August 2022

Deadline: Wednesday, 24 August 2022

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER (TJO) [Temporary], Geneve

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Added: Thursday, 18 August 2022

Deadline: Saturday, 27 August 2022

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER (TJO) [Temporary], Geneve

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Added: Thursday, 18 August 2022

Deadline: Saturday, 27 August 2022

DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER [Temporary], New York City

Organization: UN Department of Peace Operations

Added: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Deadline: Wednesday, 31 August 2022

TRAINING OFFICER [Temporary], New York City

Organization: UN Department of Peace Operations

Added: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 30 August 2022

MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAMME ANALYST [Temporary], Nairobi

Organization: UN United Nations Environment Programme

Added: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Movement Control Officer [Temporary], New York City

Organization: UN Department of Operational Support

Added: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 23 August 2022

SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER, SANA'A

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Added: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Deadline: Thursday, 15 September 2022

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER (TJO) [Temporary], Geneve

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Added: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 23 August 2022

HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER, KIRKUK

Organization: UN United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq

Added: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Deadline: Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Coordination Officer, Administration [Temporary], Amman

Organization: UN United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement

Added: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 30 August 2022

SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF, HQ Amman

Organization: UN United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

Added: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 30 August 2022

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Military Affairs Officer/Expert [Temporary], KYIV

Organization: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Added: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 30 August 2022

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER [Temporary], Santiago

Organization: UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Added: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 23 August 2022

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER [Temporary], Santiago

Organization: UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Added: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Deadline: Tuesday, 23 August 2022

POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER, New York City

Organization: UN Office of Counter-Terrorism

Added: Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Deadline: Thursday, 29 September 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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