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MT_UNJL
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Stall / Freeze in Hiring at HQ?

Post by MT_UNJL » 25 Sep 2019, 14:03

So - still waiting, as we inch up to 600 days since the post I applied for; and 3.5 months since the 'final' interview....
And a colleague on the inside of the Secretariat tells me that there seems to be a complete freeze on hiring / recruitment at UNHQ. This gels with this article: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/un ... 74771.html from a few months back.

Anyone know more?

Keep on holding out for good news!

MT_UNJL
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Re: Stall / Freeze in Hiring at HQ?

Post by MT_UNJL » 10 Oct 2019, 06:37

Further update - courtesy of Reuters:

Seems to have been a freeze on new hirings --
Guterres said he introduced extraordinary measures last month to cope with the shortfall – vacant posts cannot be filled, only essential travel is allowed, and some meetings may have to be canceled or deferred. U.N. operations in New York, Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi and at regional commissions will be affected.
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article ... ext-month/

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Re: Stall / Freeze in Hiring at HQ?

Post by finsalscollons » 15 Oct 2019, 17:14

Thank you for informing, MT_UNJL. Right now, I have six selection processes ongoing and all of them are stalling.

I am used to see a process stalling but all the processes at the same time seems strange, especially because some of them are from different UN agencies, some of them are from the UN Secretariat, etc.

But the information you have given is very useful to understand that.

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Re: Stall / Freeze in Hiring at HQ?

Post by finsalscollons » 15 Oct 2019, 17:30

See also

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/10/76909593 ... s-they-owe

The U.S. owes $674 million for 2019, and $381 million from previous budgets, a spokesman for the Secretary-General confirmed to NPR.

The U.S. generally makes its dues payments in October, and an official from the U.S. mission told NPR that it will pay "the vast majority of what we owe to the regular budget this fall."

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