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UN Roster

Post by Kokolicious » 07 Nov 2018, 15:36

Hello friends,

What is a roster? How does it work? I recently received an invitation to participate in an assessment for a P-level roster. In the email, the HR specialist stated that the top 20 scorers will become part of the roster for regional and country based positions. Can anyone help me understand how this works?

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Re: UN Roster

Post by Sebastian » 07 Nov 2018, 16:15

Kokolicious wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 15:36
Hello friends,

What is a roster? How does it work? I recently received an invitation to participate in an assessment for a P-level roster. In the email, the HR specialist stated that the top 20 scorers will become part of the roster for regional and country based positions. Can anyone help me understand how this works?
Hi there,

how did they find you? Where did you express your interest? Just beware that there are many employment scams involving the UN out there...

Not saying this has to be wrong - there are many legitimate rosters out there that pre-screen applicants for very fast deployment when needs arise.
I'm Sebastian from the UN Job List. I know about the UN Job List and also a little about the UN in general.

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Re: UN Roster

Post by Kokolicious » 07 Nov 2018, 19:47

Thanks Sebastian. I actually applied for it, without knowing it was a roster.

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Re: UN Roster

Post by Sebastian » 07 Nov 2018, 21:54

Kokolicious wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 19:47
Thanks Sebastian. I actually applied for it, without knowing it was a roster.
Ah, I see then it’s all good. Ok let’s discuss rosters: they can be really great but also tedious, since there is a wait after a successful process...
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Re: UN Roster

Post by Kokolicious » 07 Nov 2018, 22:29

Sebastian wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 21:54
Kokolicious wrote:
07 Nov 2018, 19:47
Thanks Sebastian. I actually applied for it, without knowing it was a roster.
Ah, I see then it’s all good. Ok let’s discuss rosters: they can be really great but also tedious, since there is a wait after a successful process...
Thanks Sebastian. So are the positions full time or some type of consultancies?

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Re: UN Roster

Post by larson » 22 Dec 2018, 01:49

I am on an editing roster and I am also on IC contracts for 3 seperate agencies as editor. I have been so since August. The work has barely been coming in at all. Sebastian do you have any opinion on this situation. What is the point on being on a roster or an IC when no work is coming? Do you know if being on a roster precludes one from being given work by another office/agency? Thanks.

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Re: UN Roster

Post by Kokolicious » 23 Jan 2019, 17:39

So I learned today that I have been included in the roster and that they will be emailing me once positions open up. Is there anyone on this platform that has successfully been hired for a fixed term position through a roster. Can you please share your experience and how long it took?

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Re: UN Roster

Post by Azuria » 13 Feb 2019, 07:57

Hey Everyone. How can I get on a General Service Roster? I worked at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) on a fixed temporary contract for 4 months. I have been trying to apply for other openings for quite a while but no luck. On my job applications, I noticed that there are other posts that have been "filled from roster". please advise.

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