If you are interested in working for the UN, make sure you understand the basics about the UN system. The following resource posts from Sebastian's Blog help you understand what kinds of jobs are on the UN Job List and how the UN system works.
The ambition of the UN Job List is to cover the UN system vacancies as much as possible. To get an overview over the organisations which are part of the UN system, have a look at the UN organizational chart. The UN Job List features vacancies you find on the official job websites of the […] Read more on Sebastian's Blog...
If you found a job advert that interests you, make sure that you understand what contract type and what grade the job will have. Get the knowledge from the resource posts of Sebastian's Blog below:
I got the following question the other day: “Do you know the age bracket for jobs in the UN?” Here is my take: To my knowledge (and keep in mind I’m not the UN, nor do I speak on their behalf) the following applies: You have to be an adult to work for the UN […] Read more on Sebastian's Blog...
This post is an update to an older post on UN Contract Types that I did before the UN implemented the contractual reform so with the contractual reform almost completed it is time for an update. As usual, please note my disclaimer: I canâ€™t speak for the UN and if you would like to know […] Read more on Sebastian's Blog...
Hunting for a UN job is challenging and can be tedious and exhausting. Also, before you apply, make sure that you learn about what working in the UN is like. Both helpful tips on how to apply and what's it like to work for the UN is in the resource posts below:
Before we start, just a quick reminder: I’m NOT the UN and I’m NOT speaking on behalf of them. I make it a point of the UN Job List, NOT to actually host any job advertisement but to ALWAYS link back to the ORIGINAL vacancy announcement. I advise you to be very suspicious of any […] Read more on Sebastian's Blog...
This world is a great place with a lot of people who are trying to help out. Many people try to improve things for their friends, families and even complete strangers. However, there are also a few people out there trying to take advantage of you. And I want to make sure you’re not a […] Read more on Sebastian's Blog...
Over the past weeks, I have written a number of posts on the Peace and Collaborative Development Network. So far, the following posts exist: 1) What you need to know about the UN system 2) UN contract types and job levels 3) Which jobs should you go for? There will be more posts over the […] Read more on Sebastian's Blog...
When you are considering a career in the UN make sure you bring some patience for the process because applying will take you effort and time. But before we start, let’s clarify, that this post is neither trying to criticise nor defend the UN’s recruitment policies but merely outlining some of the elements of the […] Read more on Sebastian's Blog...
One of the most frequent questions I receive from job hunters is about the competitiveness of different vacancies. Applying to a job is very time consuming if done properly and of course we all want to know what we are up against when applying to a job. Since I have no insight into the data […] Read more on Sebastian's Blog...
The UN Job List is a project of Sebastian Rottmair. It exists out of the belief that good people are needed for a great UN system and the list strives to help good people to find their spot in the UN system by providing UN job info to as many people as possible using a multitude of technologies.
Read more about the motivation to create the UN Job List, the why, the how and the what on Sebastian's Blog.
I setup a forum to allow for users to help each other answer questions about the UN recruitment process. Share your knowledge, your experiences and what worked for you. Ask your question and get answers that help you succeed!
I’m looking into the terms and conditions of non-staff contracts at FAO/WFP. Does anyone have detailed information relating to this?
Statistics: Posted by H.O.P — 01 Nov 2019, 11:32 — Replies 0 — Views 691
I just took a written assessment test for a programme officer position at Capacity Development and Operational Training Service in NYC. I am writing this personal feedback to get an understanding on whether what I had just witnessed, while taking the xame, is normal/ethical.
The written exam was scheduled on 10/16 at 9:00 a.m. but didn't start until 9:20ish because it was sent late. However, when the questions were sent they ended up cc all the 47 candidates instead of using BCC. We only had 1 hour to finish and lo and behold after 1 hour everybody was sending their responses by replaying to "ALL". I think this is a security breach because I now know my competitors ( more than some work for the UN), I saw their responses (even though i have already sent mine 2 minutes prior). I just thought this was really strange but can someone shed some light on this.
Statistics: Posted by giselle2175 — 16 Oct 2019, 16:06 — Replies 7 — Views 2418
who is entitled to diplomatic number plates in geneva? only the most senior employees (d) or p as well? thank you.
Statistics: Posted by unwannabe — 13 Oct 2019, 15:07 — Replies 0 — Views 860
I need your help. I have been invited for a Written Assessment for HR officer role. It is mentioned it will be over UN Policies. Anyone with this assessment experience- can you suggest as to what to expect in such tests? Is it going to be over UN Staff policies and how to best prepare?
Truly appreciate your help
Statistics: Posted by prdeepak — 26 Sep 2019, 02:58 — Replies 3 — Views 2163
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!
Statistics: Posted by MT_UNJL — 25 Sep 2019, 14:03 — Replies 9 — Views 1816