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!
Thank for creating this platform - very informative to all of us inquiring about UN.
I had applied for a P4 opportunity located in Geneva back in February 2019. I took the written assessement test (30 multiple questions in 30 minutes) on May 2019 and I hae yet to hear from them. These are my questions:
1) As I have to way to follow up, is this a standard waiting time?
2) Should I assume that i have not been selected since it's been a month
3) What are the probabilities of getting when one is external candidate for a P4 post? I came from the private sector (KPMG) in Canada?
Many thanks again,
Statistics: Posted by giselle2175 — 15 Jun 2019, 18:27 — Replies 0 — Views 16
It would be very helpful if a sorting of listed jobs by header can be added (e.g. Organisation, Duty Station, Level, Post Title, Closing date etc).
By simply clicking on a specific header, the listed jobs would sorted accordingly. Hope it can be done.
Statistics: Posted by sajidmajeed — 14 Jun 2019, 16:05 — Replies 0 — Views 33
TL;DR I've been on the P3 Programme Management roster for about 18 months and no bites. Any way I can help move along?
I got on the roster because I got close to a role at Global Compact. I'd picked up some experience and contacts while representing my company to UNISDR's ARISE partnership with the private sector, then I did about a year of pro bono for UNISDR too. I think that propelled me forward, but, I only got rostered .
I have a passion for reducing people's risk to natural disasters by addressing vulnerability and improving resilience. I would not necessarily have to do that work.
PhD in Public Affairs focused on local government policy to mitigate disaster risk. Multiple conference presentations and posters and such in this field.
Strategy and operations consultant to US state and local govs for eight years with Deloitte and Accenture mostly.
Led projects supporting startup of a global crisis management service at Deloitte.
I only speak English. I'm working on French. Perhaps prioritize this?
Statistics: Posted by rickyaciii — 12 Jun 2019, 22:29 — Replies 1 — Views 132
OECD is not exactly the same as UN, but it is still an international organisation which has similarities with UN, world bank etc.
I applied for a policy analyst position in March 2019. After the initial screening of application, I was invited for written test and video interview. After a week, I was invited for a panel interview in their Paris Office and since then a month has passed. I contacted the HR and the lady replied by thanking me very much and said that the panel report is still under review by the HR department and the result will be approved by the HR board by the end of the month.
Just wanted to know if anyone has had any dealing with OECD and their recruitment process? what are the likelihood that someone will offered a position after the panel interview.
Statistics: Posted by Khazam — 12 Jun 2019, 13:03 — Replies 0 — Views 110
I was recently offered a UNV assignment for a job located in CAR. The job requires a person who can be immediately available. I wanted to know how long does it takes UNV to communicate me on whether I am accepted or not?
Statistics: Posted by Senay — 08 Jun 2019, 10:44 — Replies 0 — Views 367