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.
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I tried to find ready thread about written tests but did't find any to fit this.
Today I had Written Assessment to field service. It is online multiple choice test limited to 45 minutes. They send link that is valid for two days but you have only one time to try the test and you need to check time used by yourself. It had 17 multiple-choice questions and 20 Social Reasoning questions (5 scenarios with 4 questions per scenario). So all together there was 17 + 5 different cases. Multiple choice questions were about the actual possible work (information management in this case). Questions were kinda basic and nothing too tricky, if you know your work you should find right answers. Social reasoning was the fun part, first there is scenario and then four different actions and your task is to choose how well each action fits UN values. Social reasoning should be easy if you got some common sense and think from the point of view of UN (don't let your own opinions or culture fool you).
I was pleased how this all was done. Only concerns are that you can only try once, no matter if you have technical problems or you being disturbed, also need to be careful about time, better set up your timer. I ended to have plenty of time left, maybe more than 10 minutes.
I am not aware how they score these and what is the pass mark, maybe I will know that later.
Statistics: Posted by Jannu — 11 Sep 2019, 16:37 — Replies 2 — Views 804
Regarding the P Level rosters at the UN, I have recently been rostered for a HR Position. Can anyone let me know if there's a seniority level while taking candidates from roster or is it purely based on position requirments? Ideally , is there a high chance for rostered candidates to be offered a position or do one has to wait long?
Statistics: Posted by prdeepak — 03 Sep 2019, 18:59 — Replies 3 — Views 1844
I'm about to start a 3 months consultancy with IOM.
I have always been working on regular employee contracts with NGOs until now.
I haven't received the contract yet (only the confirmation and salary) but I was wondering if this will be considered as an employee contract or if I need to be registered in my home-country as an actual consultant?
I know that I need to get my own medical insurance but I don't think it's a "real" consultancy as i didn't have to give any offer or anything, the recruitment process has been very classic.
I also don't know if I need to take care myself of my flight tickets or my accommodation.
Has anyone been in a similar situation? Would be really helpful.
Thanks a lot!
Statistics: Posted by romanceline — 02 Sep 2019, 16:25 — Replies 0 — Views 1651
Apologies if this has been asked before but, as the 'recruit from roster' seems to be becoming more and more popular how does one get on such a roster in the first place?
There are no generic job postings that I can see.
Statistics: Posted by traveller — 02 Sep 2019, 15:31 — Replies 2 — Views 1693
Hi, I hope all are doing well.
Recently, I did a written test for an IICA 2 and was wondering if anyone knows what the passing threshold is usually?
I had 6 essay questions, 2 hours and did fairly okay with 5 questions. But I did not have time to respond the last question. Anyone any insight?
Statistics: Posted by cherrygirl — 02 Sep 2019, 14:29 — Replies 2 — Views 1813