WARNING TO APPLICANTS:

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

Professional Category

Work in the professional category generally demands a high degree of analytical skills, communication skills, substantive expertise and/or managerial leadership ability. Applicants are required to have a first level university degree from an accredited university or institution. An advanced degree may be required for some functions, as specified in the Vacancy Announcement. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Field Service Category

Applicants are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent, some positions may require a technical or vocational certificate.

Required Experience

Applicants should offer experience relevant to the functions of the post, as described in the ?responsibilities? section of the vacancy announcement. Depending on the position, other factors to be evaluated may include national versus international experience; progressively responsible and/or diversified experiences at the level of managerial/leadership responsibility held; and, knowledge of a particular geographic region, including local languages.

Language Knowledge

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English or French is required, knowledge of additional official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) is an advantage.

Appointments of Limited Duration

Candidates recruited to serve at special peacekeeping missions will receive an appointment of limited duration. These appointments will normally be for an initial period of up to six months, and, while they carry no expectation on extension, may be renewed thereafter subject to operational requirements of the mission; availability of funding; and the demonstrated satisfactory conduct, performance and attitude of the staff member.

The candidates we are looking for must:

  • Adhere to the core values of the United Nations of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity;
  • Demonstrate the Organization?s core competencies in their daily work:
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Planning & Organizing
    • Accountability
    • Creativity
    • Client Orientation
    • Commitment to Continuous Learning, and
    • Technological Awareness

Recruitment Principles

Article 101 of the Charter: ?The paramount consideration in the employment of the staff and the determination of conditions of service shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. Due regard shall be paid to the importance of recruiting staff on as wide a geographic basis as possible.?

  • We do not discriminate on any ground (race, creed, gender). We are committed to promoting diversity in our workforce.
  • We aim to achieve a broad representation of nationalities and to improve gender balance.
  • We strive to provide an environment where the contribution of each individual is valued.
  • Selection of staff will be made on a competitive basis.