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.
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.
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
The candidates we are looking for
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:
Planning & Organizing
Commitment to Continuous Learning, and
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
We strive to provide an environment where the contribution of each individual
Selection of staff will be made on a competitive basis.