Serving the World
Be part of the United Nations
Does making a difference in the world motivate you?
Are you driven to be a part of a bigger purpose in the
service of humanity?
Are you the type of person who will travel to and work
anywhere at a moment’s notice?
Do you thrive in an environment that:
- is truly international and multi-cultural?
- respects and promotes diversity?
- functions at its best through team efforts?
Who we are
Who we are
• Our work
o touches lives in every corner of the globe
o is complex and multifaceted
o extends directly and indirectly to our 192
Member States.
• In the last decade, the United Nations has
increased its field-based operations
• 60 per cent of our 40,000 staff work in field locations
all over the world.
• 116,000 personnel in peacekeeping operations.
• We are international civil servants.
What we do
Where we are
Main duty stations and tribunals
Geneva
Nairobi
New York
Vienna
The Hague
Santiago
Arusha
UNOG, UNCTAD,
OHCHR, ECE, OCHA
UNON,UNEP,
UN-Habitat
UN Headquarters
Addis Ababa
Bangkok
Beirut
ECA
ESCAP
ESCWA
UNOV,
UNODC
ECLAC
ICTY
ICTR
Peacekeeping operations
What can you do
at the United Nations?
Job networks and families
• Economic Affairs
• Public Information, Radio & TV
• Social Affairs
• Drug Control & Crime
• Political Affairs
• Humanitarian
Affairs
Prevention
• Statistics
• Demographics
• Human Rights
• Public Administration
• Rule of Law
• Electoral Affairs
• Audit
• Legal Affairs
Job networks and families
• Administrators: Human
Resources, Finance, Budget,
Facilities Management,
Administration (general)
• Information and
Communications
Technology
• Information Management
• Cartography
• Medical
• Programme/Project
Management
Logistics
Procurement
Engineering
Aviation
Security
Library Science
Conference
Servicing
• Language Staff:
Interpreter,
Translator, etc.
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What are the
career options?
Starting points
(ages 18-61)
• Professional jobs (internationally recruited)
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Global Secretariat (established and field duty
stations)
• National Competitive Recruitment Examination
• Language Examination
• Associate Expert Programme
• Temporary Professional jobs
• General Service (locally recruited)
• Internship Programme
• United Nations Volunteers (UNV) (unvolunteers.org)
• Consultancies
Professional jobs
Experience requirements after obtaining your degree
• P-2 = NCRE or Language examination
or
2 years without exam
• P-3 = 5 years
• P-4 = 7 years
• P-5 = 10 years
• D-1/D-2 = 15 years
National competitive
recruitment examination
National competitive
recruitment examination
• Entry level positions (P-2) are filled through competitive
examinations
• Held annually based on a country’s representation
status among staff
NCRE applicants must be:
o National of any of the participating Member States
o Younger than 32 years old as of 31 December of the
year of the exam
o A graduate with at least a first-level university degree
relevant to one of the occupational groups offered
o Proficient in either English or French
http://careers.un.org -> National competitive recruitment
examination
2010 NCRE: Participating Member States
Date of Exam: 1 December 2010
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Afghanistan
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Belgium
Brunei Darussalam
Comoros
Dominican Republic
Equatorial Guinea
Finland
Grenada
Iran
Japan
Latvia
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Monaco
Montenegro
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Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Norway
Republic of Korea
Saint Lucia
Samoa
Saudi Arabia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Spain
Tonga
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Yemen
2010 NCRE:
Occupational Groups
Date of Exam: 1 December 2010
Application deadline: 19 Sep. 2010
http://careers.un.org
• Economics
• Administration
• Legal Affairs
• Demographics
• Human Rights
1: Arabic, Chinese or French
• Statistics
• Radio Producer1
• Web Designer/
Developer
• Security
Language examination
Language examination
• Based on the needs of the United Nations
• All language staff (interpreters, translators, etc.) must
pass the applicable examination
• Language staff hired from the roster at the entry
level (P-2)
• Usually up to age 55
Language examination applicants must:
o Hold at least a first-level university degree
o Be able to interpret or translate from two languages
into main language
http://careers.un.org -> Language competitive examination
Associate expert programme
Associate expert programme
• Offers graduates opportunity to acquire professional
experience
• Bilateral agreements between the UN and donor
countries (23 countries)
• Duration: 2 years
• For more information contact your Ministry of Foreign
Affairs
• http://esa.un.org/techcoop/associateexperts
• http://careers.un.org -> Associate expert programme
Internship programme
Internship programme
• Offers opportunity to familiarize yourself with
the United Nations
• Interns work in departments related to their
field of study
• Unpaid full-time internship
Requirements:
o Must be enrolled in graduate school or
equivalent
o Apply to the duty station of choice
o Duration: minimum 2 months, up to 6 months
o http://careers.un.org -> Internship programme
How to apply
http://careers.un.org
http://careers.un.org
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Pay and benefits
Pay and benefits
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Competitive Salaries
Annual & Sick Leave
Home Leave
Maternity & Paternity Leave
Education Grant & Travel
Rental Subsidy
Defined-benefits Pension at age 62
Health Insurance
Installation & Shipment & Repatriation
Pay for Additional Official Language
Mobility and Hardship Pay
Rest and Recuperation (peacekeeping missions)
Mentoring Programme for New Staff
Development & Learning opportunities
Career path
Career path
• Join through various entry points between ages 18
and 61
• Move laterally to another department
• Move to another duty station
• Serve in a peacekeeping mission
• Promotion to higher level in same or different
department or duty station or mission
We are looking for people with integrity,
who are fair and impartial.
We need dynamic and adaptable
professionals who think creatively and
are proactive, flexible and responsive.
If you embody these values,
the United Nations is the place for you.
Thank you
Merci
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www.un.org
http://careers.un.org
谢谢
Gracias
Спасибо
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