The United Nations is an international organization founded 72 years ago and now it is one of the leading organization (#1 at the best NGOs list). UN popularity is grown faster and faster, people around the world uphold, share ideas and missions followed by UN. Therefore, we are asked so many times – how to become a part of UN? How to get a job in it?
UN need a wide range of specialists – translators, nurses, engineers, lawyers, photographers, farmers, political experts and so on and so forth. You may have 1 or 10 years of experience – you can get a job here. But how? You have to follow a few steps.
There are 16 specialized organizations and agencies at the United Nations, like WHO (World Health Organization), ITU (International Telecommunication Union), UNESCO, IAEA, FAO, ILO for example. They have a particular specialization mostly – Aviation, Agriculture, Atomic Energy, Health, etc. So if you are a psychologist, for instance, it’d be appropriate to check out vacancies at WHO.
Choose a country or city you would like to work – if there any UN offices in your country or you are ready to work abroad? Answer for yourself.
Decide what staff category you want to pursue. The United Nations workforce is made up of different categories of staff, each of which require a specific educational background and area of expertise. Taking into account your skills, interest and experience, decide which category and level is appropriate for you. There are the different categories of staff at the United Nations:
Read carefully Qualifications and Experience criteria in the vacancy description and make sure you have the required education and experience before applying. Apply ONLY if you own at least 80% of required skills. But educations and experience are strictly important part – it should be on required level or higher.
Usually, to apply for vacancies at UN you have to:
Vacancies are constantly updated on undpjobs.net, so if you don’t immediately see a position that fits your goals and qualifications, check back often. [On undpjobs.net you can find all jobs from all International Organizations – all current vacancies in one place and geo targeting help you find suitable job and internship. We gather vacancies and internships from more than 2000 international organizations around the world, covering all UN organizations.
Good luck in searching and applying!