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1 Serving the World

2 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? Be part of the United Nations

3 Who we are

4 •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.

5 What we do


7 Where we are

8 Main duty stations and tribunals Geneva UNOG, UNCTAD, OHCHR, ECE, OCHA Nairobi UNON,UNEP, UN-Habitat New York UN Headquarters Vienna UNOV, UNODC Addis Ababa ECA Bangkok ESCAP Beirut ESCWA Santiago ECLAC The Hague ICTY Arusha ICTR

9 Peacekeeping operations

10 What can you do at the United Nations?

11 Job networks and families • Economic Affairs • Social Affairs • Political Affairs • Humanitarian Affairs • Human Rights • Rule of Law • Audit • Public Information, Radio & TV • Drug Control & Crime Prevention • Statistics • Demographics • Public Administration • Electoral Affairs • Legal Affairs

12 • 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. Job networks and families

13 What are the career options?

14 Starting points (ages 18-61) •Professional jobs (internationally recruited) o 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) ( •Consultancies

15 • 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 Professional jobs Experience requirements after obtaining your degree

16 National competitive recruitment examination

17 • 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 National competitive recruitment examination

18 2010 NCRE: Participating Member States Date of Exam: 1 December 2010 • Afghanistan • Angola • Antigua and Barbuda • Belgium • Brunei Darussalam • Comoros • Dominican Republic • Equatorial Guinea • Finland • Grenada • Iran • Japan • Latvia • Liberia • Libya • Liechtenstein • Monaco • Montenegro • 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

19 2010 NCRE: Occupational Groups Date of Exam: 1 December 2010 Application deadline: 19 Sep. 2010 • Economics • Administration • Legal Affairs • Demographics • Human Rights • Statistics • Radio Producer 1 • Web Designer/ Developer • Security 1: Arabic, Chinese or French

20 Language examination

21 • 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 Language examination

22 Associate expert programme

23 • 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 • • -> Associate expert programme

24 Internship programme

25 • 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 -> Internship programme

26 How to apply




30 Pay and benefits

31 • 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

32 Career path

33 • 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

34 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.

35 Thank you Merci ﺷﻜﺮﺍ ﹰ 谢谢 Gracias Спасибо www.un.org

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