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1 United Nations: 2010 National Competitive Recruitment Examination (An overview for applicants) Examinations and Tests Section Strategic Planning and Staffing Division /OHRM UNITED NATIONS 1

2 Outline Background NCRE in 2010 Exam format Exam preparation How to obtain further information 2

3 The first NCRE was held in Since 1981, the NCRE is held on a yearly basis to help not-adequately represented Member states improve their representation within the UN secretariat (upon agreement with their governments). Background 3

4 2010 National Competitive Recruitment Examination (1) Give access to junior professional level positions (P-2) to nationals from countries not adequately represented Tentative List of participating Countries for 2010 NCRE Afghanistan Angola Antigua & B. Belgium Brunei Darussalam Comoros Dominican Rep. Equat. Guinea Finland Grenada Iran Japan Latvia Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Monaco Montenegro Mozambique Namibia Nepal Norway Rep. of Korea Saint Lucia Samoa Saudi Arabia Slovenia Sol. Island Spain Tonga Turkey United Arab Emirates United Kingdom USA Yemen 4

5 2010 National Competitive Recruitment Examination (2) The disciplines in which the exam is offered are selected on the basis of projected needs of the UN in the following two years as well as on the availability of candidates in the current rosters The 2010 NCRE is offered in the following disciplines: * Administration * Demography * Economics * Human Rights * Legal Affairs * Radio Producers (Arabic, Chinese or French) * Security * Statistics *Web Design/Development 5

6 2010 National Competitive Recruitment Examination (3) 2010 NCRE applicants must: Be a national of any of the participating Member States Not be more than 32 years old as of 31 December 2010 Hold at least a first-level university degree relevant to one of the offered occupational groups Be fluent in either English or French Apply by 19 September 2010 (11:59PM ETS) through Inspira* (Careers Portal ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 6 * In case of technical problems, candidates are asked to write to: More information about inspira is also available on the inspira FAQ: https://itsforreal.un.org/faq/faqs-inspira/ https://itsforreal.un.org/faq/faqs-inspira/

7 2010 National Competitive Recruitment Examination (4) “Qualitative Screening”: Candidate has to meet all the eligibility requirements (i.e. nationality, age, language skills, first-level university degree in relevant fields). “Quantitative screening”: If there are more than 40 qualified candidates per occupational group from a given Member State, then the 40 best candidates of this Member State are convoked to the exam. Criteria are: work experience, advanced university degree, knowledge of additional official languages, publications, etc. 7

8 The examination consists of a written examination and an interview. The written examination has 2 parts:. Specialized Paper made of short questions and essays (3 hours 45 min). General Paper testing the summarizing and drafting skills (45 min) The written exam will take place on 1 December 2010 The Exam Date Exam Format (1) 8

9  Marking of Specialized paper – cut-off point  Marking of General paper above the cut-off point – convocation to the oral examination  Oral examination – successful candidates will be placed on a roster  Roster – recruitment at P-2 level at any of the UN duty stations Exam Format (2) 9

10 Review sample examinations on the website for each occupational group Practice summarizing texts Study groups Practice hand writing Check the list of recommended topics Exam Preparation 10

11 Placement of successful candidates Positions are at the P-2 level (young professional) Offers can be made at any of the UN duty stations (NY, Geneva, Vienna, etc) Candidates can refuse only one offer Successful candidates participate in a tailored training programme, a mentoring programme and a managed reassignment programme 11

12 Values and core competencies Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity Core Competencies: Communication Teamwork Planning and Organizing Accountability Creativity Client Orientation Commitment to Continuous Learning Technological Awareness 12

13 Further information Internships/ Vacancies: language/en-US/Default.aspx The Examinations and Tests Section Youtube Videos: 13

14 Contact us Telephone: (212) Fax: (212)


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