Before the Little Peacekeeper is going on missions, he needs to complete rigorous training. Have a look!
There has a been a heavy snow storm over night but now the sun is shining so the Little Peacekeeper enjoys a walk in the forest. Did you know that 2011 is the year of the forests? More about that here: www.un.org/forests
Again the results are no big surprise for those who know the UN landscape. The top three organisations/departments are still UNDP, WHO and UNOPS. However, UNICEF is a very strong number four, followed by FAO, IAEA, UNFPA, IOM, UNRWA and UNEP. Note that the secretariat is not listed as a whole but rather according to its different departments in the same way the UN Job List lists the secretariat.
Also note this year in particular my disclaimer on data accuracy: For instance the UNICEF data feed has only been implemented in August so my UNICEF data is incomplete for 2010. All data represents a collection of vacancies posted by the UN Job List. Thus the data can not be used as an accurate estimation of how many posts an organisation actually fills, since the UN Job List neither tracks internal vacancies nor has a way of knowing which of the advertised vacancies are filled eventually.
For further details have a look at the UN Job List Resource Page where you can see what the last three days look like, how 2011 is building and how the past years were.
Today is the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The Little Peacekeeper stands in silence to remember the many victims. However, afterwards, goes right back to work and answers this quiz from WFP to feed a child in Haiti: http://gifts.wfp.org/quiz/haiti You can take that quiz to help, too!
About a year ago the Little Peacekeeper built a snowman. Some of you may remember that (for all of you who don’t, look here: http://www.rottmair.de/2010/02/17/winter-fun-with-the-little-peacekeeper/ ). This year the Little Peacekeeper is building a much bigger snowman and you can see him doing that on the picture. Can you imagine what he is going to do next year?
This is a brief update for the Twitter folks out there: As you know it is very hard getting all the relevant vacancy information in less than 140 characters. And different people find different information most useful so it is hard to decide what to include into different tweets.
To provide users out there with some options the UN Job List now has three Twitter feeds:
- @UNJobList: The format for tweets on this feed is “Title” plus “Grade”. So you will see things like this:
“#IOM: Programme Manager (Beautiful Kosovo) | Grade: P2 http://unjoblist.org/r/?248035 #UNJL”
- @UNJobList_ds (DS for Duty Station): The format for tweets on this feed is “Title” plus “Duty Station”. These tweets look like this:
“#IOM: Programme Manager (Beautiful Kosovo) | In: Pristina http://unjoblist.org/r/?248035 #UNJLDS”
- @UNJobList_dl (DL for Deadline or Closing Date): On this feed tweets feature “Title” plus “Deadline”. The format is:
“#IOM: Programme Manager (Beautiful Kosovo) | Closing: 2011-01-12 http://unjoblist.org/r/?248035 #UNJLDL”
All three feeds will tweet the same jobs so there is no need following more than one feed. The different hash tags should allow you to search and sort different feeds easily. If you have further ideas on how to improve the tweets, please let me know in the comments below.
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