Update from “the List”: Send to friend and vacancy stats

Over the past weeks there have been further updates to the UN Job List or “the List” how many people call the UN Job List.

Some of these improvements are minor, for instance I’m working on making sure that non US-ASCII characters are displayed properly and that the funny “�” symbols disappear from the site. Two other new features on “the List” that I want to highlight are the new vacancy statistics and the “send to a friend” function.

Send to a Friend

I was requested to implement a ‘send to a friend’ function since many people want to share interesting jobs with their friends. To make that easy for you I added a little button on the vacancy details page that allows you with one click to send this job to a friend per e-mail, tweet the job on Twitter or share it on Facebook. I see more and more people using this feature and it just makes sense: Good friends share good opportunities with their friends.

Vacancy statistics

Another new feature is a click counter for vacancies. Again, on the vacancy detail page you can see how many times a vacancy has been viewed from the UN Job List. It’s a nice way for you to get an idea how much competition you are up against when you consider applying for this job. Just remember that despite the impressive number of views from the UN Job List there are other ways people find these vacancies, too. For instance many vacancies are also shared within the organization, too and of course the “the List” only counts views via the UN Job List itself.

Please let me know if you have other ideas on how to improve the UN Job List and I will try to do what I can do to implement your suggestions.

A message from the Honore Gatera

As you might remember, the Little Peacekeeper has been in the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre – a very important and special place. Now he received a message from Honore Gatera of the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. In his mail Honore says that he has one personal message which he likes to convey to all of you, and the message is that “through humanity we can cure humanity”. If you are touched by this message, discuss it with friends. And if you want to do more, this is the place to start: http://www.kigalimemorialcentre.org/old/helping/index.html

Diving in PNG

The Little Peacekeeper has been working quite hard and so he is taking some well-deserved R & R (Rest and Recuperation). On the pictures, you can see him doing his first diving attempts. He still has a little trouble keeping his balance but that will improve over time. Papua New Guinea is a great dive destination. Experts say that the oceans surrounding Papua New Guinea have up to twice as many marine species as the waters of the Red Sea and up to five times as many as the Caribbean. Divers enjoy great visibility and experience quite the sight! Get some more info here: http://www.pngtourism.org.pg/Papua-New-Guinea-Tourism-Promotions-Authority/D iving_IDL=12_IDT=308_ID=1607_.html

In Papua New Guinea

Most of you know if by now the Little Peacekeeper is in Papua New Guinea. Not many people know a lot about the country. For instance, few people know that with its more than 850 spoken languages, Papua New Guinea is one the most culturally diverse countries on earth. So, what do you know about Papua New Guinea?


The earthquake catastrophe in Japan

The Little Peacekeeper is deeply saddened to learn about the earthquake catastrophe in Japan and wishes to express heartfelt condolences to all those affected. It’s hard to comprehend the true magnitude of the disaster and even in Papua New Guinea where the Little Peacekeeper currently is – you can see Port Moresby in the background of this picture – a tsunami warning was in effect. If you want to help, have a look at the Reliefweb Site for the Japan earthquake and see what comes up.

UNDP Twitter Chat

The Little Peacekeeper cares about UN issues and that’s why he engages in dialogues that promote UN causes such as the International Women’s Day. On the picture you see him twittering a question to the UNDP Administrator Helen Clark (@HelenClarkUNDP) who is at the forefront of tackling development challenges via innovative means. To learn more about this Twitter session and how to engage many people for development challenges check here.