With CEPAL in Chile

The picture in the last post of the Little Peacekeeper is the CEPAL (http://www.eclac.org/) building in Santiago. During the earthquake in 2010 parts of the building got damaged so that some of his colleagues had to move into a temporary office in a container which is what you see on today’s picture.

How long is the average UN job advertised?

Recently I got a number of questions regarding the number of days a job is advertised to the public for the different UN agencies. I did a quick and dirty rundown of the numbers based on my 2010 data and they stack up as follows: On average a UN job is advertised for 35 days. The minimum observes was 12.59 days (UNISDR) and the maximum was UN OLA (124.5 days). And between the department / funds / programmes are significant differences. If you want a post with UNISDR (12.59 days), UNDP (14.2 days), IMF (14.89 days), UNOPS (15.23 days) or IFC (16.25 days) you better be quick.

So it is a good idea to start applying as early as you possibly can. Not only you do make sure that the application gets through on time (think system downtime which may strike at any given moment) but also you have chances being looked at early in the process since some long listing processes start while the application is still open. To give you an idea how the overall situation is have a look at the chart outlining the different average advertisement periods.

In Rasht Valley, Tajikistan

The Little Peacekeeper is indeed in Rasht Valley in Tajikistan. Both Christoph and Stewi were absolutely right and the Little Peacekeeper is very impressed you found out where he is. On the picture, you can see him with the board describing the UNDP project he is visiting and you can also observe him sit on a piece of project equipment. Do you have any idea what the project could be about?