Over the past weeks, I have written a number of posts on the Peace and Collaborative Development Network.
So far, the following posts exist:
1) What you need to know about the UN system
2) UN contract types and job levels
3) Which jobs should you go for?
There will be more posts over the coming weeks. Let me know if you have ideas on how to improve these posts. Thanks!
Hi there, I’ve been called to an interview for a G post and yes, aspire to move up to a P post eventually as I am ‘overqualified’ to fill the G post. So, I really appreciate your review and thoughts about whether its easy to transition between the 2 levels. In case I do get offered, I have to really think about what is at stake. cheers.
It’s not an easy call and I’m hesitant to recommend anything strongly dice you already got that far… I just recommend not pursuing it as a general strategy.
Love your site – a great service you supply. Thanks.
As a former UNer I get many questions about getting jobs in the org. I refer them all to your site.
A few Q&As for your blog:
Do I need to know someone in UN to get a job?
Are all the jobs already decided before advertising?
How long does the recruitment process take?
Thanks a lot for your great input! And please keep referring the site 😉
I found this site very informative and useful.
I am thankful to the management.
I will recommend this site to others.
Hello, one question,
I find your site great.
I want to receive this list, as I do to enroll?
Very simple: Sign-up to an alert by looking for a job here: http://unjoblist.org/s then enter your email on the results page.
Would you please provide me with clear orientation on how to register, put the profile so that it becomes easy to apply on UN jobs. I filled the P11 for UNDP but when it comes the time to apply, I’m requested to fill the profile and its a bite difficult to access on where I can easily fill it. I’m more than interested in getting a job with UN. I’m sure I’ve required capacities and competences.
Thanks for supporting me by providing tips to fill successfully the process.
There is no “one size fits all” way to apply to jobs. But I encourage you to go to the organisations website and follow their instructions to the dot.
I have been invited to sit the written exam for a post in the UN administration. Would you be able to recommend any reading that could help me prepare for this exam?
I will obviously study the websites of the UN and its programmes and agencies very thoroughly, but would be grateful if you could advise me on any handbooks or other study materials that would give me a good understanding of the UN’s activities, processes and procedures.
Thank you in advance,
If it is the YPP you are sitting for, make sure you follow their instructions. They should have quite a lot of material out there. If it is another programme, make sure you focus mainly on the organisation/unit/entity to apply to. E.g. UNDP does not generally quiz their applicants on works that UNICEF does etc.
Sebastian thank you for the good work you keep doing to educate us. I am interested in the responses you probably gave to Jens on his enquiries made on Oct. 29, 2011; time: 4 : 42. If you could get them and feed us; we would be grateful.
? I fear I don’t follow…
Hi,just a question, after filling the p-11 for signing, have i to print everithing, sign and after scan?? I’s quite crazy… thank you
Hi Jacopo, I’m not the one in charge (in fact, I do not speak for the UN) so I would not know. I encourage you to read the instructions of the organisation carefully and follow them to the dot. This way you make sure you are not kicked off the shortlist for formal reasons.
If you are shortlisted for ICA type position within UNOPS, how will it take before the selected candidate can start?.
Maybe anything from a few days to a few months. Good luck!