INSPIRA Vacancies updated

Some of you noticed that the UN Inspira system changed over the past weeks and as a consequence all Inspira jobs on the UN Job List were pointing to an Inspira log-in page only.

So I wanted to thank all of you who helped me find this issue. Please keep letting me know if there are any issues with the UN Job List so that I can keep it updated and well working.

Please let me know if you have more questions.

How the UN Job List works

I believe that good people contribute to a great UN system. And I want to do my modest share to help good people finding their spot in the UN system by hosting the UN Job List.

But how does the “the List” work? The following diagram shows the key UN Job List components: The List currently monitors some 60+ UN system job websites. To do this efficiently I setup the UN Job List Backend. This UN Job List Backend consists of two things: Firstly I have programmed a number of different robots which extract job details from the vacancy websites I monitor and then secondly I created a database which is filled by the robots with the job details and powers the UN Job List website.

As a user you can search the UN Job List for job details. You can subscribe to an email alert, get the results as RSS or bookmark any page on the UN Job List to keep up to date with the latest job openings. Once you decide to apply for a vacancy you will be directed back to the original vacancy website so you know where the vacancy is from, you can be sure that the vacancy is genuine and you are sure to have the latest version/updates about the job posting.

Want to start a career at UNICEF? Apply with the NETI programme!

I received the following and was asked to spread the news. The programme looks very interesting to me, so have a look!

The New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. As part of UNICEF’s global talent management strategy to achieve its current and future goals, NETI focuses on attracting, selecting, developing and retaining new talent from entry to mid-career levels to grow and to develop in the organisation. NETI participants work actively in multicultural environments within the development and humanitarian arenas, while contributing to delivering results for children.

The NETI Programme is currently recruiting suitable candidates in the following areas: Communication for Development, Social and Economic Policy, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Education.

Apart from recruiting suitable candidates for the NETI programme, UNICEF is also seeking qualified applicants in the following areas: Health, Nutrition, WASH, and Child Protection to be included in the Talent Groups.

For full programme details and information on how to apply, please visit the NETI website at:

Deadline for all applications will be November 4th 2011.

PS: Of course the NETI jobs are on the UN Job List, too – the list is here: