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    Rottmair Sebastian
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    Hi DArt – I think that sadly, the 6 months is not yet out of the norm. I would give it more time, especially if we are talking about UN Secretariat vacancies…

    Good luck and please do let us know how things are going for you!

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    Hi Sebastian,

    I applied for a roster position (Requisitions Assistant) last January and took the assessment test early February. I have not received any email after that but I’ve been regularly checking the Inspira website for status/update.

    I found out last week that the status was updated to “Recruitment Completed” but when I checked again today, it was changed back to “Under Consideration”. Have you heard similar situations like this before? Is this normal?

    Thank you.

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    Hi Sebastian !
    I appreciate your contribution to the UN aspirants! I had for the first time appeared for an online assessment test in Dec-2015; followed by 10 others. It was for a P-4 position in Nairobi; till date the Job Status indicates ‘Under Consideration’, even after 28 months. My question is…will this ever be resolved ? and what maybe the reason for such long delay ? Should we be hopeful for such long periods ?

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    Hi Sebastian,

    Waiting for your response to Abraham concern, I got through the same situation for the ”requisition assistant” assessment I took last january.

    Recruitment completed to under consideration again. Seems so strange….

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    Rottmair Sebastian
    8 pts

    Hi all,

    I honestly don’t really know what is behind this – anybody from the UN on the inside that could help out here? What is going on?

    Thanks everyone!

    #2337 Score: 1

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    My experience with UN System Organization: I applied for UNEP/Geneva P2 1 year renewable contract sometime mid Dec 2017. Soon I submitted my application the application status turned to ‘under consideration’. After following Inspira for application status on regular basis all this time, yesterday the status turned to ‘filled from roster’. (three month a contract is signed as the hiring manager tend to inform the rest once a contract is signed)

    While browsing through Inspira instructions, I found that Hiring Managers are supposed to shortlist/recommend candidates to the selection board within two months of the application closing date. So in my case, the hiring manager did that within two months and I believe the third month they interviewed and signed the contract with an applicant from the roster.

    Given this situation, I now tend to believe shortlisting is done within first month of closing date so if an applicant does not hear anything in due time (first two months max) it mean the hiring manager is considering other applicants or recommending a roster applicant, hence, it’s hopeless to hope anything positive.

    Note that this is my experience and it may not be always like this with every system organization, as I have an application status with UNOPS P2 PM position
    Longlisted/shortlisting for last five months. The only time I heard from UNOPS was when they extended the submission deadline but there is no news yet although I dropped an email which was read but not got any response.


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