May 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm #2799
Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Cnk. I am keeping my fingers crossed. For a looong time now!May 4, 2018 at 7:50 pm #2800
So I’m not alone in that the IAEA has checked peoples references and not notified of the approval or rejection?May 4, 2018 at 9:19 pm #2804
Pedro moralesParticipant2 pts
Well in my case they didn’t even check the references (and I’m wondering if it was for the same job as you Bundymoth, so that might be a good sign for you! Was it multimedia related?).
When I went through the same thing with the FAO they actually did check my references, and then two months later I heard back from them to say that I didn’t get the job, but that I was going to be put on the roster. From what I understand it means that you performed well enough that you might not need to interview for another position at the same level for the next two years. So, hopefully worst case scenario for you is that you have been rostered and they are just waiting to get the final deal done with the chosen applicant, or hopefully they are just taking their time with some things and you’ll get some good news soon.
Good luck to you bundymoth!May 9, 2018 at 5:17 pm #2857
I had applied for a position in UNICEF, HQ in ICT department in the month of Nov 2017, I was called for a 1st round of interview on Apr 24 2018, and then a competency based interview on May 04, 2018. On May 07, 2018 the HR replied to me saying that will get back to me ASAP on further information on this recruitment. Do you know what the next steps are? I don’t want to send out emails at this point. But I am anxious. The recruitment process is very long and needs a lot of patience! Can you let me know your experiences.May 10, 2018 at 8:54 am #2862
So the next step for me after the interview was reference check and then they called me in person to check the original documents.
Hope this helps!May 10, 2018 at 2:51 pm #2866
Thanks Sns, how long after the interview, did they contact your references. Did they ask you before checking. I haven’t informed my current supervisor, I need to give a heads up if that’s the case. Did you have any room for salary negotiation.May 10, 2018 at 3:03 pm #2867
They did the reference check two weeks after the interview. They did inform me about it.
I have not received an offer yet! So no idea about salary negotiation!May 10, 2018 at 3:46 pm #2868
Great! I wonder how their recruitment process is, but after my competency interview (round 2)on May 04 they said they would get back ASAP on May07. I haven’t heard back. I have read they have some post interview processing. I can’t even guage the pace of this process.Not sure if we can even follow up because I don’t want to make it look like I am desperate. I really hope all works out for you. And do keep posting your updates.May 15, 2018 at 5:15 am #2895
Mr. Sebastian and dear friends.
I’ve noticed that some UN organisations always ask the following thing during the screening process regarding the professional work experience:
“IS THAT A CIVIL SERVANT POSITION AT YOUR GOVERNMENT ?”
I wonder if there is a right or wrong answer to that…
If the position is indeed a civil servant position at my local government, is that a good thing? Or there somekind of agreement that UN cannot hire civil servants??
I really appreciate your help as I’m in the middle of a job application!
Have a nice week you all!May 15, 2018 at 12:49 pm #2897
I would like to share my experience applying with the UNGSC. On 20 November 2017 I had a Competency Based Interview for GS-6 position. On 19 December 2017 I got an email asking to send my driving license to confirm that it is valid as per the requirements in the vacancy announcement. Since then I had no update regarding the recruitment process. Is there any possibility that I am still being considered for the job? And will I be notified once the recruitment process is completed?
I am very anxious …Please anyone tell me what to expect…
Thank you in advance!May 16, 2018 at 4:52 pm #2902
What does it mean “you are being placed on a roster of pre-approved candidates for potential consideration for future United Nations Secretariat job openings with similar functions at the same level”. What are next steps?
Cheers!May 17, 2018 at 9:05 am #2906
I have found the answer here “it can take quite a while to be chosen from the roster”
Cheers!May 17, 2018 at 9:07 am #2907
Would love to hear your responses to the post called ‘the waiting game’!
Thanks!May 27, 2018 at 10:12 pm #2969
Interesting forum. I have a question about grades in the UN. I’ve applied for a couple of jobs at P3 level. Looking at the job description, it would appear I am qualified to apply. I don’t have an advanced degree, but have a first level degree and the required extra number of years work experience. Also, I don’t speak a second language although English is my mother tounge – both job descriptions only asked for English. I’m not expecting to even get through to the interview stage, but am worried that if I did I would embarrass myself as I’m not “up to the job”. In all organisations I’ve worked for, “Officer” roles have been mid level roles, reporting to a Head of Section and maybe managing one or two Support Staff. Is this similar in the UN? Or are P roles more senior than that? For example, I’ve seen administration roles at all grades – P2-P5? Again in other organisations I’ve worked for administrative roles would be the equivalent of P1, senior administrative roles P2, officer roles P3, deputy head of section P4 and head of section P5. Then you would have Senior Management in the D grade. Anyone have any thoughts?June 4, 2018 at 11:58 am #3007
I applied for a G-4 job in the beginning of May and haven’t heard from them since. The status of vacancy is “processing applications” and my status of application is “submitted”. After nearly five weeks of waiting I am unsure as to whether my application still has a chance or not. Im very interested to learn about your experiences.
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