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    NK
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    Be The Change:
    Depending on the country of your origin and the membership status of the gov institute with the UN. The UN asks you to identify if your present/last employer is/was a gov institute (if so, that makes the worker a civil servant) then it may create a conflict of interest hiring such a person under the advertised contract agreement for the UN job.

    The civil servants in any country are recruited by the UN system organizations but they are seconded by their govs. Meaning if you are currently working with your government agency/institute that is recognized by the UN to have comparable protocols in place, they may hire you but in that case while assessing you they also have to negotiate with your current employer and then normally your current employer seconded you to new assignment at the UN for the post duration. Once you complete your assignment with the UN, you can get back where you left.

    In case your last employer was a gov agency/institute, sometimes you need a NOC from your last or present employer to work outside of the country in certain position.

    You seems to already know that bureaucracy is a lengthy word!

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    Cesaire
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    Hello
    Last year I was selected for a secondment post for UN , and I was interviewed and did the test online. Up to now I do not receive the result of my application , I need to know if I succeed or not .Thank you
    Cesaire

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    hyp007
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    Hi Sebastian,

    First of all, I wanted to say thanks for keeping us updated and elaborating on the UN Recruitment process. I know it may get difficult as we tend to ask redundant or confusing questions, so I really appreciate you assisting us through this job process.

    Anyway, this is my timeline:

    March: Apply online to a P3 Communications Position for the UNOMS
    Early May: Invitation to take the GGST (Passed)
    Mid May: Invitation to take the UN Assessment Test

    I understand that the recruitment process can be slow, but I was wondering how long it usually takes to get the results of the Assessment Test. I only ask because I took the GGST on a Friday and received the results the following Monday, and expected the same time frame from the UN Assessment Test.

    I also read somewhere that if I don’t hear from the UN after the Assessment test, it’s because I failed it. Can I assume this to be valid in my case?

    Again, I apologize for the length question, and thanks in advance for your help!

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    Be_The_Change
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    Hi NK !

    Thank you a lot for your reply!

    I wonder if being a State Government Military member would be a down side for the selection process. I understood all of this bureaucracy but I’m prepared to leave the Government if UN give me an offer.

    I thought this question was regarding work experience, like, being a civil servant would be like half way to work at teh UN…

    Let’s see!

    Concluding, do you think I have less chances of getting an offer because I currently work at a military (Gov.) organization?

    Thank you once again!

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    NK
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    Be the Change: You are welcome, I simply cannot comment on your situation outcome/status, but the instructions/draft of the email/acknowledgement about your application submission that you have received, may clarify your doubts.

    What is your application status states, any timeline? Is it through Inspira?

    Being a civil servant would be like half way to work at teh UN…

    NO it is the experience expertise skills that are required not the status of organization.

    I wonder if being a State Government Military member would be a down side for the selection process.

    NO not at all as long as you states clearly in your application and if there is no conflict of interest.

    I wish you and everyone here a success !

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    Tester
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    March: Apply online to a P3 Communications Position for the UNOMS
    Early May: Invitation to take the GGST (Passed)

    Hi,

    just a question. Up to now, my understanding was that the GGST Test is exclusively for positions in the general service and not for P positions? Even the UN say something similar on their website.

    Just asking because I was also recently invited to sit for the GGST test and passed it, though I haven’t heard anything from them since, in typical UN fashion. But mine was a GS position, not a P position. That You applied for a P3 position and was invited to sit for the GGST Test is to me a surprise.

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    hyp007
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    Tester: hello! Yes I specifically applied for a P position but was still invited to take the GGST.

    Judging by the type of questions they asked, I’m guessing it’s more of a competence test than anything else?

    But yes going back to your statement, I was surprised to notice that many of the candidates that I was taking the GGST with were also applying for P positions as well.

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    Tester
    Participant

    Hi hyp007, thanks for the quick reply. I guess you learn something new every day. Up to today, I thought the GGST is exclusively for GS positions.

    Judging by the type of questions they asked, I’m guessing it’s more of a competence test than anything else?

    I personally found it to be more or less a general knowledge test.

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