The UN Job List helps people finding a UN job by listing known UN vacancies in an easy to search database with powerful alert tool. The following summarizes frequently asked questions about the UN Job List.
Why did you create the UN Job List?
I believe that outstanding people contribute to an effective UN System. If you are committed to the UN the UN Job List is a great tool to help you find your spot in the UN system.
What does UN Job List do?
The page automatically collects vacancies from UN organisations, stores information about them in a database and lists these job opportunities for you. You can search the list for duty station, organisation and / or any keyword in the title of the post.
How does the UN Job List work?
Just browse the page or do a dedicated search. The page is set up to support RSS feeds so you can easily include the page results in your favourite RSS reader or your Google homepage. Even better, you can define your own custom search and bookmark the results page and thus easily do your search again later. The page stores your search query in the URL, so every time you visit the page the search will be performed again – this is a great way to stay on top of the vacancies in your most desired duty station, your favourite organisation, your area of expertise or any combination of them. Of course there is an RSS feed for the search results pages, too.
Is the UN Job List an official UN service?
There is no official UN site which lists all UN jobs. Be skeptic of any website claiming to be the official portal having all vacancies of the UN system and/or promising easy applications and worry free ways into the UN system.
The way it works is that pretty much every organisation in the UN System has their own official job website but there is no official way to see all UN vacancies in one place. There is an ICSC website listing all kinds of job sites in the UN but it is rather cumbersome to go through all of them individually. So in a nutshell the UN Job List is not an official UN service. However, HR professionals in the UN system see the need for having a comprehensive view over different vacancies and thus have worked with me directly to get their vacancies onto the UN Job List.
Which organisations are covered by the UN Job List?
The UN Job List covers UN organisations as per the UN organisational chart. All major organisations from this chart are listed on the UN Job List. For a complete list of organisations and the amount of their vacancies have a look at the Organisation overview page.
Does the UN Job List cover internal vacancies?
No, the UN Job List covers externally accessible vacancies only. So the jobs should be relevant for everyone. However, depending on the organisation there may be restrictions (such as vacancies being open only to certain nationals etc.).
I’m continuously expanding the UN Job List. But if you have any suggestion on what to improve, which organisations to add or any other general comment, just drop me a line via the comment box below.