About feedback for the Un Job List – FAQ for site users
I really like receiving comments on the UN Job List and I’m grateful for hints on how to improve it. So if you would like to leave some feedback, just use the comment box below or even better use the Forum. It’s in your interest that your comment is received well take the time and read through the following hints:
Comments that belong here
- You found an error somewhere? Great! Please let me know. I might not be able to act immediately (remember this is just a “fun” project I do in my spare time) but I will certainly get back to you.
- You find some UN vacancies that are not on my page yet? PLEASE let me know! The goal here is to provide a complete overview over UN vacancies.
- You have an idea to improve the UN Job List? Keep it coming! From time to time I update stuff and if I know you would like to see something I will include that something.
Comments that don’t belong here
- You have a question on an individual vacancy? Please contact the concerned organisation directly. I’m not affiliated with any of the UN Organisations and I have no insight on the application process, selection criteria and other. Yes, I know it can be quite challenging to get into an agency but there is nothing I can do. I highly recommend you discuss these things in the Forum.
- You have a request for a special vacancy? Like you would love to see some vacancies in the town you live? Or you would like to have special secondment vacancies? Sorry, there is no way I can deliver that.
Ok, well now fire away and let me know what you think – thanks, Sebastian
Glad I found your site. I have been trying to bring together RSS feeds from various UN sites and what you are doing is just great.
I think you will find UNIFEM listings here:
If you take a look at the postings in the last month, you’ll see that they are not included in your database (I thought maybe they’d be under UNDP). For example, the last post on that RSS feed is
which I didn’t find on http://unjoblist.org/
I hope this can help. If it does, see this site for UNCDF, GEF, and UNV feeds:
that is great feedback – thanks! I will try to look into this and get this fixed.
Instead of a list of the UN organizations, on the left-hand side of the page, a drop-down might would be more effective.
Also, I just realized that L vacancies at UNCTAD are here (and not on Galaxy):
You don’t seem to have these in your dbase. I’m not sure how you parse that info, but I’ll leave that to you. Good luck.
I couldn’t find any reference to UNEP/CMS on the page. The vacancies of this Bonn-based Secretariat (and the associated do-located Agreements) are posted on http://www.cms.int/secretariat/vacancies.htm.
Thanks a lot! I will work on getting these ones up and running, too!
Are you also searching the various country office websistes of e.g. UNICEF, UNFPA or UNDP. Lots of short term consultancies are not posted on the main joblists of these and similar organizations.
please let me know the pages, you are referring to. Some of the stuff is close to procurement and that is tricky to get. But the HR side of things should definitely be covered – so let me know and I will try to expand my robots…
Thanks enormousl for your invaluable effort on this matter.
You are doing great job. However, this would reach a lot more people if posted through to our email as done by ReliefWeb, OneWorld, Charityjobs.com, etc.
Kindly make a link on this page where it will automatically post these on peoples inboxes. It will be a wonderful action from the team.
Thank you guys.
This is agreat resource. Easy to read, well organised, and well linked. I am not a programmer but I can attest for a general reader that the website accomplishes the basic needs.
Hey, what about assistance in putting together a good Resume? – may be a template.
Great site! Love it! Well done…
Just one change I think would enhance it – that is, to make the RSS feed based on the new jobs page – http://unjoblist.org/lists/NewJobs/
At the moment, my RSS feed reader doesn’t bring up the new jobs as they’re added. It seems to show ones that are close to expiring, which is not so useful.
Thanks for all your work on this!
great idea, will do that as soon as I can (most likely on the weekend).
That was quick!
Great, that will be a really useful addition.
Lieber Sebastian Rottmaier,
Die Stellenasusschreibungen der WMO (World Meteorological Organzation)vermisse ich noch. Die WMO gehÃ¶rt auch ins UN-System als Specialized Agency.(http://www.wmo.int/pages/vacancies/index_en.html)
You are doing a great job. Would you know what the age limit is for applying for these positions,
This is a great site.
One suggestion: you should add an additional search function by date, i.e. posted within the past 7 days, 30 days, etc, like the Compendium website lets you do. That way one would have a quick ability to search just for the new jobs by a specified criteria.
vielen Dank! Werde sehen, dass ich den D1 noch addedn kann…
not sure if you are asking the right person. To my knowledge there is no limit BUT I would not do a lot. People get tired if they think that the application has not been focussed and is not particularly addressed to one post only.
I think the rationale is like this: Nobody can do everything. So if you would apply to everything you would discredit yourself since you don’t demonstrate specific intrest / knowledge in only a few posts.
Do you plan to offer email notification of e.g. new listings? It would nicely complement the RSS feeds.
Sebastian, thanks a lot for this great page! I have a problem with submitting new organisations, so maybe this way
Thank you for your work!
Thank you for your comprehensive site!
If job news are sent to readers automatically, the direct mailing would even much more have been appreciated.
this is absolutely possible, just search for the UN Job List e-mail newsletter and you will see how.
I surely did and nothing happened for misunderstandable reasons anyway.
I do appreciate your blog’s clarity and all the links because they present info required really practically, by a very logical way.
Thank you, thank you-I already own you a drink from a first cheque possibly issued by an employer your site to help me to “seduce”.
Tried clicking on links in firefox which really didn’t like the security certificate you use. Put me off. firefox 3 btw.
tried to contact you via e-mail but the address you entered bounced.
1) the UN Job List doesn’t use SSL – where did the error occur?
2) the UN Job List links directly to VAs of the corresponding organisation. So please contact the organisation itself if there are issues with their sites.
3) Good that you are using Firefox 😉
I am trying to search for only P4 and P5 positions. How can I do that?
It would be really helpful if you could provide some definitions of Job Levels/Grades. To many of us, the levels are kind of cryptic. I have been browsing for hours trying to figure out what grade L3 or ALD3 would actually mean in terms of the hierarchy.
It would be of help if you could specifically describe these jobs i.e levels/grades and clearly state the basic requirements in terms of hierachy.
well, keep in mind that I’m not offering these jobs – I’m just a guy who compiles these jobs for your easy reference. However, to give you a bit of an idea, check this post here: http://www.rottmair.de/2008/08/02/contract-types-and-levels-at-the-un/
Hai,just to say hello.Looking up for vaccancies and decided to e-mail u.buye
Great website. However, when running a detailed search (where you can select grades and countries), Some of the links to not work any more. If this was a bug, it would be nice if fixed 🙂
Your website was shared through the Peacekeeping Best Practices Website. Great stuff… and chapeau for doing it on your own time.
The website I list above is for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon which I only now realized they are advertising on independent site. Makes me wonder how the Truth Commission in Guatemala and the Tribunal in Cambodia are advertising? Maybe you have those links and I just didn’t notice.
Your website excellent and I would suggest an improvement in the manner that any browsed vacancy or page number need to ghange color as an indication that it is read.
I hope you agree to the improvement and we see it very soon.
Thanks and best regards,
Your website is excellent and I would suggest an improvement in the manner that any browsed vacancy or page number need to change color as an indication that it is read.
I hope you agree to the improvement and we see it very soon.
Thanks and best regards,
Continued thanks for this highly useful service. Just wondering whether all the agencies on the ICSC link (http://icsc.un.org/joblinks.asp) are included in your jobslist.
The very best,
Is it possible to full-text-search of vacancies?
I want to search specific keywords in the whole vacancies.
Thank you for your services. Just wondering how long it takes to receive response on job applied.
yes, hope to have all of them in the UN Job List. If I missed any, please let me know (not all of them have vacancies though so check if there are vacancies).
sorry at this time no full-text VA search. The UN Job List only has the titles, duty station etc. So the main VA body is not on the UN Job List visible.
No idea, that really depends on the organisation you apply to. Since I’m not affiliated with any of those organisations there is no way I could know.
Happy New Year everyone!
here also Sebastian, meanwhile from sunny Banda Aceh (a more welcoming climate than CPH by far, if I may say so…). 🙂
I just saw that your homepage does not reflect the current UNRWA vacancies listed here:
Maybe you want to check this out.
Best regards, and hope you are fine,
will have a look – normally the Galaxy part is covered. There is a whole website, the website UNRWAjobs which is currently not covered. I’m in ontact with them on getting them online but we’re not there yet.
Hi Sebastian Rottmair, you are really doing a great job on this web. please i would like to know if fresh gaduates are opportuned to work with United Nations since most of the jobs require many yeras’ experince. please help me i am a graduate of Agriculture (animal Science). i love to work with FAO or other UNO bodies. I will be glad to read from you
thanks 🙂 Ok, what you ask for is tricky. I know that there are internships and/or you can volunteer but it is correct that you would need have some experience. A good way to get into the system if you are eligible for it is the JPO programme (check out http://www.jposc.org they are a good resource)
Good luck! Sebastian
Your site is heaven-sent. Thank you very much for putting the effort into this.
The official UN site has driven me to distraction because it is for the initiated only – no information on any of the abbreviations they use in their adverts (such as “multiple D/S”) and very little on what the salary grades mean. If there are any websites out there that provide information for the un-initiated, would you be happy to link to them? I would be most grateful.
Thanks Elisabeth – yes, if there are very useful resources I can link to them. I myself was thinking of creating some resource pages that would show some information about contract types and other useful things like statistics on organisations, duty stations etc.
Sounds great! Anything you can come up with, really. Maybe it could be the seed for a campaign for more transparency? I suspect an independent review of the jobs.un.org site would come to the conclusion that it is not exactly a shining example of best practice.
Just great, how did I get from looking for an interesting job to taking on the UN…?!
Great site Sebastian! As the UN is made up of so many acronyms, I feel it would be useful to have a mouseover feature that provides the full name of each acronym. Thanks, Ryan
Sebastian, I can only provide praise for your website, which is a “one-stop-shop” for all recruitment. Knowing that this is something you do in your free time, I would like to thank you so much for this, and wish you every success. You deserve it!!
vielen Dank fÃ¼r diese wunderbare Seite- eine echte Erleichterung!!!!
Thank you very much for the site!
Is it possible to search for jobs with SSA as the Level/Grade? Could you add it to the search page somehow, perhaps in the ‘search for grade’ drop-down lists?
you are doing a wounderfull job.keep it up. you are realy helping job seekers or those looking for greener pastures like me.i just wish i can get a job with un.anyway where there is a will there is a way.
Thanks for all your effort on this site. Very useful!
Quick question: It appears that UNHCR is not among the orgs that can be selected for searching or for an email alert. Is that correct or am I missing something?
thanks for your comment: No there is no intent to exclude UNHCR. Do you have a vacancy page of them? Then I will happily include them.
My question was specifically about your input form for the email alert set up. I could select various orgs, but not UNHCR. Is that because you don`t have a job site to search for them? Or did you accidentally leave them out of your option list?
I am frankly donâ€™t having the suitable words to express to you how I feel grateful and thankful for you for your work
It is so impressive what you are doing in â€œUN Job Listâ€, I feel that I was lost before know your website recently.
Really, it is honor to me to be your friend and I hope that you accept this and keep in touch within me especially if you use Facebook, Yahoo! or Hotmail
Thanks again my great friend
Thanks so much for this amazing website! You fixed all the flaws of unjobs.org and made it easy to keep an eye on new postings.
Hi Sebastian, I am one of the folks that actually landed a job after applying through your site..so thanks! I think your site does make a BIG difference in attracting people who just dont have time to mine so many different sites to find postings. Keep it up!
Just a heads up: The UN will be rolling over its contract types, and will be abolishing the ALD, L, and the 12 other types of contracts they have. They will instead just have 3 types…most folks dont know details yet, but I expect that it will call for a few changes on your site. This change is supposed to be effective starting July.
Thanks for a wonderful website.
HI,sebastian you ur doing a wonderful job.
Accept my delightful greetings specially you and other respected colleagues around; and it is called more then everything in simple vvv…
Very Easy, Very Famous, Very Helpful…
Personally to be honest i found it so much Different.
I think that WFP vaccancies are missing.
Anyway thanks a lot for your great work!
(unhcr) its trully wants to make world as aheaven for people.
You should include International Court of Justice (ICJ) vacancies in the job search.
I understand this list doesn’t include offers for external consultants (Request for Proposals etc.). If there is another website you know of, I would be thankful for a hint.
This is a great website, though! I guess many people have been waiting for something like this.
This is enormously helpful for those interested in working for the UN Family of agencies and can find postings all in one place. Thank you.
Hi there. I’ve long been visiting your site to check for UN vacancies and finally I’m back in the system. Now tell me, since I work in HR, how can we advertise our international positions in your site?
i think there is a problem with the reply massage on un job vacancies. i have not received any validation reply. kindly reply becoz i have not gotten the job am hurnting for.
Thanks for chatting with our colleagues in NY. Just wanted to point out that the links to any jobs.un.org post on Galaxy will not work because you have an https URL. They apparently can’t handle the secure link.
I will definitely look into that. Thanks for letting me know!
I don’t find UNFPA in the advance search, even though the organization is listed in your site.
Thanks for letting me know! I will add that once I’m back to my computer (could take a week or so).
Excellent site. Very helpful!
I think that the web positions of WFP is missing
may be I’m not very skillful in your web site.
Anyway I’m very glad to surf in a nice page and very useful.
Thanks a lot
previously i had registered with u for alerts on jobs but i signed out.whenever i try to sign again am told i need to validitate your feed back which i do not have. please assist coz i need the alerts
bye for now
the issue was that you didn’t sign-up properly the last time. I reset the system for you, now it should work.
Sebastian – first, THANKS for offering this site. It saves so much time, and allows us to cast a wide net for job searching. I think the links may have changed to a few organization’s job sites, though, as they reflect “0/0” postings on the UN jobs list. BUT the org’s site DOES HAVE postings: FCCC, HCR, FPA, UNV, WB, WTO seem to be this way. thanks again!
Thanks Sebastian for that well-organized un job list!would like to know the salary range for that position. how long will be the response time from your end after I have submitted my application? Thanks a lot and take care!
thanks for letting me know – I’m working on it. Just to say that the UNV vacancies are under UNDP – they should be all there.
The site is really very helpful. Thank you very much for your job!
But let me agree with Alberto Damiano,
positions of WFP are missing
Hi Andrew and Alberto – the issue with WFP is that they have a roaster only. They do NOT publish real vacancies. That’s the reason they are not on the UN Job List.
Maybe, it is time for me to create a blank page explaining that and forward to their roaster application site.
Thanks for a great tool to look for UN Jobs.
I noticed under the Vienna page that jobs from IAEA is not listed. Is there a reason for this, since I know they have jobs in Vienna at the moment.
Where can I find a list of the paygrade values? In other words, what is the actual amount for a paygrade?
the paygrade vary quite a bit. The issue is that they are only valid for a country since the UN pays a base salary plus a country/city specific post adjustment (to compensate for the cost of living in your duty station). There are salary calculators of UNDP out there if you search a bit.
Thanks for the grade mapping, this is very useful. Would you be able to add how ICA levels compare to ICS and P levels?
The robot for UPU doesn’t seem to be working. I see 3 jobs there, but you have none.
UNICEF has changed their job site introducing a new e-recruitment function that is available from their home page.
Congrats for the job you’re doing & providing us with very useful information completely free of charge. I’m very excited to have discovered the site today. I promise to make the best use of it.
THIS IS FANTASTIC Service y,re offering to the people,God bless you.Now can yu guide me how to fill in my e-mail so that i can be recieving weekly joblistings.
It’s simple go to http://unjoblist.org/s and follow the steps there. Good luck!
Glad to see this site growing :)!!! It’s looking better and better…
Great site Sebastian, and thank you for putting in the effort that you have here. It is really a help having ALL UN, Agency and UNDG vacancies in one place.
The UN secretariat is phasing out Galaxy and all new positions are now posted in careers.un.org
Thanks a lot for letting me know. The Inspira system is no the UN Job List now, too…
Big up Sebastian,
I appreciate your doing keep it up Brother.
Great site, long overdue!
Is it possible to make the columns in each table sortable e.g by Duty Station, Grade, Expiry date, etc?
there is a site where you can do this here: [removed] the trouble is that I didn’t roll it out to all of the site yet. I’ll put it on my list of todos however and will try to work on it.
the closing date seem’s wrong ,, it’s will end in 1970-01-01!!
Thanks for letting me know.
Great site. I used to work in Peacekeeping and would like to return. Can you tell me what the age limit is now for employment in the UN system.
Sorry, I don’t know about peacekeeping. In the areas of work I do have experience I there is no age limit other than the pension age.
Good luck to you!
Great job. excellent thanks
If you could remove the jobs which are already closed would be Extra class.
DANKESHANE (Sorry if I miss spelled)
Just discovered the hilarious, and moving “Little Peacekeeper” 🙂
Stay safe, little man,
I have never understood the meaning of “posting retrieved”, it gives the impression that the vacancy has been cancelled. Anyway, the meaning is far from obvious to those who are not familiar with the jargon, and it should be explained somewhere.
Your website is wonderful. Its good for humanitarian services, it deserve to be associated and work with.
Hi. Thank you for a fantastic service. I note that when generating settings for e-mail alerts, the UN Office of Disaramenent Affairs (ODA) is not included in the box containing all the agencies. It is however available as “DDA” when browsing website. It would be great if you could add that to the e-mail alert settings.
Thank you for your efforts through the site. As a job seeker I found the dis-jointed nature of the agency jobsites a nightmare, but you have made it very easy.
And now I’ve got a job with the UN – in part thanks to you. I’ve made the list known to many others too.
Thank you !!
Could you please construct an access for emailing a friend i.e. keep a place where one can mail vacant to a friend by email (not only facebook and tweeter)
thanks a lot for the comment – I will certainly think about how to do that well and work on it.
you are doing a great job, keep it up!
I am development Studies student and I am looking for internship of about two months.Organization of my interest is UNDP head office in developing countries ( Asia or Kenya), couldn’t find the contact address.Do you have any idea?
Thanks alot & so sorry if I am asking the wrong person
Thanks for the compliment – but yes, you are asking the wrong person 🙂 All I know is on THE LIST already…
Well done.God bless
Great resource! Is there any chance you could post a glossary of the full names of all the UN agencies, instead of just abbreviations? I don’t know all of them and it would be helpful to be able to see the full names like FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization Would be helpful if this appears on the page where the box is to select agencies to do a search.
It’s actually here: http://unjoblist.org/lists/Organisation/
I am not registered and want to apply for UNICEF Job. How can I get Registered????
You should be able to register directly via UNICEF – have a look at their site, Good luck! – Sebastian
Very well done.
I have been looking for a website like yours for a few months, have even enquired to UN employees who could not help.
Thank you very much for this site. I think it will become one of my favorites.
Could you please check on the WTO? I think your robot does not retrieve their postings.
Thanks, will do that.
Is there a way to change the background color for the widget?
Sorry, at this point in time no. But I have several other ideas on how to revise the widget and I will work on making them happen over the coming weeks. How urgent is it?
Quite urgent. My website is going live within a week. The white background of the widget completely throws off the look and feel of my website. Having the ability to change the background color and/or text colors would add great value to your product. Since these parameters are controlled through a CSS, making the css available online to customize the widget at installation time would be a good idea. Is this something that you could do?
I have applied for a email alert on the 15th and have not yet received any jobs through this alert. The alert is quite general (all new ICS-10/P3 posts) and was confirmed by me clicking on the link sent in the validation email.
Did I do something wrongly?
I find jobs advertised generally for UN to be unrealistic. If you just look at the date of announcement of jobs which i did not realize before they advertise the jobs two three days before its expiry. have anyone thought about why? these jobs are advertised but they are long taken and advertised because even if they already have the candidate they will have to do it. If i would be a serious employer and interested to get best candidates i would have advertised the job at least one or two month before the deadline. So I am afraid that all these advertised jobs are not serious to consider to waste ones time to apply. From my own experiences of applying for jobs advertised in this website and generally in UN or similar organizations I can say that it is hopeless, not because my profile is poor (I have PhD degree and working experience and sometimes I though I would perfectly matching candidate), but because the jobs in this system are long taken before they are advertised unfortunately.
first of all keep in mind, that I’m not the UN and that I’m not in charge of any of these things. So in some ways you are barking up the wrong tree. However, I see your frustration and since I can’t look into the crystal bowl I ran some numbers – this overview here http://unjl.org/1z shows you how the different organisations do in terms of their advertisement period.
Overall I also know that there is an incredible competition for UN jobs out there and many many applicants have PhDs and several years of relevant experience, too. Eventually everybody needs to find their own way but there are many people out there who don’t give up and try to find their spot in the UN despite all the challenge they encounter. In any case, good luck job hunting!
amazing initiative! This page is entirely dependent on your good will and research isn’t it? Or are you able to use some kind of automatic aggregation technology like paper.li?
All the best and kudos for your efforts,
Thanks a lot for your nice words. The site is a lot of work but not all that much since I have a automated a lot of this site. In particular all jobs you see here are collected automatically via my own robots…
i am not saying that u responsible for the content of the jobs. what i am saying is that most of the jobs posted are not real! i dont know if there is a way to check if it is real or not, and i dont know if it matters for your website…
it is just my observation, look for example for todays email alert the jobs advertised start with expiry date 0000000….so whatever it means may be you can include some filter which will at least recognize this kind of missing parts and filters it as spam.
is a suggestion anyway…so good luck…and take my suggestion as a suggestion not critique, i appreciate what you doing no doubts about it.
Thanks for your comment Rano – as a matter of fact, please let me know of jobs that are faulty, so I can fix them, it is an automatic system so there are of course issues from time to time.
But as far as I’m concerned all of the jobs are “real” (as in they are all advertised by an actual UN organisation – I have no influence over how UN organisations treat applications however). If a job has “0000-00-00” as expiration date it is an “open” vacancy. This means that either the UN Job List was not able to determine the closing date (the closing date is not advertised on the page the vacancy is from) or it is a truly open vacancy which is open until it is filled (in contrast to “closed” or time-bound vacancies which will be advertised for a certain period and whoever applies within that period has the same chance). Open vacancies in theory need only one(!) good applicant and then are gone again, time-bound vacancies are typically open until the closing date is reached.
Hope that helps,
I use to fill my UN at UN PHP but now i want to log out. Can I have an advice on this issue please!! Thank you all
In the Inspira website look to the upper right side: There is a tiny link “sign out”.
Alex, thanks for helping out!
sebastian, the number of the views wich your graphs are based on are from the UN Agencyâ€™s site, or from your site?
great site, anyway.
They are just the number of views from my site. Don’t look at them in absolute numbers but rather when comparing different vacancies to each other to get an idea what’s wanted.
I used used to receive email alerts on your UN jobs system. However, for sometime I have not received. They helped in the past to secure UN assignment.I would like to continue receiving the email alerts.
Feel free to sign-up again, you should then get the alerts every Saturday
I had a RSS feed successfully running for some time now in my Thunderbird V 188.8.131.52 .
Since today Thunderbird claims that the feed
is not valid RSS-feed . Did you change something in the RSS feed layout?
Unfortunately changing to another Thunderbird version is not an option here at my workplace.
Thanks Alex, I will have a look!
Just a quick feedback: The RSS feeds seem to work well again. Thank you!
first of all: thanks so much for your email alerts, it saves a lot of time.
One request though: for VA that are on “inspira” the redirection from your site with the statitics on views etc does not work for me: I get to the INSPIRA log-in page and when I log-in I am on my general profile page and then have to do a search in INSPIRA for the job. Question therefore: do you maybe retrieve these postings from the site for UN secretariat staff and they therefore do not work for outsiders? or is this a problem with Inspira in general? if the link cannot be fixed, could you somehow display the vacancy number – it would then be easier to find the job in the Inspira search engine.
and lastly, not that they have many openings, but maybe WIPO could be included on the list?
thanks for letting me know! I fixed it now (that is the inspira links).
I will work on the WIPO vacancies – thanks for pointing that out!
Great site. Quick suggestion. Can you put the TVAS that come up on the intranet, ISEEK? That would be helpful also as many of those are kind of hidden and my understanding is that they are real.
let me know your thoughts
personally I would love to! But I fear that’s not public information and thus I can’t put them out there. If you have a public link, I’m more than happy to add these TVAs.
Please share the link if you have it! Thanks, Sebastian
For last two days jobs.undp.org is showing down due to maintenance. Some of the vacancy are reaching their deadlines. Any idea when they will be operational.
I’m sorry – currently I don’t know any more than what is on the website. If I find out more, I will let you know.
I have a question relating to DPKO jobs. They are supposed to still be on Galaxy, but almost no openings are posted there. They also switched to a roster system, which does not seem to work well (judged on my own experience and comments I heard from applicants as well as UN staff). One of the biggest problem for applicants is that nobody knows when the rosters open. I saw a list once in 2010, but none for 2011. This leads to a situation where applicants cannot apply, while some missions struggle to find personnel. Have you got more information? Would a roster opening show up on the UN Job List?
Another question is on consultancies: They should come up on the UN Job list, correct?
Thank you and best regards,
first – thanks a lot for your comments! Very good question on the DPKO vacancies. I will follow up and see what it is, for now I have no idea. Consultancies should indeed be on the List, too. However, I rely on them being publicly advertised which seems to be not always the case.
It appears that the web link to apply for job advertised at the UNDP in Copenhagen lead to an error message in the month of December 2011.
Yes, all UNDP jobs are still down – please keep the link and continue to check for new vacancies. Also check jobs.undp.org for details
Apparently, UNjoblist does not show UNIDO vacancies. Is this a bug or a feature 😉
UNIDO still does not work. Do you think you can fix this?
Sorry for that. Will add it to the list of todos!
Hi Sebastian, how do I sign up for the job alerts? I have been searching but cant get where to sign up from.
Via http://unjoblist.org/s search for the jobs you are interested in, the enter your email on the results page. That’s it.
Thanks a lot! I really love the site 🙂
great site n easy to read
I’ll right away snatch your rss feed as I can not to find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly let me understand in order that I may just subscribe. Thanks.
Search jobs here: http://unjl.org/s then on the results page sign-up with your email. Good luck
Thank you for putting together this great website! I am very interested in working for the UN and am curious to learn more about how do you find the vacancies you post on your job list? Do you have an agreement with each individual UN agency to send you their postings or do you search for them yourself? I want to be sure that if I limit my job search to the results that are on your list that I am reviewing all of the possible opportunities for employment with the UN.
This pretty much works like google: The organisations listed on the site are crawled automatically and I point to their sites. And many organisations – since they want to get the best people to work for them – help me by making it easy for me to crawl their content and/or providing me with specific access to their jobs. However, keep in mind I’m doing this on my own and in my spare time. So this service is provided “as is” without any implied or assured reliability and it is certainly NOT an official UN service. Good luck job hunting 🙂
just wanted to inform you that the link for the following job advert does not work
thank you your support
Actually the job works, it’s just that UNICEF uses SAP and SAP works only with the Internet Explorer. If you use the Internet Explorer it should work…
Hi Sebastian! Great site. Thanks for your hard work.
Jobs at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon are not on your list.
Thanks for your help Ghada! I and I will fix the STL-TSL jobs.
Hi Sebastian, I am having trouble using the job listing links from my igoogle and even directly from the web page, when I click on the links I get an error quoted below. Please let me know what I can do to fix it.Many thanks for all your work to provide this information to all of us.
For example I click on
“Apply to this job on the UNDP site now!” and I get the following error:
Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /is/htdocs/wp10566957_V6AZ70MMXQ/web3/html/vacancy/link.php on line 13
Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /is/htdocs/wp10566957_V6AZ70MMXQ/web3/html/vacancy/link.php:13) in /is/htdocs/wp10566957_V6AZ70MMXQ/web3/html/vacancy/link.php on line 38
Thanks so much for pointing this out! I fixed it now (I hope) and please do let me know if you find more errors like this.
Thanks again, Sebastian
Thanks so much for this site! It is incredibly useful! Not sure if you’re doing this already but it would be great to pull together annual statistics on number of jobs advertized by agency, number of views, etc. That way we can have a sense of common trends, i.e. when are most jobs advertized (summer, winter, etc.), when are most people looking at jobs, etc.
Would it be possible to compile this info retroactively for 2011 and before?
Thanks – yes, it is in the analytics section of the UN Job List.
I was used to follow u on twitter, checking daily your job post.
But seems is blocked. i mean the last one u posted was 10 october. is there some fault in twitte ror u decided to quit with twitter and use just mail and the site?
Just to know so i can switch as well.
compliments for your job!
Thanks a lot for your help! Sorry it took me a few days.
by the way, Continuing Appointments do now exist… it’s virtually automatic after 5 years in a fixed-term contract.
Thanks for letting me know!
Love the site. Just a quick suggestion: Would it possible to include language requirements as a search term? Might be a laborious task I’m not sure, but it would be great to cut down the number of jobs to search through since language requirements aren’t really negotiable!
Very good point. Let me think about how to do this – as I would need to add that to my robots.
A really great,helpful and well linked site, keep up the good work! A lot easier than trawling the different agency sites.
I subscribe to the UNJobs list but notice recently that UNDP jobs are no longer included???
Keep up the good work.
Will need to fix that. Sorry for this. Thanks for pointing it out.
Hi,is it right for you guys to ask someone to send money via mpesa to quqlify for job interviw coz i jst received an email requiring to do so
NEVER send any money! 1) I’m not the UN. All I do is to help in my spare time. But 2) but the UN never(!) asks you to send money. If you need to send money, it is a scam!
Hi, I enjoy your service very much!
I cannot find how to change my existing profile. I would like to change the filters.
Thanks for your help
Just sign-up for a new alert and/or sign-out of the existing alert.
I have had a fraud some time ago, I had the corrispondence for three months and I was sure it was really because I compiled the questionnaire, the petition for Visa, other documents, even insurance policy. At the end when I was ready to leave they asked much money and I very disappointed understood it was a fraud. Impossible. I wrote a lot of documents for three months. I wanted to work for United Nations but really.
Sorry to hear that and good you didn’t pay money. Stay alert and beware the scams!
I have been recently interviewed for some Position with UN in some country office. The interview went very well. At the end of an interview, they asked how much time I will be taking to join if selected and I replied them with at least 5 to 6 weeks after getting an offer. They also asked If I will be coming to duty station with my family or alone and I told them with family. After the interview, they sent me an email asking my permission for reference checks. My referees contacted me and congratulated me that I have done a good job.
What do you think about possibilities of getting that offer and how much time UN normally take to finalize the case after an interview.
This looks pretty good. Hope you will succeed in your job. Pls. do let us know. Thanks!
Thank you for this website. Two Comments: 1) please consider adding jobs from ILO, also a UN agency. 2) On the analytics page I notice the pie charts don’t reflect the number values-the size of the pie slice does not correlate-it looks like you are reproducing the same image of the pie and using different number values; it would be more accurate and helpful I think (and a little more work, too) if the pie slices correlated properly to the number value of e.g. jobs posted per organization.
Thanks, I will have a look.
Sebastian! Thank you very much for this helpful site!
It’s the first site I check every morning! 😀
I am wondering if you can include on the twitter messages information about the duty station.
Thank you very much!!
Thanks! There is a twitter feed that features the Duty Station: https://twitter.com/unjoblist_ds it’s not always working super great but it may help. Cheers, Sebastian
Hi just wondering why you don’t include job posts from WFP, and why you don’t include consultancy vacancies. Thanks!
I will try to add these organisations, too.
I am an HR Consultant at FAO and I noticed that our vacancies are not in your website.
How could we add our vacancies?
Thank you very much
Sorry, that should be fixed by now.
Thank you for setting up and running this most helpful site! I have been a fan for a quite a long time!
I would recommend adding IRENA to the list of organisations. The International Renewable Energy Agency is a relatively young organisation. Although it’s not officially a part of the UN Common System, it follows the ICSC payscale, and 90% of its rules and policies are the same as the UN.
Around half its staff have come from one of the many UN entities, and I think a little more outreach through your site would help a great deal in attracting many more qualified candidates.
In addition, you might also consider adding a few more UN/international agencies like ICAO, IMO, ILO; etc.
Thanks will have a look.
Do you post ads for NGO/IGOs for paid interns? If not, do you know of any sites? We have a paid internships on offer.
Sorry, I usually don’t post IGO/NGO jobs – but I hope you find great applicants to your internship.
I have been recently interviewed for a local Position with a UN Agency in my country. The interview went very well and the UN is currently doing reference checks. So it looks like there are some real possibilities to receive an offer from them. The Problem is that the position is classified under Local ICS-8, and when I tried to estimate what my Salary could look like through the UNDP Salary Calculator, the salary seems to be half (50%) of my current salary! (if I am classified under step 1). Please also note that my Education, qualification and experience far exceed the requirements of the job (they are asking for a minimum of 3 years experience while I have more than 17 years). From your own experience, do you think that if I am offered a Local ICA-8 contract, there are a room for salary negotiation with the UN, and if yes, to which extent??
typically salaries are not negotiable in the UN. Sometimes you can negotiate the step / sublevel you are on, but that’s not always the case. I know the LICAs are typically a little higher than GS salaries. At this point, I would wait and see what the offer is. And it never hurts asking. Good luck!
Noted. Thanks for your prompt feedback, Sebastian. This is really appreciated.
Let’s wait and see. I will revert back to you in case I will receive an offer.
Hey hey, how does one find world bank short term consultancies? they aren’t on their site (or here…)
thanks for the awesome site!
If you have a link I can crawl, please let me know and I’m happy to add them. Cheers, Sebastian
thanks! these short consultancies are supposedly the “way in” to careers at the WBG.
their site says this: http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23123970~menuPK:8453479~pagePK:8453902~piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
BUT: they are never posted on the regular “Current Job Openings” despite what this says. and creating a user for the eConsultants portal leads to only opportunities for firms, not individuals…
Hm, thanks for sharing. I have no idea how to get these vacancies. If anybody has a public link with vacancies, I’m happy to look into how to include them into the list. Thanks again!
I was interviewed for a position just over 13 weeks ago; at present no one has come back to me with any form of result or interview feedback even though I have sent the unit head a couple of emails. I certainly don’t want to bombard the manager with further messages which may turn them against any future applications I will/may make. Is this time delay unusual? Can you speak from experience on previous similar examples?
Thank you 🙂
I’m sorry to say that it is not entirely uncommon. I would gently follow-up but maybe only once every week or so.
Could you confirm / check if the webcrawlers are picking up the postings for local staff, individual contractors and consultants on individual PKO mission websites?
Since a couple of weeks (months?) links to UNDP vacancies contain an error. This is what the URL looks like:
It is possible to manually delete the first “https://jobs.undp.org/”, and then you get to the vacancy, but it’s a bit of a hassle 😉
Cheers and keep up the good work!
Thanks for letting me know. I will try to fix that ASAP. Thanks again!
Thanks for the amazing website, but it has been down for a while now! why is that?
So sorry, I have a number of issues – I hope most of them will be resolved soon. The reason was a change in software on my server.
I am a fresh graduate from the American University of Beirut(AUB) and I am seeking a job opportunity/ internship. Since I applied no one replied to me or gave me a response.
Two things: a) never give up! b) check and review your CV and the way you apply. Maybe there is something to tweak? Good luck!
When being offered an interview on a 24-hour notice, does it mean that all other candidates also
only had 24 hours to prepare before their interview? Do you know why one would be offered an interview on a 24-hour notice, instead of the usual one-week notice?
I would assume all candidates have the same notice period. Yes.
The RSS feeds for the lists seem to be broken. My RSS reader is reporting HTTP code 500 trying to poll for updates.
Apologies. Please do let me know if this issue is not fixed yet.
In response to your email to click on a link (annually), perhaps 1-2 months ago, I did that. Unfortunately, I stopped receiving your weekly notifications after that. I emailed to draw your kind attention to that, and am still waiting for the weekly list that I used to receive every Saturday morning around 07h30 New York time.
So sorry, I have an issue with my server I’m trying to fix. Bear with me, the alert will come back. Thanks!
Hi there all, has anyone here applied for any of the translator (retainer) positions at UNOPS? Five months have gone by and my application still shows as “under review”.
Check if you can add jobs in Green Climate Fund. It is under the UNFCCC
Yep, that’s a scam