In order to function effectively as a global organization, the United Nations Secretariat has a continuing need for staff. It is impossible to list in detail the different type of positions for which the Organization recruits.
Explore a career with the UN: more info
General information on employment opportunities and current vacancies at the UN Secretariat, including international positions at UNIOGBIS: more info
The specialized agencies, funds and programmes (i.e. UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, UNDP etc.) conduct their own recruitment systems. Candidates should consult the appropriate agency’s website for information concerning employment opportunities. The following webpage contains links to vacancy notices of over 30 of these organizations: more info
Aside from the ‘Blue Helmets’, which are military forces provided directly by the Members States, the UN rely on civilian staff for its peacekeeping missions. Information on recruitment for peacekeeping operations: more info
Salaries, allowances, benefits and job classification at the United Nations: more info
Language competitive examinations
The United Nations is looking for qualified candidates to fill its language positions across the Organization: more info
Young professionals programme (YPP)
The United Nations is seeking highly qualified nationals of certain countries for employment in order to achieve greater geographical balance of its professional staff. The Young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination: more info
Associate Expert Programme (Junior Professional Officer/JPO)
The Programme offers young professionals who are graduates from universities or institutions of higher education an opportunity to acquire professional experience in the technical cooperation of the United Nations Secretariat. An Associate Expert/JPO is recruited under bilateral agreements between the United Nations and donor countries.
United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV)
The United Nations Volunteers program is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide: more info
Internship programmes at all major locations of the United Nations: more info
Internship throughout the UN system:
If you are interested in internships with other United Nations funds and programmes, you can find information here
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