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The United Nations Careers


United Nations



Job Type

Full & Part time


Open all the year.

About us :

The United Nations (UN) is a global organization that addresses a wide range of complex issues, including conflict resolution, poverty alleviation, climate change, and human rights protection. The UN offers a diverse range of careers, such as monitoring elections, disarming child soldiers, coordinating humanitarian aid, and providing administrative and logistical support to carry out its mandates. These are just a few examples of the many critical and essential functions within the organization.

Working at the UN means that you may have the opportunity to change roles, departments, locations, and even organizations or fields of work throughout your career, providing diverse and challenging opportunities. With a diverse staff of 39,700 people from 193 Member States, you will work in multicultural teams with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, leading to a wealth of perspectives, experiences, and approaches.

Job Description :

It is always recommended to check the specific requirement of the position when you apply. Candidates who meet these requirements will be further evaluated based on their qualifications and experience, and may be required to take written tests or attend an interview.

Please note that the specific requirements for a UN job may vary depending on the level of the position, location and function.

Eligibility Criteria :

To be eligible to work with the United Nations, candidates generally must meet the following criteria:

  • Educational Qualification: A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a relevant field is usually required for most professional positions. Some positions may also require advanced degrees or specialized qualifications.

  • Work Experience: Depending on the position, the UN may require a certain number of years of relevant work experience.

  • Language Proficiency: Knowledge of English and French is usually required, as these are the official languages of the UN. Some positions may require knowledge of additional languages as well.

  • Nationality: The UN employs individuals from its Member States, preference is given to candidates from developing countries.

  • Physical fitness: Some positions may require specific physical fitness standards.

  • Background check: All candidates must pass a rigorous background check and meet other security requirements.

How to apply

To apply for a career with the United Nations, candidates should: 

  • Create a UN account by registering on the career website, which will allow you to apply for jobs and manage your application. 

  • Visit the UN career website to see the list of current job openings and their respective application deadline. 

  • Review the job requirements and qualifications to make sure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. 

  • Prepare the necessary documents including your resume/CV, cover letter and qualifications(such as degree certificates and work experience) Submit your application by the application deadline.

  • You can submit your application for multiple jobs, but you will need to complete the application for each job individually.

  • After submitting your application, you will receive an email confirmation. 

  • You can also check the status of your application on your UN account. Some positions may require additional steps such as written tests or interviews, which will be communicated to the candidates who are selected for further evaluation. 

  • It is important to note that the United Nations receives a large number of applications for each job opening and the selection process can be competitive. It's also recommended to follow-up on your application after it's been submitted. 

Peer in mind that the process may vary slightly among different UN organizations, you may want to refer to the specific website of the organization you are interested in.

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