How to Apply Job at UN Career in 2023

1. Searching for job openings

Using the search engine on this page, you can hunt for employment openings at the UN. The majority of job postings (position-specific job openings) are created for a single role at a particular office and duty station. There are additionally Recruit from Roster job openings, which are only accessible to applicants who have previously been rostered, and generic job openings, which are used to build rosters, i.e., pools of individuals available for quick selection throughout the Organization. For all varieties of job openings, the application procedure is the same. To find out which positions are available, consult the Special Notice of the Job Opening. In the section below titled “Understanding Roster Management,” you may find more information regarding rosters.

2. Creating a profile and preparing an application

You must register on this page before you may prepare an application (click here to register). After logging in, you will be sent to your Applications Home page, where you may complete and manage your profile, application form, and all other application-related information (s). You must first establish a user profile (My Profile). Your name, nationality, contact information, and marital status are all listed in My Profile. If you make changes to My Profile, such as changing your phone number or family status, the adjustment is immediately reflected on all previously submitted job applications.

You can generate one or more job applications after you register and finish My Profile.

3. Submitting a job application

After completing your application, click Add job to application if you want to apply for a specific position. You will be required to respond to a series of questions depending on the job criteria, which will offer you the chance to showcase your knowledge and skills, demonstrate relevant experience, and detail published work, licenses, certifications, and training.

You may submit your application by clicking Submit once it has been completed.

4. Evaluation of the application

Your application is evaluated in terms of required and desirable evaluation criteria, e.g., experience, education, and languages. They can be identified in related parts of the job opening of the position you applied to as well as through the Job Requirements questions at the time of your application. You will be invited to participate in assessment exercises and/or a competency-based interview only if it is determined that you meet all the required evaluation criteria, and any additional desirable criteria that the hiring manager decides to apply for screening.

Job Application Process

If it is determined that you are not eligible, or only meet some or none of the required or applied evaluation criteria for a particular job, you will be informed, at the appropriate time, that your application was unsuccessful for this job. In this case, you should not be discouraged but apply for other jobs for which you feel you are qualified.

5. Assessment exercise
The assessment exercises might include a written exam, simulation exercise, case study, or other appropriate evaluation mechanism. You will be informed in advance of the time, type, and length of the assessment. If, based on the result of the assessment, you are short-listed for a competency-based interview, you will be informed accordingly.If you are not short-listed for the competency-based interview, you will be so informed at the appropriate time. Please note, however, that the type and frequency of correspondence with individual candidates may vary throughout the application process.

6. Competency-based interview
The competency-based interview may take place either via telephone, video conference, or in person. You will be notified in advance of the time, duration and means and/or place of the interview. During the interview, we learn more about your combination of skills, attributes and behaviours that are directly related to your successful performance on the job. Read more about the interview in the section “At your interview“.

7. Selection notification
A pool of qualified candidates is recommended for selection following the outcome of the various assessment stages. Any recommendations are then evaluated by an independent review body, composed of staff and management representatives, to ensure that the applicable procedures were followed correctly.After the review body has endorsed the recommended candidates, a selection decision is made by the head of the department usually for one individual, or if several positions are available, for the corresponding number of vacancies.You will be notified if you are the selected candidate for the job.

The UN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).


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