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Employment and internships

 

Employment and internships with the United Nations

 


 

Employment opportunities

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: http://www.un.org/en/sections/resources/job-seekers/index.html

General information on employment opportunities and current vacancies at the UN Secretariat: http://careers.un.org

The specialized agencies, funds and programmes (i.e. UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, etc.) conduct their own recruitment programmes. Candidates should consult the appropriate agency’s website for information concerning employment opportunities. The following webpage contains links to recruitment and human resources offices of over 40 of these organizations: https://jobs.unicsc.org/

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 is available at http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/about/work.shtml

Salaries, allowances, benefits and job classification at the United Nations: https://hr.un.org/


 

Language competitive examinations

The United Nations is looking for qualified candidates to fill its language positions across the Organization:

https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=LE

 


 

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: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=NCE&lang=en-US

YPP 2015 Job Families:
Administration, Finance, Statistics, Public Information, Social Affairs, Legal Affairs

Participating Countries in 2015:
Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Dominica, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea (Republic of ), Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Zambia.

 


 

Associate Expert Programme 

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 is recruited under bilateral agreements between the United Nations and donor countries.

https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AEP

http://esa.un.org/techcoop/associateexperts/index.html

 


 

United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) 

The United Nations Volunteers program is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide: http://www.unv.org/how-to-volunteer.html

 


 

Internship programmes 

Internship programmes at all major locations of the United Nations:

http://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=IP&lang=en-US.

Internship throughout the UN system:

If you are interested in internships with other United Nations funds and programmes, please apply with them directly at http://undesadspd.org/Youth/UNOpportunities/Internships.aspx

Internship at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), Brussels

http://www.unric.org/en/employment-and-internships.

UNRIC is looking for qualified interns for a period of three to six months.

Applications should be sent to: UNRIC Brussels, attention: internship, Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels, Belgium or via e-mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 


 

UN System Vacancies in Brussels 

Vacancy announcement and internships for the various UN offices in Brussels are posted at 

http://www.unric.org/en/un-system-vacancies-in-brussels

 


 

Social Networking 

FB http://www.facebook.com/UN.Careers

TWIT http://twitter.com/un_careers


LINKDIN
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UTUB http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyRN-rcSjDk
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Vacancies Brussels

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Information Technology Assistant (Temporary Job Opening), G5- UNRIC

Information Technology Assistant (Temporary Job Opening),
G5

 
Department/ Office:
Department of Public Information
 
Duty Station:
BRUSSELS
 
Posting Period:
24 August 2015-31 August 2015
 
Job Opening number:
15-IST-DPI-45141-J-BRUSSELS (O)
 
This position is located in the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) in Brussels, within the Information Centres Service (ICS), Strategic Communications Division (SCD), Department of Public Information (DPI).  The incumbent is under the general supervision of the Director of UNRIC and the Website Assistant (G-7).
 
Special Notice

Notes:

•A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade.
However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further "stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…" Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

•Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

•Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

•While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political
missions.

•The expression "Internal candidates", shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

•Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

•For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

•The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English

Org .Setting And Reporting

The position is available for an initial period of three months with possibility of extension, as soon as possible. This position is located in the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) in Brussels, within the Information Centers Service, Strategic Communications Division, Department of Public Information. The incumbent is under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director and report directly to the Senior Information Technology Assistant of UNRIC Brussels.UNRIC Brussels is the premier source of information about the work and activities of the UN in Europe. UNRIC informs and engages European citizens on the priorities of the United Nations Department of Public Information. UNRIC covers 22 countries in Europe and operates a website in 13 different languages.

Responsibilities 

Within delegated authority, the Senior Information Technology Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

Desktop Administration and Configuration
•Assist in performing software distribution updates, scripting, testing and support; performs 2nd level desktop troubleshooting in conjunction with the Help Desk; maintains and updates files (electronic and paper) and internal databases.

Server Operations and Administration
•Assists in routine administration, operation, technical support, and monitoring of server systems; Undertakes routine troubleshooting of server systems. If the problem persists, escalates to higher level in accordance with procedures.Implements backups of servers following standard backup procedures ; Maintains the documentation of server systems, pertinent to operations and system administration.

Service Installation and Support
•Attempts to resolve as many problem calls or service requests on initial contact; Performs tasks related to scheduled service requests, including equipment replacement, equipment installation/de-installation, software installation, LAN connection, returns to stock, site surveys, etc.Provides basic training to end- users on the use of standard systems; Escalates problems to the appropriate parties in accordance with established procedure;

Procurement and Logistics
•Receives, unpacks, and inspects all incoming assets; Sorts, compiles, and stores equipment in accordance with work orders and/or equipment condition; Monitors inventory levels and alert supervisor when low thresholds are reached.

Social Media.
•Acts as social media focal point for UNRIC, monitoring and reporting on developments, responding to inquiries, etc.Website•Increase the profile of UNRIC's primary website by promoting it through online campaigns, search engines, partnership agreements and placement of links, banners and editorial content Troubleshoots, cleans, and repairs/rebuilds equipment.Provides effective social media outreach to UNRIC and UN agencies in Europe.

•Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

•Professionalism:  Knowledge of information technology and applications, including computer system networks. Good technical skills, ability to conduct network maintenance, provide server services and user support. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women
and men in all aspects of work.

•Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

•Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

 
Education
High school diploma or equivalent. Must have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) or the United Nations Global General Service Test (GGST) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away.
 
Work Experience
A minimum of 5 years of experience in information technology or related area is required.Experience in content management systems and social media promotion is desirable. Experience in managing social media networks for communication campaigns is desirable.
 
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
 
Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a technical test which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
 
United Nations Considerations
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.
Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a- Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
 
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

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   1)   View a complete list of all current job openings at the United Nations Secretariat;

   2)   Obtain information on how to apply, including the Instructional Manual;

   3)   Find out more about working for the Organisation.

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Internship: Graphic Design (United Nations Regional Information Centre)

Location
Brussels - United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)

Duration
Minimum 3 months.

Summary
The United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) has a vacancy for a Graphic Design intern to start immediately. The intern will participate in the various graphic related activities of the Information Technology Unit under the overall supervision of the UNRIC Graphic Coordinator and will assist in the designing of various internal/external materials (i.e.- reports, posters, icons, banners etc.) for print and for web.

Duties and responsibilities

Specific intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•    Designing and laying out materials in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and MS Office.
•    Producing clear, concise and vivid materials that convey key messages to target audiences.
•    Image management and photography.
•    Liaising with country desks to design products tailored to specific audiences.
•    Ensuring that all designs (print, web, etc. ) are cohesive and aligned with internal UN guidelines and best practices.
•    Perform other related duties as required.

Requirements
•    Ability to work independently or as part of a team and under strict time constraints.
•    Basic knowledge of print production process.
•    Basic knowledge of digital marketing standards.
•    Ability to multi-task and have strong organizational skills.
•    Proficiency in use of professional graphic design software.

Experience
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience. However, applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experiences in their CV.

Language
Fluency in English is required.

Additional Considerations
The proposed internship lasts for a minimum period of three months on a full time basis and is unpaid.  Interns are responsible for arranging their own travel, insurance and securing any necessary visas.

Note: All candidates are asked to include a portfolio with their application

If you are interested in the position of Graphic Design Intern – please send your CV and motivation letter with in the subject of the message: 'Application Graphic Intern' to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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