|NEW: Young Professionals Programme 2013, job families and participating countries announced.|
In order to function effectively as a global organization, the United Nations has a continuing need for staff.
|UN System in Brussels: Vacancies|
General information on United Nations employment opportunities and current vacancies at the United Nations Secretariat are available at http://careers.un.org
The Specialized Agencies, Funds and Programs (i.e. UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, etc.) conduct their own recruitment programs. 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: http://icsc.un.org/joblinks.asp
For more information on the major categories of staff and the occupations represented at the Organization please consult the fact sheet on employment opportunities with the UN or the booklet 'What can you do at the United Nations? '.
Information on types of positions for which the Organization recruits, how to apply for jobs with the UN and what you need to know to prepare for a competency-based interview is provided in following presentations:
UN Radio: Career opportunities at the UN
In collaboration with the Department of Public Information, OHRM has prepared broadcast radio spots in all official languages as well as Portuguese on UN CAREERS.
The United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination.
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2013 YPP Examination
The 2013 Young Professionals Programme (YPP) examinations will be held on 3 December 2013 in the following job families:
Participating countries are:
The application period for 2013 YPP will start, per job family, as follows:
Applications must be submitted online, through Inspira. Applications submitted in any other way or outside of the respective application dates cannot be processed.
Details on the requirements for these job families will be posted as soon as they become available.
Internship throughout the UN system
Please visit the UN website at http://social.un.org/index/Youth/UNOpportunities/Internships.aspx.
Internships at UNRIC Brussels
UNRIC Brussels is looking for qualified interns for a period of three to six months. Applicants should have good academic background in the areas of communications, journalism, international relations, marketing or political science. Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills in one of the two UNRIC working languages - English or French. Knowledge of other languages of the Western European region is desirable.
UNRIC does not provide financial support for interns. All successful applicants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel to Brussels, lodging and living expenses during the internship period.
Applications for internship at UNRIC Brussels should be sent to:
Résidence Palace, UNRIC
Rue de la Loi 155, block C2,
Updated, December 2012
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