Thursday, 08 December 2016

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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: more info

General information on employment opportunities and current vacancies at the UN Secretariat: more info

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 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.
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See also

 

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

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

Internship at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), Brussels
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: [email protected]

 

UN System Vacancies in Brussels

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

 

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Vacancies Brussels

Temporary P-3 Programme Management Officer, UNEP Brussels

  • Posting Title : Programme Officer, P3
  • Job Code Title : Programme Management Officer 
  • Department/ Office : United Nations Environment Programme
  • Location : BRUSSELS
  • Posting Period : deadline 15 Dec 2016
  • Job Opening number : JO 70817

 

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity


Special Notice

This is a Temporary Job Opening (TJO). Appointment against this post is for a limited duration (364 days) and does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" 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 • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. • Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.


Org .Setting And Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP’s Regional Offices help to implement UNEP’s global programmes in the regions by initiating, coordinating and catalyzing regional and sub-regional cooperation and action in response to environmental problems and emergencies. This position is located in the Regional Office for Europe (ROE), Brussels office.


Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Ecosystem Management Sub-programme Coordinator for Europe, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

•Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.

•Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change. •Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.

•Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.

•Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions. •Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

•Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

•Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

•Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.

•Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

•Performs other duties as required.

 

Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of the United Nations and the European Union (EU) institutions, familiarity with reporting under the Programme Information Management System (PIMS), familiarity with project development and implementation and programme management (in particular related to biodiversity and ecosystems including management of EU projects). Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

•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.

•Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

 

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.


United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. 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 the inspira account-holder homepage. The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. 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, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.


Applications are only accepted through the http://careers.un.org platform.
Only those candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified. - deadline 15 Dec 2016.

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UNRIC Internship - Digital Media Coordination

UNRIC Brussels is looking for an intern to assist with the development and management of Digital content, starting December/January 2016/17, for a period of 4 to 6 months.

Applicants should be graduates, preferably in the area of communications, journalism, digital marketing, information technology or social media. Candidates must have native written and oral communication skills in English. Working knowledge of French would be an asset.

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 four month internship period.

Core responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Digital Media coordinator and the Information Technology team on development, deployment and management of digital assets;
  • Assist in the development of brand awareness and online reputation building;
  • SEO (search engine optimization) and generation of inbound traffic;
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools
  • Monitoring European social media trends and analysing perceptions/reactions;
  • Assist in managing UNRIC's social media channels: twitter, facebook, instagram and others - creation and publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content;
  • Take part and contribute to the daily maintenance of the websites and creation of web based content;
  • Assist with the creation of guidelines and trainings for staff;


Skills:

  • Native English communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Good understanding of French would be an asset;
  • Excellent written work and prior experience drafting content for web and social media platforms;
  • Experience managing digital media assets and social media channels - Good knowledge of Digital Marketing theories would be beneficial;
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management.

A certificate and report will be provided at the end of the internship.

Please send your CV and application letter by e-mail to Gregory Cornwell, [email protected] by 10 November 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Internship with UK and Ireland desk

UNRIC Brussels is looking for an intern for the UK and Ireland Desk starting 3 January 2017 for a period of four months.

Applicants should be graduates, preferably in the area of communications, journalism, international relations, marketing or political science. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English. 

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 four month internship period.

Core responsibilities

  • Working closely with the UK and Ireland desk officer, UNRIC staff and external UNRIC partners;
  • Monitoring the British and Irish media;
  • Managing social media pages, twitter and website for UK and Ireland desk initiatives;
  • Assisting with the organisation, film selection and other tasks involved in our flagship outreach initiative, Cine-ONU;
  • Writing articles in English for the website.

Skills:

  • Excellent English, both written and oral;
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and social media skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management.

Please send your CV and cover letter by e-mail to Karen Davies [email protected] by midnight (CET) 6 November 2016.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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