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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.

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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

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Language competitive examinations

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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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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:
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Internship at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), Brussels
UNRIC is looking for qualified interns for a period of three to six months.
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Vacancies Brussels

UNESCO Hamburg: Administrative Clerk (0.5 FTE)

Title:

Administrative Clerk (0.5 FTE)

Domain:

Education Sector

Organizational unit:

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Duty station:

Hamburg, Germany

Type of contract:





Level of contract:

Service contract (Only candidates with a residence and work permit for Germany may apply for this post)



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Remuneration:

Duration:

EUR 17,600 (gross annual salary in euros)

12 months (with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance)

Deadline (midnight, CEST):

6 June 2016



Application to be sent to:

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST


Duties and Requirements

Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and the supervision of the Administrative Officer, the incumbent will serve as an Administrative Clerk in the Administration department and contribute to the implementation of the programmes of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.

In particular, the incumbent will: 

  • help prepare invoices for payment and assist with the (digital) filing and copying of financial receipts;
  • support contract management and bookkeeping;
  • assist in procurement;
  • support the administrative aspects of conference preparation; and
§  undertake any other tasks as requested by the Administrative Officer or the Director.





REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Education

  • You must have completed secondary education and higher-level vocational education in a commercial field.
Work Experience

  • You must have at least three years’ professional experience in administrative and/or commercial settings.
Skills/Competencies

You must be able to demonstrate:

  • outstanding organizational skills;
  • good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • proficiency in MS Office; and
  • knowledge of SAP R/3.
Languages

  • A very good command of English is essential.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Knowledge of French andGerman would be an asset.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a letter of application, a full curriculum vita, references and copies of relevant certificates to the following address by 5 June 2016:


UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Ms Claudia Brandt

Feldbrunnenstrasse 58

20148 Hamburg

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Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

A written test may be used to evaluate shortlisted candidates.

UNESCO is committed to gender equality in its programming and to gender parity within the Administration department. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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UNESCO Hamburg: Secretary in the Project Secretariat

 

Title:

Secretary in the Project Secretariat (100% of working time)

Domain:

Education Sector

Organizational Unit:

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Duty Station:

Hamburg, Germany

Type of contract:

Service Contract (Only candidates with residence and work permit for Germany can apply for this post)



Remuneration:

Duration:

34140 EUR (gross yearly salary in Euros)

12 months (with possibility of extension, subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance )

Deadline (midnight, Paris time):

09 June 2016



Application to be sent to:

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

I. Duties and requirements

Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and the supervision of the Administrative Officer, the incumbent will act as Secretary in the Project Secretariat and contribute to the implementation of the programmes of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.

In particular, the incumbent will: 

  • The Project Secretary organises logistical preparations for conferences and seminars held in Hamburg, Germany, and in other countries, and ensure they run smoothly.
  • Organizing staff missions, establish travel orders, booking flights and reservation of Hotels and dealing with Visa issues in collaboration with a contracted Travel Agency, booking flights and accommodation for international participants from all regions
  • Interact with travel agencies, hotels and meeting participants as well as other internal and external sources and respond to inquiries, or assign the communication to the appropriate person.
  • Assist new staff in finding accommodation and support them in visa issues as well as provide introductory information for new staff members, fellows and study visitors.
  • Carry out secretarial duties and prepare English and French correspondence independently; undertake research and select information from pertinent files, records and reports; compile and carry out pre-editing of official documents.
  • Undertake any other tasks, as requested by the Administrative Officer or the Director.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • You will have completed secondary education and high-level vocational education as a travel agent/event organisation specialist/secretary/senior office assistant.

Work Experience

You should have competence in the administrative organization of conferences and similar events gained from at least five years’ experience.

Skills/Competencies

You possess outstanding organizational talent.

  • You have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You are proficient in MS Office.

Languages

  • You have very good command of English and French.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Skills/Competencies

·   Knowledge of SAP R/3 would be an asset.


HOW TO APPLY

Applications, accompanied by a full curriculum vitae, references and copies of relevant certificates, must be submitted no later than 08 June 2016, to the following address:

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Ms Claudia Brandt

Feldbrunnenstrasse 58

20148 Hamburg

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Please note that only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

A written test may be used in the evaluation of short-listed candidates.

UNESCO is committed to gender equality in its programming and to gender parity within the Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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Vacancy UNHCR Brussels: Education Consultant

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is seeking a candidate for the following vacant position:

An Education Consultant, located in Brussels

The UNHCR Regional Representation for Western Europe (RRWE) is looking for a qualified Education Consultant to develop new education materials for both primary and secondary school students to be added to UNHCR’s education outreach portal.

Tasks/Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the UNHCR Communications and Advocacy Officer in the UNHCR Regional Representation for Western Europe (RRWE), the Consultant shall carry out the following activities:

-       Development of new content and / or updating of existing material, including, at a minimum, a set of teachers’ guidelines and/or a checklist on teaching about refugees, asylum and migration, sample lesson plans and some interactive components for use in a classroom (e.g. class games or exercises, on-line games or apps).

-       Deliver, maximum two  weeks after starting the assignment, a short report containing an evaluation of all existing UNHCR educational resources aimed at teaching about refugees, asylum and migration in primary and secondary education which are or have been hosted on www.unhcr.org or in use among partners/UNHCR offices, with recommendations on whether materials can be updated or should be removed from circulation;

-       Deliver, maximum four  weeks after starting the assignment, a shortlist of materials most relevant for the purposes of teaching about refugees, asylum and migration in primary and secondary education through a mapping of existing multi-media materials (text, photos, videos, documents, games, exercises) available on www.unhcr.org, UNHCR country and/or regional websites, and specific UNHCR portals such as tracks.unhcr.org, data.unhcr.org, maps.unhcr.org, media.unhcr.org.

-       Deliver, a maximum of seven weeks after starting the assignment, a set of proposed materials for each building block of the portal, including introductory text, sample lesson plans, and links to essential material for teacher and classroom use.

-       If necessary, the Consultant will suggest ways of modifying and publishing certain educational resources or multi-media materials to make them suitable for use in primary and secondary schools.

-     All reports, mappings and new content developed under previous points will be presented to a reference panel of teachers and educational experts for feedback before a final version is delivered at the end of the Consultant’s assignment; the reference panel will be appointed by UNHCR before the assignment starts.

-  At the end of the consultancy, a brief report containing recommendations for monitoring, updating and future development of the portal will be submitted.

Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required

-       University degree, preferably an advanced degree in Education, or equivalent; experience and expertise in curriculum development at primary or secondary levels is essential.

-       Knowledge of and experience working with the national curriculum in one or more countries in Western Europe. Minimum years of relevant experience required: 8-12

-       Strong pedagogical expertise and classroom experience at primary or secondary level

-       Good knowledge of the situation of refugees worldwide, asylum and migration.

-       Proven experience in developing e-learning programmes, web publishing for education and other relevant publishing skills.

-       Fluency in written English.

-       Good programme management and communication skills.

-       Good drafting skills in English.

Desirable qualifications and competences

-       Working knowledge of other main European languages (e.g. French, German, and Dutch).

-       Experience teaching about refugees, asylum and migration in a primary or secondary school.

-       Knowledge of refugee law.

Contract period

From June to 31 August

Interested candidates are invited to fill in the Personal History (P.11) form which can be obtained at www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc. Completed forms are to be submitted by June 5th 2016 at 12:00h with a motivation letter in English to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with “Education Consultant” in the subject.  No late applications will be accepted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Internship opportunity at ILO-Brussels

Global Labour Issues Internship 
1 September 2016 – 28 February 2017


i. The ILO Brussels Internship Programme: 

The internship is meant for enthusiastic young men and women looking for work experience in an international affairs environment based in Brussels.


ii. The purpose of granting internship is threefold:

a. to enable carefully selected graduate students to participate in the multicultural and intergovernmental work of the ILO;
b. to offer the opportunity to the participants to acquire knowledge of the ILO's environment and to deepen their understanding of the ILO's goals, policies and activities;
c. to enable the ILO-Brussels office to benefit from the assistance of persons with relevant knowledge and skills in areas within the scope of the mandate of the ILO.


iii. The tasks will include:

- research on various policy issues including the drafting of analytical papers and reports on issues related to ILO's activities;
- monitor and report on EU policy developments relevant to the ILO;
- assist in organising events, attend conferences and meetings, prepare minutes and reports, assist in the preparation of input and presentations;
- assist in developing content for the ILO-Brussels website (www.ilo.org/brussels);
- provide administrative support and assistance;
- carry out any other tasks relating to the work of the Office, as requested by the Director of the ILO-Brussels Office.


iv. Eligibility and prerequisites: 

Applicants must:
a. be in their last year of a master degree or above, or have completed their studies no earlier than one year prior to this application preferably in Political Science, International Relations, Law or Economics;
b. have a strong interest in international and European social and employment issues and a basic knowledge of the ILO, EU institutions and the UN system;
c. be proficient in English, knowledge of Dutch and/or French would be an asset;
d. have excellent editorial skills in English;
e. be computer literate;
f. have an adequate health insurance.


v. Requirements:

Candidates can apply for ILO internship only if:
a. They have no close relative serving in the ILO;
b. This is their first and only internship with the ILO.


vi. Conditions:

a. 6-month internship (1 September 2016 – 28 February 2017);
b. Full-time position of 40 hours per week (9:00 am -1:00 pm – 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm);
c. 2,5 days of leave per month of work;
d. Monthly compensation of 740,00 € which comprises a stipend of 700,00 € and the sum of 40,00 € as a contribution towards the cost of medical insurance to cover the period of the internship;
e. When an intern is financially supported by an institution, the ILO shall, subject to the rules of such institution, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support and the applicable ILO stipend.


vii. Application procedure:

a. Individuals who are interested in undertaking an internship at ILO-Brussels should submit their CV together with a motivation letter stating how it will contribute to their overall academic and professional goals;
b. Both documents should be sent by 19 June 2016 to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ;
c. Only short listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

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Vacancy WHO Brussels - Internship

Location:

Brussels WHO Representation to the EU (WEU)

Duration:

Minimum 3 months (12 weeks), extendable to maximum 6 months after mutual agreement

Position:

Communications Intern, reporting to the Communications Associate and the WHO Representative to the E.U.

Summary of the position:

The main objective of the internship is to provide a framework where the educational experience of the intern can be enhanced through practical work assignments. Consequently, the intern is expected to support the team in systematically gathering information regarding the EU activities related to health. This will involve working on existing information tools, as well as developing new ones that would put in place a scheme of standardized information monitoring and updating. This implies identifying key actors at the EU institutions, key information sources, analyses of the information available and ability to summarize it in accordance to concrete needs of different target audiences. This will help stabilize and expand the information brokering and exchange function of the whole office.

Scope of activities:

  •   Contribute to the WHO’s comprehensive overview of the health related activities taking place in EU Institutions and partner organizations by systematic gathering of information regarding health related activities in EU Institutions, UN and partner organizations (on line monitoring, gathering info in situ) and Daily updating WEU’s relevant calendar.

  •   Support WEU’s intranet page by assisting in the preparation of new content and intranet’s function in general + updates.

  •   Contribute to the production of information products for external communication and advocacy activities (press notices, newsletters, intranet coverage, etc.) and compile/update lists of stakeholders (EU related, media representatives, various) to be used for the above mentioned purposes.

  •   Monitoring of health related news focusing on topics within WHO’s scope of interests and especially those that can inspire strategic thinking and action by Monitoring on line media/WEU’s press subscriptions and compiling a news briefing with most important articles.

  •   Update its calendar of events (looking into relevant EU and EU-related information sources)

  •   Establish and update contact/distribution lists.

  •   Monitor the upcoming health and health-related agendas of the EU institutions; work in the team for following and taking part in the activities of the main EU- related, Brussels-based stakeholders in health think tanks, NGOs, professionals associations, interest groups, news and media actors

  •   Contribute to different social media activities (update the LinkedIn page, contribute to the development of tweets for the office)

    What we offer

    Interns are fully involved in all aspects of our work at the WHO representation to the EU. They are part of an international team that supports them in acquiring skills to work in an intergovernmental organization and hands-on knowledge of how major international actors and stakeholders inter-relate, at the European and global levels. Interns are given the choice to focus on research and analysis or writing, communication, and advocacy. They are also empowered with responsibilities to develop and manage portfolios of certain topics, which they keep updated on and follow closely. WHO will provide induction training during the first days after joining the office which comprises several sessions and lasts a total of approximately 1.5 days.

    Your profile

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic young graduate who, as part of the course they are following, would like to spend time with us in our Brussels office as part of a multinational team and who has:

    • -  At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as communications, public health, public affairs and international affairs, and preferably with an explicit interest and knowledge of the EU

    • -  Currently enrolled as a graduate or post-graduate student in a course of study leading to a formal qualification in a field preferably related to health, or have finished such study less than 6 months before the appointment date (=REQUIREMENT!).

    • -  Other advanced degree with a focus on European affairs (an asset)

    • -  Knowledge of the EU stakeholders, as well EU policies, instruments, practices

    • -  An interest in issues related to health, consumer and social policies in Europe

      (optional)

    • -  An excellent command of English, as well as at least another official UN and/or

      EU language

    • -  The ability to write clearly and succinctly in English

    • -  A desire to work in a dynamic and international environment

    • -  Excellent working knowledge of basic Office applications and powerful skills in

      online research

    • -  Experience in an international relations environment (desirable)







Who are we?

WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health. The Brussels office is its official representation to the EU, with a function of liaising with all relevant EU stakeholders and keeping WHO Headquarters and regional offices in the centre of the European health debate, with an equally high interest in the policies being developed and implemented in the health and non-health sectors.

Conditions

According to the rules and regulations of WHO, the internship is not remunerated. Applicants should be minimum 20 years of age. Undergraduates are not eligible to apply. The Intern will be based in the WHO office in Brussels, with their own workstation and all other office facilities. For the duration of the internship, they are part of the information network and IT system of WHO.

Desired starting date

At the moment we are looking specifically for a starting dates as from 1 August 2016 onwards (to be agreed upon). We usually plan the different assignments well ahead in time.

How to apply

Please submit your motivation letter accompanied by your CV to the HR Administrator of the WHO Brussels Office. Only candidates subsequently selected for an interview will be contacted and requested to complete further administrative forms.

Checklist before submitting your application:

You should be able to tick off every item on the list below in order to comply with WHO’s administrative requirements and conditions for being considered for an internship assignment:

The candidate:

  •   is at least 20 years of age;

  •   is not related to a WHO staff member (son/daughter or brother/sister);

  •   (1) has completed three years of full-time studies (bachelor's level or equivalent) at a

    university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; or (2) is enrolled in an advanced degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree, equivalent, or higher) at the time of application; or (3) possesses a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO or a degree in a management-related or administrative field


  •   applies for an internship within six months of graduation;

  •   is available for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks and can work full time (40 hours/week); 
  •   has a very good working knowledge of English (reading, writing and speaking) as well as at least another official UN and/or EU language;

  •   possesses good computer skills (Microsoft Office);
  •   can provide proof of valid and adequate health insurance coverage (for example European health insurance card);

  •   will cover own expenses, including arrangements for return travel to the office of assignment, visas, accommodation & related living expenses, i.e., an internship is not paid in any way by WHO.

Contact

If you are interested in working with us, please contact Ms Ine Mortelmans, HR Administrator:
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tel. +32-2-506.46.64

14, rue Montoyer Brussels 1000, Belgium 

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