Interested to work with the United Nations?
The United Nations system (UN) engages tens of thousands of individuals as international and national staff worldwide. The UN is constantly looking for competent and motivated persons that believe in the UN purpose and mandates and to work in the different parts of the UN system in different locations around the world. The UN can provide an opportunity to serve in a dynamic, multicultural environment in work to support global causes.
UN staff uphold the principles and core values of the UN, including integrity, professionalism, efficiency and respect for diversity. The UN offers a variety of ways to join its workforce and welcomes applications from experienced men and women nationals of all Member States. It also offers opportunities for volunteering and for university students to serve as interns.
A variety of job categories exist (professional, general service, technical assistance experts, young professionals, project personnel, short-term assignments, consultancies etc.) both within the UN Secretariat and within the different UN Agencies, Programmes and Funds. For more details of the specific jobs and vacancies please consult respective web links below.
Job opportunities in the UN Secretariat: http://careers.un.org
Job opportunities in the UN system: https://jobs.unicsc.org/
One way of starting a UN career is also to join the official UN Volunteer Programme. There are several ways of volunteering and more information can be found by following www.unv.org.
For young individuals interesting in experiencing the UN work a good way to start is to seek internship opportunities with the various UN Agencies, Programmes and Funds working in any country, including here in Bangladesh. The links to the various agencies can be found above.
Useful tip - a common feature and a starting point for showing interest in any job in the UN is the personal history form, or curriculum vitae, called the P11 form. This form is to be filled in and attached to any application. The form can be found here. Please note that this form is to be filled in on-line for jobs in the UN Secretariat.
Please note that there are job advertisements and offers that falsely state that they are from the United Nations. Please be aware that the United Nations does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.