The 19th to the 22nd of April Chief of Recruitment for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Michael Emery visited Sweden to raise awareness about employment and career opportunities in the UN.
2<br />United NationsDevelopment Programme (UNDP)<br />The UN's global development network,<br /> advocating for change and connecting<br /> countries to knowledge, experience and <br />resources to help people build a better life.<br />
Environment and Energy</li></ul>2 cross-cutting themes: <br /><ul><li>Women's Empowerment
Capacity Development</li></ul>Flagship:<br /><ul><li>The Human Development Report</li></li></ul><li>4<br />What Does UNDP Value?<br /><ul><li> Commitment to working with the world’s most marginalized peoples.
Flexibility, creativity, and lateral </li></ul> thinking skills<br /><ul><li> Relevant development experience
Integrity and respect for diversity</li></li></ul><li>5<br />Entry Point Opportunities in UNDP…<br /><ul><li>Policy/Project Personnel (FTAs)
United Nations Volunteers (UNVs)</li></li></ul><li>6<br />Junior Professional Programme (JPO)<br /><ul><li>Usually under 32 years of age (35 for SARCs)
Provides young professionals with hands-on experience in multilateral development assistance
Qualifications: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a development related discipline; language skills, excellent IT skills, minimum of 1-2 years working experience in a developing country is desirable
Apply directly to the respective government’s authorities </li></ul>JPO Website : www.jposc.dk<br />
virtual development academy</li></li></ul><li>8<br />LEAD Programme<br />What are we looking for?<br /><ul><li>Talented, motivated, results oriented and energetic individuals with a strong commitment to development
Ability to share and leverage useful knowledge and mobilise resources and partnerships and work effectively in a multicultural environment.
5 years relevant work experience, preferably field-based.
English and at least one other UN official working language
Under 35 years of age</li></ul>Website: www.undp.org/ohr/lead<br />
9<br />Applying for Jobs at UNDP<br /><ul><li>All applicants need to go through a competitive process and need to apply via the appropriate mechanism
Posts are usually only advertised for two weeks
Usually require an achievement oriented CV/P-11
If short-listed, candidates will be subject to a competency-based interview and candidates will be required or Personal History form (P11)
All candidates subject to academic and reference checks
Usually takes 2 – 3 months to be recruited (higher lever positions may take longer)</li></li></ul><li>United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)<br />UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries<br />UNCDF is an autonomous UN organization affiliated with UNDP<br />UNCDF supports MDGs by increasing access to: <br /><ul><li>Microfinance (capitalization of MFIs, central bank regulation etc.)
Local services, e.g. water, roads, energy (delivered through improved local government systems)</li></ul>10<br />
UNCDF Approach<br />Approach: <br />Local level capital investment (loans, grants) to provide evidence-based upstream policy impact<br />Pave the way for others, scaled up by e.g. World Bank, European Commission, Gates Foundation, etc<br />The Headquarters is in New York, it is operational in 35 Country Offices supporting 40 Least Developed Countries (LDCs)<br />11<br />
Application Process<br />All external vacancies at UNDP are advertised on http://jobs.undp.org<br />