OHRM: Serving the world (Eng)


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  • [Note: This picture was taken in Haiti during the hurricane in 2008, not the earthquake]
  • UN is becoming increasingly field-based. UN is not just the Secretariat but a whole family of organizations with different mandates. Each UN organization is different, has a different way of applying and a different website.
  • UN family of organizations deals with a wide range of issues and offers many opportunities in a broad range of fields.
  • UN family of organizations deals with a wide range of issues and offers many opportunities in a broad range of fields.
  • UN Secretariat main duty stations and tribunals
  • Peacekeeping and political missions. Explain difference between peacekeeping and political mission. Peacekeeping has evolved since 1948 and now requires many different civilian skills to help rebuild societies and institutions in post-conflict nations.
  • ADMINISTRATORS: Human Resources, Finance, Budget, Facilities Management, Administration (general) CONFERENCE AND LANGUAGE STAFF: Interpreter, Translator, etc. SECURITY: Security Operations, E mergency Response, Crisis Management, Physical Security, Close Protection, Fire Safety, Hazardous Materials, Aviation Safety, Investigations, Canine Unit, Compliance, Security Adviser, Security Coordination Officer, Security Officer, Personal Protection Officer, Security Information Analyst, Security Operations Officer, Training Officer
  • The UNV programme UNV directly mobilizes up to 8,000 volunteers every year. Eight out of ten UNV volunteers come from developing countries themselves. A third of all UNV volunteers work within their own countries. Another 9,000 people volunteer on the Internet through the UNV Online Volunteering service. Based in Bonn, Germany, the UNV programme is represented worldwide through the offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA.
  • UPCOMING LANGUAGE EXAMINATIONS English Interpreters (12-13 January) Associate Translation Support Officers (16 March) Arabic Interpreters (7-8 September) Arabic Verbatim Reporters (6 September) Arabic Copy Preparers/Proofreaders (12 September) OTHER EXAMINATIONS French Language Teachers Exam (1 June) Spanish Language Teachers Exam (2 June) French Language Coordinator Exam (Dates TBD) Spanish Language Coordinator Exam (Dates TBD)
  • Temporary jobs Are you the type of person who is still making decisions about your career, who is not quite ready yet to take the plunge, make a long-term professional commitment or become attached to a job or calling? Perhaps you like the idea of change, career breaks and moving around. Or alternatively, you may just be interested in getting your toe through the door at the United Nations to see what we do and whether you would be interested. If you are this person then a temporary position at the United Nations might be just what you need. Temporary appointments are used to fill positions a period of less than one year to meet seasonal or peak workloads and specific short-term requirements. Temporary appointments may, however, be extended beyond one year only when there are surge requirements, operational needs related to field operations and where circumstances have allowed for special projects with finite mandates. Temporary appointments, which include the initial appointment and any subsequent extensions, may not exceed a total period of no more than 24 months at any given time. Staff members holding a temporary appointment are considered external candidates when applying for job openings.
  • This is the new website where one applies directly to UN Secretariat jobs, whether in Geneva, New York or elsewhere. You will find a lot of additional information on the new website. Each UN organization has its own website. Be careful of fraudulent UN job openings and offers.
  • You may indicate additional websites or e-mail addresses, or names of persons to contact.
  • OHRM: Serving the world (Eng)

    1. 1. Serving the World
    2. 2. Be part of the United Nations <ul><li>Does making a difference in the world motivate you? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you driven to be a part of a bigger purpose in the service of humanity? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you the type of person who will travel to and work anywhere at a moment’s notice? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you thrive in an environment that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is truly international and multi-cultural? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>respects and promotes diversity? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>functions at its best through team efforts? </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Who we are
    4. 4. Who we are <ul><li>We are international civil servants. </li></ul><ul><li>Our work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>touches lives in every corner of the globe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is complex and multifaceted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>extends directly and indirectly to our 192 Member States. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the last decade, the United Nations has increased its field-based operations </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50 per cent of our 44,000 staff work in field locations all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100,000 personnel in 16 peacekeeping and 11 political missions </li></ul>
    5. 5. What we do
    6. 6.
    7. 7.
    8. 8. Where we are
    9. 9. Main Secretariat duty stations and tribunals Geneva UNOG, UNCTAD, OHCHR, ECE, OCHA Nairobi UNON,UNEP, UN-Habitat New York UN Headquarters Vienna UNOV, UNODC Addis Ababa ECA Bangkok ESCAP Beirut ESCWA Santiago ECLAC The Hague ICTY Arusha ICTR
    10. 10. Peacekeeping operations
    11. 11. What can you do at the United Nations?
    12. 12. Types of Jobs <ul><li>Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators: </li></ul><ul><li>Aviation </li></ul><ul><li>Cartography </li></ul><ul><li>Conference and Language Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Drug Control & Crime Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Electoral Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Information and Communications Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Information Management </li></ul><ul><li>Library Science </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement </li></ul><ul><li>Medical </li></ul><ul><li>Programme/Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Humanitarian Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Political Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Public Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Public Information, Radio & TV </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of Law </li></ul><ul><li>Social Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul>
    13. 13. What are the career options?
    14. 14. Starting Points <ul><li>Internationally-Recruited </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual /Generic Vacancy for Professional and Field Service jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Competitive Examination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Young Professional Programme (YPP) Recruitment Examination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate Expert Programme (JPO/AE) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Locally-Recruited </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Professional Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temporary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary professional and general service staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual/Institutional Consultants/Contractors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internship Programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United Nations Volunteers (UNV) (unvolunteers.org) </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Professional jobs (Minimum experience) <ul><li>Experience requirements after obtaining your degree: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P-2 = YPP or Language recruitment examination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> or 2 years without exam </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P-3 = 5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P-4 = 7 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P-5 = 10 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D-1/D-2 = 15 years </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Young Professional Programme (YPP) Recruitment Examination
    17. 17. Young Professional Programme (YPP) Recruitment Examination <ul><li>Entry level (P-2): filled through competitive examinations </li></ul><ul><li>Held annually based on a country’s representation among staff </li></ul><ul><li>YPP applicants must be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National of participating Member State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 32 years old as of 31 December of exam year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold at least a first-level university degree relevant to an occupationl group offered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proficient in either English or French </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information : http://careers.un.org </li></ul>
    18. 18. Language examinations
    19. 19. Language examination <ul><li>Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Translators </li></ul><ul><li>Editors </li></ul><ul><li>Verbatim reporters </li></ul><ul><li>Proofreaders </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreters </li></ul><ul><li>Six Official languages </li></ul><ul><li>Arabic </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>Russian </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul>
    20. 20. Language examination <ul><li>Based on the needs of the United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>All language staff must pass the applicable examination </li></ul><ul><li>Language staff hired from the roster at the entry level (P-2) [average number of candidates placed on the roster in last 10 years: 100] </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility and requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold at least a first-level university degree [ For the Interpreters: First University degree plus 200 days of experience in language field or degree in interpretation] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpret or translate from two official languages into main language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 55 years old as of 31 December of exam year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information : http://careers.un.org </li></ul>
    21. 21. Internship programme
    22. 22. Internship programme <ul><li>Offers opportunity to familiarize yourself with the United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>Unpaid and full-time </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enrolled in graduate school or equivalent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duration: minimum 2 months, up to 6 months </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apply to the duty station of choice </li></ul><ul><li>For more information : http://careers.un.org </li></ul>
    23. 23. Temporary Staff Consultants and Contractors
    24. 24. Temporary Staff Consultants and Contractors <ul><li>Temporary Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals hired to fill positions a period of less than one year to meet seasonal or peak workloads and specific short-term requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>individual who is a recognized authority or specialist in a specific field, engaged in an advisory or consultative capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Contractors </li></ul><ul><li>individual engaged from time to time to provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task or piece of work against payment of an all-inclusive fee </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Vendor Must register on line with the United Nations Procurement Division at: www.un.org/Depts/ptd/ </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Vendors are informed of possibilities to bid on contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Offers opportunity to familiarize yourself with the United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional contractors may later apply to become staff or consultants </li></ul>
    25. 25. Pay and benefits
    26. 26. Pay and Benefits <ul><li>Competitive Salaries </li></ul><ul><li>Annual & Sick Leave </li></ul><ul><li>Home Leave </li></ul><ul><li>Maternity & Paternity Leave </li></ul><ul><li>Education Grant & Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Rental Subsidy </li></ul><ul><li>Defined-benefits Pension at age 62 </li></ul><ul><li>Health Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Installation & Shipment & Repatriation </li></ul><ul><li>Pay for Additional Official Language </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility and Hardship Pay </li></ul><ul><li>Rest and Recuperation (peacekeeping missions) </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring Programme for New Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Development & Learning opportunities </li></ul>
    27. 27. Career path
    28. 28. Career Path <ul><li>Join through various entry points between ages 18 and 61 </li></ul><ul><li>Move to another department or duty station laterally or upon promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Serve in a peacekeeping mission </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion to higher level in same or different department or duty station or mission </li></ul>
    29. 29. Our Core Values and Competencies <ul><li>Core Values: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Core Competencies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning and Organizing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Client Orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment to Continuous Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technological Awareness </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. http://careers.un.org
    31. 31. We are looking for people with integrity , who are fair and impartial. We need dynamic and adaptable professionals who think creatively and are proactive , flexible and responsive . If you embody these values, the United Nations is the place for you.
    32. 32. Merci Thank you ﺷﻜﺮﺍﹰ 谢谢 Gracias Спасибо www.un.org http://careers.un.org .com/UN.Careers