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LSE International Organisations Day 2009


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This offers the opportunity to learn about a number of the leading multilateral organisations. We have 40 places allocated for University of Sussex students

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LSE International Organisations Day 2009

  1. 1. International Organisations Day 2009 Saturday, 7 November 2009 in the New Academic Building at LSE Location: The address of the New Academic Building is 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A. For a map of the area, please refer to _____________________________________________________________ Overview International Organisations Day offers the opportunity to learn about a number of the leading multilateral organisations. Representatives from the participating international institutions will each have 75 minutes in which to give a presentation and answer questions from the audience. The presentation will cover: • the role played by their organisation and the kinds of work performed by their staff • the education and experience that these employers are looking for • the employment opportunities that they offer, e.g., staff and consultant positions for candidates with experience; young professional programmes; and JPO, JPA and intern vacancies. Participating Organisations The following organisations have registered to attend the event, and one or two more are expected. • Asian Development Bank • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development • European Investment Fund • European Parliament • European Personnel Selection Office • International Committee for the Red Cross • International Finance Corporation • Inter-American Development Bank • International Trade Centre • UN Secretariat/ UN Peacekeeping Operations • UN Development Programme • UNHCR • World Bank • World Health Organisation Note: This year the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank will attend Central Banking and Regulation Day at LSE on Saturday, 21st November.
  2. 2. What you can expect Purpose The main purpose of the event is for the international organisations to describe the role that they play and the kind of jobs they can offer, and for students to be able to pose questions to their representatives. Interviews Some organisations will also conduct interviews at LSE on 7 November. Students interested in being interviewed should first check that they have the required qualifications and then should make an application as soon as possible directly to the organisation concerned – following the instructions given in the announcements below. If the employers are interested, they will contact the candidates directly and inform them of the time and place of their interview. The need to be realistic The number of students interviewed on International Organisations Day is likely to be modest – perhaps 100 candidates at most. While a small number will end up receiving a job or internship offer as a result of International Organisations Day, most participants should see this event principally as an opportunity to learn more about the international organisations in which they are interested and to understand the kind of work experience and qualifications that they will need to gain to join these organisations in the future. The reality is that most international institutions require a minimum of a PhD, or a Masters degree with some years of relevant work experience for their professional level entry programmes. These organisations typically hire staff only after several years of experience when applicants have built up specialized knowledge and experience working elsewhere. **IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ** If you wish to attend International Organisations Day, please register with the Careers and Employability Centre on campus. There are 40 places available and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Email with ‘LSE’ in the subject of your email. Once 40 places have been allocated, interested students will be placed on a reserve list and contacted only if a place becomes available. There will be a fee of £10 per head which the Careers and Employability Centre will fund so it is very important that you are committed to attending this event.
  3. 3. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE EVENT IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED IN ADVANCE. ONLY THOSE STUDENTS ON THE LIST THAT LSE RECEIVES FROM YOUR CAREERS SERVICE WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE FAIR. LIST OF THE INSTITUTIONS TAKING PART IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS DAY Asian Development Bank (ADB or AsDB) BPMSD, Human Resources Division 6 ADB Avenue Mandaluyong City Metro Manila Philippines 1550 Website: Recruitment: To apply, complete the ADB’s Personal History Form available on and send it to quoting “LSE IOD” and the reference number of the vacancy. Based in Manila, Philippines, ADB is owned by 67 member countries, including 48 from the region. Its vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. Vacancies: For ADB’s current and anticipated vacancies, please see: Application deadline for IOD: 14 October 2009 ______________________________________________________________________ European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) One Exchange Square London EC2A 2JN Website: Recruitment: Via The EBRD is an international financial institution that supports projects in 30 countries from central Europe to central Asia. Investing primarily in private sector clients whose needs cannot be fully met by the market, the Bank promotes entrepreneurship and fosters transition towards open and democratic market economies. The EBRD is the largest single investor in the region and also mobilises significant foreign direct investment into
  4. 4. its countries of operations. The Bank invests mainly in private enterprises, usually together with commercial partners. It provides project financing for the financial sector and the real economy, both new ventures and investments in existing companies. It also works with publicly-owned companies to support privatisation, restructuring of state- owned firms and improvement of municipal services. Vacancies: Analyst – Associate Banker Deadline: Generally speaking, there is no deadline as the EBRD is not advertising specific jobs; it is trying to build up a talent pool of potential candidates. _______________________________________________________________________ European Investment Fund (EIF) Human Resources Blvd Konrad Adenauer 96 Luxembourg L-2968 Website: Recruitment: via the EIF website and e-mail the application to EIFHR@EIF.ORG The EIF has an essential role to play in pursuing core EU objectives such as innovation, regional development, research and development, entrepreneurship, growth and job creation. Our central mission is to assist SMEs to access finance via specifically designed and developed venture capital and guarantees instruments, which specifically target the market segment. Since its activities began, EIF has indirectly supported some 810,000 SMEs and has thus made a tremendous contribution to economic growth and development in Europe. If you are passionate about the development of SMEs in Europe and can demonstrate a keen interest in venture capital and/or structured finance instruments, we would be interested in speaking to you about career opportunities during the International Organisations Day on 7th November 2009. Vacancies: We are currently looking for: STRUCTURED FINANCE MONITORING ANALYSTS (Ref: EIF-LSE09WWW01) and INVESTMENT ANALYSTS (Ref: EIF- LSE09WWW02). These posts require a University degree, preferably in finance or business administration, with post- graduate qualifications constituting a distinct advantage. Some professional experience in a financial or corporate environment (banking, accounting, audit etc.) would be preferred.
  5. 5. ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE NATIONALS OF AN EU MEMBER OR ACCEDING STATE Application deadline for IOD: 25 October 2009 _______________________________________________________________________ _ European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) Avenue de Cortenbergh 80 Brussels Belgium B-1049 Website: Recruitment: EPSO will not be conducting interviews at IOD because recruitment is by competitive examination. The European Personnel Selection Office is the sole inter-institutional organisation of the European Communities which provides a personnel selection service for the institutions of the European Union. The EU institutions provide challenging work, excellent training facilities, early responsibility and a generous salary, allowances and benefits package. ____________________________________________________________________ European Parliament (EP) Directorate General for Personnel, Internal Organisations and HR Unit Headquarters in Brussels and Luxembourg UK Office: 2 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA Scotland Office: The Tun, Holyrood Road; Edinburgh EH8 8PJ Website: Recruitment website: European Parliament: Recruitment Traineeship website: Traineeships and Study Visits in the European Parliament The European Parliament (EP) secretariat consists of some 5000 staff from the 27 EU states, of whom about 2000 are graduates. The secretariat supports the work of the EP in sessions, committees, information and administrative services. Graduate entry is normally to grade AD5 on a scale of 1-16. A frequent profile consists of a first degree in law, economics or politics (though other disciplines are equally welcome); a masters degree, often in European Studies, or attendance at the College of Europe in Bruges; and/or a minimum of two year's work experience. Traineeships sometimes form part of the preparation for successful applications.
  6. 6. _______________________________________________________________________ International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 19 avenue de la Paix 1202 Geneva Switzerland Website: Recruitment: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It directs and coordinates the international activities conducted by the Movement in armed conflicts and other situations of violence. _______________________________________________________________________ Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or IADB or BID) 1300 New York Avenue, NW Washington D.C. 20577 USA Website: Recruitment: Apply via The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), based in Washington, DC and with offices throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, regularly seeks outstanding individuals who are eager to contribute to the economic and social development of the region, looking for challenging and creative work, and willing to be part of an international and multicultural team.
  7. 7. Over the past 50 years, the IDB has been the leading source of multilateral financing and expertise for sustainable economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Bank provides solutions to development challenges such as poverty reduction, sustainable energy and climate change, infrastructure development, education and water and sanitation by partnering with governments, companies and civil society organizations. To find out about opportunities at the IDB where you can apply your skills, visit Vacancies: Young Professional Programme (2 years) • Maximum of 32 years old at 1 January of selection year • Master’s, Licenciatura or equivalent degree from an accredited university by 1 January of selection year • 1 or more years’ professional experience in business related to the Bank • Fluent in English and Spanish and working knowledge of a third official language is desired (Portuguese or French) Diversity Young Professional Programme (2 years) Open to Afro-Descendants and Indigenous candidates • Maximum of 37 years old at 1 January of selection year • Master’s, Licenciatura or equivalent degree from an accredited university by 1 January of selection year • 1 or more years’ professional experience in business related to the Bank • Fluent in one working language of the Bank (English, Spanish, Portuguese or French) and working knowledge of a second official language is desired Internships Research Fellows Scholarships Entry Level Positions • Master’s, Licenciatura or equivalent degree from an accredited university • 2-4 years’ relevant professional experience at national and/or international level • Proficiency in 2 of the official languages of the Bank (English, Spanish, Portuguese or French). Knowledge of the others is desired. ______________________________________________________________________ International Finance Corporation (IFC) Recruitment in Europe and Africa, Paris Office, 66, Avenue d’Iena Paris 75016 France (The HQ, where most of the IFC’s staff works, is located in Washington, DC, USA.) Website: Recruitment: via IFC recruitment website
  8. 8. The IFC, which is a member of the World Bank Group, fosters sustainable growth in developing countries by financing private sector investment, mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. IFC helps companies and financial institutions in emerging markets create jobs, generate tax revenues, improve corporate governance and environmental performance, and contribute to their local communities. The goal is to improve lives, especially for the people who most need the benefits of growth. Since its inception in 1956, IFC has proven each year that private investments, subject to the discipline of the marketplace, can result in profitable, sustainable business in developing countries. IFC measures the impact of its investments and advisory services and applies and shares lessons learned. Our deep involvement with the financial sector, including commercial banks in both industrialized and developing countries, allows us to catalyze three to four private sector dollars for every dollar we invest and multiply the impact of these investments. Our vision is that people should have the opportunity to escape poverty and improve their lives. International Trade Centre (ITC) 54 – 56 Rue de Montbrillant Geneva 10 Switzerland 1211 Website: Recruitment: via above URL through the online ITC recruitment website The International Trade Centre is a joint agency of the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations. Vacancies: Internships: 2 – 8 months Enrollment in higher/Masters degree programme required Consultants First-level university degree and several years of professional experience required P-1/P-2 staff postings First-level degree and 2 years professional experience required Deadline: None for interns and consultants. For advertised posts as per vacancy announcement.
  9. 9. _______________________________________________________________________ UN Secretariat Outreach Unit Office of Human Resources Management 42nd Str. And First Avenue New York 10017 USA Website: Recruitment: Candidates should complete a Personal History Form at and select a suitable job opening. Candidates interested in the competitive examinations should also consult "Employment" under The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to peace and security, development, human rights and international cooperation in many fields. Vacancies: The United Nations has a variety of openings. Most will require at least a first-level degree in a relevant field. Please see the individual vacancy announcements at our web site for details. _______________________________________________________________________ _ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office of Human Resources 1 United Nations Plaza, DC1-Room 1820 New York 10017 USA Website: Recruitment: The UNDP is a global development agency working in 166 countries. It is the part of the UN that is responsible for addressing global development challenges. It works in 166 countries and focuses on several practice areas including poverty reduction, democratic governance, environment and energy, crisis prevention and recovery, and HIV/AIDS.
  10. 10. Vacancies: No. of graduate vacancies: around 1000 per year. All UNDP vacancies are posted on its centralized online recruitment website (see above). Method of application: Online application form – also attach a resume or CV. Internships: Responsibility for the UNDP’s internship programme is decentralized and those interested in applying should contact the local hiring unit or the country office directly. Please note that UNDP’s recruitment efforts are directed principally at filling specific mid-career vacancies where some years of relevant work experience are required. These vacancies are listed on the UNDP’s online vacancy list (see Therefore, do not be surprised that there are very few suitable vacancies to which students and recent graduates can apply. While the UNDP representative would very much like to interview a few candidates on campus, the main purpose of his visit is to explain the work of the organisation, what qualifications and background the organisation is seeking, and how those interested can gain the experience that UNDP is looking for. _______________________________________________________________________ UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Division of HR Management 94 rue de Montbrillant CH-1211 Genève Switzerland Website: Recruitment: How to apply: information is provided with each vacancy notice which is posted on the website. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is an impartial humanitarian organisation mandated by the United Nations to lead and co-ordinate international action for the world-wide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems. Based in Switzerland, UNHCR has two basic and closely related aims: to protect refugees and to seek ways to help them restart their lives in a normal environment. Vacancies vary depending on requirements of operations. In general terms, intake takes place from the International Professional Roster which is an exam-based roster. Candidates admitted to the roster can apply for entry level positions. Other posts are
  11. 11. published externally on our website and vary in grade and level of responsibility as well as nature of the assignment. Generally minimum qualifications include a university degree. Field experience is an advantage and overall work experience will determine the grading of a candidate upon recruitment. UNHCR recruits in the areas of international protection, operations management, external relations and public information, donor relations, IT and telecoms, supply and logistics, community services, data management, refugee status determination, resettlement as well as public health, water and sanitation, GIS, registration, and other fields relevant to the work of the organisation. _______________________________________________________________________ _ World Bank (formal title: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development – IBRD) 1818 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20433 USA Website: Recruitment: On the World Bank website (see above), in the left hand column, click on Jobs Website, Young Professional Program or Junior Professional Associate Program. At the World Bank we have made the world’s challenge – to reduce global poverty – our challenge. Our work focuses on achievement of the Millennium Development Goals that call for the elimination of poverty and for sustained development. The goals provide us with targets and yardsticks for measuring results. Our mission is to help developing countries and their people reach the goals by working with our partners to alleviate poverty. To do that we concentrate on building the climate for investment, jobs and sustainable growth, so that economies will grow, and by investing in and empowering poor people to participate in development. Vacancies: Junior Professional Associates Program (JPA) To be considered, you should be no more than 28 years old, hold the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree (with some relevant experience), a Master’s or be a PhD candidate with a superior academic record. The World Bank Group welcomes applicants from all over the globe regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic background, and disability. The World Bank will contact only those applicants whom hiring managers wish to interview. Positions may be located in any of the Bank’s offices across the world.
  12. 12. The JPA is not an entry point for a career in the World Bank and employment beyond the initial two-year contract will be prohibited for a period of two years after the end of the contract. However, some alumni may rejoin the organisation later in their careers after gaining experience elsewhere and becoming experts in their professional field. Recruitment and hiring for this program is ongoing throughout the year. Young Professionals Program (YPP) The following are the minimum qualifications you will need to be considered for the YPP, although candidates selected tend to exceed these requirements. Please note that no exceptions from these requirements can be made. You must: • be a citizen of a member country of the World Bank • be 32 years of age or younger when entering the YP Program • Have obtained a Master’s degree or equivalent at the time of submitting your application • Be fluent in English • Specialize in a field relevant to the World Bank’s operations, such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, and natural resource management • Have significant relevant professional experience or continued academic study at the doctoral level In order to be competitive for the limited number of positions, you need to show that you possess a combination of the following credentials: • A commitment and passion for international development • Outstanding academic credentials • Solid professional expertise and experience • Excellent client engagement and team leadership skills suitable for working in an international organisation • International development country experience • Working knowledge of additional languages relevant to the World Bank’s work • Flexibility, and the ability to work in different areas of the institution • A willingness to better understand poverty issues by having your work focus on the lowest income countries • Motivation to relocate and undertake country assignments. Please be aware that the applications for the YP Program to enter the Bank in September 2010 have already closed. The applications for the September 2011 entry will be accepted between 1 May and 31 July, 2010. All applications should be made online via the World Bank recruitment website. Deadline (for International Organisations’ Day interviews): 15 October 2009 _______________________________________________________________________ _
  13. 13. World Health Organisation (WHO) Avenue Appia 20 1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland Website: Recruitment: Personal History Form to be completed online, via WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. Last updated: 1 October 2009