Friday, 02 December 2016

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Employment and internships

 

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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.

Explore a career with the UN: more info

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

Aside from the ‘Blue Helmets’, which are military forces provided directly by the Members States, the UN rely on civilian staff for its peacekeeping missions. Information on recruitment for peacekeeping operations: more info

Salaries, allowances, benefits and job classification at the United Nations: more info

 

Language competitive examinations

The United Nations is looking for qualified candidates to fill its language positions across the Organization: more info

 

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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See also

 

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:
If you are interested in internships with other United Nations funds and programmes, you can find information here

Internship at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), Brussels
UNRIC is looking for qualified interns for a period of three to six months.
Applications should be sent to: UNRIC Brussels, attention: internship, Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels, Belgium or via e-mail to: [email protected]

 

UN System Vacancies in Brussels

Vacancy announcement and internships for the various UN offices in Brussels are posted here

 

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Vacancies Brussels

UNRIC Internship - Digital Media Coordination

UNRIC Brussels is looking for an intern to assist with the development and management of Digital content, starting December/January 2016/17, for a period of 4 to 6 months.

Applicants should be graduates, preferably in the area of communications, journalism, digital marketing, information technology or social media. Candidates must have native written and oral communication skills in English. Working knowledge of French would be an asset.

UNRIC does not provide financial support for interns. All successful applicants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel to Brussels, lodging and living expenses during the four month internship period.

Core responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Digital Media coordinator and the Information Technology team on development, deployment and management of digital assets;
  • Assist in the development of brand awareness and online reputation building;
  • SEO (search engine optimization) and generation of inbound traffic;
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools
  • Monitoring European social media trends and analysing perceptions/reactions;
  • Assist in managing UNRIC's social media channels: twitter, facebook, instagram and others - creation and publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content;
  • Take part and contribute to the daily maintenance of the websites and creation of web based content;
  • Assist with the creation of guidelines and trainings for staff;


Skills:

  • Native English communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Good understanding of French would be an asset;
  • Excellent written work and prior experience drafting content for web and social media platforms;
  • Experience managing digital media assets and social media channels - Good knowledge of Digital Marketing theories would be beneficial;
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management.

A certificate and report will be provided at the end of the internship.

Please send your CV and application letter by e-mail to Gregory Cornwell, [email protected] by 10 November 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Internship with UK and Ireland desk

UNRIC Brussels is looking for an intern for the UK and Ireland Desk starting 3 January 2017 for a period of four months.

Applicants should be graduates, preferably in the area of communications, journalism, international relations, marketing or political science. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English. 

UNRIC does not provide financial support for interns. All successful applicants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel to Brussels, lodging and living expenses during the four month internship period.

Core responsibilities

  • Working closely with the UK and Ireland desk officer, UNRIC staff and external UNRIC partners;
  • Monitoring the British and Irish media;
  • Managing social media pages, twitter and website for UK and Ireland desk initiatives;
  • Assisting with the organisation, film selection and other tasks involved in our flagship outreach initiative, Cine-ONU;
  • Writing articles in English for the website.

Skills:

  • Excellent English, both written and oral;
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and social media skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management.

Please send your CV and cover letter by e-mail to Karen Davies [email protected] by midnight (CET) 6 November 2016.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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