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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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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





Vacancies Brussels

Vacancy at UNU-CRIS: Researcher (100 % - 1 Year) AMIREG

The United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel call for applications for a one-year research position. The researcher will be hired for the project ‘Multi-level governance in West Africa: reaping the benefits of migration with or without regulation’ (AMIREG). The deadline for submitting applications is 30 April 2017.

To apply please fill in the application form and create 1 single PDF containing the application form and all other required documents. Please send this PDF by e-mail to [email protected] (subject heading: "AMIREG UNU-CRIS call").

Short-listed candidates will be informed by early June and interviews with top-listed candidates are expected to take place in the week thereafter. The successful candidate can start as of 1 September or as soon as possible thereafter.

Download the Job Description and Application forms from UNU-CRIS

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Internship at the UN Refugee Agency Regional Representation for Western Europe

The Regional Protection Support Unit is looking for an intern to start by the beginning of August 2017 in Brussels for a six-month unpaid internship.

The intern should have an in-depth knowledge of German, a Masters in Law, with an excellent command of written and spoken English. French is desirable but not essential. Evidence of previous experience or a strong interest in refugee matters or human rights is appreciated.

What we offer

• Experience with a UN agency
• Work in a dynamic, international environment
• Learning about refugee and statelessness issues with one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world
• First-hand accounts of refugee situations, via presentations given by staff assisting refugees
• A variety of interesting tasks
• Opportunity to use languages (English, German and French)
• Attend external and internal meetings

General description of internship

• Monitoring and analyzing asylum law and practice
• Researching country information and a variety of refugee and statelessness issues
• Drafting documents including reports and correspondence
• Writing, editing and translating texts (from German to English)
• Assisting with general office tasks

How to apply

Please e-mail your CV and cover letter in English no later than 5 May 2017 to [email protected] with the subject RRWE PSU Intern August 2017. It is important to use this as the subject of your email.

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