Monday, 19 November 2018

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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.

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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

 

Junior Professional Officer Programme (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. United Nations interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
Applications (CV and cover letter) 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

UNHCR Brussels - Policy Internship

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (the UN Refugee Agency, also known as UNHCR) is an intergovernmental organization with a mandate to protect refugees and stateless persons worldwide. Promoting respect for international protection norms in European Union (EU) law and policy is of vital importance to UNHCR, and the agency, accordingly, provides its views on a wide range of issues related to access to Europe, asylum, refugee protection, resettlement and integration in the Member States of the EU. UNHCR's reports, proposals and observations on EU asylum law and policy can be found on this page: www.unhcr.org/eu. The Regional Representation for EU Affairs (RREUA) collaborates with EU institutions in Brussels on these issues, and works closely with the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta and Frontex, the EU's external border agency, based in Warsaw. The RREUA in Brussels also supports UNHCR’s activities and regional offices in litigation before national and regional courts on legal questions of concern to UNHCR. Support on thematic issues such as trafficking, SGBV, child protection and statelessness in Europe is also provided from Brussels.

Selection Criteria

In order to be considered eligible for an internship, the following criteria must be fulfilled: a) Be a recent graduate (completed studies within one year of applying) or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme, preferable in political sciences and / or international relations, from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO; and b) Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of UNHCR.

Work Responsibilities

* Provide research assistance on and monitor EU and international policies related to asylum. * Review and analyze media reports. * Provide statistical analysis of refugee and migration trends in Europe. * Assist in the drafting of reports or advocacy documents prepared by UNHCR. * Assist in the preparation of and attend conferences and meetings on topics of relevance to UNHCR at the European Parliament, the European Commission or other organizations or institutions, as necessary; as well as to provide support to follow-up action. * Provide administrative assistance and clerical support as may be required.

Work Dates & Conditions

* Full-time, six months, starting on 7 February 2019. * The intern will receive a Food and Local Transportation Allowance (FLTA), up to USD 1000 per month, payable in local currency. The FLTA is provided to non-sponsored interns only. * In cases where a sponsored intern receives funding (less than the amount of allowance described above) from the sponsoring institution or another sponsor, UNHCR will pay the difference between this amount and the above allowance, if any.

How to apply

Please send your CV and motivation letter to Virginie Defraiteur ([email protected]) by 02/12/2018. For more information, please check UNHCR’s websites (www.unhcr.org, www.unhcr.org/eu)

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