Career opportunities at the UN

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Meet our global workforce

The world looks to the United Nations for solutions to complex problems everywhere; from ending conflict and alleviating poverty, to combating climate change and defending human rights. The issues on our agenda are manifold and diverse as are the careers we offer. Among our ranks you will find staff members who monitor elections, disarm child soldiers, coordinate relief in humanitarian crises and provide administrative, as well as logistical support to carry out our complex mandates. These are just a few examples amongst our many other equally critical and necessary functions. The wide array of jobs means that as a staff member you may change functions, departments, geographical locations, and even organizations or fields of work throughout your career in the Organization.

The diversity of our people, almost 44,000 staff from our 193 Member States, means that you will find yourself working in multi-cultural teams with people from all backgrounds and cultures who have wide perspectives, experiences, expectations, as well as approaches. The United Nations recruits for its peacekeeping, humanitarian, peace operations and offices worldwide : Geneva, Nairobi, Kabul, Dili, Addis Ababa, Kinshasa, Pristina, Bangkok, New York to mention a few.

Does making a difference motivate you? Are you selfless and driven to be a part of a bigger purpose in the service of humanity? And, are hope and strength of character attributes which will guide your zeal to make a difference in a complex world?  Are you the type of person who will travel and work anywhere at a moment's notice?

Do you thrive in an environment that is truly international and multi-cultural, which respects, as well as promotes diversity and functions at its best through the efforts of teams of different people?

These are some of the characteristics that you will find in our staff.

We want people with integrity who are fair, impartial, honest and truthful. We want dynamic and adaptable persons who are not afraid to think creatively, to be proactive, flexible and responsive.

If you think you embody these values then this is the place for you and your career.

To learn more about the UNITED NATIONS and to apply for jobs at all levels across all occupational groups go to: careers.un.org

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