NEW YORK, JANUARY 3 – The United Nations has launched a new rostering campaign for critical professional positions in UN peace operations. Right now 10 vacancies are open in the areas of: Information Technology and Communications, Close Protection, Corrections, DDR, and leadership of Field Offices. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. The United Nations has made a serious commitment in achieving gender parity in its workforce and the gender gap in field missions remains a challenge.
All vacancies are posted on https://careers.un.org and a list of the profiles advertised is provided below through a post on LinkedIn by Kristina Koch, Chief of Recruitment Section, Department of Field Support at United Nations:
Leadership of Field Offices: D1 Head of Office, P5 Senior Regional Administrative Officer, P4 Regional Administrative Officer
Rule of Law and Security Institutions: P5 Senior Corrections Officer, P5 Senior DDR Officer
Leadership of Information Technology and Communications: Chief Level Positions at the D1, P5, and P4 levels
Close Protection Officers at the FS 4 and FS 6 levels
Being assessed through the roster process is usually the first step for professionals interested in joining UN Peace Operations. If you are successful in gaining a roster membership, you will be invited to apply for specific positions in UN peace operations.
All together there are 8,500 internationally-recruited civilian staff posts in UN peace operations. The UN peace operations with the most vacancies right now are located in South Sudan, Darfur, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Central African Republic (CAR), and Mali. Fluency in English is generally required for all positions. A working knowledge of French is usually required for staff serving in the DRC, CAR, and Mali.
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