United Nations's Multifunctional Team
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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 you may change functions, departments, geographic locations, and even organizations or fields of work throughout your career in the Organization.
The diversity of our people, some 39,700 staff (as of 31 December 2016) 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.
As an international civil servant, you are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity in all matters affecting your work and status. Integrity includes probity, impartiality, fairness, honesty and truthfulness. Those we serve have a right to expect no less.
Help us to create a better world - contribute your talent with pride to advancing the objectives of the United Nations.
From the moment you join the United Nations’ dynamic team of staff members, you can be certain of one thing - our support system will ensure that you are not left alone to figure out your career. The development of every staff member is very important to us – helping you to grow helps us to become better at what we do. We are therefore committed to providing all the available tools to respond to your needs.
We are serious about career support at the United Nations and our approach is firmly rooted in a solid and interactive partnership between the staff member, the manager and the Organization. Although you are primarily responsible for your professional and personal development, and are the key driver in your career planning process, managers are always there to provide you with the necessary direction, information as well as a work environment to positively and qualitatively support your career development.
The Organization provides real and valuable opportunities through a competency model based on a diverse range of programmes that include a wide selection of career planning and development workshops. These exciting opportunities and tangible career support services are naturally extended across all the Organization’s established job networks.
Pay and benefits
The United Nations offers you an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and benefits. The level of pay for staff in the Professional and higher categories that are recruited internationally is set by reference to the highest paying national civil service. Staff members in categories that are locally recruited are compensated in accordance with the best prevailing conditions of service locally.
What we look for
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. People 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.