Middle and Higher Level Posts
It is the general policy of the UN to announce all vacancies other than those at the entry level. In filling these vacancies, special efforts are made to recruit from as wide a geographic area as possible, in order to achieve, as closely as possible, equitable representation among Member States. To be considered for these posts, candidates must possess an advanced university degree, in addition to relevant professional experience. Normally, a minimum of six years of professional experience is required. Interested candidates should visit UNCTAD Vacancy Announcements.
Young Professionals
Junior professionals (P-1/P-2) and professionals (P-3) are recruited through National Competitive Recruitment Examinations. The examinations are organized as a matter of priority in countries that are inadequately represented among the staff of the Secretariat. The examinations are administered in a number of occupational groups, including administration, economics, information technology, finance, legal affairs, library, political affairs, public information, social development, and statistics. In order to qualify for P-1/P-2 positions, a candidate must possess a first level university degree and be 32 years of age or younger. For P-3 positions, a candidate must possess an advanced university degree, four years of professional experience, and be 39 years of age or younger. Fluency in either English or French is required for both P-1/P-2s and P-3s. All those who meet these criteria and believe in the purposes and ideals of UNCTAD are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should contact:
United Nations
Examinations and Tests Section
Staff Development Services
Specialist Services Division
Office of Human Resources Management
Room S-2590
New York, NY 10017
Please visit the UN Competitive Recruitment Examinations Programme for more information on recruitment of young professionals through National Competitive Examinations with the United Nations.

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