Secrets of UN Competency-based interview: unveiled

Today I would like to share you how my last interview (I was a candidate) was conducted for a P-2 position in a recently announced job post in MONUSCO.

How to acquire experience to work in United Nations

Lots of people asked me how to acquire enough experience to work in United Nations. Usually the job offers require 5, 8, sometimes 10 years of experience, and most of the job openings state that “international experience is an asset”. This, in fact, means that the recruiter must give one more "point" to a person who already worked in an international environment, and because of this you can end up in endless attempts to join UN if you don't have it. You will be frustrated.

The first way to get some international experience is working as a Intern:

Pope Francis pushes world leaders at United Nations to protect environment

In his speech, Pope Francis called on world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York to take firm action on the environment. In his words, he blames the "selfish and boundless thirst for power and material" for planetary destruction.

"We human beings are part of the environment, We live in communion with it, since the environment itself entails ethical limits which human activity must acknowledge and respect. ... Any harm done to the environment, therefore, is harm done to humanity."

His visit to the United Nations headquarters in New York is the fifth by a pope.

Recruitment secrets UN is hiding from you

Even people who are already inside U.N. system can’t explain to you in details the whole hiring structure. And this information is “hidden” not because U.N. wants, but mostly because of the enormous structure of United Nations itself, divided in a cluster of uncountable agencies.

Three mistakes that will make you wait in the U.N. mission roster forever

I participated several times on the selection of candidates who would be deployed to a peacekeeping operation as a UNPOL member (Individual Police Officer). Our panel - comprising three, sometimes four veteran police officers - should analyse the EASP that the candidates provided us and select those who would come to mission.
They were already SAAT/AMS approved candidates, and we should select among them who would come to mission, according to the skill-sets we needed. As we didn’t have vacancies for everybody, we should choose the best ones in despite of others.

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