How to work for UN Peace Operations as a civilian?

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Did you know that UN Peace Operations employs 8500 civilians to support their cause? Working for UN Peacekeeping is a rewarding experience and an amazing career path very similar to serving in your country’s own foreign and diplomatic service. In this article you will learn how you can make an impact for peace as a civilian at United Nations. You will also find a list of current rosters in different areas open for qualified applicants.

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The United Nations Department of Field Support (UN DFS) provides staffing support services to about 30 UN peace operations, including missions led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Political Affairs. These missions include 8,500 civilian personnel posts. Most of these civilian staff are recruited from rosters of pre-cleared candidates managed by the DFS Recruitment Section in DFS’s Field Personnel Division.

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The DFS recruitment section manages “Generic Job Openings” to build and maintain  rosters of candidates who are pre-cleared for rapid deployment. Roster candidates can apply to “recruit from roster” job openings that are advertised on their dedicated Impactpool Career Site here.

Every year, DFS puts out an annual schedule of roster vacancies. This year about 40 roster vacancies are being launched between Jan-March 2017.  

UN peace operations are multidimensional and the peacekeeping missions are mandated with civilian and uniformed personnel capacities. Thus, in addition to the 8,500 civilians serving in peace operations, there are 100,000 uniformed personnel seconded by UN member states (approximately 85,000 military, 13,000 police, and 2000 military observers). Formerly seconded military and police personnel are important outreach groups for talent sourcing.

UN Peace Operations also include about 1,500 UN Volunteers sourced by UNV Programme Managers but paid for through the UN Peace Operations budgets. Former UNVs are another important talent pool for UN peace operations rosters.

The budget for UN peace operations is about 8 billion USD annually.

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NEWS: UN PEACE OPERATIONS REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS (P4/P5) ROSTERS - OPEN FOR APPLICANTS

UN Peace Operations is looking to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Regional Administrative Officer P4/P5 rosters. Women applicants are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is 16 February 2017. Read more here.

DISARM FOR PEACE - UN PEACEKEEPING DDR OFFICER ROSTER OPEN FOR APPLICANTS - APPLY NO LATER THAN 14 FEBRUARY

Are you women and is working for peace with the United Nations your dream? UN Peace Operations is currently recruiting resilient senior level professionals, committed to peace and security and able to do their part within a complex environment in the area of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) at P5 level. Closing Date: 2017-02-14. Apply today and make peace your full time job. Read more here.

UN PEACE OPERATIONS BUILDS SENIOR CORRECTION OFFICERS ROSTER - APPLY NO LATER THAN 18 FEBRUARY

Do you have 10 years professional correction experience, fluency in English and one year of previous international experience? To be considered for a Senior Correction Officer Roster, Management experience is critical. You must have proven experience and capacity to manage teams of corrections officers, organizational budgets and/or projects in prison settings. English is mandatory, working knowledge in French and/or Arabic is a significant advantage. International Organization are striving to reach diversity, in this area of expertise it is an advantage to be from Asia or Latin America, also female applicants are rare and under-represented. Read more here.

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Photo: Let Us Laugh Festival organized by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan [UNMISS] in conjunction with partner organization Dolku. By UNMISS, Flickr CC

 

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