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Join the Senior Women Talent Pipeline of the United Nations

Become a member of the Senior Women Talent Pipeline to promote Peace and Justice at Country Level

The Senior Women Talent Pipeline (SWTP) is working to ensure gender parity at Senior level by creating a dedicated talent pool of qualified female candidates for leadership level positions in UN Peace Operations, as well as to attempt to re-balance the skewed geographical representation in the current membership.

The SWTP is a personalised support for high potential women in preparing to apply for senior positions in UN Peace Operations through the UN staff selection system.

Candidates accepted to the SWTP receive support in the recruitment process for roster assessments and/or recruitment processes for specific positions in UN Peace Operations. Coaching and mentoring on issues such as leadership, substantive topics and the application process are offered as well.

Become a SWTP member - Join before 31 August

Select below whether you wish to Nominate or Apply to the SWTP

UN-DOS - United Nations Department of Operational Support
UN-DOS - United Nations Department of Operational Support

Thanks to SWTP - Women in Peacekeeping is a growing force

Women can and must play a leading role in political participation, conflict resolution and in the transition from conflict to peace. Today women counts for 28% of the 16'507 civilians working in global peacekeeping missions and the SWTP is an important factor to the increase of women leaders.

The Senior Women Talent Pipeline is working to ensure gender parity at Senior level by creating a dedicated talent pool of qualified female candidates for D1 and D2 level positions in UN Peace Operations, as well as to attempt to re-balance the skewed geographical representation in the current membership.

Once a Member of the Pipeline you will get:

  • Support in the recruitment process for specific positions in UN field missions

  • Personal coaching on how to target and successfully send in job applications

  • Individual Competency Based Interview Coaching

  • Channeling to relevant training and networking opportunities to prepare members for the requirements of working in UN Peace Operations

  • Membership of a network of professional women working in international relations (LinkedIn, face-to-face meetings, and gatherings)

  • Notifications of new job openings

  • Preferential participation in UN training opportunities

Learn more about this call and more about the history of the SWTP at the official United for gender parity site.

Insights - good to know before you apply

How to use the SWTP as your UN career jumpstart, what are the job families this time around and what are some frequently asked questions.

SWTP dedicated content

Info about peacekeeping, salary and how you write the perfect application

Don't miss the final application/ nomination day - 31 August!