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Current Job Opportunities in UN Peace Operations

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by Impactpool
in partnership with The UN Peace Operations

Published on: 31 May 2018

UN Peace Operations is looking for Political Director MONUSCO (D2) and qualified candidates to 6 Roster Vacancies at the P5 and D1 levels.

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Political Director MONUSCO (D2) and 6 Roster Vacancies at the P5 and D1 levels

On 29 May, the United Nations celebrated the 70th anniversary of UN peacekeeping. (Maybe you saw our social media campaign with #PK70 on twitter, facebook, and Instagram!) Over the past 70 years, more than more than 1 million men and women have served under the UN flag in more than 70 UN peacekeeping operations.  Although the UN gets its peacekeepers from member states who contribute with soldiers and police personnel to carry out protection and security patrols, the UN also recruits thousands of expert personnel to serve in Peacekeeping Missions in civilian functions.

Such employees are hired as international civilian staff in areas such as Political Affairs, Civil Affairs, Human Rights, Supply Chain, Service Delivery, Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance and Budget, and Engineering. For civilians, working for UN Peacekeeping is a rewarding experience and an amazing career path. UN Peacekeeping civilians come from all the 193 Member States of the United Nations.

The Organisation values diversity and recruits from a broad range of backgrounds so that the UN benefits from fresh experiences and perspectives. All recruitment efforts aim to add additional women to UN peace operations in support of the UN system-wide gender parity strategy, which sets a deadline of 2028 to meet 50-50 parity for internationally-recruited staff in UN field missions. Please find below some current recruitment opportunities to UN Peacekeeping.

1.     Director Political Affairs, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO)  

The United Nations Secretariat has posted a vacancy announcement for D2 Director of Political Affairs in MONUSCO 

This recruitment comes at an important moment for MONUSCO. Some of the key skills sought for this position include:

  • Fluency in French and English;
  • At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, diplomacy, conflict resolution;
  • Extensive experience in political outreach, analysis, reporting and negotiation in an international setting ;
  • Experience managing a large team or office;
  • Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) -or similar international organization or non-governmental organization- in a conflict or post-conflict setting;
  • Field experience in Africa is required.

Last day to apply 27 June 2018

Apply here

2.     Roster Vacancies for Senior Positions in UN Peace Operations

The Department of Field Support manages rosters of pre-cleared candidates for possible fast-track selection in UN Peace Operations. Rosters are the main recruitment tool for civilian recruitment in UN missions; about 90% of regular recruitments are done through the rosters. As such, getting on one of our rosters is the first step in furthering your goal to work for UN Peace Operations. Since more than half of current vacancies are in three Francophone countries in Africa (MONUSCO, MINUSMA, and MINUSCA), candidates with a working knowledge or fluency in French are particularly encouraged to apply. These roster vacancies will be open until 9 June. Last day to apply 9 June 2018. 


This text is written by Kristina Koch, Chief of Recruitment Section, Department of Field Support at United Nations

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