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What it means to work for the UN

The world looks to the United Nations for solutions to complex problems everywhere; from ending conflict and alleviating poverty, to combating climate change and defending human rights. The issues on our agenda are manifold and diverse as are the careers we offer. Among our ranks you will find staff members who monitor elections, disarm child soldiers, coordinate relief in humanitarian crises and provide administrative as well as logistical support to carry out our complex mandates.

These are just a few examples amongst our many other equally critical and necessary functions. As an international civil servant, you are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity in all matters affecting your work and status. Integrity includes probity, impartiality, fairness, honesty and truthfulness.

Those we serve have a right to expect no less. [ learn more ]

 


Current Vacancies in the Caribbean

 

 

  • Barbados: 1 new posting

    Job Title: National Consultant ( 6 months)

    Agency : United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP)

    Duty Station : Bridgetown , Barbados

    Deadline Date: 18 August 2017


  • Guyana:

    No vacancies at this time

  • Jamaica: 1 new posting

      Job Title: Team Assistant (G4)

    Agency: UN Environment Programme ( UNEP)

    Duty Station: Kingston, Jamaica

    Deadline Date: 28 August 2017

    Job detail: position is for 1 year

     


  • Suriname: 1 new posting

    Job Title: Advisor, Health Systems and Services (P4)

    Agency: Pan American Health Organisation ( WHO/PAHO)

    Duty Station : Paramaribo, Suriname

    Job details: Fixed Term Appointment ( 2 years in the first instant)

     

  • Belize:

    No vacancies at this time



Recruitment exams that Caribbean Nationals may participate in:


 

Job Title: YPP for external clients

Duty Stations:   Rostered after passing exam and interview;

Deadline: 22 August 2017

The purpose of the present job opening is to invite applications from prospective candidates who have successfully completed a bachelors programme of study ( 3 to 4 year) and are under the age of 30.

Candidates from the following Caribbean countries are invited to participate:

Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname

 Areas of Work

  • Management and Administration

    Application period open now through 22 August 2017 (closes at 11:59 PM New York time). Please log in to https://inspira.un.org to view and apply to the Job Openings.

    Job Opening for External candidates: #81280 (apply with your Inspira account)

    Job Opening for Secretariat Staff G to N: #81281 (apply with your internal Inspira account)

    Job Opening for Secretariat Staff G to P: #81286 (apply with your internal Inspira account)

  • Political, Peace and Humanitarian( POLNET)

    Application period open now through 22 August 2017 (closes at 11:59 PM New York time). Please log in to https://inspira.un.org to view and apply to the Job Openings.

    Job Opening for External candidates: #81268 (apply with your Inspira account)

    Job Opening for Secretariat Staff G to N: #81271 (apply with your internal Inspira account)

    Job Opening for Secretariat Staff G to P: #81273 (apply with your internal Inspira account)

  • Public Information and Conference Management (INFONET)

    Application period open now through 22 August 2017 (closes at 11:59 PM New York time). Please log in to https://inspira.un.org to view and apply to the Job Openings.

    Job Opening for External candidates: #81274 (apply with your Inspira account)

    Job Opening for Secretariat Staff G to N: #81275 (apply with your internal Inspira account)

    Job Opening for Secretariat Staff G to P: #81276 (apply with your internal Inspira account)

 

 

 


What are my career options?

  • International Civil Service

    Staff categories:

    • Professional and higher categories
    • General Service and related categories
    • National Professional Officers
    • Field Service
    • Senior Appointments

    Learn more

  • Young Professionals Programme:

    The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examina tion is a platform for launching a career at the United Nations

    Learn more

  • Language Competitive Exams:

    The Language Competitive Examinations (LCE) are organized to identify willing and able language professionals to provide high quality language services in support of multilateral communications as translators, interpreters, verbatim reporters and so on in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut, Geneva, Nairobi, New York, Santiago, and Vienna.

    Learn more

  • Temporary Jobs:

    Temporary Jobs:

    Still making decisions about your career? not quite ready for a long-term professional commitment? Perhaps you like the idea of change, career breaks and moving around. Or alternatively, you may just be interested in getting your toe through the door at the United Nations to see what we do and whether you would be interested.

    If you are this person then a temporary position at the United Nations might be

    Learn more

  • Internship programmes:

    Internship programmes:

    If you are thinking of entering the world of diplomacy and public policy, an internship at the United Nations could be the ideal start for you. The internship programme lasts for at least two months and can be as long as six months.

    It is designed for students in advanced degree programmes to learn by working along side our professionals.

    Learn more

  • Consultants

    Consultants The United Nations frequently engages experts under individual contracts to work on short-term projects either as a consultant or an individual contractor.

    A consultant is a recognized authority or specialist in a specific field, engaged by the Organization in an advisory or consultative capacity. The functions of a consultant are results-oriented and normally involve analysing problems, directing seminars or training courses, preparing documents for conferences and meetings, or writing reports on matters within their area of expertise.

    Learn more


Our workforce distribution

The diversity of our people, some 41,000 staff from our 194 Member States, means that you will find yourself working in multi-cultural teams with people from all backgrounds and cultures who have wide perspectives, experiences, expectations as well as approaches.

  • Field operations 51%
  • Regional Commissions 6%
  • Tribunals 3%
  • Other locations 9%
  • Headquarters 31%

 

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    Level : P-4
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Contact

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 

Address: 

2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

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