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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:

    No vacancies at this time

  • Guyana:

    No vacancies at this time

  • Jamaica:

      No vacancies posted at this time


  • Suriname:

    No vacancies at this time

  • Belize:

    No vacancies at this time

  • Trinidad and Tobago:

    NATIONAL INFORMATION OFFICER (NO-B) (applications closed)






    Duty Station: PORT OF SPAIN

    Deadline: 25 MARCH 2017

    * This job opening is open to nationals of Trinidad and Tobago only. Appointment against this post is on a LOCAL basis, with NO entitlement to travel or any other international benefits. Should there be a need for examination, the candidate will be responsible for any travel expenses incurred. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her.

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Recruitment exams that Caribbean Nationals may participate in:

  • English Interpreters Language Exams

    Job Title: English Interpreters ( 2017 - LCE ENGLISH INTERPRETERS, P-2/P-3, P3)


    Deadline: 8 May 2017

    The purpose of the present job opening is to invite applications from prospective candidates who wish to take the competitive examination for English language interpreters, tentatively scheduled to be held on 11 and 12 July 2017 in Geneva, Nairobi, New York, Vienna and other locations according to the number and location of qualified applicants invited to take the examination.  




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    These positions are located in the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) at Headquarters, Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna as well as the Regional Commissions where applicable. These positions are under the general supervision of the Chief of Interpretation or Language Section/Service as appropriate.

    Within delegated authority, the Interpreter will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Services up to seven meetings per week (exceptionally eight), usually of no more than three hours duration, of various United Nations bodies.

    • English interpreters provide interpretation into English of speeches given in French and Russian or Spanish.

    • May occasionally be assigned to sensitive meetings.

    • May function as team leader of all interpreters assigned to a given meeting.

    • May perform other related duties, as required.






Other Opportunities

  • ILO Research Consultancy

    The ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean in Port of Spain is pleased to launch a call for Proposals for national or international consultants/companies interested in carrying out a national study on non-standard form of employment in Guyana.

    Timeframe and modalities

    The call for EOI is being launched on 02 May 2017. The timeline from the selection of consultants is as follows:

    • Reception of expression of interest: by 22 May 2017
    • Selection of Winning proposal: by 26 May 2017 
    • Start of work: 05 June 2017
    • Conclusion of work: 15 August







    Interested persons will be requested to submit a proposal including:

    • CV of the researcher/s and respective proposed role in the research exercise;
    • A 400 words research proposal including detailed description of the research methodology as per TORs;


    To: HRDPOS@ilo.org by at 12:00 noon (Port of Spain Time) of 22 May 2017.


    Proposals received will be assessed and selected parties will be notified by 26 May 2017.

    A maximum of USD$ 7,000 is expected to be paid for the assignment.

    Criteria for assessment will be:

    •  Proposal relevance, quality and coherence (60%)
    •  CVs and experience (30%) · Other (cost USD$ 7,000) 10%









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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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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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Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 


2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago




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