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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 postings 

    Agency: UNDP

    Job Title: Project Technical Associate - JCCCP

    Job ID: 18844

    Jpb Family: Environment&Disaster Reduction


    • Associate Degree in business administration or management-related discipline. 
    • Specialized training or Undergraduate Degree or equivalent in business administration, management, economics, or a climate change related field would be desirable.


    • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme administration.
    • Experience in procurement and project finance.
    • Demonstrated appreciation of climate change and disaster management issues, and other related sustainable human development issues
    • Demonstrable computer skills including Word processing, spread sheets, PowerPoint

    Job open to:

    • Permanent residents and persons who have legal status to work in Barbados e.g. CARICOM Skills Certificate (CSME) Accredited to Barbados.


  • Guyana: 0 postings

    No vacancies at this time

  • Jamaica: 0 postings



  • Suriname: 0  posting


  • Haiti: 0 postings

  • Trinidad and Tobago: 1 posting

    Job Title: Communications and Information Officer

    Grade: NOA  ( National Officer)

    Publication date: 4 October 2018

    Application deadline (midnight Port-of-Spain time): 21 October 2018
    Vacancy no.: PORT OF SPAIN/RB/NOA/2018/073


    Job ID: 673 
    Department: RO-Latin America and the Caribbean 
    Organization Unit: DWT/CO-Port-of-Spain 
    Location: Port of Spain   
    Contract type: Fixed Term 

    [full details and to apply ]

    The Communication and Information Officer position is located in the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean in Port of Spain (DWT/O-POS), Trinidad and Tobago, serves 13 member States and nine territories

    The DWT/O-POS provides advisory services, capacity building and technical assistance to ILO’s constituents (government, employers’ and workers’ organizations) mainly through the execution of Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) aimed at promoting the ILO Decent Work Agenda.

    [full details and to apply ]

    #Jobs #ILO #employment


International Consultancy (12 months):

(Deadline for application - 31 October 2018)

A 12-month project focused on countering terrorist narratives will assist the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) Working Group on Communications in responding to a direct request from the Security Council in its resolution 2354 (2017), as well as contributing to the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. Financed by UNCCT, which is part of UNOCT, the Consultant (recruited at Level B) for this project is expected to deliver three (3) main outputs:

A comprehensive literature review/desktop study of effective counter-terrorist narratives/strategies, covering all parts of the globe;
Evidence-based recommendations for the effective monitoring & evaluation (M&E) of countering terrorist narratives; and
A playbook / tool kit to guide stakeholders in counter-narrative efforts on their own or in co-operation with other actors.

The deadline to apply is 31 October 2018, with an expected start date of 15 November 2018. More information and to apply: https://www.un.org/sc/ctc/news/vacancy/consultancy-countering-terrorist-narratives/.

Any questions, please contact Mattias Sundholm, Strategic Communications Officer with CTED, at sundholm@un.org.

Recruitment exams that Caribbean Nationals may participate in:

  Check back to see when there are postings for exams or fellowships,



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.

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  • 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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Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 


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