A compendium of vacancies is updated regularly as vacancy announcements become available.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online.
Competitive recruitment examinations Programme
Examinations for Professional Positions
Entry-level junior professional positions are filled exclusively through competitive recruitment examination. In order to qualify, a candidate must possess a first-level university degree in the relevant occupational group, be 32 years of age or younger, be fluent in either English or French and be a national of a country participating in the competitive recruitment examination.
The list of countries and occupational fields is revised on a regular basis.
Please check the United Nations Competitive Recruitment Examinations website for the most recent list, examination notice and applicable rules.
Examinations are held to establish a roster of qualified candidates from which to fill language positions. Candidates for translator positions are required to translate from at least two of the six official United Nations languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). Candidates for interpreter positions are required to interpret simultaneously into one of the six official languages and must have full auditory comprehension of at least two other official United Nations languages.
Please visit the United Nations Competitive Recruitment Examinations website for more information on the language examinations.