Working in such an international organization as the UN is a dream for everyone. Indeed, the UN is famous for its special attitude towards the employee. The work of a specialist is well paid, which gives an incentive to grow and develop their skills and knowledge. A person of any gender can get a job at the UN. To take part in the selection for a vacancy, you must fill out an online application form P11 and send it to the UN Department. In the application form, you need to indicate the selected vacancy and financial proposal, that is, indicate the amount of the salary for which the candidate is ready to perform work in accordance with the job regulations. To increase the chances of passing the contest will help authoritative recommendations. Mandatory requirements for new specialists are knowledge of English or French and international experience of at least 5 years.

un salary scale

UN salary scale

To participate in the selection for an internship, you also need to send an online application to the UN. Admission to the internship is carried out according to a package of documents, entrance exams, and interviews. Potential interns should send P11 form to the commission, a motivation, and a recommendation letter (second optional). If you have a diploma and a certificate on hand, then you need to provide copies of them.

At the next stage, the commission narrows the list of candidates to a minimum. Then they need to pass exams in their specialty (testing). At this stage, half of the applicants are eliminated. Next comes the interview time. On it, the selection committee selects 10-15 lucky ones, that is, the best of the best.

Candidates must meet a number of requirements: responsibility, fidelity to legislative law, initiative, leadership qualities, sociability, honesty, reliability, logical and analytical mindset. A prerequisite is knowledge of the English language. In rare cases, French is enough. As for the UN salary scale, it is important to understand that each specialty belongs to the category of activity. There are 4 categories in total: Professional and higher categories (includes 9 types of activities), General services and related categories (includes 6 activities), National Professionals (includes 7 types of activities), and Field Service. Grading categories based on work experience. The more your work experience, the higher your salary. However, if you can prove your professional competence, you can climb the career ladder faster.