United Nations Jobs Guide

A guide to success on United Nations Careers Portals
Course Created by Sorin Dumitrascu

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On completion of Get a great job! Work for the United Nations course you will be able to search, prepare and apply for United Nations jobs using
  1. United Nations Careers Platform, and
  2. Inspira Human Resources Gateway.
This course will not take you more than 3 hours to complete with video lectures, reading materials and practice; is based on the official "Manual for the Applicant on the Staff Selection System" (Inspira), version 3.0 and will also include preparation for
  1. knowledge and skills assessments, and
  2. competency based interviews.
Course structure:
  1. Introduction to United Nations careers and jobs mapping;
  2. United Nations Careers and Inspira;
  3. The job application process;
  4. Job openings in Inspira;
  5. Evaluation criteria;
  6. Pre-screening and eligibility rules;
  7. Search, prepare and apply for job applications;
  8. Assessments and interviews.
If you are looking for a job and you are interested in working for the United Nations, you will understand how job applications, assessments and interviews are evaluated and conducted, and you will get a great job.

Course Objectives

  • At the end of this course, students will effectively use on-line search tools, prepare a professional profile and applications for United Nations jobs
  • At the end of this course, students will be able to pass assessments and interviews for jobs advertised on United Nations Careers and Inspira on-line platforms

Who Is This For?

  • If you are looking for a job or a promotion and you are interested in working for the United Nations, this course is for you.
  • If you just want to understand how applications are managed on staff recruitment systems and how can you have a successful application, this course is for you.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: United Nations Jobs in a Nutshell

  • Lesson 1
    Course Overview
    02:17
  • Lesson 2
    Working for United Nations
    03:14
  • Lesson 3
    UN Jobs Mapping
    03:25

Chapter 2: Staff Selection Systems

  • Lesson 4
    Inspira Careers Home Page
    03:36
  • Lesson 5
    Register and Login to Inspira
    06:05

Chapter 3: Understanding Job Applications

  • Lesson 6
    The Application Process
    04:16
  • Lesson 7
    Job openings in Inspira
    07:53

Chapter 4: Selection Criteria and Rules

  • Lesson 8
    Evaluation Criteria
    04:28
  • Lesson 9
    Pre-screening
    03:54
  • Lesson 10
    Eligibility Rules
    05:35

Chapter 5: Job Searching

  • Lesson 11
    Job searching on Careers an…
    04:07
  • Lesson 12
    Using the Job Opening Link …
    03:56
  • Lesson 13
    Search Job Openings Section…
    05:25
  • Lesson 14
    Perform Basic Searches in I…
    02:38
  • Lesson 15
    Perform Advanced Searches i…
    02:15
  • Lesson 16
    Create Job Alerts
    01:39

Chapter 6: The Personal Profile

  • Lesson 17
    Completing your Profile
    01:24
  • Lesson 18
    Profiles for Serving Staff-…
    01:41
  • Lesson 19
    Profiles for Non-Staff Members
    04:31

Chapter 7: The Application Form

  • Lesson 20
    Completing the Application …
    02:28
  • Lesson 21
    Prepare your Application
    03:34
  • Lesson 22
    Education and Work Experience
    08:29
  • Lesson 23
    Skills
    03:48
  • Lesson 24
    References
    01:38
  • Lesson 25
    Cover Letter
    04:57

Chapter 8: Applying for a Job

  • Lesson 26
    Applying for a Job
    03:11
  • Lesson 27
    Manage your Applications
    02:13

Chapter 9: Assessments

  • Lesson 28
    Undergoing Assessments
    01:58
  • Lesson 29
    Evaluation of Applicants
    02:24
  • Lesson 30
    The Assessment Panel
    01:41
  • Lesson 31
    Assessment Methods
    03:09
  • Lesson 32
    Competency Based Interviews
    03:44

Chapter 10: Next steps

  • Lesson 33
    Next steps
    01:23

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