Recruiter insights: How to land a job with UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme is currently hiring for a number of consulting, support, and technical roles. Photo by: UNDP

BARCELONA — Flexibility and adaptability are key skills for a career with the United Nations Development Programme. It is not only looking for staff members who can be mobile and apply their field experience to different contexts and posts, but also professionals who can embrace new ways of working to advance sustainable development, according to Lykke Andersen, chief of talent acquisition and people programs at the agency.

UNDP is currently hiring for a number of consulting, support, and technical roles, most of which are based in field offices and operations around the world. But competition is tough, and some positions receive several hundred applications.

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    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.