UN job categories: A primer

Flags representing the United Nations member states fly outside the organization's headquarters in New York City. Photo credit: Mark Garten/U.N.

Those seeking a career within the United Nations system should pay close attention. The competition for open positions is stiff, and the fine print and array of job classifications may seem daunting.

But, to determine whether a U.N. vacancy is right for you, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the multilateral’s job classification system.

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    Jody Nesbitt

    Jody is a Devex international correspondent in Washington, D.C. Previously, he worked as a monitor in South Africa's provincial parliament, as well as a researcher for the Center for Economic and Policy Research and for Glass Lewis & Co. He has studied at Rutgers University, the University of Natal and the University of the West Indies, earning a bachelor's in political science and a master's in international relations.