UN to introduce online application tool for consultants

Starting early 2011, the United Nations will require all job applicants – whether for full-time staff, individual contractor and consultant posts – to use the U.N.’s next-generation careers portal Inspira. Photo by: Photorack

The United Nations is embarking on a new phase in its recruitment process. Sometime in early 2011, the U.N. will begin requiring would-be individual contractors and consultants to apply through its new careers portal, Inspira, bringing an end to the paper-based, per-agency application tradition for these types of job candidates.

Launched in April 2010, Inspira currently caters only to applicants for staff jobs under the umbrella of the U.N. Secretariat. It is designed to be a user-friendly job tool that can accommodate a thorough hiring procedure.

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    Amy Lieberman is an award-winning journalist based in New York City. Her coverage on politics, social justice issues, development and climate change has appeared in a variety of international news outlets, including The Guardian, Slate and The Atlantic. She has reported from the U.N. Headquarters, in addition to nine countries outside of the U.S. Amy received her master of arts degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in May 2014. Last year she completed a yearlong fellowship on the oil industry and climate change and co-published her findings with a team in the Los Angeles Times.