What you can do now to prepare for a career with the UN

Victoria Fernandes shares insights on what UNFPA looks for in candidates.

When you apply for a job with the United Nations Population Fund, as with many U.N. agencies, you are up against a large pool of candidates. To increase your chances of job application success, it is helpful to understand which skills and experiences specific agencies are looking for, and what you can do now to prepare.

Victoria Fernandes, head of strategic sourcing with UNFPA, shared some tips and tricks on applying to the agency — and many of these tips are applicable to other U.N. field-based organizations.

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    Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Senior Careers Reporter at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.