Your guide to the UN job application process

A view of the United Nations Secretariat building in New York. Photo by: Manuel Elias / U.N.

The online application is the first step to any United Nations job. Though it’s a straightforward process, many applications are screened out at the first stage because of simple mistakes.

The U.N. Secretariat offices utilize the Inspira online application system, while other U.N. agencies use their own platforms — though they are similar, explained Chloé Saimpert, human resources officer at the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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  • Lottie Watters

    Lottie Watters formerly covered career and hiring trends, tips, and insights. Lottie has a background in geography and journalism, taking a particular interest in grassroots international development projects. She has worked with organizations delivering clean water and sanitation projects globally.