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4 Skills You MUST Have For UN Jobs

Posted by | March 17, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

Working for the United Nations is an opportunity not only fancied in Kenya but all over the world. Being one of the biggest employers in the world, any applicant wishing to join the organization must possess specific qualifications.

Below are the tips to consider if you want to apply for a job in the United Nations.

Tips for a Successful Job Application at the UN

1. Be a person with a clean background
Any applicant wishing to join the esteemed organization must be a person with a good conduct, according to Melody Mwendwa, a Career Advisor at Corporate Staffing Services.

It would make sense to consider a trusted individual when applying since this is a reputable international organization.

2. Be fluent in at least one UN Language
For you to successfully apply for a position, you must be proficient in at least one of the UN official languages like English or French. Because competitive applicants speak more than one language, you need to be proficient in such language.

Leadership and Technical skills is a requirement for a job in the UN

In any position in an international organization, you need to demonstrate proficiency in Leadership skills. You must be someone who can demonstrate and show your own initiative and one who also shares with dreams and aspirations of the UN vision and mission.

While working at the UN may be your dream job, don’t forget to focus on your application by giving concrete examples of how you meet the requirements of the position.

4. Work experience in a Government or NGO sector
Having previous experience in the UN gives you an added advantage. Also having international experience puts you a notch higher in securing the job. It can be on a volunteering position or an internship post. An internship in the UN gives you a chance to apply for a full time job after completing a six month period depending on the kind of job you are looking for.

If you have the right requirements needed for any position, chances are that you will be considered if you aspire to work for the international NGO.