2010 National competitive recruitment examination

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UNITED NATIONS

NATIONS UNIES

2010 NATIONAL COMPETITIVE RECRUITMENT EXAMINATION (P-2)

For further information on the 2010 NCRE, please visit the following websites:

http://careers.un.org/ (both in English and French) www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/examin/exam.htm (in English) www.un.org/french/Depts/OHRM/examin/fexam.htm (in French)
(2 June-2010)

UNITED NATIONS SECRETARIAT 2010 NATIONALCOMPETITIVE RECRUITMENT EXAMINATION FOR JUNIOR PROFESSIONAL OFFICERS (P-2)
Outline of the Exam 1. The United Nations Secretariat announces that a competitive examination will be held under the direction of a United Nations Board of Examiners to recruit nationals of selected member states at the junior professional level (P-2) for employment at United Nations offices.* 2. The examination will beheld in the following disciplines: Administration Demography Economics Human Rights1** Legal Affairs Radio Producer (Arabic, Chinese, French) Security Statistics Web Design/Development 3. A general description of the duties performed in these disciplines and specific academic qualifications required are given in Annex I of this announcement. The applicant may have background in more than onediscipline, but must choose one primary discipline for the application. Eligibility 4. This examination is open to men and women who are nationals of the member states participating in the 2010 National Competitive Recruitment Examination. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. 5. Applicants should hold at least a first-level university degree relevant to the discipline in which they wouldlike to take the examination. Furthermore, applicants should not be more than 32 years old on 31 December 2010 (should be born on 1 January 1978 or after). Fluency in either English or French is required. 6.
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are received by the Board of Examiners (more than 40 per discipline in a given country), the Board reserves the right to admit to the examination only the most qualified candidates basedon a review of the qualifications which are over and above the minimum entrance criteria set out in paragraphs 4 and 5. These include, but are not limited to, advanced university degrees, diplomas or certificates; knowledge of additional official languages of the United Nations (English/French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish); a broader spectrum of work experience or any published works.Procedure of the Examination 7. The examination will consist of a written examination and an interview. 8. The written examination consists of the following two parts: (a) a general paper which tests drafting skills (forty-five minutes); and (b) a specialized paper (three hours and forty-five minutes) which tests the substantive knowledge of the particular discipline that the candidate is applyingfor. In cases of high number of candidates sitting for the exam in a given occupational group, the essay section of the specialized paper will be eliminatory. 9. The written examination questions are given in English and French, the two working languages of the Secretariat. Candidates must write their answers for the general paper in English or French. However, they may write their answers for thespecialized paper in English, French or any of the other four official languages of the Secretariat, i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish. 10. The written examinations are scheduled to take place on 1 December 2010. The exact time will be announced in the convocation notification referred to in paragraph 24 of this announcement. 11. Travel expenses to and from the site of the writtenexamination are NOT paid by the United Nations. 12. On the basis of performance in the written examination, the Board of Examiners will invite selected candidates to the interview, which will normally take place in the first half of 2011. 2

In instances where a large number of applications
Major United Nations offices are located in Addis Ababa, Beirut, Bangkok, Geneva, Mexico, Nairobi, New York,...
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