Conference Officer, United Nations (Former Employee), vienna – September 11, 2012
good place to work! I have learned to work in fast space environment and be able to use my language abilities(speak french, german). The co-workers were very nice and open to share their own experience at the job site.
NYC Communication Specialist and TV editor (Former Employee), New York, NY – August 21, 2013
Pros: 1 hour paid lunch
Cons: healthcare cost
A typical day would be to meet with a production team. Figure out a priority list for the day which actually always seemed to change. We all liked the excitement of constantly changing worldwide situations. The entire team always rose to the occasion. Under daily deadline pressure we always got a daily tv show on the air as well as posted breaking news – more... on our website. – less
Advisor to Secretary General (Former Employee), New York, NY – July 26, 2013
Pros: contact with people
Cons: short contracts
• Coordinated special events such as parades, dances and meetings for the Bolivian community • Represented Bolivia in meetings with other Latin American countries to plan participation in mutual cultural events • Developed programs to promote cultural awareness and Bolivian heritage
Working in the Network Operation Center for the UN HQS in New York
Telecommunications Specialist (Former Employee), New York, NY – July 16, 2013
Operations,maintenance and repair of the links in WAN of the United Nations Network. Part of my work was to be Telecommunications Specialist for the Secretary General of the United Nations during his work abroad. I learned to find the best solution in a short period of time,in New York or overseas,working for the Network Control Center or during the – more... trips with the Secretary General Delegation. – less
Amazing and privileged experience to be a part of.
United Nations International Volunteer Aid Worker (Former Employee), New York, NY – June 14, 2013
I began volunteering for the UN at a very early age. I was 12 years old when I was assigned my first country: Sierra Leona. My responsibility involved fundraisers. Working hard with a team, we have helped to raise over 30,000 dollars as of today for third world countries. The hardest part of the job is to raise the money, but the most enjoyable is that – more... you know you are a part of a greater project than any other, one that involves saving and helping human being across the globe! There is no better feeling when you know you've helped make a difference in a child's life. – less
UN Liaison Officer in UNMIS (SUDAN) (Former Employee), Sudan, TX – April 30, 2013
Pros: living allowances
Cons: no dental insurance
- As UN Military Liaison Officer Contatcting warring factions representatives. Receiving high officials and delegations and escort them in all their Visits to mission area according the work plan Convey all UN confidential documents to Sudanese and SPLA AJMCs members besides,intelligence and police departments LOs. Reporting all abnormal activities – more... carried out by warring factions. Receive immediate ceasefire claims. Liaison with Sudanese civilian authority and non profitable organizations. Arranging and facilitating procedures of departure and arrival of high delegated officials. - As UN Military Observer Attend morning briefing Conduct the daily patrol (according to the assignment) Repot the daily situation report to the UNMO team leader Operate the duty station room and base station The hardest part of the job: Nothing significant to be told The most enjoyable part of the job: Working at a multinational environment – less
The United Nations Organization is a mult-cultural and internatinal organization with the task of ensuring world peace and security. A great employer
Deputy to the head of section and desk officer (Former Employee), New York, NY – March 31, 2013
Most of my years on this job evolved deployment to high risk countries to provide staff safety and security in the humanitarian and development security operations. The hard part of this job was that it was a 24/7 job, The good part was that it provided very good income and benefits.
EOD Deminer and Mine sweeper (Former Employee), Syria, VA – March 11, 2013
Pros: on contract basis only by un
Ive had been experienced as DE miner and mine sweeper during the time i was deployed as peacekeeper as part of United Nations peacekeeping mission in Golan Heights Israel and Syria, Ive enjoy what am doing there with the help also of other contingent like contingent from Austria,Croatia,India and Japan Peacekeeper.The hardest part of my Job there is – more... when the time you have to recover a landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) with the used of our knowledge and techniques and render safe procedure. – less
The UN Secretariat is a massive bureaucracy run by professional international civil servants. It is a highly structured and rule-driven environment.
Business Analyst and Writer (Current Employee), New York, NY – October 17, 2012
Pros: great benefits for staff. permanent staff have good security.
Cons: difficult to adapt to organization.
The UN Secretariat may not be everyone's cup of tea. It is an interesting place to work because of the international character and the proximity to the General Assembly and Security Council and diplomatic activity.
On the other hand, it is governed by a vast accumulation of resolutions, information circulars, and staff rules. This can make it difficult – more... at times to make change. – less
I LIKE WORKING WITH UNITED NATIONS BECAUSE I LIKE BEEN A DIPLOMAT. SECOND, LIFE IS WORTLESS WITHOUT LIVING FOR OTHERS. UN MAKES ONE LEARN MORE ABOUT DIVERSE CULTURE, ETHNICITIES, AS WELL AS RELIGIOUS BACKGRAND.
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Social Worker (Former Employee), Pakistan – October 6, 2012
Pros: met a lot of new people
I liked working there, I have no complaints. During the day I had meetings daily with people, if there was any problem with schools, families, hospitals, etc. we report it to our main office and they take care of it.
Analyst assistant (INTERN) (Former Employee), New York, NY – September 30, 2012
The multicultural environment and the constant dialogue regarding international affairs provide the employee to develop a wider perspective from the current global issues. The environment is stimulating for analysis and development of new approaches to contemporary issues.