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housekeeper rooms attender
housekeeper (Former Employee), New York, NY 309 east 48 street manhattanApril 25, 2012
Pros: free lunch
Cons: not benefice
Full time job.
rooms attender and housekeeper and cleaning offices.
set up the table.
set up the local for party and set up the dishes
cleaning offices, pick up the garbage,
cleaning a big kitchen.
organized the dishes.
cleaning rooms and a pent house.
mopping big lobby.
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Excellent work ethic
LAN HELPDESK ANALYST INTERN (Former Employee), New York, NYApril 19, 2012
This internship was phenomenal and a valuable learning experience. One of the most enjoyable parts of the job was working in a diverse cultural environment which fostered continuous learning. Everyone was a professional and I had the opportunity to learn and master new IT tools. A typical day could potentially include setup account access privileges, – more... relocation of employees and roles of privilege, employee hire setup, Polycom A/V setup for global conference calls. – less
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FUNFILLED MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT
TEAM LEADER VOLUNTEER IN SOUTH SUDAN (Former Employee), JUBAMarch 23, 2012
Pros: acquisitions of further skills and competencies
Cons: challenging infrastructure
WORKING IN SOUTH SUDAN WAS AS CHALLENGING AS IT WAS REWARDING!!!
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Very kind, generous and thoughtful couple to work for.
Caregiver, Housekeeper, personal assistant, driver (Former Employee), United Nations PlazaFebruary 28, 2012
Pros: excellent food, and very kind couple.
Cons: can't think of any.
I worked for the Reed's for 11 years. They treated me as part of the family. I became their right hand, and they were very kind and supportive. They did a lot of travelling and may times I was taking along.
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No luxuries in Africa, but otherwise a good place to work for.
Air Conditioning and Refridgeration Technician (Former Employee), Loki, Nothern Kenya. Juba and Rumbeck, South SudanFebruary 27, 2012
Pros: everything was free. competitive salary.
Cons: none.
A lot of traveling by air and road, beautiful countries, friendly people. A lot of respect for the work that the United Nations are doing for Africa.
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Working at the pinnacle of the world is amazing.
Public Information Officer (Current Employee), New York, NYFebruary 24, 2012
Working at the UN is like working at every story that you read in the newspaper. You have to deal with people from all over the world and with important global issues.
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Team building and relationship trainer /Safety and security manager/Experience with UN
Military observer/Team leader and liaison officer (Former Employee), Eritrea/Ethiopia/GeorgiaDecember 14, 2011
Pros: in charge
Cons: team building and health care, security, supervisor
Rami EREIQAT/Main Experiences
In charge as Business development staff at Challenger team 2011
Experience in Team building training and Adventures around Jordan...etc.
Curriculum development and Training staff /Royal military academy 2008-2010

With UN/Military observer 2006/2008
worked as team leader, train newcomers(UNMOs) the principles and instructions – more... as SOPs, my duties focused on Duty roster , providing assessments and analysis for the mission headquarter, writing daily and weekly assessment of the latest events in the area of responsibility, liaise with the NGOs and peacekeepers operating in the area, participated in formulating the security matrix of UNOMIG to improve the security rules in the mission, reporting in daily, weekly and monthly basis to the HQ regarding the political and security situation in my sector, that’s included a written reports and verbal briefings as well, providing a strategic, military and political analysis concerning the area of interest, Collecting information, processing and producing intelligence, participating with FFT(Fact Finding Team) to follow up and collect the information about any incident , making sure of implement the rules and orders as SOPs in UNOMIG and providing advice for the military side regarding the security and military developments in the area of interest.
Military observer
UN
Anti protest and demonstrations instructor at Royal military academy for cadets’ officers 2005-2006
Operations officer 2002-2005
Dead Sea company commander 2001-2002
Intelligence officer 1998-2001
Peace keeping and liaison officer in ERITREA/Ethiopia in 2000. – less
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Very Professional Organisation with Scope and work ethics.
Crossing Point Monitor Team Leader (Former Employee), Former Yugoslavia-Sizak-CPNovember 28, 2011
Pros: crossing point monitor team leader-sizak-cp
Cons: all un contractors benefits.
During my tour in Former Yugoslavia as a Crossing Point Monitor Team Leader,i was deligated to a Denmark Military Unit,they were very supportive towards my needs,in Crossingpoints,the Serbian Troops that time were very unstable for negosiations and sometimes agrivated towards UN Convoy movements,and with the cooperation of Denmark(DANBAT) i could manage – more... easily. – less
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The UN from afar
Sr. Field Operations Officer (Former Employee), Washington D.C.September 9, 2011
I had a great run with The United Nations, the job took me in an complete different direction in which I thought my life would go, but I would not change it for anything. The people you get to meet and interact with, the cultures that you are exposed to, being a military brat and born overseas I was lucky to be exposed to a lot of different places and – more... customs, but for those of you who have not had the fortune to do so, working for the UN in any capacity is by far a whole new experience. – less
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I loved working in a team
Data Analysis (Former Employee), Sunninghill, GPDecember 9, 2014
Pros: good working environment
Cons: not permanent
I have worked around people for 4 years, a typical day was 12-14 hours, I loved the pressure and time constraints. Feeling accomplished when work got done on time and was right. The management was friendly, and helpful and always there to assist. The hardest part of the job was leaving (consultation) and was not a permanent position.
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complex and dynamic working environment that requires careful balancing personal and professional interests
Deputy Special Representative of the SG (Former Employee), Haiti, Somalia and other locationsNovember 21, 2014
Pros: dynamic and always changing working environment, opportunity to be continuously challenged professionally on a wide variety of complex topics, chance to make a difference in the lifes of many that deserve protection and support
Cons: very difficult to conduct your personal and family life in a harmonious and fair manner
I have highly appreciated the opportunities offered to me in the United Nations to contribute to very significant, life changing interventions for countries, and, more importantly the populations thereof. Protection of and support to those that are most deserving and in need are a hallmark of the United Nations, although it is important to not underestimate – more... the political climate, influenced by national and international players that does not always work in the organisation's favour. The world has changed in this regard, and the UN is not seen in the same light as it was when I joined the organisation some 30 years ago. – less
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Fun workplace an colleagues
Software Engineer (Former Employee), Wien, WNovember 3, 2014
Pros: low expenses, tax free shopping
Cons: short breaks, overtime
- Developing and working on platforms for internal staff, including databases, DWH
- Created and designed BIRT- Reports with Eclipse BIRT (MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, XML, JSP, JSQL, Java)
- Created transformations and jobs with ETL-Tool Kettle Pentaho
- Team activity management with Jira
- Version Control with EGit, GitLab, Git Bash
- Working on remote – more... development server(s) via Putty
- As well as responsible for small tasks on the Web Development Team
- Created "Website Usability Tests- Reports" (VRS, PICS, ARQ, PARIS PACT) – less
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work environment culture
Field Monitor (Former Employee), BulawayoOctober 13, 2014
Interesting to work for, has a great work culture....the aspect of family
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Great organization to be a part of
Human Resource Assistant (Former Employee), Montreal, Quebec, CanadaOctober 1, 2014
Constantly changing environment, fast pasted, interesting.
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Fast paced, exciting environment
Peacekeeper (Former Employee), LiberiaSeptember 25, 2014
*Assisted in maintaining peace and order by ensuring that factions all stayed in their own location
*Met with leaders of different factions, sensitized them in order to facilitate discussions between warring groups
*Patrolled areas to promote peace
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Happy Life in Limited Resources
UN Interpreter (Former Employee), KathmanduSeptember 22, 2014
Pros: chances of knowing life stories of combatants
Cons: not easy access to reach remote camps
While working as UNMIN Interpreter, the most enjoyable part of the life was seeing and understanding the daily life of ex-Maoist combatants in Nepal. Stationed into different camps with family members, both male and female combatants were very much happy with what the facilities were available in the camps, for the reason that they had fought in a decade – more... long armed conflict for a noble cause of state restructuring by ending all sorts of discrimination which were prevail in the Nepalese society under culture, caste, socio-political colours, and so on. As compared to their dream of attaining equality, their harsh life as I witnessed as a UN personnel within their camps was very minute. Everyday they had same level of courage to live for the society. Small conversations with them always used to indicate that they were proud of the life they had, and had never fear of death as death departed very close from their lives on many occasions during their guerrilla career.

I found they were almost iron men and women -- built with a strong foundation of ambition. In fact, I was blessed to learn in my life for the first time practically that which life do you choose: a life like a bed of roses of facilities just living to fulfill usual routine, or a very simple (and difficult life) with a missile of ambition to change the entire society? Finally, I came to realize that one should have a committed ambition to be a cause of change, which is always possible for those who have a will to do something.

Nevertheless, I always ask myself that if you have their towering ambition in your life and you follow democratic path to change entire society, how long does it take to transform any nation? – less
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Operations, administration and Finance works in the project
United Nations of Development Programme / Project (Former Employee), Abidjan/Côte d'IvoireAugust 29, 2014
Pros: travels fee
Cons: short breaks
Planing of activities, Organization of duties, Monitoring and evaluation
Multicultural life; Management of conflict, Financial analysis
Budget managementt; Financial analysis, Financial management, Human resources and adùinistrative management; Financial report;
Minimum 02 and maximum 12; Professional staff and Support staff;
Budget and finance
Finance, – more... Accounting and budget – less
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Support Information Technology daily operation in the Organization
LAN technician & Help desk Specialist (Former Employee), Lebanon, Syria with training in Italy, IsraelAugust 4, 2014
Pros: happy hours, letters of appreciation and encouragement
Cons: lack of appreciation, ignoring the strong silent achievers within the team, when staff effort goes unnoticed, when partiality and favour becomes a practice, the team spirit becomes fake and staff leave, get sick and take a long leave, anxiety takes over the team then the team suffers, projects could be delayed, motivation would decrease.
I ensured daily with punctuality that Information technology services at available and in use by both military and civilian personnel.
The related issues with computers, printers, emails, password are sent to the desk through help desk software application and is being taken care of . In many cases remote access is done with the agreement of the customers – more... and issues are resolved online.

In terms of management, the job is based on core values: Team spirit, respect of diversities, planning and prioritizing work, responsibility and accountability.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when the team has to complete a project such as installation of outlook webmail application or rollout, the team works with perfect harmony, perfectly helping each other and focus on great results. I love working with co-workers who have got or are close to the core values and support each other for the best of the company, I personally invest more time and energy too help a team mate and satisfy customers for the interest of the organization.
The most difficult part if when there is a dictator playing games by taking advantage of other staff's achievements and reporting to the Chief of the section as his personal achievement which obviously the chief would find out through general meeting. We sometimes end up having a weak team that will make any change or bring success because of one staff acting around maliciously, some staff end up leaving the job regardless of money, other staff just get sick r take a long leave ....which will affect either productivity and customers satisfaction or stay an institution with the same repetitive issues.
A good company could definitely value every staff contribution encourage upgrading of skills, continuous learning. – less
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Peaceful and fun workplace
General Coordinator Assistant (Internship) (Former Employee), Valencia, VenezuelaJuly 23, 2014
Pros: working with all king of people
Cons: n/a
• Raising awareness of what the United Nations does, indeed, in favour of peace, justice, humanitarian assistance.
• Promote research, information, training and education on the United Nations, human rights, democracy and human development.
• Promote and facilitate civil society participation in the activities of the United Nations, and the great international – more... issues, derivatives thereof, specifically affect them, through the presence in international activities.
• Encourage the construction of a universal citizenship culture of peace. – less
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United Nations - World Food Program
Program Associate (Former Employee), Erbil, IraqJuly 17, 2014
Pros: free lunch, transportation, medical insurance
Cons: field work
Iraq Emergency Operation / Syrian Regional Emergency Response
 Managed and collected data from five refugee camps and conducted weekly onsite visits to ensure food delivery and to coordinate food distribution dates
 Reviewed thousands of camp voucher requests each month; coordinated logistics for incoming funds in order to account for all vouchers – more... and distribute money efficiently to implement all programs
 Input data including commodity requirements, financial commitments, and country/regional information into WFP Information systems to maintain updated and accurate information
 Summarized and analyzed monthly financial and operational reports on camp data for WFP management
 Ensured financials such as new estimates/budget revisions, insurance claims, funding requests and cost information was being correctly allocated
 Trained and managed six field staff on commodity management, data collection, surveys and assessments – less

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