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Administrative & Communications Support (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 25, 2019
This a job where you leave at the end of the day and you feel that you have helped someone in an undeveloped country. Hardest part is work-life balance.
Pros
Interactions with people from all over the world
Cons
work life balance
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Fund great place to work.
Partnership Portfolio Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 17, 2018
Great teamwork experience. Very nice people in my bureau, supportive mixing fun with work. However, to succeed requires building a very strong network.
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Great work environment flexible hours.
DIGITAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST, ONLINE AND DIGITAL (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 14, 2018
Great working collaboratively with colleagues. Flexible hours and great learning experience.I would recommend working here to everyone who wants to feel empowered helping the world.
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Bureaucratic to a fault
Gender Specialist Consultant (Former Employee) –  Provincia de PanamáOctober 31, 2018
Although they have a great mission and are stationed all over the world, the internal structure of the organization limits it from implementing innovative processes that are more effective. Change requires a LOT of buy-in from the higher ups, even though they are not abreast of the work on the ground.
Pros
Like-minded and inspiring coworkers, flexible hours
Cons
Hiring process is very lengthy for full-time positions
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Productive and fun
Carbon Officer (Former Employee) –  Provincia de San JoséOctober 15, 2018
Great opportunities to work with other UN agencies and provide support to local agencies. An excellent opportunity to design projects for the Government and support national development goals.
Pros
Good compensation
Cons
Short lunch breaks
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Productive
Project Administrative / Finance Assistant (Current Employee) –  CaribbeanOctober 4, 2018
If you are a productive and hardworking person you would really enjoy working at UNDP. They work collaboratively, thus one is always given support. You strive best when you take initiative even if it is outside of your scope.
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High productivity
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multi-cultural;
Operations Associate, Management (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 4, 2018
multicultural and brilliant colleagues; interesting work environment; supportive management

support staff do the heavy lifting; bureaucratic; cannot advance on merit nor performance
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Culturally different
Junior Accountant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 20, 2018
The environment is very different from most work place because of it's international culture with people form all nations working in the same office. We get to learn other countries culture and appreciate the differences.
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Working with a team where I can work vastly for acheving goals and targets
District Facilitator (Former Employee) –  Dkaka with frequent field movementAugust 18, 2018
I served UNDP Bangladesh and other development agencies for the sectoral areas of community development, civic engagement & youth empowerment multi- sectoral approach. I look after field activities as well as networking and partnership development with different stakeholders.
Pros
Cheap rated accomodation and office transportation support
Cons
Health benifits, special one week leave in every quarter
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Good working environment
Finance intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 6, 2018
People are very friendly here. The working environment is good and secure. However, intern does not have any compensation. Not very busy to work. Not much pressure.
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Diversity in workplace
Administrative Assistant/Office Manager (Former Employee) –  JubaAugust 6, 2018
UNDP is a diverse organization where everyone has chance to exercise his/her expertise, experience and professional skills.There is also a career development in UNDP.
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free lunches
Cons
short break
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United Nations provides a host of global opportunities
Communications Consultant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 22, 2018
The United Nations may not be for everyone but it certainly provides a fertile ground to learn and contribute to the global development of Member states, UN agencies and civil society. There are a range of work options including consultancies that ensure numerous skills sets and expertise can be cultivated and shared.
Pros
Global Experience, opportunity to work on a range of social, economic and development issues.
Cons
Can be large and bureaucratic
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Wonderful workplace
Knowledge Management Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 30, 2018
Ethics at UNDP is fundamentally about keeping the interests of UNDP and the public we serve, ahead of our own self-interests. The organization established (and encourage), from the top of the organization down, an overall environment that supports ethical behavior and decision-making. UNDP instill in every staff member not only an obligation to do what's right in everything we do, but also expect that this culture will guide them when making any business and/or personal decisions.
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UNDP Geneva
Sr. Fellowships Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Geneva and TehranApril 16, 2018
My job in Geneva was very rewarding and fun. I improved my French and met fascinating people from around the world. I was able to gain enough experience to relocate to a field office where I worked for 10 years before moving to Washington D.C.
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Culturally diverse, opportunity to work in Europe
Cons
Long working hours
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Productive, competitive and fulfilling.
Evaluation Consultant (Former Employee) –  Juba, South Sudan.April 14, 2018
The organization implements various development projects and supports national governments in executing development projects. It is a place to work, but you have got to know the right people to get on a full time position. It is into behind the screen hiring process. Interviews are procedurally conducted, but the result is determined in a way only the inner circles know better.
Pros
Full time positions pay good compensation. Locally employed staff are disadvantaged.
Cons
Full time possitions are not fairly filled.
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Great Place to Work
Information Architect Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 16, 2018
UNDP is a great place to work. The manager is a down to earth individual. I love the team as well. The work place are very innovative and they try to stay updated with cutting edge technology.
Pros
Great holidays
Cons
None
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it was a good experience
Civil Engineer (Former Employee) –  GazaFebruary 23, 2018
it was a good experience, I really enjoyed working with them, they are very reliable and cooperative, I am looking for working with them again and again.
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UN is fun
International Systems Advisory (Former Employee) –  AfricanJanuary 2, 2018
Diverse people to work with. is an area where you learn and provide help .
you must be willing to travel. and must be open to meet people
long days of work
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productive
Program Assistant (Former Employee) –  cairoDecember 13, 2017
working with UNDP on a project responsible giving workshops to Police officers in Human right and Human trafficking, coordinate between police academy and international law PHd
Pros
drinks and lunch
Cons
health insurance
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excellent work benefits and work place
HR Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 10, 2017
I recommend 100% to each and every job applicant to pursue their career in the UN system . The benefits are great, colleagues are best team members and work environment is good.
Pros
vacation leave, sick leave, promotion
Cons
low pay scale
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