United Nations Peacekeeping helps countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. We are comprised of civilian, police and military personnel.
As of 31 May 2017, our workforce in the field consisted of:
- 3,499 serving troops and military observers
- 12,494 police personnel;
- 5,043 international civilian personnel (31 December 2016);
- 10,276 local civilian staff (31 December 2016);
- 1,599 UN Volunteers.
124 countries contributed military and police personnel.
We want to recruit 75,000 Africans in the field of serving troops, military observers, police personnel, international civilian personnel, local civilian staff and UN Volunteers. Working for UN Peacekeeping is a rewarding experience.
The United Nations workforce is made up of different categories of staff. Within each category there are different levels, which reflect increasing levels of responsibilities and requirements. The information in this section will help you decide in which staff category, and at what level, you fit in. This will be useful when you start searching and applying for jobs.
These are the different categories of staff at the United Nations:
- Professional and higher categories (P and D)
- General Service and related categories (G, TC, S, PIA, LT)
- National Professional Officers (NO)
- Field Service (FS)
- Senior Appointments (SG, DSG, USG and ASG)
If you are inspired to take concrete action for global peace and development, take a look at the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.
How do I apply?
A job application at the United Nations is made up of a profile section (My Profile), and an application form that includes a cover letter, all of which should be prepared online.
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts. Click the box below to fill the form. Apply now