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United Nations Competitive Recruitment Exam - September 19, 2010

The United Nations is once again offering the National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) for full-time professional positions.

This year the exam is open to citizens of the US, as well as a host of other countries listed on the link found in the attachment. Deadline to apply for exam consideration is September 19.

Students interested in UN careers (in the fields listed below) should consider applying for the exam even if not graduating in the coming year as it can take a few years before finalists are offered positions.


For U.S. citizens seeking junior professional posts.

EXAMINATION CRITERIA (all must be met)

1. Be no more than 32 years old as of December 31, 2010 (UN requirement).

2. Have at least an undergraduate degree (advanced degree is an advantage, but is not required) in one of the following occupational fields or related areas:

• Administration
• Demography
• Economics
• Human Rights
• Legal Affairs
• Radio Producer (only for Arabic, Chinese, and French)
• Security
• Statistics
• Web Design/Development

3. Be fluent in English and/or French, the two working languages of the Secretariat. Knowledge of additional official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) could be an advantage.

NOTE: Admission to the exam may be limited to the 40 most qualified Americans per occupational group.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 19, 2010

Detailed information and application forms may be obtained at:


Examination will be held on December 1, 2010, in
New York City and San Francisco. Travel expenses to and from exam site will NOT be paid by the UN or U.S. Government.

Posted by kkowatch at July 7, 2010 02:23 PM


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