1. Positions in different staff categories are advertised on the United Nations Careers Portal:

International recruitment

Professional and higher categories Internationally recruited staff performing analytical and conceptual work, normally outside of the country of origin and with the expectation to move geographically throughout their career
Field Service category Internationally recruited staff in field operations whose functions range from procedural, operational and technical to analytical and conceptual

Local recruitment

National Professional Officers category Nationals and permanent residents of the country of service performing analytical and conceptual work within a national context
General Service category Staff whose functions range from routine or repetitive to complex and paraprofessiona
Trade and Crafts category Drivers, electricians, building management staff in New York
Security Service category Security officers in New York
Public Information Assistants category Tour guides in New York
Language Teachers category Language teachers in New York and Geneva
  1. The movement of staff members from the Field Service category up to the FS-5 level and the General Service and related categories (other than the National Professional Officer category) to the Professional category in the United Nations is exclusively allowed through the Young Professionals Programme competitive examinations. The announcements for these examinations are published on the United Nations Careers Portal.


Last modified: 25 April 2023