FAQs on preparing your Application
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Q: What kind of duties should I include in my employment details?
A: Duties describe the specific responsibilities of your job. They accurately reflect what you are doing or have done in each of your previous jobs. In other words, it is the “what you do” of your job, including detail of your supervisory/managerial responsibilities, if any. You may include achievements as well to describe in specific terms “how well” you did in your job. Number of characters is limited to 1,000 including spaces for the duties of each of your jobs.
Q: Can I update my Application to apply for a new JO?
A: Yes. Each time you apply for a new JO, we recommend that you review your Application and update it, if appropriate, or target it to better reflect your suitability for the new JO. Your updates will not affect the content of Applications previously submitted against other JOs.
Q: Can I save my Application?
A: Yes. You should save your Application when you make changes and/or update it. It is recommended that you save different versions of your Application in Word format and then edit the Application online according to the post for which you are applying.
Q: How do I know if my Application has been received?
A: You will receive an automated email confirming that your application was received by the United Nations.
Should you not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam filter or visit, if needed, your “My Applications” page to check the status of your application: if its status is not ‘Draft’ or ‘Withdrawn’ then it means that this application has been successfully submitted and was received by the United Nations.
Please note that, to receive automatic confirmations of application submission, the primary email address you provided during registration and displayed in your profile should still be valid.