Human Resources and Employment Opportunities

The Human Resources Section of UNITAR was established in May 2007 and has a clear mandate to strengthen and rationalize the UNITAR organizational structure through coherent and transparent management of personnel. Established policies and practices remain flexible, responding and adapting to the changing characteristics of the Institute’s activities, work environment, and people, to meet the challenges of the future. The philosophy of the Human Resources Management at UNITAR is grounded in the principles of ethics, fairness, transparency and accountability aiming to retain multi-skilled, versatile and mobile staff, with the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity.

The HRM function has undergone tremendous change over the last years. Large organizations used to look to the "Personnel Department," mostly to manage the paperwork around hiring and paying people. Nowadays, organizations consider the "HR Department" as playing a major role in staffing, training and helping to manage people so that the personnel and the organization are performing at maximum capability in a highly fulfilling manner.

Please find below our different HR Programmes:

  • Vacancy Annoucements
  • JPO Programme
  • Traineeship Programme
  • Internship Programme
Vacancy Announcements

Please be informed that only complete applications (CV / P.11 form and motivation letter) will be considered. Please specify the Title and Programme / Office of the vacancy you are applying for. No further notification will be sent in case of missing documentation.

For more information and download forms, please read our Vacancy Announcements page.

JPO Programme

The Junior Professional Officer programme or Associate Expert Programme is a multilateral technical cooperation initiative intended for young people, interested in acquiring experience in the development field, sponsored by their respective governments. At the same time, the programme assists the international organizations in their technical cooperation activities by providing JPO services in development initiatives.

For more information, please read our JPO Programme page.

Traineeship Programme

The purpose of the traineeship programme is to offer successful candidates an opportunity to improve their skills, to acquire practical knowledge as well as the experience of working in an international environment.

For more information and download forms, please read our Traineeship Programme page.

Internship Programme

The purpose of the internship programme at UNITAR is to provide a framework by which individuals from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to UNITAR, where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignment while they provide the Institute with their assistance as qualified individuals specialized in various professional fields.

For more information and download forms, please read our Internship Programme page.