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❗ Our brand new eBook will help you achieve your international career dream at the UNICEF!
If you are seeking more information on how to kick-start your international career with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), you have come to the right place! Working for an organization within the United Nations System is a dream for many professionals across the globe, since the opportunities offered often combine good remuneration and a wide range of benefits with meaningful work.
As you go through the chapters of this eBook, you will be able to tell that UNICEF offers work opportunities for professionals coming from very diverse academic backgrounds, therefore, the chances of you finding a vacancy that suits your profile are very high! Nonetheless, it is important that you know that selection processes to integrate the team of international organizations tend to be quite competitive and, for this reason, a strong preparation is key for those who want to succeed. Our team is certain that you want to be amongst the successful candidates and this is exactly why OpenIGO Network has put this eBook together: to help you land your dream job at the organization of your dreams!
As we move on through the different stages of the application process, this manual will offer you preparation tips as well as detailed explanations and guidance for each stage – it will introduce you to the United Nations, with a special focus on UNICEF and its organizational culture and values; it will teach you how to prepare your online application in detail, give you insight on where to look for vacancies and will also get you ready for the interview stage.
This manual was written and revised by a team of Ph.D. professors, human resources specialists and intergovernmental organization staff with a great deal of diligence.
It is important to point out that when purchasing the e-Book you are also acquiring 30 days of support to clarify any queries about its content through an exclusive channel available on the OpenIGO Store “My Account” page. Our e-Book was written so as to maximize your chances of success in this competitive selection process!
Here’s an overview of the chapters you will find in this e-Book:
Chapter 01 – The United Nations and the UN System: Understanding the Organization
Provides readers with an overview of the United Nations through the presentantion of its history, organizational goals and main organs. Introduces the complex UN System and the myriad of funds, programs, agencies and bodies it encompasses.
Chapter 02 – UNICEF: An Overview
An introduction to the United Nations Children’s Fund. This chapter presents UNICEF in detail, giving readers an overview of the organization’s history, mission, culture, regional offices and headquarters. Career prospects and benefits for successful candidates are also included.
Chapter 03 – Understanding UNICEF’s Selection Processes and Job Openings
Presents the characteristics of UNICEF’s job openings and selection processes, and how the vacancy advertisements take place, helping applicants to search and apply for these opportunities
Chapter 04 – Competency-Based Selection Processes and UNICEF Competencies
Introduces the United Nations’ notion of values and competencies and UNICEF’s Competency Framework. In a competency-based recruitment – such as those carried out by the organizations of the UN System – knowing these terms and how they are evaluated through the selection process is essential for candidates to succeed. In this chapter, find answer to questions such as: what are “competencies”? What is competency-based recruitment? How can the competencies desired by the United Nations be understood? Can competencies be developed?
Chapter 05 – Crafiting the Ideal Resume/CV
Assists candidates to construct a strong Resume,which is essential to reinforce their chances of success in this competitive selection process and for them to stand out from the others. In this chapter, subjects such as the content and structure of an effective Resume, visual aspects and common mistakes will be covered and various tips provided. A sample Resume is also available.
Chapter 06 – Writing an Effective Cover Letter for UN Opportunities
Explains what a Cover Letter (CL) is, presenting its basic structure and assisting candidates in the process of writing an effective CL for their UNICEF application. A sample Cover Letter of a succesful UN candidate is also included.
Chapter 07 – Effective Reference Letters
Helps candidates obtain effective reference letters, which can significantly contribute towards their suc-cess in the selection process. In this chapter, the following questions are answered: What is a reference letter ?How is it different to a letter of recommendation? Who should I ask for a reference letter? How do I request this letter? and What content should be included in a reference letter?
Chapter 08 – Interviewing for UNICEF Opportunities
Qualifies candidates, so that they perform successfully in the UNICEF interview. This chapter describes how the interview is carried out for UNICEF recruitment initiatives and what is expected from candidates during the process; it presents the different types of questions usually posed during UNICEF interviews and gives tips and suggestions for candidates to be better prepared for this stage of the selection process.
Chapter 09 – Getting Ready to Start Work
Written to help new staff members to prepare and plan for the job opportunity before it starts, with issues such as: travel, accommodation, transport and a basic understanding of the first day at work.
Chapter 10 – Professionalism in the Workplace
Reminds professionals of good etiquette rules in the workplace, giving advice on topics such as: how a staff member can stand out within an organization, everyday work and how to maintain a good relationship with your bosses and work colleagues.
File Size: 4,3 MB
File Format: PDF (Read on Any Device)
Print Length: 167 pages
Publisher: OpenIGO: 1 edition
Publication Date: Dec 11, 2020
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