What exactly should a cover letter for UN jobs look like? Cover letters come in all types and forms. You need to choose the one that suits your individual situation the best. It can have a friendly tone if you feel that the hiring manager will not mind the light tone. Or it can be professional sounding if you feel the need to make it “official”.

Following is a sample cover letter for those who want to apply for UN jobs. You are free to modify this sample as per job requirements and your skills.


Sample Cover Letter for UN Jobs 


Mary K. Brown
211 Example Street
Austin, TX 32322
Cell: (999) 999-0101

June 25, 2013

Mr. Adam Doe
Personnel Manager
United Nations
323 Main Street
Houston, TX 32101


Dear Mr. Doe:

Based on my exceptional clerical skills and hands-on experience in administrative arena, I feel myself a good candidate for Administrative Assistant position at UN’s Houston Office.

Through my work as an Administrative Assistant for The University of Ontario, I have built a strong record of attaining progressive responsible management positions during my short career. I have a demonstrated ability to handle all aspects of general office coordination, maintain office calendar to organize work flow and meetings, answer telephones and transfer calls, carry out generic clerical duties such bookkeeping, copying, faxing, mailing and filing. My attached résumé contains details about my specific skills pertinent to UN job requirements.

As an enthusiastic candidate, I would like the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your expectations in greater detail. I will call you in the week of January 15 to follow-up. Should you have any additional questions, you may reach me by phone number or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Sincerely yours,

Mary Brown

Attached: Resume and Reference Letters