United Nations (UN) CV or Resume Format and Template

Updated May 24, 2022
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In order to apply for a job at the United Nations, the applicant will be required to write a resume or CV based on a specific format and template.

This page contains the standard UN Resume / CV Format for those who want to apply for a job at the United Nations.

Customize your resume in line with the following format before sending it to the United Nations office.

1. YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Your Name (Last, First, Middle)

Your Complete Address
City, Region/State, Postal Code

Telephone Number (Please note this number will possibly be used for communication)

E-mail address

Date Of Birth:
Nationality: (Mention all nationalities held in the past)
Gender:
Marital Status:

2. YOUR EDUCATION

List the degree(s) and primary area of study. Write the completion dates in reverse chronological order, the name of the institute along with the city/country from where the degree was obtained.

3. SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

I. Areas of expertise (be as precise as possible); Finance, Human Resources, IT, Computer, Audit, or Procurement, etc.

II. Credentials or specialized training pertinent to expertise.

III. Computer skills (both hardware and software.)

4. WORK EXPERIENCE (ONLY RELEVANT)

I. Make a section of your work history written in reverse chronological order. Give dates, job title, company name, type of industry, location, area of work, and main tasks performed. Also, provide your salary details for each job.

II. Indicate any managerial and supervisory roles.

III. Include specific achievements and key contributions.

IV. Specify if you have any previous experience at the UN or its sub-organizations.

5. PUBLICATIONS

Give a list of publications, if any (4 in total).

6. LANGUAGES

I. Mother tongue

II. Additional languages: Mention your written and verbal fluency, i.e., fluent/full working knowledge/minimal working knowledge.

7. OTHER

I. Name three referees (with addresses) who are in a position to certify your professional experience and achievements.

II. If any of your relatives are working at a public organization, please mention their name, your relationship with them, and the name of the organization.

III. Point out any restrictions that must be taken into account in connection with your service with the United Nations.

Important Note: Please make sure the following statement should be added to the bottom of the UN resume along with the applicant’s signature and date.

I CONFIRM THAT ALL INFORMATION STATED IN THIS RESUME IS CORRECT AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE. I ALLOW THE UNITED NATIONS TO VALIDATE THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS RESUME.

Applicant’s Signature

Applicant’s Name

Dated: May 24, 2022




22 thoughts on “United Nations (UN) CV or Resume Format and Template

  1. Mudhafar

    Dear Ikenye

    Thank you so much and appreciate it, I’m wondering if you can help me to write my resume to apply to UN jobs?

    Thank you in advance

    Reply
  2. the Author Post author

    Dear Mudhafar
    Please send your resume for proofreading and review at proofread[at]coverlettersandresume.com

    Reply
    1. the Author Post author

      Dear Nkamu

      Please send your resume or CV at proofread[at]coverlettersandresume.com

      Reply
  3. Ukoh Peter Ben

    Dear Sam Mogul,
    I wish to express my sincere appreciation for your invaluable time and commitment in making this wonderful masterpiece.

    Reply
  4. the Author Post author

    Dear Ukoh
    Thank you for your lovely comments and compliment. We wish you all the best in your job search journey.

    Reply
  5. Alfred Akuoch Bolek

    I will appreciate it if you can help me with my CV, I have been trying to apply all this long and I have never
    been shortlisted one time

    Reply
  6. Sam Post author

    Hi Alfred

    Please send your resume and cover letter for proofreading and review

    Regards,

    Sam

    Reply
  7. SANGARE

    I read your contents and find them very interesting and informative. But I have one question. I often apply through Inspira and we are required to type in the motivational statement which is like cover letter. Should we still put the heading like Name, Address, Email, Telephone etc.? I have been wondering for long. Thank you.

    Reply
  8. Sam Post author

    Hi Sangare:

    Yes, you can put heading like Name, Address, Email, Telephone on motivational statement.

    Regards,

    Sam

    Reply
  9. Mahri

    Hello, could you please check my resume for UN?
    Thank you in advance

    Reply
  10. Sam Post author

    Dear Ann:

    Thank you for your compliment.

    Regards,

    Sam

    Reply
  11. Precious

    Please can you help me to write my resume to be able to apply for the UN

    Reply
  12. Sam Post author

    Hi precious
    Please send your resume at proofread[at]coverlettersandresume.com

    Reply
  13. Athina

    Thank you for the great information. I have only one question, do we need a photo in the cv?

    Reply

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