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)
Date Of Birth: Age
Nationality (Mention all nationalities held in the past)
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 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, the 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.
Give a list of publications, if any (4 in total).
I. Mother tongue
II. Additional languages: Mention your written and verbal fluency, i.e., fluent/full working knowledge/minimal working knowledge.
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.
Dated: September 25, 2020