Looking for courses and training?
Building the skills and competencies, which are crucial for working in international development world, will increase your chances for success in the recruitment process. It might be helpful to explore with a career development consultant what courses or trainings you need to better plan your career move to or within UN and international development organizations.
Listed below are a few European-based study centres focused on crisis management:
- The Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
- Europe’s New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management (ENTRi)
- Helsinki España-Human Dimension
- Development Studies Association
In addition, Reliefweb offers a search platform for international centres and distance learning.
Searching for a job?
Here are some useful sites where you can find out about jobs, internships and consultancy opportunities within the United Nations, International Development organisations, NGOs and consultancies.
Careers in United Nations
UN agencies and international organizations
United Nations Development Programme
Careers with the European Union
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
Career development process
Who are you? Where do you want to go? How can you get there?
If you want to work in the United Nations‘ system and international development sector, the career development process presented below guides you on achieving your career goal from self-discovery through taking action.
The first step is to know yourself by assessing your interests, values, transferable skills and purpose.
Your second step is to gain a deep knowledge of the sector, get a clear understanding of the UN and the development sector’s landscape, and your areas of focus.
The third step is to find the best synergy between what you want and options available.
Finally, at the fourth step you get strategically involved into your career search, presenting yourself to employers. Depending on your situation, you may complete some steps quicker or slower than others, but you have to go through all four steps to achieve your goal.
Working with a career consultant who has worked and developed people in this sector, helps you to gain clarity, skills and confidence at each step of your career search journey, and ultimately speeds up achieving your career goal.