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What Values and Benefits you gain working with me

In order to land a great career in the international development sector including UN system, you need to understand the sector’s specifics, know how to search for jobs there, and to re-frame your skills and experience to show relevance and well-defined transferability to the desired position, organization, and subject area. The best way to do this is by getting help from a career consultant who has worked and developed people in this sector.

Although success largely depends on the effort you put into your career development, I will specifically support you and bring value to your career transition in three ways:
1. Saving time and speeding up your job search and career development processes by getting a clear sense of your career purpose and direction in the international development sector
2. Increasing your income by equipping you with the job search strategies, career development skills and insights on the real value of the job (e.g. benefits, hidden costs, negotiation options, the sector’s insights) that can lead you to well-rewarded positions and roles in UN and international organizations
3. Increasing confidence, courage and satisfaction by increasing awareness on your natural strengths, talents, skills, and taking action on the new opportunities - thus making a difference in your life and in the world.

New Executive Career Development Programmes and Pricing

I offer several programmes and professional services that help you reveal knowledge about yourself, communicate confidently what you are worth, get sector’s insights in order to create a realistic action plan to achieve your career dreams and hopes in UN and the international development organizations.
If you feel that none of the programme meet your needs, I will be happy to talk to you and design a special customized session or programme just for you.

Development programmes

UN Career Path Finder: How can I fit the UN job market? 


Looking to change your career to make a high impact? This programme is for you if you want to make impact at large scale probably working together with/for the UN, EU and International Organizations here and abroad. Before you start your job search , make sure that you know what you WANT to do in WHAT role and area, and what you are QUALIFIED to do. What new opportunities will open to you? What doors back may be closed? This programme helps you to identify exactly this. Take the guesswork out of your job search! Take the "UN Career Path Finder" programme to get clarity on your next career step, and take action with confidence and with speed!

What the programme includes:
•   Discussion of your current career life situation, interests and career goals
•   Identify your strengths, achievements and success gaps, and career values as relevant to the UN sectors needs
•   Identify the realistic job options that fit
•   Create your Executive Professional Summary for the desired UN roles/functions/employers
•  A Powerful Action Plan to make next career steps with speed and confidence
Unlimited email support.

A Price : 748.-  EUR

Executive Career Builder 


Challenged by advancing your career to P5/D1/D2 executive levels in the UN work environment? Build new executive perspectives and take your leadership skills and behaviours to a whole new level - with this executive programme that focuses on your relevant business and career life goals!

Take this programme to:

• get clarity on today’s and tomorrow’s organizational reality and your career values to drive change and impact

• build new communication with decision-makers, your executive teams, stakeholders, delegates of Member States to get new results

• build positive political skills at work, develop new collaborative relationships with allies, and negotiate with adversaries to develop support for achieving your goals.

Take the Executive Career Builder programme to reach a totally new level of awareness and confidence to drive impact and propel your career success!

A Price: 1489.- EUR

Be The Empowering Leader    


Challenged by leading your diverse teams, thrived for smoothly and timely delivery of your complex projects in today's fast-changing political and security environment? 

Regardless of whether you have a formal leadership authority or not, this programme helps you take your leadership skills to a whole new level and become the Empowering Leader. 

Take this coaching programme to identify your success gaps and take the trusted coach behind you to enhance your communication, influence and relationships with your boss, team, executives, peers and stakeholders, thus driving impact and propelling your career success!

A Price: 990.-  EUR

Professional services

Write An Effective UN Job Application - Your Journey to Getting Job Interviews Starts Here!


Not getting interviews? This coaching programme will help you to write the effective CV/UN Job Application  by successfully lining up all your experience and skills to the business needs and requirements of the applied position. Present your career value in writing in a way that a hiring authority wants to read it. Your relevant, compelling and concise CV/Job Application will drastically increase your chances to stand out of crowd.

What the programme includes:
•   Discussion of your career goal and the applied job issues
•   Business needs analyses as relevant to the applied position
•   Advice and quality feedback on effective writing of all parts of the Job Application including answers to pre-screening questions and cover letter
•   Wrap your knowledge and experience in a package of values you bring to a hiring manager
•   Write the entire Job Application Profile in a compelling and concise way using the right sector's ''language".  Present the relevant information that a hiring manager wants to read, and stand out.
•   Take your CV writing career skills to a whole new level that lasts career long!
•   Unlimited email support

A Price: 996.- EUR

A Cover Letter and Pre-screening Questions


Your cover letter is an executive summary for your entire job application portfolio. This coaching programme helps you to master your direct message to the hiring authority “why are you the best candidate?”. 

What the programme includes
• Discussion of the job you are applying for, and your career goal
• Analysis of the requirements of the vacancy notice
• Feedback on effective answers to the pre-screening questions (if any) to stand out
• Review and practical feedback on your cover letter
Take your skills of writing UN Cover Letter in convincing, compelling and concise way to a total new level  - shine light on your outstanding values and relevant accomplishments to a hiring manager.

A Special Price : 639 EUR 

A Competency-based Interviews Prep 


Job interview will ultimately determine whether or not you will be granted a job offer. The UN and UN affiliated organizations use a competency-based interview (CBI) approach in a recruitment and selection process. This programme helps you to learn about the CBI and to build skills and confidence by participating mock interview(s) and receiving prompt feedback and coaching.

What the programme includes:
•    Discussion of the job you are applying for
•   EXPERT ADVICE on a purpose, process and strategy of the competency-based interview, tests and or pre-recorded interviews like sonru.
•    SELF-STUDY CBI PRE-WORK PACKAGE includes mock questions designed just for your applied position, and DOs and DON"Ts at the interview.
•   90-minute MOCK INTERVIEW focused on immediate feedback and advice on effective strategies to answer difficult questions as relevant to the applied position.
•   Provide a professional, external sounding board for you to perform best at a UN job interview.
•    Resources and tools for self-study

A Price: 589 EUR

UN Career Agility - Advisory Session 


Take a 60 - minute strategic advisory/coaching session to get reliable insights on the UN policies like recruitment and selection, contract types, benefits and remuneration, and career development. Take any guess out and make an informed and confident career move! 

Price : 300 EUR

If you feel that none of the programme meet your needs, I will be happy to talk to you and design a special customized session or programme just for you.

Get in Touch

Request a free introductory talk

Matanat Rahimova, Ph.D., MBA
Career Consultant and Coach
T +43-664-9127366

How can we work together?

I offer a free introductory session by phone or skype, in order to talk about your needs and explore whether I can help and how we can work together.
You’ll then receive a contractual agreement and an intake form that you’ll fill out, sign and return to me before our first session. We can meet virtually and in person as appropriate.
To start the process simply fill in the contact form to schedule an introductory call at your convenience.
I will be in touch within 48 hours.