2008 United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination

The United Nations is seeking highly qualified individuals for employment. The UN offers recruitment opportunities through competitive examinations at the P2 level. Information on the 2008 2008 United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination is available online at U.S. citizens seeking junior professional posts, the following EXAMINATION CRITERIA must be met:

1. Be no more than 32 years old as of December 31, 2008 (UN requirement).
2. Have at least an undergraduate degree (advanced degree is an advantage but is not required) in one of the following occupational fields or related areas:

  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Political Affairs
  • Program Evaluation
  • Environment
  • Statistics

3. Be fluent in English and/or French, the two working languages of the Secretariat. Knowledge of additional official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) is a definite advantage.

NOTE: Only the top 40 most qualified individuals will be allowed to take the exam per occupational group.