Recruitment and Selection. Objective of Today’s Session . Understand the recruitment process Get tips on how to write resume, how to pass written assessment and what the competency based interview is about. Steps of Recruitment Process in UN.
Recruitment and Selection
Recruitment is financial and legal commitment for UN
Unit Mng. App.
Not mandatory for all recruitment
Note: Only FTA appointments be cleared by Compliance Review Body/Committee/Panel
UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)
ICSC (International Civil Service Commission)
UN (United Nations Secretariat)
UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)
UNESCO - UN Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organiz.
FAO - Food & Agricultural Organization
E.g.: Increased sales from $ 500 000 to $ 2 million in two years
E.g. if you apply for a job in private sector, ‘de-UN’ the language
Let’s look at one person’s work history and two different resumes
‘Past behaviour is the best indicator of future performance’
A competency can be defined as a cluster of the knowledge, skills and attributes (KSA) or personal characteristics an individual must possess and appropriately use for optimum success performing specified work.
E.g. for Team Lead - Leadership
Applicable to All Staff of the Organization
Applicable to All Staff of A Functional Stream
Working in Teams
Acts as a team
The recruitment unit in UNDP Iraq prepared the Interview Package and requested on of the secretaries to copy them for each interview panel members. However the Secretary just found out she won the lottery and was so happy that she left the office to tell her family. In all the excitement, the interview questions got mixed up.
In case, there are no competencies stated, do the following:
The Interviewers are looking for:
The role of the interviewers is to probe, so in case they ask you the same question again, do not panic!
The Panel will be asking/probing using technique CAR
Note: do not panic if the panel asks you about your thoughts, feelings, lessons learnt
e.g. Original Question:
‘Give me an example of a time when you were unable to meet your goals. What did you do?’
Tips how to answer: