“As part of events to mark the UN’s 70th anniversary, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the National School of Public Administration has hosted a seminar on career opportunities at the UN. The meeting aimed to ‘outline recruitment procedures, forms and processes under open competitions and various programmes offered by UN agencies,’” said Beata Prądzyńska, Deputy Director at the MFA Political Director’s Office.
Held at the National School of Public Administration in Warsaw on 23 November, the seminar was addressed mostly to students, student career offices, and the Regional Centres of International Debate. The meeting was attended by over 100 people from the whole of Poland. “Acquiring experience during volunteer service, training or internship at the UN will pay off in a civil service career in Poland and in subsequent progress on the career ladder at international organisations,” Director Prądzyńska encouraged the audience.
The UN is one of the largest employers among international organisations. “Working at the UN requires not only expertise but also an ability to get on in a multicultural environment,” emphasised Mariola Ratschka, Director of the UN Information Centre in Warsaw.
Maciej Janczak, Deputy Director of the MFA Department of the United Nations and Human Rights, recounted his several years of the UN work experience. Other panellists featured Claudia Pivaral of UN Volunteers, Felicia Barry-Jørgensen of the WHO, Ann-Carin Öst of the UNHCR Representation in Poland, and Maria Andrzejewska, Director of the Environment Information Centre UNEP/GRID in Warsaw. The speakers encouraged the audience to keep checking recruitment websites and apply for various job openings at the UN.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs