New Careers Portal Positions UN as Employer of Choice for Global Talent

There’s never a second chance to make a first impression, but that won’t be a problem for the redesigned United Nations Careers Portal. Not only does the revamped Careers Portal allow fast and easy access to UN job postings, it also engages, informs and inspires potential applicants, and provides a more intuitive and personalized user experience.

Featuring stunning visuals and compelling human stories—personnel talking about their experience in the UN—the new and improved site showcases what it is like to work in the UN, reflects the diversity of its workforce, and shines a spotlight on the Organization’s core values and culture.

Launched in November 2023, the rebranded Careers Portal positions the UN as an employer of choice for diverse talent around the world.

The Portal is one of the Organization’s most popular websites, with 8 million visits each year, and the new and improved version showcases the commitment of the UN to attracting a highly skilled global workforce from all walks of life that wants to help the Organization deliver on its mandates.

A collaboration between the Office of Human Resources (OHR) and the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), the Career Portal’s responsive design provides a seamless and user-friendly experience across desktops, tablets and smartphones, and is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Enhanced search allows users to target jobs based on their expertise and interests.

“I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our implementation partners in OICT, who have been with us since the early days of this project,” said Ms. Martha Helena Lopez, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources, during the Portal’s virtual launch event on 28 November. “Their expertise and dedication have played a pivotal role in bringing this vision to life.”  

Implemented by the OICT Inspira Human Resource Information Technology and Web Service Engineering teams, the new-look Portal was built on open-source technology and is hosted on the cloud.

To achieve this, the teams leveraged containerization, a technology that allows applications and their dependencies to be packaged together in a “container”, which can be easily deployed across different environments.

This technical approach also enhances scalability, resiliency and security, and enables automated pipelines to compile, build and deploy code, streamlining the maintenance and support of the site.

During the launch, Mr. Bernardo Mariano Junior, Assistant Secretary-General, Chief Information Technology Officer, said: “We will continue to work with OHR and other colleagues to deliver an interface and platform that responds to the needs and the requirements of this current and the next generation of the workforce.”

Explore the rebranded UN Careers Portal and share it with your networks that may be interested in joining the United Nations.

To learn more, watch the UN Careers Portal #DigitalUnite video.