The United Nations UN is an international organization founded in 1945 and committed to maintaining international peace and security; developing friendly relations among nations; promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
From the moment you join the United Nations’ dynamic team of staff members, you can be certain of one thing – our support system will ensure that you are not left alone to figure out your career. The development of every staff member is very important to us – helping you to grow helps us to become better at what we do. We are therefore committed to providing all the available tools to respond to your needs.
Pay and benefits
The United Nations offers you an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and benefits. The level of pay for staff in the Professional and higher categories that are recruited internationally is set by reference to the highest paying national civil service. Staff members in categories that are locally recruited are compensated in accordance with the best prevailing conditions of service locally.
Staff members in these categories are normally recruited and paid on a local basis. You will be paid a salary according to a local salary scale. Salary scales are reviewed periodically on the basis of comprehensive surveys of the best prevailing conditions of employment in the locality.
Salaries, grants, and allowances paid by the United Nations are normally exempt from income tax.
Allowances and benefits
You may be entitled to other allowances and benefits including Family allowances if you have eligible children in school; and in some locations, if you have an eligible dependent spouse.
Holidays and leave
Depending on your contract, you will be entitled to 18 days to 30 days of vacation per year. In addition, the United Nations also observes 10 paid holidays per year; these differ from duty station to duty station.
How do I apply for a job?
All job openings in the UN Secretariat are published on the Application Portal. When you apply for a job, you have to submit an application in the UN online recruitment system.
For information on how to apply for a job using the new online recruitment system, go to Application Process.