Examinations for Language Positions
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The Secretariat offers competitive examinations for language positions (translators, editors, verbatim reporters, interpreters, proofreaders, etc.) on a regular basis. Examinations are required for full-time career positions only.
Click on the left to see the examinations currently open or planned for the current year, or click on previous years to check the status of past examinations. For each examination, you will see the full notice with all the eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply. We regret that we do not accept applications for future examinations if the application period is not open. Keep checking our web site and apply only when the application period is open and if you meet all the eligibility requirements.
The web site is our main means of communication with candidates who have applied, so be sure to check our page regularly for updates and announcements for convocation status and examination progress.
Remember to visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the left before you contact us with questions. Our resources are limited and you are likely to get the answers to your questions much faster by checking our web site and the FAQ link.
Thank you for your interest in working as a language specialist at the United Nations.
Language Posts at the United Nations.
Due to our very limited resources, we might not be able to update our web site as frequently as we wish to. However, if you are interested in our web site, we suggest that you make a bookmark on your internet browser so that you may easily visit us at anytime. Information subject to change without prior notification.
For language exam inquiries, please use: OHRM_exam@un.org.
For language exam applications, please check notices for email address.
Either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view our examination notices and application forms.
Adobe Acrobat Reader may be downloaded for free from the Adobe website http://www.adobe.com.
Microsoft Word is required to fill the application form electronically.