UN Field Operations Arabic Recruitment Campaign

UN Field Operations

Do you speak Arabic and want to serve the world where you are needed most?

If the answer is “yes”, then a career at the United Nations may be for you!

The UN is looking for Arabic speaking professionals in the areas of Political and Civil Affairs who are willing to serve in UN missions in the Middle East. Suitably qualified Arabic speakers across the world are strongly encouraged to apply by 16 August.

Before applying, make sure you meet the minimum requirements:

  • You must have completed your Master’s degree (or your first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant experience);
  • You must speak, understand, and read Arabic at a level that allows you to work in Arabic;
  • For a P3 position, you must have completed 5 years professional work experience;
  • For a P4 position, you must have completed 7 years professional work experience.

un_arabic_campaignRecruiters are looking for:

  • volunteer experience and any hands-on hardship experience in crisis countries or locations;
  • any experience from working in Sudan, DRC, Somalia, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Mano River countries, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ebola- or Tsunami-affected regions.
  • language combinations like Arabic/English, Arabic/French/English. Please note that good working knowledge of Arabic is a requirement for applying. If you have good working knowledge of Arabic, you need to indicate “Fluent” or “Confident” in at least two of the four areas (Read, Speak, Understand, Write) when building your application in Inspira. Fluency in English is also a requirement. If you are fluent in English, you need to indicate “Fluent” in all four areas;
  • any UN field mission experience;
  • any experience from other organizations that serve in similar contexts such as WFP, UNHCR, OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, IOM;
  • any professional UN staff experience;
  • any experience as UN volunteer;
  • any indication that you have qualified for other UN rosters, technical clearance, talent pipelines or talent pools.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Get more details on the job openings and apply here:


Highlights from Monday at the World Humanitarian Summit

The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit opened on Monday in Istanbul, Turkey!

The opening ceremony was a journey for humanity through music, images and words, featuring people affected by humanitarian crises. Watch the powerful performances online.

As he took the stage, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined the President of Turkey, relief activists and international celebrities to urge the global community to shape a different future for the world.

Dozens of high-level side events took place at the Summit on Monday, focusing on a range of areas of  humanitarian action.

Here are just some highlights:

  • Global and national organizations launched the Education Cannot Wait fund, which aims to provide 13.6 million children and youth in emergencies and protracted crises with quality education over the next five years.
  • Every day, some 500 women and girls die from childbirth and pregnancy in areas affected by, or prone to, conflict or natural disaster. Recently-appointed UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd launched the Safe Birth Even Here campaign to to protect the rights of the women and girls living in humanitarian and fragile settings.

Meanwhile, world leaders and celebrity supporters visited the Summit’s Innovation Marketplace at to take questions from Facebook users. See a selection of these Facebook Live videos here. 


Get a taste of all the action behind the scenes in this photo gallery, which is being continually updated.

The Summit continues on Tuesday. Here’s how to follow.

Tune in to watch live webstreams from the UN Webcast team.

Follow multilingual social media accounts:

The major UN Social Media accounts are putting out content in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish are also actively covering the Summit, too.

Get wrap-up stories, interviews and more here:

Read up on the Agenda for Humanity and get other key documents here.