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:


Story from the field: Beirut and the Global Goals

How can media play a role in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 agenda?

Our colleagues working in the UNIC-Beirut office believe that media, in all its forms, including online, audiovisual and print, can play a major role in spreading the word about the SDGs in order to empower people with the knowledge necessary to make change possible.

Based on this approach, four long-term media partnerships have been established with various outlets in Lebanon, aimed at promoting as widely as possible the SDGs and facilitating their achievement with all concerned parties in Lebanon.

The first partnership entails publishing an article in Arabic on the Lebanon Debate news website on a fortnightly basis. Lebanon Debate is considered among the best news websites in Lebanon with the highest traffic in terms of visitors.

The second partnership includes publishing a half-page feature story in one of Lebanon’s most-sold daily newspaper Ad-Diyar on a three-week basis.

The third and fourth partnerships were struck with audiovisual media, notably the leading radio station in Lebanon “Sawt Lubnan” or Voice of Lebanon and the state-run TV station “Tele Liban.”

As far as Voice of Lebanon is concerned, the SDGs will be featured in a dedicated weekly segment on their daily night show called “Manchette al-Masa” or Panorama to inform the listeners on how to actively contribute to the local understanding and implementation of this new global development agenda.

Regarding “Tele Liban.” there will be a special segment every two weeks in the weekly talk-show entitled “Kalima Hurra” or Free Speech. This segment will witness the introduction of each of the 17 goals, along with the hosting of UN or non-UN experts to discuss topics of relevance to each goal.