Temporary Assignments

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) occasionally recruits suitable qualified staff for short-term/temporary assignments in the General Service category to assist during peak periods with high work load or as sick leave replacement. For the purpose of providing qualified candidates to the Branches seeking temporary assistance, the Human Resource Management Branch keeps a roster of suitable support staff.

The duration of such short-term/temporary assignments may vary from a few days to a maximum of six months.
General Service staff (support staff) are recruited locally. Candidates must be legal residents in the country of the duty station.

General Requirements for Short-term/Temporary Assignments

  • Completed secondary education;
  • Some relevant working experience, preferably in an international organization; prior experience within the UN system is an advantage. Knowledge of the structure, hierarchy and channels of communication within the Organization or similar large organizations, normally obtained through on-the-job training is highly desirable.
  • Advanced use of processing tools (Word, Excel, Power Point). For certain positions, advanced use of other standard software (e.g. Typo3 to update the UNIDO internet pages or SAP) may be required.
  • Fluency in English; working knowledge of another official language, in particular French and/or Spanish, is highly desirable.

For the majority of the temporary assignments we would be looking for candidates in the following areas:

Project Clerk

Secretary/Team Assistant


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