The UN Senior Women Talent Pipeline Call for Applications and Nominations

The United Nations is opening a call for applications and nominations at the Director level for the Senior Women Talent Pipeline (SWTP). The Senior Women Talent Pipeline is an initiative to build a competitive pool of readily-deployable senior candidates for positions in UN Peace Operations. Candidates accepted to the Pipeline are, subsequently, further supported by our team in the recruitment process for specific positions in UN field missions.

The call is open for candidates with demonstrated experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • political affairs
  • civil affairs
  • rule of law and security institutions
  • public information
  • mission administration/support

We are inviting United Nations Member-States to nominate female candidates for the Pipeline. That said, candidates are also welcome to nominate themselves. All candidates will go through a competitive assessment process which may include screening, written assessment, and/or interviews.

This call is focused on Director-level talent (D1 or D2 level in the UN Common System). Director-level positions are typically located in the Mission headquarters, usually the capital of the country hosting the mission. Directors typically manage large, diverse, and multi-functional teams. Most Directors serve in non-family duty stations, so staff cannot bring their dependent family members (e.g. spouse, children) with them to the duty station. Staffs serving in non-family duty stations are, however, compensated financially and also enjoy additional rest and recuperation allowance in addition to the mandated annual leave. Currently, the majority of UN peace operations are located in Africa and the Middle East.

Eligible candidates should have 15 years of professional experience in one or more of the relevant areas identified for this call (political affairs, civil affairs, rule of law and security institutions, public information, and/or administration/support). Candidates should also have an advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in a relevant area. A first level university degree (e.g. bachelors degree) in combination with 17 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. Candidates should also speak and write English fluently. Candidates bilingual in English and French or English and Arabic are highly desirable as many UN peace operations are located in Arabic-speaking or French-speaking countries.

All candidates will be notified of the results of the assessment process. Candidates accepted to the Pipeline will receive support in the recruitment process for roster assessments and/or recruitment processes for specific positions in UN Peace Operations.

Thank you for your interest in working for peace, and we hope you will nominate or apply!

In order to apply, register HERE.


This campaign and the related articles were developed in partnership with the United Nations and serve to increase the dissemination and visibility of the Senior Women Talent Pipeline Call for nominations. There is no cost associated with submitting applications and nominations and neither the United Nations nor Impactpool charge a fee at any stage of the process.

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