About the webinar

The United Nations is one of the most influential players in global development and a dream job for many of the sector’s professionals. But, whether you are applying for an internship, a JPO program, or a more senior position, landing a job with the UN can be very competitive.

Understanding the organization’s processes and knowing what talent is in demand across different agencies could be key to succeeding in your job application. UN recruitment experts join Devex to talk about the career opportunities within specific agencies and share tips for candidates.

By attending this event, you will learn
  • What skills are in demand at the UN
  • What the job application process looks like
  • Tips for standing out to UN recruiters and hiring managers

We'll also leave plenty of time at the end of the presentation for our panelists to answer your questions about a career with the UN. We invite you to share your questions during the event or in advance by submitting to Kate at webinars@devex.com.
Can't join us live? Register anyway. We'll send you a recording after the event! 

The Speakers

Moderator

Kate Warren

Executive Vice President
Devex
When it comes to understanding the global development talent marketplace, Kate is your go-to. The Devex career and recruiting guru in-residence, she has her finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in. As an Executive Vice President, she oversees Devex recruitment and career services and leads the strategy for career advice and recruiting insights content across Devex.

Szilvia Nagy

Recruitment Associate (Outreach)
UNHCR
Szilvia works as a Recruitment Associate (Outreach) at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced and stateless people. Her work revolves around talent outreach, advertising, communications, digital campaigning, social media, external relations and networking to attract top talent on a global scale, in collaboration with the global UN network, government bodies, advertising agencies, prestigious magazines, partners and more.

Previously she has worked in global NGOs and charities in the UK and India with a focus on campaigning, communications, project management and vocational training for disadvantaged children. She can proudly say she is a humanitarian at heart. Having worked in the slums of India with street, working, orphaned and destitute children, she was able to incorporate her findings into her dissertation "Child Labour in India" (Goldsmiths, University of London), published by the Consortium for Street Children.

Victoria Fernandes

Head of Strategic Sourcing
UNFPA
Victoria Fernandes overseas the development and implementation of innovative strategies to attract talent who meet current and future organizational needs. She is also responsible for establishing strategic global partnerships with public, private and third sectors and developing talent acquisition reporting to enable the Executive to make data driven decisions regarding talent.

She is also the creator of UNFPA’s pioneering Young Innovators Fellowship Programme, which partners with the private sector to enable young people to realize their full social, economic and human potential.

Sandra Jennifer "Sandy" Cheeks

Squirrel
From the Surface
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Sandra Jennifer "Sandy" Cheeks

Squirrel
From the Surface
And both of these, if one would tell the truth, were foreordained unto the holy place, where greatest Peter’s follower hath his seat. While on this quest, for which thou giv’st him praise, he heard the things which of his victory the causes were, and of the Papal Robe. The Chosen Vessel went there afterward, to bring thence confirmation in the faith, through which one enters on salvation’s path. But why should I go there, or who concedes it? I ’m not Aeneas, nor yet Paul am I; me worthy of this, nor I nor others deem. If, therefore, I consent to come, I fear lest foolish be my coming; thou art wise, and canst much better judge than I can talk.”
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