Employment Opportunities

A job with the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) offers meaningful opportunities to contribute to peace and security in the world.


1) Recruitment of Staff

For the UNGSC Offices in Brindisi (Italy) and Valencia (Spain), all Job openings at the  

  • Professional and higher categories (P, D),
  • Field Service (FS) category, and
  • General Service (GS) category from G-3 to G-7 levels

are advertised on the United Nations Careers Portal where all employment opportunities at the United Nations Secretariat can be viewed.  
Applications for staff vacancies need to be submitted online through the Careers Portal. For further information on the application process, click here.

All Job Openings and Temporary Job Openings from G-3 to G-7 levels are also advertised in the UNGSC Facebook page

UNGSC does not consider general applications. Only applications for advertised vacancies will be evaluated. Application forms should be filled out in English.  
The United Nations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In an effort to improve the gender balance within the Organization, qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  
Candidates who are under serious consideration for the position will be contacted for further assessment, i.e. a written test and interview. For further information on competency-based interviewing (CBI) and how to prepare for it, click here.

The Global General Service Test (GGST) is a requirement for external candidates applying for General Service positions. 


The Global General Service Test (GGST) 

The GGST is a computer-based, proctored global test, which has replaced the Administrative Services Assessment Test (ASAT) on 15 July 2014. It is an entry level assessment requirement for recruiting into the positions in the General Service (GS) category. The GGST assesses job-relevant abilities and core competencies of the long-listed applicants for GS positions, through work-relevant scenarios and tasks, in an efficient, effective, and fair manner. 

Who has to take the GGST? 

The test is required for candidates applying for GS positions at all levels (1-7) without a valid ASAT/GGST score, with the exception of certain functions (e.g., Security Officers, Nurses, Gardeners, and Trades and Crafts), for which the existing appropriate tests will be given. 
A selected candidate for employment will be required to present a Certificato Penale and Certificato di Carichi Pendenti issued from the Casellario Giudiziario of the Court of the Law where the candidate is a resident and registered.  
 

2) Engagement of Consultants and Individual Contractors 

Job Openings for Consultants and Individual Contractors in the United Nations Secretariat – including at UNGSC – are advertised on the United Nations Careers Portal  where all employment opportunities at the United Nations Secretariat can be viewed.  
Applications for Consultants and Individual Contractors vacancies need to be submitted online through the Careers Portal. For further information on Consultants and Individual Contractors, click here.