The United Nations frequently engages experts under individual contracts to work on short-term projects either as a consultant or an individual contractor.

A consultant is a recognized authority or specialist in a specific field, engaged by the Organization in an advisory or consultative capacity. The functions of a consultant are results-oriented and normally involve analysing problems, directing seminars or training courses, preparing documents for conferences and meetings, or writing reports on matters within their area of expertise.

An individual contractor is engaged by the Organization to provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task or piece of work, which would be short-term by nature. The assignment may involve full-time or part-time functions similar to those of staff members.

How do I apply?

Experts with relevant experience who are available for short-term assignments are invited to register in the Consultant Roster through inspira and provide your personal history profile (PHP) so that you are available for consideration when opportunities arise. Please update your PHP regularly because candidates that have not updated their profiles for over three years are less likely to be contacted.

Where are the assignments?

The location of assignments may be at various UN duty stations or at any of the UN regional, country or project offices around the world.

How are candidates selected from the Consultant Roster?

Experts who are registered in the Consultants Roster are available for consideration whenever relevant opportunities arise. Shortlisted candidates are contacted directly by the relevant team using the email address provided in their PHP saved in inspira. Experts who have joined the Consultant Roster are also invited to actively apply to consultancy job openings posted in inspira and on this website.

Job TitleJob IDJob FamilyDepartment/OfficeDuty stationDeadline
Translator 74559LanguageUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeBONN10/02/2019
Software Developer 96302Information and Telecommunication TechnologyUnited Nations Office at GenevaGENEVA19/05/2018
Consultant – Assessor of Crime and Criminal Justice Data Systems 96638StatisticsUnited Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeVIENNA09/05/2018
Human Resources Skills Inventory Expert 96626Human ResourcesDepartment for General Assembly and Conference ManagementNEW YORK08/05/2018
Asia Pacific Regional Consultant 96599Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeBANGKOK08/05/2018
Enforcement Support Officer (ICCWC) 95682Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeGENEVA05/05/2018
Asia Pacific Regional Consultant [Cancelled] 96471Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeCOPENHAGEN04/05/2018
Asia Pacific Mitigation Consutant 96402Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeCOPENHAGEN03/05/2018
Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency Consultant 96408Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammePARIS (2000)03/05/2018
Market Analysis Expert Consultant 96410Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammePARIS (2000)03/05/2018
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