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
Locum Nurse 119906MedicalEconomic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificBANGKOK30/09/2019
Finance Expert [Cancelled] 121905Political AffairsDepartment of Political Affairs and Peace-buildingNEW YORK23/09/2019
Communications Expert [Cancelled] 121191 United Nations Human Settlements ProgrammeNAIROBI18/09/2019
Legal Expert - Consultant 122162Drug Control and Crime PreventionUnited Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeLOME15/09/2019
Strategic Communications and Public Information 121300Public InformationOffice Of The Special Envoy Of The Secretary-General On The Great Lakes RegionNAIROBI13/09/2019
Fund Raising Trainer - Private Sector 121593Public InformationUnited Nations Human Settlements ProgrammeNAIROBI11/09/2019
Fund Raising Trainer - Public Sector 121594Public InformationUnited Nations Human Settlements ProgrammeNAIROBI11/09/2019
Consultancy for supporting the promotion of South-South Cooperation in Countering Terrorism and Preventing Violent Extremism 121567SecurityOffice of Counter-TerrorismNEW YORK10/09/2019
IT Expert for maritime legal case management system - Consultant 122159Drug Control and Crime PreventionUnited Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeLOME10/09/2019
Database and Systems Design Consultant 121668Information Management Systems and TechnologyUnited Nations Office for Disaster Risk ReductionBONN07/09/2019
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