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
Talent Assessment and Testing Specialist 119698Human ResourcesDepartment of Operational SupportNEW YORK30/08/2019
Consultant (People who inject drugs, HIV and hepatitis) 119584Drug Control and Crime PreventionUnited Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeVIENNA29/08/2019
Monitoring and Reporting Expert (Gender) 119399Social AffairsUnited Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeVIENNA17/08/2019
Individual contractor - Support for work under the CBD Secretariat on marine, coastal and island biodiversity 120282Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeMONTREAL15/08/2019
Individual contractor - Web Design, Communication and Outreach Support for Work under the CBD on Marine, Coastal and Island Biodiversity 120354Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeMONTREAL15/08/2019
Land Governance in the Arab States 119685 United Nations Human Settlements ProgrammeNAIROBI13/08/2019
Consultant SC 120110Population AffairsEconomic Commission for EuropeGENEVA09/08/2019
Individual contractor for Japan Biodiversity Fund 119973Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeMONTREAL09/08/2019
Consultant - Debt and Development in Africa 120114Economic Affairs (and Sustainable Development)Economic Commission for AfricaLUSAKA_ISC08/08/2019
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