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
Programme Evaluation Consultant 113730Programme ManagementEconomic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificINCHEON CITY18/04/2019
Consultant on Urban Economy and Municipal Finance 113655Economic Affairs (and Sustainable Development)United Nations Human Settlements ProgrammeNAIROBI13/04/2019
Finance and Natural Resources Expert 112205FinanceDepartment of Political AffairsNEW YORK06/04/2019
Digital Media Assistant 111917 Department of Global CommunicationsLAGOS04/04/2019
Review of existing guidelines and good practice relating to recreational in-water interactions with aquatic mammals and other aquatic species. 112516Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeBONN04/04/2019
Individual Contractor: NOWPAP Scientific and Technical Advisor (Part-time) 112321Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeTOYAMA03/04/2019
Health and Safety Expert 113754SafetyUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeGENEVA02/04/2019
Technical Assistant 113758Science and TechnologyUnited Nations Environment ProgrammePORT HARCOURT02/04/2019
CTCN Adaptation Consultant - West Africa and LAC 113900Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammePARIS01/04/2019
National Legal Expert 113973Legal AffairsOffice of Counter-TerrorismNEW YORK01/04/2019
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