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
Armed Groups Expert 169648InvestigationDepartment of Political AffairsNEW YORK10/02/2022
Élaboration d'une stratégie régionale de protection des civils dans le contexte des opérations militaires de la force conjointe du G5 Sahel 171194Human Rights AffairsOffice of the High Commissioner for Human RightsMULTIPLE DUTY STATIONS05/02/2022
Regional Expert, Panel of Experts on Somalia 171765Political AffairsDepartment of Political AffairsNEW YORK04/02/2022
Interview Notes Taker 172029AdministrationOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian AffairsGENEVA31/01/2022
Consultant (Evaluation of the demonstration projects for the low global warming-potential (GWP) alternatives to HCFCs) 172446Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeMONTREAL31/01/2022
Social Affairs Officer 170815Social AffairsEconomic and Social Commission for Western AsiaBEIRUT30/01/2022
Consultant (Knowledge Centre on TIP and SOM / KNOWTS) 171959Drug Control and Crime PreventionUnited Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeVIENNA30/01/2022
Consultant (Knowledge Management) 171963Drug Control and Crime PreventionUnited Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeVIENNA30/01/2022
Identification Clerk for Visitors' Service Geneva 168645Public InformationUnited Nations Office at GenevaGENEVA30/01/2022
Consultancy on technical assistance to the Judicial System 172387Human Rights AffairsOffice of the High Commissioner for Human RightsGENEVA29/01/2022
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