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
Consultant on alternatives to imprisonment 94499Drug Control and Crime PreventionUnited Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeVIENNA06/04/2018
Data analyst expert 94007Information and Telecommunication TechnologyEconomic and Social Commission for Western AsiaBEIRUT04/04/2018
Infographic designer 94077Information and Telecommunication TechnologyEconomic and Social Commission for Western AsiaBEIRUT04/04/2018
Editorial Coordinator 94224Public InformationUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeNAIROBI03/04/2018
International Expert on Mutual Legal Assistance 94797Drug Control and Crime PreventionUnited Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeVIENNA30/03/2018
El Salvador HCFCs' Controls Consultant 93971Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammePANAMA CITY29/03/2018
Support NOU of Antigua and Barbuda-HPMP Preparation 91945Environmental AffairsUnited Nations Environment ProgrammePANAMA CITY29/03/2018
Expert Trainer on "Facilitating the Implementation of the Arab Customs Union" "Alternative mechanisms to collect and distribute import taxes in the context of an ACU” 94811Economic Affairs (and Sustainable Development)Economic and Social Commission for Western AsiaBEIRUT28/03/2018
Advisor 94385Environmental AffairsUnited Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction SecretariatGENEVA28/03/2018
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