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International Organisations in Nigeria

 

  1. UNITED NATIONS

There are few clearly marked career paths in the United Nations. The diversity of occupations and multidisciplinary mandates means that you may not only change functions, departments but even organizations or fields of work. While such shifts require learning, time and effort, they also provide valuable experience, broader perspectives and challenging work.

  1. INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

The men and women of the IMF are dedicated to solving complex economic issues, and as a result, they gain a greater world perspective that goes beyond their headquarters. By supporting the mission of the Fund, talented and dedicated professionals in a wide variety of other disciplines have an opportunity to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and experience the breadth of opportunities that only an international organization can provide.

  1. ORGANISATION OF PETROLEUM EXPORTING COMPANIES

The OPEC Secretariat is always looking for talented and qualified individuals to join its multinational team, aiming at securing the highest standards of competency and efficiency to meet the standards required by its Member Countries.

Only applications for advertised positions are considered for review. Any existing opportunities for employment at the Secretariat will be listed “.

  1. WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. You can explore the many opportunities and benefits of working with world health organization through their career website above.

  1. ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES

You can apply for a post at ECOWAS by filling out the form and send it attached with your CV by email. Indicate in the body of your application mail, the title(s) of the position(s) you are applying for. Fill the form using a computer and send it attached with your CV by email. Indicate in the body of your application mail, the title(s) of the position(s) you are applying for.

  1. AFRICAN UNION

AU Careers is African Union Commission main vacancy application portal, in order to be able to apply for a position all potential applicants will need to create a PHP database Record where they will enter among others your personal information, current and previous education and employment details.

  1. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Applications for positions at ADB can only be done online by nationals of member countries only. African Development Bank only accepts applications for advertised positions.

In the event that you encounter difficulties in submitting your online application, you can contact ADB at [email protected] and you will be supported in submitting your application. Do not forget to specify the vacancy reference for which you are applying to and provide a detailed description (or a “screen shot”) of any error message you experienced. Do not send your application or CV to this email address as it will not be considered.

  1. FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION

FAO is dedicated to recruiting the best staff possible, hiring internationally minded people to carry out its work toward the eradication of hunger.

FAO particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and from qualified nationals of Non-and Under-Represented Member Countries.

  1. WORLD BANK GROUP

World Bank Group staff work with governments, civil society groups, the private sector and others in developing countries around the world, assisting people in all areas of development, from policy and strategic advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision of development projects.

  1. INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION

The ILO has a new recruitment website, ILO Jobs. Through this site you will be able to access current vacancies as well as information on the different types of jobs offered, and the recruitment process. You can also set up email alerts to be informed of new vacancies as soon as they are published.

Only on-line applications submitted via ILO Jobs before the stated application deadline will be taken into account for ILO vacancies.

  1. THE COMMONWEALTH

As a Commonwealth employee you could be working at either their UK Headquarters (Commonwealth Secretariat), on an international assignment with the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation, or with one of their accredited organizations.

  1. WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION

A career at the WTO Secretariat means a lot of things. You will be working in a truly diverse environment, interacting with more than 600 staff members from about 80 countries. Your workplace will be Geneva, Switzerland, in the WTO’s headquarters next to Lake Geneva. You will have the opportunity to work in the WTO’s three official languages — English, French and Spanish — and participate in the evolution of multilateral trade. If you find this appealing, a career at the WTO could be for you!

  1. UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN EMERGENCY FUND

UNICEF’s workforce is made up of different categories of staff reflecting various levels of responsibilities, expertise and duties. From international professionals, to the national officers and general service staff, everyone has a unique contribution to achieving their mandate.

Visit the vacancies page? and search for relevant positions. If you do not see any relevant position at the moment, set up a job alert to receive an email when a relevant position is advertised.

  1. INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANISATION

You can search for vacancies without registering. However, by registering you will be able to create and save an online profile, attaching documents that you can use each time you apply for a vacancy. You must register when applying for a job.

ICAO no longer accepts paper-based applications. ICAO is improving its e-recruitment system. During this period, two recruitment systems will be running in parallel. Therefore, you may be asked to fill two profiles depending on which system the vacancy notice you applying for was advertised.

  1. UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), French/Spanish acronym ONUDI, is a specialized agency in the United Nations system, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The Organization’s primary objective is the promotion and acceleration of industrial development in developing countries and countries with economies in transition and the promotion of international industrial cooperation. It is also a member of the United Nations Development Group.

  1. UNITED NATIONS CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

The UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

  1. UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN’s five regional commissions, ECA’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development.

  1. INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION

More than 700 people work at ITU from over 90 different countries – mainly highly skilled engineers and specialists in the Telecommunications, Radio communication and ICT engineering fields who work on the organization’s technical programs. In addition to engineers, ITU staff include administrative, finance, human resources, legal, and procurement specialists who provide logistic and administrative support for the technical programs.

  1. UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION

As a specialized agency and knowledge-based organization, UNESCO depends on highly skilled, committed professionals. Given the ambitious and exciting challenges of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, their expertise and global presence in the fields of Education, the Sciences, Culture, and Communication and Information, is more relevant than ever.

  1. INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION

As a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.

  1. WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

The World Food Program (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP has more than 15,000 staff worldwide of whom over 90 percent are based in the countries where the agency provides assistance.

  1. UNITED NATIONS WORLD TOURISM ORGANISATION

Posts within the World Tourism Organization are filled following a careful selection process that takes into account the candidates’ academic qualifications, international experience, language skills, among others.

Vacancy announcements for posts to be filled within UNWTO are circulated among its Member States, Associate Members, Affiliate Members, and other international organizations.

  1. UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIMES

UNODC is seeking qualified, energetic professionals in a wide range of fields to join us in our efforts to combat the threats posed by drugs, crime and terrorism. UNODC offers challenging assignments – monitoring drug abuse and trafficking trends, helping States achieve substantial reductions in drug supply and demand and assisting countries in forging new partnerships for tackling important issues such as money-laundering, smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings.

  1. UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) was established in 1999 to facilitate the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). It was created to be the focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster risk reduction, and ensures synergies.

  1. UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION TO AFRICA

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is seeking for qualified, energetic professionals in a wide range of fields such as (Economics, Social Sciences) to join us. We invite all interested to apply online.

  1. BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENT

BIS is a hub for the world’s central bankers and financial regulators, producing research that informs the work of policymakers everywhere. They also offer banking services to central banks worldwide. Through these activities, they support monetary and financial stability and foster international cooperation.

  1. UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT

As part of the United Nations Secretariat, UNCTAD employs a recruitment process that is governed by the United Nations staff selection system (Inspira), which publishes a compendium of current job openings within the United Nations Secretariat. With a view to achieving a more equitable gender balance in the organization, UNCTAD encourages the application of qualified women, particularly to senior-level positions.

For the recruitment to entry-level positions in UNCTAD (P-1/P-2), candidates are selected through the United Nations’ annual national competitive recruitment examination process – the United Nations Young Professional Programme (YPP).

  1. FIFA

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) is the international umbrella association for world football and has 211 member associations. As world football’s governing body, FIFA follows the mission and goals established for the association in the FIFA Statutes.  FIFA has four official languages: German, English, Spanish and French. Given the international nature of its business and the various activities undertaken by each division, the staff members employed at FIFA cover a wide variety of professional profiles.

  1. CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) was founded in 1957 by four nations: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. As the administrative body of the region, CAF manages competitions, offers technical and administrative training courses while actively fostering the promotion and practice of football. The Confederation organizes championships such as the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN or AFCON), the most popular competition. It maintains very close links with FIFA in coordinating tournaments for different events such as the World Cup, Youth and Women competitions and the Olympic Games Football Tournaments.

  1. INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

The International Code Council is a member-focused association with over 64,000 members. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.

  1. INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANISATION

The INTERPOL General Secretariat employs approximately 800 staff members from 100 different countries. Staff are based at the main Secretariat building in Lyon, France, the Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore, or in one of their regional offices. INTERPOL accepts applications from nationals of all its member countries to ensure that the organization remains truly representative. Staff work in the organization’s four official languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

All applications must be made online, by selecting the option “Apply for job” at the bottom of each vacancy announcement.

  1. UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

UNU offers three types of employment contracts: fixed-term staff (General Service, National Officer and Professional) positions, Personnel Service Agreement positions, and individual contractor/consultant positions. For more information, see their website.

UNU also offers a variety of Fellowship and Internship opportunities.

  1. AFRICA EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

African Export–Import Bank, also referred to as Afreximbank, is an African financial institution, headquartered in Cairo, Egypt, whose primary objective is to promote and finance trade within the African continent and trade between Africa and other continents.

  1. UNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME

To strengthen its dynamic and expert team around the world, UN-Habitat is constantly on the lookout for talented and motivated people who want to actively contribute to making their cities better places to live in. You can join UN-Habitat in several ways, you can check for more information on their website.

  1. ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT 

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. They work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. They measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment.

  1. UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME

The United Nations Environment Program (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

 

  1. AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN, AND PACIFIC GROUP OF STATES

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is a group of countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that was created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. The group’s main objectives are sustainable development and poverty reduction within its member states, as well as their greater integration into the world’s economy. All of the member states, except Cuba, are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement with the European Union.

  1. INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

World Bank Group staff work with governments, civil society groups, the private sector and others in developing countries around the world, assisting people in all areas of development, from policy and strategic advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision of development projects.

  1. INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

As the world’s largest business organization, ICC relies on a very diverse and international team specialized in a broad range of work areas- from public policy through to arbitration world over.

  1. INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

IFAD is an international financial institution and specialized United Nations agency based in Rome, the UN’s food and agriculture hub. At the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) they invest in rural people, empowering them to increase their food security, improve the nutrition of their families and increase their incomes. They help them build resilience, expand their businesses and take charge of their own development.

  1. INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION

The International Finance Corporation is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in developing countries.

  1. INTERNATIONAL MOBILE SATELLITE ORGANISATION

The International Mobile Satellite Organization is the intergovernmental organization that oversees certain public satellite safety and security communication services provided via the Inmarsat satellites.

  1. INTERNATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC ORGANISATION

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) is the inter-governmentaL organisation representing hydrography.

A principal aim of the IHO is to ensure that the world’s seas, oceans and navigable waters are properly surveyed and charted. It does this through the setting of international standards, the co-ordination of the endeavors of the world’s national hydrographic offices, and through its capacity building program.

  1. PERMANENT COURT OF ARBITRATION

The PCA is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to serving the international community in the field of dispute resolution. It recruits and employs staff based on the highest standards of competence, integrity, and efficiency.

Vacant posts are filled by nationals of member states based on the needs and available resources of the organization, particularly in relation to the nature and size of the PCA’s caseload, which can vary from year to year.

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

  1. ORGANISATION OF ISLAMIC COOPERATION

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world. It endeavors to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world.

  1. INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION ORGANISATION

The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defense of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions. Its main areas of activity include the following: trade union and human rights; economy, society and the workplace; equality and non-discrimination; and international solidarity.

  1. WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANISATION

The WCO is noted for its work in areas covering the development of international conventions, instruments, and tools on topics such as commodity classification, valuation, rules of origin, collection of customs revenue, supply chain security, international trade facilitation, customs enforcement activities, combating counterfeiting in support of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), drugs enforcement, illegal weapons trading, integrity promotion, and delivering sustainable capacity building to assist with customs reforms and modernization. The WCO maintains the international Harmonized System (HS) goods nomenclature, and administers the technical aspects of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreements on Customs Valuation and Rules of Origin.

  1. UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION

All candidates must complete the official application form and apply via UPU’s e-Recruit system: erecruit.upu.int

All applicants employed by postal entities and applying for a vacant position in the Professional (P) or Senior (D) category must be recommended and submitted through the competent postal authority. Applications not satisfying this criterion may not be considered.

  1. UNITED NATIONS INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING AND RESEARCH

An autonomous UN body established in 1963, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (www.unitar.org) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations System, and has the mandate to enhance the effectiveness of the UN through diplomatic training, and to increase the impact of national actions through public awareness-raising, education and training of public policy officials.