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FAQs

  • Please find below answers to our most frequently asked questions.

    How do I get to know about current job opportunities?
    What are the steps in the recruitment process at ITC?
    How should I choose which position to apply for?
    If I do not speak French, can I still apply?
    How to apply to ITC?
    Do I have to complete the application form in one session?
    Can I apply by e-mail?
    Can I submit an unsolicited application?
    How long are new job openings posted on the website?
    How often are new jobs posted on the website?
    When will I hear back on my application?
    Is the information in my application form kept confidential?
    For how many jobs can I apply?
    How long does the selection process take?
    Where can I get more information regarding a competition?
    What are the employment conditions offered at the ITC?

    How do I get to know about current job opportunities?

    Please visit our current job openings page. Our jobs are also advertised at UN jobs and you can also follow us on Twitter.


    What are the steps in the recruitment process at ITC?

    To learn more about the ITC recruitment & selection process visit our How to apply page.


    How should I choose which position to apply for?

    Browse through the opportunities, and choose a role that you consider best matches with your experience/qualifications and interests. Please keep in mind that ITC will only consider applications from those candidates who meet the minimum mandatory requirements.


    If I do not speak French, can I still apply?

    Often ITC's language requirements are; advanced knowledge of English (speaking, reading and writing) with a working knowledge (minimum intermediate speaking, reading and writing) of French or Spanish. Knowledge of other UN official languages (Arabic, Russian or Chinese) may be exceptionally required. However, since language requirements are post specific, we advise that you carefully check the language requirements for the job opening you are applying to.


    How to apply to ITC?

    Applications must be registered through the ITC online recruitment system. You must complete and submit your personal history form (PHF) for each job opening you wish to apply to. Make sure that you apply within the deadline, since it is not possible to apply after the deadline. Additional details can be found at current job openings page. Applications will be acknowledged by e-mail. ITC will only contact candidates under serious consideration.


    Do I have to complete the application form in one session?

    No. You can save the information you entered and return at a later time to finish your on-line application form by logging in, using your user name and password, which you created when you registered. The system will recognize you through your email address; so make sure to use always the same address if you have more than one.


    Can I apply by e-mail?

    No, applications must be registered through the ITC online recruitment system.


    Can I submit an unsolicited application?

    ITC can only consider unsolicited applications to the ITC roster of consultants, internship programme and pool for general service temporary opportunities. We are unable to consider unsolicited applications for job openings. Only applications for advertised job openings submitted through the on-line application system are assessed.


    How long are new job openings posted on the website?

    Job openings for fixed term posts are published for 30 days. Temporary job openings for more than three months are published for one week.


    How often are new jobs posted on the website?

    New job openings are published regularly, and the frequency depends on ITC's needs: please regularly check our current job openings page.


    When will I hear back on my application?

    ITC only contacts those candidates who are under serious consideration. ITC will also inform all those candidates that were invited to participate in the selection process at the end of this process. Please note that the selection process may take several months to complete due to the thorough review process for each selection. Information on the progress of ITC recruitments can be found at Status of ITC closed job openings.


    Is the information in my application form kept confidential?

    Yes. Private information provided to the ITC will not be shared with any outside organization and will not be used for any commercial purpose. Applications will only be shared on a need-to-know-basis with units/individuals involved in the recruitment process.


    For how many jobs can I apply?

    You may apply for as many jobs as you like. However, it is strongly recommended to diligently review the competencies and qualifications required for a particular job opening before making a decision to apply for an advertised post, to ensure you will only apply for a job opening for which you are qualified.


    How long does the selection process take?

    The selection process can take many weeks, with a minimum duration of approximately 12 to 16 weeks. The selection process for temporary opportunities is much quicker.


    Where can I get more information regarding a competition?

    All the information required for a position is found in the job opening. A job opening is composed mainly of a brief introduction of the position and of the section where the position is located; specific duties and responsibilities; minimum requirements (in terms of language, experience and education) as well as the main competencies required for the job. The last part of the job opening lists the conditions of employment as well as the allowances, benefits and salaries according to the International Civil Services Commission (ICSC).


    What are the employment conditions offered at the ITC?

    Please see the information and links on the working with us page.