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Updated Nov 4, 2014
Updated Nov 4, 2014
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at UNDP in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    had a great 1-hour conversation with one of the country programme officers. he was very informative, very nice, and he did all the talking. asked me a few questions at the end of the conversation. in the end, he offered me a 6 month internship in Switzerland. i advised him that i would need to think it over before moving forward.

    Interview Questions
    • what is the first thing you do when you are given a literature review?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at UNDP in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview process consisted of two phases. The first phase involved a cover letter, CV, and essay review. If you pass that phase, you complete a 20-minute phone interview that consists of basic questions about the role, one's competencies as a candidate, etc.. The process moved quickly from inception to conclusion. The whole thing was completed within 3 weeks. The interviewers (two( were friendly and pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UNDP.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position online. I was contacted within 1 week for an interview. Once interview was complete they narrowed down to myself as the selected candidate and 1 other person as the alternate. They asked for references and then made me an offer which i accepted and started work about 2 weeks later

    Interview Questions
    • How do you ensure continuity and longevity in web development processes after you hand over to your clients.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    In essence they go with the lowest and qualified bidder hence no real negotiation. I looked up the salary scale which is publicly available and knew a ball park figure within which I could quote. I did somewhat underquote in order to secure the job, however different strategies work for different people.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Urban Planning Expert Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at UNDP.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is good. Scrutinizing, short-listing, written test, viva-voce/direct interview and offer letter. Interview environment is OK

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No scope to negotiate at that moment.
    For others, I would like to say know all the things before accepting the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Economic Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at UNDP.

    Interview Details

    Normal no curve balls.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yerevan (Armenia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yerevan (Armenia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at UNDP.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews were conducted, after initial screening. One should do lots of research about the position, about the specifics of the project activities, about the organization itself, organizational structure

    Interview Questions
    • questions related to the specific sector with case scenarios will be provided and seeking for your solutions, or how to manage this situation ideas, lots of management style, reporting hierarchy type of questions, meeting deadlines etc   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UNDP in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Positions advertised in local UNDP website, 1 interview, 1 letter to write right after the interview, chosen. Communications by email, 1 test was writing a letter. i was selected so I was very happy,

    Interview Questions
    • Of course how do i deal with difficult situations at work.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    they sent me a economic offer letter by mail
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Inventory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at UNDP.

    Interview Details

    One to one interview and background check. I wanted to gain some experience along with my school.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing difficult or unexpected question. Simple basic questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Knowledge Management Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at UNDP in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    to ensure fairness for all interviewees, interviews are done over the phone
    interviews last about 45 min
    they are Competency Based interviews, not technical, so you need to train for this technique, i.e. have you CAR (context, actions, results) stories ready
    questions on team work are almost always included

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time that you have worked in a difficult team and what you did to improve the situation.   Answer Question
    • Give me an example of when you had to take an unpopular stand. How did you present your point of view? What were the objections? How hard did you push your viewpoint? With hindsight, how would you approach this differently?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Erbil (Iraq)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Erbil (Iraq)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at UNDP in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The company HR collects the applications, review& grade them, then they chose a short list that most qualify to the job as required in the job announcement, the list is forwarded to the management for technical review & evaluation which in turn forms a short list that will be called for interview, a committee of at least 3 representatives from management, technical & HR will choose the suitable candidate who will fill the required position

    Interview Questions
    • Why you think should we hire you? & What will you add to our company if you are hired?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I came to the interview knowing the position's grades,limits & benefits and ready to accept them. So there was practically no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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