Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at UNDP Pakistan in March 2013.
Interview Details – There was one interview. First I sent an email with my cv to apply and right away I got a reply with the interview date. The interview was quick. I was asked about previous experience and university. I was shown the office and told to come back in a week. The following week I started my duties, even though the supervisor was not available for another week (which was confusing at the time)
Interview Question – The only one was about experience Answer Question
I interviewed at UNDP Pakistan in March 2013.
Interview Details – I was emailed a week before the interview and within the email were the TOR's of the job, abit of background on UNV as well as a quick synopsis of the department which I would be working in. In the email was the time of the interview and the only negative of the entire process was that I was told my interview was at 10 but was not seen until after 11. It was a panel of 3 people, one of whom was the team lead of the UNV. The question were quite standard, why do you want to work within this department, what are your strenghts an weaknesses, how would you achieve *insert particular TOR*, what skills do you bring with you from your previous employment. I was very nervous as I have not been interviewed for over 10 years, however, the 3 panelists were very nice and put me at ease.
Interview Question – Why do you want to be a UNV with no salary after what is seemingly a very successful career within the private sector and excellent education credentials. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. It's a fixed stipend
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at UNDP Pakistan in December 2012.
Interview Details – The community is nice, people are friendly. Interview takes place with a panel, sometimes via teleconference or videoconference. The questions are mostly based on the previous experience and expectations from the organization.
Interview Question – Organization specific questions such as internal monitoring framework or ATLAS knowledge Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is a strict salary scale, no option for negotiation.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied in-person - interviewed at UNDP Pakistan in August 2012.
Interview Details – Previous experience on the type of project is a most. In this case French was a requisite. You need to pass a security check up, medical check up, be willing to live under harsh conditions. You need to submit your CV and write a letter describing your strengths for the post. You need to be familiar with the socio political and economic situation of the country, to be short listed and to pass about four different interviews.
Interview Question – What are you going to do to achieve results in the short term? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – difficult and uncertain
I applied online and the process took 11 months - interviewed at UNDP Pakistan in July 2012.
Interview Details – difficult and lengthy, take too much time for the whole process.
Interview Question – What will be your response if your supervisor is not a competent person. Answer Question
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