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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Procurement Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at World Health Organization in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    You apply online through the website. It takes about 2 to 3 months to move to the next phase, that is a timed skills test. After the test it takes about 1 month to move to the next phase, which was a panel interview. After that you get an offer or not (it takes about 2 months to have a reply).

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at World Health Organization.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the web application portal, and then was contacted by email about a month and a half later from the specific department for a 1-1 phone interview. It lasted about 20 minutes, and had standard interview questions-- why you want to intern at WHO, why you're interested in health issues, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your ability to work independently without supervision.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Post Graduate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was Selected for the Internship through a Selection programme in my school, Submitted my CV and enrolled online. Got a Phone and Face to Face Interview. Everything went well and worked at the Department of Maternal Newborn and Child Health in Geneva for a duration of Six Months

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at World Health Organization in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Getting hired as an intern at the WHO came by pure coincidence. I met my adviser while on a study trip. The topic of my thesis was of interest to my adviser who offered me an internship after a short interview. After exchanging a few emails, the start date was set. After completing my thesis I moved to Geneva where my internship was taking place. The process was very simple.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Officer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at World Health Organization in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Application and one round of interviews via Skype. Onboarding process is complicated and finding answers to simple questions is time-consuming as no one takes ownership for communicating facts.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None as all salaries are pre-determined.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Finance Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at World Health Organization.

    Interview Details

    Once you get into the long list you will be invited for a written test. From the test results, short listed candidates will be invited for interview. Interview via video conference. There were 4 people on the panel: the post supervisor, a neutral party, HR representative, staff association representative. They asked questions and took note. The interview was a combination of technical, behavioral and competency-based questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Prefer Not to Disclose Interview

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

    I applied in-person – interviewed at World Health Organization in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in response to unpublished vacancy which I learnt about through personal contacts. Was informed unofficialky that I was short listed so UPI de died to just go meet my potential boss. He met me, we chatted about general things for 30 min and a few months later I was infornmed by email that I was selected and an offer of employment was attached.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Offer is take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Media & Advocacy Officer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at World Health Organization in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    There was a written test after having been selected. Then the phone interview lasting an hour
    Why are you the best candidate, tell me of a time when you had to deal with a difficult team member, what is yor greatest weakness, how would you deal with a difficult boss and what steps do you follow to solve any given problem.....I tried my best but did not get the job

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at World Health Organization in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    They took a computer test followed by Group/Panel Interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you deal with your juniors of you caught them fighting ?   View Answers (3)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at World Health Organization in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of a phone screening and later a one-on-one meeting at headquarters. I submitted several writing samples and letters of recommendations from past employers. It was a very collegial atmosphere and felt more like a discussion than an interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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