Competency-based Interviews (CBI) Training


Competency-based interviewing (CBI) is a style of interviewing in which a job candidate’s competence is assessed through eliciting information about past experiences and the behaviour and skills used. It is the standard style of interviewing at the United Nations Secretariat.

Learn about the UN competencies through this Competencies for the Future document [FR].  If you are a hiring manager, you may also find this UN Competency Development guide useful in the interviewing process.


Training Options

There are online learning programmes available for interviewees (applicants) and for staff who will serve on interview panels as part of a selection process. It is mandatory for all panel members to complete CBI training before they participate on a panel.

Informational Video

Check out this video produced by the International Organization for Migration, a UN system organization. It has helpful tips and guidance on how to do well in a competency-based interview.






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