Competitive examinations for language positions or CELPs

 For more information on the CELP process, please click here.

Job iconResearch the types of language positions available in the United Nations
 For information on the language careers mentioned above, including the skills required and tips on preparing for the examinations, as well as information on other language-related positions (e.g. terminologists and reference assistants), for which candidates do not need to pass the CELP, visit this page.



Location icon Language assignments are subject to rotation
Successful candidates may be called upon to serve at various duty stations, according to the needs of the Organization. Successful candidates are expected to serve a minimum of five years in language posts before they can apply for another type of post with the United Nations.

Go to the UN Careers Portal for details about eligibility, testing, sample tests, schedules and FAQs about competitive examinations

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