Careers at UN Women

Join UN Women and make an impact on gender equality.

“Together we can be game-changers with women and girls, men and boys of the world, we can make the 21st century one of irreversible progress—for women and all humanity.” —Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director

Why work for UN Women?

  • A leading global gender equality entity – Innovative programmes and in-depth expertise make UN Women a one-stop global centre for advancing gender equality.
  • A brilliant and diverse community of gender equality advocates – Eighty per cent of UN Women posts are located in the field. Join more than 2,000 people, representing more than 150 different nationalities, working on challenging, global and highly rewarding initiatives.
  • Real and meaningful work to empower women and girls around the world – UN Women works with governments and civil society to design and implement laws, policies, programmes and services to enable women and girls to claim their rights and expand their opportunities.

Find out more about UN Women’s global approach to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women. Join us!

  • Career opportunities. (Photo: A camp assistant at UN Women’s first Oasis—a centre for refugee women and girls to access emergency aid and specialized gender-based violence services at Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, October 2018. Credit: UN Women/Christopher Herwig.)
  • Application process. (Photo: A refugee from Central African Republic learns the French alphabet as part of an adult education class held at the UN Women Social Cohesion space in a Cameroonian refugee camp, April 2016. Credit: UN Women/Ryan Brown.)
  • Meet our people. (Photo: UN Women/Catienne Tijerina.)
  • Benefits. (Photo: Indigenous women of Guatemala’s Polochic valley are feeding their families, growing their businesses and saving more money than ever before, with the help of a joint UN programme that’s empowering rural women. Credit: UN Women/Ryan Brown.)