Senior Job Opportunities in United Nations Peace Operations
Kristina Koch, UN Department of Field Support/Field Personnel Division
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Washington, DCOn June 12, 2017, the Women's Foreign Policy Group, Women in International Security and UN Peace Operations hosted a discussion with Kristina Koch, Chief of Recruitment Section for the UN Department of Field Support/Field Personnel Division, which covered: how to apply for a job with UN Peace Operations; what to expect from a role in the field with UN Peace Operations; and the re-opening of Senior Women's Talent Pipeline.

The UN is seeking to broaden and deepen its talent pool of senior-level women candidates in the areas of political affairs, civil affairs, public information, rule of law, security institutions (disarmament, demobilization and reintegration and security sector reform), and mission administration and support. These positions are Director-level (D1-D2) and require 15 or more years of professional experience. Building on past success, the UN is expanding its Senior Women's Talent Pipeline for these positions. Candidates accepted to the pipeline will receive tailored training and a strengthened understanding of the recruitment process for Peace Operations at the senior level. Koch stated that recruiting more women for these positions will help to empower women in host countries, add diversity to the work force, and strengthen gender approach in mandate implementation. The discussion was moderated by WFPG President Patricia Ellis.  Learn more about the Senior Women Talent Pipeline 

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Kristina Koch speaks on the UN Talent Pipeline and the mentoring she received from the WFPG, early in her career

Patricia Ellis introduces Kristina Koch


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WFPG President Patricia Ellis with Kristina Koch,
UN Department of Field Support

Cassandra Clark asks a question


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Vitessa Del Prete during the Q&A

Marleine Davis asks a question


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WIIS Spencer Beall, Catherine Wiesner and
WFPG Board Member Stephenie Foster

Kristina Koch presents the gender parity goals 
for the United Nations


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Suzanne McGuire during the Q&A

Participants engage in the discussion

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