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    Once the deadline for a job opening has passed, the hiring manager for the position will screen applications to assess candidates eligibility against the criteria stipulated in the job opening and will produce a shortlist of candidates to pass to the assessment stage of the recruitment process.

    Technical knowledge and skills assessment

    For most job openings, shortlisted candidates are requested to take a written test to evaluate technical knowledge related to the functions of the advertised post. The technical tests are sent to the candidate for completion at a time of their choice, within a period defined by ITC. Only successful candidates will be invited for interview.
    Candidates applying to General Service posts (fixed-term and temporary) will be invited to undertake a test aimed at assessing the candidate’s computer literacy. The rest is based on Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This test is administered at ITC and last one hour and 30 minutes.


    Appointment at ITC is subject to satisfactory and complete verification of academic qualifications and previous employment. If you are a candidate under close consideration, reference checks will be conducted and you will be notified accordingly. Only applicants with academic qualifications from accredited (officially recognized) universities or institutions are considered eligible. The accreditation status of an educational institution is verified through this reference check procedure. If you had indicated in your application that you have objections to contacting your current employer, this employer is not contacted until you have actually been selected for and you have confirmed your interest in a position. If you are selected for inclusion in the roster no reference checks are conducted with a current employer unless you are actually informed of your upcoming selection.

    Competency-based interviews

    ITC interviews are competency-based (CBI) and focus on the seven competencies that have been identified as key to the organization and are defined in the UN Competency Framework.

    Each job opening lists the competencies that are specific to that post and interviewers will ask questions aimed at determining candidates' past performance, achievements and contributions related to these competencies.

    Interviews may take place at ITC Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, or via videoconference at a facility close to the candidate’s location.

    ITC assessment panels for interviews are usually composed of three voting members: the hiring manager, two subject-matter experts at the same or higher level of the job opening, one of whom from the same work unit and one from outside the work unit where the job opening is located, as well as a Human Resources representative who is non-voting.

    Notification and appointment

    ITC will contact only those candidates that will be invited to participate in the selection process and will inform them on the final decision at end of the selection process. Due to the thorough review process for each job opening, the selection process may take a few months to be completed. To check the status of the selection process click here.
    At the end of the selection process, the successful candidate will receive an offer of appointment by ITC Human Resources. Employment with ITC is contingent upon the candidate passing a pre‑employment medical examination, and verification of diplomas and personal references.


    A roster is a pool of candidates who have already been assessed as suitable candidates through the selection process and who are ready for immediate selection for similar positions.

    If you have been informed of your inclusion in the roster, either based on the recommendation for a specific or for a generic job opening, you can potentially be selected for an upcoming job opening without having to undergo the entire selection process.

    Once you are included in a roster, you may be contacted by e-mail if ITC is considering you for a position , or you may choose to temporarily put on hold or permanently withdraw your roster membership.

    Even if you are placed on a roster, we recommend that you regularly search our website for job openings and actively apply for positions for which you think you are qualified.