Do you know anybody who is working/have worked for the United Nations, and what they did to get such jobs? I'm specifically referring to jobs that are mostly non-humanitarian in nature.
Being in the naive & idealistic phase of my life (I'm 27), I figured that being employed in any United Nations organizations would fulfill my the desire to contribute something to the world, plus it might actually looks good in the resume.
My citizenship is Indonesian, but I have been staying in Singapore for the past 10 years, so I speak fluent English. I hold a basic 3-years degree in Computing from Singapore, and have been working as a programmer for the past 2 years here. Currently I am completing my part-time graduate diploma in math.
The UN Vacancy page
indicates that even for an associate position, an advanced degree is required, so I intend to pursue my advanced degree in applied math/statistics some time later outside Singapore. Proficiency in French also seems to be necessary, so I've added that to my to-do list.
Do you know anybody who worked / is working in similar technical jobs for any UN organizations, and what had to do to get such post?