work-with-us

WORK WITH US

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. Posts within the UNWTO are filled following a careful competitive selection process that takes into account the candidates’ academic qualifications, international experience and language skills, among others.


Employment Conditions at UNWTO

We endeavor to achieve personal and professional growth for our personnel.

Remuneration

Remuneration: we offer an attractive and competitive remuneration package.

Onboarding

Onboarding: we facilitate your arrival at UNWTO by offering valuable information on the conditions of service and your arrival at the UNWTO Secretariat. Newly appointed members of personnel will undergo an induction training to assist them to settle down quickly in the new work environment.

Global health care

Global health care: we offer a comprehensive medical insurance coverage, covering medical and dental expenditures globally for our staff members and service contract holders.

Holidays

Holidays: we offer up to 30 days of annual leave per year, giving our personnel the work-life balance that is needed to recharge.

Pension

Pension: staff members of the Organization participate in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund while service contract holders are covered by specific provisions for their pension contributions. 

Tax-free salaries in Spain

Tax-free salaries in Spain: salaries of staff members are normally exempt from national income taxes in Spain.


Basic Facts


Living in Madrid

Skyline Madrid

UNWTO is headquarted in one of the major tourism hubs in the world – Madrid, Spain. It is a forward-looking, modern city that embraces innovation and diversity. Moving to a new city, even to a new country, for a new job is exciting but it can also be challenging. As an international organization, UNWTO is committed to looking after the needs of its personnel, not only in the workplace but also for assisting in the transfer to Madrid. To facilitate their relocation, new personnel will have access to a practical guide which includes basic information about Spain, accommodation, health care, public transportation, social activities, etc.


Employment Opportunities

Interested applicants are requested to follow the specific instructions listed in each vacancy notice or call for expression of interest. 

UNWTO will only accept applications received through our web-based system. Applications sent by other means (e.g. post, email, etc.) or received after the deadline indicated for each employment opportunities, will not be taken into consideration.

Only candidates short-listed will be contacted. Short-listed candidates may be requested to take a competitive exam and/or competency-based interview as part of the final phase of the selection process.

Please note that receipt of applications will not be acknowledged, and any further correspondence will be initiated by UNWTO. Roster/open applications are retained by UNWTO for a maximum period of two years from the date of receipt.

 

Post Title Grade or Area Type of post Department Location Closing date  
Senior Assistant G.7 Fixed-term Information and Communication Technologies Madrid, Spain 03-NOV-21 APPLY
Senior Assistant G.7 Fixed-term Budget and Finance Madrid, Spain 19-NOV-21 APPLY
Coordinator P.4 Fixed-term Innovation, Education and Investments Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 05-NOV-21 APPLY
Senior Accounting Specialist V/5A Service Contract Budget and Finance Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 31-OCT-21 APPLY
Senior Treasury Specialist V/5A Service Contract Budget and Finance Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 31-OCT-21 APPLY
Senior Data Analytics Specialist II / 5B Service contract Innovation, Education and Investments Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 02-NOV-21 APPLY
(Roster) Project/Programme Management Area I Service Contract  To be determined Madrid, Spain ONGOING APPLY
(Roster) Information Technology Area II Service Contract   Information and Communication Technologies Madrid, Spain ONGOING APPLY
(Roster) General Administration Area III Service Contract To be determined Madrid, Spain ONGOING APPLY
(Roster) Human Resources  Area IV Service Contract Human Resources Madrid, Spain ONGOING APPLY
(Roster) Budget and Finance Area V Service Contract Budget and Finance Madrid, Spain ONGOING APPLY
(Roster) Team Assistants/Secretaries Area VI Service Contract To be determined Madrid, Spain ONGOING APPLY
(Roster) Project/Programme Management Area I Service Contract  To be determined Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ONGOING APPLY
(Roster) Information Technology Area II Service Contract   Information and Communication Technologies Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ONGOING APPLY
(Roster) General Administration Area III Service Contract To be determined Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ONGOING APPLY
(Roster) Human Resources  Area IV Service Contract Human Resources Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ONGOING APPLY
(Roster) Budget and Finance Area V Service Contract Budget and Finance Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ONGOING APPLY
(Roster) Team Assistants/Secretaries Area VI Service Contract To be determined Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ONGOING APPLY
(Roster) Open Applications Not applicable Expert Contract To be determined To be determined ONGOING APPLY

 


Internship opportunities

Join our team and make a difference!

To be eligible for the UNWTO Internship Programme, candidates are required to be enrolled in a university programme or have recently completed one. Internship participants do not received a remuneration from UNWTO but may be eligible for a monthly stipend of EUR 500 to cover transportation expenses. Interns must be in possession of an all-risk insurance, valid for the duration of the internship. When necessary, the Organization may provide visa assistance, however, Interns are responsible for all other aspects related to their stay at the duty station for the duration of their internship. 

Build your skills and get hands-on experience. Impact tourism globally. We welcome diversity.

UNWTO may at times consider accepting Interns, depending on the student's qualifications and the demands of the work programme of the Organization. As a general rule, roster internship applications are retained by UNWTO for a maximum period of one year from date of receipt. Candidates wishing to be considered for inclusion in the roster of Interns should complete the application form below. 

UNWTO will only accept applications received through our web-based system. Applications sent by other means (e.g. post, email, etc.) or received after the deadline indicated for each employment opportunities, will not be taken into consideration. 

Please note that receipt of applications will not be acknowledged, and any further correspondence will be initiated by UNWTO. 

Type of post Department Location Closing date  
Intern To be determined Madrid, Spain ONGOING APPLY

Officials on Loan

UNWTO Member States may send tourism experts and officials through the capacity-building option of the Organization, on a non-reimbursable loan basis, to participate in the activities of the Organization for a set period of time. This arrangement is formally being done through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). 


Junior Professional Officer (JPO) programme at UNWTO

The UNWTO JPO Programme is a donor-funded programme that provides young professionals the opportunity to gain professional experience at UNWTO. The UNWTO JPO Programme is administered under an agreement established with UNDP in 2016.

Interested candidates should contact the relevant donors in their respective countries directly. More information about the UNWTO JPO programme can be found on the official website.


Competencies, values, diversity and inclusion

To find various solutions to tourism issues, we need to ensure diversity and geographical balance so that the best solutions are put forward.

Our core competencies

Commitment to UNWTO

Commitment to UNWTO

Technological

Communication

Communication

Teamwork

Creativity

Creativity

Accountability

Accountability

Technological Awareness

Technological Awareness

Client-Orientedness

Client-Orientedness

Planning

Planning and Organizing

Our core values

Promote

Promote Tourism for the Benefit of People and the Planet

Integrity

Integrity

Integrity

Respect for Diversity

Professionalism

Professionalism

Gender parity

UNWTO is committed to gender equality and inclusion. Our aim is to create and foster a more diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced workplace.

​ ​