“Many of us who grew up in the developing world, grew up wanting to work for the UN, the ideal organisation, a global powerhouse of economic development” – In this episode of Impactpool Podcasts, we had the opportunity to talk to Maudo Jallow, currently working at the Tony Blair Institute alongside the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Accra, Ghana.  Maudo is a young professional that has worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as well as the founder of New Nation, an NGO in The Gambia, his country of origin. Listen to hear about his educational background and motivations that inspired him to choose this career path. Young professionals nowadays are competing against people from all over the world in this globalised age. Maudo shares exclusive tips for all young professionals interested in working with the United Nations and/or other organisations in the development sector


Maudo shares his experience and his very best advice for young talent to land their dream job at the UN.

– What separates successful applicants from the rest?

– What does he wish he had done differently on the job?

– How he landed his dream job step by step (included what went on his interview, and how he championed it)

– How he managed to have experience at such a young age in several diverse fields-focus UN organizations?

Listen to these and many more details in this episode:

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