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UNIDO Employer Presentation (Graduate Students)

Employer Event
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Friday, March 19, 2021, 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Are you a highly motivated professional who is passionate about international development work?

On the 19th of March, CEU's Career Services Office will host an info session with a short presentation and a Q&A with Helen Galkan and Riina Hiirikoski from the Talent Planning, Acquisition, and Development Division of UNIDO.

UNIDO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization, and environmental sustainability with a mandate to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition.

During the event, the presenters will share useful insights and information on available internships, early career opportunities, and practical tips for a successful application. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions of UNIDO’s recruiters.  

During this session you will learn more about: 

  • Areas of expertise UNIDO looks for
  • Avenues of early-career opportunities (Consultancy opportunities, Junior Professional Pfficer (JPO) program, Partner-Experts (PE) Program, Internships)
  • How to complete the candidate profile in the UNIDO application system (including how to make your profile stand out and what should be included in the application)


Helen Galkan is an Austria-based Team Assistant from Estonia in the Talent Planning, Acquisition and Development Division, Department of Human Resources Management at UNIDO. Helen completed a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Management in Germany and moved to Vienna in 2017 for an ERASMUS semester and has lived here since then. She started her professional career at the Estonian Embassy in Vienna as an Intern to the Ambassador. After that, she completed two internships in the UN system – the first one at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the Learning & Development Unit of the Department of Human Resources Management, and the second one at the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in the Recruitment and Staff Development Unit at the Department of Human Resources Management. She has been working at UNIDO since November 2020. 

Riina Hiirikoski is an Austria-based Team Assistant in the Talent Planning, Acquisition and Development Division, Department of Human Resources Management at UNIDO. Riina holds an MA in Strategic HR Management and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. After moving to Austria and half a year into her Master’s studies, she began working in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in its Learning and Development Unit. Thereafter, she has worked in the Recruitment Unit of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and has held her current position in the Department of Human Resources Management in United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for a little over a year now, most recently having taken over the Coordination of UNIDO Internships together with Helen.

International Organizations Event Series

This event is part of the International Organizations Event Series. We also invite you to register for:

The roles presented during employer events in this series will be primarily for graduate students. Future career programming will also include employer events geared towards undergraduate students.

This event will be held via Zoom. Please register in advance to receive the event link.