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Careers in the UN Part 1: Jobs

Monday 27 November 2017

6pm - 7:30pm

Careers in the UN Part 1: Jobs

Are you thinking about a career within the United Nations?
Have you ever wondered about the modus operandi of a international organisation? 
Join us for Part 1 of our two-day "Careers in the United Nations" workshop! 
We are excited to host a intimate discussion with Ms Mari Pesonen, who will share her knowledge and experiences! You will also be able to ask any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you there!

About the speaker:

Ms. Mari Pesonen, national of Finland, is a global corporate communications and human resources professional with 8+ years of professional experience in international organizations.
In 2011–2017 Mari worked in the Office of Human Resources of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), based in New York, USA. She started in UNDP as Junior Professional Officer (JPO) focusing on HR communication, employer branding, outreach, partnerships, talent management and recruitment (2011–2015). In 2015–2017 she worked as Special Assistant to the Director of Human Resources,
providing strategic and operational advice and support to senior management.

Before joining UNDP, in 2009–2011, Mari worked in the European Chemicals Agency (decentralised EU agency) in Helsinki, Finland, where she was responsible for recruitment for general and technical positions as well as other human resources functions. Mari started her professional career by interning for the European Commission and working in administrative functions in the private sector.

Mari holds a Master of Social Sciences (MSSc) in International Relations from the University of Tampere (Finland), and a Master of Arts (MA) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland). She is currently studying full-time at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the MSc Strategic Communications programme and has a keen interest in organizations as communicators and effective leadership communication and style.


The LSE SU UN Society is one of the biggest and most operationally diverse societies on the LSE campus. By empowering our members with the necessary skills and knowledge about the causes that they are passionate about, we seek to be a 1-stop society to bring about positive change in our communities. By giving our members the skill sets, perspectives and values to shape their world, we welcome them to their world as global citizens capable of building a brighter future. The world has many issues yet to be resolved, but as we change our world, we change the world. We look forward to you joining our society. It’s a home for all and there is a place for everyone.

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