Meet Julia Watt, Chief of Human Resources at International Telecommunication Union

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After 25 years with different UN organizations, Julia Watt is now the Chief of Human Resources at International Telecommunication Union. Hear her story in this week's episode of the UNjobfinder Career Podcast.


Julia has been working for UN-organizations such as UNDP and UNHCR in field locations in Africa and in headquarters positions. Currently, Julia is the Chief of Human Resources Management at ITU, but as of mid-August she will return to UNHCR as their Head of Service, Assignments and Career Management. In this episode Julia will share:

  • How she got a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) position with UNDP.
  • The importance of active networking in order to make yourself knowledgeable when starting a career.
  • The dedication that defines most people who are working for the UN and the astonishing rewards that could come from working in the humanitarian field.
  • The deeper understanding and invaluable experiences you get from working in the field.
  • ITU’s main recruiting areas and an important ”do” to take with you on your way to a successful UN career.


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Click here to get the complete transcript of episode 03

Thanks to Julia for being an amazing guest this week!