Competency-based Selection and Interviewing Skills for Panel Members

Course Objectives

Competency-based interviewing (CBI) is a style of interviewing in which a job candidate’s competence is assessed through eliciting information about past experiences and the behaviour and skills used. It is the standard style of interviewing at the United Nations Secretariat.

To download the United Nations competency-based interviewing guide, please click here.

It is mandatory for all panel members to complete CBI training before they participate on a panel.

At the end of the process, you will have:

  • Gained a thorough understanding of competency-based interviewing;
  • Understood your role as panel member;
  • Learned how to formulate appropriate interview questions;
  • Accessed useful templates.

For all relevant information about the online CBI programme and how to enrol, please click here.

To download the UN competencies booklet, please click here.

Target audience

All staff serving on recruitment panels


This course is mandatory for staff members that will serve on a recruitment panel.

Mandatory Training Catalogue

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Type of Delivery Format

Computer-based Learning


5.0 Hours