Started as a five-employee office a decade and a half ago, today the UNDP office in Bishkek brings together over 40 national and 4 international staff. An additional 275 people are employed under service contracts to work for UNDP-supported projects around the Kyrgyz Republic. Around sixty of these service contract holders are based in offices outside Bishkek.

United Nations staff uphold the principles and core values of the Organization, including integrity, professionalism, efficiency and respect for diversity. They also share a strong commitment to high-quality work and to serving the Kyrgyz Republic’s development interests – to achieving results that will have positive impacts on the well-being of the Kyrgyz people. Our staff includes a rich mix of professionals and experts on economics, gender, international relations, environmental management, communications, education, health care, community safety, public policy, history and computer science, among other fields.

During the recruitment process UNDP adheres to the corporate rules and regulations that are approved for UNDP Country Offices worldwide. The main UNDP recruitment principles are as follows:

  • Competition
  • Objectivity
  • Transparency
  • Diversity
  • Accountability of hiring managers

There are job advertisements and offers that falsely state that they are from the United Nations. Please be aware that UNDP does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, written test, interview, processing, etc. for more info please visit our Scam Alert page)

UNDP highly encourages female candidates to apply. UNDP actively supports the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. To learn more, please visit



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