Global Careers for Persons with Disabilities – Online Event

Global Careers for Persons with Disabilities – Online Event – 14.10.20

Bringing international public sector organisations and Persons with Disabilities together

Until recently, Persons with Disabilities represented a relatively untapped segment of talent. Recent research1 indicates that hiring from this demographic delivers substantial financial, human, and operational benefits – whether the recruiting organisation is the UN, the EU, a regional development bank, or an international specialised organisation.

On 14 October 2020, Global Careers and leading international organisations such as UNHCR, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNDP, UNV, The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), EU Careers and IFC (World Bank Group) will host the first of a series of online recruitment events dedicated to Persons with Disabilities from around the world.

You can join this exciting online event from the comfort of your home or office. Just use your web browser and internet connection and you can engage with international employers – enabling you to explore a wealth of career opportunities.

UNHCR, IOM, UNDP, UNV, IDB, EU Careers and IFC have confirmed their attendance and a full list of participating organisations will soon be available.

Candidate Registration

1Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion advantage” – Accenture and the American Association of People with Disabilities (2018)

A special thank you to the following organisations which helped make this event a reality and a big success:

Visioneers is a division of World Access For The Blind, a global registered charity that is committed to facilitating the self-directed achievment and Perceptual Freedom of blind people of all ages. We teach blind people to see in a new way. We teach sighted people to see better.

We also advocate for, and raise awareness about, the strengths and capabilities of blind people across the USA and around the world, and we work with blind and sighted people at home, school and work in helping them to see through the challenges of the “dark unknown”.


Founded in 1946, the Austrian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (BSVÖ) is the country’s largest self-help organisation of its kind.

Our mission is to promote the interests and address the special needs of those living with visual impairment in order to contribute to an inclusive society in which blind and partially sighted lead a self-determined life.

As an effective umbrella organisation, the BSVÖ represents its seven regional associations’ concerns and needs throughout all of Austria, by advancing political and legislative initiatives on the national level, and by offering a strong and reliable partnership on the local level.

On the national level, the BSVÖ is a member of the Austrian National Council of Disabled Persons (ÖAR), whereas on international level the European Blind Union as well as the World Blind Union constitute invaluable allies for creating inclusive societies, in Austria, Europe and worldwide.


Are you a person with disability looking for your next career move? This event is for you!

Essential Criteria to access the event:

  • Do you have more than 3 years of work experience (Excluding internships)?
  • Do you hold a Bachelors’ Degree as a minimum?
  • Do you have language skills? (Most organisations typically require at least 2 languages including English)
  • Are you motivated to work for an International Public Sector organisation or are considering returning to the sector?

Why register for this event?

You’ll receive early access to exclusive employer information and opportunities.

Choose which employers you want to interact with and then engage in one-on-one text-based conversations directly with a recruiter at those organisations, without leaving your office or home.

Candidate Registration

UNHCRUNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, takes the lead in protecting people forced to flee wars and persecution around the world, providing life-saving aid including shelter, food and water to ensure their basic safety, rights and dignity. With 16,803 women and men working in over 134 countries, we use our expertise to protect and care for 70.8 million worldwide.





Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organisation in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 173 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.




UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.




The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board.




IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. The Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in every country.




The Inter-American Development Bank works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. Our aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. We maintain a strong commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and accountability.


EPSO’s role is to serve the EU institutions by providing high quality, efficient and effective selection procedures that enable them to recruit the right person, for the right job, at the right time.

EPSO is an interinstitutional office responsible for selecting staff to work for all institutions and agencies of the European Union including the European Parliament, the Council, the European Commission, the Court of Justice, the Court of Auditors, the European External Action Service, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions, the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Ombudsman. Each institution recruits staff from among the pool of successful candidates provided by EPSO.


Please note that all times mentioned are London Time (GMT+1)


10:00 – 10:30  – Elio Borgonovi – Professor – Bocconi University

Despite having a sight disability, Elio was the founder of CERGAS (the Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management) in 1978 and is today its President, as well as a Full Professor of Economics and Management of Public Administration, Bocconi University Milan. Elio is rector’s Delegate for students with a disability, coordinator of delegates of 13 Lombardy Region’s University, member of the Italian Conference of university delegates, member of the research group established by Italian university quality evaluation agency (ANVUR) to collect data and information about services for students with disabilities. 

Elio Borgonovi is the living proof that people are defined by their abilities, not their disabilities. Elio will deliver a fascinating presentation focusing on the educational opportunities available, drawing on his own experience

Click HERE to receive the invitation to Elio Borgonovi’s webinar


10:45  – 11:15  – Dervil O’Reilly – Systemic Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Consultant, and Lecturer

Dervil works as a Systemic Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Consultant, and Lecturer, she is a faculty member of the Clanwilliam Institute and a consultant to a number of organisations including An Garda Síochána, Medtronic, NUIG, Connacht Rugby, and Boston Scientific.

Dervil will discuss the psychological drivers affecting applicants – what motivates them, what holds them back, and how they can unleash their potential.


Click HERE to receive the invitation to Dervil O’Reilly’s webinar


15:50 – 16:20  Roberto Amoriso – Career Coach

Roberto Amorosino is a Career Coach supporting senior and young professionals to make informed, strategic decisions about their career path, job search, and professional development. He previously served the World Bank Group (1994-2019) as Senior HR Specialist – based in Washington DC, Paris, and Rome – with main expertise in external recruitment, diversity, and outreach. Earlier, he worked for Italian-based search firms. Roberto holds a Law Degree (Masters’ equivalent) from Università’ La Sapienza, Roma.     

Roberto will share some great insights on Career Development Planning: some tips and tricks for your personalized strategy to achieve short and long-term career goals. To help you maximize your strengths, visibility, and opportunities.  

Click HERE to receive the invitation to Roberto Amoriso’s webinar


As places are limited please do not book yourself to more than 3 webinars to ensure every participant has a chance to join one of the webinars. We will keep you updated during the event if there are available spots for webinars you want to join.

👉🏻 09:15 – 09:45 – Discover EPSO
Silvija Akif – Psychologist – Adviser 

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👉🏻 11:30 – 12:00 – Meet UNHCR
Tunde Kult  -Recruitment Associate, Recruitment Unit, Affiliate Partnerships and Recruitment Section, ATMS/ DHR/
Julianne Di Nenna – Sr. Inclusion & Diversity Officer

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👉🏻 12:15 – 12:45 – Meet UNV
Rebecca Daniel – Talent Programme Analyst

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👉🏻 13:00 – 13:30 – Meet UNDP
Lykke Andersen – Head of Talent Acquisition and People Programmes
Jean-Luc Marcelin – Partnerships and Talent Outreach Specialist Talent Acquisition and People Programmes

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👉🏻 13:45 – 14:15 Meet IFC
Kelly Widelska – Business Manager Diversity & Inclusion Council

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👉🏻 14:30 – 15:00 Meet IOM
Xavier Orellana – Diversity and Inclusion Officer

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👉🏻 15:10 – 15:40 Meet IDB
Ria Maria Jordan – Diversity & Inclusion Advisor (TBC)

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