Call for Applications to the UNESCO Young Professionals Programme

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The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) provides the opportunity to young university graduates and young qualified professionals from non- and under-represented Member States click here  to join UNESCO at the early stage of their professional career.

Currently the YP programme is open. UNESCO will receive qualified candidatures from the eligible UNESCO’s NATIONAL COMMISSION (click here). Interested candidates are welcome to contact their relevant NATCOM to apply for the Programme.

Who are we looking for? Do you have the right profile?

  • Nationality: non- or under-represented Member State in UNESCO. (To consult current geographical distribution within the Organization, please click here).
  • Age:  32 years maximum. Candidates must be born not later than 31th December 1983
  • Education: an advanced university degree in education, culture, science, social and human sciences or communication, or in a field of direct relevance to the management and administration of an international organization.
  • Languages: fluent English or French. Knowledge of both working languages is an asset. Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, Arabic or  Chinese is an additional asset.
  • Experience: initial professional experience is an asset, but not mandatory.
  • Values: Integrity, professionalism, respect for diversity and a strong commitment to the UNESCO’s mission.

The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) /Associate Expert (AE) Programme

The JPO/AE Programme provides the opportunity for young university graduates and young qualified professionals to acquire training and work experience in technical cooperation and in management and administration of multilateral programmes and projects either within UNESCO’s Field Offices or at Headquarters. JPO/AEs are recruited under bilateral agreements between UNESCO and the donor countries*, generally for a duration of 2 to 3 years.

Who are we looking for?

Do you have the right profile?

  • Age: Candidates are normally under the age of thirty-two when applying for an JPO/AE position.
  • Education: a university degree in education, culture, science, social and human sciences or communication, or in a field of direct relevance to the management and administration of an international organization.
  • Languages: fluent English or French and a good knowledge of the other working language. Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Spanish or Russian is an additional asset.
  • Previous experience: an initial professional experience is an asset, but is not mandatory.
  • Nationality: candidates for the JPO/AE Programme are normally nationals of the Donor country* funding their assignment to UNESCO. Applicants from developing countries may also be considered by certain Donor Governments.
  •  Values: Integrity, professionalism, respect for diversity and a strong commitment to the UNESCO mission.

For more info and how to apply click here.

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