Call for Applications: United Nations Young Professsionals Programme

Young Professionals Programme

The United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examination is a platform for launching a career at the United Nations. This programme builds upon the national competitive recruitment examination (NCRE) which was held for the last time in 2010.

Are you eligible to participate in the young professionals programme examination?

  • Do you hold at least a first-level university degree?
  • Are you 32 or younger by the end of this year?
  • Do you speak either English and/or French fluently?
  • Are you a national of a participating country?

The examination is held worldwide and is open to nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise – the list of participating countries is published annually and varies from year to year.

This examination is also held for staff members of the United Nations Secretariat who work within the General Service and other related categories and aspire to a career within the Professional and higher categories. For more information about staff members participating in the young professionals programme, click here.

The examination tests your substantive knowledge, analytical thinking, drafting abilities, as well as your awareness of international affairs.

Initially you will be appointed for two years and then be reviewed for a continuing appointment. The Organization promotes mobility within and across duty stations and job families. As a new recruit you are expected to work in at least two different functions and duty stations within your first five years of service. You will be offered orientation and mobility training as well as career support. This will help you adapt and accelerate the learning period leading to productive work and job satisfaction as an international civil servant.

2012 participating countries

Afghanistan Algeria Andorra Angola
Antigua and Barbuda Australia Austria Azerbaijan
Belarus Belgium Bhutan Brazil
Brunei Darussalam Central African Republic Chad Colombia
Comoros Cyprus Estonia France
Georgia Germany Greece Guinea-Bissau
Honduras Hungary India Indonesia
Iraq Israel Italy Jamaica
Japan Kiribati Latvia Lesotho
Liberia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg
Malaysia Mexico Moldova Monaco
Montenegro Mozambique Namibia Netherlands
New Zealand Norway Oman Pakistan
Papua New Guinea Paraguay Poland Portugal
Republic of Korea Romania Saint Lucia Samoa
San Marino Saudi Arabia Slovakia Slovenia
Solomon Islands Spain St Vincent and the Grenadines Sweden
Switzerland Syria Tajikistan The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Togo Tonga Turkey Tuvalu
United Kingdom United States Vanuatu
For more information: UN Careers Website
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Posted on July 16, 2012, in Africa, Career, Education, Fellowship, Global, Opportunities and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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