UNESCO 2023 Young Professional Programme (YPP)
UNESCO is excited to introduce the 2023 UNESCO Young Professional Programme, an initiative focused on enhancing geographic diversity and advancing gender equality within the organization.
This initiative offers bright and exceptionally qualified university graduates, as well as young professionals from Member States that are underrepresented or not represented, the chance to embark on their professional journey with UNESCO.
The UNESCO Young Professional Programme 2023 is a promising opportunity for talented university graduates and young professionals hailing from underrepresented Member States. Aspiring candidates can apply by submitting their applications to the National Commission or Permanent Delegation of their country of citizenship. These applications undergo a meticulous screening process, considering academic qualifications, motivation, language skills, and professional experience. Shortlisted candidates then engage in a comprehensive interview process, including video and panel interviews, to showcase their various skills and attributes. Successful candidates receive a letter of appointment from UNESCO, while unsuccessful applications prompt notification to the relevant National Commissions and Permanent Delegations. This program stands as a gateway for early-career professionals to embark on a meaningful journey with UNESCO, contributing to the organization’s goals of geographic diversity and gender parity.
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the UNESCO Young Professional Programme:
- Candidates should be nationals from non- or under-represented Member States at UNESCO.
- Candidates must be less than 32 years of age.
- Candidates must possess an advanced university degree in education, culture, science, social and human sciences or communication, or in a field related to the management and administration of an international organization.
- Applicants must be fluent in English or French languages. Knowledge of both working languages is an asset. Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese is an additional asset.
- Initial professional experience is an asset, but not mandatory.
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Application Procedures for the UNESCO Young Professional Programme (How to Apply):
To apply for the UNESCO Young Professional Programme 2023, interested candidates should submit their applications to the National Commission or Permanent Delegation of their country of citizenship. These bodies will review all applications and compile a list of candidates to be forwarded to UNESCO’s Bureau of Human Resources Management.
Screening: Applications undergo a thorough review, considering factors such as academic qualifications, motivation/statement of interest, presentation of the application, language and writing skills, and level of professional experience.
Interviews and Evaluation: Shortlisted candidates will participate in a video interview followed by a panel interview. These sessions provide an opportunity for candidates to showcase their communication skills, team spirit, analytical abilities, initiative, creativity, flexibility, and adaptability.
Decision: Successful candidates will receive a letter of appointment from UNESCO. In case of an unsuccessful application, UNESCO will notify the relevant National Commissions and Permanent Delegations.
Application Deadline: Not specified
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