United Nations Young Professionals Programme 2020(Fully-Funded)

The United Nations invites applications for the Young Professionals Programme, recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the UN Secretariat in 2020.

Worth of Award

Eligibility

  • Do you hold at least a first-level university degree, in a relevant subject area (as listed in the job opening)?
  • 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?
  • Do you have a United Nations appointment valid until at least six months after the date of the examination?
  • Do you have a rating of at least “successfully meets performance expectations” in your latest performance assessment periods?
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If you meet the criteria above, you can apply to participate in the young professionals programme via the “G to N” application.

If you are a staff member of the United Nations Secretariat in the General Service and related staff categories, or a staff member in the Field Service category, and do not meet the criteria above, you can still participate in the examination, via the “G to P” application, if you meet the following criteria:

  • Do you have five years of continuous service in the Secretariat?
  • Do you have a rating of at least “successfully meets performance expectations” in the last two performance assessment periods?
  • Do you have a United Nations appointment valid until at least six months after the date of the examination?
  • Do you hold at least a first-level university degree, in a relevant subject area (as listed in the job opening)?
  • Do you speak either English and/or French fluently?
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Please remember that if you are planning to submit an application for the 2020 YPP, you must hold a ‎nationality from any of these countries:‎

Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo ‎Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic ‎People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Grenada, Guinea-‎Bissau, Haiti, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s ‎Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, ‎Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua ‎New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and ‎the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon ‎Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, ‎United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).‎

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How to Apply

  • Carefully review basic application criteria on the YPP Home page.
  • The YPP application period typically opens each June. The job openings, specific to each exam area, will be found through Inspira or the UN Careers Portal. Read carefully to determine if you meet the requirements.
  • Watch the YPP Application Guide Video prior to applying!
  • A general UN “Applicant Guide” is available in Inspira by logging in and clicking on the “Manuals” link on the top of the page.
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Deadline: The application period for the 2020 YPP exams is now open. Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2020.

 

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