Young Professionals Programme 2016

Leda Letra participated in the Young Professionals Programme. UN File Photo.

Participation in the programme

Every year the United Nations seeks 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. The YPP 2016 written examination will take place on 14 December 2016.

Who can apply?

The YPP examination is held once a year 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.

Basic application criteria:

  • You must have the nationality of a participating country.
  • You must hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam area you are applying for.
  • You must be 32 or younger by the end of the examination.
  • You must be fluent in either English or French.

The above are the basic eligibility requirements to participate in the young professionals programme, complete information on this programme can be found at the United Nations Careers Portal http://careers.un.org

Applications

You can apply online between 19 May and 19 July. Please log in to https://inspira.un.org to view and apply to the Job Openings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read more here: https://careers.un.org

 

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