Exciting Career Opportunity at the United Nations – Young Professionals Programme 2014

Exciting Career Opportunity at the United Nations – Young Professionals Programme 2014

Deadline: Varies

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.

Eligibility

You are eligible to participate in the young professionals programme examination if you meet the following requirements:

  • Hold at least a first-level university degree
  • Be 32 or younger by the end of this year
  • Can speak either English and/or French fluently
  • 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.

2014 Participating Countries

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Andorra
  3. Angola
  4. Barbados
  5. Belarus
  6. Belize
  7. Brazil
  8. Brunei Darussalam
  9. Burkina Faso
  10. Cambodia
  11. Chad
  12. China
  13. Comoros
  14. Côte d’Ivoire
  15. Cyprus
  16. Czech Republic
  17. Georgia
  18. Germany
  19. Grenada
  20. Guinea
  21. Indonesia
  22. Iraq
  23. Japan
  24. Latvia
  25. Lesotho
  26. Liberia
  27. Libya
  28. Luxembourg
  29. Malaysia
  30. Micronesia
  31. Monaco
  32. Namibia
  33. Netherlands
  34. New Zealand
  35. Norway
  36. Oman
  37. Paraguay
  38. Poland
  39. Russia
  40. Saint Lucia
  41. Samoa
  42. San Marino
  43. Saudi Arabia
  44. Slovakia
  45. Solomon Islands
  46. Somalia
  47. South Sudan
  48. St Vincent and the Grenadines
  49. Turkey
  50. Tuvalu
  51. United Arab Emirates
  52. United States
  53. Vanuatu
  54. Vietnam

How to Apply

You may apply to take one or more of the following young professionals programme examination

  • POLITICAL AFFAIRS | Deadline: August 13, 2014
  • HUMAN RIGHTS | Deadline: August 26, 2014
  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY | Deadline: August 13, 2014
  • RADIO PRODUCTION | Deadline: August 20, 2014
  • PHOTOGRAPHY | Deadline: August 26, 2014
  • ECONOMIC AFFAIRS | Deadline: August 20, 2014

For more information and to apply, visit UN Young Professionals Programme 2014.

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