The United Nations Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2022 cohort is now searching for talented young individuals across the globe. Are you one of the standout candidates who are about to experience their big international civil service career break?
Application deadline: February 13, 2022
Each year, the United Nations invites individuals from UN member countries to take part in a very competitive process to join the International Civil Service. The UN Young Professionals Program painstakingly seeks candidates from nations that are under-represented at the United Nations.
The United Nations Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start or advance a career with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and involves professional development programs once successful candidates start their career with the UN.
The UN YPP Program holds examinations once a year. It is open to nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise. They publish the list of participating countries annually, which varies from year to year.
The job openings are found on the UN Careers Portal and on Inspira. Furthermore, the exam areas and their corresponding job openings include:
Remember to watch the application guidance video to learn more about the process. Keep in mind that submissions to multiple YPP exams will result in an automatic disqualification.
The following benefits are provided to UNYPs:
The United Nations Young Professionals Program shall end after two years and is subject to satisfactory performance, successful candidates may be granted a continuing contract.
In order to qualify for the opportunity, interested candidates must first adhere to the following requirements:
The UN Secretariat encourages staff members, who work within the General Service and other related categories and that aspire to a career within the Professional and higher categories to apply for the UNYP program.
What to expect:
These countries are eligible to apply for the Young Professionals Program:
Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
To start your application process, please visit the official scholarship webpage here.
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