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The Recruitment Process
Once you have submitted your application for a post in the Young Professionals Programme to your National Commission, it will go through the various stages of the recruitment process.
10028099_160.jpgApplications are examined by a number of UNESCO selection committees.

These are the five steps in the recruitment process for Young Professionals:

1. Launching the Young Professionals Programme
The Bureau of Human Resources Management (HRM) of UNESCO sends a call for applications by means of letter to National Commissions of non- or under-represented Member States. Each National Commission is responsible for the dissemination of this information and for the pre-selection at national level. Candidates must submit applications to the National Commission or Permanent Delegation to UNESCO of their country. Their contact details are on the UNESCO website.

2. Submission of your application
Once your National Commission has determined that your profile corresponds to the skills and abilities required, they will submit the applications. Each country may submit a maximum of 12 applications.

3. Screening of applicants
Upon receipt of the applications, multicultural, multi-disciplinary committees make a pre-selection of applications.
The committee will examine the applicants’ (1) academic qualifications, (2) motivation/statement of interest, (3) presentation of the application, (4) language and writing skills, and (5) level of professional experience.

4. Evaluation of the applicants
If you are among the shortlisted candidates, you will be required to attend interviews at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris).
The interviews provide candidates with an opportunity to demonstrate their communication skills, team spirit, analytical skills, sense of initiative, creativity, flexibility and adaptability. They evaluate the candidate’s knowledge of the technical aspects of education, science, culture, communication, information or administration. In addition to interviews, language tests are undertaken to determine your level of proficiency in the working languages of UNESCO (English and French).

5. Appointment decision
UNESCO will inform of the outcome of your application as follows:

- If your application is successful, UNESCO will send you a letter of appointment.
- If your application is not successful, UNESCO will inform your National Commission/Permanent Delegation.

Note: Interview and entry on duty and other dates may be subject to change due to visa issues, family situation and/or the geographical location of the selected candidates.






How to do

Young Professionals

  • First, assess your skills: have you got the right profile?
  • If so, see how to apply
  • If you succeed to go through the recruitment process step by step,
  • You will receive a professional training.
  • And obtain the status and entitlements of a UNESCO Young Professional

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