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Have you got the right profile?

Before you submit your application for an Associate Expert post at UNESCO, assess your eligibility: do you have the profile of an Associate Expert?

10007766_250.jpgNationality: UNESCO has an signed an agreement with the following countries on the Associate Expert's scheme : Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. As the JPO Programme is sponsored by participating donors, applicants are requested in nearly all cases to write directly to their respective government's authorities.

Qualifications: university degree in education, culture, science, social and human sciences or communication, or in a field of direct relevance to the management and administration of an international organization.

Languages: an excellent knowledge of one of the two working languages (French and English). A good knowledge of the other language and a knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Spanish or Russian are additional assets. In some cases, knowledge is required of a language that is not an official language of UNESCO or is the language of the duty station.

Experience: some initial professional experience would be an asset but is not obligatory.

Age: on average, under 32 years. The age of Associate Experts varies according to the country.




How to do

Asssociate Expert

  • 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 you will receive a professional training.
  • And obtain the status and entitlements of a UNESCO Associate Expert

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