Jobs at the UN – United Nations Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2023

Jobs at the UN - United Nations Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2023
Deadline: December 31st, 2022

Jobs at the UN – United Nations Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2023

The UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) application process is now open.
The UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the UN Secretariat.
It consists of an entrance examination process and professional development once those successful start their career with the UN.
The YPP examination is held once a year in different subject areas, depending on the needs of the UN.
YPP is open to nationals of participating countries. The list of participating countries varies from year to year.
The application period typically opens in June each year. Those interested can view eligibilities below

What is the Eligibility Criteria

be a national of a participating country
hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam(at least a relevant Bachelor’s degree or a 3-year equivalent degree)
be 32 years old or younger in the year of the examination
be fluent in either English or French

Carefully review basic application criteria on the YPP Home page.
The YPP application period typically opens each June.
The job openings, specific to each exam area, will be found through Inspira or the UN Careers Portal.
Read carefully to determine if you meet the requirements.
Watch the YPP Application Guide Video prior to applying!
A general UN “Applicant Guide” is available in Inspira by logging in and clicking on the “Manuals” link on the top of the page.
Applications will be screened to determine if they meet the basic eligibility requirements (i.e., nationality, age, education, language).
If more than 40 applicants from the same country are eligible for an exam area, those applicants will be screened and ranked based on highest level of education completed, knowledge of official UN languages, and relevant work experience.
If the exam occurs in two stages, then 60 applicants per country/per exam area may be invited to the first exam stage, with a maximum of 40 per country/per exam area proceeding to the second stage.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.
Please note that this timeline is for reference only, as it varies a bit from year to year.
The below provides an overview of the steps and general timeframe of the YPP exams from start to finish.
1. Application Period
June – July
  • Review the job opening and requirements
  • Create and submit your application on
4. Interviews & Results
April – June
  • Candidates notified of results of written examination​
  • Interviews conducted
  • Notification of overall results
2. Applications Screened
August – October
  • Applications evaluated based on eligibility criteria
  • Candidates notified of eligibility and convoked to the examination
3. Assessment Process
November – March
  • Examinations administered online
  • Examinations marked
  • Verification of exam results

For more Information: Visit the website for Jobs at the UN – United Nations Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2023

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