Apply for 2016 United Nations Young Professionals Program

unlDeadline:Do well to submit your applications on or before July 19, 2016

Eligibility Criteria:

The YPP examination is held once a year and only nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise are eligible for the examinations. Every year, the list of eligible countries is published and varies from year to year.

  • Applicants  should hail from a participating country.
  • Applicants should hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam subject you are applying for.
  • Applicants should be 32 or younger in the year of the examination.
  • They must be fluent in either English or French.

Participation of staff of the United Nations

Note that staff members of the United Nations Secretariat who work within the General Service and other related categories and aspire to a career within the Professional and higher categories are equally eligible for this examination.

Exam subjects

The exam subjects depend largely on the staffing needs of the United Nations, applicants are welcomed to apply for different examination subjects. Descriptions of responsibilities, expected competencies and education requirements would differ depending on the area.Areas of concentuation will be announced later this year.


Apply to the selected job opening through Inspira. Additional guidelines on creating applications are available by clicking on the “Manuals and Help’’ link found in the upper right-hand corner of the webpage when you log in to

Screening questions: Endeavor to  carefully read through the screening questions. These questions are intended to verify an applicant’s eligibility for the program. Note that If you are unable to answer all screening questions affirmatively you might not be eligible to take part in the YPP.

Nationality: In the field marked “Country of Nationality”, enter the participating country under which you wish to be considered for the examination. Please note that the fields “Nationality at Birth” and “Other Nationalities” will not be considered in the eligibility screening.

Education: When filling out this section, it might happen that your obtained education does not correspond to any of the given choices. In a situation, your exact education is not listed in the drop-down menu, please select the closest relevant option and explain discrepancies under “Additional Comments.” Only if you find no match at all, you may chose “Other” in these two fields. The “Specialization” field will not be considered in the screening process.

Work experience: Usually in a situation where more than 40 candidates of the same nationality apply for the YPP, relevant work experience will be quantitatively used to rank candidates. That being the case, candidates should be precise and succinct about your work experience.

Languages: You need to be fluent in all four areas (speak, read, write, understand) in English or French. In some cases anything less than “Fluent” in any of the four areas might render you unqualified.

Participating Countries:

The underlisted countries that are un- or under-represented in the United Nations, are invited to take part in the Young Professionals Programme:

Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Greece, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Somalia, South Sudan, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vanuatu, Vietnam
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