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Program overview

The Young Professionals’ Programme (YPP) aims at bringing in young professionals improving the geographical representation of the Organization and enriching and diversifying the UNESCO staff.  This programme provides talented, highly qualified university graduates and young professionals from non- and under- represented Member States the opportunity to join UNESCO at the early stage of their professional career.

 

 

Summary of positions

 

 

ASSOCIATE EDUCATION
POLICY ANALYST
ASSOCIATE LIAISON OFFICER
ASSOCIATE HR OFFICER (LEGAL)

 

 

ASSOCIATE FINANCE &
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME SPECIALIST
ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME SPECIALIST

 

 

Starting Date

6th December 2021

Program highlights

Duration
Full-time
Location
UNESCO HQ in Paris or field offices (in-person)
Target
Saudi nationals holding an advanced university degree

Application criteria

  • Saudi nationals
  • Thirty-two years of age (maximum) as at 31 December 2021, e. born on or after 1st January 1990.
  • Holding an advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent), with a specialization or a major in the following areas: Education, Culture, Communications, Social and Human Sciences, Business Administration, Accounting/Finance, Law, International Relations.
  • Fluent English or French. Knowledge of both working languages would be an asset. Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish would be an additional asset.

 

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Frequently asked questions

You will need to check with your university directly as this will depend on the number of hours required for your internship/co-op.

You can find more information about the program dates on the program specific page.

Yes, the video is a mandatory part of the application. For more details about how to record your video, please visit our application page for the opportunity that you are applying for.

High school students, college students, fresh graduates and experienced youth can also participate in short-term virtual experiences with minimal human interaction that mimic entry level work offered by top-tiered firms, local SMEs and start-ups.

Currently, the program is running:
Long-term placement programs (e.g., UN JPO program, UNESCO traineeship)
Short-term internship and co-op programs (e.g., IBM, Hyperloop)

The program instils confidence in students as they feel they are on the right path to an impactful career through hands-on experience in prestigious placements.

You can take the test through Duolingo English as an alternative standardized proficiency test. Please note that scores are available after 48 hours from taking the test so take that into account.

Contact Us if you still have any questions

Application Process

  • Sign up

    Sign up to Misk Hub and create your profile

  • Apply

    Select this program and click the apply button

  • Evaluation

    We will review your application criteria and your video then decide if this program is right for you.

  • Psychometric test

    Complete online psychometric test

  • Interview

    Attend one-on-one interview virtually

  • Application confirmation

    Successful applicants will receive an email confirming their program enrollment. We will also share more program-specific information and details about your participation.

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