The UNESCO Young Professionals Program (UYP) is now open for application. This program provides the opportunity to young university graduates and young qualified professionals to join UNESCO at the early stage of their professional career.
- Applicant must be a citizen of a non or under represented member state in UNESCO.
- Applicant must not be older than 32 years.
- Must have an advanced degree in education, science, culture, social science, human sciences or communications or a field relating to management and administration of an international organization.
- Must be able to speak English or French language fluently. Knowledge of both working languages is an asset. In addition, Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, Arabic, or Chinese is an additional asset.
- Initial professional experience is an asset not mandatory.
- Integrity, professionalism, respect for diversity and a strong commitment to the UNESCO’s mission.
Pay and benefits
UNESCO offers a competitive package of salaries and benefits which are set by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and are similar across United Nations Agencies. Salaries are made of two elements :
- Base salary.
- Post adjustment (a % of the base salary different for each location, to ensure that staff salaries have the same purchasing power at all duty stations worldwide).
- UNESCO provides allowances to help staff with their family obligations and the education of their children.
- UNESCO offers a package of benefits to support installation costs in the new location.
- When a UNESCO staff moves to another duty station, he/she will receive incentives to facilitate and compensate for the move.
- UNESCO staff are entitled to 30 days of leave per year in addition to the official holidays in the duty station.
- The Organization provides staff with medical coverage and contributes to the Pension Fund established by the United Nations.
How to submit an application
Applicants must send their application to the National Commission/Permanent Delegation of their country of citizenship. UNESCO does not accept applications sent directly to the Organization. The National Commissions will review all applications to ensure that the profiles match the required qualifications. The National Commissions then submits a list of a maximum of 12 shortlisted applicants to the Bureau of Human Resources Management at UNESCO. Please click here to access UNESCO Young Professional Program for more information on how to apply.
- 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.