Applications from candidates in all participating nations are accepted by the United Nations Young Professionals Program (YPP) for a variety of roles. Highly qualified professionals can start a career as an international civil servant with the UN Secretariat through the YPP recruiting procedure. An entrance exam and professional growth follow the successful candidates starting their UN careers in the recruiting process.
Every year, many topic areas are covered by the YPP test. The topics change depending on what the UN requires. This opportunity is open to applicants from all participating nations. Due to yearly changes, please review the list of participating nations below.
All initially hired YPP applicants will be appointed at either the P-1 or P-2 level, depending on their qualifications. Candidates for positions at the P-2 level may be promoted from the P-1 level. Depending on the positions’ availability, this promotion is contingent upon at least two years of good performance. After that, a candidate can use the staff selection procedure to apply for P-3 level posts.
Financial and Educational Benefits of United Nations Young Professionals Program 2023:
For professionals and higher categories, the yearly net base wage is about US$ as follows. Please take notice that the United Nations Young Professionals Program (YPP) wage range for 2023 is based on Levels P1 to P2:
- For entry-level professionals (P1 – P3): 37,000 – 80,000 USD
- Rental subsidy if the candidate newly arrived at the duty station and their rent is higher than the proportion of the total remuneration.
- Assignment grants to help the recruited candidates in meeting initial extraordinary expenses when arriving at or relocating to a new duty station.
- Dependency allowances if the applicant has an eligible dependent such as a spouse or child(ren).
- An education grant under certain conditions if they have eligible children in school.
- Travel and shipping expenses when the applicants move from one duty station to another.
- A hardship allowance at some duty stations, with restrictions on bringing family members, and a non-family hardship allowance are also available.
- Rest and recuperation break and Hazard pay when the candidates serve in locations where the conditions are particularly hazardous, stressful, and challenging.
- Orientation and mobility training and career supports are also available.
- Depending on the candidates’ type of contract, they will have 18 days to 30 days of vacation per year plus ten paid holidays per year.
- Health insurance for eligible candidates in one United Nations-sponsored medical insurance plan
- Retirement pension
Who is Eligible:
- Hold at least a bachelor’s degree or a 3-year equivalent degree relevant to the exam
- Applicants should be 32 years old or younger in the examination year (born on or after 1 Jan. 1991)
- Prove fluency in either English or French
- This examination is also available for the UN Secretariat staff members who work within the General Service or related categories.
- Applicants should be national of a participating country:
Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua, Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic,
Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea
Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu.
- Application Period: April-June 2023
- Review the job opening and requirements.
- Create and apply via inspira.un.org.
- Applications Screened: July – August 2023
- Applications evaluated based on eligibility criteria.
- Candidates notified of eligibility and convoked to the examination.
- Assessment Process: September 2023 -February 2024
- Examinations administered online
- Examinations marked.
- Verification of exam results
- Interviews and Results: March-May 2024
- Candidates notified of results of written examination.
- Interviews conducted.
- Notification of overall results
What are the Required Documents to Apply?
- Passport or valid ID with clear photographs and data
- Degree Documentations such as Diplomas, Transcripts, or similar documents
How to Apply?
- Click on the Register Now tab below to start the application via an online application portal.
- As new user, select the Create Account Here and then fill the External Applicant Registration and click on Registration.
- Search for open jobs or positions. For the current year, Economic Affairs: Job opening #207015, and Information Systems and Technology: Job opening #207005.
- Confirm Eligibility: Carefully review the essential application criteria above.
- Review the Job Opening: Please find the job openings specific to each exam area through Inspira or the UN Careers Portal.
- Prepare An Application: Watch the YPP Application Guide Video before applying.
- Application Evaluation: Applications will pass the basic eligibility requirements (i.e., nationality, age, education, language).
- All applicants will receive notifications of the outcome of their application.