The Young Professional Programme gives the opportunity to young people all over the world to work with UNESCO in various posts. It is geared specifically for candidates from unrepresented or under-represented countries from UNESCO Member States.
The main objectives of the Program are:
- To improve the geographical distribution of staff within the UNESCO Secretariat.
- Contribute to the rejuvenation of its staff members and increase the representation of professional women.
- Ensure harmonization and efficiency in the administrative services of the UNESCO Secretariat.
The eligibility of a Member State is determined at the date of the call for applications. National
Commissions for UNESCO select and submit up to 12 qualified candidateswhich meet the following criteria for further considaration by UNESCO:
- Nationality: a candidate must be from an unrepresented or under-represented country (in this he/she must be a Tanzanian)
- Age: candidates must be 30 years of age or less by UNESCO’s deadline for submissions.
- Education: a university degree or specialized diploma in the areas requested from the call for applications.
- Languages: fluency in one of the two working languages of UNESCO (French and English).
- Attitude: a commitment to working in a multicultural context and to international public service are essential.
- Experience: initial professional experience is an asset, but is not mandatory.