1 stage: application
The application for the United Nations Young Professionals Programme (UN YPP) 2018 are open from 11 June 2018 through 9 August 2018 (closes at 11:59 PM New York time). To view and apply to the UN YPP 2018, please log in to the website inspira.un.org.
2 stage: written examination
The UN YPP 2018 written examination will be held in three job families: Legal Affairs, Social Affairs, Statistics. The written examination is held ONLINE via a United Nations online testing platform. The written examination will be held in two parts with the following tentative timeframe: Part I on 25 October 2018 and Part II on 13 December 2018. Convocations (invitations for those eligible to participate in the exam) are expected to be sent mid-September. Only examinees who are successful in the overall written examination will be invited to the oral examination (interview).
3 stage: oral examination (interview)
The UN YPP interview is conducted via online video conference in either English or French and consists of a competency-based interview. The competency-based interview aims to test your consistency with values and competencies of the United Nations. Part of the final assessment stage, either before, during or after the oral examination may include an element to verify the candidate’s answers given in the Specialized Paper as well as the information in the Personal History Profile submitted. The anticipated timeframe for the oral examinations is spring-summer 2019.
I still have questions. What should I do?
In our FAQ section about the Application stage you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the UN YPP.