|United Nations Jobs for Saudis|
The Young Professionals Programme
We are very glad to remind you that the application period for the 2014 Young Professional Programme (YPP) has started.
Participation in the programme
Every year the United Nations seeks highly qualified candidates who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. This year we are holding the exam on 4 December 2014 in Economic Affairs, Human Rights, Information Systems and Technology, Photography, Political Affairs and Radio Producers (Arabic/Chinese/Kiswahili/Russian/Spanish).
The application periods for the examination will run from 14 June 2014 through 27 August 2014 (11:59 PM EST) through the United Nations Careers Portal http://careers.un.org – in a staggered way as follows:
28 June to 27 August: Human Rights and Photography
In the past, we had more than 40,000 applicants, and more than 4,500 candidates who sat for the exam. Out of those, only a small number of about 10 to 50 candidates per job family were invited for interviews. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to prepare properly for the exam!
Recruitment after having passed the exam
The number of candidates that pass is closely linked to the positions that are projected to become available. Each year, the candidates that meet the projected vacancies plus a 10 % reserve list, which is valid for two years, are passed. Consequently, while the probability of getting a job is quite high when you are on the reserve list, passing is not a guarantee of getting a job. Job offers to successful candidates are made on an ongoing basis, but placement takes place on a quarterly basis, subject to the requirements of the Organization. If you are successful, you will be considered for YPP vacancies as they become available. You will be given an opportunity to indicate your preference(s) for duty stations and job functions at the time of the oral examination. While efforts are made to take preferences into account this may or may not be possible.
Links to videos highlighting the role and work of the United Nations available on the careers.un.org website as well as “YouTube”:
For questions regarding the Young Professionals Programme, please email
. Please note that these positions are with the United Nations and not with the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations or the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Please note that these positions are with the United Nations and not with the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations or the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.