Job opportunities for young professionals at UNESCO (Deadline July 10, 2015)
Rwanda National Commission for UNESCO is pleased to announce to rwandan youth that UNESCO is launching the Young Professionals Programme 2015. Its main objectives is to improve the geographical distribution of the Secretariat. It also aims at attracting young talented professional to the Secretariat.
i. Age: Maximum thirty-two years as at 31 December 2015 i.e born born in and after December 1983
ii. Holding an advanced university degree, preferably with a specialization or a major in the following:
Education: - Aducation planning, comparative education, education reform
- Human Resources Management, Business Administration
Natural Sciences: Environmental Natural Sciences
 Social and Human Sciences: Social and Human Sciences (social transformations, policy formulation, youth and intercultural dialogue)
Culture: International law
Communication and Information: Communication and Information Sciences
External Relations: International Relations; Political Sciences
Legal affairs: International law, contract law, commercial law or adminitrative law
Financial Management: Finance, Accounting, Audit
iii. Excellent knowledge of English or French. Knowledge of both working languages is an asset.

Application process for Young Professionals Programme

If you are interested in the Young Professional Programme you need to contact your National Commission.
The application process is as follows:
1. Launching the Young Professionals Programme
The Bureau of Human Resources Management (HRM) of UNESCO sends a call for applications to National Commissions and Permanent Delegations of non- or under-represented Member States. Each National Commission is responsible for the dissemination of this information and for the pre-selection at national level.
2. Submission of application
Candidates send their application to the National Commission/Permanent Delegation of their country of citizenship. UNESCO does not accept applications sent directly to the Organization.
National Commissions 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.
3. Screening of applicants
All applications are reviewed by a committee which will establish a shortlist based on (1) academic qualifications, (2) motivation/statement of interest, (3) presentation of the application, (4) language and writing skills, and (5) level of professional experience.
4. Evaluation of applicants
If you are among the shortlisted candidates, you will be required to attend interviews at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris). The interviews provides candidates with an opportunity to demonstrate their communication skills, team spirit, analytical skills, sense of initiative, creativity, flexibility and adaptability. They evaluate the candidate’s knowledge of the technical aspects of education, science, culture, communication, information or administration. In addition to interviews, language tests are undertaken to determine your level of proficiency in the working languages of UNESCO (English and French).
5. Appointment decision
- 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.
Note: Interview and entry on duty and other dates may be subject to change due to visa issues, family situation and/or the geographical location of the selected candidates.

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