UN YPP Young Professionals Programme 2022

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UN YPP Young Professionals Programme 2022

YPP Young Professionals Programme 2022 | United Nations Young Professionals Programme 2021/2022

The application period for the UN YPP Young Professionals Programme 2022 exam has started. Applications will be accepted until February 13, 2022. Job listings can be found on the United Nations Career Portal and Inspira. The exam areas and their corresponding jobs are:

  • Social Affairs/Social Policy and Development: job opening #164785
  • Statistics and Data Science: job opening #164791

About United Nations Young Professionals Programme 2021/2022

UN YPP Young Professionals Programme 2022
UN YPP Young Professionals Programme 2022

The UN YPP is a global recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the the United Nations Secretariat. In recent years, the program has become a popular choice for young people looking for international work experience. The YPP is an opportunity to work for an organization committed to helping its members achieve their development goals.

Getting Started With UN YPP Young Professionals Programme 2022

The United Nations Young Professionals Programme consists of an entrance examination process and professional development once those successful start their career with the UN. The YPP examination is held once a year in different subject areas, depending on the needs of the UN.

Eligibility requirements

  • To be a citizen of a participating country
  • Education holds at least a first-level university degree relevant to the examination (at least a relevant
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent 3-year degree)
  • You must be 32 years old or younger in the year of examination
  • Proficiency in English or French

UN YPP Young Professionals Programme 2022 Application Procedures

If more than 40 applicants from the same country are eligible for an exam area, those applicants will be screened and ranked based on highest level of education completed, knowledge of official UN languages, and relevant work experience.
If the exam occurs in two stages, then 60 applicants per country/per exam area may be invited to the first exam stage, with a maximum of 40 per country/per exam area proceeding to the second stage.

Selection Criteria:

  • Your application will be screened to determine if you are eligible for the examination in the exam subject you applied for.
  • If more than 40 applicants from the same country apply for the same exam area, those applicants will be further screened and ranked by a Human Resources Officer according to points given for the following additional qualifications: highest level of education completed, knowledge of official UN languages, and relevant work experience.
  • Please be aware that many potential applicants do not pass the screening stage due to incomplete or inaccurate applications.
  • If your application was successful, you will be informed that you are convoked to the examination.
  • If determined that you are not eligible to apply or if your application was unsuccessful, you will be informed that you have not been convoked to the examination.
  • You will be able to check the status of your application by typing your application number in the search section on the Convocation status & Examination centre page (See link in Application Process in Program Webpage Link below).
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