UN Young Professionals Program 2024 (P-1 or P-2 Level)

Applications are open for the UN Young Professionals Program 2024. The UN Young Professionals Program (YPP) is designed to recruit talented young professionals from different countries to start a career as an international civil servant with the UN Secretariat. The program consists of an Entrance examination and a professional development program for those who are successful in the exam. YPP is for beginners so previous work experience is Not required. Your Level will be P-1 or P-2.

A two-year fixed-term contract at a P-1 or P-2 level with the UN Secretariat. P-1 level is for those holding a Bachelor’s degree with no work experience. And P-2 level is for those holding a bachelor’s degree with 2 years of work experience or a master’s degree with no work experience. Successful candidates must be willing to be placed in a position at any UN duty station. The Young Professional Program is a fantastic opportunity to start a professional career with the United Nations. More details are given below.

Eligibility Criteria for the UN Young Professionals Program 2024 (UN YPP)

  • Nationality: YPP is open to the Nationals of the Participating countries. Each year list of countries changes.
  • Required Qualification: You must have completed your bachelor’s degree to be eligible for the UN YPP exam.
  • Age: The age of the applicant should be 32 years or younger at the time of the exam.
  • Language: Be fluent in English or French.
  • Work Experience: Work experience is not an eligibility requirement for YPP.

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How UN YPP Program Works?

An entrance exam is offered annually. Eligible applicants must pass the exam to be considered for the YPP.

Examination Areas

  • Political Affairs, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs
  • Human Resources, Administration, Management & Analysis
  • Finance & Budget

Position Type, Level of Contract, and Duration

YPPs will be offered a 2-year Fixed contract at P-1 and P-2 Level. After two years, and subject to satisfactory performance, you may be granted a continuing contract.

What is the meaning of P1/P2 Level?

P1 and P2 are entry-level professional positions at the United Nations and do not normally require any extensive work experience.

Duty Station and Location of Work

Successful candidates must be willing to be placed in a position at any UN duty station or field operation for at least 2 years.

Eligible Countries for YPP 2024

The list of the participating countries changes each year. For 2024, participants from these countries can apply:

Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (the Federated States of), Monaco, Nauru, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu.

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Estimated Timeline for YPP

  • Application Period: June-July
  • Screening of Application: August-September
  • Assessment Process: November – February
  • Interviews & Results: May – July

How to Apply for the UN Young Professionals Program 2024?

Applicants can apply online. The application period typically opens in June each year. Those interested can apply via Inspira.

Official Link: https://careers.un.org/young-professionals-programme

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As Opportunities Corners founder, my name is Muhammad Saim Rasheed. I completed my higher education from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. I have been to Egypt for the AIESEC internship in 2016. In addition, I am an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's (SUSI 2017) Exchange Program. I participated in the Young Leaders Fellowship in the Maldives in 2021, and I went to the International Youth Leadership Summit in Turkiye in 2022. Since 2017, I have participated in numerous fully funded educational and leadership programs. I therefore created this blog based on my own personal experiences, and I mentor students who are eager and enthusiastic about pursuing fully funded opportunities. You can visit the official sources for additional information by clicking on the links provided at the end of each post. Read more about me and our partners here. I am also Featured by Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network