UNESCO has launched its 2018 Call for Applications to the Young Professionals Programme.

The programme seeks to improve the geographical representation of staff at the UNESCO Secretariat, promote gender parity at international professional level, create an enhanced pool of young civil servants, enriching and diversifying UNESCO.

The selected candidates will be appointed as UNESCO staff members on a regular fixed-term contract at P1/P2 level. Assignments may be either at the UNESCO Headquarters or in a UNESCO Field Office. The renewal of contracts of appointed applicants will depend on the evaluation of performance during the first nine (9) months probationary period.

During the first twelve (12) months of service, the Young Professionals will have the opportunity to work with a mentor who will support them at the beginning of their assignment. Furthermore, Young Professionals will be given the opportunity to attend trainings on UNESCO’s results based management and other relevant areas.


Who can apply?

Applications are invited from only Ghanaian Nationals:

  • Age: applicants must not be more than thirty-two years of age by 31 December 2018, i.e. born not before 1st January 1986.
  • Education: hold an advanced university degree, with a specialization or a major in the following areas: Education Sciences; Public Policy; Natural and Basic Sciences; Cultural Heritage; Social and Human Sciences; Communications and Information; International Relations and Political Sciences; Economics; International Cooperation and Development; Public and International law; Business Administration; Finance; Accounting; Computer Science; Knowledge Management and Information Technology.
  • Service: must have completed one-year compulsory National Service.
  • Language: excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of French is an asset. Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese is an additional asset.
  • Experience: initial professional experience is an asset, but not mandatory.
  • Values: Integrity, professionalism, respect for diversity and a strong commitment to the UNESCO mission.


How to apply?

Interested applicants should submit a copy of current Curriculum Vitae in English or French using a freestyle template of a maximum of two pages to recruitment@unescoghana.org, quoting ‘UNESCO YOUNG PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME 2018’as the subject.

Deadline for the submission of applications is Friday, 15th June, 2018.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants would be contacted for interview.

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