Young New Zealanders interested in a career as an international civil servant are invited to apply to sit a United Nations exam later this year.
Young New Zealanders interested in a career as an international civil servant are reminded that applications for the United Nations Young Professionals Programme close on September 19 (11.59pm EST New York time).
For the second year in a row, New Zealand has been invited to participate in the UN’s Young Professionals Programme (YPP). This year’s exam will be offered in the following job families: Architecture, Economic Affairs, Information System and Technology, Political Affairs, Radio Producer and Social Affairs.
The YPP programme offers young people from UN Member States an opportunity to apply, based on their geographical status, for entry level positions through a competitive examination process.
To be eligible, persons need to be aged 32 or younger on 31 December 2012, hold at least a first-level university degree in a discipline in which they would like to take the exam, and be fluent in either English or French.
New Zealand currently has around 120 nationals working in various capacities for the UN around the world. Of the tens of thousands of applications received in 2011, two New Zealanders were successfully recruited into the YPP programme.For further information please visit the United Nations Careers website: https://careers.un.org