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UNESCO launches Mid-Level Professionals Programme

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by Impactpool

Published on: 25 May 2022

The Mid-Level Professionals Programme (MLPP) is a new recruitment initiative for talented and highly qualified mid-level professionals who wish to start and/or advance their careers as International Civil Servants at UNESCO.

Learn more about the programme, apply for the vacancies and register for the virtual event to engage directly with the hiring managers.

What is the UNESCO Mid-Level Professionals Programme?

The Mid-Level Professionals Programme (MLPP) is a new recruitment initiative for talented and highly qualified mid-level professionals who wish to start and/or advance their careers as International Civil Servants at UNESCO.

While recruitment is open to candidates from all UNESCO’s Member States, priority consideration, at equal competence, will be given to candidates from non- and under-represented Member States and to internal candidates.

Who Can Apply?

Eligibility Criteria - Must be a national of a UNESCO Member State. Qualified candidates from non- and under-represented Member States are strongly encouraged to apply.

The MLPP selection process is based on the standard UNESCO recruitment process. Standard educational and work experience requirements for professional positions at P-3 and P-4 level apply.

Language requirements - Candidates should demonstrate an excellent knowledge of at least one working language of the Secretariat (English or French). A good knowledge of the other working language is an asset, or in some cases, is required.

Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish could be required or would be an additional asset.

List of positions - Apply by 18 July

 

More about the virtual event 

Taking place on Thursday 16th June 2022 - A virtual career event hosted by UNESCO staff. The hybrid session will include a live breakout room with a schedule of career workshops related to the MLPP. The virtual booth will enable participants to engage in 1-to-1 chats with recruiters from the Programme. Apply directly for the 5 open vacancies and be added to the UNESCO talent rosters. Visit event page

Who should attend? Mid to senior-level professionals, who are specialists in the Culture Sector, Ocean Sciences. Social, Human and Natural Sciences and Human Resources. 

Recruitment Process

Applications

Positions included in the MLPP are advertised for two months. Before applying, please check the requirements carefully to ensure that you are eligible and qualified.

Please note that all candidates must complete an online application and provide complete and accurate information. No changes can be made to the application once submitted.

To apply, please visit the UNESCO Careers website.

Pre-screening - Applications will be reviewed to determine if candidates meet the basic eligibility requirements (i.e., experience, education, language, etc.).

Assessments and Interviews - Evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria established in the vacancy notice and may include pre-recorded video interviews, written tests and/or other assessments, and competency-based interviews with live panels. 

Only candidates selected for further evaluation/assessment will be contacted.

Notification of Appointment Decisions - Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application. Unsuccessful interviewed candidates will receive feedback.

Estimated Timeline

Please note that this timeline is indicative and may vary during the process.

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