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1 1 1 Serving the World 2011 Young Professionals Programme (YPP) Examination

2 2 Todays Agenda Date, Job Families & Participating Member States Outreach Application & Admission Examination Centres & the Examination Results & Placement of Successful Candidates In summary Q&A

3 3 Date Job Families & Participating MSs

4 4 4 Date & Job Families Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2011 Job families (formerly known as occupational groups): Administration Humanitarian Affairs Public Information Statistics

5 5 5 Participating Member States Member States Invited: The 111 Member States which as of 1 January 2011 in the system of geographical distribution were: –un-represented –under-represented –in-danger of falling under-represented (on the lower border limit of the range) Member States Participating: 77 Member States

6 6 Outreach

7 7 Global Outreach UN Secretariat June 2011 - Launch 2011 YPP page United Nations Careers Portal:

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15 15 Global Outreach UN Secretariat July 2011 - External worldwide printed and on-line publications: placing advertisements: –ECONOMIST, on their web and all regional printed editions (i.e. globally) –JEUNE AFRIQUE: on their web and printed edition –LE MONDE: on their web and printed edition July – August 2011 - Social Media: placing a notice on: – – –

16 16 Global Outreach UN Secretariat July – August 2011 - Networks/Focal Points: sending messages to, for example: –Resident Coordinators –United Nations Information Centres (UNICs) –Human Resources Community in International Organizations both UN and non-UN –NGOs –Universities –Associations worldwide of Former International Civil Servants

17 17 Local Outreach Member States Targetted local outreach For example: –Local newspapers advertisements –Radio broadcasts –TV spots –Link to on Ministry of Foreign Affairs website Permanent Mission website

18 18 Application & Admission

19 19 Application Application period: 11 July 2011- 10 September 2011 (11:59 PM EST) through the United Nations Careers Portal

20 20 Application (continuation) Important: incomplete and/or late applications will NOT be considered Application Number: applicants will receive by e-mail an acknowledge receipt of their application as well as their application number

21 21 Admission First Screening- Eligibility Nationality: Must hold the nationality of a participating member state at the time of application Age: 32 years or younger (Date of birth: On or after 1 January 1979) Education: First-level university degree acceptable for each job family Language: Fluency in English or French Experience: No experience required

22 22 Admission Second Screening If more than 40 qualified applicants from the same participating Member State in the same job family, a second round of screening will be conducted Criteria for the second screening: Language: Fluency in additional official languages of the United Nations Degree: Additional and/or higher-level degrees acceptable for the job family Experience: Length of work experience acceptable for the job family

23 23 Convokees All candidates will receive notification regarding their admission to the written examination Applicants may check the listing of application numbers on the United Nations Careers Portal http://careers.un.org Members States will be informed on the numbers of convokees by examination centre

24 24 Examination Centres & The Examination

25 25 Examination Centres An examination centre in the capital of a participating Member State if at least 12 convoked examinees for that location Preference for an examination centre by examinees during the submission of application Responsibility of Member States: Proctors Suitable examination centre Receipt and secure storage of the examination material

26 26 Examination Administration A United Nations examination administrator: Designated to each examination centre. Member State Focal Point in the capital: Liaise with the UN examination administrator in preparation of the written examination.

27 27 The Examination Written Part Format and structure: General Paper: Summary and several questions in International Affairs, to be answered in either English or French; eliminatory Specialized Paper: Essays and short questions in the substantive area, to be answered in any of the UN official languages. The essay part of this paper is eliminatory

28 28 The Examination Written Part (continued) The overall time for the written examination: 4.5 hours Examinees are fully responsible for any expenses related to their travel to the examination centre

29 29 The Examination Oral Part Competency-based interview and possibly an oral presentation. UN Secretariat will cover the travel expenses of examinees invited to the oral examination

30 30 Results & Placement

31 31 Available posts for Placement The posts available for placement of successful 2011 YPP candidates include: Regular budget posts at the P-1 and P-2 levels 15 % of extrabudgetary posts not financed through peacekeeping account at the P-1 and P-2 levels

32 32 Successful Candidates Placement & Reserve Lists To be placed in positions at the P-1 or P-2 level in any Secretariat duty station or peacekeeping operation. Only those who cannot be placed will be kept on a reserve list, from which future vacancies will be filled. The reserve list has a lifespan of two years after the conclusion of the examination. Candidates who refuse one invitation to interview or one official offer of employment will be removed from the reserve list.

33 33 Successful Candidates Assignment, Orientation & Development Initial assignment: Two years Second assignment: In a different duty station (P-1 P-2, P-2 P-2) Two-week orientation programme prior to the beginning of their first assignment Dedicated training budget to ensure their professional development

34 34 In Summary

35 35 Milestones OutreachJune – August 2011 Application Period11 July 2011- 10 September 2011 (11:59 PM EST): Screening & Convoking September – October 2011 Administration Preparation October - November 2011 The Examination7 December 2011

36 36 Member States Responsibilities Local Outreach Examination Centre Identification of suitable examination venue Provision of proctors Receipt and secure storage of examination material

37 37 Gracias Merci Thank You Спасибо www.un.org

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