Apply for UNESCO Mid-Level Professionals Programme 2023

UNESCO Mid-Level Professionals Programme
UNESCO Mid-Level Professionals Programme 2023

Apply for UNESCO Mid-Level Professionals Programme 2023

Build your career with the UN by applying for UNESCO Mid-Level Professionals Programme 2023. The Mid-Level Professionals Programme (MLPP) is a 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.


UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan, dependency allowances, child allowance, education grant, special education grant, rental subsidy, hardship allowance, mobility incentive, non family service allowance, rest and recuperation, danger pay, etc

UNESCO-Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development ($300,000)

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Applicant must be committed to UNESCO Core Values such as commitment to the Organisation, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism. Click here to read fully UNESCO core values for each professional level

Application Process

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. All candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. No changes can be made to the application once submitted.

Upon submission, all applications undergo the following procedures:

  • 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.

Positions for the MLPP 2023

The positions open for the MLPP 2023 are listed below:

  • MLPP 2023_Liaison Officer (Asia & the Pacific) – Paris, France
  • MLPP 2023_Programme Specialist (Water Quality) – Paris, France
  • MLPP 2023_Programme Specialist (Education) – Rabat, Morocco
  • MLPP 2023_Programme Specialist (Education) – Yaounde, Cameroon
  • MLPP 2023_Programme Specialist (Education) – Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • MLPP 2023_Programme Specialist (Education) – New Delhi, India
  • MLPP 2023_Programme Specialist (Education) – Dakar, Senegal
  • MLPP 2023_Programme Specialist (Global Ocean Observing System) – Paris, France
  • MLPP 2023_Operation Officer – Paris, France

Click here to apply for a position

Visit the UNESCO Mid-Level Professionals Programme website

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