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Services and opportunities

UNESCO offers numerous job opportunities, both at its Headquarters in Paris and in its field offices around the world.

Job opportunities at UNESCO may be divided into three main categories:

The professional career at UNESCO is divided into several grades:
– “junior” professional (P-1/P-2 grade) – requires a 2/3 year working experience and entails being included in a team in which one’s own knowledge and expertise contribute to the accomplishment of a specific project.
– “intermediate” professional (P-3/P-4 grade) – requires a 4/8 year working experience and entails managing a small team on specific projects.
– “directive” professional (P-5 and D grade) – requires a 10/15 year working experience and entails being appointed to directive positions as section Chief, service Director or field office Director.

Applications are restricted to candidates possessing a degree pertinent to one of UNESCO’s operative fields who are proficient in English and fluent in French (or vice-versa).

For more detailed information, see this link.

Young people willing to carry out a temporary working experience within the United Nations system (from 1 up to 4 years) can apply via the UNDESA bureau in Rome

The main requirements are:

1. a Master degree;
2. the Italian citizenship (a limited number of positions will be assigned to candidates from developing countries)
3. being under 30 (exceptions for a degree in medicine and surgery);
4. English and Italian proficiency.

High-level professionals who may bring a substantial technical contribution to UNESCO on specific subjects can visit the dedicated Unesco web page via the following link.