Below an example of qualifications, experience and languages required by an International Organization for a JPO position on Youth Employment Policies and Programmes:
Education: Economics, international development, labour market studies, political sciences, sociology, development studies.
Experience: At least two years’ working experience in employment-related areas. Prior experience in project/programme management and monitoring and evaluation, particularly in developing countries, would be an advantage. In addition, experience and/or exposure to the work of the United Nations in development would be an asset.
Skills: YEP is looking for a highly motivated individual with strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are crucial as well as ability to work in teams, take initiative and meet deadlines. Proficiency with Excel and other database software is a valued asset.
Languages: Proficiency and ability to communicate and draft concisely in the English language and knowledge of another official language of the United Nations.
The following table shows the number of candidates who were preselected between 2006 and 2016.
The number of the AEs and JPOs varies according to the level of the funds made available by donor Government in a given year.
The following graph shows the number of JPOs recruited between 2006 and 2016 and their average age.
Yes, you should. The graph below shows that only 18.6% of pre-selected candidates in the last three editions were successful at their first attempt. By way of background information, only 25.6% of selected candidates in the last three editions were successful at their first attempt.