Young Professional Programme

The Young Professional Programme gives the opportunity to young people all over the world to work with UNESCO in various posts. It is geared specifically for candidates from unrepresented or under-represented countries from UNESCO Member States.

The main objectives of the Program are:

  • To improve the geographical distribution of staff within the UNESCO Secretariat.
  • Contribute to the rejuvenation of its staff members and increase the representation of professional women.
  • Ensure harmonization and efficiency in the administrative services of the UNESCO Secretariat.
    The eligibility of a Member State is determined at the date of the call for applications. National
    Commissions for UNESCO select and submit up to 12 qualified candidateswhich meet the following criteria for further considaration by UNESCO:
  • Nationality: a candidate must be from an unrepresented or under-represented country (in this he/she must be a Tanzanian)
  •  Age: candidates must be 30 years of age or less by UNESCO’s deadline for submissions.
  • Education: a university degree or specialized diploma in the areas requested from the call for applications.
  • Languages: fluency in one of the two working languages of UNESCO (French and English).
  • Attitude: a commitment to working in a multicultural context and to international public service are essential.
  • Experience: initial professional experience is an asset, but is not mandatory.

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To become a centre of excellence in advancing knowledge, promoting peace and innovation in order to contribute towards building a knowledgeable, informed, innovative and patriotic society.


To involve stakeholders in execution of UNESCO programmes in its five areas of competence in order to realise the country development goals and to promote peace and understanding among nations.


Client Focus, Result/outcome oriented, Integrity, Transparency and accountability, Innovativeness and creativity, Professionalism, Diligence to duty & Team work.


    UNESCO Dar es Salaam Job Opportunity - National Associate Project Officer

    Title: National Associate Project Officer

    Domain: Education and Gender Equality

    Grade: NO-B (Only nationals of Tanzania may apply for this post)

    Organizational Unit: UNESCO in Dar es Salaam

    Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

    Type of contract: Project Appointment

    Duration of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance

    Annual salary: Approx. 100,312,000 Tanzanian Shillings (TZS

    Deadline: (midnight, East Africa standard time): 19th April 2019

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