The evaluation process is divided into 3 phases: 1) Review of applications2) Written exam taken online3) Oral exam / Interviews Knowledge of UN languages can be tested at any of these stages.• Applications will be evaluated based on the eligibility criteria of this vacancy. • The written exam takes place via an online testing platform. Candidates invited for the written exam are responsible for identifying and finding an appropriate location to conduct the exam (i.e. a computer with a reliable internet connection). Further information about the online testing platform and exam preparation can be obtained from those invited to the exam. o The written exam will be offered in two parts, with the following preliminary schedule (exact dates to be announced): o Part I (early 2023) includes 1) the general document, which assesses the skills and abilities essential for success in an international context, and 2) the first part of the specialized document, multiple choice questions, assess knowledge and characteristics relevant to the examination area. o Part II (1 to 2 months after Level 1) includes the second part of the paper, constructed answer elements (i.e., open-ended questions) that assess knowledge and characteristics relevant to the examination area. Only candidates who pass the first part of the online exam will be invited to participate in the second part. • Only candidates who pass the general written examination will be invited to the oral examination. The oral exam is conducted by online videoconference.
During the oral exam, the key competences for the job family are assessed, as described in the job posting. Part of the final evaluation phase, before, during or after the oral examination, may include an element to verify the candidate`s answers in the thesis as well as the information contained in the submitted personal history profile. The planned schedule for oral examinations is in the second half of 2023. The United Nations Young Professionals Programme (UN YPP) is one of the United Nations` largest recruitment programmes and seeks highly qualified candidates from its member countries to work in the UN Secretariat. It is a very competitive program, especially because of the good working conditions it offers. Therefore, it is perfect for those seeking legal avenues at the UN. Here are the job networks/job families that accept professionals with a legal background: During the online application process, applicants must select two areas/units that match their professional background. The mandates of the units with respect to legal matters are as follows: Within delegated authority and depending on the duty station, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: – Conducts legal research on various issues pertaining to international law and other areas of specialization in public and private law, using multiple research sources; Select relevant material, analyze information and present results for internal review. – assist legal secretaries in reviewing legal documents, instruments or other documents; identifies important issues, similarities and inconsistencies, etc. – Assists in the preparation of draft background papers, studies, reports, etc.
– Assists in the drafting of legislative and other legal standards, legal advice and advice on a wide range of international public and private law issues, including the Charter of the United Nations, General Assembly resolutions and decisions concerning, inter alia, issues related to: privileges and immunities, peace and security, institutional matters, contract law and practice, comparative and international trade law; Procedural issues arising during sessions of United Nations organs, constitutional and administrative law of the Organization. – Assist in the preparation of agreements and contracts with governments, NGOs and other public and private entities, as well as claims and disputes. – Assists in representing the organization before arbitral tribunals and other administrative tribunals or proceedings, including disciplinary matters. – Assists in providing legal advice on personnel matters and assists in reviewing administrative decisions. – Assists in the management of legal technical assistance programs. – Assists Legal Secretaries in supervising diplomatic conferences, commissions, committees, working groups and other bodies, including preparation of background papers, summaries of topics and views of delegations, etc. – Performs other duties as required. The above tasks are general and cannot be performed by all Associate Legal Officers. Here we will present a brief explanation of the legal options at the United Nations, with a focus on the Young Professionals Programmes (YPP). This is just a small selection of all the information covered in our eBook.
Get a copy today! By accessing this information and much more from our eBook, you are sure to have an advantage over other candidates. Knowing this and keeping an eye on legal possibilities at the United Nations is the first step on your way to a legal career in an international organization! These posts are located primarily in the Office of Legal Affairs, the Department of Management, Policy and Compliance Strategy, the Office of Administration of Justice and the Office on Drugs and Crime, as well as other offices of the United Nations Secretariat. Established businesses generally report to senior legal counsel. It`s also important to know the requirements, so here are the basic eligibility criteria that applicants must meet to apply to the UN YPP: Applications for the program are generally possible in two periods. As an example, here is the WBG YPP 2020 calendar. Applicants can expect a similar structure for future programs: For candidates seeking a World Bank vacancy, the requirements are as follows: Starting in 2020, the program began selecting candidates for three institutions in the group, the World Bank, IFC, and MIGA, to replace the individual YP selection programs for each of these institutions. Considered the World Bank Group`s most rewarding program, the WBG YPP is a program designed to select highly qualified young professionals with technical knowledge, experience, and leadership skills. No work experience is required.
Relevant work experience may be taken into account as an additional selection criterion if more than 60 candidates from the same country apply for the same examination area. • The purpose of this job posting is to invite external candidates who wish to take the Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2018 exam into the Legal Affairs Job Family. Staff of the United Nations Secretariat who may apply through the “G to P” or “G to N” stream cannot apply through this vacancy.•The eligibility requirements for the examination are as follows: 1.At at least a three-year first-level university degree in the field of study indicated in the “Education” section of this vacancy;2.Born on or after 1 January 1986; 3. Fluency in English or French; and4. a national of a participating Member State. The Member States participating in the YPP 2018 are: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Equatorial Guinea, Dominica, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People`s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Lao People`s Democratic Republic, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Suriname, Thailand, Syrian Arab Republic, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United States of America, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic), Viet Nam.