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UNESCO Mid-Level Professionals Programme Virtual Event

Register to learn and apply for UNESCO's latest recruitment initiative for mid-level professionals.

16 June 13:30 - 17:00 CEST

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The Mid-Level Professionals Programme (MLPP) is a new 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.


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A virtual career event hosted by UNESCO staff. The hybrid session will include a live breakout room with a schedule of career workshops related to the MLPP. The virtual booth will enable participants to request 1-to-1 chats with recruiters and staff from the various Programmes.
Apply directly for the 5 open vacancies and be added to the UNESCO talent rosters. 


Who should attend?


Mid to senior-level professionals, who are specialists in the Culture Sector, Ocean Sciences. Social, Human and Natural Sciences and Human Resources. 


Presentations Schedule


Global MLPP presentation

Ms. Annick Grisar, Chief Staffing and Recruitment Section

13:35 – 13:50

International Oceanographic Commission – Head of ICARIBE, Cartagena, Colombia

Mr. Vladimir Ryabinin, Assistant Director-General/IOC

14:00 – 14:15

Social and Human Sciences Sector – Programme Specialist, Rabat, Morocco

Ms. Mariagrazia Squicciarini, Chief Executive Office, Social and Human Sciences Sector

14:20 – 14:35

Culture Sector – Programme Specialist, Nairobi, Kenya

Ms. Dorine Dubois, Chief Executive Office, Culture Sector

14:40 – 14:55

Natural Sciences Sector – Programme Specialist, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Ms. Alice Ochanda, Programme Coordinator,
Ms. Kristine Tovmasyan Natural Sciences Sector

15:00 – 15:15

Bureau of Human Resource Management – HR Officer (Talent Acquisition and Outreach)

Ms. Ayna Karliyeva-Mekaouar, Senior HR Officer (Staffing and Recruitment)



Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a national of a UNESCO Member State. 
  • Hold a Master's Degree
  • 4 to 7 Years of work experience relevant to the open vacancies


Language requirements

  • Candidates should demonstrate an excellent knowledge of at least one working language of the Secretariat (English or French).
  • Good knowledge of another working language is an asset or is required in some cases.
  • Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish could be required or would be an additional asset.


List of Positions - Closing 27th June





The event will be conducted online in English, is free to attend and requires only a stable internet connection. We recommend using a browser to navigate the event. 

No download is required | But you may need to download Zoom/Teams to join the Breakout Room sessions. 


Accessibility - accessible to persons with disabilities, those using screen readers and other accessibility software.