UNESCO Mid Level Professional Programme MLPP


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is piloting a Mid Level Professional Programme (MLPP) which focuses on identifying and attracting qualified candidates from non- and under-represented countries to positions at P-3/P-4 level. While recruitment will be open to applicants from all Member States, priority consideration, at equal competence, will be given to candidates from non- and under-represented countries and to internal candidates. Switzerland is currently under-represented at UNESCO and qualified candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.

Currently the following MLPP positions are under recruitment:


After a thorough assessment of the applications and a pre-selection based on video interviews and/or written tests, short-listed candidates will be interviewed for the final stage of the selection, with a view to appointment by September/October 2022. Candidates not appointed will be reviewed for inclusion in the Talent Pools.

If you are Swiss, meet the job requirements and wish to apply for one of the above positions, please feel free to send your completed application form to kandidaturen@eda.admin.ch by 29th May 2022. Highly qualified candidates may be recommended to UNESCO by FDFA.

For more detailed information on the MLPP, please visit their website.