The OECD Young Professionals Programme for 2013 is now open for applications. The YPP aims to bring 17 highly motivated entry-level professional individuals into the organization, and has proven to be an excellent source of up and coming talent – one that attracts young, promising professionals into the OECD.
See below for a message from Angel Gurría, the Secretary-General of the OECD.
I am pleased to inform you that the YPP 2013 is now open for applications and we expect to welcome 17 young professionals during the course of next year.
The ideal YP candidate is interested in the objectives of the OECD in promoting international policy co-operation, understands the issues involved in international work, and possesses the analytical and drafting skills to enable their full contribution to policy-related studies.
The majority of the assignments were retained for the horizontal nature of the projects identified and cover different key thematic areas such as green growth, development, new sources for growth, innovation and skills. You will find assignment descriptions for these positions online here.
We would like to strengthen our visibility amongst young professionals and a number of outreach campaigns are therefore being put in place. In this respect, I would very much appreciate your kind support in disseminating this information throughout your own national networks, in particular through academia, research institutions and university career centres, in order to help us identify high calibre candidates for these positions.
This is an excellent opportunity to broaden the talent pool we reach out to and by doing so enrich the diversity of profiles and experience we welcome into the OECD.
I thank you very much in advance. Michèle Pagé, Head of Human Resource Management (firstname.lastname@example.org), will happy to answer any questions you may in this respect.