I got the following question the other day: “Do you know the age bracket for jobs in the UN?”
Here is my take: To my knowledge (and keep in mind I’m not the UN, nor do I speak on their behalf) the following applies:
- You have to be an adult to work for the UN (the UN does not condone child labor)
- Certain programmes like the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme, or the UN’s Young Professional Programme (YPP) have age restrictions.
- The retirement age for anyone hired on a staff contract today is currently 62 years. Which means that if you want to work beyond that age, you will need to get a waiver.
Other than these boundaries, to my knowledge, there are no age restrictions. Are you working in an HR capacity in a UN organisation? Do you know of any further age related regulations? Please let us know in the FORUM – thanks!