Appealing to the librarian network to share this great WHO opportunity for recent graduates for LDCs

Dear Colleagues,

This may seem like an odd request but I am counting on you as librarians who sometimes are the world’s best knowledge connectors. As many of you work with recent graduates who come from varied backgrounds, I would like to make you aware of the WHO’s young professionals (YPs)  programme for young professionals (YPs) from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) which aims to engage them in WHO’s work and build their capacity in key public health areas of particular relevance for their countries. The vacancies of the first cohort are currently open for application until 6 December 2021.

The vacancies can be found here:

(please type  “YPP” in the key word search to take you directly to the vacancies)

If you know someone who is 35 years old or younger and comes from a Least Developed Country, please ask them to check out WHO’s Young Professionals Programme! During your career, you may have come across some exceptional students from LDC locations who you feel worthy of an opportunity to make a big impact in the global health arena. If you know of anyone, please share this opportunity with them.

I have done this in the past and my colleagues in  WHO HR saw star candidates results from the librarian networks that got this message out to ideal candidates and they would like to see that success again. For some of  you I know this will be a golden opportunity.

If you have any concerns about this posting, please let me know. For potential candidates, please direct  them to visit the WHO website above.

Many Many Thanks to you all.


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