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The Netherlands JPO Programme

 

The Netherlands Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme provides university graduates the possibility of acquiring work experience with international organizations by contributing to policy formulation and implementation of activities in the field of development co-operation.

The programme is open to either

- candidates from the Netherlands with Dutch nationality

- or candidates from developing countries (See list of eligible developing countries)

For general criteria please also consult the website of Nedworc Foundation:

Netherlands Call for applications - no current vacancy announcement

 

How can I apply?
Only applications for a specific vacancy will be considered. You should send your application, consisting of the Personal History Statement (Application Form) and a Motivation letter via email to UN DESA to the email indicated in the vacancy announcment.
Only complete applications received by 17 April 2016 COB NY time will be considered.
[Please DO NOT attach any other documents than the UN Personald History Profile and the Motivation Letter]

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Call for applications for Developing Country Candidates - no current vacancy announcement

 

B ) The following JPO position was addressed exclusively to candidates from developing countries (i.e least developed countries) meeting the following conditions:

  • Candidates must be nationals of developing countries that appear on the list (provided below) of the following eligible countries for the Dutch JPO Programme. Please click here for the List of Eligible Countries

  • Part of the candidates' academic training must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the list of eligible countries (see above) of the Dutch JPO Programme.

  • Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4 years of relevant work experience.

1) Job code INT-170-15-P043-01-V

Associate Expert in Sexual Violence in Conflict

United Nations Secretariat,
Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (OSRSG-SVC)
New York, USA
Closing date was 05 July 2015

We no longer accept applications for this position.

Applications received before the closing date will be screened and only short-listed candidates will be contacted in August for further evaluation.

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The following JPO position was open exlusively for candidates from the Netherlands with the Dutch nationality:

Vacancy Announcement INT-022-15-P100

Associate Expert in Policy Analysis and Development

United Nations Secretariat,
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA),
Financing for Development Office (FfDO)
New York, USA
Closing date was 10 January 2016 - we don't accept applications received after this date.

 

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How can I apply?
Only applications for a specific vacancy will be considered. You should send your application, consisting of the Personal History Statement (Application Form) and a Motivation letter via email to UN DESA. Only complete applications will be considered.
[Please DO NOT attach any other documents than the UN Personald History Profile and the Motivation Letter]

What qualifications are required?
• Applicants must have an educational background relevant to international cooperation and possess either a university degree at Msc or MA level and a minimum of two years and a maximum of 4 years of full time relevant experience,
or alternatively a degree at BSc or BA level plus a minimum of four years of relevant working experience.
• English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Depending on the duty station, excellent oral and written English or French is essential. Proficiency in another United Nations language may be required depending on the job description.
• Proficient computer skills.

Additional requirements for candidates from developing countries (only for vacancy announcements specifically targeting developing country candidates):

• Candidates should be nationals of developing countries that appear on the list of eligible countries Dutch AE/JPO/APO/JE Programme

• Part of the candidates' academic training must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the list of eligible countries Dutch AE/JPO/APO/JE Programme

When is the deadline to apply?
The deadline for positions is indicated in each vacancy. Please follow the application procedures described within the announcements.

Who evaluates and interviews candidates?
The preliminary assessment of candidacies is carried out by the Associate Experts Programme Office in UNDESA who take into account academic background, professional experience and language skills. A short-list is then submitted by the Associate Experts Programme Office to the donor government and the substantive offices for further processing.

Where and when will the final interview take place?
Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed directly by the representatives of the various United Nations departments. The interviews can be telephonic, via video or in-person, and can be done solely by the receiving office or in collaboration between the donor and the department. Once this process is finalized, the short-listed candidates will be informed of the final results.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted about 1 months after the application period.

How long is an assignment as a JPO sponsored by the Netherlands?
Appointment is for a period of one year, with a possibility of an extension, depending on the performance, and may be extended for a maximum period of three years in total.

 

Please note that only for positions sponsored by the government of the Netherlands which are administered by UNDESA there is direct application procedure to the UN. For all other positions please refer to the donor countries website.