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Welcome to the United Nations JPO Programme

United Nations JPO Programme recruits Junior Professional Officers (Associate Experts) for the UN Secretariat and its entities:

- United Nations Secretariat
(Headquarters and Field offices, incl. Peacekeeping Operations and Special Political Missions)
- Secretariat of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB)
- Joint Inspection Unit (JIU)
- Regional Commissions (ECA, ECE, ESCWA, ECLAC, ESCAP)
- Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
- International Court of Justice and United Nations Tribunals
- United Nations Secretariat of the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
- Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
- United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
- United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia (UNRCCA)
- United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
- United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC)

UN JPO Programme News 2016/2017:

We are pleased to announce that the Arab Republic of Egypt has joined the UN JPO Programme in November 2016!

Call for registration: The 11th Meeting of Partner Countries and UN Organizations on the JPO Programmes in the UN System will take place 25-27 April 2017 in Bonn/Germany. - Please register by 15 February 2017.

The Kingdom of Morocco has joined the UN JPO Programme in February 2016! The first 2 Moroccan JPOs have their assignment with the UN Secretariat in January 2017.


Disclaimer: It has been brought to our attention that fraudulent e-mail messages are being sent by individuals claiming to be representatives of the UN JPO Programme (Associate Experts Programme) requesting the submission of CV/PHPs and providing false information about income and level of recruitment of JPOs. Please DO NOT respond to those requests.The UN has taken action in an effort to stop such fraudulent e-mails from being distributed.


UN JPO Programme News 2015:

China has joined the UN JPO Programme in May 2015!

The 10th Meeting of Partner Countries and UN Agencies on the JPO Programmes was held 28-30 April 2015 in The Hague, The Netherlands at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
















Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) are recruited under bilateral agreements between the UN and Donor countries. JPOs are generally nationals of Donor countries, however some Donors agree to finance nationals of developing countries. Candidates are young professionals usually with an advanced university degree and minimum two years of professional experience. JPOs are usually recruited on P2 level.



Currently 26 governments participate in the UN JPO Programme

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Interested in applying to be a JPO? Read more below and check the donor country websites on the right for vacancies.

bullet The Dutch JPO Programme

bullet The Korean JPO Programme

bullet How to Apply to be a JPO in general

bullet Download the Personal History Statement

bullet View the Participating UN Departments

bullet UN Careers

bullet United Nations System Employment Opportunities



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