Call for applications - Swiss JPO Programme - OHCHR addressed to developing country candidates - Closing date  31 March 2019
Singapore has joined the UN JPO Programme as of March 2019!
The UN Secretariat now offers JPO and SARC positions in Resident Coordinator Offices!


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Participating Entities


The UN JPO Programme at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)/ Capacity Development Office recruits and administers JPOs for the UN Secretariat (all UN departments and offices) and its entities.

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How To Apply



The JPO programme is open to applicants from participating countries. Candidates from developing countries may apply for positions in the framework of the Dutch and Italian JPO Programme.

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Facts and Figures


As of March 2019, the UN JPO Programme @DESA is managing and supporting the assignments of

  • 234 JPOs
  • from 22 donor countries and from 34 different nationalities
  • 35.5% male and 64.5% female
  • assigned to more than 37 duty stations around the world
  • working for more than 32 different UN Departments/Offices including Regional Commissions and Peacekeeping Missions