Call for applications - Belgian JPO Programme - also open to developing country candidates!
Iceland has joined the UN JPO Programme in February 2021 - call for applications with closing date 27 May
The Republic of Estonia has joined the UN JPO Programme in April 2021!
We look forward to a fruitful collaboration and to welcoming the first JPOs from Estonia



Latest News

  • JPO Programme of Norway – Call for applications with closing date 15 July 2021
    JPO in Political Affairs, DPPA New York

  • Belgian JPO Programme – Call for applications with closing date 23 June 2021!
    1) OCHA Niger JPO in Monitoring and Evaluation for Belgian citizens
    2) OHCHR Cameroon JPO in Human Rights for candidates from
    Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, State of Palestine, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania or Uganda!

  • Call for applications – JPO Programme of Iceland

    JPO in Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Right (OHCHR), Beirut, Lebanon
    Application period: 12 May – 27 May 2021 (NY time)

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Participating Entities


The UN JPO Programme at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)/ Capacity Development Programme Management Office recruits and administers JPOs and SARCs 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 June 2021, the UN JPO Programme @DESA is managing and supporting the assignments of 303 Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) and Special Assistants to Resident Coordinators (SARCs)

  • from 26 donor countries and from 36 different nationalities
  • 33% male and 67% female
  • assigned to more than 53 duty stations around the world
  • working for more than 42 different UN Departments/Offices including Regional Commissions, Peacekeeping Missions and Resident Coordinator Officers