Finnish JPO Programme - JPO in Procurement, New York
Closed: 10 December 2018
Korean JPO Programme - Application period closed 14 September 2018
The first Kuwaiti JPOs have started their assignments in March 2018!


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

  • 234 JPOs
  • from 24 donor countries and from 35 different nationalities
  • 40% male and 60% female
  • assigned to more than 37 duty stations around the world
  • working for more than 31 different UN Departments/Offices including Regional Commissions and Peacekeeping Missions