Call for applications: Italian JPO Programme - Closing date 14 December 2018! The Programme is also open to candidates from Least Developed Countries
Call for applications: Finnish JPO Programme - JPO in Procurement, New York
Closing date: 10 December 2018
Korean JPO Programme - Application period closed 14 September 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 December 2018, the UN JPO Programme @DESA is managing and supporting the assignments of

  • 230 JPOs
  • from 23 donor countries and from 29 different nationalities
  • 40% male and 60% female
  • assigned to more than 30 duty stations around the world
  • working for more than 30 different UN Departments/Offices including Regional Commissions and Peacekeeping Missions