Call for applications:  Finnish JPO Programme - Closing date 29 October 2018!
- JPO in Human Resources Policy
- JPO in Gender Affairs
- JPO in Procurement
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 September 2018, the UN JPO Programme @DESA is managing and supporting the assignments of:

  • 203 JPOs
  • from 23 donor countries and from 29 different nationalities
  • 37% male and 63% 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