Call for applications for developing country candidates with closing date 26 July 2021!
Dutch JPO Programme - JPO in Legal Affairs, IIMM, Geneva
JPO Programme of the Republic of Korea - Call for applications with closing date 6 August 2021!
Iceland has joined the UN JPO Programme in February 2021 - call for applications with closing date 27 May


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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, Belgian and Italian JPO Programme.

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Facts and Figures


As of July 2021, the UN JPO Programme @DESA is managing and supporting the assignments of  292 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