Finnish JPO Programme - Call for application –

Closing date 5 November 2021

NEW!!!! VA 21P256 DPO JPO in Gender Affairs New York
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 are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration and to welcoming the first JPOs from Estonia




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 September 2021, the UN JPO Programme @DESA is managing and supporting the assignments of  287 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