Qatar joins UN JPO Programme in September 2020
JPO Programme of the Republic of Korea - CLOSED
The Russian Federation has joined the UN JPO Programme in May 2020!


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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 and Italian JPO Programme.

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Facts and Figures


As of October 2020, the UN JPO Programme @DESA is managing and supporting the assignments of 298 Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) and Special Assistants to Resident Coordinators (SARCs)

  • from 25 donor countries and from 37 different nationalities
  • 34% male and 66% female
  • assigned to more than 39 duty stations around the world
  • working for more than 37 different UN Departments/Offices including Regional Commissions, Peacekeeping Missions and Resident Coordinator Officers