Call for applications - Finnish JPO Programme - closing date 25 March
The first Kuwaiti JPOs have started their assignments in March 2018!
The Republic of Kazakhstan has joined the UN JPO Programme in December 2017!


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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 March 2018, the UN JPO Programme @DESA is managing and supporting the assignments of:

  • 215 JPOs
  • from 23 donor countries and from 29 different nationalities
  • 39% male and 61% female
  • assigned to 31 duty stations around the world
  • working for more than 31 different UN Departments/Offices including Regional Commissions and Peacekeeping Missions