Month: June 2019

  • Closing date was 10 August 2019 – we no longer accept applications for these positions

    1. Vacancy Announcement #18P237 JPO in Audit, New York                                                                                                                                                        United Nations Secretariat, United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), New York
    2. Vacancy Announcement #19P001 JPO in Policy Planning, New York                                                                                                                                      United Nations Secretariat, United Nations Department of Peace Operations (DPO), New York
    3. Vacancy Announcement #19P003 JPO in Counter Terrorism, New York                                                                                                                        United Nations Secretariat, United Nations Office of Counter – Terrorism (UNOCT), New York
    4. Vacancy Announcement #19P013 JPO in Results Management, Khartoum                                                                                                                          Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO), Khartoum
    5. Vacancy Announcement #19P079 JPO in UN System Coordination, Timphu                                                                                                                      Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO), Timphu

    How to apply to the JPO Programme of the Republic of Korea:  

    A) General requirements for candidates applying to the JPO vacancies funded by the Republic of Korea:

    • Korean citizenship
    • Proficiency in Korean and English language
    • Completed advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent), as per the vacancy announcement
    • Not older than 32 years of age as of 31st December of 2019 (The maximum age limit for those who served in the military will be extended accordingly)
    • Male applicants shall have completed the Korean military service or be exempted from it.

    B) Application process

    Applicants should submit their application electronically directly to the Organization. All documents should be in English.

    Please apply online via the application portal also mentioned in the vacancy announcement.

    Applications must be received no later than 10 August 2019 (7:00 KST). Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted thereafter.

    C) Documents to be submitted for the online application (only complete applications will be considered)

    1. A scanned copy of applicant’s Resident Register
    2. A copy of the university degree
    3. A certificate of English language proficiency. Applicants should submit a minimum of iBT TOEFL score of 107 (PBT TOEFL equivalent is also acceptable) or TEPS score of 800 or New TEPS score of 452. There are no exceptions to submitting the English language certificate, including education completed in the United States or the UK.
    4. Only for male applicants: A certificate of Korean Military Service. The maximum age limit for those who served in the military will be extended in accordance with the Support for Discharged Soldiers Act and the military service law.
    5. Only for low-income applicants: A scanned copy of applicant’s certificate of National Basic Livelihood Security Recipients issued in Korean and its unofficial English translation

    For general information on the Korean JPO Programme and additional conditions see the following website:



  • Call for applications – closing date 22 July 2019!

    The following Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator (SARC) position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Finland.

    1.  Vacancy announcement # 19P123 SARC in UN System Coordination Addis Ababa
    United Nations Resident Coordinator Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Closing Date: 22 July 2019 

    Candidates must meet all the following requirements to be considered eligible:

    • Be no more than 38 of age at the time of application
    • Hold the Finnish nationality
    • Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or in a related field of expertise
    • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience at the national or international level including 3-5 years of working experience in a developing country, ideally in a complex political/conflict situation
    • Knowledge and experience from the UN and the UN Resident Coordinator System would be an advantage
    • Understanding of the mandate and role of the UN

    The selection process for the Finnish JPO Programme consists of two independent processes:

    • A psychological assessment arranged by the Finnish government and conducted by an external provider in Helsinki.
    • A competency-based interview via telephone or skype conducted by the UN receiving office (in this case UN/RCO)

    More information on the Finnish JPO/SARC Programme can also be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

    Applications must be received no later than 22 July 2019 6am (Eastern Time UTC-5, New York). Applications received after the regarding date will not be considered. Please apply through the link provided in the vacancy announcement (VA).

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted thereafter.

    Please submit your application ONLY if you are meeting all the above requirements and the job specific requirements set out in the vacancy announcement.