Vacancy Announcement

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    Call for applications with closing date 5 November 2021!
    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    The following position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Finnish Government at the United Nations Secretariat in New York.

    1. VA 21P256 DPO JPO in Gender Affairs New York 

      United Nations Department of Peace Operations (UNDPO),
      Gender Unit of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General

    Closing Date: 5 November 2021

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

    • Be not older than 32 years of age as of 31 December of the year of application
    • Hold the Finnish citizenship
    • Possess an advanced degree (master’s or equivalent) plus a minimum of two years of fulltime post-degree experience. A first-level university degree(BA or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Applications must be received no later than  5 November 2021 6am (Eastern Time UTC-5, New York). Applications received after the regarding date will not be considered.

    Please apply through this link (also provided in the Vacancy Announcement (VA) above.)

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted thereafter. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a competency-based interview.

  • Call for applications with closing date 28 September 2021!
    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    The following position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the United States Government at the United Nations Secretariat in New York.

    1. VA-21P241 UNOCT JPO in Programme

      United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT),
      Office of the Director, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Center (UNCCT)

    Closing Date: 28 September 2021

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

    • Be not older than 32 years of age as of 31 December of the year of application
    • Hold the U.S. citizenship
    • Possess an advanced degree (master’s or equivalent) plus a minimum of two years of fulltime post-degree experience. A first-level university degree(BA or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Applications must be received no later than 28 September 2021 6am (Eastern Time UTC-5, New York). Applications received after the regarding date will not be considered.

    Please apply through this link (also provided in the Vacancy Announcement (VA) above.)

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted thereafter. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a competency-based interview.

  • Application period closed – closing date was 26 July 2021 – only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    The  position is open in the context of the Dutch JPO Programme and exclusively addressed to Developing Country candidates with nationality of one of the following countries:

    Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia.

    In addition to the job specific requirements outlined in the above pdf vacancy announcement, the following requirements are applicable:

    A) Do you possess a Master’s degree and a MINIMUM of 2 and a MAXIMUM of 4 years of relevant work experience?

    While the Dutch JPO Programme does not have an age limit for applicants, only candidates with a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4 years of work experience can be considered.

    B) Did you complete part of your academic qualification  (BA or MA or equivalent) in your home country or a developing country reflected above?

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

    For detailed eligibility criteria of the Dutch JPO Programme see also the website of Nedworc Foundation

    Please READ the instructions CAREFULLY before applying here.
    – Application period closed – we are no longer accepting applications for the position –

    Please also make sure you read our guidelines on how to apply in the Online Application System (OAS).

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  • Call for applications  – closing date was on 12 August 2021

    The UN JPO Programme is currently accepting applications for the following 8 JPO positions:

    How to apply to the JPO Programme of the Republic of Korea 2021:  

    A) General requirements:

    • Korean citizenship
    • Proficiency in Korean and English language
    • Completed advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent)with at least 2 years of work experience, or completed university with a Bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years of work experience
    • Not older than 32 years of age as of 31st December of 2021 (Born after  1 Jan 1989). The maximum age limit for those who served in the military will be extended accordingly: Less than one year will be extended for one year; one year above and two years under will be extended for two years; two years or more will be extended for three years.
    • Male applicants shall have completed the Korean military service or be exempted from it. * To be discharged from military service in the year of the application may apply

    B) Application process

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

    Please apply online HERE via the application portal.
    Candidates can apply for max. 2 positions of the Korean JPO Programme at the same time.
    *Please also make sure to review the guidelines on how to apply using  the Online Application System (OAS).

    The closing date has been extended from 6 August to 12 August 2021. Applications must be received no later than 12 August 2021 as also stated on the website of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (12 August 2021 24:00 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)

    • A scanned copy of applicant’s Resident Register
    • A copy of the university degree
    • A certificate of English language proficiency. Applicants should submit a minimumof (1) IBT TOEFL score of 100(or PBT TOEFL 600 and above) or(2) NEW TEPS score of 430 or(3)IELTS 7 or (4) TOEIC 900 (TOEFL ‘MyBest Scores’ are not accepted)  There are no exceptions to submitting the English language certificate, including education completed in the United States or the UK.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Only for applicants with disability: A scanned copy of applicant’ s Disabled Person Registration Certificate or Disabled Person Welfare Card issued in Korean and its unofficial English translation

    For general information on the Korean JPO Programme and additional conditions see the following website: https://unrecruit.mofa.go.kr/

     

  • Application period closed  – closing date was 15 July 2021
    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    The following position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Norway at the United Nations Secretariat in New York.

    1. VA 19P283 JPO in Political Affairs, New York (Beijing)
      United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA)
      Asia and the Pacific Division (APD)

    Closing Date: 15 July 2021

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

    • Be no more than 32 years of age at the time of application
    • Hold the Norwegian nationality
    • Completed advanced degree (master’s or equivalent) plus a minimum of two years of fulltime post-degree experience

    Applications must be received no later than 15 July 2021 6am (Eastern Time UTC-5, New York). Applications received after the regarding date will not be considered.

    Please apply through this link (also provided in the Vacancy Announcement (VA) above.)

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted thereafter. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a competency-based interview.

  • The following 2 Junior Professional Officer positions are offered in the context of the JPO scheme sponsored by the Government of Belgium:
    (one for Belgian candidates, one for developing country candidates!):

     

    1)  VA# 20P115 UN-OCHA JPO in Monitoring and Evaluation Niamey (pdf)
    United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA); Niger Country Office, Information Management Unit, Niamey, Niger

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

    • Hold Belgian citizenship
    • Candidates must be born or or after 01/01/1989
    • Master’s Degree or equivalent  in a related field.
    • A minimum of two years of work experience in Information Management, Humanitarian field or Monitoring and Evaluation is required
    • Experience at the international level is desirable.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please apply through the Online Application System (OAS) (see link in the pdf vacancy announcement)
    Applications must be received no later than 23 June 2021, 6pm (Eastern Time UTC-5, New York). Applications received after the regarding date will not be considered.
    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted thereafter and will be invited to a virtual competency-based interview conducted by the UN receiving office.

    Information regarding the technical application procedure through the Online Application System (OAS) can be found here

    2) VA# 21P074 OHCHR JPO in Human Rights Yaoundé (pdf)
    United Nations Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN-OHCHR), Regional Office for Central Africa, Monitoring and Reporting Unit, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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

    • Candidates must hold citizenship of one of the following countries:
      Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, State of Palestine, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda
    • Candidates must be born on or after 01/01/1989
    • Master’s Degree or equivalent in law, political science or social science.
    • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience in human rights is required.
    • For this position, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of Spanish is an advantage

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please apply through the Online Application System (OAS) (see link in the pdf vacancy announcement)
    Applications must be received no later than 23 June 2021, 6pm (Eastern Time UTC-5, New York). Applications received after the regarding date will not be considered.
    Please submit your application ONLY if you meet all the above requirements and the job specific requirements set out in the vacancy announcement.
    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted after the closing date and will be invited to a virtual competency-based interview conducted by the UN receiving office.

    Information regarding the technical application procedure through the Online Application System (OAS) can be found here

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    3) Previous vacancy announcement #VA 20P053 CEB JPO in Interagency Coordination, NY

    The Secretariat of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in New York, USA

    Closed – application period was 26 April to 25 May 6am (Eastern Time UTC-5, New York)

    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in due course.

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    General information on the Belgian JPO Programme can be found here:  http://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/politique/cooperation_au_developpement/emplois/offres_emplois_internationales/jpo/

  • JPO in Human Rights

    OPEN – 12 May – 27 May 2021 (12.00 am New York time)

    The following position as a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) is open in the context of the JPO scheme sponsored by the Government of Iceland.

    1.  Vacancy announcement #21P053 OHCHR JPO in Human Rights, Beirut, Lebanon
    United Nations / Office of the High Commissioner for Human Right (OHCHR) / Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) apply here

    OPEN – 12 May to 27 May 2021 (12.00 am New York time)
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

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

    • Be no more than 32 years of age at the time of application
    • Hold the Icelandic nationality
    • Advanced university degree or equivalent preferably in law, political science, international relations or other disciplines related to human rights. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of
      qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
    • Minimum 2 years of relevant human rights related experience
    • For this position, fluency in English is required, working knowledge of French and/or Arabic would be an asset

    More information on the Icelandic JPO Programme can also be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland.

    Applications must be received no later than the closing date of 27 May 2021 (6.00 am, New York time). Applications received after the regarding date will not be considered. Please apply here.  

    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.

     

  • JPO in Programme Management

    CLOSED – 14 April – 6 May 2021 (6 am New York time)

    The following position as a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) is open in the context of the JPO scheme sponsored by the Government of Finland.

    1.  Vacancy announcement #VA 21P081 DPPA-DPO ODCSS JPO in Programme Management NY
    United Nations / Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations (DPPA-DPO), Office of the Director for Coordination and Shared Services (DPPA-DPO ODCSS), New York apply here

    CLOSED – 14 April to 6 May 2021 (6 am New York time)
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

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

    • Be no more than 32 years of age at the time of application
    • Hold the Finnish nationality
    • Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree in a related field of expertise
    • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience
    • Knowledge and experience from the UN 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

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

    Applications must be received no later than the closing date of 6 May 2021 (6 am, New York time). Applications received after the regarding date will not be considered. Please apply here.  

    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.

    Information regarding the application procedure through the Online Application System (OAS) can be found here

  • The following positions were advertised in the framework of the Swedish JPO and SARC Programme 2020.

    Closing date was 30 June 2020

    SARC positions:

    JPO positions:

     

  • Call for applications – Closed

    The application period for the Italian JPO Programme (2019/2020) is closed. We are no longer accepting applications. 

    We are pleased to announce that the Italian JPO Programme (2019/2020) has been launched. The application deadline is 10 December at 3pm (CET). 

    More information on application requirements and procedures can be found here. Instructions in Italian are available here.

    For the 2019/2020 edition, a limited number of positions will be assigned to candidates from developing countries (i.e UN ‘Least Developed Countries’ and priority countries for the Italian Development Cooperation). The list of eligible countries is available here.

    For additional information, please consult the relevant webpages on http://www.undesa.it or email the UN/DESA Office in Rome at JPOinfo@undesa.it.