Vacancy Announcement

  • Italian JPO Programme Applications – Open also to Developing Countries Candidates

  • Call for applications – CLOSED

    The following Junior Professional Officer position is closed in the context of the JPO scheme sponsored by the Government of Belgium.

    1.  Vacancy announcement # VA 19P313 OSRSG-SVC TOE JPO in Rule of Law New York

    United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (OSRSG-SVC) in New York, USA  CLOSED

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

    • Be no more than 32 years as of 31 December of year of application
    • Hold Belgian nationality
    • Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree
    • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in on/in a post-conflict environment, or work with an international or multilateral organization is required
    • Knowledge of and experience working in a country in the Middle East or North Africa would be desirable
    • Understanding of Sharia law would be an advantage

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

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please apply through the Online Application System (OAS)  CLOSED

    Applications must be received no later than 06 January 2021, 6am (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 invited to a competency-based interview via telephone or skype conducted by the UN receiving office (in this case UN/OSRSG-SVC)

    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

  • Call for applications – CLOSED

    The following positions as Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator (SARC) are open in the context of the JPO scheme sponsored by the Government of Finland.

    1.  Vacancy announcement #VA 19P292 SARC in Development Coordination
    United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO), Beijing apply here

    2.  Vacancy announcement #VA 20P127  SARC UN Coordination 
    United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO), Maputo apply here

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    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

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

    • Be no more than 38 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 5 years of relevant work experience
    • 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

    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. 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

  • Call for applications – CLOSED

    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 19P271 DGC OSGEY JPO in Youth Affairs, New York
      United Nations Secretariat, Office of the Special Envoy on Youth (OSGEY), New York

    Closing Date: CLOSED

    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 2 October 2020 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 via telephone or skype conducted by the UN receiving office.

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

  • The JPO Programme of the Republic of Korea – Application period closed – applications under review, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    1. 1. Vacancy Announcement #20P071 JPO in Political Affairs United Nations Secretariat, UN Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, New York
    2. 2. Vacancy Announcement #20P049 JPO in Disarmament and Non-Proliferation United Nations Secretariat, Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA), New York (first year); United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD), Kathmandu (second year)
    3. 3. Vacancy Announcement #19P063 JPO in Human Resources, Disability Inclusion  United Nations Secretariat, Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC), New York
    4. 4. Vacancy Announcement #19P333 JPO in Political Affairs United Nations Secretariat, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG-CAAC), New York
    5. 5. Vacancy Announcement #19P115 JPO in Political Affairs  United Nations Secretariat, Department of Peace Operations, New York
    6. 6. Vacancy Announcement #19P327 JPO in Legal Affairs  United Nations Secretariat, Office of Legal Affairs (OLA), New York
    7. 7. Vacancy Announcement #19P091 JPO in Legal Affairs  United Nations Secretariat, United Nations Office at Vienna/United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna
    8. 8. Vacancy Announcement #19P335 JPO in Programme Management  United Nations Secretariat, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Bangkok
    9. 9. Vacancy Announcement #20P157 JPO in Human Rights United Nations Secretariat, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva

    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)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 2020 (Born after Jan. 1 1988). 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.

    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 (also mentioned in the vacancy announcement). Candidates can apply for max. 2 positions at the same time.

    Applications must be received no later than stated on the website of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (17 August 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 m inimum of iBT TOEFL score of 107 or NEW TEPS score of 452 or TEPS score of 800. 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/

     

     

  • 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.

  • CLOSED

    1. The following position is open in the context of the Dutch JPO Programme and exclusively addressed to candidates with the Dutch nationality.

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

    2. The following position is open in the context of the Dutch JPO Programme and exclusively addressed to Developing Country candidates with a nationality from 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.

    Additional requirements for candidates from developing countries:

    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.

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

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    Old calls for Applications – closed: 26 May 2019

  • This position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Switzerland. It is addressed exclusively to candidates with citizenship of the following countries:

    • Burundi
    • Colombia
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Egypt
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • Mali
    • Myanmar
    • Nigeria
    • Palestine
    • Senegal
    • South Africa
    • South Sudan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Tunisia
    • Zimbabwe

    Candidates should be no more than 32 years of age at the time of application

    Download the job opening: 19P020 OHCHR JPO in Human Rights Geneva (pdf)

    Apply online HERE

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

  • The Italian JPO Programme 2018/2019 is open and now accepting as well applications from candidates from Least Developed Countries!

    Visit the website of the UN DESA Rome office in Italy for more information on how to apply, eligibility requirements, and frequently asked questions (FAQs). Deadline is 14 December 2018 at 3:00 pm (Italian local time).

    Eligibility requirements for applicants to the 2018/2019 edition

    Candidates must meet all the following requirements to be considered eligible for the 2018/2019 edition:

    1. Be born on or after 1 January 1988 (1 January 1985 for graduates in medicine)
    2. Hold the Italian nationality or the nationality of one of the developing countries listed below
    3. Be fluent in English and Italian for Italian nationals; Be fluent in English (knowledge of Italian will be considered an asset) for candidates from Least Developed Countries
    4. Possess an advanced university degree, obtained before the application deadline, such as:
    • Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica.
    • Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico.
    • Laurea/Laurea Triennaleplus university Master’s degree.
    • Bachelor’s degree plus university Master’s degree.

    For the 2018/2019 edition, a limited number of positions will be assigned to candidates from Least Developed Countries.

    Candidates from Least Developed Countries must meet all the requirements mentioned above and must hold the passport of one of the following UN Member States or non-Member Observer States: 

    Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, State of Palestine, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia.

    The deadline for submitting applications to the 2018-2019 round of the JPO Programme is 14 December 2018 at 3 pm (Italian local time).

    More details are available on the UN DESA website

    APPLY NOW