Finnish JPO Programme

Call for applications – Finnish JPO Programme

The  following position is now open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Finland and is addressed exclusively to candidates with the Finnish citizenship Closing Date: 25 March 2018

JPO in Human Rights (pdf vacancy announcement) VA# 18P034
United Nations Secretariat,
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),
Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA)
Duty station: Pretoria, South Africa

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

  • Be no more than 32 of age at the time of application
  • Hold the Finnish nationality

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/OHCHR)

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

Candidates who would like to apply should do so by e-mail only, indicating the VA Number in the subject heading of the e-mail.

Applications must include a letter of motivation and the United Nations Personal History Profile. The form can be downloaded from this link.

Please do not attach any other documents to your application.

Applications must be received no later than 25 March 2018. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted thereafter.