The orientation training is the training that your UN Agency will provide you before starting your assignment. Each UN Agency offers a different training, adapted to the purpose and the location of your assignment.
UNDP & affiliated funds and programmes Programme Policy and Operations Induction Course
The PPO Induction Course is two-week long and is held at Headquarters in New York.
It is strongly recommended that JPOs with UNDP, or its affiliated funds and programmes (UNCDF, UNDOCO and UNV), SDPs new to UNDP attend the course within the first 3 to 6 months of their assignment. The course should, however, be attended within the first year only for it to be effective.
The curriculum focuses on strategic, macro-level issues, UN/UNDP policies and development trends, including individual meetings with key counterparts in relevant areas of their work.
The next PPO Workshop will take place in New York from 28 January to 8 February 2019.
UN Women Induction Training
The last UN Women Induction training course took place last October 2018, the dates of the new training will be posted as soon as advised by the agency.
UNAIDS induction training
The dates of the UNAIDS New Staff Orientation (NSO) training course are not available at this point but will be posted as soon as advised by the agency.
UNFPA induction training
The last UNFPA Induction training course took place last October 2018, the dates of the new training for 2019 will be posted as soon as advised by the agency.
UNRWA induction training
The UNRWA induction training usually takes place in Amman. Dates of the training will be communicated to new JPOs directly by UNRWA.
WHO induction training
WHO organizes induction training in Geneva and depending of duty station there will also often be an induction at the WHO Regional Centers on route to the duty station.