Partner country - The Netherlands

Vacancies funded by The Netherlands

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Vacancies are usually announced throughout the calendar year by UNDP through our website and on the Nedworc Foundation's website. Please visit the page for Current Vacancies for details.

The Dutch JPO Programme in numbers

For further information on the number of JPOs financed by The Netherlands and administered by the UNDP JPOSC please refer to the Facts and Figures section.


To be eligible to apply to the Dutch JPO Programme, candidates must:

  • Hold a Master degree or equivalent; or: a first-level university degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying experience (4 years of relevant working experience, but not more than 5 years) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
  • Be committed to the UN values, highly motivated, professional, have good interpersonal skills and be able to adapt to a multi-cultural environment;
  • Be fluent in English, Spanish or French (according to the language of the duty station) and possess a working knowledge of at least one of the other two. Fluency in other UN languages can be an asset and may be tested in the interview;
  • Not have worked earlier as JPOs/APOs/YPOs/AEs; and
  • Only apply for positions outside their country of origin.

In addition to the General conditions listed above, candidates from eligible Developing Countries must fulfil the following conditions:

More detailed information on applicant requirements is provided on website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Application & Contact Details

Candidates interested in a specific JPO position financed by the Netherlands should submit an online application. 
Please check the Current vacancies section for further instructions, tips and recommendations on the online application.

Detailed presentations of each vacancy and further application details can be accessed on the website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.