For UN Agencies

Services for UN Agencies

The JPO Programme provides young professionals pursuing a career in development with hands-on experience in many UN Agencies, either in Headquarters locations or in country offices. By partnering with the JPOSC, UN Agencies benefit from young qualified professionals.

The JPOs serve primarily in one of the country offices of the participating UN agencies in developing countries. A limited number of JPOs (currently some 28%) are posted to various Headquarters locations. Under the supervision of a senior staff member, JPOs work with international and national staff and are involved in the identification, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the UN agencies-supported programmes. Purposes of assignments vary and may have a country-specific, regional, sector-based or thematic focus.

Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

The JPO Programme builds future leaders for the sustainable development goals. The Programme offers young professionals the opportunity to get hands-on experience in multilateral cooperation, development effectiveness and partnerships, as well as sustainable development. JPOs work with the UN System organizations at country, regional and headquarters level. JPOs work in programme areas related to the sustainable development goals, as well as in management and UN Coordination.more

Become a partner

  • Current Partnerships

    The UNDP JPO Service Centre administers JPO Programmes (in full or in part, as the case may be) of several UN Organisations.more 

  • Why Partnering with the UNDP JPOSC?

    The JPO Programme serves to enhance professional staffing capacity for the participating organizations and Programmes/Funds.more 

  • How to become a Partner

    What is the procedure to become a partner of the JPOSC? What are the steps? Who to contact? Read this page to know more.more 

  • UN Organization Satisfaction Surveys

    Following the commitments made when we relocated, and in order to evaluate the needs and expectations of our various partners with regard to the JPO Programme in general and the JPO Service Centre in particular, it has been decided to conduct different yearly client-oriented surveys.more