Current Vacancies

When new vacancies for UNDP and UN Women JPO positions usually financed by Belgium, UK, Denmark and The Netherlands become available, they are posted on this page. You can also follow us on twitter to be kept informed of new JPO or SARC vacancies from the countries listed above, as well as other partner countries. 

For positions sponsored by other partner countries, read the page dedicated to each country in the partner countries section.

 

Vacancies funded by Switzerland 

For more information about the Swiss JPO Programme and how to apply to the JPO vacancies, kindly check the CINFO webpage here

  • Programme Analyst (Economic Empowerment) UN Women Georgia

    The above position with UN Women is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Programme (JPO) sponsored by the Government of Switzerland and is addressed exclusively to applicants with Swiss citizenship. Deadline for application: 04 March 2018. more 

  • UNDP, Programme Analyst (Democratic Governance), Pakistan

    The above position with UNDP is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Programme (JPO) sponsored by the Government of Switzerland and is addressed exclusively to applicants with Swiss citizenship. Deadline for application: 04 March 2018. more 

 

Vacancies funded by Germany 

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

  • Be no more than 32 years of age
  • Hold a post-graduate degree
  • Have practical experience in the relevant area
  • Have fluency in English and another UN language.

More detailed information on applicant requirements in German is provided on the BFIO website.

The deadline for application for any of the below vacancies is 16 February 2018. Final interviews are planned to take place in May/June. Deployment can be any time after the German pre-departure course in September, i.e. normally from October to December 2018.

 

 

Vacancies funded by France

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

  • Be French national
  • Be between 25 and 32 years of age
  • Hold a post-graduate degree in a discipline related to the work of the international organisations
  • Have at least two years of relevant work experience. International experience is an asset.
  • Have essential qualities: motivation and adaptation
  • Be fluent in English (spoken and written). Fluency in another working language is an asset.

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

 

Vacancies funded by by the Republic of Korea

Requirements for candidates applying to the JPO vacancies funded by the Republic of Korea:

1.     Korean citizenship

2.     Proficiency in Korean and English language

3.     Completed university with a master degree, as per the job descriptions

4.     No older than 32 years of age as of 31st December of 2017 (The maximum age limit for those who served in the military will be extended accordingly)

5.     Male applicants should complete the Korean military service or be exempted from it.

Applicants should submit the following documents. All documents should be prepared in English. In addition, applicants who state their low-income status in the application should submit a certificate of National Basic Livelihood Security Recipients issued in Korean and its unofficial English translation.  

1.     P11 or CV to be submitted electronically to the Organization

2.     A scanned copy of applicant’s Resident Register

3.     A copy of the university degree

4.     A certificate of English language proficiency. Applicants should submit a minimum of iBT TOEFL score of 115 or TEPS score of 900

5.     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.

* Age limit for male candidates who have completed the service:
- 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.

6.     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

All applicants can apply for a maximum of two JPO positions sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea during the year of application. 

 

 

Eligibility

Since JPOs are sponsored by their respective governments, not all nationalities are eligible to apply for the JPO Programme.

Please see our list of partner countries to check if you are eligible to apply. Potential candidates with double nationality should check both nationalities and choose the most favourable one.

Tips and recommendations for your online application

Before starting the application, you are recommended to examine the sample copy of the application document. This will give you the opportunity to collect and prepare all the requested information that you need before starting the online application process.

It is a good idea to pre-type some information outside of the system and use the "cut and paste" method to reduce the time needed online and chance of error in the system.

The Personal History Form (P11)

Here are some guiding tips to help you complete a Personal History Form (P11) correctly:

  • For all entries, clearly indicate the percentage of working time to reflect full/part-time nature of the work i.e. full time 100%, and if part time 50% - 60%...
  • For consultancies, please indicate a lump sum annual amount or the daily rate
  • For non-UN positions, please input the annual income.
  • For UN positions, please indicate type of contract and salary level, i.e. P1, P2 etc
  • Clearly specify unpaid volunteer and internships as such
  • Kindly avoid overlapping employment periods unless followed by explanatory text

Cover letter

The "Cover letter" section in the online application offers you the opportunity to explain what has motivated you to apply for the specific position (or positions). It is also an opportunity for you to highlight what you think are your most relevant qualifications for the particular position(s) you are interested in.

Please note that you are expected to write a separate and relevant cover letter for each position for which you are applying.

For your cover letter(s), please use the language indicated beside the respective vacancy notice, which is the language of the duty station and in which a high level of competency is required. There is, however, provision for limited language training for the selected candidate if necessary.

Employment Record

Please list any relevant work experience you have. You may include internships, part-time or voluntary work as well as full-time paid work - but please indicate if it is unpaid or part-time. It is important to include a detailed description of the main responsibilities and tasks you carried out during each period of employment.