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.

 

Vacancy sponsored by Norway

The below vacancies are sponsored by the Government of Norway and are addressed exclusively to nationals of Norway.

  • Sustainable Development Programme (SDP), UNDP China

    The above position is open in the context of the Sustainable Development Programme (SDP) sponsored by the Government of Norway. Candidates must hold a master degree and five years of full-time post-master experience for this position. The SDP will be offered a one-year contract with extension up to three years. The application and CV must be written in English. Deadline for application: 29 October 2017. more 

  • JPO - Human Resource Analyst - UNDP Ethiopia

    The above position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Norway. Candidates should hold a master degree and have a minimum of two years of paid, relevant work experience and be no more than 32 years. The JPO will be offered a one-year contract with extension up to three years. The application and CV must be written in English. Deadline for application: 29 October 2017. more 

  • JPO - Gender and Harmful Practices Prevention Analyst - UNFPA, USA

    The above position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Norway. Candidates should hold a master degree and have a minimum of two years of paid, relevant work experience and be no more than 32 years. The JPO will be offered a one-year contract with extension up to three years. The application and CV must be written in English. Deadline for application: 29 October 2017. more 

 

Vacancy sponsored by Denmark

The below vacancies are sponsored by the Government of Denmark. To be eligible to apply candidates must:

  • Be fluent in English and Danish (spoken and written) with knowledge of another official UN language being an asset
  • Be a national of Denmark or any EU country, or have permanent residency in Denmark
Please check each vacancy for additional requirements.
Interviews are expected to take place in person in Copenhagen in November.

 

  • JPO - Programme Analyst - UNDP China

    The above position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Denmark. Candidates should hold a master degree and have a minimum of two years of paid, relevant work experience. Deadline for application: 31 October 2017. more 

  • JPO - Sustainable Development Analyst, UNRCO, Egypt

    The above position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Denmark. Candidates should hold a master degree and have a minimum of two years of paid, relevant work experience. Deadline for application: 31 October 2017. more 

  • JPO - Programme Analyst, Democratic Governance, UNDP Tanzania

    The above position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Denmark. Candidates should hold a master degree and have a minimum of two years of paid, relevant work experience. Deadline for application: 31 October 2017.more 

  • JPO - Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, UNDP Ukraine

    The above position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Denmark. Candidates should hold a master degree and have a minimum of two years of paid, relevant work experience. Deadline for application: 31 October 2017.more 

  • JPO - Governance and Justice Specialist, UNDP Viet Nam

    The above position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Denmark. Candidates should hold a master degree and have a minimum of two years of paid, relevant work experience. Deadline for application: 31 October 2017.more 

  • SARC - Special Assistant to the DSRSG/RC/HC/RR – Coordination Specialist, South Sudan

    The above position is open in the context of the Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator (SARC) scheme sponsored by the Government of Denmark. Candidates should hold a master degree and have a minimum of five years of paid, relevant work experience. Deadline for application: 31 October 2017.more 

  • SARC - Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator, Turkey

    The above position is open in the context of the Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator (SARC) scheme sponsored by the Government of Denmark. Candidates should hold a master degree and have a minimum of five years of paid, relevant work experience. Deadline for application: 31 October 2017.more 

  • Specialist Development Programme (SDP) - SDG Policy Specialist

    The above position is open in the context of the Specialist Development Programme (SDP) scheme sponsored by the Government of Denmark. Candidates should hold a master degree and have a minimum of five years experience in international development, programme development, partnership building, or analytical work in development issues. Deadline for application: 31 October 2017. more 

 

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.