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 funded by Switzerland

To be eligible to apply to the Swiss JPO programme, candidates must:

  • Master’s degree in Law or related disciplines 
  • At least 3 years of relevant paid work experience in governance, rule of law and rights-based development. 
  • Work experience in developing countries.
  • English and one other official UN language- 
  • Swiss nationality.
  • Not older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviews

More detailed information on applicant requirements is provided on CINFO's website.

  • Evaluation Analyst, JPO, UNFPA York

    The above position with UNFA is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer Programme (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Switzerland. Deadline for application: 30 May.more 

 

Vacancies funded by Sweden

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

  • Be of Swedish nationality or hold a residence permit for Sweden
  • Be no more than 32 years of age
  • Hold a post graduate degree
  • Have 2-4 years of practical experience in the relevant area
  • Language: Fluency in English and Swedish with excellent writing and spoken skills. Knowledge of other official UN language would be considered as an asset.

To be eligible to apply to the Swedish SARC and SDP Programme, candidates must:

  • Be of Swedish nationality or hold a residence permit for Sweden;
  • Be no more than 38 years of age
  • Qualifications: Higher University Degree/Master;
  • Experience: at least 5 years of relevant work experience. Preferably with experience from UN system or other international development assistance;
  • Language: Fluency in English and Swedish with excellent writing and spoken skills. Knowledge of other official UN language would be considered as an asset.

More detailed information on applicant requirements is provided on Sida's website.

 

 

 

 

Vacancies funded by Denmark

General eligibity criteria for the Danish JPO and SARC Programme:

  • Post Graduate University Degree/Master in a relevant field
  • For JPOs a minimum of 2 years and maximum 4 years of relevant and remunerated work experience. 
  • For SARCs a minimum of 5 years and maximum 7 years of relevant and remunerated work experience.
  • Fluency in English and Danish (spoken and written).
  • Nationality: the following positions are open to Danish nationals only.

 

Practical information concerning the selection process

  • Selected applicants will be expected to partake in face-to-face Interviews planned to take place in Copenhagen in 3rd/4th week of June 2018.
  • Applicants will need to shoulder travel cost should he/she be travelling to Denmark for the interviews.
  • Selected candidates are expected to participate in an induction course conducted by DANIDA at Danish MFA premises planned for the last week in August/first week in September 2018.
  • Assumptions of duty will be expected Aug-Sept. 2018 at the latest.

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

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.