Junior Professionals Officer Programme

The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme is an established programme within the United Nations.

The main objective of the JPO Programme is to provide young professionals with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of multilateral international cooperation through a learning experience under the supervision of specialists, and to contribute to the advancement and furtherance of their organization's mandate.  It is a mutually beneficial relationship, while Member States have the opportunity to provide hands-on experience to their young professionals, the Organization benefits from an addition to its own staffing complement. 

JPO positions are nominated and financed by a Member State. Only nominations submitted through the respective sponsoring Member State will be considered. No direct applications will be accepted.

JPO positions are independent from, and additional to, the posts financed by the Organization's regular budget. In nominating candidates for a position in the programme, sponsoring Member States agree to bear the responsibility of all costs related to the JPO.


JPO 20-05 Junior Professional Officer, Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC), Malta

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: Deadline extended to 31 October 2021

JPO 21-01 Junior Professional Officer, Director's Office, Administrative Division

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: Closed for nominations

JPO 21-03 Junior Professional Officer, Department of Partnerships and Projects (Biosafety)

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 24 September 2021

JPO 21-04 Junior Professional Officer, Department of Partnerships and Projects (Innovation)

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 24 September 2021

JPO 21-05 Junior Professional Officer, Department for Partnerships and Projects (GHG Projects)

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 24 September 2021

JPO 21-06 Junior Professional Officer, Subdivision for Implementation, Marine Environment Division

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 3 October 2021

JPO 21-07 Junior Professional Officer, Subdivision for Maritime Security and Facilitation, Maritime Security Division

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 6 November 2021