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 21-03 Junior Professional Officer, Technical Cooperation and Implmentation Division (Biosafety)

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations extended to: 15 April 2024

JPO 21-04 Junior Professional Officer, Technical Cooperation and Implementation Division (Innovation)

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 15 April 2024

JPO 21-05 Junior Professional Officer,Technical Cooperation and Implementation Division (GHG Projects)

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 15 April 2024

JPO 21-09 Junior Professional Officer, Regional Presence Office for Technical Cooperation for East Asia (Manila, The Philippines), Technical Cooperation and Implementation Division

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations has been extended to: 15 April 2024

JPO 21-10 Junior Professional Officer, Subdivision for Programme Management and Coordination, Technical Cooperation and Implementation Division

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations has been extended to:  15 April 2024

JPO 23-04 Junior Professional Officer, Technical Cooperation and Implementation Division 

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 30 August 2024

JPO 23-05 Junior Professional Officer, Conference Division 

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 30 August 2024

JPO 23-06 Junior Professional Officer, Marine Environment Division 

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 30 August 2024

JPO 24-01, 24-02 and 24-03 Junior Professional Officer, Technical Cooperation and Implementation Division 

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 30 August 2024

JPO 24-05 Junior Professional Officer, Marine Environment Division 

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 30 August 2024

JPO 24-06 Junior Professional Officer, Maritime Safety Division 

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 30 August 2024

JPO 24-04 Junior Professional Officer, REMPEC 

Closing date for receipt of Member State nominations: 25 October 2024