19 UNDP Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Vacancies

New vacancies for JPO/SARC/SDP positions advertised directly by the UNDP JPO Service Centre are posted on this page. For positions sponsored directly by partner countries, please read the page dedicated to each country in the partner countries section.

Current JPO vacancies sponsored by Germany

German JPO Programme

Germany is currently advertising several JPO positions. Please click here to access the vacancy announcements.

 

Current JPO vacancies sponsored by Sweden

Sida

Sweden is currently advertising five JPO positions with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UNDP.

 

Selection process timeframe:

  • Deadline for applications: 14 and 18 February 2019 (please check respective vacancies)
  • Interviews: between 18 and 22 March 2019
  • SIDA mandatory training for selected candidates: 19-24 May 2019
  • Assumption of duties expected around June 2019

 

JPO, Sustainable human development and SDGs, UNDP, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline for applications: 14 February 2019

 

JPO, UNDP, Gender, New York, USA

Deadline for applications: 18 February 2019

 

JPO, UNCDF, Local governance and microfinance, Bangkok, Thailand

Deadline for applications: 18 February 2019

 

JPO, UNDP, Crisis prevention, humanitarian relief and recovery, Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. of Congo

Deadline for applications: 18 February 2019

 

JPO, UNDP, Results Based Management (RBM), New York, USA

Deadline for applications: 18 February 2019

 

Current JPO vacancies sponsored by The Netherlands

Dutch UNRWA

Please note that the eligibility criteria are different depending on the positions. For more details, please access the vacancy announcements and consult the website of the Nedworc Foundation.

 

JPO – Associate Inclusive Education Officer, Amman, Jordan

This JPO position with UNRWA is sponsored by the Government of The Netherlands. It is addressed exclusively to nationals of Developing Countries that appear on the list of countries eligible for the Dutch JPO Programme.

Please click here to apply by 17 February 19 (Midnight New York, USA).

 

JPO – Special Assistant to the Director of UNRWA Affairs, Beirut, Lebanon

This JPO position with UNRWA is sponsored by the Government of The Netherlands. It is addressed exclusively to people with the Dutch nationality.

Please click here to apply by 17 February 19 (Midnight New York, USA).

 

JPO – Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Amman, Jordan

This JPO position with UNRWA is sponsored by the Government of The Netherlands. It is addressed exclusively to people with the Dutch nationality.

Please click here to apply by 17 February 19 (Midnight New York, USA).

 

JPO – Special Assistant to the Director of Human Resources, Amman, Jordan

This JPO position with UNRWA is sponsored by the Government of The Netherlands. It is addressed exclusively to nationals of Developing Countries that appear on the list of countries eligible for the Dutch JPO Programme.

Please click here to apply by 17 February 19 (Midnight New York, USA).

 

Tips and recommendations for your online application

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.

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.

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