What is a JPO and could that be the right start for your UN Career? Find out more and see which countries that participate in the JPO Programme. If you are a national of any of these countries, you have a good chance!
In the podcast interview with Julia Watt - Chief of Human Resources at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), she let us learn that her career with the UN started as a Junior Professional Officers (JPO). In this article, we describe the JPO program as of today and also make a few references to the JPO program in ITU.
Starting a UN career as a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) is a quite common career path. As we could learn from the podcast, both Julia Watt and Magnus Bucht (Impactpool's CEO and Co-founder) started their careers with the UN as JPOs.