Are you a current Junior Professional Officer (JPO) aiming to remain in the UN? In this article, we check retention data to identify the career profiles that have the best chances to stay after the completed contract. At the UN We present one list for women and one for men. We also list some expertise areas which offer fewer opportunities to continue.
Impactpool is the world’s fastest-growing Impact career platform. In a series of articles, Henrik Ryden, a former JPO, senior staff at UNDP and co-founder of Impactpool look into Impactpool’s retention data (data related to the ones that succeeded to stay at the UN) and help you to strategically position yourself to also remain after completing your JPO assignment.
In this article, he looks at retention data to find what career profiles and expertise area that offers you the best opportunities to stay after completed JPO assignment. He shares a list of the expertise needed for men and one for women, to see if the data differs, and it does.
This article is written for JPOs’ and for young talent targeting a JPO assignment. If you want to learn more about the JPO program we recommend the following article.