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Norwegian and American Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programmes 2022

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by Impactpool

Published on: 5 May 2022

The JPO programme is the best UN career entry points. 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!

 

Currently open JPOs:

 

1. Norwegian JPO Programme 2022 – Additional Call for Applications

Application period until 9 May 2022

The following additional position is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of Norway at the United Nations Secretariat in New York.

  1. VA 21P006 OHCHR JPO in Human Rights Digital and Social Media Geneva

Candidates must meet all the following requirements to be considered eligible:

  • Hold the Norwegian nationality
  • Completed advanced degree (master’s or equivalent) plus a minimum of two years of fulltime post-degree experience

Applications must be received no later than 9 May 2022 6pm (Eastern Time UTC-5, New York). Applications received after the regarding date will not be considered.

Please apply here (also provided in the Vacancy Announcement (VA) above.)

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted thereafter. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a competency-based interview.

 

 

2. Call for Applications – JPO Programme of the USA 2022

Call for applications with closing date 18 May 2022!

The following positions are open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the United States of America at the United Nations Secretariat.

  1. VA 22P032 ESCAP JPO in Transport and Logistics, Bangkok
  2. VA 19P085 DESA OISC JPO in Intergovernmental affairs New York
  3. VA 20P101 CTED JPO in Counter-Terrorism New York
  4. VA 20P219 DMSPC JPO in Research Coordination Management New York
  5. VA 21P020 OHCHR ROLDS JPO in Human Rights Geneva

Candidates must meet all the following requirements to be considered eligible:

  • Be not older than 32 years as of the end of the year of application
  • Hold the US citizenship
  • Additional requirements are listed in the respective vacancy announcements

Applications must be received no later than  18 May 2022 6pm (Eastern Time UTC-5, New York). Applications received after the regarding date will not be considered.

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted thereafter. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a competency-based interview.

 

Headquarters, Field office? What is the best strategy to be retained at the UN after your Junior Professional Officer (JPO) assignment?

  

The ultimate JPO Policy HACK that increases your chances to remain in the United Nations

Are you a current Junior Professional Officer (JPO) aiming to remain at the UN? In this article, we present a smart Policy Hack that you and your supporting government could negotiate with the receiving UN organization.

 

For support on how to tailor your application documents, and to prepare for interviews: Explore Impactpool's Career Coaching Services

Statements from coaching clients who successfully got a JPO position:

"I can’t thank Beate enough for all her help in getting me my dream job at the UN. She was very resourceful in tailoring my past work experience in the private sector to the requirements of a job with the UN, but also prepared me so well for the competency-based questioning and thus, really boosted my self-confidence going into the interviews. I would highly recommend her!“
 

"The interview coaching with Beate was the perfect preparation for my JPO interview. I already had prepared myself beforehand and I was hesitant to spend a for me great amount of money but I didn’t regret it. Beate was very considerate and tailored the coaching exactly to my needs. Being able to already practice some questions and the great feedback and tips made me more confident and I could be more natural in the interview itself." 

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