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Current Vacancies

All new vacancies for Junior Professional Officer (JPO) and Specialist Development Programme (SDP) positions advertised by the UNDP JPO Service Centre are posted on this page. You can also follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to be informed of any new vacancies advertised by our partner countries. 

Please note that many other positions will be advertised by partner countries directly and may not appear on this page. Please read the page dedicated to each one in the partner countries section.

Current JPO vacancies sponsored by Canada

A JPO position with UNDP is opened in the context of the JPO scheme sponsored by the Canadian Government. It is addressed to Canadians nationals only. 

Deadline for applications: December 22nd, 2022

JPO position with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Brazaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo 

JPO - Gender Analyst, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and Communication

Current JPO vacancies sponsored by Italy

The call for applications to the Italian Junior Professional Officer Programme (JPO) 2022/2023 is now open. 

Please check the requirements and apply here: 

Deadline for applications: December 15th, 2022.

For the 2022/2023 edition, a limited number of positions will be assigned to candidates from developing countries (Least Developed Countries and priority Countries for the Italian Development Cooperation). These candidates must meet all the following requirements to be considered eligible for the 2022/2023 edition:

  • born on or after 1 January 1992 (1 January 1991 for graduates in Medicine; 1 January 1989 for graduates in Medicine who have already been awarded a post-graduate medical specialization degree)
  • hold the passport of one of the following UN Member States or non-Member Observer States: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, State of Palestine, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zambia.

Current JPO vacancies sponsored by the United Kingdom

A JPO position with WHO is opened in the context of the JPO scheme sponsored by the UK Government. It is addressed to UK nationals only. 

Deadline for applications: December 11th, 2022 

JPO position with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland

Technical Officer, Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP)