To be eligible to apply to the Swedish JPO Programme, candidates must:
- Swedish nationality or hold a residence permit for Sweden. Swedish resident permit holders should not be nationals of an OECD-country.
- Be no more than 32 years of age.
- Hold a post-graduate degree. Part of studies have to be done in Sweden.
- Have 2-4 years of practical experience in the relevant area.
- Language: Fluency in English and Swedish with excellent written and spoken skills. Knowledge of other official UN language would be considered an asset.
Sweden is widening the scope for the Swedish JPO programme. Nationals from more than 30 countries can apply. The list of nationalities from Swedish partner developing countries is as follows:
AFRICA: Burkina Faso; Central African Republic; Democratic Republic of Congo; Ethiopia; Kenya; Liberia; Mali; Mozambique; Rwanda; Somalia; Sudan; South Sudan; United Republic of Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Iraq; Palestine; Syria; Yemen;
ASIA & OCEANIA: Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Cambodia; Myanmar
EUROPE: Albania; Armenia; Belarus; Bosnia-Herzegovina;Georgia; Kosovo; Moldova; Northern Macedonia; Russia; Serbia; Turkey; Ukraine
LATIN AMERICA: Bolivia; Colombia, Cuba; Guatemala; Venezuela
Application and contact details
JPO and SARC positions sponsored by Sweden can be found on Sida’s job board (in Swedish). Applications are only accepted in Sida’s online recruitment system.
The Swedish JPO Programme in numbers
For further information on the number of JPOs financed by Sweden and administered by the UNDP JPOSC please refer to the Facts and Figures section.
Vacancies funded by Sweden
JPO vacancies are usually announced throughout the calendar year on the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) website.
- Swedish JPO Programme
- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
- Swedish Development Cooperation Policies
- General tips for your application