Detailed job descriptions 1/2016

UNFPA Denmark

UNDP Vietnam

UNDP Ethiopia

ITC Switzerland


OCHA Kenya

Online application

JPO application form

The application form is available only during the application period and will be closed at 4.15 pm on March 2nd, 2016.

Please note that at the paragraph 4. Employment record you should state the percentage of your work time eg. 100 % for a full-time position and 20 % for a position that requires your work time a day a week. You also now have more space to describe your duties (max 1500 characters).

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Junior Professional Officers (JPO) 1/2016

General qualifications for all posts:

  • The applicant should have a degree from higher education and at least two years of relevant work experience.
  • The applicant should be fluent in English, and have knowledge of one other official UN language.
  • Due to the training aspect of the JPO/APO programme the applicant should be no more than 32 years of age.
  • The applicant should have Finnish citizenship (in case of dual citizenship, applicants with Finnish and U.S. citizenship can´t apply for the posts at The World Bank)

Application deadline for UNFPA Copenhagen is 4.15 pm on March 2nd, 2016.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

1. Title: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Sector: Procurement Services / Medical Devices
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


  • Master’s degree in biomedical engineering, medical engineering, clinical engineering, health technology or related science subject that covers medical devices or health technologies.
  • At least two years, preferably three, of experience with medical devices or clinical settings.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of other working languages of the UN is an asset.

2. Title: Human Resources Policy Analyst (JPO)
Sector: Human Resources Policy
Location: New York, USA


  • Master’s degree in human resources, law, administration social sciences or related fields.
  • At least two years, preferably three, of experience in human resources, law, administration, or policy development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Fluency in English.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

1. Title: Programme Officer (JPO)
Sector: Climate Change Mitigation and Green Growth
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam


  • Master’s degree in climate change, energy, natural resources, economics, social science or related fields.
  • At least two years, preferably three years of experience in program/project development, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Good knowledge of climate change mitigation and/or renewable energy.
  • Experience preferably in a developing country and/or in the Asian region.
  • Full command of English.

2. Title: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Sector: Governance and Peacebuilding / Disability Rights
Location: UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


  • Master’s degree in law, political science, human rights, international relations or social sciences.
  • At least two years, preferably three years, of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in disability rights and programming is an asset.
  • Fluency in English. Proficiency in French is preferred.

International Trade Centre (ITC)

Title: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Sector: Trade Facilitation and Policy for Business Policy
Location: Geneva, Switzerland


  • Master’s degree in economics, business administration, international law or other related discipline.
  • At least two years, preferably three years, of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in working on issues relating to multilateral / regional / bilateral trade negotiations.
  • Knowledge of the international trading system.
  • Fluency in English with a working knowledge of French or Spanish. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Title: Associate Expert in Humanitarian Affairs (JPO)
Sector: Coordination and Response Division / Somalia
Location: Nairobi, Kenya


  • Master’s degree in political and/or social science, international relations, public administration, law, economics, engineering, earth sciences or related fields.
  • Two years, preferably three years, of relevant professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development or other related areas.
  • Knowledge of international agencies’ operations related to humanitarian assistance and familiarity with the UN system.
  • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of French is desirable.