Note: This program has been suspended by the Government of Canada under Stephen Harper. Positions have not been offered to Canadians since 2010. Positions are still available for nationals of many countries in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme is an opportunity for young Canadians to work in the United Nations (UN) development system, as regular UN staff. It allows them to gain valuable field-level experience in the management of multilateral aid projects. Working for development within the UN means that JPOs will work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment, and may be posted to virtually any developing country in the world. Some of the UN divisions that accept JPOs include: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its affiliated funds/programmes: Drylands Development Centre (DDC); Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office (IAPSO); United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF); United Nations Development Group Office (UNDGO); United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); United Nations Volunteers (UNV), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), United Nations University (UNU), Universal Postal Union (UPU), World Health Organization (WHO), Mekong River Commission (MRC).
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