Nigeria Launches Its Junior Professionals Officer (JPO) Programme

Dec 11, 2013

Following the signature of an agreement between Nigeria and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nigeria became the first African nation to join the partner countries supporting the UN/UNDP’s Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme.
 
The JPO Programme provides young professionals the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the international environment.  By joining the JPO Programme, Nigeria gives young and talented Nigerians from across the country the opportunity to pursue careers in development with hands-on experience in multi-lateral technical co-operation.
 
37 positions across the UN System are now open for applications on the basis of one JPO position per State. The selected JPOs will work on various topics of importance to Development work in different organisations and countries, as follows:

UN ORGANISATION

PLACE OF ASSIGNMENT

UN WOMEN

Mozambique

UN WOMEN

New York, USA

UN WOMEN

New York, USA

UNAIDS

South Africa

UNDP

Ethiopia

UNDP

Kenya

UNDP

Egypt

UNDP

Egypt

UNDP

China

UNDP

India

UNDP

Malaysia

UNDP

Thailand

UNDP

Thailand

UNDP

Turkey

UNDP

Turkey

UNDP

Denmark

UNDP

Geneva, Switzerland

UNDP

New York, USA

UNDP

New York, USA

UNDP

New York, USA

UNDP

Brazil

UNDP

Jamaica

UNDP-UNCDF

South Africa

UNDP-UNCDF

Bangladesh

UNDP-UNDOCO

New York, USA

UNDP-UNV

Bonn, Germany

UNFPA

South Africa

UNFPA

New York, USA

UNOPS

Kenya

UNOPS

South Africa

UNOPS

Denmark

WHO

Malaysia

WHO

Denmark

WHO

Geneva, Switzerland

WHO

Geneva, Switzerland

WHO

Geneva, Switzerland

WHO

Washington DC, USA



The deadline for applications is 31 December 2013, and the criteria for eligibility can be found on the online application website:  www.fmydjpop.gov.ng
 
As stated by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim  on the occasion of the signature of the JPO agreement with UNDP, the opening of these 37 positions demonstrates another significant milestone in actualizing a major component of the Federal Government’s Transformation Agenda. “The JPO initiative will no doubt enhance and indeed galvanize the objective of the present administration to further empower Nigerian youths by exposing them to a critical international platform that will showcase their enormous, deep intellectual capacity and knowledge,” Anyim said.

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