UN DESA Italian Junior Professional Officer Programme 2019/2020

UN DESA Italian Junior Professional Officer Programme 2019/2020

Deadline: December 10, 2019

Applications are open for the UN DESA Italian Junior Professional Officer Programme 2019/2020. The Italian Junior Professional Officer Programme (JPO) is a multilateral technical cooperation initiative sponsored by the Government of Italy and implemented by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA).

It enables Italian citizens and citizens of eligible developing countries holding an advanced university degree to gain work experience with international organizations for a period of two years.

The purpose of the Programme is two-fold: on the one hand, it assists international organizations in carrying out their activities by providing them with skilled personnel for a period of two years; on the other, it allows young qualified professionals seeking an international career the opportunity of two years’ work experience that will broaden their chances of finding a suitable job in international organizations or in the international field.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have been born on or after January 1, 1989 (January 1, 1988 for graduates in Medicine; January 1, 1986
    for graduates in Medicine who have already been awarded a post-graduate medical specialization degree)
  • Italian nationality
  • Fluency in English and Italian
  • Advanced university degree awarded before the application deadline, such as:
    • Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica
    • Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico
    • Laurea/Laurea Triennale plus university Master’s degree
    • Bachelor’s degree plus university Master’s degree.

For the 2019/2020 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).

Candidates from developing countries must meet all the following requirements to be considered eligible:

  • Born on or after 1 January 1989 (January 1, 1988 for graduates in Medicine; January 1, 1986 for graduates in Medicine who have already been awarded a post-graduate medical specialization degree)
  • Fluency in English (knowledge of Italian will be considered an asset)
  • Advanced university degree awarded before the application deadline, such as:
    • Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica
    • Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico
    • Laurea/LaureaTriennale plus university Master’s degree
    • Bachelor’s degree plus university Master’s degree.

Application

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For more information, visit UN DESA.

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