UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Italian JPO Programme 2020 for candidates from Least Developed Countries!

Application Deadline: 10 December 2019 at 3 p.m.

The Italian Junior Professional Officer Programme (JPO) is a multilateral technical cooperation initiative sponsored by the Government of Italyand 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.

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

•born on or after1 January 1989 (1 January 1988 for graduates in Medicine; 1 January 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/Laurea Triennale plus university Master’s degree✓Bachelor’s degree plus university Master’s degree

Given the highly competitive nature of the Italian JPO Programme, as well as the increasingly demanding skill-sets and levels of experience sought by International Organizations, the following are frequently considered important assets:

➢Knowledge of other UN official languages/languages spoken in developing countries
➢Additional academic qualifications and/or training courses➢Solid professional work experience (minimum one year)
➢Key competencies such as client orientation, teamwork, communication, accountability, planning and organization.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNDESA Italian JPO Programme 2020


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