WFP JPO Programme Overview
The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme is a United Nations system-wide donor funded programme established in 1961 and was launched in WFP in 1985.
The JPO Programme provides valuable work experience and training opportunities for young and motivated professionals who are interested to pursue a career in international development assistance.
The JPOs currently assist our Country Offices worldwide and Headquarters Divisions in carrying out WFP’s mandate in a wide range of areas such as: Food Security, Vulnerability Assessment & Mapping, Policy, School Feeding, Nutrition, Emergency Preparedness & Response, Procurement, Logistics, Monitoring & Evaluation, Reporting, Government and Private Sector Partnerships, Interagency cooperation, Finance, Internal Audit, Evaluation and Communication.
Who can apply?
JPOs are sponsored by their respective governments. Please refer to the below list of governments currently participating in the WFP JPO Programme.
Current participating donor countries
Note: JPO positions sponsored by the Government of Belgium will also be posted on WFP’s website under this section. Please review this page regularly for the latest opportunities.
Additional information on the Danish JPO Programme is available here
Additional information on the Finnish JPO Programme is available here
Note: JPO positions sponsored by the Government of The Netherlands will also be posted on this webpage. Please review this page regularly for the latest opportunities available.
• South Korea
Note: JPO positions sponsored by the Government of The United States of America will be posted on this webpage. Please review this page regularly for the latest opportunities.
JPO vacancies for Belgium, The Netherlands and The United States of America will be advertised here below:
There are currently no JPO posts advertised.