UNDP’s junior professionals program: What you need to know

A junior professional officer’s work usually requires field work with local civil society. Here, U.N. Development Program JPO Patricia Pacheco presents a program on HIV prevention and gender-based violence using community radios in Iquitos, Peru. Photo by: UNDP

Each year, the United Nations Development Program recruits hundreds of junior professional officers, positions that are much sought-after among young professionals seeking to launch a successful career in development.

JPOs are assigned to one of the many UNDP offices, such as the U.N. Development Fund for Women, Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS and U.N. Development Operations Coordination Office.

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    Antoine Remise

    Antoine is a former international development correspondent for Devex, based in Paris. He holds a bachelor's in political science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Lille and a master's in development administration and planning from the University College in London. Antoine has conducted researche for development projects in Chile, Senegal and Uganda, notably on education, health, local saving systems and housing issues. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.