UNICEF Junior Professional Officer Program 2024-25 (JPO) (Fully Funded)

Apply for the UNICEF Junior Professional Officer Program (JPO). The JPO program is offered to entry-level (P-1 and P-2) young professionals to get hands-on experience in the field of international development and start a career with UNICEF. The Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) are fixed staff members of UNICEF for the duration of 2 to 3 years. After the completion of the assignment JPOs continue at UNICEF as regular staff members. The Position Level of the JPOs is comparable to International Professional (IP) staff.

All Junior Professional Officers will receive Compensation and benefits like Tax exemption, Family allowance, Relocation Support, Rental Subsidy, Holidays and Leave, Health Insurance, retirement benefits, etc. Applicants with one year of work experience in the relevant field of UNICEF can apply. The UNICEF JPO program brings young people with new fresh and innovative ideas to the organization. More details about the program, the requirements, and the benefits are given below.

Requirements of the UNICEF Junior Professional Officer Program (JPO)

  • JPOs are for fixed-term contracts for the duration of 2 to 3 years.
  • JPOs are entitled to International Professionals (IP).
  • JPOs are entitled to Compensation, benefits, and allowance.
  • An applicant can apply if he/she is a National of a donor country (a few countries sponsor nationals from developing countries). You can check the list of developing countries on Google.
  • An applicant should be under 32 years of age.
  • An applicant must have completed an advanced or undergraduate degree.
  • Minimum One year of work experience is required.

Also Check: WTO Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2025 (Fully Funded)

What You Will Get as a JPO?

  • Professional coaching
  • Mentoring programs
  • Career counseling
  • Online learning courses
  • Stretch assignments
  • Buddy programme
  • Career Transition Program

Also Check: UNICEF Internship 2024 (Fully Funded Internship)

Benefits, Salary, and Compensation for JPOs

Salary: UNICEF offers an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and benefits. Check Salary Packages.

Tax Exemption: Salaries given by the United Nations to Staff members are generally exempted from Tax.

Family allowances: Depending on your contract type, you may be eligible for the family allowance.

Rental subsidy: If you newly arrive at the duty station, you may receive a rental subsidy for housing.

Relocation Support: The relocation cost for moving to another duty station will be covered.

Holidays and leave: 18 to 30 days of vacation per year.

Other Benefits:

  • Maternity, Paternity, Adoption
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement pension
  • Career Support

Also Check: UN Young Professionals Program 2024 (P-1 or P-2 Level)

How to Apply for the UNICEF Junior Professional Officer Program?

The JPO vacancies are published throughout the year on the UNICEF career website. The Link to the official website is given below.


Muhammad Saim Rasheed
As Opportunities Corners founder, my name is Muhammad Saim Rasheed. I completed my higher education from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. I have been to Egypt for the AIESEC internship in 2016. In addition, I am an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's (SUSI 2017) Exchange Program. I participated in the Young Leaders Fellowship in the Maldives in 2021, and I went to the International Youth Leadership Summit in Turkiye in 2022. Since 2017, I have participated in numerous fully funded educational and leadership programs. I therefore created this blog based on my own personal experiences, and I mentor students who are eager and enthusiastic about pursuing fully funded opportunities. You can visit the official sources for additional information by clicking on the links provided at the end of each post. Read more about me and our partners here. I am also Featured by Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network