JPO Programme for German Nationals

JPO Programme


JPO Programme for German Nationals

The JPO Programme recruits Junior Professional Officers for the UN network of organisations. JPOs are recruited under bilateral agreements between the UN and donor countries such as Germany. 

Candidates are young professionals, usually with an advanced university degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience. JPO positions are generally at P1 and P2 level.

The German Büro Führungskräfte zu Internationalen Organisationen (BFIO) has been promoting and placing German nationals in UN organisations worldwide for many years.

JPO Programme


If you are a young German professional looking for a new challenge, interested in a career that will broaden your horizons and where you can use your skills with a meaningful purpose, the JPO Programme could be what you are looking for! We are hosting an online, interactive information event where you can directly chat with BFIO staff, register here.

Do you have medical training? Or are you a scientist? Perhaps your skills are better suited to Peacekeeping and Human Rights? The JPO is for people with a variety of skills and experience.

What are the recruitment criteria?

  • You will need to have a post-graduate qualification in one of the following areas:

Political and Social Sciences, Economics and Law, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, or Natural and Engineering Sciences.

  • You will also need to have between two and four years of work experience from the date of your first degree
  • The only other requirements for the JPO Programme are that you are a German national, a high level in a foreign language and a cosmopolitan mindset.