Junior Professional Programme

JPO working with a group of children
Albis Gabrielli

The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme provides young professionals at an early stage in their career with practical experience in multi-lateral technical co-operation. JPOs are sponsored by their respective governments: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

In WHO, JPOs serve at country offices, regional offices and at headquarters. Under the supervision of a senior staff member, JPOs work with international and national staff and are involved in the identification, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WHO programmes.

Applying to join the JPO programme

If you are interested in the JPO programme and you are a national of a donor country please contact it directly. There are limited opportunities for nationals of other countries. In order to have more information on how to contact donor governments or on opportunities for nationals of other countries, please visit the following web site:

Contact Information

Human Resources Management (HRD)

World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
CH - 1211 Geneva 27

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