Welcome to the Junior Professional Officer Programme Portal
The Junior Professional Officer Programme provides young professionals with hands-on experience in the international arena. Junior Professional Officers are professional level staff, whose applications for specific positions are submitted to UN Environment through their respective governments, who then finance their assignment through trust fund arrangements, normally for a period of two to three years. These officers have the status of international civil servants and are subject to the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules. The main objective of the Programme is to support the implementation of UN Environment's mission, which is to identify environmental challenges and encourage intergovernmental cooperation and partnerships in addressing environmental problems. UN Environment seeks to inform and enable nations and people to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. Junior Professional Officers work with international and national staff members and are involved in the identification, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UN Environment projects and programmes.