Kickstart an International Aid Career with the United Nations

In 2021, Jersey joined the United Nation’s Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme. This international scheme provides a unique opportunity for a Jersey resident to start an international aid career with the UN, and to contribute at the frontline of an on-going humanitarian emergency. During their assignments JPOs benefit from the guidance of experienced UN staff members and are actively involved in supporting the design and implementation of UN programs.

JOA will be looking to place JPOs within departments of the United Nations on an annual basis. This could include working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, or Tyre, Lebanon. To find out more about previously successful applicants see their blogs below.

Opportunities to apply will be announced in the Jersey press each year and published under our Jobs section.

Johnny Rebours

Associate Protection Officer (UNHCR)

Faye Coggins

Associate Programme Officer (UNHCR)