About UNICEF: Employment

Donor governments

The following countries currently sponsor their young professionals to join UNICEF as Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), typically for a period of one to four years.

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Nationals may apply through their respective governments; Belgium and the Netherlands may also sponsor nationals of European Union member states as well as nationals of programme countries with which they have bilateral development cooperation relations.

The Government of Sweden is sponsoring the following Junior Professional Officer (JPO) positions with UNICEF.  Applications are open to Swedish young professionals holding a master’s degree in a relevant field, who have 2-4 years of relevant professional experience, and are interested in starting a career with UNICEF.  Applicants must be Swedish nationals and not older than 32 years at the time of the appointment.

Emergency Officer, Amman - Jordan, United Nations Children’s Fund

To apply, please visit the following website:

Deadline for applications:  03 May 2016

Education Officer (WASH in schools), Phnom Penh - Cambodia, United Nations Children’s Fund

To apply, please visit the following website:

Deadline for applications:  11 May 2016




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