- Are you an exceptionally qualified and motivated candidate ready to serve in an international organization? If so, take a look at the Junior Professional Programme which provides qualified young professionals with an opportunity to gain valuable, on-the-job experience with FAO.
- 32 years of age or younger as at 31 December 2012;
- Hold an advanced university degree (Master's, Ph.D. or equivalent) in a field relevant to the work of FAO;
- Possess a working knowledge of one of FAO's official languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, or Chinese) and a limited knowledge of another;
- Must not bear any of the following relationships to staff members of the Organization: son, daughter, brother, or sister.
- A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click here
- JP's will generally be employed at P-1 step 1 level on initial appointment and will move to P-1 step 2 level for the second year of their assignment.
- JP's will normally move to P-2 step 1 level if their appointment is renewed at the end of the initial two-year term and the revised Terms of Reference for their position demonstrates that they will be undertaking a broader or more complex set of tasks.
- Applicants for the JPP should have experience in one or more of FAO's professional areas
- Applicants should apply to the JPP only if they fulfil the minimum criteria.
- Preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of experience in a field relevant to the work of FAO;
- Applicants are subject to the Organization's spouse employment policy.
FAO is no longer accepting applications for the 2012 Junior Professional Programme. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted in due course.
For more information about FAO's Junior Professional Programme please click here or contact: JPP-Queries@fao.org.