On 26 October 2023, to mark the 50° anniversary of the Italy-funded Junior Professional Officer Programme (JPO ), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation hosted the celebratory event: “50 anni del Programma JPO. Il contributo dei funzionari italiani nelle Organizzazioni Internazionali”.
The Italian Fellowships Programme for Technical Cooperation Capacity Building and Human Resources Development is sponsored by the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy.
Through this Programme, young skilled professionals are selected for a one-year placement in the field offices of organizations of the United Nations system. Before taking up their assignment in the host country Fellows attend a mandatory two-week orientation workshop, which is an integral part of the Programme.
The fellowships under this Programme are awarded to enhance development assistance delivery in developing countries and to provide young professionals with a valuable opportunity to enrich their professional experience [...read more]
The Junior Professional Officers Programme, also known as the JPO Programme, is a multilateral technical cooperation initiative sponsored by the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy. It enables Italian citizens in possession of a university degree and not over the age of 30 (33 for graduates in medicine and surgery) to gain in-field training and experience with the international organizations for a period of two years.
The purpose of the Programme is two-fold: on the one hand, it assists international organizations in carrying out their activities by providing them with skilled personnel for a period of two years; on the other, it allows young qualified professionals seeking an international career the opportunity of two years’ work experience that will broaden their chances of finding a suitable job in international organizations or in the international field. [...read more]