How to apply

JPO Programme 2015/2016 - CLOSED

The deadline for submitting applications to the 2015-2016 edition of the JPO Programme is 15 December 2015 at 3 pm (Italian local time).

Applications to the Programme can only be submitted online through the Online Web Application (OWA) of the UN/DESA Office in Rome.

Kindly read all documents concerning the JPO Programme and its eligibility criteria before starting the application process.

To register with the Online Web Application (OWA), please click on the following link: Online Web Application (OWA).

Once registered, you will receive an automatically generated message requesting you to verify/confirm your account information. Please check that this message has not been forwarded accidentally to the JUNK ITEMS folder.

Following verification of your registration, you may log in and enter your profile data, i.e. personal details, contact details, family details and information on your nationality and residence.

Once completed, you may begin creating your online application. Please allow sufficient time to complete the process, bearing in mind that in order to facilitate correct data entry, you may stop/start as often as you wish. However, ALL sections MUST be completed in English language and the form submitted before the deadline indicated.

It is possible to copy and paste text from a word document using the Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) keyboard shortcuts.

It is strongly recommended that you click on the SAVE button Save once you have completed each section to avoid potential data loss.
Kindly note that it is not possible to edit your application once it has been submitted.

There are seven (7) sections in the online Application Form, as follows:
1. General information
You will be requested to provide information on how you learned about the Programme and what your preferred field of work is.

2. Skills
You will be requested to provide details of your language and computer skills. You may also list any publications, where relevant.

3. University
This section allows you to provide details of your university studies. Please ensure you include all institutions and clearly list the academic degree(s) conferred. You will be requested to give information on your university activities, including relevant seminars, special courses and final dissertation(s).
Please note that in this section you will be requested to upload in PDF format a copy of your most recent university degree awarded (or alternatively a signed self certification document). This document must not exceed 1MB.

Please note that a copy of your most recent university degree MUST be uploaded to the Online Web Application (OWA). Applications without a certificate will not be deemed valid.

The self-certification must include the given name and the family name, date and place of birth, university degree obtained, date of award, name of the University/Institute, final grade and credits obtained. To be valid the self-certification must be dated and signed (handwritten signature). Incomplete/unsigned self-certification will not be accepted and will make the application invalid.

4. Schools and training
This section allows you to list any formal training courses that you have undertaken. Education history information from age 14 onwards must also be included.

5. Employment history
You will be requested to provide details of all relevant work experience to date, specifying as follows: contract information, description of your duties and achievements, as well as reasons for leaving the post. Please use a separate record for each post. You may also include voluntary work and internships.

6. Motivation letter
This section allows you to briefly outline your reasons for applying to the JPO Programme. You may also highlight here your strengths and interests.

7. Additional information/Submission
This section allows you to list professional societies and activities in civic, public or international affairs, as well as information regarding any periods of residence outside the country of your nationality and fellowships held.

Before submitting your online application, remember to review all data entered by clicking on REVIEW.

Kindly note that it is not possible to edit your application once it has been submitted.  Once you have submitted your application, a PDF version of the application will be automatically generated. You may decide to print it or save it on your computer.

A PDF copy of your application may be also printed by clicking on PRINT at the bottom of the registration/sign-in page.

For additional information, please contact the UN/DESA Office in Rome at: JPOinfo@undesa.it

 

WARNING TO APPLICANTS:
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS