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Junior Professional Officer (JPO) positions are sponsored by Member States interested in investing in young, university-trained nationals of their own country or other countries. Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • be under 35 years of age;
  • hold a first-level university degree. A relevant advanced university degree can be an asset;
  • have at least three years of post-degree professional experience; and
  • be fluent in English; fluency in other IFAD official languages is an asset.

The JPO programme provides an opportunity for selected candidates to work for two or more years at IFAD. They contribute to IFAD’s mission while learning about the organization and its operations, the United Nations and the development context. To apply, send an application to the relevant government office. For detailed information visit www.ifad.org/job.