Junior Professional Officers (JPO)

The Junior Professional Officers (JPO) Programme provides valuable work experience and training opportunities for young and motivated professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in international development. JPO positions are funded by various donor countries for a duration of two to four years, in different locations.

Applications for the JPO programme must be made through the appointed representative of the candidate’s government and not directly to ITU.

The following qualifications are required for candidates to be considered:

  • Under 35 years of age
  • A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) as a minimum
  • A minimum of three years of working experience
  • Proficient in writing and speaking in one of the six official languages of the ITU