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Background

UN-Habitat is inviting cities to express their interest in hosting the Global Observance of World Cities Day for 2023 and for 2024.

World Cities Day was established on 27 December 2013 by General Assembly resolution A/RES/68/239, in which the General Assembly “decides to designate 31 October, beginning in 2014, as World Cities Day, invites States, the United Nations system, in particular UN-Habitat,…

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Background 

UN-Habitat is inviting cities to express their interest in hosting the Global Observance of World Habitat Day for 2023 and for 2024.

World Habitat Day was established in 1985 by General Assembly resolution 40/202 and first celebrated in 1986. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is celebrated on the…

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About African Clean Cities Platform

Africa has with 3.5% the highest urbanization rate in the world. It is one major reason why municipal solid waste management has become a big challenge for many cities in the region; low-income cities in Africa are expected to double their municipal solid waste generation within the next 15-20 years. To address this ever-increasing waste issue, the African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) was established in 2017 in Maputo, Mozambique,…

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Welcome to the Junior Professional Officer Programme

The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme provides young professionals with hands-on experience in the international arena. JPOs are professional level staff, financed by their respective governments, normally for a period of two to three years. Applications for JPO positions is made by nationals through their respective governments. JPOs have the status of international civil servants and are subject to the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules.

The main objective of the JPO Programme is to support the implementation of UN-Habitat's mission, which is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific / UN-Habitat Bangkok Programmes Office
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: UN-Habitat Iraq Office
Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Global Reports and Trends Unit
Location: UN – Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Management and Operations Division
Location: UN-Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Office for Europe and European Institutions
Location: Brussels, Belgium
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Urban Innovation
Location: Hamburg, Germany
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Liaison with the European Institutions and other European Stakeholders
Location: Brussels, Belgium
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: UN-Habitat Office in Geneva
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Urban Legislation, land and Governance Branch
Location: Amman, Jordan
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (Geospatial Analyst)
Branch/Section/Unit: Data and Analytics Unit
Location: UN-Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO) - (Associate Administrative Officer), P2
Branch/Section/Unit: Management, Advisory and Compliance Service
Location: UN – Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Urban Practices Branch
Location: UN-Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (Urban Governance)
Branch/Section/Unit: Policy Legislation and Governance Section
Location: UN – Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific/ UN-Habitat Sri Lanka
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka (subject to COVID-19 travel rules)
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific/ UN-Habitat Tehran
Location: Tehran, I.R. Iran (subject to COVID-19 travel rules)
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (Sustainable Urban Mobility Specialist)
Branch/Section/Unit: Urban Basic Services Section
Location: UN-Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (Capacity development and digital innovation)
Branch/Section/Unit: Capacity Development and Training Unit
Location: UN – Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Management Support Unit
Location: Damascus, Syria Country Office
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific/ UN-Habitat Nepal
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal (subject to COVID-19 travel rules) 
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Level:  Junior Professional Officer (Data Analyst / Solution Architect)
Branch/Section/Unit: ICT Unit, Management Advisory And Compliance Service
Location: UN-Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Policy Legislation and Governance Section (PLGS)
Location: UN-Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Urbanization, Migration and Conflict Sensitive Land Management
Location: Cairo, Egypt
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific/ UN-Habitat India
Location: New Delhi, India (subject to COVID-19 travel rules)
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (Waste Management)
Branch/Section/Unit: Urban Basic Services Section
Location: UN-Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (Cities and Climate Change Specialist)
Branch/Section/Unit: Programme Development Branch
Location: UN – Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific/ UN-Habitat Pakistan
Location:  Islamabad, Pakistan (subject to COVID-19 travel rules) 
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific/ UN-Habitat Cambodia 
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia (subject to COVID-19 travel rules) 
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Policy, Legislation and Governance Section
Location: UN-Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Regional Office for Arab States
Location: Cairo, Egypt.
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Regional office for Asia and the Pacific/ UN-Habitat Lao PDR
Location: Vientiane, Lao PDR (subject to COVID-19 travel rules) 
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (Water and Sanitation)
Branch/Section/Unit: Urban Basic Services Section
Location: UN-Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (Digital Rights and Inclusion)
Branch/Section/Unit: Programme Development Branch
Location: UN-Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific/ UN-Habitat Solomon Islands
Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands  (subject to COVID-19 travel rules) 
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific/ UN-Habitat Fiji
Location: Suva, Fiji (subject to COVID-19 travel rules) 
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (Water and sanitation specialist)
Branch/Section/Unit: Urban Basic Services Section
Location: Bonn, Germany
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Level: Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Branch/Section/Unit: Land, Housing and Shelter Section
Location: UN – Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
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