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The African and Eastern Mediterranean regions are among the fastest urbanising regions in the world. Many cities across these regions are dynamic hubs, bustling with formal and informal activities and an array of transport options. However, road safety remains one of the biggest public health and safety challenges, with regional rates of 26.6 and 17.9 deaths per 100,000 population, respectively, in each region. This situation is particularly alarming for…

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"UN-Habitat’s Mozambique Country Programme, supported by USAID, is launching a Call for Proposals for the 'Resilient Housing Rehabilitation Initiative' in Sofala Province. This initiative seeks a partnership with organizations capable of reconstructing resilient, low-cost housing using local materials and sustainable techniques in the districts of Dondo, Nhamatanda, and Buzi. This project emphasizes active community involvement and capacity building to ensure sustainable development. We are…

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BACKGROUND

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI) is an independent advisory body that represents women around the globe, created by Governing Council Resolution 23/1 of 2011 to advise and support the Executive Director on all issues related to gender equality and women’s empowerment, including gender mainstreaming in UN-Habitat’s work.

AGGI’s mandate is to advise on strengthening the link and…

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  1. Introduction / Background  

GWOPA is the Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance with its Secretariat led by UN-Habitat and hosted in Bonn, Germany. GWOPA leads the global movement for Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs). These peer-support partnerships between water and sanitation service providers work by harnessing the skills, knowledge, and goodwill within a strong utility to build the capacity and improve the…

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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: 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)
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: 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) - (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: 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 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 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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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 (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: 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 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: 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 (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: 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 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 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 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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