Junior Professional Officer (JPOs)

Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) contribute to all areas of WMO’s work while gaining hands-on experience in the international arena working with experts from around the world.

What do JPOs do and why?

We are looking for JPOs who have high academic qualifications and are looking to gain hands-on experience in international cooperation. 

As a JPO, you are recruited under bilateral agreements between the WMO Secretariat and donor WMO Member States and Territories. 

The investment made in employing our JPOs is entirely covered by the donor countries. 

How do JPOs make a difference at WMO?

The main objective of the JPO Programme is to provide young professionals with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of multilateral international cooperation through a learning experience under the supervision of specialists, and to contribute to the advancement and furtherance of their organization’s mandate.
 The overall goal of the JPO Programme is to enhance the development and capacity development work of the WMO.

The number of sponsored positions varies from year to year and by donor.

How long does a JPO role last for?

JPO positions are one-year appointments and may be extended based on good performance, with the agreement of the donor.

Work Experience and Qualifications

What kind of experience do I need?

The key skills and experience required for each JPO position will be set out in the job description. Eligibility is also dependent on these core essential requirements:

•    University Degree

•    At least 1-2 years of work experience relevant to the job opening

•    Excellent command of one or both of our two working languages, English and French