Jersey Overseas Aid is a professionally staffed and effective specialist grant-maker which is gaining a reputation at home and abroad for the quality of its programming and for the lasting change our funding and our partnerships deliver. 

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United Nations Junior Professional Officer - Associate External Relations Officer

Have you ever considered a career with the United Nations? Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) is partnering with the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to offer a young professional from Jersey the chance to launch a career in humanitarian aid, the first step towards becoming a senior manager or director in the UN system. 

The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) programme offers a fully-paid two-year field posting with the UN, providing young professionals, sponsored by their respective governments, an extraordinary opportunity to embark on a career within the UN system. During their assignments, JPOs benefit from the guidance of experienced UN staff members and are actively involved in supporting the design and implementation of UN programmes. 

Having joined the programme in 2021, Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) is looking to recruit our fifth JPO to undertake the role of Associate External Relations Officer, based in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. 

To be eligible to apply you should be Jersey-born or-bred (Permanent Entitled Status*) as the programme targets nationals of the participating countries. Having a family is no object, as long as they’re all prepared to relocate with you! You will need a degree in a relevant subject, such as Political Sciences, Social Sciences, International Relations, Journalism or Communications.  Additionally, some experience in overseas aid is strongly desirable, either in the field of humanitarian assistance or international law, as is knowledge of another UN language. 

Location: Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh 
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 6th May 2024

*You must be legally entitled to live and work in Jersey, by virtue of birth or length of residency, under the Regulation of Undertakings and Development Law.

UN JPO Job Description - Associate External Relations Officer

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