JPO/UNV Programme
Development cooperation , 19.12.2017

JPO/UNV Programme


Through the SARC/JPO/UNV programmes Finnish professionals are recruited as Junior Professional Officers (JPO) , UN Volunteers (UNV) or Special Assistants to Resident Coordinators (SARC) to work with international organizations worldwide. The objectives of the programmes are to allow young Finnish professionals to gain experience and understanding of multilateral development cooperation, to increase the number of Finns working within development cooperation, to promote Finnish expertise and know-how around the world and to allow Finnish nationals the possibility to be recruited into international organizations. Currently Finland funds approx.35 JPOs, 13 UNVs and four SARCs. The budget in 2017 for the programmes was 6, 86 mill. Euro. For 2018 the budget is 3, 69 mill. Euro.

Funding decision  19.12.2017

16 590 000 €

Target region

Developing countries

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Sectors not specified 100%

Type of aid

Donor country personnel

Funding channel

YK:n vapaaehtoisohjelma



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