Development cooperation

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. The programmes follow the guidelines of government's development policy based on Agenda2030 goals, as well as the Ministry's JPO/UNV programmes' action plan for 2019-2023. Currently Finland funds approx. 40 JPOs, 30 UNVs and 5-6 SARCs yearly. The programmes' budget in 2021 is 6,11 million euros. For 2022-2024 the budget is reserved for 6,29 million euros per year.

Funding decision

20 184 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Sectors not specified 100%

Funding channel

YK:n vapaaehtoisohjelma



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