In September 2018, the United Nations System Staff
College (UNSSC) will hold
the 15th edition of the Orientation Programme for Junior
Professional Officers (JPOs).
Newly recruited JPOs in this programme, traditionally comprise a heterogeneous
group with very different cultural, academic and professional backgrounds.
Furthermore, selected participants are being deployed in equally diverse organizations and work
realities across the world in headquarters and field locations.
In accordance with the group’s diversity,
UNSSC’s programme focuses on core and crosscutting issues. The
training provides JPOs with a common package of knowledge, skills and
competencies that are
necessary for them to be effective and undertake successful careers in the UN
system, at both headquarters and country offices.
The Programme provides a safe learning environment where participants
can share their experiences,
concerns and objectives, while
also developing a strong professional and peer support network.
This annual gathering brings together all those responsible for learning, training and staff development in United Nations agencies, funds and programmes as well as other international organizations.