In 2019, the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) will hold the 16th 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. 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.