Project profile — Support for the Junior Professional Officer Programme – UNHCR


UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (41121)
2017-03-22 - 2020-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (25.00%)
• America, regional (25.00%)
• Asia, regional (25.00%)
• Europe, regional (25.00%)


• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Sectors not specified (99810) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project supports the recruitment of up to 15 young Canadians through the United Nations Junior Professional Officers (JPO) Program. It is part of a larger contribution to the UN JPO Program which allows young Canadians to be assigned, as professional employees, to six United Nations organisations (UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, WFP and UNHCR). The Program provides these young Canadians with the opportunity to gain practical professional experience in international development through the United Nations system. The support includes costs associated with the assignment process, including salaries, posting allowances and training.

Expected results 

The expected results for this project include: (1) increased international work opportunities within the UN system for young Canadians; and (2) enhanced pool of professionals qualified to work in the field of international development.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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