Project profile — UNICEF – Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme – Institutional Support 2022-2025


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2022-03-30 - 2025-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (50.00%)
• America, regional (16.67%)
• Asia, regional (16.67%)
• Europe, regional (16.66%)


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

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• 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)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This grant represents Canada's support to the Junior Professional Officers (JPO) Programme of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). It is part of a larger contribution to the UN JPO Programme, which supports staffing of up to 15 JPO positions with young Canadian professionals in seven United Nations organizations (UNDP, UNFPA, WHO, UN Women, UNICEF, WFP and UNHCR). UNICEF uses these funds to recruit and assign up to two young Canadians to JPO positions, allowing them to gain field-based professional experience in international development and help support the organization's mandate towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF advocates for protecting children's rights to help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential, including in emergency situations. UNICEF also works to ensure the protection of children from violence and abuse.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased engagement of young Canadians through international work opportunities in the United Nations’ system; and (2) increased access to a pool of highly qualified Canadian professionals interested in pursuing international careers in Canada and abroad.

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 Other technical assistance
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