Fellowships Programme for Technical Cooperation Capacity Building and Human Resources Development 2019-2020

The Italian Fellowships Programme for Technical Cooperation Capacity Building and Human Resources Development is sponsored by the Government of Italy and implemented by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA).

Through this Programme, young skilled professionals are selected for a one-year placement in the field offices of either International Organizations or the Italian Development Cooperation. Before taking up their assignment in the host country Fellows attend a mandatory two-week training course, which is an integral part of the Programme.

The fellowships under this Programme are awarded to enhance development assistance delivery in developing countries and to provide young professionals with a valuable opportunity to enrich their professional experience and enhance their work methods and techniques. During their assignment fellows participate in analytical, research and operational activities in the area of capacity development, including project identification and development.

Initially rolled out in 1999 as a pilot scheme awarding 12 fellowships, the Programme has gradually grown into a fully-fledged initiative awarding on average 30 fellowships a year. To date, a total of 550 young Italian professionals have participated in the Programme.

The deadline for application submission is 21 June 2019 at 3:00 pm (Italian local time).

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Junior Professional Officer Programme (JPO) 2018/2019

Junior Professional Officer Programme

Posted: 30/10/2018

The Italian Junior Professional Officer Programme (JPO) is a multilateral technical cooperation initiative sponsored by the Government of Italy and implemented by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA).

It enables Italian citizens and citizens of eligible developing countries holding an advanced university degree to gain work experience with international organizations for a period of two years. The purpose of the Programme is two-fold: on the one hand, it assists international organizations in carrying out their activities by providing them with skilled personnel for a period of two years; on the other, it allows young qualified professionals seeking an international career the opportunity of two years’ work experience that will broaden their chances of finding a suitable job in international organizations or in the international field.
Candidates must meet all the following requirements to be considered eligible for the 2018/2019 edition:

  • Born on or after 1 January 1988 (1 January 1985 for graduates in Medicine)
  • Be an Italian national or a national of one of the eligible developing countries listed here
  • Fluency in English and Italian
  • Advanced university degree awarded before the application deadline, such as:
    ✓ Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica
    ✓ Laurea Magistrale a ciclo unico
    ✓ Laurea/Laurea Triennale plus university Master’s degree
    ✓ Bachelor’s degree plus university Master’s degree.

The deadline for submitting applications to the 2018-2019 round of the JPO Programme is 14 December 2018 at 3 pm (Italian local time).

Applications to the Programme can only be submitted online through the Online Web Application (OWA) of the UN/DESA Office in Rome. It is no longer possible to submit applications by regular mail or personally deliver them.

For additional information, please visit http://www.undesa.it/ or email the UN/DESA Office in Rome at JPOinfo@undesa.it

Fellowships Programme for Technical Cooperation Capacity Building and Human Resources Development 2018-2019

The Italian Fellowships Programme for Technical Cooperation Capacity Building and Human Resources Development is sponsored by the Government of Italy and implemented by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA).

Through this Programme, young skilled professionals are selected for a one-year placement in the field offices of either International Organizations or the Italian Development Cooperation. Before taking up their assignment in the host country Fellows attend a mandatory two-week training course, which is an integral part of the Programme.

The fellowships under this Programme are awarded to enhance development assistance delivery in developing countries and to provide young professionals with a valuable opportunity to enrich their professional experience and enhance their work methods and techniques. During their assignment fellows participate in analytical, research and operational activities in the area of capacity development, including project identification and development.

Initially rolled out in 1999 as a pilot scheme awarding 12 fellowships, the Programme has gradually grown into a fully-fledged initiative awarding on average 30 fellowships a year. To date, a total of 550 young Italian professionals have participated in the Programme.

The deadline for application submission is 15 June 2018 at 3:00 pm (Italian local time).

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Fellowships Programme for Technical Cooperation Capacity Building and Human Resources Development 2017-2018

Il “Fellowships Programme for Technical Cooperation Capacity Building and Human Resources Development” è un’iniziativa finanziata dal Governo Italiano, attraverso la Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale e l’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo, e curata dal Dipartimento degli Affari Economici e Sociali delle Nazioni Unite (UN/DESA).

Il suo obiettivo è offrire a giovani laureati che non abbiano superato i 28 anni di età la possibilità di svolgere un percorso di formazione professionale presso uffici delle organizzazioni internazionali in paesi in via di sviluppo o presso sedi estere dell’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo. Le borse hanno la durata di quasi un anno e prevedono, prima dell’assunzione dell’incarico presso i paesi di destinazione, un corso di formazione di due settimane in Italia. Read more

Programma Esperti Associati e Giovani Funzionari delle Organizzazioni Internazionali

 

Il Programma Esperti Associati e Giovani Funzionari delle Organizzazioni Internazionali, noto anche come JPO Programme, è un’iniziativa finanziata dal Governo Italiano, attraverso la Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale (MAECI) e l’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (AICS), e curata dal Dipartimento degli Affari Economici e Sociali delle Nazioni Unite (UN/DESA).

Il Programma permette a giovani italiani qualificati di 30 anni, o di età inferiore, di avere un’esperienza formativa e professionale nelle organizzazioni internazionali del sistema ONU per un periodo di due anni.

Lo scopo del Programma è duplice. Da una parte favorisce le attività di cooperazione tecnica delle organizzazioni internazionali associando giovani funzionari ad iniziative di sviluppo, dall’altra consente a giovani interessati alle carriere internazionali di compiere rilevanti esperienze professionali che nel futuro ne potrebbero favorire il reclutamento da parte delle organizzazioni stesse o in ambito internazionale.   Read more

Italian Fellowships Programme for Technical Cooperation Capacity Building and Human Resources Development 2016-2017

imagesIl “Fellowships Programme for Technical Cooperation Capacity Building and Human Resources Development” è un’iniziativa finanziata dal Governo Italiano, attraverso la Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale e l’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo, e curata dal Dipartimento degli Affari Economici e Sociali delle Nazioni Unite (UN/DESA).

Il suo obiettivo è offrire a giovani laureati che non abbiano superato i 28 anni di età la possibilità di svolgere un percorso di formazione professionale presso uffici di organizzazioni internazionali in paesi in via di sviluppo o presso sedi estere dell’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo. Le borse hanno la durata di quasi un anno e prevedono, prima dell’assunzione dell’incarico presso i paesi di destinazione, un corso di formazione di due settimane in Italia.

Il  Programma 2016-2017 è così articolato:

  • dicembre 2016: corso di formazione
  • 09 gennaio 2017 – 15 dicembre 2017: tirocinio presso uffici delle organizzazioni internazionali o della cooperazione allo sviluppo italiana  in paesi in via di sviluppo o presso sedi estere dell’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo.

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