Current Vacancies funded by Kuwait

UN Development Programme Kuwait JPO Vacancies


 Job Title  Duty Station Organisation  Job link
JPO in Sustainable human development  New York, USA  UNDP/RBAS  apply-now-button_blue
JPO in Supporting Country Offices implementing solar PV  Copenhagen, Denmark  UNDP/BMS  apply-now-button_blue
JPO in Municipal Finance and Urban Development  New York, USA  UNCDF  apply-now-button_blue
JPO in Programme support to the regional office of UN Women  Cairo, Egypt UN Women  apply-now-button_blue
JPO in Global Health and Human Rights   Geneva, Switzerland  UNFPA  apply-now-button_blue
JPO in Innovation  New York, USA  UNFPA  apply-now-button_blue

UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (DESA)  Kuwait JPO Vacancies


“The following positions with the UN Secretariat is open in the context of the JPO Programme scheme sponsored by the Government of Kuwait and addressed exclusively to candidates with Kuwaiti citizenship.”

 Job Title  Duty Station Organisation  Job link
JPO in Political Affairs Nicosia, Cyprus United Nations Secretariat/

Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus (OSASG-Cyprus)

JPO in Policy Planning  New York, USA PBPS/DPET


JPO in Humanitarian Affairs Geneva, Switzerland Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)  apply-now-button_blue
JPO in Youth affairs UN Headquarters, New York Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY)  apply-now-button_blue

General Requirements for all posts

All Candidates must:

  • Be Kuwaiti Nationals;
  • Be under 34 years of age on the date of their application;
  • Have completed a university education, at Master’s Degree level normally with two years of experience, or a Bahchelor’s with 4 years of experience, in a relevant area of study;
  • Have a relevant working experience;
  • Be fluent in English (Speaking, Reading and writing).

Tips and recommendations for your online application

Before starting the application, you are recommended to examine the sample copy of the application document. This will give you the opportunity to collect and prepare all the requested information that you need before starting the application process.

It is a good idea to pre-type some information outside of the system and use the “cut and paste” method to reduce the time needed online and chance of error in the system.

The Personal History Form (P11)

Here are some guiding tips to help you complete a Personal History Form (P11) correctly:

  • For all entries, clearly indicate the percentage of working time to reflect full/part-time nature of the work i.e. full time 100%, and if part time 50% – 60%…
  • For consultancies, please indicate a lump sum annual amount or the daily rate
  • For non-UN positions, please input the annual income.
  • For UN positions, please indicate the type of contract and salary level, i.e. P1, P2 etc
  • Clearly specify unpaid volunteer and internships as such
  • Kindly avoid overlapping employment periods unless followed by explanatory text

Cover letter

The “Cover letter” offers you the opportunity to explain what has motivated you to apply for the specific position (or positions). It is also an opportunity for you to highlight what you think are your most relevant qualifications for the particular position(s) you are interested in.

Please note that you are expected to write a separate and relevant cover letter for each position for which you are applying.

For your cover letter(s), please use the language indicated beside the respective vacancy notice, which is the language of the duty station and in which a high level of competency is required. There is, however, provision for limited language training for the selected candidate if necessary.

Employment Record

Please list any relevant work experience you have. You may include internships, part-time or voluntary work as well as full-time paid work – but please indicate if it is unpaid or part-time. It is important to include a detailed description of the main responsibilities and tasks you carried out during each period of employment.