Junior Professional Officer Programme - UNHCR 2008-2010 (en)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated: (i) to provide international protection to refugees and other persons of concern and to search for durable solutions to their situation; (ii) while preparing populations of concern for a durable solution, to ensure the provision of humanitarian assistance and promote a better quality of life and self-reliance through a community development approach; and (iii) to advocate for refugee rights, promote effective partnerships, and develop diplomatic initiatives aimed at preventing and mitigating the conditions that cause refugee movements. The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) program provides the opportunity for young Canadian professionals to obtain work experience in the multilateral system as regular UN staff. Participants gain valuable field-level experience in the management of multilateral aid projects. At the same time, it is an important way that Canada supports the activities of key multilateral partners. Following the conclusion of three successful JPO postings with UNHCR, three new JPOs are recruited for the 2008-2010 period. They are placed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Protection); Sudan (Resettlement); and Nepal (Protection).

Numéro du projet
Statut de l'activité
4 - Post-completion
Type d'aide
B03 - Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)


Agence canadienne de développement international
Canadian International Development Agency
HCR - Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés
UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Chiffres clés

Classification Functional

100.0% Mappable
100.0% Mappable

Economic classification

0.0% Capital
100.0% Current

Disbursements by fiscal year

Fiscal year Value
2008 439967.55
2010 439967.55

Commitments by fiscal year

Fiscal year Value
2008 879935.1

CRS code % Common Code Budget classification (upper) Budget classification (lower)
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) 100.0 Social Protection, Land Housing and Community Amenities – emergency relief (5.4.10) Protection sociale, affaires sociales (10) Lutte contre l'exclusion sociale (10700)