Büro Führungskräfte zu Internationalen Organisationen

Junior Professional Officer (JPO)
Die Bundesregierung hat mit mehr als 40 Internationalen Organisationen Abkommen zur Förderung von deutschen Nachwuchskräften als JPO geschlossen. Die Federführung des Programms liegt beim Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ); das Büro Führungskräfte zu Internationalen Organisationen (BFIO) ist verantwortlich für die Durchführung des Programms. Angesprochen sind Bewerber*innen mit deutscher Staatsangehörigkeit und mit erster Berufserfahrung nach abgeschlossenem Hochschulstudium.

Da es sich um ein Nachwuchsförderprogramm handelt, sollten Bewerberinnen und Bewerber im Regelfall zwischen zwei bis vier Jahren Berufserfahrung haben. 

Wichtige Informationen zur Bewerbung (Bewerbungsvoraussetzungen, Bewerbungsformular, Details zur Stellenbeschreibung etc.) finden Sie auf unserer Website unter, Stichwort: JPO-Programm. 

Bewerbungsschluss ist Sonntag, der 11. August  2024, 24.00 Uhr MEZ


IFAD - JPO, Junior Advisor to the Vice-President, Rome, Chiffre Nr. 2024-2-59 

Junior Professional Officer (JPO), Junior Advisor to the Vice-President, Rome
Sector/Unit: Corporate Services Support Group (CSSG)
Duration: 2 years with the possibility of extension for another year. 
Please note that for participants of the JPO-Programme two years of work experience are mandatory!


Main duties and responsibilities (Examples):

  • Support to the Vice President in their function as Chair of the Operational Strategy and Policy Guidance Committee, analyzing IFAD-funded project concept notes and country strategies and providing related briefs.
  • Support the review and analyze proposals on policy matters and corporate initiatives and prepare summaries and analytical briefs on contextual information materials.
  • Identify, analyze and monitor political developments, trends and emerging issues relevant for IFAD’s mandate, and provide inputs on issues to the Vice-President.
  • Prepare briefs, analyses and short papers on various subjects.
  • Assess implications and make recommendations on possible policies, strategies and other measures to address issues of concern.
  • Support the Vice-President in coordinating the office workflow and administration. 
  • Monitor progress on initiatives and agreed outputs for the program of work related to the Vice-President, liaising with divisions to ensure effective and timely action.
  • Support the preparation of official missions, meetings, conferences, events, and internal forums. Prepare written summaries of meetings/visits and assist with follow-up activities.
  • Share knowledge and experiences generated through activities such as analytical studies and ensure access to the latest sources of knowledge and innovation for the Office of the Vice-President.

Profile of qualification:


  • Master´s degree from an accredited institution in economics, international development, rural development, rural finance, business administration, international affairs, management or any related field.
  • Degree must be an accredited institution listed on


  • At least 2 years' of progressively relevant professional experience in a related role providing analytical support within an international financial institution, development cooperation agencies and/or the United Nations system. 
  • Relevant experiences acquired after the completion of the first university degree, typically at the bachelor’s degree, are considered in the evaluation of candidate eligibility.
  • Relevant internships that offer remuneration through a regular salary can be included as part of the relevant experiences.

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including the ability to set out a coherent analysis in presentations and ability to craft high-quality written products.
  • Working knowledge of Arabic, French, or Spanish is desirable.
  • Proven track record in reviewing and analyzing financial documents.
  • Proven exposure to high-level inter-agency debate is an asset.