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JPO Appointment and Supervision

Appointment and Supervision

Junior Professional Officers are usually appointed for an initial period of 12 months. The total duration of JPO assignments varies from two to three years, depending on the donor policy and the nature of duties performed. During this time and for the duration of their appointment they are considered as full-fledged ITU staff members on fixed-term contracts.

JPOs can carry out their assignments in a wide variety of fields either at headquarters, in regional and area offices or in field projects.

JPO’s are assigned supervisors who are experienced ITU staff members. The supervisor is there to assist the JPO in the early stages of his or her assignment and to provide feedback and assistance as and when necessary. These relationships are particularly useful for receiving career guidance and ensuring from a practical perspective that the JPO is able to contribute to the organization's objectives in a meaningful way. 

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