IAEA Junior Professional Officer Program


In 2006, the U.S. Mission to Internal Organizations in Vienna concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency.  This agreement  makes it possible for the United States to prepare young professionals for careers in the nuclear industry and international civil service and to reinforce the multilateral co-operation activities of the U.S. Government.  Other Member States including France, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan and Italy also have JPO programs.  This employment mechanism promotes U.S. interests by providing basic yet essential support to the IAEA in conjunction with our Cost Free Expert program.


JPOs can be funded by the U.S. Support Program to IAEA Safeguards or by individual U.S. government agencies.  IAEA program managers are required to initiate requests for JPOs in a manner similar to how CFEs are requested including the preparation of a job description.  Current vacancies are advertised at www.bnl.gov/ispo/jpo/jpo.asp.


Key features of this program include:








Additional information about the program is available from the ISPO Office or the ISPO Task Monitor assigned to a specific vacancy.