Official Swiss JPO positions with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Official Swiss JPO positions with OHCHR

Swiss JPO positions, reserved for Swiss nationals aged 32 and under, are one of the best springboards for career success in multilateral organisations such as OHCHROffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights .

Currently 0 vacancy with OHCHR:

OHCHROffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at a glance

The UN Human Rights Office helps protect and promote all human rights around the world. OHCHR upholds values that are the roots of peace and inclusion. It advocates practical solutions to fear and injustice, so governments protect the rights of all their people in line with international law. OHCHR monitors their policies and calls them out if they fall short. 

Visit OHCHR.org for more information

OHCHR staff assist in efforts to make human rights a reality

Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions

Swiss JPO positions are one of the best opportunities for Swiss nationals who aspire to a career with OHCHROffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights another UN organisation or an international financial institution (IFI), and can avail themselves of a Master's degree and at least 3 years' relevant professional experience. 

After 2 or 3 years of assignment, JPOsJunior Professional Officers are expected to remain in the UN system (e.g. get a P-3 level staff position).
More about the Swiss JPO programme in the UN

One of the best springboards for career success in multilateral organisations

Profiles sought-after

Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions bring new talent and ideas to OHCHROffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights by offering young professionals a unique opportunity to obtain training and exposure to human rights work, either at headquarters or in field assignment. 

Some of the job titles of former and current Swiss OHCHR JPOsJunior Professional Officers are:

  • Associate Expert in Human Rights
  • Associate Expert in Human Rights and Migration
  • Associate Expert on Children Deprived of Liberty
  • Associate Human Rights Officer
  • JPO in Human Rights 
  • JPO for the special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants 

In addition to technical expertise and hard skills, JPOs must show a commitment to high ethical standards as well as interpersonal and intercultural communication skills. These competencies are important because professionals interact and collaborate on a daily basis with a broad range of contacts. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers critical opportunities to further advance the realisation of human rights for all people everywhere, without discrimination. Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is therefore a driving force for OHCHR JPOs.

OHCHR JPOs share a commitment to standing up for the human rights of others

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  • Be on the lookout: Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer vacancies are advertised for a few weeks only. Visit this page regularly, follow cinfo on LinkedIn and Facebook and sign up to cinfo's tailor-made jobletter and newsletter
  • Don't focus solely on OHCHROffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights : you can find Swiss JPO vacancies in several other UN organisations and IFIsInternational Financial Institutions . All vacancies are advertised here
     

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The Swiss JPO programme is funded by the Swiss Confederation:

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  • processing applications
  • conducting interviews with candidates
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