Schweizer Präsenz in multilateralen Organisationen

Where Swiss working in multilateral organisations get support and meet to network

Are you a Swiss national working for a multilateral organisation and seeking to advance your career and connect with peers? cinfo offers a unique space for addressing your needs, networking and getting mutual support among professionals. You will also receive invitations from cinfo and the Swiss Confederation to specific networking events.

Swiss UN professionals networking

Our services

Are you a Swiss national working with UN organisations and multilateral development banks? Explore career and personal development prospects, get support for promotions and job applications and connect with other Swiss nationals in multilateral organisations and support each other. 

Connect with the Swiss in multilateral organisations

  • Register to the Swiss in Multilateral Organisations List to connect with Swiss peers in the UN and IFI system.  

  • By registering, you will make yourself available to your Swiss peers, receive the latest information through our newsletter and get notified about on-site or virtual get-togethers.  

  • You can view the Swiss in Multilateral Organisation List to discover where your Swiss peers are and contact them (you can filter the list by clicking on “organisation” or “duty station”).     

  • Joint the exclusive LinkedIn group Swiss with Multilaterals

Make your profile available to cinfo and the Swiss government

  • Receive automated notifications of job vacancies in our 19 priority multilateral organisations* and other employers in international cooperation that match your profile. 

  • Get on our radar and join our talent pool by uploading your CV in just a few clicks.

We support your applications and promotions

  • Improve your application documents to stand out from the competition: register for cinfo Job Application Support and. 

  • Increase your visibility: After applying to one of cinfo's priority multilateral organisations, share a copy (PDF) of your application and the vacancy with us at Weinform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government. 

  • Prepare for an upcoming interview: Our coaches are here to help you prepare and practice. If you interview with one of cinfo's 19 focus organisations*, we can offer interview preparation for free. Contact for support.  

  • If you interview with any other multilateral organisation, share a copy (PDF) of your application and the vacancy with the relevant desk at the Swiss Confederation. If you do not know the Desk, you can send the documents to the Candidatures Section of the FDFA ( They will forward your e-mail to the relevant Desk.

Get individual coaching

  • Our career advisors are available to support you at all stages of your professional life in international cooperation. 

  • We address your individual situation, questions, and needs, taking into account both your professional and private life. 

  • Our coaches are available to help you take decisions and/or overcome any obstacles or challenges you face in your work. 
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Our support at a glance

Swiss nationals working with UN organisations and multilateral development banks.

  • Explore career and personal development prospects
  • Get support for promotions and job applications 
  • Connect with other Swiss nationals in multilateral organisations and support each other

Why go through cinfo

As a member state of the UN and a stakeholder in development banks, the Swiss Confederation is striving to increase the presence of Swiss professionals in various multilateral organisations. cinfo, the Swiss centre of competence for careers in international cooperation, has been mandated by the SDC and SECO to support the recruitment, retention and career development of Swiss nationals in focus multilateral organisations.

Our HR advisors are not only committed to newcomers who want to join multilateral organisations, but also to professionals who are already part of the system. Through cinfo, you become part of an extensive network of professionals and experts, and can harness this potential at any time.

Swiss people working for the UN are so fortunate to have the opportunity of cinfo supporting them at different moments of their career – in my case three times so far – to work with UNDP in Madagascar, with OCHA in Switzerland and UNICEF in Nigeria.
Emergency Manager
UNICEF Nigeria
If I need information on UN recruitment policies and programmes, I can always get in touch with cinfo. I also know they would support me for competency based interviews at any time.

But most importantly, cinfo represents a neutral agency for me to discuss career considerations. I wouldn't know what other Swiss institution could provide me with that kind of support.
Patricia Barandun
Deputy Representative
UN Women India

Networking with Swiss staff in multilateral organisations, Swiss government and employers

How can you connect with other Swiss professionals at the UN and in development banks, and with Swiss government representatives who work on multilateral affairs?

Join our online LinkedIn group “Swiss with Multilaterals” where you can learn about each other and get in touch at any time.

LinkedIn group

For Swiss nationals working in the United Nations, learn about the additional network support we offer:

Swiss UN staff community

Do you want to meet these same people at networking events?

Join cinfo’s physical or online events organised during our annual missions to Geneva, New York and Rome. And do not miss the Forum cinfo, the Swiss event on work and careers in international cooperation.

Forum cinfo

Would you like to discuss a specific topic or organise such an event with a colleague from a multilateral organisation or the Swiss government? Get in touch and share your ideas with us.

Get in touch

How can you network with HR specialists and recruiters from the UN and development banks?

Meet with our HR partners in our "Behind the Scenes" event series. Some events are webinars, others take place in Switzerland or in the countries where the multilateral organisations are based.

Behind the Scenes

Candidate support

How can you make your application documents stand out?

In cinfo’s job application support, our coaches review your application from a recruiter’s perspective, and provide advice on how to improve your CV, P11 or other online form and motivation letter.

Job Application Support

How can you get your application and situation flagged?

When you have applied to one of cinfo’s focus multilateral organisations, let us know by sending a copy of your application and the job description to To support your visibility, we flag applications that meet the criteria listed in the job description to our partners in the federal administration and the employer’s HR department. 

Application Flagging

If you are currently working for one of our focus multilateral organisations, we support your career development and retention. Let us know about your situation and we can discuss your perspectives with your HR department.

Get in touch

Invited to an interview or assessment centre? cinfo can help you prepare.

Register for an interview or assessment centre preparation with one of our coaches. You will rehearse, receive feedback and get useful information for your upcoming interview.

Interview / Assessment Centre Preparation

If you interview with one of our focus multilateral organisations, we offer this service free of charge.

Free Interview / Assessment Centre Preparation

Career guidance

Are you at a crossroads, needing to make a quick decision or facing personal challenges related to your career?

Address your individual situation, your questions and needs at a career session with one of our coaches. Examples of topics:

  • Decision making regarding job offers, relocation or repatriation, dual careers, etc.
  • Your skills and potential
  • Your career goals and strategies for achieving them

Career Advice

How can you keep up to date with the latest job opportunities in multilateral organisations?

Create your profile on the cinfoPoste job portal. You will be added to our talent pool and receive notifications of new opportunities. Many vacancies in our focus multilateral organisations are advertised on cinfoPoste. For certain jobs, where we actively source suitable candidates, you may be contacted directly by our recruiters.

Join the Talent Pool

Our 12 focus UN organisations

cinfo provides specific support for applications to the following UN organisations:

UN Women
WHO (coming soon)

Our 8 focus development banks

cinfo provides specific support for applications to the following international financial institutions:

World Bank

Any questions?

Report from Swiss staff on how to strengthen Swiss presence in the UN

Swiss UN staff compiled this report in 2016 providing recommendations regarding possible areas of improvement. If you are a Swiss national working at the UN and wish to get a copy, get in touch.
Ask for a copy