Forum cinfo 2022

Forum cinfo

The Swiss Event on Work and Careers in International Cooperation

11 November 2022, Bern and online

Are you an experienced professional in international cooperation? Are you new to this field? Let Forum cinfo be an inspirational moment in your career.

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Thank you for being a part of Forum cinfo 2022. Because of participants like you, we had incredible conversations, thought-provoking questions, and the chance to further support the amazing international cooperation community.

Hi, and welcome!

Forum cinfo is the Swiss career event for international cooperation, organised on behalf of the Swiss Confederation (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC).

With its career fair and conference, the forum is dedicated to working, career development and opportunities in international cooperation. This unique event inspires, informs, facilitates networking and provides a setting to broaden your horizons.

Forum cinfo connects professionals at all stages of their careers with a wide range of internationally active organisations – and is an excellent opportunity to make new contacts and open doors.

Friday 11 Nov. 2022, Wankdorf Stadium, Bern
& lighter online version for professionals abroad

Programme

The CAREER FAIR

Where you can meet insiders and recruiters

Would you like to meet the staff of organisations and get personal answers to your career questions? Then the career fair on-site in Bern is just for you! Many institutions have confirmed their participation, both Swiss-based and international:

  • Swiss Confederation
  • UN organisations
  • Multilateral development banks
  • NGOs
  • Foundations / private sector companies
  • Training and research institutions
  • Service providers
Conference Forum

The CONFERENCE

Where you can get new inspiration

What's happening in the sector and the labour market? What are the latest developments? How can they affect your work and have an impact on your career? And how can you anticipate future trends? We are designing a rich programme with speakers who are experts in their field.

Speakers

Oyugi Allela

Oyugi
 
Allela

Senior User Experience Designer, ICRC
Design thinking workshop: innovating for international cooperation
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Marwa Azelmat

Marwa
 
Azelmat

Digital Rights Expert
Working in international cooperation – setting the scene and what's changing in the sector?
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Isabelle Baur

Isabelle
 
Baur

Social Security Specialist, Soliswiss
How can you access Social Security in times of short-term assignments and unpredictable global career tracks?
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Pascal Bijleveld

Pascal
 
Bijleveld

CEO, ATscale
What does the Global South need, and how can you still contribute as a professional from the Global North?
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Luc Bitterli

Luc
 
Bitterli

Student MSc in Development Studies, LSE
Finding your way into international cooperation: expectations vs. reality
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Christoph Borer

Christoph
 
Borer

Magician
Magic tricks related to career issues
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Nicoletta Cimmino

Nicoletta
 
Cimmino (Facilitator)

Journalist, reporter, moderator
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Man

Daniel
 
Corthésy

Head of Human Resources, Headquarters, ICRC
Opportunities for mid-senior professionals with the ICRC and the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit
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Patricia Danzi

Patricia
 
Danzi

Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Working in international cooperation – setting the scene and what's changing in the sector?
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Liliana De Sa Kirchknopf

Liliana
 
de Sá Kirchknopf

Head of Private Sector Development Division, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
Women in international cooperation – how can you manage your international career and "have it all"?
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Maria Dimitriadou

Maria
 
Dimitriadou

Special Representative to the UN and the WTO in Geneva, World Bank (WB)
The future of work at multilateral development banks
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Natal Donnaloia

Natal
 
Donnaloia

Senior HR Advisor, cinfo
Finding your way into international cooperation: expectations vs. reality
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Ifechukwude Ezinwa

Ifechukwude
 
Ezinwa

Division Manager, HR Client Services and Employee Engagement, African Development Bank
The future of work at multilateral development banks
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Remo Gassmann

Remo
 
Gassmann

Associate Officer, Economic Policy and Partnerships, UN Resident Coordinator Office
Finding your way into international cooperation: expectations vs. reality
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Stefan Germann

Stefan
 
Germann

CEO, Fondation Botnar
Working in international cooperation – setting the scene and what's changing in the sector?
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Heinz Habegger

Heinz
 
Habegger

Hydrologist at the Office of CEO, SDC / SHA seconded to Mekong River Commission Secretariate
Opportunities for mid-senior professionals with the ICRC and the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit
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Shazia Islamshah

Shazia
 
Islamshah

Senior Advisor and Trainer, cinfo
What does the Global South need, and how can you still contribute as a professional from the Global North?
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Nelson Kiprotich

Nelson
 
Kiprotich Cheruiyot

Senior User Experience Designer, ICRC
Design thinking workshop: innovating for international cooperation
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Marie Kuter

Marie
 
Kuter

UX Designer & Teacher, ICRC & HEIG-VD
Design thinking workshop: innovating for international cooperation
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Simone Mani

Simone
 
Mani

Head of HR, Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit, SDC
Opportunities for mid-senior professionals with the ICRC and the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit
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Jean-Luc Marcelin

Jean-Luc
 
Marcelin

Partnerships and Talent Outreach Specialist, UNDP
How to apply to the UN – advice & tips beyond what you can find on the internet
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Victoria Martinez

Victoria
 
Martinez

Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Head of Coordination, OCHA Cameroon
Women in international cooperation – how can you manage your international career and "have it all"?
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Monica Ray Scott

Monica
 
Ray Scott

Experience Design Manager, ICRC
Design thinking workshop: innovating for international cooperation
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Issa Sanogo

Issa
 
Sanogo

UN Resident Coordinator
Using the Inner Development Goals to reach the SDGs – what kind of competencies do we need in the future of international cooperation?
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Kimon Schneider

Kimon
 
Schneider

Senior Lecturer, NADEL – Center for Development and Cooperation
Using the Inner Development Goals to reach the SDGs – what kind of competencies do we need in the future of international cooperation?
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Rhiana Spring

Rhiana
 
Spring

Executive Director and Founder, Spring ACT
Breaking Stereotypes of the Global South and North – Does the Digital Revolution have the potential to radically change international cooperation?
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anundpfirsisch

anundpfirsich
 
Theater

Theater Company
Networking: "I know it's important, but…"
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Marie Thomet

Marie
 
Thomet

Election Observation Officer, Council of Europe
Finding your way into international cooperation: expectations vs. reality
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Nicole Toepperwien

Nicole
 
Töpperwien

Director, Soliswiss
How can you access Social Security in times of short-term assignments and unpredictable global career tracks?
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Amélie Yan-Gouiffes

Amélie
 
Yan-Gouiffes

Disaster Risk Reduction & Recovery Advisor for Madagascar, United Nations
Using the Inner Development Goals to reach the SDGs – what kind of competencies do we need in the future of international cooperation?
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Forum cinfo takes you further

Experienced professionals in international cooperation

  • Start figuring out your next career move
  • Make valuable connections
  • Don't miss out on career opportunities
  • Keep abreast of sector trends, get inspiration and new insights

Why you should come

Junior professionals in international cooperation

  • Get a foothold in the sector
  • Make valuable connections and leave a good impression
  • Don't miss out on opportunities
  • Keep abreast of sector trends, get inspiration and new insights

Why you should come

Experts from other sectors / career changers

  • Take your career in a new direction
  • Is your profile in demand? Learn more about it
  • Get to know people and organisations active in the sector

Why you should come

Graduates and students

  • Work with organisations committed to making the world a better place
  • Is your profile in demand? Learn more about it
  • Get to know people and organisations active in the sector
  • Learn about the various entry opportunities for young professionals

Why you should come

Organisations / employers

  • Attract talent to your organisation
  • Showcase your employer brand
  • Be part of a vibrant network and get new inspiration

Registration for organisations is now closed

Educational institutions

  • Spark people's curiosity to learn
  • Reach prospective students
  • Be part of a vibrant network and get new inspiration

Registration for edu institutions is now closed

I was at a crossroads in my career, and someone suggested I should explore opportunities with the UN. But I had no clue how or where to apply.

I learned about the forum. There I had the opportunity to submit my CV for feedback. I spoke to a UNFPA HR professional. The discussion was fruitful, and he guided me on the way forward. This was my entry point to the UN.
Jacqueline Bernhard
Jacqueline
 
Bernhard
Midwife Specialist
UNFPA South Sudan
I now understand better which organisations to engage with and which are not applicable.

A great saving of time and effort!
Woman
Participant
 
in the last forum
Career changer
It was at a cinfo forum that I made first contacts with several organisations. I had just completed my PhD and wanted to explore new opportunities in the humanitarian and impact sector.

A few months later, I was contacted by the World Food Programme for a consultancy at their HQ in Rome – my first job and invaluable hands-on experience in the UN system.
Samuel Sieber
Samuel
 
Sieber
Knowledge Translation and Communication Specialist
World Health Organization