International cooperation: new challenges in the labour market

The international cooperation labour market has expanded significantly over the past decade. However, governmental and non-governmental organisations will have to adapt to continue to attract the staff they need.

Labour market international cooperation
Irenka Krone

Author

Irenka
 
Krone-Germann
cinfo
Co-Leiterin Netzwerke, Wissensmanagement und Kommunikation
Peter Stettler

Author

Peter
 
Stettler
BASS
Project Manager

Abstract

The international cooperation labour market in Switzerland has grown steadily over the past ten years.

A recent study by cinfo and BASS shows that the number of jobs has risen sharply, particularly in the field of humanitarian aid. These jobs require tertiary level education and are increasingly specialised. Although women trained in this field are now in the majority, they are still less represented in the market. In addition, the number of employees from other countries in Swiss organisations has increased considerably. In the future, employers will have to be more flexible and adapt to the new market conditions in order to find the right profiles and meet the expectations of young professionals.

This article was originally published in Die Volkswirtschaft / La vie économique, the Platform for economic policy.