New JPO vacancy at UN DPO for Swiss nationals

Currently, we have the following open position with the United Nations Department of Peace Operations:

UN DPO: Rule of Law Officer (JPOJunior Professional Officer , P2) – New York

This position is financed by the Human Security Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.


  • Swiss nationality
  • Younger than 33 years at the date of the first round of interviews (28 July 2020)
  • Master’s degree or equivalence in law, criminal justice, social sciences or human resources management. A first-level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.
  • At least three (if advanced university degree) or five (if first level university degree) years of relevant professional experience of progressively responsible professional experience working in either a justice/corrections system or in human resource management. The UN Secretariat counts relevant internships at 50% (not full-time)
  • Experience providing technical assistance for the development of justice and/or prison systems in a transitional, developmental or post-conflict setting is an asset.
  • Fluent in English and knowledge of French is highly desirable.
  • Good knowledge and command of computer programmes, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Advanced knowledge of Excel, database management, and graphic design platforms is an asset.


  • 1-2 year assignment (1 year renewable fixed-term contracts).


  • P2

Start date

  • Please be aware that the recruitment process may take 3 to 6 months. You are expected to start your assignment within 3 months following notification of selection.

How to proceed

Carefully read

Then apply by uploading your P11 form, motivation letter, work certificates and university credentials as PDF document(s) to our online recruitment system.

  • Application: Closed
  • Written test: 13 July 2020
  • First round of interviews: 28 July 2020 in Bienne/Switzerland (or by Skype)


Other JPOJunior Professional Officer vacancies

You can apply for as many JPO vacancies as you wish. Each selection process is managed separately; and qualified applications can be considered for several parallel JPO selection processes. 

Read more about the JPOJunior Professional Officer programmes

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