Swiss interested in working with the United Nations or International Financial Institutions

Are you Swiss and interested in starting a career with the United Nations or International Financial Institutions? Here is how cinfo can support you.

cinfo's services

We provide information and advice on working in multilateral organisations, facilitate your networking and support you throughout the various stages of the selection process:

Information & advice
Networking with employers and experts
  • How can I get first-hand information from and network with HR specialists, recruiters and experts?
    Attend our upcoming events with multilateral organisations – some take place online (webinars), others in Switzerland or in the countries where the organisations are based.
Application & interview support

Before applying

After submitting your application

  • If you apply to one of cinfo's 19 focus organisations mentioned below, Swiss nationals are encouraged to share a copy (PDF) both of their application and the vacancy announcement with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications. If you have applied to any other multilateral organisation: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy of their complete application dossier 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. 

Before an interview

  • If you are invited for a job interview, increase your chances of success by registering for an Interview Preparation training. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals that interview with one of cinfo's 19 focus organisations mentioned below (including UN DCO/RC system, IFAD, WHO, UNAIDS, UNHCR, WFP and OCHA). If you get invited to an assessment or interview, please let us know so that we can inform the Swiss Government.

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Our focus organisations

In addition to providing information and advice on working in multilateral organisations in general, cinfo has been mandated by the SDC and SECO to provide support in order to strengthen the presence of Swiss nationals in the following organisations:

         [Coming soon: UN DCO/RC SystemIFADWHOUNAIDSUNHCRWFP and OCHA]

Reasons why Swiss join, remain in, or leave multilateral organisations

What positive and negative factors drive the careers of Swiss professionals who work for the UN or an IFI?

Consultancy opportunities at the UN and IFIs

A consultancy position is often the first step towards a career in the United Nations or in International Financial Institutions.

cinfo’s newsletter

Remain updated about the current trends in Swiss international cooperation thanks to cinfo’s newsletter.

Swiss nationals working in UN organisations and international financial institutions

Get to know some of the Swiss nationals working for those organisations and learn about their career development, their daily work, and challenges they encounter.

Swiss voices of multilateralism

In this series, foraus, the Swiss-UN Association and cinfo give the floor to the Swiss voices of multilateralism.

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