Working with UNDP and UNICEF

Meet with the Human Resources (HR) Directors of UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme and UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund – an online event for Swiss professionals

How can a motivated Swiss professional join a United Nations organisation such as UNDP or UNICEF? What kind of assignments do these organisations offer? What questions related to working at the UN have you always wanted to ask? And what if you had the opportunity to discuss these questions with an HR Director?

During an interactive webinar, HR directors of UNDP and UNICEF will give first-hand information on entry opportunities, sought profiles, and will share insights about working and growing in these organisations. Coordinated by cinfo on behalf of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDCSwiss Agency for Development and Cooperation ), the webinar’s objective is to attract more Swiss professionals, from mid- to senior level, to successfully apply to UNDP and UNICEF.

For whom

Swiss professionals with...

  • a Master's degree
  • at least 5 years' professional experience
  • experience in an international context
  • interest and strong motivation to work in a multilateral organisation
  • potential availability to work in hardship / non-family duty stations

When and where

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 8:00 pm (UTC +1) 


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Learn more

  • cinfo offers additional information and services exclusively for Swiss nationals
  • Discover opportunities with UNDP and UNICEF, and other UN agencies 
  • Find out more about careers in multilateral organisations
  • Learn how cinfo can support you in your career endeavours
Eva Mennel, UNICEF

UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund : Eva Mennel, HR Director - Eva Mennel was appointed Director of UNICEF’s Division of Human Resources in 2015. Prior to that, she had been serving as Director, HR Client Services, of the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. Before joining the World Bank Group, she spent 13 years with Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) in Zurich, Switzerland.   

Next: UNDP
David Bearfield, UNDP

UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme : David Bearfield, HR Director - David Bearfield (Sweden and UK) is Director of Human Resources at UNDP. He previously served as Director of the European Personnel Selection Office and held many positions within the European Commission and the UK Permanent Representation to the EU. Areas of expertise include the improvement and modernisation of complex, large-scale systems, processes, and procedures in HR.

Next: UNV
Manuel Brakaj, UNV

UNVUN Volunteers : Manuel Brakaj, HR Associate - Manuel Brakaj works with United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to maintain and further strengthen the UNV Global Talent Pool with high caliber candidates, in UNV areas of demand. Manuel believes that volunteerism and civic engagement are the two most important drivers for advancing the peace and development agenda. Manuel has worked for the UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme /UNV for the past 17 years in various capacities, including his experience as UNV Support Officer in Darfur, Sudan. Prior his current assignment, Manuel has worked as Recruiter for UNV programme providing shortlists of UNV candidates for some of the biggest peace-keeping missions such as UNAMA (UN Mission in Afghanistan), UNMISS (UN mission in South Sudan), and MONUSCO (UN mission in Congo). Manuel holds a Degree of Master of Science in Human Resource Management from University of Liverpool, UK.

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