New JPO vacancy at IFAD for Swiss nationals

Currently, we have the following open position with the International Fund For Agricultural Development:

IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development : Associate Programme Officer (Agro-ecology) (JPOJunior Professional Officer , P-2) - Rome

This position is financed by SDCSwiss Agency for Development and Cooperation .


  • Strong interest in a longer-term career with the United Nations
  • Master’s degree
  • At least 3 years of experience working on agro-ecological transformation towards sustainable agriculture and food systems, environment and/or climate and/or issues in the context of rural development (Internships are counted at 100% by IFAD.
  • Experience in projects promoting agroecology
  • Knowledge of international policy frameworks and conventions related to global environment, climate change and rural development
  • Experience in project design, implementation and supervision
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Knowledge of a second UN language
  • Swiss nationality
  • Not older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviews


  • 2-3 year assignment (1 year renewable fixed-term contracts)

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 deadline: closed

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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