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 relevant experience working on 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.
  • Knowledge of international policy frameworks and conventions related to global environment, climate change and rural development
  • Experience in project design, implementation and supervision
  • Experience in monitoring an evaluation of projects and programs
  • 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)

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
  • First round of interviews: 09 + 19 September 2019 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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