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

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

cinfo's support

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

Guidance before applying

Gather as much information as you can:

when you prepare your application
When you prepare your application

Make your application stand out from the crowd!

Use our job application support to improve your application documents (CV, motivation letter, PHP, P11, etc.).

after submitting your application
After submitting your application

If you have applied to one of cinfo's focus organisations mentioned below, e-mail us a copy of the vacancy and your application.

We inform our partners at the respective organisation and the Swiss Government of applications from qualified Swiss nationals.

when preparing for an interview
When preparing for an interview

Increase your chances of success! Use our job application support to practice for a specific interview. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals that interview with one of cinfo's 12 focus organisations mentioned below (Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer and Swiss UN Youth Volunteer positions excluded).

Our focus organisations

In addition to providing information and advice on working in multilateral organisations in general, cinfo has been mandated by the SDCSwiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and SECOSwiss State Secretariat for Economic Cooperation to provide support in order to strengthen the presence of Swiss nationals in the following organisations:

If you are interested in joining one of these organisations, cinfo can support you as follows: 

  • Before you apply for a specific position: Improve your application documents by benefitting from our Job Application Support.
  • After you have applied: You are encouraged to share a copy (PDF) both of your application and the vacancy announcement with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.

Opportunities for Swiss young professionals

To contribute to the mandate implementation of multilateral organisations and to offer employment opportunities to talented young Swiss professionals, the Swiss Confederation sponsors two types of assignments with multilateral organisations:

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