How many candidates am I competing against when I apply for a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) position?

In a nutshell

  • Since JPOJunior Professional Officer positions are open to Swiss nationals only, the number of candidates is limited. 
  • It varies between a few to more than 70, depending on the position. 
  • Chances of getting the job are significantly higher in comparison with equivalent Young Professional Programmes of multilateral organisations, where the competition is worldwide.

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Visit the Swiss JPO portal and find all current JPOJunior Professional Officer vacancies.

Browse by organisation

Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions are advertised for the following organisations:

  • EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
  • IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development)
  • OHCHR (Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights)
  • UNAIDS (Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS)
  • UNDP (UN Development Programme)
  • UNFPA (UN Population Fund) 
  • UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)  
  • UNICEF (UN Children's Fund)  
  • UN OCHA (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
  • UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East)
  • UN Women (UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women)
  • WFP (World Food Programme)
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • WB and IFC (World Bank and International Finance Corporation)

Current vacancies

2 open positions at the moment.

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