Promotion of Swiss applications in the UN and multilateral development banks
When you apply for a job in a multilateral organisation, you are competing with professionals from all over the world. This means that your application has to stand out and convincingly match the requirements of the job. Let cinfo help you optimise your application and support you throughout the recruitment process.
Are you thinking about joining a multilateral organisation or advancing your career? We are here to guide and support you through all stages of the process.
Explore your career options
Join us for a one-day information and career orientation session to learn more about working in international cooperation and meet cinfo.
Find vacancies at the United Nations, at development banks and in other international and Swiss-based organisations.
Make your profile available to us! By creating a profile, you will join our talent pool and receive notifications of suitable vacancies.
Get support with all your career questions. In this safe space, you can address your expectations and needs, focusing on your professional aspirations and personal development.
Find practical information and tips
Get to know how the UN works, the different agencies and the working environment.
Find out what it is like to work for a development bank and what you need to be aware of.
We regularly publish insightful articles on the subject, as well as interviews and testimonials from professionals working at the UN and development banks.
Network with employers and experts
We regularly host interactive online career conversations with employers and international cooperation professionals. These virtual events offer participants a unique opportunity to explore career opportunities and gain insights into the working culture of UN organisations and development banks.
Forum cinfo is the Swiss career event for international cooperation. Held every two years in Bern and online, it connects professionals at all stages of their career with a wide range of internationally active organisations.
With this community, cinfo provides a unique space for Swiss professionals working in multilateral organisations to address their needs, network and support each other.
We support you in preparing your application
We advise you on how to improve your application in order to match your profile with the selection criteria.
Prepare effectively for your upcoming interview
Get your application flagged
Application Flagging: When you get invited to the first round in the selection process (written test/interview etc) for a professional position (P2 and above) with one of cinfo’s focus multilateral organisations, we inform our contacts at the employer's HR department and as adequate our partners at the federal administration to support your visibility.
Inform us about your upcoming interview: Upload a copy of the job vacancy and your application in your cinfoPoste Talent Pool profile and contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t have a cinfoPoste Talent Pool profile yet? This is how you create one
Our 12 focus UN organisations
cinfo provides specific support for applications to the following UN organisations.
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
- The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
- The United Nations Development Coordination Office and Resident Coordinator System (UNDCO / RCS)
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
- United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
- World Food Programme (WFP)
- World Health Organisation (WHO)
Our 8 focus development banks
cinfo provides specific support for applications to the following international financial institutions:
Why go through cinfo
As a member state of the UN and a stakeholder in multilateral development banks, the Swiss Confederation is striving to increase the presence of Swiss professionals in various multilateral organisations. cinfo, the Swiss centre of competence for careers in international cooperation, has been mandated by the SDC and SECO to attract Swiss candidates and support highly promising candidates in application processes.
Our experienced HR advisors are in contact with the HR departments of the focus multilateral organisations as well as with the relevant specialists at SDC and SECO. Getting information and support from cinfo can therefore, increase your chances of success.
Networking with employers and experts
How can you get first-hand information from, and network with HR specialists, recruiters and experts?
Do not miss the Forum cinfo, the Swiss event on work and careers in international cooperation, and our "Behind the Scenes" event series. Some events are webinars, others take place in Switzerland or in the countries where the multilateral organisations are based.
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