Swiss JPO positions (official portal)

Are you interested in launching your career with the United Nations?
Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions, reserved for Swiss professionals aged 32 and under, are one of the best springboards for career success in multilateral organisations.

Why Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions

  • JPO positions bring new talent and ideas to UN organisations,
  • JPO positions offer young professionals a unique opportunity to obtain on-the-job training and exposure to development or humanitarian work, either in field assignment or at headquarters,
  • Switzerland increases the presence of talented Swiss professionals in multilateral organisations in the long term.

Current vacancies

Did you know that you can apply for several JPOJunior Professional Officer positions simultaneously?

Profiles sought-after

  • Swiss nationality
  • Master's degree
  • 3 years' relevant professional experience
  • Not older than 32 years
  • English proficiency

The areas of expertise that the organisations look for are very diverse, depending on the position.
Read more: Which profiles are most sought after?

All you need to know

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Switzerland finances JPOJunior Professional Officer positions with the following UN organisations:

IFAD, UNAIDSUNDP, UNFPAUNHCRUNICEF, UN Women, WFP, WHO, as well as with different entities of the UN Secretariat such as OHCHR, OCHA, DPPA and the RC System.

The Donor's and cinfo's role

The Swiss JPO programme is funded by the Swiss Confederation – Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Peace and Human Rights DivisionUN Division.

cinfo is in charge of... 

  • promoting the programme, publishing and publicising all vacancies,
  • processing applications, conducting interviews with candidates, pre-selecting and recommending candidates,
  • preparing the selected JPOsJunior Professional Officers for their assignment,
  • offering career advice and follow-up during JPO assignments.