Official Swiss JPO positions

Are you interested in launching your career with the United Nations or an International Financial Institution?
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 and international financial institutions,
  • JPO positions offer young professionals a unique opportunity to obtain training and exposure to development or humanitarian work, either in field assignment or at headquarters,
  • Switzerland wants to strengthen the presence of talented Swiss professionals in multilateral organisations.

The latest vacancies

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

Sought-after profiles

  • 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

Browse by organisation

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

EBRD, IFAD, OHCHRUNAIDSUNDP, UNFPAUNHCRUNICEFUN OCHAUNRWAUN Women, World Bank and IFCWFP, WHO

The Donor's and cinfo's role

The Swiss JPO programme is funded by the Swiss Confederation – Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Human Security DivisionUnited Nations and International Organisations Division, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

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 during JPOs' assignment, and ensuring the follow-up.