New JPO vacancy at UNHCR for Swiss nationals

Currently, we have the following open position with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:

UNHCRUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : Associate Urban Planning Officer (JPOJunior Professional Officer , P-2) - Geneva

This position is financed by SDCSwiss Agency for Development and Cooperation


  • Strong interest in a longer-term career with the United Nation
  • Master’s degree
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in planning, designing/implementing shelter and settlement strategies especially in an urban context. UNHCR counts relevant internships at 100%.
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual, writing and communication skills
  • Experience in the humanitarian sector, preferably field based working in the shelter sector
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Knowledge of a second UN language
  • Swiss nationality
  • Not older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviews


  • 2-3 year assignment (1 year renewable fixed-term contracts). Re-assignment to a different duty station may be an option in year 3.


  • P2

Start date

  • Please be aware that the recruitment process may take 3 to 6 months. You are expected to start your assignment within 3 months following notification of selection.

How to proceed

Carefully read

Then apply by uploading your P11 form, motivation letter, work certificates and university credentials as PDF document(s) to our online recruitment system.

  • Application: Closed
  • First round of interviews: 23 June 2020 in Bienne/Switzerland (or by Skype)

Other JPOJunior Professional Officer vacancies

You can apply for as many JPO vacancies as you wish. Each selection process is managed separately; and qualified applications can be considered for several parallel JPO selection processes. 

Read more about the JPOJunior Professional Officer programmes

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