Official Swiss JPO positions with UNHCR

Official Swiss JPO positions with UNHCR

Swiss JPO positions, reserved for Swiss nationals aged 32 and under, are one of the best springboards for career success in multilateral organisations such as UNHCRUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees .

Currently 0 vacancy with UNHCR:

UNHCRUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at a glance

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, takes the lead in protecting people forced to flee wars and persecution around the world, providing life-saving aid including shelter, food and water to ensure their basic safety, rights and dignity. With more than 16'000 women and men working in over 138​ countries, UNHCR uses its expertise to protect and care for 68.5 million worldwide.

UNHCR staff work in roles including legal protection, community services, public affairs, health and more.

More about UNHCR or visit UNHCR.org

UNHCR staff work in roles including legal protection, community services, public affairs, health and more

Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions

Swiss JPO positions are one of the best opportunities for Swiss nationals who aspire to a career with UNHCRUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees another UN organisation or an international financial institution (IFI), and can avail themselves of a Master's degree and at least 3 years' relevant professional experience. 

After 2 or 3 years of assignment, JPOsJunior Professional Officers are expected to remain in the UN system (e.g. get a P-3 level staff position).
More about the Swiss JPO programme in the UN

One of the best springboards for career success in multilateral organisations

Profiles sought-after

Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions bring new talent and ideas to UNHCRUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees by offering young professionals a unique opportunity to obtain training and exposure to humanitarian work either in field assignment or at headquarters. The areas of expertise that the organisation looks for in particular are: law, public administration and social sciences.

Some of the job titles of former and current Swiss UNHCR JPOsJunior Professional Officers are:

  • Associate Programme Officer (Cash Based Interventions)
  • Associate Protection Officer
  • Associate Water, Sanitation & Hygene (WASH) Officer

In addition to technical expertise and hard skills, JPOs must show a commitment to high ethical standards as well as interpersonal and intercultural communication skills. These competencies are important because professionals interact and collaborate on a daily basis with a broad range of contacts. Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which cannot be achieved without taking into account the rights and needs of refugees, is a driving force for UNHCR JPOs.

Contributing to the SDGs, which cannot be achieved without taking into account the rights and needs of refugees, is a driving force for UNHCR JPOs

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  • Be on the lookout: Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer vacancies are advertised for a few weeks only. Visit this page regularly, follow cinfo on LinkedIn and Facebook and sign up to cinfo's tailor-made jobletter and newsletter
  • Don't focus solely on UNHCRUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees : you can find Swiss JPO vacancies in several other UN organisations and IFIsInternational Financial Institutions . All vacancies are advertised here
     

Frequently asked questions

The Donor's and cinfo's role

The Swiss JPO programme is funded by the Swiss Confederation:

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 JPOs for their assignment
  • offering career advice and follow-up during JPO assignments

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