Official Swiss JPO positions with UNICEF

Official Swiss JPO positions with UNICEF

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 UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund .

Currently 0 vacancy with UNICEF:

UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund at a glance

As one of the largest development and humanitarian organisations of the United Nations System, UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of children in 190 countries and territories worldwide. Today, UNICEF focuses on child survival and development, basic education and gender equality, child protection, policy advocacy and partnerships. 

UNICEF looks for committed professionals willing to engage in the challenging work of advocating for children's rights.
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Engage in the challenging work of advocating for children's rights

Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions

Swiss JPO positions are among the best opportunities for Swiss citizens who aspire to a career with UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund another UN organisation or an 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).
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One of the best springboards for career success in multilateral organisations

Profiles sought-after

UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund seeks and employs a wide range of profiles for their headquarters, regional offices and country offices. The job titles of former and current Swiss JPOsJunior Professional Officers at UNICEF illustrate the diversity of work areas, and therefore the diversity of professional backgrounds:

  • Child Protection Officer
  • Communication for Development Officer
  • Emergency Officer
  • Evaluation Officer
  • Multilateral Affairs Officer
  • Nutrition Partnership and Coordination Officer
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer
  • etc.

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), a path to realise children's rights, is also a driving force for JPOs at UNICEF.

Contributing to the SDGs, a path to realise children's rights, is a driving force for JPOs at UNICEF

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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 UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund : 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:

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  • 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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