cinfo thematic pools

Are you a Swiss professional with at least five years’ relevant experience and interested in working with UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women or UNDP? Learn more about our thematic pool and stay informed.

Currently there’s no call for applications for cinfo thematic pools.

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDCSwiss Agency for Development and Cooperation ) has mandated cinfo to mobilise qualified Swiss candidates for UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme , UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund , UNFPAUnited Nations Population Fund and UN WomenUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women . To this end, cinfo has launched an initiative to create and maintain 'thematic pools' of experts who have been assessed as competent.

cinfo thematic pools are created according to needs and demand for specific skills and profiles.

Discover cinfo thematic pools in the following areas and learn more about eligibility requirements:

Become a member

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Swiss professionals who meet general and specific requirements can apply for a short individual consultation with an HR expert from the respective organisation. The recruiter will provide selected candidates with detailed feedback on their profile and its relevance.

Minimum requirements to be eligible for an individual consultation

  • Swiss nationality
  • Experience in an international context
  • Knowledge of the multilateral system (advantage)
  • Ability and interest to work in non-headquarter duty stations

We support you

Learn more about support services we offer to members of cinfo thematic pools.

  • First hand information
    Available only to thematic pool members, our blog will inform you of special recruitments, events and job opportunities with the respective UN organisation.
  • Preparation support for upcoming applications
    cinfo offers to provide pool members with feedback on their CV/P11 when they apply to one of Switzerland’s priority UN partner organisations UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP and UN Women.
  • Free interview training
    Did you get invited to a job interview with one of Switzerland’s priority UN partner organisations UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP and UN Women? Inform cinfo at and you will be offered free interview training (120 mins) with our counsellor.
  • Follow up on recruitment status
    Whenever you have applied for a position with one of these four mentioned UN organisations, cinfo will follow up on your recruitment status. For P5 level candidates, cinfo will also request informal support from the Swiss Mission in New York.

Background information

In the last years, cinfo has seen an increasing trend within its main UN partner organisations of recruiting from groups of qualified candidates who have already been vetted and considered suitable for positions in their area of expertise.

In order to mobilise qualified Swiss candidates for UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women, cinfo has adapted this approach to create and maintain thematic pools of assessed thematic experts.
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