Swiss interested in working with the United Nations or International Financial Institutions

Are you Swiss and interested in starting a career with the United Nations or International Financial Institutions? Here is how cinfo can support you.

cinfo's services

We provide information and advice on working in multilateral organisations, facilitate your networking and support you throughout the various stages of the selection process:

Information & advice
Networking with employers and experts
  • How can I get first-hand information from and network with HR specialists, recruiters and experts?
    Attend our upcoming events with multilateral organisations – some take place online (webinars), others in Switzerland or in the countries where the organisations are based.
Application & interview support

Before applying

After submitting your application

  • If you apply to one of cinfo's 19 focus organisations mentioned below, Swiss nationals are encouraged to share a copy (PDF) both of their application and the vacancy announcement with We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications. Please note that this service does not include applications for General Service positions.
  • If you have applied to any other multilateral organisation: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy of their complete application dossier with the relevant Desk at the Swiss Confederation. If you do not know the Desk, you can send the documents to the Candidatures Section of the FDFA. 

Before an interview

  • If you are invited for a job interview, increase your chances of success by registering for an Interview Preparation training. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals that interview for positions in the professional category or higher with one of cinfo's 19 focus organisations mentioned below (including WHO and OCHA). If you get invited to an assessment or interview, please let us know so that we can inform the Swiss Government.

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Our focus organisations

In addition to providing information and advice on working in multilateral organisations in general, cinfo has been mandated by the SDC and SECO to provide support in order to strengthen the presence of Swiss nationals in the following organisations:

         [Coming soon: WHO and OCHA]

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