I have a solid professional background and am looking to work for a multilateral organisation. Why should I apply for a junior position (JPO)?

In a nutshell

  • At the UN and in international financial institutions (IFIInternational Financial Institution ), professionals with less than 5 years’ experience are called juniors. Nevertheless, JPOJunior Professional Officer positions are attractive and challenging, and require a good level of expertise.
  • At the end of the 2 or 3-year JPO programme, a JPO is meant to apply for a P-3 level UN staff position, requiring at least 5 years’ work experience.
  • In the case of IFI, the same logic applies. At the end of the 2- or 3-year JPO programme, a JPO is meant to shift to an international staff position at the GF level. The management of a practice group cannot justify hiring you at this level if you don’t have enough work experience. 

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Visit the Swiss JPO portal and find all current JPOJunior Professional Officer vacancies.

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Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions are advertised for the following organisations:

  • EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
  • IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development)
  • OHCHR (Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights)
  • UNAIDS (Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS)
  • UNDP (UN Development Programme)
  • UNFPA (UN Population Fund) 
  • UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency)  
  • UNICEF (UN Children's Fund)  
  • UN OCHA (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
  • UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East)
  • UN Women (UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women)
  • WFP (World Food Programme)
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • WB and IFC (World Bank and International Finance Corporation)

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