Official Swiss JPO positions with IFAD

Official Swiss JPO positions with IFAD

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 the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Currently 0 vacancy with IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development :

IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development at a glance

IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialised United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger. It does so by investing in rural people. IFAD finances programmes and projects that increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes, and advocates at the local, national and international level for policies that contribute to rural transformation. IFAD’s staff has a deep understanding of and strong commitment to international development.
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Working at IFAD means contributing to the overall mission of investing in rural people

Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions

Swiss JPO positions are one of the best opportunities for Swiss nationals who aspire to a career with IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development another UN organisation or 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).
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One of the best springboards for career success in multilateral organisations

Profiles sought-after

JPOsJunior Professional Officers working with IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development contribute to its mission while learning about the organisation and its operations, the United Nations and the development context. They serve at IFAD's headquarters in Rome or in country offices.

The job titles of former and current Swiss IFAD JPOs illustrate the diversity of work areas, and therefore the diversity of professional backgrounds:

  • Analyst
  • Associate Professional Officer (Policy and Technical Advisory)
  • Associate Programme Officer
  • Evaluation Officer
  • JPOJunior Professional Officer in Investment Management
  • 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), aimed at transforming our world, is a driving force for IFAD JPOs.

IFAD JPOs share a vision of inclusive and sustainable rural transformation

Can't find any vacancy for you?

  • 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 IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural Development : 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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