Official Swiss JPO positions with UN OCHA

Official Swiss JPO positions with UN OCHA

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 UN OCHAOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs .

Currently 0 vacancy with UN OCHA:

UN OCHAOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at a glance

OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA's mission is to mobilise and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies, advocate the rights of people in need, promote preparedness and prevention, and facilitate sustainable solutions.

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OCHA staff work to ensure that effective assistance reaches millions of humanitarian beneficiaries

Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions

Swiss JPO positions are one of the best opportunities for Swiss nationals who aspire to a career with UN OCHAOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs another UN organisation or an 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).
More about the Swiss JPO programme in the UN

One of the best springboards for career success in multilateral organisations

Profiles sought-after

OCHAOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs JPOsJunior Professional Officers serve primarily at headquarters in Geneva or New York, or in country offices. The job titles of former and current Swiss OCHA JPOs illustrate the work areas, and therefore the professional backgrounds:

  • Associate Expert in Humanitarian Affairs
  • Associate Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Officer
  • Humanitarian Affairs 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 universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity, is a driving force for OCHA JPOs.

Contributing to the SDGs, a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity, is a driving force for OCHA JPOs

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 OCHAOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs : 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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