Official Swiss JPO positions with UN Women

Official Swiss JPO positions with UN Women

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 WomenUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women .

Currently 0 vacancy with UN Women:

UN WomenUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women at a glance

UN Women empowers women, eradicates discrimination against women and girls worldwide, and fosters equality between women and men. To achieve this, it works in areas such as economic empowerment, gender-based violence, governance and national planning, humanitarian action, leadership and political participation, peace and security, sustainable development agenda, youth.

UN Women looks for committed professionals willing to be part of a unique mandate to achieve gender equality, end all forms of discrimination and empower all women and girls.
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Be part of a unique mandate to achieve gender equality

Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions

Swiss JPO positions are among the best opportunities for Swiss citizens who aspire to a career with UN WomenUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women another UN organisation or an 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

JPOsJunior Professional Officers at UN WomenUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women serve primarily in country or regional offices. JPOs work with international and national staff and are involved in all phases (identification, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation) of the UN organisations-supported programmes.

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

  • Evaluation Analyst (with focus on Gender)
  • Human Resources Analyst (Workplace Relations)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst (UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women)
  • Programme Analyst (Governance, Leadership and Women's Political Participation)
  • Programme Analyst (Partnerships and Communications)
  • Programme Analyst (Women Economic Empowerment)
  • 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. Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a driving force for JPOs at UN Women.

Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in each of the 17 SDGs is a driving force for JPOs at UN Women

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  • 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 UN WomenUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women : you can find Swiss JPO vacancies in several other UN organisations and IFIsInternational Financial Institutions . All vacancies are advertised here
     

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