Official Swiss JPO positions with UNDP

Official Swiss JPO positions with UNDP

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 UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme .

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UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme at a glance

The United Nations Development Programme supports countries in designing and implementing national policies for sustainable human development. UNDP focuses on global development to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Today, it supports countries with solutions in three main areas: sustainable development, democratic governance and peacebuilding, climate and disaster resilience.

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UNDP professionals contribute to transform development, strengthen governance and peacebuilding, prevent crisis and help recovery

Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions

Swiss JPO positions are one of the best opportunities for Swiss nationals who aspire to a career with UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme 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).
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One of the best springboards for career success in multilateral organisations

Profiles sought-after

UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme JPOsJunior Professional Officers serve primarily in country 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 UNDP JPOs illustrate the diversity of work areas, and therefore the diversity of professional backgrounds:

  • Coordination and Communications Officer
  • Local Governance & Rule of Law Officer
  • Partnerships and Knowledge Management Lead
  • Peacebuilding Fund Coordinator
  • Policy Analyst
  • Poverty Analyst
  • Programme Analyst in Democratic Governance
  • Programme Analyst in Governance and Peacebuilding
  • Programme Analyst for the African Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM)
  • Programme Analyst for Private Sector Development
  • 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 UNDP 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 UNDP JPOs

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  • Don't focus solely on UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme : you can find Swiss JPO vacancies in several other UN organisations and IFIsInternational Financial Institutions . All vacancies are advertised here

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The Swiss JPO programme is funded by the Swiss Confederation:

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  • publishing and publicising all vacancies
  • processing applications
  • conducting interviews with candidates
  • pre-selecting and recommending candidates
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