Official Swiss JPO positions with WFP

Official Swiss JPO positions with WFP

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 World Food Programme.

Currently 1 vacancy with WFPWorld Food Programme :

WFPWorld Food Programme at a glance

World Food Programme is the leading humanitarian organisation fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

WFP has more than 14'000 staff worldwide of whom over 90 percent are based in the countries where the agency provides assistance.

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The work of WFP staff contributes to bring us closer to a zero hunger world

Swiss JPOJunior Professional Officer positions

Swiss JPO positions are one of the best opportunities for Swiss nationals who aspire to a career with WFPWorld Food 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

WFPWorld Food Programme JPOsJunior Professional Officers work in country offices, regional bureaux, or at headquarters in Rome. They assist WFP in carrying out the organisation’s mandate to combat global hunger – in emergencies through food aid and logistical support, and in recovery and development contexts through nutritional support, food assistance and resilience-building.

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

  • Business Transformation Officer
  • Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Officer
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Procurement Officer
  • Programme Officer
  • Programme Policy Officer
  • Supply Chain Officer
  • Supply Chain Officer – Cash based transfers
  • 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. WFP JPOs also work across the spectrum of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) enshrined in the 2030 Agenda.

WFP JPOs work across the spectrum of SDGs

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  • Don't focus solely on World Food Programme: 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:

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  • 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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