Swiss interested in working with the United Nations or International Financial Institutions

Are you Swiss and interested in starting a career with the United Nations or International Financial Institutions? Here is how cinfo can support you.

cinfo's services

We provide information and advice on working in multilateral organisations, facilitate your networking and support you throughout the various stages of the selection process:

Information & advice
Networking with employers and experts
  • How can I get first-hand information from and network with HR specialists, recruiters and experts?
    Attend our upcoming events with multilateral organisations – some take place online (webinars), others in Switzerland or in the countries where the organisations are based.
Application & interview support

Before applying

Before an interview

  • Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview with one of our 19 focus organisations are encouraged to share a copy (PDF) both of their application and the vacancy announcement with We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications in professional category and higher.
  • Benefit from interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.
    This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals that interview for positions in the professional category or higher with one of cinfo's 19 focus organisations mentioned below.
  • Have you applied to a non-focus multilateral organisation? Swiss nationals who have reached the final selection stage (short-list) are welcome to share a copy of the job description and their completed application form with the relevant desk at the Swiss Confederation. If you do not know the desk, send the documents to the Candidatures Section of the FDFA. Please note that support to individual applications is subject to strategic assessment.

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Our focus organisations

In addition to providing information and advice on working in multilateral organisations in general, cinfo has been mandated by the SDC and SECO to provide support in order to strengthen the presence of Swiss nationals in the following organisations:

         [Coming soon: WHO and OCHA]

Reasons why Swiss join, remain in, or leave multilateral organisations

What positive and negative factors drive the careers of Swiss professionals who work for the UN or an IFI?

Consultancy opportunities at the UN and IFIs

A consultancy position is often the first step towards a career in the United Nations or in International Financial Institutions.

Questions regarding your social security? Ask the expert Soliswiss

Working with multilateral organisations in various contractual settings, from your homebase or abroad, may generate questions on your social security and that of your family. 

Soliswiss (Cooperative of Swiss Abroad) has the expert knowledge and offers individual advice. 

cinfo’s newsletter

Remain updated about the current trends in Swiss international cooperation thanks to cinfo’s newsletter.

Swiss nationals working in UN organisations and international financial institutions

Get to know some of the Swiss nationals working for those organisations and learn about their career development, their daily work, and challenges they encounter.

Swiss voices of multilateralism

In this series, foraus, the Swiss-UN Association and cinfo give the floor to the Swiss voices of multilateralism.

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