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Open JPO positions

Are you looking for a career with the United Nations?

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs finances four Junior Professional Officer (JPO) positions:

  • Programme Analyst (Democratic Governance) (P-2)
    The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, Islamabad
    Application deadline: Open
  • Associate Protection Officer (P-2)
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Bamako
    Application deadline: 02 May 2018
  • Child Protection Officer (P-2)
    The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, Bogota
    Application deadline: 02 May 2018
  • Associate Political Affairs Officer (P-2)
    The United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG-CAAC), New York
    Application deadline: 06 May 2018

Swiss young professionals with 3 years’ experience and interested in a career with multilateral organisations are invited to apply.

Open to Swiss nationals only, the application procedure is less competitive than for other positions at multilateral organisations. Seize the opportunity!

An ill-judged photo – what is cultural intelligence?

Last year I spent several months with Bedouins in Israel. I had already seen and learned a lot: camels run wild, you don't take photos of women, french fries are part of a real falafel. One day I wanted to take a picture of the village camel. But as I was walking towards the animal with the camera in my hand, several men ran up to me furiously. I had no idea what they were yelling, but they were clearly not happy about my intention to take some photos. I was confused and uncertain, because I couldn’t really understand the situation and whether it presented any dangers – no-one had told me it was forbidden to take photos of animals. How should I have behaved?

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